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Failed Breatharian Naveena Shine shoves Standards down the Memory Hole

When Naveena Shine started out her highly publicized “experiment” to stop eating and live on light alone, she set the standards for herself. In a press release she spoke of herself in the third person, promising to release video of her every move:

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

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 [...]

When "Many in Poll Expected Jesus' Return" Means Most Actually Didn't

Many in Poll Expected Jesus’ Return by 2050

That’s the headline offered today by the Christian Broadcasting Network. You’ll have to look at the little words below the headline to notice that the poll was actually carried out three years ago. And despite the CBN’s declaration that “future hope remains strong,” a quick look at [...]

Looking for the Microchip on my Arms March 23 2013… It's There! (Documentary Video)

Right wing and other conspiratorial websites like News With Views and Before It’s News have been sharing bold predictions about Obamacare microchips in their headlines, their Facebook posts and their Tweets over the past year or two:

“Micro Chip Implant Coming March 23, 2013″

“The New Health Care (Obama care) law H.R. 3590 Also HR [...]

Right Wingers Have Anti-Skeptical Rejection Of Science

The label of “skeptic” should not be sullied by connection with people who simply don’t have the strength of character to admit that they’re wrong. [...]

Strobel’s The Case for Christ: Inconsistent Appeals to Authority

A while back a reader here suggested Lee Strobel’s book, The Case for Christ, as a compelling book — the very reason why she, a self-described highly rational patent official, turned from skepticism to Christianity. I responded to this appeal by committing to read the book cover to cover, and that’s what I’m doing now.

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Let Experience Be Your Guru

Listen to others, by all means, but test every assertion made by leaders, and if their assertions don’t match reality, don’t follow the paths they have cleared. Let experience be your guru. [...]

iGhost

I’m sensing that Katie Looby and the members of the Third Eye Paranormal group watched Ghostbusters cartoons far too often when they were kids. [...]

Democratic Party Excuses In A Bumper Sticker

If I were inclined to design a bumper sticker to appeal to today’s Democrat, I’d make something with another slogan: In the place of Question Authority the sticker would read, Give Authority More Time. [...]

Wilkins Ice Bridge Breaks

Waters in the area will increase in temperature at a faster rate, and transfer some of that increased temperature to ice melting on nearby land. The Wilkins Ice Shelf will also no longer serve as a physical block on ice flowing into the sea from the Antarctic continent and islands close by. [...]

A Higher Standard For Obama

This executive order suggests that President Obama is earnest in attempting to reduce the control of federal offices by corporate plants who are working for the Executive Branch in name only. [...]