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Your Paracast Newsletter -- December 19, 2009

Gene Steinberg

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Your Paracast Newsletter -- December 19, 2009

December 19, 2009

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Please Don't Forget The Paracast This Holiday Season:
We know you have other priorities, but here's the deal: Some of you have asked David and me about our day jobs. Well, without going into details that you probably don't care about, I have a technology site and a tech radio show -- and we both have The Paracast. We do receive a small amount of revenue from ads, but far from sufficient to put food on the table. So we hope you readers and listeners will, if you can, help make up some of the difference, which is why we humbly and regularly request your donations. Yes, we know money is tight, particularly this holiday season. But no contribution is too small (or too large :). We have a Donate link on our home page, below the logo and audio player. Or just send your contribution via PayPal to sales (at) theparacast (dot) com.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009: The Paracast, with Gene Steinberg and David Biedny, covers a world beyond science, where UFOs, poltergeists and strange phenomena of all kinds have been reported by millions across the planet.

Set Up: The Paracast hosts interview long-time researchers in the field, to shed light on the mysteries and complexities of our Universe and the secrets that surround us in our everyday lives.

Join Gene and David as they explore the realms of the known and unknown, and hear great stories of the history of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries.

This Week's Episode: UFO researcher and talk show host Don Ecker and Robert Kiviat, writer and producer of "Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?" and other TV shows on paranormal topics, join us to talk about new Moon discoveries and the lunar/astronaut connection.Ã?Â?Ã?Â?

Coming December 27: Veteran abduction researcher Budd Hopkins presents Doug, a UFO experiencer, for an exclusive conversation about a wide range of unusual and sometimes frightening encounters.

The Intruders Foundation: http://www.intrudersfoundation.org/

Coming January 3, 2010: Independent journalist Terry Hansen, author of �The Missing Times,� explores ongoing news media participation in the UFO Cover-up.

Note: </b>Archives of previous episodes are available for free download direct from the site or via a Podcast directory, such as Apple iTunes.

Reminder: Don't forget to visit our active Discussion Forums for the latest news/views/debates on all things paranormal (and note our new Internet address): The Paracast Community Forums

Is the Press in Cahoots with the Government on UFOs?

All right, let's look at the prevailing conspiracy theory: The U.S. government knows the answers to the UFO enigma, and has suppressed that proof for reasons best known to themselves. What those reasons might be is anyone's guess, although the possibilities are certainly clear and present.

Consider the question of national security. We expect the authorities to protect us from harm, and admitting that we may be undergoing visitations by advanced craft of unknown origin would not just represent a betrayal of that trust, but potentially cause panic in the streets.

Now you may not believe that such panic is possible, but the long-term memory of the government includes that infamous Orson Welles radio adaption of "War of the Worlds," where millions were frightened out of their wits. Evidently they failed to hear or understand the announcements during the pseudo-documentary that it was all a work of fiction.

You can't imagine anyone living in a civilized country in the 21st century actually believing such a thing, but there would nonetheless be serious consequences. What about the impact to the world economic structure, religions and so on and so forth? What if it turned out that the governments actually had no clue what was really going on, and that might indeed cause the panic they wanted to avoid.

Similarly, despite the lurid fantasies woven by some in the UFO field, there is no evidence whatever that ET and Earthbound governments are engaged in some sort of grand conspiracy of one sort or another that allows strange craft and certain strange activities -- such as abductions -- to proceed unfettered.

The other stage of such conspiratorial thinking is that the press has become a willing participant. Imagine, for example, the NSA sending operatives to publisher Rupert Murdoch and requesting � make that demanding � that he restrict coverage of UFOs in his newspapers and TV outlets to entertainment fare. Consider the possibility that similar pacts have been made with all the major media outlets.

At a time where few believe anything the government says or does, why should we take seriously the possibility that the press is complicit in this grand scheme? Would the NSA, for example, actually expect such efforts to bear fruit, or would they just backfire?

Wouldn't it make more sense to, as some suggest, hide in plain sight, by infiltrating the UFO field and putting out false information intermixed with the real, to simply confuse and befuddle everyone? The UFO field seems mixed up enough already, and it may well be that such dirty tricks would be easy to accomplish.

Sure, among the vast horde of UFO data, the truth may truly be out there. But will it ever be really possible to separate the signal from the noise?

Gene Steinberg
Co-Host, "The Paracast"

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