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Sat Sep 18, 2021, 01:38 PM

A Progressive Biologist From Portland Is One of the Nation's Leading Advocates for Ivermectin

Why am I not surprised?


Because of people like Bret Weinstein, a drug meant for 1,000-pound animals is flying off the shelves in feed stores.


The loudest COVID-19 vaccine skeptic in Oregon? You might think itís pistol-packing, Trump-loving talk radio host Lars Larson. Or Baker City Mayor Kerry McQuisten, whose opposition to mask and vaccine mandates is stoking her run for governor.

Youíd be wrong.

Instead, the loudest voice may be that of a Toyota-driving Bernie Bro who lives near Lewis & Clark College, an evolutionary biologist with a Ph.D. who studied and taught at two of the nationís most liberal universities and participated in Occupy Wall Street.

His name is Bret Weinstein, and he makes his living preaching the dangers of COVID-19 vaccines while extolling ivermectin, the controversial drug often used to deworm horses.

https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/09/15/a-progressive-biologist-from-portland-is-one-of-the-nations-leading-advocates-for-ivermectin/?fbclid=IwAR3d2fTQH0X_pPsAOb0ekLxzr_fBVQ9DDwfWyFRZH7Tw_1CQ5hXIdocHbyA

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Reply A Progressive Biologist From Portland Is One of the Nation's Leading Advocates for Ivermectin (Original post)
BlueLucy Sep 2021 OP
The Magistrate Sep 2021 #1
hunter Sep 2021 #3
Ocelot II Sep 2021 #2
comradebillyboy Sep 2021 #4
maxsolomon Sep 2021 #6
nycbos Sep 2021 #5
Iggo Sep 2021 #7
cinematicdiversions Sep 2021 #8
Zeitghost Sep 2021 #9
Hav Sep 2021 #13
Ohio Joe Sep 2021 #10
AZSkiffyGeek Sep 2021 #11
Klaralven Sep 2021 #12

Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 01:43 PM

1. It's A Strange And Simple Place, Ma'am

Where the wingnuts and the moonbats meet to swap recipes and talk trash about the sheeple....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 01:57 PM

3. Succinctly put.


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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 01:50 PM

2. Not all crackpots are conservatives (though it seems a considerable majority are).

RFK Jr. is a prime example of a liberal anti-vax dingbat.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 02:07 PM

4. Portland used to be a very nice city. Nowadays it

seems to be over run by a wide spectrum of wing nuts.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 02:24 PM

6. It is still a nice city.

"Overrun" is hyperbole, except when you are referring to weekend invasions of PBs deploying bear spray on pedestrians from the beds of their jacked-up pickups.

None of them are around right now, because it's hunting season. Got bears & elk to kill.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 02:20 PM

5. Not surprised

The political spectrum is offering circular not linear.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 02:30 PM

7. What's Progressive Biology?

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 02:32 PM

8. If you are going top post about him the least you can do is show his photo.

 

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 02:36 PM

9. The horse paste narrtive

Only serves to discredit actual criticism of Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID. The drug is not "meant" for horses any more than it's "meant" for humans.

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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 03:49 PM

13. Fully agreed

Some idiots seem to go for the actual horse paste but journalists who argue that Ivermectin=horse dewormer only expose their own ignorance.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 02:45 PM

10. I think ex-progressive would be a more apt description...

He appears to be promoting right wing bullshit these days to get in on the grift righties love so much. It also appears he is making a killing.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 03:17 PM

11. He sounds like a racist

And he certainly seems to be the darling of the right. He may have been progressive at some point, but he isn't now.

I had a friend who was a progressive activist in the 90s. Then he discovered Ron Paul. Now he's a racist shitbag who idolizes the John Birch Society.

I don't call him progressive anymore.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 03:37 PM

12. Is the "danger" related to this theory?

 

In 2002, he published The Reserve-Capacity Hypothesis, which proposed that the telomeric differences between humans and laboratory mice have led scientists to underestimate the risks that new drugs pose to humans in the form of heart disease, liver dysfunction, and related organ failure.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bret_Weinstein

Apparently a member of what his brother termed "the Intellectual dark web"

The intellectual dark web (IDW) is a loosely-defined informal group of commentators who oppose what they regard as the dominance of identity politics, political correctness, and cancel culture in higher education and the news media within Western countries. Those who have been linked to the IDW have come from both the left and right of the political spectrum.

The term "intellectual dark web" was coined by Eric Weinstein. His term, which metaphorically compared opposition to mainstream opinion to what is illicitly found on the dark web, was not intended to be wholly serious. It was then popularized in a 2018 New York Times editorial by American opinion writer Bari Weiss.[1] Weiss and others applied the term to a broad range of figures from various parts of the political spectrum, including conservatives such as Douglas Murray, liberals such as Maajid Nawaz and Sam Harris, and feminists like Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It has also been linked to online publications such as the libertarian-leaning Quillette.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_dark_web

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