Friday, February 19, 2010

Party of Yes now Party of NO

How Republicans vote depends on who is President.

Increase budget deficit: under Bush vote Yes; now....No.
Increase government spending: under Bush vote Yes; now...No.
Pork is good: under Bush Yes; now No.
Increase government spending on Medicare: under Bush vote Yes; now...No.
Increase size of government: under Bush Yes; now...No.
Tax cuts for the average Joe: under Bush Yes (but mostly for the rich); now...No.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Let's Balance Your Sphenobasilar Junction!

I've recently learned about 2 types of "energy medicine". BodyTalk and Polarity Therapy.

Both of these "woo-based" scams involve "healing treatments" by manipulating some undetectible "energy field" in your body. I especially like Body Talk because it uses a gentle tapping on your body to "reestablish lines of communication" within your body. And, it looks like you can treat yourself. See the guy above rebalancing his sphenobasilar junction? And how, exactly, does your sphenobasilar junction get out of balance? How does the tapping rebalance the sphenobasilar junction?

Body Talk was discovered (invented?) by "Dr." John Veltheim, an Australian chiropractor (what a surprise). Dr. John is awarded "10 canards" on the Quackometer.

Body Talk, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, Therapeutic touch...there is not a dime's worth of difference among them. They all involve the practitioner manipulating undetectible body "energy fields" that science cannot measure. But training in just a few short sessions in the above techniques allows you to "see", "measure" or "manipulate" these fields to restore the health of the mark.

What in the world is happening to our country that we have a population of people who actually fall for this crap.