Daily Archives: December 10, 2013

I washed her brain

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I’ve always liked movies, and I’ve always loved deception. Perhaps that’s why I am so fascinated with the 9/11 movie.

John Dvorak mentioned the movie The Imposter in passing on a recent show, so I grabbed it up and watched it. The main reason I was drawn into the movie was two-fold: the seeming ease in which those that are in positions of authority are fooled, with little evidence; and then the ease in which a family is convinced, despite clear visual evidence to the contrary, that an imposter is their son (their willingness to believe in the deception is later semi-explained in the plot twist).

Here’s a mini review from IMDB.com:

‘The Imposter’ tells a remarkable a story. A petty criminal survives by impersonating child runaways – eventually, he dares (through necessity) to pass himself off to a family as their long lost son, and they believe him. Which begs the question, why?, and two possible answers. The first is that the will to believe (and the absence of grounds for suspicion) is sufficiently strong to overcome the natural evidence; the second is that the family have a motive of their own for ‘finding’ their child. Told with the participation of all involved, the story is horrible, and not exactly fun to watch, but compelling nonetheless. I’d like to have known more about the imposter’s background, though, and his present; how he got into, and out of, the kind of life he lived, a series of lives, in fact, all belonging to somebody else.via The Imposter Reviews & Ratings – IMDb.

Now of course this isn’t a site for film reviews. It is, however, specializing in deception, and people’s willingness to believe in deceptions.

I had to re-watch the first half, as it made more sense once I finished the movie (I rarely do this). There is a plot twist at the end that sadly, as is often in “real” life, does not get resolved.

The movie has a loveable grandfatherly-like P.I. that busts the case open with the famous Dallas Goldbug ear comparison. I found this oddly uncomfortable. Is ear analysis real?

Missing person web page of child at the time:


Go watch this movie and come back here and comment from a fakeologist perspective. I should try and get Frédéric Bourdin on the broadcast.

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Should public leaders be allowed secret allegiances?

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There certainly doesn’t seem like anything wrong or corrupt with the average mason. Their association seems to go back to the beginning of time. I chatted with someone recently and asked, is there anything wrong then with the concept of freemasonry then? His reply was that they are an admitted association with “secrets”. That, by definition, makes them conspiratorial. I suppose private people are allowed to have secrets, but what about public people? Should our leaders be allowed to members of secret societies? Is this against our present push for “transparency in government”? Does it matter that Toronto’s police chief is the Master Mason of Ontario?

This is a valid question to me, and one I tend to lean to the side of no, our top leaders should not be allowed to pledge a secret allegiance to a secret society. I suppose this is why Pope Clement banned the society hundreds of years ago — a ban that is still in place.

It’s the world’s most well-known secret society. Rich with symbols and ritual, it’s the source of legends . . . parodies . . . and conspiracy theories.

Welcome to the world of Freemasonry.


via Inside the secret world of the Freemasons – CBS News.

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The nuclear swindle is global

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The draft plan has been submitted to the Korean parliament by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy prior to a public hearing. In it, the government “recognises” the role of nuclear power but also says it plans to reduce power demand over the period to 2035. It says it wishes to avoid either an “excessive expansion” or a “sudden collapse” of the country’s nuclear capacity. Korea’s 23 nuclear reactors currently account for some 22% of the country’s generation capacity, and 29% of its electricity output.


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John Friend 9/11 “Debate” & Its Aftermath

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Worth a listen…Tom was going to explain his tactics in the debate call, but I didn’t really hear them.

On this edition of The Realist Report, I’ll be discussing the 9/11 “debate” I participated in last weekend and its aftermath. Tom in Connecticut will be joining me, and calls will be taken during throughout the program.


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2013 pictures

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I love pictures that bring me the action. Looking at these, the most powerful weapon in the photographic world is photoshop. Can you tell which pictures in the link are real? Don’t see much smoke in this immolation shot.

THE “CHATBOX” • Cluesforum.info.

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