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  • MinnesotaNorthStar
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    Because of course...

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post

    In general, as an American observing Americans...
    A fair amount of Americans (not all, but a good amount) heard Pink Floyd say "we don't need no education, we don't need no thought control" and took that literally.
    The beauty and curse of America is that you have the right to be objectively, pigheadedly wrong in your opinions. Even when all the vetted evidence says otherwise, you can make up your own evidence or just go with your gut fee-fees.

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  • MissThundercat
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    That's Republican America. Remember the people from high school you only crossed paths with in gym?

    Those mouthbreathers are still out there.
    In general, as an American observing Americans...
    A fair amount of Americans (not all, but a good amount) heard Pink Floyd say "we don't need no education, we don't need no thought control" and took that literally.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    One thing about the copy paste conspiracies from Q circulating on social media: so poorly written, even Stefenie Meyer and EJ Samuels look at them and cringe.
    That's Republican America. Remember the people from high school you only crossed paths with in gym?

    Those mouthbreathers are still out there.

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  • Drew S.
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    This is a conspiracy theory and technical question rolled into one...my dad called me a couple times today and both times immediately after we hung up I got a spam call. Do you think someone somewhere can tell I just hung up and decided that was the right time to place the call? I’ve had phases years ago where I used to get a lot but at this point I only get maybe one every week or two. It just seems like an incredibly weird coincidence.

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  • MissThundercat
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    One thing about the copy paste conspiracies from Q circulating on social media: so poorly written, even Stefenie Meyer and EJ Samuels look at them and cringe.

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  • MissThundercat
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    I'm admiring the optimism of those who think COVID is planned. They have never been in a group project for school or been a project manager, have they? Getting even five people to do what they need to do on time is nearly impossible! And even if they did, getting all of them to stay quiet!

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post
    This old story popped up on my Firefox "recommended reading" tab this morning, and I found it interesting.

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/bad-thinkers

    We all have our faults, but for those of us who realize that, we can work on changing/minimizing them. For others, education to show them the errors. For those who have fallen deep down the rabbit hole, all we can do is "mitigate the harm to themselves or others."



    TLR; Education and research still trumps a YouTube/Facebook video, and ignoring the "problem" won't make it go away. Instead you need to continue to state the facts, If not for the lost soul, so at least others can be informed as well. Unfortunately it's a two way street that can be (and is) used by conspiracy folk as well.
    This contains a perfect summary of the dilemma of the troll on another thread:

    What if Oliver is too far gone and can’t change his ways even if he wanted to? Like other bad habits, intellectual bad habits can be too deeply entrenched to change. This means living with their consequences. Trying to reason with people who are obstinately closed-minded, dogmatic or prejudiced is unlikely to be effective. The only remedy in such cases is to try to mitigate the harm their vices do to themselves and to others.
    The whole piece is excellent. Thank you!

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  • aparch
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    This old story popped up on my Firefox "recommended reading" tab this morning, and I found it interesting.

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/bad-thinkers

    We all have our faults, but for those of us who realize that, we can work on changing/minimizing them. For others, education to show them the errors. For those who have fallen deep down the rabbit hole, all we can do is "mitigate the harm to themselves or others."



    TLR; Education and research still trumps a YouTube/Facebook video, and ignoring the "problem" won't make it go away. Instead you need to continue to state the facts, If not for the lost soul, so at least others can be informed as well. Unfortunately it's a two way street that can be (and is) used by conspiracy folk as well.

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  • Kepler
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    Meanwhile, in another part of the forest.

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  • Kepler
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    Explains why the grey aliens are always short and delicate.

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  • Kepler
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    A good one.

    A great one.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
    I don't come into this thread very often - thank you for the reminder why I shouldn't!

    Complete rubbish.
    Yeah, I missed that when it was posted. It's as bad as the RWNJ stuff.

    It's the scene in Close Encounters when the guy says, "I saw Big Foot once." You take a perfectly reasonable and well demonstrated, albeit unthinkable, event like the USG assassinating JFK. This actually happened. But then the rest of this crap relegates that back to the bargain bin.

    I can't help but think the reason the latter circulates is to get credulous people to undermine the former.
    Last edited by Kepler; 06-29-2020, 01:36 PM.

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  • LynahFan
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    Originally posted by solovsfett View Post
    Re: Conspiracy Theories: JFK, RFK, and Stevie Wonder Can See!

    One of the best young investigative journalists today is Whitney Webb.

    Here’s a portion of an ongoing series on Bill Gates: https://www.thelastamericanvagabond....ative-shaping/
    I don't come into this thread very often - thank you for the reminder why I shouldn't!

    Complete rubbish.

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  • solovsfett
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    Otis Pike and Frank Church were heroes (and to a great extent so we’re Richard Schwieker and Gary Hart during this thanksgiving me period).

    pike passed away when the Snowden reveal was big news, no-one noticed and no-be cared:

    https://t.co/t2AerKZCKj?amp=1

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