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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 27 2011

A scientist would not threaten critics and try to silence them

Andy Lewis of Quackometer wrote about his concerns about the Burzynski clinic, where Dr Burzynski charges people hundreds of thousands of dollars for an unproven urine-based cancer therapy. Within 24 hours he was in receipt of a threatening message from said clinic. You have a right to freedom of speech, and you have a right …

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Nov 27 2011

Sigh ents 4 gur ulls

Oh look, science for girls – how kind of the boys to make some science for girls so that the stupid weak fluffy pink little things won’t feel left out. You’ve come a long way baby!

Nov 27 2011

Jesus and Mo chat about modesty

And the relativity of distance.

Nov 27 2011

Tacit consent

Nick Cohen ponders the absence of news coverage of the murder of Rafiq Tagi. Emin Milli, a liberal Azerbaijani writer, told me that Tagi appeared to be recovering from his injuries in a state hospital and then took a turn for the worse. He wondered how that could be. He was as suspicious about the …

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Nov 27 2011

Welcome to Kalispell

I guess Kalispell, Montana is off the list of places I want to live in. (Was it on the list in the first place? No, but now it’s on the Do Not Add list.) It seems it’s being colonized by white supremacists and anti-government right-wing lunatics. The Pioneer Little Europe movement has brought dozens of white …

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Nov 26 2011

Take a deep breath before reading

I don’t know how some people live with themselves. People who claim to be able to cure HIV through God, for example, and thus tell patients to stop taking their medication. At least six people have died in Britain after being told that they had been healed of HIV, and could stop taking their medication. …

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Nov 26 2011

Mona Eltahawy on her beating and arrest 2

“What happened to me is the tip of the iceberg.”

Nov 26 2011

Mona Eltahawy on her arrest in Tahrir Square

They beat her, they sexually assaulted her, they called her a whore - whore whore whore, over and over.

Nov 26 2011

Jehane Noujaim on her arrest in Tahrir Square

“All it takes is one military guy, one police person, who decides he’s going to mess with you…”

Nov 26 2011

To make the world a better place

The New Humanist has a fascinating piece by Paul Sims about Robert Lambert, the retired Special Branch officer who was head of the Muslim Contact Unit. I’ve had some critical things to say about Lambert and his colleague Jonathan Githens-Mazer in the past – in June 2010 and April 2009. They talked evasive deceptive nonsense …

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