We all know that "millennium" comes from the Latin words "mille" and "annus" and means a thousand years. The word "millenium" comes from the Latin words "mille" and "anus" and means something else. This web site is devoted to the millenium of sites which don't deserve a place on the Web. We are not putting them on a pedestal - we are offering them a stool.
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July 4, 2020
Belated apology (4/7/2020)
I have a tradition of passing on the annual Gates Letter as soon as it's published in about February each year, but this year I forgot. I am here today to rectify this terrible oversight. The letter used to be issued as a PDF file but Bill has probably had a disagreement with the folks at Adobe so now it only comes as a web page.
Beware the cyborg! (4/7/2020)
Byron Shire is the poster child for woowoo and nonsense in my home state. It's where the strongest anti-vaccination movement lives. The Council recently announced that it had banned 5G mobile phone towers (despite the fact that local councils have absolutely no say or power of veto over telecommunication infrastructure). Residents are eternally disappointed that the town of Nimbin where people worship marijuana is outside the shire boundaries. People from there never tire of telling the rest of us that as Cape Byron is the easternmost part of Australia they get the sun before the rest of us do. The water is fluoride-free.
Someone has decided to crank up the weirdness to a new level.
Who wouldn't want to be warned about the encroaching full spectrum dominance iminent (sic) cyborg future? Surely you must be worried by the 606 new registered adult vaccines (luckily it's not 666) or the 5427 vaccines in development (such precise numbers!). The COVID-19 plague has already started us on the way to a cashless society (I had to use a card to pay for a coffee yesterday) so that battle is probably lost. As the Byron Council has banned 5G the locals won't have to worry about the 5G-7.5G NNEMF open air prison just yet.
And how many people turned up to the protest? Think of a number between 1 and 5.
Disclaimer: I live in a town named after a fairy, the biggest employer in the place is called Borg and the fluoride is back in the water supply. I'm probably doomed.
Quintessence Nook (4/7/2020)
July is always a strange month. It reminds us of the Julian calendar, which gave us the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th months but gave them names indicating that they are actually the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. Somehow we manage to overcome the confusion. In Australia it is the month when the Australian Taxation Office web site continually fails through overloading because everyone at the ATO is caught by surprise as every individual and corporation in the country tries to file a tax return. A special piquancy was added to the tax problems in 2000 because we were all coping with a new consumption tax that the government had promised to never introduce and which put the full burden of the extra tax on end consumers, raising the price of almost everything by 10%. Exceptions and quirks to the tax regulations added to the load on the ATO web site as bewildered accountants asked for advice about their clients' obligations with such questions as "Does the GST have to be charged on cake icing as well as on the cake?" and "How do I apportion the GST across the ingredients for a lunchtime sandwich and why is it different if the customer buys fruit juice instead of a Pepsi?".
Here are some gems from the July 2000 archives of the now retired Quintessence of the Loon site. Sadly, the world is still infested with chaos and madness, but if that all went away I'd have nothing to write about.
Songs from Beyond
[The picture of John comes from The Internet Beatles Album by Dave Harber Thanks, Dave.]
[Warning: there are a couple of images on this site which may really send your maiden aunt into the vapours. Make her look with her eyes closed. Actually, this site might offend everyone. It could be the most outrageous piece of blasphemy (with a hint of pornography) on the 'net, or it could just be the work of a pack of drunken fruitcakes with a camera and too much time on their hands. You be the judge. I'm off to sacrifice a platypus and eat its spleen.]
This site won Loon of the Month. The citation read:
International Association of Past Life Therapists
[There is a really strong warning on this site about using any words or graphics from it. The ETs made me do it. I must need counseling.]
The Nephilim Resistance Task Force
How true is this? (4/7/2020)
June 27, 2020
A scoundrel appears (27/6/2020)
Many people have misinterpreted Samuel Johnson's famous quote "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" to mean that Johnson was critical of patriotism. He wasn't. The quote refers to scoundrels and how they wrap themselves in the flag to justify their actions.
Prominent anti-vaccination liar Larry Cook (or should that be C[r]ook?) has firmly identified himself as part of the scoundrel class with his new venture "Medical Freedom Patriots".
At least nobody can ever be unsure from now on about Cook's level of sanity or morality. There are only two things in the list (three if you count the redundant "Pro Medical Freedom" implied in the name) that have anything to do with medicine. The rest are either irrelevant to the conversation (God, prayer, Trump, political parties and the Constitution) or are signs of madness (Qanon).
But I'm sure that there are people out there who think that this moron has something worthwhile to say. And they will keep sending him money. It's sometimes difficult to believe that we live in the 21st century and not in some Dark Age of superstition and depravity.
Have I mentioned that you have to pay a subscription fee to look at Larry's new web site? Suckers aren't just things on octopus tentacles.
Well, I'm convinced! (27/6/2020)
I must have been away sick the day they taught this in Latin class because if I were to relate the word "COVID" to anything to do with Latin I would translate it as "100 Roman poets", but then Ovid did write a work named "Metamorphoses" so changing from one thing to another is relevant when talking about him. My years studying linguistics at university also managed to miss the fact that "C" and "see" were synonymous in the ancient language, something which is obvious to scholars of such matters because they rhyme in English. I suppose it matters which ancient language you are talking about. It is of course a fact well known to historians that Roman armies did not use a white flag to indicate surrender but instead displayed a sign with "XIX" on it. Arab armies would have shown "19", and this is probably the reason why battles between Romans and Arabs always ended in the total slaughter of one side with no prisoners being taken from the losing side.
Imagine there's no chiro, it's easy if you try (27/6/2020)
On June 11, 2020, the prestigious journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies carried an article headed " Vitalism in contemporary chiropractic: a help or a hinderance?" written by two chiropractors, J. Keith Simpson and Kenneth J. Young. (The formal citation is "Simpson, J.K., Young, K.J. Vitalism in contemporary chiropractic: a help or a hinderance?. Chiropr Man Therap 28, 35 (2020)."). You can read the article here, but I'll just quote the Conclusion:
From the abstract:
From the main paper:
Even though chiropractic displays many of the attributes of a profession, legitimacy and cultural authority will remain out of reach as long as there is no consistent, coherent and defensible professional identity that comports with generally accepted concepts of disease and health and uses a language common with other health care providers.
There is an Internet abbreviation "TL;DR" which is used to indicate that the reader gave up because the article was too long or had too many big words (it means "too long, didn't read"). The TL;DR version of this paper (or maybe just a really short summary) is "Chiropractic will remain quackery unless the fundamental principles of chiropractic are abandoned and it becomes something else".
But this isn't a joke! (27/6/2020)
As soon as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis, another threat to public health is set to emerge. The perpetually broke and always asking for survival money Australian Vaccination-[lie, lie, lie] Network has managed to find enough money behind the lounge cushions and in the car's ashtray to buy and paint a bus which will be touring the country spreading lies about vaccines. It doesn't look like a cheap second-hand bus and the signwriting wouldn't have come cheap.
Here's another look at the horror.
The sign on the side says "The People's Truth", but like almost all web sites which have "truth" in the domain name, there will be precious little truth dispensed by the bus. The AVN claim that a very large number of parents with vaccine-damaged children have responded to a survey saying they want to meet the bus and sign it, but as any claim from the AVN needs to be taken with a bulk ore carrier of salt I'm assuming that it's a lie. (I tried to register my interest but I was blocked from responding. How strange. Not.)
Part of the Procession of Perfidy will be to arrange screenings of the "documentaries" Vaxxed and Vaxxed II. No doubt there will be a nominal fee for being exposed to these excrescences, even though they can bee seen for free here and here.
I look forward to the bus arriving in a town near me. A few years ago someone suggested vandalising the Masonic Temple in my town in case I was a Mason (I'm not), so maybe I could return the favour by pasting copies of the Health Care Complaints Commission's public warning about the AVN on the bus. After signing my name of course.
A reasonable (but not Hank) question (27/6/2020)
What is the collective noun for a group of morons?
June 20, 2020
More lies than you could poke a stick at (20/6/2020)
Back in January I mentioned that a political party calling itself the "Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party" had applied to the Australian Electoral Commission for permission to change their name to a much more deceptive "Informed Medical Options Party". Objections to the name change were sought but didn't stop the change. The name change was obviously an attempt to get more votes. (The party received one, count them, one vote at the polling place where I served as an official at the most recent election. As there is no mental hospital in the town I hope and assume that someone just made a mistake.)
People wearing IMOP t-shirts have been appearing at 5G/Coronavirus/vaccination/Kill Bill Gates/take your pick protests across the country lately, so their true agenda is no secret. As long as other voters don't find out, of course.
A friend of mine received the letter below in his letterbox.
As it must be obvious to anybody who can think that this was written by someone pushing at the boundaries of sanity, I actually find it encouraging. By exposing themselves as unhinged lunatics they might cause sensible people to vote for someone else.
I'm a bit surprised that the mention of Antoine Bechamp wasn't accompanied by the traditional lie about Pasteur recanting on his deathbed and saying that Bechamp was right. This omission can be forgiven, however, after observing the claim that cereals and grains are harmful. As the domestication of grasses was the foundation for all agriculture, the human race must have been dying out for many thousands of years since the first person strayed from nature and mashed up some seeds for a meal. (Disclaimer - I had a wheat-based cereal for breakfast today, served with milk. Don't send flowers to my funeral, but make a donation to MSF instead. Thank you.)
I very much doubt that the writer of this bilge has ever seen an electron microscope, let alone "learnt how to use all the equipment". I always have a wry smile when someone denies the existence of viruses but when challenged will say that Royal Raymond Rife was a persecuted genius. Rife of course claimed to be able to see viruses through his optical microscope and his followers claim that his discoveries were suppressed and his microscopes destroyed.
Oh, and here are fifty photos of viruses as seen through electron microscopes. But IBM probably shares company directors with Big Pharma companies. And as everyone knows, the success of their PCs in the 1980s was due to something made by Bill Gates.
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