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Posts by Hank Campbell

Organic Industry Activist Paul Thacker Gets A Restraining Order From A Teacher He Harassed

Paul Thacker, once an up-and-coming journalist whose early zealotry became so worrisome even his former mentor disavowed him, has made key connections in his career due to sharing the right politics and the right anti-science positions.  Which is to say left.read...

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Activists Who Spent 40 Years Blocking Water Projects Now Say They’re Unneeded Or They’d Have Been Built

In the midst of wildfires that occur with more severity because environmentalists block responsible logging and tree management in California, environmentalists who have blocked water infrastructure now say we don't need the infrastructure voters passed into law...or it would already have been built.read...

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We Don’t Need Facebook Authoritarianism: Casual People Spot Fake News As Well As Paid Fact Checkers

We Don’t Need Facebook Authoritarianism: Casual People Spot Fake News As Well As Paid Fact Checkers

It has become common for political activists to demand that social media engage in bans and content warnings, because the other side is too stupid to know false facts from the real kind. In reality, everyone who takes their politics too seriously is inclined to believe the worst when it comes to others, and calling for bans is more of a patronizing way to pretend they care about discourse when...

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Economist: Progressives Are Ruining Liberalism

A San Francisco social justice warrior has very little in common with a New York City cop. Yet they are both voting Democrat. They both wrap themselves in the flag of 'liberalism' but the social authoritarians who dominate the fringe arm of liberalism - progressives - are actually ruining it, argues The Economist.read...

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Extreme Pandemics Like COVID-19 Aren’t Rare, We Roll The Dice Each Year

COVID-19 is certainly worse than the SARS and MERS pandemics that occurred a few years prior, and the reasons why SARS-CoV-2 is worse than those others is open for debate, but one thing is not; pandemics, even extreme ones, are not as rare as many believe.The big difference between pandemics now and those of prior generations is the prevalence of real-time media and worldwide connections never...

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