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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

From the Desk of Captain Vera Obvious, Esq. 

The ACLU has released a report saying that the US government's response to 9/11 is hurting science. My issues with this thesis are mostly that it's placing the blame in the wrong place: that is, with the symptom and not the cause.

The dubya hegemoadministration is fabulously bad for science, as we all know, because they are ideologues. 9/11 is the tool they've used to distract the public from this fact, and to push their totally unscientific policies through on all of us.

But we knew that already.

We also know that pharmaceutical marketing to the public has a staggering effect on the healthcare system (almost all of it negative, unless you're a pharmaceutical company). The AMA has finally noticed that this might be the case, and is beginning a study to make sure.

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