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    jonlester, dark4eyes

    I reserve the right to hold my opinion on whether the "scholar" in the Newtown conspiracy piece is a crackpot or not, pending further evidence. However, I also most stridently withhold any endorsement of his theory. If this event were to be "staged" it would require the complicity of hundreds of individuals and the timing of a Swiss watch. I have not seen that kind of efficiency in any aspect of our federal or state governments. I also find it ludicrous that not one complicit individual would break his/her silence and make the book/movie deal of the century.

    Conspiracy theories inevitably require the conspirators to be unbelievably clever, unbelievably secretive, and unbelievably thorough. Conspiracy theories also require their adherents to be unbelievably gullible. Occam's Razor states that given two or more competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions is to be accepted. There are simply too many assumptions in the idea that a sitting US President would stage an event like this, knowing that history will inevitably expose it and deface his place in history. Obama is smart, but also vain. He wants a spotless legacy for his terms, to the degree that is possible.

    It is easy to make the accusation of a conspiracy-it is another matter entirely to prove it. The burden of proof lies squarely on the shoulders of those making the assertion. To them I say, go out and get your evidence. The lack of evidence should not be taken as "proof that the conspiracy is working."

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