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It’s a Conspiracy! Episode 3

Huis ten Bosch Palace via Acme

This time in It’s a Conspiracy!, we’re going to see what else 13 Places Google Doesn’t Want You To See has to show us. Be sure to check out Episode 1 and Episode 2. Image № 4: Szazhalombatta Oil Refinery, Hungary The conspiracy theory community thinks it very odd that some parts of an oil …

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It’s a Conspiracy! Episode 2

Ramstein Air Base

In this episode of It’s a Conspiracy!, let’s look at more of the 13 Places Google Doesn’t Want You To See, as discussed in our previous episode. Image № 2: Ramstein Air Base Ramstein Air Base is headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and is also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization …

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It’s a Conspiracy! Episode 1

Region near Kaminak Lake, NU, from Google Earth

This is the first of what I hope to be a continuing series of blog posts about certain conspiracy theories and the joyous laughter I get from perusing them. I enjoy conspiracy theories in the same way that I enjoy certain other types of fiction. I’m not implying that there are never conspiracies between people …

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Cool Abstract Backgrounds

Fractal image generated by qosmic

It’s great when I have a relevant photograph or other image to use as a header background for a post. Sometimes I really don’t have anything appropriate, though. Abstract images are a great substitute for relevance. I’m not really a big fan of abstract art. I’m not much of an artist, either, when it comes …

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Can You Feel the Righteous Love?

I could probably write a blog post every day based solely on articles found on WorldNetDaily (or WingNutDaily, as it is often called). There are actually some very good reasons for why I don’t do that, though. I probably wouldn’t get much done because of the imminent facepalm involved with reading most content on WND. …

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Listen to “Packard Pokes At”

For the past several weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a podcast called “Packard Pokes At.” It’s a weekly podcast that covers news, politics, and religion. Each show is about an hour in length. We record the show on Friday evenings at 9:00pm central time. The show is broadcast live on …

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Christian Supremacy Rears Its Ugly Head

Angry teacher photo: CONFORM

Damon Fowler, a senior at Bastrop High School in Bastrop, Louisiana, is graduating this evening. Many people in his community are wishing that he weren’t graduating, or that he kept his mouth shut, or that he went to school elsewhere, or that he simply didn’t exist. You see; Damon is an atheist. As Damon explained …

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What Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger

Micrograph of Hodgkin lymphoma

You’ve probably heard that quote before. That’s a common English translation of a line from the “Maxims and Arrows” section of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer. The original, in German, is this: Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker. Götzen-Dämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert …

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Phidippus audax in my living room again

Phidippus audax 0006

During the past several days, I’ve noticed a new (to me) bold jumping spider (Phidippus audax) in my living room. This one appears to be an adult, judging from its size and the fact that its markings are all white rather than a reddish-brown color. It’s a pretty big spider. This species gets to be …

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Woomeisters like Bill Kirkland Say the Darndest Things

While I was receiving chemotherapy treatment on Wednesday, 2011-05-04, a tweet from a friend of mine caught my interest. [Yes, I play on Twitter while the chemotherapy drugs drip into my veins.] Looking back in my timeline, I found that the tweet from @zeno001 followed this brief exchange: Wow! It appeared that Mr. Kirkland was …

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