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No Current Presidential Candidates Attend Bilderberg Group Meeting in Austria

It has long been suggested that the ultra-secret and ultra-elite Bilderberg group christen the next President of the United States at their yearly conference when an election year is coming up. We all remember the incredible circumstances that brought both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in close proximity to the conference in 2008. Naturally, a lot of people were anxiously looking at the slate of bilderberg hotelattendees in 2015 for a glimpse into the future of American politics. Well, it appears that anyone that subscribes to that logic is in for a disappointment. No current presidential candidate, Republican, Democrat, or otherwise, was included in this year’s meeting in June in Austria. The guest list below features many prominent figures in politics worldwide, but none of the names ring a bell with one of the widest fields of presidential candidates in the nation’s history.
What does it mean? Well, there are a couple of ways of looking at this. First of all, the Bilderberg group may simply be changing its tactics. They no doubt are aware of this theory, and perhaps they have stopped the practice to throw people off the trail or to hopefully cause a loss of interest in their yearly conference. It also could mean that someone at the meeting is going to become a presidential candidate soon and we just don’t know about it yet. However, no one on the guest list is anyone that would not be a total surprise if they became a candidate. The last possible answer is that they haven’t decided who they are going to throw their weight behind yet, and we will see a candidate at next year’s meeting, which will take place just a couple of months before the big election. This would be a different policy than in years past, but it is still certainly possible. In any case, there is no smoking gun for an American President from this year’s meeting. Stay tuned.

Here’s the full list:

  • Henri de Castries,  AXA Group, Chairman and CEO
  • Paul M.Achleitner,  Deutsche Bank, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Marcus Agius,  PA Consulting Group, Non-Executive Chairman
  • Thomas Ahrenkiel, Danish Intelligence Service (DDIS), Director
  • John R. Allen, US Department of State, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
  • Roger C. Altman, Evercore, Executive Chairman
  • Anne Applebaum, Legatum Institute, Director of Transitions Forum
  • Matti Apunen, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Director
  • Zoë Baird, Markle Foundation, CEO and President
  • Ed Balls, Labour Party, Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Impresa SGPS, Chairman
  • José M. Barroso, European Commission, Former President
  • Nicolas Baverez, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Partner,
  • René Benko, Founder, SIGNA Holding
  • Franco Bernabè,  FB Group, Chairman
  • Ben van Beurden, Royal Dutch Shell, CEO
  • Laurent Bigorgne, Institut Montaigne, Director
  • Laurence Boone, French government, Special Adviser on Financial and Economic Affairs to the President
  • Ana Botín, Banco Santander, Chairman
  • Richard Svein Brandtzæg, Norsk Hydro, President and CEO
  • Oscar Bronner, Standard Verlagsgesellschaft, Publisher
  • William Burns, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, President
  • Patrick Calvar, DGSI, Director General
  • Henri de Castries, Bilderberg Meetings, Chairman; AXA Group, Chairman and CEO
  • Juan Luis Cebrián, Grupo PRISA, Executive Chairman
  • Edmund Clark, TD Bank Group, Retired Executive
  • Benoît Coeuré, European Central Bank, Member of the Executive Board
  • Andrew Coyne, National Post (Canada), Editor, Editorials and Comment
  • Mikael L. Damberg, Swedish government, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
  • Karel De Gucht, Belgian government, Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister
  • Thomas E. Donilon, Former U.S. National Security Advisor; O’Melveny & Myers, Partner and Vice Chair
  • Mathias Döpfner, Axel Springer, CEO
  • Ann Dowling, Royal Academy of Engineering, President
  • Regina Dugan, Google, Vice President for Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects
  • Trine Eilertsen, Aftenposten, Political Editor,
  • Merete Eldrup, TV 2 Danmark A/S, CEO
  • John Elkann, EXOR, Chairman and CEO; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Chairman
  • Thomas Enders, Airbus Group, CEO
  • Mary Erdoes, JP Morgan Asset Management, CEO
  • Rona Fairhead, BBC Trust, Chairman
  • Ulrik Federspiel, Haldor Topsøe, Executive Vice President
  • Martin S. Feldstein, NBER President Emeritus; Harvard University, Professor of Economics
  • Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, Professor of History, Gunzberg Center for European Studies
  • Heinz Fischer, Austrian government, Federal President
  • Douglas Flint,  HSBC, Group Chairman
  • Christoph Franz, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Chairman of the Board
  • Louise O. Fresco, Wageningen University and Research Centre, President and Chairman Executive Board
  • Kenneth Griffin, Citadel Investment, Founder and CEO
  • Lilli Gruber, “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV, Executive Editor and Anchor
  • Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po, Professor of Economics
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak, ELIG Law Firm (Turkey), Managing Partner
  • Alfred Gusenbauer, Former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
  • Victor Halberstadt, Leiden University, Professor of Economics
  • Erich Hampel, UniCredit Bank Austria, Chairman
  • Demis Hassabis, Google DeepMind, Vice President of Engineering
  • Wolfgang Hesoun, Siemens Austria, CEO
  • Philipp Hildebrand, BlackRock, Vice Chairman
  • Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Munich Security Conference, Chairman,
  • Jacobs Kenneth, Lazard, Chairman and CEO
  • Julia Jäkel, Gruner + Jahr, CEO
  • James A. Johnson, Johnson Capital Partners, Chairman
  • Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, Former Prime Minister
  • Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG, President and CEO
  • Alex Karp, Palantir Technologies, CEO
  • Gilles Kepel, Sciences Po, University Professor
  • John Kerr, Scottish Power, Deputy Chairman
  • Ilhan Kesici, Turkish Parliament, MP
  • Henry Kissinger, Kissinger Associates, Chairman
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa, Chairman and CEO
  • Klaas Knot, De Nederlandsche Bank, President
  • Mustafa Koç, Koç Holding, Chairman
  • Henry Kravis, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Co-Chairman and Co-CEO
  • Marie-Josée Kravis, Hudson Institute, Senior Fellow and Vice Chair
  • André Kudelski, Kudelski Group, Chairman and CEO
  • Kurt Lauk, Globe Capital Partners, President
  • Carola Lemne, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, CEO
  • Stuart Levey, HSBC, Chief Legal Officer
  • Ursula von der Leyen, German government, Minister of Defence
  • Thomas Leysen, KBC Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Shiraz Maher, King’s College London, Senior Research Fellow, ICSR
  • Christina Markus Lassen, Danish government, Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and Stabilisation DNK
  • Jessica Mathews, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Distinguished Fellow
  • James Mattis, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University USA
  • Pierre Maudet, Vice-President of the State Council, Department of Security, Police and the Economy of Geneva CHE
  • David I. McKay, President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada CAN
  • Nuray Mert, Columnist, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul University TUR
  • Jim Messina, CEO, The Messina Group USA
  • Charles Michel, Prime Minister BEL
  • John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP USA
  • Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist GBR
  • Mario Monti, Senator-for-life; President, Bocconi University ITA
  • Leena Mörttinen, Executive Director, The Finnish Family Firms Association FIN
  • Craig Mundie, J. Principal, Mundie & Associates USA
  • Heather Munroe-Blum, Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board CAN
  • Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands
  • Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair Plc IRL
  • George Osborne, First Secretary of State and Chancellor of the Exchequer GBR
  • Soli Özel, Columnist, Haberturk Newspaper; Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University TUR
  • Dimitri Papalexopoulos, Group CEO, Titan Cement Co. GRC
  • Catherine Pégard, President, Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles FRA
  • Richard Perle, N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute USA
  • David H. Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute USA
  • Panagiotis Pikrammenos, Honorary President of The Hellenic Council of State GRC
  • Heather Reisman, M. Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. CAN
  • Gianfelice Rocca, Chairman, Techint Group ITA
  • Gerhard Roiss, CEO, OMV Austria AUT
  • Robert E. Rubin, Co Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury USA
  • Mark Rutte, Prime Minister NLD
  • Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA
  • Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, Leader, Partido Socialista Obrero Español PSOE ESP
  • John Sawers, Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners GBR
  • Selin Sayek Böke, Vice President, Republican People’s Party TUR
  • Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc. USA
  • Rudolf Scholten, CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG AUT
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO, Michelin Group FRA
  • Karl Sevelda, CEO, Raiffeisen Bank International AG AUT
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO INT
  • Alexander Stubb, Minister of Finance FIN
  • Katrin Suder, Deputy Minister of Defense DEU
  • Peter D. Sutherland, UN Special Representative; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International IRL
  • Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP plc; Chairman, AB Volvo SWE
  • Olaug Svarva, CEO, The Government Pension Fund Norway NOR
  • Peter A. Thiel, President, Thiel Capital USA
  • Loukas Tsoukalis, President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy GRC
  • Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons INT
  • António M. Vitorino, Partner, Cuetrecasas, Concalves Pereira, RL PRT
  • Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB SWE
  • Vin Partner Weber, Mercury LLC USA
  • Martin H. Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times GBR
  • James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company USA
  • Robert B. Zoellick, Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs Group USA

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What Would Happen If the Dollar Collapsed?

The potential global economic crisis that may be set off by the domino of a default in Greece could make recent recessions look like child’s play. It could even bring about something that conspiracy enthusiasts have feared for decades: the collapse of the dollar. With more and more signs pointing to the reality of a collapse felt the world over, you might be wondering if it’s time to take action to protect yourself and your family. We’ve all heard the “wisdom” being spread around about buying and stockpiling gold in lieu of the dollar to be ready when the big one hits. But just how big of a deal would this be? Just what would happen if the dollar really did collapse? Why is this so much more damning than other currencies that have collapsed in recent times? The video below from our friends at Documentary TV does a great job of explaining just how all-encompassing the collapse of the dollar would be and how it would literally affect everyone.

Even the Pope Has Given Up on God? Call for Action on Climate Change?

In what can only be labeled as unorthodox, Pope Francis is set to give a special address today on the state of the world with climate change being foremost on the agenda. That’s right, the Pope, of all people, is about to urge people to change their ways and save the Earth from the evils of modern society. That’s the story. Now popefrancisCommon Sense Conspiracy will examine this from many different angle so buckle up your seatbelts and get ready for the ride.
First things first, this probably will leave many Catholics and general Christians alike scratching their heads. After all, the seriously religious tend to be less likely to believe in man-made climate change, and even less likely to think that anything short of an act of God can destroy the Earth or make it uninhabitable for humanity. After all, if you believe there is an omniscient being looking over things, then it’s hard to believe that humanity could just go kaput from environmental factors before all of the prophecies in the Bible come to pass. Basically, it’s like saying that everything in the Bible is coming in the future, unless of course we destroy the Earth before God’s timetable. Even the hardiest Saturday-night partying Christians probably view this as a no-go. So, having the Pope, who is supposedly the closest thing on this Earth to Jesus Christ, tell us that we are upsetting God’s apple cart has got to be a little disturbing. It’s just one of those things you don’t expect the Pope to say. At the end of the day, the Pope isn’t supposed to do anything to suggest that maybe God doesn’t have total power, and perhaps we do hold some cards in the fate of humanity. So, that’s your religious slant on this. It’s provocative at the very least.
Now, politically, Democrats and atheists (an atheist is probably a Democrat, but a Democrat isn’t necessarily an atheist) are about to crap all over themselves with sheer delight that the Pope is doing this for all of the reasons above and more. For them, it is the ultimate mutiny for the Republican Party and Tea Party and whatever other iterations and whatever they might call themselves. They know what an uproar this will be for religious conservatives, and Democrats desperately need something to harp on in the election year coming up since the Supreme Court will most likely take their beating of the gay marriage horse off the table once and for all. So, from political points of view, this will make conservatives’ heads explode and make every Democrat smile with delight.
We know you are waiting for it. Last but most definitely not least is the conspiracy perspective, the one that is far and away our specialty. People in the conspiracy circles are standing back and looking at the big picture and realizing that as usual, nobody wins. See, regardless of how you might personally feel about religion, many people have long recognized that the elimination of religion is a major tenet in the plan for a New World Order, no matter what kind of shadowy organization you might believe is in charge. This is a major score for them. The Pope coming forward and supporting something like this is not just a win for Democrats, but a win for a one-world government. The radicalization of the Pope is just one more step on the way to the kind of totalitarian domination that the powers-that-be have long sought and firmly believe will make the world a better place.
What do you think? Does the Pope’s latest stance bother you? Excite you? Or is it just another “I told you so” on your list?

Bilderberg 2015 Set for June in Austria — Which United States Presidential Candidate Will Attend?

As you probably are aware, the Bilderberg group’s annual meeting is legendary for supposedly “selecting” the next President of the United States. The history of future Presidents attending the meeting just before being elected goes back decades and rarely fails. This year’s meeting is slated for Austria, and all eyes are watching with bated breath, wondering which of the potential candidates in 2016 might show up at this year’s gala event. Will Hillary Clinton attend? She already has once before, at the same time as one then relatively unknown Barack Obama. Will Jeb Bush attend? Rubio? Rand Paul? The video below serves as a nice hyping video for the meeting in June as well as giving everyone an idea of what the unreal security detail will be like and what kind of topics might be fodder for the world’s super-elite this summer.

CSC Looks Back at Biggest Conspiracy-Related News of 2014

Everyone is doing year-in-review stories, so Common Sense Conspiracy wants to take a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2014 as related to conspiracy circles. While this often correlates to news stories in general, it is always interesting to pause and reflect on those things that had our conspiracy wheels turning overtime this past year.
2014 was not one of the most active years for conspiracy theorists.  However, there were several stories that caused a lot of speculation.  Many of these had a long story arc that stretched across much of the year.  For example, look at the conflict between the United States and Russia over Ukraine.  That story had conspiracy theorists expecting World War 3 to be right around the corner any minute.  That’s not to mention the implications it could have for a potential New World Order scenario.  This story wouldn’t go away, lingering through most of the year.  And while it seems to have melted out of the mainstream news cycle for now, Common Sense Conspiracy fully expects this one to rear its head again in 2015.

2014 was chock full of asteroid scares.  It seemed like every other week there was a new previously undiscovered asteroid that was about to fly dangerously close to Earth.  Of course, none of these proved to be a real threat to our planet, but that didn’t stop conspiracy forum after conspiracy forum blowing up with speculation not just about these asteroids, but about all of those that could be out there that we know nothing about.  It is definitely troubling that these asteroids are this close and are being discovered just in the nick of time by amateur observers.  You may think technology has us covered on this one, but there is an ever-growing pile of anecdotal evidence that indicates otherwise.

One major story was the Ebola outbreak, which many saw as conspiracy central as it really gained steam in Africa.  The theories about this ranged from government coverups to all-out population-threatening epidemics.  Some believed Ebola would be a springboard for mandatory vaccinations that might have some more sinister passengers on board.  Others went for more traditional conspiracy theories, like manmade biological agents to initiate population control.  Ebola seems to have died out of the news cycle too, but it could just be the calm before the storm.  We’ll see in 2015.

The death of Robin Williams in an apparent suicide was a major story for conspiracy circles in 2014.  People flocked to forums and sites to discuss the possibility that Williams was yet another victim of the Illuminati.  Despite what seemed to be a pretty straightforward case of a depressed man taking his own life, the idea that Robin Williams may have been the victim of some sort of occult sacrifice continued to capture the minds of many.  This was the kind of story that broke down the usual barriers.  We saw hundreds of people interested in these theories that aren’t your average conspiracy junkie.  Personas like the one that Williams possessed inspire that kind of intrigue.  Even people that normally dismiss all of the above as whimsical couldn’t help but want to know what may have driven this man who outwardly seemed to have a pretty satisfying existence over the edge.  Celebrity deaths are always big news in conspiracy circles.  Unfortunately, the bell will keep ringing, and we hold our breath to see who might leave us in the coming year unexpectedly.

The death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner brought America to the brink of all-out race war in 2014, not to mention bringing about far-sweeping criticisms of police throughout the nation.  This issue is still ongoing and will continue to be a big story in 2015.

President Obama continues to keep conspiracy tongues wagging full speed ahead.  This year, he supposedly ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and yet, as predicted, almost immediately had to send troops and support right back in.  Then came the rise of ISIS, the new terror network for us all to fear.  As 2014 closes, we are hearing more and more threats of attacks and speculation that there could be many ISIS operatives living in the United States already.  Real or fake, there has never been a more clear setup for a false flag than the mysterious ISIS, with no real face for a leader and no real clear intentions on what they want to do.  That’s the kind of organization others can blame a lot of stuff on if they so desire.

Cyber wars became a big story throughout the year.  Hackers continue to infiltrate networks of major retailers, harvesting thousands of names, phone numbers, addresses, and credit card numbers.  The crippling attack on Sony, initially blamed on North Korea, spotlighted this new frontier for war.  Expect hacking and cyberattacks to be a major news story throughout 2015.  We haven’t seen anything yet on this one.

So, there you have it.  These were just some of the major stories of 2014.  As always, you can access our archives if you want to see some of our day-to-day stories throughout the year.  Common Sense Conspiracy continues to thank our loyal readers for making 2014 a success, and we look forward to serving you with more great stories in the New Year.

Supposed ISIS Video Shows U.S. “Accidentally” Dropping Weapons to Terrorist Fighters?

With almost three quarters of a million views on YouTube, this video that purports to show the United States forces “accidentally” dropping weapons and supplies to ISIS warriors has definitely gained traction. Is it authentic? Well, as is all too often the case with these things, there is little or no way for the average layperson to determine whether the video is authentic, but there aren’t any glaring problems with it either. Assuming the video is real, there are two possible explanations for it. Depending on which side of the propaganda bandwagon you happen to reside on probably determines how you perceive what you are seeing.
For those of the ISIS persuasion, it probably looks like a small victory as they believe they have intercepted weapons that the United States dropped for others that are supposed to be fighting ISIS. But many in conspiracy circles believe that the United States might be dropping these weapons on purpose. That may seem crazy at first glance, but many believe that the United States and the powers-that-be on the international stage want ISIS to continue to flourish, leading to a real, full-scale war in the future. So, basically, you have to decide between whether you believe there is a massive conspiracy and the United States is secretly supplying its supposed enemy with weapons and supplies, or whether the United States is just really bad at making sure the weapons it is dropping land in the right hands.
Which one makes you feel better?

Weird Al Yankovich Pokes Fun at Illuminati and New World Order with “Foil” Parody of “Royals”

Weird Al pokes fun at conspiracy theorists everywhere and their tin foil hats in his latest parody video of the song “Royals” by British star Lorde.  He references everything from the all-seeing eye of the Illuminati to the New World Order and Big Brother.  So, what do you think?  Is Weird Al cashing in on the stigma of conspiracy theories, or could he be nodding to something that he might believe in more than he wants to let on?