Bubba asks about Guinness Book of Records and Raniere

Keith Raniere was an East Coast Judo Champion he said

One of our readers, Bubba, “wants to know if anyone has a copy of the Guinness World Records that say Raniere (Mr. Smarty Pants) is the Smartest Man in the World (echo… echo…. echo….)

“I’ve searched high and low and cannot find a copy anywhere. If not, I think he’s a little, short, fat, lying pile of Hooey. Down south, we have one thing to say about a him ‘poor boy he’s a con man and a child molester, bless his soul’”.


Does anybody have a copy?

By the way, Bubba, it is important to note that the IQ test Keith took in 1988 was a take home test. He had it at home for about one month. Take home IQ tests are not accepted anywhere as proof of a high IQ because no one can ever be certain if the person who took the test did not get help from others and, therefore, it is not an IQ [or problem solving test of the individual but of potentially a team].

Of course, Bubba, perhaps you might think it is quite unkind, and not in keeping with gracious southern manners, to suggest that Keith Raniere would ever cheat or lie, and that his taking an IQ test home or not doing it as it is normally done – with a monitor to ensure there is no cheating, does not matter because of his highly ethical nature.

His name is Keith Raniere. His followers are told to call him Vanguard. Is it possible that a man of his exalted status would cheat on an IQ test if he could?

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He also appeared in "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM, and was credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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