Pushing the envelope of gullibility

Since we are deep into the working week, I’ll lighten up a bit today and have a bit of fun. Humans generally tend to not simply take what we find asis, but also often can’t resist the urge to tweak and improve things, and apparently the Nigerian 419 guys are not immune to that urge. To illustrate that, here is a rather enjoyable variation on the old theme designed to snare the gullible. You just know that anything that starts “Dear […]

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The covering up of Domestic Abuse within evangelical circles

There is a horrendous story blogged in great detail by Libby Anne over on her blog about the covering up of domestic abuse by evangelicals. You might truly wonder how anybody could cover something like that up, but as the story unfolds she carries you along and you do begin to see exactly what does drive humans to behave like this. The Story – the short version Please go read it all, there is a lot more detail. Basically, it is […]

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New Republican Bill calls for ‘genital-checking’ for public bathrooms.

When you come across some stories of such extreme absurdity then often the most immediate and obvious conclusion is that it just must be satire, and usually that leap is the right call. So try digesting this and getting it past your well honed satire meter … Republicans demand girls flash their vaginas to get into women’s toilets Clearly this is satire that is designed to be a criticism of the various bits of legislation designed to interfere is the lives […]

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Kenya Refuses to recognise a Kenyan Atheist group

The BBC reports that Kenya has persistently refused to permit an atheist group to register for what is quite frankly an absurd reason. They report … A group of Kenyan atheists say they have suffered “blatant discrimination” after the authorities refused to register their society. They were told the application was turned down because of concerns that registration could affect the “peace… [and] good order” in the country. The 60-member Atheists In Kenya applied for official recognition last year. The Atheists in […]

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The Anti-Evolution headteacher

The Guardian has an article all about Christina Wilkinson, a headteacher of St Andrew’s Church of England school in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, and it principally concerns her response to a tweet by teacher Tom Sherrington about an evolution assembly. She tweeted a reply on the 26th January that … Evolution is not a fact, That’s why it’s called a theory! There’s more evidence that the Bible is true What chance do children have when a head teacher can say something like this? @WilkinsonHead pic.twitter.com/qmv6sDI9Cn […]

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Bill Maher promotes a HIV Cure quack

The very short TL;DR; summary is perhaps “yikes”. So I sat down to enjoy the latest episode of Real Time with Bill maher, and was totally floored when he wheeled on Charlie Sheen’s HIV Quack, “Dr.” Samir Chachoua, and then proceeds to interview him. What then emerged were some totally unfounded claims, and so here is that 10 minute clip from the show … Sorry, the quality is not great, it is not the official clip, but given the rather embarrassing […]