The following is from the author who came forth over the weekend to claim his material. He asked that the message below, addressed to Jeff Rense
(www.rense.com), be posted. — webmaster
From Don Best
Thank you for having me on your radio show May 6, and giving me the best opportunity to disassociate myself from the article:
"Is Earth In Imminent Danger From Inbound Meteors?" found at
Unfortunately, the writer has obviously been reading what I have been posting at www.timebomb2000.com under the "forum user" name of
I had already posted almost every bit of information listed in the article, and tied the various bits and pieces together. Then the plagiarist not
only takes my work, effort, thoughts and data collation, he also steals my Red Flag thread word for word and claims it as his own.
I found all the information that I have spent months digging up curious, and alarming, and certainly worth keeping an eye on. However, in all of my
threads, the two referenced here, and the others he/she has taken information from, I have been careful to state that nothing is proven, only that
there are a lot of "signs" that something MIGHT be up.
Being ripped off like this is flattering, but it is creating problems.
Even at www.timebomb2000.com, the forum where I usually post, I have been accused of writing this article, and making unfounded claims that the
"world will end" in a number of weeks.
Nonsense. I have no information that can define a date or time of anything happening. I do feel that we are in a time of great danger due to the
instability of the sun and a number of changes taking place on our planet and a number of other planets in our solar system.
The passage of recent meteors and comets of course holds a certain amount of danger and always will.
Now, the writer of the article clearly separates himself from the anonymous information posted on www.godlikeproductions.com by "noted and warned",
who makes all the dire forecasts and leaves tantalizing clues and timelines.
But then the writer links to www.timebomb.com to a thread that I started in February called "Comets of Spring 2004". This has the effect of
directing people to where I post, and links my user name to meteor information.
Then, a little further on in the bushcountry.org article, the plagiarist lifts whole cloth, a thread that I started entitled "Red Flags". He/she
then uses the stolen information "first person" so that people will naturally assume that "dragonslayer2001" and the anonymous bushcountry.org
writer are one and the same, and by implication, that "noted and warned" may even be the same person.
I have contacted bushcountry.org for over a week. They have not responded. Their article popped up on numerous sites almost immediately, which makes
me suspect it was seeded on purpose.
I am asking here, on your site, that they remove the article immediately and post a disclaimer that a plagiarist stole information, purposely set
links to implicate someone else, and that the writer "dragonslayer2001" has never stated that we are going to get bombarded with commentary debris
any time soon.
Here are my two main threads that this information has been taken from:
Red Flags thread: 8660 reads: Started, 04/22/04
Comets of spring: 15,000 reads: Started 02/15/04
There are others but I won´t list them here.
The following sites are posting my plagiarized words, so I am sending this to them and will appreciate it if they are good enough to straighten things
immediate, very helpful response
friendly, rapid response
friendly, rapid response
disclaimer posted on relevant threads
[Edited on 9-5-2004 by porschedrifter]