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

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.”

Before and after

There has been a not-too-subtle change in the officially accepted take on COVID-19 in the last couple of weeks. Ben Shapiro was one of those who documenting the flip-flopping in a Twitter thread.  After promising to “shut down the virus,” not the economy nor the county, President Biden conceded last week that there is “no federal solution” to the pandemic. It is… Read More Before and after

Missing links

While we are speaking about abortion, The Ruth Institute’s Jennifer Roeback Morse interviewed Angela Lanfranchi, who is a breast cancer surgeon. Lanfranchi is convinced of the link between abortion, contraceptive pills and breast cancer. She is accutely aware of the eye-rolls such claims are generally met with, but if you are curious, check out her evidence and weigh… Read More Missing links

Didn’t think that one through

National Geographic, amongst other media outlets has pointed out that the current tally of COVID deaths means 1 in 500 Americans have died from the disease. A terrible milestone, for sure. Yet The Atlantic has published an article reinforcing what studies in other countries have found. The piece reports that almost half the recorded cases of COVID requiring hospitalization were for… Read More Didn’t think that one through

The dog and pony [paste] show

The crazy politicization of science, medicine, and everything continues… A Rolling Stone story about the Nobel prize winning “horsepaste” drug, Ivermectin, blew up the news media last week. The story claimed that an Oklahoma hospital was so overrun with patients who had overdosed on Ivermectin that shooting victims were forced to wait for treatment. Pretty much the whole story was wrong,… Read More The dog and pony [paste] show

COVID round up

The biggest COVID news last week was that the Pfizer vaccine was given full approval from the FDA. Mainstream media outlets and Dr. Fauci seem to think that this move settles the matter of “vaccine hesitancy” and have called for more vaccine mandates. So after all the flip-flopping, all the censoring of dissenting voices, apparently all we needed was… Read More COVID round up

Cattle on a thousand hills

Eating meat is clearly “Western privilege”: Microsoft’s gajillionaire founder, Bill Gates, has said rich countries should be eating synthetic beef because: climate change. Meanwhile, a California start up hopes to make meat from thin air.” According to many critics, Western billionaires do not make the best farmers.” While Bill and Melinda Gates have been in the spotlight recently for buying… Read More Cattle on a thousand hills