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Apr 11 2014

Dear Parents, You are Being Lied to By Living Whole

The Anti-vax lobby is under fire. I have long stated that the anti-vax lobby had it’s success due to the success of medicine.

See, we made diseases rare. The normal childhood diseases were few and far between and their impact was softened by our technology. With that comes complacency. The anti-vax lobby 150 years ago was laughed at because their scare mongering may have stopped people vaccinating, but those who vaccinated lived. People quickly changed their tune when their vaccinated neighbours lived and their kids died to smallpox. Reality had a harsh way of teaching people a lesson.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to make the same mistakes. I predicted that an anti-vax backlash would occur when the anti-vax  got so successful that they destroyed the herd immunity of a western nation to the point that common diseases could return.

If you won’t learn by the carrot then unfortunately it is the stick. The price of Andrew Wakefield and the likes of Sherri Tenpenny, Mercola, Adams was increased disease. We are seeing record increases in common diseases that we were on the verge of eliminating.

The great fear is that the low vaccination rates in the west may translate to a disease that is genuinely a lot more deadly than Measles.

But the anti-vax won’t go down quietly. The benefit of not actually understanding immunology is that you can stick to nonsensically faulty arguments because they aren’t based on any real understanding of the situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10 2014

A Voice for Me – Equality? Men’s Issues? Fuck no! We just hate broads!

Part of the dialogue with the Men’s Rights Movement is about how there are so many issues involving men. I agree, there are many issues involving men in an equal world. And that the Men’s Rights Movement is ideally placed to not just lobby for equal rights but to push for changes in issues that negatively affect men.

Instead? The MRA and MRM are more interested in misogyny, hating women and generally being a hate group hiding behind the original mission. The MRA do not try and change the dialogue regarding men, they try and silence women.

So in recent days? This has involved viewing Indian MRA complain about the anti-dowry and anti-rape laws of India. This has also seen MRA fail to realise that there are Gay, Queer and Trans men out there who do require help. And by fail to realise, I mean ignore and harass. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10 2014

Lesbollah

Homo-Terrorism is on the rise, a straight man is not safe to walk outside the house without fearing the glittery sting of organisations such as Al-Gayda and Lesbollah. A straight man cannot walk unattended without being subjected to a barrage of glitter. The wards are filled with the victims of our recent war on homosexual terrorism when we invaded the Island of Lesbos and our subsequent wars in Lebanon and Libya (because they sounded a bit similar and there is no smoke without flaming).

Brendan Eich’s tears have unleashed the kraken of Libertarians who believe that his beliefs “aren’t so bad” and that he should be free to believe and campaign for bigotry and that any campaign against him somehow breaks the rules. And naturally his right wing friends have come to his aid.

And they don’t come wingnuttier than BarbWire’s Jeff Allen. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10 2014

Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

Where knowledge is free

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments

By narrow domestic walls

Where words come out from the depth of truth

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way

Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit

Where the mind is led forward by thee

Into ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Apr 09 2014

Nurses who Vaccinate – A Response about Homefirst and Mayer Eisenstein

Has anyone here heard of the apparent lack of autism in unvaccinated groups? Having a discussion on my wall now about several groups of unvacinnated kids (home-schooled children in the Chicago area and the Amish) where there are apparently ZERO cases of autism.

I’m trying to find more about this. There are several legitimate news sources who have reported the phenomenon.

This one’s from Nurses who Vaccinate

And that’s fine, what I am responding to is this part of the question

Thank you. That covers the Amish. 

Are you aware of the “Homefirst” kids in the Chicago area?

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Apr 09 2014

BenBaz Aziz – Reading A Book (Part 1)

Important!

Caution – Reading the following makes you a terrorist in Saudi Arabia. BenBaz Aziz is a blogger from the Middle East who was imprisoned in the country I was born in. Kuwait. We don’t share the same religious background but we do share the fact we don’t believe in any gods. BenBaz was punished for his lack of belief. BenBaz is still a target for such oppression and still wishes to be heard. So I encouraged him to write and give him a space to put up his work. In many parts of the Middle East this website is banned. But it is hard to keep a good man down. So everyone say Marhaba to BenBaz Aziz and pass it on if you like what you see.

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Apr 09 2014

Not the Ducks! – Sherri Tenpenny and the simple Lie

Well Miri’s off on facebook giving the Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) a piece of her mind.

Basically? DSW invited Jenny McCarthy to speak and that I am afraid is a big no no. But Avi (and by extension, Miri) you say, isn’t a person not entitled to make a living?  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08 2014

Really Arch-Bishop! We must talk about Common Sense

The Church of England are tired of being the quiet vicars in charge of a tame religion. They wish for the spotlight yet again and Justin Welby is trying to make the Church more pro-active among the lives of (us) Brits.

In particular is his recent and rather distasteful opposition to Gay Marriages. Because the fabric of British society hinged upon  not recognising the right of two dudes to “do it” and have the doing of “it” recognised by due authority.

But this? This is a new low.

He is suggesting that Christians are being massacred because of Gay Rights movements in the west and that pro-Equality groups should cease their drive for the GLBT lest poor Christians in Africa get massacred. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08 2014

Forbes – It’s a Free Country for Brendan Eich

If you hadn’t already heard? Brendan Eich stepped down as the CEO of Mozilla, developer of the Firefox Browser after suddenly realising that people who make up both the tech industry and it’s major consumers loathe to deal with a homophobe.

Shocking, I know. Bigots not being tolerated, but there are defenders. And they come from the usual place of libertarians and the supporters of such bigotry. Where what is more important are not the real world repercussions of bigotry but the ethos.

And Forbes’s Tony Bradley weighs in to defend Eich. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07 2014

Oh Mr. Pickles, learn which way the wind blows

Britain is a “Christian nation” and militant atheists should “get over it”, according to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

I have a confession to make.

I technically helped vote for Mr. Pickles and his party.

I voted Lib Dem, they sold out against labour and joined the POLAR OPPOSITE of themselves to form a government thrusting Mr. Pickles to Rt. Hon. Pickles.

And they made him communities secretary. A man  responsible for among other things, Equality and Community Cohesion.

And Mr. Pickles is quite correct.

The UK and Great Britain have traditionally been “Christian Nations”.

Whoops!

Oh sorry! That wasn’t really Christian but Christianity was part of the system of colonialism…

Or we can bring up the various excesses of Catholic, Anglican and Protestants in the UK towards each other. England may have been Christian but certainly didn’t treat each other in a very “Christian” manner.

And that is without the spectre of religious violence that defined places like Scotland and Belfast.

No, I am afraid Eric Pickles lives in a fantasy where our predecessors didn’t torture each other for wearing the wrong hat lest it offend the SAME god. Being proud of that is just idiotic. And I know Mr. Pickles has been working to create a society that is less diverse by giving Christianity a special place and allowing it into politics through the English Parish Council prayers. Read the rest of this entry »

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