Daily Archives: March 29, 2014

Canada has idiots too – somehow, that’s reassuring

 

First Prize!

First Prize!

Canadian high schooler discovers radiation in the produce section of her local supermarket, wins prize.

“Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period,” she said. “Some of my samples came up as 1,700 or 1,800.”

Can’t blame the poor little girl, who is probably having glow-in-the-dark nightmares now. But one would hope someone, like say her science teacher, would do a little research. So, 1700 counts in 10 minutes. Here is the part in which we divide. 1700 counts in 10 minutes is about 170 counts a minute, which is a little less than 3 counts a second. The Potassium-40 in a 150g banana? Around 20 counts a second.

For a full dose of what passes for discussion in the moon bat world, go to the original article and read the comments. In a sea of hysteria, a few, a very few commenters attempt to explain the ridiculousness of this “science” project and the absurdity of giving her an award for her work. Here’s a typical (non) response to that:

Barry:

Most of the frozen seafood is coming in from asian country’s including from areas around Fukushima Japan! Read the labels and see this for yourselves! Anyone concerned about these facts that would like to remove the radiation from their body should do a radiation detox with the mineral called Zeolite that has been proven to safely remove both radiation and heavy metal from the body! For more information on zeolite and how it removes radiation do a Goggle search for the single word Zeolite.

There’s no way of proving it, but I’m guessing that Barry is just as worked up about global warming as he is his radioactive seaweed, and blames the evil “banksters” for both. Oh dear.

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I expect to hear outrage from Hollywood stars

 

Allah at the Gates of Dublin

Allah at the Gates of Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin, removes Bible from its crest  Been there since 1592, but this is the brave new world.

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Obama: “Trust us, we’re the government”

 

We predicted this

We predicted this

NSA metadata can be used to predict individual personality types solely from phone calling patterns.

“At the end of the day, the vast majority of the use of this data is extremely positive,” said de Montjoye, citing the utility of metadata in city planning, emergency response and other areas. He said he wanted to help researchers and the public develop a better “understanding of what can be done as well as the limits of privacy. This is really why we do this.”

From a national security perspective, the use of metadata remains a powerful tool for finding links between people, including potential enemies. However, despite the reassurances of Ruppersberger, President Barack Obama and others that the data isn’t “personal,” it lends itself easily to creating windows into private lives.

Look, it’s not as though Obama weaponized the IRS, say, to hurt his political foes, or decided to run the country by executive fiat rather than obey the law of the land, so what could possibly go wrong here?

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Governor Dannel and his Hartford pussies should take heed

 

I've got 'em - do you?

I’ve got ’em – do you?

Connecticut ranked 46th in ability to resist zombie attack. Not enough guns, too many “can’t we all get along?” types. Move to Wyoming, while you still can.

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Bible Studies in Hollywood

 

And ye shall dine on tofu burgers, and parsnips of the earth - and no more dancing with boys!

And ye shall dine on tofu burgers, and parsnips of the earth – and no more dancing with boys!

No meat at the party for “Noah” premiere because, says the producer, Noah was a vegetarian. I certainly don’t care about how a band of nut cakes in LaLa Land interprets the bible (although Genesis 9:2 wouldn’t seem to lend itself easily to a stricture against eating meat*) but it is sort of humorous that film stars, not noted for their piety and strict adherence to either the Old or New Testaments, rely on selected readings to support whatever their latest fetish is.

What would happen to Hollywood if these same people gave heed to the prohibitions in Leviticus against shrimp cocktails, oysters on the half-shell and homos in bed together? The industry would shut down overnight.

“But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you.” (Leviticus 11:10)

“They (shellfish) shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination.” (Leviticus 11:11)

“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13)

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22)

 

*1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

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Look back in anger

 

Here's to you,America

Here’s to you, America

Matthew Continetti reviews Harry Reid’s long,long history of nepotism and graft. That history is all there, with links to the relevant supporting data, but I think Continetti’s concluding paragraph sums it up neatly:

“I must study politics and war,” John Adams said, “that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” In Harry Reid’s America a man must win political office so that his sons may have the liberty to practice law and register as lobbyists, engage in rent-seeking and government relations and crisis management and communications, in order to give their children a right to live in Brooklyn, to enroll in the New School, to visit the Vermont Studio Center, to have cronies finance their off-off-off-Broadway shows, to enjoy their allowance from grandpa. This is the arrangement put before the voters this coming Election Day; this is the “system” rigged to benefit the family Reid; this is the configuration of power that Charles and David Koch want to disrupt. How awful of them. How “un-American.”

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