The purpose of this blog is to be a collection site for links to various articles on selected subjects.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Various Social Issues


Environmentalism
Racism/American slavery
Eugenics
“Diversity”
Feminism
What about Mahatma Gandhi?


The American Civil War
Old laws requiring men to be armed
Guns aren't the problem -- Demokrats are
Protects more than guns

Australian gun control fallacy
Creation of the NRA--short version
Creation of the NRA--long version
What is an assault rifle?
Is gun ownership a right?
Basic facts about guns and gun deaths in the USA
History and meaning of 2nd Amendment


Minimum wage and "wage gaps"
Minimum wage laws cost jobs
Male to female wage inequality is a lie
Various "wage gap" claims are lies
Gender "pay gap" today
The 77-cent exaggeration 
10 Nations with minimum wage and their problems
There is no wage gap
Minimum wage is a terrible idea
Minimum wage causes millions of job losses
Minimum wage hurts young people
"Living wage" is wrongheaded
Male to female wage discrepancy is a myth
There is no wage gap #2
Racist roots of minimum wage laws
Liberals refuse facts about "wage gap"
7 facts about the "wage gap"
Harvard study - cuts entry level jobs, harms poor minorities.
Minimum wage destroys jobs
Harms low income workers
Minimum wage is act of cruelty
Applebees CEO show job loss due to minimum wage
Who does $15/hr minimum wage help?

Political Correctness and Thanksgiving


Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood, and feminist agenda
Poverty and taxing the “rich”
The Kwanzaa Fraud

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Unscientific and Nonsensical Dangers of Psychology and Psychiatry




"The numbers shouldn't be taken at face value. The history of psychiatry is a history of fads, and we are now suffering from a fad of ADHD," Frances said. He says the rates have tripled over the past 15 years because of sales pressure from pharmaceutical companies selling stimulants to treat ADHD.

"We are medicalizing immaturity and turning childhood into a disease," Frances said.

Susanna Visser, lead author of the study, says she understands Frances' concern. She pointed out that according to the survey, more than half of ADHD diagnosis were done by age 6.

"A lot of symptoms of ADHD, like hyperactivity, can also be appropriate developmental markers of age," she said. "You have to see a more 'wait and see' approach. Can they better be attributed to other things: sleep, divorce, trauma? A lot of things can look like ADHD, and once those symptoms aren't appropriate for a child's age, then we need to get treatment."