Trickle-down cruelty

The rampant “trickle-down cruelty” has been affecting our smallest neighbors, as Mad Monday readers will be aware. A Florida speech clinic claims to have seen a massive increase in toddler speech delay, which they believe to be attributable to mask-wearing.  A video out of Canada seems more disturbing with each viewing. Children appearing on a television show say the uninoculated should be… Read More Trickle-down cruelty

Your package is in transit…still

Politico says that FedEx is asking the FAA whether they can out fit some of their delivery planes with missile defense systems, making it safer for them to fly over disputed territory. It might not be such an outlandish request, as The Drive noted a mysterious halt to air traffic in the Western US last week. Aviation authorities have not confirmed whether… Read More Your package is in transit…still

What ails you

We found a fascinating article at New Atlantis about the “medicalization” of everything which Mad readers might find thought-provoking. Joseph E. Davis argues that medicine has pushed its way into daily life, creating “belief in the omnipresence of disorder.” This seems obvious during a pandemic, but he explains that we live in time when the medicalization juggernaut is claiming… Read More What ails you

Blind spots

President Biden repeated his mantra that COVID is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. Whether he truly believes that or is using fear as a way of controlling people’s behavior is not clear. However, the amount of changes in messaging lately makes us wonder. During hearings for arguments against the President’s vaccine mandate, Justice Sotomayor made the wild claim that 100,000… Read More Blind spots

Beef anti-trust

The Counter has examined government efforts to boost competition in the meat industry. Currently four large companies control the majority of meat production in the US. Counter also dive into trends in farmland consolidation and what that means for water rights. The Department of Agriculture has come under fire for recent changes to its labelling rules. Genetically-modified ingredients will fall under the term “bioengineered.”