August 2015

What in the Sam Hell is this bullshit from the UK College of Policing? Where do they get the foundation? Taxpayers may not be pleased. Police officers searching for missing people should not rule out the help of psychics, according to suggested guidelines for the profession. The person?s methods should be asked for and whether […]

There are a number of different things going on in this story, none of which are new. Family sues Fay School in Southboro, claims Wi-Fi made son ill. The family of a student at the Fay School in Southboro has filed a lawsuit claiming the school?s strong Wi-Fi signal caused the boy to become ill. […]

A few days ago I received an email with the subject line ?Urgent Lonely Blonde Request.? Urgent lonely blondes do not usually make requests of me, and they don?t usually make it through my spam filter. The blonde in question was a putative Vickie Greer, who explained in a couple of admirably concise sentences that […]

Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, was found to have anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis which experts believe was the likely cause of his untimely death. Source: Knut polar bear death riddle solved ? BBC News A new investigation has shown that he had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain […]

As Donald Trump has enjoyed an astonishing lead in a packed Republican primary field, a vexing question has gone unanswered: Why are evangelicals, those most desired of conservative voters, fond of Trump? There isn?t a single Republican in the mix who isn?t openly courting the evangelical vote. Ted Cruz kicked off his campaign at Liberty […]

Don?t eat toad

August 29, 2015

Folk remedies can go terribly wrong. A 70-year-old man in Shanghai was sent to hospital after eating three boiled toads believing it to be a folk remedy for his skin disease, Jiefang Daily said yesterday. The man, surnamed Gao, had a skin disease for many years. He was told eating toads could help clear toxins […]

A woman, Honor Watt, sued Lothian Health Board in the UK after they stopped providing the controversial treatments for her arthritis. The Board had concluded (as is the overwhelming consensus) that homeopathy does not work and is not a proper use of their funds. Source: Honor Watt loses legal bid to force Lothian Health Board […]

There?s a long tradition in cinema of women who keep their friends so close that they begin switch places with one another. Take for instance the 1951 drama All About Eve: the wannabe actress, Eve Harrington (played by Anne Baxter) befriends ?superstar? Margo Channing (Bette Davis), only to usurp her by the end of the […]

August 27th, 2015 3:20pm Posted In: Press Notes Over the past year Ukraine has faced near continuous pressure to reform its energy sector, from groups as varied as the International Monetary Fund to the European Energy Community to Naftogaz. In response, Ukraine?s government and parliament have listened, introducing and passing unprecedented reform-oriented energy legislation. Yet […]

Vester Flanagan seems to have been proud of the fact that he recorded his murder of television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Virginia. “I filmed the shooting,? he tweeted earlier today, then posted two videos as proof. Aside from Flanagan?s own recording, the killings took place during a live broadcast. Since the videos […]

August 26th, 2015 2:29pm Posted In: Press Notes Greece’s privatization agency said on Wednesday that Azerbaijan’s state-owned oil company SOCAR had confirmed its interest in acquiring a stake in Greek gas grid operator DESFA, with a deal possible by the end of the year. Read the full article HERE.  Natural Gas Europe welcomes all viewpoints. […]

News blip: Have you seen this headline: Scientists grow first nearly fully-formed human brain in a lab. Be skeptical. Mini-brains 3 to 4 millimetres across have been grown in the lab before, but if a larger brain had been created ? and the press release publicizing the claim said it was the size of a pencil […]

The 2015 Perseid meteor shower begins on July 17 and continues to August 24, with the peak show in the very early morning hours of August 11 to 13. Unlike 2014, the Perseid meteor shower will not have a ?Super Moon? as competition. In the skies over Bulgaria, the new moon will be on August 14, […]

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