Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

Leftover Links for 11 January 2013

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Is “leftovers” a bad word? I don’t think so. I enjoy them. I just didn’t have enough room to serve them up the first time. Doesn’t mean they are bad. A piece on the scientific article on reacting to uncivil comments. The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck | Mother Jones. What new age nonsense!…

NFL’s Kosar finds relief in hyped but mysterious brain treatments

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This isn’t funny. TWO posts in a row connected to Suzanne Somers… Both complete woo woo. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar receiving ‘groundbreaking’ treatments for brain trauma | cleveland.com. Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar never thought about the consequences of the helmet-rattling hits he absorbed while throwing touchdown passes and raising Super Bowl hopes…

Actress Somers opines about toxins affecting mass murderer’s brain

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Every once in a while, a person says something so profoundly stupid that we have to call a spade a spade and call them idiotic. When it’s a “celebrity”, it’s even worse because for some strange reason, the public gives people they recognize or like more credence even when they are spouting utter nonsense on…

Creating a Yeti tourist trap in Siberia

Mascot for a Russian mining company were the Yeti was supposedly seen

I can always count on press from the Siberian tourism promotors. It happens with such regularity. Visiting “Big Foot” A village dedicated to the mysterious Big Foot, or Yeti, will appear at the mountain ski resort of Sheregesh in South Siberia. Adjoining one of the hotel compounds will be a Yeti-park with a separate house…

Mystery explosions rattle Indiana

Seismicity Map: 1973 to Present.

More booms, now in Indiana. Something definitely going ‘boom’ in the night Local residents, mostly on Evansville’s East Side and in Warrick County including Boonville, started reporting the mysterious sounds late Monday night. Additional reports of similar noises were also logged Tuesday night. Caleb Donahoo, 24, said he has heard the booms each night at…

Looking for a “mass shooter” flag in the genes

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Scientists will do a full genetic analysis on the Connecticut shooter. What will they find, if anything? And what does it really mean? No easy answer Demands to analyse Connecticut school shooter’s DNA are misguided and could lead to dangerous stigmatization, or worse. Connecticut’s state medical examiner has requested a full genetic analysis of mass…