The Strange Remains the same for 20 June 2014

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
~Dr. Seuss

An Honest Liar amazes at Best of Hot Docs | Georgia Straight, Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly.

Greek Satanist Arrested Over Sacrificial Killing of Homeless Woman.

A Mysterious Sound Is Driving People Insane — And Nobody Knows What’s Causing It – Mic.

BBC News – Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks.

Camera trap captures first ever video of rarely-seen bird in the Amazon…and much more.

Doomsday prepper Martin Winters surrenders, held without bail | Tampa Bay Times.

Tufted puffin seen on Atlantic coast for 1st time since 1830s – News – MSN CA.

Fukushima farmers appeal to Tokyo with live bull.

snopes.com: Is ‘Flo’ from Progressive Insurance Dead?.

Dickson ‘psychic’ Bonni McCliss uses gift as life coach.

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  7 comments for “The Strange Remains the same for 20 June 2014

  1. Tribeca Mike
    June 21, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    “BBC News – Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks.”

    And to think the Beeb was once considered the creme de la creme of news outlets.

  2. James G
    June 21, 2014 at 4:17 AM

    This was a good roundup today! The video of rain forest critters – awesome!

    Martin Winters surrenders for cheeseburgers and dry shoes. Kudos to you Mr. Winters. Although I was going to make a snide Trailer Park Boys reference (re: cheeseburgers), it really is commendable that he did not try to live up to the fed killer hype he liked to generate. There is some capacity for rational thought left in that Santa Clause-esque noggin.

    Fukushima Farmers:
    -Cattle live in contaminated fallout zone
    -Cattle fed radioactive feed
    -Cattle develop white spots and farmers complain they don’t know what the cause is.
    The mystery here is how a couple of farmers can’t make the connection between radiation and strange white spots.

    Dickson Bonni McCliss: “I am very much an evidential psychic” AHHAHAHAHAHAHA! Stop it, you’re killing me! Ahhahaha *sniff*. What a great way to end the roundup ;-)

    • L.Barth
      June 21, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      Respectfully disagree. White spots on cattle do not necessarily = radiation as a cause.

      • Lagaya1
        June 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

        And if he did make the connection, why would anyone value his expertise in the matter?

        • L.Barth
          June 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM

          From reading the article it doesn’t seem like the farmers are making any claims or connections, they just want to know what it is & they want the government to help find out.

      • James G
        June 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

        Fair enough. I agree completely. But isn’t it a little silly to insist on keeping cattle in that kind of an environment and then protesting when they come down with a mysterious illness? Isn’t that like working in a cloud of smoke and then complaining about respiratory problems?

        It sounds like the cattle wouldn’t be sold for consumption and the farmers are doing this out of some sense of duty to the animals. Personally I would go with the Japanese government on this one and cull the remaining herd. I’m guessing he’s one of the 10-20 farmers mentioned in the Japan Times article keeping 750 head for breeding. The area may be uninhabitable for some time. What purpose is served by maintaining a herd you’ll never be able to sell?

        I could see them wanting to keep prime breeding stock, and harvesting ova and semen from them for use in cattle outside of the area, but that herd would be a lot smaller than 750.

        http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/24/national/fukushima-completes-culling-of-radioactive-herd-in-hot-zone/#.U2ID0vl_slg

        http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/06/11/national/trial-decontamination-work-stumbles/#.U5owUvl_sbs

  3. Indrid Cole
    June 21, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    “Doomsday prepper Martin Winters surrenders, held without bail”

    For Sale: 2,300 cans of spam and 300 cases of pork & beans. Bring truck.

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