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    Hail, Chickens, and Earthquakes

    We've been having crazy weather this afternoon. The sky went black at around 5, followed by a crazy storm with the first hail I've seen in two years. Now it's stopped raining, but the chickens that my neighbours have been raising are running around outside clucking like mad. Seems vaguely apocalyptic.

    It also happens to be near the 30th anniversary of the huge Tangshan earthquake that killed upwards of 200,000 people (we had a small quake a few weeks ago, around 5.1 on the Richter scale). I was surprised and amused to learn that the Tangshan earthquake is actually at the centre of a few crackpot conspiracy theories.

    Where do people get this stuff? My favourite new one is that the weather in Alaska is actually being controlled by the Yakuza and the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, using electromagnetic weapons they got from the KGB. Anyone else have favourite conspiracy theories?

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    Most of the popular ones I've heard would send this thread over to the P & R forum.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Oooh, good point. Still, I'm interested in the theories. Maybe one day I'll work up the courage to check out P&R myself

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    My favorite conspiracy theory is that the Government created the Internet to get us to post what we think the conspiracies are, so they can keep one step ahead of us in their conspiracies.

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    Nikola Tesla, the father of A/C and the one we can thank for all of this wonderful electricity we use every second of our lives, had many other inventions and hundreds of patents. He even claimed he created a weapon which was like a "death ray" and, using the Earth's magnetic field, could destroy anything on Earth, including the entire planet. When he died, the US government seized all of his notes under "national security." Supposedly the weather and earthquakes can and are being controlled by one of Tesla's electromagnetic inventions.

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    Do you have any pix of these black clouds? Storms are awesome.

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    yeah, i love a good storm too.

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    I've heard that WWE is staged.
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    aren't Fixer, HipCycler, Ms Vicki and Maelstrom government planted bots keeping an electronic finger on the pulse of us non-car driving, oil-using populus? Am I the only one with tin foil on my computer and saddlebag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    We've been having crazy weather this afternoon. The sky went black at around 5, followed by a crazy storm with the first hail I've seen in two years. Now it's stopped raining, but the chickens that my neighbours have been raising are running around outside clucking like mad. Seems vaguely apocalyptic.
    According to the Book Of Revelation in my Bible (the Sideshow Bob version), the clucking of the chickens happens early in the apocalyptic process, so we're good for a while!

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    Conspiracy: KFC (or insert other popular urban food chain that has some kind of racial stereotype around it) engineers their food to make a certain race of people sterile.


    Here's one of my own: Vegetarian meat....really, what the hell is this? Is this for people that don't want to eat meat for an animal rights reason, or what? If you miss meat, why not eat meat instead of faking it? Maybe i just don't see the bigger picture, but to me I think it's the vegetarians trying to fool us meat eters into eating what they want us to eat.


    ....they are not winning....vegetarian meat does NOT taste like the meat it's trying to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Here's one of my own: Vegetarian meat....really, what the hell is this? Is this for people that don't want to eat meat for an animal rights reason, or what? If you miss meat, why not eat meat instead of faking it? Maybe i just don't see the bigger picture, but to me I think it's the vegetarians trying to fool us meat eters into eating what they want us to eat.


    ....they are not winning....vegetarian meat does NOT taste like the meat it's trying to be.
    Mmmm....fake hamburgers. *drool*

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    I've heard that WWE is staged.
    That show is so fake. I use to watch that show everyweek when I was 12. I even went to a WWF thing in Dallas, it wasn't smackdown though, but I got to see the Rock

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    Ha ha, great thread, Spike.

    Favorite conspiracy theory? This one floated around college campuses in the 70's. I got it from my older brother, who got it from a Physics professor.


    Goodyear Tires Conspiracy:According to this theory, in the 1930's a scientist came up with an artificial rubber compound that was so durable, it lasted many of our lifespans. It would make some things obselete, such as replacing tires (for your bike for instance!) or wearing down the soles of your shoes. It would also put the rubber companies out of business, while in the process making the inventor a very rich and powerful man. He perfected his formula after many years, and when he was satisfied with the results, took his creation to the U.S. Patent office. It was quickly approved, and the man was, to say the least, elated. He was sure to change the world, and probably win the Nobel Prize to boot.

    Unfortunately, when his peers went to his lab to congratulate him, everything was gone. They went to his house, and everything was missing, like no one ever lived there. So they checked the last place he was seen, the patent office. No record existed of his ever stepping foot in the building.

    Theorists claim that the U.S. govt., prompted by a powerful Goodyear lobby, stole the technology and killed the man, keeping rubber prices soaring in a disposable culture of waste.

    What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    Mmmm....fake hamburgers. *drool*
    Hey! They've gone mainstream. BK sells them.

    <ring, ring>
    Hello? Yes? They don't any more?
    <click>

    Never mind. They kind of tasted like creosote.
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    Government tries to hide everything. Like aliens and UFOs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Do you have any pix of these black clouds? Storms are awesome.
    No, sorry -- and anyway from my apartment, the pictures wouldn't have been that exciting. It would have just looked kinda dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogs
    According to the Book Of Revelation in my Bible (the Sideshow Bob version), the clucking of the chickens happens early in the apocalyptic process, so we're good for a while!
    Phew! That's a relief! No chickens today, but a yappity dog has been going crazy for the last few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Ha ha, great thread, Spike.
    Nooo! My secret identity is revealed!


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    Goodyear Tires Conspiracy
    I like that one. It's sort of plausible, and gets good points for including not just government, but some shadowy military-industrial complex. Maybe not as outright wacko as the Yakuza-Aum-KGB triangle, but still fun.

    So what happened to all these "peers"? Were they killed, threatened, given hush money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    Nooo! My secret identity is revealed!
    ...by conspiracy!





    So what happened to all these "peers"? Were they killed, threatened, given hush money?
    It is a mystery....(insert spooky little ghost smilie here, I don't have one)

    I heard at least one of them is a member of Bike Forums. Which one?

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    P & R II might be about right. China is a Communist State and so is Cuba. Now, Fidel has gone into temporary (?) medical retirement. That might be enough to cause those signs of the end times. One might hope.
    This space open

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    Nikola Tesla, the father of A/C and the one we can thank for all of this wonderful electricity we use every second of our lives, had many other inventions and hundreds of patents. He even claimed he created a weapon which was like a "death ray" and, using the Earth's magnetic field, could destroy anything on Earth, including the entire planet. When he died, the US government seized all of his notes under "national security." Supposedly the weather and earthquakes can and are being controlled by one of Tesla's electromagnetic inventions.
    That's supposedly the stuff that the Yakuza is using. I'm not sure why they want to control the weather, but it has something to do with Alaskan oil pipelines. As if that makes any more sense....

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    This would make a great modern Dr. Strangelove type farce of a movie/book.

    I am inspired. I will share the royalties with the OP if he lets me use the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cummings
    P & R II might be about right. China is a Communist State and so is Cuba. Now, Fidel has gone into temporary (?) medical retirement. That might be enough to cause those signs of the end times. One might hope.
    China's government is communist in name only, but that's another point for P&R. Anyway, the roosters are crowing again!

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