Here’s one that should make JREF* devotees froth at the mouth! We at The Swill BucketÂ generally keep comments closed to avoid cognitive infiltrators–and sesquipedalian misanthropes–but we thought it would be compassionate (even humorous) to give JREF advocates a chance to vent and hurl crude epithets at the authors –or people and ideas associated with them–in JREFrs’ distinctÂ style of rabid verbal attack they somehow equate with intellectual discourse. However, I expect your typical JREF adherent won’t make it past the first paragraph anyway.
* (James Randi Educational Forum: http://web.randi.org/)
Study Suggests Conspiracy Theorists Are More Positive & Reasonable Compared To Conventional Thinkers
“A case study examining online commenting trends was performed by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent that revealed so called ã€Œconspiracy theoristsã€ are actually more reasonable & sensible than those who are considered conventionalists.
Not that long ago, practically anyone who thought outside of the box, questioned the official stories, or did any type of investigation into certain subjects was labeled a ‘conspiracy theorist.’ In fact, many of these people, including the majority of the writers here at Collective Evolution, are still considered conspiracy theorists by many even though the goal is simply to examine or verify the truth of something.”
The terms â€œconspiracy theoristâ€ and â€œconspiracy nutâ€ are used frequently to discredit a perceived adversary using emotional rather than logical appeals. Itâ€™s important for the sake of true argument that we define the term â€œconspiracyâ€ and use it appropriately, not as an ad hominem attack on someone whose point of view we donâ€™t share.
According to myÂ Websterâ€™s Unabridged Dictionary,Â the word â€œconspiracyâ€ derives from the Latin â€œconspirare,â€ which means literally â€œto breathe togetherâ€ in the sense of agreeing to commit a crime. The primary definition is â€œplanning and acting together secretly, especially for a harmful or unlawful purpose, such as murder or treason.â€
It was in this sense that Mark Twain astutely observed, â€œA conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public.â€
Andy Steel interviews Shawn Hamilton about his reporting on 9-11, a ‘Project Censored’ award, and sundry items of interest. The show aired, January 30, 2014, on a No Lies Radio show called “9-11 Freefall”.
Note: When I agreed to the interview, I did not realise that this show was a conduit of the AE911Truth religion although it became apparent as the interview progressed.
WASHINGTON â€“ President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law today. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision.Â While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had â€œserious reservationsâ€ about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations.Â The White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA, but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill.
Pioneering 9/11 activist and video producer Ken Jenkins has a degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and has done extensive postgraduate study in psychology.
He has worked as a video professional for over 40 years, including 7 years at Hewlett-Packard in their state-of-the-art broadcast video facility HPTV.
Ken completed awakening to 9/11 truth by November of 2001 and started presenting his PowerPoint and video productions on 9/11 truth in 2002.Â Â He has since spoken at six international 9/11 conferences and at numerous other 9/11 events and on many radio programs.Â His first video release, Perspective on 9/11 was originally made for the early live presentations.Â He has since produced dozens of 9/11 DVDs – nine with leading 9/11 Truth author David Ray Griffin, including 9/11â€“The Myth and the Reality.Â More recently he co-produced, directed and edited architect Richard Gageâ€™s 9/11: Blueprint for Truthand SF Press ConferenceDVDs for AE911Truth.
Ken is also a founder of 9/11TV.org, which has documented speakers from many 9/11 conferences and events.Â The resulting DVDs, as well as those produced by others, are distributed in part through cable public access channels nationwide. He also helped co-found one of the first 9/11 local groups, The Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, and co-produced many events with them, including, in March of 2004, the first major 9/11 conference, the San Francisco International Inquiry into 9/11.
He is currently working with Senator Mike Gravel on the Citizensâ€™ 9/11 Commission Campaign.Â The goal is to create an independent, citizen based investigation, through state ballot initiatives.
By revealing the “false flag” nature of the 9/11 attacks, it is Kenâ€™s intention to not only help end the current bogus “war on terror” but to also help open the way to ending war as a political option on this planet.
I first became aware of Cass Sunsteinâ€™s ideas for controlling conspiracy theories after seeing several ads for a web site called America.gov run by the State Department. Itâ€™s a complex, well-funded site with more avenues than Iâ€™ve cared to examine, but what caught my attention was the section under International Relations: Peace and Security called â€œConspiracy Theories and Misinformationâ€ with the astounding caption: â€œConspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts and evidence is ignored.â€