Monthly archives: July, 2009

More on selling organs

That last post was really about kidneys. There are immediate and obvious benefits to allowing people to sell their kidneys to waiting patients. But think about this, what do you think would happen if people’s estates were paid for the organs that can be harvested after someone died? Yes, more organs would be transplanted, and …

Why is selling kidneys illegal?

I was listening to “Talk of the Nation” today and I ended up being so mad I was yelling at the radio. The program was about the busting of an organ brokering service in NYC. All of the commentators had the assumption that this practice was dangerous, to whom I couldn’t tell. One guest even …

Victim of the minimum wage

As I was heading to my fathers, I ran into some construction. They had closed off one lane and so we had to take turns using the one remaining lane. Instead of the usual pair of flagmen with radios, they had an automatic gate system set up. One would open up and allow traffic through, …

Baseball

My step father treated me to a baseball game this last weekend. It was great. The weather was wonderful, the park (a newish boondoggle for the DC residents) is really nice, and we had great seats. If I was up there and working, I think I’d spend a lot of time at the park… At …

California, trend setter and cautionary tale

The budget mess in California is a sight to behold. They are the poster child for spending run amok. Well, they still aren’t as bad as the federal government, but there’s a big difference between states and the feds. The states are not allowed to print money in order to pay for their expenditures. I …

I’ve been MIA for a while

It’s not that I’ve been real busy or anything, I just haven’t felt up to writing. I’m beginning to think that’s a reinforcing behavior, the more I don’t do it, the more I don’t want to do it. So I’m going to make an effort to write every day. Even if it’s something banal, it …

Not so much

I was recently up at my step father’s place. I had a good time, saw a baseball game, caught up with some friends and my step sister and her family. When I first got up there, she posed the typical “How’s it going?” question. I usually just gloss over that, there really isn’t much to …

Is God one thing, 3 things, 99 things, or what?

Sometimes I think that if more Christians and muslims got together to discuss religion, the better off we’d be. Think about this, every muslim I have ever talked to is unable to comprehend the trinity. They have been taught from a very early age that the trinity is equivalent to three distinct gods. Many muslims …