What’s ahead for Colorado Springs in the new year? We don’t have a crystal ball, but two local psychics shared their 2019 predictions.Will Mayor John Suthers win another term in April? What will happen with the Interstate 25 widening between Monument and Castle Rock? What should city leaders focus on in the coming year?Answers to those questions and more follow. But first, here’s a look at the participants. Your Colorado adventure bucket list for 2019Sylvia “Jaye” Garcia has owned Manitou Metaphysical, 1031 Manitou Ave., in Manitou Springs, for nearly a decade. She says she’s a natural clairvoyant, seer and intuitive guide with talents and gifts “from generations of healers of Spanish and native energies.” She offers crystal chakra energy alignment, private crystal ball readings, Tarot card guidance and crystals for clearing. Online reviewers call her “spot on” in her readings, a “special soul” with … [Read more...] about 2019 predictions for Colorado Springs: Psychics weigh in (a brewery at Martin Drake?)
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One of the gratifying things about having been blogging so long—nearly 13 years now!—is that you start to see stories that you wrote about a long time ago resurface, allowing you to see the resolution. For instance, I've not infrequently written about people who, mistakenly believing the blandishments of alternative medicine practitioners that they could forego all that nasty chemotherapy and radiation and survive their cancer to live a happy, normal life, made the disastrous decision to eschew conventional medical therapy and pursue alternative medicine. My interest in this topic comes from the tendency of both alternative medicine practitioners and the patients themselves whom they've treated to tout their still being alive as ironclad proof that whatever quackery that was used works, that it can cure deadly cancers without all those unpleasant side effects and potential complications of our existing "cut, poison, burn" (in the quacks' words) regimens. Sometimes, however, … [Read more...] about Following up on a very old case: Abraham Cherrix is alive and well because he finally rejected alternative medicine
Orac Note: While Orac is on vacation, he's reprinting some of his "classics" (if you can call them that). He's also trying (but not always succeeding) to pick posts that have never been "rerun" before. (Orac has his favorites, and every few years when he's on vacation he can't resist rerunning them.) In any case, I used to run a feature called "Your Friday Dose of Woo." Basically, it was designed to feature the most spectacularly ridiculous pseudoscience and quackery I could find. It ran for two or three years, pretty much every Friday, until I got tired of being boxed in having to find something like this on Friday and not necessarily allowing myself to write about whatever I felt like. This particular "gem" (if you can call it that) was originally published over ten years ago. Hilariously, the main link is excluded from Archive.org, but I think I quoted enough in 2007 for you to get the idea. Also, someone's still selling Tesla Purple Energy products. Pity poor Nikola Tesla. A sure … [Read more...] about Quackery so powerful that a famous physicist rolls over in his grave
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by the sweet spot A high school student struggles to come out as her authentic self — even to like-minded peers. Where does she go from here? ByCheryl Strayed and Steve Almond Oct. 23, 2018 Dear Sugars , I’m a female high school student living in a conservative town in North Carolina with my parents and no siblings. I identify as a closeted gay woman. I’m also non-Christian, pro-choice and an advocate for equality. I have like-minded friends, but they don’t know I’m gay. My family members are homophobic. My parents are devoted Christians who read the Bible every morning. The reason I don’t come out to them is because I don’t feel safe mentally and emotionally. I have little trust in them, and I do my best to generate zero conflict in our house, to just nod my … [Read more...] about I’m a Closeted Teenager in a Conservative Town. Get Me Out of Here!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve already mapped out how you’ll spend – or stash away – the $970 million (at least) that you’ll never win in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing. (I say you’ll never win it, because I intend to.) It’s most assuredly a fun exercise in escapism, considering your chances of picking all five numbers (from 1 to 70) and the Mega number (1 to 25) is 1 in 302,575,350. Still, Friday’s drawing will be the largest in the game’s history with the pre-tax cash payout being roughly $548 million. (The annuity option spreads it out over 30 payments, each five percent higher than the last, which “helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation.”) But most people take the cash.What follows are details about the drawings themselves, what's happened to past winners and numbers you might want to try (if you're willing to split the pot with other invested folks). … [Read more...] about Here’s just about everything you need to know about Friday’s epic Mega Millions drawing