I told you I would be back with another conspiracy theory website. Above Top Secret (or ATS). This is more of a forum site where lots of people get together and give their opinions of various conspiracy theories. There are also articles that pop up from time to time discussing various aspects of major conspiracy theories. What is neat about the site, is just how active the forum is. The forum is a good judge of how good the site is. A better website has an active forum and you can see many many posts a day. The site itself is very well organized, and very easy to understand and navigate. The best part is that it isn’t a wave the red flag kind of site, sometimes articles actually defend the events that were reported as happening, something you don’t often see on conspiracy websites.
I really have taken to news sites without the filter. For US government stories, I like reading BBC news. But recently I came upon the Raw Story. The name says it all. You get articles that may be burried in the newspapers, that are very relevant and need to be known. The stories for today for example:
– Your tax bill for Bush’s wars: $8000; War tab 40 times original estimates
– Asia’s space race heats up as China heads for moon
– White House Cut Warming Impact Testimony
It’s a good website, kind of disorganized as far as trying to figure out where everything is, but overall great content. Head on over and read the stories you need to know about, that sometimes get swept under the carpet.
The Drudge Report website has been around for a long time. Providing news to the masses before it becomes big news. Matt Drudge, the founder started the site in 1994 as an email subscription service. He was able to survive the internet boom and bust, and now flourishes breaking news before it hits the mainstream media. His most famous new break was breaking the Monica Lewinski event before it hit the major news outlets.
A daily does of the Drudge Report can you you abreast of all the happenings before they get big. Websites like TMZ and Perez Hilton owe their existence to the Drudge Report. One final part of the site is a list of many major gossip columnists around the world and their websites. Truly an all in one shop for rumors and news.
I actually never heard of Perez until earlier this year. Let’s just say I had to make up some time. His site is a very simple blog. I think that’s what makes it so fun. You can just scroll down and read all the new dirt on celebrities. His reviews of celebrities and events concerning are brutally honest. He finds the videos celebrities don’t want leaked. He gets the dirt celebrities don’t want known. Visit P-Nasty’s site Perez Hilton.
Come on admit it, you’ve gotten the FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:RE:Check this out! email. You’ve gotten in from mom, brother, sister, wife, girlfriend, best friend and they swear it’s true. But you just can’t believe that a cat can weigh 30 pounds. I mean you see the picture but come on it has to be photoshoped. Well, thats where Snopes comes in. Snopes is a huge search engine that either debunks or validates those pesky chain emails. Here are some examples:
– The ambassador in Congo will pay you 20,000 bucks if you just loan him 200. (False)
– People are getting your debit card info from ATM machines that they have attached skimmers to. (True)
– Did this guy live? (You’ll have to go to the website and see)
So before you foward another chain email, be sure to visit Snopes and stop the reckless forwarding of untrue emails.
As always if you have any cool websites you would like to promote email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.