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Since my name has become connected with UFO matters in quite a big way in this country, and in one or two other countries too, I have frequently been asked why a person of my background — a former Chief of the Defense Staff, a former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee — why I think there is a cover-up, or what the reasons may be for government’s wishing to cover up the facts about UFOs. A number of explanations have often been put forward. The most frequent, and perhaps the most plausible, is the government’s concern (which [is] primarily that of the United States, and that of my own country) over the public’s reaction if they [were] told the truth — which is that there are objects in our atmosphere which are technically miles in advance of anything that we can deploy, that we have no means of stopping them coming here, and that we have no defense against them, should they be hostile
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by gortex
That's one difference between you and me, I think that the fact that he occupied (or had occupied) a very important position in an official level made him different from other people in many ways, but there isn't any difference in being ridiculed or loosing your "friends" when you're in a high or a low place.
Sure, someone in a "high place" can loose more monetarily, but the other aspects are the same, and if someone reaches a point in which he/she thinks that the risk is worth it then it isn't probably thinking about money any more.
That's why I consider all opinions have the same value, what's important is the data used as a base for those opinions, because data is not subjective, only the interpretation of the data.
PS: the people who ridicule other people because of their opinions are usually affected by the position of the person they are ridiculing, and in that sense an admiral is less likely to be ridiculed than an average guy. But that is just my opinion.
Originally posted by chunder
Seriously, come on.
There are a multitude of reasons why the opinion of someone with those credentials is to be taken more seriously than the majority of others.
Just as a quick example the logic and judgement of someone in control of an aircraft carrier is going to be taken a bit differently to that of your average pole dancer.
Yet in your view they are equal as opinions - doesn't work that way.
And that is without taking into account the information that he definitely was, and maybe also was, privy too.
If you have a medical issue do you go to your doctor or a pole dancer (hmm - depends what it is I guess !) ? Experience and qualifications count when it comes to the weight of an opinion.
Originally posted by primetime2123
sorry ...if this guy said aliens visit the planet I am inclined to believe him more than you just for the simple reason that he has seen alot of "stuff" in his lifetime and he has accomplished alot..that is the way the world works....this guy isn't some random wino on the street