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14th May '16 5:22:05 PM AgProv
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* Twenty-seven years later, it has finally emerged that the Hillsborough stadium disaster of 1989 (in which 96 people died in a crush at a football stadium in Sheffield, England) was in fact due to incompetent handling by the West Yorkshire Police. Police, politicians and national newspapers colluded to hide the truth and transfer the blame to the visiting Liverpool fans, who were described as drunken criminal thugs and other slanders. The fact the secret was kept for so long is blamed largely on a culture of ''omerta'' among British policemen which makes the Mafia look tight-lipped by comparison. Even policemen who were honest, blameless and who had no part in the bad decision-making felt intimidated into silence by the dominant culture of their service even if they were privately horrified by the event. Add in [[BritishNewspapers a red-top press]] keen to label all football fans as criminal scum, and what was then a [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher government]] with no love for the working classes and a perceived need to support the police right or wrong, and you get that rare thing - a conspiracy that worked where nobody broke ranks. Until the inquest came along - 27 years after the event.

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* Twenty-seven years later, it has finally emerged that the Hillsborough stadium disaster of 1989 (in which 96 people died in a crush at a football stadium in Sheffield, England) was in fact due to incompetent handling by the West Yorkshire Police. Police, politicians and national newspapers colluded to hide the truth and transfer the blame to the visiting Liverpool fans, who were described as drunken criminal thugs and other slanders. The fact the secret was kept for so long is blamed largely on a culture of ''omerta'' among British policemen which makes the Mafia look tight-lipped loose-lipped blabbermouths by comparison. Even policemen who were honest, blameless and who had no part in the bad decision-making felt intimidated into silence by the dominant culture of their service even if they were privately horrified by the event. Add in [[BritishNewspapers a red-top press]] keen to label all football fans as criminal scum, and what was then a [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher government]] with no love for the working classes and a perceived need to support the police right or wrong, and you get that rare thing - a conspiracy that worked where nobody broke ranks. Until the inquest came along - 27 years after the event.
28th Apr '16 8:50:04 AM AgProv
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* Twenty-seven years later, it has finally emerged that the Hillsborough stadium disaster of 1989 (in which 96 people died in a crush at a football stadium in Sheffield, England) was in fact due to incompetent handling by the West Yorkshire Police. Police, politicians and national newspapers colluded to hide the truth and transfer the blame to the visiting Liverpool fans, who were described as drunken criminal thugs and other slanders. The fact the secret was kept for so long is blamed largely on a culture of ''omerta'' among British policemen which makes the Mafia look tight-lipped by comparison. Even policemen who were honest, blameless and who had no part in the bad decision-making felt intimidated into silence by the dominant culture of their service even if they were privately horrified by the event. Add in [[BritishNewspapers a red-top press]] keen to label all football fans as criminal scum, and what was then a [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher government]] with no love for the working classes and a perceived need to support the police right or wrong, and you get that rare thing - a conspiracy that worked where nobody broke ranks. Until the inquest came along - 27 years after the event.
6th Apr '16 6:14:30 AM DracoKanji
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* There's also the old one that UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken started to secretly use [[ArtificialMeat vat grown meat]] and changed its name to KFC in-order to stop people suing or the goverment from cracking down by removing the word chicken. It was actually because fried foods had been increasingly considered unhealthy and the company wanted to distance itself from [[UnfortunateIngredients the stigma around the word "fried"]]; indeed, the menus use the word "chicken" multiple times.
** Somewhat HilariousInHindsight when you recall the major fuss that was made about the first steps towards ArtificialMeat in 2012-2013. Even more so now that they're trying to use a wave of old-time nostalgia for the same purpose; besides using an actor to portray founder and mascot Colonel Sanders [[note]]at one point Creator/NormMacDonald)[[/note]], they're now labeling their buckets as - you guessed it - "Kentucky Fried Chicken" again.

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* There's also the old one that UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken started to secretly use [[ArtificialMeat vat grown meat]] and changed its name to KFC in-order to stop people suing or the goverment from cracking down by removing the word chicken. It was actually because fried foods had been increasingly considered unhealthy and the company wanted to distance itself from [[UnfortunateIngredients the stigma around the word "fried"]]; indeed, the menus use the word "chicken" multiple times.
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times. Somewhat HilariousInHindsight when you recall the major fuss that was made about the first steps towards ArtificialMeat in 2012-2013. Even more so now that they're trying to use a wave of old-time nostalgia for the same purpose; besides using an actor to portray founder and mascot Colonel Sanders [[note]]at one point Creator/NormMacDonald)[[/note]], they're now labeling their buckets as - you guessed it - "Kentucky Fried Chicken" again.
6th Apr '16 6:13:19 AM DracoKanji
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** Somewhat HilariousInHindsight when you recall the major fuss that was made about the first steps towards ArtificialMeat in 2012-2013. Even more so now that they're trying to use a wave of old-time nostalgia for the same purpose; besides using an actor to portray founder and mascot Colonel Sanders (currently Creator/NormMacDonald), they're now labeling their buckets as - you guessed it - "Kentucky Fried Chicken" again.

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** Somewhat HilariousInHindsight when you recall the major fuss that was made about the first steps towards ArtificialMeat in 2012-2013. Even more so now that they're trying to use a wave of old-time nostalgia for the same purpose; besides using an actor to portray founder and mascot Colonel Sanders (currently Creator/NormMacDonald), [[note]]at one point Creator/NormMacDonald)[[/note]], they're now labeling their buckets as - you guessed it - "Kentucky Fried Chicken" again.
4th Apr '16 2:51:16 PM Chabal2
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* One ''ComicBook/HellBlazer'' story has John tell a reporter the truth about the BritishRoyalFamily. Turns out they're snake monsters, born from TheReptilians mating with German royalty a few centuries ago, PrincessDiana was murdered so they could extract the alien fetus from her body, TheGrays are their servants, JFK was killed by a literal MagicBullet fired by a Gray (while his Reptilian boss looked on), and there's a network of tunnels under BuckinghamPalace leading to (among others) Area51. And then John gets shot while in the bathroom, leading the reporter to run for his life. [[spoiler:It's all John trolling the poor schmuck, of course.]]


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* One ''ComicBook/HellBlazer'' story has John tell a reporter the truth about the British royal family. Turns out they're snake monsters, born from TheReptilians mating with German royalty a few centuries ago, Princess Diana was murdered so they could extract the alien fetus from her body, TheGrays are their servants, JFK was killed by a literal MagicBullet fired by a Gray (while his Reptilian boss looked on), and there's a network of tunnels under Buckingham Palace leading to (among others) Area51. And then John gets shot while in the bathroom, leading the reporter to run for his life. [[spoiler:It's all John trolling the poor schmuck, of course.]]
4th Apr '16 2:49:46 PM Chabal2
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* One ''ComicBook/HellBlazer'' story has John tell a reporter the truth about the BritishRoyalFamily. Turns out they're snake monsters, born from TheReptilians mating with German royalty a few centuries ago, PrincessDiana was murdered so they could extract the alien fetus from her body, TheGrays are their servants, JFK was killed by a literal MagicBullet fired by a Gray (while his Reptilian boss looked on), and there's a network of tunnels under BuckinghamPalace leading to (among others) Area51. And then John gets shot while in the bathroom, leading the reporter to run for his life. [[spoiler:It's all John trolling the poor schmuck, of course.]]
3rd Apr '16 10:47:00 AM Tarlonniel
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* The suspicious death of ex-{{Music/X Japan}} bassist {{Music/Taiji Sawada}} in Saipan is, in light of further information, deserving of inclusion in this section. Information revealed by at least one investigating journalist and sources who knew him before his death (and his fiancee and mother who saw his body before it was cremated) have established that the people around him near the end of his life including his manager and his religious adviser, both of whom were friends with each other were stealing money from him and yet demanding him to stay with them. The manager, Kitami Terumi, had contacts in high places in Saipan. While it is not in doubt that Taiji got into a fight with her on the airplane, there is no video or audio evidence of the fight (on a flight headed to a tourist destination, at that) or other witness testimony of how he acted on the plane, and the only documentation of the incident is the FBI arrest report. Post arrest, his treatment seemed even more unreasonable and suspicious: he was detained (rather than released on own recognizance, medically evacuated to a far more competent neurological/psychiatric treatment hospital than Saipan's Community Health Center, or bailed out, despite having someone willing to pay his bail and let him live with him), and within two days (during which, someone had made a call to his fiancee from his phone extorting money) he allegedly committed suicide by hanging with a bedsheet. Except, according to his mother and fiancee, who saw his body, there was no damage to his neck despite his suffering a condition that would have made his bones very easily breakable. Instead, he was braindead, with a red slash mark to the chest. The religious adviser, Shinsho, who had been working to steal money from him with Ms. Terumi, did an end-run around the family to demand the cremation of the body in six days, despite no autopsy having been done to confirm actual cause of death. While the "why" and even the "who" of his death are still unknown, and the official story is still "hanging by bedsheet," so much of the story even before his actual death and whatever may have caused it is so absolutely unusual and suspicious that something definitely improper happened at some point.
14th Dec '15 3:41:02 PM Eliphas8
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* A fairly obscure one: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinoviev_letter Zinoviev letter]], allegedly sent from the Comintern to the Communist Party of Great Britain calling on them to inflitrate the Labour government, is believed by historians to have been forged by Russian monarchist groups in exile.
14th Dec '15 3:27:07 PM Eliphas8
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* Existing in the gray area between Real Conspiracies and the more batty ones, is the idea that the Egyptian revolution was only allowed to succeed by the military so that all of the dissidents would come out publicly, making it that much easier for the military to take and hold power shortly down the line. All with the benefit of removing Mubarack from power and eliminating any danger of his idiot son succeeding him.
6th Dec '15 10:27:39 PM Steam_Lord
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* Rosa Parks, whose famous refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger is often considered a jumping point for the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. While the media and history books painted her as tired middle-aged seamstress who decided to one day resist the bus's segregated seating rules, she was really an activist with the NAACP and was deliberately testing the bus system's policy. She wasn't the first black person to be arrested for this reason, but the NAACP focused their cause on her to draw the most sympathy. Many white supremacists try to use this fact to discredit Parks and the NAACP, but a non-bigoted person would respond that it's not exactly a ''bad'' thing that she resisted an unjust law and worked with a powerful activist group to draw attention to racial oppression in the DeepSouth.

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* Rosa Parks, whose famous refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger is often considered a jumping point for the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. While the media and history books painted her as tired middle-aged seamstress who decided to one day resist the bus's segregated seating rules, she was really an activist with the NAACP and was deliberately testing the bus system's policy. She wasn't the first black person to be arrested for this reason, but the NAACP focused their cause on her to draw the most sympathy. Many white supremacists try tried to use this fact to discredit Parks and the NAACP, but a non-bigoted person would respond that it's it was still not exactly a ''bad'' thing that she resisted an unjust law and worked with a powerful activist group to draw attention to racial oppression in the DeepSouth.
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