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Dr Hobbitstein

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Name: Jason Anz
Gender: Male
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Home country: USA
Current location: Palm Bay, FL
Member since: Fri Jul 29, 2011, 09:25 PM
Number of posts: 2,034

About Me

I\'m a musician of over 20 years, and currently make a living selling musical instruments, and as a performing musician. I also make custom amplifiers and effects under the Dr. Hobbitstein brand for a lot of the local musicians. Basically, I\'m broke. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter who drives me crazy, and a fiance who does the same. </sarcasm> I first became interested in politics around the Bush/Clinton election (I was in middle school at the time). The majority of my family are Democrats, and I followed suit. I\'ve (almost) always voted straight Dem, but I will admit to voting for Charlie Crist for Senate. Shameless plug for my band: http://madmartigan321.com

Journal Archives

U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/23/call-off-the-bee-pocalypse-u-s-honeybee-colonies-hit-a-20-year-high/

You've heard the news about honeybees. "Beepocalypse," they've called it. Beemageddon. America's honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated food crops in jeopardy.

The situation has become so dire that earlier this year the White House put forth the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, a 64-page policy framework for saving the nation's bees, butterflies and other pollinating animals.

The trouble all began in 2006 or so, when beekeepers first began noticing mysterious die-offs. It was soon christened "colony collapse disorder," and has been responsible for the loss of 20 to 40 percent of managed honeybee colonies each winter over the past decade.

The math says that if you lose 30 percent of your bee colonies every year for a few years, you rapidly end up with close to 0 colonies left. But get a load of this data on the number of active bee colonies in the U.S. since 1987. Pay particular attention to the period after 2006, when CCD was first documented.



But here on DU I was explicitly told that GMOs were eradicating the honeybees.... Next anti-science talking point?

Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Sun Jul 26, 2015, 12:37 PM (10 replies)

Scientists Find That Conspiracy Theorists Will Pretty Much Believe Anything You Tell Them

NASA faked the moon landings, HIV was made by the government, and Elvis ain’t dead.

Further fueled by “reliable evidence” on the Internet, these conspiracy theories can be added to and expanded upon for years, even decades in the case of the supposed UFO landings of Roswell in 1947.

Testing the theory that conspiracy theorists will largely only discuss, share and believe theories of other conspiracy theorists, scientists posted nearly 5,000 comments on Facebook, trolling conspiracy and science news pages with crazy rumors. YouTube user Rebecca Watson aka Skepchick discusses this study in her latest video on conspiracy theorists.



http://www.iflscience.com/environment/no-st-study-scientists-find-conspiracy-theorists-will-anything-other-conspiracy

Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Thu May 28, 2015, 01:50 PM (11 replies)

Hilarious Twitter exchange between Bill and Barack.

Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Tue May 19, 2015, 08:44 AM (29 replies)

Scientist Missing for over 30 years Found Living Inside Secret LSD Drug Lab Hidden in Basement

Officers say that they could hear the man yelling in the basement the moment they entered the Morgan’s home. But when they moved cautiously into the basement they saw nothing. However they could hear banging sounds coming from behind the northern wall of the Morgan family’s basement, specifically echoing from behind a large storage cabinet.
-SNIP-
hen the Officers moved the large metal cabinet they uncovered an entry way to a large hidden room in the basement. The room was full of various science equipment along with a terrified, elderly man. The 83 year old man was identified as Dr. Winston Corrigan, a chemistry professor from the University of Minnesota who went missing in the fall of 1984 and was a previous resident of the home.
-SNIP-
The Police recovered over $500,000 worth of lab equipment stolen from the University, along with 3 hand guns, an assault rifle, 50 years’ worth of military grade rations and twelve 55 gallon barrels (including three almost empty barrels) of what DEA labs have identified as pure liquid Lysergic acid diethylamide, a powerful hallucinogenic drug more commonly known as the street name LSD or Acid.

http://www.iflscience.org/missing-scientist-found-hiding-in-secret-lsd-drug-lab/

12 55 gallon barrels!!! Holy shit!

AAAAANNNNDDDD it's satire...

IFLSCIENCE.ORG is a satire site. IFLSCIENCE.COM is a legit site. My mistake.
Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Mon May 18, 2015, 03:41 PM (12 replies)

Leonard Nimoy - Sunny



This is off his 1968 album "The Way I Feel", which is quite good. Not like Shatner's dreck from the 60s (although Shatner's "Has Been" from 2004 was EXCELLENT).

Rest in peace, sir. Live long and prosper.
Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:56 PM (4 replies)
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