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Been showing previews all week for this new show. Looks good, check it out

Back in the 1980s, while he was still a pro wrestler, Jesse Ventura had a lot of down-time in airports. He began sifting through books about theories questioning the official story of the JFK assassination.

He became hooked on conspiracies, feeding on his own suspicion of government and big industry.

After his time as governor of Minnesota a few years back, he remained a skeptic. This led to his current show “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” which debuts Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Atlanta’s TruTV.

“I don’t scare easily,” said Ventura in a phone interview last month. “But whether you choose to believe in conspiracies or not, I guarantee you the show will frighten.”

Over seven episodes, Ventura explores topics such as global warming, secret societies and apocalyptic prophecies.

The sample episode TruTV provided to me focuses on a project in Alaska called the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program — or, more succinctly, HAARP. The government says it’s merely studying the ionosphere for communication and surveillance purposes. Conspiracy theorists see darker motivations such as high-tech weaponry, weather manipulation and even mind control.

Though Ventura said he tries to keep an open mind, he found perpetual government stonewalling infuriating and suspicious.

He said the military refused to give him an official tour of HAARP. So he flew up to Alaska and arrived uninvited. A manager refused to let him in.

“They tell us it’s an unclassified research project,” Ventura said. “Then why can’t we see it?”

The show also tried to talk to local residents. Most declined. The few who did were suspicious of the facility. “They feel like their intelligence is being insulted. Clearly, it’s something more than they’re telling us.”

The topic that jazzes Ventura the most, though, is 9/11. He wonders whether the Twin Towers really fell from fires stemming from the airplanes crashing into them.

He thinks the way they collapsed appeared deliberately controlled. Critics have jumped him for even posing the question, but he remains undeterred.

“I’ve learned in my life,” he said, “there are no dumb questions.”

He said he is not interested right now in another run at political office. He cited a Crosby, Stills & Nash song about getting your hair cut to get elected. “Well, my hair isn’t cut,” he said. “When I go back to a shaved heard, that means I may run again.”

More seriously, he said, “I’d rather do this. It’s far more fun. I like the private sector. Why? You don’t get yelled at for making money!”

He now spends part of his year on a beach home in Mexico. “It’s an adventure,” he said. “I’m in my late 50s. The window of opportunity is closing. I live in a place with no electricity or paved roads. I live with surfers. I live off the grid.” (He does have solar power and Internet access so it’s not that isolated.

ON TV

“Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura,” 10 p.m. Wednesdays, TruTV

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I've been seeing the ads on TV for this show also, and look forward to watching it. Thanks HighPlainsDrifter for bringing it to everyone's attention.

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Aww shucks, I hate being British lol

We had a fantastic series of Conspiracy shows in the UK not too long ago (one starring none other than Frank Spotnitz as it happens) but these have ended and I'm missing my fix. If you guys could pop in and let us know what each episode was about when it was over than I'd happily join in any discussion.

Hope you enjoy watching them.

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BEER----> Watched this last night - Jesse Ventura ~ 'The Governor' wrestler, predator fighter, et al hosted this. I kind of liked it, I'll watch again (in between Nip\Tuck). I'm surprised Al G isn't all over this subject - hehe.

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I guess this will help us sharpen our recognition of when half truths and misleading assertions can take us down a dead end path? Kind of like watching the nighlty news.

Seriously, sorry I missed the first show. I do enjoy this kind of stuff. Here is a local story that he might want to look into.

https://www.denverpost.com/ci_13956752

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Sorry to divert the discussion a little but I happened upon a list of the top ten conspiracy theories of all time. Despite my Scully like credentials when it comes to these things I actually believe that four of them are likely and one is almost certain which took me aback a little. I guess I'm more "Art Bell" than I realised. Check the list out here and I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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I watched This Week last night Joe (A British politics programme of which I am a devotee of) and there was a fairly heated debate on that about Global Warming and the increasing number of sceptics of the claim. Of late there seems to be more and more people, credible people at that, holding up their hands and casting doubt on the theory. Those that believe were not helped, I guess, by those who produce the date on which they base their claims being proven to have manipulate the data to support their own beliefs when it actually demonstrated the reverse. I don't know what to think any more.

Eth

PS As my old Mother always says, if the world is getting warmer why are summers so bad in England lol I guess that makes her a sceptic.

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Oh I love conspiracy theroies and I am a firm believer in Global Warming..

did you know that Polar Bears are facing extinction because the glaciers are melting so fast that they are having no place to live!

We use to have blizzards in Kentucky when I was growing up, now we don;t get much snow like we use too and Texas is getting snow!

Rivers and lakes are all dried up now that use to be full and plentiful and people that depended on them for survival are dying all across the world.

Im sorry for sounding like im ranting but the earth is near and dear to me and Im a tree hugger!!!! LOL

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