Whoa, mule! I wake up to find my Facebook Newsfeed crawling with links about conspiracies regarding Friday’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I’m not one for conspiracies… but I like to get people thinking. And this should start your week off with a headache:
Have a look:
So we’ve got two items here… both apparently connecting the movie theater “Dark Knight Rises” shooting this past summer to the shooting in Newtown on Friday.
First: LIBOR. LIBOR stands for London InterBank Offered Rate. This is the average interest rate in which banks can borrow money from each other. Around the globe, 16 banks have been implicated in this financial scandal, where they have been accused of “fixing” contracts worth trillions of dollars. How does this affect you and I? The LIBOR rate is translated to interest rates used for mortgages, student loans, credit cards, and nearly every interest-bearing loan in the world. Manipulation of the LIBOR rate has resulted in hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars in fraudulent payments made by billions of customers throughout the financial world.
This scandal erupted in June and has become extremely far-reaching, affecting so much of the financial sector here and abroad. Here is a graphic from accountingdegree.net that is extremely useful in understanding this, for non-monied minds like mine:
Now, what does this have to do with two mass shootings in the United States of America?
Well, the fathers of both shooters were apparently set to testify about the scandal, because of their respective careers. Father of James Holmes, Aurora shooter, is Robert Holmes. He is the lead scientist for Credit Score Bureau FICO.
Father of Adam Lanza, Newtown shooter, is Peter Lanza. He is a Vice President and Tax Director at GE Financial.
What does this all mean? Who knows? The financial world is so large and employs so many people that it could all be coincidence. Or there could be something to it… I’m not going to pass judgement.
ONTO THE SECOND ITEM…
Remember back in July, when the tragic shooting happened at the movie theater in Aurora, during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises?
In the days following, conspiracy theorists dug up this bit: during the previews running prior to screening of The Dark Knight Rises, there was a trailer for the new James Bond flick, Skyfall. In the trailer, this shot:
Just coincidence? Or something larger?
Now, someone has taken the time to dig through The Dark Knight Rises… or maybe they were just watching it closely. But this scene appears at One Hour, 58 Minutes into the film:
Yeah, I couldn’t see it either. So I went into Photoshop and blew up the photo. Here it is:
You can see that “Sandy Hook” is most definitely visible on this screenshot from The Dark Knight Rises. However, there is also a Sandy Hook, New Jersey… also in close proximity to New York (Gotham). So, let’s keep that in mind.
But wait! There is more. In the film, in the same scene, Commissioner Gordon touches the words “Sandy Hook” on the map, before referencing a truck and saying, “get a GPS on it, so we can start to figure out how to bring it down.” Here is the wide shot of the fingers touching the map, in just the right spot:
Folks, conspiracy theories are good for usually just one thing: to give you a thrill and some goose bumps. Will it ever be proven that either of these things actually tie-in with these real life, tragic events? Doubtful. But you never know…
What are some other world-famous conspiracy theories? Kennedy assassination, 9/11, the Clinton Body Count, the Obama birth certificate, wars, other famous assassinations or deaths.
What am I trying to say? People will believe what they want– and they will look at only certain facts to back up their belief. What do I believe? I think conspiracy theories make for interesting reading material that can definitely give your brain a boost. Other than that, I don’t believe much.
What do you believe?
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