Corona Spin – Is China actually hostile?

We all know what spin means, right? It’s bias. And bias can mean completely ignoring something that doesn’t ‘look good.’ Both of these pieces about Corona and pharmaceutical shortages were published yesterday. On the one hand, Tucker Carlson sharpens his claws, pointing to “authoritarian” and “racist” China, a place which he also says “hates” the… Read More Corona Spin – Is China actually hostile?

Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi | + Opinion

PARIS: Say no to a handshake, refuse every peck on the cheek and definitely avoid hugging. Instead, try a direct gaze, or maybe a hand gesture. Source: Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi Opinion: I’m usually not one to follow the crowd. I like to think for myself… Read More Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi | + Opinion

The lesson of Mother Teresa: Becoming a Saint with hidden doubts | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark PhD

» Skip introduction and go directly to Rabbi Maller’s article » My view of Mother Teresa has evolved over the decades. When I first visited her Mission in (what was then) Calcutta, it wasn’t very glamorous and I can see how critics have argued that Teresa may have misappropriated donations by denying patients basic medical… Read More The lesson of Mother Teresa: Becoming a Saint with hidden doubts | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark PhD

The Oscars – It’s nice Joaquin Phoenix won but… (and three cheers for The Captain and The Kid!)

Joaquin Phoenix’s heartfelt speech about peace, love, unity and second chances was all very nice. But in his list of oppressed minorities, he ironically missed the social group which the film Joker tends to oppress. What group is that? The so-called mentally ill. Myself, it’s late, I’m tired and that nasty virus I had is… Read More The Oscars – It’s nice Joaquin Phoenix won but… (and three cheers for The Captain and The Kid!)

U of O students denounce anti-psychiatry exhibit | CBC News | + Opinion

Some students at the University of Ottawa are denouncing an on-campus display that calls psychiatry an “industry of death,” saying it further stigmatizes people who need medication to treat mental health conditions. Source: U of O students denounce anti-psychiatry exhibit | CBC News Opinion: This is an interesting piece because it highlights some of the tensions… Read More U of O students denounce anti-psychiatry exhibit | CBC News | + Opinion

Practicing your religion is healthy for both body and your soul | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD

Here’s a new article by Rabbi Allen S. Maller. Ironically, I read this excellent piece while sitting in Church (photo right). I had been suffering from a body/soul ailment of some mysterious type. Sometimes I’m not sure if my discomfort is based on physical, psychological, spiritual or some combination of those three factors. Yesterday was… Read More Practicing your religion is healthy for both body and your soul | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD

Psychiatrist explains Trump’s admiration for dictators: ‘It comes from the lack of proper parenting’ – Raw Story | + Opinion

The fragile psychological state of President Donald Trump and his supporters was explained by a prominent forensic psychiatrist at the Yale University School of Medicine on Monday. Dr. Bandy Lee was interviewed on “The Ralph Nader Hour” radio show. Lee was the editor of the 2017 book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, in which… Read More Psychiatrist explains Trump’s admiration for dictators: ‘It comes from the lack of proper parenting’ – Raw Story | + Opinion

LifeLabs hack raises questions about health data security | Toronto Sun | + Opinion

Ontario’s health ministry is looking at beefing-up its cyber attack awareness and end-user education in the wake of Tuesday’s LifeLabs data theft. Source: LifeLabs hack raises questions about health data security | Toronto Sun Opinion: LifeLabs is a relatively fast clinic in Ontario that mostly does blood and other tests. The sample is then sent… Read More LifeLabs hack raises questions about health data security | Toronto Sun | + Opinion