Lyme Disease

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:00:00 GMT
# Columbia County Health Department - Lyme Disease - I found a tick on my upper thigh on Monday night. My wife thought it might be a deer tick, possibly a carrier of Lyme Disease, so I went to the doctor yesterday. Yesterday morning there was a small bright red ring around the bite. By the time I saw the doctor in the afternoon, there was a one inch diameter rash around it. He gave me a prescription for doxycyclene, saying that this early in the infection two pills will wipe it out. I took two pills. I hope he's right. The page I linked to is the source of the JavaScript that is causing the tick to wander around this page.

# Lew Rockwell at The Ludwig von Mises Instutute - What Should Freedom Lovers Do? - stay away from Washington. [lew]

If often happens that an ideological movement will make great strides through education and organization and cultural influence, only to take the illogical leap of believing that politics and political influence, which usually means taking jobs within the bureaucracy, is the next rung on the ladder to success. This is like trying to fight a fire with matches and gasoline. This is what happened to the Christian right in the 1980s. They got involved in politics in order to throw off the yoke of the state. Twenty years later, many of these people are working in the Department of Education or for the White House, doing the prep work to amend the Constitution or invade some foreign country. This is a disastrous waste of intellectual capital.

It is particularly important that believers in liberty not take this course. Government work has been the chosen career path of socialists, social reformers, and Keynesians for at least a century. It is the natural home to them because their ambition is to control society through government. It works for them but it does not work for us.


Are there politicians who do some good? Certainly, and the name Ron Paul is the first that comes to mind. But the good he does is not as a legislator as such but as an educator with a prominent platform from which to speak. Every no vote is a lesson to the multitudes. We need more Ron Pauls.

But Ron is the first to say that, more importantly, we need more professors, business owners, fathers and mothers, religious leaders, and entrepreneurs. The party of liberty loves commerce and culture, not the state. Commerce and culture is our home and our launching ground for social reform and revolution.

# Harry Browne - The Top 19 Dumbest Statements of the Past Week - from the newest Liar in Chief. [lew]

15. "The nation of Iraq is moving toward self-rule . . . We're working closely with the United Nations envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, and with Iraqis to determine the exact form of the government that will receive sovereignty on June 30th."
I'm sorry I must have misunderstood. I thought "self-rule" meant that people determined their own form of government -- not a government determined by the U.S. government or the United Nations. This sounds more like the "self-rule" the Soviet Union gave to Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary at the end of World War II.


12. "We serve the cause of liberty, and that is, always and everywhere, a cause worth serving."
Speaking of liberty, have you been in an American airport lately?


I don't know about you, but I don't believe George Bush has the faintest idea what freedom means. The only thing he understands is power -- the power to say anything he feels like without consequence, the power to lock people up and throw away the key, the power to impose his will on any country in the world, the power to define our obligations for us.

When will we be liberated?

# Second Amendment Sisters (SAS) - S.A.F.E.R. Event Speakers Announced - SAS has announced the speakers for their Second Amendment Freedoms for Everyone Rally at Freedom Plaza, in Washington, DC, on Mothers' Day, Sunday, May 9, 2004. [price]

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