Monthly Archives: April 2009

Saturday Sermon: The True Role of the Traditional Media

“It would be as if the leading proponents of cigarette smoking were physicians, or those most vocally touting the virtues of illiteracy were school teachers.”
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Abu Zubaydah and Inefficacy of Torture

An F.B.I. supervisory special agent from 1997 to 2005 who worked on counterterrorism says torture is unnecessary and harmful.
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Posted in Torture | 4 Comments

What Our Taxes Pay For

The two untouchables: defense and healthcare tax deductions.
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Posted in Healthcare, Military, Taxes | 8 Comments

Antibiotics and…Enemas? Why I Will Never Read HuffPo Again

Because if I had a raging fever due to a bloodstream infection and was on the verge of organ failure, I would definitely want an enema. WTF?
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Posted in Antibiotics, Why Is Arianna Huffington a Murderous Idiot? | 12 Comments

‘Counterintuition’, the Human Microbiome, and Why Fluency in Math Matters

Probability theory shouldn’t be counterintuitive.
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Posted in Mathematics, Microbiology | 13 Comments

The Asymmetric Advantage of Bullsh-t

It’s much harder to unwind a bogus argument than make one.
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Posted in Creationism, Experts, Global Warming | 15 Comments

Boston Marathon Coverage Update

Street interview inanity.
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Some Sunday Links

Tomorrow’s the Boston Marathon, so here are some links to exercise your brain.
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CIA Exemptions: They’re Not Military Personnel

This isn’t the obligation to follow orders, it’s about careers and money.
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Posted in Military, The Rule of Law, Torture | 8 Comments

If ‘Teabaggers’ Were Serious About ‘No Taxation Without Representation”, Then…

they would support statehood for the District of Columbia, right?
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Posted in Conservatives, Taxes, Voting | 11 Comments