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Dr. Oz finally getting his due

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman 41 minutes ago. 4 Replies

I wouldn't go out of my way to watch a Dr. Oz show, but whenever I visit my sister and it's the afternoon Dr. Oz is on, so I've become aware of what he's about.He is apparently a fine thoracic…Continue

Tags: woo, quackery, Oz, Dr.

Wicca

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belle Rose 23 minutes ago. 14 Replies

One of the more common ways people (mostly women, it would appear) use to be/seem/feel special/different/"with it" is to claim they are Wiccan. One mostly runs into them, it seems, around Halloween…Continue

Tags: Gardener, Gerald, Wicca

Bitcoin, Threat or Menace?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Mar 26. 2 Replies

Is Bitcoin the currency of the future, free of government control/interference, or is it actually an investment that fluctuates far more in value than the Dollar, Pound, or Euro ever does? Is it…Continue

Tags: banking, currency, Bitcoin

Penn and Teller call BS on much of the environmental movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Mar 28. 38 Replies

Is the movement pro-environment or anti-corporation? How smart are environmentalists? Would they even sign a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide? (BTW, Penn and Teller are well-known atheists and…Continue

Tags: bullshit, Greenpeace, change, climate, environmentalism

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Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"I have glitter power and my aura is purple....I forgot to mention that :)"
23 minutes ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dr. Oz finally getting his due'
"It's an extremely difficult call. Tenure is there for a good reason and regardless of how dip-shit-stupid and irresponsible he is being, I think it's even worse to take away his professorship because we don't like what he's…"
41 minutes ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"Leprechaun power. Yikes."
49 minutes ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"I saw a snippet of what you wanted to say.  It would be a pretty big stretch to call Wicca a newly created religion. It's true that some recent writing has inspired the "neo" of the neo-paganism, but Wicca is a sanitised,…"
58 minutes ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"Don't know why the text of my reply keeps disappearing.  I give up."
1 hour ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"All woo is concerning."
1 hour ago
Unseen replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Another philosophical question...'
"Sure, there's value in suffering in the sense that "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger," though I'm not sure I would want to become stronger by losing both hands in drill press. Before accepting that somehow ethics…"
2 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"(Huh.  I don't know where the text disappeared to.) Also, since the Wicca we see today is a recent invention, I don't think it much matters (for purposes of this discussion) what the pagans of a thousand years ago were doing. Though…"
2 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dr. Oz finally getting his due'
"Good video. He looks like a deer in headlights.... I'm not sure why I didn't know this but it's pretty shocking. I always saw his advice as "things to try" or products to be aware of, but I've never been able to afford…"
5 hours ago
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dr. Oz finally getting his due'
"Vox also ran a good article this week on "The making of Dr. Oz"."
7 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dr. Oz finally getting his due'
"Wow...I didn't know this about him. I guess I was one of the women you're talking about who was mislead. So now I'm caused to think what of what he's said is true and what's not? I like Dr. Oz. This is pretty sad actually."
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"I always think of the children of these idiots. I briefly dated a lady who was into crystals and pyramid power and other such crap and nodded her head as though she took me seriously when I went on about my belief in Leprechaun Power. That was…"
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Another philosophical question...'
"That is an important distinction because "the greatest good for the greatest number" could be used to justify all sorts of things ranging from mischievous to horrific. It would be okay to enslave 10% of the population to serve the…"
8 hours ago
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Dr. Oz finally getting his due

I wouldn't go out of my way to watch a Dr. Oz show, but whenever I visit my sister and it's the afternoon Dr. Oz is on, so I've become aware of what he's about.He is apparently a fine thoracic surgeon, but he is constantly pushing miracle cures and giving health advice that's more folklore than science. And when it's not folklore, it's the latest nutritional or medical fad Of course, if he stayed with real medicine, he'd lose his viewership.If you're thinking he's pushing stuff he makes money…See More
8 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"Also, since the Wicca we see today is a recent invention, I don't think it much matters (for purposes of this discussion) what the pagans of a thousand years ago were doing. Though it would bring up the question of why they would want to claim…"
8 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"I haven't come across any articles about them pushing woo-medicine any more agressively or irresponsibly than other fake-modern religions. Have you read anything of the sort? How much more aggressively do they have to push quackery for it to…"
8 hours ago

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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm 36 Comments

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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At 3:26pm on December 14, 2014, Virgil said…

You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it.  I'm glad I didn't.  Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions.  The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue.  I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason. 

Interrogation.  Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)

my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit!  This is going to get nasty!"  But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report  is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty.  In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance. 

There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them.  That's just not possible. 

I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know.  For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty.  I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts  off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house.  This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage. 

But wait.  There's more.

There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them.  ONLY  dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out. 

Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT.  It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture.  I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time.   Sooooo where did that intel come from?  The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers.  ...........  That's just one example.  One time we were rushed out to set up a  fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides.  When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3

At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

 
 
 

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Dr. Oz finally getting his due

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