Monday, July 20, 2009

Big 5 Conspiracy Theories

September 11 was orchestrated by the U. S. government

• A number of urban myths, alternative hypotheses and conspiracy theories have been formulated to explain the events of September 11th:
• The U.S., Israel or Iraq government orchestrated the attacks themselves.
• The Twin Towers fell straight down, at close to free-fall speed. This is a similar characteristic of a controlled demolition. The dust cloud and its make up are considered un-characteristic of a gravity-driven collapse.
• It is often pointed out that no steel building before or since the 9-11 attack has collapsed as the result of fire.
• The rubble of the Twin Towers smoldered for weeks after the collapse. This claim is meant to point out that steel could only have smoldered as a result of pre-placed explosives.
• Some consider photographic evidence of the plane lying on the grounds of the Pentagon to be ambiguous and unconvincing, citing a visual lack of burnt metal, human remains, passenger's luggage or seats.
• The Pentagon was struck in a newly renovated, reinforced section. Some speculate this location, the west side of the complex, to be indicative of government involvement, noting it as an attempt to reduce casualties.
• Flight 77 was able to fly in the direction of the DC and Pentagon area for approximately 40 minutes without interception. This is thought to be unusual given the Pentagon's close proximity to Andrews Air Force Base.
• There are claims that anti-missile batteries at the Pentagon should have intercepted Flight 77.
• The FBI confiscated a video, which may have captured the impact, from a nearby gas station attended by Jose Velasquez. This video has not yet been released.

Barcodes are really intended to Control people

Some conspiracy theorists have proposed that barcodes are really intended to serve as means of control by a putative world government, or that they are Satanic in intent.

Mary Stewart Relfe claims in "The New Money System 666" that barcodes secretly encode the number 666 - the Biblical "Number of the Beast".

This theory has been adopted by other fringe figures such as the "oracle" Sollog, who refuses to label any of his books with barcodes on the grounds that "any type of computer numbering systems MANDATED by any government or business is part of the PROPHECY of the BEAST controlling you."

The Truth is out there, on Area 51

• The secretive nature of Area 51 and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led Area 51 to become a centerpiece of modern UFO and conspiracy theory folklore. Some of the unconventional activities claimed to be underway at Area 51 include:
• The storage, examination, and reverse engineering of crashed alien spacecraft (including material supposedly recovered at Roswell), the study of their occupants (living and dead), and the manufacture of aircraft based on alien technology.
• Meetings or joint undertakings with extraterrestrials.
• The development of exotic energy weapons (for SDI applications or otherwise) or means of weather control.
• Activities related to a supposed shadowy world government.

Apollo 11 Moon Landings were faked by NASA

Proponents of the Apollo moon landing hoax accusations allege that the Apollo Moon Landings never took place, and were faked by NASA with possible CIA support. Enthusiasts of this theory claim that:
• The astronauts could not have survived the trip because of exposure to radiation
• The photos were altered: the Crosshairs on some photos appear to be behind objects, rather than in front of them where they should be
• The quality of the photographs is implausibly high.
• There are no stars in any of the photos, and astronauts never report seeing any stars from the capsule windows.
• Identical backgrounds in photos that are listed as taken miles apart.
• The moon's surface during the daytime is so hot that camera film would have melted.
• No blast crater appeared from the landing
• The launch rocket produced no visible flame.
• The flag placed on the surface by the astronauts flapped despite there being no wind on the Moon.

Kentucky Fried Chicken makes black men impotent

It is sometimes claimed that the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise is owned by the Ku Klux Klan, and the chicken is laced with a drug that makes only black men impotent.

Sadly this is the wackiest of them all.

12 Opinion(s):

Ranger Tom said...

And I saw Elvis last week at a KFC!

Vanilla Ice said...

Actually I was in Vegas recently and I saw Elvis. He is now a policeman.

Doberman said...

Nice post ExZ, of course another conspiracy theory is that blacks built the pyramids..;)


Hi ExZ and other "Elvis spotters"

Mixing the 9/11 inconsistencies with the KFC bull dust is just too simple. If 9/11 did happen like the official version please enlighten me about the "collaps " of building Nr 7.
L. Silverstein announced on TV when it happened : "We had to pull the building". How long do you think it takes to prepare a 40 plus stories building for a controlled demolition? Yet Buiding Nr 7 went down within hours of the twin towers.
If I would choose to swallow all the BS that governments produce I might end up even believing the crap the ANC is dishing out.

Doberman said...

Re: the 9/11 conspiracy "troofer" theory, I can say it's absolute bullshit. I am a professional structural civil engineer (I put up buildings like that) and their collapse is easily explained - for those that actually want to know the facts.

However, if your intent is to blame GW Bush as the loopy theory goes, then nothing I or a million engineers or even one of the most imminent voices on the subject Popular Mechanics says that did a thorough job of debunking the conspiracy theorists will matter.

It's funny. I recall seeing planes flying into two buildings, troofers recall seeing controlled explosions. See how utterly inane it sounds? You've unleashed a monster here ExZ.

Take "Building 7" for example, somehow that is a controlled explosion (what the fuck for, you might as well blow up the railway station, it's an insignificant building) because no plane flew into it. Well, newsflash folks, it caught FIRE! The debris off the towers fell on everything around it, the buildings in New York are old and any building on fire has the potential to collapse. But hey, I'm only an engineer, wtf do I know.

Anonymous said...

911 was an inside job! That was a controlled demolition. I saw the interview by Popular Mechanics. Shit that is like taking the word of the Sunday Slimes as fact.

BTW Building 7 was NEVER on fire. Insignificant? It was insured - let me say that again. It was insured TWICE for its value by two insurance firms. Hence they got paid out twice for the same building.

Doberman said...

I'll keep coming back to it, refer my reply above. Btw, building 7 WAS on fire. Open your eyes.

Well then since the whole 9/11 troofer premise is based on bullshit, even arguing simple facts becomes a circular argument. You say one thing, I maintain another. I am qualified to speak, you are not. Who cares if it was 'double insured" so what? Many things are double mortgaged, double insured, double secured, double everything. That's "evidence"...? Wooooo..I believe it had 13 steps up to the first floor, the lot number was 666, and the 13th floor was missing and at a special time of day, the shadow cast resembled an image of GW Bush. See, I just made that all up.

I don't comment on brain surgery because I'm not a brain surgeon and won't pretend to know anything about brain surgery but what the heck, you are the armchair expert and we all know there is no higher authority on earth than the "armchair expert". The readers can be the judges.

Tomahawk said...

The actual mark of the beast was originally 616 and not 666; and the moon landings were real. It would have been absolutely impossible to hold everyone involved to absolute secrecy. Mythbusters did an excellent programme on busting that myth as well on Discovery channel on 20th July.
I also agree with Doberman on the 9/11 theories. The intense heat caused by the crashes and accelerated by aviation fuel were what collapsed the buildings and fuelled fires for dozens of metres around the site.

Viking said...

spot on, mate.
Diocletian was 616 and Nero 666 - or was it the other way around??

Exzanian said...

Whiteadder and Anon 5:46 - Please read a bit more. What you need to do is research a little bit on critical thinking ie: not what to think, but how to think. Start with Occams Razor. google it and follow the links.

novatv.stdios said...

doberman, the order in which you state your facts arouses my attention. if you actually saw the plane go in the building that would be all the proof one needs to debunk the controlled demolitions conspiracy, but you instead stated that you were a structural engineer first. it's like a bible thumper arguing with someone about the existence of god, and when delved a logical blow by some common atheist argument, you then decide to say, oh yeah, i saw god myself. doesnt make sense to me, i know schills and disinformers often have access to lots of information, but they always fall short in the delivery. what's the term "orgy of evidence"?

Doberman said...

@ novatv, the purpose of me stating my credentials is to establish that I speak out of the top end of my torso and not out of the other end.

It's important that one knows about the subject matter upon which one professes to know a lot about. For instance, I won't regale you with the intricacies of bypass surgery because I don't know anything about it BUT I will listen to people that have done bypass surgery rather than people who THINK they know bypass surgery.

The 9/11 troofer crap is so last year really, it bupkus, thousands upon thousands of QUALIFIED experts have said so and yet a little army of fringe fanatics led these days by Charlie "I'm a recovering drug-and-alcholic imbecile" Sheen insist that they know better.

Then I suppose you do. And so nothing I say will change your mind and nothing you say will change mine. That's the end of it.