More harm that my brain can fathom at the moment…

What’s the harm in believing pseudoscience?

Iraq Swears by Bomb Detector U.S. Sees as Useless

Colonel [Hal] Bidlack said, “When they say they are selling you something that will save your son or daughter on a patrol, they’ve crossed an insupportable line into moral depravity.”

Someone in that company, ATSC (UK) Ltd, must know that they are selling absolute garbage.  According to the article, they have made $85 MILLION lying to people in a way that endangers lives. That’s not just swindling, that’s murder. I almost wish there was a hell for people like that.

*kicks something*

In a related note, so glad that my buddy Will is home from his tour in Baghdad! See you this weekend, dude…

3 comments for “More harm that my brain can fathom at the moment…

  1. November 4, 2009 at 10:42

    Divining rods? Guh!

  2. Tim
    November 4, 2009 at 21:09

    The money quote, for me, was: “Can you imagine dogs at all 400 checkpoints in Baghdad?” General Jabiri said. “The city would be a zoo.”

    A hundred and fifty people may have died, BUT AT LEAST THEY DIDN’T TURN THE CITY INTO A ZOO…RIGHT?

    My hope is that this WILL turn into a big stink with lots of bad publicity. I’d be pretty pissed if my offspring or spouse or friend were over there and I found out they were searching for bombs by friggin’ DOWSING. I can’t imagine many military friends and families will be all too happy to hear about this. And if good science gets a boost in the process, all the better.

  3. November 5, 2009 at 08:46

    Tim that money quote said more than you might think. I used to live near a predominantly muslin neighborhood in Toronto. Whenever I walked my two dogs (Belgian Shepherds) along the main street people would jump out of the way in panic. It was actually quite comical to watch.

    Muslims (at least a significant component of them) don’t seem to like dogs (even though the Koran apparently says it’s OK to have them for work related purposes)

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