Thursday, September 25, 2014

WTF headlines of the day

The five minute hate on facebook isn't working: Send in the astroturfing robots:

 Only 10 Twitter users account for almost 70% of all StopRush tweets to advertisers, amplified by illicit software. In addition, almost every communication from a StopRush activist originates from outside the State of the advertiser... (thus) “A small number of politically motivated out of-state activists are distributing target lists indiscriminately, and annoying small businesses until they give up the advertising deals that help them grow, or risk being unable to conduct business at all. It’s not even activism… it’s blackmail,” according to Brian Glicklich, Rush Limbaugh Show spokesperson.


A couple blogs are passing on a story of two ebola patients "resurrecting" at their own funerals.

Diagnosing death is not easy in rural Africa, and the burials take place quickly. So if you starts very shallow breathing, have no obvious pulse, and are unconscious, you might be called dead and buried.

One of our teachers in Africa, a diabetic, instructed his students that if he "died", they should rush him to the hospital, because he would be in a diabetic coma, not dead.

Then there is the story of Teresa of Avila, who almost was buried but her father insisted he saw evidence she was breathing..

And once, in medical school, we had a patient in ICU who was declared dead, and had a pulse when they came to pick up the body.

 All those horror stories of premature burials could be true: Which is why they now enbalm people first.


EWTN had a discussion of Alien life last week with the Vatican astronomer.
would you baptize an extraterrestrial?

C2C types tend to see a conspiracy in this.

If contact to a Catholic tv station gives you hives, Here is the talk by him at SETI

uh oh: The demotion of Pluto was a Vatican Plot?

and some wag asked father Z how could we baptize an alien if they would burst into flame in water.

answer here

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