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ER nurse's video about flu epidemic goes viral: 'Wash your stinking hands!'

Nurse rant on flu
A nurse's Facebook rant about the "cesspool of funky flu" in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention. According to Katherine Lockler, 25 to 30 people often sit for hours in hospital waiting rooms as the worst cases get treated first.

"Wash your stinking hands," Lockler says in a six-minute video that's been viewed 4.8 million times since she recorded it in frustration after a 12-hour shift during this particularly nasty flu season.

The mother of four works in several emergency rooms in the Pensacola area in Florida's Panhandle.

"Some of them are not true emergencies, but they're waiting along with the flu right next to them. So guess what? Five flus came in, 15 flus walk out. It's great," she said sarcastically. "They'll be back."


Bullseye

FBI Director warns release of memo will undermine public trust in secret unaccountable spy agencies

Christopher Wray
Stressing that such an action would be highly reckless, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Thursday that releasing the "Nunes Memo" could potentially undermine faith in the massive, unaccountable government secret agencies of the United States. "Making this memo public will almost certainly impede our ability to conduct clandestine activities operating outside any legal or judicial system on an international scale," said Wray, noting that it was essential that mutual trust exist between the American people and the vast, mysterious cabal given free rein to use any tactics necessary to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens or subvert religious and political groups. "If we take away the people's faith in this shadowy monolith exempt from any consequences, all that's left is an extensive network of rogue, unelected intelligence officers carrying out extrajudicial missions for a variety of subjective, and occasionally personal, reasons." At press time, Wray confirmed the massive, unaccountable government secret agencies were unaware of any wrongdoing for violating constitutional rights.

Comment: If we can't trust shadowy monolithic intelligence agencies who don't have our best interests at heart to take care of us, then who can we trust!? Oh wait... you mean we're not supposed to trust them?


Rocket

Flat-Earther is literally launching himself into space to prove planet is flat

flat earth mike hughes
© Mad Mike Hughes / Facebook
Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes intends to finally launch himself into orbit in a homemade rocket on Saturday - right over the Route 66 ghost town of Amboy, California.

An earlier attempt to launch the steam-powered rocket was thwarted at the last minute by a US federal agency, saying Hughes had no permission to use public land.

The vertical rocket jump will now take place on private land belonging to the owner of Amboy, Albert Okura. If successful, it will bring Hughes one step closer to his ambition of reaching the edge of space and proving the Earth is actually flat.

Comment: Gold. Some things about America are just great.


Snowflake Cold

Freezing streets, red-hot moves: Russian breakdance team braves -29C

Break dancing
© cezar_rol / Instagram
A team of Russian breakdancers took to the freezing streets of the city of Novosibirsk to brave the temperatures and show off some hot moves.

The footage was posted on Instagram by a Novosibirsk-based breakdancing team called the GOBcrew.

The dancers headed to the snowy central square of the city and demonstrated some intense moves. Two of the team were wearing only light summer clothing, and another one was decked out in a jumpsuit.

Arrow Down

World Economic Forum - "The internet is exposing our lies and it needs to stop"

TM in Davos
© Waterford Whispers News
Philanthropists, lobbyists, financiers, CEO's and world leaders all gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to discuss the risks posed by too much information being funnelled down to the lower classes via the internet and social media channels.

Speaking with their mouths, political leaders lined up to slam social networks for gaining more power than they do, insisting that investors should boycott social media platforms that don't delete and censor perceived views that are not in line with their own.

"Facebook has more influence and reach than any world government, and that's bad," British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted, "the lower classes now have the ability to see every mistake we make and every unedited lie uttered in real time.

"How are we supposed to divide and conquer if all the lower classes are joined together in harmony under one single global platform?" she then asked a now flabbergasted audience of megalomaniac billionaires and world leaders, "even the working class are starting to read the news, news that we didn't create or sign off on with Rupert, news that's exposing many of our secrets - fake news".

Bullseye

Bad to the bone: Vladimir Putin's extraordinarily badass alpha male walk (VIDEO)

A team of British doctors has purported to diagnose Russia's leader with 'gunslinger's gait' - naturally, since he's a gangster right?
vladmir putin artek
If you watch Russia's president Vladimir Putin very much, you've probably noticed he has a very distinctive way of moving.

Putin typically walks with a brisk, steady stride, while swinging his left arm - but keeping his right arm relatively still close to his jacket.

As if there isn't enough speculation and misinformation out there about Russia and Vladimir Putin, a team of British doctors decided (or were incentivized) to investigate Putin's "abnormality" in 2015 - probably hoping to justify some diagnosis of mental illness.

Instead, what they came up with was a totally invented, fictitious condition they called "gunslinger's gait" - also accusing several other top Russian officials of manifesting the symptom. They published their "results" in the prestigious British Medical Journal. You can read the original report here.

Comment: With a walk like that, you know he means business!


Smiley

Man claiming personal relationship with magical super-being says 'fake news' stories are harming society

Pope Francis
© NewsThump
The Pope has said that Fake News is harming society while insisting the stories of his omnipotent superbeing all remain entirely true.

The pontiff described fake news as being like the serpent in the garden of Eden, a story that definitely happened and represents an entirely factual account of human history.

He went on to explain, with a straight face, that spreading fake news can have 'dire consequences' such as people making life and death decisions based on something that isn't real.

The fake news criticism has been welcomed by many followers of the Catholic faith, each of whom has no reason to doubt the word of the Pope.

Fireball

CNN suddenly concerned about very real threat of asteroid impacts amid government shutdown

Asteroid
© YouTube
This is what happens when Trump Derangement Syndrome is combined with hallucinogenic drugs ...
CNN: Undetected Asteroids Could Threaten Earth During Government Shutdown

Two CNN correspondents claimed during an episode of The Lead with Jake Tapper that an asteroid could potentially threaten the Earth if the government shutdown continues.

CNN correspondent Tom Foreman recalled the time NASA could not monitor "potentially dangerous asteroids" for over two weeks, implying that NASA would not be able to prevent an asteroid attack if it hit Earth while the government shut down.

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Dollars

100% of the world's politicians owned by the richest 1%

G20 Leaders
© IIED Org
A STUDY conducted among the richest 1% of the world's population, which is now convened at the secretive Davos summit, reveals that a total of 0% of politicians make decisions independently with many participants in the study proudly listing the names and locations of the politicians they own.

"It's fancy 21st slavery for rich people really," explained one billionaire, drinking soup from the skull of a poor person, just one of 12 courses at a lavish Davos banquet.

"It's all well and good owning the means of production, and paying the poor next to nothing but that's standard rich person stuff. I get no joy from that, it's much more fun to force world leaders into signing some legislation that benefits my interests and my interests alone," the billionaire added, while holding the testicles of one Western leader in a vice like grip as he simultaneously gorged on his main course.

The information contained in this new study comes as it was also revealed the richest 1% of the world now own 82% of the world's wealth, something Davos attendees admit does not make for good reading.

Russian Flag

Want to date a Russian woman? Here are 7 reasons why it might end in disappointment

russian woman
© Getty Images
Why a relationship with a Russian woman might end in disappointment.

1. She is too beautiful for you

All women are like women, but Russian women are like goddesses. Well, almost. Russian women's knockout beauty is one of the most widespread stereotypes about them. Although one must admit that the stereotype is not that far removed from reality - Russian women do pay an inordinate amount of time and attention to how they look. Wearing your stilettos to take the rubbish out? Putting on full makeup just to pop out to the shop? Yes, and why not? (We do, by the way, know why they do that). And yet, it is their boyfriends who will have to pay for all this beauty, both literally and figuratively speaking.

You will be constantly outraged - and may become paranoid - at the persistent attention your girlfriend attracts from her admirers. Her dozens of bottles and jars on the bathroom shelf will very quickly crowd out your solitary antiperspirant and will eventually start falling on your head while you take your shower. Furthermore, a lady like that will be a constant source of worry, and from time to time you will have to fight over her (it could be with your fists or in Instagram comments, but you will have to). In other words, say goodbye to the quiet life.