Author: Heron

Sermon: The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom

HE IS RISEN! We here at Men of the West believe wholeheartedly in Christianity, and yes, the Resurrection. This Easter, we celebrate again the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To do so, there is no more fitting reading outside of Scripture than the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom. This translation of the original Greek is copied from the Orthodox Church in America. If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his...

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New Government Twitter Accounts

The natives are restless. Hello, we are the Alternative National Park Service Twitter Account activated in time of war and censorship to ensure fact-based education. — AltUSNatParkService (@AltNatParkSer) January 25, 2017 To prevent Hatch Act violations, ownership of this account has been given to two people who are not employees of the federal government. — Rogue NASA (@RogueNASA) January 26, 2017 Climate change will disappear from one web site, but it will remain a part of our reality. — altEPA (@altUSEPA) January 26, 2017 It appears that President Eisenhower was more than prescient when he bade his farewell...

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For Obamacare, TANSTAAFL

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Wise words, popularized by Robert Heinlein in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. You have to pay for your lunch somehow. Just so, someone has to pay for medical care. Medical education and training costs money. The consumables used such as swabs, alcohol, and laboratory solutions add up. Renting or buying space, capital equipment, non-medical staff—all these things have a cost associated with them. Drug development is another. For every drug that works out and passes safety and efficacy trials, nine that start clinical trials don’t, so on those that do,...

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