Month: June 2020

MORE PROOF THAT STUPIDITY CAN KILL YOU

"Around the world, people die every year from outbreaks that vaccines could have quashed, from polio in Pakistan to human papillomavirus infections in Japan," the Washington Post tells us today. Anti-vaccine paranoia, misinformation and sheer stupid obstinacy kills numerous people every year. Now it's the age of the coronavirus... According to epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci...

Dumbasses Try to Use COVID as a Brand

"I Heart COVID-19" clothing sounded like a good idea at the time. "...Dozens of profiteers and dreamers rolling the dice in trademark applications, from vaccine and test-kit names to "Warning: My Ride is Sicker than the Coronavirus" clothing. "...Robert Blocker, an anesthesiologist in Ogden, Utah, filed a trademark application for the jaunty term -- complete...

How Anti-Science Bias can KILL YOU

The persistent belief in conspiracy theories is literally an addiction. There is a whole sub-field of psychological studies on why people believe such things--fears, a sense of powerlessness, and also a neurological "kick" from the sense of personal elevation they feel. A friend told me of an acquaintance who's been into it for fifty years--and...

CONFUSED TOWNFOLK TERRORIZE INNOCENT FAMILY THANKS TO ONLINE IMBECILITY

"A family camping in the tiny town of Forks, Washington...was trapped at their campsite by felled trees after being harassed and followed by people who thought they were members of antifa...They were accosted by 'seven or eight carloads of people' in the grocery store parking lot. The people repeatedly asked if they were members of...