Monday, January 2, 2017

The Need To Assert in Analysis

Greek Ambassador's wife...


Assertion:  A lie is weak. 

No matter how often you've heard otherwise, in statement analysis the lie lacks the strength of psychological commitment.  When we have a strong psychological commitment in a lie we have now moved to a most statistically unlikely (and dangerous) position. 

Qualification:  In statement analysis, a lie is weak.  

A lie can be very powerful with impacts  that can be more destructive than any natural occurring catastrophe known to history. 

The term "psychopath" is overused, as is now "sociopath" and in lie detection, it can be even more so.  It can reach a point where every murder is "psychopathic" in the profile, quickly losing any significant meaning to the investigation.   

'The psychopath or sociopath can pass the polygraph because he feels no guilt and no remorse.'  

Not true.  This comes from Anthony Hopkin's character, "Hannibal Lector."  

Even a subject with pronounced sociopathic tendencies will feel the internal stress of a lie due to the possibility of being caught with the subsequent consequences.  

We have covered quite a bit of "need to persuade" which is so common in deceptive statements that analysts abbreviate it (NTP)

The Need to Assert must be carefully examined in context, with, perhaps, a more acute awareness of the context.

There is the 'unspoken' defensive posture to be considered but this must be combined with:

There is no spoken accusation to the contrary.

The need to assert, unnecessarily, is often a signal of projection and weakness.

"I am not an alcoholic" is something I say, without warning or context, in seminars to highlight this theme using both "the rule of the negative" ("I am not...") for elevation and the "needless assertion"which causes the analyst to ask:  

Why?

Why do you have the need to assert?

Why here?
Why now?
Why this topic?

The need to assert the unnecessary is often an attempt to conceal deception.  

"The terrorists have hijacked a peaceful religion."  George W. Bush   said on 9/11 as the world watched and listened.  

Can you think of any other religion that warrants this assertion?   George W. Bush looked at both precept (teaching) and precedent (1400 years of obedient violence) and boldly lied.  

Objection:  he was ill educated in the truth of Islam. 
Answer:  regardless of his education, at this point in American government, Islam was not only known and studied, but daily briefs of daily murders, around the world, gave him, as Commander-in-Chief,  a more thorough  education than most Americans would have in a life time.  

What we look for in the need to assert is the element of "necessity" or more specifically:  the lack thereof.  

"I had nothing to do with his murder" is not simply an unreliable denial, but it is to assert, in the negative, association with with a murder.  This should be unnecessary.  This statement recently came from an ambassador's wife, who was cheating on him and it brings her into association with the murder, warranting what association she feels, subjectively, to the murder.  The wife — Francoise De Souza Oliveira said: 


“It’s not my fault if I couldn’t stop it."

We now see why she brought herself, via the negative, into association with the murder.  She may be judicially cleared from it, but as to being associated with it; she, herself, asserts the link.  

When an needless assertion has been made, there is, beneath this, a very sensitive point for the subject and can be deceptive, but it is almost always "projection" within the subject's language.  

Barak Obama said he was proud that on his watch no terrorist attack took place on American soil that was directed by international terrorists.  Even main stream media noted the heavy qualification as necessary with some noting, "What comfort does such boasting bring to the families of the dead in Orlando?

He has now taken to travel and twitter to proclaim, without prompt, his "successes" while the phrase, "make America great again" presupposes the need to address the loss of greatness.  

Recall his mantra that Islamic terror had nothing to do with Islam, even though:

1.  The actor confessed his motive
2.  The actor quoted his source (koran/hadith)
3.  The actor accurately quoted his source
4.  Islamists affirmed the attack.  

Hence, the statement "Islam is a religion of peace" is an unnecessary assertion of which the sensitivity is due to deception. It is as if politicians say it enough, it will become 'truth.'  

It also demands the definition of what "peace" is.  In its ideology, "peace" is submission.  For the non-believer, it is not only to submit to the islamists, but to verbally acknowledge their subordinated humiliation.  This is why a lack of 'confession' can lead to some of the most vicious violence possible.  In Paris, the Islamists used techniques that main stream media deliberately suppressed, including castration and torture upon those who would not say the mandated submissive statement about "allah and mohammad his messenger."  

In Germany, Angela Merkel ordered the security tapes of Cologne New Year's Eve "tarrusch" (rape game) destroyed.  With more than 1200 attacks in this city alone, something had to be done to protect women. 

This year, Cologne police stopped and searched all Islamists and reduced the sexual assaults greatly.  The next day, German main stream media declared this "racist."  (recall Obama's effort to main "middle east north africa" to be considered a "race"). 

Analysts love statistics.  

We are guided, like a winding road, to turn left or turn right, based upon statistically likeliness, while yielding, repeatedly, to the statement itself.  

This form of active analysis takes 

1.  memorized principle 
2.  explained and understood principle 

and 

3.  applies it in an 'unraveling' manner, working with other analysts, in which the conclusion does not "suggest itself", but reveals itself, overwhelmingly, allowing for the at or near 100% accuracy, dwarfing all other schools of deception detection.  

We note the "need to assert" and ask "why?"

Why is this necessary to the subject?

It is a need to assert unnecessarily. 

In a domestic violence call, 

"I don't know nothing about crack" 

a.  introduces "crack" or drugs, into the statement
b.  does so in the "rule of the negative", elevating importance. 

Recently in employment analysis, the word "money" was repeated enough times to be very concerned about theft. 

In the Go Fund Me scam, the subject, Jenny Williams, has blamed her husband for the "fake hate" and arson scam, while her statement  affirmed her need to assert her and her husband's alibi, while under no accusation.  She was amazed at the "arson investor"; revealing the lack of preparedness she, herself, took, in masterminding this scam.  

The Need to Assert is noted, but when it is unnecessary, it becomes very sensitive, or important, often masking the need for deception, while projecting weakness. 

When analysts study religion, they do so as any other belief system:  as ideology.  

We note, with particular elevation of attention, an ideology or belief system that is:

a.  appealing to the base elements within human nature
b.  opposing the base elements within human nature. 

We then view the assertion and ask, "why?" repeatedly.  

The Need to Assert, unnecessarily, is often found in the language of infidelity.  The cheater makes unnecessary assertions that come under the category of "Need To Assert" underlining the "Need to Persuade" that it supports.  




32 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about when in a real life situation, someone answers a question uncooperatively:

For example if you accused someone repeatedly of stealing money and you ask "Did you steal the money?" and they say "Why wouldnt I just tell you if I was a f----- thief?"

or

You ask repeatedly "Did you steal the money?" and the person responds sarcastically saying "Yep, I stole the money. Happy?" (by which the person mean 'yep are you happy your accusations are true?' but it is said sarcastically)

Are either of these evasive responses likely to indicate guilt?

Deejay said...

Peter- I find your blog really interesting, but will be happy when I no longer see anything about Obama in this group. I happen to like him- so reading the negatives is hard. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Peter Hyatt said...

Deejay,

That you could like Obama and continue in this blog is remarkable.

I respect you for it.

I hope that I will not be analyzing much more from him, but I do think, in my life time, we will be seeing the results of the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear prowess.

But, I also hope not...

Happy New Year to you, and yours!

Peter

Anonymous said...

I used to like BHO, until recently. After his widows & orphans statement I started listening. Especially as news got out of these 'widows and orphans' raping, assaulting and murdering across Europe. Also, I didnt know 1,000's of 'them' were being relocated here. Even when governors objected!! Then hearing new and terms like white privilege, microagression, safespace, gentrification. University campus adminstration stepping down because of fake racism claims. Mizzou is a disgrace. Yearly holiday mall rampages and the war in Chicago but HRC said we have to check 'our' privilege? Loretta just happened to bump into Bill. Bush Sr jailed bankers but BHO releases 100's of drug dealers from prison and no bankers behind bars. And the clear signal to the world that the US is not great: The Rainbow light up of the Whitehouse. All of this looks like a subversive.

Anonymous said...

Has dual deception (closeted SSA) ever been determined by BHO statements?

Nic said...

My new favourite fakestream media lie is the one where they're reporting the entertainers who are refusing to perform for Trump's inauguration.

First of all, what I would like to know is, who is doing the asking? Are the artists responding to fakestream media's question whether they *would* perform (if asked,) or is fakestream media reporting that they declined the inauguration committee's invitation to perform?

Second of all, the inauguration is about TRUMP, not Hollyweird or the music industry.

jmo

Anonymous said...

Good comment Nic. Agreed. Celebs are Overrated and overpaid. Really useless.

happyuk said...

“It’s not my fault if I couldn’t stop it”

"He (Moreira) says he got into a physical fight with the ambassador, and he had no choice other than to hit the ambassador and kill him," Pontes said. "He says he was in desperation and didn't know what to do, given what had happened, so he asked a cousin for help and they went to make the ambassador's body disappear."

"She only told us that her lover -- let's call him that -- the military policeman, was the author of the crime, executed this crime against her husband," Pontes said

These are the only English language statements I've been able to find concerning the murder of the Greek ambassador to Brazil, in reference to this blog post picture.

There are tantalisingly few quotes/statements, from the horses mouth, so to speak, that were reported in Brazil's premier snot-rag 'O Globo'.

His wife had originally told police that he had left the Rio apartment they were staying in, taken the car and not returned.

I would very much like to see any other comments so as to build a picture the person who actually engineered the murder.

Habundia said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4084922/Madeleine-McCann-s-parents-hoping-New-Year-miracle-reunite-daughter-approach-milestone-10th-anniversary-without-her.html

happyuk said...

ASSUMING what Pontes said is an reasonably accurate reproduction of the statements given by the Greek Ambassador's wife, we have 3 statements to work with:

“It’s not my fault if I couldn’t stop it”

"he (Moreira) was the author of the crime"

"he (husband) had left the Rio apartment they were staying in, taken the car and not returned."

All of the statements appear factually correct, when you take them at literal face value. But the devil is in the information that is missing.

Of course it wouldn't be her fault if she couldn't stop it. She omits to say if she was in a position to stop "it", if so then she would be at fault. Neither does she does not say who initiated "it". Or specify what "it" means. Or just come out with an reliable denial - "I didn't do it".

"he (Moreira) was the author of the crime"

I don't know if this is an outright lie. An author can be defined as the "originator" is that right? Ah, but the type of crime is missing from the statement. The "crime" of planning or executing the murder? There was a case where a woman was executed for planning a murder, while the man who executed the murder escaped the death sentence:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/kelly-gissendaner-executed-for-planning-husbands-murder-as-man-who-killed-him-escapes-death-sentence-a6673046.html

"he (husband) had left the Rio apartment they (we?) were staying in, taken the car and not returned."

The car was later found burnt out, with the ambassador's body inside. No detail is given as to what happened between having taken the car and not returning.

Habundia said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4083398/Pictured-blindfolded-British-couple-hanged-Cambodia-hands-tied-backs-feet-bound-together.html

This one is interesting.
Double suicide, both victims found hanging, hands and feet tied, blindfolded and gaged.......But ruled out a homicide.........Really? Why would you do all that effort to kill yourself together? Tiding, blindfolding and gaging all together and then hang yourself, together.......Could that even be possible to do?
The suicide note too has some odd sentences.
Curious what others think about this.

Habundia said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4083748/I-ve-just-started-Filipino-President-Duterte-s-bloody-war-drugs-claimed-6-000-lives-seen-900-000-addicts-surrender-just-six-months-claims-country-safer-normal-people.html

I wonder of what drug he's addicted of......

Anonymous said...

http://www.localnews8.com/news/newsline-special-search-for-deorr-kunz-one-year-later/80355121

Anonymous said...

How about Jake Raak?

Anonymous said...

Star-Studded Guest List Set for Obama’s Final White House Bash.

Whadduh surprise aye? Useless celebs.

Anonymous said...

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7164794708270892518&postID=6054511492595207126

San Antonio-area pastor pleads for help finding teen daughter who ran away

tania cadogan said...

off topic

A Utah man said Wednesday that a nannycam video showing his 2-year-old son lifting a fallen dresser off his twin brother was legitmate after Internet skeptics claimed the harrowing incident was staged.

"I'm not sure how they would be able to think that it was a stunt after watching the full video," Ricky Shoff told FoxNews.com. "It's obvious there isn't any editing to the video and to put my sons in a position where the dresser does fall on them on purpose is a horrible thought. How would you even stage that even if we were professionals with experience in such?"

In the video, which Shoff posted on YouTube over the weekend, twins Brock and Bowdy Shoff are seen opening various dresser drawers and trying to climb up on the furniture. The dresser tipped over, trapping Brock underneath. Bowdy eventually managed to push the dresser off his brother.

According to the New York Post, skeptics have pointed out that Ricky Shoff works for the company that sells the nannycam that recorded the incident. They also note that the dresser was empty at the time the twins were playing near it, and that the nannycam was pointed toward the dresser and not the twins' bed.

When Ricky Shoff posted the video, he wrote on Facebook that he was "a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it’s also incredible.

"We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share."

FoxNews.com's Diana Falzone contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/01/04/father-denies-video-toddler-pushing-dresser-off-twin-brother-was-staged.html




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGjnKTIr7PQ

Horse Chestnut said...

OT interesting follow up article on the papini case with lots of unexpected and new detail

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/30/sherri-papini-kidnapping-case-california

Anonymous said...

"How would you even stage that even if we were professionals with experience in such?"

lane said...

http://khon2.com/2017/01/03/touching-surveillance-video-shows-toddler-rescuing-twin/
“We were hesitant to post this video initially,” Ricky Shoff, the boys’ father told CNN, “but a lot of parents have probably made the same mistake that we made: (They) don’t have their furniture secure or bolted to a wall.”

“Our house is very childproof. We are really cautious about all this stuff, so it never really crossed our minds that something like this could happen,” the father said.

The accident happened Friday morning, the Shoffs said.

“We didn’t hear anything. We normally hear them throwing their toys — they are super mischievous,” Ricky Shoff said.

It wasn’t until the boys’ mother, Kayli, woke up later and checked a surveillance camera that she saw the dresser on the floor.

She went to check on the boys, and “there wasn’t a scratch” on either of them, her husband said.

“It’s kind of a miracle. It’s something really special, to see how Bowdy helped Brock.”

lane said...

http://m.seguingazette.com/news/article_5f970794-d2df-11e6-aa31-93d7bd63ef75.html?mode=jqm
“MiKayla, if you happen to see this, please contact someone to let us know if you are alright,” he said in the video. “If you need to come home, you know you can come home. Contact me and I’ll come get you where ever you are.”

“Our youngest daughter, 14 years of age, has chosen to run away about 10:15 last night,” he said. “I went up to go to bed and I went into check on her and she was gone and her things were gone.”

“She left on her own free will Monday night without our knowing it, with the assistance of someone she must have met online,” he said. “We’ve had no contact, no information concerning her whereabouts.”

“Any information is needed, as we are following up on every tip that we get,” David Lindow said. “We are grateful for all of the help people have been giving, sending it out far and wide trying to get some information concerning her. Thank you for all of those who are helping spread the word. Thank you, and please continue in your prayers for us. God Bless you.”




tania cadogan said...

Deejay said...

Peter- I find your blog really interesting, but will be happy when I no longer see anything about Obama in this group. I happen to like him- so reading the negatives is hard. Happy New Year to you and your family!

January 2, 2017 at 5:55 PM


Hi Deejay, Happy new year.
Since i am nosy, can i ask you why you like obama?
Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Biggest story in the country. Chicago yooths abduct, bind and torture a young man while recording it then posting video online.

tania cadogan said...

off topic

The four black friends believed to be behind the disturbing torture of a white special needs man in a Facebook live video have been identified and charged with committing a hate crime.

Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and sisters Birttany, 18, and Tanisha Covington, 24, were charged Thursday morning with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and a hate crime, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Hill was also charged with robbery and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He, Cooper and Brittany Covington face additional charges of residential burglary.

The four are set to face a judge for the first time Friday afternoon at 1pm Central Time for a bond hearing.

Chicago authorities revealed more about the disturbing incident at a Thursday afternoon press conference.

At the press conference, it was revealed that the unidentified victim and Hill were 'acquaintances' who had hung out a few times before. The two knew each other from attending a school together in Aurora, Illinois at one point.

The victim's parents dropped him off at a McDonald's in Streamwood on Saturday so that he could spend the night with Hill. He was reported missing on Monday when they could not get into contact with their son.

When Hill picked the victim up, he was driving a stolen van - something the victim apparently did not know. For the first two days, the two hung out visiting friends and the victim reportedly slept in the van at nights.

Things took a turn on Tuesday, when they visited the West Chicago residence of the Covington sisters. A few hours after they arrived at the house, where Cooper was as well, Hill and the victim got into a play fight that then escalated.

That's when the sisters tied him up and the group started torturing him for about six hours. Half an hour of this torture was live-streamed on Facebook, showing the group beating the young man, cutting off a piece of his scalp, forcing him to drink toilet water. At one point in the video, one of the four yells 'f*** Donald Trump. F*** white people' at the victim.

Police says the young man made so much noise as he was being tortured that the downstairs neighbors eventually called police to report the noise.

The group became angered with the downstairs neighbors, and three of them went downstairs to kick the neighbor's door in. It was at this moment that the victim was able to make a break for it.

Outside of the residence, a police officer saw the victim 'bloodied and bruised', wearing a tank top and shorts in the dead of winter, so he decided to walk up and see what was wrong.

The officer was then able to ascertain that the victim was the missing man from Streamwood.

Police were not able to elaborate at the Thursday press conference on previous reports that stated the group texted the victim's parents while they were holding him hostage.

tania cadogan said...

cont.

At the Tuesday afternoon press conference, a police spokesman said that the four suspects copped to the torture in their police interviews and none expressed remorse.

'The actions in that video are reprehensible. That along with racism have absolutely no place in the city of Chicago or anywhere else for that matter, against anyone regardless of their race, gender, state of mental health or any other identifying factor,' Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Thursday.

The footage shows the four black people allegedly holding the white man hostage in an apartment on the 3400 block of West Lexington on Chicago's West Side on Tuesday.

It was originally posted on Facebook Live by Brittany Covington (who goes by the last name Herring on Facebook) but has since been deleted from her social media page.

In the first video, the victim was seen cowering in a corner with his arms tied and mouth taped shut.

He was filmed being kicked and punched before he had his hair cut until his scalp bled.

The victim also had his clothes cut and had cigarette ash flicked over the wound on his head.

Someone can be heard in the footage yelling 'f*** Donald Trump. F*** white people' while the two men express their hopes that the video will go viral.

Two more clips of the alleged abuse surfaced overnight as well, one of which shows the group forcing the man to drink water out of a toilet.

'It's sickening,' Supt. Johnson said Wednesday night. 'It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that. I've been a cop for 28 years, and I've seen things that you shouldn't see in a lifetime, but it still amazes me how you still see things that you just shouldn't.'

He added: 'I'm not going to say it shocked me, but it was sickening.'

Police said the victim was treated and released from hospital into the care of his parents, who live in the suburb of Crystal Lake.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the beating demonstrates 'a level of depravity that is an outrage to a lot of Americans.'

Earnest says he has not yet spoken to President Barack Obama about the incident in the president's hometown of Chicago but says he's confident Obama 'would be angered by the images that are depicted on that video.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4092360/Three-teens-24-year-old-charged-wi.html

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tania cadogan said...

off topic, BBM

A mother has been jailed for 30 years for killing her five-year-old son in 1991.

Michelle Lodzinski was found guilty of killing her son Timothy Wiltsey in May last year, 25 years after he vanished.

The child's body was found eleven months after she claims he went missing from a carnival in Sayeville, New Jersey.

No one ever saw the boy there and his remains were found buried with a blanket from their home 11 months later in marshland near where his mother worked.

On Thursday, 49-year-old Lodzinski said nothing as she was given her sentence, maintaining still that she does not know what happened to her son.

Her lawyers pleaded for her not to be jailed for life, asking the judge: 'I'm sure Timothy would not want to impose a life sentence on his mother.'

Timothy Lodzinski was reported missing on May 25, 1991, when he was five and his mother was just 23.

She claimed to have lost him at a carnival in Sayreville, New Jersey, where they were living at the time.

Lodzinski however changed her story several times in the months that followed, later claiming he had been abducted.

During police interviews she said he had been taken by a group of men and women but later changed her description to say the kidnappers had a young girl with them.

Police found the boy's body just under a year later in a marshy area outside a building where Lodzinski worked.

They were unable to determine a cause of death because it had decomposed so badly.

A blanket was found nearby alongside a pair of sneakers and balloon with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles log on the front.

Despite being questioned by police, she was never arrested due to lack of evidence.

Detectives reopened the case years and charged Lodzinski in 2014 after receiving an anonymous tip.

They interviewed one his cousin and babysitter who said the blanket had come from the family's home.

Danielle Gerding was with Lodzinski at the carnival when she said she the woman, who now has two other sons, 'calmly' said he was missing.

They looked for him together in the woods but could not find him, she said.

Others who knew the family remembered seeing the mother there but not Timothy.

Prosecutors said Lodzinski only went to the fair to give herself an alibi after killing Timothy earlier in the night.

'The carnival was a cover-up. It was a way the defendant sought to escape detection. Timothy was in the ditch around the corner from where she worked, with his blanket and a balloon,' prosecutor Christie Bevacqua said.

'She was a young, struggling mother, struggling to survive and take care of her child.

'Timothy was a burden on her. He was just no longer wanted, and her solution was a life without Timothy.'

Alan Rockoff, the Middlesex County prosecutor when Timothy disappeared, now retired, said prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to charge her previously.

'We didn't have sufficient evidence at the time to pull the trigger,' said Rockoff.

'There was no direct smoking gun here. ... Hopefully now, there's a possibility of closure. Justice works slowly, but works surely.'

Lodzinski was living in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with two teenage sons when she was arrested in 2014. She has been in jail in New Jersey since.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4092682/Mother-jailed-30-years-killing-five-year-old-son-1991-telling-police-years-went-missing-carnival.html

Anonymous said...

Send in the National Guard to Chicago. Never vote Democrat.

tania cadogan said...

Last off topic for now :) BBM

The parents of a toddler who was filmed miraculously saving his twin from a fallen dresser spoke out on Thursday to dismiss critics who claim the video is fake.

Bowdy Shock, two, saved his twin brother Brock when the dresser in their Utah bedroom fell on them as they were playing.

A video of him using all his strength to lift the piece of furniture so Brock could get free went viral and quickly attracted skepticism.

Critics questioned why the dresser's drawers were empty and why the nanny cam, which is sold by the company the boys' father works for, was pointed exactly in its direction.

Their parents Ricky and Kayli Shoff appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday to answer critics' questions, insisting, again, that the video is genuine.

On why the dresser was empty, Mr Shoff explained: 'You can tell they're pretty active so we do whatever we can to make sure we can keep it clean.

'They would get into the drawers and pull everything out so we decided the easiest thing would be to take all the clothes out and put them in the closet.'


As for his coincidental job selling the cameras which captured the incredible moment, he reasoned: 'I'm just an employee.

'I'm a sales rep for them and there are thousands throughout the company.'

Mr Shoff works for Vivint Smart Home, an app which syncs surveillance cameras to smart phones to allow parents to watch a live feed of what is happening inside their home from other rooms or afar.

A spokesman told DailyMail.com it only became aware of the video after they posted it online.

'Ricky is an employee on our sales team. The Shoff’s posted the video on their own, unbeknownst to us.

'We didn’t learn about it until after it ran on local news. We’re just happy that their boys are safe,' they said.

Critics also questioned why the camera was pointed squarely on the dresser and not on the boys' toddler beds.

But Mr Shoff said the device was angled in such a way to allow the best view of the entire room and wasn't intentionally focused on the piece of furniture.

'We have cameras throughout the whole house and that camera is just positioned at the best angle to see the entire room. It wasn't positioned just to have the dresser.

'The cameras are mounted on the wall and fixed, they don't move around.'


They admitted their son was a 'strong kid'. Not to be outdone, older brother Crew, five, proudly told the studio: 'I can lift a chair'.

On Wednesday skeptics slammed the video as a 'hoax'.

'This whole thing is a scam. The father works for the video company,' said one nay-sayer.

'HOAX! Come on people, nothing in the drawers! Dad works for Cam company! Cam facing wrong direction! No one comes right away! FRAUD. 15 minutes of fame,' said another.

The couple, who had earlier appeared on CNN to talk about the video, said they were just as amazed as viewers that neither of the boys were harmed when the dresser fell.

'We were in shock. We looked Brock over and Bowdy over and there were no marks on either of them,' said Mr Shoff.

Mr Shoff uploaded the video to his Facebook account in December.

'I've been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it's not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible.

'We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share. We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off of Brock. And feel blessed that he is ok.

'Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall. Please share,'
he said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4091070/It-s-not-hoax-Parents-toddler-filmed-nanny-cam-saving-twin-fallen-dresser-slap-skeptics-claimed-video-fake.html

tania cadogan said...

Regarding the dresser video.

As the father told us they would get into the drawers and pull everything out so they put the clothes in the closet, why then did they need to have the dresser still in the room?

Given they knew the boys were active and would pull the drawers open and like all kids use them to climb on why leave it in their room especially as it would be empty and more likely to fall over if climbed on?

'We have cameras throughout the whole house and that camera is just positioned at the best angle to see the entire room. It wasn't positioned just to have the dresser.

As there are two cots one is mostly visible and the other cot is barely visible at the bottom right of the screen, only a corner being visible.
Why then did they not move the cot to where the dresser is in order for both cots to be visible?
The camera is not best angled to see the entire room since one cot is not visible to any extent bar one corner.
Either move the cot to where the dresser is or have it vertical against the wall where the dresser is.

There is something off about this story, i am not buying it.

Anonymous said...


Looks like bho will be giving us plenty of samples to analyze
as he continues his loud career of destroying the United States
and all it stands for from within.

Amyl Nitrite said...

he Ft. Lauderdale shooter is indeed associated with ISIS. See link attached that shows him wearing a keffiyeh and the ISIS one-finger salute.

Esteban Santiago possibly linked to Alaska radical Islamic sleeper cell.

The media is starting to portray him as suffering from PTSD and went crazy after returning from Iraq.

He walked into an FBI office in Alaska saying he is being forced to do stuff for ISIS.