Fracking in Colorado Causing Earthquakes and Waking Volcanoes?

This video presents some really good information about fracking operations in Colorado and some of the effects that it is having on Colorado’s seismic activity.  It is now becoming more and more evident that fracking is indeed helping jumpstart earthquakes, and now this video suggests that it might be awakening slumbering volcanoes as well.

Calm Before the Storm? Conspiracy Theorists Continue to Predict Total Economic Collapse Despite Good Indicators

To the casual observer, it may actually seem like things are getting a little better, at least in the economic sense.  Unemployment numbers are not something you can trust, but just looking around, it does seem like most people have jobs.  Gas prices have plummeted in the last month or two, and despite a little Ebola scare this week, the stock market has been breaking records and showing overall improvement.  We are heading into the fourth fiscal quarter, the time when holiday sales take over and businesses normally thrive.  Mortgage rates, long predicted to rise sharply in October of 2014, are actually rivaling the lowest rates ever.  What could go wrong?

economic-collapseWell, to many conspiracy theorists on the internet, a whole lot.  Despite all of these reasons to believe that things are moving in the right direction, there is still a huge movement in conspiracy circles that insists that we are on the brink of a total, unprecedented collapse of the United States and world economy.  It’s pretty unanimous.  It doesn’t matter which source you go to, if it’s not mainstream media or government-sponsored, chances are they have something up for you to read about how this is all just the calm before the storm.  The last moments of safety and security before the net is snatched out from beneath all of us.

While Common Sense Conspiracy does not necessarily wish to cast doubt on these theories, we encourage our readers to think about what the information they are reading consists of.  There are some really good sites out there that have verifiable, documented evidence that backs up what they are trying to say.  There are also people that have absolutely no evidence but speak with authority anyway.  Those are the people that give conspiracy theorists everywhere a bad name, and those are the people we do discredit from time to time.  So, to keep our readers reminded of how to discern between what is legit and what is not, we have assembled some tips.

  • DO check for links and sources for claims made.  Statistics can be made up quite easily.  As an example, we base this article on the statistic that 99.5% of all conspiracy sites are full of you know what.  No link, no evidence, no nothing.  Just take our word for it.  Pretty statistics don’t mean much if you can’t see how they came by them.  While citations aren’t necessary for every little thing, really big and bold claims should have some corroboration if the site wishes to be truly legit.
  • DO look at the history.  A tremendous amount of the sites we are talking about right now calling for the collapse of the American and world economy have articles with very recent dates on them.  If you dig further, however, you will find that they have been calling for this collapse ever since the last one happened.  Calling for something perpetually is definitely a detriment to a site’s credibility.
  • DON’T use the mainstream media or government sites as a measure of legitimacy.  As Common Sense Conspiracy constantly reveals to our readers, the mainstream media and government publish propaganda all the time that supports their agenda.  They have pretty statistics too.  Any site that uses only mainstream media or government sites as their corroboration is no more trustworthy than the corroborators.
  • DON’T panic.  While Common Sense Conspiracy doesn’t necessarily declare that none of these sites are correct, we do have to admit that there is no site we have seen with information so solid that there is any reason to go into hysterical paranoid mode just yet.  When we find a site with a theory that obviously is 100% legit, we will not hesitate to alarm our readers.  If there’s a reason to panic, we’ll panic with you.  In the meantime, it’s perfectly normal to read the theories, check the facts, and process the information for yourself, but at this time, none of the theories out there foster a need for real panic or stockpiling of money or goods.  This could change quickly, so stay alert.

These tips are just a few things that we at Common Sense Conspiracy consider on a daily basis as we peruse the thousands of articles out there and what they mean to us and our readers.  We hope this will help you filter through the BS on your own when we aren’t able to save you in time.  Thanks for reading.

Houston Sermon Subpoenas: War on Christianity or Really Mad Lesbian?

The mayor of the city of Houston is a woman named Annise Parker.  Mayor Parker is gay. These are the only inescapable facts in this case.

You Christians can't hold me!
You Christians can’t hold me!

The internet is abuzz with viral emails and social media messages about how Parker has subpoenaed the sermons of local Christian pastors because she passed a law outlawing saying anything publicly about homosexuality being wrong.  While this work of fiction is based on a true story, the authors have definitely taken some liberties with the facts.

Mayor Parker passed a law in Houston that is anti-discrimination of all kinds, including those based on sexual orientation.  The law specifically exempts religious institutions.  Basically, the law couldn’t be more fair.  Nevertheless, petitions with thousands upon thousands of signatures were quickly delivered asking for the law to be repealed.  This caused several people to believe that local pastors had sort of a “signature drive ” by engaging churchgoers with their sermons that misrepresented the facts about the law.  As part of the investigation into how these signatures were obtained, subpoenas were issued to obtain access to the preachers’ sermons.

Now Parker claims she had nothing to do with this and local lawyers gift involved leading to the subpoenas.  That may be technically true, but no one with any sense in their head would believe that she wasn’t involved in it in some way, albeit behind the scenes.  In any case, the subpoenas quickly got turned into a massive crackdown on Christianity and a grievous violation of the First Amendment.  So who is right and who is wrong? Is this a sign of a raging war on Christianity or just a really belligerent lesbian who has found herself in a position of power?

Any reasonable person that actually read the law that Parker passed in its entirety would have a hard time figuring out what she’s so mad about. The law is remarkably fair and even specifically exempts religious institutions.  In this way, there is no war on Christianity.  However, pastors probably did make it sound that way to get signatures from their congregations.  Why would they do this? They oppose anything Parker does, probably because she is a homosexual.  However, deluding your congregations into thinking the law is against their interests is not illegal.  In fact, your government and president engage in such behavior on a daily basis.  So, it really doesn’t matter that much how they got all those signatures.  Unless they were threatening people to get them to sign, it’s hardly illegal.  The decision to subpoena the sermons was not a real viable legal strategy, but just a tactic to send a message and set off a pissing contest between Parker and Christians, Republicans versus Democrats, gays versus straights.  You know, the usual act of bitterly dividing our country on the basis of hate but fueled by a new all-encompassing super-hate.   Mayor Parker has already backed down from the subpoenas, you know, the ones she claimed originally that she had nothing to do with.  That kind of says it all, doesn’t it?

It should be noted that instead of subpoenas, one excellent way to find out what the parks are pissing about would be to simply attend their services, which are free and completely open to the public.  In fact, they actively encourage people to attend.

Jon Stewart or the Mainstream Media — Who is Right and Wrong About Ebola Risks?

Let’s start by being very clear here.  A couple of nurses contracting Ebola after treating patients that had Ebola does not an epidemic make.  Non-stop 24/7 news coverage from the fear-mongering mainstream media is fueling panic surrounding what has still so far only been very isolated and explainable cases of Ebola in the United States.

Meet the nation's leading Ebola expert.
Meet the nation’s leading Ebola expert.

Now that we’ve got that disclaimer out of the way, the funny thing is that like with so many things in America, there are only two polar opposite sides of this thing and not enough people voicing concerns from the middle.  Enter Jon Stewart, the host of the wildly popular Daily Show that too many people mistake with being real news (incidentally, people also make this mistake with Republican counterpart Bill O’Reilly).  Stewart blasted the way Ebola is being portrayed in the mainstream media and the panic resulting.  We’re with you that far Jon.  But then he turns around and mocks members of Congress for asking that flights from Ebola-stricken countries in Africa be banned for some amount of time.  What’s wrong with that?  Don’t worry, we are about to tell you.

Like we said, you have two polar opposites at work there both spreading their own version of propaganda.  The mainstream media is trying to panic people with its portrayal of the Ebola “crisis” in America.  Jon Stewart goes the other direction, slamming this portrayal, but at the same time, acting like it’s equally as ludicrous to take a very reasonable safety measure that many other nations around the world have had in place since the very beginning.  So, there you go.  You can only have your news vanilla or chocolate.  No swirl.

Common Sense Conspiracy represents the middle way of thinking, so here is the voice you are not hearing anywhere.  Basically, there is no reason to think that America is about to experience a plague-like Ebola crisis.  There’s no reason to call into work tomorrow or keep your kids home from school.  But not letting people that have an excellent chance of carrying the virus into the country by the minute with no restrictions whatsoever… that is equally as dumb of a way to look at it.

There is a such thing as a moderate reaction, but you won’t get it from the mainstream media or Jon Stewart.

By the way, we do know and understand that Jon Stewart is actually a part of the mainstream media.

The Ebola Virus is Not Airborne, But Your Government Likes For You to Think It Might Be

It may seem like the United States’ myriad of government agencies involved with the handling of the one confirmed (and now fatal) Ebola case in America are trying to stop the American public from panicking. They appear to be trying to convince everyone that there is not a massive epidemic looming. They appear to be warmly reassuring us that there is nothing to fear, and then they started taking people’s temperature as they get off flights just to make us feel a little more sure that they are trying to a little something to guarantee the safety of American citizens.

This little guy packs a hell of a punch.
This little guy packs a hell of a punch.

That’s a bunch of malarky, as Vice President Joe Biden would say if someone put a microphone in front of him for too long. The truth is quite simple. The government absolutely loves something like this. See, the only thing more dangerous than a full-blown Ebola outbreak in the United States is a whole lot of people being deathly afraid that there is one about to happen. Fear is the number one friend of any government in our world, and Ebola has come along at the perfect time. Think about it. So far, what has Ebola allowed President Barack Obama and the United States to do?

  • The Ebola outbreak has taken some of the attention off a confusing, unorganized war that no one wants to call a war in Syria and Iraq with an opponent the United States government can’t even decide on a name for.
  • It has allowed Congress to approve another three-quarters of a billion buckaroos to go to “the fight on Ebola” whatever that means.  That’s almost a billion dollars that no one can explain for one second what it is for, but no one dares question it because it’s for a “good cause.”
  • It has allowed President Obama to craftily send over 6,000 American troops to Africa to help stabilize a government that it is in America’s best interest if it stays in power.
  • The death of Mr. Duncan, the first verified American Ebola victim, has already become yet another racial issue in America, adding more fuel to a fire that is already raging out of control in Ferguson, Missouri, and if the government has its way, will reach to every street corner in America between now and 2016.

That was just the short list, hitting the high points.  That’s a lot of real estate out of a virus that has infected and killed one person that basically fled the outbreak zone to get back to America just so he might have a fighting chance.  Not everything that happens is a conspiracy from the beginning.  We’re not saying that it was planned for this outbreak (which is definitely quite bad in Africa and claiming thousands of lives) to happen at this time.  And we’re not saying that they could have known that a black guy was going to be the first American to come down with Ebola.  But, man oh man, they know how to jump on a good situation when they see one, and the political spin-zone is revving out of control presently.

That goes for both sides, by the way.  The Republicans are already trying to convince everyone that President Obama should have somehow prevented this one guy from dying of Ebola.  As if the President of the United States has anything to do with this sort of thing.  The CDC would be the agency to blame for this, not the President.  And right now, there really isn’t anything to blame.

The mainstream media does enough fear-mongering of its own, but now the internet is out of control as well.  An article is making the rounds through email and social media that the CDC has acknowledged that the Ebola virus is now airborne.  Now, if this were true, mind you, it would be catastrophic.  The Ebola virus at the present time can only be transmitted by pretty intimate contact with someone that is infected.  This means open wounds, blood, semen, you get it.  Think HIV.  You’re not going to get Ebola because you were on the same bus with someone that has Ebola.  Now if you cut your wrist open and have some sort of blood brother mob ritual with someone that has Ebola, you probably need to seek medical attention.  Anyway, airborne would be really, really bad, as then the virus would be able to travel at a much more dramatic rate than what we have seen so far.  However, there is absolutely zero evidence that we know of so far that the virus is airborne.  The CDC definitely did not acknowledge this.  This was created by someone and spread (incidentally like a virus) to make a splash and cause more fear.

In case you were wondering, the Ebola virus has never been airborne since it was discovered.  For it to become airborne, it would have to mutate.  The Ebola virus mutates constantly because of the way it replicates.  However, it is extremely unlikely that the virus mutates to become airborne.  As a matter of fact, there is no documented evidence of such a thing ever happening.

Want to see something deadlier than Ebola?
Want to see something deadlier than Ebola?

Ebola is dangerous, and if it goes wild in America, that would be a bad thing.  Remember this one thing though as you watch the news’ horror stories about what might happen.  The World Health Organization reports that over 600,000 people died from malaria in 2012.  Do you remember the mainstream media saying anything about that?  Do you remember being scared to leave your home because of malaria?  In case you haven’t figured this out from the barrage of articles on this site over the years, take this one thing away:  the mainstream media picks and chooses what it wants to go big on and what it prefers to leave under the rug.

Mainstream Media Acknowledging UFO Investigation in Breckenridge, Colorado

It’s not too often that UFO sightings get much attention from neither the mainstream media nor the local authorities, but apparently there is enough stuff like Ebola and ISIS beheadings making the news cycle to make the mainstream media feel like even UFO investigations is a better topic.
Recent reports of sighting of multiple bright objects in the town of Breckenridge, Colorado has the town abuzz with gossip, and now the local authorities have actually publicly acknowledged that a real investigation into the matter is being conducted.

Teenager in Chicago Arrested by FBI for “Seeking” to Join ISIS

The line between what is a legitimate criminal offense and what is thoughtcrime is becoming more and more blurred by the second. The FBI has taken a teenager into custody in Chicago because they say the teen was trying to seek to you know maybe join terror organization ISIS.
Bear in mind that the United States government is currently conducting air strikes against this organization in multiple nations despite not actually being completely certain what the name of the organization is. ISIS? ISIL? Or just plain IS? So it is not clear at this point whether the teenager in Chicago was seeking to join ISIS, ISIL, IS, or some vague combination of all three. It is also not clear if any of those organizations actually exist.
Guantanamo Bay, however, certainly exists, and you can bet this young teen will be finding out a lot about it in the not so distant future.

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