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Prahlad Jani Soaks His Head in Water During Experiment. Bathing?

Would you like to follow the example of Prahlad Jani, an 83-year-old Indian who claims to have subsisted without eating or drinking at all since World War II? Well, we don’t have any tips for the eating part, but the James Randi Educational Foundation tips us off to a video showing Jani’s #1 strategy for [...]

Credulity over Credibility: Fox News Flubs the Prahlad Jani Story

Yesterday morning, Fox News issued a news story on the Prahlad Jani “miracle”: that apparently the 83 year old man hasn’t eaten a morsel or had a drop to drink since World War II. Fox News reported on a recently concluded episode in which Prahlad Jani was said to be constantly observed by scientists in [...]

Jesus Christ! India Sees Riots Over a Beer and Cigarette

Two and a half years ago, the country of Malaysia was all a-twitter when an image of Jesus Christ holding a can of beer in one hand and a cigarette in another appeared in a newspaper. Cries for swift government retribution filled the air, because after all Jesus is too weak to defend Himself! Wait, [...]

Attempt To Plug Oil Spill In Timor Sea Fails

As politicians continue to push for expanded offshore drilling in the waters of the United States of America, we need to look at the disasters that are taking place elsewhere in the world, and ask ourselves whether we want to see the same news coming from our own beaches. [...]

ReMerckable Use of Child Labor In India

Think first about whether you really need that item, and then consider whether you’re willing to support the use of children in hard labor just in order to save a dollar or two. [...]

New Econscious Documents Available for Your Online Review

An update on my effort to obtain the proof of Econscious non-sweatshop labor that Econscious President Dale Denkensohn and another GMPC, LLC executive have said they can provide for the factories in India and Pakistan they use to produce their t-shirts:

I have not yet received GOTS reports from Econscious President Dale Denkensohn, but I [...]

Econscious President Claims Fair Trade Status. I Look Forward to the Proof.

[To find a full set of Irregular Times articles on Econscious, click here.]

You may have seen here yesterday an article by the name of “Be Wary of CafePress’ New Line of Econscious T-Shirts.” The article researched CafePress’ claim that Econscious is an apparel provider “affiliated with sustainable organizations and fair trade practices.” Econscious openly [...]

Fight Global Warming Or I'll Eat You Up!

We can finish the job, and wipe out wildlife around the world, or stand up and take responsibility for the global mess we’ve created so that wild ecosystems can return a more balanced state. [...]

Christians Riot Over Offensive Images of Jesus with a Cigarette and Beer. The Problem is Fundamentalism.

When some Muslims in some nations staged riots during the 2005-2006 debacle surrounding the publication of images of Mohammed, right-wing politicians used the riots to decry the emergence of “islamofascism” in widely cut-and-pasted opinion pieces around the internet and in print newspapers as well. Right-wing newspaper columnist Cal Thomas delivered a typical judgment:

Jews and [...]

The Virgin Mary Burned My Eyeballs! It’s a Miracle!

What’s a little photochemical burn in your eyeballs, after all, compared to a moment’s vision of the mother of Jesus? If you really believe a whole lot, you’ll go stare at the sun all afternoon while standing in a bucket of ice cubes, holding vines of poison ivy in your hands. [...]