February 17th, 2012

moon

Interesting Article on Why Not to Vote for Ron Paul

http://thefreerange.net/2012/01/08/the-ten-faces-of-ron-reasons-no-one-should-vote-for-ron-paul-regardless-of-their-politics/

A friend of mine, knowing that I appreciate Ron Paul, sent me this link. Then I looked into it, and realize that I know and like the author. I'm not going to address his reasons, but if you care to tackle any of them, I'd welcome the comments. What I notice from a cursory scan is the usual liberal bias.... It seems to me that liberals, being as educated as they are, would be better able to grasp how the majority of humans are conservative in temperament, and to admit how that plays out in society. The human foundation of conservatism has to do with our evolution, whether we happen to believe in it or not.
moon

Why my posts aren't so medical anymore

I've started creating a naturopathic "black book" in which I'm compiling diagnostic and treatment information for the conditions which come up in the course of my clinical education. This project eats all of my free time. Medicine is, for me at least, an infinite subject. I'm near the end of this education. I feel the need to make some decisions about how I will practice. What will MY protocols be? What will my treatment hierarchy be? When and to whom will I refer? I'm also considering how I will practice when in a state where I can legally practice medicine and prescribe pharmaceutical medications, as versus when I am in an "unlicensed state" and must not diagnose or prescribe. I'm sorting among the opinions of a great many doctors, doing the research to decide what I will do, and keeping those notes off this record. It just wouldn't be right to give away naturopathic trade secrets online. Though the astute reader can deduce a great deal about the field from the four years of assorted notes I have posted here.