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Friday, January 22, 2010


"Remember the company that made millions by selling totally worthless bomb-sniffing magic wands to the military, detectors that were used at checkpoints in Iraq to search cars, and which failed to detect the terrorist bombs used to kill 155 people in October and 120 more in December last year?

Yeah, well, Jim McCormick, the head of the company that sold those useless dowsing rods, just got arrested for — oh, let me savor typing these words — "suspicion of fraud"."

Bad Astronomy

Phil is really happy about this news, and indeed it is a step in the right direction. However, the more cynical and bitter among us (well, I) can only really be happy if the government does not waste money on stupid crap in the first place.

Perhaps readers will see this story and wonder how the military could fall for something so stupid. Well I think they need to stop and think about acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractics, herbal medicines, bottled water, feng shui, astrology, numerology, Christianity, and all of the other superstitions that Americans use every single day. Our culture is weighed down, nearly buried under layers of ignorance and superstition. It costs money, time, and hurts people in countless ways. Even if it does no harm, or in some rare instances does good (Christianity), it is wrong. Some people are content to invent their own story about The Universe, but others will not settle for anything less than the truth.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, January 22, 2010  
3 Comments:
  • At 1/22/10, 9:34 PM, Blogger thimscool said…

    So you know the truth about the universe, R2K?

    Do tell.

     
  • At 1/22/10, 10:27 PM, Anonymous I'veGotATrickAMagicStick said…

    "I got a plan and it's here in my hand
    A BATON MADE OF LIGHT
    We're the enforcers,
    The sorcerer's orphans,
    And we know why we fight"

    Some Flaming Lips for the Noobs, including R2K.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj5r8fB8W3M

     
  • At 1/22/10, 11:11 PM, Anonymous OohOoh said…

    Ooh ooh, here's "The W.A.N.D." video, instead of just the song on You Tube. 9 out of 10 noobs agree that this is one sexi sexi hot vidjeo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1RlH97xTI4&feature=fvw

     
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