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FDA really likes the idea that your body is a drug that they can regulate

Over at the , they have the following story.

The FDA asserts in a court document that it has the right to regulate the Centeno-Schultz Medical Clinic for two reasons:


  1. Stem cells are drugs and therefore fall within their jurisdiction. (The clinic argues that stem cell therapy is the practice of medicine and is therefore not within the FDA’s jurisdiction!)
  2. The clinic is engaging in interstate commerce and is therefore subject to FDA regulation because any part of the machine or procedure that originates outside Colorado becomes interstate commerce once it enters the state. Moreover, interstate commerce is substantially affected because .”

I know I've said it before, but the Commerce Clause is waaaaay overused to justify agency involvement in things they should have no business fiddling with. The original intent was to encourage regular business between states that were part of a brand-spankin-new country. The idea that it somehow gives the Federal government the authority to restrict and regulate trade when moving interstate wasn't until the early 1800's.

It should be illegal to bring cases like this to court

I'm not sure it gets much more ludicrous than this. From :

If  over damage caused by their flying body parts after they are hit by trains isn’t crazy enough to evoke outrage, maybe  will work:

David Belniak had drugs in his system and never braked when he slammed into the back of a family’s car stopped at a red light on Christmas Day 2007. Three people died.

In August, Belniak pleaded guilty to three counts of DUI manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He never said a word in court, not even when the victims’ children begged him for an apology.

But now he has plenty to say — through his lawyer.

Last month, Belniak’s attorney filed a lawsuit against the now-deceased driver of the other car, alleging the crash was the victim’s fault.

Belniak was going between 75 and 85 when he crashed his pickup into his lawsuit’s victims’ SUV, crumpling it up like a beer can. He was on alcohol, Xanax, and cocaine at the time. His previous driving history included two DUIs and killing a pedestrian.

Gender liberation the next big thing in California education system

Good grief, crazier and crazier. :

“‘Gender liberation’ will likely be the new vogue term used to describe the tidal wave that is fast approaching the shores of the California public school system,” writes Robert Tyler, founder of , a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting religious liberty. “And you can be sure that it won’t stop there. It will spread throughout the nation and have disastrous consequences on the innocent.

“In other words,” Tyler explains of what “gender liberation” means, “male-female distinctions must be eliminated in order to ‘liberate’ children from unnecessary ‘stereotypes.’ This is not a movement seeking ‘equal rights,’ but a movement seeking to obliterate our God-given distinctions between male and female.”

So how would this be put into pracice?

Tyler reports in the Christian Examiner that his group received literature distributed to public school teachers at the conference, including the following instructions on proper “gender etiquette” in schools:

Tennessee tourist arrested at 9/11 memorial for trying to do the right thing

NY is getting some attention with this.  , similar circumstances.

Ryan Jerome was enjoying his first trip to New York City on business when the former  gunner walked up to a security officer at the  and asked where he should check his gun.

That was when Jerome’s nightmare began. The security officer called police and Jerome spent the next two days in jail.

The 28-year-old with no criminal history now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three and a half years in prison. If convicted, his sentence could be as high as fifteen years.

Jerome has a valid concealed carry permit in Indiana and visited New York believing that it was legal to bring his firearm. He was traveling with $15,000 worth of jewelry that he planned to sell.

The online  information Jerome read was inaccurate, however, and his late September arrest initiated what may become a protracted criminal saga. He hasn’t yet been indicted by a grand jury, but there may be little legal wiggle-room if he is.

A little overkill? Teenager cuffed and arrested for burping in P.E. class

Once again, common sense takes a back seat to protocol. What is wrong with these people to think the appropriate course of action is because he disrupted class by belching.  Silly

A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque school principal, a teacher and city police officer.

The boy was transported without his parents being notified in May after he "burped audibly" in PE class and his teacher called a school resource officer to complain he was disrupting her class.

The lawsuit also details a separate Nov. 8 incident when the same student was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched as he was accused of selling pot to another student; the boy was never charged.

The suit was one of two filed Wednesday by civil rights attorney Shannon Kennedy, who says she has been fighting the district and police for years over the use of force with problem children.

In the other case, the parents of a 7-year-old boy with autism accuse an Albuquerque police officer of unlawful arrest for handcuffing the boy to a chair after he became agitated in class.

New  law prohibits officers and school officials from restraining children under 11.

Dem. Sen. Gillibrand introduces bill to make Congressional insider trading legal?

There is absolutely, positively no conflic of interest . Move along, people...

With the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee set to begin congressional insider trading hearings today, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, , has proposed a bill that would legalize, not ban, insider trading by members of Congress.

“This is just nuts,”.

The controversy surrounding Sen. Gillibrand’s version of the STOCK (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) Act involves a curious omission of a conjunction that editor  and a “scandal” because it would “gut the law” entirely.

In Sen. Scott Brown’s, the law reads:

EU: No proof that water hydrates so it's now illegal to say so

This is one of the most idiotic things I have seen (recently) coming out of the EU. I fully expected this to be from the ONN, but sure as shootin' it's on . The governing body states that there is no evidence to support the claim that water will prevent dehydration. Therefore, it is now illegal for bottled water manufacturers to publish that claim. Never mind that our bodies are composed of up to 60% of the stuff... unbelievable.  Silly

The last sentance is very telling. The ruling is to counteract claims that there is something "special" about this H20 thing. Fairness dictates that nothing should ever be more special than anything else, which is justification enough for the government to step in and fix it.

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

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by Dr. Radut