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2020-05-14 2:22:31 PM  
Come on now, America has been buying and selling snake oil for a lot longer than just the 20th Century...
 
2020-05-14 3:36:52 PM  

hubiestubert: Come on now, America has been buying and selling snake oil for a lot longer than just the 20th Century...


Mankind in general has been buying hoakem forever.
 
2020-05-14 3:39:09 PM  

Flappyhead: hubiestubert: Come on now, America has been buying and selling snake oil for a lot longer than just the 20th Century...

Mankind in general has been buying hoakem forever.


The bones I just tossed say you are wrong.
 
2020-05-14 3:41:36 PM  
I don't care what the science says, nothing makes me feel rejuvenated like my weekly homeopathic detoxing wellness juice cleansing enema
 
2020-05-14 3:46:51 PM  

kryptoknightmare: I don't care what the science says, nothing makes me feel rejuvenated like my weekly homeopathic detoxing wellness juice cleansing enema


It's from skunk cabbage that's been fermented for sixteen years in one jar, isn't it.
 
2020-05-14 5:31:25 PM  

hubiestubert: Come on now, America has been buying and selling snake oil for a lot longer than just the 20th Century...


The story of America is the story of grifters, religious fanatics, and grifting religious fanatics.
 
2020-05-14 6:17:22 PM  

Kittypie070: kryptoknightmare: I don't care what the science says, nothing makes me feel rejuvenated like my weekly homeopathic detoxing wellness juice cleansing enema

It's from skunk cabbage that's been fermented for sixteen years in one jar, isn't it.


Kombucha
 
2020-05-14 6:19:42 PM  
"These treatments have not been evaluated by the FDA or any credible neutral third party".
 
2020-05-14 8:25:30 PM  

cloudofdust: hubiestubert: Come on now, America has been buying and selling snake oil for a lot longer than just the 20th Century...

The story of America is the story of grifters, religious fanatics, and grifting religious fanatics.


Gonna say the late 1800-early 1900s were the Golden Age of Buncombe
 
2020-05-14 9:59:08 PM  
Religion.

It's the model scam that every other scam and pseudo-science tries like hell to emulate, but will never be anywhere near as successful.
 
2020-05-15 7:01:51 AM  

Kellner21: Religion.

It's the model scam that every other scam and pseudo-science tries like hell to emulate, but will never be anywhere near as successful.


I'm willing to bet that, in the US, more people are anti-GMO than they are Southern Baptists, the second-largest religion.

/I know that more people currently support Trump than are Roman Catholic, which is America's largest religion by far.
 
2020-05-15 11:07:00 AM  

Kellner21: Religion.

It's the model scam that every other scam and pseudo-science tries like hell to emulate, but will never be anywhere near as successful.


Xenu approves.
 
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