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Sunday, April 15, 2007

On Conspiracy Theories

Both on this blog and in other places I've been known for mocking and belittling people who go around spouting theories about how "the U.S. government has evil nefarious secret plans to take away all our freedoms / kill Americans / keep secrets for a long time". As usual, Bill Whittle is the best at making the case for logic and common sense much better than anyone else could, and he does it all in one post -- it's a Whittle-sized post, though. Here's an excerpt (discussing the JFK assassination):
What military man could order such a thing? I am also honored to know many people who have served this country in uniform. To a person, I find they would try to save the life of the President, no matter how much they despised him (or her). They love the office. They love the country. That is why they serve.
There's only one kind of person that can believe a group of U.S. military officers would follow such an order: people who don't know any U.S. military officers. What does that say about how they themselves are wired? Colonel, I want you to shoot the President. That order comes direct from the Vice President!
Well, I’ll get on it right away!
It’s ludicrous. It’s absurd. It’s widely believed.
Read the whole thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the most elemental definition of a "conspiracy" is two or more people agreeing to commit a crime

conspiracy's occur everyday

BubbleHeads post should only make you ask if there is or isn't evidence to support a purported conspiracy theory

example A - there are unsubtantiated consipracy theory's concerning US military and the killing of JFK

example B - there have been substantiated conspiracy theory's concerning the military's willingness the commit terrorism via flase flag operations (Operation Northwoods)

- the DD SS

4/15/2007 5:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's even a substantiated conspiracy theory concerning the inability of "the DD SS" to correctly spell common words from the English language.

Example A - conspiracies versus conspiracy's

Example B - Bubblehead's versus BubbleHeads

Example C - unsubstantiated versus unsubtantiated

Example D - conspiracy versus consipracy

Example E - theories versus theory's (twice)

Example F - false versus flase

4/15/2007 6:49 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTN: BubbleHead et al

it is embarassing to admit that i failed my remedial grammar class (twice!!!)

the ddouble sstandard

4/16/2007 5:07 AM

Anonymous HalfEmpty said...

OT: Bubblehead check out the pictures.

Horrific pictures of the Kursk (in Russian tho)

4/16/2007 5:57 AM

Anonymous HalfEmpty said...

Correction, and sorry if Ima double posting - blogger seems screwy.

4/16/2007 6:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When "the DD SS" was approached a while ago on why he or she did not have his or her own blog so that he or she could make his or her own opinions on his or her blog weather than making his or her comments here he or she responded that they did not have time to run his or her own blog yet he or she who ever "the DD SS" is finds a lot of time to comment here. I find his or her comments just simply annoying(sp) and silly. I personally think this person whoever "the DD SS" is has to much time on his or her time. I truly believe that this person whomever they are should rethink having his or her own blog to talk about his or her own comments in what ever manner they want. But then that is my personal opinion.

4/16/2007 9:57 AM

Blogger NCdt(II) Genest said...

About those pictures.

Maybe my Russian is too rusty, (I don't know any Russian) but why did they only bring up part of the sub? I was under the impression that while there was a huge gaping hole in the bow, but that generally the rest of the sub was more or less intact.

4/17/2007 1:14 PM

Blogger Subvet said...

Very insightful. I've referenced it on my own blog.

Used to be hard to find conspiracy theorists, now they seem to be tripping over one another.

4/17/2007 10:16 PM

Anonymous HalfEmpty said...

Look further down the page, I think they got it all. In particular there's a long shot of the hull in drydock, huge.

4/18/2007 5:29 AM

Anonymous subcomunic8r said...

No the cut the bow off before bringing her up. There's a documentary of it called "Raising the Kursk". They were supposed to go back for the bow, but I don't know if they ever did.

4/22/2007 7:28 AM


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