Favorite conspiracy theories

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    Several years back I was reading a conspiracist (is that a real word?) explanation how the WTC was done by the US government so I sent a note stating I had pictures of George W Bush and Dick Cheney carrying 5 gallon gas cans full of jet fuel up the steps of the WTC. Like Dick could walk up 5 steps empty handed without having a heart attack much less carrying two 5 gallon jugs full of fuel....

    Man, I got something like 5,000 emails overnight from folks willing to pay anything for those pictures. :rolleyes:

    I sure wish I had heard of photo shop back then.

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    Be nice, Dick's my hero. (NOTE: This is not a POLITICAL opinion. I just admire his quail hunting prowess.)
     
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    Yep, wouldn't wanna go hunting with him ... :dunno:
     
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    The weirdest conspiracy theory I ever heard - and they sincerely believed it - was about the Korean war. Political, but hopefully old enough it's harmless. Anyway, this family, who was from S Korea, believed that the US started the war to use up excess ammunition and equipment that we had left over from WW2. No kidding.

    The funniest conspiracy theory I've heard is around US oil companies pushing for stronger drug laws, because synthetic rope is a major profit source for them, compared to the much superior hemp rope. Smokers have some really funny theories.
     
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    OJ was a great father, he gave his son cool expensive shoes, shared his wife AND took the heat and perils of a murder committed by his son. Way to go Dad!.
     
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    My grandfather went to the grave with the belief that the moon landing was filmed in a Hollywood studio.
     
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    All of the wars (however warm/cold), post-WWII, were created to fuel the military-industrial complex and make wealthy people more wealthy.
     
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    My all time favorite is that airplanes are spraying mind control chemicals. (cough) :dunno::stirpot:
     
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    Trump cares about the American people.


    I checked out a local ultralight fly-in before getting my license, and walked up and started chatting to a guy helping out with traffic on the ground. All seemed normal until a jet flew overhead, and he went on a rant about contrails and seeding the atmosphere with germs.. all kinds of fun stuff. Changed the topic by asking about the plane taxiing by...

    I also worked with a developer that KNEW there was a tunnel connecting the east/west coasts of the US. Only the gov't had access, of course. And there some mystery elevator in the Rocky mountains in an abandoned mine that went down to where some underground "people" lived. Supposedly one guy went down there and got his arm melted off by a laser weapon. He was fun to work with.
     
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    I have one, but probably would get a timeout for saying it...
     
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    Whats the difference between a business plan and a conspiracy theory?


    It goes even further back. In both WWI and II the USA was a major creditor to the "democratic" causes. We only got into the shooting part because those we, we as in the banking cabals, loaned money to were in danger of loosing. If they lost the money doesn't get repaid. So they had to invent ways for us to get involved all around the world to ensure repayment.
     
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    Years ago I worked for a freight forwarding company that lost a lot of money because their cut rate computer programmer mistakenly coded several nodes on a geographic information system with the same (supposed to be discrete) code. The computer, not being sentient, then used these far flung points as if they were co-located creating "wormholes" if you will in the fabric of space as promulgated by Rand McNally.

    Customers had no idea what was wrong with our system. But they noticed the resulting price differentials. If, for instance, the computer coded a hamlet in southern Arkansas the same as one in southern Oregon they could save 50% by routing a package from Houston to Seattle by way of Texarkana. Being mere pilots nobody upstairs listened to us.

    So, we joked that the company actually knew about "hidden 'Stargate' alien-tech portals" and routed ALL of the Houston - Seattle traffic through Hope Arkansas, charging their "unsavvy" customers who didn't "get it" full fare. Which explained our less than what we expected paychecks.

    The joke was on us however. Eventually, the IT department (instead of fixing the mistake in the GIS system) reverse engineered a portal and replicated it. Allowing them to replace 99% of all flights. Just keeping one "sworn to secrecy" demonstration crew on salary flying around to keep competitors and regulators from learning the truth.
     
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    The moon landing was staged, but it was shot on location.
     
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    Like the famous (second) flag raising on Mount Suribachi.
     
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    Apollo 18
     
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    Reminds me of Capricorn One, which IIRC featured O.J. Simpson. So bonus conspiracy connections there!
     
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    The vaccine shots contain a microchip! And they have something to do with 5G!
     
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    The far side of the moon was first photographed by the Russians, and Popular Photography published an article claiming that the pictures were faked. Their evidence was that magnifying the edge of the moon's image showed a series of steps (pixellation), which is not what you would expect if it were shot with a film camera. I guess they were unaware that the pictures were transmitted electronically! :rofl:
     
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    Man, that Kubrick is stickler for authenticity! :D

    There's a hunting and fishing site I've been on for close to 20 years. There are some people there that you just wonder how they ever got through a basic science course. :confused: Like, no, I never want to even be in the same room with them.
     
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    He was right
     
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    The Flat Earth Society has members all around the globe.
     
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    Just be careful not to push them over the edge. :D
     
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    Best retort, T-shirt worthy: If the earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything over the edge by now!
     
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    I find it weird that they call the 'Amelia Earhart ditched near Gardner Island' a conspiracy theory. Who exactly is conspiring here? I thought it was just a reasonable hypothesis of what happened to her and Noonan.

    It's funny because there absolutely are Amelia Earhart conspiracy theories, like the one that says she was actually spying for F.D.R. but got captured by the Japanese and executed.
     
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    It’s a conspiracy to separate the gullible from their money.
     
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    The communists won the cold war. And I only exist as a brain in a vat (matrix-style) in a Soviet laboratory.
     
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    The check is in the mail.
     
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    Doomsday bunkers under Denver International Airport.
     
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    …accessible from the transcontinental tunnel?
     
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    That cell phones in planes will cause us all to die!
     
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