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Pharma Futility and the American Health System

Felicity had an interesting encounter with our dysfunctional health system recently. If you’re not from the United States, you may be befuddled by this story because it couldn’t possibly be true. If you do live in the U.S., you will probably sigh in commiseration or cynically say, “Well, of course! Everyone is used to this! […]

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Google To Censor Anti-Marijuana Propaganda

OK, that’s not exactly what the article says. But according to New Scientist, Google is going to stop ranking websites by their popularity (in terms of the number of links they have going to them), and start paying more attention to whether they are loaded with false information. So the likely end result is that government […]

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Yet Another Out-Of-Context Obama Quote

Today, President Obama made a stirring plea to the Supreme Court, quoted here on Twitter: Obama on SCOTUS: “My hope is that they go ahead and recognize what the majority of the american people now recognize” — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 22, 2015 The only “gotcha” is that he was speaking about legal same-sex marriage, […]

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Batkid Rules, But Haag Breaks Rules

Today was “Batkid Day” as San Francisco turned itself into Gotham City so that Batkid — a 5-year-old boy from Northern California who’s hopefully now in permanent remission from leukemia — could defeat famous villains like the Riddler and the Penguin as well as raise money and awareness for the Children’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. Batkid got […]

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DEA Special Ops May Have Been Used Against Activist Steve Kubby

Apparently too many people in the government read “1984” and think it’s a guidebook, rather than a warning. Recent stories in the media have revealed that various agencies of the U.S. government have conspired — there’s really no other way of putting it — to pool information collected by those agencies and funnel it to […]