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April 02, 2013

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Dorian West

Most people are plain stupid, ill-educated, celebrity worshipping, sports star worshipping idiots. The fact that these so called conspiracies are believed by the minority does not in any way invalidate them. In fact it makes them more credible since only the few would investigate them. Only 8% of Australians have a tertiary degree, does that mean you’d go to a doctor/dentist/lawyer without a tertiary degree if such a person was even allowed to practice.

If you changed “reptilian aliens” to “demons” what would the majority Christian Americans who believe in demons, say?

Brendan

"The poll finds 28% of voters believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order. 34% of Republicans and 35% of independents believe in the New World Order threat compared to just 15% of Democrats...."

Of course! Democrats like world government, see nothing wrong with it, and don't think its a conspiracy. JFTR, how secret is this elite, when we have a supreme court justice stating...

"I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012,”

http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/06/justice-ginsburg-causes-storm-dissing-the-constitution-while-abroad/

She, of course, shows this in all her supreme court decisions.

The vast majority of democrats and foreign governments believe in "positive rights". This includes concepts such as free housing, free medical, etc. But notice, when someone gets something like "free" housing, someone else has to pay for that. Which means that you are taking something - money - from someone else. Money requires, in most cases time, of which we have but a limited amount of here on this planet. You are, in essence, enslaving others to create these positive rights.

The beauty of the US Constitution is that it enshrines rights that are inherent to the individual. You don't have to take something from someone else to have them. One is socialism, and slavery. The other liberty. Here in the US is the among the last places where the concept of positive rights hasn't completely taken hold, but it is making headway. And with it, liberty dies. That's not a conspiracy. Its reality.

Bill Ellis

One of the questions in particular is a bit vague.

Q18..." Do you believe that the pharmaceutical
industry is in league with the medical industry
to “invent” new diseases in order to make
money, or not? "

This kinda sounds like they are in labs making new bugs... But I do believe that it is a fact that some conditions that were never considered big problems have been elevated to "disease" status, been given new medical sounding names, and have had profitable medicines developed to remedy them.


k

"44% of voters believe the Bush administration intentionally misled the public about weapons of mass destruction to promote the Iraq War."

This is considered a 'conspiracy theory' in the U.S. on the level of Big Foot and aliens?!?! You people have no shame. So the so called "downing street memo" and the UN weapons inspectors returning to Iraq in 2003 and looking for wmds inside Saddam's personal home and the US invading anyway despite its pretensions that weapons inspection is what this was all about- all this didnt happen. You really are going to go with this? Unbelievable.

james

Brendan,

I'll take a bit more a bit of 'positive' in my rights please. I just paid $1500 out of my pocket to have my son's broken wrist patched up in the local emergency room. 2 hour in the hospital and a fat bill in the mail. Ahhhh... liberty. Would you consider that appropriate market value? Do you really think kids that get hurt or sick should be the only ones supporting your hospitals? The rest of the world doesn't call that liberty - they call it selfish, cruel, and embarrassing.

The alternative to positive rights is a nation that is horribly careless and cruel to it's poor and uninsured.

The reps. consipre against me, the dems. are actually trying to help this country out of the dark ages.

John

Good job, k. You really put the conspiracy theorists' best face forward on that one.

bryan

People don't think critically about anything. Everything is a conspiracy and every incident has to have some grand sinister intentions behind it. Instead of just recognizing that the selfish forces that motivate ppl cause certain events, they think instead that hundreds or even thousands of people are working together unequivocally (and maybe even against their interests) to hide top secrets.

I'm talking specifically about governmental conspiracies. I think a few ppl in on these conspiracies would write a book and produce documents revealing them to the public. They would make a lot of money.

Dan

Who paid for the study?

Ron

Whether there was a conspiracy behind it, this is mostly thought-control BS. In any event, I imagine Dean Debnam believes in the wacky government-authored conspiracy theory about 9-11. Probably even accepts it uncritically. And is snotty about it.

Indigo

The Best way for a Conspiracy to succeed is to get everybody preoccupied about things that happened 10, 20, 50, 70 years ago. Such obsession allows one to fill the mind with reassuring nonsense to combat feelings of impotence in the same way buying an expensive car doesn't really invalidate the fact that you are getting older and slower.

Perpetuating conspiracies makes conspiracies stronger.

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