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.
- And just to head Burzynksi’s legal soldiers off at the pass, here is what cancer.gov has to say about “antineoplastons” after over 20 years of trials: “No randomized, controlled trials showing the effectiveness of antineoplastons have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.” Just to be sure, I’ll also quote: “Antineoplastons are not approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention or treatment of any disease.” Here’s another breakdown of why “antineoplastons” are bullshit.
- 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?
- Speaking of Hermie, this is just…hilarious.
- “These photos can ruin your lives, kids. And just to prove it, we’re going to ruin your lives.”
- “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.
- Ray Comfort’s new film is a 33-minute Godwin.
- Finally, here’s your male privilege checklist. Flame on.