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First, the Bad News

Egonm206 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:45 AM
" But in most ways, most of the time, the world slowly but surely gets better." 100% correct John, and you should have added : In spite of politicians.
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:38 AM
That may have been true up until, oh, about 2007. Then the age of freedom ended with the promotion of his excellence, Harry Reid and her excellence Nancy Peelousy. Which ushered in the era of emperor 0bumer.
We in the media rarely lie to you.

But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context.

That's where most big scare stories come from, like recent headlines about GM foods. GM means "genetically modified," which means scientists add genes, altering the plant's DNA, in this case to make the crop resistant to pests.

Last week, Poland joined seven other European countries in banning cultivation of GM foods.

The politicians acted because headlines screamed about how GM foods caused huge tumors in rats. The pictures of the rats are scary. Some have tumors the size of tennis...