New Age terrorists develop homeopathic bomb

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Sineed
New Age terrorists develop homeopathic bomb

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The world has been placed on a heightened security alert following reports that New Age terrorists have harnessed the power of homeopathy for evil. ‘Homeopathic weapons represent a major threat to world peace,’ said President Barack Obama, ‘they might not cause any actual damage but the placebo effect could be quite devastating.’

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‘It was only a matter of time before these people got hold of the material that they needed to make these bombs,’ said former UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix, ‘The world is a much more dangerous place with the advent of these Weapons of Mass Dilution.’

http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2010/04/20/new-age-terrorists-develop-homeopa...

 

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

As if patchouli oil wasn't sufficiently inhumane already, they had to go and up the ante.

polly bee

 

 

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The severity of the situation has already resulted in the New Age terror threat level being raised from ‘lilac’ to the more worrisome ‘purple’ aura.  

 

Thank you Sineed.  The most fun I've had today.....okay, it's been a bad day.  Laughing

Bubbles

What is not a memory? Is that not all there is?

It only takes the tiniest of a butterfly to unleash titanic forces.

Laughing

Unionist

Laugh if you will, but these weapons are all the more treacherous, being virtually impossible to detect.

 

Papal Bull

Virtually?

 

I hear that they have the potency of a drop of olive oil in Lake Michigan. Which means they have the waters of Lake Michigan in them. We're fucked.

Sineed

Not sure if this one has been posted on babble yet - the Homeopathic Emergency Room.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

Michelle

I didn't see this thread at the time it was posted.  Amusing. :)

This seems to be the most recent thread about homeopathy that I can find on babble, so I'll post this here.

Remember this CBC Marketplace episode about homeopathy?  They did an investigative report and of course, even though they gave lots of time to homeopathic believers and sellers and practitioners to state their case in the piece, it was pretty clear by the end of the episode that it's a bunch of woo woo bunk.

Anyhoo, apparently someone didn't like the episode and complained to the ombudsman about how it was "biased" (I guess because the producers of the show didn't come to the conclusion that science proves homeopathy to be magic its proponents believe it to be).

The ombudsman's report makes interesting reading, and of course comes to the correct conclusion - no violation of journalistic standards.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Very interesting.

We made a doc on MS and the push for a new treatment that some medical professionals are very critical of.  Some people refused to participate in our project because it wasn't an advocacy film and we weren't true-enough believers.  Others refused because we weren't advocating against.  Ultimately, neither position was strong because the data and analysis weren't in yet.

A favourite quote of mine:  "All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. " Douglas Adams

Sometimes you just can't give equal weight to both sides of an argument.

Sineed

Timebandit wrote:
A favourite quote of mine:  "All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. " Douglas Adams

Now my new favourite quote Laughing

And yes, speaking as a reality fundamentalist, purveyors of nonsense everywhere benefit from false equivalency. 

Unionist

Sineed wrote:

Timebandit wrote:
A favourite quote of mine:  "All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. " Douglas Adams

Now my new favourite quote Laughing

And yes, speaking as a reality fundamentalist, purveyors of nonsense everywhere benefit from false equivalency. 

Ok, I now have two favourite quotes. :)

6079_Smith_W

Hmmm... you'd think anyone who was serious would be less concerned about the negative press and more concerned about the broken glass. That's what stood out for me.

On the larger question, of course you are all right, that's a real knee-slapper, even though those people in England did it first with their mass overdose.

To give full disclosure though, I did give our daughter a bit of rescue remedy last night and a half-hour kicking and screaming fit stopped in about 30 seconds. Do I care if it may have been placebo, and I got ripped off for about five cents? Not really.

Nor do I think anyone needs to worry about me trying to treat appendicitis or a broken leg with those remedies either. Fact is, people who are so inclined can fuck themselves up pretty good with medicine that has the western seal of approval too.

 

 

Sineed

A proponent of science-based medicine recently speculated that maybe we're cheating ourselves out of the benefits of the placebo effect by virtue of our skepticism.

Unionist

Sineed wrote:

A proponent of science-based medicine recently speculated that maybe we're cheating ourselves out of the benefits of the placebo effect by virtue of our skepticism.

LOL!

Worse still, we atheists have cheated ourselves of life after death.

Sineed

Did ya hear about the guy who forgot to take his dose of homeopathic medicine? 

He died of an overdose.

Michelle

She's here all week!  :D

Sineed

Tip your waiter!

Though if it's a truly homeopathic joke, the less funny it is, the more the audience laughs.

Unionist

Q: How many homeopaths does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: none

Sineed