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Old 10-13-2009, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jibbguy View Post
I used to live in a world where "conspiracy" was a word synonymous and nearly always followed with the word "nut"
Yes, and that did work for awhile, but too many people began believing the existence of the conspiracies and were offended at being called conspiracy "nuts," so the powers that be began appending the word "theory" as a replacement. This acknowledges that many people believe in these "theories" without calling them a bunch of nut cases. The term, "theory," though, denotes the beliefs as non-quantifiable and unproven. Even though less than 20% of the US population still believed the Warren Commission Report after viewing the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination, and believed that there was definitely a conspiracy cover-up, the belief in a cover-up was promoted as being strictly theory. The same is true of the 911 incidents, even though the official story doesn't hold enough air to keep a birthday party balloon inflated, and in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The spin doctors are always hard at work, arent they?

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