Homeopathy, for those who don’t know, is a form of magical thinking that masquerades as medicine. The idea, if you can call it that, is this: water magically absorbs the healing properties of drugs that have been added to it and, importantly, *remembers* those powers no matter how dilute the solution. And, apparently, the diluted water is *better* than the medicine itself.

Rarely described by homeopathic apologists is why a bucket of water remembers aspirin, but not that sewage treatment plant that it passed through.

But hey, if you believe that diluting medicine so far that it is statistically likely that not a single molecule of the stuff remains in a gallon of water, then you’ll love…

Homeopathic Battleship

The normal game of Battleship is played on a board whose initial ratio of ship to water is 17:100. But here they’ve diluted the warships by jacking up the size of the board, using the homeopathic measurement of 6C (a dilution of 10 to the power of -12). In order to do this, there are columns A through J, and rows 1 through 100000000000. Have fun!

 

No, I’m not referring to Wicca or the Druids, but to something much worse.

Reports of Witchcraft-Related Child Abuse On the Rise in London

As if importing Ebola from Africa wasn’t bad enough, the West seems to be importing the dumbest of belief systems: anything bad is due to demonic possession, and the proper response is to abuse the hell out of kids.

Brilliant. Put these Christian jackholes together with the Muslim kiddie diddlers of Rotherham and you’ll have a temptingly-nukable target.

It’s the Daily Fail, so… grain of salt and all that:

Couple singing Peppa Pig tune to toddler ‘forced off bus after complaints they were being racist’ because it goes against Muslim pork ban

Interestingly, the couple in question hailed from the city of Rotherham, which has had its share of troubles of late. One wonders if the west is ever going to wake up and adopt a “shut up or GTFO” attitude towards imports bitching about the local culture…

Man beheads woman in Oklahoma, officials say

The story has the traditional level of detail we’ve come to expect (i.e. almost none), but what we get is that one Alton Alexander Nolan beheaded a woman, tried to kill another and then got shot by a deputy (he’s expected to survive). No motive for the beheading was given, nor the circumstances behind it.

If you go elsewhere, you can find some interesting and possibly telling details. Such as these bits from Mugshots.com:

Who is Alton A Nolen? (note slight difference in name spelling… *might* be a different guy)

Scars / Marks / Tattoos:
  • TAT ABDOM: NCIC AS-SALAAMU ATAIKUM
  • TAT CHEST: NCIC JESUS CHRIST
  • TAT L ARM: NCIC RIP LIL KRIS, JUDAH
  • TAT R ARM: NCIC PRAYING HANDS

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ISIS calling for ‘lone wolf’ attacks inside US

Draw whatever conclusions you like.

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UPDATE, later in the day:

Huh.

Vaughan Foods, man beheads woman: Alton Nolen suspected of beheading woman, stabbing another

Nolen recently had been trying to convert co-workers to Islam, Lewis said. “After conducting interviews with co-workers of Nolen’s, information was obtained that he recently started trying to convert some of his coworkers to the Muslim religion.”

Indeed, huh.  All those of you who saw the very limited information that I posted earlier this morning and drew Certain Conclusions about whether or not there may have been a religious implication to this story should feel very, very ashamed for having correctly surmised the situation.

That said: he had just gotten fired, and it sounds like he was a lifelong scumbag who simply snapped. His violence may well not have had anything to do *directly* with his religion. But it does sometimes seem like a certain type of person is drawn to a certain type of religion, doesn’t it. It’s odd that Nolen didn’t convert to Hinduism or Buddhism or Wicca while in prison.

Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?

Two options spring to mind:

1) The “dead” weren’t actually dead, just unconscious. Perhaps not even struck with ebola.

2) It’s basically untrue. A hoax, a lie, a misheard rumor.

But the thing is: either way, in that region over-run with superstitious nonsense, stories of the “dead” coming back to life will be sure to make bad worse. Some will believe that their dead loved ones will come back to them. And then rather than getting rid of the corpse, they’ll keep it around. Others will undoubtedly believe that the dead will return, but not as themselves. Instead, the dead will come back as zombies or vampires or ghouls or revenants. And thus… who the hell knows. But since the situation won’t be viewed accurately, logically and dispassionately but as a source of supernatural horror… well, nothing good ever comes of that.

Fun times in the world of politics:

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

I gather it’s a toss-up at this point, probably won’t know for another day or so. Maybe CNN will get lucky and the voting will be 200o-Presidential-Level of close, with hanging chads and legal fights.

Elsewhere:

Australian PM: Public execution terror plot foiled

A sizable police raid is claimed to have stopped a planned terrorist act… the kidnapping off of the streets of Sydney of just some random schmoe, the on-video beheading of said schmoe, and the displaying of the body draped in an ISIS flag.

And…

Feds: NY store owner plotted to send jihadists to Syria, kill U.S. troops himself

Dude wanted to pay for idiots who wanted to wander over yonder and play jihadi, and pick up some guns himself and shoot veterans. Charming.

In a sane world, this would be one of the biggest stories in the developed world’s news. But in a sane world, this story would have never happened.

British Town Of Rotherham Shocked By Revelations Of Sexual Abuse

The ultra-short form: Rotherham had a “ring” of men who trafficked and gang-raped girls for a long time. This, sadly, is not an especially novel development… it happens far too often, far too widely, in places where you’d think the people woudl be far too civilized for that sort of thing. But horrible as the generic “sex trafficking of children” label is, it gets worse, due to the sheer *scale* of the operation: up to 1,400 children over 16 years. And the local authorities were repeatedly informed, but over a span of years did little to nothing. Why? Because they were afraid. Not afraid of the sex traffickers themselves, per se, like one might expect… it’s not unreasonable to assume that such a ring would be composed of and associated with dangerous men and organized criminals. But they were afraid of something far, far worse: political correctness. As it turns out, the men involved here were, in the vague terms so often employed, “predominantly Asian.” And by “Asian” they’re not talking about Koreans or Siberians or Chinese or Laotians or Russians or Indians. No, in Brit-speak, “Asian” seems to mean “Pakistani.” The victims were predominantly *not* “Asian,” but dirt-poor actual-ethnic-English.

Don’t you *dare* try to draw any conclusions from that. Don’t even think about it. Put it out of your mind.

And we’re now back to:

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What the hell is the deal with teenage girls? They seem to be especially susceptible to falling under the sway of fantasy… be it sparkly emo vampires, Beatle/Beiber celebrities, even online horror tropes like Slender Man, teenfems seem to lose all ability to process data rationally and become rather loud and overly enthusiastic fangirls. Add to that list of “fantasy subjects who drive girls insane” one “religious leader” who keeled over nearly 1400 years ago:

British female jihadis running ISIS ‘brothels’ allowing killers to rape kidnapped Yazidi women

Colorado teen pleads guilty in plan to join ISIS

16-Year-Old French Girl Detained At Airport, Wanted To Fly To Syria And Join ISIS

whaaaat

Yeah, yeah, probably far more western teen *boys* are taking leave of civilization and heading off towards jihad than girls. But while I can see the allure of the caliphate for evil males, what the hell is in it for girls? As can be seen from one of the headlines, some of the girls left the civilized world in order to help torture and terrorize other women and girls. W. T. F.

A 25-year old guy – undoubtedly known to his family as a “gentle giant” – recently decided it would be a jolly good jape to take a machete and chop the head off of an 82-year-old woman. Also two cats.

Nick Salvadore, suspect for beheading of Palmira Silva, is would-be cage-fighter and Muslim convert

Isolated incident, to be sure. The idea of a British Muslim beheading people is too ludicrous to ever occur more than once.

 

And in the “How about NO” department:

British jihadists now want to return home

One thing I don’t get is the idea that the UK and US government should try to prevent home-grown jihadis from venturing off to ISISland. I say let ‘em go. hell, set up a fund to help pay their way. Just don’t let them come back.

Ever.

Individually they are interesting. Put them next to each other, and you can imagine some sort of interesting developments…

British ex-boxing champion Anthony Small defends ISIS beheadings

A British convert to Islam posts videos extolling the virtues of chopping off heads because they are “infidels” and warning that Brits should be aware that they are all valid targets of that sort of thing at home. He also posted a video titled “Why Muslims have no sympathy for Lee Rigbys son!”

And then there’s this:

Police ask victims to do ‘DIY’ investigations of some crimes

Where we learn of the widening issue of British police forces who can’t be bothered to even *try* to solve crimes, including not even showing up. Interesting quote: “some offences, such as criminal damage or stolen vehicles, are on the verge of being decriminalised by police forces which had given up investigating them.”

Say, that’s neat. At the same time a death cult is gaining in power and adherents in the UK, the British police are deciding that that whole “crime investigations” thing is just too much trouble. What could possibly go wrong?

Although… one might suggest the possibility of a deeper, more devious plan here. As things currently are in Britain, Islamism/Jihadism can grow and increase in Britain, imposing sharia over an increasing fraction of the land until it eventually either takes over or results in civil war. The current political system permits no opposition. However, by pulling the cops back from enforcing the law, this means that if Brits decide to Do Something About It themselves… who’s to stop them? It might be better to have a civil war of sorts *now* than later after the UK has already lost much of it’s blood and treasure to the forces of dumbth and darkness.

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