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Re: First UFO Conference Of Pueblo Well Attended

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 18:00:57 -0500
Archived: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 15:17:27 -0500
Subject: Re: First UFO Conference Of Pueblo Well Attended

>From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 22:09:11 +0100
>Subject: First UFO Conference Of Pueblo Well Attended

>Source: The Pueblo Chieftain - Colorado



Hello All,

>Publish Date Sunday November 10th, 2002

>True believers gather for UFO Conference

>By Jon Michael Pompia
>Special to The Chieftain


>While the truth may be out there, a large portion of it could
>be found in the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College

>A solid gathering of true believers converged on the ballroom
>for the first UFO Conference of Pueblo, a day-long event

Re: The use of the term; "True believers"

Mr. Pompia could stand to give some serious consideration to the
following comment from a senior fellow-journalist, the next
time he has occasion to report on the topic of UFOs:

"I hope that my business can ask better questions about those
kinds of things. To keep a more open mind about the subject and
spend a little less time 'winking' at the audience."

That was a quote from the senior correspondent of the 'News Hour
with Jim Lehrer', Ray Suarez. Mr. Suarez' remark not only caught
me by surprise, (on Friday at the GWU symposium) but it gave me
some hope. If an old school, conservative journalist like Ray
Suarez can see the media-fueled 'giggle factor' for the damaging
and obfuscating thing that it is, then _maybe_ there is hope for
others in the media.

I would also like to mention that the comments I quoted from Mr.
Suarez were made in regard to UFO abduction events. (!) He
started out talking about the 'giggle factor' in the media and
ended up by expressing (very candidly I might add) his own
questions and genuine curiosity about the subject of UFO

Mr. Pompia... why don't you take a lead from one of your own
peers and try to keep a more open mind about the subject.
Catchy phrases like, "True believers" may make for snappy
copy, but what they really are is, a misleading and nasty form
of pre-judgement.

The term 'true believers' suggests 'cultists' and 'mindless
followers.' Perhaps if Mr. Pompia had taken the time to do some
homework on the topic of UFOs and those who research the subject
_before_ he wrote this article, he wouldn't have used such a
loaded, derisive and derogatory term.

He was 'winking' at the audience in an attempt to let the
readers know that after all; 'we're not supposed to be taking
this subject seriously and I (Pompia) know that'. As a member of
that 'audience' I just wanted him to know how very little his
'giggling' and 'winking' is appreciated by _this_ reader.

>Closing out the day was Evergreen resident Daniels, an associate
>of Dr. Steven Greer, the force behind CSETI and the Disclosure
>Project. Daniels shared techniques for contacting and attracting
>extraterrestial craft

Anyone want to take bets on how many poor saps ended up
wandering around in cow-pastures waving and blinking their
flashlights at the night sky because of Mr. Daniel's talk?

I hope that the ones who fell for it not only wore 'waders' in
the cow pastures, but during Mr. Daniels talk as well.  ;)

>as well as information on the Project, the
>goal of which is to have Congress hold open hearings on the
>existence of UFOs, zero-point energy devices and more.

"... and more,"  = The political hot-potato that Greer tacked on
to the UFO agenda at the last minute; space based defense

I have thought about this time and again. Trying desperately
each time to figure out why Greer would do such a thing at the
eleventh hour. The _only_ thing I can come up with that makes
any sense at all is; grafting the issues of 'free energy' and
'space based weapons' was the only truly efficient way to
_insure_ the failure of the UFO agenda.

I hope he didn't think that tacking on "free energy' and the
political football of 'space based defense weapons' was actually
going to help advance the UFO agenda. (?)  Duh!

The mind reels...


John Velez, Innocent bystander

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