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Prevention.com had a good article in it's recent edition about conspiracy theories and those who believe in them.


From the piece:

"Isolation is one of the unhealthiest effects of conspiracy theories, says Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D., co-author of Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon. “As people disappear into the rabbit hole, they withdraw from friends and family, in part because when they share their views people roll their eyes or argue with them. So they retreat into these forums where everyone ‘gets’ them,” she says. “The cost is real—and high—not just for the person who believes the conspiracy but for those who love them.”

You don't say....

I think we've seen that play out time and again on this board.

It continues:
"It’s difficult to overstate the importance of connectedness to our health. Research has found links between social support and lower rates of anxiety and depression, cancer, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. Connection is even associated with lower mortality rates, possibly because it serves as a buffer against stress and loneliness, two modern-day scourges that can shorten your life and diminish its quality."

Think about the local conspiracy kooks here. Seldom is there any pleasant news from them...it's all gloom and doom 24/7/365.

More:

"And people who believed common conspiracies surrounding Princess Diana’s death, JFK’s murder, the existence of a New World Order, and the American government’s knowledge of the 9/11 attacks were most likely to be anti-vaccination, according to a survey of 5,323 people in 24 countries published in Health Psychology in 2018. “For most people, official health messages about the scientific consensus surrounding vaccines are reassuring, but for those who have a conspiratorial worldview, official pronouncements can be seen as proof of a conspiracy,” says Matthew Hornsey, Ph.D., lead author and a psychologist at the University of Queensland in Australia."

Again, right on the money.

Finally; Prevention goes on to give tips on how to talk to one of these folks: One tip is:

Ask a simple question “I recommend that people ask, ‘Why did you start to believe this?’ ” says Mick West, author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. “That question takes them back to a time before they adopted the beliefs. It helps them get in touch with their authentic self and perhaps see this change from a different perspective.”
 

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Seems like a conspiracy theory to me.
 

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Everything is bad for your health but what you might consider to be conspiracy theory is another person truth Agent Scully…
 

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A theory is a proven hypothesis via thorough testing.
So, a conspiracy theory is a proven fact.
 

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Prevention.com had a good article in it's recent edition about conspiracy theories and those who believe in them.


From the piece:

"Isolation is one of the unhealthiest effects of conspiracy theories, says Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D., co-author of Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon. “As people disappear into the rabbit hole, they withdraw from friends and family, in part because when they share their views people roll their eyes or argue with them. So they retreat into these forums where everyone ‘gets’ them,” she says. “The cost is real—and high—not just for the person who believes the conspiracy but for those who love them.”

You don't say....

I think we've seen that play out time and again on this board.

It continues:
"It’s difficult to overstate the importance of connectedness to our health. Research has found links between social support and lower rates of anxiety and depression, cancer, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. Connection is even associated with lower mortality rates, possibly because it serves as a buffer against stress and loneliness, two modern-day scourges that can shorten your life and diminish its quality."

Think about the local conspiracy kooks here. Seldom is there any pleasant news from them...it's all gloom and doom 24/7/365.

More:

"And people who believed common conspiracies surrounding Princess Diana’s death, JFK’s murder, the existence of a New World Order, and the American government’s knowledge of the 9/11 attacks were most likely to be anti-vaccination, according to a survey of 5,323 people in 24 countries published in Health Psychology in 2018. “For most people, official health messages about the scientific consensus surrounding vaccines are reassuring, but for those who have a conspiratorial worldview, official pronouncements can be seen as proof of a conspiracy,” says Matthew Hornsey, Ph.D., lead author and a psychologist at the University of Queensland in Australia."

Again, right on the money.

Finally; Prevention goes on to give tips on how to talk to one of these folks: One tip is:

Ask a simple question “I recommend that people ask, ‘Why did you start to believe this?’ ” says Mick West, author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. “That question takes them back to a time before they adopted the beliefs. It helps them get in touch with their authentic self and perhaps see this change from a different perspective.”
Now that the DNC is in full control it's time to end conspiracy theories?

Who knew? Someone should tell Putin, you know, the guy that got Trump elected.
 

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Prevention.com had a good article in it's recent edition about conspiracy theories and those who believe in them.


From the piece:

"Isolation is one of the unhealthiest effects of conspiracy theories, says Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D., co-author of Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon. “As people disappear into the rabbit hole, they withdraw from friends and family, in part because when they share their views people roll their eyes or argue with them. So they retreat into these forums where everyone ‘gets’ them,” she says. “The cost is real—and high—not just for the person who believes the conspiracy but for those who love them.”

You don't say....

I think we've seen that play out time and again on this board.

It continues:
"It’s difficult to overstate the importance of connectedness to our health. Research has found links between social support and lower rates of anxiety and depression, cancer, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. Connection is even associated with lower mortality rates, possibly because it serves as a buffer against stress and loneliness, two modern-day scourges that can shorten your life and diminish its quality."

Think about the local conspiracy kooks here. Seldom is there any pleasant news from them...it's all gloom and doom 24/7/365.

More:

"And people who believed common conspiracies surrounding Princess Diana’s death, JFK’s murder, the existence of a New World Order, and the American government’s knowledge of the 9/11 attacks were most likely to be anti-vaccination, according to a survey of 5,323 people in 24 countries published in Health Psychology in 2018. “For most people, official health messages about the scientific consensus surrounding vaccines are reassuring, but for those who have a conspiratorial worldview, official pronouncements can be seen as proof of a conspiracy,” says Matthew Hornsey, Ph.D., lead author and a psychologist at the University of Queensland in Australia."

Again, right on the money.

Finally; Prevention goes on to give tips on how to talk to one of these folks: One tip is:

Ask a simple question “I recommend that people ask, ‘Why did you start to believe this?’ ” says Mick West, author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. “That question takes them back to a time before they adopted the beliefs. It helps them get in touch with their authentic self and perhaps see this change from a different perspective.”
You mean like Russiagate?
 
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Now that the DNC is in full control it's time to end conspiracy theories?

Who knew? Someone should tell Putin, you know, the guy that got Trump elected.
That isn't what the article said or what I said for that matter. But...whatever.

You're right about Putin helping your blob get elected; the GOP Senate confirmed the repeated meetings between blob campaign officials and Russian intel.
 

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Well that sure explains why the left are such a miserable bunch. Let's list a few...

Russia stole the 2016 Election

Trump paid hookers to pee on a bed in Russia

Trump called the racists in Charlottesville "fine people"

Mueller had the goods on Trump and was just days away from making arrests

Trump was holding Melania against her will

Trump colluded with Russia

Trump was being blackmailed by Russian agents

Queen Elizabeth told Trump to go f*** himself

Socialism is better than capitalism

Trump withheld aid from Ukrainian government unless dirt on political opponent was provided.

Black people cant succeed without constant government help

Black people are held down every day by white people so it is up to white peoples to help them

Nancy Pelosi cares about this country

Joe Biden is mentally cognizant

Abortion isn’t child murder

Walls don’t work

Unlimited immigration isn’t a problem

Socialism is good other people just did it wrong

Asians don’t count as minorities and so they can be discriminated against

Asians have never experienced the supremacy other minorities have

Women and men are 100% equal in every single aspect and gender is a social construct

Increasing taxes does nothing but increase federal budget. There is not a single negative factor

Anyone who has money got it by exploiting someone else...... unless they’re government or big tech

America isn’t the greatest Nation on earth

Taxing the rich can solve every problem in the country.

8 year olds have the right to be given radical genital and hormonal treatments without with parents consent or even knowledge.

Trump incited insurrection.

Trump incited a riot.

Trump was racist.

Trump supporters are racist.

George Bush bombed the levees in New Orleans, causing the flood.

White supremacy is rampant.

Stricter gun control prevents crime.

Brett Kavanaugh is a gang rapist.

The 'Drink Bleach' hoax.

The capital protest was a coup.

Believe all women.

Mostly peaceful protests.

Flatten the curve.

Gov. Cuomo was a great pandemic leader.

Excess CO2 in the atmosphere can cause warming and cooling.

The Earth has less than 10 years to deal with "climate change."

Trannies are normal.

Epstein killed himself.

The 2020 Presidential election was legit.

Hands up don’t shoot

Peak oil would be due to a lack of resources

Polar ice caps would be gone by 2012

Men can have periods.

Men can give birth.

Trannies don't rape girls in the bathroom.

Liberals are kind, caring, and donate more to charities.
 
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So, who else can find Bill and Hillary Clinton in this JFK photo?

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Prevention.com had a good article in it's recent edition about conspiracy theories and those who believe in them.


From the piece:

"Isolation is one of the unhealthiest effects of conspiracy theories, says Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D., co-author of Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon. “As people disappear into the rabbit hole, they withdraw from friends and family, in part because when they share their views people roll their eyes or argue with them. So they retreat into these forums where everyone ‘gets’ them,” she says. “The cost is real—and high—not just for the person who believes the conspiracy but for those who love them.”

You don't say....

I think we've seen that play out time and again on this board.

It continues:
"It’s difficult to overstate the importance of connectedness to our health. Research has found links between social support and lower rates of anxiety and depression, cancer, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. Connection is even associated with lower mortality rates, possibly because it serves as a buffer against stress and loneliness, two modern-day scourges that can shorten your life and diminish its quality."

Think about the local conspiracy kooks here. Seldom is there any pleasant news from them...it's all gloom and doom 24/7/365.

More:

"And people who believed common conspiracies surrounding Princess Diana’s death, JFK’s murder, the existence of a New World Order, and the American government’s knowledge of the 9/11 attacks were most likely to be anti-vaccination, according to a survey of 5,323 people in 24 countries published in Health Psychology in 2018. “For most people, official health messages about the scientific consensus surrounding vaccines are reassuring, but for those who have a conspiratorial worldview, official pronouncements can be seen as proof of a conspiracy,” says Matthew Hornsey, Ph.D., lead author and a psychologist at the University of Queensland in Australia."

Again, right on the money.

Finally; Prevention goes on to give tips on how to talk to one of these folks: One tip is:

Ask a simple question “I recommend that people ask, ‘Why did you start to believe this?’ ” says Mick West, author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. “That question takes them back to a time before they adopted the beliefs. It helps them get in touch with their authentic self and perhaps see this change from a different perspective.”


I have a friend who is into Conspiracy theories, Aliens and Bigfoot.

When he goes off track, I don't argue with him, I just try to steer him back.

What this article describes is not the act of having an bizarre belief, but the result of bullying from people.


Princess Di? Who the fuck cares about Princess Di? If one of my friends started on about that, it would be boring, but I would not shun them.
 

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Think about the local conspiracy kooks here. Seldom is there any pleasant news from them...it's all gloom and doom 24/7/365.
True.

But again, it’s important to remember that most conservatives don’t believe the conspiracy theories they propagate.

Conservatives use conspiracy theories as a political weapon to undermine our democratic institutions, to undermine confidence in the political process, and to facilitate discord and division among the American people for some perceived partisan gain.
 

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True.

But again, it’s important to remember that most conservatives don’t believe the conspiracy theories they propagate.

Conservatives use conspiracy theories as a political weapon to undermine our democratic institutions, to undermine confidence in the political process, and to facilitate discord and division among the American people for some perceived partisan gain.


Do you believe in the Southern Strategy?
 

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Prevention.com had a good article in it's recent edition about conspiracy theories and those who believe in them.


From the piece:

"Isolation is one of the unhealthiest effects of conspiracy theories, says Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D., co-author of Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon. “As people disappear into the rabbit hole, they withdraw from friends and family, in part because when they share their views people roll their eyes or argue with them. So they retreat into these forums where everyone ‘gets’ them,” she says. “The cost is real—and high—not just for the person who believes the conspiracy but for those who love them.”

You don't say....

I think we've seen that play out time and again on this board.

It continues:
"It’s difficult to overstate the importance of connectedness to our health. Research has found links between social support and lower rates of anxiety and depression, cancer, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. Connection is even associated with lower mortality rates, possibly because it serves as a buffer against stress and loneliness, two modern-day scourges that can shorten your life and diminish its quality."

Think about the local conspiracy kooks here. Seldom is there any pleasant news from them...it's all gloom and doom 24/7/365.

More:

"And people who believed common conspiracies surrounding Princess Diana’s death, JFK’s murder, the existence of a New World Order, and the American government’s knowledge of the 9/11 attacks were most likely to be anti-vaccination, according to a survey of 5,323 people in 24 countries published in Health Psychology in 2018. “For most people, official health messages about the scientific consensus surrounding vaccines are reassuring, but for those who have a conspiratorial worldview, official pronouncements can be seen as proof of a conspiracy,” says Matthew Hornsey, Ph.D., lead author and a psychologist at the University of Queensland in Australia."

Again, right on the money.

Finally; Prevention goes on to give tips on how to talk to one of these folks: One tip is:

Ask a simple question “I recommend that people ask, ‘Why did you start to believe this?’ ” says Mick West, author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. “That question takes them back to a time before they adopted the beliefs. It helps them get in touch with their authentic self and perhaps see this change from a different perspective.”

The Term 'conspiracy theory' has been invented by lefts around 40 years ago to smear and silence dissents.
Before it had been called as 'investigative recherche'
 

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Well that sure explains why the left are such a miserable bunch. Let's list a few...

Russia stole the 2016 Election

Trump paid hookers to pee on a bed in Russia

Trump called the racists in Charlottesville "fine people"

Mueller had the goods on Trump and was just days away from making arrests

Trump was holding Melania against her will

Trump colluded with Russia

Trump was being blackmailed by Russian agents

Queen Elizabeth told Trump to go f*** himself

Socialism is better than capitalism

Trump withheld aid from Ukrainian government unless dirt on political opponent was provided.

Black people cant succeed without constant government help

Black people are held down every day by white people so it is up to white peoples to help them

Nancy Pelosi cares about this country

Joe Biden is mentally cognizant

Abortion isn’t child murder

Walls don’t work

Unlimited immigration isn’t a problem

Socialism is good other people just did it wrong

Asians don’t count as minorities and so they can be discriminated against

Asians have never experienced the supremacy other minorities have

Women and men are 100% equal in every single aspect and gender is a social construct

Increasing taxes does nothing but increase federal budget. There is not a single negative factor

Anyone who has money got it by exploiting someone else...... unless they’re government or big tech

America isn’t the greatest Nation on earth

Taxing the rich can solve every problem in the country.

8 year olds have the right to be given radical genital and hormonal treatments without with parents consent or even knowledge.

Trump incited insurrection.

Trump incited a riot.

Trump was racist.

Trump supporters are racist.

George Bush bombed the levees in New Orleans, causing the flood.

White supremacy is rampant.

Stricter gun control prevents crime.

Brett Kavanaugh is a gang rapist.

The 'Drink Bleach' hoax.

The capital protest was a coup.

Believe all women.

Mostly peaceful protests.

Flatten the curve.

Gov. Cuomo was a great pandemic leader.

Excess CO2 in the atmosphere can cause warming and cooling.

The Earth has less than 10 years to deal with "climate change."

Trannies are normal.

Epstein killed himself.

The 2020 Presidential election was legit.

Hands up don’t shoot

Peak oil would be due to a lack of resources

Polar ice caps would be gone by 2012

Men can have periods.

Men can give birth.

Trannies don't rape girls in the bathroom.

Liberals are kind, caring, and donate more to charities.

Lefts are cancer of humanity
 
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The Term 'conspiracy theory' has been invented by lefts around 40 years ago to smear and silence dissents.
Before it had been called as 'investigative recherche'
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Or maybe that's just what they want you to think. Watch out for them black choppers.

Just for the record...I happen to believe some alternative explanations for the JFK assassination. The difference between and idiot like yourself and me is that my explanation accounts for all of the widely known physical evidence.
 
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True.

But again, it’s important to remember that most conservatives don’t believe the conspiracy theories they propagate.

Conservatives use conspiracy theories as a political weapon to undermine our democratic institutions, to undermine confidence in the political process, and to facilitate discord and division among the American people for some perceived partisan gain.
This is true. Like in 12 months when they take back one or two houses of Congress...the elections will be pristine...no fraud whatsoever! No audits will be needed. Watch.
 

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I would think that anything that aggravates you, annoys you, or infuriates you isn't good for your mental health.

But thats YOUR choice whether to let it affect you or not.

I have a co-worker that believes every effing conspiracy theory that comes out......and she's healthy as a horse.
I just have to explain to her WHY any particular conspiracy theory isn't real or valid, so she understands how it's all BS or lies from a demented brain.
 

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This is true. Like in 12 months when they take back one or two houses of Congress...the elections will be pristine...no fraud whatsoever! No audits will be needed. Watch.
And 1000 liberal conspiracy theories will spring up to cover the epic ass kicking Democrats are going to get.
 

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Prevention.com had a good article in it's recent edition about conspiracy theories and those who believe in them.


From the piece:

"Isolation is one of the unhealthiest effects of conspiracy theories, says Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D., co-author of Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon. “As people disappear into the rabbit hole, they withdraw from friends and family, in part because when they share their views people roll their eyes or argue with them. So they retreat into these forums where everyone ‘gets’ them,” she says. “The cost is real—and high—not just for the person who believes the conspiracy but for those who love them.”

You don't say....

I think we've seen that play out time and again on this board.

It continues:
"It’s difficult to overstate the importance of connectedness to our health. Research has found links between social support and lower rates of anxiety and depression, cancer, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. Connection is even associated with lower mortality rates, possibly because it serves as a buffer against stress and loneliness, two modern-day scourges that can shorten your life and diminish its quality."

Think about the local conspiracy kooks here. Seldom is there any pleasant news from them...it's all gloom and doom 24/7/365.

More:

"And people who believed common conspiracies surrounding Princess Diana’s death, JFK’s murder, the existence of a New World Order, and the American government’s knowledge of the 9/11 attacks were most likely to be anti-vaccination, according to a survey of 5,323 people in 24 countries published in Health Psychology in 2018. “For most people, official health messages about the scientific consensus surrounding vaccines are reassuring, but for those who have a conspiratorial worldview, official pronouncements can be seen as proof of a conspiracy,” says Matthew Hornsey, Ph.D., lead author and a psychologist at the University of Queensland in Australia."

Again, right on the money.

Finally; Prevention goes on to give tips on how to talk to one of these folks: One tip is:

Ask a simple question “I recommend that people ask, ‘Why did you start to believe this?’ ” says Mick West, author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. “That question takes them back to a time before they adopted the beliefs. It helps them get in touch with their authentic self and perhaps see this change from a different perspective.”




They are "bad for your health" only if you Mossad actually hit your target. My health is fine, because you treasonous murderous fucks aren't as good as you think you are...
 

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