What Exodus?

What Exodus?

Was the story of the Exodus a load of bullshit?

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com The Jewish World Review declared, “If the Exodus did not occur, there is no Judaism.” It is a mitzvah – commandment – to tell the story to children. Questioning whether the Exodus occurred is rather more serious than calling into question the Epic of Gilgamesh or the Song of the Nibelungen. And so it is so much fun to ask: did the Exodus happen? The story is that many Jews – Israelites – moved to...
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“Aww, Dad, Can I PLEASE Get Biochipped?”

“Aww, Dad, Can I PLEASE Get Biochipped?”

A Sarfus image of a biochip

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com (An earlier post took a contrary view. A little diversity of opinion is no bad thing.) A biochip is a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder the size of a grain of rice which is injected into the human body. Biochips were first used to monitor fisheries in 1983, but are now used by more than 300 zoos and 80 government agencies in a minimum of 20 countries to track pets, lab animals, and endangered wildlife....
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The Phoenix Program: How to Win at Counter-Insurgency

The Phoenix Program: How to Win at Counter-Insurgency

There is a proven method of beating insurgents. Photo: Department of Defense.

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com One of the most effective things the United States did during the Vietnam War was the Phoenix Program. Counter Spy magazine called it “the most indiscriminate and massive programme of political murder since the Nazi death camps of World War 2.” The United States could do with more of this sort of thing in the counter-insurgencies it keeps finding itself fighting. Counterinsurgency requires that government forces neutralize not only the military capabilities of an insurgency,...
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Da Vinci a la Mode

Da Vinci a la Mode

The cover of The Da Vinci Code

by Timothy Chilman email: ephedrasa@hotmail.com One of the most high-profile conspiracy theories of recent years was that put forward in The Da Vinci Code. Book and film, The Da Vinci Code was once everywhere. Da Vinci Code tours took in its locations. At the Church of St Sulpice in France, staff-members wearied of tourists asking where the nun was murdered, necessitating a sign delineating between fact and fiction. The sign was often stolen. The author, Dan Brown, had arrived, and...
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Did Elvis Fake His Death?

Did Elvis Fake His Death?

Elvis Presley

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com Elvis Presley is the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Rapper Mos Def said he was the white man who stole the black man’s sound. He also broke ground by introducing sex to the equation, specifically when he sang Hound Dog on the Milton Berle Show. His suggestive hip movements stupefied television critics, who lambasted him for his “animalism,” “vulgarity,” and “appalling lack of musicality.” He made more than 110 appearances in the top 40, with...
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Who Believes in the Yeti?

Who Believes in the Yeti?

The most famous photograph of a supposed yeti footprint. Photo: visitnepal.com.

<I’m running out of conspiracies. Suggestions to the email address below as to things I could write about would be very welcome. Credit would be given.> by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com Late in 2011, more than a dozen of what were described as scientists from the United States, Russia, China, Canada, Sweden, and Estonia met in Tashtagol, 2,000 miles east of Moscow in the Kemerovo region of Siberia. They declared that they were 95 percent certain that one incarnation of...
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The Kama Sutra: Ars Erotica but Not Much Arse Erotica

The Kama Sutra: Ars Erotica but Not Much Arse Erotica

Do you want to know what's REALLY in the Kama Sutra?

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com <I’m running out of conspiracies. Suggestions to the email address below as to things I could write about would be very welcome. Credit would be given. As you can see, I’m getting kinda desperate.> If we say that a conspiracy theory is something few people believe – and by Jiminy, we do – then here’s a conspiracy theory: the Kama Sutra is actually not much good. Little is known of the Kama Sutra’s origins. The...
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Hitler in the Sack

Hitler in the Sack

When a person has as prominent a role in history as Adolf Hitler, the question inevitably arises: what was he like in bed? Photo: billium12

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com <I’m running out of conspiracies. Suggestions to the email address below as to things I could write about would be very welcome. Credit would be given.> Adolf Hitler. The name is synonymous with evil. He was responsible for the deaths of millions of people. It is said that there exist more than 700 biographies of him: more than twice as many as for Churchill and three times as many as for Roosevelt and Stalin. And...
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Ronald Reagan and the Little Green Men

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, is said to have seen a UFO twice. Both occasions were during his stint as 33rd Governor or California (1967-75). The first took place the night Reagan was to attend a party held at the Hollywood home of the late actor, William Holden. Two of the party’s attendees, television star Lucille Ball and comedian Steve Allen, confirmed the story. Reagan was absent when festivities commenced, but appeared...
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The Scientology Conspiracy

The Scientology Conspiracy

Scientologists touting for business. Photo: MalleableExit

<Unless somebody suggests something I could write about, weekly updates will cease.> by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com So, what does the faux religion of Scientology entail? Tom Cruise denied it, the website www.scientologymths.info still denies it, and the Church of Scientology has attempted to suppress the story by means of copyright and trade secrecy lawsuits, but it goes like this: after Scientologists have shelled out an estimated $350,000 to reach Operating Thetan Level III, they hear the story of Xenu,...
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