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

Racism/American slavery
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
Five facts against gun control narrative
Six myths about gun control
Truth about 2nd Amendment and AR-15s
Truth about Trump and "mentally ill" gun control
Shooting down gun control memes

How the 2nd Amendment Prevents Tyranny
Some thoughts about banning "assault" weapons.
Does gun control reduce murder?
Gun ownership protects against abusive government
10 USC 146 what the militia is
Detailed examination of what the 2nd Amendment means

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?
Minimum wage laws have harmed blacks the most
Five facts about wage gap claims

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."