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    Conspiracy theories anyone?

    We have all heard them. Most we have discounted. Some we silently wonder about and consider plausible. And one or two we know just have to be true. So, what are your conspiracy theory beliefs? JFK was killed by the Mafia? Hillary had Vince Foster killed? They faked the moon landing? Silent Kitten Death Syndrome is suddenly rampant in the KC area and you know why? Give us your best Oliver Stone take on a Fox Mulder theorem.

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    Here's one Sir Guaps Alot:

    TV weatherpeople lie their asses off when forecasting for a community event. they claim the crappy weather will always happen after the event. Case in point: I was going to go to a special MLB game and the weatherman said it'll rain like hell, but after the game. Sure...a check of radar and one could clearly tell it was going to rain very soon and last very long. Needless to say the stadium got packed only to witness a rainout.

    They always downplay bad weather during special events, and if there's no special event they hype the hell out of the weather. Conspiracy in the name of local economies and weather channel ratings.

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    For those who don't want to read 50 000 pages on conspiracies, just the highlights try:



    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I definitely believe the mafia killed JFK (actually the family dinner topic last night with Rob's family).

    I'm not really a big on conspiracies. Does it count that I always think the federal government is lying to me, regardless of the White House administration?

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    There is some chick running around (I forget her name) claiming a link between the OKC bombing and WTC/Pentagon disaster.

    I'm going to try to find a link to the story, sounds very credible though.

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    Being a transportation geek, the one conspiracy I've always wondered about was the one about GM destroying the streetcar as a mode of transportation in the U.S. by buying up struggling transit companies and converting them to buses. I can't remember now if they had proved/disproved this one conclusively...

    Yeah, boring stuff I know.

    BTW - The Canadian Conspiracy is real. And it's coming in the form of a donut shop near you, soon!

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    Originally posted by mugbub1
    Here's one Sir Guaps Alot:

    TV weatherpeople lie their asses off when forecasting for a community event. they claim the crappy weather will always happen after the event. Case in point: I was going to go to a special MLB game and the weatherman said it'll rain like hell, but after the game. Sure...a check of radar and one could clearly tell it was going to rain very soon and last very long. Needless to say the stadium got packed only to witness a rainout.

    They always downplay bad weather during special events, and if there's no special event they hype the hell out of the weather. Conspiracy in the name of local economies and weather channel ratings.
    I concur - Its part of their being a "Team Player." You can't out run the long arm of the Chamber!

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    I agree with the weatherperson theory. I've heard about the GM theory, too.

    What about the GM conspiracy where they program cars to make odd noises only when the wife is driving - the ones that mysteriously disappear when the husband checks the car?

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    Originally posted by kms

    What about the GM conspiracy where they program cars to make odd noises only when the wife is driving - the ones that mysteriously disappear when the husband checks the car?
    In my family we attribute that to the fact that the men in our family are half deaf anyway. As evidenced by their inability to hear their wives tell them when we'll be home from wherever.

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    Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Being a transportation geek, the one conspiracy I've always wondered about was the one about GM destroying the streetcar as a mode of transportation in the U.S. by buying up struggling transit companies and converting them to buses.
    Seems to me that this one has been moved well beyond the theory stage. I still haven't forgiven Detroit for that and I'm none to happy about the proliferation of WMD, err SUVs, either.
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    I have theory that Dan and El Guapo are the same person! It's true! Have you ever seen them post at EXACTLY the same time? Huh? Of course not! Proof! Come on, fess up Dan/EG!

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    Originally posted by statler
    I have theory that Dan and El Guapo are the same person! It's true! Have you ever seen them post at EXACTLY the same time? Huh? Of course not! Proof! Come on, fess up Dan/EG!

    Get serious. We all know that the Guapster is really Mugbub when he isn't taking his meds.

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    I can neither confirm nor deny the accusation. Only Mrs. Guapo knows the truth.

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    Originally posted by donk
    For those who don't want to read 50 000 pages on conspiracies, just the highlights try:



    I've got that one!

    [Love the Peter Bagge "Hate" avatar, donk!!]

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    OT

    Love the Peter Bagge "Hate" avatar, donk
    Good to see that someone else appreciates the finer things in literature. Next porn avatar week look for Stinky.

    I have all of the Big Books, for my favourite it is a toss up between Urban Legends and Conspiracies. The one on Saints was a waste of paper.

    Other comics I read

    Sin City
    Cerebus
    Concrete
    Optic Nerve
    Eight Ball
    Sand Man Mystery Theatre (cancelled)

    Back OT

    The newest conspiracy theory I read in the paper (globe and mail) on the weekend is that no plane crashed into the pentagon, it was a way to reorganize and eliminate trouble makers in the services.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    No plane huh? intresting-never mind the folks that saw it happen-how do they explaine that away?
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    I'm not sure if this counts, as I've never tried to de-bunk it, but does fruit cake really taste horrible?
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    I like fruitcake. Some are great.

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    Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Being a transportation geek, the one conspiracy I've always wondered about was the one about GM destroying the streetcar as a mode of transportation in the U.S. by buying up struggling transit companies and converting them to buses. I can't remember now if they had proved/disproved this one conclusively...
    It was proven in a court of law and a minimal fine was levied. Firestone and Amoco, I beleive, were co-defendants.

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