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  • Howard Dean Doubles Down on Trump 'Using Coke?';

    09/28/2016 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During Monday night's presidential debate, former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted: "Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?" Even the tabloid site TMZ described Dean's tweet as a "low blow." Unbowed, Dean doubled down at MSNBC on Tuesday, to the point where a clearly uncomfortable Kate Snow tried to maneuver him into backing away a bit. He wouldn't, which is fine with Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, who told the network's Peter Alexander on Wednesday that "we should probably be talking more about" Dean’s speculation. At the Washington Free Beacon Tuesday afternoon, David Rutz reported that...
  • Florida Now Spraying Neurotoxic Pesticide Banned in Other Countries to Combat Zika

    08/07/2016 2:30:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 08/07/16 | Claire Bernish
    Areas of Miami, Florida, are now being sprayed with the insecticide naled in an attempt to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito — carrier of the zika virus. Naled, a potent neurotoxin that kills mosquitoes on contact, is perfectly safe, or so the Environmental Protection Agency insists, despite Puerto Rico’s rejection of its use to combat the spread of zika there — due to concerns about its safety.To keep naled airborne where it would be most effective, the agent is sprayed in very fine aerosol droplets — about two tablespoons can be dispersed to cover an area the equivalent of...
  • In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists" ... to Attack Anyone Who Challenges

    07/28/2016 3:46:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/23/2015
    Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal Democracy and free market capitalism were founded on conspiracy theories. The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other  founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and free market capitalism were also based on conspiracy theories. But those were the bad old days …Things have now changed. The CIA Coined the Term Conspiracy Theorist In 1967 That all changed in the 1960s. Specifically, in April 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch which coined the term “conspiracy theories” … and recommended methods for discrediting such theories.  The...
  • Lee on lack of Trump endorsement: 'He accused my best friend's father of conspiring to kill JFK'

    06/30/2016 11:42:52 AM PDT · by freedomcrusader · 137 replies
    CNN ^ | 2016-06-30 | David Wright
    Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday cited Donald Trump's use of a baseless tabloid report that Ted Cruz's father helped conspire to kill President John F. Kennedy as a reason he has yet to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee in a heated exchange.
  • The Real Agenda Behind the CIA Spawning the EU

    05/06/2016 2:47:53 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/5/2016 | Alex Newman
    The U.S. intelligence community was responsible for usurping Europeans' right to self-government, in an effort to impose what Obama recently called one of the greatest political and economic achievements of modern times. As British voters prepare to vote on secession from the European Union super-state, the Obama administration's bizarre intervention to support the pro-EU side has sparked a fresh examination of the shadowy origins of the controversial European regime. Under scrutiny is the critical backing the EU and its predecessor outfits received at every step of the way from top globalists within the U.S. government, and in particular from the...
  • Vince Foster: Second Wound Documented

    02/29/2016 10:53:36 AM PST · by Ahithophel · 46 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/28/16 | Leo Hohmann
    Its been 23 years since Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster was found dead in a Virginia park, setting off one of the biggest controversies of the Clinton administration. Foster, a close friend and former law partner of Hillary Clintons, was discovered on July 20, 1993, lying in Fort Marcy Park with a fatal gunshot wound. Two investigations, the first led by Robert Fiske and the second by Kenneth Starr, concluded Foster suffered a single, self-inflicted wound. A simple suicide. Case closed. But newly discovered evidence unearthed from boxes stored deep in the National Archives lend credence to theories about...
  • Christie Knows Something (vanity)

    03/02/2016 12:06:13 PM PST · by Toliph · 60 replies
    Christie is a former U.S. attorney, which means he must have close contacts in the FBI. I think he has been told that the FBI is going to recommend criminal charges against Hillary. This would explain why he would be willing to alienate the GOPe by backing Trump. He thinks Trump is going to win the nomination and waltz into the White House.
  • Conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Antonin Scalia

    02/15/2016 3:33:46 PM PST · by FR_addict · 110 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | Feb 15,2016 | Lena H. Sun and Sari Horwitz
    Two days after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in remote West Texas, a former D.C. homicide commander is raising questions about how the death was handled by local and federal authorities. "As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia," William O. Ritchie, former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police, wrote in a post on Facebook onSunday...
  • Conspiracy Theories Surround Justice Scalia's Death

    02/15/2016 5:54:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 130 replies ^ | February 15, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Conspiracy theories are beginning to swirl in the aftermath of the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was found dead at 79 in his room on Saturday morning at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas.
  • Heidi Nelson Cruz bio

    01/11/2016 8:14:47 PM PST · by gg188 · 83 replies
    Claremont McKenna College ^ | Robert Day School Board of Advisors
    Cruz, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in economics and international relations from CMC in 1994, is a managing director in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs, Texas. She and her two partners work with clients to implement high net worth portfolios across a range of investments and asset classes, including complex derivatives products, private equity, hedge funds, single stock risk management, U.S. and international equities, and fixed income. Ms. Cruz began her career as an investment banker with JPMorgan in New York, focusing on international structured finance and subsequently on Latin America mergers and acquisitions....
  • Conspiracy theories: why people need to believe that the truth is hidden out there

    11/08/2015 10:33:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies ^ | Nov. 7, 2015 | Nicola Davis
    Psychologist Rob Bretherton talks about his new book and the way suspicion can overcome rationalityWhy are conspiracy theories so attractive?There is not so much of a difference between conspiracy theorists and the rest of us. We are drawn to the idea of conspiracy because it resonates with us; we understand the idea of people being self-interested and not having our best interests at heart, and having hidden motives and getting together to do shady stuff. Conspiracy theories extend upon that and tap into these assumptions and fears we have about the world. But we all have them, that’s why...
  • Chris Hayes Wonders Whether Guy Who Told Trump Obama a Muslim Was a Plant

    09/18/2015 6:40:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maybe next week, Chris Hayes will share his views on Area 51, whether fire can melt steel, and if the moon landing happened in a Hollywood studio . . . On his MSNBC show this evening, Hayes floated the notion that the guy at a New Hampshire town hall who told Donald Trump that President Obama is a Muslim might have been a plant. According to Chris, although the moment seemed to have happened "organically" [yes, but was it free range?], "who knows?" Proclaimed Chris: "until they find the guy I'm going to reserve judgment on the origins of the...
  • Isis magazine Dabiq attacks 'conspiracy theories' causing jihadists to flee

    05/22/2015 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/22/15 | Umberto Bacchi
    The Islamic State (Isis) group has released a new issue of its slick propaganda magazine Dabiq, featuring articles justifying the enslavement of Yazidi girls and condemning conspiracy theorists, as well as a report by British hostage John Cantlie. The publication also featured an article suggesting that the terror group is losing militants to conspiracy theories. Titled Conspiracy Theory Shirk (Sin) the piece implies that some fighters have grown delusional because of conjectures saying that IS is a puppet in the hands of western intelligence agencies. "If the mujahedeen liberated territory occupied by the kuffar [infidels], they would say that the...
  • Our Banking System is a Giant House of Cards

    05/03/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Institute for New Economic Thinking ^ | 21 April 2015 | Lynn Parramore inteviews Anat Admati
    Lynn Parramore: How would you describe the problem of Too Big to Fail banks. Whey does it matter to an ordinary person? Anat Admati: Too Big to Fail is a license for recklessness. These institutions defy notions of fairness, accountability, and responsibility. They are the largest, most complex, and most indebted corporations in the entire economy. We all have to be really alarmed by the fact that not only do we still have such institutions, but many of them are ever-larger and more complex and at least as dangerous, if not more so, than they were before the financial crisis....
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • Islamist Turkish President Erdogan Says A 'Mastermind' Is Plotting Against Turkey...

    04/14/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Memri ^ | 4/14/15
    Since October 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly referred to the concept of a "Mastermind" (ust akil, "supra-intellect," in Turkish) that, he says, is plotting against Turkey. This concept has been applauded by the Islamist pro-AKP media. Erdogan's December 12, 2014 speech, which focused on this "mastermind" concept, inspired the production of a two-hour "documentary" by one of the leading Turkish television channels, the pro-AKP A Haber. The film, titled "The Mastermind," first aired on March 15, 2015 and has been broadcast repeatedly since then; in addition, the Turkish Islamist pro-AKP media are circulating the film on their...
  • As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry

    04/04/2015 8:28:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 4/3/2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and MICHAEL WINES
    Many scientists disagree. They say those quakes, and thousands of others before and since, are mainly the work of humans, caused by wells used to bury vast amounts of wastewater from oil and gas exploration deep in the earth near fault zones. And they warn that continuing to entomb such huge quantities risks more dangerous tremors if not here, then elsewhere in the states sprawling well fields.
  • Government doesn't just want to help you. It wants to control you.

    11/02/2014 11:22:54 AM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 2, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Is this videopart of the vast right-wing conspiracy damned by Hillary Clinton and her ilk?[youtube] Video linkThe video was posted last year. Has our situation become better, or worse, since then? My"unprincipled" viewSome pogromsprograms start with faciallygood intentions and are reported as though they were good by the principled media. Then they change focus slowly and few notice; thefew who notice and speak about itcan be silenced. By the time that morenotice and speak, it's too late. Our Government won. Soak, rinse lightly, soak and repeat. If you haven't read Matthew Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestictrilogy please do. Then...
  • New Benghazi Investigation Spooks GOP Leaders

    05/14/2014 2:35:19 PM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 14, 2014 | Eli Lake
    Last Wednesday, as the House was preparing for its new investigation into the Benghazi attacks, House intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers gathered Republican members of his committee for a meeting. While the main purpose of the meeting was to discuss surveillance reforms the committee was about to pass, Rogers also warned his colleagues about the upcoming select committee to investigate Benghazi. He was saying this could be a rabbit hole, one House member told The Daily Beast. He was warning us that we should not let this investigation get into conspiracy theories. Contrary to the caricature of Republicans, as singularly...
  • CNNs Don Lemon: Is It Preposterous to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?

    03/19/2014 9:12:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/19/2014 | Josh Feldman
    CNNs Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something supernatural happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved. Lemon brought this up along with other conspiracy theories people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, is it preposterous to consider a black hole as a possibility? Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said, A small black hole would suck in our...
  • How long US will hide American home grown terrorism? (Rant of the day)

    09/17/2013 6:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    LankaWeb ^ | September 17, 2013 | Afshain Afzal,
    Unaware of what is going to happen on return to duty after merry weekend, it came as a total surprise. The security was at the lowest in and around Naval Headquarters, while everyone failed to apply the drills rehearsed over time and again. It is a usual practice in all the military and sensitive installation that false alarms are sounded in case of terrorist attacks or disaster, however, on Monday, 16 September 2013, no one followed the drills and displayed a complete scene of disarray and panic. Navy Admiral Bill French was reportedly helplessly discussing deaths and injuries in dozens...
  • Fed Economist Fired for Investigating Suspicious 9-11 Cash Transfers...

    07/26/2013 8:27:47 PM PDT · by Parody · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/25/2013 | "EB"
    Would you be surprised to learn that tens of billions in cold, hard cash was shuffled around just prior to 9-11 by none other than the Fed itself? Probably not. Here's a graph, illustrating the change in USD currency production over a ten week period prior to 9-11 compared to the average over the five years prior (which, by the way, includes the Y2K money printing orgy in the year 2000 itself, which skews the average higher):
  • Today, Google celebrates the Roswell UFO crash of July 8, 1947 with an interactive cartoon

    07/08/2013 10:47:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Google ^ | July 8, 2013
    Today, Google celebrates the Roswell UFO crash of July 8, 1947 with an interactive cartoon.
  • Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories

    05/29/2013 10:37:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21, 2013 | MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER
    In the days following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, speculation online regarding the identity and motive of the unknown perpetrator or perpetrators was rampant. And once the Tsarnaev brothers were identified and the... --snip-- And thats a problem. Because while believing George W. Bush helped plan the Sept. 11 attacks might make you feel in control, it doesnt actually make you so. Earlier this year, Karen Douglas, a University of Kent psychologist, along with a student, published research in which they exposed people to conspiracy theories about climate change and the death of Princess Diana. Those who got information...
  • How to Stop Obama in the Electoral College

    11/19/2012 6:46:18 PM PST · by Rytwyng · 108 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 19th, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    ...the electors... will meet on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December. That is when the actual re-election of the president occurs. According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum... then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress. The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president. Since the Republicans hold a majority in the...
  • Gallup Blew Its Presidential Polls, but Why?

    11/19/2012 7:15:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/18/2012 | Steven Shepard
    Last week's presidential election has widely been seen as a victory for pollsters who, on balance, saw President Obama as the favorite before Election Day. But that wasn't the case for the esteemed Gallup Organization. Its polling showed Republican Mitt Romney with a significant lead among likely voters 10 days before Nov. 6 and marginally ahead of Obama on the eve of an election that Obama won by about 3 percentage points. At an event on Thursday at Gallup's downtown Washington offices, Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport told a gathering of fellow pollsters that the organization was reviewing its...
  • Obama campaign: Video touted on Drudge Report a 'desperate attack'

    10/03/2012 7:54:43 AM PDT · by Qbert · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/12 | Alexandra Jaffe
    The Obama campaign called a video touted by conservative news aggregator Drudge Report as a potentially explosive development in the election a "transparent attempt to change the subject" from Mitt Romney's comments, made by his "allies." In a transparent attempt to change the subject from his comments attacking half of the American people, Mitt Romneys allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. The only thing shocking about this is that they apparently think its wrong to suggest that we should help returning veterans, children leaving foster care...
  • CIAs bio attack on Pak suspected(Paki conspiracy theory)

    10/09/2011 5:07:56 PM PDT · by milestogo · 7 replies
    CIAs bio attack on Pak suspected Cuba suffered scourge in 1981 Akhtar Jamal IslamabadFears are growing in Pakistan that the spread of dengue fever also known as break-bone fever may have been caused by some kind of biological experiment or deliberate release of virus by foreign elements. Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) representatives have called on security agencies to investigate fears of deliberate spread of dengue virus in Pakistan. According to a report, the PMA members and experts have demanded in-depth investigation over mysterious spread of Dengue virus in Punjab. Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue...

    05/10/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 93 replies
    the DAILY PEN ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 | Dan Crosby
    COMING OUT: Obamas sudden support of gay marriage, after publicly opposing it throughout his entire political career, may be prompted by a desperate attempt to prevent impending damage from an ongoing criminal investigation which has already produced explosive evidence about his fraudulent identity. Now, based on his bizarre flip-flop, it is probable that irrefutable evidence has been discovered by the investigationabout his own homosexual past.
  • Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein Confronted on Cognitive Infiltration of Conspiracy Groups

    05/02/2012 8:46:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/1/12 | wearechange
    In a rare public appearance, The Obama Administration's Information Czar Cass Sunstein gave a lecture at the NYU Law School in NYC yesterday, prompting Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange to attend. Watch as Luke confronts Sunstein multiple times on an academic paper he co-authored back in 2008 entitled "Conspiracy Theories" in which he called for cognitive infiltration of conspiracy groups by the government.
  • Egyptian MP Mustafa Bakri: America and Israel Are Responsible for Port Said Soccer Bloodbath

    02/02/2012 3:32:29 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2-2-12 | Sawt Al-Sha'b TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from a statement by Egyptian MP Mustafa Bakri, which aired on Sawt Al-Sha'b TV on February 2, 2012. Mustafa Bakri: Our country is entering a state of anarchy. This anarchy is caused by America, Israel and the former regime. Look at the New Middle East scheme. Don't talk about all the minute details. What happened in Port Said is a continuation of what happened in Muhammad Mahmoud Street, in Al-Qasr Al-Ayni Street, across from the government, across from Maspero, and in the soccer match against Tunisia. They are all connected. It is an attempt to bring this...
  • Obama and his syndicate: some good (Obama eligibility hearing) and some chillingly bad news

    01/28/2012 1:49:21 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 27, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    First the good news. Yesterday 26 January I watched live feed of an extraordinary event. The setting was a courtroom in Georgia and the presiding jurist was Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi. The case centered around and on Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to be placed on the Georgia ballot in the upcoming 2012 General Election(s). During the hearing, 3 attorneys Orly Taitz, Van Irion and J. Mark Hatfield presented their witnesses and individual ineligibility cases brought against Mr. Obama. Neither Obama nor his attorney Michael Jablonski were in attendance both having opted to avoid and...
  • That myth-crap of 'Khazars,' pushed by R. Islamists and Neo-Nazis alike

    01/18/2012 2:41:19 PM PST · by PRePublic · 36 replies
    Ever heard about the 'Khazar' myth pushed by the Neo-Nazis/KKK? In fact, Jews are both a nation and a religion. the percentage of those with any roots in khazaria is so minimal, that there was only one non-historian "writer" that came up with the idea to say that the percentage is higher. As a penpal who is of Jewish background told me once: 'Before the WW2 Were were told to go BACK to Palestine where we came from... now the same haters don't even grant us that...' Hitler VS Khazar mythOddly enough, Hitler's "aryanism" and anti-Jewish sick obession was AGAINST...
  • Could Robert F. Kennedy's Assassin Have Been 'Hypno-Programmed'?

    12/16/2011 11:37:53 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Dec. 16, 2011 | Eli MacKennon
    This past March, 42 years into his life prison sentence for assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan stood in front of a parole board and repeated the same thing he had been saying at parole hearings for decades: that he had no memory of the shooting or his subsequent trial and confession of guilt. For the 14th time, his application was denied. Two weeks ago, Sirhan's attorneys filed the latest in a series of appeals that aim to get Sirhan back in front of a judge to correct what they call "an egregious miscarriage of justice." Sirhan, they argued,...
  • Al Qaeda to Iran: Stop Spreading 9/11 Conspiracy Theory [Jihad - competition]

    09/28/2011 2:20:58 AM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Lee Ferran
    The terror group al Qaeda has found itself curiously in agreement with the "Great Satan" -- which it calls the U.S. -- in issuing a stern message to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: stop spreading 9/11 conspiracy theories. In the latest issue of the al Qaeda English-language magazine "Inspire", an author appears to take offense to the "ridiculous" theory repeatedly spread by Ahmadinejad that the 9/11 terror attacks were actually carried out by the U.S. government in order to provide a pretext to invade the Middle East. "The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it...
  • New heory Explains How Twin Towers Collapsed: Was Mixture Of Sprinkler Systems And Molten Aluminum

    09/21/2011 10:09:40 PM PDT · by Ghost of Jesus Gil · 46 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | September 22, 2011 | Eurasia Review
    Simensen claims that it is overwhelmingly likely that the two aircraft were trapped inside an insulating layer of building debris within the skyscrapers. This leads him to believe that it was the aircraft hulls rather than the buildings themselves that absorbed most of the heat from the burning aircraft fuel. The SINTEF scientist believes that the heat melted the aluminium of the aircraft hulls, and the core of his theory is that molten aluminium then found its way downwards within the buildings through staircases and gaps in the floor and that the flowing aluminium underwent a chemical reaction with...
  • Was Obama Purposely Placed In Office as an Unconstitional President? Here's the Evidence,You Decide.

    07/07/2011 8:35:34 PM PDT · by ResisTyr · 20 replies
    PP Simmons via YouTube ^ | July 3, 2011 | PP Simmons
    This is an excellent video compilation by PP Simmons of evidence of a massive illegal strategy, by ther US Congress, to "install" Obama as an unconstitutional president; and possibly aided and abetted by the US Supreme Court. (click on red link above)
  • Cass Sunstein recommends government infiltration of conspiracy groups

    04/19/2011 7:45:47 AM PDT · by CanaGuy · 71 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | 15 Jan 2008 | Cass Sunstein
    A paper by Cass Sunstein says it all. From p.14 "Conspiracy Theories" by CASS R. SUNSTEIN
  • Tin Foil Turbans: The 6 Stupidest Conspiracy Theories that Millions of Muslims Believe

    11/07/2010 8:59:57 AM PST · by HorowitzianConservative · 22 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 7, 2010 | Kathy Shaidle
    "But the biggest problem with conspiracy theories is that they keep us not only from the truth but also from confronting our faults and problems. This way of thinking relates any given problem to external elements, and thus does not [lead] to a rational policy to confront the problem. He who speaks of ghosts [as the reason behind any given problem] can do nothing to solve it." "Anyone, who adopts the conspiracy theory becomes so helpless that he ends up surrendering or committing suicide. The thinking of conspiracy theorists shifts between surrender and suicide, between helplessness and passivity, between negligence...
  • Wayne Madsen: White House in Crisis

    10/15/2010 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 161 replies
    The Intel Hub ^ | 10/15/10 | Wayne Madsen
    Section 4 of the 25th Amendment likely to be invoked; Obama being shipped out! Washington has not witnessed so much top level White House intrigue since October 20, 1973, when a Saturday night saw President Nixon fire the Watergate independent counsel, the U.S. attorney general, and the deputy attorney general in the Saturday Night Massacre. Just ten days earlier, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with accepting bribes while governor of Maryland. In the case of President Obama, the senior firings are not happening during a single nght but the recent involuntary sudden departures of the White House...
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • Currency, conspiracy theories and foreign policy-making

    04/30/2010 7:12:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Foreign Policy Blogs ^ | 04/16/10 | Henry Hoyle
    Currency, conspiracy theories and foreign policy-making By Henry Hoyle Friday, April 16 12:36 am EST Black helicopters, U.N. conspiracies and shadowy cabals of all-powerful financiers - this is the stuff that fixates in the feverish imagination of a certain segment of the American populace. "Currency Wars" In one of those wonders of globalization (and ideological indoctrination), those same shadowy cabals do double duty as the object of much Chinese paranoia. This is manifest in the tremendous sales of the book series Currency Wars, which indulges such delusions and gives them a veneer of academic respectability. The books author Song Hongbing...

    02/05/2010 9:37:06 PM PST · by Bronzy · 55 replies · 1,470+ views
    Around 2003 or 2004, I picked up this book at a second hand store. Once I read it, my political outlook seemed to change. I guess you could say that I felt that it didn't matter how I voted. This book is available to read on line. It is worth a read. I still get excited when my side wins but...???
  • Plaintiff : Courts must hear eligibility arguments

    10/12/2009 1:00:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 1,979+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 12, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A plaintiff on one of the cases challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president says federal courts must hear the challenges, because to do otherwise would be treason. The claim comes from Charles F. Kerchner Jr., a lead plaintiff in the Kerchner et al vs. Obama & Congress et al lawsuit being handled by attorney Mario Apuzzo. Apuzzo filed his lawsuit last January on behalf of Kerchner, Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelson Jr. Named as defendants are Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, House of Representatives and former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Obama legal tab up to $1.4 mil

    Obama law tab up to $1.4 mil 'Grassroots army' contributions being used to crush eligibility lawsuits? Posted: August 10, 2009 8:42 pm Eastern By Chelsea Schilling 2009 WorldNetDaily President Obama may be using his political action committee funds to stomp out eligibility lawsuits brought by Americans, as he has paid more than $1.35 million to his top lawyer since the election. Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America. The grassroots army that some refer to as "Obama 2.0" is still collecting financial contributions....
  • Freemasons to Birthers: rise of D.C. conspiracy theories (Flop Sweat continues...)

    08/04/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 954+ views
    Crhistian Science Monitor ^ | 8/4/09 | Alexandra Marks
    Political conspiracy theories like the so-called birther allegation that Obama is not a legitimate US citizen are as old as the nation. In the late 1700s, it was rumored that the Freemasons were actually a Satanic cult and George Washington was a member who was elevated to the presidency so they could control the country. Such views were generally held by a few fringe groups and were viewed by the mainstream culture as a bit nutty. But in the past few decades, conspiracy theories have tended to become a part of mainstream political culture, say political analysts. They...
  • To Tell You The Truth, These Conspiracists Scare Me

    08/04/2009 11:41:38 AM PDT · by steve-b · 40 replies · 1,197+ views
    Times of London ^ | 8/4/09 | James Bone
    Journalist are often sent to places a war zone, a natural disaster, or a crime-ridden slum that are physically scary. Those assignments routinely win prizes. Sometimes they may be asked to cover a story that is intellectually scary. Those assignments are less dramatic but can reveal more about human nature. Perhaps the most intellectually scary assignment I have had in recent years was to cover a meeting of the so-called "9/11 Truth Movement" in the East Village, New York. This gruesome assortment of conspiracy theorists insists that the attacks on the US of September 11, 2001 were an...
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  • My One and Only Post on Birthers

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    The Provocateur ^ | 07/29/2009 | Mike Volpe
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    Orly Taitz Blog ^ | 7/15/2009 | Orly Taitz
    Major Cook has been fired from his civilian defense contractor job. See details at link.