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Things that Make You Go Hmm… Episode #221, The Common Sense Coalition on Facebook

Two pieces of social media data that make me go hmm:

Quite a spike up and back down there in new likes per week for The Common Sense Coalition… and a rather unusual fan base for an 501c4 corporation advocating tax and spending restructuring favorable to the financial sector … of the United […]

Barnes & Noble Publishes On Illegal Rainforest Paper

A Greenpeace investigation has found that the giant bookstore chain has been publishing books using paper made from trees illegally harvested on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where there are many endangered animals, including tigers and orangutans. […]

Silence On Orang Pendek DNA Tests

The Centre for Fortean Zoology has stopped reporting on the orang pendek expedition altogether. No news of the results of the DNA tests have been released. Why? […]

Oil Drillers Circle Wagons As Their Failure Continues

Chemical dispersal agents sprayed on the Timor Sea oil spill have not been effective in preventing the spill from making landfall and causing environmental damage. The number of Indonesian islands known to be suffering from contamination now include Rote, Sumba, Tote Ndao, Landu and Ndana. […]

Indonesian Harvest Ruined By Oil Spill

Who’s going to help the Rote Islanders, now that offshore drilling has ruined their economy? Who’s going to help Americans when offshore drilling causes oil spills close to their shores? […]

Indonesians Contradict Australian Claims Oil Spill Doing Little Harm

Indonesian fishermen report seeing large numbers of dead animals, including fish floating on the surface and marine mammals. One fisherman reports that his catch of red kakaps (a large kind of fish that is one of the species called “red snapper” in English) has diminished to just 5 percent of his ordinary catch. […]

Orang Pendek Spotted?

one possible explanation that the expedition doesn’t seem to have considered is that what they saw was an orang… utan or another kind of ape, like a siamang. Both are quite capable of walking away on two legs. […]

Lost Fortean Expedition Found!

Earlier this month, an expedition from the United Kingdom left for the island of Sumatra. All they had to do was take a simple series of flights, and take some ground transportation to their final destination and yet, they disappeared. The expedition’s headquarters back in the U.K. failed to receive its expected message announcing the […]

The Cryptocryptozoologists of Sumatra

Fortean John Downes reported, “I have not heard a dickybird from them since they left, but one has to assume that everything is OK.” […]

Searching for Orang Pendek

Tracking the Center for Fortean Zoology is like watching children pretend to be spies – completely implausible, but rather fun. […]

Americans for Freedom of Information Website Appears

A few days ago, I said that the Americans for Freedom of Information — a supposed group claiming to have obtained a college transcript proving Barack Obama’s Indonesian citizenship as one “Barry Soetoro” — had no presence whatsoever on the world wide web. Now I stand corrected.