[Question] John Oliver brings an important issue to the national stage: are bananas paleo?

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  • Oren Spinka Reply

    I'm only going to write this once. You need to stop bashing the Snowden movie. From day one, our battle has been apathy. As much as it pains me to admit it, the number of people who support Snowden are very much outnumbered by the people who consider him a trator, and both of those groups are DWARFED by the vast majority of the population who have no idea who the fuck Edward Snowden is. When John Oliver did his segment and interved people in Times Square, they didn't respond "OMG that TRAITOR", they responded "Snowden who?". And that's the same response I got from all of my friends and family and classmates. The Snowden movie will help change that. *But it's tottaly sendationalized and unrealistic! It looks like NCIS!* Yep. It sure is. Because it's not aimed at you, it's aimed at them. Reddit has serious bubble vision, and at times like these it can become very pronoumced. In real life (ie: not reddit) the big bang theory is a popular, well-liked show watched by millions of people, and so is NCIS. And that's where people get information from. In all seriosness, where do you expect people to get information like this from? CNN, FOX, and NBC don't cover it, and normal people (ie: not reddit users) don't spend time chatting about computer stuff. My parents are wonderfull, caring, honest people, who made me who I am today, but they: * Have no idea who Richard Stallman is. * Have no idea who Linus Torvalds is. * Have no idea what Python or Lua are. * Have no idea what a terminal or a bash script is. * Have no idea what linux is. * Couldn't install Ubuntu if their lives depended on it. and most importantly, see absolutely nothing wrong with how tech is displayed on CSI and NCIS. We reddit users laugh at how rediculus NCIS is, but guess what? For every person lauging at NCIS, there are 40 people who take it as a fact that that is how computers work. The [CSI effect had tangible consequences](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSI_effect). Guess how bad the CSI Cyber effect will be. The Snowden movie will help change that. *But it still looks like a hollywood blockbuster! Can't they watch the Citizen4 documentary?* No. They can't. Because it's aimed at people who watch hollywood blockbusters, not people who watch documentaries, because people don't watch documentaries they watch NCIS, remember? First off, it didn't look bad. It looked cool. It made Edward look like a globetrotting badass fighting TheMAN(c), and that's a good thing. This ties into what I said earlier: It's good that there's a hollywood blockbuster coming out. It's good that it looks like a cross between Hackers (give the rabbit cancer) and Carmen Sandiego. And it's good that it's in theaters. Apathy is our enemy, and anything that portrays Edward in a good light is good. *But Citizen4 is more accurate....* Yeah, and college textbooks are more accureate thatn Bill Nye. And if you want to get someone interested in science, what do you show them: Bill Nye or College textbooks?

  • Dee King Reply

    Will directly help you in med school: *Goljian lectures. I listened to them about 3-4 times during M2 year. He makes learning stuff for Step 1 easier and more enjoyable and was a good supplement to First aid that you can listen to while traveling. Some dislike him, but I think most redditors will appreciate his efforts and sense of humor. Audiobooks that are somewhat relevant to medical school: *BBC Radio 4 - The Making of Modern Medicine (a British perspective on the history of medicine. Helps you remember how Semmelweis, Galen, Hunter, Liston, John Snow and all the rest contributed to medicine, which I found fascinating and several of these topics come up in lecture but unlikely to help on any test) *Bad Science and Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (Talks quite a bit about evidence based medicine, quacks and Big Pharma. He explains a lot of the biases/tricks/fallacies that often go unnoticed in plain words) *Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee (A extensive history of cancer and cancer research. I don't think I'll ever forget BCR-ABL and Gleevec) *3 Books by Atul Gwande: Being Mortal, Better and Complications (He addresses lots of ethical issues. All of these were quite good.) About medical things but not going to help you in school: *One Doctor by Brendan Reilly (An IM doc at Dartmouth reflects on some his toughest cases *Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot (The interesting story of how HeLa cells were taken/stolen from a patient and how they have contributed to medical research) *Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (A long novel about the India-born son of a great English surgeon who became orphaned and his own path into surgery while learning about his family) *Doctor in the House, BBC audio (British humor about medical school in the 50’s) *The Language of God by Francis Collins (Head of the Human Genome Project talks about his view of God and creation) *Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (Neuro surgeon’s experiences with the afterlife while in a coma) *Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (A long novel about a turn of the century doctor who ventures into about every medical career option possible at the time. It wasn’t my favorite but it won a Pulitzer) *The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks (Fascinating neurology cases by a guy with a huge vocabulary) Ones that have been recommended but I have yet to listen to: *Stiff *Hot lights, Cold steel *The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down *The Fault in Our Stars *The Demon Under the Microscope Classics that I think everyone should read/listen to: *Frankenstein by Mary Shelley *Dracula by Bram Stoker (One of my favorite audiobooks)

  • Cornelius Blick Reply

    Will directly help you in med school: *Goljian lectures. I listened to them about 3-4 times during M2 year. He makes learning stuff for Step 1 easier and more enjoyable and was a good supplement to First aid that you can listen to while traveling. Some dislike him, but I think most redditors will appreciate his efforts and sense of humor. Audiobooks that are somewhat relevant to medical school *BBC Radio 4 - The Making of Modern Medicine (a British perspective on the history of medicine. Helps you remember how Semmelweis, Galen, Hunter, Liston, John Snow and all the rest contributed to medicine, which I found fascinating and several of these topics come up in lecture but unlikely to help on any test) *Bad Science and Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (Talks quite a bit about evidence based medicine, quacks and Big Pharma. He explains a lot of the biases/tricks/fallacies that often go unnoticed in plain words) *Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee (A extensive history of cancer and cancer research. I don't think I'll ever forget BCR-ABL and Gleevec) *3 Books by Atul Gwande: Being Mortal, Better and Complications (He addresses lots of ethical issues. All of these were quite good.) About medical things but not going to help you in school: *One Doctor by Brendan Reilly (An IM doc at Dartmouth reflects on some his toughest cases *Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot (The interesting story of how HeLa cells were taken/stolen from a patient and how they have contributed to medical research) *Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (A long novel about the India-born son of a great English surgeon who became orphaned and his own path into surgery while learning about his family) *Doctor in the House, BBC audio (British humor about medical school in the 50’s) *The Language of God by Francis Collins (Head of the Human Genome Project talks about his view of God and creation) *Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (Neuro surgeon’s experiences with the afterlife while in a coma) *Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (A long novel about a turn of the century doctor who ventures into about every medical career option possible at the time. It wasn’t my favorite but it won a Pulitzer) *The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks (Fascinating neurology cases by a guy with a huge vocabulary) Ones that have been recommended but I have yet to listen to: Stiff Hot lights, Cold steel The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down The Fault in Our Stars The Demon Under the Microscope Classics: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Dracula by Bram Stoker (One of my favorite audiobooks)

  • Kathryne Crist Reply

    I'm an American traveler, I spent three months in PR this past spring. My friend there gave me this John Oliver episode as a simple crash course. It's good enough. https://youtu.be/Tt-mpuR_QHQ I would ask /r/PuertoRico for more info, the average citizen is pretty informed from what I could tell, mostly because the US does such a good job of marginalizing any voices from there. In brief though: billions of dollars of debt, crushing poverty getting worse, widespread homelessness, businesses going bankrupt, empty buildings, declining population as they flee to the mainland. Also all Puerto Rican friends I asked said the Zika virus is overblown media hype, if you get sick you just need to drink a lot of water. One Puerto Rican friend says this but I'm skeptical: >That's news is bullshit, they're just trying to spread fear (as always) and use it to "legitimate" the use of Naled and other toxic pesticides via airplanes throughout the island (contracts to big corporations like Monsanto, etc). >Know this.. I haven't yet met anyone in PR with zika --and the fear mongering has been around for a while. They've already invented a vaccine for it but if you get sick and they test you for this zika virus you'll receive the results in a Month!!! A month! >To me it's all made up ... And No, No Zika virus epidemic is real **History you may not know:** US military used part or PR as testing grounds, that area now has super high cancer rates. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_in_Vieques,_Puerto_Rico US gov marginalized and killed off the Macheteros revolutionary group https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boricua_Popular_Army Having been weakened steadily over the years members that weren't killed have retired, went into hiding, or got jobs to fit into mainstream society. One them of them in retirement was "hiding" in the mountains, but not really hiding because locals knew him and he would go into town for coffee every day. Despite his old age he was straight up assassinated in 2005 as the FBI surrounded his house and lit him up. Puerto Ricans all over were angry and protested widely. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filiberto_Ojeda_R%C3%ADos This revolutionary has been in prison for over three decades yet didn't even hurt anyone. His image can be seen as graffiti all over the streets of San Juan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_L%C3%B3pez_Rivera Boricua is the native name for the colonialist name of Puerto Rico

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  • Rebeka Rowe Reply

    > John Oliver runs a satirical news show on HBO using it as a source without context to debate private/public infrastructure is sign of both ignorance and inability to discuss facts. I was using that direct link to a specific time point to illustrate that the reason our infrastructure sucks is because we don't fund it. If we funded it, it would be much, much better. > That 1% cures an illness which yields billions in revenue therefore creating income to reinvest in additional projects. Government funding is not the be all end all solution to everything.The lower the chance of success the higher value on the market that produce/service has. Please see what is happening with antibiotics and the pharmaceutical companies. > Give an example instead of a talking point. One single example and as far as I can tell I can think of NASA which required private enterprises to create the shuttle, tech and people and the other being DARPA creating something like the Internet You're missing the point. All the scientific research you've seen had to spend 10, 20, 30, maybe 50 years on the shelf before it hit the shelves of the consumer. That base research, the research like, detecting gravitational waves, like learning how to utilize photons as information carriers in computers instead of electrons, like learning how DNA replicates or what proteins are responsible for trafficking cargo within a cell -- These are things that no sane private industry would fund knowing their profits might not even be seen in the lifetime of their company. But every scientific breakthrough, every drug, every cancer treatment, every electronic component all started out here first. > If the government maintained total control of the internet I don't think government should maintain total control over science, and they don't, a lot of industry funds things when they're close to market or funds fields that the turnaround from lab to market is shorter (engineering for example). But this is just one of the things that private industry doesn't do better because with science you can't use profit margins as a means to decide what you research and most companies only really care about profit margins.

  • Savanna Deckow Reply

    "Studies show..." *Person preaches results as gospel* Example: Aspartame causes cancer, don't drink diet soda. While it's true it causes cancer, you'd need to have approximately 16 cans per day, habitually. Example: Cell phones cause cancer. RF waves can be harmful, but the power and exposure time are critical Source: Avid soda drinker and RF Engineer Can't find the link at the moment, but John Oliver did an awesome segment on Pseudoscience.

  • Ryder Botsford Reply

    If John Oliver doesn't like it he should go back to England. Oh wait, even his home country is uncucked and hates him. Bye bye, identity politics and everyone who profited and spread that cancer.

  • Benedict Rice Reply

    I can't. I died trying to watch John Oliver last night. It was tragic, I contracted brain cancer and died very quickly.

  • Onie Yost Reply

    John Oliver is cancer.

  • Letha Swift Reply

    I don't watch John Oliver. I instead saw a frighteningly anti-science candidate on one side who gives conditional support to the anti-vax movement, who thinks that wi-fi might give us cancer, and whose stand against nuclear power is driven only by fear. On the other side, I saw a frighteningly pro-corporation candidate who thinks that removing regulations and restrictions will suddenly create competition rather than further greed and money hoarding. Both take our country in deeply frightening directions...

  • Laverna Casper Reply

    John Oliver is about as funny as cancer.. and he looks like his breath could choke an elephant

  • Elody Ratke Reply

    The irony of this is that the cancer that is Hillary Clinton spread far and wide. He calls on every media pundit and surrogate to be fired. To be complete, that list now must include people that liberals used to trust. John Oliver, Trevor Noah, and Bill Maher who Moore was recently a guest of. I'm sure there are others. But they all chose practicality over principle. They showed how biased they are and willing to stick not only their head in the sand, but lead everyone else there too. About the only one that has any credibility left is Cenk and TYT. They supported Clinton, albeit kicking and screaming. People are even blaming them for low turnout of liberals. But they were the only ones telling the truth of how bad Clinton really was.

  • Everett Howe Reply

    >The reason we are still using MMR is because IT WORKS So do many drugs that are replaced by other drugs that may or may not work better than their predecessor. My point is that vaccines arent the same as small molecule drugs. By your rationale, the MMR should have been replaced 3 times now by new formulations in order to keep something on patent... the polio vaccine should have been replaced 4 times, vaccinia should have been replaced almost 5 times... yet... that hasnt happened. Because vaccine research is different. Primarily because vaccine research isnt ALL that profitable. You get a given vaccine maybe a few times in your entire life. And they are relatively cheap. There is only so much money to be made on such an endeavor. Boner pills are WAY better for that shit. >that reproducible research is largely a joke. That is just straight bullshit. I see you must have watched John Oliver and misunderstood his point... Or read an article with an agenda intended for laypeople. Do you do academic research? Do you bench work based on others publications? If reproducible research is a joke then why do we keep moving forward and advancing our knowledge as a scientific community every year? If nothing is reproducible and thus nothing is actually scientifically valid, then how did we eradicate small pox?, how did we develop an HPV vaccine? How did we find a cure for HCV? How did we extend the life of patients with HIV indefinitely? How did we take the 5 year survival rate of breast cancer patients from 20% to 85%? I guess that was all... luck? by your estimation. The fact of the matter is, that even though pharmaceutical companies and academics will always be slightly tainted by self interest... Both entities truely do want to help people, cure diseases, and better society... Because regardless of whether or not any of these people actually care about others (and I would argue, most do) it is always going to be in their best interest to do so.

  • Emerson O'Hara Reply

    In my eyes, the biggest problem is people don't trust scientists and the government. **And though I have no problem vaccinating my kids and get a flu shot every year**, you gotta admit that they make it hard to trust them. When people like that guy that charged $7000 for a $1 pill are the ones making those vaccines. To copy/paste my other comment: John Oliver did a piece yesterday on "studies show" kinda science facts and how they're the reason why people feel scientists don't know what they're talking about. "Studies show coffee causes cancer." "Studies show coffee prevents cancer" 5 times a month that happens. Makes people unwilling to trust scientists because of contradicting sound bites that people pass around on the news and facebook. And if you bother to look into it just very lightly, those studies are paid for by stuff like the coffee society of America or the international tea society that makes it look like scientists are all bought off to people who aren't knowledgable enough to see passed what's happening. Plus the way people were so certain for so long that cigarettes were good for you till the truth came out. All that adds up to people who don't trust that there was a study in accredited places that showed vaccines cause autism then was quickly shot down. In their eyes, that one was the truth and it's been covered up ever since. And as a cherry on top, "big pharma" is known as one of the most corrupt businesses in the world and therefore untrustworthy. Profiting off sickness and hearing about deals that block cures to increase their profit. Like that stuff that restores tooth enamel that was bought then discontinued in America is horrifically disgusting. So yeah. They just do a really bad job at telling the truth and it makes people think they're untrustworthy. Even when they're truthfully offering to save their baby from dying of polio. That's how much of a mess it is and I wish we could fix it.

  • Domenico Moen Reply

    Moved to top level since it was getting wordy: Chafetz is a turd who deserves to be unemployed and forgotten [How could anyone have any respect for this man?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGlLLzw5_KM) TL;DW: As the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chair, Chafetz tried to defund Planned Parenthood using ridiculous propaganda posters from a pro-life propaganda farm. [Here is the poster itself](http://static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com/politifact/photos/mega-center-release-graphic.jpg) in a readable format. Note the lack of a Y axis, the lack of definition as to where the figures come from and on and on... Also, the biggest issue with it is that the numbers are completely bogus. Here';s a little more accurate representation: * 4.5 million tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections * 3.6 million contraception related services * 935,573 cancer screenings including breast exams and Pap tests * 1.1 million pregnancy tests and prenatal services * and yes, about 315,000 abortions/terminations. Beyond this, one of the reasons Planned Parenthood's services along other lines aren't growing is because shitstains like Chafetz use every opportunity they can to block access to federal funding provided to any other healthcare provider who provides similar services without the abortion component, despite the fact that Title X prevents federal funds being used to pay for abortion services entirely. Women die from wholly-preventable causes which go undetected, because of Chafetz. Chafetz is a turd who deserves zero respect. [Or, as John Oliver puts it...](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOEoE8aIgXw)

  • Judge Dickinson Reply

    First off the 1 study out of over 800 that says glysophate PROBABLY or might cause cancer ranks it along with bacon and coffee as causing cancer. Also this "study" was just a hack of data. This study didn't perform tests they just elected a few existing studies and combined their data and came to a conclusion that none of the individual studies came to. As I said the same people recently said coffee and bacon cause cancer with the same methods. They do it for money because the news loves headlines like "common item causes cancer says study" it sells like gold. Fear sells. Just look up john Oliver's take on data hacking and studies. Now lets talk about glysophates toxicity. Glysophate is consumed at doses less than that of lead, chlorine, and caffeine. All of which are more toxic than glysophate. Also glysophate doesn't stay in the body, it comes out in your urine which is a good thing. Basically if you are afraid of glysophate on your food then you should be terrified of the lead, caffeine, and chlorine in it in higher amounts. Factually though all of the above are below dangerous levels and you are perfectly fine. Finally to make you all better understand how glysophate is applied I'll explain how much is applied to an acre. So first off an acre is 75% size of an American football field. Basically cut off the end zones and you cut off a little more and you've got am acre. Now glysophate is sprayed on diluted to about 6% in water. So 94% of the spray is water. To spray an acre you'd need about a pop can or 350ml of glysophate. Now picture a pop can of fluid spread over a football field. That's pretty thin. Now take into account that the vast majority of that 350ml won't hit the part of the plant you eat and a good rain will wash most of it off. Doesn't sound very scary does it?

  • Malachi Bins Reply

    That one line isn't very representative of the answer as a whole. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/5a2d2l/title_jill_stein_answers_your_questions/d9d867l/ While she doesn't state anything conclusively, it definitely sounds like she is tacitly saying that it might cause cancer. John Oliver pointed out in his bit that she has a habit of answering conspiracy theorist in this way that allows them to think she is agreeing with them while maintaining deniability. He had an example of her answering a 9/11 truther in the same way. If she doesn't believe these things, then she doesn't seem to have many scruples about trying to court the crazy person vote.

  • Christiana Fay Reply

    He never had a relationship with Black Canary, but they recently started dating. He was never friends with Hal Jordan, which is probably my least favorite change since I love the old Green Lantern/Green Arrow stories. His parents die differently in the New 52. Moira was alive when Oliver returned from the island, but died of cancer not too long after. Oliver fought crime with John Diggle before Roy Harper came along. Neither of Oliver's kids (Connor Hawke or Robert Queen II) exist. Instead of Shado having a son with Oliver, she has a daughter with Oliver's daughter. Emiko Queen is Oliver's half-sister.

  • Magdalena Shields Reply

    I know this isn't a usual research article or news source but John Oliver has done some great investigative pieces. This is about the beginnings of the opioid epidemic and how the push for opioid prescribing for chronic pain was based on little or no scientific evidence and was pushed by pharmaceutical companies who were trying to sell drugs for cancer pain.

  • Rosanna Adams Reply

    tanning beds cause skin cancer. here is a john oliver segment on them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZsgFAQe5KA

  • Domenica Feil Reply

    Hace tiempo tuve una discusión fuerte con una amiga cuyo padre tiene cáncer y estaba de manera enardecida poniendo en facebook todo tipo de enlaces a "estudios" "científicos" que defendían este punto. Hice una búsqueda de los artículos citados... y nada. O pasa lo que menciona John Oliver en su video "Scientific Studies", en el que mientras sea algo que suene conveniente, se considera como único y verdadero y la respuesta a todo lo que jamás se ha creído. En el caso de mi amiga, utilicé artículos que si están publicados, que si tienen por lo menos más de un peer review, por lo menos muedtras poblacionales extensas, para demostrar la diferencia entre el wifi y otras ondas electromagnéticas. ¿su respuesta? "Es que el gobierno..." y pues, tuve que detener la conversación. Lamentablemente para mucha gente "la ciencia" es algo tan alejado de la realidad que se considera brujería, pero no tanto como para reemplazarla por santos y vírgenes, pero tampoco tanto para decir "hey, déjenlos investigar". Justo hoy en el financiero pusieron un artículo sobre investigación y uno de los comentarios con más likes era "sí, pues todas las corruptelas del gobierno están ahí, y uno aquí chingándole". Alguien mencionó que no, la ciencia no es por las corruptelas de nadie, pero el tipo dijo "pues es que no hay oportunidades". Y pues, es cierto. Habiendo tantos problemas de fondo, es muy difícil hacer creer a la población que a) la ciencia es útil, hay que fundamentar un argumento y b) a quién creerle cuando existe un problema (como, digamos, el wifi y las correlaciones que hacemos al respecto). Porque si a mi tia Chayo le dió cáncer justo 5 años después de que pusieron el wifi en la casa de enfrente... pues obvio fue el wifi.

  • Rusty Schuppe Reply

    No. Now perhaps explain what that's supposed to mean. Or at least what you thought it was going to mean, in your head, when you typed it, how you expected that line to work. Now, here's what it actually just happened. Unintended it marked the exact point where you ran out of snide supercilious Daily Show/Bill Maher/John Oliver current year audience talking points to unthinkingly regurgitate, the point where you were presented with an argument that puts islamic cancer into a wider 400 year context and a battle for the preservation of secular rational enlightenment values, rights, and liberties against rabid inbred theological violence - your petty facile sloganeering suddenly came up empty. And like all good little bigots, when the argument turns, forget the argument, try to smear the opponent. Hence you end up saying Call of Duty for some reason. You started this thread to show everyone how smart you were. You clearly weren't banking on running into someone smarter or faster, and you are not at all taking it well. How about you go away for a week, and think about what happened here. How very limited you made yourself look, and I suggest you begin to question some of the paper-thin, safe, lazy, spoonfed mainstream assumptions you clearly rely on much too much. They have not served you well.

  • Jenifer Kling Reply

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/us/charlotte-protests/ There's nothing from the Daily Show that talks about many of these protests. Not to mention they purposely mislead people: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/feb/26/fact-checks-behind-daily-shows-50-fox-news-lies/ Then Google search how they treated the Tea Party. But I can't find them once talking about BLM except for a few months ago when Trevor Noah talked about being pro-cop and pro-black: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/07/08/trevor_noah_addresses_police_shootings_of_black_victims_on_the_daily_show.html John Oliver only really talked about them during Baltimore, where he defends the protestors. Even when he reports about some of the crimes committed, he defends them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0_SLofDa44 Then there's MSNBC: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2016/07/08/msnbc-guest-spins-black-lives-matter-has-never-been-anti-police I didn't want to say the "liberal" media or "leftist" media, but that is very much the media that attempts to cover them up. And we already know the internet cancer such as Huffington Post or Gawker are adamantly in favor of BLM.

  • Leora Douglas Reply

    I consider myself a moderate Republican, who will be voting for Hillary Clinton because Trump is b**shit crazy and agree that the party's really gone off the rails in the last few years on the federal level. But this idea that the GOP is completely impotent right now and "doesn't exist as a political party anymore" (which apparently John Oliver said) seems more like a Hollywood comedian's dream than the reality on the ground. The GOP still controls the House by a comfortable margin (and will do after November...and that lead simply can't be explained away by gerrymandering). There's a strong chance they'll keep the Senate because both Rubio in Florida and Portman in Ohio are running very strong campaigns (and these were seats the Dems expected to pick up). The GOP controls 31 state legislatures and has full control over 23 state governments. In eight other states, they have Republican governors presiding over Democratic or split-government legislatures. I hope the GOP gets it's shit together after another White House loss and moves back to the center. There will definitely be some challenges cutting the Trump cancer out and if Trump decides to run again in 2020 as an independent, he could pull his supporters from the GOP and help Hillary get re-elected. But if you think the Party is going to collapse after November 8th and there's going to be no effective opposition anywhere in the country to the progressive platform, then you're dreaming. The DNC state level organization *severely* lags the GOP organization, and they're really going to need to do a lot of legwork if they want to start changing the map and take control of Congress in 2018.

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  • Deion Frami Reply

    Well, you said regulations from the FDA allow for price gouging. I'm just not sure how the two are related. Like, you're talking about when a breakthrough, novel approach is approved? Yeah, that I can agree with but I put a lot of "blame" (by blame, I mean causes) on: 1. Other countries forcing local prices down, causing countries like ours to bear the extra burden. This doesn't affect prices that much, but it's a factor. 2. American patent laws stink. We need generics companies to start paying royalties on sales. This is 50% of the problem, IMO. 3. Direct to consumer marketing. Drug companies pay for the billions in commercial advertising by raising drug prices. You're paying more to line the pockets of some asswipe in Manhattan/LA who thought, "Hey, there's this new sleeping drug. Let's make a cartoon butterfly. Boner pills for old people? Put a couple hot looking 50-somethings in a bathtub in a barley field!" Think it's bad? It's worse than you could imagine... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/02/11/big-pharmaceutical-companies-are-spending-far-more-on-marketing-than-research/ "Prescription drugs are a massive market: Americans spent $329.2 billion on prescription drugs in 2013. That works out to about $1,000 per person in the U.S., as John Oliver pointed out in his show on Sunday night." What we could do with that money if it was sent to my group, instead (research oncology). Or maybe just don't spend that money and then cancer patients wouldn't have to spend $150,000 for 360 pills. Sorry, went way off topic there but it's important.

  • Alford Huel Reply

    That's true. John Oliver explained it as the "bed of nails" principle. If you step on 1 nail, it hurts like crazy. If you step on a bed of nails, it distributes the weight and you don't feel it hardly at all. Trump says so many ridiculous things he is expected to say crazy stuff, so the bar is low. On the other hand, some republicans have had ridiculous scandals and are still prominent figures. I'm not super polically savvy, but didn't Newt Gingrich have an affair while his wife was dying of cancer? And Herman Cain had a handful of women come forward about sexual assault allegations. A lot of had affairs with prostitutes, even gay ones.

  • Alexandre Von Reply

    John Oliver sounds a lot like cancer

  • Ryleigh Swaniawski Reply

    John Oliver is a cancer on society

  • Larissa Collier Reply

    John Oliver did a piece yesterday on "studies show" kinda science facts and how they're the reason why people feel scientists don't know what they're talking about. "Studies show coffee causes cancer." "Studies show coffee prevents cancer" 5 times a month that happens. Makes people unwilling to trust scientists because of contradicting sound bites that people pass around on the news and facebook. And if you bother to look into it just very lightly, those studies are paid for by stuff like the coffee society of America or the international tea society that makes it look like scientists are all bought off to people who aren't knowledgable enough to see passed what's happening. Plus the way people were so certain for so long that cigarettes were good for you till the truth came out. All that adds up to people who don't trust that there was a study in accredited places that showed vaccines cause autism then was quickly shot down. In their eyes, that one was the truth and it's been covered up ever since. And as a cherry on top, "big pharma" is known as one of the most corrupt businesses in the world and therefore untrustworthy. Profiting off sickness and hearing about deals that block cures to increase their profit. Like that stuff that restores tooth enamel that was bought then discontinued in America is horrifically disgusting. So yeah. They just do a really bad job at telling the truth and it makes people think they're untrustworthy. Even when they're truthfully offering to save their baby from dying of polio. That's how much of a mess it is and I wish we could fix it.

  • Makenna Senger Reply

    I'm not saying she's a great comedian but I'm just being honest, I laughed at some of her standup specials and her show entertained me. Not a lot of big laughs but she had some decent jokes, and she is (or was) about as un-PC as it gets. I lost a lot of respect for her after she went SJW, spreading the wage gap lie and inventing a lie about being paid unfairly for a show she performed at, and doing some weird commercial where tells a new mother "sorry, it's a boy" like it's a cancer diagnosis. Doesn't mean she sucks at her job though. She started the trend of female comedians sharing TMI. I don't know how Amy Schumer got to be so famous, she's a fatter version of Sarah with far worse comedic timing, using pretty similar material. I just separate the person from their job. Clint Eastwood looked ridiculous ranting at that empty chair, but I still love his movies. Roseanne Barr is weird and incoherent in TV interviews, but her sitcom was one of the best. It's not like John Oliver, where he injects his SJW nonsense into his work and ruins it.

  • Tia Spencer Reply

    John Oliver is fucking cancer. He is on HBO because he panders to the stupid self-important liberal market

  • Sophie Eichmann Reply

    Another John Oliver viewer. Man, he really is a cancer to these young dumbass minds.

  • Ariel Fadel Reply

    Ahh -- I didn't read Gregor's article, and I'm not a cancer researcher, so I don't know much about survivability of various types of cancer at various stages, so I can't much comment on that (I'm a cognitive neuroscientist). I was just interpreting the narrow conclusions of the abstract you linked to. Single studies are always fine, but it's the meta-analyses (studies that pool together the conclusions of multiple studies) that allow broader conclusions and generalizations that go above and beyond single studies. One thing that the media (and even scientists) often do is take a study that points to a specific outcome in a very narrow sense, and then 'sexify' the implications. I have to work with my Ph.D. students on this a lot -- there's a tendency to overinterpret results. However, most datasets only allow for relatively narrow conclusions. In our field it's acceptable to then speculate about how that might scale-up to broader conclusions or generalize to other areas, but that's simply speculation. It's a story. The data don't really have much to say about a lot of what the media actually report on. John Oliver does an *amazing* job of going pointing out this very problem in [this video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw). Gosh I love his show.

  • Brad Predovic Reply

    Okay your main post is a little hard to follow. I'm not trying to be argumentative, i just didnt pull what you just said here from your main post. Your main post sounds more like "you guys this doesnt work as SPF and it gives you cancer." Thanks for explaining. Anyway, to be honest, I'm not worried about this. I have enough SPF in my life. But also i think it's unwise to chuck products out of your life because you read a study. I highly recommend watching John Oliver's video on scientific studies on YouTube. I also believe there is still so much we dont know about how things work and what is or is not cancer causing. A friend of mine is obsessed with the Think Dirty app and will only use beauty products that score a 2 or 3. I just can't get into that mindset. For one, i dont believe the app was created by a research scientist. And additionally, using beauty products that only score a 2 will not prevent cancer. There are still so many different causes.....the foods we eat, the chemicals we're exposed to, radiation from electronics, who even knows what all we get in a day that could increase our cancer risks. I don't believe that eliminating one beauty product or one combination of ingredients are going to tip things over thr edge. :) That's my 2 cents on the subject. Nothing personal. :) I just dont see a cause for concern here for my own self.

  • Franz Hettinger Reply

    Look, If you don't believe that funding/possibility of job loss can fundamentally affect the performance of an individual then I guess you win the argument, but in my opinion that viewpoint is highly naive of human nature and choice. To refer to your funding bias argument, all I can say is that Berkeley and NIH as well as various other well known scientific institutions all agree that it is an issue within our research. Finally, John Oliver goes through various viewpoints of any issue, then cites his source, which a number of them I called bullshit on but actually did my own google-fu and found to be relatively accurate (minus the insane extremes used for comedic effect). At this point the argument has devolved to a point where no progress has been made. It was interesting to discuss these topics with you. I respectfully disagree with your opinion and believe marijuana should be legal on the basis that although it may harm our society, our government has no say in my own choices of what I would like to do. I can tell you I am a responsible user of marijuana in that I do not drive while high, I provide for my family, and I give back to the community. I know this is anecdotal and if I die of lung cancer, so be it. But at least I had the ability to make my own decisions, instead of others making them for me.

  • Alexane Erdman Reply

    Well, you euro fags went socialist and gave powers to your government. You gave away your guns and didn't fight for your liberty. If the government were to take guns away from Americans, there would be riots and a civil war. That is how much we value our liberty. You folks don't value your liberty. Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither - Ben Franklin. So stop whining here. We can't and will not help you. Let this be a lesson to the world who mock America because we value our freedom so much. We love our guns, we love our politics and we love our country but over all we love our liberty. You fags love your government and chasing those stupid HDI indices. Have fun. We are not going to save you and once Trump is chief and we pull out of NATO I would to see you fags spend on healthcare when you are forced to spend on military. If socialism dies along with Europe, so be it. Fuck socialists and communists. Cancer on this world. America will survive on its own as a free nation. Those who oppose our freedoms will be our enemies. Having said that, you are free to come here as a legal immigrant. But we let in legal immigrants like John Oliver and Trevor Noah who only mock this great nation. I think Trump should ban not only all Muslims but also all Europeans. Fucking snobs.

  • Sammy Bosco Reply

    The appeal for Milo is simple...he pisses people off. And from what I've noticed? Trump supporters love that. It has nothing to do with him being Gay, let's get that out of the way. Because John Oliver doesn't support Trump and he's often mocked and I hear "Outsiders have NO OPINION IN OUR ELECTION REEEEEEE" But because Milo supports Trump it's suddenly okay? Yeah I'll bet. The main appeal of Milo is that as I said, he pisses people off. And Trump supporters LOVE that. He goes after feminism and calls it mental disease/cancer and whatever buzzword he can think of, and basically makes a profit off of it. When he was interrupted as the UCLA campus I think it was? by the BLM protesters? He also said "The black incarceration rates are about to go up!" The guy clearly asks for trouble and it's that attitude that Trump supporters LOVE.

  • Mossie Koepp Reply

    A couple of weeks ago, John Oliver did a segment on the problems with how media covers the reporting of scientific results. As a person with a science degree (who teaches AP Chem), I know not to put too much stock into a single result and how important the reputation of the group publishing is. I know from previous reading that Exponent will publish the best possible finding for their clients (secondhand smoke doesn't cause cancer, breathing in asbestos dust from brakes doesn't cause health problems, Jeeps can't roll over, etc), so I take what they say with less than a grain of salt. The news media doesn't understand that, and they'll publish Exponent's results as a statement of fact despite the very large margin of errors in the initial data collection.

  • Lewis Russel Reply

    It is really frustrating! I know there are some fantastic nutritionists out there that give good advice but don't want to become a dietitian. I met a woman in a Motivational Interviewing workshop who was getting her PhD in nutrition but was going to get a different certification to practice b/c she didn't want to work in a hospital. I would trust her giving good advice, but overall I would look to an RD for advice. I feel like there should be some repercussions for the media reporting on shitty studies that further confuse people. John Oliver did a great segment on this recently. As one of his many examples he brought up some news casts that said something like "smelling farts may reduce your risk of developing cancer." I love him.

  • Gustave Green Reply

    That's exactly how it works. The charity chooses you. john Oliver just selected a bunch of debt at random, from what I understand, though I think everyone he selected IS in the tri-state area because he purchased from a local CA, yes (does anyone know?)? So people who "do this" kind of thing (there aren't any, this was a gift, people who do this as their business have algorithms that calculate which debt is most likely to be repaid and what percentage of it that would be etc). If you wanted to start a charity to do this, you and you alone could decide what parameters you wanted to use (so...only cancer patients? Only children? Only men under the age of 47 who have lost their leg up to their knee? Done.).

  • Chadrick Cremin Reply

    Yeah, the resentment didn't just come from right-wing talk radio and Ted Cruz's email lists (the ones not peddling quack cancer cures, anyway). It was really helped along by the John Oliver set, as many liberals as well as elites in general pretended that all that economic pain didn't exist and it was just unbridled bigotry alone driving the right-populist movements. I'm an anarchist, so I obviously see things differently than liberals, but to me it's pretty clear that Trump voters have serious, legitimate grievances, and mocking them or solely pushing back on their bigotry (which certainly does exist) is fucking useless.

  • Cassie Hagenes Reply

    Oh. I watched John Oliver - I'm informed now. John Oliver is honestly cancer when it comes to bias, delivery and even the humor itself is super tacky most of the time (it can be funny). There's also this up his own ass attitude like he gets to control when something is serious and when it's a joke. "Oh guys don't laugh at this, it's a big deal" and then he cracks a joke. It's such faux bullshit. He uses 3 second excerpts from like local news stations to evidence his points. It's actually shameful and greasy and nobody should be under the impression that he is making fair points. His predecessors in Stewart and Colbert are good at what John Oliver is perverting.

  • Francis Bins Reply

    I remember watching a segment [on John Oliver's show](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRauXXz6t0Y) where they said that in Mississippi doctors are required to tell women seeking an abortion that abortions can cause breast cancer, eventhough the doctors know that it isn't true.

  • Lenora Sipes Reply

    Im going to go ahead and believe this headline, given the fact that the World Cancer Research Fund (definitely not victim of the sensationalist headline bias John Oliver pointed out) recently found that a vegan diet (hence, no meat) *lowers* one's risk of prostate cancer. This headline simply proves the corollary ie more *burnt* meat increases prostate cancer risk compared typical meat consumption, which is in line with the recent World Cancer Research study. source: http://www.wcrf-uk.org/uk/new-research-shows-vegan-diets-could-lower-prostate-cancer-risk

  • Natalie Marks Reply

    Forget John Oliver for a second, in what way is it wrong? No single study is worth a damn to anyone except other researchers in the field. Do you know how many studies have found a cure for cancer? Identified a miracle weight loss drugs? Linked alcohol consumption to longevity? What makes a study valuable is the ability for others to replicate the results. Meta-analyses are worth the public's attention. Consensus are worth the public's attention. Single studies are not. (Sidenote: What's the proper plural of "consensus"? Dictionary.com says "consensuses", but that feels weird.)

  • Estevan Kreiger Reply

    Reminds of the John Oliver episode on HBO about televised churches or mega churches. Basically those churches were preaching the same exact message. One pastor even said if you have debt collectors calling or overdue bills you should ignore them and give to the church and God will solve your debt. One lady went as far as donating everything she had to the church in hopes of God curing her cancer, she did that rather than seek medical treatment which could have helped her. Words cannot describe the hate I have for these swindlers, I hope they meet a horrible fate.

  • Margarita Bechtelar Reply

    For every possible causation or correlation you can think of, there is an article on the internet. By today's research, everything either causes cancer or prevents it. Try searching anything suffixed with 'cancer' on Google and see for yourself. John Oliver will tell you in [this video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw) that many of these scientific studies' outcomes are a jumla. Lets not panic. Weekend is here, let the drinks flow. What're you upto in Delhi, Shivajiji?

  • Elinore Weber Reply

    Take it for what it's worth, but John Oliver did a segment on food waste and through their reporting, there has never been litigation of any kind brought up by donated food. Of course this was limited to American law but if the most lawsuit happy country in the world hasn't found a way to sue for it, then it's probably safe. Aside: saw an ad for one of those "have you or anyone you know been injured by..." to sue the makers of Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug for breast cancer, for people who have lost their hair as a result of taking it.

  • Gerald Ankunding Reply

    As a cancer survivor with stage 4 bile duct cancer I can tell you that this gesture has had an extrodinary impact on the families envolved. So far I have been blessed with outstanding insurance and hundreds of friends and family and strangers that have helped us. Between my diagnosis in October and the first few weeks of January 2016 we had to pay out ~$20,000 in medical bills to hit our maximum out of pocket for for 2015 and 2016. God bless you John Oliver for helping those less fortunate.

  • Althea Johnston Reply

    It sounds nice, but SOMEONE has to pay for it. If you don't pay your medical debt, then we all do. What happened here was that John Oliver (or his show or whatever) donated $60,000, and the rest of us donated $14,940,000. Which is a good thing for him to do, obviously. But it's not really very helpful to point out that getting bankrupted by cancer sucks. Of course it does--but the medical treatment must be paid for. If not by the person, then by a charity, or the public, or whatever.

  • Marcelle Kohler Reply

    It isn't so much about politicized big tobacco and pharma directly funding studies, it's about the results of any study leading to "it causes cancer" selling better, especially such a scrutinized and debated topic Watch John Oliver on scientific studies, I saw it linked elsewhere here and too lazy to get you a link, but it really sheds a lot of light on all of these blatantly misrepresented studies, not just vape related.

  • Gay Dicki Reply

    I love how confidently he stood in front of that garish DRUMPF sign. Like he had just announced the cure for cancer or won the 10 billion dollar lottery. "ALL MUST BOW DOWN TO ME, YOUR GOD JOHN OLIVER, AS I OBLITERATE DRUMPF (LEL) BACK TO THE STONE AGE!" I bet he feels awful fucking stupid right about now. The "Drumpf" movement did nothing but make Trump stronger and make Libs look weak.

  • Rosetta Lemke Reply

    >John Oliver is comparing Trump to cancer Actually a backmole. And a joke, so yes in the most literal sense not based actual facts but irony. Trump isn't actually a backmole. >this tells you nobody in his circle ... supports Donald Trump Likely not. Also pure speculation, and not a fact as such This guy's chief beef with John Oliver is that he made fun of Donald Trump.

  • Guadalupe Doyle Reply

    John Kelly, the guy who ran Oliver Campbell off. He called him a house nigger, and would raid his twitch streams with bots. He runs DDM and /ggrevolt/. Acid Man did a pretty good write up about him. He hangs out in private IRC and attemptes to manipulate GamerGate along with Drybones and the cancer crew. He was also a tumblr feminist before #GamerGate started.

  • Natalie Hauck Reply

    Any excuse to include John Oliver in this sub is a welcome one. FWIW, it's nice to hear someone defend scientific validity / gross overgeneralizations in reporting scientific research. I also have a lovely metal sign in my bathroom that reads: > It was recently discovered that research > causes cancer in rats.

  • Retta Funk Reply

    Of course but titles like "Scientist may have found the cure of cancer" are not admitting uncertainty, they are oversimplifying the research and trying to get attention. [John Oliver can explain this problem better than me](https://www.facebook.com/comedybay/videos/766454043490997/)

  • Taryn Kub Reply

    My mother is still alive, smoking 50 years--Only 10% of smokers ever get lung cancer(there are 12 other cancers smokers are at increased risk of getting)--some famous people were victims of lung cancer--pretty Susan Oliver dead at 58, Robert Taylor at 58, Jim Varney at 50, John Wayne at 55(lung removal saved him)

  • Dedrick Feeney Reply

    John Oliver recently made a video on scientific studies and how the media distorts it to please their viewers; such as "Coffee Cures Cancer" when in reality if you test something enough, you can get almost any food to "cure cancer". Very interesting video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw

  • Monica McLaughlin Reply

    So does coffee, [if you believe](http://www.vox.com/2016/5/9/11638808/john-oliver-science-studies-last-week-tonight) certain media outlets. Coffee on the blockchain - a double punch at cancer?

  • Marielle Zboncak Reply

    My dissertation supervisor authored the study on "farts curing cancer"! I used ap39 for my dissertation, I don't think anyone even mentioned cancer while I was there. Kind of cool hearing about this stuff from John Oliver.

  • Madisyn Paucek Reply

    The left treating debtors as victims. Fuck that. You borrow money, you fucking pay the shit. Nobody is preying on anybody and fuck John Oliver for perpetuating this fucking cancer. We're all responsible for our own debt.

  • Bettye Daniel Reply

    You reap what you sow, John cuck face cancer Oliver this fucking retard and seth big pussy all are so biased and weak.

  • Rosella Mayer Reply

    [The latest Last Week Tonight with John Oliver](https://youtu.be/0Rnq1NpHdmw) covers this topic fairly well, maybe if they just mix the LSD with coffee grounds and red wine then they would finally cure cancer /s

  • Albin Wisoky Reply

    From this week's John Oliver, [everything we eat both causes and prevents cancer](http://www.sciencealert.com/images/art-apr-15/Medical_studies-05.0.png). I give up on eggs.

  • Kiel Block Reply

    Is this related to the study that farting cures cancer... where it turns out the study doesn't actually say anything about that? I think John Oliver was mentioning it a few weeks ago.

  • Jazlyn Brown Reply

    For fun: http://m.motherjones.com/environment/2016/05/study-proves-watching-john-oliver-clip-can-cure-cancer

  • Christophe Rempel Reply

    A commenter educated by the_donald Just how so many SJWs get their info from John Oliver and such, TrumpBots get their info from that cancer of a subreddit

  • Ellis Brown Reply

    Taking a line from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight ["Everything we eat today both causes and cures Cancer "]( http://m.imgur.com/ggT6HZA).

  • Chelsie Vandervort Reply

    A new study says John Oliver's schtick is getting a little old and likely gives you cancer

  • Quinton Nikolaus Reply

    Noah, Colbert, John the cuck Oliver & Myers are cancer to the american youth.

  • Clinton Hansen Reply

    John Oliver is doing just like Grade but a lot worse, calling people cancer etc.

  • Micah Kshlerin Reply

    John Oliver is as witty and insightful as inoperable bowel cancer.

  • Bonita Fadel Reply

    Pretty sure John Oliver said that smelling farts cured cancer.

  • Iliana Farrell Reply

    John Oliver is significantly less amusing than bowel cancer.

  • Zander Bauch Reply

    John Oliver is cancer.

  • Randall Nolan Reply

    Now I like John Oliver but this is pure cancer

  • Samanta Ullrich Reply

    John Oliver cures cancer.

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