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How to scam a Filipino

Jun 2 | By forawhilesir | Views: 462 | Comments: 6
The recent talk about Filipino "education", and the ingenuity of Filipino inventors who created the fluorescent lamp, the moon buggy, etc etc reminded me of a true "only in the Philippines" classic scam. The reason it would only work here is simple: Filipinos are so disastrously uneducated, and so gullible (exhibit A: Iglesia ni Cristo), that something this dumb would get you laughed out of the room anywhere else. You could probably go to the fucking Congo and not get very far with this one.


I'm speaking of the "Deuterium Deposits". The story here is a bit vague, but apparently a couple of American industrialists thought it would be fun to yank Cory Aquino's chain. They pretended to be have some secret information from a minerals-prospecting company who had found a "massive deposit of deuterium" in the Philippine trench, a vast area of deep water off to the west of the Philippines. Or it might have been Edward Teller, who supposedly had a similar conversation with Imelda Marcos. Either way, Filipinos got pwned.


I'm sure most of you actually went to school and studied a bit of science there, so you probably know that deuterium is nothing more than an isotope of hydrogen with an extra neutron. It does have physical properties slightly different from hydrogen, and therefore has some commercial applications. It's also the critical element in a fusion bomb. But it's basically just hydrogen, and D2O is just water. It occurs naturally as 0.01% of ordinary water (ie, as D2O instead of H2O), especially seawater. Since this heavy water is, well, slightly heavier than ordinary water, it does tend to sink to the bottom. So there's a grain of truth in the scam. Unfortunately for Pinoys though, who describe it as "white gold", it's not a "clean fuel" which is set to replace gasoline.


It turns out that someone told Aquino (or Marcos) that deuterium is used in every car engine in advanced, mystical countries like Swedenland and Northway, and that the Philippines could be rich beyond their wildest dreams if only they would dig out all that deuterium and sell it to the white people, who have limited supplies of their own. This stupid story has persisted among the chattering Pinoys for 30 years. They're now convinced that there's some conspiracy which will give all that deuterium to the Chinese.


Of course, Filipinos will never admit they're idiots, and the smarter ones know a good scam when they see one. Google BongBong Marcos's Senate Bill 2593, "an act creating a hydrogen research and development center and providing funds therefor", which was approved by the Senate. I wonder how much cash was funneled out of the tax coffers to pay for a fictitious deuterium mining and research program? I bet plenty of well-connected types got a new Lexus out of that one.


The complete and utter retardation of Filipinos is put nicely on display in this dumbass article, but there are many many others which you can turn up by Googling:


http://www.philstar.com/opinion/261918/they%C2%92re-talking-deuterium-again


Fun Fact: Filipinos also claim to have invented Karaoke, despite 'Karaoke' being a Japanese word.



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cdo
Jun 2
same with the Yamashita treasure.
Flips are still digging and trying to break large rocks believing they are hidden there.
Balancinghead
Jun 2
The Duterte camp would make a very perfect example, during the very early days of the Election Campaign, forawhilesir & cdo.

Since 2015, I'm seeing A LOT of unheard of news groups sprouting here & there & everywhere, with TONS of sensationalism in their "articles". They have successfully brainwashed a lot of Flips.

When several remaining "Smart" Pinoys managed to see the reality of these news & found out that almost all of these sensational news are faux, they try to convince them, but was no use. Now, these kinds of "news groups" are now running the show.
The Duterte camp would make a very perfect example, during the very early days of the Election Campaign, forawhilesir & cdo.

Since 2015, I'm seeing A LOT of unheard of news groups ...See more
Balancinghead
Jun 2
My Poor college friend. Easily suckered with sensationalism in these articles.

https://www.facebook.com/...ts/10155212119850874
My Poor college friend. Easily suckered with sensationalism in these articles.

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Jackson
Jun 9
To balancing head,,,,,, but i am college educated!!!!!!!!!!
Balancinghead
Jun 9
Senator Risa Hontiveros has become the apple of the eye of several fake meme makers as yet another photo of her holding a sign with a fake statement
Balancinghead
Jun 9
Jackson, I'm referring to him on FB, not you.

https://www.facebook.com/...ts/10155212119850874
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