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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 07:07 PM
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10. Snake oil salesman always have customers.,,,the internet is loaded with them
Edited on Sun Mar-13-11 07:07 PM by Historic NY
from pads for your feet to potions, lotions for fertility and financial stability. It isn't anti-science as much as its is manufacturer science....people will believe anything for a supposed cure..
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  -Is homeopathy (and other quackery in general) the religion of the left? FLAprogressive  Mar-13-11 06:57 PM   #0 
  - A fair amount of quackery is on the far right  KamaAina   Mar-13-11 06:58 PM   #1 
  - I think the peddlers of it are on the fair right.....but their customer base is the left and some  FLAprogressive   Mar-13-11 07:00 PM   #2 
  - Grifters will employ whatever kind of advertising works, they're equal opportunity  pickle juice   Mar-13-11 07:01 PM   #4 
  - I do have a wing-nut BIL who wears a magic bracelet to protect himself from arthritis  Maru Kitteh   Mar-22-11 01:14 AM   #72 
  - no  Kali   Mar-13-11 07:00 PM   #3 
  - So it's the left and the far right united in an anti-science belief system?  FLAprogressive   Mar-13-11 07:02 PM   #5 
  - This OP is * almost* flamebait *LOL*  Mimosa   Mar-13-11 07:04 PM   #6 
  - I think it's a legtimate question. The advertising is made to appeal to distrust of big pharma  FLAprogressive   Mar-13-11 07:05 PM   #9 
  - FLAProgressive, both far left and far right distrust the big corporations  Mimosa   Mar-13-11 07:11 PM   #11 
  - Distrust of Big Pharma  pscot   Mar-13-11 07:14 PM   #12 
  - "Almost"?  aquart   Mar-13-11 07:30 PM   #16 
     - Meanwhile...  HuckleB   Mar-14-11 10:19 PM   #42 
  - I think quackery is beyond politics. Greed is the only motivator.  MineralMan   Mar-13-11 07:04 PM   #7 
  - Not to me. I wanna see the data. n/t  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-13-11 07:05 PM   #8 
  - Snake oil salesman always have customers.,,,the internet is loaded with them  Historic NY   Mar-13-11 07:07 PM   #10 
  - No, not in my opinion. non-partisan  northoftheborder   Mar-13-11 07:15 PM   #13 
  - There are dogmatic people on both sides.  rucky   Mar-13-11 07:26 PM   #14 
  - I disagree completely  AC_Mem   Mar-13-11 07:29 PM   #15 
  - "Before modern medicine"?  EvolveOrConvolve   Mar-13-11 07:56 PM   #17 
  - +1  FLAprogressive   Mar-13-11 08:06 PM   #18 
  - hmmmm..  Why Syzygy   Mar-14-11 07:45 PM   #38 
     - Yes, the skeptics have read many studies.  HuckleB   Mar-14-11 08:12 PM   #41 
  - If you were logical and skeptical, you would not have offered the logical fallacy you did.  HuckleB   Mar-13-11 08:13 PM   #20 
  - I am astounded at the BIg Pharm lemmings in here  Iwasthere   Mar-13-11 08:39 PM   #23 
  - So there aren't a lot of scam artists driven by money and greed trying to make $ off of homeopathy?  FLAprogressive   Mar-13-11 08:44 PM   #24 
  - You don't worry about my money, I can take care of myself  Iwasthere   Mar-13-11 08:52 PM   #25 
     - OK, fine, just ignore the question. You can't admit that there are people profiting bigtime off of  FLAprogressive   Mar-13-11 09:02 PM   #26 
        - Where? Who?  Why Syzygy   Mar-14-11 07:37 PM   #37 
           - First, your anecdote is meaningless, as it is unable to be verified.  HuckleB   Mar-14-11 08:08 PM   #40 
              - a scam of the worst kind?????  Tumbulu   Mar-15-11 01:50 AM   #44 
                 - Of course you would.  HuckleB   Mar-15-11 08:58 AM   #48 
  - Oh, goodie.  HuckleB   Mar-14-11 07:18 PM   #36 
  - what was used to heal before modern medicine  Confusious   Mar-14-11 01:54 AM   #28 
  - 'How in the world did man ever survive before the pharmaceutical companies and scientists told us  LeftishBrit   Mar-14-11 04:33 AM   #30 
  - I make these points with less eloquence here  Tumbulu   Mar-15-11 01:48 AM   #43 
     - Science can and will accept medicines where it isn't understood how...  Silent3   Mar-15-11 07:46 PM   #55 
  - No, it's a non-political religion.  HuckleB   Mar-13-11 08:11 PM   #19 
  - No, global warming is the religion of the left  notesdev   Mar-13-11 08:17 PM   #21 
  - Bingo n/t  Why Syzygy   Mar-14-11 07:46 PM   #39 
  - Did you ever look at Wacko Nut Daily?  flyingfysh   Mar-13-11 08:37 PM   #22 
  - Rush Limbaugh advertises this quack medicine.  provis99   Mar-13-11 09:07 PM   #27 
  - It's just a scam thing.  HuckleB   Mar-19-11 12:14 AM   #60 
  - Not specific to the left  LeftishBrit   Mar-14-11 04:29 AM   #29 
  - I don't thnk it's a left / right issue...  SidDithers   Mar-14-11 10:02 AM   #31 
  - The way I see it....  CanSocDem   Mar-14-11 06:01 PM   #32 
  - In other words, you believe in fiction.  HuckleB   Mar-14-11 06:07 PM   #33 
  - You're the one afraid of...  CanSocDem   Mar-14-11 06:16 PM   #34 
     - Is that your final response?  HuckleB   Mar-14-11 06:29 PM   #35 
     - So no one should be afraid of dying of horrible diseases? Because it's God's will, or in your case  LeftishBrit   Mar-15-11 07:02 AM   #47 
        - Being only left-'ish', I understand your confusion.  CanSocDem   Mar-15-11 09:16 AM   #50 
           - You can have both public health and medical science!  LeftishBrit   Mar-15-11 10:03 AM   #51 
              - "Public health"...  CanSocDem   Mar-15-11 01:33 PM   #52 
                 - Do you think Scandinavia doesn't use modern medicine?  LeftishBrit   Mar-15-11 02:44 PM   #53 
                    - Here's what I really said:  CanSocDem   Mar-15-11 04:07 PM   #54 
                       - No matter how much you spin your BS, you're still doing nothing but pushing scam artists.  HuckleB   Mar-19-11 12:13 AM   #59 
  - 'Supporting modern medicine is anti-human in that it doesn't acknowledge the body's ability to heal  LeftishBrit   Mar-15-11 07:00 AM   #46 
  - I think that your belief that homeopathy does not work  Tumbulu   Mar-15-11 01:55 AM   #45 
  - No, not at all.  trotsky   Mar-15-11 09:11 AM   #49 
  - Hardly. That sort of general nuttiness transcends political boundaries  Warpy   Mar-17-11 04:13 PM   #56 
  - Ever had an immediate family member treated to death by the "approved  HysteryDiagnosis   Mar-17-11 04:22 PM   #57 
  - Every have a family member "cured" by homeopathy?  Orrex   Mar-18-11 09:43 PM   #58 
  - Your answer to everything that isn't a synthetic chemical solution is homeopathy,  HysteryDiagnosis   Mar-19-11 09:33 AM   #62 
  - You did read the subject line of the OP, didn't you?  Orrex   Mar-19-11 08:57 PM   #64 
  - No one has. Homeopathy doesnt "cure" anything.  cleanhippie   Mar-20-11 04:41 PM   #66 
     - Glad to see that we're on the same page!  Orrex   Mar-20-11 07:32 PM   #67 
  - Yes, and I've seen lives that should have been let go extended for needless suffering  slackmaster   Mar-19-11 09:11 AM   #61 
     - +1  BuddhaGirl   Mar-19-11 01:49 PM   #63 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-19-11 10:56 PM   #65 
     - Half of any group are below average - including half of homeopaths  LeftishBrit   Mar-21-11 01:52 PM   #68 
        - Thanks for your thoughtful reply  slackmaster   Mar-21-11 01:57 PM   #69 
  - It's certainly not a religion and support of it is not confined to the left.  slackmaster   Mar-21-11 05:18 PM   #70 
  - Repubes are anti-science by legislation which screws everyone. The church of woo usually only hurts  Maru Kitteh   Mar-22-11 01:11 AM   #71 
 

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