Saturday, May 1, 2010

Think Progress » Cuccinelli channels John Ashcroft, censors Roman goddess’ clothing on the Virginia seal.

Think Progress » Cuccinelli channels John Ashcroft, censors Roman goddess’ clothing on the Virginia seal.: "The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus, or virtue, wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder, her left breast exposed. But on the new lapel pins Cuccinelli recently handed out to his staff, Virtus’ bosom is covered by an armored breastplate."

American Meat Is Even Grosser Than You Thought | | AlterNet

American Meat Is Even Grosser Than You Thought | | AlterNet: "In 2008, Mexican authorities rejected a shipment of U.S. beef because the meat exceeded Mexico's regulatory tolerance for copper. The rejected meat was returned to the United States, where it was sold and consumed, because the U.S. has no regulatory threshold for copper in meat."

American Meat Is Even Grosser Than You Thought | | AlterNet

American Meat Is Even Grosser Than You Thought | | AlterNet:
In 2008, Mexican authorities rejected a shipment of U.S. beef because the meat exceeded Mexico's regulatory tolerance for copper. The rejected meat was returned to the United States, where it was sold and consumed, because the U.S. has no regulatory threshold for copper in meat."

Friday, April 30, 2010

What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care | Wired Science | Wired.com

What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care | Wired Science | Wired.com: "Just a morning’s boat ride from the tip of Florida is a place where medical costs are low and doctors plentiful. It’s Cuba, and Stanford University physician Paul Drain says it’s time for the United States to pay attention to our neighbor’s shoestring success."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jay Gordon, MD: PBS Frontline on Autism Resorts to Pseudo-Documentary, Tabloid Journalism

Jay Gordon, MD: PBS Frontline on Autism Resorts to Pseudo-Documentary, Tabloid Journalism: "A war. Not a discussion or a disagreement over facts and opinions, but a war. This show was unintelligent, dangerous and completely lacking in the balance that you promised me -- and your viewers -- when you produced and advertised this piece of biased unscientific journalism. 'Tabloid journalism' I believe is the epithet often used. Even a good tabloid journalist could see through the screed you've presented"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bill Moyers, Giant of Television, Retires | | AlterNet

Bill Moyers, Giant of Television, Retires | | AlterNet: "Who but Bill Moyers could have devoted so much time to the work of Joseph Campbell and Robert Bly; done television's most hard-hitting reporting on the Iran/Contra scandal; investigated the media's failure in Iraq; defined the human impact of economic inequality; examined the ability of corporations to manipulate the 'public mind'; evaluated the real-world impact on local communities of corporate-driven 'free trade' agreements; devoted hours and hours of TV to a poetry festival, to the Book of Genesis, to the sources of addiction and to the relationship between the environment and religion, etc.? The variety of topics, moreover, is only half the story. Moyers's methods were unique. Where else but on a Bill Moyers program were Nobel laureates and laid-off steelworkers invited to speak at length to America, without interruption or condescension?"