Things are looking up. Last week I accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Wisconsin, so at the end of the summer, the home base of Skeptical Humanities is going to be shifting northward. This does not mean, however, that I am going to be able to let the goofers of the world off the hook. Indeed, I will likely dive into it with more zeal than ever since I am less likely to overheat way up there than I am in Atlanta.
- Here’s a new one! Gangsta rap was introduced in the 1990s in order to drive up returns on the music industry’s investments in the private prison industry! Clever. Convoluted. Implausible. I like it.
- America’s missing 40 trillion dollars? And sunk it into underground excavation?
- Unanswered questions that PROVE that the Titanic was deliberately sunk! (Hilarious.)
- Here’s an old one! PrisionPlanet release a document that they say authorizes “Red Dawn” style reeducation camps. In fact, the DOD merely updated their MP field manual. (Read the Preface.) NewsWithViews picked up on it, and they can confirm that unidentified people of uncertain credentials believe…whatever NwV happens to believe.
- Ahhh. Madonna and Elvis’s Illuminati link! This is a textbook case of how not to do research, by the way.
- Ah, Godwinning the Obama Presidency never gets old.
- LOOK! In the sky! A JewFO!!!!!!
- Matt Smith is a REAL TIME TRAVELER!
- Guy on Internet the great shift coming in Dec 2012. Will he revise his thesis now that a Mayan calendar that goes past 2012 has been discovered?
- Rand Paul is afeared of the TSA.
- Finally, someone putting forth a reasonable argument against the moon landings. I’m sorry I meant, obsessive and bonkers argument. My bad.
- Fun little article on conspiracy theories and comic books.
- UFO circling the sun or cosmic ray?
- You know where I want to be in November of 2013? Dallas. Without Jim Marrs.
- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says that Obama’s birth certificate is a legitimate issue. I don’t think that he really believes Obama’s a “furriner,” but the cynical use of conspiracy is only destructive, and it makes him just that much more of a worse person.
- Ach! I can’t believe I missed the CSPAN discussion of “false flags” with Jonathan Kay! Grr. I must watch the whole thing when I have a minute!
- Oh, the Bilderbergers are meeting soon, in Virginia again, where Alex Jones may have his power shut off…sinisterly!! This has spawned the Occupy Bilderberg movement. The only plus side is that I get to see Jesse Ventura panhandle. Hey, Gov! Don’t you make enough to kick in a little coin?
- FoxNews: “Ron Paul is bigger than most people realize.” Apparently, he’s 5’10″, which is really rather large for a leprechaun. Is it fucked up that this showed up on The Daily Paul because someone thought that the media was trying to make him look smaller? No, actually. This is apparently normal for them, it seems. Looks like Paul delegates at the Republican convention should bring official tasters for them so they don’t get poisoned.
- Twisted little tick and sheriff outfit owner Joe Arpaio is getting sued by the Justice Department for alleged civil rights violations.
- IntelHub contributor finds false flag hints in an episode of Sherlock. Spoiler: It’s idiotic.
- Ah. ChemTrail Truth. When you put “truth” in your name, I stop listening.
- We Are Change San Antonio learns the hard way that fascism shows up in short pants on bikes.
- The only witness to Breitbart’s death disappears. This stupid story is going to outlive me, unless the cops can debunk it.
- America is preparing to welcome its Russian occupiers, some 30,000 to 100,000 Russian troops who will arrive within the next 7 months or so according to the CIA, or some guy who heard from the CIA.
- Dick Morris and Sean Hannity discuss the coming NWO and somehow are not admitted for psychiatric evaluation.
- IAEA member killed in Iran in a car accident. Assassination or OMIGOD THE TRAFFIC IN IRAN IS UNHINGED!?! (Video.)
- White nationalists arrested for planning a race war in Florida. And also in news that would set Chip Berlet’s teeth on edge, a white supremacist in Idaho who is running for sheriff hosts friendly neighborhood cross-burning, and another white supremacist with political aspirations, this time in Arizona, seems to have killed 4 people and himself. All this while the Golden Dawn (neo-Nazis) in Greece earns a number of seats in the Greek parliament. Oh, and are threatening their rivals.
- There’s that damned sun destroying the world again. So, why is the ISS reporting sun entities and are we shooting energy beams at the sun? I’m putting together a file on these stories.
- Is Orly Taitz as bad a dentist as she is a lawyer? A recent decision by the California Court of Appeals “point out about 147 things that were wrong with Taitz’s filing.” Also, she should sue more people.
- LOOKOUT! (another) MASS EXTINCTION EVENT IMMANENT FROM FUKUSHIMA! What bothers me is not these people don’t understand radiation, rather that they are promoting the consumption of potassium iodide, a real drug with a very, very limited use (blocks radioactive iodide contamination from being absorbed into the thyroid, and that’s ALL). It’s a drug with risks with no possibility of benefit.
- World Net Daily claims that the endtimes are here (again). Hack failure Aaron Klein has an article titled, “Not Kidding: Obama Has New ‘Atrocities Czar’.” Samantha Power is the new head of the White House’s new Atrocities Prevention Board. Dipshit. Of course, they also recently published this paragraph:
Through the influence of a Rosicrucian-Masonic brotherhood, Washington D.C. seems to be constructed to be the capital of Francis Bacon’s vision of the New Atlantis, which is likely to become the center of the New World Order. On the back of the dollar bill we read the words Novus Ordos Seclorum, which means New Order of the Ages or New World Order. These words are found below an Egyptian pyramid with the all-seeing eye of Lucifer above it, inside of a smaller pyramid. This occult symbolism signifies that in the New World Order, a Luciferian elite will rule the masses; or to use the terminology of the Fabian socialists like H.G. Wells and Bertrand Russell, a scientific elite. This is the restructuring that is going on in America right now.
- An interesting write up at Media Matters for America that focuses on an idea being pushed on the right that the media failed to “vet” Obama during the last election cycle, a narrative with distinct conspiratorial undertones. I would say that the entire right was blindsided by Obama’s rise and victory. They really were focusing on Sen. Clinton.
- Vigilant Citizen finally came up with something genuinely creepy, but still seems surprised that a Betty Boop film about secret societies might refer to…secret societies:
- This week in wild-assed speculation, you know those grave liners in South Georgia that are supposed to be waiting for the FEMA camp victims, or whatever. Well, someone saw them heading North (really, there is no other direction for them to go in this country), which of course means that they are going up for the bodies that will be pouring out of Chicago during the NATO summit.
- Charlotte Iserbyt, whose name is an anagram of “breast or tetchily,” is freaking out because she thinks that Maine’s public education is essentially becoming “socialist/communist education workforce training.”
Twit of the Week:
Yeah, this one. It’s like the worst kickstart ever:
Mark did leave a couple of unpleasant presents in my twitter feed this week. Another one is:
It sounds like the CIA is annoyed that the news got out, but think of their position: is the entire support structure behind the operation now blown, as well as…how many other covers? Are now other lives in jeopardy I can see why they might be miffed.
Visibility911 made a valiant effort this week, though:
Conspiracy Theory of the Week:
Without a doubt the conspiracy theory of the week is the notion that the CIA staged a fake underwear bombing scare. The evidence is, of course, the fact that the bomb-makers assigned an informant to deliver the bomb. And then he informed, as it were. It’s all the rage, and the media illiterate are flailing about in their own ignorance exultantly under the delusion that everything that they always believed about the CIA staging domestic terrorism was true. The IntelHub (sigh) it was a “corporate media manufactured story [that] was literally a NON EVENT.” There is a difference between making a bomb and being handed a bomb, ding-dongs. Go out and show that the CIA made the bomb and you’ll get Pulitzers. Really.
UPDATE! This wins. I must strip the IntelHub of the only award it ever earned. I saw this minutes after I posted and felt compelled to revise. A concerned citizen from Nebraska gives her view of Dutch gays who like watching people perish, as well as p-e-n-i-s homiciders and anus-licking gay child molesting genociders who go to Gender Studies, but because only because they are gay like Hillary Clinton. She also talks about why college kids need their own doom rooms, when Canadian corpse funguses come from gay ruptured instestines, while Roman bathhouse orgiers watched Christians be eaten at the Colosseum, so that gays cuss sadistically after gaying each other sexually and before committing treason and their children rape each other hetero all day when they aren’t told not to and Judas was a homo:
I’m out of here. I’m going to try to get these back on a more regular schedule in the next week or two. Meanwhile, check out some of my other work which is popping around the web. I recently posted about Ancient Aliens at Skepchick; I wrote about using fiction (specifically Carl Sagan’s contact) to teach critical thinking over at the JREF Swift Blog (the first of many posts on teaching and skepticism); and my next article should be up at the CSICOP website shortly.