priggish finger wagging without moral, intellectual or creative substance. as you well know.
Nation of 5% and NOI openly teach the theory that white people are the rebelled slaves from a rogue islamic scientist, originally bred from albine apes in the Caucus Mountains.The little sympathy I had for him soon evaporated when the evidence of police corruption turned out to be "all the symbols they have on their helmets, they're illuminati, yeah?"
This is true and has killed millions and is probably killing you, right now. As for inflammatory industrial PUFA seed oils, there's your cancer pandemic.The idea that all and any fat is bad for you and should be avoided was promoted by corn syrup producers in the USA with the result that manufacturers of processed foods switched from fats to monosaccharides as the main vehicle for flavour, resulting in the American (and eventually worldwide) obesity epidemic.
Sure, it's just bad luck! Nothing at all to do with what they're selling you.Dunno about a cancer pandemic - isn't that more to do with people living longer and not dying of other things so they die of cancer instead? Seem to recall a really big metastudy suggested that 60% of all cancers are just due to genetic bad luck, rather than lifestyle, diet or environment.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/most-cancer-cases-arise-from-bad-luck/It was the study that launched hundreds of scientific rebuttals, insinuations that the authors had been paid off by the chemical industry, and charges that it was a “massive” stunt “hidden behind fancy numbers of doubtful quality.”
The claim that sparked this controversy? That “bad luck,” more than environmental factors or inherited genes, affects whether someone develops cancer, implying that preventive efforts from smoking cessation to environmental cleanups were largely pointless.
Now the authors of that 2015 paper are back. In a study published on Thursday in Science, they double down on their original finding but also labor mightily to correct widespread misinterpretations of it. This time, using health records from 69 countries, they conclude that 66 percent of cancer-causing genetic mutations arise from the “bad luck” of a healthy, dividing cell making a random mistake when it copies its DNA.
Separate research has shown that roughly 42 percent of cancers are preventable by, for instance, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and not being exposed to cancer-causing pollutants.
Cancer isn't just a disease of genes. It seems to be as much about metabolism, look up Warburg. Targeted genetic therapies have failed abysmally. But they do have the benefit of being hugely expensive and keep lots of scientists employed and research departments funded.I never said "just" bad luck, but from what I've read about it, genetic predisposition is the most important factor. I'll post some links later.
Edit: seems I've got it wrong, it actually is mostly about previously healthy DNA spontaneously developing mutations when cells divide.
https://www.theguardian.com/comment...james-mcgill-buchanan-totalitarian-capitalismThe papers Nancy MacLean discovered show that Buchanan saw stealth as crucial. He told his collaborators that “conspiratorial secrecy is at all times essential”. Instead of revealing their ultimate destination, they would proceed by incremental steps. For example, in seeking to destroy the social security system, they would claim to be saving it, arguing that it would fail without a series of radical “reforms”. (The same argument is used by those attacking the NHS). Gradually they would build a “counter-intelligentsia”, allied to a “vast network of political power” that would become the new establishment.
Through the network of thinktanks that Koch and other billionaires have sponsored, through their transformation of the Republican party, and the hundreds of millions they have poured into state congressional and judicial races, through the mass colonisation of Trump’s administration by members of this network and lethally effective campaigns against everything from public health to action on climate change, it would be fair to say that Buchanan’s vision is maturing in the US.