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Mark Stengler (or someone using his name) is hawking the Matthew 4 Cancer Scam Again

Last month, I started checking into the claims made by someone calling himself “Dr. Mark Stengler” who along with Brian Chambers of Health Revelations was sending me promotional e-mails and links to web pages. These e-mails and web pages, all claiming to come from from Brian Chambers and this “Dr. Mark Stengler,” promise that there [...]

The Can Kicks Back Promises to Send Your Can to Capitol Hill: Will It?

“The Can Kicks Back” calls itself a a social movement of young people who all just happened to decide on their own last year to kick-start a young movement of young people burning to tax poor people more, tax corporations less, and slash social programs.

If you believe that “movement” is real, I’ve got [...]

Cheating Cheaters and the Cheaters who Cheat Them

Now that it’s possible to complete an entire college degree online, and with the rise of for-profit “universities” that don’t bother to proctor online exams, dozens of websites are offering to do absolutely all the classwork for lazy, incompetent and morally damaged students. Why study at all when you can lay down $800 to have [...]

Alan Grayson Uses Cover of "Mind Your Own Business Act" … to Collect Your Personal Information

At Democratic Underground, Daily Kos, Firedoglake and other large liberal multiuser blogs, Representative Alan Grayson issued a fiery call this week condemning the warrantless surveillance of all American phone calls and grand-scale data sweeps of most big-site internet traffic, all undermining your privacy:

Microsoft, Google, Apple – they’re all in on it. Former NSA official [...]

Naveena Shine attracts attention with "Proof" of Breatharian claim. Does the "Proof" exist?

Woman hasn’t eaten since May 3, plans to go on

So reads the breathless headline of a United Press International story published on June 10, 2013. Is it true?

Naveena Shine of Seattle declares in a press release and a website that:

On May 3rd 2013, the Spiritually based endeavor, “Living On Light” began an [...]

National Campus Director Blake Wright the Latest Americans Elect Staffer to Violate Neutrality

Let’s get right to the point: Three weeks ago, circumstantial evidence suggested that Americans Elect had violated its neutrality policy regarding presidential candidates. Today, Americans Elect has inadvertently confirmed it.

Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that wants to run its very own candidate for President of the United States, refuses to identify the people who [...]

Dungeons & Dragons Products You Don’t Need To Buy

When I was a kid, I had a blast playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons with friends on weekends. Now that my children are entering that age, they’re picking up and enjoying the 4th edition version of Dungeons & Dragons. If you or your kids are starting to play Dungeons & Dragons, let me help you [...]

Fact Check: Neil Sankey, Barack Obama and 27 Social Security Numbers?

There’s a new e-mail message making the rounds that makes all sorts of claims about the illegitimacy of Barack Obama’s claim to American citizenship, and indeed the illegitimacy of Barack Obama’s claim to actual existence.

Last night, I received a message from one Simone Tanz, a devotee of a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who claims [...]

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 [...]

Psst! Hey You! Embed this Confidential Video on Your Website

I thought something fishy was up when I got an e-mail from the right-wing e-mail marketing scheme called “Human Events.” The title of the e-mail: Confidential Video Briefing From Sen. Jim DeMint and Steve Forbes. Oooh! Is this quiet, hush-hush information that is being leaked on the sly to li’l ol’ me? Why, I feel [...]

United We Buy T-Shirts and Pens and Pay the Executive Director

As you know, September 11, 2001 changed everything.

Here are a few pieces of the everything that changed:

$3.1 million in new payroll slush money unaccounted for by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police in 2006 alone,

$800,000 in new extra pay for the director of the OACP, who happened to be a [...]