Monthly Archives: March 2016

Midwife, uses Homeopathy, mother dies

We are aware of another home birth in mid 2011 when a woman begged Demanuele to call an ambulance. Demanuele refused. The baby died. Continue reading

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Australian Govt researches non-existant risk

“…statements from leading national organisations such as the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Association of Acoustical Consultants, which have said there is not enough infrasound produced by wind farms to have a negative effect on humans living near wind farms”

Clean Energy Council policy manager Alicia Webb Continue reading

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Mother Teresa, Sadistic Religious Fanatic, To Be Made A Saint

“Researchers report the sadistic nun saw beauty in suffering, and refused to medicate those in pain because suffering would bring the afflicted “closer to God.” ” Continue reading

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Breaking the ice – All In The Mind

“We’re in the midst of an ice epidemic—or are we? It’s known that current methamphetamine users are switching from speed to the stronger form of crystal meth or ice.” Continue reading

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Media filter bubble isn’t new

Helen Sharman  was the first Briton in space. While a fascinating interview, Sharman points out that media representatives told her that in interviews about her space travels the public would not be interested in the science behind space travel. Instead … Continue reading

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Rangiora skate park design too phallic – Puritanism too far

The imagination of some puts shape of a skate park in the news. You’ll read nothing less important today!

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‘Fraidy Cat – What we fear

“Of the problems we face today, gun violence, North Korea, climate change, energy, the economy, jobs, all are solvable. Every single one. Many of these problems have more than one solution. And if we don’t get it right the first time, we’ll keep at it until we do get it right – providing we face the problem”

Jim Wright Continue reading

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Alcoholics Anonymous – Uncritical Thinking

Anthropologist William Madsen, then at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claimed in a 1974 book that it has a “nearly miraculous” success rate, whereas others are far more skeptical. After reviewing the literature, we found that AA may help some people overcome alcoholism, especially if they also get some professional assistance, but the evidence is far from overwhelming

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Kim Kardashian: Queen of Celebrity Weight Loss Dumbassery

“you know why Kim Kardashian is famous. One hint: it’s not for her knowledge of pharmacology. This is why I was surprised to see her on 20/20 talking about QuickTrim diet pills, which she and her sisters endorse. “We helped formulate this,” she said.

Really? And that’s a selling point?” Continue reading

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Volunteers continue to testify against Mother Teresa’s charity.

“such deplorable hygienic conditions are not what disturbed me most. Rather, it is the fervent refusal to distribute proper painkiller, such as local anesthetic, despite the abundance regularly donated to Missionaries of Charity”

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