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The Telegraph ranks the greatest (?) conspiracy theories 
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 | 01:17 pm [conspiracy theories]
Steve
I found this thanks to Phil Plait's indisposable Bad Astronomy blog. It's a countdown of the 30 greatest conspiracy theories in history, compiled and presented by the Daily Telegraph.

How are they defining "greatest" exactly? No conspiracy theory is great, except in the depth of its lunacy, so maybe that's it. Or maybe they're going by how well-known a theory is by the general public. By either reckoning, they picked the proper #1: the nutty and unsubstantiated claims of the 9/11 Truth Movement.

The classics all made the list: the Moon landing hoax, the JFK assassination, the looming North American Union; plus one or two I'd never heard of. Who knew, for instance, that the U.S. government has half a million plastic coffins piled up outside Atlanta for when they start executing the population en masse? I mean, I'd heard all about the plans to herd us all into secret concentration camps, but plastic coffins? Where are our tax dollars going, exactly?

Here are a few of my personal favorites that didn't make the list: Lee Harvey Oswald shot John Kennedy all by himself, the 9/11 terrorist attacks were carried out by members of Al-Qaeda, and we actually landed on the Moon half a dozen times from 1969 to 1972.

Nah, who the hell would believe that load'a shit?
Comments 
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 | 06:37 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
You know when fluoridation first began? Nineteen hundred and forty-six. Nineteen forty-six, Steve. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.

- SJB
Monday, November 24th, 2008 | 04:55 pm (UTC)
Uh . . . Jack, Jack, listen, tell me . . . tell me, Jack, when did you first become— . . . well, develop this theory?
Sunday, July 8th, 2012 | 04:59 pm (UTC) - none
Anonymous
Do you really believe Oswald acted alone?
Sunday, July 8th, 2012 | 05:56 pm (UTC) - Re: none
Yes.
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