Tag Archives: Conspiracy Theories

Do You Believe Everything You Read?

Conspiracy Theories are Everywhere It seems to me that we humans are using very little of our brain’s capacity to think. We are programmed into believing that the government and our leaders are telling the truth and that everyone else … Continue reading

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Does One Good Turn Deserve Another?

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Strange Life This Guardian post from last year was written after Jeffrey Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide. Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father) died in 1991, after falling from his yacht. Was it an accident, suicide, or … Continue reading

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Censorship: Controlling the Narrative

Stopping the Spread of “Harmful” Information? My wife subscribes to coronavirus updates from John Hopkins University. Two days ago, we got into a somewhat heated discussion about something they’d written concerning Facebook not taking down ‘alternative’ points-of-view about the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Paranoia: When is It All Too Much?

The Umbrella Man (2016) This was an accidental find yesterday. I was researching the Zapruder film of Kennedy’s assassination and ran across some YouTube videos discussing the Umbrella Man, as he has become known to the world. Here’s the NY … Continue reading

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When the Wheels of Justice Turn Too Slowly

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich I don’t like this man. There may be a lot of good reasons for that harsh statement, most of which were discussed (disgust) in this documentary, but it comes down to the fact that he thought … Continue reading

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It All Depends on Your Perspective

The Parallax View (1974) When posting a photo on Facebook of a small bug on my window pane, today, I used the terms perspective and perception, relating the bug’s point-of-view to our limited understanding of what goes on in the … Continue reading

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Following the Script of a Pandemic Movie

Contagion (2011) This movie has an eerie prescience. (And the tag line makes the point clearly.) I cannot remember any other movie I’ve seen where images similar to it are being played out in televised segments on the nightly news. … Continue reading

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Opening the “Gate” on Political Scandals

Watergate There’s a lot of it about: no, not scandals; ‘gate’ used as a shorthand for political scandal. The most recent example is “Obamagate”, touted by Trump in this election year as the greatest scandal of all time. Really? I … Continue reading

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Not America’s Finest Hour

The Bay of Pigs Invasion While writing, yesterday, about Dag Hammarskj√∂ld’s plane crash in 1961, I started wondering about the US failed attempt to invade Cuba and remove Fidel Castro from the world stage. It was an embarrassing diplomatic fiasco. … Continue reading

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The Man I Admired Most as a Child

Dag Hammarskj√∂ld (Jul 29, 1905 – Sep 18, 1961) His name came up in our Faith and Science Zoom meeting today. Only those of us Baby Boomers will remember him clearly. Against all odds he was a Christian mystic from … Continue reading

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