Tag: Brandon Turbeville

Vaccine Rant: Yet Another Reason Why John Oliver is a Total Douchebag

Op-ed by Brandon Turbeville John Oliver first made his big splash on the Daily Show when he was a welcome diversion between John Stewart’s wonky facial expressions and jeery comedy routines. He since graduated to have his own show Last Week Tonight on HBO. Oliver can at times be incredibly funny – we’ll give him that. Even…

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We’re Not Joking: Sen Schumer Wants the FDA to Crack Down on Raw Cacao

By Brandon Turbeville Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appears to be a man with way too much time on his hands. Either that, or he has grown temporarily bored with promoting the disproven conspiracy theories of Russian hacking. Something is obviously amiss. What other explanation can there be for the Senator’s recent ridiculous campaign to force the…

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One in Two Chance of Cancer in Canada as GMO Products Flood Food Supply

By Brandon Turbeville It’s been a familiar retort for the last decade, that correlation does not equal causation. That may be true but it is also true that correlation is irrelevant or that it has no bearing to causation. Most reasonable people could agree that when it comes to health and human life, potential dangers should…

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U.S. Threatens World Seed Security in Its War on Syria

By Brandon Turbeville ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) is one of 15 important international agricultural research centers. It is also the host of a seed bank which contains 150,000 samples in its temperature-controlled seed vaults. Based in the Syrian town of Tal Hadya, the organization was focused not only on saving…

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Congress Goes After Kratom, Attempts to Expand Drug War

By Brandon Turbeville With the 4th of July holiday having just passed, there’s nothing to remind Americans of their freedom more than the staggering speed at which their government has taken and continues to take it away. After having come under attack by one of the most useless organizations in the federal government – the DEA…

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UFC Veteran Speaks Out Against Vaccines After Tragic Death of Son

By Brandon Turbeville “This is unacceptable, I will fight for my son, this happened to the wrong family.” – Nick Catone Former UFC fighter, Nick Catone, is making waves on social media. But while many fighters are drawing attention to themselves for attacking their opponents, Catone is gathering attention for another reason: his vocal criticism of…

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When Government Forces Parents’ Hands on Vaccines: A Response to Paul Offit

By Brandon Turbeville If anyone wanted any more proof that vaccine fanatics were becoming even more radicalized and authoritarian they need look no further than Paul Offit’s June 18th article for the Daily Beast entitled “When Parents Force the Government’s Hand on Vaccines.” Offit’s article does not read so much as an opinion piece as it…

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New Study Shows How Ketamine Works Against Depression, Stupidity of Drug War

By Brandon Turbeville Apparently there is a new trend in science: proving what hippies, ravers and EDM fans have been telling people for years. One approach has simply been to shout down the drug-addled kids and ignore everything they have to say as they are shoved into a cage with actual criminals. Another approach is simply…

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Magic Mushrooms Cure Depression, Only Scientists Are Surprised

By Brandon Turbeville After decades of a drug war, authoritarianism and hundreds of billions of dollars, scientists are finally starting to discover what 20-year-old hippie kids bouncing from festival to festival could have told them all along: magic mushrooms help with depression. A study that was published in the Lancet details an experiment that involved 12…

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