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Deuterium and Palladium in the Philippines?

deuterium and palladiumWas deuterium discovered in the Philippines? Was palladium discovered in the Philippines? When is a hoax not a hoax? How can you tell the difference? The mainstream media sources used to be trustworthy but today, they’re as gullible as everyone else.

Regardless, I’ll trust mainstream media sources long before I’ll trust some website without any ties to anything else.

Deuterium in the Philippines Is a Hoax

And this particular hoax dates back more than two decades. Take a look at this article written in 2007.

What’s deuterium? Not to be confused with the fictional fuel known as deutronium, it’s more commonly known as “heavy water”. It only occurs naturally in tiny amounts. The rest has to be produced artificially. You definitely can’t pump it out of the nether regions of the ocean near the islands of the Philippines.

Palladium in the Philippines Is Probably a Hoax

If the source information on a website comes from a reputable news agency, it stands a good chance of being true. It still doesn’t mean it’s true, but it stands a better chance of surviving scrutiny.

I don’t know what to think. If it’s true, the Philippines will someday be a rich country. When I was looking at the mining ships out in Subic Bay, from my vantage point at the Driftwood Beach Resort, I was curious enough to ask one of my nephews about it. He worked at one of the piers with a logistics company. He told me they were mining “red dirt”. Well, that didn’t make sense to me.

They may not have been mining palladium, but they were mining something.

Why would I bring any of this up? Well, I keep seeing the same things being posted over and over on social media websites, mostly from Filipinos in the Philippines. I’ve seen posts about palladium far more often than deuterium, but I still see them about deuterium every so often.

Some people truly are gullible.

Photo Attribution: James St. John, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Edited and updated. Originally published at one of my other websites in May 2016.

Author: RT Cunningham
Date: October 23, 2020 (UTC)
Categories: Locations

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