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The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted August 03, 2010 17:43
Confessions of a Tea Party casualty

quote:
From TFA:
I sat down, and they said on the back of your Social Security card, there's a number. That number indicates the bank that bought you when you were born based on a projection of your life's earnings, and you are collateral. We are all collateral for the banks. I have this look like, "What the heck are you talking about?" I'm trying to hide that look and look clueless. I figured clueless was better than argumentative. So they said, "You don't know this?! You are a member of Congress, and you don't know this?!"

These are the people who will be running the Republican Party after November.
 
Ashitaka
Member # 4924
 - posted August 04, 2010 06:07
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Confessions of a Tea Party casualty

quote:
From TFA:
I sat down, and they said on the back of your Social Security card, there's a number. That number indicates the bank that bought you when you were born based on a projection of your life's earnings, and you are collateral. We are all collateral for the banks. I have this look like, "What the heck are you talking about?" I'm trying to hide that look and look clueless. I figured clueless was better than argumentative. So they said, "You don't know this?! You are a member of Congress, and you don't know this?!"

These are the people who will be running the Republican Party after November.
Checking my Soc. Sec. card. Nope, no number.

How does the bank expect to get a return on investment? Are they supposedly getting a cut of the taxes I pay?

How did this guy know this? If this programm were true, it would have to be top secret, and who puts top secret information on the back of cards taht everyone gets?
 
GrumpySteen
Member # 170
 - posted August 04, 2010 10:28
Good luck trying to figure out the logic behind that argument. This article might help.
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted August 04, 2010 11:40
Some people are just infected with teh crazy. You know how signs have little reflective stickers on the backs? So if you're coming up behind them at night you'll know something's there? Well, 8 or so years ago, I stumbled across a website where some guy was going on and on about how they're special signals for FEMA for when FEMA takes over the country.

And then there's the famous YouTube video of a rainbow in a sprinkler and some woman going on and on about how the water was poisoned because she'd never noticed this before.

The nutjobs aren't new. The power the GOP is giving to them is scary, though.
 
GrumpySteen
Member # 170
 - posted August 04, 2010 13:13
For reference:
Roadsign stickers = Tacmars (archive.org copy... the orignal was taken down long ago)
Rainbows lady = this video

I love me some conspiracy theorists (they're better than TV), but I have to agree with Xanthine that the GOP is giving them scary amounts of influence.
 
TheMoMan
Member # 1659
 - posted August 04, 2010 14:02
____ Damit, Xan & GS you were not supposed to reveal that yet. Now we have to make up new cover stories.

____ This is TheMoMan from the HillTop
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 04, 2010 21:38
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
For reference:
Roadsign stickers = [URL=http://web.archive.org/web/20050706024541/http://www.tackamarks.freeservers

Oh man...I haven't seen that thing in awhile - the picture with arrows is priceless!

I loved the X-Files...but it's fiction!
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted August 05, 2010 00:02
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Oh man...I haven't seen that thing in awhile

That's because THEY have suppressed the information, but The Truth is out there...
 
macmcseboy
Member # 1232
 - posted August 05, 2010 00:20
*Sparks a Morley in a dark corner and chuckles* </CSM>
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted August 05, 2010 05:47
Yeah, yeah, it's fun to laugh now, but what happens if these nutters get elected, and decide to go to war with their imaginary enemies?
 
GrumpySteen
Member # 170
 - posted August 05, 2010 07:54
The serious nut cases are self defeating. By the time enough of them assemble to form a basis of power, they start being suspicious of each other and begin fighting among themselves (which is already happening... look at the OP link), which leads to fragmentation. They'll never be much more than occasionally annoying and occasionally amusing background noise.

The truly dangerous ones are the ones who all share the same delusional beliefs like the Christians who believe that every one of the 1.2 billion followers of Islam is a bloodthirsty terrorist that needs to be killed. Those are the people who say God is on their side as they lead our country into a pointless wars that slaughter innocent people.
 
TheMoMan
Member # 1659
 - posted August 05, 2010 10:00
____ Imaginary is better than real, with a few exceptions.
 
TheMoMan
Member # 1659
 - posted August 05, 2010 10:18
____ The Conspiracy theorists, The TeaBaggers, the Republicans, how are you going to get around this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/opinion/01stockman.html

____ It will not matter what bank owns you in the long run.
 
Sxeptomaniac
Member # 3698
 - posted August 05, 2010 10:43
Yeah, I've talked to enough tea party people to understand Inglis' frustration. They say some of the most ludicrous, unsupportable, unbelievable, dumbass, illogical things with complete sincerity. It sometimes just defies explanation.

I'm willing to go a long way to try and understand people, but this willingness... no... joyful acceptance of whatever they hear as long as it fits what they want to believe goes so far beyond reasonable it becomes very difficult to comprehend. There's no room for questioning or criticism of their side. It's as if they believe the whole of the US should be one big patriotism cult.

Just found a list of the top 5 Republicans who have criticized the Tea Party.
 
TheMoMan
Member # 1659
 - posted August 05, 2010 13:30
____ I forgot at this time, where it was published. That neither party should dismiss them out right, because some of the Tea Party talking points are founded in experience of that person and some branch of Government. Township, City, County, State, and Federal, these people believe that they have been dismissed.

____ Look what is happening in Bell, Ca. many people in that city have a right to feel dismissed.
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted August 05, 2010 15:16
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
____ Imaginary is better than real, with a few exceptions.

The problem with most conspiracy theories is, the closer you look at the theory, the longer the list of conspirators needed to make the conspiracy work.

If these nutters get in power, and decide to destroy the evil conspiracy of bankers who own us all, they might arrest some top bankers and torture them to reveal the evil secrets of the Bavarian Illuminati.

Of course, under torture, the bankers will confess anything (remember Sheikh Khalid Mohammed? After the CIA waterboarded him 183 times he confessed to everything short of the Lincoln assassination. If half of what he confessed to is true, he was the most prolific terrorist of all time) which will confirm that this evil conspiracy exists, so there will be more arrests, more torture, more confessions...

Pretty soon they run out of bankers, but by then it's become clear that the Social Security clerks had to be in on the conspiracy, and the doctors and nurses at the maternity ward, the school teachers, the Boy Scout movement...

And they have **evidence** for all of this, signed confessions from the conspirators themselves.

It's all happened before.
 
Sxeptomaniac
Member # 3698
 - posted August 05, 2010 22:44
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
____ Imaginary is better than real, with a few exceptions.

The problem with most conspiracy theories is, the closer you look at the theory, the longer the list of conspirators needed to make the conspiracy work.

Which is also one of the main reasons most conspiracy theories are completely ridiculous. The more people that know a secret, the less likely it will remain one. One of the reasons for all those documents getting to Wikileaks is that there are more people with top secret clearance than ever. Massive conspiracies make for entertaining movies and books, but can't exist on that scale in the real world.
 




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