I Conspired with Myself to Write This Review

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  1. FrankScoblete, Apr 20, 2015

    FrankScoblete

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    I’ve been reading on Facebook a lot from various conspiracy theorists. Some are so far out that I think what they are writing has to be satire or evidence of a serious mental befuddlement.

    For example, the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings by Adam Lanza that killed 20 children and six adults --- and also his mother. the woman who helped train this young man(iac) --- is thought to be a conspiracy perpetrated by the whole town. Yes, the police, the parents, the firemen, the local grocery store owner, the media, the teachers, the garbage men, the electricians and the old folks rocking in the nursing home and, add to that, the little kids themselves.

    To these conspiracy theorists, Lanza never killed anyone and all the kids are alive and well as is everyone else. In fact, there might not even exist an Adam Lanza.

    With that in mind, I purchased The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker, an exhaustive study of conspiracy theories going back to the very first Europeans to come to this land --- actually even before the Europeans arrival, the American Indians were damn good at spinning conspiracy yarns too.

    Walker takes us through every type of outrageous and even seemingly logical conspiracies, and he shows that many of them in different guises and forms are basically made from several categories: the enemy within, the enemy without, the strong clique manipulating events, even minor daily events in history and in your own little life. The conspiracies can even be a combination of these types.

    Now, no one would say there are no conspiracies. Most spies are involved in conspiracies but these spies don’t belong to groups such as the Illuminati or the psychic underground or Aunt Emma’s sewing club. Normandy was a conspiracy after all.

    In our own lifetime we have been subjected to the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy (seems everyone from politicians and the mafia were into that one), the Martin Luther King Assassination Conspiracy (some of which blame Jesse Jackson), the Robert Kennedy Conspiracy, the World Trade Center Conspiracy (we bombed ourselves or Israel bombed us), the War is Good conspiracy that blames Republicans or Democrats for starting us on the path to lucrative wars that make individuals a lot of money supplying weapons or gaining oil rich lands for greedy corporations, rich people and politicians. The list goes on and on.

    I recommend this book to anyone interested in clearing the air about the paranoia that travels throughout our history like a hand in a glove, which is probably a conspiracy of glove makers in huge cabals.

    Conspiracy theorists might want to read the book to see exactly where on the conspiracy continuum their particular favorites fall.

    Frank Scoblete is the author of I Am a Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps!

    (I'd be delighted to give away a free copy of my book The Virgin Kiss to anyone on this message board --- while supplies last. Just private message me your address and I will get the book out to you. I'll even autograph it if you wish.)
     
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  2. superrick, Apr 20, 2015

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    Frank still waiting on your new book so I can read it. But while I'm at it why don't we look at how a conspiracy theory works.

    There may be some that would even wonder why you would b e writing about conspiracy theories that have not read some of the stuff that you have written. Could it stem from your one character in a lot of your stories the (Captain) that you have no way of proving the roll you wrote about even happened and has never been confirmed by the casino that you never wrote about it happening in.

    That roll at the time would have been a world record roll if it did happen. Then you have one more problem with your story you have nobody that ever came forward that was on that table that didn't work for you and GTC.

    Or is the reason your writing about conspiracy theories because you can't prove that becoming a DI works and now there is compelling proof that the dice do not stay on axis?

    Once again you have brought your new book to the front of the posts, thanks for reminding all of us that it's out there and anybody that is thinking about taking a class should read it after they look at all of those slow-motion videos that are now posted on the internet!
     
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  3. FrankScoblete, Apr 20, 2015

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    Superrick, I've reviewed hundreds of books. In fact, for many years I was a book reviewer in New York. What I said in the opening of the review is what got me interested in reviewing a book about conspiracies --- or supposed conspiracies. You are reading way too much into a book review.

    You can go to Amazon and see how many reviews of books and movies I've done there.

    They are a fraction of what I've reviewed in my life.
     
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    Hey Frank,
    I think Superrick might be one of those paranoids.

    Fred
     
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  5. Onautopilot, Apr 20, 2015

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    There is no such thing as paranoia.....your worse fears can come true at any moment, just wait and see!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the two books; I'll waste no time reading them.
     
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  7. DeMango, Apr 22, 2015

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    Pot Kettle Black
     
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    Hello Again Frank,
    My gift arrived yesterday, and I want to Thank You very much for not only 1 book, but TWO signed books!


    Thanks Again,
    Ben
     
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  9. Onautopilot, Apr 27, 2015

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    Received the book today, thanks Frank!
     
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  10. Onautopilot, May 1, 2015

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    Thank you Frank, for the additional book, and personalizing them for me! Much appreciated!
     
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  11. Morgue, May 1, 2015

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    Hey @FrankScoblete, Anyone? Even those of us across the pacific?
     
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  12. FrankScoblete, May 2, 2015

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    Australia? I won't be able to send it until the end of May. If that is okay by you, it is okay by me. Just email me your address.
     
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  13. Morgue, May 15, 2015

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    I got a very pleasant surprise waiting at my door as I arrived home from work today... A couple of @FrankScoblete's books!

    Frank, many thanks for your generosity of shipping them to the other side of the world. I look forward to reading them. :)

    I must say, I thought I would be excluded from Frank's offer because I was so far away. For all the "haters", it seems Frank's not such a bad guy after all.

    Thanks again Frank! :D
     
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