As President Obama prepares to use the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut to make sweeping changes to rights granted by the Constitution, I wanted to reblog this post. Conspiracy theories abound about Newtown— even folks believing the government set it all up in order to act on new gun laws. Any thoughts?

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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:

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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…

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