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Cleaning The Cookware

From: Michael Woods <mike.woods.nul>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 08:52:43 -0400
Archived: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 09:33:08 -0400
Subject: Cleaning The Cookware

>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 19:56:54 -0400
>Subject: Pot Calling The Kettle Black

Dear Eleanor,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts(?) on SDI #447. There's
nothing I enjoy more than being berated by someone who took
longer to type out a snotty-gram than they did listening to the
show, or in thinking about what they heard.

>Strange Days Indeed show #447, Michael J. Woods and Errol
>Bruce-Knapp showed exactly the same ignorance, laughing
>extensively about an MIT study showing that aluminum foil
>beanies don't defeat incoming microwave signals intended for
>the head of the wearer.

If not for the distraction of outside transmissions, you might
have noticed that I was not laughing at people who wear foil
helmets (although I'll return to that) but at the irony of a
study that found foil helmets increased, not blocked,
transmissions... and especially the conclusion that the
frequencies affected are held by the U.S. government.

If you don't think that's funny, that's your choice. Don't
presume to tell me what to find funny.

>Mr. Woods referred to "paranoid people who believe they are
>receiving signals from government or aliens."

It pays to listen to the show, maybe go back and play it twice,
rather than jumping to self-righteous conclusions. That was a
direct quote from the study's abstract, which I started by
saying, "According to the abstract.....", so I'm afraid you've
put words in my mouth. Try complaining to the authors of the
study about their description of the mental state of tin foil
helmet wearers.

>Before you start calling us "paranoid" how about you give me
>some _time_ to brief you on exactly where the work to expose
>and stop these crimes stands, instead of slurring us?

Fair trade. I'll research electronic harrassment... myself.

Getting information from you about it would be like getting a
review of the Iraq war from your president. A fact or two may
slip in... but if so it would be by accident.

By your own admission, you're hardly a dis-intrestered observer,
are you?

In exchange, you actually listen to a show...and do some
research yourself. Did you listen to the show a second time to
confirm what you thought you heard? Did you check the web link
on the M.I.T. study? Did you read any of it or just look at
pictures of the ridiculous helmets supposedly used? Did you fire
off an equally strong snot-mail to them? Perhaps, if you
listened to ALL of SDI#447, you'd recall that later in the
podcast, Errol told Alfred Lehmberg the study was done tongue in

So, to clarify - I laughed at the irony of the conclusions that
tin foil helmets amplify, not nulify, radio transmissions. The
abstract of the study refered to tin foil helmet wearers as
paranoid, not me.

Personally, I think anyone who wears a tin foil helmet, no
matter what their excuse, has problems. I have a very hard time
swallowing the claim that the U.S. government is electronically
stalking and harrassing people, i.e. "beaming radio waves at
them" especially since there is even less proof of this than
there is for UFO's....and would require a massive conspiracy to
harrass thousands of people as you claim. And that is all it is,
a claim.

And it raises the question: what makes the targetted people so
important that the government has to harrass them. Are you
extremely powerful politically? Do you control some segment of
the media that makes you a threat to the power elite? Are you
the guardians of some earth-shattering secret? Or is it just
random maliciousness by an enormous number of government

When I see someone wearing a tin foil helmet, I laugh outloud.
At them.

Eleanor, I really don't care, one way or the other, what beliefs
you hold and I wouldn't do anything to change your mind. But I
care very much when you try to enforce your version of political
correctness on me. I'm a true believer in free speech... which
includes the right to offend. I dislike those who try to dictate
what others can say and do, based on their own belief structure
be they government, a special interest group, the religious or
those who believe they are being radio-beamed by evil forces.

My Funk and Wagnalls dictionary defines paranoia as "A form of
mental disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or

If the tin foil helmet fits, wear it.

Michael J. Woods

Pray there's intelligent life somewhere out in space;
There's bugger all down here on Earth.

Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast



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