The ultimate moron …
At the end of April a federal court approved a settlement against Boiron – the world’s largest manufacturer of homeopathic products.
A federal court has preliminarily approved a class action lawsuit settlement with Boiron, Inc. that will provide up to $5 million in refunds to consumers who purchased certain Boiron homeopathic products, including Oscillo, Arnicare, Chestal and Coldcalm.
This is the result of a class action lawsuit against against Boiron alleging that they sold the above named products with false claims they knew they could not support. Jann Bellamy at Science-Based Medicine gives a good overview of the relevant law and the testimony given during the trial.
This scam artist never ceases to amaze me.
One of the tricks in the psychic trade.
Making vague statements that will fit most people if they want them to
Cold reading is a series of techniques employed by psychics, mediums and mentalists that are used to manipulate the customer (sitter) into believing that the psychic can read their mind, or that the medium is in contact with a dead relative or friend.
The makers and fans of Thrive are fond of stressing that they want a better world. Their ideas for creating a better world involve, first and foremost, ending the conspiracies that they insist are screwing up the planet, and second, implementing far right-wing libertarian political and economic ideology on a broad scale. As I wrote in a blog a few months ago about how the world of conspiracy theories is changing…
Anybody who knows me, knows i despise this moron – Alex Jones. Here he explains how gay people are created by the government. Do people really pay to listen to this POS?
Many of history’s most celebrated creative geniuses were mentally ill, from renowned artists Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo to literary giants Virginia Woolf and Edgar Allan Poe. Today, the fabled connection between genius and madness is no longer merely anecdotal. Mounting research shows these two extremes of the human mind really are linked — and scientists are beginning to understand why.
Sybil, published by Florence Rheta Schreiber in 1973, is another famously lurid book that both reflected and shaped the nightmares of its time. Gothically dark but with gleams of light, it recounted the supposedly true story of psychiatrist Cornelia Wilbur and one of her patients, a fragile young woman pseudonymously called Sybil to protect her identity. During eleven years of psychoanalysis Wilbur encountered sixteen of Sybil’s “alternate personalities,” which had supposedly developed during childhood in reaction to horrendous sexual and physical abuse by Sybil’s mother. The book recounted how Sybil dealt with these traumatic memories under Wilbur’s healing influence and gradually integrated her “alters” into a single stable personality.
Paper lanterns released during a rehearsal dinner in Centennial Thursday night confused nearby residents and stirred up UFO talk.
“Originally, I thought that something odd was going on,” said Danielle Arno, Centennial resident. “There were so many of them. It was probably the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen.”
Have you ever heard of the Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology“?
I had heard about them for years and i’ve always heard they were THE place to go for information on psychic or paranormal phenomena.
According to the Rhine meetup group, their goal is “to improve the human condition by creating a scientific understanding of those abilities and sensitivities that appear to transcend the ordinary limits of space and time.[ref]“
As the so-called authority on parapsychology research, i thought i’d visit their site (http://www.rhine.org/) in search of some proof of the paranormal. I am particularly interested in finding some evidence of psychic ability, so i figured The Rhine Center should have some studies i could read.
I looked all over their site but couldn’t find any studies. But i did come across a document titled “Requests for Demonstrations or Evaluations of Psi Ability”, so i downloaded it and this is what i found:
Am i reading this correctly? They decline requests to demonstrate or evaluate PSI (psychic or paranormal phenomena) because “Modern research has moved beyond the need for mere demonstration of psi ability to a focus on the process of how psi occurs“?
What? The Rhine Center can’t be bothered actually proving or demonstrating the existence of PSI, they just pretend it’s real and spend their time fantasizing how it might work? Wow. Is this really something they should admit?
I wish i had a job where my bosses didn’t worry whether i actually did something, but instead were just happy thinking about how i might work if i did work.
So how does one test their psychic abilities? The Rhine Center has the answer in the same document:
Got it. Let’s all sit around the kitchen table and make up our own uncontrolled tests.
How COULD they endorse somebody? They can’t demonstrate PSI and they don’t test for PSI!!! Are they serious?
That’s my Rhine Whine for the day.
Mason I. Bilderberg
1. Since i downloaded the document used in this piece (evaluation_for_psi_ability.pdf), The Rhine Center removed it from their web page – that’s weird – or maybe they realized their silly admission of not testing or being able to demonstrate PSI abilities. Fortunately, a copy can still be found at archive.org’s WayBack Machine. Scroll about halfway down, you want to click the link that says “rhine.org/research_docs/popular/evaluation_for_psi_ability.pdf” OR you can download it directly from me right here.
Dozens of newly discovered optical illusions competed for the title of “Best Illusion of 2012″ last week at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in Florida. An illusion known as the “disappearing hand trick,” which causes people to feel as though their hand has vanished, earned the top prize at the eighth annual contest.
Just weird! Try this …
Shocking illusion – Pretty celebrities turn ugly! – YouTube.
|In 1871, Albert Pike published a book called Morals and Dogma.
Conspiracists call this book a manifesto, a primary doctrine for Masons and, contained within its pages is absolute proof Albert Pike was a Satanist who wrote secret Satan worship into the degrees of the Scottish Rite.
Who is Albert Pike? What is his book about? What was the extent of his influence? Do Freemasons worship Satan?