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November 13, 2021
November brevity (13/11/2021)
With car rallies back again after the COVID panic and me working full time on the December local council elections there's not much time left for hobby web sites, so there won't be much here during this month. Then there's December which turns into Christmas, so who knows when I'll get back to regular updates. But I will. Eventually/
Remember Pete Evans? (13/11/2021)
During 2020, celebrity "chef" Paleo Pete Evans made news everywhere - he won the extremely prestigious Anus Maximus Award right here at The Millenium Project, he won the almost as prestigious Bent Spoon award from Australian Skeptics (for the second time!), he had some very well paying TV appearances cancelled, he was ordered to stop selling a health "food", …
Now we see that he had to sell his "health studio". Could it be that even in a hotspot of woowoo like Byron Bay he couldn't generate enough business curing things to make a living? There's hope for the world yet.
I think this is an appropriate response.
Some polite advice (13/11/2021)
Creatures from the sewer (13/11/2021)
If you had artist Bruno Camara's imagination, you could come up with this resident of a sewer.
You don't really need imagination, however, because you just need to look at almost any anti-vaccination liar. Here are a couple of examples from Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination-[lie, lie, lie] Network.
From the short-lived and now dead social network Parler. Note the use of Donald Trump's face as an avatar. (At a recent anti-mask protest in Melbourne people were displaying "Trump 2020" flags as if this had anything to do with restrictions to control the COVID pandemic. In Melbourne. In Australia. In 2021.)
And possibly the most offensive and disgusting thing to come out of the anti-vaccination liar cesspit is an attempt to equate measures to control an epidemic with a campaign of genocide.
I've been following the activities of these awful people for many years but even now I can be surprised at the depths of their depravity. They ignore the rules of civilised society and they don't care who they might offend in their relentless campaign to increase the number of deaths from preventable diseases. Dorey once tried to get a court to order me to stop saying things about her that she didn't like, but nothing I ever said about her exposed her venality better than her own actions in equating vaccination to rape and the Holocaust.
A well managed sewer would reject the body of an anti-vaccination liar because it would overload the sewage treatment works like a sudden influx of a million tonnes of shit.
Something new that's actually something old
I've written a lot of short articles and news items here over the last two decades. Each week a couple of these pieces will be randomly selected and displayed at the bottom of the week's update. They might not always still be relevant, but that's the way history works.
Someone will be disappointed (14/1/2012)
From: Laurie Straub
I just saw that you bashed my site, HypBody.com (Penis and Breast enlargement) 11 yrs ago. Why didn't you contact us and ask about the product?
We were on the Howard Stern Show and had to Prove that our product worked before we were invited to be on. We proved that it worked on Gary--one of the winners of the small penis contest who They sent to work with us.
We also had to Prove that it worked for Blitz (out of Germany) before they did a story on us. The product was also on Dateline, as well as other TV and radio programs.
We were one of the first to do penis enlargement back then. Not many believed that it worked, but at least they tried it and/or talked to me. As far as breast enlargement goes, there were clinical studies out even back then. Now the mind/body connection is much more accepted.
FYI: There was a full money back guarantee if the program did not work on someone. I spoke with many of the clients personally to ensure its success.
It really is not right for you to tear us a new asshole without even checking with me or trying the product. I can certainly get you copies of the shows in which we had to prove ourselves...or get you the program.
I would appreciate it if you would take us off your site.
See everything that appeared in 2012 here.
More anti-Muslim nonsense (26/6/2004)
As it is usually prudent to expect that anything said by these despicable child haters is a lie, it is worth looking at reality. It seems that gelatine is used in the manufacture of the vaccines, and gelatine can be extracted from pigs. Of course, it can be extracted from any animal which has collagen in it, which is pretty much any animal at all. All gelatines are made up of the same 20 amino acids, but the proportions and arrangement can vary from one animal to another. The gelatine is not used whole, but is broken down into peptides (which are molecules consisting of two or more amino acid molecules joined together). Presumably the pig gelatine is used because it is the best way to get the desired mix of peptides. Once the peptides have been created, it is beyond absurd to suggest that they still bear any relationship to pork. In fact, it makes as much sense as suggesting that breathing downwind from a pig is against Muslim law because there might be molecules of carbon dioxide which had been exhaled by the pig in the air.
We consider it ridiculous when religious fanatics like Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to allow their children to have blood transfusions, but how much worse is it when the more idiotic parts of a religion are exploited by people outside the faith who see this as a way to achieve their insane objectives.
See everything that appeared in 2004 here.
October 31, 2021
Halloween Special Edition
Strange Halloween customs. (31/10/2021)
In 1974 the Australian rock band Skyhooks released a record named "Horror Movie", about the dreadful things appearing on the nightly TV news. All these years later the song is still a staple of classic rock FM radio stations and rather bizarrely seems to have become a part of Halloween celebrations in the United States and Canada.
And what in the name of all that is holy is Candy Corn?
Speaking of Holy, one thing I love about this time of year is pseudoChristians ranting about Halloween without knowing that it's a Christian religious date – All Hallows (or Saints) Eve, the day before All Saints Day.
And here's the song. (For just this once, it's coming from the official Skyhooks channel at YouTube so I can't be accused of copyright violation.)
Sometimes I celebrate Halloween by giving a speech (31/10/2021)
In 2018 I chose Halloween to give a talk mentioning Frankenstein to the smart students at the Science Teachers Association of NSW Young Scientist Awards. You can read the talk here.
Filth never sleeps (31/10/2021)
Some people (and I use the word loosely) celebrate Halloween by wanting to kill children, but as the raison d'être for opposition to vaccines is an increased death toll of children this is probably not surprising. Here are a couple of example from previous years.
When you reach the nadir, keep digging (1/11/2014)
Unfortunately it's not possible to vote zero stars for a Facebook page of an organisation devoted to increasing the number of dead and disabled children. People often ask me how anti-vaccination liars like Barbara Loe Fisher can sleep at night when they think of the consequences of their actions and my usual reply is that people without either morals or consciences don't care. The only thing that would stop them sleeping well is too much excitement at the thought of more dead children.
Shortly afterwards the link to add page reviews was disabled. I directed a couple of Twitter messages to Barbara Loe Fisher asking her for clarification but I got no answer. (From her, at least – an anonymous anti-vaccination liar went into "screech incoherently" mode, but who cares what anonymous people think or say?)
My work there was done.
Fresh from that retreat, the following picture was posted to the NVIC page.
It was received with much appreciation by the denizens of the page, with people offering suggestions about the correct size labels to use and others offering to create MS Word templates for printing them. The idea was to stick the labels on sweets to be handed out to children on Halloween. Now Halloween is about pretending to be scared of goblins and witches, but imagine how really alarmed you would be if you found out that there was someone in your street who was insane enough to give things like this to your children. (I suggested to Barbara Loe Fisher that razor blades with the same message on them could be placed in fruit and sweets but she didn't reply to my suggestion for a marketing campaign.)
I wasn't the only person enraged by a proposal to vandalise sweets in order to spread lies, so several people contacted the manufacturers and distributors of the sweets in the picture to inform them of what was happening. Here is the nice email I received from Nestlé:
After running away from Facebook page reviews and energising and antagonising the legal department of one of the world's largest food manufacturing corporations, most people would retreat into their burrows and keep quiet about losing. but apparently all this was a victory for NVIC. Because Tim Bolen said so!
Concentrated, triple-distilled essence of filth (2/11/2019)
Other people, however, were getting very well prepared for when the neighbourhood kids turned up.
Sorry, did I say "people"? As anyone who would think of this does not deserve membership in the human race, please read "turds" instead.
This woman claims to be a registered nurse, but as the health authorities have no record of her we can assume that she is lying about either her name or her job. She might still be a nurse, but obviously she is aware of the consequences of suggesting an act of bioterrorism and the possible, make that probable, effect on her continued employment. I'm not sure what is the more frightening – that she might be a neighbour preparing to endanger your children or that she might be the nurse who attends you in hospital.
She has been posting anti-vaccine lies on her Facebook profile for some time, but the profile has now been deleted. Not only does she lie either about her name or about being a nurse (or possibly both), but faced with a bit of criticism of her disgusting activities she has run away. Cowards do that.
And of course the anti-vaccination liars who "liked" her previous posts and even this one are now declaring that she is really an agent provocateur planted by the pro-vaccine crowd in order to make them look bad. The funny thing is there is no reason for sane people to do that, because they reveal their evil nature to the world in almost anything they say or do.
Oh, and in case you think that this really is an isolated case of a single rogue anti-vaccination liar acting alone and suggesting something that would offend the rest of the world, remember that in 2014 the National Vaccine Information Center wasn't the least bit concerned about Halloween vandalism. See the story above.
And three of my favourite cartoonists (31/10/2021)
October 16, 2021
Why you don't "debate" anti-vaccination liars (16/10/2021)
Here is an example from a TV show which demonstrates why rational discussion with anti-vaccination liars is pointless. They say things that are not true and there is never time to explain why they are not true. Professor Booy never seems to learn that the same lies will appear every time so you have to be ready for them.
But the news isn't all bad … (16/10/2021)
Someone once said that the animal which has caused the deaths of the most people in history is the anopheles mosquito, the carrier of malaria. There have been attempts in the past to produce a malaria vaccine, with little success, but it looks like there might finally be a weapon to beat this dreadful disease.
In the long tradition of opposition to any new vaccine from those who feel that the deaths of children are a small price to pay to support their depraved agenda, the 800,000 children in the pilot study and trial will be disregarded and the vaccine will be labelled as "unproven" and "unsafe", or, like Viera Scheibner in the video above, they will claim that as they have never seen a case of malaria (I live in Australia and I can truthfully say that) it has magically disappeared on its own and any new cases can be blamed on the vaccine. The day when I start to care about what these creatures have to say or if I hurt their feelings by calling them liars is a long way off. Possibly just after the heat death of the universe.
You can read the good news at World Health Organization endorses first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, for children in Africa
How I feel about a lot of pretentiousness (cheese, wine, coffee, …) (16/10/2021)
An old "friend" is in a bit of trouble (16/10/2021)
I've been reminded lately of Hillsong, a pretend "Christian church" which is actually devoted to worship of money. I don't know if they still pretend to use the Bible, but the "church's" version of the book, if they have one, obviously doesn't contain the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:24 - "Ye cannot serve God and mammon"), but what would Jesus know anyway? He didn't have a stage and a big theatre to preach from. Hillsong doesn't pay tax on its tens of millions of dollars of annual income, so Chapter 22 of Matthew's gospel is probably not there either. That's the one where Jesus tells people to pay taxes ("Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's").
Hillsong was created out of a church called Hills Christian Life Center which had been established by Frank Houston, father of the current owner of Hillsong. Brian got his father out of the way by revealing that Dad was a paedophile, giving Brian total control of turning what seemed to be a real Christian church into the money making corporation it is today.
Unfortunately, simply declaring your father to be a kiddy fiddler and then taking over his business wasn't enough. You are supposed to report this sort of behaviour to the relevant authorities. As was revealed at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, almost everything Hillsong did was the wrong thing to do. The law has finally caught up with Brian Houston, and he is facing criminal charges over the concealment of sexual offences. This has placed him in an invidious position because he probably has to stand aside from all involvement with Hillsong while the charges are being considered by a court, but he and his lawyers have cleverly constructed the documentation for the many and various commercial entities making up the Hillsong conglomerate to make his involvement permanent and mandatory - the business can't continue to operate without his direct and immediate occupation of some defined positions. It looks like he will have to make his wife into the Global Pastor to keep the income in the family.
You can read the story at Hillsong leader Brian Houston charged over the concealment of alleged child sex offences, and a followup article here..
Quintessence Nook (16/102021)
September and October start the sequence of months with names ending in "ber", but they also have the distinction of having names that say which month of the year they are. September is the seventh month and October is the eighth. Is that clear?
Here are some memories from those months in 2001.
Lady Morgana Starsinger's Realm
[Note: This site has a section showing the current phase of the moon. When I looked at it on 7 September 2001 it said the next full moon was on 2 September. They must be using a very old calendar.]
The Full Moon Approach to the Hierarchy
The Philadelphia Experiment and Montauk Survivor Accounts
Archaeoastronomy, Astrology & Ancient Egypt
You'll never think the same way again. . . The Revelation
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