Daily Archives: November 2, 2012

Leftover Links for November 2, 2012

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Just a few leftovers tonight… A boy grows up surrounded by guns and watching TV. He ends up with a warped sense of reality. Boy who killed neo-Nazi dad influenced by TV drama – latimes.com. UFO hoax made with balloons and lights, freaked people out UFO? Strange lights in sky seen over El Cajon, California…

Serious paranormal Investigator wanted: Must operate gizmos with blinky lights and stuff

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HAHA! Paranormal investigator wanted… must be experienced. Paranormal Investigator Position | Big Fish Games. Big Fish is seeking a talented Paranormal Investigator to work with our Studios team and help them understand the mysteries of the spirit realm. Paranormal Investigator works within a team that provides a scientific investigation into paranormal phenomena. Successful applicants will…

Arc and halos all around the sun in Alabama

Atmospheric show in Huntsville, Alabama.

Hurricane Sandy Likely Caused Alabama’s Incredible Light Show – Neighborhoods – The Atlantic Cities. David Hathaway, a solar physicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, was going about business as usual yesterday afternoon when he suddenly heard an outburst of astonished voices. “People were saying, You gotta come out and see this,” he recalls. Hathaway…

Another black mark of shame for Burzynski

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Orac and Bob Blaskiewicz team up to expose another black mark on the Burzynski cancer clinic. These are hard stories to take because someone died trying. She believed this treatment would work. There is no excuse for those who led her to believe that. Stanislaw Burzynski fails to save another patient I’m sure you recall…

Barking up the wrong tree: Irresponsible reporting of self-medication story

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Crohn’s disease ‘cured by bark recipe’ claims Marlene Barnes. A woman claims she has cured herself of the bowel condition Crohn’s disease through the medicinal properties of tree bark. Marlene Barnes, 72, of Cardiff, had part of her colon and intestine removed due to the illness and began grinding up bark for a remedy 16…

Romney Mega Prayer event hyped by gross misunderstanding of science (Update: FAKE!)

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See UPDATE below. Example of Poe’s Law in action. The night before Election Day, you can participate in a giant prayer event to get Romney elected. The promoters say “It’s Scientific!” Practical Christians Develop New Game Plan: Pray for Romney Because of Science […] one very rational Christian (with a flair for website design) who…

Elephant mimics Korean words

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This is a remarkable behavior noted for the first time. BBC News – Elephant mimics Korean with help of his trunk. An Asian elephant called Koshik has astounded scientists with his Korean language skills. Researchers report that the mammal has learnt to imitate human speech and can say five words in Korean: hello, no, sit…

The Australian Shonkys 2012 – awards for dodgy products

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Every year the Australian consumer watchdog group; Choice, releases its “Shonky Awards”. For the non-Australians among us shonky means dodgy, suspect, misleading or fraudulent. Each year the Shonky Awards highlight the most inefficient, poor value for money and sometimes outright dangerous products or services making their rounds in Australia. Shonkys 2012 – awards for shoddy…