“the most politically intolerant Americans, according to the analysis, tend to be whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves.”
“We are effectively stripping citizens who haven’t broken any law whatsoever of their basic constitutional rights — the right to work, to study, to move freely. That should give anyone reason to pause and reflect.”
“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government… We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is a clear government overreach.”
Jon Stewart Continues Apparent Campaign to Awaken the Mainstream to the Threat of Corporate Autocracy in Interview w/CNN’s Jake Tapper [video]
“I don’t know that autocracy is purely the domain of Donald Trump. I think that we all have a tendency to grant amnesty to people doing things that we would prefer, even if that means it’s slightly undemocratic” Jon Stewart… Read More »Jon Stewart Continues Apparent Campaign to Awaken the Mainstream to the Threat of Corporate Autocracy in Interview w/CNN’s Jake Tapper [video]
CNN’s ‘Dubai Now’ section has been publishing, as straight news, scores of cartoonish puff pieces for the UAE, an absolute dictatorship that imprisons journalists and activists.
“we’ve been introduced to a new kind of news story, which assumes adults can’t handle multiple ideas at once, and has reporters frantically wrapping facts deemed dangerous, unorthodox, or even just insufficiently obvious in layers of disclaimers. The fear of uncontrolled audience brain-drift is now… Read More »Taibbi unpacks some strange new media mores
“[I]n assessing an individual’s risk of dying from COVID, age appears still as important — and maybe even more important — than vaccination status.”
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is at loggerheads with companies like Netflix, Disney and Amazon over streaming pay and long work days.
“…originally investigated as a possible treatment for Venezuelan equine encephalitis…” Horse pills, anyone?
The digital data mining scam is infesting schools, grocery stores, and everything else. In some cases, it can be useful or at least kind of neat. In most cases, it is not. The cashier at the grocery store does not need your address to ring… Read More »How I stopped disclosing my private information to anyone who asked for it, and why you should too
Your decision to choose what goes into your body is sacrosanct, and I support your right choose and to informed consent. My only recommendation for what you do with your body (other than eat well and exercise) is to talk to your physician before making… Read More »CNN’s Leana Wen recommends Covid booster shots & why I don’t take advice from TV doctors
Federal court refuses to hold hearing for coalition of NY worker unions regarding vaccine mandates – ABC
“The federal appeals court not only ruled in favor of the city, but the panel of three judges also didn’t even bother to hold a court hearing.”
Did Sweden’s consent-based COVID-19 response work? Retired Professor Emeritus of Public Health explains why he thinks it did
Considering Sweden has now joined Denmark and Norway in lifting virtually all COVID-19 restrictions, this analysis is prescient.
“I want to believe we have evolved as a culture since Galileo was a proclaimed a heretic but it doesn’t appear so.”