Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense! Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year!

It was Monday morning and the sun was a bowl of soured milk in the sky so I went out and shook the stupid tree, and look what an embarrassment of riches fell out!

"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:
Between the pandemics and the cures for pandemics and the demographic transition to lower birthrates and longer lifespans, it is clear that the human race just can't get a break, the Depopulation Agenda is well past the reading-the-minutes-from-the-previous-meeting stage and is even now voting on a new secretary. I have to say, though, that if you seek dispassionately-described entropic-decay end-of-it-all scenarios, you are better off reading Disch or Geston.

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 Routine
By Barbara Koeppel On 4/4/16 at 11:43 AM
The 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.

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.

Busby is a veritable one-man puppy-mill of Bizarro-World Epidemiology papers, for which good homes cannot be found. 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 radar
3. Clive deCarle came onto the Riddled radar quite recently when he 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.
  1. ancientpurity.com
  2. vetsilver.com
  3. thehealthuniversity.com
  4. thesexsolution.com
  5. ancientessentialoils.com
  6. bonobohealth.com
  7. amazinghealthtalks.com
  8. thesolutionsclinic.com
  9. fitnessdrops.com
  10. iwanttofeelwell.com
  11. thehealthrevolution.info
Sadly, his "Secret Health Club" site is in Abbey Ance for non-payment of the domain renewal fee, although nothing of value was lost, for copies remain in Google Cache at the time of writing.* It was billed as a so-exclusive subscription-only service reserved for the elite, and I can only suppose that all the suckers who were going to cough up £49, had done so, so no point sustaining it.

"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.
I was speechless in admiration at Clive's 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 kids
EXCLUSIVE: Quack caught out promoting lethal drug
Alas, 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".

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 D2
Vorsprung durch Technik!
Thx Fiona!


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Still, it provides an excuse to link to a Kraftwerk video.

I am disappoint.

Also, bonus content- the late, great Kiyoshiro retooled 'Love Me Tender' into a no nukes song.

Smut Clyde said...

Damnit, I started out with two Kraftwerk vids embedded -- you correctly guessed the first one -- but Blugger deleted it, leaving the second one in the wrong place. Fixing now.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"It's a collective noun," tigris explained patiently.

As I suspected. Riddled is a commie hospice for furries.

ckc (not kc) said...

...somehow I suspect their interpretation of "fitnessdrops.com" is different from mine

Dora said...

Rerum Blue is sold also in UK by Energy For Living.

Smut Clyde said...

"EnergyForLiving" has a UK registrant, but Daniela Gelter and James Price* (of Energy For Living Ltd) primarily stock DrReinwald merchandise** and here are acting as monkeys for the DrReinwald organ-grinder:

Their previous company (Black Panda Limited) was compulsarily dissolved because reasons. Perhaps they need money.

* Actual name: Nickloas John Price.

** Also electrosmog shielding, i.e. anti-WiFi blankets.