Sunday, January 5, 2014

Our Wacky World—1/5/2014

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Possible cancer breakthrough from...IBM?

Been raped? You're worth $0.079.

The reply to this question is just too beautiful:
"Your blog, the SBM page, has come up for me several times in my research. I’m an RN trying to research cancer treatment, for myself, I am the patient. I’m also a licensed massage practitioner with a 30 year history using 'alternative' or 'complementary' medicine successfully to treat myself for various things. When your blog has come up I’ve read into it, picking up some useful information. 
"My question is, why the sarcasm? Why do you and the responders on your site have such disdain and anger? Why do you feel threatened? Your physician status gives you the top of the totem pole, the extensive training, the authority and the privilege. Very doubtful you are going to be knocked off the top of that totem pole in this or any several more lifetimes to come."
Why the sarcasm? HA HA HA (Science Based Medicine)

"The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from a lock of hair or the cremated ashes of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life."
He's dead, gem. (Lifegem)

Are you female? Do you enjoy sex? Do you like being called a fool by crazed extremists?:
"The fact [sic] intercourse causes so many infections and tears and warts attests to the unnaturalness of intercourse, that it’s not meant to be. The vagina’s primary function isn’t to be penetrated by a penis but to eject a baby for birth. They are two muscle tissues / sphincters pressed against each other to help the baby be pushed out. Penetration of the penis into the vagina is completely unnecessary for conception."
At first I thought she was talking about anal sex. The whole thing is seriously insane. (Radical Wind)

Speaking of anal sex:
"I was trying to think into why this might be and you can laugh at my theory, but the connection of the rectum to the digestive system which is in many ways the emotional brain of the human machine is clear and present. If you look at the intestines they look a lot like the curls of the brain. Being stressed or nervous can literally shut down your digestion, make you throw up or lose your appetite. It’s an emotional group of organs. The kidneys and lungs for example are a more logical organ, they just process all day long."
Christ, that's the fourth time I've used Comic Sans in this post—that's four times this year. (Manboobz)

"A teacher in Ohio was suspended this week for allegedly telling an ambitious young African-American student that the country does 'not need another black president.' "

"Chief Operations Officer Mark Grawe...told residents that anyone who protested his company's gas wells — some of which are located less than 200 feet from homes, schools and playgrounds — would find themselves on Department of Homeland Security terrorist watch lists. Though 'terrorism' is understood to mean the use of violence and intimidation for political coercion, Grawe showed no sense of irony bringing a guard armed with a gun, a taser and a can of pepper spray to a neighborhood meeting to help deliver his pro-fracking message."

"A few weeks ago, I blogged about the problems that creationist minister Ken Ham is having with his proposed 'Ark Encounter' project... Fundraising for the 'Ark Park' is woefully behind schedule so his organization is trying to finance it with junk bonds.

"...his organization also has no clue how to take care of animals. Apparently, they figure if Noah could keep two of every animal alive on the ark for months, surely it would be easy to park a bunch of lions and giraffes in their giant stable for many years so the local yokels can gawk at them. Fortunately, the rules of how to keep animals in captivity are well understood, and there are plenty of regulations to prevent animal abuse. The 'Ark' was apparently designed to fit Noah’s specifications, then a bunch of wooden stalls and cages were packed in it by architects with no concept of the requirements of animal enclosures, or zoo design."
It is a fucking zoo. And it's not a good idea to build a zoo out of wood. Any nasty infectious disease that pops up will permanently contaminate it. The only thing you can do once that happens is to burn the place to the ground and bulldoze it over, which is why there are laws... (Skepticblog)

Some businesses are now putting a "you can't badmouth us" clause in their sales agreements:
"The management of KlearGear must have forgotten the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine never forgets. When TechDirt researched it, they discovered the clause was not there on December 19, 2008 when Jon Palmer placed his order. Even more curious, if you check their website now, it is nowhere to be found. The clause has been redacted after local television station KUTV reported it."
Turley's Blog

"If you were the trustee of a troubled college fighting to keep its accreditation, would you hire as your new president someone who was forced out of a previous academic post [at Falwel's Liberty University] for lying about his past? Brewton-Parker College...announced this week that it has hired Ergun Caner to be its new president. A press release from the college quoted an unnamed trustee saying, 'We didn't consider Dr. Caner in spite of the attacks; we elected him because of them. He has endured relentless and pagan attacks like a warrior. We need a warrior as our next president.' "
Remember, if at first you don't succeed do the same thing more conservatively. Read the whole thing; this guy is a real piece of work along with anyone backing him. (Right-Wing Watch)

The MacDonald's web site for employees continues to amuse:
"The tipping guide from etiquette maven Emily Post on McDonald's website lists several high-ticket suggestions for givers during the holiday season, including 'a gift from your family (or one week's pay), plus a small gift from your child' for an au pair, 'one day's pay' for a housekeeper and 'cost of one cleaning' for a pool cleaner. The site also lists suggestions for dog walkers, massage therapists and personal fitness trainers."

"Under 'Fast food tips,' the website shows one meal that looks a lot like something you would get at McDonald’s under the words 'Unhealthy choice' beside another meal labeled 'Healthier choice' "

Facists, commies and edged weapons oh my


Anonymous said...

Nothing new yet?

The St. Dr. Oscar said...

Working on it. Sometime this week. Not as much insanity published right after Xmas/NY.