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A Slow Day

30 August 2011.

quote of the day

Mahmoud Shamman, spokesman for the rebels' National Transitional Council in Libya on hearing that some of Ghadafi's family had escaped to Algeria:

"We have promised to provide a just trial to all those criminals."


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A Slow Day (O)

The good, the bad, and the ugly in ABC's Nighttline show on psychics (JS)(P)

Mabus Arrested (O)

Facilitating a Dangerous Delusion at MIT (JS)

Facilitated Communication Infiltrates MIT's Media Lab (JS)

WHO Says Cell Phones May Not Cause Cancer (JS)

Storm: caught in the behaviorist trap (JS)

Why the world didn't end yesterday (SU)(JS)

I may be a fool, but I have my reasons (SU)(JS)

ACCC drops the ball in faith healing case

Templeton Prize Rekindles the Science/Religion Debate (SU)

Anti-vaccine propaganda from CBS (JS)

The Skeptically-prone Personality (O)

Some questions for a mega lottery winner (P)

How did he know that? Actually, he didn't. (P)

Deepak & Spiritual Gibberish

Psychic Intuitive Profiling for Parents (JS)

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