(12-30-2014 06:45 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Oh Doc... I'm so proud of you. You've finally become a conspiracy theorist. Welcome to our little group my friend. We have secret meetings of our "conspiracy theory club" on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, but we must swear you to secrecy so that "they" will not find out about "us".
I'll bring the Saltines.
(12-30-2014 06:45 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Only, you'll have to sit in the back of the club meetings, since you haven't progressed yet to the elite levels of conspiracy theory. You're still stuck in the "only-Republicans-can-be-part-of-a-conspiracy" level of bias.
Er, I don't believe that Republicans are the only baddies in party politics in the US - as far as I can see, dickishness is pretty evenly spread around, but those are the only ones I know about as of yet - I mean, they were pretty glaring, weren't they?
(12-30-2014 06:45 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: We who are the elite conspiracy theorists have dropped all such party-centered biases and we now realize that every party has the potential to participate in nefarious conspiracies. Some day, after you've attended enough of our meetings, I hope you will graduate to the elite level of conspiracy, up from your current limited biased level. But even so, I'm again proud of you for admitting that conspiracies exist, even if it's only on a national party level, and even if you believe only Republicans are capable of conspiracies.
I've aways admitted a possibility, just that they require great proof and of course, have to seem likely.
(12-30-2014 06:45 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: This is indeed progress that makes me hopeful, but be very careful of what you say now, since you're probably on someone's "list", and your conversations are now being monitored by the n s a....
Errrr.... I already am, and also by the Swiss secret police. I have a file as think as my thigh - I've seen it - back when I traveled to the Soviet Union regularly on conferences, all the people I worked with, my suspect travels to the US, my activism in Doctors Against Nuclear Weapons, everything. They had a nice picture of me shaking Pierre Trudeau's hand - I asked them if I could have a copy - he is kind of a hero of mine. They did not know how to respond, but eventually sent me a copy after making all sorts of excuses why they could not (state secret, that sort of thing). So I have been under surveillance for a very long time. My wife was also under surveillance because she studied in East Berlin. She has a pretty thick file, too, and I would guess her Stasi file is also pretty thick, since she was under constant surveillance by the Stasi while in East Berlin. I got questioned by some very MIB looking types from the US about a physicist i know (actually, i know her sister well - he I only know a bit, advising him on who he could sell some of his discoveries to), because he works on cold fusion and other things (including LEDs so powerful they could be weaponised), and I discovered I was on a no fly list to the US for a while, but they admitted it might have been a paranoid reaction and removed me from it - they even apologized
I find it kind of funny and my brother and I have a sort of joke now where every phone conversation we work in something that would set the black hats off, just to see if we can get a rise out of them - it is a foolish thing, of course, these people are grim people, but I get a kick out of it. I think they know we are pulling their legs, we make it pretty obvious, but every now and then, I get strange consultations in my practice, and I am pretty sure they are plants to check up on me.