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Bill Maher Removes All Doubt

Bill Maher, not satisfied with his title of dumbass, went for fucking idiot. It was no contest, he secured the title while not exercising even a single brain cell, a practice he is making his trademark. He sounds like Jenny McCarthy, and Jim Carrey and the rest of the woomeisters. The quality of his arguments is pathetic. He had allergies as a child and wonders if it was the vaccinations he received. He has no proof he just wonders. The fact that hospitals serve jello in Bill's world is an argument in favor of healthy people don't die. Chris Matthews did a pretty good job with a medical experts all over the world are crazy, but not you. But Bill cinched the argument against vaccines with, lots of people feel the same way as him. That's right Bill, you're not the only fucking idiot on the planet just one with a platform where you can do real harm. The article you referred to as evidence that the debate had been revived was interesting. The gist of it was they're are a bunch of nuts debating an issue that is just as settled as evolution. Bill you're doing real harm. I'm sure you didn't read this far, but this describes you perfectly. You're disgraceful.

The increased interest is frustrating to health officials, who are struggling to persuade an already wary public to line up for shots and prevent the spread of the pandemic. . . “I wonder if the people disseminating this false information about this vaccine realize that what they are doing could result in some people losing their lives,” said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the director of the Department of Public Health for Los Angeles County. The comments of vaccine dissenters, which he said “politically come from the left and the right,” were frequently “not just counterproductive,” he said, “but downright disgraceful.”
Maybe I'm being unfair to Bill, here is more thoughtful balanced take on Bill, and Michael Shermer has written Bill an Open Letter.

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Homeopathic A & E

The clip is from the BBC TV show "That Mitchell and Webb Look" Let me extend a heartfelt thank you to pedatsareus who provided the video. He writes, "Just in case there is a situation of "Two countries divided by a common language" A & E is 'Accident and Emergency', the 'correct' way of referring to ER."

The FDA and HuffPo Alternative Quackery

FDA Alert
The FDA is alerting the public to be wary of Internet sites and other promotions for products that claim to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure the 2009 H1N1 flu virus. The agency also is advising offending websites to take prompt action to correct and/or remove promotions of these fraudulent products or face enforcement action.

And quack central, aka Huffinton Post, is responding with this:

Author's note: This swine flu story on alternative and complementary medicine is not meant to replace anything you hear from you doctor, the WHO or the CDC, but is meant to show you some natural ways to enhance your overall wellness in addition to any medication you may need either to prevent or treat the flu.

PalMD reports: Shit wrapped in gold foil smells just the same as shit in a brown bag tied with twine.

Respectful Insolence has also weighed in on the subject.

If you see a disclaimer like the one above at your doctor's office turn and run. Can you imagine? Doctors note: The advice I dispense is not meant to replace that of your Homeopath, or other "alternative medicine" practitioner. I want your money but no responsibility for any bad advice I give you.

Storm by Tim Minchin

Oh my, this is delightful. Alternative medicine and pseudoscience take a well deserved 'beating.'