The Water Cooler – Conspiracy Theories

March 21, 2014 12:12 pm · 79 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

What is one conspiracy theory you actually believe or think could be true?

Talk about it….

1 The Mamba March 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM

World Trade Center #7 and Roswell.

2 Diablo March 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM

The supposed moon landing.

3 Troll theory March 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Trolls are conspiring with their own multiple personalities to poop in the sandbox and drive away the nice people.

4 Mr. Pink March 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Santa Claus

5 Anon March 21, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Aliens are out there.

6 Suzanne March 21, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Aliens have not visited earth from other worlds. This I do not believe.

7 Rose Garden March 21, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, but I understand others do, and that’s fine. I find conspiracy theories “intriguing.”

The world would be boring if we were all the same.

8 lloydside March 21, 2014 at 12:51 PM

wolrd trade center #7
the dollar decline and eventual collapse.
china’s gold backed currancy

Good topic guys!

9 Dorothy March 21, 2014 at 12:51 PM

How about aliens from the future stealing humans out of current disasters to take back and repopulate the earth?

10 seen them March 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM

too many people have seen ufos and i am one them. we are not alone and the powers that be are well aware of it.

11 Don't Censor Me Bro March 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM

You can keep your health plan.

12 Kirkwood March 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM

@anon (aliens out there)

You’re right, they built my driveway.

13 who? March 21, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Air poisioning the people

14 KGB March 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM

That Putin, with all his crackdowns on gays, and posing shirtless, is a closet gay. Wouldn’t be the first time a gay has displayed vigorous public hatred for gays.

15 Pleasant Jenny March 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Paul McCartney.

16 94519 March 21, 2014 at 1:04 PM

JFK. Assassination and its connection to
the Military Insustrial Complex.
Also conceivable that the moon landing was
There are many crack pot theories, but conspiracy s
do exist. And are played out everyday, it’s their
intent that varies from the benign to pure evil.
As someone here likes to say; bawahahaha!

17 What security March 21, 2014 at 1:19 PM

that the first Pope John Paul died in his sleep..

18 Connie Dobbs March 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM

The Kennedy family had Marilyn Monroe killed.

19 old concord March 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

The election system .

20 Marianne March 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

what does it matter? :-)

21 Bigfoot March 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti – the tale is so enduring there must be a natural explanation.

22 oops-re Bigfoot March 21, 2014 at 1:46 PM

I guess that’s not a conspiracy…I guess that would be a myth

23 Big Lie March 21, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Sandy Hook disaster!

24 Cuzzzzzzzzzzzzz March 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Marilyn Monroe committed suicide……………..Between her affairs with both Kennedy brothers and Frank Sinatra she was done in by the Gov’t or Mafia………….take your pick but it wasn’t suicide

25 chemtrails March 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Youtube: what in the world are they spraying

Geoengineering, aka cloud seeding is a real thing that is happening in our skies daily! Do some research and wake up ppl!

26 Silva March 21, 2014 at 2:25 PM

I’m coming up blank here. Never stopped me from posting before though.

27 Pro Fi March 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

-JFK/Marilyn Monroe Assassinations
-Ancient Aliens/UFO Cover-ups
-Weather Control/Chem trails
-The Tea Party

shall I continue?

28 Ross March 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM

There is a great web documentary being created called “This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory.” It is a web-only documentary about the prevalence of conspiracy theories in western culture. :) It looks to be super interesting! :)

29 interesting... March 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The Concord Naval Weapon Station… what’s going on there??

30 EAST BAY VELO WORKS March 21, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Yes the world is out to get you. It’s the nature of it. That’s why you got to get what you want out of it. Take it before it takes all of you. Nothing worth anything is easy free or borrowed. It’s either yours or not

31 My List March 21, 2014 at 2:47 PM

1993 WTC Bombing
9/11/1994 White House Plane Crash
1999 Columbine Massacre
9/11/2001 World Trade Center/Pentagon crash
2001 Anthrax attacks
2002 DC Sniper Attack
2004 Virginia Tech Massacre
2011 Gabrielle Gifford’s shooting
2012 Batman Massacre
2012 Sandy Hook Massacre
2013 Naval Yard Massacre
2013 Boston Bombing
2013 Paul Walker car crash
2014 Malaysia Air crash

There are a lot I have not mentioned above and many to come in our near future. Let’s not forget events like the JFK assassination, Apollo 11 and even the Titanic, which have conspiracy written all over it. Back then, we were very easy to fool.

32 happy March 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM

death of Bin Laden

33 Marianne March 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Marilyn Monroe did commit suicide–or she just over dosed on the drugs she was taking.

34 MrDioji March 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Courtney Love arranged to have Kurdt Kobain killed

35 The Theorist March 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

That the Snowden incident is just another step toward pushing the sheeple in line to get them ready for the upcoming MIC / Corporate coup bent on taking over the government and thinning the non-productive parts of the population.
Those war-torn scenes we see on CNN of third-world countries? That will be the US in a couple more years. I guarantee it.

36 @ #25 March 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I’d love to hear your explanation of what, why, and how Chemtrails are real.

37 kira March 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM

McDonalds meat is it REALLY beef???

38 inmotion March 21, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Nixon showing Jackie Gleason aliens.

39 Yep March 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM
40 Cowellian March 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

I assume Tin-Foiler is still working on his list.

41 Elwood March 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Corn snakes conspiring to keep Olive Garden out of Claycord.

42 hatsune miku March 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM


43 uh oh March 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Concentration camps set up in the u.s for the modern day civil war! Stock up now claycordians!

9/11 for sure

Prop 215

44 Atticus Thraxx March 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Not a conspiracy per say, but I believe any financial institution that’s “too big to fail” must fail.
I believe red pepper and cayenne pepper is the same damn thing.
I believe the government killed Tupac. And he had it coming.
I believe I have never, ever seen broccoli in the wild.
I believe if I have to get cancer, and it seems I do, I wanna get it like Micheal Douglas says he got it.
I believe if I had to listen to Courtney Love talk everyday, I might very well put a shotgun in my mouth too.
I believe compounded interest is immoral.
I believe Pope Francis is making dark/powerful forces within the church angry and I fear for his safety.
I believe dolphins and whales may very well be sentient.
I believe my cat knows a bunch of stuff and can’t or won’t tell me.
I believe just because you can buy bicycle shorts, doesn’t mean you should wear bicycle shorts.
I believe online pornography is going to have serious impact on coming generations.
I believe even if you hate the idea of them, you’d be wise to procure and become competent with a firearm.
I believe dentists are probably normal when they first start practicing but something changes ’cause they’re all weird.

45 Maybelline March 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Hand lotion and Chapstick. The more you use them, the more you need them. I haven’t used hand lotion in months and my hands aren’t dry. I start using lotion last week and my hands are really dry now.

46 Kelly Anne March 21, 2014 at 5:46 PM

The JFK assassination.just watch the Zapruder sure looks like a bullet hit him from the front to me. (warning: graphic video)

47 Menegene March 21, 2014 at 5:47 PM

I took many pictures of of them yesterday looking west. With trademark X’s and the whole bit. Weather will be changing in a few days. I believe with all my heart this has so much to do with environmental factors and peoples declining health.

48 Atticus Thraxx March 21, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Forgot to mention that I also believe the Pastor Fred “Sillypants” Phelps did more to push gay rights forward than all the rainbow bumper stickers and all the episodes of “Will and Grace” combined.

49 Eddie Spaghetti March 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM

That the Mayor of Claycord is Elvis

50 Yep March 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Regarding post #39, the video loads toward the end of the presentation, that was operator error on my part. Please go back to the beginning and take the time to watch it. Especially those who would debate the issue of Geoengineering. It’s worth your time.


51 TinFoiler March 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM

“Belief” goes into the realm religion and faith for me. So I won’t go there.
I don’t want to Believe, I want to Know!
Awesome comments here though – Where are all of you the rest of the time?
If the rest of you Flavor Aid drinkers think that one day you are going to turn on your TV and some of these topics are finally going to come out to the public, well I hate to break it to you that you are already a victim of the Largest conspiracy, the controlled media.
All of your movies and TV shows depict some whistleblower / good guy exposing something and saving the day – Good Luck with that!
Whistleblowers get “suicided” or the CONTROLLED media does a character assassination on them.
What more needs to be mentioned, They’ve all been covered. How about the Titanic / Olympic Conspiracy?

The Biggest one of All: That We ALL came from Adam and Eve.

52 Vart March 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

The Chupacabra- I see one from time to time. Not really a conspiracy theory, though. I have heard that Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin were murdered by J Edgar Hoover/FBI. All died at 27.

53 @51 March 21, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Titanic = fake. Only rich people were occupents of the ship and everyone in UK and America were warned prior to not venture to sea due to possible attack. Perfect stage to pull off a massive conspiracy.
Its similar to the number of people who ventured into the World Trade Center after 1993. I bet the number declined greatly, as they leased the first 50 floors to actual buisnesses while secretly out fitting the top 60 floors to pull off 9/11.
Similar to idea that all white people owned slaves when really only rich people could own them, while the general public was heavily against slavery. Yet racism is still alive to this day, rooted in the illusion that white people hated african americans.
Funny how we can land humans on the moon, rovers on mars yet can’t find a Boeing 777 on earth.

54 the conord crankster March 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

@41 Elwood. .. classic!

That the current cabal of Concord Council members, committee chairs, Seeno, Pulte, and the Holy Trinity of garbage, police, and fire interests, will abuse and subvert any semblance of democratic processes and accountability to enrich themselves at the expense of the taxpayer as the former weapons station is developed in a fashion that maximizes the pay out for the connected while leaving future generations with a huge bill, possibly in the form of bond servicing or even a guaranteed profit scheme like the Raiders got, not to mention the costs that will be incurred when surprise, surprise the Navy didn’t actually clean up all that toxic and radioactive soil and it wasn’t in anyone’s interest to check until all the McMansion residents get leukemia. I have zero evidence for this conspiracy theory. Just business as usual.

55 Fritzhugh Ludlow March 21, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I still believe that the Government will never admit UFO’s are from alien Civilizations/or time machines…..(the one I saw in 1965 turned out to be a SR-71 Blackbird at full throtle at 100,000+ feet viewed through binoculars…it was not till 2002 that I saw a photo of one landing, and saw the big strobe light on its underside and the tiny lights on each wing).

56 EdiBirsan March 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

We think therefore we are.

57 itsme March 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Chem trails absolutely! The sky can start out a crystal clear blue. The trails begin mid day and by sunset the whole sky is overcast. These are not condensation. If they were the trails would dissipate rather than drift.

58 Teacher Wannabe March 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Moon landing is far beyond truth, I don’t understand why some people question it. Lee Harvey Oswald was set up, Kennedy assasination was at least a 2 man job. Aliens DO exist, and chemtrails are just what they seem, hot aircraft exhaust reactung with cold air = condensation.

59 Dr. Jellyfinger® March 21, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Gary Coleman was pushed!

60 mad mom March 21, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Pleasant Jenny… I remember that! The Walrus was Paul…Abbey Road cross walk procession..the whole thing .My sister really believed it at the time. Ah memories :)

61 biggus thinkus March 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I love you all!
I read every one before my post, and can’t stop smiling!
I love my claycord readers for all they are!
thank you for all your posts!

62 u must see this!!!!!!! March 22, 2014 at 3:31 AM
63 A conspiracy among The May or and other Claycord admins..... March 22, 2014 at 7:23 AM

to post the provacative subjects just to solicit the most ridiculous comments from Claycordians who have great senses of humor…or are just plain morons….

64 Don't Censor Me Bro March 22, 2014 at 8:43 AM

@ # 51 wrote:

“The Biggest one of All: That We ALL came from Adam and Eve.”

Which is as equally plausible as people came from pod scum, no?

65 Don't Censor Me Bro March 22, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Revision to #63…should read “Pond…”

66 VikingPrincess March 22, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I like number three the troll theory.
I am not sure if considered a conspiracy theory, but my intuition tells me there is something not quite right about the Snowden thing. I wonder if he is really in Russia and why they are now the saviors and USA govt is not trustworthy… at least this administration. My people respect the Russians and their ways. We will see what is really behind this.

67 Obama is intentionally trying to Destroy America March 22, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Saul Alinsky on 8 levels of Control

Born: Saul David Alinsky, January 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois

Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Education: University of Chicago, Ph.B. 1930, University of Chicago Graduate School, criminology, 1930–1932.

Occupation: Community organizer, writer, political activist

Notable works: Reveille for Radicals (1946); Rules for Radicals (1971)

Awards: Pacem in Terris Award, 1969


Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals. From that book here are Saul’s thoughts on how to create a social state:

There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)

6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound familiar?
The Alinsky student, Barack Obama, is well on his way to hammering home these means to control the People. The Evil Genius Behind Obama has planned this for years and the majority of the People accept this.

68 @36 March 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Since you’d love an explanation on chemtrails here it goes. Let’s first put the word “conspiracy” and “chemtrail” aside and focus on “cloud seeding” which is the “appropriate term” for dumping heavy metals into our atmosphere. Scientists (funded by the government) are claiming that cloud seeding is a great way to solve our drought crisis by helping to beef up any natural rain clouds to maximize rainfall and snowfall levels.

Here’s an article from the Sacramento Bee:

Unfortunately, the reporter gives only one voice to this article and does not address any questions like, what are the impacts on our environment? How does dumping tons of heavy metals into the air impact the health of our watersheds, plants, and animals? And wtf is this doing to our atmosphere??

So please, I don’t have all day to sit here and explain myself, but YES chemtrails are REAL and the media wants the masses to think of it as “cloud seeding” so that we can get rain and benefit the greater good, but this is a LIE….We were also told that invading Iraq was good, and that was a LIE!

Let’s wake up #36 to answer your questions in a simple easy to understand way here is your who what why—

Chemtrails = cloud seeding = dumping tons of toxic particles into our skies with the use of jets and drones

They are contrails that do not dissipate, and spread over our skies. Google “contrail” and then look up in the sky the next coming days and tell me if your really seeing true contrails..

The people who back this (aka profit from this) want you to believe they are doing it for the greater good. They want us all to not really be aware of what’s going on (right above our heads just look up!) and when we do find out they want us to believe it’s “cloud seeding” or “geoengineering” but I think they have more evil motives..

& How: They use jets/ or drones to dump the particulate into our skies.


69 @36 March 22, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I’d also just like to add that we as a nation CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO BE BLISSFULLY IGNORANT!

70 Shelly March 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

#67, Yeah, yeah, yeah… saw your post over in “Talk About Politics”, where it belongs with all the other sillyness.

71 @Shelly March 22, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Apparently Shelly is incapable of knowing the difference between politics and her derriere.

72 ChemTrails March 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM

ChemTrails are good for the environment, they spray small particles of metal in the sky that in turn reflect the rays of the sun back into the upper atmosphere preventing global warming.

73 Gimli March 22, 2014 at 5:21 PM

-Iraq invasion
-secret wars
– peak oil

74 funny man March 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

“That We ALL came from Adam and Eve.”

“Which is as equally plausible as people came from pond scum, no?”

supposition number 1: we have zero evidence of.
supposition number 2: we have observable verifiable evidence of.

science is the search for truth and the truth is the earth (and life) is more likely 4 billion years old rather then 6000 years old.

which brings me to the largest and longest running conspiracy: that Jesus was anything more than a man.

75 Yhe Phantom March 22, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Wait until the Republicans figure out that 70% of the top 20% income earners are Democrats.

Wait until the average Democrats figure out that 70% of the top 20% income earners are Democrats.

76 Connie Dobbs March 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

#75 Cute. What percentage of them pay taxes?

77 BEAST March 23, 2014 at 8:56 PM


78 Jerry Fletcher March 23, 2014 at 9:26 PM

You people are all outa your friggin minds.

79 Johnny Mathis March 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Urea, Urea, Urea…
I just used lotion with Urea
And suddenly I found
How wonderful a sound
Can be
Say it loud and there’s music playing
Say it soft and it’s almost like praying
I’ll never stop saying

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