Aliens among us?

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  1. sean1976

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    That's a pretty interesting read. Nothing that we haven't heard before, but still interesting when it comes from a fairly prominent politician.
     
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    Well that's what got me interested. I usually immediately dismiss these reports as rantings by quacks, but Canada's ex-defence minister is pretty weighty. I also thought maybe as he's quite old he's beginning to lose his marbles, but upon watching the link and listening to him, he seems to be still all there. It's a concept I've never given much thought to TBH... but maybe will be a little more open minded going forward.
     
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    Why? It's just like Richard said - nothing we haven't heard before. Why is it suddenly more believable when a politician says it? Unless he has and offers proof, it has just as much credibility as some internet blogger or forums poster... :) And global warming?! I haven't watched the video, but is he saying that aliens are causing global warming to take us out, or just that global warming should be our priority?

    While I love a good conspiracy story, especially when it concerns aliens, until someone offers up something that can be examined, I'm going to file it under the same category as all the emails I get about making my member longer and how some prince overseas wants to give me money.....
     
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    Man, if a prince from overseas wants to give you money you should go for it! Lucky Bugger! ;)
     
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    Fascinating, thanks for sharing. I don't know if I want to trust it though. I mean, honestly, if our governments were working with extraterrestials I don't think they would allow anything like this to be posted, or if it were posted I think they would go to great lengths to make it seem like a joke. It would be very interesting to see something like this come out though, but I think it might cause hysteria amongst man.
     
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    This is all standard conspiracy thinking. Having it come from a former Defense Minister means nothing. It's like saying "aHA! Thomas Edison believed in ghosts and psychic phenomena!" So what? A given claim doesn't gain credibility simply because it's made by an "authority figure". They can be just as whacko as anyone else.
     
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    As in Pierre Salinger and the TWA 800 crash. He made a complete fool out of himself.
     
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    Of course this is true, but from watching the video - he basically dismissed the idea himself as quackery before doing research on his own. This leads me to believe he is somewhat level headed. Maybe he just watched one to many X files reruns, who knows? .. The truth is out there :) .. It did give me pause though, hearing it from our ex defence minister and not some clandestine website run buy some guy with tinfoil on his head.
     
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    I am firm believer in never dismissing anyone just because the say something you don't agree with it. However, if you read up on this guy, I am confident you will find that dismissing what he says is a smart move.

    -Keith
     
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    The point is that an "ex defense minister" must provide proof of these allegations, just like anyone else. His "belief" in these things means nothing per se.
     

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