Another victim of the war on drugs

God help us

I’m with Jason.


There’s a punchline in here somewhere

From the BBC:

Scientists are developing a pill which could boost women’s libido and reduce their appetite.  —  The hormone-releasing pill has so far only been given to female monkeys and shrews who displayed more mating behaviour and ate less.

What I want to know is whether they plan to sell these to the women or the men?

The abortion debate hitting home

Great post from a man who gained a new perspective on what can happen when busybodies and jurist try to interject themselves into a doctor/patient relationship.

I sat there, wondering if I’d at least get my wife back after this. Then 20 minutes passed, and nothing. Thirty minutes. Forty. Forty five. I started to get worried and thought all sorts of horrible things that I will not put words to. Mainly, then, I start to think about the abortion debate. About pro-lifers, in particular. I think about all those meddling politicians that would want to interject themselves into everything that just happened to me, interject themselves between me, my wife, and her doctors. And then I had a strong, visceral reaction. I wanted the mutherfuckers to die. I wanted to rip off their heads and tear out their hearts, because how DARE they play politics with my wife’s life? The baby was fine until the end. I wondered if that would have meant they’d force us to let my wife bleed until almost death before they’d let us abort, because well, if she’s not near death, then it is just a ‘health’ exception, and we can’t have that!

Hat tip:  Todd’s Hammer

Falling from grace

It’s official, Toyota is the #1 automaker in the world.

“Our goal has never been to sell the most cars in the world.” For those who’ve been following GM’s fall from grace, this statement– made following the revelation that GM has ceded its “world’s largest automaker” title to Toyota– probably comes as no surprise. Or maybe it does, because it arrived via Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco. Or maybe it doesn’t. Toyota achieved this monumental victory by focusing on a process that led to a goal; whereas GM has been all about the money, for quite some time. And therein lies the tale.

You don’t need to compare long and short term business strategies to understand the difference between Toyota and General Motors; although if you did, GM’s recent inability to devise a coherent platform strategy or develop a world class economy car would certainly give you pause for thought. All you have to do is sit in a few cars.