Thursday, September 20, 2012

New regulatory grab

You may have noticed that the press is full of the ZOMG! ARSENIC IN RICE! news.  Watching local CBS this morning, one of the talking heads actually asked an intelligent question "Why are we learning about this now?"  Their 'expert' actually answered honestly--probably more honestly than she meant (and I'm paraphrasing), ...  because rice has never been regulated and the FDA is thinking about it so now they're testing for it.

So one more grab on the part of the government--actually seeking out and finding a reason to regulate.  Just like sending out drones looking for folks breaking EPA (over)regulations.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A lesson in patience

Via Borepatch.  It's funny or strange or serendipitous that the wisdom or insight to help me through a dark spot seems to appear right when I need it.