Friday, October 8, 2010

The Article in Question

Here is the article in question that the British Chioropractic Association has issues with Simon Singh.  I am glad Simon won, and in turn reason and truth.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bill Gates says vaccines can help reduce world population

I came across this from one of my friends.
Bill Gates says vaccines can help reduce world population
Natural News I have found (as cited before a few times) expresses bunk, misinformation, some scams and misleading information.  They often quote-mine.  The video they post only shows 3 minutes and misses the context of the whole talk (which is more about changes in Energy expressed in C in his exquation). Here's the whole video so you can see the context in which he's saying things.

What Mike Adams fails to understand (or choses not to express it) is that Bill did not say Vaccines would help reduce world population by killing them. He said in conjuction with health care and reproductive health services. Think about it for one second. People have many children in some cultures because there is a higher mortality rate. Therefore they have a lot of children because culturally, some die off. So you might be thinking now, ok, so vaccinations would keep these children from expiring, then wouldn't the population increase more? Well Yes and No. It will increase a bit, but remember I said he said it in conjuction with other things? With better health services comes better health education, which includes reproductive eduction and thusly the education that not as many children needed. Overall, the quality of life would improve and thusly, as well, the need for more children is reduced. Look a North American culture. We have a descent quality of life and health care. It's about getting rid of poverty.

If you notice Adams references they include two links to the Autism/vaccine opponents which have been time and time again been shown to be false. Just for one example, Thimerisol has been taken out of the vaccine they claimed caused Autism even though it has been shown to not cause it...they did it due to the unjust fears in people and to hopefully continue vaccinating people because that is a good thing . It didn't have an effect on the rate of autism cases.  For more info:

Suffice to say, I would suggest avoiding Natural News.

Scam Job Offer

I received the following email today.

"Good Day

We are in search of company representative, who can handle payments from our customers in your location, if you are interested, Please apply as soon as possible for further inquires. Thank you send mail to
Barrister James Porter"

It reaks of scammy-ness. does not apear active at all just for starters.  The sender of the email appears to be from Creighton University,  a Jesuit Catholic University out of Omaha Nebraska.   I do not know the sender.  The job offer is very suspicious of course.  The description is painfully short and very vague plus the lack of proper grammar/sentence structure for a lawyer/barrister is raising so many red flags.  This is also seeming to be leading to a popular scam where you get sent money and you have to turn around and send money right away to someone else.  This is because you have to do this before the cheques often bounce and therefore you are often left with less money and NSF charges up the wazzoo.

I reported this email to Phonebusters since they deal with internet frauds and scams as well.