From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:37:55 -0400 Archived: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:36:50 -0500 Subject: Re: PRG Update - 11/20/11 - Disclosure Petition II >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:14:56 -0600 >Subject: Re: PRG Update - 11/20/11 - Disclosure Petition II >>From: Stephen Bassett <PRG.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 11:50:48 -0800 >>Subject: PRG Update - 11/20/11 - Disclosure Petition II >>PRG >>Paradigm Research Group >>PRG Update - Disclosure Petition II - November 20, 2011 >>Disclosure Petition II >>www.disclosurepetition.info >>On December 1, 2011, the second Disclosure Petition will be >>submitted to the White House's We the People initiative. Under >>the new rules this petition must secure 25,000 signatures within >>30 days of its submission (by December 31) in order to receive a >>formal response from the Obama administration. The first >>Disclosure Petition received 12,078 signatures. Over the next >>two weeks PRG will pre-promote Disclosure Petition II to ensure >>it has the best possible chance to succeed. Also, if on >>submission it quickly secures thousands of signatures, it will >>attract immediate media attention. >>The response to the first Disclosure Petition was unacceptable >>and indefensible. Disclosure Petition II is a direct challenge >>to that response and could generate a substantial media >>engagement. But it is up to the people to make that happen. >>Spread the word this petition will go active on the White House >>website on December 1, 2011. ><snip> >This is the sort of thing that makes all ufologists look like >dupes setting themselves up for ridicule, in this case deserved. >It is also counterproductive simply in terms of UFO politics, as >Leslie Kean, who knows something of the intersection of >officialdom and UFO events, has argued here: >http://tinyurl.com/7cohfmv >in case you missed it the first time. >I urge all self-respecting students of the phenomenon to keep >their distance. And if that makes me an agent of the CIA, the >MIB, the Deros, the International Bankers, the >Cryptoterrestrials, the Illuminati, or whomever, so be it. >Sigh, >Jerry Clark Have to agree, Jerry; it is a waste of time and frankly embarrassing. These petitions will never get above the level of a staffer who will delegate the task to an intern probably. The intern will scan some NT Times stories which indicate little media interest and at best nothing that will get the president votes in the next election and probably lose more. Back up the line it will go as non-essential, low-level noise from a small group of cranks and flakes. Standard response No.44A subsection i 22-3 recommended which covers everything from UFOs to ghosts on the Queen Mary. Put it on Whitehouse letterhead and zap it off. I think most of us would be better off if we just went with our own gut on this phenomenon; satisfied ourselves as to the truth of it - or not and blew off what the Whitehouse thinks officially. Its blessing has no currency with me in any case. Don Ledger Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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