General Stubblebine III

Jump to Last Post 1-1 of 1 discussions (12 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Sooner28posted 4 years ago … ubblebine/

    "Veteran's Today" is hardly some sort of "conspiratorial" publication.  I just found this interesting.

    1. GA Anderson profile image89
      GA Andersonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "...hardly some sort of "conspiratorial" publication" Really?

      Did you look at any other parts of the site?

      Almost every story I clicked was about; conspiracy, our government lies, our government is bad, and other negative and subversive stories. After 3 or 4 articles, I looked at some of the "editorials" and guest comments...  Oh my! UFOs are real and the aliens are shape shifters walking among us.

      Finally, the Truth! Perhaps you would find this one interesting too: Official FBI Documents Admit Government Found UFOs, Alien Bodies


      1. profile image0
        Sooner28posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's not Veteran's Today, so I don't see your point.

        I guess you don't like that such a high ranking General is saying something you viscerally dislike.  You can't say anyone who questions the official story is a college student with too much time on their hands.

        1. GA Anderson profile image89
          GA Andersonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think I addressed the General's statements - directly, ( although I did by association).

          I was addressing your pronouncement that Veterans Today  was "...hardly some sort of "conspiratorial" publication" The site seems to be dedicated to conspiracy theories an d government bashing.

          As for the college student reference... if I was going to pose such a thought, I probably would have used old codgers in front of their desktop screens as the example.

          Whether or not I agree with the General, or Veterans Today's philosophy wasn't stated. Although a safe assumption could probably be inferred.


          Oh my!
          I responded before reading the rest of the thread... I see that you have already received plenty of conflicting opinions about the validity of your non-conspiratorial claim for the site. Sorry if I seemed to be piling on.

          1. profile image0
            Sooner28posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I'm focused more on the intellectual engagement with a particular point of view.  Just because something may initially seem outlandish, that doesn't mean that something isn't true.  Labeling it a "conspiracy" isn't anything but that, labeling.

            1. psycheskinner profile image83
              psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Then perhaps begin again by saying what about this theory seems convincing to you.  Because I am not seeing it.

    2. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Based on what is right on their site they are pro 9/11 conspiracy,  pro Zionist conspiracy, pro Masonic conspiracy, pro JFK assassin conspiracy, pro Sandy hook hoax conspiracy etc etc etc--did you even look at this site?  I doubt they have ever met a conspiracy theory they didn't like.

      1. profile image0
        Sooner28posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think most people believe the official story about the JFK assassination.  The other ones, eh?  9/11 is up for debate.  You can't use that as a smear without begging the question.

        Sandy Hook is a right-wing conspiracy, not a left wing one (unlike 9/11, which spans both sides of the aisle).  I already assumed Veteran's Today would lean to the right.    I just meant that they have a variety of points of view, and do provide helpful links for Veterans, not that they are perfect.

        The point still stands about the General.  It doesn't mean he is right.  But what his opinion does show is that not everyone who doesn't completely buy into the official 9/11 story is a quack.

        There is also the physicist Steven Jones from Brigham Young University, along with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth, people who have the science background to know the official story doesn't hold up.       

        I also suggest you read about Operation Northwoods if you haven't already.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Why are these conspiracy theories still just theories, after years of haranguing about them?

          Could it be there is zero evidence to prove them, just questions designed to provide doubt but never solid fact?

          1. profile image0
            Sooner28posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            It depends on what you mean by "theory."  If you mean it in the scientific sense, then something achieving the status of a theory is a point in it's favor.

            That's not the everyday meaning of theory though.  Most people mean something like, "an educated guess based on the currently available information that is consistent with that information."

            There's also a question here of what is meant by "conspiracy."  There is a fallacy known as slanting, which is prejudging a belief before actually engaging with it.  We are all guilty of this.  I am as guilty as anyone.  Calling a belief "absurd" or "stupid" or something only "idiots believe" prejudges the audience to see that belief as not even deserving real consideration.  The way to argue is to first establish that the belief is nothing but a conspiracy theory so you aren't putting the cart before the horse.

            You're also not taking into account how much psychology plays a role.  Would anyone want to believe a shadow government was behind 9/11, or that their government would actually be insidious enough to let an attack happen, to then go and justify a war (which subsequently happened)?  People want to believe their world is stable and their leaders are trustworthy; otherwise, the world is a scary, dangerous place. Additionally, Steven Jones was also fired from BYU after he spoke out.  Some people value their career more than the truth. 

            Conspiracy theories can persist for a variety of reasons.  Not all have evidence (such as Obama being a secret Kenyan Muslim).  But after reading about Operation Northwoods, is it inconceivable that elements within the U.S. government wouldn't be capable of pulling off something like 9/11?       

            I also want to know if you investigated any of the sources I provided?  There's also a Journal of 9/11 studies, as well as Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice.  There are "experts" on this, and they are disagreeing with the official story.

            I'm not claiming Bush was sitting in a secret room plotting everything.  I believe the U.S. government is divided against itself, so it wouldn't surprise me if someday we learn that one branch (or agency, or department) of government did something without the other branches knowledge...Of course, we know that would never happen!

        2. psycheskinner profile image83
          psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          My point is you said they are not a 'conspiratorial' publication.  And they are, big time. The fact that you seem to also be supportive of many conspiracy theories is not really helping you case that this particular conspiracy theory is somehow difference or unusually convincing.

          1. profile image0
            Sooner28posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I'm not sure if something is a "conspiracy theory" in the sense you are using the word when there are experts on what happened that disagree with the official story. 

   … nSmith.pdf  Written by a Public Administration professor at Florida State University.

            He includes Watergate,but there are others as well.  Vietnam is the one that most immediately comes to mind.

   … es-2013-12


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)