What's your top 5 greatest scams for the last century

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  1. Castlepaloma profile image74
    Castlepalomaposted 13 months ago

    For the greatest scams for the last century are... Imo

    1. Bankster
    2. Governments
    3. Corporationism
    4. Lightbulb conspiracy
    5. Marijuana conspiracy

    Covid handling is climbing very fast awaiting vaccines results in time.

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
      Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      1. Marijuana as a "healthy" alternative medicine.
      2. House flipping.
      3. Spirituality.
      4. Ketosis as a "healthy" diet.
      5. Voting.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Kyler?

        1. Cannabis, or marijuana, has been documented for its medical benefits as far back as 2900 BC.
        How is proven schedule 1 or with no medical benefits.?
        2. I would in part, agree? .
        3. Spiritual is the 99% unknowns for me, what is it for you?
        4. In part, is sugar worse?
        5. Voting.
        Is it a dislike for assumed democracy or the handling of the voting ?

        1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
          Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Medical benefits do not equate to being healthy. Radiation has medical benefits. Though a false equivalent, it shows where I don't agree with the media narrative, I just don't feel like breaking down the media narrative versus the realities of ingesting marijuana, nor the lack of research as far as latent neurological conditions go. CBD could go with marijuana, as well, with many false claims pushed by the media that just aren't appropriate (CBD is psychoactive, as defined by science, but most people believe it not to be due to the media).

          Spirituality is an offshoot of religion, and most-often used publicly as a way to manipulate others. It is great as a personal, private tool for coping with existence, but anything outside of that, anything publicized, is a sham for manipulation. In the last century it has become a booming market beyond the wildest dreams of the greatest con artists of the past.

          I'm not sure what you are asking about sugar. Ketosis is a high fat, low to no carb intake diet. It is bad for your system, and was first meant as a way to help obese people with major health issues lose weight really fast. It's a life-extending diet for those that are dying, not a diet for those who want to drop weight quickly but otherwise could do so without drastic steps.

          I dislike voting because the system is not that simple, and those who make it to the primaries do so by the will of those that truly govern us. You can't just sign up for the election, run, and get a fair chance. You must brush elbows with senators, foreign dignitaries, businessmen, etc. in every district, gain their support by making promises, and deliver to those who truly put you in that position. Voting is a show for the people, but the real deliberations are held behind large, expensive doors.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Cannabis works, because in part with nutrition saved my life. I grow cannabis medicine that saved others. I was one of the front runners who made it legal in Canada. Although, I say everything in moderation. Cannabis is my only medicine, once a week.

            Anything relates to obesity would be a serious scam.

            I would relate spiritual to imagination. For everything in one's life, was all once imagined.

            Is Religion not in your top 5 scams?

            Personally I don't vote, or take stake or stock in elections. Government is number 1 scam for thousands of years from my work in history museums. At least gotten better since the Kings.

            1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
              Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              No one is arguing its benefits, only that calling it "healthy" is like saying Adderall is healthy because of its health benefits. It's facetious, and it does a disservice to the consumer.

              Ketosis these days no longer relates to treating obesity if you discuss it within the context of its connotations, though, most people think of it as a regular diet. The diet treats obesity quite well, and has been shown to increase the lifespan of individuals dying of certain obesity-born illnesses, but it will shorten the lifespan of people who use it as an alternative diet when it isn't necessary for their life.

              Spiritualism is most-often popularized for the sake of selling products, and that's a trend that has gained significant power in the last century due to technological advances.

              Religion is not a last-century scam, it's an age-old scam; I was keeping my responses within your offered criteria. If the criteria were "greatest scams of all time" religion can go to number one.

              Yes, it has become much better, but the way to go to battle with our kings and queens has become much more complex and less attainable. Poison and blade used to be tools anyone could utilize, now you must dedicate your life to using metaphorical poisons and blades, if we can forgive the double metaphor. Voting is just the veiled poison used for placating the masses.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image74
                Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Didn't know the term Ketosis, lots of accepted red meats like Fatty Meats That Are Perfect for Keto.

                New York strip steak. Ben A. ...
                Ribeye steak.
                Claudia TotirGetty  ...  Pork belly..
                Lamb chops. Shutterstock. ...
                Chicken thighs..  ...
                Babyback ribs.

                Most of disease comes from meats, very hard on our liver. Including covid.

                1. Castlepaloma profile image74
                  Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Adderall
                  The risks range from restlessness, aggression, and increased blood pressure and heart rate to stomach problems, paranoia, psychosis, seizures, heart attack,stroke and death. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

                  Cannabis
                  Side effects
                  Sleepy, horny, hungry and no deaths directly. Less addictive than coffee.

                  Legal drugs kill more than illegal drugs.

                  1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
                    Kyler J Falkposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Your take on Marijuana is the exact reason I put it at the top of the list. One day the sciences will take the forefront, but more time needs to pass so the novelty can wear off. When the novelty wears off, when we can actually perform the necessary studies (most are time-locked), the general population will argue it like they argue about tobacco.

            2. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              "Cannabis works, because in part with nutrition saved my life. I grow cannabis medicine that saved others. "

              Did you publish a double blind study, with thousands of test subjects, and peer review as confirmed your work?  (COVID vaccines were tested on 30,000 subjects and are still being claimed to be unknown

              If not then you have no authority to make those statements.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image74
                Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                I can because I grow and sell legal foods and medicines, knowingly the well being by results of first hand experiences . Everyone, has gotten better health up to date now.

                Where, vaccines manufacturing stopped testing the shots on animals because all of the animals died & then they directly started experimenting on humans.

                Same month, globally last year, covid cases have increased 2 1/2 times regardless of vaccines rollouts.

        2. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
          Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Pot is not healthy. it creates a very yin or acidic bloodstream and as we all know an acidic blood stream is detrimental to a robust physical state and  eventually leads to cancer. It is bad for the gums, softening them. It is bad for the brain, affecting the sense of time and well-being, leading to paranoia. It is bad for the personality which becomes stupid-like. Pot might be okay for those who are dying and need relief. Not for teens and young adults whose brains are still forming until 25 yrs of age.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            FDA won't do honest test on cannabis. They Claim to own a patton on cannabis.

            Dr Oz and %85 of the public approves cannabis is a mediccine.

            It the 80% 0f the collective consciousness of the people, I trust. It is the main people power that overpowers the Government scams ultimately.

    2. Sharlee01 profile image83
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Not hard to come up with 5 dishonest schemes.
      1.Biden winning the election with "very little" campaigning.
      2.The media and their quest to make the news not report it.
      3. The games that are being played out in Congress --- both sides
      4.BLM  --- "BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives." IMO they have accomplished very little, and at this point are drawing negative publicity.
      5.Sending COVID patients into nursing homes knowing even after being told that COVID was highly contagious.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

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        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Most of your scams are related to political Government, in the ballpark of my worst scams number 1. I would shut it down a little, like too much TV boob and violence, it is possible a waste. I check in occasionally to see what opposite direction to go.

          That woke movement is much related to the 60s black movement and now the black lives matter.
          Maybe us whites, should attack American asians for being better at a standard of education and a better standard of living in North America with great envy.

          I'm tired of my daughter calling me a privileged white racist and not allowed to enjoy life. Guilty by association of a few greedy bastards wealthy whites. There again, asians have many more billionaires than us in North America. You rarely see whites over in China or people of colour.
          How racist can one get.

          I married a Mexican, toured 4 and half continents. Dated mostly non white women.
          Yet, still I must be incurable racist, wail she is half white.
          I disagree with C16 laws in Canada. Makes me a homophobic and a homosexual at the same time. One can be fined for $100,000 or jail. For refusing to call them those names among the 29 gender name spectrum. From male to mixed identity gender to female.
          Maybe they can take the gas off their political justice cult.

          What is the world coming to? .
          Alexander the Great revenge.

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
        Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        BLM is a hate group. Who do they hate?
        The police.

    3. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
      Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      What is the lightbulb conspiracy?

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thomas Edison has a lightbube still running for 120 years.

        lightbulb conspiracy?
        The concept is corporations design lightbulbs and mostly every products for a short lifespan for profit, not for publics best benefits.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          The rest of the story is that most bulb damage occurs at the moment of turning it on; the bulb in question has never been turned off (or only once).  In addition is is so dim and yellow as to be virtually worthless outside of mood lighting.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            How romantic.

    4. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      1. Religion, greatest scam of all time.
      2. Relatives i.e. the lazy, parasitic ones who always want something. Relatives who are socioeconomic vampires.
      3. Welfare, time to reduce welfare 80%-95%
      4. The concept of beauty.
      5.  The concept that  poverty is a noble, spiritual thing....egads, man.
      Here are some more:
      1. Communism
      2. Government health programs. Pay for YOUR OWN healthcare.
      3. The current tax system.
      4.  Money is the root of all evil.  Really, what BS.
      5. Obedience to authority, never questioning authority.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image83
        Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        OH yes !

      2. Kyler J Falk profile image90
        Kyler J Falkposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        1. Yup.
        2. Glad I don't have any of those, but diehard family loyalty ideals always confused me anyways. Parasites need to be removed.
        3. Ehhhh, maybe not that much, crime rates would skyrocket.
        4. Heck yeah, I love looking at everyone and everything in every context.
        5. Poverty sucks eggs.

        1.1. The totalitarian nature of it scares me, but otherwise it would never thrive where we are in the US.
        2.1. I support these for those with jobs that don't pay enough for basic necessities, let alone American health plans. There was a time I needed insurance but couldn't afford it, and it was terrible having to bum prescriptions off of other people. General welfare is important.
        3.1. I like taxes, I think it is our spending that is the problem.
        4.1. I love money so much. "Anyone who says money can't buy happiness just doesn't know where to shop!"
        5.1. Always question authority, and never disregard reason.

      3. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        GM

        1, Religion is shrinking alot, still population and political power needs alot more work on their religious wars and criminal rap sheet. 

        4. The concept of beauty is truth for me.

        5. Yes, way too much over obedience from Religions and Politics.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    1. The public school system.
    2. Retirement managed by the government.
    3. Processed foods such as white flour and white sugar.
    4. The medical profession when it overrides the knowledge and ability to heal ourselves.
    5. Allowing and fostering career politicians.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    Now that you bring it to conscious attention, it seems our lives are run by scams:
    an  e n d l e s s  amount of them.

    What are we to do with this awareness?

    C H A N G E ?

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    what would life be like with less of these scams influencing us?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Best off changing ourselves first. Others will follow from our good example, rather than tyranny.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
        Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Finding joy within and not being so obedient to everything which we follow so obediently! There seems to be no shortage of obedience in the human population.

        We are too obedient to customs, habits, traditions and all the powerful influencers and simulators that we mindlessly follow day by day. We need to go within and find our own inner natures, (reality feedback from within.) There we will find our true natures which exist beyond the tyranny of the outer-world which we allow to rob us of our creativity, sense of Self and our ability to guide our own (free!) WILL.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          +++

        2. tsmog profile image78
          tsmogposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Are you proposing anarchy? Just curious . . .

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
            Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Do anarchists believe in freedom within boundaries?

            1. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Oh yes, they set business and personal boundaries. Plus structure themselves like a family in self government and free trade.
              My community eco village is basically an anarchist group, not allowing vaccined people within the community.

              Remember me saying It will take 100 million died from my repeated nightmares, a few years back. Some in our community say 90% of world population will die. Although my initiatives side says they will wake up earlier for survival.
              Also predicted bitcoins when it was $2 will be best investment, today its $3000. Better switch to pirates coins, now.
              Dam it, I put all my money into Legalization of marijuana, tiny houses and organic foods. Although its starting to pay off better than anything now.

          2. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Oh no no no and yes. Who would dare to disobey our eveydays Gods, we give a 1/3 or half our money to.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    The boundaries which the US Constitution sets forth have been whittled away and are not being valued or followed. This lack of appropriate boundaries and guidelines are the reason prosperity is so hard to come by. For instance, the taxing, fee collecting and over-regulating of individuals, businesses and manufacturing/building companies has increased for the last fifty years. This can be considered taxation without representation.

  6. hard sun profile image80
    hard sunposted 12 months ago

    1. The notion that the most honorable way to make a living is to slave away for someone else, like a big corporation, until the government decides they can give you back a small check each month when you are a senior citizen.

    2. See number one as this notion had us giving away all the very things that result in true self sufficiency and thus true freedom.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Most senior have to work to make ends meet. Lucky I love to work.

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    Here is a scam: The leading of our children into virtual-land through teaching them almost exclusively through the use of screen technologies in and out of school.

    They will know one thing and one thing only: The Screen World.

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    they will not know how to navigate in the real world.

    Will this lack of ability to operate in the land of reality be beneficial once they become adults?
    Of course not,

    Yet, it continues ...
    every single day.
    We hand them over the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad the PC, the Chrome book, the Game Boy and we have bought into the SCAM that these technical devises are good for our children. It will make them smart! How easy it is to hand them our cellphones/mini computers wherever we are: In the restaurant, car, store ... school class room ...
       

    We are neglecting our youth, in my view ...

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Love to teach sandsculpture to all ages. Now with the vaccines, the covid maybe more airborne now.

 
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