From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 04:51:41 -0500 Fwd Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:06:11 -0400 Subject: Re: Blimps - Lehmberg >From: Don Ledger <email@example.com> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 20:42:28 -0300 >Subject: Re: Blimps >>From: David Acres <email@example.com> >>To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 23:53:49 +1000 >>Subject: Re: Blimps >>>From: Don Ledger <email@example.com> >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 19:11:39 -0300 >>>Subject: Re: Blimps <snip> >Take the UFO question out of the equation and there's still some >answers missing. If indeed people were injured, one would think >that someone would have had to answer for it. Now I know these >were different times and there was a war on, but where's the >wrap-up report? Isn't it interesting that taking the UFO out of the equation really gives those "missing answers" a quality they wouldn't have had otherwise? Enemy attack was not taking place, clearly, but the guns ripped up the skys, regardless! Panic is panic... ok, ok, ok! But after some frenzied firing at 'nothing', some smart PFC with a little college is going to ask the Sarge what the hell he's shooting at. Taking the UFO out of the question somehow firmly thrusts the UFO back into the equation. Was that too abtruse? >I realise that there was hysteria involved but some cooler heads >must have prevailed and someone probably wrote it up. There would have had to have been _substantive_ accounting, forgetting there was a _lot_ of money shot off directly over a populated area. >Here on the East Coast of Canada during the war we had ferry >boats sunk by U-boats - in the St. Lawrence. Germans pulled from >the North Atlantic after their U-boat was sunk had theatre >ticket stubs from the Paramount movie theatre here in Halifax in >their trouser pockets. >RCN Destroyers and convoy vessels were sunk not far from the >mouth of Halifax Harbour in 1940-43. >Most families in this area had someone they'd lost on a >transport vessel in convoy when they were being sunk in great >numbers not far from our shores. Still the people here didn't >fold from hysteria - and I suspect that they didn't do that >in LA, either. I agree with you, sir. Another example is Orson Well's Mars Invasion scare. Measured in death (a suicide and a heart attack I believe) and property damage (none that I'm aware of) the hysteria was nowhere near what it would have been had they actually been invaded by, say, the Japanese. We're made of sterner stuff, _tough_ monkeys who will stop running if a look over our shoulder indicates there's nothing chasing, and _like_ monkeys, curious after that. I suspect what you suspect. >If anything, it was more likely a chance to fire off some rounds >and break the boredom than hysteria. >Think what happened after 9/11. I remember seeing cases where >they were finding terrible security breaches at airports - >especially Logan International - despite the government >hammering home the fact that they had to seal up their airports. >It takes a long time to get people whipped up and into a frenzy >- unless of course - they are at a soccer match. Professional sports: a planned manipulation of the masses by the non elected leadership -- a judicious metering to them the only truth that it will allow them to know. The game's actual score, the unquestionable 'fact' or collection of 'facts' regarding a 'ball' that moved from 'here' to 'there', and was measured. If your eyes are on the playing field, they are not in the starfield... There's a concerted effort to get people whipped up at a 'santioned' gaming event, there's nothing sensible from the leadership of _any_ striperegarding that which is _not_ a game or other smoke and mirrors, or anything most people would be - really- interested in -- like what's flying over my freaking house...! Lehmberg@snowhill.com ~~=D6~~ EXPLORE "Alfred Lehmberg's Alien View" at his VSN URL. http://www.alienview.net JOHN FORD RESTORATION FUND -- John will be released eventually. He'll need a tax free cash stake to get on his feet. Let's put one together for him; the bigger it is -- the more attention he gets. It could have been you. E-mail for detail. $350.00 pledged -- $200.00 collected! "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, scourged by the scabrously specious scurrilous.
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