Here's a thread for those who have some "conspiracy theories" they want to share... and where everyone (including the OP) gets the opportunity to dispute, debunk, discredit, or dismiss as another unsubstantiated claim of the tin-foil hat brigade...
Here are the most popular ones... according to Wikipedia...
So who wants to lead off..?
Some of this reminds me of the other night's Bill Maher show on HBO. bill read that latest political tempest in a teapot about influences, (The item amounted to Romney's praying for moral guidance on business decisions, and sometimes rejecting financially sound proposals as a result of his prayer.)
Which of course brought in:
1. Bill Maher's usual aetheist jibe ("..a fairy whispered in his ear...), and
2. A citation from The Onion, "proving" that a) Republicans are dumb, and b) Dick Cheney is a very smart and evil Republican.
Sort of reminds me of the folks who, in reference to 9/11, don't think that steel gets soft when it gets hot, and that steel doesn't melt. Which, of course, is amazing news to several thousands of blacksmiths, steelworkers, and retired riveters.
An excellent book on the topic of Global conspiracies from a Catholic Perspective is called "Hope for the Wicked"... well sourced & referenced...
I gotta get back to the fire and anvil, and bend a bar of that stuff that doesn't soften when it gets hot enough.
A tin foil hat is a piece of headgear made from one or more sheets of aluminium foil or similar material. Alternatively it may be a conventional hat lined with foil. One may wear the hat in the belief that it shields the brain from electromagnetic fields; to prevent mind control and/or mind reading; or to limit the transmission of voices directly into the brain.
The concept of wearing a tin foil hat for protection from such threats has become a popular stereotype and term of derision; the phrase serves as a byword for paranoia and persecutory delusions, and is associated with conspiracy theorists.
+ 1 ...
especially since both of them attempted to enact the constitutional mandated congressional right to print our own interest free money...
WTF are you on about?
Thats how the theory goes... whether it is based in fact or not is another matter... from Wiki:
Executive Order 11110 is quite infamous among conspiracy theorists, such as Jim Marrs, author of the 1989 book Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy, who speculate that there is a link between the John F. Kennedy assassination and E.O. 11110 by arguing that theFederal Reserve Board was involved in the murder to protect its power over the monetary policy of the United States. G. Thomas Woodward, in the Congressional Research Service's report for Congress, Money and the Federal Reserve System: Myth and Reality, writes:
According to author Jim Mars, Executive Order 11110 issued by President Kennedy on June 4, 1963 authorized the issuance of $4,292,893,815 in United States Notes. Mars further asserts that after President Kennedy's assassination, the order was never carried out.
The claim is not borne out by the facts. First, E.O. 11110 had nothing to do with United States Notes, and did not affect any section of law referring to them. Second, E.O. 11110 did not anywhere mention any quantity of money; wherever the $4 billion-plus figure came from, it was not E.O. 11110. Third, The President had no authority to issue such an edict. Even utilizing the provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, the most the President could issue without statutory authorization was $3 billion.
Have you read into any of the theories that George H. W. Bush was in some way behind it? The theory (to my understanding) was/is that H.W was the leader of Army Intelligence a pre-cursor to the CIA, and that H.W was one of the founders of the CIA. Even though he denied it on his run of presidential office.
I would have to read up again on everything to make sure I remember the story or theory correctly. Has anyone else heard of this?
More of his standard bullshit. Post some crazy-assed conspiracy crap or a wikipedia link and then say it's not HIS belief but the author of the link's.
uuuuuuhhhhhh... how astute, JED...
did you figure that one out all on your own?
Seeing that the topic of this discussion is "CONSPIRACY THEORIES"...
I thought it would be appropriate to mention it here...