It’s a Big Pharma world – you just live in it

In 2014, the Obama administration put a moratorium on funding for “gain-of-function” research. The ban was prompted by several troubling near misses involving anthrax, small pox, and vials of the “bird flu” virus H5N1. At the end of that year, a group of scientists met in Germany to discuss the decision and its impact on their field.  The archived presentations are… Read More It’s a Big Pharma world – you just live in it

Chilling effect

Music is one of those First-Article gifts that we know is of special interest to many of our readers. It has the wonderful quality of being bland in its ubiquity while also containing complexities and mysteries which lure some to spend a lifetime studying it.  Music can cause lumps in throats, tears or laughter, but neuroscientists… Read More Chilling effect

Deeds done in the dark

A non-profit watchdog claims that Francis Collins, Anthony Fauci and other staff at the National Institutes of Health were given millions of dollars in “secret” royalties, according to the Epoch Times. Francis Collins is also taking heat for spinning the University of Pittsburg’s use of baby parts. Mad Mondays wrote about the UP’s diabolical “fetal chop shop” and readers may… Read More Deeds done in the dark

World building

Times they are a-changin’, for sure. World-renowned economist Gabriel Felbermayr said recently that globalization is over. With Russia doing its own thing economically since it invaded Ukraine, Felbermayr predicts the world will be “broken off into distinct economic blocks, dominated by the West, China, and Russia”. He says that the Ukraine conflict (and we would add,… Read More World building

The digital Iron Curtain

One of the strange new battlegrounds in modern warfare is cyberspace. Ukrainian officials asked for all Russian domains to be disconnected from the internet. Russia is doing the same, blocking Facebook and Twitter and cracking down on media outlets that deviate from the government’s approved reporting.  Cryptocurrency exchanges were also asked to block Russian accounts.  But CEO of Gab, Andrew Torba wrote… Read More The digital Iron Curtain

Stop me if you’ve heard this one

Mad readers will be aware that things have been changing in the world of COVID, especially with all attention now on Ukraine. Many things that were verboten are now being spoken about openly (the list is growing) by the information gatekeepers. The NIH has decided to investigate repurposed drugs, including ivermectin, for the treatment of COVID-19. With their credibility underwater… Read More Stop me if you’ve heard this one