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Old 29th October 2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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NPR’s “To The Best Of Our Knowledge”.... “Even Stranger Things”

Had to be because of Halloween...

Usually, NPR’s To The Best Of Our Knowledge puts on pretty good shows. However, today’s show led off with a segment about the intelligence and military efforts to use “remote viewing” (and other such things) for “psychic espionage”.

The segment opened well enough... Most all of us are familiar with these programs and I’m sure most of us saw the announcement that both the US and the Soviets abandoned these things as “unproductive”.
However, the reporter (who has a new book...) maintained that the US kept this up until quite recent times and have even attempted to “train” soldiers to intuit the presence of IEDs and such in Afghanistan.

However... She then began to wax on about Uri Geller. Yes, she’d evidently bought Geller hook, line, and sinker and went on and on as to how popular he still is in Israel and how he was a CIA “asset”.....
All with apparently complete ignorance of Geller’s sorry history and the activities of Randi and CSICOP in exposing his fraudulent activities and all that.
This of course (to me, at least) removed any credibility the first segment of the show had.

I left a comment.... And mentioned that as a counter folks might look into the book, “The Men Who Stare At Goats”, which pretty much had fun with the whole idea.

https://www.ttbook.org/show/even-stranger-things

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Old 30th October 2017, 04:12 PM   #2
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The movie was fun, too!
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Old 31st October 2017, 12:44 AM   #3
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The CIA has all of their Remote Viewing files posted online in the FOIA Reading Room. Just type in Remote Viewing into the search engine:

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/

Their sad devotion to that ancient religion didn't help them find the stolen Death Star plans, or give them clairvoyance enough to find the hidden rebel base.
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Old 31st October 2017, 05:08 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
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Their sad devotion to that ancient religion didn't help them find the stolen Death Star plans, or give them clairvoyance enough to find the hidden rebel base.
If you hear a voice like James Earl Jones, it might already be too late, but try running the other way!
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