Entries from August 2010

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

NY Times: FDA Failed to Mandate Chicken Salmonella Vaccine

Reported today in the New York Times, the US Food and Drug Administration failed to mandate vaccination of chickens against salmonella, a method with dramatic and proven results in England. The vaccination only costs a few cents per dozen eggs. After institution of the chicken vaccination in England, reports of instances of salmonella from infected […]

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Obama’s Religion

Widely reported recently, including this excerpt from the New York Times: Since October 2008, the percentage of Americans who say the president is a Muslim has risen from 12 percent to 18 percent. The percentage of people who think he is a Christian has fallen from 51 percent to 34 percent. The polling data indicated […]

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

It’s Complicated

One of the more annoying currently popular phrases is “I’m in a relationship . . . but it’s complicated.” This particular banality, popularized perhaps by a movie, seems to be roughly translated as: “I’m desperate for a relationship, so I’m involved with someone who is either already married or mentally ill, or both.” The phrase […]