List you favorite conspiracy theory

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kizmet, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Ummm... Bill Clinton acknowledged the existence of Area 51 when he was president.

    Anyway, I can't choose one. It's actually a bit of a hobby of mine to read up on conspiracy theories- the more outlandish, the better. I'll give you two.

    1) The 9/11 No Planes theory. The only thing good that came out of that awful day is the endless hours of entertainment to be enjoyed reading and listening to these VERY SERIOUS people concoct wildly baseless explanations for how everyone saw nonexistent planes on that day. One sub-theory is that there were no victims, either.

    2) The lunar landing hoax conspiracy. I love it for two reasons. One, because the "evidence" for this theory borders on no-planes lunacy and two, because there's a part of me that thinks it might be true despite the available evidence indicating otherwise. Yeah, I know- I'm sounding like I'm contradicting myself. I know the theorists' arguments are wrong, but I STILL think that the whole thing could have been faked and covered up and we wouldn't know the difference either way- no matter how potent Buzz Aldrin's right hook may be.
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  3. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    Both of Maniac's are up there for me. I am also get a laugh out of the "Roswell crash = aliens" crowd.
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I like the one I got in an email. The writer revealed that certain universities, not named, but to which only he had access, had some "surplus" Doctorates they had to award, because they'd lose their prestigious accreditation if their numbers weren't good enough.

    I had been selected as one of those worthy of such an award. All I had to do was give my credit card info and authorization for a $1000 fee to a site in Nigeria. I respectfully declined. :smile:

  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know for sure, but I can't help but to think that you missed the opportunity of a lifetime.
  6. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    That sounds like a great option for DegreeDazed.
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  8. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    My favorite one is that a shadowy government agency is clandestinely using advanced technology to spy on nearly everyone in the world.
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    These are supposed to be crazy theories. Not reality.
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  12. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    No one has even mentioned the Illuminatti or the Bildergerg Group. Not to mention the Templars and PLEASE, don't even get me into the Yakuza and the Tong. Speaking of which, have y'all been following the Whitey Bulger trial?
  13. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    Nobody is going to mention the group which pays your moderator salary and funds my 401k.
  14. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I can't believe Ted doesn't have at least one? Ted!?
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    My favorite conspiracy theory is that Shrub was the mastermind behind 9/11.
  16. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    How about the Newtown school massacre as a hoax staged by the Obama administration to gain sympathy for the President when he went on TV holding a SANDY Hook child on his lap. I just read in the Chronicle of Higher Education that this is a widespread belief among the Birthers and their kin.
  17. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  18. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

  19. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Yes... alien cheese.
  20. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I, personally, enjoy how after every single U.S. presidential election there is some segment of the population which insists that the incoming president is going to cancel all future elections and institute a dictatorship.

    I ran into a woman who was getting an expedited passport "just in case McCain won" so she could flee before he instituted martial law.

    I ran into another guy some years ago who went to Wal-Mart and bought all of the ammunition he could so he could bury it in his back yard for when "Obama came for the guns."

    It's a sort of crazy that transcends party lines. It also makes me think I need to talk to fewer people.

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