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Happy Fourth of July!

I would like to wish you a great Holiday weekend. We have an imperfect country that is still, however, the best country in the world. We all strive to be better and we are getting there though it can be painful and slow at times. My hope is that we can be more tolerant, be…

Reservations Required

One of the striking phenomena of modern medicine is the impulse within a large portion of its practitioners to nanny and nag their neighbors, ignorantly and grossly misapplying the precepts of the Hippocratic Oath, which itself has been perverted in the popular imagination into some sort of Universal Promise to forcibly comfort all personkind in…

A Compendium of Anecdotal Evidence

Without beating the proverbial dead horse, it’s feeling important to lend my two cents to the topic of independent practice for advanced practice nurses. And before launching into the rhetoric that will inevitably inflame significant numbers of the readership, I will cushion the onslaught by describing my experience working alongside non-physician providers, during the entirety…

Here is Your COVID-19 Bill

This is an interesting story from The NY Times about a patient receiving a $400,000 bill. The whole piece is weird and I feel dirty just reading it. Unfortunately, manipulated media is all the rage right now. I have to look at any news piece with a jaundiced eye and try to see what their…

The Leech King

Please forgive the sketchy grammar and obvious profanity, but… This shit right here is exactly what I’ve been talking about!!  The venomously arrogant Dr Fauci testified to Congress last week and continue his Olympian run of political hackery and obsequious opportunism.  After being disastrously allowed to appoint himself Central Scrutinizer for All Human Activity, Fauci assumed responsibility for…

Friday Funny: NIH Probe

Science has become a joke: Some 54 scientists have resigned or been fired as a result of an ongoing investigation by the National Institutes of Health into the failure of NIH grantees to disclose financial ties to foreign governments. For 93% of the 189 scientists whom NIH has investigated to date, China was the source of their undisclosed…

Quote of the Week: Ayn Rand

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It…