Tag Archives: conspiracies

Birth Certificate Bonds: What’s the Motivation?

Originally, I hadn’t planned to write a second part to this “birth certificate bond” thing. I figured it was a “one and done” deal, and I’d move on to trying to decide what to write for the next week. But … Continue reading

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The X-FIles (2016) Ep. 1 Review: Everything You Know is Wrong

This article contains spoilers for the first episode of The X-Files (2016). Imagine a world where aliens are real, the paranormal is practically normal, and every single conspiracy theory is true. No, I’m not reading Infowars or listening to an episode of Welcome … Continue reading

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My Skeptical Origin Story

When I first encountered the Internet as a teenager, I became quickly fascinated by the notion that “they” were running the world, and leaving signs of their presence. It wasn’t clear who exactly “they” were but the group certainly included: … Continue reading

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Why Michael Hastings Wasn’t Murdered

If you’ve ever wanted to see a conspiracy theory birth itself and take flight, look no further than the untimely death of journalist Michael Hastings. The 33 year old author, war correspondent and writer of the Rolling Stone story that … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Nuts Disrespect The Victims Of Moore, OK

It didn’t take long for the vultures to appear in Moore, Oklahoma. No, I’m not talking about the lawyers, or the charity scammers (though I’m sure they showed up just as quickly). I’m talking about Alex Jones and his fellow conspiracy-mongers. … Continue reading

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False Flag Attacks: Myth and Reality

One of the terms most commonly used by conspiracy theorists when discussing “the real story” behind incidents like the September 11th attacks or the recent Sandy Hook shooting is “false flag,” meaning that it was caused or staged deliberately to … Continue reading

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Minutes from the Annual Rothschild Family Meeting

Despite my last name being Rothschild, for some reason, I have never been invited to the Rothschild Dynasty Annual Meeting, held this year in beautiful Southern California. However, through secret channels, begging and calling in favors, I was able to … Continue reading

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The Fix is (Probably Not) In

Despite an almost total lack of evidence, a string of conspiracy theories runs through the world of sports. Some involve teams losing on purpose, others have crooked referees influencing games by intentionally making bad decisions, and a few go all … Continue reading

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In Defense of Government Disinformation Agents

One of the old jokes on the Skeptoid podcast is that listeners of all stripes accuse me of being a paid disinformation agent by whatever body it is they oppose. They’re quite serious, too. When I did a comparative analysis … Continue reading

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A “supper club for the rich and powerful”

The Bilderberg Group is meeting this week. Let the conspiracies begin! Do not miss this in-depth article from BBC News: Bilderberg Mystery – Why do people believe in cabals? Admit it! You wish you were there for this fabulous insight … Continue reading

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