The Latest Research Shows … Lies, Lies and More Lies!!!
Why would I be writing about the latest research in the financial section? Because we believe if it’s research it’s got to be true and in the end someone is making a LOT OF MONEY.
But the latest research is now showing a great deal of fraud in the latest research. YES this spin is meant to keep you saying what’s the use! But that’s now the correct answer, because your children and children’s children need you to speak up and be heard.
Because it’s affecting all of us and until someone says STOP, things will remain the same.
First off politicians don’t have time to dig through all this stuff before they pass a law stating – OK this is safe! They basically look at the piles of documents for and against. And the highest pile wins. AND who creates the highest pile – the guys with the most money to get these papers fabricated (oops I mean written.)
Now I know you are saying common Frank!
Hey, I too believed that pharmaceutical companies had my best interests in hand – until I took the time to dig a little deeper and then I was faced with the truth that they are merely companies that seek to make a profit – and there’s nothing wrong with that until they are willing to sacrifice my health for their personal gain. That’s when I got a little irritated.
As an old ex union executive I know that the majority of people go with the flow, that’s OK – BUT – we still need someone monitoring the powers to be to ensure they still have our best interests at hand – and to be completely honest – THEY DON’T. Why because the squeaky wheel gets the grease – meaning the lobbyists have the money to pound away at our politicians until they succumb to the pressure and we don’t have anyone squeaking for us.
Which bring me back to the beginning and the fact that these lobbyists in many cases are not presenting true facts, based upon factual information. Studies on GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) show that the majority of cancer cells begin to appear within the test subjects after two years. Papers required to pass GMO’s are only required to show studies from the first two years. See a disconnect?????
In any case I’m not here to pick on GMO’s, I’m here to say let’s get a little more conscious as to what’s going on around us and let’s take back a little more ownership for our health and what people are feeding us.
In any case below is an interesting article in The Washington Post that will set you of on a journey looked at how we have and are being deceived by those around us and in positions we believed we could trust!
Major publisher retracts 64 scientific papers in fake peer review outbreak
By Sarah Kaplan
Made-up identities assigned to fake e-mail addresses. Real identities stolen for fraudulent reviews. Study authors who write glowing reviews of their own research, then pass them off as an independent report.
These are the tactics of peer review manipulators, an apparently growing problem in the world of academic publishing.
Peer review is supposed to be the pride of the rigorous academic publishing process. Journals get every paper reviewed and approved by experts in the field, ensuring that problematic research doesn’t make it to print.
But increasingly journals are finding out that those supposedly authoritative checks are being rigged.
In the latest episode of the fake peer review phenomenon, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, Springer, has retracted 64 articles from 10 of its journals after discovering that their reviews were linked to fake e-mail addresses. The announcement comes nine months after 43 studies were retracted by BioMed Central (one of Springer’s imprints) for the same reason.
The blog Retraction Watch, which monitors and reports on retractions for fraud, plagiarism and other dubious practices in the academic publishing industry, says this latest announcement brings the tally of papers withdrawn for faked reviews up to 230 in the past three years. Those papers make up only a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of studies published each year, but they have the publishing world concerned.
Retraction Watch co-founder Ivan Oransky, a science journalist with a medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, said he didn’t know of any instances of retractions for faked peer reviews before 2012. Since then, the practice has accounted for 15 percent of all retractions logged by his site.
“It’s like a virus that maybe was lying dormant for decades or centuries and all of a sudden, it’s coming out,” he told The Washington Post. “What’s not clear is, are we better at finding it? Or is it actually a new phenomenon?”
It’s also unclear who exactly is responsible for the rigged reviews…
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