American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

The Long Goodbye

Query: Must we continue to spend a major part of all Medicare spending on ineffective medical treatment during the last year of life? Or, asked another way: Are we doing Grandpa and Grandma a favor by keeping them marginally alive with no quality of life?
We’ve all heard the scenario; 85 year old Grandpa Ike has [...]

Drug Companies bring death to the American People every day in pursuit of profits, FDA winks and waits!!

Controversial Diabetes Drug Harms Heart, U.S. Concludes by GARDINER HARRIS in the New York Times tells us that government reports concluded that hundreds of people taking Avandia suffered heart attacks and heart failure, but some said the drug should remain available.
I commented on this article as follows:
Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, [...]

Keeping abreast of science and health

Well, today we have the ultimate evidence of the stupidity of political correctness. For years doctors have been pushing breast feeding as the ultimate panacea for child rearing. Now it turns out that, depending on the condition of the mothers, a child who is fed only with breast milk is quite likely to [...]

Renaldo Clarke Scales NYTimes Building to Fight Malaria

Two people climbed the NYTimes building today. The initial reports seem to focus on the first ascender, a green activist with some stupid message about global warming, as if global warming needs any more media attention. However, soon after the first ascent, Renaldo Clarke began an ascent with a decidedly different message about a cause [...]

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