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(Slate)   Now the Boston Marathon conspiracy theories are brewing, and the photo and video evidence is only emboldening their cause   (slate.com) divider line 203
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2013-04-17 08:26:58 AM
Does the man in the gabardine suit look like a spy?

I think there's a conspiracy to get this song stuck in my head and drive me mad.
 
2013-04-17 08:31:26 AM
Farhad Manjoo? With a name like that he must've had something to do with it. And making fun of the Alex Jones types must mean they are RIGHT!
 
2013-04-17 08:31:51 AM

ThisIsNotSubtle: Does the man in the gabardine suit look like a spy?

I think there's a conspiracy to get this song stuck in my head and drive me mad.



Well his bow tie really is a camera.
 
2013-04-17 08:31:58 AM
You know what I hate? Those people who like to post pictures on Fark of the crowd before bombings and they'll circle up "suspicious" objects or suspicious people and speculate about someone being the suspect. And, for some reason, the suspect always seems to be "Hey, look, there's a brown looking guy in the crowd - he has to be suspicious!"

Go away. You're making it worse. Leave it to the professionals.
 
2013-04-17 08:35:36 AM
Boston conspiracy theorists will have to confront photos and eyewitness accounts that contradict their theories about what happened.

No they don't, that's why they're conspiracy theorists. Everything that doesn't conform to their theory is fake, or planted by "the powers that be". You just have to look at the moon landing hoaxer folk, photos of stuff left on the Moon's surface is a fake, simple as that. When the day comes that we can actually send these people there they will believe the technology is so easy now that they flew up the equipment the day before.

They can never be swayed. Fortunately that's why we have the Soylent Green programme.
 
2013-04-17 08:41:10 AM
That's what I love about Fark. No wild conspiracies here. We already know it was the Tea Party.
 
2013-04-17 08:41:54 AM
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2013-04-17 08:42:47 AM
Some things have proven to be conspiracies, esp with the government. Our past, well, at least some of it I can't say I'm very proud of. 9/11 wasn't a conspiracy nor was the Boston bombing. Some people have WAAAYYYY too much free time to sit around in their tin foil hats and make hay out of nothing. Perhaps they are bored, and have no life, or are just farking nutz. I don't know. But it's sad to use a tragedy to try to make a political point.
 
2013-04-17 08:45:22 AM
Come at me, truthers!


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2013-04-17 08:46:20 AM

Slaxl: Boston conspiracy theorists will have to confront photos and eyewitness accounts that contradict their theories about what happened.

Everything that doesn't conform to their theory is fake, or planted by "the powers that be".

They can never be swayed.


So kinda like religion?
 
2013-04-17 08:47:38 AM
I have a friend who works as one of the President's food servers.  She said that just before the bombing, she was bringing Obama his afternoon tray of figs and grapes in his private office.  She's always been nervous around him because she feels like she was selected for this duty because of her looks and not her resume - 5'2", 320, blonde hair, huge buttocks.  Anyway, when she walked into the room, Obama was watching something on his phone, rather intently.  Then all of a sudden he shouts, "BOOM MOTHERfarkER!"  and starts doing that stuff that black people do when they get really excited, dancing around with their arms thrown back and their heads shaking.  She just laughed and figured that he was watching sports highlights, as he was always doing when he wasn't napping with his feet on his desk.  I'm not much on conspiracy theories, but he then borrowed her car and she found out later that he parked it illegally and got it impounded.  He said he was going to give her the money, but he quit answering his pager.  Seems a little strange of a coincidence if you ask me.
 
2013-04-17 08:47:53 AM
Schizophrenia is one hell of a drug
 
2013-04-17 08:48:02 AM
"Sick"? For trying to figure out what happened?

Wrong, sure. But I don't see sick.
 
2013-04-17 08:48:25 AM

Skraeling: Slaxl: Boston conspiracy theorists will have to confront photos and eyewitness accounts that contradict their theories about what happened.

Everything that doesn't conform to their theory is fake, or planted by "the powers that be".

They can never be swayed.

So kinda like religion?


Yeah. Idiots. They haven't found the truth like you have yet.
 
2013-04-17 08:49:11 AM

spentmiles: I have a friend who works as one of the President's food servers.  She said that just before the bombing, she was bringing Obama his afternoon tray of figs and grapes in his private office.  She's always been nervous around him because she feels like she was selected for this duty because of her looks and not her resume - 5'2", 320, blonde hair, huge buttocks.  Anyway, when she walked into the room, Obama was watching something on his phone, rather intently.  Then all of a sudden he shouts, "BOOM MOTHERfarkER!"  and starts doing that stuff that black people do when they get really excited, dancing around with their arms thrown back and their heads shaking.  She just laughed and figured that he was watching sports highlights, as he was always doing when he wasn't napping with his feet on his desk.  I'm not much on conspiracy theories, but he then borrowed her car and she found out later that he parked it illegally and got it impounded.  He said he was going to give her the money, but he quit answering his pager.  Seems a little strange of a coincidence if you ask me.


Lulz
 
2013-04-17 08:50:15 AM

spentmiles: I have a friend who works as one of the President's food servers.  She said that just before the bombing, she was bringing Obama his afternoon tray of figs and grapes in his private office.  She's always been nervous around him because she feels like she was selected for this duty because of her looks and not her resume - 5'2", 320, blonde hair, huge buttocks.  Anyway, when she walked into the room, Obama was watching something on his phone, rather intently.  Then all of a sudden he shouts, "BOOM MOTHERfarkER!"  and starts doing that stuff that black people do when they get really excited, dancing around with their arms thrown back and their heads shaking.  She just laughed and figured that he was watching sports highlights, as he was always doing when he wasn't napping with his feet on his desk.  I'm not much on conspiracy theories, but he then borrowed her car and she found out later that he parked it illegally and got it impounded.  He said he was going to give her the money, but he quit answering his pager.  Seems a little strange of a coincidence if you ask me.


You tried to hard on that one. Needs more Donkey Kong Suh throwing a kid through a tool shed.
 
2013-04-17 08:50:50 AM

RexTalionis: You know what I hate? Those people who like to post pictures on Fark of the crowd before bombings and they'll circle up "suspicious" objects or suspicious people and speculate about someone being the suspect. And, for some reason, the suspect always seems to be "Hey, look, there's a brown looking guy in the crowd - he has to be suspicious!"


Proof Obama had access to pressure cookers before the bombing!!!!1eleventy!

www.mxnoticias.com
 
2013-04-17 08:51:00 AM

Ned Stark: "Sick"? For trying to figure out what happened?

Wrong, sure. But I don't see sick.


Trying to figure out what happened and conspiracy theories aren't usually closely related.
 
2013-04-17 08:51:00 AM

muck4doo: That's what I love about Fark. No wild conspiracies here. We already know it was the Tea Party.


How are you doing up on that cross?  Are you comfortable?  Need anything?
 
2013-04-17 08:51:58 AM

spentmiles: I have a friend who works as one of the President's food servers.  She said that just before the bombing, she was bringing Obama his afternoon tray of figs and grapes in his private office.  She's always been nervous around him because she feels like she was selected for this duty because of her looks and not her resume - 5'2", 320, blonde hair, huge buttocks.  Anyway, when she walked into the room, Obama was watching something on his phone, rather intently.  Then all of a sudden he shouts, "BOOM MOTHERfarkER!"  and starts doing that stuff that black people do when they get really excited, dancing around with their arms thrown back and their heads shaking.  She just laughed and figured that he was watching sports highlights, as he was always doing when he wasn't napping with his feet on his desk.  I'm not much on conspiracy theories, but he then borrowed her car and she found out later that he parked it illegally and got it impounded.  He said he was going to give her the money, but he quit answering his pager.  Seems a little strange of a coincidence if you ask me.


Maybe he was watching "Showtime at the Apollo" reruns.  He likes to do that.
 
2013-04-17 08:52:39 AM
Article totally contradicts the Fark headline. Or is that the joke?
 
2013-04-17 08:52:43 AM

WorkingInParadise: RexTalionis: You know what I hate? Those people who like to post pictures on Fark of the crowd before bombings and they'll circle up "suspicious" objects or suspicious people and speculate about someone being the suspect. And, for some reason, the suspect always seems to be "Hey, look, there's a brown looking guy in the crowd - he has to be suspicious!"

Proof Obama had access to pressure cookers before the bombing!!!!1eleventy!

[www.mxnoticias.com image 400x300]


FARTBOMBA
 
2013-04-17 08:52:49 AM

muck4doo: Skraeling: Slaxl: Boston conspiracy theorists will have to confront photos and eyewitness accounts that contradict their theories about what happened.

Everything that doesn't conform to their theory is fake, or planted by "the powers that be".

They can never be swayed.

So kinda like religion?

Yeah. Idiots. They haven't found the truth like you have yet.


you me or you muck?
 
2013-04-17 08:53:10 AM
Ohhhhh, what if the perp was a Tea-Party right-wing Muslim...that would be fun to see the derp that follows that revelation.
 
2013-04-17 08:53:21 AM
I have an idea; maybe the media should stop giving coverage to idiots with whacked out theories. There are still a small number of nut-jobs who feel the earth is flat but they do not get any attention outside of an occasional ribbing or being stupid.
 
2013-04-17 08:54:05 AM
TERROR!

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2013-04-17 08:54:20 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: muck4doo: That's what I love about Fark. No wild conspiracies here. We already know it was the Tea Party.

How are you doing up on that cross?  Are you comfortable?  Need anything?


lulz. Funny angry atheists. :p
 
2013-04-17 08:54:59 AM

monoski: I have an idea; maybe the media should stop giving coverage to idiots with whacked out theories. There are still a small number of nut-jobs who feel the earth is flat but they do not get any attention outside of an occasional ribbing or being stupid.


But enough about Fox.
 
2013-04-17 08:55:57 AM

Skraeling: muck4doo: Skraeling: Slaxl: Boston conspiracy theorists will have to confront photos and eyewitness accounts that contradict their theories about what happened.

Everything that doesn't conform to their theory is fake, or planted by "the powers that be".

They can never be swayed.

So kinda like religion?

Yeah. Idiots. They haven't found the truth like you have yet.

you me or you muck?


Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
There is nothing we can do
 
2013-04-17 08:56:11 AM
Some folks are convinced that this, along with the recent shooting tragedies, are all staged by the gov't to "set up taking away our guns".  As someone stated above, you can convince those folks otherwise.

/I work with some of these people
//I'm not one of them.
 
2013-04-17 08:56:32 AM

dennysgod: Ohhhhh, what if the perp was a Tea-Party right-wing Muslim...that would be fun to see the derp that follows that revelation.


Alex Jones would probably implode.
 
2013-04-17 08:57:08 AM

RexTalionis: You know what I hate? Those people who like to post pictures on Fark of the crowd before bombings and they'll circle up "suspicious" objects or suspicious people and speculate about someone being the suspect. And, for some reason, the suspect always seems to be "Hey, look, there's a brown looking guy in the crowd - he has to be suspicious!"

Go away. You're making it worse. Leave it to the professionals.


You mean the professionals that do the same thing? Mighty....observant...of you.
 
2013-04-17 08:58:19 AM
Meanwhile...
LINK
 
2013-04-17 08:59:16 AM
I'll get flamed for this but...

I get a weird vibe regarding Carlos Arredondo.

/throws away aluminum foil hat & dons tinfoil sombrero
 
2013-04-17 08:59:27 AM
I haven't seen a whole lot of conspiracy stuff come out of this yet.

The only big one is the picture proving that the principal who died at Sandy Hook died again at the marathon. Because world-spanning government conspiracies to steal your guns would be so careless, you know?
 
2013-04-17 09:00:07 AM
Well, if a group did this it WAS a conspiracy.
Just a conspiracy the government had no part in...
 
2013-04-17 09:00:26 AM

John Buck 41: Article totally contradicts the Fark headline. Or is that the joke?


Did you read the entire article? It later circles around to agree with the headline.
 
2013-04-17 09:00:42 AM
You have to be in a weird psychological state to have "conspiracy theory" be your default position on all bad things that happen.  I guess in a way it's a lot like blaming God/devil in that it offers a neat explanation and an all powerful force above you.

I guess the thought of having that knowledge gives them a sense of power when they feel helpless, but it's got to be emotionally and physically draining to not only live in that state of perpetual fear, but in hyper vigilance for evidence that might prove or disprove your beliefs.
 
2013-04-17 09:01:39 AM
lol that article perfectly encapsulated every forwarded email i'll be getting for months.
 
2013-04-17 09:02:12 AM
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the attention whores. You will always find people who are giving interviews."
 
2013-04-17 09:02:33 AM
I thOught By now thAt My friends of A certain persuasion woulD have fIgureD out who dId iT.

I'm glad I'm not disappointed...
 
2013-04-17 09:02:59 AM

muck4doo: That's what I love about Fark. No wild conspiracies here. We already know it was the Tea Party   Best Korea.

/FTFM

 
2013-04-17 09:04:04 AM

Madaynun: muck4doo: That's what I love about Fark. No wild conspiracies here. We already know it was the Tea Party   Best Korea.

/FTFM


Oooooh! I like that one.
 
2013-04-17 09:04:12 AM
Remember, when you argue against people's pet conspiracy theory, you are telling them that they aren't special. Because that's the draw of a conspiracy theory. You know something others don't. You are not one of the "sheeple," you are too smart to be fooled. You see The Truth while everyone else is blinded. You are special, and way more special than most everyone else. That's the appeal of these theories. It is pure ego, and that's why the conspiracy theorists are so determined to maintain their theories in the face of all evidence. Because to admit that they are wrong is to admit that they aren't special.

Once you realize that you're going up against giant, raving egos, you'll understand why facts and reason don't sway them.
 
2013-04-17 09:04:48 AM
I love conspiracy theorists. They make it much easier to spot (some of) the whack jobs.
 
2013-04-17 09:05:49 AM

soporific: Remember, when you argue against people's pet conspiracy theory, you are telling them that they aren't special. Because that's the draw of a conspiracy theory. You know something others don't. You are not one of the "sheeple," you are too smart to be fooled. You see The Truth while everyone else is blinded. You are special, and way more special than most everyone else. That's the appeal of these theories. It is pure ego, and that's why the conspiracy theorists are so determined to maintain their theories in the face of all evidence. Because to admit that they are wrong is to admit that they aren't special.

Once you realize that you're going up against giant, raving egos, you'll understand why facts and reason don't sway them.


Thanks for your opinion you sheeple belonging authoritarian tool. :)
 
2013-04-17 09:05:58 AM

tennessee.hillbilly: Some folks are convinced that this, along with the recent shooting tragedies, are all staged by the gov't to "set up taking away our guns".  As someone stated above, you can convince those folks otherwise.

/I work with some of these people
//I'm not one of them.


That's what I love about conspiracy theories -- the cognitive dissonance.  To all appearances the bombing derailed some unexpected agreement on a gun bill and its vote.
 
2013-04-17 09:06:01 AM

spentmiles: I have a friend who works as one of the President's food servers.  She said that just before the bombing, she was bringing Obama his afternoon tray of figs and grapes in his private office.  She's always been nervous around him because she feels like she was selected for this duty because of her looks and not her resume - 5'2", 320, blonde hair, huge buttocks.  Anyway, when she walked into the room, Obama was watching something on his phone, rather intently.  Then all of a sudden he shouts, "BOOM MOTHERfarkER!"  and starts doing that stuff that black people do when they get really excited, dancing around with their arms thrown back and their heads shaking.  She just laughed and figured that he was watching sports highlights, as he was always doing when he wasn't napping with his feet on his desk.  I'm not much on conspiracy theories, but he then borrowed her car and she found out later that he parked it illegally and got it impounded.  He said he was going to give her the money, but he quit answering his pager.  Seems a little strange of a coincidence if you ask me.


I'm starting to get the feeling some of your posts might be fibs.
 
2013-04-17 09:07:20 AM

Speaker2Animals: Farhad Manjoo? With a name like that he must've had something to do with it. And making fun of the Alex Jones types must mean they are RIGHT!


I know you were being snarky, but my brother-in-law's name is Farhad (we just call him Far). Come to think of it, he was in Boston this week. Hmm.

/jk
 
2013-04-17 09:07:41 AM
I think this is intrinsically tied to the idiotic mostly American idea that all government is evil and out to get you.

(Yet, the same people celebrate "by the people, and for the people," and Democracy).
 
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