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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:31 PM

Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, a Faux Hearing About Alien Encounters

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/02/citizen-hearing-on-disclosure-a-faux-hearing-about-alien-encounters.html

They can’t get a hearing on the real Capitol Hill, so this week believers in a massive government coverup of extraterrestrial life held their own with former members of Congress. Josh Dzieza reports

After truthers and false flags, an old-school conspiracy theory with benign little green men, flying saucers, and midnight visits by mysterious government agents is almost refreshing. Though you wouldn’t know it from the weary faces of the former members of Congress listening to testimony this week.

Since Monday, five former representatives and a former senator have listened to witnesses talk about a massive decades-long government coverup of extraterrestrial life. The meeting is being billed as the “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure,” and it looks in some respects like a real hearing. Witnesses are sworn in, and there are members of Congress, albeit former ones who are getting paid $20,000 each to attend.

The faux hearing is the latest attempt by the Paradigm Research Group to bring attention to extraterrestrials. Its last was in 2011, when the White House responded to its petition by denying any extraterrestrial contact and politely referring them to real searches for alien life, like SETI. Paradigm plans to use footage from the panel, lent a bit of apparent authority by the former members of Congress, to make a movie about the alleged government coverup of alien life.

The group’s executive director, Stephen Bassett, told the New York Daily News that he initially reached out to 55 former members of Congress with an offer of $10,000 to attend. Not even Dennis Kucinich, who has spoken of his own UFO encounter before, took the deal. Bassett then doubled the offer and got six takers. They’re an eclectic bunch.


$20,000 for the week? Nice gig if you can get it. Then again, maybe that's a relatively cheap price for selling your name and reputation, to give credibility to a bunch of UFO loons.

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Reply Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, a Faux Hearing About Alien Encounters (Original post)
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DJ13 Jun 2013 #1
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longship Jun 2013 #5
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longship Jun 2013 #3
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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:40 PM

1. This subject seems to disturb you

Were you probed?

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:43 PM

2. I'm entertained by the subject...

especially by the folks who take it seriously, and think Paul Hellyer is credible.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 12:05 AM

5. Entertained is a good word in that context.

I am entertained by people like Jill Tarter, Seth Shostak, and the myriad of planet hunters out there.

I am also entertained by Star Trek (except for those episodes directed by William Shatner or J J Abrams). But like Paul Hellyer, that's just fiction.

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Response to longship (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 12:07 AM

6. I share your perspective...

and your taste in Star Trek

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:56 PM

3. Where there's aliens, there's bound to be probing.

Usually of the anal type.

Either that, or the claimant spent too much time in prison.

Not sure which is more likely true.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:58 PM

4. No,BEING anal is not the same as being anally probed. nt

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 12:44 AM

7. As always, Mitchell and Webb are appropriate...





Sid

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