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  •  CT diaries are NOT prohibited here... (24+ / 0-)

    (unless they involve weird-ass concepts regarding 9/11).

    This is a concept that many people have a hard time getting their heads around.  That said, if you're going to propose a CT - e.g., Vladimir Putin is an alien dedicated to destroying our supplies of precious human bodily fluids, you better be prepared to back that up with some evidence.

    The weirder the theory, the better your evidence needs to be (on a rather amorphous scale).

    Having said all that, IMO this is NOT a CT.  It is a series of observations, and a request for further analysis.

    •  CT: Conspiracy Theory/Coincidence Theory (0+ / 0-)

      Sometimes the later is as fantastical as the former.

      We'd rather dream the American Dream than fight to live it or to give it to our kids. What a shame. What an awful, awful shame.

      by Into The Woods on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 08:14:42 PM PDT

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    •  Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence (2+ / 0-)
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      MGross, rockhound

      I actually think this diary crosses the line, to the extent that it isn't inappropriate to HR the tip jar -- although I haven't done so myself. It's a judgment call; reasonable people can disagree.

      I have no problem with people expressing suspicions, demanding investigations, etc. This diary states as a fact -- at some length -- that the change in Waukesha was the product of "WI-GOP... brain-storming," and presents zero evidence for the claim. The claim isn't nearly as extraordinary as Putin-is-an-alien, but if it is interesting enough to rec, it should be interesting enough to support.

      Personally, I'd like to have some sort of "Meh" button for situations like this.

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