Disinformation is powerful. Confusion is its main characteristic. To make everything possible and nothing knowable. That is exactly the purpose of this story. No details on who is behind the hoax sites, but clearly it doesn’t matter since they don’t make it the point.
While fakeologists are busying deconstructing the MH370 imagery and the sim-victims, stories like this emerge to help generate enough similar buzz to knock those unfamiliar to fakeology off just enough to have them ignore what we expose.
Anyone that thinks our research goes unnoticed by the perps doesn’t give the scope and budget of the military enough credit. It really is a David vs. Goliath scenario.
Actor Wayne Knight, best known for his role as mailman Newman on the ’90s sitcom Seinfeld, was mourned online Sunday after a prank news article reported his death, despite the fact that Knight is very much alive.
Another dull story to be sure, but is it real or just native advertising?
Native advertising is a concept that Adam Curry made me aware of in his noagendashow.com. Since people skip ads anywhere they are placed, advertisers are paying media directly for reporting on their companies. Most are positive stories, but the ones that get noticed are most certainly the bad ones (“if it bleeds, it leads” — an old media slogan). A notable negative story was the FDA’s warnings about an opiate that was recently approved. Could the drug company that is behind the new drug be colluding for publicity?
With that in mind, could this run-of-the-mill story be false? One simple error: flight attendants do NOT serve or walk the aisle when the fasten-seat-belt sign is ON. Of course, we have the usual magicK numbers.
Chapman said a medical team cleared a 27-year-old male flight attendant who received a cut on his head during the turbulence, but didn’t need stitches. He was in an aisle serving passengers when the turbulence hit.
As a precaution, responders also checked on a 27-year-old female flight attendant, who was also serving passengers and fell to the floor, Chapman said. The medical team prescribed over-the-counter pain medication.
Chapman said the captain had the seat belt sign on, and no passengers were injured.
This story was on the radio at 6am. Amazing how quickly the information made it to air — complete with details of the dead, but no details on names of officials, hospitals, or victims. Is this the Monday morning noble lie? Sure, it’s a good message not to burn gas indoors when the fumes are not vented properly (besides the stove, I guess), but is it all right to invent a story? If this is a real story, the magic numbers sure are quite the coincidence.
A 29-year-old Brampton man came home early Monday to find the lifeless bodies of three family members — all victims of suspected accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.Peel police were called to a home on Linden Cres., near Dixie Rd. and Queen St., just before 2 a.m., where five people were exposed to the gas. A 60-year-man, his 59-year-old wife and their 36-year-old son were found without vital signs on the second floor of the home and were pronounced dead in hospital, Const. Fiona Thivierge said.Two other male relatives, aged 56 and 66, were found on the first floor and were also taken to hospital for exposure but are expected to survive.
In 1991, the Club published The First Global Revolution. It analyses the problems of humanity, calling these collectively or in essence the ‘problematique’. It notes (laments) that, historically, social or political unity has commonly been motivated by enemies in common: “The need for enemies seems to be a common historical factor.
But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.”
Saint Patrick was born in 387 AD, around the time Christians began worshiping on Sunday instead of Saturday, or the Sabbath Day, or the day of worship as instructed by the Bible. This transition from Saturday to Sunday worship is credited to the Catholic Church, and the late 4th Century, right around the time of St. Patrick’s birth in 387 AD. St. Patrick was born in Banwen and had the birth name Maewyn Succat.