From Around the Blogroll

I’ll start with a story which really urinates me off, from The Victory Girls:

Yale Tries to Give a Student an Eating Disorder

Frances Chan is thin. At 5′ 2″, and 92 pounds, she is petite and thin. However, the college junior, according to Yale University, probably has an eating disorder.

Last September, Chan went to Yale Health to have a lump in her breast checked out. Fortunately, it was benign, but she got a callback from health officials anyway, who informed her that they had her scheduled to meet with a nutritionist, a mental-health counselor, and required her to come back for weekly check-ins – because they wanted her to start gaining weight.

As Chan writes in  for the Huffington Post:

I’ve always been small. I’ve been 5’2” and 90 pounds since high school, but it has never led to any illnesses related to low weight or malnutrition. My mom was the same; my whole family is skinny. We all enjoy Mom’s fabulous cooking, which included Taiwanese beef noodle soup, tricolor pasta, strawberry cheesecake, and cream puffs, none of which make the Weight Watchers shortlist. I just don’t gain weight easily.

Yet the clinicians at Yale Health think there’s more to it. Every week, I try to convince my clinician that I am healthy but skinny. Over the past several months, however, I’ve realized the futility of arguing with her.

And if she didn’t comply, Chan was told that she could face academic suspension via “medical leave.”  So, being a good student who took her education seriously, she gave it a try.  After months of jumping through their hoops, and finally managing to gain two pounds on a carb-heavy diet, Chan was finally told… that it wasn’t enough:

You can read the rest at the original. But my question is: why is it an of Yale University’s fornicating business whether Miss Chan is thin? This is the kind of busybodiness that has been encouraged by people like former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City and First Lady Michelle Obama. They’ve decided that they have some sort of right or moral authority or whatever to tell people how large a soda they can drink or how much they can weigh. And worse, :

As of January 1, 2014, all public and private healthcare providers and other eligible professionals (EP) must have adopted and demonstrated “meaningful use” of electronic medical records (EMR) in order to maintain their existing Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement levels.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act also includes financial incentives for healthcare providers who prove meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR). EHR is not only a more comprehensive patient history than EMR, the latter of which contains a patient’s medical history from just one practice, but also the end-goal of the federal mandate. “Meaningful use” of EHR, as defined by, consists of using digital medical and health records to achieve the following:

  • Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
  • Engage patients and family
  • Improve care coordination, and population and public health
  • Maintain privacy and security of patient health information

Translation: Electronic Health Records must be maintained and be available to medical care professionals. The goal, supposedly, is to give physicians more information about a patient’s previous medical treatment, to enable the physician to take better decisions concerning a patient’s health care, but what it does, in the process, is to create searchable records of everyone’s health care which will be available to the government. Oh, doubtlessly, doubtlessly! there will be all sorts of appropriate safeguards to prevent the misuse of such records, but perhaps we might ask Edward Snowden about how impossible it is to crack through that.

And, even if the Department of Health and Human Services doesn’t decide to track Miss Chan’s weight after she is graduated from Yale, every physician that she sees from now on will have medical records telling them that she was suspected of having an eating disorder! What is none of their damned business will now be part of a record which will follow Miss Chan for the rest of her life.

William Teach laughed about a British Lord who actually raised the question of whether Blighty’s consumption of baked beans was resulting in too many flatulent Britons emitting too many greenhouse gasses, leading to global warming.

Phineas on Sister Toldjah wrote about a young woman who has escaped from the worker’s paradise of North Korea being so brainwashed that she used to think that past leader Kim Jong-il could read minds.  While I haven’t heard any similar claims about current leader Kim Jong-un, there have been reports that he had a political opponent executed by flamethrower.

L D Jackson tells us about some local news from Colorado, eminent domain, and why it’s important to pay attention to local elections.

Hube appreciates the honesty of moonbat Democrat Mike Dickenson, who’s running against Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA-7), and I do, too. Mr Dickenson has all the chance of a snowball in Hell of winning that election, so he’s going full-out whacko leftist, declaring war on Fox News, the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association and the TEA Party. He’s saying aloud what a lot of us realize that too many Democrats secretly believe, but are savvy enough not to openly express.

Hube also noted the incident during which someone chucked a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, mockingly suggesting that the Obama Administration will have to issue regulations concerning the aerodynamics of footwear. Naturally, I thought of the Delaware Liberals, and their reaction to the incident in which an Iraqi “journalist” threw a shoe at President Bush. And it’s somewhat amusing to revisit the reaction of the left to the shoe thrown at President Bush, vis a vis how they are reacting to the incident concerning Mrs Clinton.

On Truth Before Dishonor, DNW philosophizes about narrative problems.

Karen, the Lonely Conservative, wrote about Sharyl Attkisson and her story about how CBS News leadership would routinely squash any attempts to report on Obama Administration scandals. Donald Douglas and Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion also noted the topic.

Finally, Robert Stacey Stacy McCain is rather amused by the strange antics of the left when it comes to pronouns. The oh-so-inclusive left want people to refer to “transgendered” people as being the sex they wish to be, rather than the sex which they were born, unless it becomes a problem. After the “transsexual lesbian” Dana McCallum raped “her” lesbian ex-wife — and can you appreciate all of the irony in a statement like that? — a tweet from someone or someones calling herself/ themselves Actual Dykes said:


The silliness of the left is amazing.

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