Hits and Misses

gavel-judge-court-OHIO-millUnintended consequence of the welfare state: man was declared legally dead years ago; judge refuses to declare him “alive” today.

Questionable Nobel prizes.

Does diabetes cause obesity rather than the other way around?

Why businesses give you a receipt, even when you don’t ask for one.

Comments (11)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. PJ says:

    Questionable Nobel prizes.

    …I was convinced I was reading the Onion when Obama got his Nobel peace prize a few years ago.

    • Connor says:

      It’s unfortunate for most of those awards, it seems as if they were given prematurely in almost every situation.

  2. CBrady says:

    PJ has it right!

  3. Marcus says:

    “I don’t know where that leaves you, but you’re still deceased as far as the law is concerned,” Judge Davis told Mr. Miller…” (Schwartz)

    One of the most interesting sentences someone could hear.

  4. Marcus says:

    “Questionable Nobel Prices”

    Has this turned into a popularity contest?

  5. Ronald says:

    Peter Attia, “The most valuable skill he learned along the way: to ask bold questions about medical assumptions.”

    Asking bold questions is a valuable skill to all aspects of life.

  6. Ruth says:

    The piece on receipts is a bit sad to me. When I was a youngin’ I worked at a soda fountain. The owner would come by at least once a day, not to protect against theft, but because he wanted to talk to his customers. We didn’t have to worry about someone being untrustworthy.

    Times sure have changed…

  7. Studebaker says:

    Unintended consequence of the welfare state: man was declared legally dead years ago; judge refuses to declare him “alive” today.

    I’m not sure which is worse: declaring a man dead without evidence so his ex-wife could get SSDI benefits. Or him petitioning to get himself declared alive so he could get Social Security benefits when he retires.
    In either case, someone has some “splainin’ to do…” (His ex-wife opposed his petition so she couldn’t have to pay back the benefits.)

    • Rutledge says:

      Serious “splainin’ to do indeed.”

      Why not call fraud and say neither can can SSDI anymore?