Friday, February 09, 2007

How To Spot Fake News Headlines

Apparently, reporters have a fetish for the number 19.

Why would journalist throw this number 19 in their headlines?

You can't make this stuff folks... or can you!:


• At least 19 killed in bus crash in northern India [2/7/2007]
• WorldOne Russian killed, at least 19 injured in Italian bus crash [2/5/2007]
• Search for victims after deadly Fla. storms... At least 19 killed, but death toll might not be known for days [2/3/2007]
• Wall Collapse In India Kills At Least 19 [2/3/2007]
• Huge explosions rock Baghdad, at least 19 killed [1/25/2007]
• At least 19 U.S. servicemen killed in day of violence in Iraq [1/20/2007]
• Car Bombings in Baghdad Kill at Least 19 Iraqis [1/18/2007]
• At Least 19 Killed In Nation-Wide Ice Storms [1/14/2007]
• At Least 19 Dead In Calif. Storms [1/11/2007]


• Drug gangs unleash havoc in Rio as 19 die [12/29/2006]
• At least 19 killed in Indonesian landslide [12/25/2006]
• At least 19 Iraqi civilians, including seven women and eight children, were killed Friday in U.S. air strikes northwest of Baghdad, Iraqi police and officials said. [12/8/2006]
• Bulgaria bus, truck crash kills 19 [12/7/2006]
• Children among 19 killed by Israeli tank fire [11/8/2006]
• State one of at least 19 offering sedatives to death row inmates [11/8/2006]
• Cycling Chief Seeks Bans for at Least 19 Riders in Blood Probe [10/2/2006]
• 19 Russians, Puppets Killed in 36 Hours in Chechnya [9/29/2006]
• Gunman Kills One, Wounds 19 in Shooting Spree at Montreal College [9/14/2006]
• Bombs kill at least 19 in Baghdad, gunfights in Basra and Mosul [8/16/2006]
• Villagers in Dongzhou Reveal That at Least 19 Have Died in the Recent Conflict [8/12/2006]
• South Lebanon Closed; Strikes Kill 19 [8/9/2006]
• Baghdad blasts kill at least 19 [8/8/2006]
• At least 19 dead and scores injured in China earthquake [7/23/2006]
• At least 19 killed in Iraq, 11 in Baghdad mosque bombing [6/16/2006]
• Flash floods kill at least 19 in southwest China [6/14/2006]
• Gunmen Attack Bus Near Baghdad, At Least 19 Killed [6/5/2006]
• At least 19 more waterways may need mercury advisories [5/2006]
• At least 19 killed in Baghdad bombing [5/26/2006]
• At least 19 killed in Baghdad attacks [5/22/2006]
• Urgent: At least 19 dead in Baghdad blast [5/20/2006]
• 19 killed in Iraq [5/11/2006]
• At least 19 killed by US storms [4/6/2006]
• Storms kill at least 19 in Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois [4/3/2006]
• Insurgents kill at least 19 Iraqis in rural area [3/4/2006]
• Religious mobs kill at least 19 more in Nigeria [2/23/2006]
• Clashes in southern Afghanistan kill at least 19 [2/4/2006]


• At least 19 dead as seaplane crashes off Miami [12/20/2005]
• At least 19 dead in Iraq car bomb [11/25/2005]
• At Least 19 Sony BMG Titles Including Trey Anastasio And Our Lady Peace "Protected" By Controversial Rootkit Software [11/11/2005]
• Indiana tornado kills at least 19 [11/7/2005]
• Bali blasts death toll at 19 [10/2/2005]
• Typhoon Damrey kills 6, leaves at least 19 missing in Vietnam [9/28/2005]
• At least 19 killed in Hamas rally explosion [9/24/2005]
• At least 19 killed in Tunisian ATR crash. [8/6/2005]
• Utah Code gives at least 19 ways for agents to lose their licenses [7/9/2005]
• At Least 19 Dead in Guerrilla Violence [6/4/2005]
• At least 19 dead in Colombia conflict [4/18/2005
• Plant explosion injures at least 19 [3/24/2005]
• At least 19 people injured after rebels bombed a train in Thailand [2/19/2005]
• Four explosions kill at least 19 in Iraq [2/19/2005]
• At Least 19 Are Hurt as Small Jet Skids Off New Jersey Runway [2/5/2005]
• Insurgent attacks kill at least 19 [1/28/2005]


• Mosul Rocket Attack Kills At Least 19 American Soldiers - Single Package Bomb Blows Up Tent Halliburton Maybe Was Supposed To Replace By Christmas [12/21/2004]
• 19 killed, 15 wounded in Baghdad car bomb attack [11/11/2004]
• Japan Quake Kills At Least 19 [10/25/2004]
• At Least 19 Die as Violence Continues to Surge in Iraq [6/6//2004]
• Lassa fever kills at least 19 in southern Nigeria. [5/5/2004]
• At least 19 killed in Najaf clash: report [4/4/2004]
• Official Says At Least 19 Killed, 26 Injured In Blasts [4/4/2004]


• 19 killed, 50 injured in commuter train blast in Stavropol Region today [12/5/2003]
• At Least 19 Hurt in California Prison Riot [12/3/2003]
• Suicide bomber kills at least 19 in Israel [10/5/2003]
• Twisters kill at least 19 in Kansas and Missouri [5/5/2003]
• Three bombings claim at least 19 lives [3/5/2003]
• At Least 19 Killed in Strong Earthquake in Mexico [1/22/2003]


• At least 19 killed in train derailment in Andhra Pradesh [12/22/2002]
• Ukraine Mine Blast Kills At Least 19 [8/1/2002]
• At Least 19 Killed In Spin Boldak Blast [6/28/2002]
• Passover bomber kills at least 19 Israelis [3/28/2002]
• Japan: Fear of forcible return, At least 19 Afghan asylum-seekers. [3/12/2002]
• At least 19 people injured by stray bullets at new year celebrations in Puerto Rico [1/2/2002]


• Jerusalem terrorist attacks claim at least 12 dead [12/2/2001]
• At least 19 Islamic extremists passed through Japan [9/18/2001]
• At least 19 Japanese nationals at trade center missing [9/12/2001]
• Tornado slams Colorado town; at least 19 injured [5/21/2001]


• CATA wrecks injure at least 19 [9/20/2000]
• At least 19 killed in tornadoes in Southeast America [2/15/2000]


• Twisters kill at least 19 [5/4/1999]

• At least 19 killed in Jerusalem bombing [3/3/1996]
• Human cytomegalovirus clinical isolates carry at least 19 genes not found in laboratory strains. [1/1996]

• Car Bombs Kill at Least 19 In 2 Bogota Shopping Malls [5/13/1990]

Whenever there is a staged event (like this), the media lets the "criminals" know the mission was successful by adding the phrase, "At least" in the headline.

For example:
At least 19 killed in shooting
At least 13 killed in tornado
At least 19 killed in Iraq bombing

And on and on... seriously... whip out your newspaper and look for the phrase "at least." -- the AP (Associated Press) codes their headlines with "at least" all of the time.

Of course, the newspapers can defend this by saying they're not sure of the count... but when you look on websites from over 27 years ago, you'll still see the headlines with "at least xxx killed".

By the way... this is one of the most important posts I've ever discovered...

... And it's for this reason I recommend you let your friends know about it -- strength in numbers... once the criminals know we're on to them, we might be able to get real news put back into the media again.

Pass this post along to your friends... the URL is:

Monday, September 25, 2006

Homemade hair treatments

Are you looking for a unique hydrating conditioner for dry hair?

If so, you might be interested in homemade hair conditioner and shampoos.

Surprisingly, the very same fruits and vegetables sitting in your icebox double as natural hair care recipes and double as the best conditioner for severely damaged dry hair.

Here are three nifty ways to use homemade natural hair care recipes to fix brittle hair:

Restore you hair's pH with this amazing hair repair conditioner
In order to restore a healthy pH balance, try mashing 1 banana with 1 tablespoon of plain ol' olive oil in a blender or food processor to make a "mask."

Apply this homemade hair mask directly to your dry hair, cover with a shower cap and wait 15 to 30 minutes. Finally rinse out, and shampoo and condition as usual.

Milk + honey = healthy hair
If you have thinner hair, the combination of milk and honey offers a light restoration without weighing your hair down.

Warm 2 cups of whole milk and add 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix well until the honey dissolves. Apply this mixture to your dry hair and wait 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then shampoo and condition as usual.

Strip this "mousse" with ocean's favorite ingredient
If you're addicted to hair gels and mousses to control frizzy hair, each application of mousse or gel saps your hair's natural moisture pump -- eliminating your hair's shine.

Here is the best way to strip away excess oil and buildup...

... Dissolve 2 tablespoons of fine sea salt or Epsom salt in a cup of warm water, and pour over your hair. Wait 5 minutes and rinse. Then follow up immediately with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Warning: Use this treatment just once or twice a month... overuse may irritate your scalp or dry out your hair.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Trading Place was good, but this is better

Last night, Comedy Central aired Trading Places -- a 1983 film based on the Three Stooges 1935 short film Hoi Polloi -- as an "experiment into heredity versus environment."

The brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke conspire (and place a $1 bet) for two radically different men to "trade places" in life.

Louis Winthorpe III, an Ivy League white guy (played by Dan Aykroyd) is falsely accused of theft and his life spirals out of control. Ultimatley, he's fired from his job (working with the Duke brothers), loses all of his possessions, his friends, and his dignity. At the same time, the stereotypical, black-skinned hustler (played by Eddie Murphy) is given everything Winthorpe lost.

As you'd expect, the movie has a happy ending with revenge against the rich guys. I love that.

Unfortunately, what happens in the movies is not what happens in real life.

So it's ironic that the producer of Trading Places -- Aaron Russo... just released a documentary called Freedom to Fascism -- it's a movie the IRS doesn't want you to watch.

The film starts with Russo's quest to validate the claims of the Tax Honesty movement -- that paying individual federal taxes is voluntary. In Russo's attempt to get an answer to the one simple question, "What is the law that requires people to pay personal income tax in their wages and salaries," Russo is stonewalled by just about everyone, he instead discovers everything from the evils of the Federal Reserve System to human-implanted RFID tracking chips and even corrupt Diebold electronic voting machines.

Unfortunately, Russo never gets answers to his simple question.

I understand Freedom to Fascism gets standing ovations... how many movies can claim that? Yes, it's that good. I wished it didn't end...

... And that my only critique of the movie -- it didn't end. Instead, Russo asks us what our next step is. That's a pickle most can't handle. I was looking for ideas on what to do next.

This isn't Russo's first documentary about corruption... he actually created an hour long informercial called, "Aaron Russo's Mad as Hell."

Russo is a fascinating guy (to say the least). During my research, I discovered Russo is (allegedly) the mystery man wiretapped by "famed Hollywood private detective" Anthony Pellicano... apparently initiated over a sour business relationship with financier Adam Sander. Russo also ran for governor of the state of Nevada in 1998 because, ""I believe that America is rushing headlong into becoming a socialist totalitarian society and I want to help stop it. I see the Federal Government disobeying the Constitution. When the government is allowed to take control by force and act unlawfully, then thats tyranny."

Screening of Freedom to Fascism

Freedom to Fascism websites:

Aaron Russo's Mad as Hell
(Warning: the sound quality is horrible.)

Russo for President:
(This is a cached version of the site from October 22, 2003.)

Donate to fund Freedom to Fascism:

Monday, September 11, 2006

Are gas prices predictable?

Last week, CNN contrarian talking head Jack Cafferty offered this opinion about the link between gas price trends and elections.

"You know, if you were a real cynic, you could also wonder if the oil companies might not be pulling the price of gas down to help the Republicans get re-elected in the midterm elections a couple of months away."

Whether you're a Cafferty fan or not, Jack is simply mimicing what seems to be obvious election year schemes via the pump.

Now that the price of gas is much higher than it was just 10 years ago, the proof of a gas price conspiracy is hard to argue.

Armed with nothing more than a government spreadsheet and a few minutes of my time, it's easy to see a distinct trend between the rise and fall of nationwide prices (for unleaded gas) when linked to election year cycles.

Over the last 10 years, the average rise/fall of gas prices between June and October are directly tied to elections... during off-election cycles, the price of gas always increased from June to October. And on even-ending years (during election cycles), the price of gas always fell from June to October.


Here's what the Bureau of Labor Statitics (the same government department who oversees the reporting of the Consumer Price Index) released for the average price of unleaded gasoline within the United States from 2005 'til 1996:

2006 (Election year)
Sep $2.66
Jun $2.92
8.9% cheaper

Oct $2.79
Jun $2.18
27.9% more expensive

2004 (Election year)
Oct $2.03
Jun $2.04
0.5% cheaper

Oct $1.60
Jun $1.51
5.9% more expensive

2002 (Election year)
Oct $1.45
Jun $1.40
3.5% more expensive

Oct $1.36
Jun $1.64
17.0% cheaper (*same period as 9/11 attacks)

2000 (Election year)
Oct $1.56
Jun $1.62
3.7% cheaper

Oct $1.27
Jun $1.15
9.5% more expensive

1998 (Election year)
Oct $1.04
Jun $1.09
4.6% cheaper

Oct $1.24
Jun $1.23
0.8% more expensive

1996 (Election year)
Oct $1.23
Jun $1.30
5.4% cheaper

Bottom line: While big oil could easily accuse Jack Cafferty as a conspiracy theorist, the facts (and data) show Mr. Cafferty is spot on. The government's own Consumer Price Index for unleaded gasoline reveals the average price of gas declines during election years and increases during off-election cycles... the only exception was the year of the 9/11 attacks.

When you look at the June to October trends above (and remove the 2001 cycle), gas prices averaged an 11.0% price drop during election year cycles and a 4.4% increase during off-election years.

Updated sources:

USA National Gas Temperature Map
A very interesting, color-coded map of average gas prices by geography

Any thoughts on these gas price trends?

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Welcome to TruthSleuth

Unfortunately, the domain TruthSleuth was already scooped up at

... And surprisingly, my backup domain names were already taken as well.

Finally, I was able to create this blog under the URL:


I asssume your visit here signifies a desire to find the truth about historical events.

Whether it's what really happened on September 11th, the real reason behind high gas prices, or even finding proof that our weather is manipulated, the fact that you're here tells me you share the same curiosities I do.

While I don't believe a word of official story about what happened on 911, I don't know exactly why it was done (or who did it).

That's one of the reasons I'm willing to invest my time posting to this blog.

I've promised myself to stick to the facts and stay far away from "unknowables."

For example, it's now widely believed that the twin towers (and Building 7) was brought down by controlled demolition. And while the evidence seems beyond a reasonable doubt, I'd rather focus on facts.

Here's just a few to ponder:

- Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld announced less than one day before "attack" the Pentagon was missing $2.3 trillion.

- Over $950 million in gold and silver were stored in various WTC buildings were moved away in Brinks trucks before the collapses. Apparently, just a fraction of the gold and silver was reported recovered (yet not even an ounce of these precious metals were found after the cleanup -- and any high school science teacher would tell us gold and silver is too dense to be vaporized).

- According to radio host Walter Burien (of Radio Free America), The World Trace Center was deemed a "no-fly zone" 12 miles in all directions. If you flew within the no-fly zone, you were warned to back off. If you flew within 5 miles, you were threatened with a shoot down order. If you dared flew within 3 miles, the shoot down order could be issued.

Plus, the North Tower was specially outfitted with surface-to-air missiles and Spatz helicopter to defend the towers.

- Wargames and drills were being conducted at the exact same time as the attacks... including "Operation Vigilant Guardian" which simulated hijacked planes in the north eastern sector and started to coincide with 9/11.

- World Trade Center Building 7 was the first time a modern, steel-reinforced high rise in the United States ever collapsed in a fire.

- Building 7 stored criminal files and records related to numerous Wall Street investigations including Enron and the relationship between Citigroup and the WorldCom bankruptcy.

- Larry Silverstein, owner of the WTC complex was the first buyer of terrorism insurance just 48 days prior to 9/11.

- According to the FBI, Osama Bin Laden isn't wanted for the 9/11 attack.

Any thoughts about the facts above?