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Loose Change/Screw Loose Change

I don’t know if anyone has posted the links, but here is one of the more popular conspiracy videos and the link below refutes it.

http://www.loosechange911.com/index.htm

http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/

Perhaps everyone has seen it, but Screw Loose Change kills the conspiracy, IMHO

[quote]olderguy wrote:
I don’t know if anyone has posted the links, but here is one of the more popular conspiracy videos and the link below refutes it.

http://www.loosechange911.com/index.htm

http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/

Perhaps everyone has seen it, but Screw Loose Change kills the conspiracy, IMHO[/quote]

This is a better link for the conspiracy version:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7866929448192753501

[quote]olderguy wrote:
http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/

Perhaps everyone has seen it, but Screw Loose Change kills the conspiracy, IMHO[/quote]

Screw Loose Change is also interesting because it documents the various techniques employed by conspiracists to make their nutcase theories seem plausible. (Selective quoting; ignoring more plausible explanations; getting “experts” comments from experts entirely out of their field of expertise; etc.)

You can see the same techniques being applied over and over in just about every conspiracy theory out there.

Great documentary.

Both are forms of propaganda. Everytime you turn the tv on and watch the 6 o’clock news your getting a big fat dose of it. Loose Change is the libertarian version of propaganda.

They are both extremes, but if we are going to get bombarded by disinformation and spinned news, it is somebodys duty to provide the other side of the coin. Neither video is 100 percent right, come to think about it, being 100 percent right on any political issue is impossible. Find which side you think is more justified, and join it.

[quote]pookie wrote:
olderguy wrote:
http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/

Perhaps everyone has seen it, but Screw Loose Change kills the conspiracy, IMHO

Screw Loose Change is also interesting because it documents the various techniques employed by conspiracists to make their nutcase theories seem plausible. (Selective quoting; ignoring more plausible explanations; getting “experts” comments from experts entirely out of their field of expertise; etc.)

You can see the same techniques being applied over and over in just about every conspiracy theory out there.

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Not believing for a second that the government had a role in 9/11, I saw Loose Change maybe a couple of years ago, and said to myself, Christ could this be? My memory being a little fried, I’m pretty sure the coroner in the PA flight basically said, “my job was over in 20 minutes, as there were no bodies to be found”. So hearing things like that, I got a little sucked in. To my credit, I didn’t take it verbatim and delved a little further. And felt like quite the schmuck when I saw Screw Loose Change.

I’ve come to the conclusion that 90% of what people post is crap. I verify every e-mail I get about a sad story, missing person, just nutty things people send. A good site is Urban Legends. They verify nutty e-mails as to true or false.

Here is the link:

It comes up as Snopes, but is from Urban Legends. Great sight for verifying things to crazy to be true. Most aren’t.