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​NEW SHOW ALERT: The Conspiracy Guy – 01.11.17

The Conspiracy Guy #7: During the Golden Globes Award ceremony, Meryl Streep lampooned Donald Trump for one of his untoward statements, where he has made many. But she was playing to the choir. Would it not have been more appropriate to promote coming together to support the new administration, which was the outcome of the election? There are many reasons why she should have considered other options that would have been more constructive in bringing the nation together, especially given the ways in which the election was rigged, not for Donald but for Hillary. The latest revelations from the FBI about her use of an insecure server (for which she did not have evan a password) include 81 email chains that were transmitted and stored on her server that included CONFIDENTIAL and even TOP SECRET/SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM (the highest level) sent between 2009-2013. There were many indications during the campaign that something was not right, including the use of body doubles after her collapse following the 9/11 Memorial service in New York. Hollywood should have been all over that. Moreover, killing Osama bin Laden has been touted as among the “Top 10” achievements of the Obama administration, but it, too, was a political stunt, where Osama died on 15 December 2001 in Afghanistan and had to be resurrected to die a second time, which was memorialized in the film, “Zero Dark Thirty”, which wiped questions about his birth certificate from public attention and positioned him for his triumphal reelection.

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Incentive malus

IN 1962 Jacob Cohen, a psychologist at New York University, reported an alarming finding. He had analysed 70 articles published in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and calculated their statistical “power” (a mathematical estimate of the probability that an experiment would detect a real effect). He reckoned most of the studies he looked at would actually have detected the effects their authors …