Monthly Archives: March 2010

Health Care Rumors: Congress’ Coverage

I don’t know why Congress didn’t talk up Section 1312, Section D of the new health care bill as much, because it’s pretty significant; it places members of Congress, congressional staff, and all of their families on the new health … Continue reading

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Consumer Science! Smartphone Touchscreens

Man, what a relief, the health care debate is over, now Congress can move on to its next important business, health care….what? Motion to recommit. Another vote needed to reconcile? ugh ANYWAY, with that, time to get our attention to … Continue reading

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Vaccines, Autism, and the Anti-vax Movement: Part 2

In part one we looked at the beginnings of the anti-vaccination movement. Primarily based on one study done in 1998 the anti-vaccination movement gained a lot of momentum, especially in Great Britain where the study was released. Part 3 will cover … Continue reading

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Scoring the Health Care Bill

I’ve had to correct a lot of this post, twice now, because I’ve read some more about it, and I’ve changed my mind. It happens, when you think about things. It also helps to read all the sources you normally … Continue reading

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Vaccines, Autism, and the Anti-vax Movement: Part 1

I’m going to start this post with my opinion on something: Jim Carey and Jenny McCarthy are idiots. They are also idiots that kill people. I’m serious. They don’t kill people directly, but through their anti-vaccination propaganda machine Generation Rescue. … Continue reading

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David Brooks Should Apologize for Terrible Article: “The Spirit of Sympathy”

Brooks should apologize for this for three reasons: An almost completely incorrect description of Bush era bills using reconciliation, Health care has already passed the Senate, Bipartisanship isn’t the measure of a democracy. An Almost Completely Incorrect Description of Bush … Continue reading

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the DC Metro Area – America’s party region?

No? (Not a surprise) Wisconsin!? (Surprise!) You would have to be completely, happily drunk to adorn a cheese hat and wear no shirt to a winter football game in the North. Makes a lot of sense after seeing the graphic. … Continue reading

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Starve the Beast? 30 Years of NO EVIDENCE THAT THIS WORKS, CHRIST

Starve the Beast is the theory, trumpeted by small-government types, that posits budget-busting tax cuts will reign in spending. Because hey nobody likes a free lunch…

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Ghost Busted?

I spent the last few days trying to decide what topic I should talk about in my first post here. Should it be a political topic? Healthcare? Science in the media? Well, my pondering quickly came to an end when … Continue reading

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