The rocket, sitting on the launch pad, was running through take-off simulations. The technicians checked off lists, making sure that their i’s were dotted and their t’s crossed. Aboard the spacecraft was a brand new satellite that was slated to bring free internet to millions of people. Everything seemed ready, and a quick glance at the clock showed that the simulated launch was imminent. The rocket, fueled and set to go, was ready to begin its mission. As the clock ticked down to single digits, the rocket suddenly exploded, catching everyone off-guard. Upon review, a small object, almost like a round little ball, and nearly unnoticeable to the naked eye, emerged from the camera’s right, and flew left, in a straight line. And then, just like that, the rocket was in flames. That’s right, this is the strange tale of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that exploded just a few weeks ago.
Upon further review at the time, conspiracy theorists jumped on the small moving object that quickly traveled toward or by the rocket. Although, some said it was a fly or an insect, others noted that the depth of field would have been wrong, and that the object had traveled in a straight line and at a very, very high rate of speed. And that is pretty much where it ended, except, that it didn’t.
Just this week, the Washington Post wrote —“Implication of sabotage adds intrigue to SpaceX investigation”. That’s right. Sabotage. And no, we aren’t talking about that classic song from the Beastie Boys. In fact, Jalopnik wrote a story called — “Everything We Know About The SpaceX Rocket Explosion Sabotage Theory”, and it was noted that — “a SpaceX employee recently requested rooftop access to a building owned by competing rocket consortium United Launch Alliance”. Wapo notes that — “ULA is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing.” Apparently, some serious people are really considering the accident to be a form of corporate sabotage. Crazy, right?
And speaking of crazy, this week saw another insane story emerge after the Clinton-Trump debate. And no, we aren’t talking about the ear piece that Hillary may have had, or even the mysterious “cleaning man” that, as gateway pundit explained-“After the debate a strange man now referred to as ‘the cleaner’ quickly rushed the stage and picked up Hillary’s notes off of her podium. This stranger then handed the notes to Holt as he was leaving the stage. He mysteriously is also the first person to meet Hillary before the debate as she walked in the building after arriving in her black vehicle which leads some to speculate that he handed her notes before the debate or placed them on her podium before the debate.” Shocking, right? Hillary Clinton possibly involved in more shady business? Say it ain’t so, Joe.
No, our story takes place after that. Real True News, a strange website to say the least that reports on non-mainstream news, wrote a story about how Clinton’s web team was going on the offensive, to “sanitize” her image, and to “set the record straight”. That’s right. In the first debate, and according to almost every single internet poll, Trump had won hands down, and it really wasn’t even close. Some in the media immediately tried to counter this, and to spin it in Clinton’s favor. To get ahead of the curve, so to speak. For example, VOX wrote — “A poll of debate watchers by CNN/ORC, which found that 62 percent thought Clinton won and 27 percent thought Trump did. A poll of debate watchers by Public Policy Polling, which found that 51 percent thought Clinton won and 40 percent thought Trump won. A focus group of 20 undecided Florida voters by CNN found that 18 of them thought Clinton won. And a focus group of Pennsylvania voters by GOP pollster Frank Luntz overwhelmingly thought Clinton had won.”
But, upon a closer glance, any serious person would realize that there was something dishonest going on here. Vox cited 4 different sources, which sounds pretty good, right? Except, let’s look at those numbers. In the CNN poll, they note that it was skewed Democratic, and it was only….. 521 people! And what about the second poll? Well, that one was a poll of just slightly more than 1000 people! And what about the last two? Well, they were polls of 20 “undecided” voters, that’s right, twenty, as in a 2 and a zero, and the GOP pollster? Well, from his Twitter – “Who won tonite's debate? In my focus group, 6 people said Trump and 16 said Clinton.”
So, back to the Real True News story, and forget about their name, because this might not real or true or even news. But, in that story, they note — “In the fall-out from last night's debate, they are beginning a new campaign of targeted harassment (or worse) against the "ring leaders" of the decentralized online Trump movement.” In that story, one guy who goes by the name Brock, tells others in his group that not only do they have NSA software to hack a citizen’s computer, but they are going to try to ruin a real person’s life, simply because that person has opposing political views.
And just who is this group? Well, “Correct the Record is a Hillary-campaign super-pac that is dedicated to "fighting the lies" on the Internet. What it is, is a battalion of paid trolls whose job it is to disrupt, demoralize, and defame any Trump supporters and message boards. “That’s right. Paid trolls. In fact, the LA Times noted that — “Correct the Record, a super PAC coordinating with Clinton's campaign, is spending some $1 million to find and confront social media users who post unflattering messages about the Democratic front-runner.”
As the rhetoric around Syria gets even hotter, many are left wondering, what is real? What is fake? And where is the world heading? Towards a World War III? And with that troubling thought, the lyrics from Black Sabbath’s famous song, “War Pigs” come to mind.
Generals gathered in their masses,
Just like witches at black masses.
Evil minds that plot destruction,
Sorcerer of death's construction.
In the fields the bodies burning,
As the war machine keeps turning.
Death and hatred to mankind,
Poisoning their brainwashed minds.
Oh lord yeah!
Politicians hide themselves away,
They only started the war.
Why should they go out to fight,
They leave that role to the poor.
So, what do you think, dear listeners – “Where Is the World Heading?”
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