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The Profit Motive

From this twitter thread of highlights from the state’s filing (PDF) in Massachusetts v. Purdue Purdue launched OxyContin in 1996. It became one of the deadliest drugs of all time. The FDA scientist who evaluated OxyContin wrote in his original review: … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: Articles, etc.

Here are the most interesting things I read on the internet this year, in an annual version of “No Value Added”. As you know, reblog does not imply endorsement, etc. The News If you get on China’s ‘blacklist’, you can … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: Articles, etc.

Here are interesting things I read on the internet this year, in an annual version of No Value Added History “I thought I was smarter than almost everybody” Shaun Walker in the guardian tells the story of the broken life … Continue reading

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A Political Stance I Find Incredibly Frustrating

Here’s a quote from a woman interviewed by the guardian on the French election (emphasis, and frustration, mine): Another former Socialist, Karine Bartier, said she had voted for far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round. “Now I don’t want … Continue reading

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Trump Prediction Update

When zipppa wrote a post of Trump predictions, I laughed at the jokes. But last week, when McCain and Rubio indicated they would support Tillerson for State, thus totally killing Téa Leoni’s chances for that position, I really began to worry … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Articles etc.

Here are some interesting things I read on the internet in 2016, in this episode of “no value added” World Skopje, City on the Make Alexander Clapp in the Baffler writes about the Macedonian government’s bizarre penchant for recreating other places’ … Continue reading

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Victimisation and the victimisation narrative

Here are two articles which both seem to reflect the truth about the situation of muslims in France: 1. Ben Quinn in the Guardian with a straightforward report about the burkini bans and 2. Ben Judah in Standpoint with a long essay on … Continue reading

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