"You have stopped making sense," Another Kiwi complained. "When you have the riches, there is no such thing as embarrassment."
"It's a collective noun," tigris explained patiently. "Like 'a field of dreams' or 'a comedy of errors'."
1. This was the first phenomenon to emerge from the scornucopia. It has assumed the form of an academic paper but in fact has been lovingly hand-crafted from spittle and bong-hits, perhaps at a night-school arts class:
Or listening to Van der Graaf Generator.
Close attention reveals that much the same spittle has previously been used in Galalae's earlier emanation. Also in the journal of "Epidemiology: Open Access". Perhaps the editors were of the view that this was not an example of self-plagiarism, but rather an exercise in cut-up creativity-through-rearrangement, in the manner of Burroughs and 'Dead Fingers Talk'. Or perhaps it is another display of cynical non-standards from the money-leeching low-life skeezebags at OMICS.
2. Then helpful friends of Riddled referred us to this article at NEWSWEEK, reprinted from Speculator or some similarly-titled mine of misinformation.
How the U.S. Made Dropping Radioactive Bombs RoutineThe author labours under the misapprehension that dioxin is "the key ingredient in Agent Orange" (rather than a trace contaminant), and that α-radiation is "20 times more damaging than the gamma radiation from nuclear weapons". Which is to say that she is too stupid to be allowed out of doors when it is raining for fear that she will drown from staring up at the clouds with mouth agape.
By Barbara Koeppel On 4/4/16 at 11:43 AM
Her preferred authority for the toxicity of depleted uranium, and the hazards of background radiation, is one "Chris Busby, a British chemical physicist". Busby is noted for his non-linear quasi-homeopathic notion that radiation is most injurious at its lowest levels, just above the threshold of detection. He further believes that governments are covering up the cancer hot-spots by shipping reactor waste around their countries so that everyone is exposed to the radiation. You would expect this to reduce cancer, by pushing everyone's exposure up into the mid-band where radiation is at its most benign, but is anyone grateful? ARE THEY BOG-ROLL.
Predatory publishers love him. So NEWSWEEK thought this intellectual scholium was fit to be puke-funnelled into the wider discourse. It may not have occurred to them, when they set out to target the Information-Averse Idiot readership demographic, that the competition is already tough. Still, it provides an excuse to link to a Kraftwerk video.
Riddled radarhe boarded the GcMAF scamtrain and started pimping the Rerum placebo (along with magic yogurt) through his "rareandbrave" website.
Delving into the domains, we learn that as well as Rareandbrave and the more self-explanatory "clivedecarle.com", our man also acquired a range of other domains, between them creating the impression of someone still feeling his way in the scammer profession and initially unsure which grift would be most profitable. I for one feel only regret that he never got around to fully fledging 'thesexsolution' and 'bonobohealth' into proper websites.
"Ancientpurity.com" is his on-line knocking-shop putting rubbish 'supplements' in touch with the self-obsessed and gullible. It a wonder to behold, what with its Papyrus typography and wigwam / sweat-lodge / spirit-journey stylings.
100% Pure Organic Elemental Suphur, "Derived from pine lignans sourced from marine pine trees". But equally impressed by his Fulvic Acid, which is basically soil. It takes a modicum of initiative to convince the mooks that they need more dirt in their diets, and that they should buy it at £30 for 50 ml. Other connoisseurs of conmanship, however, rate for the Mercola Organic Bronzing Spray.
But the UK's MHRA are not well-pleased with de Carle's business practices, and this happened:
‘Health guru’ Clive de Carle accused of selling potentially deadly autism ‘cure’ pill to desperate parents trying to help their kidsAlas, the Sun displays an equivocal relationship towards facts. No, Rerum is not "a stronger form of unlicensed product GcMAF"; it contains no GcMAF at all. The whole selling point -- at least when signing up prospective marketers -- is that all its ingredients are biologically inert, and already approved for use in the supplement industry, i.e from a regulatory perspective Rerum is just another placebo. So it is possible, then, that the Sun's choice of description "Quack" is equally counter-factual, and probably we should stick to Clive's preferred and self-assigned title of "health guru".
EXCLUSIVE: Quack caught out promoting lethal drug
Our man is also a producer of Youtube videos (who isn't?), mostly advertising his "Health revolution" brand (and Facebook page). Readers may appreciate his advice on "HOW TO SPOT A PSYCHOPATH".
------------------------------------------------* Mysterious atmospheric night-garden imagery stolen from here. According to the owners of the photograph, "Les photos proposées sont la propriété des Jardins Secrets et de Gilles Lansard. Pour les utilisez, merci de les contacter ." HA HA yeah right.
UPDATE: Missing Kraftwerk video re-inserted. Thx BBBB for reminder.
It turns out that as well as plain old Rerum OG,
Die Verbindung von Chondroitin, Ölsäure, Vitamin D3 und Vitamin D2...those industrious German elves at Reinwald's joint have augmented their product range with Rerum Blue with Vitamin D3 removed for no extra price, still just € 529,00 per 3 ml ampoule. Because consumer choice.
Die Verbindung von Chondroitin, Ölsäure, Vitamin D2Vorsprung durch Technik!