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Ingles online conspiracy_theory

  1. 1. Conspiracy Theories Conversation exercise by Tatiana Medeiros
  2. 2. A country´s government has to do anything to protect its people, including hiding information, if necessary. Do you agree with that? Why or why not? Is there a consequence from hiding information from regular people? In your opinion, what would change if everyone could access all governments´ information? Would it be better or would it be worse?
  3. 3. Top 5 Wackiest Conspiracy Theories
  4. 4. Number 5 Kentucky Fried Chicken makes black men impotent It is sometimes claimed that the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise (KFC) is owned by the Ku Klux Klan, and the chicken is laced with a drug that makes only black men impotent. Ironically, the KFC franchise is actually owned by an African-American.
  5. 5. Number 4 U.S. military caused the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Popular Arab news services claim the U.S. and Indian militaries deliberately caused the Indian Ocean tsunamis with electromagnetic pulse technology. This theory bases its claims on oil and gas interests.
  6. 6. Number 3 September 11 was orchestrated by the U. S. government The U.S., Israel or Iraq government orchestrated the attacks themselves. The Twin Towers fell straight down, at close to free-fall speed, which is a similar characteristic of a controlled demolition. The dust cloud and its make up are considered un-characteristic of a gravity-driven collapse.
  7. 7. Number 2 Apollo 11 Moon Landings were faked by NASA Enthusiasts of this theory claim that the Apollo Moon Landings never took place, and were faked by NASA with possible CIA support.  The astronauts could not have survived the trip because of exposure to radiation.  The photos were altered: the quality of the photographs is implausibly high.  There are no stars in any of the photos, and astronauts never report seeing any stars from the capsule windows.  The flag placed on the surface by the astronauts flapped despite there being no wind on the Moon.
  8. 8. NUMBER 1 Dinosauroid-like Alien Reptiles are dominating the World Christine Fitzgerald, a confidante of Diana, Princess of Wales, claims that Diana told her that the Royal Family were Reptilian aliens, and that they could shapeshift. David Icke's --BBC reporter-- claims that humanity is actually under the control of dinosauroid-like alien reptiles who must consume human blood to maintain their human appearance.
  9. 9. Let´s talk!  With your group, create a new conspiracy theory that is going to be on the news tomorrow morning!  It could be about someone famous, politics, the end of the world....who knows?  Present it to the class.

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