Originally posted by CasualOne
The pieces of thier "game" are on the board but what do they all do? Most reason leads to a hoax, but if there is some truth here we have to shake
the box and sift through the disinfo.
On the contrary, it's not up to me, the recipient of the information, to sift for the truth. The person making the claim, in this case Anonymous,
carries the burden to support his assertion. If he wants me to believe that what he says is the truth, and I can hardly believe he'd want me to think
otherwise, then it's up to him to make his case.
You don't stand in front of the thesis committee and toss your raw data on the table, saying, "Here, you figure it out. Now give me my degree."
How's the saying go? Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Ok, well, I think it goes without saying that the onus of providing that
evidence falls on the shoulders of those making the claim.
What I see a lot of in this forum is pointless bickering and prattling about tangential and peripheral items that have little to no bearing on the
subject at hand.
It's like we're out in the woods ostensibly hunting for deer, but instead of getting down to the serious business of feeding our family, we're
standing in a huddle wondering why Bob won't tell us where he got the information that deer were in the area.
"Bob said he heard it from a friend that there were deer around here."
"How'd he hear about it? Was it in a phone conversation? Email? Astral-projection?"
"His friend sent him a document with a picture in it."
"Ah! What program did he use? What type of image was it? What was his friend's IP address?"
...and I sit here and wonder, what does this have to do with shooting deer?? So, rather than hunting, we're going to stand around and debate the
merits of meaningless semantics.
"Why would Roy show up wearing a blue hat instead of that green one he always wore in the past?"
"Yeah, no kidding! Maybe Roy knows Bob's phantom Internet pal. You know, when Roy was in the service, he swears he once knew a guy who worked in
military intelligence... or maybe it was he dated a gal who's brother was a cop in Seattle..."
All this incessant yammering about IP addresses, jpeg images, MS Word documents, etc., might be a fun way to pass the time, but has absolutely nothing
to do with the veracity of Anonymous' claim. None whatsoever. Therefore, it's pointless and a waste of time and effort. It's up to Anonymous to be
more forthcoming with his information and to prove it to be true.
So, no, it's not up to me or anyone else to do Anon's homework for him. He made the claim; it's up to him to support it. And, for whatever reason,
he won't - likely because he can't.