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3/8/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman letters: The grassy knoll on the moon

Many more people than one would imagine fervently refuse to accept the fact that American astronauts did in fact, on several journeys, visit the moon.

Saturn launch vehicles rocketed out of Earth's gravitational field and catapulted the Apollo lunar orbiting craft, manned by three very brave people, toward the moon. From the orbiter a Lunar Excursion Module dropped safely to the moon's surface where, for several days, two of these astronauts would conduct research tasks, collect lunar soil samples and sometimes goof off.

The LEM then blasted off and rejoined the orbiter. The Apollo craft then returned to Earth's gravitational field and blazed into the atmosphere, splashing down in the ocean.

These disbelievers are emphatic that the entire scenario was filmed in a movie studio. They refuse to believe that Columbus discovered the new world, or that the world is even round. They adamantly believe in a Da Vinci code, a Freemason conspiracy or in the JFK murder "conspiracy." They unwaveringly believe the government has imprisoned four little green extraterrestrials in Area 51. They whisper cautiously that they positively know that the government put fluoride in the drinking water to cause people to turn into zombies.

They willfully accept the bogus but refuse the truth.

Yet, amazingly, or predictably, these Low Information Voters also fanatically believe that every prevarication, every deceit, every evasion and every outright lie uttered by King Obama is the Gospel truth.

D.B. Mitchell

Valley Vista

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Article comment by: Poly` Purebred

There are many C. theories , The majority are fake, but quite a few have basis in fact. Some are created by both US political factions, that needs investigation by an independent organization. Some made up theories are created by foreign Governments for political reasons . Iran is famous for C theories, and even now Afghanistan is claiming that America is funding the Taliban, that did actually happen when Russia was waging war with Afghanistan , As long as USA was protecting Iran during the Shah era this warfare was almost nonexistent. When Iran took the US embassy, that was an act of War against the US, partly because embassies are considered as soil of the nation owning the embassy. After the US withdrew , Iraq saw it's chance to wage war. This is just an example. I am near the limit of words, but many other examples exist.

Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident


"The commonalities are A) a distrust of people identified as having power, and B) insecurity in one's own life, which produces a helpless feeling.
If someone feels helpless and sees someone they don't like in power, they tend to blame that person for their own inability to innovate and move forward."

This sounds much more like the "Republicans are all evil rich people who hide their money and take advantage of the rest of society to keep the rest of us down" mantra that the left repeats daily, than it does like any "Obama haters".

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: Not Lin-Lin


Brilliant clever idea, yeah, send all the money from Fox to help children go to the White House and be indoctrinated in Liberal Arts.

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: Conspiracy Cons Piracy

@ D.B. Mitchell,
I could not believe my eyes, but the facts are there in that letter. Pseudonym means false name, and a pseudonectagram is a code name usually used for agents that are in deep cover, it changes over time as with sleeper agents, but can always be decoded with a simple formula. A much simpler form of code is scrambled letters that make a word or name, called an anagram.
Your name could be decoded since it has double LLs at the end the next letter in alphabet (M) at start of last name in only one way: COOPER. The FBI thought they figured out who D B Cooper was, but one concern was that the person was disguised as opposite sex, and just walked off the plane after faking the jump. Check this image, did you read this?

Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research


I make a hobby out of keeping track of the logical breakdowns of conspiracy theories. They make me laugh and help me understand how people work. They are as varied as butterflies - each more colorful than the last.

I can assure you that if you want to generalize demographics, those believing conspiracies fall much more to the libertarian/right side of the spectrum. TODAY.

HOWEVER, the root cause of belief in most conspiracies seems to boil down to insecurity. Back in 2007/2008 there was this big Zeitgeist movement thing that basically blamed the recession on international banking conspiracy.

The commonalities are A) a distrust of people identified as having power, and B) insecurity in one's own life, which produces a helpless feeling.

If someone feels helpless and sees someone they don't like in power, they tend to blame that person for their own inability to innovate and move forward. In 2007 young out of work people blamed Bush/bankers. Today people like you and "Linda Athens" blame Obama.

While the overall trend, even during Republican administrations, is to distrust the government because party politics at the national level aren't seen as impacting the insecure person's daily life.

And here's a report on the psychology of Moon Landing denial that you won't read.

Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

As wacky as liberals are and I truly believe suffer from a sickness, I think you might be right about the non-believers.
I'm a conservative and believe we went to the moon, but I do know conservatives that have so little trust in liberals, they don't believe anything they say or do and that is understandable, but in this case I think they are wrong.
Seeing as how we would not even have a NASA and all that money would go to entitlements if it were up to the liberals, I would say that conservatives had a lot to do with going to the moon....we all know how obumer feels about NASA!

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: David Rogers

D. B. if you have lost your remote, I will buy you one so you may change the channel from Fox News. I really see no point to your essay. But if you need to see disbelievers just read many current articles from your local birthers. I think the racist bigoted sheriff of Maricopa County is one.

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Fluoride Salt and Battery

Fluoride in water ruined 6 of my deep cycle batteries-really ticked me off. Bought so called Distilled Water with label that read safe for babies. Only brand available that day, always use distilled water in those expensive batteries. Suddenly batteries wouldn't take a charge!!!
Read the label a lil closer and it had Fluoride in it for the babies. What! Great for mixing formula for babies but dangerous for a battery filled with sulfuric acid? Aside from which if it has fluoride in it, it is not distilled as defined by US standards. Watch out for that stuff if you need battery water. What the ___ do babies want with Fluoride anyhow, not even having first set of teeth? Grrr- serious, check it out- this baby water is everywhere . Beware.

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Truth Not

Most of the lunartics that believe that we never made it to the Lunar surface are to be heard on right wing talk shows every day, salty nuts to be sure.
As for the Freemason conspiracy, yeah it's real, I am part of it, I am also part of Templars movement, and member of the SAR. I also believe the best thing for the USA would be to add multiple states that include all the territories of the North American Continent.
Yes, sign up all areas of Mexico and Canada and make all US citizens, if those nations willingly decide to join voluntarily as states.
As for fluoride, how can anyone in this area not know about how toxic this substance is? American Indians warned the earliest Spaniards about deadly fluoride water holes centuries ago in Arizona .It is illegal to dump fluoride.

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

@ Linda Athens

" I heard various Fox news people have volunteered to pay any weekly salaries to keep them going."

This from somebody who "swears" she don't watch Fox News! Credibility, Credibility! You have none!

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

There were over one million people involved with the space craft that went to the moon and you would think one of them would pop up and say it was all a hoax but they have not.
I know people who I figured had a brain who say it was all staged and it blows my mind but I guess people are entitled to their opinions.

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Yep! All true.

On a happy note, that King obama lie that the White House tours had to be shut down, I heard various Fox news people have volunteered to pay any weekly salaries to keep them going.

The first was Eric Boling followed by O'Reilly, then Steve Deucy (don't watch, don't know how to spell his name). Nice of those mean old Fox people to do that.

The disgusting part is, the twenty car lineup the other night for obama to ride one half block to an eatery. What we paid for those twenty cars would have paid a few salaries. Frankly, he could have walkd a half block with a couple of SS men, couldn't he? Noone got out of the twenty cars so what was the point? Look at me, I have a lot of cars with me? I must be important.

Good thing his car is big to hold his over sized ego.

And do you wonder if the low info's will hear about the bin laden shoot and the hundreds of thousands of documents they found in his compound, IMPORTANT DETAILS for us to know....but they have only released 17? And we wonder why...but know, it is because somehow it will make them look like the asses they are.

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Columbus discovered the New World .....?

yeah, that's why Viking, Roman, and Phoenician artifacts and ruins have been found throughout America. Same holds true for your other ridiculous allegations.

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Liberal Lion

Uh, the NASA missions that took us to the moon were brought to us courtesy of the Democrats. That's why the NASA space centers are called Kennedy and Johnson. The disbelievers are conservatives.

Most recent headlines are that Americans have now regained the wealth they lost under Bush. Who did that? Obama. I'll gladly call him King.

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