U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-12-2013, 05:53 AM
 
9,906 posts, read 11,921,392 times
Reputation: 6391

Advertisements

Professor claims Sandy Hook Shooting didn't happen...

James Tracy, known for conspiracy theories, claims trained “crisis actors” may have been employed by President Obama’s administration to get public opinion behind gun control laws.

Read more: Professor claims Sandy Hook shooting ‘didn’t happen’ | The Sun |News

But Tracy, 47, a professor of media history at Florida Atlantic University, wrote: “As documents relating to the Sandy Hook shooting continue to be assessed and interpreted by independent researchers, there is a growing awareness that the media coverage of the massacre of 26 children and adults was intended primarily for public consumption to further larger political ends.”


The professor writes on his blog, Memory Hole, “While it sounds like an outrageous claim, one is left to inquire whether the Sandy Hook shooting ever took place—at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media have described.” He suggests that there were multiple shooters and that the number of dead is incorrect. The blog post was published on the Global Research site, where it caught the attention of the Web.
Read more: Professor claims Sandy Hook shooting ‘didn’t happen’ | The Sun |News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-12-2013, 06:06 AM
 
4,130 posts, read 3,854,852 times
Reputation: 3041
It is just the ravings of a lunatic without any evidence except asking questions and just claiming he knows just because.

I lived near a former professor of anthropology that believed the twin towers were burned down by 2 giant mirrors that people couldn't see because of RFID's implanted in their tear-ducts by dentists. Plus people's pets were CIA agents in disguise.

Being educated doesn't prevent some one from losing their marbles. We are all human beings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
56,004 posts, read 54,508,374 times
Reputation: 66349
I think it's become a standard now that anytime there is any event that makes national news, a conspiracy theory, or several, will follow shortly.

Last edited by Ibginnie; 02-21-2013 at 08:23 PM.. Reason: deleted quoted post
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
6,939 posts, read 7,773,903 times
Reputation: 5688
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
I think it's become a standard now that anytime there is any event that makes national news, a conspiracy theory, or several, will follow shortly.
This says a lot about the lack of trust that the public feels when it comes to the media as well as the politicians, don't you think?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
22,874 posts, read 16,258,735 times
Reputation: 12790
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimRom View Post
This says a lot about the lack of trust that the public feels when it comes to the media as well as the politicians, don't you think?
I think it says more about a lack of critical thinking skills.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
6,939 posts, read 7,773,903 times
Reputation: 5688
Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerLily24 View Post
I think it says more about a lack of critical thinking skills.
How is that? We are much more critical of the government than previous generations were. We have access to far more information than they did as well. In some ways, we are far more worldly than people were even 50 years ago. We no longer believe every bit of information that is spoon-fed to us from the political machine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
8,088 posts, read 7,734,773 times
Reputation: 6650
FAU is actually a decent university. This person a genuine tenure/tenure track or adjunct/docent? I can believe a one semester adjunct is unsound but not a regular.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 06:49 PM
 
334 posts, read 387,088 times
Reputation: 117
I was wondering how long it would be before alternate scenarios for Sandy Hook would come out.
1. It didn't really happen and the people were paid to say the children and others were killed.
2. It did happen but it was black ops that came in and executed the children and others.

All this as an excuse to take away everyone's guns?

Hey "they" killed 3,000 for an excuse to start a war, why not kill 20 children to take away everyone's guns?

We really need to go back to locking up crazy people, most of these shootings wouldn't happen and we wouldn't hear about all these crazy conspiracy scenarios either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: North East
658 posts, read 584,891 times
Reputation: 238
Quote:
Originally Posted by TapperCheck View Post
I was wondering how long it would be before alternate scenarios for Sandy Hook would come out.
1. It didn't really happen and the people were paid to say the children and others were killed.
2. It did happen but it was black ops that came in and executed the children and others.

All this as an excuse to take away everyone's guns?

Hey "they" killed 3,000 for an excuse to start a war, why not kill 20 children to take away everyone's guns?

We really need to go back to locking up crazy people, most of these shootings wouldn't happen and we wouldn't hear about all these crazy conspiracy scenarios either.
You know there is an old saying: never let a crisis go to waste.

911 was not wasted. The tech bubble crisis didnt go to waste. The banking crisis didnt go to waste. The housing bubble crisis didnt go to wastd. This crisis will not go to waste.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 PM
 
8,561 posts, read 5,445,903 times
Reputation: 1172
Quote:
Originally Posted by Felix C View Post
FAU is actually a decent university. This person a genuine tenure/tenure track or adjunct/docent? I can believe a one semester adjunct is unsound but not a regular.
I read that the University is distancing itself from this guy's talk.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top