In which we discover a genetic element of the placebo effect, talk about 2 pieces of news about Tony Abbot that cancel each other out and Deliah discusses ... well just listen and find out.
New NZ skeptics website: http://skeptics.nz
Conference videos on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NZSkepticsSociety
New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/19ac7428a2d34e5c8d692945316d7676/new-kans...
Vaccine Australia: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/13/asia/australia-anti-vaccination-welfar...
Australian government gives $4M to climate denier think tank: https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/a-4-million-dollar-insult-to-the-scien...
NZ Weight-loss blogger quits: http://www.govtgoth.com/blog/2015/4/13/why-i-decided-to-escape-the-welln...
Scientology driving lessons?http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/67851028/scientologists-use-churchs-philosophies-to-train-teens-to-drive
Deliah’s dubious devices
Reviews on Amazon:
“This is a marketing SCAM. The best part of the product is the packaging. The camera is unfocused and fails at producing anything but a blur, especially in motion. When the company was contacted they claimed that the product was not meant for internal use! Its a camera on a dildo! Please do not send this dishonest company any of you money. It simply does not work as described and they will not do anything to help you.”
“I bought this so I wouldn't have to buy both a camera and a dildo, but it failed in both sectors. First the description of using it on your 'pussy' is very misleading as my cat got absolutely no pleasure from it whatsoever. I took it to my daughters play to try and record her scene, in which she played a talking tree, but the camera quality was awful and my husband could barely see it on Facetime. People also looked at me funnily when it started making buzzing sounds. I dropped it on the floor because the buzzing was too intense. However, the lights were fairly useful for finding my car keys when I dropped them on the way out of the performance and there were no lights in the car park.”
“Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” George Carlin
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