Originally posted by DetectiveFork
I view Conspiracy Theory like I do most shows in this genre. It's enjoyable entertainment and not wholly committed to the truth, but it still manages to bring up interesting topics that I might not have otherwise known about. I never heard of Skinwalker Ranch before, and was excited to read more about it online, especially on skinwalkerranch.org. This is a fascinating story that is a huge example of what I feel could be going on (interdimensional contact rather than space aliens), and I'm now wishing I could accompany hiii_98 on one of his trips there. So, I have Conspiracy Theory and Jesse to thank for that. :-)
Originally posted by jtap66
Pretty much as I expected.
They proved nothing. They alluded to everything. Alex Jones made his usual baseless allegations that, as usual, couldn't be verified. So a guy who refuses to be interviewed was interviewed...twice...and politely answered their questions. A guy who was supposedly pure evil did an interview and just came off as a bit arrogant. No secret plots were uncovered. No proof of anything extraordinary was captured. (The audio could have been transmitted from anywhere. Jokesters who knew they were filming, the security at the ranch, etc.)
I think my favorite part was when Mr. No Big Government was all bent out of shape because a private company was going to explore space with no government oversight. Ironic. Although the part where the guy did did his "summoning ritual" and a "UFO" appeared was pretty hilarious, too.edit on 12-12-2012 by jtap66 because: (no reason given)edit on 12-12-2012 by jtap66 because: (no reason given)
“I’m in the camp that has zero doubt” that UFOs exist and have visited the Earth, Bigelow said in a phone interview.
In the last 15 years he has spent $210 million of his own money, and he says he will spend up to $500 million overall, in order to prove that space is a safe place for a passionate entrepreneurs.
"We have a way of building stations that are far less expensive, far more safe and can be built more quickly," says Bigelow. "And the timing is right."
He says he is in talks with more than a dozen nations and has "memorandums of understanding" from countries including Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom. In February NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver visited Bigelow Aerospace's plant in North Las Vegas, and the agency is currently evaluating the company's expandable modules for use as expansions to the International Space Station.
It would be easy to write Robert Bigelow off as an eccentric. He gave $3.7 million to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to establish a "consciousness studies" program that taught classes about life after death. He gave an estimated $10 million to fund the now-defunct UFO-hunting National Institute for Discovery Science. In 1996 he bought a 480-acre Utah cattle ranch that some believe is the site of an interdimensional doorway used by alien shape-shifters and stationed watchers there.
Originally posted by The GUT
UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities by Col. John B. Alexander is probably the worst and most derivative book on the subject that I've ever wasted money on. Other than the fact that he gives some credence to the superiority of the IDH over the ETH...you are not likely to learn anything. A very, very shallow book that is fairly easy to discern as some sort of propaganda...or, at least, a sad attempt to generate some cash.
Much more informative is checking out Alexander's personal website and white papers, where it becomes obvious that he disdains the Constitution and has the elitist attitude of the supposed "superiority" of a one-world government. He champions the "marriage" of state law enforcement with federal military "assistance." He and Hitler would have probably passionately french-kissed. Anyone who is interested in these aspects of his character/personality only needs to U2U me and I will provide you with some eye-opening links.
He's pretty much a new-age buffoon without the character of the "peacemaker" he professes to be. In my book, he's a "punk" with very questionable associations and obvious flaws in his assertions. A little digging will demonstrate how un-liked, undeservedly egoistic, petty, and absurd he truly is.
Col. Alexander: I welcome any correspondence you have the guts to engage in.
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