How the hell is the front page "The Fed is a privately owned scam"??

Are people seriously taking this guy at face value? The fact that so many people are responding in the first place is hilarious.

This is like going into a forum for physics and astronomy grad school admissions and the first thread that pops up is "IS THE MOON LANDING REAL???? !!!!!!!!" doesn't give it a whole lot of credibility

Addendum: the Fed conspiracy video Zeitgeist was made by a guy named Peter Joseph, who said that he formerly worked as a "private equity trader" before realizing the "evils" of wall street. (link: http://zeitgeistmovie.com/qa.html) you gotta find a better lie than that. the worst thing about these videos is not the fact that they create ridiculous claims but they do it at the expense of actual problems in society, wall street, and politics that get discredited by association

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Jun 7, 2011

No one takes the guy at face value obviously, but its kinda sad to see that such obvious troll threads survive so long on wso.

In general the amount of trolling has made wso alot worse.

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Jun 7, 2011
leveredarb:

In general the amount of trolling has made wso alot worse.

Co-sign.

Jun 7, 2011

When a forum gets to a certain point, it starts attracting conspiracy theorists from the nether-regions of the world. The poster was likely serious, and some folks who believe in these conspiracy theories have clinical paranoia.

Pretty soon people are going to show up and accuse us of getting into bed with the Rockefellers and trying to impose some form of new world order with the UN.

We need to help these people. And the best way is transparency, letting them see what actually goes on, and helping them get some sleep. The only malevolent thing going on is traders making funny impressions of the bigger demogogues when the Senate and House Finance Committees have meetings. :D

Jun 7, 2011
IlliniProgrammer:

Pretty soon people are going to show up and accuse us of getting into bed with the Rockefellers and trying to impose some form of new world order with the UN.

I'd love to get into bed with one of the Rockefeller heiresses :)

Ariana Rockefeller is cute as hell.

As for the conspiracy wacks - I say kill their posts and send some nasty virus action to their IP

Get busy living

Jun 7, 2011
UFOinsider:
IlliniProgrammer:

Pretty soon people are going to show up and accuse us of getting into bed with the Rockefellers and trying to impose some form of new world order with the UN.

I'd love to get into bed with one of the Rockefeller heiresses :)

Ariana Rockefeller is cute as hell.

As for the conspiracy wacks - I say kill their posts and send some nasty virus action to their IP

Some better options out there http://redbaiduri.blogspot.com/2010/06/heirs-to-ri...

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Jun 7, 2011
UFOinsider:

As for the conspiracy wacks - I say kill their posts and send some nasty virus action to their IP

No, but at our next red-pointy-hat-meeting in the basement of the New York Masons building, we need to get his name on the list of enemies we go over with Obama.

Jun 7, 2011
IlliniProgrammer:
UFOinsider:

As for the conspiracy wacks - I say kill their posts and send some nasty virus action to their IP

No, but at our next red-pointy-hat-meeting in the basement of the New York Masons building, we need to get his name on the list of enemies we go over with Obama.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stone...
Who holds the dollar down?
Who owns the British crown?

Get busy living

Jun 7, 2011
UFOinsider:
IlliniProgrammer:
UFOinsider:

As for the conspiracy wacks - I say kill their posts and send some nasty virus action to their IP

No, but at our next red-pointy-hat-meeting in the basement of the New York Masons building, we need to get his name on the list of enemies we go over with Obama.

http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/frater... holds the dollar down?
Who owns the British crown?

Get busy living

Jun 7, 2011
UFOinsider:

As for the conspiracy wacks - I say kill their posts and send some nasty virus action to their IP

I disagree, I think it would be more effective if we, as a collective Wall Street, control all the media sources to dumb them down, control the pharmaceutical and healthcare companies so that we can control their well-being, take their 10 Commandments out of their courthouses, get lobbyists to take their tax dollars, then influence the politicians to sign as many international treaties as possible. We should also give this series of plans a name, like New Global Alignment or... something.

BlatantFuelingOfTheFire

Jun 7, 2011

UFO, the only evil they did... releasing Steve Guttenberg into the world!

Jun 7, 2011
Frieds:

UFO, the only evil they did... releasing Steve Guttenberg into the world!

+ 1 as soon as I have points again

Get busy living

Jun 7, 2011

"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy or the grey aliens or the 12 foot reptiloids from another dimension that are in control. The truth is more frightening, nobody is in control. The world is rudderless." - Alan Moore

Jun 7, 2011
thatsracist:

"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy or the grey aliens or the 12 foot reptiloids from another dimension that are in control. The truth is more frightening, nobody is in control. The world is rudderless." - Alan Moore

Very nice, Alan Moore's a fucking visionary.

Jun 7, 2011

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