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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on October 29, 2017 02:46 PM
Oh, alien moles, for sure.

To be fair, I loved the ones I heard as a kid. They weren't about world domination, exactly, though. They were usually about dead people not having died. There's some quite credible ones about how Hitler could have planned the bunker escape using a double. And nobody knows what happened to Lord Lucan. That story has always fascinated me. Did he even kill the nanny? And, whether he did or did not, where did he go? In the tabloids, every so often, there'd be a sighting of Lord Lucan, or Hitler.

And the thing is, those sorts of things were far more harmless. Nobody DID anything about it. OK, some folk went and looked for them, or obsessed about it, no doubt, but there wasn't all this, 'truth-seekers' rubbish over it, and none of these theories were propounded by people citing the new world order as a destructive force. We didn't all sit round aghast at the blatant lies we'd been told about Hitler's death, and fearing we were all being poisoned by his agents.

There wasn't all the 'God' crap, either, but then we Brits never did go in for that sort of fervour. You went to church on Sundays, you believed quietly and respectably, and you didn't think the man running for office was the next Messiah just because he said some stuff you agreed with.

David Icke got laughed at. I hear he's making a mint in America, but I remember the Terry Wogan show where he got laughed at. Sad really, the poor chap was having a mental breakdown. Even HE admits that. He claimed to be the Messiah, I seem to recall, among other things. Of course, they loved him in the States. Hope he's happier now. Shame. He was a good sports presenter, in his day. The 'sheeples' word was his creation, though. I apologise on behalf of my country for producing the man who gave us that stupid term.

I hear he does have some more sensible things to say now. Doesn't change the fact that we didn't fall for the rubbish back then.


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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on October 29, 2017 02:55 PM << Modifed October 29 at 2:59PM >>
Here's the famous clip. Looking back, it was horrible, really. He was deadly serious, and clearly not well, but everyone just laughed. I think people were shocked. Now, this sort of thing is so commonplace, and people would be far more likely to believe it. Then, we'd never heard anything like it.
https://youtu.be/Y2MEN4-49dM


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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on October 29, 2017 04:02 PM

In response to Steve's question, I choose...

6. All of the above.

Speaking of the delightful Mr Adams, (no, not the founding father, not Wednesday's father, the other one), it is he who said:

"It is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job."

Not only was he clever, but psychic too.

Then again, he also said...

"Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner."

So what would he know? Obviously off his rocker.


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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on October 30, 2017 12:24 AM
More Douglas Adams quotes. yes, I do realise we're getting off track here...

I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.

To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we're probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.
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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on October 31, 2017 02:36 AM
Douglas Adams seems like a very observant man.

Steve you say, To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want.

Yes it is about imposing their beliefs on others and then calling it freedom.

HEY! The copy and paste does work even though it takes a while getting used to the deathly silence of the invisible blocking of text. lol.


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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on November 1, 2017 10:37 PM
Here's a good one.

Trump obviously orchestrated the NY attack yesterday to take the heat off the Russian investigation. It is no coincidence that it happened when it did!

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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on November 1, 2017 11:27 PM
Ha, ha. The thought did cross my mind for about one second. Then I thought I'd wait for the InfoWars 2.0 version, which will have Trump's nemesis as the star perpetrator.

Some Trump humour

Dear President Trump

Remember James Alex Fields? He murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville! You never called him a terrorist!

Remember Stephen Paddock? He murdered 58 people in Las Vegas. You never called him a terrorist!

Remember Dylan Roof? He murdered nine people in Bible study in a church in Charleston! You never called him a terrorist!

Remember Jeremy Joseph Christian? He murdered two men on a bus in Portland. You never called him a terrorist!

What the hell exactly does a white male need to do in America to be classified as a terrorist by you? Scream, "God is great, use a car, knife and guns to kill people? No wait, that happened ...

Editing Trump's Tweet from today.

CHAIN MIGRATION PRESIDENCY must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!



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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on November 2, 2017 06:33 PM



DIS-illusioned

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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on November 2, 2017 07:27 PM
Meh! Same ol', same ol' American poli'tricks'--nothing new here.
Of course the democrats' campaign was rigged in favor of Hillary. Bernie was thought to be an old, bleeding heart liberal, who was going to rock the corporate boat. Pff, can't allow that happen!

I was trying to teach my 4th graders about American political parties, and they asked if they (the parties) had cake. Ha! Let them eat cake, I told them. But they didn't get it ....


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RE: Conspiracy Theories
Reply on November 2, 2017 07:49 PM << Modifed November 2 at 8:30PM >>
well ..-headshake-...when you teach em how to "get it"
I'd sure like to sit in.

American politics that is...
not sure how thats explained to children or adults without red faced embarrassment
and a lot word salad.

   
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