Monday, Jan 13, 2014 1:19PM
Wow! It feels like it has been an eternity since I have bogged anything. I was going to do a brief Facebook post on this, but figured I'd turn it into a blog before it got too long. Let's have some fun. The following appeared in my feed today.
Most of you probably already know this, but... most artificial sweeteners cause autoimmune response effects which can increase inflammation around the body and therefor, worsen Fibro symptoms.
Easily the #1 thing you must cut from your diet... [more]
Occupy Concepts: Seriously Lacking in Journalism Skills
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 9:17PM
I want to start by saying that I fully support what the Occupy Movement has been doing since their emergence last year. They have spread like wildfire and while I don't always agree with their choice of solutions, or lack thereof, I applaud them that they are at least looking for solutions. Regretably, some of their numbers are in dire need of assistance in the world of journalism.
Earlier today, I was directed to have a peek at the wiki on OccupyConcepts.org. They have an article all about... [more]
9/11 Twoofers: Give me a Break
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 12:31PM
This is predictable. On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, the twoofers are rampant with straw men, pseudoscience, and general ass-hattery.
"The official story is nonsense!" I'm not going to argue that. I give skepticism all the room it needs. However, skepticism is rigidly defined in such a way that positive claims are forbidden in order to remain skeptical. Twoofers have a tendency to claim that 9/11 was an inside job -- a positive, non-skeptical claim -- and once they are taken to task for it,... [more]
Rachel Parent and Kevin O'Leary Reach an Understanding
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 1:44PM
It is time for another round of "Tanoro analyzing dishonest propaganda." Today's piece of claptrap is this little gem making its way around Facebook.
I saw this discussion and the person who made this graphic is either a lying douche, didn't watch the same discussion that I did, or watched it through a bias thicker than coke bottle glasses.While Kevin O'Leary was, at times, noticeably speaking as though he were talking to a child, he asked some basic and very reasonable questions about the... [more]
Class A Censor
Friday, Jun 28, 2013 7:30PM
Normally, I prefer to reserve my blog space for topics interesting to wider audiences, but I have a statement to make on principle and it involves criticizing a person in particular and their willingness to win arguments to ensuring only their side of the story is allowed to be told.
Recently, I posted a screenshot from a Facebook wall post from someone who was, until recently, on my friend list. He is a vegan who had reached the limit of his willingness to tolerate civil discussion on the... [more]
Stephanie Seneff, Roundup, Leaky Guts
Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:17PM
This morning, a friend posted an infograph on my wall referencing a study that showed Roundup weed killer caused a recent spike in leaky gut syndrome. The quote is by Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT. Here is the graphic.
The first thought that came to mind was, "That is a correlation, not a causation, and appears to be an argument from ignorance. Can a credible research scientist really be that stupid?" I did some digging to try and locate the source of this... [more]
Scam Artist Called my Cell
Friday, May 10, 2013 1:29PM
I just received a very amusing phone call on my cell phone.
My cell phone rings, showing this phone number in Washington DC: (202)210-0054. I answer and end up speaking to a woman with a foreign accent and a suspiciously American-sounding name. She explains that the government has selected a series of "good citizens" to receive a $9,000 grant from the Federal Reserve that may be used for education, buying a home, etc. etc and doesn't need to be paid back. She asked for which of these I'd... [more]
Responses to SAS Criticisms
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:23PM
The following is a response to complaints I have received regarding my recent actions on Facebook. Lately, I have exercised my right to openly criticize the practices of the Shreveport Anime Society (SAC) from years past. The following response constitutes only my own personal opinions and perspectives as well as the guidelines by which I express general criticisms in public.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let's play ball. A new anime group has emerged in the Shreveport/Bossier... [more]