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America Loves Its Conspiracy Theories
Newser ^ | 04/03/2013 | By Ruth Brown

Posted on 04/03/2013 8:15:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

It's official: Americans love their conspiracy theories. Public Policy Polling asked voters to weigh in on 20 more infamous ones, and the results show that a not-insignificant number of people believe that President Obama is the anti-Christ (13%), Big Foot exists (14%), and the planet is secretly ruled by the New World Order (28%; 4% think our societies are actually ruled by "lizard people"). Among the other results:

 

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: c2c; conspiracy; conspiracytheory
...the results show that a not-insignificant number of people believe that President Obama is the anti-Christ (13%), Big Foot exists (14%)...

 

I believe. I really do.


1 posted on 04/03/2013 8:15:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

When inexplicable things happen our brains try to explain it. It’s how we are wired.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 8:18:40 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

65% believe we can lower the deficit by spending more money.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 8:19:34 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

And because of media malpractice more people than ever don’t trust the news so they have good justification for thinking that the news is ran by anti-human lizard people.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 8:28:10 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Responsibility2nd

“37% think global warming is a hoax”

This is sad, because it has been PROVEN to be a hoax.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 8:30:32 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s a shame to see global warming (a REAL hoax) in that list of otherwise ridiculous baloney!


6 posted on 04/03/2013 8:36:43 AM PDT by Richard_Stairs
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To: Responsibility2nd

Comment from the source:

“This article is part of the conspiracy, man.”


7 posted on 04/03/2013 8:36:56 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Just 5% of voters believe that Paul McCartney actually died in 1966
Not to mention those who believe Marc Chapman was a hit man hired by the CIA to take out John Lennon. As well as some schmucks who believe Lennon's killing was part of some (ho hum) Zionist conspiracy.

WHO KNEW??!?
8 posted on 04/03/2013 8:37:36 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; JoeProBono

Just ran across this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3003670/posts
“Poll: 13 percent say Obama the Antichrist”


9 posted on 04/03/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

37 % of voters believe Obama now has a teleprompter implant


10 posted on 04/03/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT by woofie
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To: DManA

Favorite conspiracy theories:

1) Illuminati

2) Bush knew of 911

3) CIA killed JFK because he was going to pull advisers out of Vietnam

4) Pope is anti-christ

5) Yoko broke up Beatles

6) RFK knocked up and then knocked off Marilyn Monroe

7) Art Bell and his hollow earth belief

8) Chem-trails

9) Moon landings staged

10) UNLV was paid to take a dive against Duke in 1991 Final Four

8)


11 posted on 04/03/2013 8:52:15 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Responsibility2nd
Americans love their conspiracy theories.

Hah! Ever been to France?

12 posted on 04/03/2013 9:25:47 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

11) Nixon conspired with the Viet Cong to prolong the war to increase his chance of winning.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 9:28:21 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd
• 37% think global warming is a hoax

Well, if not a hoax, then just terribly bad science, and propaganda.

That percentage should be much higher.

5.56mm

14 posted on 04/03/2013 9:30:03 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Responsibility2nd

I always felt the Birchers could have gotten more traction with the American public if they would have stopped referring to Communistic activity in the country as a conspiracy and called what it really was atleast by the time they came around(1958).......a full blown movement. “Conspiracy” is a term that automatically puts you in a hole that you have to explain your way out of. In my opinion, anyone with rudimentary political science knowledge could see the Democrat party of America has been since probably FDR or earlier nothing more than the western proxy for the global communist MOVEMENT.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 9:31:55 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Le Chien Rouge
"10) UNLV was paid to take a dive against Duke in 1991 Final Four"

After reading this book, you'll probably never watch a professional sporting event in quite the same way:


16 posted on 04/03/2013 10:01:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
...so Yu Darvish served up a meatball in the bottom of the ninth last night on purpose.

I KNEW it.

17 posted on 04/03/2013 10:06:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

My theory was that since Wash told Yu that if he walked a batter, he would be taken out, even though he still had a no-hitter, that he threw it over the middle of the plate, just so at least he wouldn’t walk any batters.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 10:08:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sure, prove we're not ruled by lizard people.

19 posted on 04/03/2013 10:17:02 AM PDT by bgill
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To: dfwgator

Yeah...that works.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 11:04:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Responsibility2nd. The agenda?
37% think global warming is a hoax

21 posted on 04/07/2013 12:40:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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