Las Vegas victim threatened by conspiracy theorists

Canadian Braden Matejka narrowly escaped death in the Las Vegas shooting, and so his story along with many others became international news. Here he is briefly telling his story on CBC … He had a very very lucky escape and narrowly missed death by millimetres. Essentially the bullet grazed his skull. If he had been standing … Read moreLas Vegas victim threatened by conspiracy theorists

Valentine’s day urban legends

OK, it’s V day, so I’m taking a break from my usual scribblings to indulge in something a bit different. Here are a couple of classic Valentine’s day urban legends for you to enjoy. Legend 1 – Robin Hood This story dates to the first release of the  movie “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves” with Kevin Costner back in … Read moreValentine’s day urban legends

Is the attack on fact checking site Snopes valid?

The UK’s Daily Mail has published a story regarding the founders of the fact-checking site snopes.com. This merits a closer look and so we shall take a peek to see what is happening here. Generally seeing the words, “Daily Mail” is a bit of a red flag. They are not the worst, but you can never … Read moreIs the attack on fact checking site Snopes valid?

Failed Claims: “The fix is in: Newsweek Hillary issue in print before election happened”

For what are rather obvious reasons this claim is dead in the water, however just prior to the election is was thriving. It is inevitable that a Hillary would have given it a huge boost and that it would then continue to have circulated for quite some time. OK, so what was going on here? It … Read moreFailed Claims: “The fix is in: Newsweek Hillary issue in print before election happened”

Weird claims: “Obama Is a Muslim”

We do all know that it is perhaps part of the human condition for many wacky ideas to float about, but sometimes even that knowledge does not insulate you from being surprised when something truly bizarre pops it. Perhaps the degree of surprise is in some respects source driven. Conservapedia is a well-known bastion of absurd nonsense and … Read moreWeird claims: “Obama Is a Muslim”