lunar tic

labrea_gwFebruary 7, 2013

Bryan Fischer Knows satan loves a full moon because, because, because he say so. To think how many politicians beat a path to his radio program so they might appear acceptable to the religious right.
He talks about epilepsy and how the name is derived from moon (it's not derived from moon yah lunatic). This guy talks so much crap.
Now in spite of all the studies listed there will still be some folks I bet even on this forum who will maintain the anecdotal beliefs about the full moon

928 suicides in a 4-year period: suicides did not increase during the full moon. In fact, more suicides were noted during the new moon.
Reference: Lunar association with suicide (1977)
897 suicides committed in a 3-year period: no relationship between suicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Suicides and the lunar cycle (1997)
504 suicides committed in a 1-year period: no relationship between suicides and the full moon.
Reference: The Moon and Suicide (1978)
383 cases of attempted suicide in a 1-year period: no relationship between attempted suicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Attempted suicide and the lunar cycle (1991)
1,997 suicides in a 13-year period: suicides did not occur more often during the full moon.
Reference: Human aggression and the lunar synodic cycle (1978)
4,190 suicides in a 58-year period: suicides had no relationship between suicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Variation in suicide occurrence by time of day, day of the week, month, and lunar phase (1991)
3,054 suicides between 1998 and 2003: no relationship between suicides and lunar phase.
Reference: Influence of lunar phases on suicide: the end of a myth? A population-based study (2005)
1,187 cases of "self-poisonings" in a 1-year period: no relationship between self-poisonings and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Self-poisoning and moon phases in Oslo (1986)

841 cases of "self-poisonings" in a 4-year period: self-poisonings did occur more often on the day of the full moon.
Reference: Full moon and poisoning (1980)
184 cases of self-inflicted burns in a 20-year period: no relationship between self-inflicted burns and phase of the moon.
Reference: Self-inflicted burns: a sporadic phenomenon (2004)
2,497 suicides in a 3-year period: no relationship between the number of suicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Porkorny, A.D., Moon phases, suicide, and homicide, Am. J. Psychiatry, 121:66-67, 1964
25,137 suicides in the United States in a 1-year period: no relationship between the number of suicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Temporal variation in suicide and homicide (1979)
65,206 completed suicides in a 36-year period: no relationship between the number of completed suicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Voracek, M. et al., Not carried away by a moonlight shadow: no evidence for associations between suicide occurrence and lunar phase among more than 65,000 suicide cases in Austria, 1970-2006, Wien Klin Wochenschr., 120:343-349, 2008

1,444 trauma victim hospital admissions in a 1-year period: no increase in hospital admissions during the full moon.
Reference: Trauma and the full moon: a waning theory (1989)
354,150 trauma patients treated in emergency unit in a 36-year period: slight decrease in trauma patients during the full moon.
Reference: Relation of the weather and the lunar cycle with the incidence of trauma in the Groningen region over a 36-year period (2009)
150,999 patients visits to the emergency department in 4-year period: no increase in total patient visits, ambulance runs, admissions to hospital on the day of the full moon.
Reference: The full moon and ED patient volumes: unearthing a myth (1996)
3,468 emergency room visits and hospital admissions by people who intentionally took poison: visits and admissions were not different on days with full moons.
Reference: Lunar cycle and poison center calls (1983)
368 cardiac arrests and 872 acute myocardial infarctions in a 6-year period: no relationship between cardiac arrests and myocardial infarctions and the moon phase.
Reference: Lunar phases are not related to the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death (2003)
15,985 patients consecutively hospitalized with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a 23-year period: no association betwen the new moon, full moon, waning moon and waxing moon and the occurrence of an AMI.
Reference: The influence of lunar phases on the occurrence of myocardial infarction: fact or myth? The MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry (2012).
6,827 emergency department diagnosis of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an 11-year period: no relationship betwen diagnosis and the full moon.
Reference: Effect of lunar cycle on temporal variation in cardiopulmonary arrest in seven emergency departments during 11 years. (2003)
10,916 emergency cases in a 6-year period: no relationship between emergency cases and the full moon.
Reference: The influence of lunar phenomena on the incidence of emergency cases (2003)
1,240 cases of myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac death in a 7-year period: no relationship between myocardial infarctions or sudden cardiac deaths and the full moon.
Reference: Lunar phases are not related to the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death (2003)
2,416 referrals for oral and maxillofacial emergencies in a 16-month period: no relationship between emergencies and the full moon.
Reference: The moon and its relationship to oral and maxillofacial emergencies (2003)
14,970 surgical patients in a 7-year period: no relationship between deaths and the phase of the moon in which surgery was performed.
Reference: A double-blind, controlled clinical trial of homeopathy and an analysis of lunar phases and postoperative outcome (1998)
782 patients (866 operations) observed for complications after surgery: no relationship of complications to the phase of the moon.
Reference: Lunar phase does not influence surgical quality (2003)

58,527 police arrests in a 7-year period: no difference in the number of arrests made during any phase of the moon.
Reference: Antisocial behavior and lunar activity: a failure to validate the lunacy myth (1977)
361,580 calls for police assistance in a 3-year period: calls had no relationship to the phase of the moon when the day of the week, holiday and year were controlled.
Reference: Perceptual and Motor Skills, 57:993-994, 1983.
1,289 aggressive "incidents" by hospitalized psychiatric patients in a 105-week period: no significant relationship between the severity or amount of violence/aggression and phase of the moon.
Reference: Lunar cycles and violent behaviour (1998)
The rate of agitation in 24 nursing home residents in a 3-month period: no significant relationship of agitation to moon phase.
Reference: Full moon: Does it influence agitated nursing home residents? (1989)
The number of aggressive offenses (fighting, threatening or assaulting an officer, creating a disturbance) for 1,300 male inmates in a medium security prison in a one year period: no significant relationship between agressive offenses and moon phase.
Reference: Full moon: Aggression in a prison setting as a function of lunar phases. (1998)
1,329 assaults in four prisons in a 2-year period: no difference in the number of assaults on full moon and non-full moon days.
Reference: Atlas, R., Violence in prison. Environmental influences, Enviro. Beh., 16:275-306, 1984.
2,017 homicides in a 3-year period: no relationship between the number of homicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Porkorny, A.D., Moon phases, suicide, and homicide, Am. J. Psychiatry, 121:66-67, 1964
20,500 homicides in the United States in a 1-year period: no relationship between the number of homicides and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Temporal variation in suicide and homicide (1979)
1,840 incidences of "acting-out" in people in a psychiatric treatment facility in a 3-year period: no relationship between the number of acting-out incidences and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Lunar phase and acting-out behavior (1986)
23,142 incidences of battery (aggravated assault) in a 7-year period in Germany: no relationship between the number of aggravated assaults and the phase of the moon.
Reference: Relationship between lunar phases and serious crimes of battery: a population-based study (2010)

To be fair one study out of all those showed an increase

34,318 crimes in a 1-year period: crimes occurred more frequently during the full moon.
Reference: J. Psychology, vol. 93:81-83, 1976.

Here is a link that might be useful: Moon June Spoon Satan

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duluthinbloomz4

That guy is really a piece of work - made so much more believeable because of the Constitution backdrop, I guess.

Then there's this staunch believer on Yahoo "news". Not the moon, but close enough.

"A Tennessee maintenance worker has quit his job after discovering the number "666" printed on his W-2 tax form.
The man, Walter Slonopas, a 52-year-old born-again Christian, told The Tennessean that God was worth more than money."

And puhleeze some forum posters - I'm not picking on Tennessee. Everybody's got to be from somewhere!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 3:56PM
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RpR_(3-4)

Who is Brian Fischer?
I have never heard of him.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 5:25PM
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duluthinbloomz4

Google can be your friend...

Bryan Jonathan Fischer is the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association (AFA). He hosts the talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio and posts on the AFA-run blog Rightly Concerned.

Fischer opposes abortion, national health care, environmentalism, gay adoption, and same-sex marriage, the Boy Scouts admitting gays, and I imagine a lot of other things like Sandy Hook happened because God has been kicked out of schools. Gee, that's Mike Huckabee's belief, too.

He's as full of bushwa as any person can get and he gives lunatics a bad name.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 5:53PM
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labrea_gw

RpR you could Google him that would be easy. Or have followed the republican candidates in the last election who sought his favor by appearing on his radio show. he's been written about countless times on right wing watch.
He's is the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association! What was of most importance to those candidates he has about a Million listeners on 200 Radio Stations in 37 States. He often speaks at the Voter Values Summit.
"As the AFA’s leading talk show host, whose voice is heard on affiliates in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Fischer frequently hosts likely presidential candidates who are looking to make inroads among Religious Right voters. Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and businessman Herman Cain have all appeared on Fischer’s radio show. In addition, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour were both guests on Fischer’s show while they were weighing runs for the presidency."

IN my not so humble opinion he's a freakish ass who spews misinformation and hatred on the air to the point that even his own organization has had to pull some of his material.
The one republican who made a point of not seeking his endorsement was Romney and only because this cretin called Romney a member of a cult. He continually bashed Romney from his radio program Focal Point.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 6:19PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

I thought this thread would be about the exclusion of LGBTs from this year's celebration of the Vietnamese lunar New Year. Gays are not invited to be in Westminster's 2013 Tet Parade.

Tet parade organizers, gays at odds

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 6:21PM
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