CT016 - The Day Fluoride Controlled Us

December 6, 2018
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Episode 16 - The Fluoride Conspiracy

 

Water fluoridation is a hot button topic, that has proven controversial since the practice began in the 1940’s. The suspicion that rather than the stated purpose of preventing tooth decay, water fluoridation is a practice of involuntary medication and experimentation, and a conspiracy of social engineering that is at best, driven by industrial lobbying to make profitable the sale of industrial waste, and at worst, a concerted effort to affect cognitive function and advance control  over a more docile population through chemically induced compliance.

The regulation around fluoride is all about maximums and safe limits. There are no guidelines about adding a required minimum, only about what levels you don’t want to exceed. Does that sound like a harmless chemical? Oh, and guidance given for water sources that exceed the maximums is to notify the public with a specified time, because it is cost prohibitive to remove the fluoride concentrations.

If public water fluoridation is such a profound scientific discovery, then why are more and more people moving to filtered bottle water, or filtering tap water in efforts to remove the fluoride and chlorine, along with particulates and impurities? Seems like there is a commercial benefit to putting fluoride in the water, doesn’t it? Oh, and add to that more and more communities are electing to stop water fluoridation. So maybe it’s over the top to suspect nefarious plots to indoctrinate the public to social medicines, or that the government is trying to chemically placate an entire population, but when the practice goes against your internal risk management, your subconscious precautionary principle, then it’s no wonder the mind moves toward suspicion.

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Links:

https://www.astdd.org/docs/natural-fluoride-fact-sheet-9-14-2016.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/engineering/wfadditives.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy

https://befreetech.com/wp/fluoride/

https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/statistics/2014stats.htm

https://fluoridealert.org/content/bfs-2012/

http://fluoridealert.org/issues/caries/who-data/

https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/magazine/pipe-dreams-americas-fluoride-controversy

https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/worry-and-a-lack-of-trust-americans-and-drinking-water/

http://www.wcponline.com/2016/06/15/drinking-water-issues-worry-americans/

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/forced-fluoridation-community-water-supplies-open-letter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precautionary_principle

https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/advocating-for-the-public/fluoride-and-fluoridation

https://www.nap.edu/read/11571/chapter/1#iii

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b331/16d62868c4f22e539e5c5bd2563d23da4eb9.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db53.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956646/

CT015 - The Day The Polygraph Lied

November 21, 2018
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Episode 15 - The Polygraph Test

 

The polygraph has a long and tenuous history rooted in efforts to advance interrogation techniques. Currently it is dismissed by scientists, and is inadmissible in court, yet, the polygraph examination is still used by federal agencies, businesses, investigators and police forces.

The lie detector is often used within the realm of conspiracy theory and alternative beliefs as an offering of proof on the basis of honesty and integrity of those making extraordinary claims. But do we trust it? Do we really care about the outcome of polygraph tests, given the controversy surrounding their validity? The truth is, yes we do. We want to put stock in these tests, and we want to have proof put before us.

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygraph

https://theintermediateperiod.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/aldrich-ames-on-beating-a-polygraph/

https://www.polygraph.org/

https://www.antipolygraph.org/ceppa.shtml

https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/20/the-myth-of-the-polygraph/

http://stlr.org/2018/01/10/does-fmri-lie-detection-have-a-future-in-the-courtroom/

http://clbb.mgh.harvard.edu/deception/

https://brainworldmagazine.com/the-neuroscience-of-lying/

https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/09/25/nsa-whistleblower-reveals-how-to-beat-a-polygraph-test

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/spycatcher/201203/the-truth-about-lie-detection

http://jaapl.org/content/38/4/446

https://www.nap.edu/read/10420/chapter/5

https://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/5999119/polygraphs-lie-detectors-do-they-work

http://jimfishertruecrime.blogspot.com/2012/03/jorelys-rivera-murder-case-polygraph-as.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-human-beast/201303/do-lie-detectors-work

https://www.area51polygraph.com/polygraph

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22467640

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/694430/news-ufo-aliens-lie-detector-test-buzz-aldrin-astronauts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/04/10/buzz-aldrins-ufo-sighting-moon-missions-mystique-might-have-simple-explanation/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.21dad0110f4e

https://evolutioncounseling.com/the-need-for-validation/

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/healing-together/2012/07/important-validation-for-the-aftermath-of-adult-trauma/

https://chintanzalani.com/psychology-behind-seeking-validation-need/

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Maslow/motivation.htm

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pieces-mind/201204/understanding-validation-way-communicate-acceptance

https://www.apa.org/research/action/polygraph.aspx

CT014 - The Day A Psychic Detective Cracked The Case

November 6, 2018
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Episode 14 - Psychic Detectives

The use of psychic abilities to find answers, uncover clues, find victims and even uncover identities of criminal perpetrators goes way back. In ancient times, those who sought missing persons could consult an oracle or divine with activities such as astrology. By the sixteenth century, dowsing became a practiced means of tracking culprits with the use of divining rods. In the nineteenth century, sensitives claimed to receive information for a crime in their dreams, and at the height of Spiritualism, some mediums claimed to solve crimes through the help of their spirit guides.

Modern psychic approaches utilized pretty much all of these old arts, along with many others. A psychic superstar, Noreen Renier, employs still another old divination technique called psychometry, by which she purportedly gets psychic impressions from objects connected with a particular person. Many psychics claim to use clairvoyance ("clear-seeing”) whereby they supposedly “see” remote images and scenes as if they were viewed on a movie screen. Some psychics even study people’s “auras” or read the lines in their palms.

Psychic detective work has been credited for providing valuable information, if not outright solving,  many missing persons and murder cases over the years. Of course, some claims are made only from the psychics themselves, and critics are quick to site the lack of any scientific backing and the failure of many purported psychics when their skills are tested and held up to scrutiny.

Regardless, we are fascinated by the idea of psychic abilities providing investigative support, especially in the most unnerving, unsettling, and unsolved cases.

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Links:

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-03-27/local/me-381_1_murder-victim

https://news.gallup.com/poll/4483/americans-belief-psychic-paranormal-phenomena-over-last-decade.aspx

http://www.skeptically.org/spiritualism/id10.html

https://www.lifedeathprizes.com/real-life-crime/psychic-detectives-that-have-helped-to-solve-crimes-43235

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_detective

https://swallowingthecamel.me/2009/04/21/psychic-detectives-part-ii-dorothy-allison-and-noreen-renier/

https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/police_psychics_do_they_really_solve_crimes

https://news.gallup.com/poll/4483/americans-belief-psychic-paranormal-phenomena-over-last-decade.aspx

https://complicatedgrief.columbia.edu/professionals/complicated-grief-professionals/overview/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/because-im-the-mom/201602/the-myth-complicated-grief

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/understanding-grief/201709/ambiguous-loss

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shadow-boxing/201806/unsolved-murder-and-the-seductions-focalism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchoring

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-and-praxis/201804/the-uncanny-fear-loss-part-1

http://www.globalnetresearch.com/statements.html

CT013 - The Day Exorcism Gave Us Control

October 23, 2018
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Episode 13 - Exorcism

Exorcism, as a practice in some form or another has been around about as long as human beings have been asking themselves why things happen, and it’s never been completely abandoned. Yet, by the mid 20th century, the practices has waned considerably as had public interest. That all changed in 1973 with the cinematic release of “The Exorcist”. This horrific, and terrifying tale, based on a book, which claimed to be based on actual events, scared the pants off of us, and got everyone filling up their bottles of holy water again.

The art of exorcism and demonic possessions are very real for a large percentage of the population. Statistic show that over 50% of Americans believe in the possibility of demonic possession, and current demand for exorcisms have skyrocketed in Europe and Mexico. Clearly there is something happening and people are looking for answers.

Of course, there are criticisms of the practice. While some hold a secular dismissal of the practice as an archaic, medieval throwback, others take a more sympathetic perspective. Those in the mental health fields, psychologists, psychiatrists and fields of neuroscience offer explanation through greater understanding of psychological and physiological disorders that often mimic, symptomatically, conditions of possession.

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exorcism

http://historyhole.com/the-history-of-exorcisms/?con=&loc=&utm_source=

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4744643/

http://orderofexorcists.com/

https://www.vox.com/2016/10/30/13413864/satanic-panic-ritual-abuse-history-explained

https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/08/not-so-rare-but-rarely-diagnosed-from-demonic-possession-to-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis/

https://thefearandanxietysolution.com/portfolio-items/the-fear-of-losing-control/

CT012 - The Day Alien Abductions Took Us into the Unknown

October 10, 2018
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Episode 12 - Alien Abductions

The phenomenon, as documented by researchers, journalists, and skeptics alike, over the years, has become pretty well defined in terms of key aspects, and has led to an array of collected testimonies, assertions to either the validity or the incredulity of the phenomenon, and even the occasional conspiracy theory or two.

The terms alien abduction or abduction phenomenon describe "subjectively real memories of being taken secretly against one's will by apparently nonhuman entities and subjected to complex physical and psychological procedures".

Most discussion of the phenomenon focuses on trying to explain the experiences either through proof of the extraterrestial or through mundane terrestial influences and psychological basis. But what about the rest of us? What explains our fascination with alien abduction stories? Why do we want it to be the subject of our movies, tv shows and books? Perhaps it is because it speaks to a root fear. A fear of the unknown.

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_abduction

https://www.mufon.com/travis-walton-abduction---1975.html

https://www.mufon.com/betty--barney-hill-abduction---1961.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B4nio_Vilas_Boas

http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-abduction-and-kidnapping

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0887618516300469

https://www.somewhereintheskies.com/

https://audioboom.com/channels/4938828

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Alien_abduction

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201611/study-fear-the-unknown-compounds-many-anxiety-disorders

http://www.look4ward.co.uk/weird/tales-of-fairies-modern-concept-of-alien-abduction-experience/

CT011 - The Day Bodies Were Buried in the Hoover Dam

September 25, 2018
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Episode 11 - Workers Buried in Hoover Dam

A worker falls into a pool of wet concrete that’s being poured as part of a major construction project. Before he can be saved, his body slips beneath the surface and he drowns in the thick soup of the concrete.
Pouring concrete is a slow and tedious job, and once “the pour” is started, it can’t be stopped without ruining the whole block, and that section of the project has to completely re-done. So, rather than dig the dead workman out of the concrete pool, construction supervisors and bosses let the body sink further into the concrete, and the poor workman gets entombed forever in the structure he was helping to build.

That's the legend anyway, and it gets told generation after generation when people discover this mega-structure. Is it really just that good of a legend that it keeps going on it's own merits, or is there something else about the Hoover Dam itself that resonates within the public mind?

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortality_salience

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_management_theory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam

https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/hoover-dam

https://www.sarahwolfe.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/RossWolfe_2015.pdf

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tomb-of-the-dammed/

http://professorbuzzkill.com/construction-workers-entombed-concrete-myth/

CT010 - The Day Q Clearance Went Top Secret

August 28, 2018
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Episode 10 - Q Clearance

The term "Q Clearance" has been in the news because of the QAnon claims that originated out of 4chan and have since gone mainstream. The claim of a Q level clearance, gave "Q" the nickname and is the basis for supposed insider above-top-secret access within the current US Administration. In this episode, we delve into the claim of Q Clearance, and explore the history of security clearance, some of the misunderstanding about holding a security clearance, and the mystery and public concern of those holding high security access. Join me as we explore this highly touted and misunderstood security clearance, known as Q Clearance.

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Links:

https://fas.org/sgp/othergov/gss98.html

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/07/taming_swamp_critters_with_security_clearances.html

https://www.ndtv.com/topic/nuclear-secrets

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/02/03/19243/workers-threw-out-us-nuclear-secrets-common-rubbish-20-years

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3077346/Ex-CIA-officer-NY-Times-leak-case-gets-42-months-prison.html

https://www.sandia.gov/fso/fso_conferences/2011_FSO_Conference/2011_FSO_OriginQandL.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_White

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/06/09/government-security-clearance/2406243/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/06/who-has-security-clearance/102549298/

https://fas.org/sgp/classdoe.htm

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/FY16-Report-Security-Clearance-Determinations-PubRelease-20171017.pdf

CT009 - The Day Carl Jung Analyzed a Crop Circle

August 14, 2018
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Episode 9 - Crop Circles

The name conjures the image in the mind. A crop circle means a golden geometric pattern has been shaped into a field somewhere, and eventually turned into a poster on someone's cubicle wall. Some believe that they are made by extra-terrestrial visitors, or perhaps by magnetic fields flowing from deep within the earth along leylines. Others simply chalk them up to the result of weather phenomena or the artful endeavor of hoaxers known as "cereal artists". Crop circles, whatever the cause, capture our imagination, but why? The answer may lie with an ancient symbol known as the mandala. Thanks to analytical psychologist Carl Jung, we can explore the deep psychological value of both mandala and crop circles as reflections and representation of self and our understanding of our identities, and maybe discover why we find these fanciful field formations so fascinating!

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Links:

https://m.theepochtimes.com/historical-crop-circles-before-people-knew-what-crop-circles-were_1752290.html

https://artifactsjournal.missouri.edu/2015/08/crop-circles-explained/

https://www.livescience.com/26540-crop-circles.html

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Crop-Circle

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10217151/Crop-circles-demystified-how-the-patterns-are-created.html

http://www.world-mysteries.com/science-mysteries/strange-phenomena/crop-circles/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_circle

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/crop-circles-the-art-of-the-hoax-2524283/

https://temporarytemples.co.uk/visiting-the-circles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala

https://nexusnewsfeed.com/article/spiritual-psychic/psychology-of-the-mandala/

https://fractalenlightenment.com/14683/life/carl-jungs-psychological-diagnosis-using-mandalas

https://www.carl-jung.net/mandala.html

http://www.cropcirclesecrets.org/crop_circles_sacredgeo2.html

CT008 - The Day Ghosts Started Photobombing Our Selfies

July 31, 2018
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Episode 8 - Ghost Photography

You've seen them on the internet. You may even have some within your own collection. Ghost photos. Also known as paranormal or spirit photography, the practice of capturing ghostly apparitions on camera is as old as the field of photography itself. Thought to be caused by the environmental affect by the apparition, either through radiation, ionization, or some impact to non-visible light spectrums, the camera captures images that are not seen by the naked eye. Well, it may be a ghost, or it might just be that you are hard wired to make sense of randomness of all that background noise in the photograph. In this episode we explore the history of spirit photography, and discuss the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia that might help explain at least some of those spooky ghost photos that we all love to stare at, looking for something otherworldly.

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Links:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140730-why-do-we-see-faces-in-objects

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3280816/What-photos-s-faces-suffer-facial-pareidolia.html

http://mentalfloss.com/article/87784/13-historys-most-famous-ghost-photos

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150629-the-intriguing-history-of-ghost-photography

https://psmag.com/social-justice/believe-ghosts-youll-see-ghost-69599

https://futurism.com/pareidolia-why-we-see-what-isnt-there/

https://www.popphoto.com/parapsychologist-steve-parsons-discusses-fallacy-ghost-photography#page-14

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shadow-boxing/201310/how-fake-ghost-photo

https://psmag.com/environment/bloody-mary-bloody-mary

https://neurosciencenews.com/face-pareidolia-frontal-cortex-1019/

https://www.prairieghosts.com/ph_history.html

http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/echoes-from-beyond-the-strange-history-of-spirit-photography/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-sensed-presence-effect/

CT007 - The Day Bacon Wrote Shakespeare

July 17, 2018
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Episode 7 - The Question of Shakespeare Authorship

We've all studied Shakespeare. You read him in school. You performed a soliloquy in drama class. You've watched all the bad coming of age teen remakes. Did you know, though, that Shakespeare didn't actually write any of his works? At least, that's the theory, and we discuss the historical thought of the day that inspired this hotly debated and contemptuous accusation. We also explore an area of pursuasive argument known as the Argument of Authority, that just might explain why people today continue to jump on the band wagon of Shakespeare "doubters" whether they have a literary background or not.

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Links:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare_authorship_question

http://realunexplainedmysteries.com/the-william-shakespeare-conspiracy-theory

https://www.doubtaboutwill.org/declaration

http://ourfakehistory.com/index.php/season-1/episode-5-did-shakespeare-write-the-plays/#more-131

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/playwrights/shakespeare-the-conspiracy-theories/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_from_authority#Fallacious_appeal_to_authority

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Reasonable_Doubt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_populum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_criticism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Bacon