jEFFSTANA on May 2nd, 2009

Rather than closing entire elementary schools (as recently dictated in several locations in the Phoenix metropolitan area), over a very few confirmed cases of a successively mild form of flu; we might have turned to informed disease specialists. Instead, our mass media sold panic to the bored denizens of TV land. If the notion had […]

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jEFFSTANA on April 27th, 2009

HEADLINE ARIZONA, Monday April 27, 2009: “Nations race to contain swine flu” (large bold typeset, front page story), and below (in smaller type) “Don’t panic, Americans told”. Thank you Associated Press® for the uncredited ink about suspected (though unconfirmed) deaths purportedly from influenza down Mexico way. Also on the same page, immediately below the previously […]

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jEFFSTANA on September 4th, 2006

In a special to the Arizona Republic on Sunday, September 3, 2006, Dr. George Poste advocates for animal testing as a necessary research tool. Dr. Poste’s credentials as a veterinarian and director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) are duly noted. He claims 30 years in biomedical research as corroboration for his […]

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jEFFSTANA on July 15th, 2006

Haven’t thought this one out all the way yet, but for those of you with strong emotions about what constitutes animal cruelty and specifically animal testing in the medical world, take note. Covance Inc. is hoping to build a new facility in Chandler, Arizona. The plant would potentially be one of the largest test centers […]

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