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  • Ebola Disinformation Spread by Leftist Professor

    10/29/2014 7:07:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Ebola disinformation surfaced in a Liberian newspaper on September 9, 2014, in a letter by an American professor. The “Dear World citizens” column, by Dr. Cyril Broderick, has since been picked up by various Internet sites and “news” organizations, including Alex Jones’ Infowars, Global Research, Iranian Press TV, Information Clearing House, and something called 21st Century Wire. Labeled by some critics as the “nutty professor” and a crackpot, the professor’s “research profile” claims he is president of the International Society of African Scientists. Other local and regional sources, such as “Face 2 Face Africa,” described as “The Premier Pan-African...
  • Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

    01/20/2015 2:52:26 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/20/2015 | Alexei Oreskovic
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network. The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebook users to flag a story as "purposefully fake or deceitful news" to reduce the distribution of news stories reported as hoaxes. Facebook said it will not remove fake news stories from its website. Instead, the company's algorithm, which determines how widely user posts are distributed, will take into account hoax reports. "A post with a...
  • The Top Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes of 2014

    12/29/2014 8:09:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/29/2014 | Robert Spencer
    On Christmas morning, a man drove up to the Islamic Cultural Center in Fresno, threw rocks through the windows, and then entered the center and destroyed things inside. The local ABC outlet, KFSN, reported Friday that “Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says it is clear the incident is a hate crime which is why the FBI is also investigating this case.” But on Saturday, it turned out that the incident was not an “anti-Muslim hate crime” at all: the vandal was Asif Mohammad Khan, a Muslim. The destruction at the Islamic Cultural Center in Fresno was yet another in a...
  • Eleven Hate-Crime Hoaxes: Bogus baiting, retracted rape, and homophobic hokum.

    03/25/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2014 | Alec Torres
    While returning to a dorm room last month, a black student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan was greeted by racist graffiti on a dry erase board on the door complete with a hanged stick figure labeled “black.” But on Friday, the Grand Valley Police Department reported that the owner of the board was the very person responsible for the racist remarks. This incident at Grand Valley State is just the latest of many instances over the past few years in which people claim to be the victims of hate crimes they inflicted on themselves or completely fabricated. Perhaps...
  • Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church, Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise

    12/05/2013 8:06:39 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    http://truthseekerdaily.com ^ | September 18, 2013
    Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would...
  • Please Beware of a Website Called "National Report"

    10/29/2013 9:05:25 AM PDT · by IChing · 32 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/29/13 | Donald Joy
    The subtlest of subterfuge is being practiced at all times, everywhere, by those of the Alinskyite Left. Although they’re malevolently delusional about what makes a society just, moral, and economically healthy, they can be as cunning as foxes and brilliantly Machiavellian in their strategy and tactics. Primary among the items on their agenda is to continually ridicule those of us on the Right. In fact, Saul Alinsky himself, in his classic community-organizing handbook titled Rules for Radicals, taught his rule #5 as follows: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates your opponent, which...
  • Arctic ozone loss at record level

    10/05/2011 10:35:32 AM PDT · by dila813 · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 October 2011 | Richard Black
    Ozone loss over the Arctic this year was so severe that for the first time it could be called an "ozone hole" like the Antarctic one, scientists report. About 20km (13 miles) above the ground, 80% of the ozone was lost, they say. The cause was an unusually long spell of cold weather at altitude. In cold conditions, the chlorine chemicals that destroy ozone are at their most active. It is currently impossible to predict if such losses will occur again, the team writes in the journal Nature.
  • Obama meets young climate activists

    04/16/2011 10:37:25 AM PDT · by Baladas · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/11 | Ben Geman
    A dozen climate change activists expecting a discussion with White House staffers got a surprise meeting with the president himself. A dozen young climate change activists expecting a discussion with White House staffers Friday instead got a meeting with President Obama himself. The surprise meeting came hours ahead of the April 15-18 Power Shift 2011 conference, which is slated to include criticism of a White House that some activists allege has not been aggressive enough on climate change.
  • Student Gets Surprise From Mao's Book

    12/18/2005 12:13:41 AM PST · by Deek1969 · 81 replies · 3,714+ views
    Newsmax ^ | NewsMax
    What do you get when you try to check out Mao Tse-Tung's infamous "The Little Red Book" from the library? A visit from Homeland Security agents. At least that's what happened to a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, according to the Standard-Times newspaper of New Bedford, Mass. The college student was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao's tome on communism. Two history professors at UMass Dartmouth, Brian Glyn Williams and Robert Pontbriand, said the student told them he requested the book through the college library's interlibrary loan program. The student,...
  • The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

    04/01/2010 5:36:43 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 1,420+ views
    museum of hoaxes ^ | 2002 | alex boese
    #4: The Taco Liberty Bell 1996: The Taco Bell Corporation announced it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke.
  • UFO buzzes Sydney - and here's 'proof'

    03/24/2010 9:31:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 2,109+ views
    news ^ | March 24, 2010
    IT EMERGED from a blazing light in the clouds, descending on a busy street before zipping off silently into the sunset. Just what - or who - propelled the strange flying disc across Sydney's skyline may never be known. But while the close encounter was over in seconds, it was enough to convince mother-of-two Fiona Hartigan that she'd just seen a UFO. And she has the photos to prove it.
  • Toyota Hybrid Horror Hoax

    03/12/2010 4:28:04 PM PST · by Oklahoma · 22 replies · 2,001+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 03.12.10, 01:37 PM EST | Michael Fumento
    "On the very day Toyota was making a high-profile defense of its cars, one of them was speeding out of control," said CBS News--and a vast number of other media outlets worldwide. The driver of a 2008 Toyota Prius, James Sikes, called 911 to say his accelerator was stuck, he was zooming faster than 90 miles per hour and absolutely couldn't slow down. It got far more dramatic, though. The California Highway Patrol responded and "To get the runaway car to stop, they actually had to put their patrol car in front of the Prius and step on the brakes."...
  • Finger-in-Chili Woman Banned From Wendy's

    03/12/2010 3:39:14 PM PST · by Baladas · 8 replies · 556+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/12/10 | David Knowles
    March 11) -- Anna Ayala will not be dining at a Wendy's restaurant anytime soon. The woman who gained infamy in 2005 when she planted a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili is out of prison. One of the conditions of her probation is that she never set foot in the fast-food chain again. In her first interview since her release, Ayala admitted to CBS affiliate KPIX-TV that she had cooked the finger in a bowl of chili and later transferred it into a Wendy's container. "I cooked it," she told KPIX. Ayala said that, following a Wendy's...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Considering Stepping Down (Update at 119-news to him)

    03/04/2010 9:47:52 AM PST · by RummyChick · 353 replies · 17,370+ views
    John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is seriously considering stepping down from the nation’s highest court for personal reasons, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. Roberts, known for his conservative judicial philosophy, has served on the Supreme Court since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of former Chief William Rehnquist. RadarOnline.com has been told that Roberts, 55, could announce his decision at any time. The decision paves the way for President Barack Obama to make his second appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court following his first, Sonia Sotomayor.
  • Soils give clean look at past carbon dioxide: It could take less of the greenhouse gas to reach a...

    12/31/2009 6:51:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,544+ views
    Nature News ^ | 30 December 2009 | Richard A. Lovett
    It could take less of the greenhouse gas to reach a particular level of warming. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels may have been lower in warm eras of the Earth's distant past than once believed, scientists reported this week. The finding raises concern that carbon dioxide levels from fossil fuel burning may, in the near future, be closer to those associated with ancient hothouse climates. More immediately, the work brings one line of palaeoclimate evidence — that deduced from ancient soils — into agreement with other techniques for studying past climate. "It makes a major revision to one of the most...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils dramatic climate change map which shows flooded San Francisco

    12/03/2009 5:40:17 PM PST · by george76 · 90 replies · 3,197+ views
    Mail ^ | 03rd December 2009
    The map, which demonstrates the devastating effects of global warming in just a century, shows how San Francisco Airport would be completely underwater if sea levels were to rise by ...60in. The coastline on the map was also coloured, highlighting how nearly half a million Californians are at risk from rising sea levels. The map, named CalAdapt, which was revealed at a press conference on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay by Mr Schwarzenegger and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, was created as part of a plan for the state to adapt to global warming. 'Within a century, Treasure Island, this...
  • Environment Agency to propose individual carbon ration cards

    11/30/2009 8:09:53 PM PST · by thouworm · 34 replies · 1,267+ views
    BusinessGreen ^ | Nov 9, 2009 | Cath Everett
    The Environment Agency will argue today that carbon rationing is the fairest and most effective way for the UK to meet its legally binding targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Agency’s chairman, Lord Smith, will propose at the organisation's annual conference in London that every citizen be provided with a "carbon account" and unique number that they submit when buying carbon-intensive items such as petrol, electricity or airline tickets. Individuals would then periodically receive statements that show the carbon impact of each purchase and how much of their annual ration has been used up. If they exceeded this ration,...
  • GPs 'should offer climate change advice to patients (UK)

    11/29/2009 8:40:04 AM PST · by listenhillary · 27 replies · 869+ views
    Telegraph.UK ^ | 11/29/09 | Nick Britten
    The Climate and Health Council, a collaboration of worldwide health organizations including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, believes there is a direct link between climate change and better health. Their controversial plan would see GPs and nurses give out advice to their patients on how to lower their carbon footprint. The Council believes that climate change “threatens to radically undermine the health of all peoples”. It believes health professionals are ideally placed to promote change because “we have ethical responsibility…..as well as the capacity to influence people and our...
  • How About a National Conversation on Race Hoaxes?

    07/30/2009 5:40:32 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies · 1,284+ views
    560 WIND Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    How About a National Conversation on Race Hoaxes? Ann Coulter Wednesday, July 29, 2009 You could not ask for a more perfect illustration of the thesis of my latest book, "Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America," than the black president of the United States attacking a powerless white cop for arresting a black Harvard professor -- in a city with a black mayor and a state with a black governor -- as the professor vacations in Martha's Vineyard. In modern America, the alleged "victim" is always really the aggressor, and the alleged "aggressor" is always the true victim....
  • Flight 447 Internet Hoaxes, New ACARS Links, and the Concord Investigation Review

    06/20/2009 8:03:26 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 2 replies · 922+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | June 21, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    Internet Hoax - Posted in Bloggers Forum. For Freeper's Awareness Only! On Monday I warned of the many hoaxes out there on the Internet. My post, Russians Solve AF Flight 447 Mystery – A Link With “Another World” contained the TV series “Lost” video clearly showing the pictures from the Ukraine News Agency that were alleged to have been taken from baggage aboard Flight 447. I have also included below in this post the notes on the Concord investigation since we have the same BEA investigators involved with the Flight 447 investigation.
  • APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes

    04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 3,844+ views
    In 1912 scientists thought they'd discovered the elusive missing link between human and ape. Found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, a set of intriguing skull and jaw fragments were later reconstructed by the British Museum into a human-like head with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 it turned out the find wasn't proof of anything—other than the skill of the still anonymous forger. The skull was a medieval human's. The jaw was an orangutan's. And the teeth were a chimp's.
  • Let's put this to bed once and for all.....

    11/20/2008 7:54:46 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 5 replies · 607+ views
    mountain sage ^ | oct 31-2008 | montain sage
    Let's put this to bed once and for all..... "API’s Chief Editor Sammy Korir’s shady past and present, scams and hoaxes" Received this from a friend while I was doing research I don't know if this was posted yet..
  • Palin asked librarian about removing books(barf alert!)

    09/06/2008 12:09:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 39 replies · 537+ views
    Lewiston Sunjournal ^ | Rindi White
    WASILLA, Alaska- Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so. According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired. The censorship issue was not mentioned as a reason for the firing. The letter just said the new mayor felt Emmons didn't fully support her and...
  • The Not-So-Lost Tribe

    06/23/2008 10:05:43 PM PDT · by Lusis · 20 replies · 188+ views
    Yahoo Buzz ^ | June 23, 2008 | Mike Krumboltz
    Even in an age when cynical sleuths can hyper-analyze stories for truth and accuracy, the occasional hoax still slips through the cracks. Such was the case with a so-called "lost Amazon tribe."
  • Beware Hate Crime Hoaxes

    11/07/2007 8:49:36 AM PST · by Signalman · 26 replies · 1,430+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 7, 2007 | Clarence Page
    A student at George Washington University recently complained that swastikas were scrawled on her dormitory door. Thanks to cameras hidden by university police, they have a suspect: The student who filed the complaint. I was shocked but not surprised, just as I am shocked but not surprised when, with thousands of cars on the road, some get into accidents. Similarly with the recent upsurge in national attention to swastikas, nooses and other racial vandalism in public places, I am shocked but not surprised that at least one case of racial-ethnic vandalism turns out to be phony. The young woman's sad...
  • The Top 25 Web Hoaxes and Pranks

    05/04/2007 1:50:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies · 1,039+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/03/2007 | Steve Bass
    Whether they take the form of a comic image of a giant cat or a desperate plea from a sick child, chain e-mail messages and Internet frauds are elements of the online landscape that we've all encountered. No topic is off limits: a medical warning, a promise of free money, or a believably (or shoddily) Photoshopped image. But at the end of the day, they're just elaborate hoaxes or clever pranks--and we've collected 25 of the most infamous ones ever to have graced the Internet or our inboxes. Though some of these deceptions originated years ago, the originals--and dozens of...
  • Ford apologizes after joke on Bush blows up

    04/11/2007 2:03:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 64 replies · 2,845+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/11/2007 | Poornima Gupta
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Alan Mulally is no longer laughing about his suggestion that he saved President Bush's life during a recent White House visit. The No. 2 U.S. automaker has apologized after Mulally said his claim that he had intervened to prevent U.S. President George W. Bush from plugging an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of an experimental Ford vehicle had been meant as a joke. On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said, "The story wasn't accurate, and I'll just decline to comment further." Ford said Mulally never expected the story he told...
  • Heavy Snow Continues to Bury N.Y. County(8FT/WK: So much for "global warming!")

    02/10/2007 5:36:32 AM PST · by kellynla · 83 replies · 1,872+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Feb 10,2007 7:23 AM EST | WILLIAM KATES
    MEXICO, N.Y. (AP) -- Ray DeLong took advantage of a break from the snow to use a blower to forge a path to his driveway as two contractors pushed streams of snow from the roof of his home. The brief reprieve Friday ended early Saturday as snow fell at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour, further burying a region already tested by nearly record snowfalls. "Have to move fast. Want to at least get it off my roof," DeLong said, just hours before more flakes began to fall. More than a week of bitter cold and slippery...
  • Mystery of Clearwater Monster solved

    07/23/2006 1:12:46 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 31 replies · 2,880+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 7/23/06 | The Gainesville Sun
    CLEARWATER - Sixty years ago this summer, something scary happened on the beach. A monster emerged from the Gulf of Mexico and wandered around in the dark. The Clearwater Monster didn't hurt anyone, but left lots of tracks, discovered the next morning on the sand. The tracks looked like nothing anyone had ever seen. They weren't the kind of tracks left by dinosaurs, but they were large, about 14 inches long and 11 inches wide. They featured a narrow heel and three long toes. The tracks were more birdlike than reptilian, though not entirely birdlike. They were a dispatch from...
  • Killing the passive smoking debate

    06/29/2006 7:34:44 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 70 replies · 2,912+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/29/6 | Michael Fumento
    “Secondhand smoke debate ‘over.” That’s the message from the Surgeon General’s office, delivered by a sycophantic media. The claim is that the science has now overwhelmingly proved that smoke from others’ cigarettes can kill you. Actually, “debate over” simply means: “If you have your doubts, shut up!” But you definitely should have doubts over the new Surgeon General’s report, a massive 727-page door stop. Like many massive reports on controversial issues, it’s probably designed that way so nobody (especially reporters on deadline) will want to or have time to read beyond the executive summary. That includes me; if I had...
  • Snopes' bias, Part II

    06/09/2006 4:44:37 AM PDT · by connell · 2 replies · 728+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    ..."The credibility that they've established is based on the laziness of reporters who have used them as a source." That last quote is quite chilling: A Los Angeles-based husband and wife---just two people with goodness knows what agenda or leanings---have somehow managed to establish themselves as a pretty big boulder in the information stream. Most people accord the Mikkelsons a fair amount of credibility as the best source for confirmation or refutation of widely distributed Internet memes. Given how much reliance is being placed on their determinations, it seems like we do very well to know where they're coming from....
  • Girl's Text Terror a Big Lie:Cops

    03/10/2006 5:44:23 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 29 replies · 1,364+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 10, 2006 | Cynthia R. Fagen
    Frightening text messages sent by a 13-year-old New Jersey girl who claimed she was kidnapped and being held captive were probably a cruel hoax, cops said yesterday. Natasha Browne - who sent the messages to her terrified mother in Jersey City - turned up unharmed on a Brooklyn street at around 1 a.m. Initially, Natasha told NYPD detectives a harrowing tale of being abducted on her way to school on Monday, held in a "pitch black" basement and later whisked to New York where two men raped her. But that story began to unravel quickly. "If it turns out to...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • 'Reality' show stars will be taken for one galactic ride

    11/16/2005 7:50:57 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 23 replies · 656+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 11-17-05 | WestVirginiaRebel
    THE contestents believe that they are taking one giant leap as space tourists.But their shuttle is a Hollywood prop and its inhabitants are set to become victims of one of the most elaborate hoaxes in the history of television, according to the makers of a new reality TV series.
  • Problems With Renewable Energy ?

    09/16/2005 8:53:53 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 9 replies · 538+ views
    The Morning Paper | 09/17/05 | vanity
    Renewable Energy Problems ? Berlin: A German inventor, who says he has developed a way to make crude fuel oil from paper, rubbish, and plastics has found himself under attack. A local newspaper reporter somehow concluded he was making oil from dead cats ,and the published story set off a geyser of protest. “No, nay, never !” , responds the inventor. “It’s all paper , plastics, and rubbish.” “At worst “, he concedes , “the odd toad may have jumped into the batch.” Sidney: An Australian man, who was wearing a woolen shirt and a nylon/synthetic jacket , is reported...
  • Hoaxes and Fabrications That Made the News

    08/12/2005 6:21:07 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 7 replies · 841+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 08/11/2005 | unknown
    Hoaxes and Fabrications That Made the News Fakery that has made its way into newspapers and broadcast reports: -Feb. 1, 2005: An Arabic-language Web site carries a photograph purporting to be of a hostage U.S. soldier. It is actually a toy action figure, but it briefly prompts news reports of a kidnapping. -Dec. 3, 2004: The British Broadcasting Corp. airs an interview with a hoaxer posing as a spokesman for Dow Chemical Corp. who says the company is accepting responsibility for a deadly gas leak in India. -May 12, 2004: A Boston city councilman disseminates photographs purporting to show U.S....
  • WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming conspiracy nut tour (my title)

    07/18/2005 9:36:52 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Arctic Beacon.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | Greg Szymanski
    WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming National 9/11 Truth Speaking Tour While Appearing As Guest On St. Louis Drive-Time Morning Radio Show Wiliam Rodriguez, a man on a mission in memory of 200 friends lost at the WTC, is taking his story directly to the people as he looks for way to by-pass media and government censorship over his 9/11 story that blows the official account of how the towers collapsed "sky high." July 15, 2005 By Greg Szymanski Four long years have passed since 9/11and government officials and media heads are still throwing under the rug eye-witness testimony...
  • History Is Littered With Lots of Hoaxes: Some lies can lead to a deeper truth

    05/29/2005 10:56:02 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 29 replies · 1,114+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 29, 2005 | Vicki Haddock
    Tales of a runaway bride and a finger afloat in a chili bowl have seized our attention of late — but for sheer shock value, they can't compete with Mary Toft of the British town of Godalming. In 1762, Mary flabbergasted her doctor by seeming to give birth to rabbits. Soon top medical advisers, including the king's surgeon, investigated, witnessed the bizarre births and vouched for them. Only when she was sequestered and stricken with infection did Mary fess up: Craving a little attention, she had been inserting dead rabbits into her vagina. Hoaxes have been around as long as...
  • Hoax Car Vandal Art Backfires (Artist Claimed to Have Keyed Cars as Artwork)

    04/28/2005 10:23:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 686+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Tuesday April 19
    An man who routinely scratched the side of cars with a key claiming it was art has admitted his story is a hoax. Mark McGowan, 37, claimed he had "keyed" nearly 50 cars in Glasgow and in the Camberwell area of London. But the Londoner has now admitted he made it all up after police launched an investigation and a Glasgow gallery where he had been hoping to display his work refused to acknowledge him. Mr McGowan, who describes himself as the British David Blaine, said: "I never keyed any cars - it was just an art project that has...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • What is this ZOT!?

    03/20/2005 7:38:52 AM PST · by scippy · 128 replies · 4,343+ views
    <p>What is this palce? Are you peeple for reel? Is this some kind of joke?</p>
  • Heavy Demands Apology (Like dude, you are kind of, like, slow on the uptake).

    03/18/2005 1:15:41 PM PST · by heavy requests · 60 replies · 3,841+ views
    my bleeding heart | cooler than most
    I apologize for being me, true and dedicated to freedom for everyone especially those who haven't seen it truly in a long time.
  • Stop inhumane ZOT! experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!

    03/16/2005 5:54:35 AM PST · by Martha2005 · 215 replies · 4,423+ views
    <p>Stop inhumane experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!!! Oh my! I recently encountered stunning liberal talking points concerning trolldom! Or concerning what FReepers do on the forum with idiots.</p> <p>I was really shocked and my eyes wide open when I was reading it! Unfortunately I lost the link but I will retell you what I happened to get to know. The people at the DNC set inhumane experiments over trolls! It is outrageous!</p>
  • Hands off Lebanon Mr. Bush

    03/14/2005 9:17:48 AM PST · by dirtyrat · 65 replies · 2,454+ views
    Arab American News ^ | Osama Siblani
    The assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri has initiated an international political chess match which is being played out on the streets of Lebanon and in the media worldwide. Hariri's murder twenty-four days ago sparked a governmental crisis in Lebanon that resulted in Prime Minister Omar Karami's resignation, cries of blame on Syria, street protests by the opposition in Lebanon, a massive counter-protest by government supporters, the reinstatement of Karami, and continuing uncertainty.
  • Zot! hello from a liberal

    03/12/2005 11:34:16 PM PST · by sheik yerbouti · 93 replies · 2,565+ views
    i just joined up. i'm a liberal who's looking for some stimulating political discussion. i wasn't sure what the procedure was, so i thought i'd say hello. howdy.
  • ZOT! CIA CONROLS THE MEDIA VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDENT RIGHT TO A FREE PRESS ALL 50 STATES

    03/10/2005 4:38:21 PM PST · by freepress3482 · 108 replies · 3,469+ views
    The Media CIA CONTROLED MEDIDA AND/OR MEDIA MANIPULATION IS A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A FREE PRESS CONCERNING ALL 50 STATES AND EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN PLEASE REVIEW: http://government.rantnetwork.com/usgovcoverups (read website on "operation mockingbird") Journalism is a perfect cover for CIA agents. People talk freely to journalists, and few think suspiciously of a journalist aggressively searching for information. Journalists also have power, influence and clout. Not surprisingly, the CIA began a mission in the late 1940s to recruit American journalists on a wide scale, a mission it dubbed Operation MOCKINGBIRD. The agency wanted these journalists not only to...