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Fidel Castro is dead and history will condemn, not absolve him!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro 2015Fidel Castro is dead. Yes, the communist sultan finally expired yesterday evening, November 25, 2016. The news was ushered with an excellent editorial by the Miami Herald that argues Fidel Castro (photo, left) had become irrelevant. The editorial is a concise recapitulation of his life and influence for seven decades.

The Ten Commandments of The Second Amendment by Robert B. Young, MD

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The generations who founded America and our republic saw that ensuring the individual rights of free people was necessary to limiting government power and to their own pursuit of happiness. This came to be expressed in our Bill of Rights with its ultimate guarantor, the Second Amendment.

A conversation with Dr. Adam Bogart about the Bolsheviks and Lenin's and Stalin’s illnesses

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Monday, November 21, 2016

November 12, 2016, Hi Miguel, Food for thought [“Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev (1857–1927): Strange Circumstances Surrounding the Death of the Great Russian Neurologist” by Kesselring J] … It seems either Stalin or some of his colleagues consulted a neurologist about his withered arm in 1927, and the neurologist made a dx. of syringomyelia. [But] it is usually attributed by historians to either beatings by his father or childhood infection of some sort. But as you say, historians cannot be doctors [or medical scientists!].

Random thoughts on the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trump called Alex Jones to thank him and his listeners for their support. It looks like the Counter Coup worked. But there has been no release of Hillary’s health record that I was expecting the weekend before the election.

What we omit says a lot by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

Memory ErasingIn one of his most famous cases, Sherlock Holmes noted that a dog didn’t bark in the night. Holmes concluded that the dog knew the intruder and thus solved the case. “The dog that didn’t bark” became an expression for something that should have happened, but didn’t.

The Nazi War on Tobacco and Cancer

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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

I was recently asked to review The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor for Ideas on Liberty. What follows here is a more extended critique of this scholarly but deeply disturbing book.

Proof of an old conspiracy in motion? — Opposing views!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Jose: Friends, another article to connect the dots, "Soros's Campaign of Global Chaos," from Realclearpolitics by Caroline Glick, August 26, 2016:

No, Mr. Biden, it was “Progressives” who loved Stalin by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Friday, September 2, 2016

He [Trump] would have loved Stalin.
 — Vice President Joe Biden

Although it is difficult to fathom what causes Mr. Biden to make his trademark offhand comments, we can at least try to understand this defamatory remark. Here are two possible explanations for Biden’s latest episode of verbal flatulence:"Good Old Uncle Joe" Joseph Stalin

Insulting voters, demonizing Trump!

Several letters, including some long ones, have been published in my local newspaper, the Macon Telegraph, demonizing Donald Trump. One letter pretending to objectivity and citing the liberal media asserted that Trump told more lies than Hillary — as if a Krystal patty was as big as a Burger King whopper or a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder! Trump may tell little tales from time to time to shock and capitalize on media publicity, even if in the negative. How else could he get through the fog and for free too!

Trump, the Pope, and Immigration

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Friday, July 29, 2016

My mother and I recently had a difference of opinion regarding Pope Francis. I said that he was naive and certainly not of the caliber of his two previous distinguished predecessors, the two towers of intellect: John Paul II, canonized as Saint John Paul the Great by his brilliant successor, Benedict XVI. She said Pope Francis knew what he was doing and by his words and action is a communist. He has brought about the friendship between President Obama and a dictator, who along with his more majestic brother, has held the Cuban people captive for over half a century.

Trump, the Pope, and Immigration

My mother and I recently had a difference of opinion regarding Pope Francis. I said that he was naive and certainly not of the caliber of his two previous distinguished predecessors, the two towers of intellect: John Paul II, canonized as Saint John Paul the Great by his brilliant successor, Benedict XVI. She said Pope Francis knew what he was doing and by his words and action is a communist. He has brought about the friendship between President Obama and a dictator, who along with his more majestic brother, has held the Cuban people captive for over half a century.

The AMA's Long March for gun control by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

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Monday, June 20, 2016

I find it helpful to look back occasionally at our progress in the culture war waged by organized medicine against gun owners.  The players change and language evolves, generally in an attempt to mask the gun-grabbers’ true intentions.  But one force for gun control has remained constant.  The American Medical Association (AMA) still wants to ban gun ownership by regular citizens, although it will still vigorously deny it, even as it moves toward its goal.

Fascism is here, and it isn’t from Trump by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Protestors at Trump rallyProtesters riot outside Trump rally in San Jose, California. News report, 2016

Trump conspiracy theories by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sometimes politics becomes boring, even for a political junkie like me. Sometimes an election season exceeding a year is just too long, even for so crucial an election. Sometimes the mind wanders, seeking something more exciting though not more important. Sometimes we wonder whether important things are being hidden in plain sight.

Donald Trump as a Clinton double agent

Random thoughts on Donald Trump by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Much has been written and said about Donald Trump, and much more will be — probably too much. But let me add a few words that, I hope, will shed some light on the Trump phenomenon.

Let's keep the Electoral College in Georgia

In a recent column in The Telegraph, Steve Berman wrote the Georgia Legislature was considering "giving up our state's sovereignty" by proposing House Bill 929 that would elect the president by the popular vote without an Electoral College. He is correct.

America: a Christian country, a Judeo-Christian country, a secular country, or whatever? by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Some time ago, the ACLU threatened to sue to force Los Angeles County to remove the tiny cross from its seal. You can see it if you look very closely. The cross represented the Franciscan missions, an integral part of California history. The mere threat of a suit frightened the county into removing the cross. A group of us filed suit to restore it. We lost, but at least we tried.

Religious morality in Western civilization — Part II: Secular man needing no religious guidance?

It has been argued that secular (non-religious) individuals and organizations display highly moral standards without belief in god or religion. Admittedly, this is true as far as organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders, but not necessarily true of the individuals who actually do the work, many of them are quiet or religious people operating with compassion under religious morality. These humanitarians keep their religion to themselves, although they might be working under the umbrella of a secular organization.

Religious morality in Western civilization — Part I: The twin pillars of the West

In the course and development of Western culture, the Judeo-Christian and the Graeco-Roman heritages became inextricably entwined becoming the twin pillars of Western civilization that have withstood the test of time. With the Hebrew experience, the Ten Commandments, the Old Testament, man was seen as having free will and having the capacity to do good or evil — i.e., develop moral conduct, for which he would be rewarded or punished in the afterlife.

Faria: The Turkish-Russian conflict — Converting adversity into opportunity

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The downing of a Russian jet by a Turkish F-16 fighter plane is a distracting development for the war on ISIS, as well as an event that could have ominous repercussions for the NATO alliance. Turkey says the Russian plane, a Su-24 aircraft, was shot down while violating Turkish airspaceTurkish airspace. The Russians deny this and affirm that their jet did not stray from Syrian airspace.

FARIA: The Turkish-Russian conflict - converting adversity into opportunity

The downing of a Russian jet by a Turkish F-16 fighter plane is a distracting development for the war on ISIS, as well as an event that could have ominous repercussions for the NATO alliance. Turkey says the Russian plane, a Su-24 aircraft, was shot down while violating Turkish airspace. The Russians deny this and affirm their jet did not stray from Syrian airspace. Turkey, a member of NATO, is supported by the Western alliance that asserts the Turkish claim that the Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace, flying over a tongue of land stretching into Syria.

The assassination of John F. Kennedy and conspiracy theories — A review of Vincent Bugliosi’s book, Reclaiming History

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

If Gerald Posner’s book, Case Closed — Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK (1993), convinced me that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK and acted alone, Reclaiming History — The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi (2007) removed any possible lingering doubts that I may have had, even subconsciously.

Christopher Columbus, Pre-Columbian cultures, and political correctness

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Athwart 2"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!' " — William F. Buckley, Jr.

In the context of my article on this subject,[1] I have been asked if there is also a classical versus modern conservatism paradigm similar to the classical versus modern liberalism, and was invited to write an article about the subject.

The Enlightenment — A triumph of classical not modern liberalism!

I read with interest the recent Telegraph op-ed, “The ‘Enlightenment’ keeps on winning, ” and frankly I was astounded at the mischaracterizations alluded to by author-journalist James A. Haught attempting to force through his thesis. Where do we begin?

The Enlightenment — A triumph of classical not modern liberalism!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

In a recent op-ed entitled, “The ‘Enlightenment’ keeps on winning,” James A. Haught, an editor emeritus of a West Virginia newspaper, asserts in his latest column that since the advent of the Enlightenment, for three centuries, liberals have scored a string of historical victories over conservatives, and he “hopes the progressive pattern keeps rolling forever.”

The Unspoken Specter: Ignorance by Colonel Avery Chenoweth, Sr.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ignorance, not racism or other societal ills, is the real, strangely unaddressed underlying problem in today’s world.

The death of Stalin — Was it a natural death or poisoning?

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Surgical Neurology International
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Dear Editor,

Religious morality (and secular humanism) in Western civilization as precursors to medical ethics: A historic perspective

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Abstract — In discussing bioethics and the formulation of neuroethics, the question has arisen as to whether secular humanism should be the sole philosophical guiding light, to the exclusion of any discussion (or even mention) of religious morality, in professional medical ethics. In addition, the question has arisen as to whether freedom or censorship should be part of medical (and neuroscience) journalism.



Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.