Stay F---! | November 10
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Thu Nov 10 11:33:47 EST 2005
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ADVERTISING'S CHEMICAL IMBALANCE
Is depression really the result of a lack of serotonin, as drug ads
claim? Not according to scientists in the field. The recent PLoS
Medicine journal documents the misleading claims made in
advertisements for Prozac, Celeza, Zoloft and other SSRIs...
FIND OUT WHY NO ONE WILL LEND YOU MONEY
If you haven't yet heard about a new government law requiring the
three major credit reporting companies to provide a free credit
report to U.S. citizens once a year, well, now you have:
AnnualCreditReport.com allows you to get up to three free reports,
one each from Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion...
INTELLIGENT DESIGN FILM FROM THE 1950S
The Kansas Board of Education voted to include "intelligent design"
in the science curriculum in Kansas schools. But "intelligent design"
has been taught in schools across the country since the late 1940s -
courtesy of the Moody Institute of Science (division of the Moody
Bible Institute), which released evolution-denying science films to
MERCK EXECS GET A JURY OF PEERS
Whenever a verdict that makes no sense is handed down, one's instinct
is to think that the jurors were stupid. It usually isn't true; the
facts are often complicated and the reported version of the case is
frequently different from what the jury saw. Rarely are we given
concrete proof that the jury was a collection of unforgivable morons.
Enter the latest Vioxx jury...
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE IN LEATHER
A French company recently petitioned the EU intellectual property
court for a trademark on the smell of strawberries...
MARTHA STEWART LIVING, INDEED
Fresh out of prison, Martha Stewart has designed the ultimate
consumer product: an entire Martha Stewart subdivision...
SAVED PREMILLENIALIST CHRISTIANS SHOULDN'T DRIVE
I'm sure everyone here has been driving and seen the bumper sticker
that reads "In case of Rapture, car will be unmanned." While this
never fails to inspire some very action-movie style daydreams and
exciting video game premises, it also brings up a far more practical
issue: should saved Christians be allowed to drive?
THE NEW PURITANS
Move over metrosexuals, a new movement is afoot: "The New Puritans: A
generation of young, educated and opinionated people determined to
sidestep the consumerist perils of modern life. So if you own a 4x4,
spend all your time shopping, or are simply overweight - watch your
PhRMA'S LATEST FICTION
If I made stuff up like this, no one would believe me: The
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) recently
commissioned a novel that purported to scare people out of getting
their drugs from Canada.... but, wait, it gets better. The author
assigned to write the book, Julie Chrystyn, turned in a draft that
didn't suit the suits...
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