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Re: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9

From: Scott Ribordy <sdr@ns.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 04:15:29 GMT
Fwd Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 11:50:48 -0500
Subject: Re: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9


>Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 13:56:28 -0500
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
>Subject: Re: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9

>>From: Scott Ribordy <sdr@ns.net>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9
>>Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 23:18:55 GMT


>>>Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 16:36:10 -0500
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>>From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
>>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9

<snip>

John:

>>>Actually I'm still waiting to see if Bell ever pays a price for
>>>the Hale-Bopp/Mothership series. There _is_ a connection between
>>>that and the deaths in the Heavens Gate Cult that neither one of
>>>those two irresponsible bozos (Bell and the other jamoke from
>>>the "Nearsight Institute" that propagated that hoax - apologies
>>>to Bob Shell for using his 'moniker') ever had to answer for.
>>>People died.

me:

>>Pray tell, what is the transgression that Art Bell should "pay a
>>price" for? Consider your answer carefully lest Budd Hopkins or
>>a certain unnamed Webmaster be called on to pay the same price.


John:

>I don't respond well to 'threats' Scott. If you ever wish to
>just 'talk' (maybe) we can communicate with each other. Until
>then go threaten Skippy McGurk, maybe _he_ cares. In the
>meantime, don't look for any future responses from me.

Certainly no threat. Just a subtle admonition for someone who I
perceive as a stone-throwing, glass-house-dweller.


>>Pray tell, what is the transgression that Art Bell should "pay
>>a price" for?

>I stated it _clearly_ in my original.  Is there a reading
>comprehension problem that you have that I'm not aware of? You
>ask me a question and them post the answer above it all in one
>e-mail. Amazing!

Thanks. Perhaps I misunderstood and could impose on you for a
clarification. I got the impression that you felt Art should
"pay a price" for reporting on something that he thought was an
interesting discovery. (The fact that some individuals took the
information a little too seriously and made some questionable
decisions based on that information seems, to me, to be no fault
of Art's.) Is _that_ what you think he should "pay a price" for?

Do you feel that you or Mr. Hopkins should "pay a price" for
propagating the alien abduction meme and all the associated harm
that it causes?


>The statements I made, and all other references, are in my
>original. Reread it a couple of times and maybe (unless there is
>some problem you have translating written words into concepts
>and ideas) your poorly asked question will get answered there.

>BTW, do you realize that by resorting to 'threats' it reveals
>far more about _you_ than it ever does about me, your intended
>target! Kinda like aiming a rubber band hoping to hit someone
>else and having it snap back in ones own face. You should know
>that if you engage in that kind of thing often enough, your mug
>will soon begin to resemble the "before" picture in an acne
>commercial.


Is this another example of the kind of warm empathy and human
compassion that the 'recently probed' can look forward to from
the Intruder Foundation? Quite revealing indeed.


Non-threateningly Yours,

Scott Ribordy
sdr@ns.net


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