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  • Wasted Dollars in Failed Research

    August 3, 2016

    David Burress

    A majority of all public research dollars go to medical research. And a majority of medical research dollars are wasted on a set of failed ideas–namely, that detailed genome mapping would lead to an explosion of understanding and cures for diseases.   As it actually turned out, most diseases depend on complex interactions of large numbers of ...

  • Characteristics/Examples of Institutional Racism

    July 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Isolated racist assaults can occur in any country. Of course there some racists out there.   But what is thoroughly disheartening is when, in an otherwise liberal University town: 1. A large white cop assaults a small middle class black woman for saying “could you please hurry up.” 2. Another large white cop then supports the first cop and tells ...

  • Technicalities vs. Technicalities

    July 28, 2016

    David Burress

    Operation Rescue’s intellectual honesty at work: technicalities vs technicalities.   Some liars supported by Wichita’s OR had illegally slandered Planned Parenthood.  Yesterday they got off from criminal charges in Houston on a legal technicality. Naturally, OR says they were “vindicated.” (They still face criminal investigations in several other states, as well as a civil defamation law suit.) ...

  • Congress Not at All Responsive to Majority

    July 26, 2016

    David Burress

    Remind yourself from time to time:  as is made clear in a recent Princeton study, we do not have a democracy. ” Over 90% of Americans want background checks , but Congress has failed to act.”   “Over 90% favor laws on clean air and water, but Congress has proposed to weaken them. Almost 80% want to increase ...