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Canadians Skeptical of ‘Official’ 9/11 Theories

posterBBC News reports that Canadians are more partial to alternative theories of what really happened on 9/11/01 than Americans are:

An advertising campaign in Canada raises questions about the US government’s official account of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. Are Canadians more sympathetic to anti-American conspiracy theories than Americans themselves?

The posters, displayed on buses in Ottawa, show an image of a World Trade Center building collapsing in the inferno of the terrorist attack that morning.

The advertising campaign is supported by a Lafayette, California-based organisation called Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

The office tower, 7 World Trade Center, may have been destroyed in a controlled demolition, members of the organisation purport, rather than in a fire.

Frank Greening, a nuclear scientist who lives in Hamilton, Ontario, knows the people behind the organisation – truthers, as they are known – well. He first met them years ago.

Like them, he initially thought there was something more to the story of 9/11 than the US government let on.

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All You Need To Know About The Illuminati

Owl of Minerva“You only have to look at that hand thing Jay Z does, or Lindsay Lohan’s tattoos, or the Guardian’s articles on quinoa to know that everyone is part of the great conspiracy” of the Illuminati, according to the firmly tongue-in-cheek PassNotes at The Guardian:

Name: The Illuminati.

Age: 237.

Appearance: A pyramid with an eye on it, a hand signal, a tattoo on a rapper’s back, a giant lizard dressed as the Queen. Take your pick.

Really? Are we still pretending that the Illuminati is a thing? Of course it’s a thing. Haven’t you seen the signs? Haven’t you read Dan Brown? Haven’t you heard We Do, the Stonecutters’ Song, from that episode of The Simpsons?

You’re referencing works of fiction here. It’s fact. He might look like a simpering, polo-necked millionaire, but Brown exposed the real truth about the Illuminati.

Which is? It’s a shadowy conspiracy that has existed since the dawn of time, secretly pulling the strings of every major organisation in the world.

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Tila Tequila Fuels Conspiracy Theories

Photo: Toglenn (CC)

Photo: Toglenn (CC)

Remember Tila Tequila, the MySpace (what?) starlet? Well anyway she’s still garnering more than her share of attention but she has to make more and more outlandish claims. The Washington Post reports:

…Tequila’s claims are a special kind of explosive, a bizarre cocktail of the biggest fringe conspiracy theories and occult movements of the past several years. In a nutshell, she believes that:

1) She is descended from an alien race who came from the stars;

2) she is an angel, a queen, and possibly the latest iteration of the Egyptian goddess Isis;

3) she can travel through time and space and has, in the process, fallen in love with Nicola Tesla;

4) humanity is controlled by a “New World Order” composed of Illuminati, Satanists, Zionists and lizard-people;

5) this NWO has succeeded in engineering and covering up just about everything you think you know, including World War II, 9/11 and Paul Walker’s death;

6) a judgment day/reckoning/space battle is coming, in which Tila and her kind will fight the NWO to save the human race;

7) all of Tila’s Facebook haters, a.k.a.

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Paul Walker Conspiracy: Illuminati or Drug Cartel Responsible?

Paul Walker. Photo: Andre Luis (CC)

Paul Walker. Photo: Andre Luis (CC)

Is there no limit the the dastardliness of the Illuminati? Latest conspiracy theory about their supposed nefarious activities via The Inquistr:

Paul Walker conspiracy theories are attempting to link Family Guy’s Brian the dog, Illuminati, and drug cartels in an awkward way of explaining the death of the Fast & Furious 7 star.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the death of Brian the dog led to conspiracy theories stating Seth MacFarlane might try and quit Family Guy.

One story going around has Paul Walker being killed by the Illuminati, a group that supposedly controls the world from the shadows. Why would they do this? Like many celebs, including Tim Tebow, Walker had been working with typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines. Supposedly the Illuminati was trying to poison medicine going to the country with “birth control” that would neuter the population and Walker found out about it.

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More Moon Conspiracy Theories

Galileo moon phasesHot on the Jim Marrs’ post “Who Parked Our Moon” that resurfaced last week, now the highly respected science journal Nature gets in on the act of questioning just what the deal is with our moon. Author Robin Canup, associate vice-president of the Planetary Science Directorate of Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, says current theories on the formation of the Moon owe too much to cosmic coincidences:

The Moon is more than just a familiar sight in our skies. It dictates conditions on Earth. The Moon is large enough to stabilize our planet’s rotation, holding Earth’s polar axis steady to within a few degrees. Without it, the current Earth’s tilt would vary chaotically by tens of degrees. Such large variations might not preclude life, but would lead to a vastly different climate.

Knowing how the Moon was made is central to understanding Earth and the formation of other planets.

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Jeb Bush’s Vatican-Obama Conspiracy Theory

Jeb Bush tweetIt’s hard to remember sometimes, sitting in New York, that Jeb Bush is still capable of engaging the media, but apparently CBS Miami still has a soft spot for him, right down to his latest musings about President Obama, Obamacare, and the closing of the U.S. Embassy in the Vatican:

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has not typically been one to repeat wild conspiracy theories in the past. But that’s exactly what he did this week when he repeated a wild story making the rounds on the fringes of the right wing.

“Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican?” Jeb Bush tweeted. “Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare.”

There are several factual problems with the statement made by Bush, namely the United State isn’t closing its Embassy to the Vatican.

No foreign country has an embassy in Vatican City proper because there isn’t room.

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A Pre-Conspiracy Theory

Obama Nobel Peace Prize 2009 Harry Wad2Veteran journalist Dave Lindorff asks “What if our premature Nobel Laureate President’s having a ’63-style Kennedy moment?” at Counterpunch:

I’m going to engage here in a thought experiment which may make some readers a little queasy, but bear with me.

It’s been half a century since the wrenching experience of having a charismatic young president cut down by bullets in what most Americans apparently still believe was a dark conspiracy by elements of the US government unhappy with the direction he was taking the country in international affairs.

Certainly powerful people like ex-CIA Director Allen Dulles and some of the nation’s top generals, not to mention executives of what prior President Dwight D. Eisenhower had labeled the military industrial complex were outraged that in his third year in office Kennedy was trying to dial back the Cold War, to reduce or even end the threat of actual nuclear war, and that he was even thinking of pulling US troops out of Vietnam and of reaching some accommodation with Fidel Castro’s Cuba.

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The Fascinating Psychology of People Who Know the Real Truth About JFK, UFOs, and 9/11

9.11.11Sept11Attacks10thAnniversaryByLuigiNovi24William Saletan suggests that conspiracy theorists aren’t really skeptics, at Slate:

To believe that the U.S. government planned or deliberately allowed the 9/11 attacks, you’d have to posit that President Bush intentionally sacrificed 3,000 Americans. To believe that explosives, not planes, brought down the buildings, you’d have to imagine an operation large enough to plant the devices without anyone getting caught. To insist that the truth remains hidden, you’d have to assume that everyone who has reviewed the attacks and the events leading up to them—the CIA, the Justice Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, scientific organizations, peer-reviewed journals, news organizations, the airlines, and local law enforcement agencies in three states—was incompetent, deceived, or part of the cover-up.

And yet, as Slate’s Jeremy Stahl points out, millions of Americans hold these beliefs. In a Zogby poll taken six years ago, only 64 percent of U.S.

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Celebrating Fifty Years Of Conspiracy Theories

Expect to see many more Greatest Hits of Conspiracy Theory compilations as we’re in the month of the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination. New York Magazine does a decent job with a packed compendium of articles, links below:

Introduction: A Greatest-Hits of Out-There Theories

Oswald Didn’t Kill Kennedy (Alone, Anyway)

Communists Have Been Poisoning Our Water Supply

The NBA Draft Is Fixed

Harry Truman Ordered an Alien Cover-up

The Illuminati Is Our Governing Body

Gangster Rap Was a Favor to the Prison Industry

The Lockerbie Bombing Was Not a Bombing

9/11 Was an Inside Job

“They” Killed Marilyn Monroe, Malcolm X, and…

TWA Flight 800 Was Hit by a Missile

The Government Is Planning to Seize Your Property

Stephen King Killed John Lennon

We Are “Sheeple,” and Our Overlords Lizard Aliens

A Global Government Is Waiting in the Wings

Or Under the Denver Airport

Time Travel Is Possible

Recessions Are Created by the Federal Reserve

Bill Clinton Killed 50 People

The Moon Landing Was a Hoax

Towers Control the World’s Weather

Woodstock Never Happened and Tupac Shakur Is Alive

These Things Really Did Happen

AIDS Is a Bioweapon

Crack Is a Bioweapon

Gentrification Is a Race War

The CIA Can Do Mind Control

The Nazis Came From Middle Earth

The Government Staged These Mass Casualties

All Conspiracy Theories Are Connected

Conspiracy Theory Is a Hoax Gone Wrong

Or a Hoax Gone Right?

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WikiLeaks Releases Full Text Of Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

P-4 Countries 162EThe perceived ills of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has been well documented here at disinformation, but until now the text has not been publicly available. WikiLeaks has rectified that:

Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states.

The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU pact TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), for which President Obama initiated US-EU negotiations in January 2013.

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