September 16, 2008

Creationism updates.

United Kingdom: A Royal Society representative who, in his official capacity, appeared to support the teaching of creationism in science classes has resigned.

The had issued a clarification suggesting Reiss meant when young people ask questions about creationism in science classes, teachers need to be able to explain to them why evolution and the Big Bang are scientific theories but they should also take the time to explain how science works and why creationism has no scientific basis. It was felt that the whole affair, misinterpretation or not, had diminished the reputation of the Society.

Meanwhile, Ken MacLeod has found an extremely interesting 'science' site—one where there is no doubt as to the creationist sympathies of its author. Check out the chemistry lesson Ken picked out for us.

'Creationism' biologist quits jobBBC News, 16th September 2008.

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March 28, 2008

We get comments

Some comments cannot be allowed to quietly drop out of the sidebar because some comments are Special. This one below was made to Prince William is the Antichrist and reincarnation of King Arthur! by ANOYMOUS (sic., like everything below):

WERE IS HE THE ANTI-CHRIST.I CAN NAME A WOMAN IN AMERICA WHO FOOLED ALL THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE'S PERPTION OF BEAUTY AND VIRTUES.

Oh no, not an anti-Hillary Clinton rant? No, nothing so mundane.

carolyn bessette.EVEN BEFORE SHE WAS DATING JOHNF.KENNEDY JR. HER BIRTHDAY WAS JAN.6,1966 AND HER INTENTION VRY MUCH LIKE THE GENE TAIRNEY CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE WERE SHE KILLS HER HUSBAND'S BROTHER AND AND UNBORN CHILD FOR SICK DEMONANIC PURPOSE VERSES THE FAULSE PERCEPTION OF GOOD. ALL THE WAY GOD GAVE SIGN OF THIS WOMAN MENTAL SICKNESS AND EVIL BEHAVIOR BEHIND AND INFRONT OF THE CAMERA.APOUN HER BEING ANNOUNCE JOHN'S WIFE SHE QUIKLY CHANGED HER HEIGHT AND WEIGHT FROM 5'9 TO 6'0 AND FROM A WAVE WEIGHT TO MORE 105 POUNDS.HER HAIR WAS NOT NATURALLY BLONDE BUT COLORED BLONDE .HER IMAGES CHANGED OVER THE YEARS NO FOR PHOTOGENIC PURPOSE BUT FOR A BETTER PUBLIC APPEAL WHILE SHE CHANGE HER POINTS OF HER PAST HISTORY OF BEING A DRUG ABUSER WHORE AND UNVIRTURIUOS IN HER PANTIES COSTANTLY SINNING IN HER LIFE. ARRANGING PEOPLE'S LIFE STYLE TO BETTER HR IMAGE AND YET BLEEDING HER VITIUM OF REALITY UNTIL THEY GET SO EMOTIONAL ABUSED AD PHYSICALLY THEY CAN'T SEE THAT SHE HAS A DEMON PERSONAL.WHY NO ONE SEES HER PLOTTING TO TAKE SOMEONE LIKE JOHN OUT OF THI WORLD BECAUSE SHE CAN'T HANDLE NOT CONTROLING HIM AND OTHERS IN THE LIGHT OF THE MEDIA. THUS TAKING SOMETHING SO SEMBLE AND ENLARGING INTO A BIG DEAL.TO INSURE HER DEMONATIC BEHAVIOR SEX LIFE AND SIN PRAYS SHE PRAYS IN HER EVERYDAY LIFE TO HURT PEOPLE FOR THEIR PERCEPTION OF GOD LOVE AND GOODESS.

In case you are confused, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. and died with him in a plane crash in 1999.

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January 11, 2008

Miscelleny

A few headlines for you:

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October 16, 2007

Another opportunity for fundies to bear false witness

Wales: A man obsessed with the Devil has been ordered to be detained indefinitely after he killed a vicar. No doubt fundie sites will be citing this as a case of Satanic crime by the morning, but they would be pretending not to know that he's not been jailed, but instead committed to a secure mental hospital. Geraint Evans stabbed Fr. Paul Bennett repeatedly in the grounds of his church.

Evans was initially charged with murder but his plea of manslaughter was accepted after three doctors presented reports to the court confirming that Evans was a deluded paranoid schizophrenic.

The court heard that he was obsessed with God and the devil and fixated with religion and knives.

...He was a subscriber and contributor to satanic websites using the pseudonym Jack Blade where he declared: I am satan.

Satanist guilty of vicar killingBBC News, 16th October 2007.

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October 15, 2007

Man who left fortune to Tories declared to be nuts

Scotland: The will of a man who left £8 million to the Conservative Party has been overturned by the courts on the grounds that he was not of sound mind when he made the will.

Branislav Bane Kostic ran a successful pharmaceuticals business in Switzerland and London, but became convinced that dark forces were out to get him.

He cut his son Zoran, who lives on Marchmont Road, out of his will and instead left his entire estate to the Conservative Party. At the time, he thought that former prime minister Margaret Thatcher would save the world from monsters, and believed she was the greatest leader of the free world in history.

So, clearly bonkers then. The BBC has further details of the extent of his delusion:

He was tormented by delusions that I and other members of my family were part of a worldwide conspiracy of terrorists and criminals who were trying to kill him.

“My father refused medical treatment, because he also feared that doctors would harm him. In the grip of his delusions, my father turned to the Conservative Party for help to fight the conspiracy that he imagined.
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The court heard that Mr Kostic had made the will after saying Margaret Thatcher was the greatest leader of the free world in history and that she would save the world from the satanic monsters and freaks.

Rejected son wins back £8m from ToriesEdinburgh Evening News, 15th October 2007; Tories lose £8.3m bequest battleBBC News, 15th October 2007.

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July 10, 2007

Crazy sign lady threatened with eviction

United States: A woman who has "messages from God" plastered all over her home has been told to remove them, or reduce them to a size which does not violate city codes, or face civil and criminal action. She faces losing her home if she does not comply.

San Mateo officials have taken a cautious but steadfast approach to the situation since neighbors began complaining last year that Benavides' signs about witchcraft and government conspiracies are hurting their property values....

But with Benavides convinced that she's a prophet, the city's resolutions, fines and threats have accomplished nothing. And a woman whose life was already crumbling could eventually wind up homeless or in jail.

Benavides insists that she does not need psychiatric help, and that mental hospitals are used by the government to manipulate people. She cites Scott Peterson and Timothy McVeigh as examples of people who have been brainwashed by the government into committing murder. She is convinced that God will make sure she's alright.

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February 20, 2007

They're NOT going ot just maintain this thing, on and on forever!!!

Arthur D. Hlavaty has received a differently-sane anonymous comment to a LiveJournal entry wishing someone a happy birthday. Here's the first paragraph as a taster:

Mohammed's taking of multiple wives marked the entrance of his clone who was used to segment the Arab world into favored and disfavored factions. Similarly, assuming the accuracy of the dogma, the gods employed a clone for Jesus Christ who was used to claim he was the son of god, opening the door for the worship of a false god. Both clones were used to mislead disfavored followers.

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January 30, 2007

God and the entitlement culture

My correspondents get better spam than I do, even if the message denies that it is spam:

This email is NOT SPAM
Please do not ATTACK American's Free Speech by BLOCKING this email or ILLEGALLY marking this email as SPAM. This email is NOT SPAM, because no products are being sold.

A strange definition there, and not a good one as a certain amount of the message involves the spammer trying to sell us his imaginary friend. Perhaps he's being honest and admitting that his product does not actually exist?

What's really interesting is the content of the rest of the message, which is an attack on a church whom he believes did not pray hard enough for his recently-deceased father, and so caused his demise. I'm sure we can all think of a better reason for God's silence. The message is a little long, so you'll have to click on the link to read it. It's long, but ultimately worth it for the dedicated psychoceramicist.

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October 31, 2006

The Christmas Tree and the Original Sin

Sheesh, Hallowe'en isn't over yet, and we're being nagged about yuletide! Yeshua_is_king@yahoo.com is a regular contributor to newsgroups such as alt.conspiracy, and seems to be a Jehovah's Witness of some sort. His contributions are rather interesting, his latest drawing connections between the Garden of Eden, willies, bodily fluids, chakras and Christmas trees.

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October 26, 2006

Blogroll addition

Having been excited by Modemac's contributions to alt.conspiracy, I was pleased to discover the Bulldada Newsblog, which consists of tons of links to more of the same sort of stuff.

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August 2, 2006

Letters: The HUMAN PARADIGM

A common use of the contact form is to draw my attention to loony fundie sites I might have missed. Very occasionally, and for reasons I cannot begin to fathom, my attention is drawn to loony fundie sites by the loony fundies themselves. Take this missive, which contains a load of stuff from Behold! The Age of Man the Choicemaker by James Baxter. I will only bother with the first part, enough to give you a taste.

Consider:
The missing element in every human 'solution' is an accurate definition of the creature.

The way we define 'human' determines our view of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and future. Important? Only the Creator who made us in His own image is qualified to define us accurately. Choose wisely...there are results.

In an effort to diminish the multiple and persistent dangers and abuses which have characterized the affairs of man in his every Age, and to assist in the requisite search for human identity, it is essential to perceive and specify that distinction which naturally and most uniquely defines the human being. Because definitions rule in the minds, behaviors, and institutions of men, we can be confident that delineating and com- municating that quality will assist the process of resolu- tion and the courageous ascension to which man is called. As Americans of the 21st Century, we are oblig- ed and privileged to join our forebears and participate in this continuing paradigm proclamation.

The rest of the message is this incomprehensible article, but surely Hallowe'en 365 Nights-a-Year or "Why un-Believers Can't THINK" would have been a much better choice for us?

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May 23, 2006

Wordy Crappinghood

Sometimes I don't have to do any work to find loons. Sometimes my LiveJournal friends find them instead. PRE-TRIBULATION PLANNING FOR A POST-TRIBULATION RAPTURE was presented to me in such a manner, and particularly the 'chapter' entitled THE HOLY GRAIL IS A DRAGON BLOODLINE, which argues that the Scottish Stuart monarchy has a most unusual family history:

What I'm trying to say is that the royal Stewarts were from Amazonian/Gorgon blood (not necessarily from the African branches), and they secretly knew it! Moreover, there have been, and still are, families of occult bent that likewise secretly know their ties to the Gorgon bloodlines, and they want to rule over us by force because they are conditioned by their elders to believe that their dragon bloodline has right to a supreme throne on earth.

Another interesting family is the De Veres:

At the website below it is shown that the De Vere star (now having five points), on the oldest Vere coat of arms, was a six-pointed star in the shape of the hexagram, the very star that was symbol also to the Rothschilds...and quite possibly a symbol common to the Zionist movement of the Templars. Indeed, the son (Aubrey II de Vere) of the first Vere in England was at the First Crusade to "liberate" Jerusalem...

...De Vere said, "Later the Dragon Court was manifest in the Thirteen Covens of Mid-Lothian'... Midlothian (of Scotland) is the region where we find Roslin Institute, a major player on the world stage for genetic engineering. Perhaps I've already mentioned this, but I'll say it again, that Dolly the sheep was cloned at Roslin Institute.

It's also where Rosslyn Chapel is. It seems a little odd to not mention that, you know. But equally as strangely, while the author uses a lot of words trying to determine which dragon bloodline might produce the False Prophet, Prince William, allegedly the Antichrist and reincarnation of King Arthur, has gone unnoticed.

(Thanks to Alex - go read his commentary on the same article).

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February 15, 2006

Bargain of the Day: Mind Control Brain Washing Made Easy for Dummies

United States: Just when we thought we'd either broken QuePirate or he'd had a run-in with authorities, we discover that he just doesn't love us any more. He does, however, still have quite the thing for eBay.

This time he does appear to be offering a real item, usually it's something that only QuePirate can see.

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May 23, 2005

HUD

United States: Prophet Yahweh, Seer of Yahweh has issued an announcement that will interest all fans of bad science fiction:

For only 45 days, starting June 1st until July 15, 2005, Prophet Yahweh, Seer of Yahweh, will be calling down UFOs and spaceships for the news media to film and photograph. During this time, a spaceship will descend, on Prophet's signal, and sit in the skies over Las Vegas, Nevada for almost two days.

The Prophet claims a talent for this kind of thing and, if you are not sure what to look for, the press release helpfully explains more:

There is a difference between UFOs and spaceships. UFOs are usually small flying objects: glowing orbs, metallic spheres, satellite-type flying machines, etc. And, their flight patterns suggest that they are not of this world.

But, spaceships are large futuristic vehicles that are clearly designed to carry passengers in like you see in the movies.

And his promises are very precise.

Prophet is in direct telephatic contact with his space being friends. They have revealed that they will send UFOs as soon as Prophet starts asking for them to appear.

Also, before the 45 day summoning period has ended, a spaceship will descend and sit in the skies over Las Vegas on Prophet's signal.

The spaceship will hover in the sky, not far from Nellis Air Force base, for almost two days. All Las Vegans will be able to see it, day and night, before it goes back up into space.

MEDIA ALERT: Spaceships Will Appear Over Las Vegas On My Signal - Prophet Yahweh press release via PRWeb, 23rd May 2005.

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March 18, 2005

The origin of the word 'lunatic'

It seems the staff at the Arkham Asylum have given our old friend QuePirate access to the net, and simultaneously reduced his medication. It hasn't affected his English language skills, though.

Notice the position of the crescent moon lately - I'ts not like a chair anymore but more like a couch like Islam portrays it - think it is the "distress of nations" like it says in the Gospel [Luke 21:25] - if not why hasn't the scientific community mentioned the change of planetary allignment - you dont think they've missed it do you! Ha Ha
BTW it changed same time as the earthquake which occured year 2000 of christ nativity " "Great Earthequake in divers places" at after the sabbath crack of dawn beginning of the week, Mathew last chapter first 2 sentences. Oh-Yeah! do you know the parrable of the fig tree?

Of course, as the moon is currently waxing, it will be some time before we are able to confirm that the moon looks just the same as she ever did. It's probably a crescent in QuePirate's head though.

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September 21, 2004

A strange excuse

United States: School is a hotbed of danger to fundamantalists. What could be worse than their dear children acquiring the skills with which they can discover that religion is a load of old bollocks? Some fundies create the most elaboratly fantastic lies to avoid sending their children to school - take Jake Jenkins of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania who claims that witches are out to get him and his eight children.

He told a Times Leader photographer witches are trying to kill me. Asked why, he said, I really don't know.
His protection against dark forces extends beyond his front door.
A tree stump in the center of his small front yard is adorned with wooden stakes: nine point skyward, and seven jut from its side along its circumference.
It's a map of the neighborhood, Jenkins said. Each spike points to where a witch lives.
There's a whole bunch that live up there, he said, pointing north up Waller Street.
The horizontal stakes, painted red, point out the witches, he said. The purpose of the vertical ones? To gently dissuade witches from using his stump for ceremonies.
What they used to do is come by and sit on it, he said.
An orange plastic fence on either side of his home is yet another anti-witch precaution. They would always try to sneak over.
Jenkins won't name names, but says he's got the dirt on the neighborhood.
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September 20, 2004

Yet another letter to the editor

QuePirate has sent another missive, this time mercifully short. It appears to be the same as that sent to Red Wolf a few days ago. Let me address it point by point.

so is there actually proof for anything in your lexicon.

No, unless you are using proof to mean test, or in reference to distilled alcoholic beverages. But, through careful observation, we can gather data and use that to formulate a testable hypothesis. Should it survive all that (and, of course, satisfy Occam's Razor), the results are the best model available to us right now. Naturally, this model should continue to be tested (and changed, or thrown out), especially as further observations are made and new evidence uncovered.

What constitutes proof in your mind.

Nothing - we can only have beyond reasonable doubt. See above.

And by the way just how many Ts are you minus at this point?

To the best of my knowledge, I am not HIV+ and therefore it is not important to monitor my T-cell count.

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September 12, 2004

Letters to the Editor

As anyone who's a regular visitor to the Prattle knows, we tend to attract some of the more vapid, ranting, clueless members of society who like to remind us that we're going to hell for daring to diverge from their happy little mindset.

Quepirate has been one of the more amusing ranters, he's the one who announced that he was the messiah and when he arrived on Earth he would be taking down the internet. Apparently heaven to Earth transport is a bit iffy as the internet saw fit to ignore the messiah.

I'm not sure what he's selling this time, but it really looks like his medication needs to be adjusted. For your viewing pleasure, with all coding uglies and lack of punctuation intact is his latest missive. Oh, and he's no longer the messiah, he's just a very naughty boy the son of Jacob. I'm sure Jacob is so proud.

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July 24, 2004

Another Letter to the Editor

The Prattle satellite office has received a missive from the seller behind a recent Bargain of the Day. Unlike his attempt at communication with the lovely Feòrag, he was forced to use the commenting form on my site, which does seem to prove that he is capable of using comment forms. It just appears that he doesn't want to directly respond to posts.

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July 22, 2004

Letter to the Editor

Sometimes people mail the Prattle, rather then using the comments. Imagine my surprise, upon my return from the pub last night, to find my inbox graced with a missive from the vendor of a recent Bargain of the Day. Unfortunately, like the auction description, it is not in English:

I see my add cought your attention to the point of adding it to your web site - fine by me - but tell me don't you guys see the absolute mathematical certainty of it - I dont mean just the so called circular argument (which I'd like to know what you mean bye that) but the fact that the numbers I describe to add together = 666 is the correct biblical meaning of this number- I'm not selling you anything - I'm anouncing my arrival - see I make all things new!
I'd buy some canned food if I were you. till you all get over the transition Q

July 20, 2004

Bargain of the Day: A circular argument

I'm not quite sure what blueking234 is trying to sell us in this eBay auction for Encryption Decoder Device, Breached Internet Security 666 = Internet dismantiling = Novus Ordo Seclorum

Deut 3: 11 + Chad Gad Ya = Exodus 3.14 = 1492 Columbus discovers America

Revelation 13

Prime #s = numerical progression in non discernible pattern

Numerical non-discernible pattern = undecipherable encryption (based on prime #s)

Undecipherable Encryption = un-breach able security system PC/Server w/Internet WWW. = world financial markets/ Wall Street and banking, global positioning satellites, ATMs, credit card billing, utilities and their billing, flight travel, ship routing, police court and DMV records, government office communications including military, radio microwave radar satellite communications, even the big red button.

Decoder of PC encryption = Prime # progression pattern digital function

Prime # Progression Pattern = Enigma Cipher PrimeWay

Enigma Cipher PrimeWay =

12 22 32 52 72 112 132 172 192 232 292 372 ... etc.

1 4 9 25 49 121 169 289 361 529 841 1369 ...etc

p = 3.14925491211692893615298411369

true precision Pi decimals

1a1 7a49 13a169 37a1369

Progressive whole number square roots are progressively greater prime numbers add finitum down the Pi decimal digit places. (The true precision Pi calculation that is.)

Software Update- Handheld scientific calculators with their flyspeck memory capacities can scroll the true precision Pi decimal place calculation to a few dozen decimal places. But this same program installed onto a PC can calculate infinite Pi indefinitely, pre-listing the whole square of an ever-increasing prime number. Graft piggyback onto this ever-advancing Pi calculation, a square root analyzer, sampling the pre-listed ever-advancing decimal numeral for whole square roots. These whole number square roots are the next size prime number in an infinite progression. Ipso facto, prime # progression digital function.

Enigma Cipher PrimeWay = Prime # progression pattern digital function

Prime # progression pattern digital function = Decoder of PC encryption (all!)

Decoder of PC encryption = BREACHED security system PC/Server w/Internet WWW. = world financial markets/ Wall Street and banking, global positioning satellites, ATMs, credit card billing, utilities and their billing, flight travel, ship routing, police court and DMV records, government office communications including military, radio microwave radar satellite communications, even the big red button.

Breached PC security system = Internet dismantling = Novus Ordo Seclorum

4 + 9 + 25 + 49 + 121 + 169 + 289 = 666 3.1492549121169289 Seven of Nine

Launch confirmed � T minus and counting�

Right. Current price? $1.01.

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May 13, 2003

Don Croft's Tower Buster

Are you worried about the dangers of mobile phone masts? Don't panic, just make yourself a Tower Buster. According to Metatech, it's Small and cheap, you can easily make these to join in the war to fight negative energy on earth..

The Tower Buster is a 3oz [84ml] paper cup, like the ones for bathroom dispensers, filled with a half/half mix of resin and metal particles into which I insert a single, funky quartz crystal.

Okay, that's a little vague. Fortunately, the instructions for the Chembuster go into more detail:

METAL PARTICLES: Get some metal particles from a machine shop, recycling yard or a place where they saw a lot of aluminum (sign shops and aluminum fabrication shops are good places to look). I use aluminum for weight considerations, but ANY metal will do. Very fine particles (such as filings from a key-making machine) aren't quite as good as ones that will easily go through a window screen & slightly bigger ones are okay. There really is a wide margin of suitability! .

RESIN: I use polyester resin (used to build fiberglass boats) but epoxy also works, as does envirotech resin from www.eti-usa.com (this sets up very quickly, so you need to be proficient with it). (If you are going to construct many of these units, try to purchase your resin in 5 gallon buckets over the internet, possibly from a surfboard or boat manufacturing supply company. ACE hardware for $12.95 per gallon. Home depot gets $24 per gallon for resin.

On a level surface, pour an inch or so of catalyzed resin into the bottom of the bucket and stir in metal particles until the surface is uniform and flat.

The ratio that seems to work is approx. one part resin to one part metal particles.

An alternative to quartz is to use four hæmatite beads, which apparently work better. When you're done, bury it shallowly within about 300m of the offending mast. Not sure why you should do this at all? Well, according to the article, the mobile phone masts are not what they seem:

The main reason for these transmitters is to enforce compliance to the planned, potentially imminent worldwide tyranny, which is determined to decimate the world's population back to the numbers that existed before the industrial revolution so that they can more efficiently manage humanity, whom they have always considered their chattel (See The Georgian Guidestones at www.radioliberty.com/stones.htm)

Which is something to do with Theosophists, Freemasons, Satanists and all the usual suspects.

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