The following is my personal opinion, backed with links to various sources to back it up. Please use your own judgement and do you own research in all such matters. – Jack
My favorite yellow journalist Mike Adams of Natural News is at it again. He has now apparently gone from misleading headlines with semi accurate reporting to full on bullshit. What I am about to explain is exactly why I refuse to use Natural News as a source site, even when I find them to be accurate on a specific subject from time to time.
Mike has published a lot of misleading crap in the past like his article claiming that “Oregon Criminalized Permaculture“, which was actually over water rights. In that case the land owner didn’t have rights to impound the water and KNEW SO when he bought the land because it was in a federal water shed. Again he knew this when he bought it. You guys know me, I feel it is your land so it is your water but when you buy land without water rights, well, you can’t just do as you please and not expect the man to come down on you.
If you follow the link to the story above you will see Mike’s subtitle for the story delved into even bigger bullshit. At least though the article that followed while misleading was technically accurate.
Now though the so called “Health Ranger” has gone from simple sensational headlines and misleading images with basically accurate reporting about the actual issue to full on steaming bullshit.
Making the rounds right now is a new article titled
When this was sent to me today by a listener who knew it was bullshit I decided to at least see if there were any facts behind it. Again often when Adams reports on something the underlying components can be researched and vetted via other sources. So I decided to give this a fair shake. I went to the above linked article and on and on Mike goes about two things,
1. A Video that is Supposed to be a Leaked Pentagon Video
2. A Secrete Leaked Document
I hit play on the video and then opened this super secrete leaked document that you can see here while the video played in the background. The document is titled simply “Quarterly Funvax Review”. Seems to be quite official as a few names and places are redacted with a sharpie marker (we all know that is how government redacts a document right).
Anyway as I am listening to the guy in the video drone on about how this FunVax is a “fundamentalist vaccine” designed I shit you not to cure you overly religious types from your attachment to your faith and correct your wacky god gene (called V-Mat2). Yep see they are going to spray this crap on you and cure you of your Jesus, Allah, God addiction. The thing is I can’t help but notice this leaked document, ain’t quite so official looking.
Like many of you I have seen my share of leaked documents. Also as a solider and later as a contractor working for a company that built things for the government I saw my share of official documents that were not leaked. There are always symbols of authority, threats as to what happens if you do leak them, (better not or else type stuff), department names, etc. Not this super secrete pentagon document, hell no, not a department, not a single confidential notice, nadda, nothing. Looks like something I just typed up myself and printed on my home computer.
At this point I already know this is a scam so back to the video. You can see the video here. I rewound it to be sure in my distracted scanning of the document that I was hearing it right. Yep according to this video you God people have a wacky gene and they have a virus to cure you of your nuttiness and they are going to spray it all over the place, likely in contrails from 747s flying your grandma to Seattle. Though the main focus at this time is spraying the crazy Arab terrorists in the middle east. You know peace though chem-trails type of thing.
Despite how stupid this sounds what really gets me is FunVax, really this super secrete pentagon thing isn’t called something cool like DUFUS359, no they call it FunVax. But hey it has to be official it has a capital letter in the middle right? So I muster the maximum capability of my googlefu (I guess Mike just isn’t as skilled a researcher as I am) and type dun dun dunnnn…., FunVax into goggle, making sure to use a capital F and V of course. And I find this article debunking the entire thing a few years ago. Like as in from 2011!
Turns out those scary brain scans in the video that is supposed to be from 2005 are actually from an article in Neurology.com from 2010, (little problem with the time line there don’t ya think) and get this they are of a 43 year old METH ADDICT. Yep, ya just can’t make shit like this up, or I guess in the case of Natural News, ya can.
Now look I have made mistakes myself in reporting some stuff in the past but I also fix them, admit them and don’t claim to be a journalist, just a podcaster. I am sorry but I don’t think if you are doing an article on FunVax you don’t at least drop it into Google and check it out! The article debunking it by the way is the FIRST result.
Now do I believe that our government would poison us, hell yes, in fact I believe they do. Do I think they are doing any actual aerial spraying anywhere in the world, sure. Hell we have admissions by government that they have done so. But let me tell you, it isn’t being done with passenger planes taking your aunt Sue to Philadelphia and most of the pictures posted as so called proof, are nothing but contrails. In any event when it comes to the real problems in the world sensationalist crap like this, doesn’t help those of us truly trying to inform others.
Additionally I want to close with two things. The above gives me no pleasure. I wish Adams would do the hard hitting, accurate and non sensationalized journalism I know he is capable of. But I guess selling to the bottom level is too tempting. I don’t regularly make a habit of writing articles like this and pointing out the outright bullshit by other members of alternative media, but here, it did need to be done. Mike has been informed of the debunking in his comments and has not responded. I expect those comments to be deleted soon, that does seem to be their M.O. after all.
The last thing is please vet stuff when it just sounds a bit too nutty. 95% of the memes about everyone from George Bush to Barack Obama I see on facebook never pass 30 seconds of googling to be found as fake.
While I have no love for our current president, the last one I saw on him was supposedly him along with Michelle at a black panther rally. I did a reverse image search and it turned out to be a photo from the presidents own inauguration. When I pointed this out to the commenters on the photo who were just going ape about how terrible it was, I was attacked and told it didn’t matter, Obama must still be a black panther, the picture says so.
The truth is we now live in a world where anyone can publish anything and make it look real. That is great in a way, I believe we now know more of the truth than anytime in history. Yet please understand with all freedoms, powers and rights come corresponding responsibilities. And the responsibility is not just with those of us who publish the information, it also lies with those of us who consume and distribute it.