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Alex Jones – DARPA Publicist?

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A video by Alex Jones, facetiously titled “Gun Control Works,” has recently been making the rounds on social media. In it, Jones and a collage of supporters declare that “democide, or death by government … has been the number one cause of unnatural death in history.”

While there’s no doubt totalitarian government has been a brutal force, the specificity of Jones’ claims leave the curious observer to wonder about the origin of his information. Like some others in the recent trend of bullhorn-wielding, internet “confrontation reporters,” Jones has typically not engaged in original investigation or research. His programming normally takes the form of mash-ups of information previously reported by sources in the mainstream media, which the host then connects together by identifying broad patterns and themes. Despite this, however, Jones is usually very good about crediting his MSM sources during his shows and on his website. Not so, however, in the “democide” video.… Read the rest

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Car Crash TV: Piers Morgan Versus Alex Jones

CNN's ratings have been truly terrible in the last few years, so recently parent company Time Warner decided to make NBC reject Jeff Zucker the new head of the network, presumably to bring back the crowds. Whether or not it was Zucker who decided that the answer to the network's boring programming was to invite Texas radio host Alex Jones onto Piers Morgan's evening show I don't know, but it certainly made for some compelling viewing. Who do you think came off worst?
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Newtown: It Was Obama. No, it was Iran! Israel! Batman!

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Following our previous roundup of insane conspiracy theories regarding the mass murder, Michael Moynihan reports for the Daily Beast on the paranoiacs who variously claim that “the government was behind the school massacre. Wait, it was Obama, in a ruse to take our guns away. No, it was Iran! Israel! Batman!”:

In the mid-1990s, during the infancy of the World Wide Web, a visit to my local university library demonstrated that the Internet would be both a great tool of liberation and a megaphone for the fantastically mad. That small bank of Internet-connected computer terminals was reliably occupied by a few student researchers and an army of honking, snorting, flaky-skinned cranks, furiously posting to Internet bulletin boards. (I frequently traded pleasantries with one twitchy local who wore homemade body armor, claiming that it shielded his organs from computer smog while browsing the Internet.)

Almost 20 years later, behold how Tim Berners-Lee liberated the crackpot from his world of Manichean newsletters, how he freed the basement-dwelling “researcher” to hawk bad ideas to the undereducated and paranoid (think of the 9/11 “truth” movement).

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Neo-Nazi “Protectors” Fill Power Vacuum Caused by Collapse of EU Superstate in Greece

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“Nation states are a firewall against tyranny” – Alex Jones

Famously left wing UK newspaper, The Guardian, carries an article that reports upon the inevitable collapse of the European superstate:

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party is increasingly assuming the role of law enforcement officers on the streets of the bankrupt country, with mounting evidence that Athenians are being openly directed by police to seek help from the neo-Nazi group, analysts, activists and lawyers say.

In return, a growing number of Greek crime victims have come to see the party, whose symbol bears an uncanny resemblance to the swastika, as a “protector”.

One victim of crime, an eloquent US-trained civil servant, told the Guardian of her family’s shock at being referred to the party when her mother recently called the police following an incident involving Albanian immigrants in their downtown apartment block.

“They immediately said if it’s an issue with immigrants go to Golden Dawn,” said the 38-year-old, who fearing for her job and safety, spoke only on condition of anonymity.

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The Silver Manipulation Conspiracy That Never Was

Remember back in 2010 when Alex Jones and Max Keiser were trying to persuade people to wipe out JP Morgan by buying silver? And then in 2011 the New York Times got in on the act, describing a putative conspiracy by JPM and HSBC to manipulate the price of silver. Well nothing much has happened to develop the theory despite the megabank doing its best to blow itself up by allowing the London Whale’s massively rogue trading. Kevin McElroy of ETF Daily News says it was all baloney anyway:

I promised I would stay on top of the “silver manipulation” story – and there’s another wrinkle in this story to share. The Financial Times reported yesterday that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC: the federal government’s regulatory body in charge of U.S. commodities trading) will drop its investigation into silver futures manipulation.

Before I get into it, you might recall that the specter of the precious metals conspiracy theory goes back far beyond this latest story, and further back even than the Hunt brothers’ infamous plot to corner the market on silver in the early 1980s – which really happened, by the way.

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SHADE the Motion Picture ‘Official Trailer’ from the Makers of ‘Loose Change’

More conspiracist paranoia?  The apocalyptic meme arriving at its natural conclusion?  Or perhaps an actual long held intention of global elites going back hundreds of years?  You be the judge.  First a little food for thought from our 'betters'.
"...advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."
Source: Rebuilding America's Defenses from the PNAC document.
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The Limits Of Conspiracy Theories

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For me, the accusations of government conspiracy that a certain loudmouthed radio host promoted immediately following the Aurora massacre did more to rubbish any conspiracy theory that he and his followers espouse (9/11 Inside Job, et al) than almost anything else he’s ever done. Apparently I’m not alone, as evidenced by Steve Benen’s post on the Maddow Blog:

David Frum noticed yesterday that most Democratic officials, even after the massacre in Aurora, have shown no interest in proposing new gun-control measures, which makes the conspiracy theory underpinning the “Fast & Furious” controversy look pretty silly.

The right-wing theory of the case in the Fast & Furious scandal is that the Obama administration hoped to generate demand for gun control in the United States by allowing the export of deadly guns to Mexico.

Yet demand for gun control does not respond even to mass murders inside the United States.

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Bilderberg It And They Will Come

Colin Scianamblo's short film about the protesters outside the Bilderberg 2012 meeting in Chantilly, Virginia provides a glimpse as to why people from around the world decided to spend three days outside a hotel trying to raise awareness as to what might -- or might not -- be happening within.
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Alex Jones: (Some) Peoples’ Hero

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Alex Jones is profiled by Ryan Devereaux in the Guardian as part of that paper’s coverage of Bilderberg 2012:

As the demonstrations targeting the Bilderberg conference of international leaders in Chantilly, Virginia, drew to a close on Sunday, dozens of protesters gathered around one man, hoping for a picture or an autograph.

“Alex, what’s next?” one protester repeatedly yelled.

“God bless you, Alex,” said a number of others, as they stood outside a service entrance to a heavily guarded Marriott.

The object of their adoration was Alex Jones, an Austin, Texas-based radio host and counter-culture icon. A stout man with close-cropped hair, Jones was dressed in denim, his temples soaked with sweat…

“The best bullhorner there is,” one protester said of Jones’s oratory skills. When Jones began describing how he likes to use multiple megaphones end to end, a demonstrator called him “the people’s L-Rad”, a reference to a sonic weapon police departments sometimes use against protesters.

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