ep87a-Cluesforum review with Simon Shack

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Audiotime: Saturday, Feb 15, 2014


Simon and I review his site from the past week, discussing these two threads:

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences : http://www..info/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1696

THE STREET-VIEW VIDEO CLIPS : http://www./viewtopic.php?t=457&p=2389240#p2389240

Simon could be an expert in imagery analysis based on time spent practicing and analyzing:

10000 hours – http://www.wisdomgroup.com/blog/10000-hours-of-practice/

In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. How does Gladwell arrive at this conclusion? And, if the conclusion is true, how can we leverage this idea to achieve greatness in our professions?

Rick Potvin made some notes: http://www.network54.com/Forum/153202/thread/13925340/CLUES+FORUM+REVIEW+by+AB+and+SIMON–+ep87a

Hoi Polloi (often a critic) has a good review:


I listened to the latest mini-show from Fakeologist last night and I think the message is sounding clearer and clearer. Ab called this show 87a (fakeologist.com/2014/02/15/ep8… … mon-shack/) to indicate it is meant to focus just on Simon and CluesForum.

Among the good points raised, were tidbits like:

  • most people are just fooled by imagery and nothing more
  • the crassness of the small number of players making repeat appearances
  • re-emphasizing the terrible proportions and angles of the fabricated composites/scenery/imagery
  • the importance of repeating our denial of lies, repeating ourselves to counter the propaganda, esp. making the best points

Unfortunately, sometimes it sounded a bit meandering and occasionally off point. Or sweeping throw-away lines which sound like assumptions were made. But the strong points kept appearing and that was encouraging and I agree with lux that although it sometimes feels slow, the truth eventually can “sink in” and usurp the endless lies.

Summary thanks to Jason of http://fauxcapitalist.com/2014/02/16/summary-of-fakeologist-radio-episode-87a-with-simon-shack-of-september-clues/

8m – Reporter standing so close to WTC — says take 1, take 2 — when pans up to top floors, it’s edited in
12m – Reusing actors
14m – “King Kong man”
15m – Simon said it’s slam dunk that videos are fake
20m – Independence Day movie from 1996 shows top-down destruction of the Empire State building
24m – Purported amateur footage has camera pointed toward onlookers, seem to be overacting
28m – Says he can prove that the towers have been inserted into sceneries
32m – From frame-to-frame, size of towers change dramatically
34m – First they released low-quality videos to conceal problems
35m – Now with high-quality 2010 FOIA videos, can see them — why released 9 years later if they existed back then?
40m – ABC behind NIST FOIA request
41m – “Witness” tries to have her jaw drop, then looks into the camera, making a mistake
52m – Said audio engineer of these videos should’ve been fired
1h4m – They had to have total control of the situation — all videos were faked
1h9m – Chinese Moon landings
1h13m – Said we have caught them in the nick of time, faking 9/11, before they can create simulated actors to fool us all

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2 thoughts on “ep87a-Cluesforum review with Simon Shack

  1. dinska

    Good Lord, don’t put hack Malcolm Gladwell’s name in the same sentence as Simon’s.




    Being sloppy with your choice of science writers is just as bad as being sloppy with your thinking. He’s a journalist, with no science background, btw. He’s taking for grated the limited science knowledge folks have these days and running with it.

    If you like something like The Tipping Point, at least read Mark Buchanan’s Ubiquity.

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