Conspiracy - Stop doing it wrongJuly 24, 2020 | Epstein didn't kill himself
Remember September 10 2001 when 2.3 Trillion went missing?
...and the next day the entire auditor firm and records get blown up. Oops. And then a war which conveniently cost 2.3 trillion...
No, you don't remember it because that's not what happened. On September 10, 2001, Rumsfeld briefly mentioned accounting problems in a routine speech titled DOD Acquisition and Logistics Excellence Week Kickoff—Bureaucracy to Battlefield:
Our financial systems are decades old. According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible.
The entire speech can be seen on C-SPAN. The remark about the financial systems is at 14:12 in that video. You can also see it on YouTube (at 13:49).
There was nothing new about what Rumsfeld said about the accounting systems and that was not mentioned in newspaper accounts of his speech.
The 2.3 trillion dollar figure comes from this audit report from the year 2000 (PDF) about the fiscal year 1999 (Oct. 1998-Sep. 1999). And it was in the news long before September 2001. For example, in this news story from March 2000.
On January 11, 2001, Rumsfeld was asked to look into the accounting problems at his confirmation hearings. That discussion was mentioned in the news, for example on the PBS NewsHour.
Months after 9/11, in January 2002, CBS News ran a story on the Pentagon's accounting problems (video on YouTube) and used a quote from that speech. The point of the story was that the Pentagon had changed its priorities after 9/11 and asked whether they had forgotten the reforms that were promised. It was from this news report that people got the mistaken impression that Rumsfeld announced something new on 9/10/2001.
The audit report didn't say anything about missing money. The $2.3 trillion is the sum of accounting entries and does not in any way represent a quantity of money.
It is also not true that "the next day the entire auditor firm and records get blown up". The offices involved in the audit report were DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service), the Inspector General, and the Comptroller. None of those offices were hit, no employees from those offices were killed. That part is a hoax.
What I'm trying to say is by copying that comment from Reddit is that if you are into conspiracy things, that's good, if you are openminded, that's also good. But remember to not overdo it. Not everything that's non-mainstream is true, and not everything that's mainstream is false, remember to always do research on your own, make sure that you are finding truth, not conspiracy. Because when the truth is a conspiracy, that's cool, but when the truth is being spread by mainstream, then conspiracy will not be true. Am I right?
Think for a moment about flat-earthers, they think about themselves as an openminded community who knows the truth. But they have done something wrong, by assuming that mainstream spreads false they assumed that it is always wrong, which is not the case. Who do they think they are? A group of people assuming that they know everything because mainstream bad, or a group of people with quad digit IQ smarter than all those n00bs who work at NASA? You don't need to look anywhere far to know that they are wrong, right? (I assume that you know that the earth is not flat, but if you think that it is, stop reading here and seek help.)
A few months ago I've joined a conspiracy group on telegram, it was about NWO, Jews, Masons, UFO, and all these trending conspiracies. But they have missed more important things, like for example Epstein's death. But back on topic, at some point, they tried to convince me that... the thing I'm living on is a flat pancake, and do you know they tried to do so? By showing me youtube videos, pictures, footage, math, interviews, podcasts, and most important by trying to prove that sources that give me information that the earth is a ball is also spreading fake news. And that was a lifechanging moment for me. Seriously, that has changed a lot in my understanding of what conspiracy is.
So why was that a lifechanging moment? Well, I'm into tech stuff, and when I see news with headline Bitcoin is used by scammers! and then they explain why you should not use it, my face when I see it is like Umm? Yeah. It is used by scammers, like everything!? Assuming that something is bad because it is connected to something bad doesn't mean anything. To know what you should think about some information found on the internet you need to make sure that it comes from a trusted source. For example, if it comes to our galaxy (and to our earth) would you trust people with a lot of knowledge in this topic, who have spent most of their life on learning how the world works, and work for ESA, Roskosmos or NASA, or some guy spreading common sense and truth about the pancake we live on youtube? Maybe I have picked the wrong conspiracy theory, but this logic applies to all of them, just do research on your own, and be openminded, without overdoing it, because we want to know the truth, no matter if its a conspiracy, or it's spread by the mainstream.