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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Apr 10th 2008, 07:48 AM


According to Anthony C. Sutton, author of the book "America's Secret Establishment," proof of conspiracy requires specific types of evidence

a) there must be secret meetings of the participants and efforts made to conceal joint actions.

b) those meetings must jointly agree to take a course of action

c) and this action must be illegal


Conspiracy is a word that people like to demonize. When in fact conspiracies happen all the time. For example, we may never know if the VP conspired with the heads of Energy corporations and eventually brought about recent historical events because what happened at those meeting remains a secret. However, if it is ever found out if and what the plan of action was and if that action was/is illegal, then that constitutes a conspiracy. Currently, the issue remains a theory, hence it is a conspiracy theory. It remains to be proven.

Sutton goes on to say in his book; pg 2-3

"Firstly, in science the simplest explanation to a problem is always the most acceptable solution. By contrast, in establishment history, a simple answer is usually criticized as "simplistic." what the critic implies is "The poor writer hasn't used all the facts," In other words, it's a cheap "put down" without the necessity of providing an alternate answer or additional facts.

Secondly, again in science, an answer that fist the most cases, i.e., the most general answer, is also the most acceptable answer. For example, you have 12 events to explain and a theory that fits 11 of these events. That theory is more acceptable than a theory that fits only 4 or 5 of the events."

My grandfather had a saying, "believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see." I guess I was taught to question authority, especially when facts don't add up. It doesn't make me or anyone else a conspiracy nut to hypothesize about certain individuals or groups in government conspiring to commit illegal acts, whatever they might be. Especially if the facts are kept hidden by the authorities.




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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Wed Jan 17th 2007, 01:29 PM
The wife or the person the affair was had with? Could a lover scorned threaten to press charges unless some other agreement could be come to? I really can't think how the spouse of the cheater would benefit by having them thrown in jail. Anyone have an opinion?
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Posted by notadmblnd in Media
Sun Dec 24th 2006, 08:33 AM
if it had mentioned anything in regards to medical technology. I would think that the advancement of treatments and social economic conditions would greatly improve one's chance of surviving a pandemic now as compared to the pandemic nearly a century and a half ago.
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Mon Dec 04th 2006, 09:11 AM
but one poster is correct (if you discount the dead sea scrolls), they weren't put to parchment (or papyrus maybe the more correct term) until 100-150 years after Jesus life. When Saul/Paul, a Jewish Roman citizen and tax collector, most probably hated by the masses, had a revelation, showed up and claimed himself to be Jesus' emissary on earth... (who also by the way also penned most of the rest of the New Testament), this in my opinion is the beginning/foundation of the Christian church. The thing that always stuck in my mind about Paul was that.. other than his claim to have a direct connection to Jesus, how do we know/verify what he claims is his agenda? Personally, I think Paul had some convoluted thinking especially in regards to women. The organization grew with Paul and continued to worry the Romans, which resulted in the next 150-200 years of Christian persecution.... boy I'll bet that feeding them to the lions thing .. must have been quite a show.

When the Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity around 350 A.D., and if I recall correctly... at the request of his mother on her death bed, decided it would be the official religion, he had to convince the pagans to accept his decision peacefully. Hence, the merging of the holidays and the changing of the sabbath. That is when the "official" writing of the "bible" of the Christian religion was undertaken. Religious scribes were used, it was a huge project. I can't imagine that important details were not left out. In fact I'd probably go as far to say that of the original texts in regards to the character Jesus' life, many details of the practices, views etc., were left out or skewed intentionally.

I am by no means an expert but I have always been fascinated by early history. My comments are based purely in regards to how I understand this religion got rolling. There are many details, events and characters that worked in shaping the resulting work (along with all the revisions over the hundreds of years). I've never trusted that all their hearts and minds were pure. So for me I won't know the answer till I die. But in the meantime, I'll continue to look for the answer to the question.. Did god create man.. or did man create God?

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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Fri Oct 20th 2006, 07:36 AM
Yo Duke, This is the kind of thing you need to think about before you decide to commit illegal acts.
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Posted by notadmblnd in Latest Breaking News
Thu Oct 19th 2006, 09:04 PM
its' what she does. If you hand her a jar, she'll take the lid off, if you hand her a bucket full of chalk, it all has to come out, if you hand her a doll she'll take the cloths off. Hand her a full box of kleenex and she'll empty it, course she'll pretend to blow her nose to justify it. And for gosh sakes don't even hand her a sticker book or anything with decals on it (I pity the poor Barbie car). She absolutely hates stickers, even items with price tags on them in the stores, they just have to come off. I wonder what all those stickers have done to the poor child?
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Sat Sep 23rd 2006, 12:14 AM
thanks.
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Wed Sep 20th 2006, 04:14 PM
regarding your post. I to am sick of the me..me..me generation. They behave like they are the only people that exist on the planet, rude inconsiderate and obnoxious.
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Tue Sep 12th 2006, 10:12 PM
snip from article

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.

The object is basically public relations. Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions from others about possible safety considerations, said Secretary Michael Wynne.

"If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne. "(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press."

The Air Force has paid for research into nonlethal weapons, but he said the service is unlikely to spend more money on development until injury problems are reviewed by medical experts and resolved.

Nonlethal weapons generally can weaken people if they are hit with the beam. Some of the weapons can emit short, intense energy pulses that also can be effective in disabling some electronic devices.
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Sun Sep 10th 2006, 07:39 PM
they said his face got red. They thought he was mad at them.. stuff like that. Just makes you wonder doesn't it?
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Posted by notadmblnd in The DU Lounge
Sat Sep 09th 2006, 01:12 PM
to dinner. Especially all you negative nellies that are feeling down about things today. There's nothing like a hot bowl of chicken soup to help heal the soul, and I've decided I want to do this for all of you today. So come, join me for dinner. We can sit together at the table, express our sorrows and hopes and hopefully leave for home feeling better.

P.S. homemade apple pie for dessert
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Sep 09th 2006, 10:22 AM
I know you didn't say that. But the part about being flooded with attacks within the 12 months of taking office. I think we can do a lot to secure this country, once in office. Securing our borders would be one of the first. Perhaps establish some programs that put unemployed back to work? I think, that as Americans, we all want to do what is necessary to keep everyone safe and I have trust that the American people are up to the job. We're a great people with many talents and resources, and yes, I believe Democrats can keep us just as safe as the republicans with out stepping all over the constitution.

At this point there's nothing I wouldn't put past this regime to remain in power, but I also believe that the Democrats are up to the job of fighting not only foreign terrorism, but our own domestic ones too.
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu Sep 07th 2006, 07:05 PM
pronto!
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Posted by notadmblnd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu Sep 07th 2006, 06:58 PM
thanks to new comer KeepCablue and cherry welcome too
Christian Fundies behind Path to 911 aim to "transform film & TV" industry

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discu...

Youth With a Mission (YWAM), a Christian fundamentalist organization, created an auxilliary branch, The Film Institute (TFI), with the goal of transforming the film and television industries "from the inside out."

This is from one of their member's websites, posted back in 2005 ( http://www.markandkrista.com/4559.html ):

So that's what we've decided to do. Starting in July <2005>, along with our 'normal' discipleship efforts in YWAM, we will officially join The Film Institute - a new auxiliary branch of Youth With A Mission focused on tranforming film and television from the inside out. TFI's first project is a doozy: simply being referred to as: The Untitled History Project, it is already being called the television event of the decade and not one second has been put to film yet. Talk about great expectations!

Our goal is to help filmmakers, actors, technicians, etc. realize their God given potential and purpose in perhaps the most influential sphere of modern culture - film and television.

And this from the same website ( http://www.markandkrista.com/30257.html ):

Our next big project is to assist in the development of the new YWAM auxiliary - The Film Institute (TFI). The Film Institute is dedicated to a Godly transformation and revolution TO and THROUGH the Film and Television industry;

TO it, by serving, living humbly with integrity in what is often a world driven by selfish ambition, power an money - transforming lives from within,

and THROUGH it, by creating relevant and evocative content which promotes Godly principles of Truth married with Love.

The Untitled History Project Begins Production July 25th. Please pray for the Executive Team, the Director's Team, Department Heads, Actors, Crew and Interns. Also please ask that the project would reach its target budget and schedule objectives. - and don't forget to pray for us!


OP's note: The "Untitled History Project" referred to is, in fact, the ABC mini-series, "Path to 9/11."

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