Recorded these on Sunday. As always, the rules are I record in one take and don’t listen to it until it’s posted on my facebook. Enjoy! And here’s a bonus: one I totally failed on. But, as the rules stipulate, I have to post it anyway: [Read more…]
Greetings WWJTD readers! Your friendly reproductive biology grad student here to fill you in on some science about abortion! The New York Times recently published this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/opinion/the-real-science-of-abortion-drugs.html?ref=opinion&_r=1 about all of the annoyances of state legislators getting in the way of doctors prescribing the abortion pill in the safest ways they know how to (so much [Read More…]
In an interesting development, ex-NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is now investing in esports — specifically CS:GO and League of Legends. He’ll be buying into the NRG brand. He joins other NBA players Rick Fox (owner of the team Echo Fox), Jeremy Lin, and Jonas Jerebko: While there is a number of differences separating basketball and [Read More…]
I absolutely love Obama in the last year of his presidency: The Obama administration has proposed a new rule that would prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood or any other family planning provider for political reasons. The new rule, which the Department of Health and Human Services proposed last week, says that states cannot withhold [Read More…]
538 – Biggest election predictors: less religious/more educated favor Clinton, more religious/less educated favor Trump.
I feel like I need to introduce a new feature column on the blog: Shit You Could’ve Guessed. In our hypothetical new column, our first post would be that the crew at 538 have determined that more education and less religion generally lands someone in the Clinton camp. The corollary tends to support Trump. If [Read More…]
I got the following message from John: My grandmother died last night. I have to go to a funeral, full of family who are believers. I will have to hear so many things like “God called her home” and “She’s with your Grandpa now”. I know they mean well, but I’d like to be able [Read More…]
The NY Times reports: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of Robert F. Kennedy, said in a Facebook post on Monday that the elder President George Bush told her that he planned to vote for Hillary Clinton. The former president, however, is not talking. Ms. Townsend, 65, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland who on [Read More…]
The Catholic Church has lost its most proficient soldier in the war against demons: Father Gabriele Amorth, the Catholic Church’s top exorcist who claimed to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, has died in a Rome hospital at the age of 91. 160,000? That’s quite a lot. Especially when you consider recent numbers. In [Read More…]
Well, here’s a big story: NO! God dammit, not that. Although that’s all I freaking see on Twitter. AS;LJAS;LDKFJAS;LDJFA;SLDKJF;ASDJKFUCKFUCKFUCK Anyway, this is the real story. The Washington Post has confirmed that Donald Trump has been using funds from his charity (read: other people’s money earmarked for charity) to settle lawsuits against his for-profit business: Donald [Read More…]
Religious group offers alternative to counseling for PTSD victims, but is actually a scam (protected by law).
A group call Operation Zhero provides counseling for victims, particularly veterans, of PTSD. That sounds great and all, but there’s a problem in how they go about it: First of all, PTSD is a complex condition often accompanied by depression, severe anxiety and substance abuse. Some patients are suicidal or psychotic. Secondly, as reported recently [Read More…]