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Ben
01-05-2003, 07:48 PM
In an earlier thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=154184) I asked:

GOM, I'm curious. IYO, what is NASA's goal? In your posts on the PP you seem to hint that bit-by-bit NASA is presenting false evidence in order to get people accustomed to the idea of extraterrestrials. I've never seen you explain your ideas on this topic in full, but from what I gather you seem to feel that the culmination of the hoax will come when NASA ultimately fakes first contact with an extraterrestrial race.

Could you explain your thoughts on this subject in more detail?

GOM reasonably asked that I start a new thread to keep the earlier one on topic, so I started this one.

GOM, would you care to enlighten us?

Kamandi
01-06-2003, 12:43 AM
Clearly, the Black Helicopters have taken GOM.

Is there no one left to speak the truth?!

Ben
01-08-2003, 02:57 PM
GOM, are you there?

Liberal
01-08-2003, 03:15 PM
I think you can probably find him at the Pizza Parlor (http://thebruces.stormbirds.org/forums/index.php?s=). I think he goes by JunkYardFrog there.

Mars Horizon
01-08-2003, 03:33 PM
Yes, I have seen him post on that site numerous times, usually arguing with someone named tardigrade. ;)

Ben
01-08-2003, 04:26 PM
Be honest, Lib. Did you even read the OP?

Duck Duck Goose
01-08-2003, 08:01 PM
Well, Ben, in the "the truth about color photos of Mars" thread, he sounds like he's genuinely thinking it over what Podkayne is saying, so maybe he's not just another tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorist.

If he were another Seethruart or Hiyruu, he'd have been here by now, I think.

There used to be *a* poster named Gom over at the Pizza Parlor, but it's not necessarily the same person.

Homebrew
01-08-2003, 10:54 PM
It is the same poster, DDG. He identified himself in the Save Polycarp thread.

Ben
01-09-2003, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
Well, Ben, in the "the truth about color photos of Mars" thread, he sounds like he's genuinely thinking it over what Podkayne is saying, so maybe he's not just another tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorist.

If he were another Seethruart or Hiyruu, he'd have been here by now, I think.


What's your point? I never suggested that he was a Seethruart or a Hiyruu. GOM clearly has a conspiracy theory, I asked him what it was, and he indicated that I should start this thread so that he could tell us about it. The problem is that now that I've started the thread, for some reason GOM isn't posting his theory in it after all.

Tars Tarkas
01-09-2003, 12:41 AM
The real conspiracy is that if we all knew Mars was pink, rednecks would call it the gay planet and not support missions there. So NASA lies to keep its funding from being cut by fundies. Trust me, i knew a guy who once drew a picture of a spaceship, i know what i'm talking about!

Liberal
01-09-2003, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by Ben
Be honest, Lib. Did you even read the OP? I beg your pardon? :) Was there something in your OP that I violated when I told you where you might find GOM?

Duck Duck Goose
01-09-2003, 09:09 AM
Well, see, Ben, I disagree that Gom "clearly" has a conspiracy theory. I just heard him ask some questions about the color of photos on Mars, and since most, if not all, of the people who ask those sorts of questions are also NASA conspiracy theorists, it's natural to assume that Gom is one, too. But until he actually comes out and says he believes that, I prefer to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he's just turning the idea over in his mind, and he's not sure enough of himself to bring it up in public, no doubt being perfectly aware that it's just a conspiracy theory.

Besides, just because you opened this thread doesn't obligate him to come in here and expound upon his theory, and not incidentally get immediately jumped on by half of Great Debates. ;) You know that's what would happen. He's not stupid over at the Pizza Parlor, either. :D

Ben
01-09-2003, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
Besides, just because you opened this thread doesn't obligate him to come in here and expound upon his theory, and not incidentally get immediately jumped on by half of Great Debates.

If GOM is afraid of that happening, then why did he tell me that I should start a new thread specifically so that he could expound upon his theory?

And isn't it simple politeness for him to actually go through with explaining his theory at this point? If he didn't intend to explain it, it was rude of him to suggest that I should start a thread for him.

Ben
01-11-2003, 03:24 PM
GOM, now that I've started the thread as you suggested, do you have *any* intention of actually posting your theory?