Out With the Old… (DIA,XRT,PIR,FIT,SLV,XBI,XLE,GS,UIS,SIRI,RSX,QQQ)   The local authorities in my city have just notified me that my newborn son’s name is  not acceptable to them, and that I’m going to have to change it.   If ever there were a case of government overreach, this is it.   They’ve informed me that in order to keep the moniker that I’ve longed to give him, I’ll have to go to the courthouse on my own time and at my own expense to have the child’s name officially registered before a judge.   If, of course, the judge agrees. In this day and I age, there’s no shortage of asininity in the world.  I can be…

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THE DREADFUL ANXIETY PANIC SHOW! (UIS,GS)   We’ve commented several times in this space on the inglorious use of sedatives and anti-depressants that has overtaken such an alarmingly large segment of our population.   At last count, we reported that the U.S. was the global leader in prescribing such medications, and the stats still bear it out.   Have a look – We can understand the melancholy-stricken Arctic Isle of Ice requiring drugs (now in second place, behind us); heck, the darned place is pitch black for most of the year.  And sunlight, we know, is a requisite component of good mental health.   But the U.S.?   There are a great many reasons to…

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