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Re: Possible Action Pending In Reed UFO Fraud -

From: Robert Gates <RGates8254@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 14:06:21 EDT
Fwd Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 17:13:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Possible Action Pending In Reed UFO Fraud -

 >From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:48:44 EDT
 >Subject: Re: Possible Action Pending In Reed UFO Fraud


 >>Boycott the enablers.

 >Amy, List, All -

 >I have suggested for years that we do not participate in
 >programs and on venues in which those who have exploited UFOs
 >appear. I have no problem with sharing a stage with Stan
 >Friedman, for example, but balk at sharing it with say, a Don
 >Schmitt. Here is a guy who did a great deal of damage to the
 >Roswell UFO case and to the field. Yet, he still lectures and he
 >still investigates and people believe what he says.

 >I think we can all put together a list of those who don't
 >deserve our support. I'm thinking here of those who have lied
 >about their credentials, lied about their background, lied about
 >what they have accomplished, have been convicted of felonies
 >(and there are several who regularly appear on the lecture
 >circuit), those who had claimed military service they didn't
 >have, and those who are simply unreliable.

 >I'm not suggesting here that I would fail to share a stage with
 >those with whom I disagree. Karl Pflock and I are at opposite
 >ends of the spectrum on some UFO matters, but I respect his
 >research but reject some of his conclusions. I would, however,
 >share the stage with him.

 >I do like this idea of boycotting the enablers because this is
 >the way to eliminate the forum for them and get rid of their
 >opinions. I am not suggesting we boycott the forums of those who
 >disagree, only those who have muddied the waters of Ufology.
 >Refuse to appear with those people. Make it clear that you don't
 >want to have anything to do with them. And use, as a criterion,
 >their lies. Reed is a good example. Schmitt is a good example.
 >Mel Noel is a good example.

We shouldn't boycott the various talk show hosts. I had only
hope that the various talk show hosts would be just as
interested in providing information say about the Reed fraud, as
they do when they breathlessly unload the case in the first
place. Sadly they don't seem inclined to and instead move on to
the next story teller that comes their way. In essence what the
gulliable believers do for the most part.

Recall back in 1997 when people were defending and propogating
the ET going to make mass landings in the desert SW on April
24th Once April 24th came and went we had a few rationalizations
about June, then the Roswell fest in July but as a whole most of
the gulliable went on to the next tale bearer that came along.
Some of the radio show hosts do the exact same thing.



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