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When medical care didn't contribute as much to improved health outcomes

An interesting piece on the efficacy of medicine and medical procedures (TLDR: they aren’t always effective but doctors and patients feel compelled to try something) ends with this suggestion about the power medicine has over the public: 469 more words

Sociology

Why does The Gleaner not publish online comments?

I can understand why a print edition limits the publication of comments from readers, eg letters to the Editor: there are real space constraints. I do not understand, however, why an online edition would limit the publication of comments, other than those that are clearly offensive or abusive: digital space is very elastic and almost limitless. 709 more words

Jamaica

Australian Politics - How Much Do Journalists Hate Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott?

By Andrew Bolt ~

How much do journalists of the Left – especially in the Canberra Press Gallery, hate former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott? 724 more words

Public Opinion

Climate Change ‘Lunacy’ Called A Gift To Conservatives

By Kevin Mooney ~

For conservatives, the “lunacy,” “wrongness,” and “criminality” of climate change theories is the gift that keeps on giving, the executive editor of the London branch of Breitbart News Service said Thursday during a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference. 491 more words

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"Know Others"

The Master said, “Do not be concerned about whether or not others know you; be concerned about whether or not you know others.”

A lot of wisdom packed into this piece of common sense, and these components can really make an impact on our lives. 1,104 more words

Modern Day Confucius

Supporters Unfazed By Big League Ego

By Tom McLaughlin ~

Trump has a huge ego. But let’s think back and try to come up with a name of someone who has ever run for president during our lifetimes who didn’t. 850 more words

Public Opinion

Washington State College Informs Students ‘American Grammar Is Racist’

By Melissa Mullins ~

Well, this is certainly something to put in the “are you kidding me” category.

The director, tutors, and staff of the University of Washington-Tacoma’s Writing Center have posted what they call an “anti-racist” poster, insisting that American grammar is in fact “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical correctness. 395 more words

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