Advice & Dissent: 2009

Veneration of nature can have painful consequences, as Maryland resident Sam Pettengilll found out the hard way. The tiny copperhead slithered into: Pettengill's studio apartment at Kunzang Palyul Choling, a Buddhist temple near Poolesville, Maryland where all creatures great and…Read More
"The latest bioterrorism attack by the New World Order is likely a beta test," according to the conspiracy website "New World Liberty." It continues, "Yes, it is a bioterrorism attack. It was a hybrid strain created from human, swine, and bird flu from North America, Europe, and…Read More
For five years now, the WHO has been crying that a flu pandemic is a "when, not an if." Now it can boast it was right. Problem is, the mildest pandemics of the 20th century killed at least a million people worldwide, while old-fashioned seasonal flu strikes every nation yearly…Read More
The Washington Post has named winners in its swine flu naming contest that seem to suggest a certain skepticism about the WHO labeling it a pandemic - a well-founded skepticism, as I've written. Among the winners: "CNN Flu" "Fox News Flu" "NewFlu" because it will "disappear…Read More
With its updated estimate of how many Americans have actually contracted swine flu versus those actually identified, the CDC has given us a death rate of 0.012%. That compares to the seasonal flu death rate normally put at 0.1%. Specifically, the agency estimated one million…Read More
Mary Lou Forbes, an institution, an editor, and a friend, is gone. She died of cancer at age 83 and worked until the end. I was her colleague when I worked at the Washington Times in 1987, where I also had the privilege of working with the late, great Tony Snow, who died of…Read More
The CDC is sayingU.S. demand for swine flu vaccine could reach 600 million doses. "That's in case two doses are required for children and adults under 50, CDC representatives said," according to CNN. Really? If people over 50 didn't need two doses, then that would be more…Read More
"President Barack Obama will lift the eight-year ban on embryonic stem cell research on Monday, the White House has announced." So wrote Amanda Gardner for a Healthday item that ran in U.S. News & World Report under the headline "Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday." Meanwhile…Read More
The Obama administration has opened the floodgates on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, which advocates insist have the potential to cure virtually every malady from Parkinsonism to piles. Maybe. But paraplegics shouldn't post their wheelchairs on EBay just yet…Read More
Since you are so kinowledgeable about stems and their ineffectivness maybe you should call these company and have them unload the needles as they are loaded and ready for the first injections by many. A cell is a cell but are usually taken from the own patient or a cadavier…Read More