Mental Illness – Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Other Charlatans

Naturopaths, homeopaths, etc, – these charlatans make a fortune out of suffering, illness, cancer and depression. Don’t be fooled. Seek genuine, tested treatments from a real medical practitioner. “About ten months ago, a naturopath by the name of Dorothea Cist commented on my article about ND education and training, claiming: I have many other cases …

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To the Stars. And Sooner Than We Thought …

“An American scientist has made a remarkable conceptual breakthrough, a design for a non nuclear relativistic launcher, capable of accelerating thousands of deep space probes per year to 0.25C; fast enough to reach the nearest stars in 15 years. The system is extremely scalable – you could start with a small, low cost proof of …

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The Great Climate Con

A dazzling speech by James Delingpole to the meeting of the World Taxpayers’ Associations in Berlin. This is a sample. Read the whole thing. Last year Climate Change Business Journal – calculated that the total annual spend on the climate change industry is $1.5 trillion a year. All those carbon traders, climate researchers, renewables and …

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Australia – Local Energy Development

Apart from occasional links to news stories of interest, I haven’t written anything about local oil and gas development for over a year. I am often asked why I would support energy exploration in the Bight. And even more often, it is simply assumed that no one could honestly want such development, and I must …

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Oil and Gas Exploration in the Great Australian Bight

Once more unto the breach … This is an important issue – for Kangaroo Island and for the state as a whole. I am still hopeful it will be possible to have a harmonious discussion focussing on the facts. Why would anyone want oil and gas exploration near Kangaroo Island? Our society, and every modern …

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Memory

I have been a fan of Professor Elizabeth Loftus’ work for many years, so I am pleased to see her getting a hearing in the press at last. From the Australian ABC news site: When an eyewitness gives evidence in a trial, how much faith should we place in their testimony? At first brush the …

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The Evil of the Anti-Vax Quacks

One of four. Andrew Wakefield and the faked link between MMR vaccinations and autism. Andrew Wakefield is one of the heroes of the anti-vaccination crusaders. In 1998 prestigious British medical journal The Lancet published a paper by Wakefield and others which implied a link between autism and the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination. Not only …

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Twitter and Facebook Campaigns

Ninety per-cent of Facebook and Twitter causes are based on false information, bigotry or both. From scare stories about preservatives in food, to stories of dogs being hooked alive and used as shark bait, to stories about how people who don’t look like us eat something we don’t like eating and it’s disgusting and they …

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Don’t Like Eating Dolphins? Don’t Eat One.

Green activists are once again turning Japan’s annual dolphin hunt to their financial advantage, deep-sixing facts in favour of fund-raising propaganda. Sure, the slaughter at Taiji Cove is not for the squeamish, but neither is any Australian abattoir … Lies, damned lies and dolphins Villagers  in Taiji in Japan are halfway through their annual dolphin …

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Global Warming

A slightly updated version of my now five years old general introduction to global warming: Profits of Doom – the Truth About Global Warming

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What Consensus?

In March a group of forty-nine NASA scientists wrote to Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, expressing their concern that NASA’s climate alarm advocacy is not based in science and is undermining NASA’s credibility: The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr.  NASA Administrator  NASA Headquarters  Washington, D.C. 20546-0001   Dear Charlie, We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and …

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More From Muller?

Anthony Watts’s blog has not been updated for past couple of days. Anthony says he has something big to post in the next day or so. There are rumours that Richard Muller of the University of California has prepared another article based on the temperature studies about which he wrote last year in the Wall …

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Climate Establishment – Lying, Or Just Stupid?

Lying: Two reports came out recently making wildly inaccurate claims about sea level. The first claimed that sea level was going to rise 12 inches in California over the next twenty years. Yet satellites show that sea level has been falling in California for the past twenty years. Stupid: A paper published today in the …

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A Pill To Reduce HIV Infection

A pill to reduce the risk of HIV infection in members of at risk groups sounds good, but I would put money on HIV infection rates increasing, rather than decreasing, where this drug is made available. Labor and the Greens will press for its early introduction. But a genetically modified bacterium designed to destroy malarial parasites …

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Two Thousand years Of Global Cooling

By Andrew Bostom in American Thinker, and worth quoting in full: Notwithstanding the latest hysterical claims from the sadly politicized climate scientologists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), insisting 2011 was somehow “a year of extreme weather,” serious investigators at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have just published a sobering analysis in Nature Climate …

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