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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:24:18 PM »

my favorite part is the steam liner, tucked between the waves;
this card is early 60's circa and it brightly illuminates how so much of today's
leading (hipster) 'graphic design' is merely grave robbery



nearly anything space is perforce a hit with me

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:13:51 AM »
And...
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/dysfunction-at-wikipedia-_b_5924226.html
 
By Dana Ullman


Ullman's citations are surprising -- because they totally cancel her article

Check out the Findings and Interpretations abstract of just one:

"INTERPRETATION: Biases are present in placebo-controlled trials of both homoeopathy and conventional medicine. When account was taken for these biases in the analysis, there was weak evidence for a specific effect of homoeopathic remedies, but strong evidence for specific effects of conventional interventions. This finding is compatible with the notion that the clinical effects of homoeopathy are placebo effects."

Here's another one, more damning:

"AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS:  This review found preliminary data in support of the efficacy of topical calendula for prophylaxis of acute dermatitis [aka, a flower-based ointment to treat a rash] during radiotherapy and Traumeel S mouthwash in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced stomatitis [mouth rash]. These trials need replicating. There is no convincing evidence for the efficacy of homeopathic medicines for other adverse effects of cancer treatments. Further research is required."

Etc.

Scrutiny is critical.

It was a buried underneath a lot of b.s.   One of the reasons studies are hard to find is because Wikipedia won't allow them in either. 

Nah.  Studies are the bread and butter of scientific R&D --  but they're not magical or ironclad.  Consensus can take a long time.
 The bibliography in Ullman's article does not work as evidence of homeopathic efficacy (see samples above).

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:35:43 AM »
[ . . . ]

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/List_of_scientifically_controlled_double_blind_studies_which_have_conclusively_demonstrated_the_efficacy_of_homeopathy?
List of scientifically controlled double blind studies which have conclusively demonstrated the efficacy of homeopathic

Did you open that link?

It's this:



Yep, even a .gif of tumbleweeds.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:29:11 AM »
I'd be a bit disappointed if I was him but that's another story.
I agree with your sentiments in that post though.
Enjoy the movies. ;D


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:17:27 AM »
I guess the twain shall never meet.
Isn't America wonderful?  ;D ;)

It would be...if it weren't for the others.  ::)

 ;D

Sure, I can bury hatchets, too.

Let's just watch good movies.  8)

On Mark Twain: I do wonder, if he could peer into today, whether he'd share in your patriotic praise.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:59:16 AM »

Dang. This was sorta 'secret' creek access point with the tiger. But the final deal, as I recall, was to 'save' the animal the cops and animal control went in and used "too much" tranquilizers since cat and owner was violating city codes (when annexed like many others against our wlll.)

Could barely believe this story about Melanie Griffith's family.


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:56:21 AM »
amazing documentary on Lyme Disease

Terrifying.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:50:39 AM »
EPIC ZARDOZ!

Can't forget one of the least forgivable click-bait headlines, circa 2006:

DARREN ARONOFSKY MAKES SEQUEL TO ZARDOZ

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:37:38 AM »
This is my last comment on this for tonight. The proof is the action that was the result of specific interventions for a life-threatening illness. The person being treated did not believe this would be effective until well into the treatments, AFTER the results showed significant improvement that she could not explain to herself.

You prove that it does not work, ok? We are dealing with energies and cause-and-effect processes here that we do not yet understand.

It was always possible for humans to build a machine that would allow us to fly in it, but we could not do it until we experimented (with true scientific open mind) and found out how the laws of aerodynamics work. That was our primitive ignorance, not the impossibility of doing it in reality.

I'm out of this discussion for tonight, I still have to finish something I'm working on and am spending too much time on this <g>.

You're right, my original request was a typo.

I should have said, about your healings:

Repeat them.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:29:36 AM »
You might want to be a bit more open-minded.

 ::)

You might want to be a bit more discerning.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:27:41 AM »
731? Others also?

It means Mengele.  It means PeenemŁnde.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:25:02 AM »
I am speculating that you do not have a loved one who went to Germany in a near-terminally ill state, and was treated in a hospital with homeopathy and something called colorpuncture (let's not go there, but there's piles of data being compiled on that system there), and left three months later in not only full remission but with no trace of the disease that nearly killed her. Would that be correct? I have. That's not empty nonsense, nor sugarcoated.

I was also treated similarly here in the states to great success, despite my initial hesitance and skepticism. Since there was no downside, no likelihood of negative side effects, I tried it. Success, totally contrary to what western medicine says is possible.

I don't want to keep chiming in on this, I'm not trying to convince anyone to believe in something you have not experienced. I'm only saying I have had lots of experience with many alternative forms of healing, which have been vital to my own well-being.

At least keep an open mind, don't dismiss possibilities just because you don't understand how these things might work.

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Then are dreamt of in your philosophy." -- Hamlet; Shakespeare

This is going to hurt, and that's because actual science burns off driftwood.  To everything you've said I need to insist:

Prove it.

Otherwise, mere anecdotes.

The seedbed of nostrums.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:16:49 AM »
Eh Hem...      Dave ?

Just dropping in to give you a pointer
Frequency healing is nothing new.
The great Nikola.Tesla. even invented a machine that he himself used.
Some devices and people to look into
MWO
Dr.Raymond Royal Rife - specifically targeted disease, especially cancer.
Nikola Tesla - The 'KING' of frequency

Even Einstein knew the truth.   

More info here:  http://altered-states.net/barry/newsletter208/

If it isn't an equation, Einstein is soon to be very seldom quoted for lifestyle advice.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:10:55 AM »
Which ever God yo believe in or maybe the Flying spaghetti Monster, what ever floats your boat, I am a Quaker so it just doesn't matter to me.

Petsuchos, for me, then.

Society of Friends, some of the best K-12 schools ever.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:09:40 AM »
The years of research, including in hospitals, in Germany is anything but clown science. I suggest you do some serious research into it before you dismiss it, it's only the scientific way to rule in/rule out conclusions based on EVIDENCE. <g> They are way ahead of us in many new research areas of health and healing, and are very serious about documenting what they're doing.

"Germany" is a neat authenticating buzzword to sugarcoat empty nonsense.  Geography doesn't upgrade data.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:07:51 AM »
Dave, people just need to stop eating sugar, dairy, wheat. Healthy food is better than a drug to the body. Check out Whole30 diet.

Sorry Bart El, your desserts arenít on my diet. :(

Moderation made trickier with immoderate ingredients.

Agree fully, Ghost.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:06:09 AM »
Sometimes faith is more than-just believing, sometimes you have to take what God has offered you whether in prayer or modern medicine because man did not invent anything that God did not want him to invent.

Which god?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:04:10 AM »
It's been bugging me for over a half an hour. I'll find it. I'm determined.

Few objectives do not yield to persistence and determination.  I believe in you, spookcat.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:01:25 AM »
A photographic favorite from Madagascar, circa pre-1950.  Love the shallow depth of field.


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:59:31 PM »
This is reminding me of a book I wanted to read, but I can't friggin remember the name of it... It was about a case in Asia, I think China, where there was a sick dying boy. There was a debate about whether Modern western medicine or traditional medicine or prayer was the way to go. If I remember right, the boy died because they wouldn't let the parents allow modern medicine to interfere.

Don't know the specific case but it's a tragic reality for many faith-encumbered families.  I've seen it too often (even lost someone to such indulgent self-abnegation).  Credulity's here to stay.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:33:30 PM »
My pleasure, Rix.  Fun thread.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:28:08 PM »



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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:10:23 PM »

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:08:14 PM »
She's learning about spoofing now, too.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:03:28 PM »
"A little bit of a confession."

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: May 04, 2018, 12:49:24 AM »
When I drink, I just don't have one.  Last time I noticed, a wine bottle had 4 full glasses in it.  It's not like it is tequila!  LOL.  I've only in the last few months gotten the taste back for wine.  I don't drink beer now though.  That was last night I had a bottle and how long have you been on this site?  I've gone years without drinking either of them and I'm sure I will again.

Oh, please.  Drink your fill; be Lucullan in your vices!   

I meant only to draw attention to your ill-carpentered backpedaling -- from the Calvinistically iron stance of, "I'm not a fan of marijuana but if people want to fry their brain, go for it" (emphasis mine), to, "Our experiences shape who we are.  . . . enjoy your substance of choice!" (all the negative sting neatly removed).  You went from cruel to nice out of convenience.  These are objectively slippery vacillations and I find it very meaningful to see them issued by a declared non-progressive. 

That's all.

Pass the 19 Crimes.


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:59:19 PM »
Pot helps my tinnitus somewhat when I have tried it but I donít like how it makes me feel. I have tried a bunch of strains to find one that I was comfortable with and just donít like it. The CBD oils might be an option someday but right now, since I am in Texas, there are no dispensaries and I have no trust in the mail order stuff.

Bottom line is alcohol should be illegal to sell but legal to make on your own if you so desire. It is a poison. Tobacco and pot should be regulated by the states.

Yeah I was going to say -- 21st Century Man . . . "Now and then" ≠ entire wine bottles nightly.  Though my assessment may be skewed based on the posts I've seen here.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: May 02, 2018, 09:29:02 PM »
What did she say about knapp?

Kinda neutralized by Knapp himself, here's the full exchange.


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: May 02, 2018, 09:19:23 PM »
shit, she noticed they're still on the air....I think she was just about to incriminate herself....damn!

She'd switched off the emotions.  The co-host said some stuff about Keith being an idiot.  Couldn't get the rest through the ad overlay.

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