IF YOU BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES, SCIENCE SAYS THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN

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Postby gorgeous » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:10 am

who said it wasn't on the other side?
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gorgeous wrote:who said it wasn't on the other side?

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Postby gorgeous » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:57 pm

-----------#KateSpade worked with #ClintonFoundation in #Haiti. Clinton Foundation/Haiti under MAD investigation=Clintons in BIG trouble. ----------------------------Kate Spade, Emeritus Chair
New York, NY

http://www.newyorkcenterforchildren.org^^^^(spade was with Clintons in Haiti )-------------------------The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Attempted ...



https://www.zerohedge.com/.../clinton-s ... dia-atte...


Jan 25, 2017 - Laura Silsby is the former director of The New Life Children's Refuge. Emails from her organization can be found in Wikileaks' Hillary Clinton ... -------Silsby was arrested at the Haitian border attempting to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti without documentation. Her sentence and charges were reduced after an intervention by Bill Clinton. In the aftermath of Silsby's arrest, her originally retained lawyer Jorge Puello was arrested in connection with an international smuggling ring accused of trafficking women and minors from Central America and Haiti. The revelation of this news in November was either ignored by the Western media or attacked by Clinton controlled publications.

I. Hillary Clinton Intervened Politically on Behalf of Laura Silsby

Laura Silsby is the former director of The New Life Children’s Refuge. Emails from her organization can be found in Wikileaks’ Hillary Clinton Email Archive discussing the NGO before her arrest. Silsby’s organization also appears in Clinton’s emails, soliciting donations for their “ministry.” The Refuge was founded by Silsby and Charisa Coulter, both attendees of the Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho. Silsby was reported to have a history of bad debts and unpaid wages.

Laura had claimed she planned to build an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, but a State Department diplomatic cable revealed that authorities in the country said she never submitted an application for this purpose. They instead located to Haiti.

On January 29, 2010, Silsby was arrested with nine other American nationals attempting to steal 33 children from the country, most of whom were not even orphans and had families according to some reports. CNN reported on February 9, 2010 that this was not the first time Silsby had attempted to traffic children out of Haiti. Haitian police acting on a tip had intercepted Silsby in an earlier, separate attempt to remove 40 children out of the country. She was turned back at the Haitian border. For a brief period, Haitian authorities were considering adding a new kidnapping charge based on this evidence.

Hillary and Bill Clinton took an extraordinary interest in Silsby’s case from the moment she was arrested and almost immediately stepped in on her behalf. The Harvard Human Rights Journal stated that one of Bill Clinton's first acts as special envoy for the United Nations in Haiti "was to put out the fire of a child abduction scandal involving American citizens." On February 7th, 2010, The Sunday Times reported that Bill Clinton had intervened to strike a deal with the Haitian government, securing the release of all co-conspirators except for Silsby. Prosecutors ultimately sought a six-month sentence in Silsby's case, reducing charges for conspiracy and child abduction to mere "arranging irregular travel." A shockingly light penalty given the circumstances of her arrest, which would likely not have been possible but for the intervention of the Clintons in Silsby's case.

On February 9th, 2010 Hillary Clinton consulted with Counselor Cheryl Mills and other attorneys in an email discussing the U.S. Government's "options" regarding the arrested Americans. The heavily redacted memo attached to that email does not reveal what these "options" consisted of. However, the State Department's American Citizens Services is only authorized to offer lists of local, English speaking attorneys to Americans arrested or detained abroad. To go beyond that authorization is a severe violation of protocol and is illegal. Additional emails reveal that the State Department was involved with making statements on the Silsby scandal and preparing to assist Silsby's co-conspirators with their return to the United States, although this is consistent with State Department protocol in these situations.

II. Silsby's Lawyer and His Wife Were Both Arrested For Involvement in Human Sex Trafficking of Minors and Women

On February 11th, the New York Times reported that Silsby's original lawyer, Jorge Puello, was suspected of leading an international human trafficking ring involving women and minors. According the the Harvard Human Rights Journal Puello was ultimately arrested in an investigation being lead by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in connection with the ring. He was wanted in the United States, El Salvador and Costa Rica for his involvement with a network trafficking Central Americans and Haitians.
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Postby gorgeous » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:57 am

The pair has a 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix----Spade's kid...Queen of Netherlands was Beatrix, too...Netherlands royals run pedo ring...----- suicide this week by hanging from door - Ines Zorreguieta, sister of Maxima, Queen of Netherlands. ----Spade hung herself, too, allegedly, head of kid's organization...
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:27 am

And there's still something wrong with your brain.
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Significant, if partisan, find showing how the Clintons supported child stealer Laura Silsby https://t.co/7nULjOgmzr pic.twitter.com/NCgsVWTF2W
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Postby gorgeous » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:41 pm

see the connections of the elite pedo ring?
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See the boogie man under your bed?
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Postby Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:57 am

That's the first place they want you to look.
Then they grab you.
From the closet!
Or behind the curtains!
Or from the portal that mysteriously appears in the corner!
Sometimes they're under the bed
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:16 pm

gorgeous wrote:see the connections of the elite pedo ring?
No. Are you trying to rent a boy and want a connection to a pedophile ring? (You are a very sick old man) :D

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Postby gorgeous » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:24 pm

Mattress Firm conspiracy theory grows after accounting problems ...



www.businessinsider.com/mattress-firm-c ... roblems-...


Jan 23, 2018 - A wildly popular conspiracy theory about why there are so many Mattress Firm stores is starting to sound less crazy. ... A comment on Reddit that suggested that Mattress Firm was laundering money went viral on Tuesday but has since been removed. Mattress Firm's parent company recently ...
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:57 pm

So, any rumor will do, eh? Okay, you're really a BS server. That makes it true.
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Postby gorgeous » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:53 pm

--Authors have said it is likely LBJ had several political opponents killed long before JFK, even his drug using sister who had affairs and talked about LBJ's corruption too much...--------Lyndon B. Johnson behind John F. Kennedy's assassination | Humans ...



humansarefree.com/2011/07/john-f-kennedy-assassinated-by-lyndon-b.html



Jul 13, 2011 - On December 25, 1961, LBJ's sister, Josefa Johnson, was found dead in bed at her Fredericksburg, Texas home at 3:15 am. The cause of ...------------Fearing that his sister might pose a threat to his political career, LBJ had more work for Wallace. On December 25, 1961, LBJ's sister, Josefa Johnson, was found dead in bed at her Fredericksburg, Texas home at 3:15 am. The cause of death was stated to be a brain hemorrhage. Josefa Johnson had returned home at 11:45 pm from a Christmas party at Lyndon Johnson's ranch. There was no autopsy and no inquest; the death certificate was executed by a doctor who was not present to examine the deceased. Ms. Johnson was embalmed on Christmas Day and buried on December 26th.---------Wallace was his hitman...------sounds very similar to the declaration that Supreme Court justice Scalia 's death was a 'heart attack' without a medical examination and no autopsy...seems to be the murder pattern in Texas...
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And then the little boy fell out of bed and woke up.
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Gorgeous is never going to wake up no matter how many times it falls out of bed.
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Postby gorgeous » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:13 pm

you don't believe LBJ had people killed?
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I killed a lot of people on Nixon's orders.
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Postby Cadmusteeth » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:50 pm

I’m anthropologist from another universe here to study the cultures of this world.

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Cadmusteeth wrote:I’m anthropologist from another universe here to study the cultures of this world.

Have you tried studying coffee strengths yet?

Don't bother.
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Gord wrote:
Cadmusteeth wrote:I’m anthropologist from another universe here to study the cultures of this world.

Have you tried studying coffee strengths yet?

Don't bother.

The USN used to have coffee on board. Evidently that's history.

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Gord wrote:
Cadmusteeth wrote:I’m anthropologist from another universe here to study the cultures of this world.

Have you tried studying coffee strengths yet?

Don't bother.

No, we have a botanist for that. But he probably wouldn’t see the point in doing it anyway so...

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Cadmusteeth wrote:
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Cadmusteeth wrote:I’m anthropologist from another universe here to study the cultures of this world.

Have you tried studying coffee strengths yet?

Don't bother.

No, we have a botanist for that. But he probably wouldn’t see the point in doing it anyway so...


Apparently you get to zap people with radiation for shits & giggles. So, why not?
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Postby Cadmusteeth » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:
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Cadmusteeth wrote:I’m anthropologist from another universe here to study the cultures of this world.

Have you tried studying coffee strengths yet?

Don't bother.

No, we have a botanist for that. But he probably wouldn’t see the point in doing it anyway so...


Apparently you get to zap people with radiation for shits & giggles. So, why not?

That is a dirty lie. What do you think we are? The aliens from war of the worlds?

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Cadmusteeth wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Cadmusteeth wrote:
Gord wrote:
Cadmusteeth wrote:I’m anthropologist from another universe here to study the cultures of this world.

Have you tried studying coffee strengths yet?

Don't bother.

No, we have a botanist for that. But he probably wouldn’t see the point in doing it anyway so...


Apparently you get to zap people with radiation for shits & giggles. So, why not?

That is a dirty lie. What do you think we are? The aliens from war of the worlds?

I didn't know that the War of the Worlds dudes did coffee strength experiments. I thought they were too busy.
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Postby Cadmusteeth » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 pm

I wouldn't know anything about that.

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Postby Gord » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:23 pm

Third Rock from the Sun was a documentary.
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Postby gorgeous » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:34 pm

bush, cheney said don't investigate 911 https://youtu.be/ePOIhhd9Jr0
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:51 pm

What's gurgle on about now?
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:What's gurgle on about now?


Providing data points for the thread hypothesis.
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OlegTheBatty wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:What's gurgle on about now?


Providing data points for the thread hypothesis.

So, same old {!#%@}.
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Postby Wordbird » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:13 am

This thread has a lot to say about what I personally believe skepticism is.

Not blindly accepting - that's a given.

But not blindly dismissing either.

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:28 am

Saying that skeptics dismiss things out of hand is a standard libel used by the disappointment maniac that comes here with, say, reports of sea serpents in San Francisco Bay.
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Postby Tom Palven » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Apparently, if you believe that some in the Democrat establishment conspired to disenfranchise Sanders you're a lunatic.

But, if you believe in a "vast right-wing conspiracy" between the Trump team and Putin you are a clear thinker, and there is nothing at all wrong with your brain.

Right-wing conspiracies really happen and are bad:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=va ... &FORM=VIRE

However, according to Matt Ellard, anyway, if you believe that there is a Clapper/Brennan neoconservative secret police steering committee that runs US foreign policy, once again, you are just a poor lost soul.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:57 pm

Q.E.D.
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Postby landrew » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:35 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Q.E.D.

Unfortunately the term "conspiracy" is a moving target.
Trump supporters may label talk of Trump's collusion with Putin as conspiracy theory.
Non-supporters may not.
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Re: IF YOU BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES, SCIENCE SAYS THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:04 pm

I know there have been conspiracies, Mrs. Lincoln didn't get to finish "Our American Cousin". But the special subset which includes "FDR tricked the Japanese into attacking us in the Pacific so we could get in the war in Europe" is a special kind of stupid.
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Re: IF YOU BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES, SCIENCE SAYS THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN

Postby landrew » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:24 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I know there have been conspiracies, Mrs. Lincoln didn't get to finish "Our American Cousin". But the special subset which includes "FDR tricked the Japanese into attacking us in the Pacific so we could get in the war in Europe" is a special kind of stupid.

But no doubt a large body of works support that theory. Sometimes its just better to turn the page and forget what you read...
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Re: IF YOU BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES, SCIENCE SAYS THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:33 pm

landrew wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I know there have been conspiracies, Mrs. Lincoln didn't get to finish "Our American Cousin". But the special subset which includes "FDR tricked the Japanese into attacking us in the Pacific so we could get in the war in Europe" is a special kind of stupid.

But no doubt a large body of works support that theory. Sometimes its just better to turn the page and forget what you read...

As it happens, I know exactly when that one started.
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Re: IF YOU BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES, SCIENCE SAYS THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN

Postby Wordbird » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:55 pm

Tom Palven wrote:Apparently, if you believe that some in the Democrat establishment conspired to disenfranchise Sanders you're a lunatic.

But, if you believe in a "vast right-wing conspiracy" between the Trump team and Putin you are a clear thinker, and there is nothing at all wrong with your brain.


There's this thing where deductive logic (that necessitates the conclusion) is pretty well worthless because it creates no new information.

Inductive logic never necessitates the conclusion; it's a matter of recognising trends.

So we're all forced to make at least little conclusion leaps. Because the size of these leaps isn't quantifiable, it presents an easy way for people to apply their biases and double standards.

Your leaps to your conclusions are unfounded and ridiculous, you see, but mine are perfectly normal and justified.


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