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About one in four Americans suspect that President Barack Obama might be the antichrist, more than a third believe that global warming is a hoax and more than half suspect that a secretive global elite is trying to set up a New World Order, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

 

The survey, which was conducted by Public Policy Polling, asked a sample of American voters about a number of conspiracy theories, phrasing the questions in eye-catching language that will have the country's educators banging their heads on their desks. The study revealed that 13% of respondents thought Obama was "the antichrist", while another 13% were "not sure" – and so were at least appeared to be open to the possibility that he might be. Some 73% of people were able to say outright that they did not think Obama was "the antichrist".

 

The survey also showed that 37% of Americans thought that global warming was a hoax, while 12% were not sure and a slim majority – 51% – agreed with the overwhelming majority view of the scientific establishment and thought that it was not. The survey also revealed that 28% of people believed in a sinister global New World Order conspiracy, aimed at ruling the whole world through authoritarian government. Another 25% were "not sure" and only a minority of American voters – 46% – thought such a conspiracy theory was not true.

 

At least some of the insane theories suggested by the poll were dismissed by large majorities. For example, only 7% of Americans in the survey believed the moon landing was faked, 14% believed in Bigfoot and 4% accepted that "shape-shifting alien reptilian people control our world by taking on human form". In other good news, Paul McCartney will be relieved that a mere 5% of respondents believed that he died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a double so the Beatles could continue their careers, and just 11% embraced the concept that the US government knowingly allowed the terror attacks of 11 September 2001 to take place.

 

The survey was carried out in order to explore how voters' political beliefs impact on their willingness to embrace conspiracy theories – it did indeed find that the partisan divide that is blamed for many problems in Washington DC also extends to the world of paranoia, aliens and Sasquatch. For example, when it comes to thinking global warming is a hoax some 58% of Republicans agreed and 77% of Democrats disagreed. While 20% of Republicans believed Obama is the antichrist heralding the End Times, only 13% of independents did and just 6% of Democrats.

 

"Even crazy conspiracy theories are subject to partisan polarization, especially when there are political overtones involved. But most Americans reject the wackier ideas out there about fake moon landings and shape-shifting lizards," said PPP president Dean Debnam.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/02/americans-obama-anti-christ-conspiracy-theories

 

what's your favourite conspiracy theory then, readers?

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Seriously though. Nearly half a century since the moon landings with primitive technology and they're only now thinking of the possibility and logistics of doing it again? If it was so achievable, how come the Soviets never managed it?

 

"so achievable"?

don't think anyone's ever denied that it was a bit tricky like.

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Seriously though. Nearly half a century since the moon landings with primitive technology and they're only now thinking of the possibility and logistics of doing it again? If it was so achievable, how come the Soviets never managed it?

 

Aside from the enormous cost, difficulty and marginal economic benefit, the Cold War ending saw the end of the space race. Why would the Soviets be expected to be capable of matching the feat, didn't really go stride for stride with NASA

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The bigger question is: if the moon landings were fake then why didn't the Soviet Union call it out? There's never been any suggestion that the Soviets didn't believe the Americans had landed on the moon.

 

Plus there's the stuff that NASA actually left up there like the carefully positioned reflective mirror.

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My favourite was the secret exchange program with aliens from zeta reticuli

http://www.serpo.org/article7.php

 

Chemtrails is one of the most annoying.

 

But there are probably a lot of secret government programs (im using government in a broad sense here, mainly branches of the us secret service) that we just don't know about. They have been happy enough to rig foreign elections, install puppet dictators, cover up the real reasons for wars, involve themselves with drug and gun trafficking, and the rest. It's no wonder that some people exercise their imaginations about what governments might be hiding.

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Chemtrails is one of the most annoying.

 

 

 

really sh*t that one

 

I quite like the possibilities suggested by Operation Gladio - NATO control of far right paramilitaries keeping them gee'ed up ready in case the Soviets rolled into Europe

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I still believe there's a strong case to doubt the official story concerning 9/11. I'm not saying that I know what actually did happen but the official explanations given concerning building 7 and the pentagon attack lack credibility.

 

Building 7 was the only building to collapse on the day other then the twin towers. Other buildings nearby were hit by more debris and the explanation that the structure was weakened by fire which caused it's eventual collapse hours after the towers fell is totally unbelievable. Other skyscrapers/high rise buildings have survived much more intense fires burning over longer periods and not collapsed. Also many engineers have testified that the manner of the collapse looks exactly like a controlled demolition.

 

The footage released of the pentagon attack is only about 2 seconds long and doesn't show anything definitive or show an airplane hitting the building. Apparently there were many other cameras which might have provided more footage but none has been released.

 

The failure of the US air force to intercept even one of the flights is also puzzling considering how much time they had to do it.

 

Here's an interesting clip from ex-cia asset Susan Lindauer saying the US did have prior warning concerning the attacks, contrary to the denials from Bush and Condoleza Rice.

 

 

The problem with the 'truth movement' and conspiracy theorists in general is that they have characters like David Icke and Alex Jones fronting them.

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really sh*t that one

 

I quite like the possibilities suggested by Operation Gladio - NATO control of far right paramilitaries keeping them gee'ed up ready in case the Soviets rolled into Europe

Gladio is true though. As was the P2 conspiracy to stage a coup if the communist party was ever elected in italy.

 

Most conspiracy theories are utter bulls***.

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Gladio is true though. As was the P2 conspiracy to stage a coup if the communist party was ever elected in italy.

 

Most conspiracy theories are utter bulls***.

 

 

Oh aye, but how far did it go?

 

Eh?

 

Eh!!!

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I still believe there's a strong case to doubt the official story concerning 9/11. I'm not saying that I know what actually did happen but the official explanations given concerning building 7 and the pentagon attack lack credibility.

 

Building 7 was the only building to collapse on the day other then the twin towers. Other buildings nearby were hit by more debris and the explanation that the structure was weakened by fire which caused it's eventual collapse hours after the towers fell is totally unbelievable. Other skyscrapers/high rise buildings have survived much more intense fires burning over longer periods and not collapsed. Also many engineers have testified that the manner of the collapse looks exactly like a controlled demolition.

 

The footage released of the pentagon attack is only about 2 seconds long and doesn't show anything definitive or show an airplane hitting the building. Apparently there were many other cameras which might have provided more footage but none has been released.

 

The failure of the US air force to intercept even one of the flights is also puzzling considering how much time they had to do it.

 

Here's an interesting clip from ex-cia asset Susan Lindauer saying the US did have prior warning concerning the attacks, contrary to the denials from Bush and Condoleza Rice.

 

 

The problem with the 'truth movement' and conspiracy theorists in general is that they have characters like David Icke and Alex Jones fronting them.

 

Nah. The theories about WTC7 gave been thoroughly disproved. The main proponent of the controlled demolition has been disowned by his university (BYU I believe). The circumstances in one building have no bearing on what will happen in another. There are just too many variables.

 

There was plenty of plane debris found at the Pentagon. Just look a little harder. Besides, if it wasn't a plane, then where did the passengers go? One of whom was Attorney General Ted Olsen's wife.

 

Besides, what were the chances of these two separate conspiracies happening?

 

It's no secret that Condi and the simian and all of those other c*nts had intelligence that the attacks were going to happen. They were incompetent and arrogant and that's why they did nothing about it. Not that it was part of a conspiracy. There weren't that many fighters around that day either. The closest were based on the Cape, not circling around Manhattan.

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