Iowa native Michael Osterholm, a world-renowned epidemiologist, saw the pandemic coming. Now, he wants you to be worried.
Michael Osterholm has Oprah Winfrey’s attention as he matter-of-factly explains why the world is unprepared to deal with a pandemic he knows is coming. A virus without a vaccine that spreads easily from person to person, nation to nation, is certainly on the horizon, says Osterholm, a nationally renowned epidemiologist.
“Hey hun” messages are only the beginning. Multi-level marketing companies (MLMs for short) are direct-selling businesses where independent distributors sell products to people in their networks – and often aggressively recruit others to join their “downline.” These businesses lure in new members with promises of financial freedom, but the FTC states that most people who join these companies don’t make much money.
One question I have wondered a lot over the past few years is whether the rise of a large-scale conservative social network – a Fox News of Facebook – is inevitable. Last year, during the rise of Parler, we finally got a good test case.
When the Supreme Court decided, in the 1954 case of Brown vs. Board of Education, that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, Tennessee-born economist James McGill Buchanan was horrified.
Back in November, Republican Madison Cawthorn was elected to represent North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District at the age of 25, making him the youngest member of Congress. He won his district with a campaign that advanced falsehoods about the 2020 election, spread lies about his own personal history, and openly espoused hateful, racist rhetoric.
In arguments, few things are more frustrating than when you realize that someone is using bad logic, but you can’t quite identify what the problem is. This rarely happens with the more well-known logical fallacies. For example, when someone in an argument starts criticizing the other person’s reputation instead of their ideas, most people know that’s an ad hominem attack.
During an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said of third-trimester abortion: “… if it’s that late in your pregnancy, then it’s almost by definition, you’ve been expecting to carry it to term. We’re talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name.
Pete Buttigieg with the only acceptable answer RE: “late term abortions:”
Buttigieg: I think the dialogue has gotten so caught up on where you draw the line that we’ve gotten away from the fundamental question of who gets to draw the line, and I trust women to draw the line when it’s their own health.
Chris Wallace: So just to be clear, you’re saying that you would be okay with a woman, well into the third trimester, deciding to abort her pregnancy.
Buttigieg: Look, these hypotheticals are usually set up in order to provoke a strong emotional—
Wallace: It’s not hypothetical, there are 6,000 women a year who get abortions in the third trimester.
Buttigieg: That’s right, representing less than 1 percent of cases. So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a woman in that situation. If it’s that late in your pregnancy, then it’s almost by definition, you’ve been expecting to carry it to term. We’re talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name. Women who have purchased a crib, families that then get the most devastating medical news of their lifetime, something about the health or the life of the mother that forces them to make an impossible, unthinkable choice. And the bottom line is, as horrible as that choice is, that woman, that family may seek spiritual guidance, they may seek medical guidance, but that decision is not going to be made any better, medically or morally, because the government is dictating how that decision should be made.
Edzard Ernst’s prolific output continues. In his latest book Chiropractic: Not All That It’s Cracked Up to Be he takes on one of the most popular SCAMS (So-Called Alternative Medicines). It is an even-handed review of the history and claims of chiropractic, examining the totality of the published evidence.
Chiropractic: Not All That It’s Cracked Up to Be – Kindle edition by Ernst, Edzard. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Chiropractic: Not All That It’s Cracked Up to Be.
Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass – Genetic Literacy Project
Organic pesticide copper sulfate-unlike glyphosate-is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass
Europe is currently in a frenzy trying to drum up enough support to dramatically rollback approvals of targeted synthetic pesticides, the backbone of conventional agriculture. Leveraging the ongoing public debate about the pending new Green Deal and Farm to Fork policies, activists are calling for tighter restrictions and in some cases outright bans.