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Cake day: June 15th, 2023


  • You’re stretching even further now. Most medical care is based on a patient telling a doctor what is bothering them. There’s allergies, soft tissue injuries, psychological needs, sleep disorders, digestive problems, eating disorders,learning disabilities, etc. etc. etc.

    Teens shouldn’t be allowed treatment for any of those? Or will you keep drawing more and more granular distinctions to fit your conclusion?

    Let’s just take an example that fits your definition: bariatric surgery is 1) surgical 2) not determined by imaging 3) undergone only in consultation with the patient 4) undergone only alongside psychological and lifestyle support 5) related to future health outcomes 6) related to the patient’s body image 7) sometimes appropriate in teens/adolescents 8) requires lifelong lifestyle changes 9) not related to an accute injury or illness 10) it is not an urgent lifesaving procedure

    It is in every way exactly like gender affirming care except not being related to gender.

    So surely you would argue that bariatric surgery should be banned for teens, based on your position. Their brains are still developing so they cannot possibly make such a decision that will impact the rest of their lives. If they still feel like they need it when they are adults, then they can do it then.


  • Anadolu Agency – Bias and Credibility

    Overall, we rate Anadolu Agency Right Biased editorially and Mixed factually due to poor sourcing. Further, this is an agency controlled by the right-wing ruling party and has a very strong pro-government state bias.

    Detailed Report

    Bias Rating: RIGHT Factual Reporting: MIXED Country: Turkey MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: LIMITED FREEDOM Media Type: News Agency Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

  • We don’t think about it a lot, but part of the cost of buying groceries is also the cost of garbage service. Everybody has to pay for the disposal of their own waste. For most households, it is a minimal cost, and it may even be so minimal that it’s rolled into another expense that you don’t even see (included with rent, municipal taxes, etc.).

    For manufacturing, however, it’s a totally different story. Industry produces huge amounts of waste, and often they don’t pay to dispose of it properly. The word “giveaway” is exactly right. We are, paying for their cleanup expenses.