posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 09:15 AM
I was reviewing some of my old posts and this one made me laugh so much I wanted to address it once more.
In the "real world," there are certain degrees of issues that would cause a mass evacuation, and this oil spill NEVER approached anything remotely
severe enough to cause mass evacuations.
However, that isn't the real reason I've brought it back to life. So many times there are people who don't truly understand a topic because they
have never personally been in a position to plan such an event, and certainly not deal with the myriad issues involving a topic. While America and
this site are based on equality of people's thoughts, there remains a huge difference when a non-specialist brings up an issue and someone who is a
specialist in that area responds. There are many well-trained and highly educated people on this site. Still, when an "expert opinion" is
registered, not only does it not bear the weight it deserves, it seems there are a LARGE number of people who automatically ignore it, as one of
"them" who are trying to hide the truth from the common people. If a former fighter pilot comes on the site and explains how "corner speed,"
aspect detection and monitoring, weapons' capabilities, etc., influence how a modern air-to-air battle occurs, and there are former fighter jocks
that I have seen on this site, then they should be listened to. If the U.S. government spent $5 million training them, they should be viewed as the
experts they are. The same is true for physicists, optics and photography experts, and so on.
Rather than just prattle on, why is it so hard for so many to ridicule these people instead of using the opportunity to learn the "inside" details
from those who REALLY know what they are talking about?