Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

Leftover Links for 16 January 2013

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Happy hump day, I am so tired and the week is only half over… Here are your links that I had leftover and stuff… There’s No Proof That Pubic Lice Are Going Extinct – Business Insider. She sounds incredibly gullible. We can’t all be intellectuals, I guess. “What Distracts Me From My Reality Is Bigfoot”:…

Google did not do in a donkey

Donkey standing on the side of the road as the car is closer. Photo credit: Google

Ok, let that outrage go, the Googlemobile did not run over a donkey and leave it for dead. The ornery critter was in the way but escaped in plenty of time. Google Lat Long: Never ass-ume. Over the last 24-hours concerned members of the public and the media have been speculating on the fate of…

News piece gives false balance to anti-vax agenda

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“Health Day” piece uses Barbara Loe Fisher of NVIC as an “expert” in this piece that reports that the vaccination schedule is safe. What’s wrong with that? The NVIC is against vaccinations and she even mentions the A word: autism. Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says. The standard vaccine schedule for young children in…

Dad probably wouldn’t have wanted it this way

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Man tries to resurrect dead father through power of prayer – Catholic Online. The body of the father – 93-year-old Clarence Bight, was stolen from Gethsemane Cemetery, coffin included and was discovered stuffed in a new freezer in the 48-year-old son’s basement, according to Detroit police. The son had reportedly told family members that he…

Anyone for dog penis wine?

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Taiwan confiscates 435 dog penises. Animal disease officials in Taiwan have confiscated more than 400 dried dog penises, testicles and various internal organs in a raid on an illegal slaughterhouse. A total of 435 penises were discovered in a fridge along with the other body parts, while 12 fresh dog corpses were also found in…

Editorial – Looking for the best answer: Sorry it burst your paranormal balloon

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Lately, there is a thing going around web sites that promote fringe ideas. They enjoy bashing James “The Amazing” Randi, one of the world’s most prominent skeptics and unveiler of charlatans. I suppose it’s not new, but I see it a lot lately. There have even been several attempts to personally discredit him. Many commenters try to…

Does this sound like legitimate medical protocol to you?

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Bob Blaskiewicz gets a harrowing story straight from a former patient and family. Burzynski Patient Wayne Merritt’s Story « The OTHER Burzynski Patient Group. So according to the family, the Burzynski Clinic grievously wronged them in several ways: 1) they vastly overcharged them for common medications; 2) they treated him with conventional chemotherapy (despite all the whooping and hooting by Burzynski supporters about how his…

Kickstart An Honest Liar: The Amazing Randi Story

The author with The Amazing at Camp Inquiry in 2011.

A new Kickstarter project to fund a film about one of today’s greatest professional skeptics. An Honest Liar: The Amazing Randi Story by Flim Flam Films — Kickstarter. An Honest Liar profiles the colorful life of famed magician turned professional skeptic James “The Amazing” Randi as he embarks on a series of public crusades to…