Video: Why Can't Chuck Get His Business Off the Ground?

Report documents how irrational and anti-competitive regulations block entrepreneurship. More often than not, these government-imposed restrictions on economic liberty are put in place at the behest of existing businesses that are not shy about using government force to keep out competition. The Institute for Justice's city studies examine regulations imposed on a wide range of occupations in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Health nuts are DYING to be thin

 Ever had someone tell you that anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger? Well, step one foot inside a typical gym, and you'll set yourself straight in a hurry.

 Those sweat factories are packed floor to ceiling with machines that look like they came straight out of a North Korean torture chamber -- and they're all killing you, one burned calorie and one drop of sweat at a time.

 And if you need any proof, just check out that guy with the 28-inch waist and stringbean arms pedaling away on an exercise bike like he's wearing the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. He's been hassling you for years about losing your spare tire, but there's a secret he's hiding under those short-shorts and neon tank top.

 He's a walking corpse -- and a new study proves it.

 According to a massive new analysis out of Canada, folks who are underweight are TWICE as likely to die prematurely as people who maintain a normal weight.

 And that's not all. Turns out that being too thin is actually 50% deadlier than being fat! Tell THAT to the exercise Nazi who's always trying to drag you kicking and screaming on one of his "invigorating" five-mile jogs.

 Being too skinny isn't killing Richard Simmons fast enough for my tastes, but it sure is killing plenty of others. It may even be what offed celebrities like jogging fanatic Jim Fixx who dropped dead at 52, or the health crazy Congressman Goodloe Byron who bought the farm at 49.

 But for every Jim Fixx or Goodloe Byron you hear about, there are dozens of others you don't. In fact, one famous medical researcher conducted a study of 14 marathoners who died prematurely and found that every single one of them was malnourished!

 Listen, there are a lot of self-proclaimed health nuts out there offering garbage advice that could have you jogging and cycling your way straight through the Pearly Gates. That "personal trainer" you're trusting with your life at the gym may have as little as six weeks of training – and he may NEVER have even set foot inside a classroom.

 So stop trusting the meatheads and start trusting the science. Keep starving yourself and wasting away hours on a treadmill, and you could be a dead man walking.

 And if you're not careful, it all might happen a lot sooner than you think Continue reading

Round 'em up, send 'em back

 America's illegal immigrants and I aren't exactly on speaking terms. That's because I believe when someone sneaks into our country, they ought to be sent back with a giant "Return to Sender" label stamped on their foreheads.

 But if I could ask the 12 million criminals who snuck into this country illegally one question, it would be this, "After you snuck your way under some shoddy Texas fence, did you even bother to dust yourself off before you stuck your hand out?"

 From Panama to Peru the word is out that America's nanny state liberals want to give illegals everything, from free education to health care.

 Well, how about we give them a check-up first?

 Because a new government study shows that we're finally getting the upper hand on tuberculosis in America -- and it's all because we're stopping sick immigrants at the border.

 Cases of highly contagious tuberculosis are reaching all-time lows, thanks to a new program that screens immigrants before they put that first toe on American soil. Now before you think I've gone soft... before you get the idea I'm actually PRAISING our government... let me point something out -- this program only screens LEGAL immigrants.

 But it's just more proof that if we want to stop long-eradicated diseases from terrorizing America again, our efforts begin and end at the border. Illegals are bringing everything from leprosy to tape worms across our porous borders, and it's time to beef up security and deportations so we can protect the real American citizens who came to this country the right way.

 This isn't about race or cultural sensitivity -- it's about your health. And for your health... and the health of all those you love... it's time we start enforcing the law.

 Alienating the illegal aliens,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D

11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes

1. Sleeping Berths 2. Pong 3. Champagne in Coach 4. Table-side Meat Carving Check out the full list here along with photos and videos Continue reading

Video: Goverment Has Been Seizing Tax Refunds From Americans Over Parents' Debts

The government had been seizing IRS refunds from adults whose parents were allegedly overpaid Social Security money and have since died. Some of the debts dated back as far as the middle of last century. Judge Andrew Napolitano said the government sent a notice to people’s last known address, then held hearings where no one was there to resist them, then got judgments against them. Social Security then seized the refund checks. Napolitano said that one cannot attribute the debt of parents to a child if the child had nothing to do with the debt. “Why do they do it? Because they can get away with it,” he said, adding that the government is out of control.