Was Heart-Tugging Viral Video Of Generous Homeless Man All A Hoax?|
HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — The viral video of a homeless man buying food for friends with $100 he had been given warmed the hearts of many of the more than 25 million people who clicked on it.
Donations came pouring in for the homeless man named Thomas. More than $130,000 donated from around the globe in about a week.
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Can't say I'm surprised, I thought it was a scam the second I saw it, it was too perfect. All these YouTubers driven to make viral videos have been pulling scams like this one after another lately. Think the drunk girl who men try to rape video, the cat-calling video made by the scam-artist producer "Rob Bliss" (whom, by the way, some police in Lowell, Michigan hired to make a PR-stunt for themselves). At this point, if you don't assume scam until proven otherwise, you're not paying attention. What surprises me about this is that they're collecting donations off it, $136,749 so far. Collecting donations off a lie is fraud and is criminal, people have been sent to jail for doing similar, claiming they have cancer, etc. For their part, they're still claiming it's real. Obviously, I don't believe them, but I'll admit anything is possible. Of course, this story is only noteworthy because the media ran with it uncritically. - Chris, InfoLib
FBI Spurns Evidence on Sony Hack, Blames North Korea Again|
|Security experts are putting out a growing mountain of evidence in the Sony Pictures hack which points to the incident being an insider attack. and discrediting FBI allegations against North Korea.|
The FBI has already made up their minds, however, and they’re not going to change them, loudly spurning all the evidence as non-credible, and insisting again that they are certa... (more)
Sony Hack Reveals That MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was A Lie|
|For years, we've pointed out that the giant "settlements" that the MPAA likes to announce with companies it declares illegal are little more than Hollywood-style fabrications. Cases are closed with big press releases throwing around huge settlement numbers, knowing full well that the sites in question don't have anywhere near that kind of money available. At the end of 2013, it got two of these, with IsoHunt agreeing to 'pay' $110 million and Hotfile agreeing to 'pay' $80 million. In bot... (more) |
Was FBI Wrong On North Korea?|
Was the CIA "wrong" about WMDs?
They'll Be Back: PATCON, Oklahoma City, and Jesse Trentadue's Lonely Crusade for Justice|
|“His name used to be Don Jarrett,” long-time federal asset John Matthews told FBI Special Agent Adam Quirk during a July 9 phone call. Matthews was concerned that he would have to testify in a lawsuit filed by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue seeking the release of long-concealed video tapes from the `1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Trentadue believes that the ... (more) |
Syria 'Hero Boy' Video Revealed To Be Government Propaganda|
|A dramatic video clip showing a young boy heroically rescuing a young girl amid a hail of gunfire in Syria has racked up millions of YouTube viewings and has been trending heavily on other social media platforms.|
The mainstream media and US government jumped on the video as evidence of the absolute depravity of the Assad regime. What kind of monster purposely targets children?
Wrote the International Business Times:
Using A Fake Threat To Justify Aggression|
|It has become abundantly clear, thanks especially to excellent reporting and analysis by Glenn Greenwald and Justin Raimondo, that the “Khorasan Group” threat used as the pretext for the US bombing of Syria was totally fabricated by the US government. The purpose was an attempt to legitimize what... (more) |
Experts: James Foley Beheading Video Likely Fake|
As the kids say on Youtube, "fake and gay."
In all seriousness, I watched the video due to this report and it's true no blood comes out of his neck despite the guy sawing at it for 3 or so seconds, at which point they cut away, then show some gruesome photo of him supposedly beheaded. If these are the sadistic terrorists they claim to be, why wouldn't they show the execution like all the Mexican drug cartels do? Anything used by the state/media to generate war-hype is to be assumed propaganda until conclusively proven otherwise. - Chris, InfoLib
Is THIS Why the Plane Was Shot Down?|
|Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down.|
The Russian government claims Ukrainian fig... (more)
State Dept. Accuses Russia of Firing Artillery Into Ukraine, Refuses to Provide Any Evidence|
Our intelligence shows Russia is arming the separatists in Ukraine with rocket launchers, and they're firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military positions, but we can't provide you with any evidence, so says State Department spokesmodel Marie Harf.
FBI Entrapment Created 'Illusion' of Terrorist Plots: Report|
|Federal officials and law enforcement agents are treating American Muslims like "terrorists-in-waiting," according to a new report released Monday by Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute.|
The FBI, under pressure to appear effective and worthy of its $8.4-billion budget, has "targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism 'sting operations' based on religi... (more)