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‘Expensive’ placebos work better than ‘cheap’ ones!

Does getting ‘expensive’ drug affect how much patient benefits? http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/aaon-dg012215.php Since I talk about the placebo effect from time to time I figure this might be interesting to my reader(s)… For the study, 12 people with Parkinson’s disease were told … Continue reading

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Forming your own echo chamber

The propagandists have won: What Fox News and the pornography revolution have in common Truthiness has replaced truth. Now that we all have our own facts, we may rue the day we personalized the news http://www.salon.com/2014/12/21/the_propagandists_have_won_what_fox_news_and_the_pornography_revolution_have_in_common/ I rant about ‘sheeple‘ … Continue reading

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Whose side are _you_ on?

Free speech and state power: Americans shouldn’t feel complacent about French hypocrisy Yeah, the French look like merde arresting a comedian for a Facebook post. But we’re free-speech hypocrites too http://www.salon.com/2015/01/17/free_speech_and_state_power_americans_shouldnt_feel_complacent_about_french_hypocrisy/ Another thoughtful article on Salon; though to be fair, … Continue reading

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Free speech is a sham in the ‘free’ world

France Arrests a Comedian For His Facebook Comments, Showing the Sham of the West’s “Free Speech” Celebration https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/14/days-hosting-massive-free-speech-march-france-arrests-comedian-facebook-comments/ I really don’t have much to add, so much like my previous post I just want to ‘retweet’ it. It never ceases … Continue reading

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Steadily chipping away…

The Most Important Trial in America The federal government’s case against the proprietor of a ‘darknet’ website could forever alter how we all use the Internet. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/14/the-most-important-trial-in-america.html This is something that deserves higher visibility, so I will do my small … Continue reading

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Another stupid sheeple rant

I guess this would part 2 of my earlier sheeple rant. I just got to whine/bombast a bit to feel better and my dear reader(s) get to take the brunt (my wife gets tired of hearing me run over the … Continue reading

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In other words, people don’t commit crimes, corporate culture commits crimes!

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106 Matt has moved back to Rolling Stone and I am starting to catch up on his old posts, so this might be the first of a few. I have often … Continue reading

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Have a maximally inefficient Christmas!

Have yourself an inefficient Christmas http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/12/22/have-yourself-an-inefficient-christmas/ This may not be as amusing to my reader(s) as it is to me, but what the heck, I have been rather serious on this blog for a while… The idea is that there … Continue reading

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New Commandments

Behold, atheists’ new Ten Commandments http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/19/living/atheist-10-commandments/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 Printed here for your enjoyment: 1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence. 2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you … Continue reading

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Why can’t we all just get along?

Another rambling rant I have been thinking about for a couple of days… It is interesting to me how doggedly people hold to their notions. It’s Obama’s fault for everything they dislike, yet he is responsible for nothing they like, … Continue reading

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