I posted the link to the thread so people could got there to read and discuss it not to drag in into this thread
But I am going to go off topic here for a minute on an issue that disturbs me. For some time I have been skeptical of using wikipedia as a resource
for the simple reason that ANYONE can alter the pages there anytime they want...
So where is the check and balance? and just WHO decides if an article should be there or not?
Is the choice unbiased or does the person(s) making thge changes use their personal bias?
Several months back in the stargate thread there was a section in wikipedia pointing us to some interesting info... while we were discussing this
point in the thread... it was edited out of wikipedia... Now in that case the older versions were still there, so I was able to track it back to when
it was deleted... about 2 days after we brought it up... I have since saved that info and the page before the editing...
Now today I find out that the article on John Lear has been totally deleted... there is no cached page of it at all only two entries showing it was
deleted... one by the deletor and one by an administrator who does not agree with the deletion...
* 01:58, 17 June 2007 Rklawton (Talk | contribs) deleted "John Lear" (this article has already been AfD'd
- do not recreate it)
* 12:37, 13 June 2007 Herostratus (Talk | contribs) deleted "John Lear" (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/John Lear)
If every person considered to be excentric, "far-out", freaky, etc, is to be excluded from Wikipedia, certainly we'd have at least
hundreds of articles deleted! This is the reason I believe the exclusion of John Lear to be biased, unfair and totally contrary to
the popular appeal his ideas have in the mind of a LOT of people.
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A while back here in this thread I challenged JRA to put up and show me where all thse images from NASA were... while backtracking one link I
followed... I found several hi res .tiffs. While we were discussing one image that was obviously tampered with... the .tiffs of the Apollo set were
ALL pulled and replaced by low res .jpegs that had been "adjusted" Several members here were in the process of downloading the .tiffs at the
Now we get the Lenard incidence and posts at the NASA forum are completely deleted even though Lenard made no mention of the images as UFO's or Alien
Ships while it was discussed in an ATS thread..
So It would appear that there are those out there who watch in here and "take action" I for one from now on will make sure I have a copy of the data
I discover BEFORE I post my sources
The John Lear deletion in my books is stupid and cowardly and I can see now why schools do not allow students to use Wikipedia as a reference
[edit on 21-6-2007 by zorgon]