Top Conspiracy Theories

I hear about these all the time and I wanna know whether people actually believe them.

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1. 9/11 Planned by the U.S. Government
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Many conspiracy theories have been presented concerning the September 11, 2001 attacks, many of them claiming that President George W. Bush and/or individuals in his administration knew about the attacks beforehand and purposefully allowed them to occur because the attacks would generate public support for militarization, expansion of the police state, and other intrusive foreign and domestic policies by which they would benefit.

Proponents point to the Project for the New American Century, a conservative think tank that argues for increased American global leadership, whose former members include ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and several other key Bush administration figures. An 1990 report from the group stated that “some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor” would be needed to budge public opinion in their favor.

2. Global Warming is a Fraud
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The suggestion of a conspiracy to promote the theory of global warming was put forward in a 1990 documentary The Greenhouse Conspiracy broadcast by Channel Four in the United Kingdom on 12 August 1990, as part of the Equinox series, which asserted that scientists critical of global warming theory were denied funding.

William Gray, phD (a pioneer in the science of hurricane forecasting) has made a list of 15 reasons for the global warming hysteria. The list includes the need to come up with an enemy after the end of the Cold War, and the desire among scientists, government leaders and environmentalists to find a political cause that would enable them to ‘organize, propagandize, force conformity and exercise political influence. Big world government could best lead (and control) us to a better world!’ In this article, Gray also cites the ascendancy of Al Gore to the vice presidency as the start of his problems with federal funding. According to him, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stopped giving him research grants, and so did NASA.

3. Jewish World Domination
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This theory, in recent history, extends mainly from the booklet The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which are widely considered to be the beginning of contemporary conspiracy theory literature. The Protocols are considered by some to be an anti-Jewish literary forgery that purports to describe a Jewish plot to achieve world domination. Numerous independent investigations have repeatedly proven it to be a plagiarism and a hoax, yet numerous independent investigations have shown it to be a factual document.

The text was popularized by those opposed to Russian revolutionary movement, and was disseminated further after the revolution of 1905, becoming known worldwide after the 1917 October Revolution. It was widely circulated in the West in 1920 and thereafter. The Great Depression and the rise of Nazism were important developments in the history of the Protocols.

4. Apollo Moon landing Hoax
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Apollo Moon Landing hoax accusations are claims that some or all elements of the Apollo Moon landings were faked by NASA and possibly members of other involved organizations. Some groups and individuals have advanced alternate historical narratives which tend, to varying degrees, to state that the Apollo Astronauts did not land on the moon, and that NASA created and continues to perpetuate this hoax.

Moon hoax proponents devote a substantial portion of their efforts to examining NASA photos. They point to various issues with photographs and films purportedly taken on the Moon. Experts in photography (even those unrelated to NASA) respond that the anomalies, while sometimes counterintuitive, are in fact precisely what one would expect from a real Moon landing, and contrary to what would occur with manipulated or studio imagery. Hoax proponents also state that whistleblowers may have deliberately manipulated the NASA photos in hope of exposing NASA.

5. Pearl Harbor was allowed to happen
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This theory states that President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.

Theorists believe that the US was warned by, at least, the governments of Britain, Netherlands, Australia, Peru, Korea and the Soviet Union that a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was coming. All important Japanese codes were broken. FDR and Marshall and others knew the attack was coming, allowed it and covered up their knowledge.

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  • 3

    i believe that global warming is b.s.
    it is only caused by the natural pattern of the earth
    but hey if it helps us better our world then go for it

    • ew1090
    • August 24, 2009, 5:18 am
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    even if it is completely fake Its cool that we're spending time to actually lessen the impact we have on our planet earth! so says Al Gore

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    US did 9/11 look at the movie, it looks just like a demolition.
    everything else is fake.

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  • 1

    The Mythbusters proved that the moon landing was real.
    It's a pretty good chance that the U.S government did plan 9/11.
    The Jewish thing is just ignorant.
    I'm not sure about global warming.
    And Pearl Harbor...I have no idea.

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  • 1

    i really don't care about conspiracy theories. 9/11- If the government wanted to be in the middle east they would have created a totally different scenario. I doubt they would go straight to letting it happen..

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  • 1

    i have only heard of a couple of them. the 9/11 one and the moon one.

    • BAMF
    • August 26, 2009, 12:31 pm
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    Al Gore also believes that Manbearpig is real. We can't be sure of anything at this point.

    • mienftw
    • August 28, 2009, 10:38 pm
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    Manbearpig is out to get us all. Al Gore is a prophet!

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    the pearl harbor one does have some factual backing, albeit not enough to develop a theory.

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    i agree

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    as far as global warming goes I think that people freak out about it too much. The amount of CO2 emitted by humans is quite minuscule compared to the amount nature puts out. Also there were quite a few climate changes in the past (ex. Ice Age) so they sure as hell are going to happen in the future. But we should try to take care of our planet. I'm all for alternate fuel sources as long as it is cheaper and more practical.

    As far as 9/11 conspiracies go, I think some of it is just another excuse to accuse Bush of something. I think that it was Rosie O'Donnell that said that Bush had to have planned it because fire cant melt steel. What a retard.

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    There is indeed a natural pattern of the earth affecting the global climate, I don't think any scientists or anyone else (who aren't just scare mongerers) are denying that. However, humans are speeding up this process, that's pretty much been established as fact by this point.

    To me the idea that Global Warming is a myth is more ridiculous than 9/11 or the Moon landings being faked.

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    Oh glabal warming someone put a chart on that how in summer everyone freaks out in winter alost everyone forgets about global warming

    • peace
    • January 31, 2010, 4:57 am
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    Its not about the C02 that HUMANS emit, its the stuff we do and have. I.e. cars, nuclear plants, destruction of forests (which clear up CO2 from the atmosphere and produce oxygen.

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    jewish world domination!!!

    • Qazzie
    • January 31, 2010, 9:14 am
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    Are you serious? Do u really think 9/11 was not a terror attack?

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    haha conspiracy theories are so idiotic...how are the JFK ones not on here, some of those are just funny.

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    1. complete BS
    2. yea, pretty much.
    3. WTF? people still believe that???
    4. landing was real, sat photos show the rover.
    5. i've read some things that say its possible that it was.

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    the thing about pearl harbor is it is actually the us's fault partialy with the "hull note" which gave the japs the immpression they had no other choice but to attack the US if we had instead of sent plan A/B we probably could have averted that war in this though is where the conspiricy theory comes from because we talked to the british and rosevelt wanted to get into the war to help them. Although in my opinion everyone was trying to hold onto to much and no one was willing to compromise.

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    before everyone goes bashing on 9/11 conspiracy theories saying how crazy it is, do u even know the full theory? i used to be just like you, i would have never thought that something on such a massive scale could be a lie. My friend is studying this theory in college and hes been blown away by everything hes found out about 9/11. honestly if you want to believe the media your whole life and be spoonfed everything like some mindless vegetable, go ahead. but heres the other side of the story.

    play the movie on the right, with the blue square
    (the 9/11 part of the video starts at 40:40)
    http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/

    • Zink
    • January 31, 2010, 6:30 pm
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    Manbearpig just killed my family.... Al Gore was cereal and i didn't believe him and now people think im crazy too

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    indeed it was a "terror" attack but whos to say the government wernt the ones inflicting the terror?

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    and if mythbusters said it, it MUST be true. thats the most legit show on earth!

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    he also thinks he created the internet and manbearpig is real but no one takes al gore cereal he just wants to be taken super cereal guys you have to be nice to mr. gore

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    you forgot to add the massive computer system setup by the FBI, CIA, and ATF to track down people's IPs in order to find out everything about them and give them adresses to useless crap that they will never need so that they can somewhat keep the economy off the bottom. code name: The Beast

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    actually, pearl harbor wasnt allowed. japanese bartenders gave soldiers triple strong drinks without telling them so that they would be incapacitated the next morning. and global warming is bullshit. heres the facts: the earths orbit fluctuates instead of a perfect circle. so the earth is getting closer to the sun naturally? big deal. also, thought you might be interested to know that in the sixties and seventies, they were worried about global cooling. sheesh. dumbasses.

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