Tag Archive for conspiracy theories

The X Files strange loop

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The X Files returns to TV tonight for a six-episode run. As Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever writes, the world is no longer a Mulder and Scully place; conspiratorial thinking is mainstream. I suspect that the X Files did what reality-type paranormal shows certainly did – latched on to a latent interest by the…

Former punk hero Exene Cervenka is now just a punk

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Another lesson in celebrities are just people too… They should not be given a soapbox to spout their nonsense but they are and people listen. A punk idol’s truther meltdown. In recent months, Exene Cervenka — author, artist and, most notably, frontwoman of X — has taken to using social media as a means of…

Plum Island animal disease lab uproots to Kansas

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First HAARP closed down (temporarily) and now Plum Island is closed. Oh, to be a conspiracist and not have to rely on rationality when reading the news… Conspiracy Theorists’ Favorite Lab Is Moving to Kansas – NationalJournal.com. The stories about Plum Island, an unremarkable 3-mile strip off the coast of Long Island that has long…

When Noam Chomsky says that’s an idiotic idea, he’s probably right

One of the world’s most prominent intellectuals says it’s nonsense to buy into 9/11 conspiracy theories – get off the internet and think for yourself. Noam Chomsky slaps down 9/11 truther: People spend an hour on the Internet and think they know physics | The Raw Story. During a lecture on “Policy and the Media…

Double-dealing, two-faced cats

Two cat-related stories today! Could George Osborne’s cat be the purr-fect spy? Freya has sparked the bizarre claims after breaching security at some of the Government’s most sensitive buildings, and senior figures believe that her behaviour changed after a mystery three-year disappearance. Some have even gone as far as to suggest that the tabby could…

Alex Jones: Worst person to interview

I can’t help but get a good laugh out of Alex Jones. Conspiracy theorists dismiss Alex Jones as government conspiracy to make conspiracy theorists look stupid. Conspiracy theorists have dismissed US talk radio host Alex Jones as a government stooge designed to make conspiracy theorists look ridiculous, following his meltdown on live BBC television. Jones…

Extrapolating a really stupid poll about reptilian conspiracy

Well, the good news is that close to the same amount of people think Paul McCartney died and was secretly replaced in the Beatles in 1966, as believe in shape-shifting reptilian people controlling our world. That is JUST slightly less than moon landing denialists. Not bad, I’d say. We might just write off 4-7% of the population as delusional…

Personal truth trumps facts in Will Storr’s new book about beliefs

Author Will Storr takes a look at why conspiracy theorists, Holocaust deniers and UFO-spotters, etc. refuse to accept the facts in his new book. Exploring the minds of Holocaust deniers and UFO-spotters who deny common sense – Yahoo! News UK. He takes a tour of a Nazi death camp, goes on a UFO-spotting trip, and…

CNN goes for ratings over sanity with Morgan and Jones debate

CNN is news network? More like nutty network. Conspiracy nut Alex Jones goes bananas on Piers Morgan’s show.  All good fun, but Jones doesn’t speak for gun owners Alex Jones appeared on Piers Morgan’s show last night to explain why Piers should be deported from the US. Jones is a Right-wing radio star who deals…

You keep using that word, “Skepticism”…

I do not think it means what you think it means. Conspiracy Theory Experts: Skepticism Is Part Of Our National Identity : It’s All Politics : NPR. Conspiracy theory experts say that the tendency toward distrust of power is neither uniquely partisan nor entirely detrimental. In fact, they say, it’s par for the course for…

Conspiracists of a feather flock together

This study is controversial and not without its problems, topmost being it was self-selected and not randomized but it does reveal some characteristics scientists should ponder. Why people reject science (Science Alert) Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific…

Duct tape: Keeps demons out. Do not use on children.

Parents Duct Tape “Demon Possessed” Children | FOX2now.com. Two parents who admittedly duct taped their children inside an SUV in a Walmart parking lot said they did so because they were “demon possessed.” During Tuesday’s court hearing, the judge dropped five felony counts of aggravated child endangerment against both parents. The couple still faces three…

The Drudge Report helps finance conspiracy websites

REPORT: Drudge Funneled At Least 30 Million Visitors To Conspiracy Websites In The Last Year A ThinkProgress study of the the Drudge Report reveals the popular internet aggregator has linked 184 times to InfoWars and World Net Daily, two sites that promote the internet’s worst conspiracy theories, since June 2011. By directing millions of visitors…

Conspiracy architects and engineers group hyping documentary of absurd 9/11 claims

The conspiracy-loving group, Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth, headed by Richard Gage, have issued a press release. Expert Group Rejects World Trade Center Reports — BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —. ENGINEERS POINT TO EVIDENCE OF SCIENTIFIC FRAUD CALL FOR INDEPENDENT 9/11 INVESTIGATION Experts now cite evidence showing that high-temperature incendiaries and…

Conspiracies abound at the Denver airport and all around

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World Domination From Denver Airport? : Discovery News. Almost no one likes being in airports these days, but some people believe that one airport in particular — the Denver International Airport — is not only a hassle but also tied to conspiracies about the collapse of Western civilization. Some say there’s a top-secret underground bunker…

David Icke earns a fortune promoting the ridiculous

Wacky conspiracy theorist David Icke cashes in from world tour and booming book business He claims he’s the son of God and that the world is run by invisible aliens. Moreover he contends the Queen and most of the world’s leaders are the result of humans breeding with reptiles who live inside the moon which…