"For a couple of years, I have been warning all my friends and colleagues to purchase $99 personal genome testing from 23andMe before the Feds banned it. Well, now the Food and Drug Administration has banned it sending the genome testing company a warning letter:"
While a number of people here are quick to label me as an anarchist, my question to that would be, "beyond protecting our rights, what role should the government play in our daily lives? Is bureaucracy's track record so awesome we should see fit to grant them more power over our daily lives?"
The headmistress at a primary school in a small town in England tried to order parents to send their children to a Nov. 27 workshop focused on Islam or else have the kids permanently labeled as racists for the rest of their academic careers.
On Wednesday, parents of children aged 8 to 11 received the stark warning in the form of a letter from Lynn Small, the headmistress at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington, Staffordshire — just over 20 miles from Birmingham.
A lot has been made of our vaunted defense, so I wanted to bring in a bit of perspective to what has been accomplished this year. Looking over the stats for the year thusfar, we have played some weak offenses. To date, we have played the last three offenses in the league with respect to total yardage production. The highest ranked offense we've played ranks 15th.
The good news is that we play 3 more games against teams that are firmly in the lower half of the league for offensive production (Tampa and Atlanta 2x) with the Jets and New England ranking 13th and 14th respectively.
The bad news is that we play New Orleans and San Fran which are top 10 offenses. San Fran has had to deal with much stiffer defenses, so their ranking is more convincing as being formidable. New Orleans is much more of a mixed bag as their competition has been a bit lighter.
By the end of November, we should have a much better idea of how good this team really is. 2-2 says that we are firmly average. 3-1 says that we are playoff worthy. 4-0 says that we are true contenders and we've arrived.