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Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life - Warren

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 07:13:44 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 09:40:25 -0500
Subject: Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life - Warren


>From: Peter B. Davenport - NUFORC <director.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:18:18 -0800
>Subject: Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life

>>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 06:52:36 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life

>>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 19:22:27 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life


>>>>Source: BBC OnLine

>>>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3556873.stm

>>>>22 March, 2004

>>>>Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life

>>>>Paul Allen, the co-founder of software titan Microsoft, is
>>>>ploughing a slice of his fortune into the search for life on
>>>>other planets.

>>>>Mr Allen is donating $13.5m to the California-based Seti
>>>>Institute.

>>>>The money will be used to create a radio telescope array
>>>>comprising more than 200 dishes which will measure signals from
>>>>space.

>>>Too bad he doesn't give a lousy $1 million to UFO research. He
>>>would get a far bigger return on his money.

>>Dick, Et AL,

>>Perhaps Allen would donate money to UFO research - his interests
>>are obvious - has anyone asked?

>>Frank

Peter, Dick, et al,

>Frank, Dick, et al,

>I have submitted three requests for funding... one directly to
>Paul Allen, and two to the Allen Foundation... and the only
>responses I have received have been polite rejection letters.

Do the rejection letters give a reason for denial? Are they
"cookie cutter" responses?

>Given Allen's rumored interest in the subject of ufology, I do
>not understand his failure to express public interest in the
>subject. It seems ironic that he is willing to support the SETI
>project, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, but
>apparently is not interested in supporting a similar search
>within a hundred miles of our planet! It is an interesting
>statement that Jimmy Hendricks and rock 'n roll music take
>precedence over the question of alien presence on our planet!!

Forgetting "rumors" for a moment, and "knowing" his interest in
SETI, one would think, given the opportunity to give  a
presentation, that he could be persuaded to comply with funding.
Perhaps he would be willing to fund UFO related projects in a
"not so public way?"

>Interestingly, the Allen Foundation states that an organization
>applying for funding MUST have 501 (C) 3 status as a federal
>non-profit. However, when one answers the preliminary questions
>on the Foundation website, indicating non-status in that
>capacity, the response one receives is that of a qualifying
>status!

>I anticipate applying again, either to the Allen Foundation, or
>to Allen directly, for funding for a specific project. I will
>share the results with the list.


Best of luck Peter, and my advice if possible, would be to
target Allen directly.


Regards,

Frank






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