Tommy Sent Me...

Discussion in 'Welcome to Alien Expanse' started by Vrillon, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Vrillon

    Vrillon Ignore Alien Orders

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    Hello all. Another Paracast refugee (ChrisJohnsen). I was invited over here by @Thomas R. Morrison. Excited to dig in and participate where I can. Nice to see my old friend @Christopher o'brien has already migrated to this forum.
    Also, I think I was Member #200! What do I win?!?! :emoji_cartwheel:
     
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  2. Black Angus

    Black Angus Honorable

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    Welcome
    Any money you dont give Gene, can be considered winnings
    You cant help but spend that wisely, lol

    From Christopher O'Brien

    Its ok, he has lots of friends here :Thumbsup:
    And by that i mean he doesnt really.. dont take that the wrong way
     
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  3. Thomas R. Morrison

    Thomas R. Morrison Honorable

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    Welcome aboard Chris! Hot damn - we're gettin' the band back together boys!

    (I almost missed this thread tho because nobody has ever called me Tommy, haha ; )

    What?? Holy cow, I totally missed that! And I'm taking the triple bonus points for the oblique reference to his book Stalking the Herd, btw =)

    I love Christopher O'Brien - I hope he'll post here more often. The man is madly educated on the whole topic of ufology, but even more importantly, I've found his human integrity to be beyond reproach - we're all damned fortunate to have him as a beacon of honestly and sincerity and an unbelievable expanse of knowledge on this subject. He's also pursuing the most historic public scientific project in ufology with his San Luis Valley Camera/Observatory Project - I expect that he'll soon be providing the kind of scientific data on the AAV phenomenon that our stingy $780B/year defense industry has been withholding for nearly 70 years.
    A new car! Aw crap - we haven't got any new cars in the forum inventory yet. Sorry Chris Johnson, all we have is this lovely photo of Scarlett Johansson:

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    I think I took that the wrong way - what's the right way to take that, Black Angus? If anyone has any hatchets to bury, I suggest that we do so now: The Paracast forums were a soulless train wreck of pathologically cynical BS that had an insidious way of bringing out the worst in people. I couldn't be happier to leave that agonizing exercise in futility far behind me at last (but if that snide Asperger's creep Realm follows us here, I'll flame him into oblivion, lol).
     
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  4. michael59

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    Hello, Vrillon. Welcome to Alien Expanse. :)

    That is cool that you are our 200th member! I think you should win something too. How about this, you never have to worry about advertising and you never have to pay any fees. Oh, wait, we all get that.....

    Okay, how about we throw a little dance party your way? estrelas-javascript-compiladores.gif

    See you around the board. lol
     
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  5. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    welcome to AE!
     
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  6. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Greetings and Welcome to AE...q37

    I see you've already been given the lovely picture of Scarlett Johansson and thrown a dance party for being our 200th member, I could, oh wait, how about a free ride in our AE-AAV parked on the helipad out back?...:happy8:

    q14
     
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  7. Kchoo

    Kchoo Celestial

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    Welcome to AE.
    I like Chris..
    I hope he is still lurking about on AE.
     
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  8. Jr35rain

    Jr35rain Adept

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    Welcome! :biggrinn8:
     
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  9. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    Welcome to AE.
    q9
     
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  10. Wade

    Wade How 'bout some Christma$ cheer?

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    Well, I don't know what number I was, but getting less "tied-up"? with Gene from the Paracast is the only thing I won and I'll take it! Welcome Aboard Chris!
     
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  11. Vrillon

    Vrillon Ignore Alien Orders

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    I'm generally a good-natured person and my attitude in forums like these is add something positive, constructive, or interesting when I can, and if I can't, try to remember to shut the hell up. I'm not into confrontation or endless debate. I realize some people are way more emotionally and intellectually invested in the UFO phenomenon and related topics than I am. There is too much serious and negative stuff going on in the world for me to expend too much energy in getting upset that someone in an online forum doesn't share my theories or opinions about aliens. Primarily, I'm here to learn, connect with some like-minded individuals, and have an outlet for my curiosity. I try to keep my mind as open as possible while still filtering out what I believe to be the copious amount of bullshit (and bullshitters) that permeates the "field of Ufology," for lack of a better term. The fact that several people I respect and admire from the Paracast forums have left that forum behind to post here is why I've joined Alien Expanse. I'm looking for a higher quality of intellectual discourse, with a minimum of online toxicity that seems to permeate most areas of public conversation, regardless of topic, on the interwebs.

    Now, given @Black Angus reply with the link above, I feel compelled to comment, as it reads on its face like a slight dig at me for being friendly with Gene after 10 years of listening to his show, participating in the forum and even being a guest on the show one time. I'm aware there are people who have a major problem with Gene Steinberg. I'm not one of them. I have been a listener to The Paracast since 2009. I have been vocal over the years in the forum with my criticisms of Gene and the show, and especially specific episodes, but it's never reached the level of "personally attacking Gene" for me. I've seen the complaints about incessant begging for money, claims of fraud, his attitude/antiquated opinions expressed on the show, etc. In the 10 years I've been listening and a forum member, I never received one single email asking me for money. How could that be? When I joined the Paracast forum I unchecked the box in Preferences section where it allows email messages from the site administrator. Never got one email from Gene as a result. I'm surprised more people didn't take that route, or figure out the solution. That and a judicious use of the "block user" feature, silencing several members that made the forum unpleasant, made my forum experience much more tolerable. As for being upset about various opinions the hosts express on the show, I take most of it with a grain of salt and genuinely try and focus on the topic being discussed and the guest being interviewed. If a particular show gets "too political," or the guest sucks, I simply delete the podcast episode from my iTunes library and move on to some other show. Tangent alert: Aaron Gulyas' The Saucer Life is very enjoyable, for those who haven't checked it out yet.

    Clearly there are people who hold a variety of different feelings and opinions regarding The Paracast and Gene. That conversation really doesn't interest me. I'm here to read about and discuss UFOs, aliens, and strange phenomena. That's the fun stuff. I have no interest in tearing other people down, discussing their shortcomings, or speculating about their personal and financial lives.

    Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so be kind. My current battle is the 110ºF heat in Los Angeles today and a woefully ancient and underperforming A/C unit in my apartment. Good times...
     
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  12. Ron67

    Ron67 Ignorance isn’t bliss!

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    Hi Chris,good to see another defector.Gene has really driven away a lot of talent from the Paracast.(Ronaway) from the Paracast.
     
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  13. Niku120

    Niku120 Adept

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    Aloha!

    always wanted to say that.:dirol:

    welcome to the forum! :hi4:
     
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  14. SOUL-DRIFTER

    SOUL-DRIFTER Administrator

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    Welcome aboard.
     
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