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Originally posted by randomthoughts12
I am surprised anyone with a family would work for any federal government agency that deals with anything covert or puts you at risk of leaking anything even on accident.
(b) The requirements of this part to make Agency records available do not apply to matters that are--
- (i) Specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy and
- (ii) Are in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive Order;
(2) Related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of NASA;
(3) Specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 5 U.S.C. 552), provided that such statute:
- (i) Requires that the matters be withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on the issue, or
- (ii) Establishes particular criteria for withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld;
(4) Trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential;
Originally posted by zorgon
Now my question for all you 'truth seekers' out there in ATS land...
How many of you EVER go the extra mile and actual email or phone someone at NASA or a military site to ask real questions?
I am willing to bet I can count them on the 9 fingers I have left
edit on 29-2-2012 by zorgon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Malkuth
IT's just so cool to be "in the know". How could anyone even think of compromising that envied place?
Originally posted by Malkuth
Yes, it is how many "UFO believers" happen to think. I agree with you. It is undoubtedly how many people think who could not care any less about UFOs either so I am not quite sure why you single out this particular subset.
Now, I can't help but notice the sorts of questions you imagine that my young son posed, but I will leave that alone for the time being. In particular, my son had wanted to know if the International Space Station had any sort of defense measures. If I recall properly he had heard one of my friends talking with me about something called "killer satellites". This , combined with the classroom project set things in motion. The other thing he had wondered was IF NASA happened to come across alien craft, whose job would it be to tell everyone.
I, for one, was proud of him for coming up with these. I did not want to spoil the integrity of what I had hoped would be a great experience for him by muddying any waters by interjecting my own UFO-believer-type questions.
Well, for years, he tried. He long forgot about the school project and moved on to higher grades, but it really got under his skin a bit that nobody would even hint at a reasonable or an appropriate response. (In fairness, I have to say my own frustration about it influenced him, I am sure.) I did try to help him, but I met with all the same brick wall sort of fun he had.
Let me be clear. I am pro NASA. The amount of technology we all enjoy because of the intellectual genius pool NASA assembled once upon a time is beyond measure in my view. But as I said, there are folks, otherwise great people I am sure, who like having the inside scoop. It doesn't matter what the info is, it is the ego that has such a great time of it. When it gets used to keep any other person "down" in any way it is simply the wrong thing to do. That is my opinion.