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Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Velez

From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 05:22:55 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 11:34:51 -0400
Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Velez

 >Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 22:12:47 -0500
 >To: UFO Updates <updates@sympatico.ca>
 >From: Bobbie Felder <jilain@ebicom.net>
 >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


 >>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...

Hola Ms. Felder,

You wrote:

 >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.

For some reason this is only a "problem" in ufology. I never
hear anybody beating up on Stephen King or Martha Stewart for
charging so much for _their_ books. Or people complaining about
having to pay for the books in order to read them.

I was working closely with Budd Hopkins during the same time
period that he was writing 'Witnessed: The Brooklyn Bridge
Abduction Case'. It took him _years_ to research and then to
write that book. The $$ that the publisher gave him up front
wouldn't be able to compete with a janitors salary. People
deserve to be compensated for months and sometimes years of the
dedicated, hard work that it takes to gather and properly present
their material.

I'm certain that Dick Hall, or Jerry Clark, or Stan Friedman or
Jenny Randles etc., have never come anywhere near being properly
compensated for all the time and work it takes to research and
write their books. Maybe it's because, as you say, you have
never written a book, that you have no appreciation for the
effort and labor that is involved.

If _you_ wish to read them, you have to pony up the dough for
the privilege. That's modern capitalism at work. Because the
subject happens to be UFOs doesn't mean that people have to give
their work/labor away for free. It's unreasonable to demand it
or to expect it.

Do you work for free?

I didn't think so.

 >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

Talk to Dave Jacobs at Temple University. You're in for a
surprise. ;)

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

Surprise again!  <LMAO>

Your List buddy,

John Velez  ;)

                      "Nothing is at last sacred but the
                          integrity of your own mind."

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