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the conspiracy: In 2000, Congress secretly passed the National Economic Security and Reformation Act (nesara). But George W. Bush and a cabal of Supreme Court justices and other dark figures have blocked its implementation. No wonder—the law requires the president and vice president to resign; would bring troops on foreign soil home; and best of all, would end the federal income tax and zero out all personal debt. Some nesara believers think it will also hasten the Second Coming.

the conspiracy theorist: Shaini Goodwin, a.k.a. “The Dove of Oneness,” a Washington woman who hits up supporters for help to fund the law’s implementation. She recently promised to turn a $5 million investment into $150 million in eight weeks.

meanwhile, back on earth: A monetary reform plan called nesara was drafted by a business consultant in the late ’80s, but no one on Capitol Hill has ever touched it.

Kookiness Rating:  (1=maybe they’re on to something, 5=break out the tinfoil hat!)


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