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  •  except that is not the definition of (0+ / 0-)

    a conspiracy. Fitting a word to what you want it to mean just corrupts the language. And it confuses everyone.

    Besides the meaning of ""conspiracy theory" does not refer to a conspiracy. Once an action is taken in the furtherance of a goal it is more than a conspiracy, it's an attempt.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 02:04:50 AM PDT

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      Having spent most of my long adult life trying conspiracy cases, the overt acts of a conspiracy are usually substantive crimes which were successfully committed the conspiracy.  Usually a prosecutor lays out the conspiracy in count one and then lays out the overt acts-which also tie directly into the substantive crimes alleged in the indictment.  Oh, by the way a conspiracy can be committed by trying to obtain a lawful goal in an unlawful manner.  (eg passage of a law by use of bribes)  

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