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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: CaptainBeno
If an interested person that seriously considers that Reagan's Space Defense Initiative, commonly called "Star Wars" was a joke and had no value for its billions of black dollars spent, I would like to introduce you to "black triangles" found elsewhere on this site. If you can accept that they exist as ultra-high secret craft to replace the shuttle, etc., you can have some concept of the seriousness of McKinnon's position.
As for McKinnon, a young English guy gets his hand caught in the cookie jar. What would you do with the incredible threat of a lengthy trial and quite possibly jail time in the US or UK? First, you are told by your own supporters and even the other side what you need to do to make it easy on yourself. Again, he is a nobody, not quite willing to die for his beliefs or country, that is in serious trouble and needs to get out of if any way he can. He plays ball.
You may note if you have followed his case from the beginning that he never offers even the slightest bit of additional info about what he saw that is adds to his original comments. Actually, he withholds info that would support his case. On top of that, he throws in the stuff about NASA personnel touching up and blurring images from space--an internet myth if there ever was one. --None of that came from his original material and certainly not from a Pentagon computer!
He has learned to make his story into a laughing stock for anyone that has doubts about secret government doings other than what they tell us they are doing. And, thus, his escape from serious jail time is enabled. Probably the wisest thing that he could do.
originally posted by: Kryties
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Good god...I remember, "Are you on that internet?! I need to use the phone to make a call!"
Off-topic sorry but I had to share my story of dial-up. We used to have one of the old bell phones that dinged every time my modem would try to connect and my mother would get woken in the middle of the night to me constantly reconnecting. So I secretly installed a switch on the phone to turn the bells off. Problem solved - until I forgot to switch it back on and my mother wondered why we never got phones calls lol.
Ahh dial-up. How I don't miss you!