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Palin’s Ethics – Computer Hacking

Sarah Palin: The Nuclear Option? • View topic – Sarah’s ethics – computer hacking The above forums are new, but I’m going to get on there and fill them with Truth. After the recent discovery that Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Yahoo! account had been hacked, all I could think was “what goes around comes around.” […]

3D Spam

Responsible Nanotechnology: 3D Spam? In the “just one more thing to worry about” category, the Committee for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) blog has an article about what might happen if spammers figure out how to control the 3D nanofactories we will all have on our desks someday. As if faxed travel ads aren’t bad enough.  Related […]

TFTD: Religious Extremists

The common dogma [of fundamentalists] is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years…. That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defense against […]

Updated: Homeland Stupidity

Homeland Stupidity Threat Advisory System Homeland stupidity threat: Note: The site moved. This one is too good to let get away.  Related Homeland Stupidity Homeland Stupidity Threat Advisory System – IO ERROR The threat… The Big Time Well, I finally made it to the big time. Well,… YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by

Thought for the Day: Anosognosia

Anosognosia for Hemiplegia: A Window into Self-Awareness …Anosognosia brings questions of the origin of self-awareness to the forefront. How can someone lose the ability to know when she is or is not moving? Is this some type of elaborate Freudian defense mechanism, or is this person entirely unaware of her illness? How is self-awareness represented […]

Children and Drugs

Girl’s death stirs debate over psychiatric meds: Parents of 4-year-old accused of intentionally overmedicating daughter What is particularly heinous about this crime is that the parents were using psych meds as punishment instead of teaching their 4-year-old how to behave. The end came when the little girl was physically ill and the parents drugged her […]

Is Your Baby Gay?

Surfing the ‘net again. The Christians have created a new fear – that a gay baby may have taken up residence in your uterus. Horrors! We liked it much better when Mia Farrow was infested with the Spawn of Satan in the movie “Rosemary’s Baby.” Is Your Baby Gay? Pretty soon, a DNA test could […]

Mental Health Care Failing At-Risk Troops

Mental Health Care Failing At-Risk Troops, Related Study Finds Battlefield Ethics Also Suffering – CBS News This story on CBS shows an ongoing problem in Iraq. Overworked, stressed-out soldiers start to fall apart due to long deployments and irrational (if any) strategy. I question labeling someone as mentally ill when it’s due to long-term stress. […]

Philip Morris USA Supports U.Va.

Philip Morris USA Supports Medical Research and Business Leadership with $25 Million Gift to U.Va. We are pleased to receive this gift from Philip Morris USA. The gift supports research that may ultimately prevent or cure addictions and serious diseases, such as lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema, said U.Va. President John T. Casteen III. […]

Pathologizing Poverty

The 2002 report of the US Surgeon General says that 1 in 5 adults will be diagnosed as mentally ill. I believe that statistic reflects the unfortunate fact that minor differences in temperament, coping style, cultural affiliation, and even socioeconomic status are being pathologized by out-of-control sickness-manufacturing industry. Does the Surgeon General consider a depressed […]

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