• Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Well, you know how it is, call a fraudulent therapy or some bizarre medical belief (e.g., contraceptives cause abortions) “part of muh religion” and everyone suddenly thinks it needs constitutional protection. See also Scientology.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    I should mention something else: I know some people who actually voted for Bush because Gore was known for censoring music, and Lieberman for censoring video games. (Another onanistic “unity ticket” in the style of Clinton/Kaine.)

    Keep in mind that before the NRA took this line, we’d experienced it in the 90s with the Clintons and their sycophants.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Regarding mob mentality, I have noticed that groups tend to allow for more suspension of disbelief. Once you’re in an echo chamber, your perception of reality suffers.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Another common treatment was mercury, which actually dates back to the 11th century. (So, yeah, no one blame us for syphilis. Actually, Galen describes a disease very similar to syphilis, so, yeah, LONG history before Columbus.) Again, highly toxic, not something I would recommend.

    Actually, medicine was very much tied to alchemy back then, so…[Read more]

    • You neglected to mention how the mercury was administered for syphilis. You fill a thin glass tube, and slid it up the urethra. Then you tap it with a hammer to shatter the glass. And this would only give temporary relief, so would have to be given periodically.

      In any case, the Tuskegee experiment (crime) took place after modern treatments…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Berlusconian? Though the centrists are now trying to convince me Five Star Movement’s a leftist party.

    At the same time, there’s more and more Clinton’s cult of personality striking back. Now opposing anything either Clinton did is becoming a dealbreaker, yes, including things like DOMA and the Iraq invasion.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Yep. For those of us not allergic, bee stings are a nuisance. But then again, we usually don’t get stung by hundreds of them in quick succession, and we certainly don’t do so repeatedly as a form of therapy.

    Sometimes I think celebrities’ weird beliefs are a game of Can You Top This.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Basically, yeah.

    Here’s the funny part: All these school massacres (though still statistically pretty rare), people are trying to figure out what causes kids to snap and no one looks at the elephant in the room: Every last one of these murderers had exposure to white supremacist or other far-right (e.g., MRA, pickup artist) subculture. (Just so…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    In other news, anyone in Tennessee want to help Gayle Jordan? She’s getting all kinds of hate for being an atheist while running for Congress.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Your ideas are intriguing to me, but I’m pretty sure if I subscribe to your newsletter, I’ll be put on some sort of list.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Chemtrails? Damn, I thought even the woomeisters didn’t take that seriously.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Not to get gross or anything, but I had a wet dream at 9.

    How is motherhood at 14 not just piling it on?

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Just one note for the Mother Jones article: SJW began as a way to describe somewhat naïve middle-to-upper-class white allies who were ultimately useless because they were busy turning activism into a competition (among other, ah, issues, e.g. thinking the world is America, showing contempt for IRL activists, tendency to…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    I didn’t even know what an otherkin was until I got a Tumblr account.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Transgenic humans. Also, clones.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Fun fact: TBHQ (tert-butylhydroquinone) is also an antioxidant. Unsurprisingly, because it’s not ‘natural’, alties aren’t so excited about it. Quite the opposite, really.

    • Ha! You could have some fun with that for sure!
      I guess lithium aluminium hydride is also a great antioxidant, but I don’t want to go anywhere near it without PPE.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Do we have a meme now? 😉

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    I can’t help but point out that James Abourezk and Darrell Issa are both Arab Christians. (And that Christians are one of the groups targeted by ISIS.)

    Then again, they probably don’t even realize not all Middle Eastern ethnic groups can be called Jews or Arabs.

    In other MENA news, fuck yeah!

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    4th person asking: Wouldn’t p for an n=1 study be around .5? In other words, a crapshoot?

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    I’ve read Pamela Geller. I know what she’s about, so I can’t say I’m surprised. Just the choice of Marvel is odd.

    And at least make sure to criticize people for real things. Like, last month, I posted in response to Ayatollah Khamenei’s tweet about Ferguson, reminding people that Press TV has David Duke on it. That’s a real thing. (Feel free to…[Read more]

    • Jon Brewer,

      I don’t have a hard time believing that about Press TV. Its a propaganda outfit for Iran they can be at least a as biased as Fox News. They’ve also displayed some incredible antisemitism at times, like putting an “analyst” on their show who claims that global warming is a Zionist conspiracy.

      http://www.donotlink.com/derk

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Okay, so according to that chart, am I white, black, Hispanic, or Muslim? I mean, I know, mitochondrial haplogroup X is related to Kurds, but still…

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