By Joe Fitzgerald | [email protected] | Boston Herald June 28, 2019 at 7:41 pm As the Democratic presidential debates dragged on over the past couple of nights, it was hard not to let your mind wander, if only for a break from the drivel being spouted on the platform. Spontaneous moments, however, were riveting. As Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan was getting cranked up in a fiery reference to what the Taliban did to America on 9/11, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard jumped in to sharply correct him, noting, “The Taliban didn’t attack us on 9/11; al-Qaeda did!” Poor Ryan looked dumbfounded, like The Honeymooners’ Ralph Kramden babbling “Homina, homina, homina” when caught in an awkward moment. Then on Wednesday there was Bill de Blasio, mayor of the Big Apple, trolling for approval from the brie-and-cracker crowd, noting, “I’m different from all of the other candidates in this race in that I’m raising a black son in America.” … [Read more...] about Democrats, if this is the best you’ve got, you’ve got trouble
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Hello, letter writer Bill Spitalnick (Feedback, Feb. 24): You are hilarious. A superstitious gambler is a loser against the house every time. You needed a 777, not 77, to win a jackpot, and I wager you will not get there anytime, soon or otherwise. No wonder it was “an ample reason to be sick.” … [Read more...] about ‘If this is the new L.A. Times, I’m all in’
Last week, I wrote about Rigvir, a highly dubious cancer therapy developed in Latvia. Rigvir is an oncolytic virus, and its proponents claim that it targets only cancer cells for destruction, leaving normal tissue alone. Its history and how it came to be approved in Latvia in 2004 and added to the Latvian Health Ministry's list of reimbursable medications in 2011 remain rather mysterious, but how it is being marketed does not. For example, Rigvir has become a new favorite treatment at a number of quack clinics, such as the Hope4Cancer Institute in Mexico, where Rigvir is offered along with coffee enemas and a wide variety of quackery. Moreover, as I described last week, there is a striking paucity of evidence supporting the efficacy of Rigvir against any cancer, even melanoma, the cancer for which Rigvir is approved in Latvia and for which there appears to be almost no published evidence at all. Certainly there is nothing resembling well-designed randomized clinical trials supporting … [Read more...] about If Rigvir is effective “virotherapy” for cancer, why are quack clinics selling it and quackery promoters like Ty Bollinger promoting it?
Video Onel Hernandez and Teemu Pukki were on the mark in Norwich City's 2-2 Championship draw against Sheffield United Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Paul Chesterton Norwich City might be a long way from the finished article. But this is their time. You saw again in a no-holds-barred Championship encounter against Sheffield United with youthful exuberance comes a dash of naivety.But if the trade off for the goals and entertainment this City collective are conjuring is the odd defensive lapse from young men at the start of their journeys then it feels a price worth paying.Emi Buendia’s desire to back up Max Aarons was commendable but such rashness was capitalised on by first, Enda Stevens, and then Billy Sharp. Once Tim Krul’s distraction tactics had failed to have the desired effect prior to that crucial first half penalty following a superb opening period from the hosts.Teemu Pukki notches his 17th league goal of the season for Norwich City in a 2-2 … [Read more...] about Paddy Davitt verdict: This is your time, Canaries. It might never come again
By Julia Prodis Sulek | [email protected] and Matthias Gafni | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: December 29, 2018 at 6:17 am PARADISE — A week after the Camp Fire, Tamra Fisher posted a message on Facebook: “You may all unfriend me and I wouldn’t blame you,” she wrote, a bit embarrassed by the video she was about to share. “I am that person in an emergency.” The one who screams, who cries, who curses. Like so many others who feared they would burn alive that November day when smoke blocked the sun and morning looked like night, she hit the record button on her phone as she fled. The recording runs — for a full 25 minutes — with the phone in her hand or stuffed in the car’s cup holder. In the video, you see the tunnels of flames, the embers snapping sideways along the road, glowing as red as the line of brake lights stopped in front of her. “Move! … [Read more...] about This is what death looks like: The haunting videos of the Camp Fire