From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 05:55:50 -0600 Fwd Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 11:14:57 -0500 Subject: Re: 200 Questions-Remember Bennewitz! >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: Re: 200 Questions-Remember Bennewitz! >From: Roger R. Prokic <email@example.com> >Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 18:41 >>Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 15:09:40 +1100 >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org >>From: Mike Farrell <email@example.com> >>Subject: 200 Questions-Remember Bennewitz! >>The fact is, Richard Hoagland single-handedly drove home the >>point that NASA does indeed deserve it's acronym "Never A >>Straight Answer". And if you want to argue that point, it still >>doesn't dismiss the fact that public perception of such agencies >>is sorely lacking in Trust and Confidence. We all know that >>where's there's smoke, there's usually fire! NASA has not been >>completely honest and responsive to the citizens that began and >>still pay for it's missions. Most NASA activity is now >>classified military priorities. >It's a shame that I have to reply to your Hoagland-like >mentality. I don't understand why you say NASA means "Never A >Straight Answer". Give me some examples! The disappearance of live video feeds after STS-48? <snipped, with _respect_ to Mr Prokic, a distracting appeal to authority indicating an unsupported 'inside' knowledge based on an, at best and likely, superficial relationship. I myself had a similar relationship with the government for over two decades involving cutting edge aviation subjects and hardware, and never so much as heard a vauge 'bupkus' regarding what we _all_ found out later to be so, or what was really going on> Trying hard _not_ to be a conspiracy nut, I still think we do ourselves a disservice to employ a philosophy, ludicrously appealing, that there is no conspiracy at all! Never A Straight Answer seems the time honored policy of _any_ bureaucracy, and is only _gently_ chiding to an administration as close to the _obviously_ twitchy stuff as NASA is. I think it likely that most are guilty of far more than we blithely suspect. Besides, I am suspicious of, and on my guard against blind 'worship' for any institution that seems, with every breath, to be demonstrating the opposite of what's required for _this_ taxpayer's appreciation! Lehmberg@snowhill.com -- Explore the Alien View! Ponder the Wit & Wisdom of Ching Chow! http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/arecibo/46/ <Updated 18 January> John Ford Restoration Fund -- Send your checks and money orders to _me_, Alfred Lehmberg (cut out the lawyers, they got their's) at: 304 Melbourne Drive, Enterprise AL, 36330. Strict records kept. "Only thin, _very light_ envelopes with a return address will be accepted <g>." ~~~ $225.00 pledged -- $125.00 collected ~~~ "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, while burning at the fundamentalist's stake.
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