TINFOILHAT: Pawn shop employees of Reddit, what is something people think is collectible or worth a lot of money, but is actually relatively worthless? : AskReddit

Thursday, July 11, 2019

There is a conspiracy theory I read in a vintage sewing machine group that the real reason you see older Singer machines pop up for insane prices from time to time is because it’s a money laundering scheme. You put the ad up, mark it a few days later as sold, screenshot it incase the IRS comes looking, put the money in a legit bank account and toss the $15 machine you just “sold” for $1500 into the trash.After watching ads for a few months I’m beginning to think there is something to it.

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Interesting!

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TINFOILHAT: The Mueller Report Raises New Questions About The Seth Rich Murder Case

Monday, June 17, 2019

Twelve days after he was murdered, Wikileaks began dumping 44,000 DNC emails and the rumors that Rich had stolen and then leaked the emails began to swirl. Here are a few:

  • Seth was ordered killed by Hillary Clinton because he knew something about her email scandal.
  • Seth was killed by Russians posing as FBI agents investigating the Clintons.
  • Seth was killed because he slipped DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

Source: The Mueller Report Raises New Questions About The Seth Rich Murder Case

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By killing him, it advances the “Russian Collusion” narrative.

If he was the source of the leaks — which seems most likely to me from what I have read, then this “conspiracy theory” has “legs”.

More attention needs to be paid to solving this poor soul’s murder.  He may be an unsung patriot for exposing the corruption in the DNC and the American political process.

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TINFOILHAT: John Wilkes Booth ‘got away with assassinating Abraham Lincoln

Monday, April 29, 2019

2019-Apr-29

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6968307/John-Wilkes-Booth-got-away-killing-Abraham-Lincoln-evading-capture-living-aliases.html

John Wilkes Booth ‘got away with assassinating Abraham Lincoln’
 
John Wilkes Booth ‘got away with assassinating Abraham Lincoln by evading capture and living nearly four decades under assumed identities’

  • John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in April 1865 
  • It is widely believed that he was tracked down and killed days later in Virginia
  • But new facial recognition technology says he may have lived long after 
  • Software analyzed faces of Booth, John St. Helen, and David E. George
  • It found there is a strong likelihood that these three men are the same person 

Published: 01:31 EDT, 28 April 2019 | Updated: 01:31 EDT, 28 April 2019

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John Wilkes Booth may have gotten away with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

New evidence uncovered by facial recognition technology appears to show that Booth lived for decades under an assumed identity after he shot Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.

The conventional historiography holds that Booth was shot dead by Union soldiers five days after the assassination inside a barn on a farm in Virginia.

But an investigator with the Discovery Channel series Mummies Unwrapped says that modern-day face recognition technology shows that Booth’s face matched with that of two other men – John St. Helen and David E. George.

The researchers ran the images of St. Helen, George, and Booth through a computer and found that there was a strong possibility that these three individuals were the same man.

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Like all good Conspiracy Theories, it has a “feeling of credibility” about it.  Soldiers collecting a reward for some poor soul; not Booth.  The VP with his hand in it.  Deathbed confessions. 

And, the biggest reason to believe it is a compound reason:  (1) If the VP was in on it (i.e., the password), then the assassin needed to be “caught” and also unable to implicate anyone.  (2) The Gooferment couldn’t stand having the image that it couldn’t catch one lone assassin; people would begin to doubt the power of Big Gooferment. (3) Since it is easily disproved by an exhumation and DNA test, what it the motive for NOT disproving it.

#YACT

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 TINFOILHAT: “Fake news” Rathergate

Monday, October 22, 2018

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Case Study 1: Rathergate

My first case study is the episode known as Rathergate. It represents one of the great journalistic frauds of our time. It is a case study in the fabrication of fake news and partisan bias. The Rathergate scandal erupted from a 60 Minutes Wednesday segment rushed to air on the evening of September 8, 2004, in time to influence the approaching presidential election pitting George W. Bush against John Kerry, as it was clearly intended to do. The segment consisted of two parts that didn’t quite fit together except in their antipathy to Bush.

In the first part, based on an interview with the vice chairman of Kerry’s national finance committee, Rather essentially claimed that political influence had been brought to bear to secure Bush’s admission to the Texas Air National Guard as an interceptor jet pilot in 1968. In the second part, based on documents supposedly from the “personal file” of Bush’s commanding officer, Rather reported that Bush had defied an order to take a physical necessary to maintain his flight status and, among other things, thus failed to discharge his military obligations. The segment was produced and written by Mary Mapes.

In researching the story, Mapes had interviewed witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the Texas Air National Guard’s personnel needs. She was told that they needed pilots at the time and that no influence would have been necessary to secure Bush’s admission. The documents on which Rather based the second segment proved to be fabricated on Microsoft Word in the computer era, not typewritten in the early 1970s by Bush’s commanding officer or anyone else. The content and format of the documents also betrayed their fabrication. The story began to fall apart within a few hours of its broadcast. On September 20, 12 days after the broadcast, Rather extended an apology “personally and directly” to viewers for his inability to authenticate the documents.

To investigate what happened, CBS commissioned a panel chaired by former attorney general Richard Thornburgh and former Associated Press president Lou Boccardi. Released in January 2005, the report provides evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the entire segment was false and/or fraudulent from beginning to end.

Mapes was promptly fired as were three other executives with responsibility for the story. Rather stepped down from the CBS Evening News in March 2005 and was let go from the network the following year.Writing about the 60 Minutes segment on the morning after the broadcast on Power Line, I posted a brief item linking to the 60 Minutes story and the PDF copies of the documents that CBS had made available with the online version of the story. Thinking there might be something more to be said about it than what 60 Minutes had reported, I called my post “The 61st Minute” and published it on Power Line at 7:51 a.m.

Together with my colleague John Hinderaker, I updated the post with additional information provided by readers and fellow bloggers through the early afternoon. By noon, anyone following along online could see that the 60 Minutes segment had been based on fabricated documents and falsehoods. The 60 Minutes segment, reported with great earnestness by Rather, had been produced by knaves or fools, or both.

Rather and Mapes nevertheless persuaded CBS News to stick with the story for nearly two weeks before Rather rendered his on-air apology. In his 2012 memoir Rather Outspoken — that’s the title he gave it; it should have been Rather Full of It — Rather reveals that he didn’t mean it. Both he and Mapes stand behind the story and the authenticity of the documents.

Mapes too wrote a memoir standing by the story (Truth and Duty, published in late 2005). In 2015 Hollywood made a film out of Mapes’s memoir — starring Robert Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mapes. They called the film Truth, purporting to tell the Rathergate story from the inside.

Despite Mapes’s responsibility for perpetrating a shocking journalistic fraud, the film portrays Mapes as a heroic figure. Mapes not only gets a stellar actress to play her, she is portrayed as a martyr to the First Amendment and a victim of corporate cowardice. By contrast, the film portrays the attorneys who supported the work of Thornburg and Boccardi as cartoon villains. The events depicted in the film had happened only 10 years before, but the ignorance of the reviewers who took the film at face value demonstrated that the truth behind Truth was as obscure as ancient Greek history.

When President Trump refers to fake news, he has in mind something like the cast of characters and the insane bias that brought us Rathergate.

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Source: Fake news: Two case studies | Power Line

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A very good summary of “Rathergate”.  Of course, it sufficiently muddied the water so no one could fairly assess if the original allegations against Bush had any merit.

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TINFOILHAT: Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi – LewRockwell

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The macabre case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises the question: did Saudi rulers fear him revealing highly damaging information on their secret dealings? In particular, possible involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks on New York in 2001.

Source: Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi – LewRockwell

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This does explain why the Saudis would do something so blatant.  And, explains why the Deep State is so anxious not to make a big deal about it.

My purpose in using “tin foil hat” in this blog is just to suggest the questions that no one seems to be interested in asking.

Interesting that one of the participants in this assassination just had a “traffic accident”.  Was this one like George Patton’s  — just too convenient?

Will we get any answers?  Of course, not. Does it mean that everyone should stop asking “annoying” questions?  Of course, not. When do the sheeple wake up that they are on the farm and being managed and harvested?  Of course, not.

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: … “no matter how many times” the politicians and bureaucrats fool us, “we” still listen!

Monday, October 8, 2018

http://www.unz.com/proberts/everything-is-a-hoax/

Everything Is A Hoax
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS • OCTOBER 5, 2018 • 1,400 WORDS

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An Israeli expert on terrorism and covert assassination procedures explains that the alleged Russian GRU attack on the Skripals with a supposedly deadly nerve agent is a completely obvious hoax to anyone who knows anything at all. https://russia-insider.com/en/skripals-are-mi6-hoax-not-worthy-ladies-detective-novels-israeli-expert-demolishes-uk-case/ri24912

The official story, says the expert, is “stupidity on stupidity.”

I agree with him.

The question is: Why did the British government think that they could get away with such an obvious hoax? The answer is that the people in Western countries don’t know anything about anything. They live in a world in which their reality is a product of the propaganda fed to them by “news organizations” and Hollywood movies. They only receive controlled explanations. Therefore, they know nothing about how anything really functions. Read the account by the Israeli expert to understand the vast difference between the British government’s hoax and the reality of how an assassination is conducted.

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Today polls indicate that a majority of people do not believe the official 9/11 propaganda any more than they believe the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the alleged Gulf of Tonkin attack, or the report from Admiral McCain (father of John) erasing Israel’s responsibility for the destruction of the USS Liberty and its crew during LBJ’s administration, or that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, or Iran had nukes, or the many lies about about Syria, Libya’s Gaddafi, or Somalia, or Yemen, or the “Russian invasion of Georgia,” the “Russian invasion of Ukraine.” But at each time the idiot population, no matter how many times they had learned that the governments lied to them initially believed the next lie, thereby permitting the lie to become fact. Thus, the idiot Western populations created their own world of controlled explanations.

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How many times can the Gooferment play “Lucy” and “We, The Sheeple” play “Charlie Brown kicking the football”?

Argh!

Over and over again.

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: Lockerbie terror attack wasn’t WASN’T Libya

Monday, October 1, 2018

2018-Oct-01

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6222677/How-world-sold-monstrous-lie-Lockerbie.html

How the whole world was sold a monstrous lie over Lockerbie: Author claims it WASN’T Libya who bombed the 747 jumbo jet – and the prime suspect is alive and living in Washington

  • Iran’s former interiror minister authorised and finaced the hit, the US claimed 
  • Ahmed Jibril was founder and commander of Palestinian group that did bombing
  • Bomb maker Marwan Khreesat built the device hidden in radio-cassette player 
  • Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was senteced to life in 2001 but was released in 2009 

By DOUGLAS BOYD FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

PUBLISHED: 17:11 EDT, 29 September 2018 | UPDATED: 20:34 EDT, 29 September 2018

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It is nothing short of a scandal.

There was, of course, a fall guy. Eleven years after the atrocity, a 47-year-old Libyan Arab Airlines security officer called Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted on a tissue of lies which centred on the evidence of a Maltese shopkeeper who claimed to remember him buying clothes similar to those that may have been in the suitcase with the bomb that would rip through the fuselage.

A low-level Libyan CIA ‘asset’ called Abdul Majid Giaka said he recalled seeing al-Megrahi collect a brown Samsonite suitcase from the Arrivals carousel in Malta’s Luqa airport on December 20, 1988. On the following morning, he alleged, the unaccompanied suitcase was loaded on to a flight to Frankfurt, from where it would be transferred to London on a Pan Am ‘feeder flight’ and loaded aboard Flight 103 – before then exploding.

A further 11 years later, al-Megrahi was sentenced to life imprisonment at an extraordinary trial held in a disused American air base near Utrecht, Holland.

After years investigating the Lockerbie disaster and its background, I have found that little of the evidence against him can be taken at face value. Instead, a very different story has emerged from the morass of lies, one that should have been apparent from the very start.

It is a story of incompetence, vengeance, political expediency and then a cover-up orchestrated from the very highest levels in London and in Washington – where the real bomber is said to live today, under the cover of an American witness protection scheme.

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And the British and American Gooferments are up to their elbows in deceit.

Why should we ever trust anything the politicians and bureaucrats say?

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