Links: Conspiracy Theories, and Others

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But before I do that, let me take a moment to wish everyone a happy Palm Sunday, what little remains of it (at least in my time zone).

Oops—between my starting with that sentence and getting back to the computer to write this one, midnight has passed and we’re well into the next day. (Sigh.)

So I’ve been collecting interesting links that people have sent me. This first one is fun, especially if you wonder whether the FBI is tracking your use of the web (be careful what you say, and move your mouse quickly):
http://users.chartertn.net/tonytemplin/FBI_eyes/

If you’re really into conspiracy theories, this one about 9/11 is plenty chilling at first viewing. Given the amount of propaganda we’re exposed to on a daily basis, it’s an interesting exercise to look at this kind of thing and assess its truthfulness (if possible). Here’s the flash presentation: http://www.pentagonstrike.co.uk/flash.htm#Main

And after you’ve thought that over a little bit, here’s an analysis of the claim by snopes.com: http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pentagon.htm.

And some more responses: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blflight77.htm and
http://paulboutin.weblogger.com/2002/03/14

But enough of the conspiracies already! Here’s a really constructive video—literally—showing How to Build an Airbus 380. (It’s about 7 minutes long, and well worth it.)

0 Responses

  1. Nicolas Davies
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    I’d really like to hear your opinion of this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8260059923762628848
    It’s called “Loose Change 911” and it raises a lot of questions about what happened that day that are not addressed by the links in your blog.
    I dismissed all this until I watched this video, but now I have a lot of questions about what really happened.

  2. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Dunno, I’ll have to take a look at it (not tonight). Thanks for the pointer.

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