Monthly archives: May, 2019

UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’ Spend any time in online forums and you will likely encounter some idiot account spewing idiocies and half truths, impervious to reason. You have to assume they’re trolls, or indoctrinated by troll rhetoric.

Religious freedom doesn’t offer immunity for bigotry

Religious freedom doesn’t offer immunity for bigotry Contrary to what Barnaby Joyce and his supporters claim, Israel Folau did not lose his job because of his religious beliefs. He lost his job for using these beliefs to express extreme ideas which were contrary to the terms of his contract, and abhorrent to the vast majority …

New research suggests sugar taxes and labeling are effective

New research suggests sugar taxes and labeling are effective Taxes are the only thing that works. Education campaigns (a few posters, a banner or two on some websites and maybe a tv ad in an odd time spot) have limited success – but are strongly advocated by government committees that are loaded with industry wonks …