BMI Report Cards: The ‘F’ Is For ‘Futility’
(February 28th, 2006)
While some revelers are out celebrating Mardi Gras, a few Maryland legislators are conspiring to make it a Non-Fat Tuesday. The General Assembly in Annapolis is considering legislation that would require public schools to measure their students and send home Body Mass Index (BMI) information on their report...
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Scaremongering: Don’t Take The Bait
(February 27th, 2006)
While we get plenty of mail from fans of Consumer Freedom, not everything deposited in our mailbag smells so sweet. Reader Blake dropped us a line on earlier this month, and his tone wasn't what you'd call supportive:
Pregnant women or women and young girls who ever...
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Warning: Food Scares May Be Hazardous To Your Health
(February 24th, 2006)
"Last week's reports that low-fat diets may not reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer have left Americans more confused than ever about what to eat," begins a Tuesday New York Times op-ed by writer Harriet Brown. "I'd like to make a radical suggestion: instead of...
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(February 23rd, 2006)
Yesterday in Tucson, federal agents arrested animal-rights militant Rodney Coronado on charges that during an August 2003 "revolution summer" event in San Diego, he taught a room full of activists how to make incendiary devices out of common household materials. Coronado offered a similar...
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Wacky Animal-Rights Tricks, Investor’s Edition
(February 22nd, 2006)
While they put most of their stock in shameless media stunts and protestors clad only in self-righteousness, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals keeps a little in the market, too. The $29 million animal-rights "charity" holds stock in at least 40 different companies for...
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More Good News From The Fish Wars
(February 21st, 2006)
The science world is buzzing with the latest news from the Seychelles, a group of over 100 islands in the Indian Ocean whose inhabitants eat fish. Lots of fish. In fact, per capita they eat nearly ten times as much fish as Americans, and -- naturally...
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Food Cop Lawsuits: ‘Illusions That Waste Good Intentions’
(February 20th, 2006)
The timer on the food cops' latest legal bomb is about to reach zero. For everyone's sake, let's hope it's a dud. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) gave notice last month of its intention to sue to "protect" the children of Massachusetts...
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558 Out Of 559 Cardiologists Agree: Tiny Surveys Are Useless
(February 17th, 2006)
The animal-rights activists dressed as mainstream nutritionists who run the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have made the announcement that -- oddly enough -- the mainstream medical community doesn't advocate PCRM's radical vegan agenda. That's probably because the "Physicians" Committee doesn't have much of...
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PETA: Elephants Better Off Dead Than Fed
(February 16th, 2006)
The animal-killing wingnuts at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have committed themselves to replacing the real circus (the kind with elephants and clowns) with a media circus (the kind with gray-skinned and humorless vegans). The Chicago City Council is holding a public hearing...
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Rock Icon Endorses PETA, Violence
(February 15th, 2006)
Stop us if you think you've heard this one before, but another friend of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has gone on the record advocating violence in the name of animal rights. One-time rock star Morrissey accepted an award at PETA's recent 25th Anniversary Gala...
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