We’re going to have fun with today’s blog.
I’m going to list five short items from the news (or not) and you have to decide if they are true or did Karl make that item up. Ready? (Readers who get 5 out of 5 get what the rest of you get, nothing).
Item 1. The Pentagon has known since 2008 that Russian leader Vladimir Putin has Asperger Syndrome, a neurological disorder probably resulting from an organic cause in fancy that alters his body movements and judgment. Asperger Syndrome afflicted people are known for enormous emotional insensitivity. The Pentagon dryly noted in this secret report created by another here-to-fore unknown agency that it couldn’t be sure however without actually doing a brain scan on Putin. Fact or fiction?
Item 2. Jordanian King Abdullah, a devout Muslim, vowed today to use his royal air force to pound ISIS until he runs out of bullets or bombs because ISIS took a captured Jordanian F-16 pilot, locked him in a cage and then set him on fire while videoing it. Fact or fiction?
Item 3. When Ashton Carter was asked by a Senate confirmation panel this week if he would stand up to the President (the very same president who just nominated him for the job as SECDEF) on the release of dangerous prisoners from Guantanamo Bay or the troop drawdown plan in Afghanistan, he told them he would. Fact or fiction?
Item 4. The CIA has known all along that the UFO sighting phenomena was their doing, since the flight logs for their super high flying planes they use, with ceiling heights classified even from commercial aviation pilots, almost always matched the times, trajectories and fly over patterns of their spy aircraft perfectly with the sighting incidents, which they dutifully logged side by side in a classified log book kept for decades. Fact or fiction?
Item 5. Congress, the President, the statistical agencies of the U.S. government and the media have all been involved in a giant cover-up to disguise the nations true unemployment rate. This claim comes from CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton of Gallup, an old and respected polling organization with the unique insight to know whether this is true. Clifton blames the problem on known deficits in how the Labor Department arrives at the monthly unemployment rate — including that Americans who have quit looking for work after four weeks are not included in the survey. Fact or fiction?
Of course, they’re all true. Interesting times eh?