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    Nooscope: Media Concocts Conspiracy Theory About Putin’s New Mind Melting Weapon

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    The resurgence of Cold War style McCarthyism and anti-Russian propaganda has finally shifted gears from the insulting to the downright comical science fiction.

    Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s long-time Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov resigned to pursue a post leading the country’s environmental policy, a matter dear to the official that Putin had once called one of the five people he most trusted after Ivanov spearheaded a successful project to save endangered tigers, paving the way for his protégé Anton Vaino to take command as the Russian President’s top aide.

    Controversy first surrounded claims that Ivanov did not resign, made of whole cloth by Western media outlets seeking their next clickbait conspiracy, but was rather removed so that Putin could consolidate power in the Kremlin. Of course, this ignores rumors for over two years that Ivanov was planning on resigning as his health began to wane following the tragic drowning of his young son.

    But then, almost out of nowhere, the media latched on to what may become the sci-fi thriller of the summer, with some outlets already touting it as Vladimir Putin’s secret mind melting weapon, the mysterious and ever enchanting “nooscope.”

    ABC News first broke the story that somebody listed as "A. Vaino" co-authored an article entitled "Capitalization of the Future" published in the Russian academic journal, Questions of Economics & Law which spoke about the creation of a new device capable of reading the "code of the market" called the Nooscope.

    The best way to explain the Nooscope is to refer to the article itself, now patented 50 times, which states that "the Nooscope is a device for recording changes in the Noosphere" with the device apparently consisting of "spatial sensors" capable of making "the invisible visible."

    The goal of the device, according to the article, is to "allow the study of humanity’s collective consciousness.” The idea traces back to the Russian thinker Vladimir Vernadsky who opined that the "Noosphere" is the "third stage in Earth’s development, when humanity’s collective thought would affect the earth as a whole."

    Of course, this article has yet to be traced to Anton Vaino, but rather only to an "A. Vaino" (which is not to say it necessarily isn’t him) with rather a large number of individuals bearing the last name and first initial based on even a cursory glance through social media, but that did not stop the immediate splurge of hysteria.

    The New Yorker began to opine in the article "The Very Strange Writings of Putin’s New Chief of Staff" that the letters in Vaino’s name, if you misspell his name as the publication did, could be scrambled around to spell the Russian word for war – voyna. The publication then outlandishly asks "Is this the message that Putin is sending?"

    The BBC went further to speak about "Kremlin spin doctors" while quoting a professor who called the concepts in the article "mythological." They also opined that Vaino was the second-coming of Vladislav Surkov who they quote a Russian politician as calling "a puppet master who privatized the political system." Yet, it didn’t stop there – the BBC sees the "Nooscope" as somehow linking Vaino in style and approach to Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of state-funded news agency Rossiya Segodnya, who they call in the article "the Kremlin’s chief propagandist."

    At the end of the article, published on Friday, the BBC even admits that they do not know whether the author of the "Nooscope" piece is in fact Putin’s new Chief of Staff or just a similarly named individual, but that didn’t stop the 913 word rant that can only conceivably be described as actual state-funded propaganda.

    The UK Daily Mail goes off on a similar tangent by first acknowledging that they don’t know whether the 44-year-old Anton Vaino is the author of the academic article before saying that Putin’s new chief of staff wants to "tap into the global consciousness and 'register changes in human activity'" and saying in their title that “Putin’s new right-hand man claims to have invested a gadget called the 'Nooscope' which is 'as big a breakthrough as the microscope' in order to "interpret and manage world events."

    It seems there must not have been any good movies out this summer with the way the West is concocting conspiracy theories about Putin and Russia these days as a veritable pastime.


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    • v76
      Out come the old cold war relic fuddie duddies with their delusional fearmongering...... I mean come the fuck on, who is still falling for this dumb shit.

      Also it is true that Mr. Putin can 180 no-scope and head shot 20 bad guys without reloading.
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      newsseekerin reply tov76(Show commentHide comment)
      v76, you really disappoint me! You forgot to mention that he is blindfolded and traveling at over 100 MPH whilst driving his favorite motorcycle !! Wonder which major newspaper will carry this as a headline ??
    • avatar
      Hehe.. Bravo Russia. Now you have won the propaganda war...hehehe,
    • avatar
      if it was genuine citation, then there would be the initial of the patronym.
    • avatar
      another thought has struck, given the gullibility of the msm readership, then this may signal the resurgence of SF and fantasy as the dominant forms of literature. :)
    • jande.jande
      Well,.. what ever it is.. it is working. Look at US dumb population. Totally fried brains. All zombies.
    • Drain the swamp
      The evil khazar kingdom that has rearisen in Palestine wanted to open an outpost in tatar vacated Crimes (with Odessa as Capital), Putin beat them to it, nudelman,kagan,pyatt did not know the FSB were listening in on their every conversation. Only the dumb ukrainians did not know. But behind this all the khazars know Russia will come after their ass and wipe them out again like it did on the N Caspian, kagan is trying his best to down Putin and prevent a resurgent Russia. Bur davido vitch the traitor is very strong inside Russia, and it has the Moscow Times behind it, but the Russians are not as dumb as the ukries and poles who are being a lot of money to foght against Russia by the NWO khazars.
    • avatar
      Putin,the Martian!!!!LOL,and I can`t stop it!!!
      Anything else the Russians did n invent??
      Dear God?
      Vaino is Finnish name!Good job,Finland!!
    • Victor S
      I'd love to have that kind of weapon, even if it's just for self defense, to melt any mind, that would try to attack me!
    • supportin reply tov76(Show commentHide comment)
      v76, not only that but he can do so without spilling a drop of the glass of wine in his other hand before returnng to his piano. :)
    • supportin reply tojerstef(Show commentHide comment)
      jerstef, hey, don't knock Finland. It is the nation which gave the world on a crowdfunding basis the epic movie "Iron Sky."

    • supportin reply toVictor S(Show commentHide comment)
      Victor S, but that weapon already exists and has for centuries. It is called "vodka."
    • avatar
      Answering to hypocritical, deceitful and/or futile Western mass media is useless.
    • avatar
      This says it all about who Anton Vayno is! Prof. Megalommatis seems to have an insight into that oddity of person!


      Oh! How strange! His name and family name have 5 letters each!! Quite Kabbalistic!
      Others pinpoint that Mr. Vayno is going to be Mr. Voyna!!
      (For those who don't speak Russian, Voyna means ... war)

      But I have a deep and awful fear that Mr. Vayno is going to lose his voyna!
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      What the &#%# did I just read?So Putin is a witch Dr. that can alter peoples minds with a device? I am not sure what I read but who believes this nonsense.
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