July 3, 2011

Trolls who post under several names get banned. No questions, no appeals.


This Week in Conspiracy (3 July 2011)

July 2, 2011

I’ve been a little busy recently, by which I mean really a whole lot busy and how. Hey, serving the New World Order isn’t easy! You try it!

Best headline of the Week:

“Richard Gage Talk at Royal Institute of British Architects Ignites Firestorm“: Royal Institute of British Architects collapses symmetrically into its own footprint at free-fall speed. Thermite suspected.

Before It’s News invents a flag for a state called “Jew England.”

At ATS, “A Test to Show You Have a Weak Mind.” You pass (that is, fail) it by writing the test.

Conspiracist cult leader may face fine in Australia. I like Australia.

Conspiracy theorists often fear technology. Canada Free Press apparently thinks a “smart grid” is “SkyNet.”

The Truth movement vastly overestimates its importance: “Mankind’s future is dependent on our understanding that 9/11 was a false flag event committed by a small faction of criminal traitors who control the governments of America, Israel, and England.”

Conspiracy theories kill: South Africans who believe AIDS was engineered less likely to use condoms.

Here’s a new one. Anthony Weiner secretly converted to Islam. Tweets dick-pics. From Salon.

David Aaronovich was at the London Richard Gage event (or at least for a stop on it) and met an old friend.

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc fallacy redefined. Just because the federal government offers to buy (repeatedly) flooded land does not mean that they flooded it in order to get it cheap. You ass.

You know, I have found a lot of antisemitism in the 9/11 Truth community lately. I wasn’t expecting that. Perhaps as the movement has waned only the really fantasy prone have stuck with it?

FLIR images used to debunk 9/11 commission and NIST, detect ghosts.

Jon Stewart calls out conspiracy mongering on FOX. Because it’s hard?

O NOES! TSA screeners are getting cancer from the naked body scans. Implausible on so many levels including the fact it is impossible to establish this type of causality without a controlled study.

30,000 barrels of plutonium on the wall, 30,000 barrels of plutonium…a false flag nuclear operation?

Dean Haglund’s The Truth Is Out There has premiered.

Is George Soros stacking the courts? By explicitly encouraging lawyers to be able to pick judges based on merit? Explain how that works again.

UPDATE! AAAAAAAH NONONO! This is an old version of this post! The one I spent my evening typing up is gone! GONE! So, you will have to settle. However, if you come up with any good theories, please feel free to post them in the comments. Damn it.


Eve’s Skepticamp Presentation: The Mythical Origins of Dirty Words

July 2, 2011

Me again.

A few weekends ago, Eve delivered a talk at Skepticamp Atlanta about cunts, shit, fucking, and shit-fucking cunts.

The Mythical Origins of Naughty Words from Atlanta Skeptics on Vimeo.

Not safe for work. Though it is completely appropriate if your work is a daycare or a church or if you are at a McDonalds.


Here’s a ripe little slice of hell from the Atlantic

July 2, 2011

It’s called, “The Triumph of New Age Medicine,” and it makes my blood boil. There’s a lot of hippy bullshit at the bottom of the page as well as some biting comments from skeptics. Some ding-dong in the comments actually suggests that doctors should not be licensed! And these people vote.

Enjoy, if you are able.


I was on the radio…

July 1, 2011

See? Me at a radio station.

I wasn’t sure where the conversation was going to end up exactly, but we ended up talking about pseudoscience and research fakery. If you want to hear it, the show was Lost in the Stacks. You can go to that page and click on the play button under the show to hear the interview.

We talked a little about conspiracy theories and I SLAMMMMMMM the 9/11 Truthers. (Just kidding….or am I?)

The audio will be available for a week only. They play copyrighted music on the show, so they can’t make it available indefinitely.