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The world of banking and high finance explained in 30 minutes of animation. It's all about the Federal Reserve, kids. So. Fear-mongering nonsense? Prescient and brilliant activism? Anti-Semitic nonsense? Heroic use of modern communication channels to get the message out? Or just timely satire? You decide. http://www.theamericandreamfilm.com/ Previously Other Blather posts on conspiracy theories

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Click for large version. Image from UK Air Ministry Flickr stream, CC licence.. UK Air Ministry UFO Sightings Chart, 1969.

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Image from Flickr Commons, CC licence. Artwork sent to the UK Air Ministry depicting UFO sighting experienced by a member of the public, 1975.

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From Open Minds TV. Open Minds TV Previously Blather on UFOs

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Some remarkable footage from the Mitchell and Kenyon collection, shot in the Wexford Bull Ring in 1902. More Read about the Mitchell and Kenyon collection

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Another slice of fried conspiracy theory gold from Mitchell and Webb, this time looking at the plot to murder Diana, Princess of Wales. Image from Flickr Commons, used under a CC licence Previously Other Blather posts on conspiracy theories

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When it comes to lampooning conspiracy theories, you can't get much better than Mitchell and Webb. Hat-tip to Michael 'Rear Window' McCabe. Image from Flickr Commons, used under a CC licence Previously Other Blather posts on conspiracy theories

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Image by faster panda kill kill, used under a CC licence An absolutely hilarious video from Alex Jones, who calls out Glenn Beck for re-cycling his conspiracy theories and adding more paranoia. Pot meet kettle. Kettle meet pot. Previously Blather, Rinse, Repeat: An Ethnography of 9/11 Conspiracy Theory

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Sad, sad news. John Barry, five-time Academy Award winner, has died aged 77. Barry scored 11 Bond movies, the Harry Palmer movies and essentially invented 'the sound of the 60s'. My first great love affair with an album was with a John Barry vinyl which my father (the composers' namesake) had in the house. I guess I was maybe six or seven when I first heard him. There was something in the way he placed his string sections against the blasting brass that sent shivers up my spine. That and his use of a range of alien sounding instruments that,...

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Here's your check-list. Watch out for: Reference to 'shadow governments' Reference to un-named 'intelligence services' Complete absence of references to sources as to who these people are Syllogistic thinking Persecution complex Denial of established anti-Semitic elements in 9/11 conspiracy theory Previously Blather, Rinse, Repeat: An Ethnography of 9/11 Conspiracy Theory The Jim Corr Conspiracy Corner