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Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Felder

From: Bobbie Felder <jilain@ebicom.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 22:12:47 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 04:20:21 -0400
Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Felder


 >From: Wendy Connors <projectsign@worldnet.att.net>
 >To: <updates@sympatico.ca>
 >Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates
 >Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:01:10 -0600

 >>From: Rogers Evans <shooter@afterimagephoto.tv>
 >>Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 14:43:11 -0500
 >>To: <updates@sympatico.ca>
 >>Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Evans

<snip>

 >They do have a more honest right to an opinion on ufology in
 >all its forms based solely on having done the research, rather
 >than those who have not or failed to unbiasly read their
 >contributions. My bookshelf contains many examples of their
 >acumen and research... I don't see anything by you on the shelf.

You won't find anything by me on any of your shelves either, but
this whole thread screams for a comment. I am not a ufologist...
I am not a professional researcher or investigator. I am a
Consumer... meaning I am one of the working schmucks out here
who plops down my hard earned cash at the book store to buy the
books put out by all these self-proclaimed "ufologists" and "ufo
experts"... that information that was catagorized as being out
there for all to see. It is there for all to see... if one is
willing plop down the 29.95 for that book, that is.

Oh, I know, you can go to the library and check out a copy for
free. Ever tried browsing the UFO section in a small town
library in southern Mississippi? Guess what... there ain't no
UFO section. And the Bible thumpers around these parts don't
exactly fall all over themselves trying to help one acquire a
copy on loan. How do I know this? Been there, done that.

Because I have plopped out my hard earned cash, I feel that I
have every right to voice my opinion on these matters... I have
just as much right to voice my opinion on these matters as the
people who I have helped support over the years.

The customer is always right, ya know :)

It is the "average Joe's" out here like me who keep the UFO
industry going. It is called supply and demand. If you don't
have a market to sell to, you don't make sales. If your audience
loses faith in you, you lose your audience. Sales drop,
bookstores don't carry your books anymore, and you're lucky to
see your name in the bargain basement category on ebay.

Cold, hard reality bites, don't it?

I have to agree with Roger on this issue. I am but one of many
who has paid the cash for book after book, video after video, CD
after CD. I am but one of many who has spent money and time
going to lectures... paying that toll at the door each hour on
the hour at the Roswell bash, for example, just to hear the "big
names" in the field lecture  I am but one of many who has spent
countless hours on the internet reading emails like the ones
that traverse this list, pouring over webpage after webpage,
newsletter after newletter. I am but one of many who has spent
innumerable hours listening to radio show after radio show,
listening to self-proclaimed "ufologists" and "UFO experts"
telling their tales over and over, and selling their wares over
and over.

And you know what? I still don't have the answer to the one
simple question that all of us John Q. Consumer Public-types out
here want to see answered:

"What the hell are these things we are seeing in our skies?"

If any of the self-proclaimed "ufologists" knows the answer to
that question, it will greatly suprise me. There may be some
that know... but if so, they are keeping the information locked
in a file cabinet somewhere for some reason.

Oh..and I say "self-proclaimed" because I am unaware of any
University that offers a degree in Ufology. If there is such an
academic course offered and degree available, I would love to
know where one can go to obtain this degree. If anyone currently
holds a degree in Ufology from an accredited University, then
let's see it. Whip that puppy out... . scan it and post it
online.

It was said in an earlier post... and I'm paraphrasing here...
that one should not bother a dedicated, respected ufologist with
questions that demonstrate how little one has done in the way of
UFO research... ..to that, I simply reply thusly: If you, Mr.
Researcher, don't have time to answer my question, then I don't
have time to buy your book or your video or your CD or pay the
toll at the door of your lectures.

Cold, hard reality bites, don't it?

That's my opinion on the matter. It will be interesting to see
if this post actually gets to the Updates list.....


Bobbie

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