Why healthcare is more efficient in Japan than the US and Canada

The Japanese healthcare system spends FAR less money than the Canadian system, and INCREDIBLY less than the truly abysmal American system, and yet enjoys significantly better results than both. While surely the reason for the differences in health between Japanese, Canadian and American citizens can be traced to reasons beyond the nations’ respective healthcare systems, … Continue reading

Death of the Ideal Scientologist, Konrad Aigner

Alongside a well-placed ad from the Cult of Scientology encouraging viewers to “Get the facts” is an article by John Brown entitled The Ideal Scientologist: Konrad Aigner. This must-read story summarizes the life and death in Scientology of Konrad Aigner. Aigner joined the cult in 1976, after leaving his family’s German farm to take up … Continue reading

An MD speaks about how Scientology impeded his ability to provide healthcare

In Just another cult, PalMD of The Denialism Blog on ScienceBlogs writes about a case in which a young lady who had fallen deep into the depths of acute schizophrenic psychosis because her parents were Scientologists who had fallen hook line and sinker for the cult’s anti-Psychiatry rhetoric. Having been denied access to medical treatment … Continue reading

If they’re so concerned about modesty, why do these Muslims think they’re so special?

The UK-based Telegraph reports: Muslim medical students* are refusing to obey hygiene rules brought in to stop the spread of deadly superbugs, because they say it is against their religion. Women training in several hospitals in England have raised objections to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing … Continue reading