Politics and its Discontents: It’s Why I Subscribe

To borrow a line from one of my favourite Shakespearean plays, Macbeth, “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.” It is fair because the newspaper I subscribe to and heartily endorse, The Toronto Star, has achieved a victory whose significance cannot be overestimated. Thanks to its investigative series into Health Canada’s scandalous ...

Cowichan Conversations: Hurrah! The Appeal Court Has Ruled That Marijuana Is Still Illegal!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Oh my goodness, what a relief it was to read the following report in the morning Vancouver Province. Reporter Colin Perkel brings us the joyous news that this mystery drug is still illegal and that many doctors still question the science of it all. Well dear doctors in spite of its use ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism Stem Cell Treatment Research: Who is the Real Quack? Gorski (ORAC) or the FDA?

Real Quackery: Duck Flapping and Splashing   Photos by HLDoherty  In any commentary in which I dare question the self appointed protector of all things scientific, the ORACle known as Dr. David H. Gorski,  I have to begin with the statement that I recognize the public health importance of vaccines and that both of my ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: FDA Approved Stem Cell Autism Treatment Preliminary Study

I was surprised to see that a preliminary study of stem cell treatment of autism disorders is proceeding with FDA approval in the United States.  Stem Cells as possible treatments for autism have been mentioned for some time but have subjected to disparaging commentary for several reasons including the usual anti cure attacks from Neurodiversity ...

DeSmogBlog: The State Of The Gulf Two Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

bp-logo-oil.jpg Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 rig workers and subsequently caused an oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico that leaked hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the water. The mainstream press will provide coverage over the next few days, reminding the ...