What is your feeling about the term "Conspiracy Theory"? Does this have a bad connotation and meaning to you?
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Awesome. Someone who seems to be using critical thinking! Thank you!
I happen to think that questioning the official story is patriotic. And I think that those who use a term like "conspiracy theorist" or "nut" are, in fact, unpatriotic. Sad!
Being curious is an admirable trait. I listen & read about conspiracies, but usually a little research will cause me to cast it aside as being less than credible. As an old reporter, I heard a lot of claims about a lot of things that were not tr
Curiosity's good. I agree with Larry on researching, but sometimes your sources can be misinterpretations or otherwise dead wrong.
9/11 is an example of this. Thousands of scientists and other professionals disagree with Bush conspiracy theory.
Yes, there have been some conspiracies in the history of planet Earth. Some people act as if they're all a fantasy. If a fantasy, then Hitler wouldn't have happened.
Everyone likes a good story--but these theories about things that happened 50 years ago (Kennedy assassination) or nearly 150 years ago, Lincoln, really accomplish nothing. In these cases, two good men were killed. That is the important fact.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But without proof and is collaborated by reliable sources, the idea still remains a theory.
Larry, I'm afraid you make no sense at all. "The idea?" What idea. There were dozens of ideas mentioned, and many were fact, not theory.
Fact: Felony destruction of crime scene evidence by Mayor Giuliani.
Fact: Asymmetric damage... Get the idea?
E. Howard Hunt's deathbed confession into his participation in the JFK assassination certainly blows the lid on the "lone gunman" theory.
And if someone wanted to hide a major crime, wild conspiracy theories would help cover
What if E Howard Hunt was............lying! Do you even consider that possibility? Deathbed confessions are notoriously unreliable at best and there is no physical evidence that Hunt participated in the JFK assassination except his own!
@p2m, deathbed confessions notoriously unreliable? Where do you get this?
Yes, Hunt could've lied, but what's the motivation?
Too many facts don't jive with the "official stories" of 9/11 and JFK.
Well said. Not all "conspiracy theories" are created equally. Heck, Bush comes up with a conspiracy theory about Osama and everyone eats it up.
But Osama, who you'd think would gladly take credit for the biggest coup in history, denied doing it
There is a lot of evidence against the moon landing being legit. Just saying.
There is more evidence that it actually occurred and a lot of the contrary "evidence" is questionable.
@MrsBkay - This is what scares me about this country. People who otherwise seem intelligent have discounted the overwhelming body of scientific evidence. The conspiracy nuts just ignore any proof that is inconvenient to their delusions. Sad.
Actually, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations ruled that a) there were at least 2 shooters, and b) JFK was most likely killed as a result of conspiracy.
What disturbs me, Larry, is that Bush's "conspiracy theory" is widely accepted. I did for 10 years. Just because you don't believe it doesn't make it false.
A lot of Germans didn't believe the conspiracy theories about Hitler, either.
lone77star: You are right, because I disagree with you does not make your theory false. Thus,y, just because you believe it, does not make it right. The Holocaust has been proved beyond any reasonable doubt. Theories are easy. Evidence is hard.
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