Archive for the ‘media’ Category

Smoking Does Not Cause Lung Cancer

November 25, 2011

Yes, it is true, smoking does not cause lung cancer.  It is only one of many risk factors for lung cancer. I initially was going to write an article on how the professional literature and publications misuse the language by saying “smoking causes lung cancer”1,2, but the more that I looked into how biased the literature, professional organizations, and the media are, I modified this article to one on trying to put the relationship between smoking and cancer into perspective. (No, I did not get paid off by the tobacco companies, or anything else like that.)

When the tobacco executives testified to Congress that they did not believe that smoking caused cancer, their answers were probably truthful and I agree with that statement. Now, if they were asked if smoking increases the risk of getting lung cancer, then their answer based upon current evidence should have be “yes.”  But even so, the risk of a smoker getting lung cancer is much less than anyone would suspect.   Based upon what the media and anti-tobacco organizations say, one would think that if you smoke, you get lung cancer (a 100% correlation) or at least expect a 50+% occurrence before someone uses the word “cause.”

Would you believe that the real number is < 10% (see Appendix A)? Yesa US white male (USWM) cigarette smoker has an 8% lifetime chance of dying from lung cancer but the USWM nonsmoker also has a 1% chance of dying from lung cancer (see Appendix A).  In fact, the data used is biased in the way that it was collected and the actual risk for a smoker is probably less.  I personally would not smoke cigarettes and take that risk, nor recommend cigarette smoking to others, but the numbers were less than I had been led to believe.  I only did the data on white males because they account for the largest number of lung cancers in the US, but a similar analysis can be done for other groups using the CDC data.

You don’t see this type of information being reported, and we hear things like, “if you smoke you will die”, but when we actually look at the data, lung cancer accounts for only 2% of the annual deaths worldwide and only 3% in the US.** (ed: note, roughly 8% in Canada from WHO data)

James P. Siepmann, MD, read more.

MSNBC lies to paint Perry as Racist

August 19, 2011

It’s unfortunate that selective editing and bold faced lies work on week minded left wing voters.

watch the video.

Putin ‘discovers Greek urns’ on scuba dive

August 12, 2011

Russia’s hard man Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pulled on awetsuit Wednesday and went scuba diving at an ancient Greek Black Sea site in the latest populist stunt preceding next year’s elections.

State news reports said he descended just two metres (6.6 feet) and “luckily” discovered two sixth century urns in full presence of the media, because the water was so clear.

read more.

Left Wing Lies

August 10, 2011

Old news, but worth a read.  Take 40 seconds to recall an AP lie.

Sean Hannity: Bill Maher Is An “Angry, Bitter Liberal” Pushing An “Obama Ass-Kissing Agenda”

August 6, 2011

with video.

liberals being liberals.

Let’s learn about Michael Moore!

August 5, 2011

Harper is “one of the world’s most powerful leaders.” Remember when Chretien was the “unidentified man?”

July 27, 2011

The difference a conservative majority makes.  Just kind of funny.

2011: “LANCASTER, NY – One of the world’s most powerful leaders was in Western New York Tuesday afternoon doing something not many would expect.” (link ht SDA)

2000:

Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf to star in Terrorist propaganda film

July 26, 2011

“This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country’s ideals against their government.”

more at The Blaze.

Sir David Frost paid to promote Gaddafi

July 25, 2011

Sir David Frost was paid £57,000 by a management consultancy to help boost the image of Colonel Gaddafi’s Libyan regime, it has been revealed.

The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010

July 8, 2011

The progressive climate of hate: A comprehensive illustrated primer in 8 parts:

 

I. PALIN HATE
II. BUSH HATE
III. MISC. TEA PARTY/GOP/ANTI-TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE HATE
IV. ANTI-CONSERVATIVE FEMALE HATE
V. LEFT-WING MOB HATE — campus, anti-war radicals, ACORN, eco-extremists, & unions
VI. OPEN-BORDERS HATE
VII. ANTI-MILITARY HATE
VIII. HATE: CRIMES — the ever-growing Unhinged Mugshot Collection