Posts tagged ‘Explosive detection’

October 19, 2017

Clever Dog

by duncanr

‘for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that . . . this just isn’t the job they are meant for


We’re sad to announce that a few weeks into training, Lulu began to . . .

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November 17, 2009

A most dangerous scam?

by NobblySan

There I was thinking this was the 21st century – an era in which technology is king, so can we really be……

Hunting for hidden explosives using dowsing rods.

I found this post on Bruce Hood’s blog over the weekend, and after a quick read, thought no more about it.

That is, until a follow up comment from a chap (or chapess….) called Techowiz prompted me to get off my virtual arse and click a few links.

My clicking took me to the Ministry of Truth, where apparently a campaign is underway to expose what they see as a fraudulent promotion and sale of explosive detection devices.

I won’t waffle on at length, as Bruce’s resume of the situation, and the subsequent comments on his post, have already saved me the trouble.

Now, I don’t know the Ministry of Truth, I’ve never heard of them; for all I know they could have an agenda that is self-serving and less moral and ethical than the one that they project. But something tells me that they are generally on the level, and that their campaign is a good one.

In my book, anyone making money out of selling superstitious mumbo-jumbo is pretty much welcome to try their hand, whether it’s doorstep religion, or earnest, beardy shopkeepers in incense-filled shops in Glastonbury – as long as they don’t go getting all shirty when someone questions their motives.

But this takes things to an entirely new, and thoroughly despicable, level – risking lives, costing millions and lining pockets along the way.

Have a read, starting with Bruce’s post, and see what you think.