We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hanson at Overcoming Bias posts the graph below from the British Medical Journal. It says they looked at 2500 treatments, so I suspect this isn't just medicines. I'd like to see the list to determine whether it only included standard treatments like antibiotics for pneumonia or stents for coronary artery blockages, or whether it includes things like homeopathy and massage therapy.
I don't know what to make of the Terra Incognita of the 46% of "unknown effectiveness." I want to see the details.
After months of seeing an American flag used as a limp logo hung up behind streams of boilerplate-tolling government tranzis, does she, the flag that is, Old Glory, look a wee bit different snapping in the breeze in this picture?
If so, would that be proof that the tranzis are --in breaking our 'felt' associations --trying to 'disassociate' & demoralize us?