"Social experiment" YouTuber caught faking racist video

Remember Joey Salads, the "social experiment" guy who made a candid camera style video that showed him at a bar, sneakily dropping pills into women's drinks? He said he did it as a public service, but he came across as a self-aggrandizing creep who enjoys butting into other people's lives.

Well, Mr. Salads is back in the news, this time for getting caught shooting a staged video that shows a group of black men vandalizing a car with Donald Trump stickers on it. Mr. Salads, an ardent Trump supporter, posted the video on his popular YouTube channel, concluding, "As you can see from this video, the black community is very violent towards Trump and his supporters." Subscribers on his YouTube channel and on his Twitter account went nuts, posting racist comments about the "vandals."

Here's the staged video:

Unbeknownst to Mr. Salads, someone shot video of of Mr. Salads staging upthe incident, and posted it to Twitter, exposing Mr. Salads as a fraud. The "vandals" were accomplices following Mr. Salads' instructions to damage the car (which had been parked in a "black neighborhood" by Mr. Salads).

After it became clear to Mr. Salads that his sham had been exposed, he posted a smarmy, excuse-filled, laughably insincere, sorry-I-was-caught, bullshit apology:

Mr. Salads gets bonus points for running ads on the fauxpology video. He gets double bonus points for ending the video by declaring his intention to commit voter fraud by voting three times in the upcoming election.

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Iraq stops using $60,000 dowsing rods for bomb detection

After the July 3 suicide bomb that killed 300 people in Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi banned the use of the ADE 651. a fake bomb detector made by British fraudsters, who claimed the gadgets could detect bombs, ivory, drugs, and golf balls. The Iraqi military had purchased $60 million worth of the bogus devices. The founder of the company that made the useless devices is in prison serving a ten-year sentence. I think he should spend a lot more time than that behind bars, since a great many people died by putting their trust in the devices.

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Faced with mounting criticism, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered an investigation into the effectiveness of the devices in 2010. The outcome was inconclusive, and they continued to be used.

The head of the Interior Ministry's bomb squad department, Jihad al-Jabri, was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to four years in prison for accepting a bribe from the British manufacturers. But the case against him did not address whether the wands were effective. Many Iraqis believe he was a scapegoat to protect more senior Iraqi officials from prosecution.

Politics also may have played a role.

After the July 3 blast, al-Abadi fired the military officer in charge of Baghdad's security and accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, who was in charge of police.

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