Why is it important to debunk conspiracy theories?

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Wednesday night, Glenn will dedicate a show to debunking conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook shootings. But why is it important to turn away from conspiracy theories? For decades, people have concocted theories about the moon landing being fake. But as S.G. Collins, the writer and director of Postwar Media based in Amsterdam, said in a Youtube video, these conspiracies distract people from real issues that are going on in the country.

Collins said, “The urge to believe drives people to trade in part of their soul in exchange for the comfort of being a rebel. Okay. But that step from knowing you’ve been lied to believing that everything else is a lie is a big step. Once you’re forced to hypothesize whole new technologies to keep your cosnpiracy possible then you’ve stepped into the realm of magic. It demands a deep and abiding faith in things you can never know. It’s like you need to cling to your belief system all of your might against the overwhelming evidence of your own rationale mind. And some people do. What’s dangerous about that is it blinds you to the real conspiracies that the authorities are perpetrating on you right now now as we speak. Things that are more important than whether some guy has gone to the moon. I’m not America, but if I were I’d much rather have you talk about Apollo 11 and not questioning the Patriot Act, the Iraq war, and the financial industry bailout, and the right to indefinite military detention without charge. Those things are real.”

Now, while Glenn will admit that it sounds like Collins is likely a liberal who has issues with the policies for being “Bush-era” politics, he makes he does make some good points.

Conspiracy theories often distract people from the real issues that are going on in the world. Not long ago, MSNBC spent a lot of time running stories about Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Why? Because it distracted from people have substantive conversations about how bad his policies were. With Sandy Hook, the conspiracy theories that consume people’s minds prevents them from seeing how the progressives are using this to their advantage to push an anti-gun agenda.

“You know it’s a conspiracy. Never even happened. Then I’m debating whether or not it even happened and I’m not debating the gun control,” Glenn said.

Watch Collin’s video below. Warning for some strong language:

  • Anonymous

    Hilarious.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Ultimately conspiracy theories are nothing more than a form of propaganda used and exploited by many for their own purposes, mostly to deflect and discredit the people seeking hard facts and the real, honest truth in matters of the government.

    What I wonder with this administration is how many of these ‘conspiracy theories’ are actually created by them or their followers, and how many are just that of nut-cases and then exploited by the admin to further discredit the Right.

    Deny, distort, discredit, defame and destroy – these are the way of the leftists.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This is very simple – truth must be used to battle lies and propaganda. Truth matters and the darkness cannot stand its light shining upon and exposing the evils within the darkness.

  • http://youtu.be/XEjnyMyJYTI Sam Fisher

    Conspiracy theories are far from the truth. Let’s actually look at the reality instead of hearsay.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll go with all them coming from right wing nut cases.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, so you’re ready to admit Obama was born in Hawaii?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck’s Top 5 Conspiracy TheoriesBlog››› June 30, 2011 4:06 PM EDT ››› SIMON MALOY
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    In his two and a half years on Fox News, Glenn Beck found time to dream up a seemingly endless number of incomprehensibly intricate, impossibly vague, and comically implausible conspiracy theories to explain what was happening in the world and how everything was connected and nothing happened by accident. Media Matters offers a run down of the craziest, most convoluted conspiracies of Glenn Beck. 5. Land-Backed U.S. Currency. Beck doesn’t like debt. He wrote an entire, crazy book about how debt will destroy the country. And in late 2009 he was very concerned that our debt would cause the U.S. dollar to collapse in the next few years, necessitating the formulation of a new currency. And if that weren’t crazy enough, here’s Beck’s theory for how that new currency will come about: lacking a sufficient supply of gold to back the new currency, the government will instead base it on land, and will use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forcibly seize land from U.S. citizens. But wait! It gets better. In order to control the unruly Americans who would resist having their land taken away, the government would ask China to come in and keep order in exchange for “a piece of our oil, coal, mineral reserves, land.” Beck said the groundwork was already being laid for the Freddie Mac land grab currency flim-flam (it has something to do with climate change), and warned: “Look, America, I hoping that I’m wrong about this, but I can’t figure out anything else.” 4. The Progressive Time Bomb. At the end of 2009, Beck announced that he had created a “plan” to cure the nation’s ills, which he claimed were the product of “a ticking time bomb that they designed about 100 years ago at the beginning of the Progressive movement.” According to Beck, the progressive time-bombers of yesteryear had laid out a series of steps that “over time” would produce a “socialist utopia” in the United States. Eventually, Beck IDed the bomb makers: Woodrow Wilson (“One evil S.O.B. bad dude,” according to Beck) and Theodore Roosevelt. According to Beck, their secret plan to destroy all that is America eventually led to millions of deaths worldwide at the hands of communist dictators who, unbeknownst to everyone, were secretly following the Wilsonian playbook. Beck’s talk of time bombs and 100-year campaigns to destroy America were part of his broader assault on progressivism, which he famously described as “the cancer in America” that is “eating our Constitution.” Not surprisingly, the historical evidence Beck cited to support his claims of perfidy against the Progressive movement often failed to pass muster.3. Civilian National Security Force. During a 2008 campaign speech in Colorado, Barack Obama discussed the need to expand AmeriCorps and the Foreign Service, saying that we need “to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military. Beck seized on this statement to proclaim that Obama wants to create his own “civilian army” that will be deployed to implement socialism or Marxism or anti-colonialism all across the country. Beck was never really clear on what the precise mission of the civilian army would be, but he knew it was bad: “This is what Hitler did with the SS. He had his own people. He had the brownshirts and then the SS.” What makes the “civilian national security force” really scary, though, is the way it keeps growing and absorbing the existing national security apparatus. For example, according to Beck, the flood of negative stories about the Transportation Safety Authority’s new passenger screening procedures was designed to provoke TSA employees into unionizing, and once they unionize the TSA will become part of the “civilian national security force” because Obama and unions and Van Jones and socialism. Even more hilarious, though, was Beck’s dire warning that the Obama administration might arm the mailmen, who will then join the “civilian national security force” to be “200,000 sets of eyes” spying on Americans for reasons that aren’t exactly clear. And before you dismiss the “civilian national security force” as a wild, lunatic conspiracy that only a seriously troubled mind would entertain, consider this: Fox News chairman Roger Ailes also thinks it’s true. 2. Crime, Inc. On April 26, 2010, Beck “broke” what he claimed was a huge story on cap-and-trade that the rest of the media wouldn’t touch. It went like this: In order to perpetuate the “redistribution of wealth” scam that is cap-and-trade, an environmental organization that used to have Barack Obama on its board steered grants to the Chicago Climate Exchange, whose investors include Al Gore, Fannie Mae, and Goldman Sachs. At the same time, the former CEO of Fannie Mae secured a patent for carbon trade swap and managed to steer money to a group called the Emerald Cities Collaborative, which was linked to a Wisconsin college professor (dubbed “the wizard” by Beck) who has influence over Obama, somehow. No one really had any idea what he was talking about and this was frustrating to Beck, given that he’d done extensive research and carefully explained it using cupcakes and Michael Moore. But the point of it all, he explained, was that “formerly harmless progressive radicals now have a direct pipeline to the President of the United States, who has a direct pipeline to your wallet. And you’re funding a new form of what will be organized crime.” Beck christened the conspiracy “Crime, Inc,” and called it the “biggest thing we’ve ever, ever done.” What little factual information Beck brought to bear in “reporting” on Crime, Inc. turned out to be wildly misleading or in no way interrelated. And despite claiming to have uncovered the criminal scandal of the century, Beck rarely revisited Crime, Inc. after first “breaking” the story. 1. The Caliphate. As revolution spread across Egypt and the rest of North Africa, Beck declared on January 31 that “this isn’t about politics, this is about world domination.” According to Beck, the revolt in Egypt was the first steptowards the emergence of “a Muslim caliphate” that would “control the Mideast and parts of Europe.” Scary stuff, but the most nefarious aspect of the coming “caliphate,” however, was the role the Marxists and the communist were going to play: BECK: When you take the Marxists and you combine them with the radical from Islam, when you combine those two forces, which is exactly — we’ll show you this week — what is happening here, the whole world starts to implode. Does Russia push across this way? And what do we do?
    This is not just happenstance. This is not just poor people mad at rich people. This is coordinated. Tunisia was the beginning.
    I think there is a chance that Tunisia is our Archduke Ferdinand moment that I’ve been telling you about, warning that it would start in some place that wouldn’t look like anything, and most of us wouldn’t understand it. After being condemned by conservatives, progressives, and pretty much everyone else, Beck set to work presenting evidence that his theory was true, including people “carrying red flags in Wisconsin,” Arianna Huffington’s “Shadow Party Conventions,” and several random videos he found on the internet. Beck’s caliphate theory eventually morphed and metastasized to include Barack Obama, George Soros, Google, and children named Mohammed. At last check, Beck was claiming that his caliphate theory had been proven true, and congratulating his own bravery for thinking it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Levy/1091577549 Barry Levy

    Mythbusters did  a show on the conspiracy theory and showed how all myths about this weren’t so and showed what was there, and why it was correct.  

    http://mythbustersresults.com/nasa-moon-landing

    It was a terrific show,  and one can read what they proved, and what they tested.

  • Guest

    Gee, conspiracy theorist, Glenn Beck, thinks it’s important to debunk conspiracy theories. Does he have no sense what-so-ever of the meaning of the word hypocrisy?

     Crime Inc was one of  Beck’s conspiracy theories that was complete bulls$%t!

    So hypocrite Beck, fake cryer, criticized Alex Jones for fake crying. 

    Hypocrite Beck criticized Obama for his inaugaral balls after 3 Americans were killed last weekend…then throws his own “Misfits Ball.” 

    No. Beck has not sense, what-so-ever of the meaning of the word hypocrisy. He does this type of thing over, and over, and over, and over.  

    How come his supporters are so blind to this?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn – they did an excellent episode of ‘Mythbusters’ a few years back debunking the moon landing conspiracy theory idiots.  I think you can see the episode on netflix.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So you believe all conservatives claim he was not born there? Why should I not be surprised.

    The AG of AZ checked into the matter and requested from Hawaii’s state government for confirmation of the birth certificate existing and that it did state Obama was born there – Hawaii affirmed it as so and that ended the matter for me.

    Nice try comrade.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    And what of Obama and his admin’s constant denials, lies, fabrications and distortions around Fast and Furious and Benghazi? 

    What of the constant lies and distortions told by the Democrats of all Republicans, Romney, and the Tea Party to which even Napoletano declared them to be ‘domestic terrorists,” along with anyone who is a preacher, christian, veteran and so many more?

    Are these fabrications from the right? Or are you a nutcase as well?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    How come fanatical supporters of Obama are utterly blind to truth and never bother to see the difference of those who have honest opinions on matters that occur and those who have made their minds up irregardless of the truth such as yourself?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Nice try comrade.

  • Brian Skrocki

    Two things have always worked for me to know that any hoax theory is bs.  First, we were in a HUGE race with the Russians.  Do you believe that they a.) wouldn’t know it was a fake, and b.) would not have told the world all about it?  Second, after Apollo 11, the Russians gave up their efforts to get to the moon, race over and done.  They shifted their efforts to MIR and long duration space flight.  Had Apollo 11 been faked the Russians would’ve continued on to the Moon to really underscore the point.  I think people forget just how engaged in ‘one up’ battles the Russians and us Americans really were.  Bottom line, they would not have sat idly had we really faked the landing, they would have known, and they would have gladly shouted that from Mount Everest for all the world to hear.

  • http://twitter.com/lisababy1124 2 Chronicles 7:14

    i was staged too. I am not really here writing this its a scam don’t believe it.It was a conspiracy.shhh don’t tell anyone don’t let the secret get out…

  • Anonymous

    Its important to debunk them, its also important not to create them in the first place.  America use to be the land of hope and optimism now we are the land of pessimism and skepticism.

  • Anonymous

    very good explained,good guy ,especialy the last statements ,like it

  • freeamericausa

    I love watching Idiots, and confirmed Jerks make fools of themselves. It’s more comical than watching Obama, or a Congressman declare that GUAM might roll over, and fall into the Pacific if too many more American Military members get there after NOT VOTING for obama.

  • freeamericausa

    But they must meet the Liberal requirements handed down. Much like Obamacare. Nobody knows what he has in mind. But they voted for it anyway. I do hope the Conspiracy Theory Junkies keep it up. Nothing better than a Liberal Gift…that keeps on giving.

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    What I can’t understand about the moon landing is…if we went to the moon and landed there in the 1960′s…when we didn’t even have home computers or cell phones mind you…how could we have traveled to the moon and walked on it and come safely home…no, I can not believe it…and most important is, if we really did go there..why by 2013 haven’t we gone back there or built something there, with all the high tech that we have noe…no I can’t believe that we went there, I am sorry…I believe that it is not true…or we would have been back there by now

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    Why would you not put it past anyone to lie about anything…there are tons of lies going around, everywhere..conspiracy theories are no different then anything else…Glenn, you say things about the government yourself and there are people out there saying that you are a conspiracy nut…and I know that you are telling the truth…So the only thing that we can do is use our God given common sense…there are millions of con-artists…All I can say is what Jesus said…by their fruits you will know them…WHAT THEY SAY AND WHAT THEY DO…JUST LOOK AT THEIR TRACK RECORDS…….Jesus is coming soon, thank God

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Mcgrath/100001404141493 Paul Mcgrath

    Why would we want to go back? Just to prove to the conspiracy theorists we were there?  Why would it be proof positive to you now if it’s technologically easier to fake now by several orders of magnitude? 

    BTW,  it’s moon landingS.  Man went there several times.  Maybe we haven’t been back there because we learned enough of what we could from those landings.  And, why would we want to build a space station on such a barren rock that’s so close to earth?  IMO, the moon is small ball now.  Going back to the moon would be a huge waist of time and money when finding ways to explore other worlds and solar systems would be much much more valuable.

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina

     I never believed it was a hoax… until NASA said they accidentally LOST the ORIGINAL moon landing tapes.
    They said they threw them away not realizing their historical
    importance. This is the biggest piece of sh*t that has ever been sold to
    the American public.

    It was hailed as one of the most important
    moments in mankind’s history, and they threw it away? And they only
    admitted to throwing it away 40 years later?

    But in the end, there are more important questions of what the government did in the 60′s. JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, Rockwell, the list goes on, all killed by “lone gunman” who ALL maintained their innocence (whereas in the 200 years of history prior, successful assasins usually desire to be known as the killer when they purposefully choose famous targets they often desire to be famous).

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina

    Regardless of Hawaii, Obama’s father is not American and that makes him not a “natural born citizen” (the Supreme Court ruled that meant two American parents because originally the US was juris sanguis, determining citizenship of a child based on parentage, not by soil). The reason for this was they didn’t want a President to have divided loyalties.

    So regardless of the Hawaii situation, Obama is still ineligible to be President. Hasn’t Operation Fast and Furious convinced you that Obama can do illegal things and get away with it?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ND53AZU3VOUQLJH73IPTYRPZP4 Oaf

    It was impossible to communicate at the speed of light back in 1969? Wow, they
    must have had some very advanced alien technology back then in order to slow
    down radio waves to below the speed of light!The speed of light is a universal physical constant, and was the same back in 1969 as it is today. Radio and television signal travel
    at the speed of light, or 186,282.397 miles per second. So at that speed it
    would take just about 1.35 seconds for a signal from the moon to reach the
    earth. Get your facts straight so you just sound like a fool instead of a complete fool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.allen.585 Dan Allen

    There are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracy theories in the world, if we pick a few of the non true ones to used as the standard by which we classify them all, then we will certainly overlook some injustices. And we know Obama gave up his ciizenship in order to go to India to enroll in the madrasa, they do not have dual citizenship. Once yo have given up your citizenship, you ca not run for President.  

  • mspatdev

    The truth is that it is Socialism, Communisim, Jihard, Radical Muslim, etc. That is a very dark place. There is nothing shinning beautiful around Obammy. It will get worse as he won more votes, by fraud, cheating and lying. He is right and everyone else is wrong. We won’t have the light, just the evils of darkness.  God Bless America

  • mspatdev

    He wasn’t born in Hawaii, in Africa—yes.

  • antithetical radical

    What? This never happened and no one was here to read it.

  • antithetical radical

    You may leave now, Victard. We have all received our daily quota of bullcrap exposure from you. 

    No one is blind here, except you. Benny was right, your IQ is less than 2.

  • antithetical radical

    A liberal gift is one that keeps on taking, not giving.

  • Sandie

     You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight
    and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination.
    Next stop, the Twilight Zone!  DO-do-DO-do-DO-do-DO-do-DO-do-DO-do-DO-do….

  • Anonymous

    This is a joke right? Your post is a plant isn’t it? You are trying to redefine the Idiot IQ commentary level right?

    If you are serious, I guess all the scientists at Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Douglas, Lexington Labs, Huntsville Alabama etc. were working on pretend equations; manufacturing styrofoam model rockets that were scaled up to look good on TV? All those brilliant astronauts who were officers and brilliant pilots in the Navy and Air Force, never flew, never took off, never orbited, never re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, never took those photos of the Earth rise from the dark side of the moon? The moon rocks were picked up at a roadside stand near the Grand Canyon perhaps? Buzz Aldrin did not suffer depression and alcholism after a career of adrenaline rushes? Buzz Aldrin did not punch out the nutcase conspiracy theorist who lured him into an interview under false pretenses? Apollo 13 was just a Hollywood movie right? Ever read what IBM was doing with computers in the 1960s?

    A little clue for you: The Bible is a great book. It offers the guideposts to a life of grace. It is not a history or science book.

  • Anonymous

    I think the time he is referring to is, the time it takes a communication to travel from the moon 1.35 seconds and a reply from Houston–another 1.35 seconds. So that you have a total delay of 2.70 or so second delay. 

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes I think Beck reaches too but.. it’s true that, 

    “Civilian National Security Force. During a 2008 campaign speech in Colorado, Barack Obama discussed the need to expand AmeriCorps and the Foreign Service, saying that we need “to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military.”

    And it has nothing to do with “AmeriCorps” or the “Foreign Service” as you suggest.  Why would this organization need to be “powerful” or strong”? Or for that matter need 1.5 million members? Or have a half trillion dollar budget? 

    Also, why in the last few months did the government order 450 million rounds of ammo for target practice by non-law enforcement agencies? 

    Do you not think there is something afoot here? With all the talk of gun control? Do you think the military would enforce a gun grab by the government? Something is going on. To what extent I don’t know but I have a feeling we will informed sooner rather than later. 

  • Anonymous

    Conspiracy story ideas for Glenn Beck to spin in the first month of 2013:

    1. Call your friend Ted Nugent and suggest that he try to gate crash the next White House dinner. When he is escorted out by security for carrying a concealed weapon, you can spin it into the Obama Destroys the Second Amendment thread. And Ted? heck he would volunteer for the job

    2. postulate that Obama directed his Islamic contacts in Africa to tell the local al qaeda cell in Algeria to attack the natural gas plant so that he could further justify aiding France in its efforts to rid the islamists in Mali; all of this as a prop of course, because Obama wants to improve his image as being tough on terrorists.

    Get to work crack interns on Glenn’s team. Get to searching the internet; I  bet you will find at least one crackpot out there to support whatever theories you want to spin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Irina-Krasnyuk/745534442 Irina Krasnyuk

    Why to know?

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    There are people that do pretend that things are really happenng, to help get their agenda done…You can name anyone you want to name, it doesn’ mean that they are not kept quite about lies…you have to be living in a dream world to believe everything that you see and hear…There have been people over the last 80 or more years planing and deceiving others to complete their own agenda’s…(agenda 21) for example….study it please….I didn’t say that we have not been to outer space and taken pictures, we have, because of all the new high tech abilites…And yes Apollo 13 was just a movie from Hollywood dreamers…like any other far out movie like, Star Wars, etc…Now I know that you surely do not believe that we were there having wars, do you? And there are adults that dress up like it and really believe it happened…the have get togathers all year long….A big clue for you 270bluered…the Bible, the true Word of God Almigty is the only true, pure book of wisdom, knowledge and understanding. It is a book of HISTORY AND SCIENCE…I would say to you, that you need to study more and research as to how the science and history have come to pass on this earth….THEY FOUND THAT THE WORD OF GOD HAS BEEN RIGHT ALL ALONG…

  • Anonymous

    Just because you read conspiracy into this because of lost tapes doesn’t make it so…. NASA has lost a lot of stuff including the plans for the Saturn V rocket motor …. what conspiracy do you read into that?

  • Anonymous

    As long as there are politics there will be conspiracies real and imagined the trick is to dicern what is important and leave the rest in the trash bin where they belong….

  • Anonymous

    We all need to be comforted by our beliefs. I trust you and I are both comforted by our respective faith as well. I will not spend too much time in my daily Bible reading this evening looking for the intesection of science and history in the Word of God.

    Good luck with the conspiracy theorists–just be careful; they are selling for a profit and hoping that you buy into it.Beck wants you to buy his Agenda 21 book-perhaps you already have.

    You know, I often share the same thought-Apollo 13 is just like Star Wars. My son was obsessed with Star Wars and fascinated by the lunar landings, space station and space travel when he was younger. Now he  is reading a Brief History of Time. He has no trouble discerning the difference between fantasy, fiction and fact. Perhaps we should ask Jim Lovell who took two Geminis, and two Apollo missions, including the ill fated 13. A five volume report comissioned by Congress, and autobiography and several exhibits must all be fakes I guess.

  • Anonymous

    I have listened to Glenn Beck for years.  Have even bought his books and attended his many Christmas tours.  However, not long ago I decided I would take any and everything he says from here on out with a very large grain of salt.  Why?  Because of his attitude torward those of us who have dared question the story of Sandy Hook.  For years and years I have heard Beck put out his own conspiracy theories and have even been warned by him to never trust the progressive movement and to stay as far away from them as humanly possible.  Now, let me just say…I have never doubted that Sandy Hook happened.  It is obvious something happened.  My only question is exactly what happened and to a larger extent…WHO PERPETRATED IT?  Maybe Glenn would like to update himself on the newsstory that has recently come out on NBC.  They are now saying that the Sandy Hook shooter never used an AR-15 “Assault” Rifle AT ALL!!!  I could have told Glenn this two weeks ago…because I’m one of those closed minded people that question everything and have happened to watch the Sandy Hook conspiracy videos.  Please if anyone can…get this to Glenn…he has succeeded in disgusting me and I have lost faith in him.

  • Anonymous

    Actually…one of those crazy “conspiracy” videos put out by Alex Jones on Sandy Hook demonstrated how the police had recovered the AR-15 in the trunk of the suspects car only to have the medical examiner come out and say all of the kids were shot with the AR-15.  Now, NBC is saying the shooter never used the AR-15 at all.  Is this because they were found to be lying about it?  Why is it all of a sudden paranoia to ask questions?

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    Please be my guest in reading about the science and history in the Word of God…here are a few sites with scripture back up, this way you won’t be taking to long to find the things that you want to look for…

    http://www.icr.org/home/resources/resources_tracts_tbiatos/

    http://184.154.224.5/~creatio1/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=7

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xL6sibLb6o&playnext=1&list=PL49DEBFF8B0016BEF&feature=results_main

    The peace of the Lord be with you and your family 279bluered

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCAJ6QNDELYGFTPWSUVNIKA764 John

    Or you can question things like god…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCAJ6QNDELYGFTPWSUVNIKA764 John

    Proof?

  • Guest

    “The government lies to you all the time.”

    That included Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan and Nixon, Nixon and more lies from Nixon.

    When will Glenn Beck admit to being a bold-faced liar?

  • Sandie

     When will you, Victor Tiffany, admit to being a bold-faced liar? And stop being a coward?

  • Guest

     Vicky, time for you to admit being the biggest bold-faced liar. Don’t anyone click his anchor link it goes to his bug infested website.

  • Guest

     The Troll Victor Tiffany above should be ignored. He comes only to trash his obsession, Glenn Beck. His anchor links only go to his bugsite where he further obsesses about hating Beck and provides disease. Avoid him and his Beck hating bugsite like the plague!

  • Anonymous

     i read some where online this one lab was going through loads of reels that had actual
    moon landing footage. the only reason conspiracy theorist don’t believe  it’s really is
    because they never been up there where the remains of the lunar lander is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1309657622 Michael S. Shannon

    Paolina, your understanding of the communication delays is flawed.  All recordings of the transmissions between Houston and Apollo were made locally INSIDE mission control in real time, therefore there should be no delays between an astronaut’s transmission and capcom’s response.  Imagine yourself talking via shortwave radio to a spaceship 240,000 miles away, with a tape recorder on your desk to capture the exchange. Would there be any noticeable delay between the ship’s transmission and your reply?  No.

    There should of course be a delay between capcom’s transmission and Apollo’s reply, and there always is.  While they were on the moon, the delay is on the order of 3 seconds or so, because that’s how long it takes light (and therefore a radio signal) to make the 480,000 mile round trip.  Again, the time delay for this type of exchange (Houston > Apollo) is ALWAYS present in the original NASA recordings.  The reverse situation has no inherent delay insofar as the local recordings are concerned.

    Your failure to comprehend even basic science (speed of light radio transmissions not possible in 1969???) reveals the exact reason you are confused about Apollo.  Of course it all looks weird to you! You haven’t acquired the knowledge necessary to understand it.