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More Nonsense Published on the Young Turks Channel

May 15, 2018 // 1 Comment

Last year, Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks published a video reporting on a class action lawsuit filed against Monsanto by people claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of cancer associated with their herbicide, Roundup. As you can imagine, accurately reporting on such a controversial and emotionally charged topic requires a good understanding of the subject, however, the Turks, in their arrogance, believed they were more than qualified to cover the story [...]

Did the Titanic Really Sink? The Olympic Switch Theory

April 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

In the early hours of April 15th, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic, owned by the White Star Line, collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. At the time, some believed the ship to be “practically unsinkable” because of her system of watertight compartments, of which four could be flooded and the ship would still remain afloat. However, the iceberg tore a series of holes along the side of the hull, flooding six compartments, which sealed the [...]

The Abandoned City of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

April 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

On 26 April 1986, whilst performing a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, reactor four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic power increase, leading to explosions in its core. These explosions completely destroyed the reactor and caused the release of massive amounts of radioactive materials over a ten-day period. Located about 2km west of the reactor was the city of Pripyat, founded in 1970 to house the workers of the power plant. The [...]

The Woodpecker: The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

March 7, 2018 // 2 Comments

I want you to imagine for a second that it’s 1976, and you are an amateur short-wave radio enthusiast – strange request, I know, but just go with it. One night, whilst sitting in front of your equipment, you begin to receive a signal of unknown origin that drowns everything else out. Through your headphones, you hear a very distinct, repetitive tapping sound, and you are not the only one. The signal is so strong that radio hobbyists and legitimate broadcasters worldwide are hearing [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3)

February 17, 2018 // 3 Comments

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3) As I have previously said, the documentary, ‘Judea Declares War on Germany’, is so tightly crammed with bulls**t that it runs the risk of collapsing in on itself like a neutron star. This became a problem when it came to deciding what I wanted to rebuttal next as I felt compelled to refute every inaccuracy and point out every example of data manipulation. However, if I were to do this, I would be [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 2)

January 25, 2018 // 6 Comments

The Holocaust denialist documentary Judea Declares War on Germany is quite possibly one of the most insidious pieces of media I have ever had the misfortune of coming into contact with. I originally watched it for an episode of The League of Nerds – a weekly podcast I do with fellow nerds, James Gurney and Buck Mulligan, where we like to watch scientifically inaccurate documentaries and then rip them apart. For some time, we have been wanting to cover the subject of Holocaust denialism, [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 1)

January 23, 2018 // 5 Comments

Introduction To Töben No event of any significance in the world – be it terrorist attack, death of a celebratory, or flu pandemic – takes place without generating a flutter of conspiracy speculations. We all know at least one person who believes the 9/11 attacks was orchestrated by the American government, that the moon landings were faked, or that vaccines cause autism and pharmaceutical companies are trying to hide it. As unpleasant and potentially dangerous a belief in one or [...]

Top Ten Myles Power F**k-Ups

December 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

It has been well over two years since I last made a video correcting ten mistakes made on my YouTube channel. I would like to think this length of time is a reflection of the amount of research and fact checking that goes into every single video, but the truth is that another correction video is well overdue. Luckily for me, my audience loves nothing more than pointing out inconsistencies, misconceptions, and flat-out errors in my content, which means I have an abundance of things to correct. [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 3

November 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

It’s been quite some time since I last sat down and wrote a blog post on the subject of ozone therapy – an alternative treatment (aka something that has not been proven to work) in which proponents recommend exposing yourself to relatively large concentrations of this toxic gas. Those who recommend it believe that ozone has the ability to cure, amongst other things, cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis – despite the fact there is no credible, peer reviewed evidence to support the [...]

CBS Publishes a Video That Implied I Was Promoting MMS

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Miracle Mineral Supplement/Solution (MMS) is a 28% sodium chlorite solution in distilled water currently being sold online as a cure-all tonic. Once “activated” by an acidic solution, like citric acid, it generates chlorine dioxide – a powerful disinfectant that has been used in the past as a water purifier. Jim Humble, the man who coined the name and who is also the self-styled Archbishop of his own church (Genesis II), claims to have cured thousands of people using MMS of our most [...]

Agent Orange – Part Three – The Synthesis of 2,4,5,-Trichlorophenate

October 6, 2017 // 2 Comments

The tactical herbicide Agent Orange, which was used in South-east Asia by the United States Department of Defence during the Vietnam War, was made from equal parts of the n–butyl esters of 2,4,5-T and 2,4,-D. For almost half a century, controversy has surrounded its use, mainly because it contained a highly toxic dioxin impurity (TCDD). Despite this impurity being thoroughly investigated, there is still a lot of confusion by the public regarding how it was formed and why it took so long [...]

The Anarchists Cook Book Review – Chapter One: Drugs

September 14, 2017 // 4 Comments

When I was growing up, I remember hearing stories of a book that contained information so dangerous and controversial that to own a copy, even an electronic one, could get you in trouble with the authorities. This was because the book contained a set of instructions on how to, amongst other things, construct explosive devices and synthesise illegal narcotics. This infamous book, which has now sold more than 2 million copies, has been linked to countless acts of violence around the world [...]

Agent Orange – Part Two Point Five – Corrections

August 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

I am currently in the middle of producing a series of videos documenting the history of Agent Orange, the herbicide used during the Vietnam war. I published my first video on the subject back in June, but originally started researching for the project at the beginning of 2017. Despite spending a considerable amount of time with my head in the books before I made my first video, I have recently found out that I have somehow managed to make two rather large and embarrassing mistakes in my first [...]

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

August 12, 2017 // 3 Comments

At this very moment in time, I am sat at a bar in Dubai Airport enjoying a beer, as I wait for what seems like an eternity for my next flight to finally take me home to England. When I was last here, I received a torrent of tweets and Facebook private messages from people asking for my opinion on a recently published Young Turks video titled, ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ The video hit a nerve with me, as it was a perfect example of everything I have come to loathe about ill-informed [...]

Why I Am OK with Supporting and Being Supported by Bulls**t Peddlers

August 6, 2017 // 2 Comments

As many of you know, I am the owner of a very unusual collection of pseudoscientific trinkets that I proudly have on display in my room. My collection contains everything from the harmless enough, like the chakra kitty healing crystals (which failed to impress my mother’s cat), to the flat-out deadly, like my copy of Christine Maggiores’ book, What If Everything You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong. Most of my friends and family members believe that I am throwing my money away and can’t see why [...]