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Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 1st August 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,239
Views: 259,149
Posted By Praktik
So. Where is the Moon Base Clavius (Moon Hoax...

So. Where is the Moon Base Clavius (Moon Hoax debunk source) , the ContrailScience.Com (chemtrail debunking) or the Mark Roberts (9/11) but for debunking Pizzagate/QAnon/The Storm stuff?

Newspaper...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,465
Posted By Praktik
Dont you know they were doing weather...

Dont you know they were doing weather modification to reduce the rain??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKSta1Wpocg&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,465
Posted By Praktik
LOL!! Saved for future use..:)

LOL!! Saved for future use..:)
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,465
Posted By Praktik
It appears we do! ...

It appears we do!

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1211566/pg1
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,465
Posted By Praktik
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th February 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,718
Posted By Praktik
Has this happened yet?

Has this happened yet?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 1st February 2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,970
Posted By Praktik
i keep vascillating but somehow i feel like this...

i keep vascillating but somehow i feel like this is an elaborate troll operation... a character hes playing

but then the whole youtube list is quite extensive - and weird - on his channel
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 1st February 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,303
Posted By Praktik
Then the conspirators are even more foolish than...

Then the conspirators are even more foolish than those who thought the American people were too difficult to sufficiently motivate for a middle east war and that an intricate false flag on 9/11 was...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 6th October 2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 43,542
Posted By Praktik
^^About 80% of the basis for all CTs is the...

^^About 80% of the basis for all CTs is the Argument From Incredulity
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th October 2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 43,542
Posted By Praktik
Ya like, its a brief post but I get you - like,...

Ya like, its a brief post but I get you - like, its not their fault.

Just see these types of people latching on to this angle of the news this AM, based on this news conference and the assertion...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th October 2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 43,542
Posted By Praktik
Police are feeding into this now big time with...

Police are feeding into this now big time with the speculation about him needing to have had some help "at some point"

The usual suspects are off to the races based on this.

Love how they...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th October 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 43,542
Posted By Praktik
...all the world is a stage.... or so i'm...

...all the world is a stage....

or so i'm told
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 29th September 2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,222
Posted By Praktik
Its really hard for me to look at that picture a...

Its really hard for me to look at that picture a few posts up and not imagine I am looking at the top half of a sphere from the top-down.


Doesn't even look flat to me lol
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
Right but you know, we have to get rid of DACA,...

Right but you know, we have to get rid of DACA, otherwise we risk unleashing the forces of lawlessness!

Without rules there is chaos!
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
Why imagine ill-intent when sunmaster here can...

Why imagine ill-intent when sunmaster here can elucidate some of the reasons why people would think the policy change isn't simply "to hurt people"
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
Its pretty much a guarantee he considers himself...

Its pretty much a guarantee he considers himself thusly - and has internalized a network of rationalizations to support it.
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
Just on this point - I wonder if the tribal...

Just on this point - I wonder if the tribal factor is a bit more prominent in the factors why politics is a rock upon which even the most ardent self-identifying skeptic is thrashed, tearing asunder...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
I acknowledge these possibilities, but have to...

I acknowledge these possibilities, but have to admit my particular constellation of prior assumptions and world experience has me thinking I'm right and that the chance of my conclusions being...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
Not my assumption at all, so it isn't a safe...

Not my assumption at all, so it isn't a safe assumption that that's my "safe assumption".

As a skeptic, self identifying as such in the last decade, I recognize the limits of my own perception,...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
Seems to me to be potential places to add on to...

Seems to me to be potential places to add on to my analysis - I am only speaking of what people believe, not how they came to believe it, or what the truth value of their beliefs actually is.
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
There's also plenty of people for whom Trump is...

There's also plenty of people for whom Trump is "the lesser evil". In a world where so many actually believe Hillary Clinton is an honest-to-God Demon, Trump as the "disruptor" to the Nexus of...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
I believe there is a third option: prisoners of...

I believe there is a third option: prisoners of belief may be motivated, through a nexus of tribal affinity and rationalization, to not perceive the same bad things you do about Trump and/or they...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
Jeff Sessions will tell you im sure if you ask ...

Jeff Sessions will tell you im sure if you ask

This isn't about True or False

Its about What People Believe, which is not guaranteed to have any truth value.
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
This doesnt change fact supporters of the policy...

This doesnt change fact supporters of the policy change believe it will help
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
i can tell by the avatar! but then again -...

i can tell by the avatar!

but then again - the king was just trying to restore order over some barbarous savages right??
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
the policies are not designed by their designers...

the policies are not designed by their designers to hurt people - they believe the policies to actually help.

There is ideology that tells them these policies will be the best for America.

Even...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 128,837
Posted By Praktik
As skeptics, we should have a keen appreciation...

As skeptics, we should have a keen appreciation for the contours of irrational belief, how the irrational becomes a part of one's belief system through a constellation of motivated reasoning, tribal...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 7th September 2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,573
Posted By Praktik
Why did we think we could mess with nature?? ...

Why did we think we could mess with nature??

WHat mad scientists we were - just shooting chemicals into the atmosphere!

Chemicals - don't people know thats what chemtrails are made of??

Here...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th September 2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,257
Posted By Praktik
Its an interesting question the way the OP posits...

Its an interesting question the way the OP posits it - but i sense that I don't share all the same prior assumptions as the author of the OP - we likely differ on what the revelations truly mean in...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 30th August 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,072
Posted By Praktik
I started this thread a while back: ...

I started this thread a while back:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131509
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 30th August 2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,915
Posted By Praktik
Couldn't get to the Proud Boys save through the...

Couldn't get to the Proud Boys save through the JBS I bet:

https://www.amazon.ca/Wrapped-Flag-Learned-Growing-Americas/dp/0807033316
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 30th August 2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,915
Posted By Praktik
Got my first intro to these people shortly after...

Got my first intro to these people shortly after a crew of them confronted native protesters in Halifax demonstrating around a statue of a scalp-taking agent of genocide, General Cornwallis, and...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 15th August 2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,344
Posted By Praktik
Isn't he though? He's starting to "take action"...

Isn't he though? He's starting to "take action" and target innocents he hopes have reprisals from law enforcement.

I would worry about your friend.

But I don't know what you could possibly do.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th July 2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,440
Posted By Praktik
Im thinking it may be the most ridiculous...

Im thinking it may be the most ridiculous conspiracy theory ever proffered, on a cost/benefit analysis looking at the cost of the mechanisms of the conspiracy, in this case establishing an...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,526
Posted By Praktik
Its really fascinating to consider that he...

Its really fascinating to consider that he believes he does!

From Hofstadter:
(https://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-politics/?single=1)
"A final characteristic of...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th July 2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,440
Posted By Praktik
I was just thinking about this particular...

I was just thinking about this particular conspiracy over the weekend - it is a pretty crazy amount of investment, to set up a secret Mars base and ferry people over there.

Dont you think it would...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd June 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,971
Posted By Praktik
Im thinking they were just in full "provocation...

Im thinking they were just in full "provocation mode" and were expecting only that the expected Clinton presidency would have more dirt on them to dig out from under and stay focused inward instead...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd June 2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,971
Posted By Praktik
Was *almost wth ya* - but I mean - I think its a...

Was *almost wth ya* - but I mean - I think its a little more plausible than moon landing fakery. Like - especially now with so many years of more and more proof from different sources (like Indian...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 21st June 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,694
Posted By Praktik
If I had a string of pearls on, I totally woulda...

If I had a string of pearls on, I totally woulda been clutching them with all the strength I had for the duration of the hour.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 21st June 2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,694
Posted By Praktik
ANyway, finally saw the interview - OK, I guess? ...

ANyway, finally saw the interview - OK, I guess?

I think it could have been a lot more cutting, but it did allow for us to see Alex dissemble and not really own up to what he has said before.
...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 21st June 2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,694
Posted By Praktik
In certain quarters the WaPo is like, epitome of...

In certain quarters the WaPo is like, epitome of "fake news" for being overly credulous on some russian hacking stories in the election campaign. Most significantly that one story towards end of the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 20th June 2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,971
Posted By Praktik
Thats what everyone else thought - then he got...

Thats what everyone else thought - then he got 306 buddy, 306!!

Nobody though they would get above 270, let alone 306!!
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 20th June 2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,971
Posted By Praktik
If its minimal or nothing, might even explain...

If its minimal or nothing, might even explain some of Trump's actions getting him deeper in the quicksand - i could totally see him being MORE frustrated because of that, and in turn, making poorer...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 20th June 2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,971
Posted By Praktik
Wouldn't that make the GOP and the Trump admin...

Wouldn't that make the GOP and the Trump admin look especially incompetent and self-destructive, to have their agenda stalled and threatened, their credibility assailed, their political capital...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th June 2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,302
Posted By Praktik
This one? ...

This one?


http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dunce-cap2_8945.png
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th June 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,694
Posted By Praktik
Ya you'll never convince them of anything. Maybe...

Ya you'll never convince them of anything. Maybe the place to work is on preventing new clients.

Seems to be working with Scientology - maybe one day we can get there?

AS you do, I fear this...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th June 2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,694
Posted By Praktik
So his lawyer in the custody trial didn't settle...

So his lawyer in the custody trial didn't settle this then? Closer from the article:

"Does Alex Jones see himself as more of an informer or a performer? Maybe one day we’ll find out the answer."
...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th June 2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,302
Posted By Praktik
I disagree completely, dudalb's comment was a...

I disagree completely, dudalb's comment was a very accurate summation of your posts in this thread.

It only appears as idiocy as this is a function of your resolution of cognitive dissonance...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th June 2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,302
Posted By Praktik
Where is Saggy getting all these ideas confirmed...

Where is Saggy getting all these ideas confirmed for themselves.

Not here.

Contemptible indeed!
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th June 2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,302
Posted By Praktik
I may have found an "in" in last few years -...

I may have found an "in" in last few years - turns out our family name on my mom's side was East German, Appfelbaum, and they turned their name into a fake Estonian one at some point in the late...
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