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Anti-vaxxers are ableist. Full stop.

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you haven’t learned to identify ableism when you see it, looking at the behaviors and beliefs of anti-vaxxers and how those behaviors impact disabled people is a master class. First, let me be clear: I’m not talking about people who have valid reasons to hesitate before getting the COVID vaccine, or those who are […]

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Since yoga is so darn old, why not become a poser?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The mind-body connection was discovered many thousands of years ago in India, and yoga emerged as a physical-spiritual practice that purported to join body and brain together with the incorporeal Mind of all existence, variously known as The All, Brahman, and God. In the yogic view, the body is a vehicle and conductor of spiritual […]

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Rick Wiles: The Vaccine Contains an “Egg That Hatches into a Synthetic Parasite”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Right-wing pundit and professional anti-Semite Rick Wiles has spent much of the past year spreading COVID conspiracies that range from Bill Gates using the vaccine to impose the Mark of the Beast to claiming that Dr. Anthony Fauci should be tortured until he confesses that he helped create the virus. Now, with no evidence whatsoever […]

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Covid Statistics, and Damned Liars

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am tired of the people coming here insisting that the vaccines are killing us, and to support their position, take the published statistics apart, misinterpret them, cherry-pick them, and cite statements out of context from reports to support their position. The root cause of their problem is that they refuse to accept statements from […]

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Assessing the false claims of a COVID-19 denialist

Reading Time: 6 minutes Christian claims always have a pedigree, if our two current series, Journey Into Hell and 1st-Century Fridays, are anything to go by. I want to know the source of this particular mythology. So today, let’s check out this wingnut’s specific claims — and see, if we can, where she’s getting them and why she cherishes them so much.

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Why the church keeps getting Covid wrong

Reading Time: 5 minutes I live in the Deep South, and now that the Delta variant is here, I’m back to wearing a mask again wherever I go. School started back for us last week, and masks are mandatory because our district doesn’t have any wealthy white people bullying the school board into disregarding the pleas of every hospital […]