The LA County Coroner said her death, while accidental, was caused by “vertebral artery dissection” – a tear in one of the major arteries that carries blood to the brain, caused by the chiropractic treatment.
“This is actually more common than people think -- that people get over-adjusted and there’s a tear and it causes a stroke and death,” said Ronald Richards, Katie May estate’s lawyer.
Organic Gardening was a magazine that I enjoyed. Over the past year, its morphed from a gardening magazine into "Organic Life" a publication filled with woo. When I saw the summer issue with a huge uncritical article on the quackery known as homeopathy, I decided not to renew, even though I'd been a subscriber for over 20 years. Of course, it USED to be a magazine about how to garden without using pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Well, the last issue I'll be receiving recently arrived, and guess what? It had a credulous article on DOWSING. Yes dowsing. Something that has no basis in fact whatsoever, just like homeopathy (pro tip...dig deep enough and you WILL strike water)(pro tip two...homeopathic remides are nothing but water).
Thankfully, I'll no longer be wasting money on such a silly publication. Sadly, its a shame to see a magazine that was once a useful reference for small scale gardeners and farmers turned into a publication that promotes idiotcy.
I think its time we started seeing other magazines....
I was already disappointed when Rodale changed Organic Gardening to Organic Life, as it is now no longer a gardening magazine, but the latest issue had a huge, credulous article on the quackery known as homeopathy, of all things! I shant be renewing my subscription after that waste of ink.
I saw a guy today "locating" and marking underground utilities with dowsing rods. His markings were all over the place, but seeing how most sewer and water lines are buried parallel the the road, random chance means they'll probably dig in the right place despite his incompetence.
Once again, the Post-Gazette wastes a considerable amount of ink promoting nonsense. Today, we were treated to a two page article in the regional North section on mediums and psychics, without a single word from a skeptic explaining how these frauds take advantage of peoples' grief at $120 to $200 an hour.
So to the editors: If you really must run this kind of story, do you think you could devote at least a paragraph or two showing how these charlatans do their tricks? Try googling "hot reading" and "cold reading." That'll get you started.
Michael Hughes Well, DUH. I'm not appealing to authority. If he is a pilot, with 30 years experience, then he *does* have more authority than I do when discussing aircraft in the skies. I AM NOT SAYING THIS IS DEFINITIVE EVIDENCE OF ANYTHING. I would think it is worthy of looking into.
Michael Hughes It would help if you read the article first before discussing it. He admits he zoomed in to get a better idea of what it was. Wouldn't you? And here is his quote—it's not "media sensationalism":
Jay Tee Well, the story says it was observed at 8pm, late in the day...Probably just the setting sun reflecting off the underside of a plane, and yes, I DID read the story. For example "It was only when he downloaded the images onto his computer he was able to...See More
Jay Tee So what we have is a greatly digitally magnified image of a distant object. I wouldn't be able to ID it as to type, military or civilian, but it does appear to be nothing more than an airplane.
Jay Tee Sunset at roughly 6pm, which means twilight/evening. A low sun on a high-flying distant object could very well reflect a setting sun, even if the sun wasn't visable to an observer at ground level. As could industrial light sources, especially at great distances.
C Scott Taylor At 8 pm at these latitudes, there is no sunlight left in the sky, even at high altitudes. This is an experienced pilot who was a strong skeptic. Why are you continuing to debate his testimony? You have only maps and a very distant perspective. Low moun...See More
Jay Tee He first thought the lights were Chinese lanterns, but it was "moving at a speed that (he) had never seen a lantern or something of that sort doing" Aircraft move much faster than Chinese lanterns or their ilk. Also, a beacon rotates, if the reflector is facing away from the viewer at the time the picture is snapped, you would not see the beacon. This really isn't that hard
C Scott Taylor I'm done. It is no use discussing something with someone who only wants to deny that a trained observer who has produced photographic evidence of an anomaly is making sense, especially when what is being contested is based on a very brief story in a local newspaper. Occam's Razor is a very poor defense of simplistic dismissals of evidence. The question is not what is 'probable', but what might be gleaned from this event. A strong lack of supporting evidence that it WAS an airplane is the entire reason this expert witness went to the effort to share his puzzlement. You want to dismiss this with a facile 'explanation'. Go for it.
Jay Tee Uh, because the explaination is the most logical one. Extrodinary claims require extraordinary evidence. In the case in point we have an image that looks like an airplane, in the vicinity of an airport. If you want to postulate that its NOT an airpl...See More
Jay Tee Also, also too, your dismissing my arguments because its based on a brief story in a local newspaper, while giving weight to a single person's assertation in a brief story in a local newspaper.
What were they doing? Looking for "ghosts." Then they got frustrated when they couldn't find the imaginary things they were looking for, and decided to have a little bonfire. Needless to say, drugs and alcohol were involved.