UPDATE: Josh was a pleasure to talk to, and he gave us all some really great information on his background, the series as a whole, and a good look at what to expect for this new season starting September 9! If you click “read the rest of the entry” at the bottom, I’ve attached the transcript from his conference call. I will hopefully be able to write up a bit more about the show in the next few days.
I will be talking to Josh Gates, the host and lead investigator on the SyFy series, Destination Truth. Gates travels around the globe in search of answers to some of the world’s biggest mysteries. The third season of the series begins September 9 at 10/9CT on SyFy.
Here is some more information on the series and Josh Gates:
World traveler and intrepid explorer Josh Gates returns to host all-new quests in season 3 of Destination Truth – each an off-the-map adventure in search of the answers to some of the world’s most intriguing unexplained mysteries.
This season, Josh will travel to some of the most extreme locations on earth, including the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and the heart of the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Viewers will also ride along on unprecedented investigations, including the world’s first overnight exploration of King Tut’s cursed tomb and pitch-black dives in ancient Caribbean caves.
Host, Destination Truth
Explorer, adventurer, and photographer Josh Gates hails from the small town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. A graduate of Boston’s renowned Tufts University, Josh holds degrees in archaeology and drama. His work and travels have taken him to more than 75 countries around the world.
An avid scuba diver, he has participated in sub-sea archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, and his work as a photographer has taken him from sweltering African villages to the icy heights of the Himalayas. In addition, he has scaled “the roof of Africa” on Mt. Kilimanjaro, climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas, and set foot in more than 75 countries around the world. Josh holds degrees from Tufts University in archaeology and drama, and was recently inducted into The Explorers Club, a prestigious global organization dedicated to the advancement of exploration and field research.
Josh currently resides in Los Angeles.
Come back here after the conference call for more information on the new season and see what Josh has to say about his adventures!
Some slut in San Diego is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder in order to pay for her Master’s degree program. Some marriage and family therapy degree. She most likely didn’t get enough attention as a child and is acting out like the idiot she clearly is. People do it all the time in all sorts of ways. This young fool just decided to do it in a big way.
Can you imagine anyone in their right mind looking up a ‘marriage and family therapy’ expert who made her name by selling her virginity online? I wonder if it’s possible she is actually that stupid?
She says she got the idea after her sister paid for her master’s degree by working as a prostitute for three weeks. I wonder how the girls’ dad killed himself? Shotgun or did he jump from the top floor of an office building? I can’t imagine he hasn’t done himself in by now.
So, Obama is still using his change.gov URL to try to make it look as if the “office of the president elect” is, ya know, an actual office…or that it’s part of the US government. It is not, and he is not actually the president elect until December. Right now, Barack Obama is a US Senator from Illinois and nothing more.
But, that’s not stopping him from posting weekly addresses to his people complete with his change.gov website listed and his official looking “office of the president elect” logo he had created, complete with bald eagle carrying arrows and olive branch.
The guy is an egomaniac who simply adores himself, and there’s little denying that plain fact. Let’s look at his record. Obama claims to be a post-partisan politician who just wants to serve, yet he won his first election by forcing every single one of his opponents off the ballot through sneaky moves based on technicalities. He won his US Senate seat by accident, because the current senator resigned after the Tribune demanded his divorce records unsealed and splashed across the front pages of newspapers nationwide. After this accidental election, he promised he would not seek the presidency, because he believed in being qualified and prepared for a job before you applied for it, and he was neither qualified nor prepared. Two weeks later he took back his promise and decided he would, in fact, run for the job he said he was not qualified nor prepared for.
He served a mere 143 days in his accidental senate seat before starting his run for presidency. He spent the next 2 years (read that, TWO YEARS) running for this office (not doing much of the ol’ senate job he left behind).
He had his people create an Obama presidential seal before he won the election, as you will recall, complete with the latin for “yes we can” slogan on the bottom. He had the eagle there too to make it look like the presidential seal. When this was reported, the campaign stopped using the seal out of embarassment.
Now, he’s taken to using an official government sounding website, though the site is basically his campaign website pasted onto the new URL…and he’s taken to using a brand new seal on his podium for “office of the president elect.” There is, of course, no such office in the federal government, and the fancy logo created is fictional as well.
Why run for an office you promised not to…an office you said you were not qualified for? Who runs for president after a mere 143 days in the senate, only to be elected to that senate seat on a fluke divorce disaster with the embarassed former senator??
Everything Obama does screams “ego!” I always thought Bill Clinton based all of his moves on his simple desire not to help, but for the sake of power and glory…Obama has Billo beat ten times over.
The guy is…frankly, he’s just embarassing to watch at this point. I’m just waiting for him to declare the president to be in charge of the official unofficial crown and throne. He’ll wear it as he sits behind a lectern plastered with eagles holding arrows, holding placards shouting “yes we can!” and “changenhope!” I can see it now…
Yet his cult keeps following like blind sheep. No clue what he truly stands for, no idea what his basic core values are. “Who cares what he stands for?” they say. “He’s cool and hip, and gosh darn it, that dude in his late 40′s undertands us 18 year olds. Besides, that other guy was wayyyy old, tehehe xoxoxo.”
Oh dear lord. People are getting Twilight tattoos now. Not only is the creepy obsession with a teenaged vampire movie scary as hell, these morons had to take it a step further and paint purty colors in their skin to show how obsessed they are.
I’ll be brutally honest with you. I hope they all get a horrible infection from the tattoos and the body part they got the tattoo on falls off. Arm tattoo? Try driving your jetta around now, sucker! Leg tattoo? Well, you want be running any marathons anytime soon…
I’m sorry, but people are stupid…and this is proof.
I posted before about this unusual (from what I’ve seen, they’re not unusual, they’re just plain weirdos) family the Duggars before…the couple has 18 kids with more coming. They’re ultra-religious, and they come off as the strangest family you’d never want to meet.
I’m sitting here watching the start of an episode that says they go to the creationist museum on their way to a family reunion (shocker- these hicks who have been pregnant constantly for over 20 years due to their belief that God wants them to have as many children as possible believe that Adam and Eve walked around with dinosaurs. Ugh)
The mother and father are shown taking all 17 kids with them as she gets her ultrasound so they can see if it’s a boy, girl, triplets, whatever. She says she’ll be happy with whatever the lord blessed her with (or maybe you mean what your husband gives you nonstop for 2 full decades?) The weird part is that they bring the kids into the room where they actually do the ultrasound, which seemed quite weird to me. Then, they had to cover her up with a big tarp so no one, and I mean NO ONE could see any of her belly. She went on talk to about how NO ONE will see her belly, and even when she has the baby she won’t let anyone see her…there will be no flesh, then there will be the baby’s flesh. She wants to remain modet, she says.
I had to switch the channel when the father started showing these bathing suits that were basically wetsuits with extra material added…they were from some company that sold “wholesome swimwear.” The father was talking about demanding modesty for all the boys and the girls. I felt so bad for the kids I had to flip the TV to something else.
I’m all for family values and morals, but these people are just embarassing. Maybe we can look forward to her 30th kid on their TV show (they do this weird thing where they have named ALL of their kids with name starting with “J.”) Only God knows what weirdos these kids are likely to grow up to be. It’s wonderful to see parents spending so much time preparing their kids for life in the world outside of the home. It is, however, quite unfortunate when those parents are preparing them for a world that doesn’t actually exist.
Ugh. Morons are everywhere. Unfortunately, most of them are allowed to vote.
Ron Havens, an Obama backer in Odessa, New York, has set up this display in his yard for Halloween:
He says he wants to shock passerbys and make them think. Of course, this sort of thing shocks, but it certainly doesn’t make any rational person think. This sort of nonsense is beyond the pale, and it’s just an example of the double standard when it comes to race in the United States. If a black man were portrayed as a villian like this chasing a white man, there’d be riots in the street. The person who set up the display would be run out of town. It’d be a national story for weeks.
What’s worse is that ignorance abounds. This is what Haven’s said about McCain:
“I figured it would be equally offensive to everyone. It’s just for shock value,” Havens said. “McCain has been rabble-rousing, calling Obama a terrorist and a Muslim. The McCain campaign has gotten so ugly. That’s what the message is. I can see how people could take this the wrong way. I’m not advocating anything. It’s sarcasm.”
Notice his complete ignorance. Not once has McCain called Obama a terrorist and he has never said he was a muslim. In fact, when someone complained that Obama was a muslim recently, McCain corrected the record and set the person straight. So, we can assume the McCain campaign has no, in fact, gotten “so ugly” because this guy has no idea what he’s talking about.
So, you’re an ignorant hick who, in your fantasy world, heard McCain call Obama a terrorist and a muslim, so you portray McCain as a KKK member chasing poor ol’ Obama? Genius!
A local NAACP chapter president, Georgia Verdier, spoke on the issue, and she sounds just about as ignorant as Havens. She said:
“It looks friendly but I am concerned not so much about this display, but in general about the fear and hate that have entered the campaign. This display appears friendly to me. But that’s my take. A young lady passed by and had other feelings. We need to be concerned about that. I think we all need to be careful about what messages we send. The message we send is not always the message received.”
Dear God, woman, are you brain dead or are you pretending to be a zombie?!! The display looks “friendly” and it doesn’t bother you? What bothers you is race has been injected into the campaign? Which side of the campaign? Who has injected race? Does she have fantasies of a McCain racist attack as well? I just can’t imagine any rational human being seeing this and proclaiming it “friendly”.
Dear God, these people probably vote! They’re allowed to drive cars, serve us items in stores, walk the streets at night by themselves. They’re allowed out with the rest of us! Free to roam around like the zombies they are, just waiting to horribly screw something important up. The very thought is terrifying.
Maybe people could at least TRY to get their bogus stories halfway correct before they go displaying garbage like this? Maybe the voters could get, ya know, some facts to go along with their delusions? Is that really too much to ask?
Frank Schaeffer (who the hell is he? I’ve no idea) wrote a very lengthy, very delusional ode to how god-like Obama is. Actually, he wrote the scariest ode to Obama I’ve yet to see since the start of this campaign however many years ago it was…
I knew, reading from the Huffinton Post, that it was delusional garbage, but I really truly thought it was satirical. I honestly thought he was making fun of the Obama-worship, the fever for the savior that has taken hold in this confused country. Alas, he is, as far as I can tell, being genuine here, and that itself is scary beyond belief. Frank Schaeffer apparently wrote a book about leaving fundamentalist Christianity he was raised in. Looks like he’s found another supernatural being to follow, and his name is Barack.
Here’s a sample of the pure unadulterated insanity:
Only a brilliant man, with the spirit of a preacher and the humble heart of a kindly family doctor can lead us now. We are afraid, out of ideas, and worst of all out of hope. Obama is the cure. And we Americans have it in us to rise to the occasion. We will. We’re about to enter one of the most frightening periods of American history. Our country has rarely faced more uncertainty. This is the time for greatness. We have a great leader. We must be a great people backing him, fighting for him, sacrificing for a cause greater than ourselves.
A hundred years from now Obama’s portrait will be placed next to that of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt. Long before that we’ll be telling our children and grandchildren that we stepped out in faith and voted for a young black man who stood up and led our country back from the brink of an abyss.
Most frightening period of history? Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII? Come on! The Cold War wasn’t more frightening at its height? Obama compared to Lincoln and Roosevelt?!
Obama has the humble heart of a kind and brilliant family doctor, and he’s the only cure? That’s the liberal mindset gone wrong, no MAN is the cure for anything. America itself is the cure, its people are the cure…dictators look to be a nation’s cure, not leaders of a democratic republic!
If this sort of nuttiness doesn’t frighten you, you’ve probably been brainwashed as well. Seek help immediately, as you’ve only so long to retrieve your brain and put it back into your empty skull. No man on earth is worth praise like this…NO MAN on earth. That he’s near god-like to these people is the craziest thing of all.
Socities are ultimately destroyed from within by the populace.
It’s time we stop denying the stunningly obvious fact that this stuff is so far beyond scary that words can hardly describe how insane this country has become over a jr senator who also happens to be the second coming of Jesus Christ, the messiah, the one we’ve been waiting for, the one who will change the world, the savior of mankind, the leader to end all leaders, our permanent god upon high, Barack H. Obama. Yes, folks, we’re ready to follow the one and true god, who pals around with terrorists and anti-american racist pastors. The man who wants to tax us to death and has a fantasy that he can somehow create a free system where all Americans receive healthcare paid for by taxes that don’t exist in an environment where no plan on earth could raise that tax revenue to begin with.
The world has gone insane, and it’s singing “obammmmmaa hallelujah” as it crashes and burns.
There is NO more denying, my friends. The cult of Obama is just that- a cult. A following comprised of millions of people, most of whom are completely ignorant of Obama’s history, his stand on the issues, his basic philosophy…they’re so enthralled with their new messiah that facts don’t matter. All that matters is how he makes them feel. Another man had the same effect on a group of millions in the 1930′s.
More insane lefties warping the minds of children for purposes of propaganda…