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The controversy obscures all the great infrastructure ideas DJT put forth… Doesn’t it?

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The Supplement Con – Science-Based Medicine

A recent article in Business Insider is an encouraging sign that skepticism about the supplement industry is starting to go mainstream.

The Supplement Con

A recent article in Business Insider is an encouraging sign that skepticism about the supplement industry is starting to go mainstream. The article hits all the main points – the supplement industry in the US is now $37 billion, is largely unregulated, and their products are largely worthless, make unfounded claims, and may even be harmful.

Neoliberalism’s “Die Faster” Is Helping Pension Funds…But Not Doing Enough for Young Homebuyers | naked capitalism

This is one of the features of the Neoliberal system,…health-care that’s nonexistent or maybe crappy or maybe too expensive to use so is it any wonder were dying younger.

—”Absent a war or an epidemic, it’s unusual and alarming for life expectancies in developed countries to stop improving, let alone to worsen.”—

Neoliberalism’s “Die Faster” Is Helping Pension Funds…But Not Doing Enough for Young Homebuyers | naked capitalism

Cognitive dissonance at Bloomberg in the contrast between a story on pension funds and one on the dearth of homes for sale.

Alternative medicine kills cancer patients – Science-Based Medicine

Alternative medicine kills cancer patients

Alternative medicine, by definition, consists medicine that either has not been shown to work or has been shown not to work. To paraphrase an old adage yet again, medicine that has been shown to work with an acceptable risk-benefit ceases to be “alternative” and becomes simply “medicine.”

Farm Babe: Internet’s biggest culprits of fake news in agriculture | AGDAILY

Farm Babe: The internet’s biggest culprits of fake news in agriculture | AGDAILY

Recently, I got a pretty awesome notification from Facebook – they now allow you to report fake news. Fake news has been a very big problem online in all facets of life, but just how can we tell if a source is credible? Here are a few tips: Is the website trying to sell you something?

Elizabeth Warren fires back at centrist Democrats – Vox

The future of the Democratic party is Progressive NOT Centerist.

Elizabeth Warren fires back at centrist Democrats

ATLANTA – Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took aim at centrist Democrats on Saturday in front of the one of the largest annual gatherings of progressives in the country. Two days after a new Democratic-aligned superPAC called New Democracy formed to push back against the party’s ascendant left wing, Warren argued that Democrats would not be “going back to the days of welfare reform and the crime bill.”

Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day – VICE News

Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day

Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of […]

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