Friday, October 24, 2014

Six degrees

Sorry I've been so uncommunicative on the blog lately, but it seems we're going through a busy spell with multiple deadlines and away-from-home commitments. I just haven't had much time to get creative.

One of my deadlines was today's WND column entitled Six Degrees of Government Control.

I'm afraid it will have to tide everyone over until I have a spare moment or three to put up a decent blog post. Thanks for being patient!


  1. Important to avoid becoming paralysed by fear? There's got to be a hundred other tragedies much more likely than catching ebola, but because this is the one in the media it's the one so many people are afraid of, even though so far it's only happened to a few people in a hundred million. More likely to get hit by a car in the parking lot, or drop dead from a heart attack tomorrow than catch that. Just like terrorism, when someone's worst weapon is fear, the best response is to stand undaunted-can't let this get in the way of the things you want to do.

  2. When thinking about the mis-messaging and confused communications from the CDC, keep this in mind--Dr. Thomas Frieden was the genius who thought up Michael Blomberg's crusade against salt, transfat, large sodas, etc in New York City. He obviously knows nothing about human nature and how to communicate in such a way as to make people do the right thing. Listening to him from the CDC makes one understand why the people in NYC rebelled against his ideas (which admittedly are things that are good for people's health). He may be a wonderful doctor, but any patients that he had must have found someone else who could get a right message across. I, for one, would probably have done the opposite thing from what he told me to do.