I often link to pieces from ZeroHedge, simply because there's nothing else in cyberspace that can process the data they way they do. I could spend an hour looking at this chart on how Obama has affected the gun community: gun sales, CHL applications, hunting license applications, guns ownership, and on and on. Fascinating info and great fodder for discussion: given the positive impact Obama had on gun sales, should gun manufacturers back him for a second term?
Thoughts of Dr. Sheldon Marks on Emergency Medicine
I heard Dr. Marks, a surgeon who volunteers his time with Tucson SWAT, on a radio program today talking about emergency medicine. He made some great points, which include:
- Prevention is key. He implored listeners to get into shape and get postponed procedures, like dental work, done ASAP.
- Do the basics well. Get your immunizations for things like tetanus and hepatitis. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly to prevent disease transmission.
- Stock up on the basics. Bandages, over the counter meds, including one of his favorite pain reducers, 800mg ibuprofen, should all be in our first aid kits.