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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 09:51 AM
I'm not sure why anyone is expecting anything to come from this besides a money grab?
Secondly, A clear sign of a scam is Hype followed by big announcements that never materialize. Instead the big announcements turn out to be an announcement about needing money.
Quickly from the top of my head before I head out the door:
1. Why the hype:
If you have proof about Alien visitation you don't need any hype whatsoever, zilch . All you have todo is put it on youtube at no cost to you and it will spread like wild fire. Tom has it even easier since he has access to the media and important people. If he came out and said here is the proof, even ISIS would be paying attention. Proof of Alien visitation or their existence would be the biggest announcement ever in humanities existence. It requires no hype.
The only time you require hype is when you don't have the good, as has been demonstrated
2. Business endeavor:
Tom is not setting up a non profit organization as far as I know, he is setting up businesses. As a business he is looking to make money. Nothing wrong with that , but that is what it is. You don't start a business to help other you start a business to make money. If you want to help others or better mankind do a non for profit.
His published books and expected movies and documentaries to come are all business endeavors and not non profit organizations. Again nothing wrong with starting a business to make money.
3. Non of his business endeavors are needed for disclosure:
We have this thing called the INTERNET. He could have published all his materials and proof on the INTERNET for very little money if not for free. Heck he could have even made money by ad revenue or click revenue from just traffic to his site. So he could have made some money on his part with just giving away his material. However that is not as lucrative as book deals,movie deals, and documentaries.
Again these are all business endeavors on his part. It is clear he is not looking to give away any information for free. Nothing wrong with that, but don't mislead people or suggest its a way to recoup his expenses when in this day an age. It not only cost you nothing to publish, but you could actually make some money by giving away the information for free as well. No book deals , movies, or documentaries are required for disclosure.
I have owned a business and understand how much work and money it takes to start an endeavor. So I have no problem with raising capital.
However, he is not being forthcoming about selling his endeavors as purely businesses. He has no product to sell but hope ,with not enough data for you to do your due diligence with a no money back guarantee.
5. Contact with key personnel:
Greer had contact with key people and actually convinced them to come forward to congress at no cost to anyone.
In addition, unlike Greer TD is famous and his reach to powerful people is just a call away.
In my opinion he hasn't even done as much as Greer to date.
6. ATS ramblings and Social Media:
He has done no service in adding credibility to himself during his AMA here or with his Social media accounts by posting known hoaxes.
7. He has money.
Why? Enough money is relative. He is no where near Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Larry Ellison , etc when it comes to money and yet they are all still doing things to make more money. Also TD had stated in an early interview before all this UFO stuff about having the aspiration to be a Mogul.
I can go on but I see nothing to get excited about with any of his endeavors to date. All I see is Business.
Actually I see the same methods used by other UFO charlatans before him. In my opinion the Best case scenario is that he is unaware that he is getting played.
I have the utmost respect for George Knapp, but even so him saying he knows all this stuff but "can't talk about it" is frustrating.
The piece concluded with Elizondo saying that he saw Ukrainians at a MUFON conference he attended. He concluded that they must be connected to Ukraine’s archenemy, Russia, and therefore Russian intelligence operatives spying on him to gain his UFO secrets. Even taking his claim at face value, there is a long history of the Russian and Soviet governments, as well as the U.S. government, examining UFO reports for insights into the other country’s advanced military and space programs, since both used UFO reports as a convenient cover for test flights and to obscure failures.
originally posted by: pigsy2400
a reply to: ctj83
Ahh, a misrepresentation of the timeliness then, rather than a joke about his clothes? Interesting...
Or he's just an old military guy thay has a wardrobe full of the same coloured stuff in a row....military people can be like that..
What is your opinion on the UFO phenomenon? Is there a non-human influence (paranormal, ET or what have you) on our planet? I think this is an important basic question. Because if the answer is YES, then I think TTSA deserves credit for at least trying. If the answer is NO, then of course they deserve all criticism imaginable.