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There are a couple of things about this video that are funny and a little unsettling...aside from the fruitloopery I mean.

The first is that on about 20 seconds when they start to talk to the guy, they do not put Ricky Navarre Teacher/Doctor/Construction Worker/Whatever. Just take a look at what they put and try not to fall off your seat laughing.

Aside from the obvious nuttiness of the man in question listen to the all subtle inferences that it really might be some kind of miracle. This leads up to the final "COULD IT BE..." to make it seem like they aren't telling you what to think. It is only a minute long.

COULD IT BE that big broadcasters are telling people to think something using the power of suggestion? COULD IT BE that encouraging people to believe in myths and backward ideologies is part of their jobs?

You see, as said in the video, "Navarre believes that this is more than a coincidence". I can see that it might be that. COULD IT BE that someone arranged the plant that way?

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Scotland's Michael Greenwell has worked, at various times, as a university tutor, a barman, a DJ ("not a very good one," he clarifies), an office lackey, supermarket worker, president of a small charity, a researcher, a librarian, a volunteer worker in Nepal during the civil war there, and "some other things that were too tedious to mention." Nowadays, he explains, "I am always in (more...)
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The Myth is not that Jesus of Nazareth martyred hi... by Arthur Avalon on Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:54:25 AM