has seen 13 "coincidences" of terror alerts being "used" to cover a political downturn for the administration. Even he clearly says these instances may be just coincidence, but it's worth noting. And it is also worth noting his quote from Tom Ridge:
Mr. Ridge said: “More often than not we were the least inclined to raise it. Sometimes we disagreed with the intelligence assessment. Sometimes we thought even if the intelligence was good, you don’t necessarily put the country on (alert)… there were times when some people were really aggressive about raising it, and we said ‘for that?’”
Spin is one thing, but fear propoganda is a completely different situation.
(Found through Kottke
In an effort to be as absolutely geeky as possible, I am going to post about Lost
. We all know this show is becoming a conspiracy theorists playground, but why not feed the animals? There are several...err...thousands...of websites and posts out there about Lost, but here are a few I thought were particularly interesting...The Lost Numbers
is definitely going on my blogroll. This site collects sitings from the show referencing the magic numbers. It's pretty cool! Basically, anything that can be counted or numbered on the show will have some part of or combination of the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42.The Oceanic Air
website is a spoof website for the airline of the plane that crashed. There are several interesting tidbits hidden in it including...get this...the answer to, What does Ethan Rom really spell out??The Dharma Initiative
looks like it's could be cool, if only I could crack the login. Any suggestions?
The theories are making my head spin! It seems like The Third Policeman
and Turn of A Screw
may be necessary reading!