Conspiracy Theories For When You Don't Want To Sleep

3 Conspiracy Theories That Will Keep You Up Watching Videos About Them Until 3 In The Morning

I am such a slut for conspiracy theories.


For as long as YouTube has been a social media platform and since I have been able to type, I have been accessing videos spanning from a few minutes to a few hours long full of information my creative and never halting mind craves. I have been watching videos about and reading about conspiracy theories since I could comprehend what a conspiracy theory was.

I'm not talking about the Illuminati or whatever the hell Shane Dawson talks about. I'm talking about the obscure stuff. Well, maybe not obscure. But the things that aren't given the main stage like UFOs and the Illuminati.

I will be overviewing my personal favorites.

First and foremost, the conspiracy theory that I have been geeking over the most recently is John Titor. The story of John Titor begins in 2000. Or should I say 1975? Or was it 2036? John Titor is an alleged time traveler from the year 2036. He was sent back in time to the year 1975 to obtain an IBM 5100 computer, as it is one of the only computers able to translate a now outdated programming language.

He stopped in the year 2000 for "personal reasons". Of course, time travel seems impossible and a story like John Titor's can easily be debunked as a well thought out prank. However, when you dive deep into the online chatrooms he used, you can find extremely fine detailed information about his time machine. He also made several predictions about the future. While they haven't come true to the full extent in which he described them, there is reasoning for that. Titor claimed that since he traveled to the year 2000 from the future, our worldline now is about 2.5% different than the world line in which Titor came from. So maybe the events he described will happen further down the line. No one can be sure, but I am sure that it is interesting to think and read about.

Now is where you probably think I walk around wearing a tin foil hat. The second conspiracy theory I'm going to talk about is Chemtrails. For those of you who don't know, a chemtrail (often called a con-trail by those who don't believe chemtrails are real) are chemicals sprayed out of airplanes. It looks like simple condensation, and sometimes, when you look up and see the white stuff coming out of the back of a plane, it is just condensation. However, sometimes it may not be.

It is believed that chemicals such as aluminum and barium are sprayed into our skies daily. Why? Maybe to control the weather. Perhaps to force a population to absorb specific chemicals. What effect could this have on the entire global or even just the population of North America? Could it lead to health issues? Food and water contamination?

Last but not least, I'll talk about Planet X. Planet X is an alleged large and concealed planet at the edge of our solar system. There are plenty of doomsday scenarios surrounding the theory of the planet and theoretical disasters. As someone who was a spooked 13-year-old when December 21, 2012 rolled around (of course I knew nothing would happen, but the little conspiracy theorist in my brain wouldn't shut up), this is something very interesting to watch videos about. And don't even get me started on extraterrestrial life. Of course, it's out there somewhere. The size of the observable universe is simply too big for Earth to be the only habitable planet. And that's only the observable universe. Imagine what else is out there.

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.


To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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Teaching Is An Amazing Career, It's More Powerful Than We Give It Credit For

Teaching is a career that is heavily overlooked — it is much more powerful than people realize.


When it comes to teaching, it's not always easy or fun. But, let me ask you this: what career really is easy or fun all the time? Being challenged can beneficial. Otherwise, you are just going through the same routine over and over. Teaching will definitely keep you on your toes because there's always something happening.

People seem to think teachers just lecture on information that they hope their students remember for the test. You know what? Those people are dead wrong. Teaching is more than that. Teaching means having the passion and drive to educate children. Teaching is turning something dull to something that students will find more interesting and enjoyable.

Teaching is also about providing tools and other resources for students in order for them to succeed, especially the ones who tend to struggle in school. Being able to give those tools to help them accomplish their goals is extremely rewarding. A teacher will work with a student who is behind on his/her reading skills to have him/her be right at the level he/she needs to be by the end of the school year. Not many jobs provide a reward quite like guiding a student, if not more, to success.

Although it focuses on academics, teaching is not just about that. Sure, being an effective teacher is key, but there are other aspects that are just as significant. As a teacher, you also have to connect with your students. Knowing your students on a personal level is so important. The connection can build respect that will, in turn, help them to succeed. Plus, students spend more time with you on a day-to-day basis than they do with their parents — isn't that frightening? So, you have to be able to support them and let them know them that you are there for them if they are having trouble.

Additionally, that connection you build with your students can last a lifetime. You can witness the growth of a student right in front of you. In fact, I am still very close with some of my teachers from elementary school. Many of them inspired me to become a teacher. Because of those great bonds I built, I had the opportunity to intern with some of my past teachers, which was a rewarding experience for everyone. Being able to develop such a connection with someone so different in age is something that is so powerful and that doesn't come with many other careers.

Teaching is so amazing. There are so many layers and beautiful aspects to it. Again, it can be difficult, but it's also a lot of fun. Not many people can say they have fun and laugh every day at work. I also truly believe that not many other people can say their careers provide as rewarding of a feeling as teaching does. To be able to make such a difference in someone's life is an incredible thing. Teaching is my passion. I know teaching will not be only gratifying but something that will bring me pure joy.

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