So we all like to think that mind reading and other psychic powers are real, but here is a video that shows just how vulnerable we are to very pedestrian methods of learning the truth about people. Can you guess how this mind reader knows so much about people he has never met – including their credit card numbers and sex life? … Read the rest
Oh dear, it was bound to happen I suppose. But now there is a crowd that claims Google is actually God! The Church of Google has nine proofs that explain why we should worship her above all other gods.
Google is the closest thing to an Omniscient (all-knowing) entity in existence, which can be scientifically verified.… Read the rest
You can’t even get a Google Glass yet, and maybe you don’t want to! It could get you arrested like a fellow who was nabbed by ICE half way through a film in Columbus, Ohio. He says “a guy comes near my seat, shoves a badge that had some sort of a shield on it, yanks the Google Glass off my face and says ‘follow me outside immediately’”.… Read the rest
See the first ad for pot. This marijuana commercial supposedly debuts on a major network and is produced by MarijuanaDoctors.com, a site that books medical appointments. They don’t say when or where you will see this ad on mainstream TV and maybe it is for the best.… Read the rest
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key insists he is not a shapeshifting reptilian alien.”To the best of my knowledge, no. Having been asked that question directly, I’ve taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I’m not a reptile,” smiled Mr Key.… Read the rest
NBC News revealed slides instructing spy agencies how to “release computer viruses, spy on journalists and diplomats, jam phones and computers, and use sex to lure targets into ‘honey traps'” in order to “go on offense and attack adversaries.” Slides leaked by Edward Snowden focused on a secret branch within the GCHQ called the Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group (JTRIG) specializing in “dirty tricks,” “propaganda,” and “false flag” operations used to spy on “suspected terrorists” and “criminals” as well as diplomats, journalists, activists.… Read the rest
Mikko Hypponen points out, Orwell “was an optimist.” Orwell never imagined the NSA would amass billions of our phone calls and 200 million of our text messages every day and read the our emails and live chats agrees Marjorie Cohen.
She says in 1774, in a petition to King George III, Congress protested against the colonial officers’ unlimited power of search and seizure.… Read the rest
Wild Friday: In 1987, somebody hacked the signal of Chicago’s WGN-TV. 25 years later, Vice’s Motherboard blog has published a fascinating investigation into who pulled off the still unsolved crime. Swing over there for a bunch of videos (including the non -elated but amusingly titled Naked Hippo show for kids.) The mysterious hacker interrupted the news at 9:14 PM on Nov 22 1987 wearing a mask a mask of cult fictional British VJ. … Read the rest
Wild Friday: In New York City cop-kissed protesters march against the racially lopsided policy “Stop and Kiss” where cops can kiss anyone who looks suspicious. “You don’t see them kissing any pretty white women!” complains a black guy who has just had enough of being kissed without warning!… Read the rest
Wild Friday: Have you heard? The new building at the site of the World Trade Center twin towers is haunted! This video has the screams of the dead – or is it something else? Some say the unique shape creates an Aeolian harp, others say it’s the spire.… Read the rest
Do you see a boat in this picture? It is natural to imagine that the sense of sight takes in the world as it is — simply passing on what the eyes collect from light reflected by the objects around us. … Read the rest
Halloween was so yesterday, but since it is Wild Friday I think we can include a few HooDoo spells. What’s HooDoo? I call it Black Magic but only in light hearted spirit, for these spells and potions are from African American traditions and intended to conjure sweetness in others and plain old good luck.… Read the rest
Eew! Dead stuff! We are genetically programmed to be afraid of the signs of death and disease – or so they say. That is why zombies, vampires and Frankenstein’s monster are so frightening. But zombies would probably never even get to Puttin’ On The Ritz before being torn apart by nature’s decomposers. … Read the rest
In Part Two of my favorite academic analysis of class warfare, the learn how Sigmund Freud learned secrets about human’s unconscious and irrational ways and how his nephew Edward Bernays put them to use for government and big business. Alex Carey’s
Since the days of Regan, elections are based on feelings, not facts. … Read the rest
Like a big baby, or maybe a would-be tyrant on a throne, the top spy has a spaceship bridge and captain’s chair straight out of Star Trek in the top-secret command center where they look at all your Facebook photos (and vidoes your iphone camera took when when you thought it was off) on a huge screen.… Read the rest
Thothenki wants to share this article from MentalFloss that says “According to the Oxford University Press Dictionary of Superstitions, the first reference to Friday the 13th itself wasn’t until 1913. (So despite actually occurring on Friday, October 13, 1307, the popular notion that the Friday the 13th stigma comes from the date on which the famed order of the Knights Templar were wiped out by King Philip of France is just a coincidence.)
So why do skyscrapers skip the 13th floor, and other such superstitions persist? … Read the rest
OK. We had our fun with Ancient Alien experts and mad hair. Now know the truth about Pacal’s Maya Rocket, Nazca Lines, Easter Island noggins and other supposed UFO evidence from the scientists who study them. Playtime is over, but learning is fun too, in this 3 hour lesson produced by Chris White.… Read the rest
As of tomorrow, Facebook will creep into your bathroom when you’re in the shower, smack your ass, and then steal your clothes and towel. To change this option, go to Privacy Settings > Personal Settings > Bathroom Settings > Smacking and Stealing Settings, and uncheck the Shenanigans box.… Read the rest
It sounds like sci-fi, but consumer manufacturing is about to take a leap forward like something out of Star Trek. 3D printers will make anything! Well, maybe not dinner. Not yet. But the fork you eat it with? Almost certainly!
A new study shows how to save money, and even supposes a new kind of capitalism. … Read the rest
It’s Wild Friday, so we check in on our favorite conspiracies and today it looks like they are literally everywhere!
Are there secrets hidden in plain sight, or is the alignment of famous monuments and city streets just a coincidence? This video by Scott Onstott is one part history, one part architecture and a dash of conspiracy theory.… Read the rest
Putin called demands for Snowden’s extradition “shaving a piglet: lots of squealing and not much wool!” I would suggest there are piglets all over – even a psychic one!
First let us consider that despite the current political atmosphere humans are indeed evolving as we are taught in school. … Read the rest
Seems Star Wars wants you to identify with the faceless soldiers shooting at Luke and Leia. First a sympathetic Darth Vader – How does Anakin FEEL in that helmet? – and now your own face behind the mask of death. Sigh.… Read the rest
Gay men threaten to fight back and marry your girlfriend if you don’t let them marry each other. Why should straight men be worried? Click to watch this hilarious explanation on YouTube and find out! (They won’t let me embed this one, so follow the link!)
Oh but wait… the lesbians are at it too!… Read the rest
Big brother’s would-be watchdog warns “Brace yourself for the next wave in the surveillance state. It’s coming at us with a lethal one-two punch in 2014.”
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To start with, there’s the government’s integration of facial recognition software and other biometric markers into its identification data programs.
If the unimaginable, incomprehensible, sheerly overwhelming size of the ultiverse is not enough to make you feel like a mote on some log, scientists have discovered that the entire thing is one big brain! Look at these pictures, one of them a neuron and the other a map of the universe. … Read the rest
Dr. Von Ikken says “Vindication at last! It’s not a wacko conspiracy theory unless you say so!” He insists reptoids built the pyramids, and anyone who says he is crazy is shifting the focus ad gaudia, or rather, ad hominem!
Here is a video that backs him up, asserting that “real skeptics question everything, including their own assumptions. … Read the rest
Most everybody knows I was an archaeologist in a past life, so it should be no surprise that I have found Atlantis! Well, I think we have good evidence of a sunken city near the Canary Islands, anyways. We know satellite images have revealed hidden river beds and pyramids under the sand, so why not under the water? … Read the rest
Our resident conspiracist Dr. Don Von Ikken has written this analysis of the meteoric career of another pop star.
Well, as predicted by the messageboards on David Icke it did not take long for British XFactor baby-darling Cher Lloyd to flash requisite Illuminati hand signs once she was signed by presumed Illuminati front man Jay-Z.… Read the rest
I knew it! I just knew it!
Sooner or later a mashup of Star Wars and the 911 Truthers would appear. And this well-done lampoon of the Loose Change documentary is called Luke’s Change. And rather than debunk any 911 theories, this seems to call Star Wars truths into question – much like the prequels and Clone Wars did.… Read the rest
Here is wild idea for Friday. What if the states borders moved around like election districts? We could have 50 states with the same amount of people as in this map. It’ll never happen, but it is fun to think about!… Read the rest
Duude, you can’t ignore it is mightily strange for the Catholic church to let a pope retire after 600 years of sticking to tradition and working them to death! Some say it is just too weird that the “olive pope” has backed away from the throne – and by-the-way have you seen this supernatural throne room?… Read the rest