Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Our Wacky World—2/3/2015

The Ghostbusters remake will feature women instead of men. Cue the menimist outcry in 3, 2, 1…

Another classic from MFAEECIA™ Award winner Mike Adams:
"According to the document you're about to see, for the last eight years, government scientists have actively engineered viral vaccines designed to alter thoughts and beliefs by infecting the brain and suppressing genetic expression of neurological cells."
Natural News

Another week, another quack getting rich off the Dr. Oz Show—before he got busted by the FTC:
'The producer allowed Duncan to edit the script, writing the very words Oz would utter on the show. He added language that "would advise viewers that they could find green coffee bean capsules online by typing the words ‘Pure Green Coffee Bean Capsules’ into their web browsers… [he also] added language in which Duncan would advise viewers to ‘take two 400 mg vegetarian capsules,’" according to the FTC.'

Famed lesbian conservative Mary Cheney says blackface is just like drag:
"Men in clothes traditionally worn by women is blackface, says Mary Cheney, [while] wearing clothes traditionally worn by men."
Have you ever seen a woman in blackface? Why the fuck are we even talking about this? (Raw Story)

What could possibly go wrong with this?
'The Teacher’s Protection Act...would allow educators to use force or deadly force if they feel they need to protect themselves against a student or anyone else on school grounds. It also allows teachers to use deadly force to protect school property, and to avoid prosecution “for injury or death that results from the educator’s use of deadly force.”'
Houston Chronicle

Medical advice from Gwyneth Paltrow, in L.A.:
“You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”
Dr. Jen Gunter

"But there is one major difference between ultra-orthodox Christians and Muslims and ultra-orthodox Jews. In the first two, the man is supposed to be the breadwinner of the family and it is preferred that women stay at home. But in the case of ultra-Orthodox Jews known as the haredim, the men are supposed to spend their entire lives studying the Torah, not engaged in gainful employment.

"So what about income? Very often, it is the women who are expected to also earn money to support the family (without being relieved of all their other responsibilities) so that the men can continue their full-time studies. In fact, the haredi educational system seems to be designed with this outcome in mind."
Singham's Blog

AIG desperately needs cash:
"Fortunately a reader has been extracting the data from Answers in Genesis’s Form 990 tax information, and this chart tells me what I need to know."
See graph. (Pharyngula)

'A Christian family doctor performed an exorcism on a seriously ill patient after promising he could "heal" her without medication, a medical tribunal heard. GP Dr Thomas O'Brien, 56, persuaded the mother of one to undergo the spiritual procedure at his local Pentecostal church after telling her: "God is your surgeon"'

'According to a recent survey...over 80% of Americans said they would support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” roughly the same number that support the mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.”'
Consumer Affairs