Daily Archives: November 19, 2012

Leftover Links for November 19, 2012

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A few leftover links today… Yes, ANOTHER petition. A Petition To Have Bigfoot Declared An Endangered Species | Disinformation. The Pope says it’s no big deal. Pope Benedict XVI dismisses December 21 Mayan doomsday. Some people are just stupid. Even sober, he doesn’t seem quite right. BBC News – Australian drunk survives attempt to ride…

Exorcists as alternative to health care in London’s Asian community

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BBC News – Possession, Jinn and Britain’s backstreet exorcists. UK health and social workers and those in the criminal justice system are increasingly having to understand belief in spiritual possession among ethnic minorities, with new research highlighting a particular issue with some sections of the British Asian community blaming mental health problems on the supernatural.…

Dennis Markuze (aka David Mabus) arrested again (Updated)

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There is an announcement via Twitter from the Montreal Police that known spammer and online harasser, Dennis Markuze, otherwise known as “Mabus” has been arrested for violating probation. Twitter / SPVM: D.Markuze was arrested for …. He has been posting tweets in various forms as “Operation Archangel” and has been sending emails, signed on to…

Study looks at brain activity of mediums during spirit writing

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Brazilian mediums shed light on brain activity during a trance state. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil analyzed the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of Brazilian mediums during the practice of psychography, described as a form of writing whereby a deceased person or spirit is believed to write through…

One person’s trash is another treasure: Signed Dali found at Goodwill

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Signed Dali at Goodwill: ‘It just showed up in our donation stream’ | wtsp.com. Tacoma Goodwill Industries is auctioning an original, hand-signed etching by Salvador Dali (yes, that Salvador Dali) that happened to appear at the charity chain’s Federal Way store. “It just showed up in our donation stream,” Goodwill online sales manager Dylan Lippert…

Native American petroglyphs vandalized and stolen from federal lands

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Petroglyph thefts near Bishop stun federal authorities, Paiutes – latimes.com. Ancient hunters and gatherers etched vivid petroglyphs on cliffs in the Eastern Sierra that withstood winds, flash floods and earthquakes for more than 3,500 years. Thieves needed only a few hours to cut them down and haul them away. Federal authorities say at least four…

The ‘Bloop’ mystery solved!

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Frequently cited as an “insane mystery science hasn’t solved”, the bloop looks to have a reasonable explanation. Was it a mystery monster squid as most commonly thought? Sadly, no. First some background in case you haven’t heard about the bloop: Skeptoid It came from the depths of the South Pacific. Throughout the summer of 1997, a…