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

Journal/Website: 
DRGO.us
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
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

Journal/Website: 
Stolinsky.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

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

Trump conspiracy theories by David C. Stolinsky, MD

Journal/Website: 
Stolinsky.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
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

Journal/Website: 
Stolinsky.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
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

Journal/Website: 
Stolinsky.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
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

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
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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Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
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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Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, October 12, 2015

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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Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 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.

Journal/Website: 
The Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
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?

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/the-death-of-stalin-was-it-a-natural-death-or-poisoning/

Dear Editor,

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

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
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.

Another medical journey to ancient Rome and Roman medicine with medical historian Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015

This is the third volume of the monumental A History of Medicine series by the medical historian and classical scholar Plinio Prioreschi M.D., PhD.[1] A limited number of these books were published, and the reader would be fortunate to find copies of the tomes for less than $350 U.S. dollars. We have already reviewed Volume I: Primitive and Ancient Medicine (2nd edition, 1995) and Volume II: Greek Medicine (2nd edition, 1996).[2,3] We found both of these tomes to be excellent journeys to the history of medicine (and indirectly medical ethics).

A journey through time to ancient Greek medicine with medical historian and classical scholar Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/a-journey-through-time-to-ancient-greek-medicine-with-medical-historian-and-classical-scholar-plinio-prioreschi-md-phd/

In our review of the first volume in this series we introduced the medical scholar Dr. Plinio Prioreschi, the author of this marvelous narrative of the history of medicine, and listed the composition of this series of tomes for the benefit of the readers.[1] We do so again here for the same reason:

Prioreschi Volume II Greek MedicineA History of Medicine — Volume I: Primitive and Ancient Medicine (2nd edition, 1995); 596 pages

A critique of Dr. Miguel Faria's book, Vandals at the Gates of Medicine. Reviewed by Dr. Russell L. Blaylock

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It is not often one comes across a book that contains so much useful and enlightening information and wisdom. In Vandals at the Gates of Medicine, Dr. Miguel Faria has captured the essence of our nation’s problem — collectivism. As he so forcefully points out, we have, as a people, abandoned the principles that made this a great nation, a nation of free and virtuous people.

A fascinating look at primitive and ancient medicine by medical historian and classical scholar Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, May 25, 2015

Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD (1930–2014), the author of this monumental series of tomes on the history of medicine was an accomplished scholar — i.e., physician, scientist, linguist (of classical and several modern languages), pharmacologist, medical historian, and ethicist, as well as thinker, although he did not necessarily claim all of these accomplishments. Prioreschi completed his MD (1954) at the University of Pavia, Italy, and his PhD (1961) in experimental medicine at the University of Montreal.

Turkey and the Armenian genocide: Attacking friends and rewarding enemies!

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Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Genocide is defined as the systematic extermination of a racial, ethnic, religious, or national group by government. Democide was defined by Professor R.J. Rummel as the political killing of people by their own government. The terms though are related by infamy and cruelty, and at times are difficult to differentiate. The Nazis, for example, conducted genocide against the Jews (who had lost their German citizenship), as well as democide against their own disabled German citizens (“useless eaters”) via the Nazi euthanasia programs before the war.

The Currency War with Russia and China by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

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Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dr. James I. AusmanEconomically worldwide things are developing as I stated in my article two years ago. Virtually every nation is bankrupt, has resorted to printing money to lower the value of their currency with a resultant currency war.

Forgotten lessons on medical history for medical students

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015

A Prelude to Medical History (1961) by Dr. Félix Martí-Ibáñez (1911-1972) is a short but interesting book on medical history based on a series of lectures to an entering class of medical students, who the author welcomes with excitement and jubilation. Martí-Ibáñez emphasizes such traits as greatness with humility and compassion with learning in medical ethics and the history of medicine. As foundations upon which to build the profession, he lists clinical practice, teaching, and research.

The American 'gun culture' that saved Europe

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com and Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015

An interesting conversation with a European neurosurgical colleague, who decries the "gun culture" of America, took place that may be of interest to readers of GOPUSA. The dialogue began with a difference of opinion on an unrelated topic, but in the course of that exchange, I happened to innocently use a figure of speech that offended the other party, and the conversation below ensued.

Gun Grabbers Target Your Doctor by Wes Vernon

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2002

The once-respected American Medical Association wants your doctor to butt into your constitutional right to own firearms.

Although only an embarrassingly low 32 percent of American physicians are members of AMA, the organization claims to speak for all doctors.

If your doctor is among the majority of physicians who are not AMA members, perhaps he could give you a laundry list of reasons for a refusal to participate. They could range from nonsense bureaucracy to politics.

Race Relations and Law Enforcement by Jason L. Riley

Journal/Website: 
Imprimis
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Source: 
http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/race-relations-and-law-enforcement/

Reprinted with permission from Imprimis | January 2015 | Volume 44, Number 1

Jason L. Riley
Editorial Board Member, Wall Street Journal

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — Towering figure of the 20th century and his enduring legacy of freedom!

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Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Other Solzhenitsyn by Daniel J. MahoneyA Review of The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker by Daniel J. Mahoney (2014)

Fighting Lost Causes in the American Civil War

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Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014

PBS series, The Civil War by Ken BurnsIn the celebrated PBS series by Ken Burns, The Civil War (1990), Southern historian Shelby Foote provides excellent anecdotes that embroider the documentary. In one of these vignettes, Foote mentions a dialogue between a Confederate and a Union soldier, in which the latter asks, "Why do you fight?" The Confederate soldier responds, "Because you are here." Foote adds, "Which is not a bad answer!"



Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.

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