The Stuff: Burzynski the Fraudulent, Arpaio the Negligent, General Strike the Excellent

Wild Things on the Subway

Celebrating 10,000 views in 112 days since I started.

  • The Burzynski Clinic has spent much of 2011 threatening high schoolers, denigrating outspoken bloggers, and threatening bloggers and their families, and will likely do so to anyone else who points out that after over 20 years of charging vulnerable families hundreds of thousands of dollars each, the Burzynski Clinic still has not provided scientists with enough evidence to accept their claim that “antineoplastons”—peptides which originally were derived from urine—are effective in fighting cancer. This is the behavior of a science fraud: whereas a professional scientist will respond to scientific criticism by presenting their arguments and debating them openly, a professional quack will attempt to silence detractors and throw up smokescreens.
  • Found something hilarious in the testimonials at Women for Herman Cain: “I’m ‘reassessing’ my Christmas List… instead of buying misc $10 gifts for people I barely know anyway, I’m sending all that money to you.[Herman Cain]” Asshole much?
  • “America’s toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio has refused or otherwise failed to investigate 400 sexual crimes; including 32 child molestations. Many of the victims were, unsurprisingly, undocumented immigrants. Tough on immigration, soft on rape. Priorities, folks, priorities.
  • Read the Oakland General Assembly statement on the Dec. 12 General Strike; Michael Novick adds excellent commentary.
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