Daily Archives: October 9, 2013

Media hoax of the week

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Only commenting on this one because it came up in a conversation. This story is bogus on so many levels, yet people are fished in. The most ridiculous part of course is the undercover press conference.

The tearful father of a 9-year-old Minneapolis boy who sneaked aboard a flight to Las Vegas last week said Wednesday that his son has a history of behavioral problems, but that he feels powerless to rein him in.

via Dad: 9-year-old Las Vegas stowaway is troubled.

The media is so lazy and dumbed down they don’t even use the term stowaway properly.

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Nudge nudge let’s run Kenya

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The Roman empire is alive and well, with its centers in DC, City of London, Rome and Jerusalem. While we’re told we elect leaders in our “democratic” countries, hear what they want to do in Kenya. They’re more explicit in their language, since they probably figure there won’t be as much “grassroots” resistance.

Who’s Nudging Kenya – YouTube.

h/t Jan Erik

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Science can’t take the heat

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Comment sections can be filled with paid agents, shills and bots trying to sway opinion.

They can also be filled with thoughtful skeptics like here who want to push the bullshit back up the pipe and begin to expose the lies.

Could this be why Popular Science shut down their comments?

When Popular Science decided to kill the comment section from the online version of its magazine, there was a big fuss.


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Power symbols

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I’m sure there is a good scientific reason behind the similarities of the two.


Fasces (/?fæsi?z/, a plurale tantum, from the Latin word fascis, meaning “bundle”)[1] is a bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe with its blade emerging. The fasces had its origin in the Etruscan civilization, and was passed on to ancient Rome, where it symbolized a magistrate’s power and jurisdiction. The image has survived as a representation of magisterial power. A secondary meaning of the bundling of sticks may have been “strength through unity”.[2] Fasces frequently occurs as a charge in heraldry, and should not be confused with the related term, fess, which in French heraldry is called a fasce.

via Fasces – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

CANDU Fuel bundle


CANDU Fuel Bundle

CANDU Fuel Bundle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two CANDU fuel bundles: Each about 50 cm in length and 10 cm in diameter, and generating about 1 GWh of electricity during its time in the reactor



National Guard Bureau insignia

The unofficial but common National Emblem of France is backed by a fasces, representing justice.

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