Skeptical Thoughts: Sonic rat traps, Alex Jones

Weekend Variety Wireless 10/09/2018
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Skeptic Siouxsie Wiles joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill to expose this week’s woos and scams.

First up Graeme and Siouxsie take a look at some sonic mouse and rat repellents that are sweeping the market. Check out a video promoting the traps here.

This week a judge in the USA allowed a class-action lawsuit to go ahead against a company that sells and markets mouse the rat repellent machines that use ultrasonic sound to apparently drive pests out.

The lawsuit was filed in 2015 by people who are seeking unspecified damages.

Warning! Warning! A whole new bunch of CRAZY has arrived in New Zealand.

The bizarre claim that your belly-button is the gateway to health and what you need is a strange looking plastic stick to poke it with. No kidding - take a look here.

The inventor of the belly button healing wand is a Korean spiritual leader who has been buying up land in the Bay of Islands to build an ''Earth Village'' on the outskirts of Kerikeri. He founded a global yoga movement which apparently has over 1000 centres in nine countries with global revenue of a couple of hundred million dollars. It’s had its fair share of controversy having been accused of manipulating young people and persuading them to enrol in expensive brain-development courses.

Finally, Siouxsie and Graeme take a gander at the war on Infowars.

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones‘ show Infowars has been permanently banned from Twitter.

It took Twitter a long time.

This comes after Apple removed the App from the App store and YouTube and Facebook have taken down Infowars videos and channels.

Some of Jones’ top theories are as follows:

  1. Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show would be a cover for a satanic rite.
  2. Bill and Melinda Gates are eugenicists trying to wipe out minorities.
  3. The Government is manipulating the weather to murder people on demand.

Listen to the full interview with Siouxsie Wiles above.

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