Unfortunately, yesterday my son and I both tested positive for coronavirus. As of this writing, we are both doing OK, with mild symptoms. I am feeling tired, though. So, in lieu of a blog post, please enjoy Steven Greenstreet's Basement Office episode for The New York Post in which he dissects the murky path through which a group of propagandists created a UFO flap by leveraging the New York Times. As I have pointed out many times, and as Greenstreet explains in the video, Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal purposely omitted essential information about AAWSAP's paranormal research in order to create a piece of advocacy rather than journalism in order to generate spurious "credibility." At the end, Greenstreet catches Lue Elizondo in a lie. Despite claiming never to have been involved with paranormal-hunting AAWSAP, only the later UFO-hunting AATIP, Elizondo claimed in official documents to have worked for AAWSAP for two years and to have performed the function of its director. Elizondo took to social media to try to mitigate the damage, arguing that his involvement didn't count because he decided "within 24 hours" not to perform his assigned AAWSAP duties. His explanation was implausible.
5/13/2022 10:30:08 am
Yikes, I hope your symptoms remain mild, and I wish you both a speedy recovery.
5/13/2022 12:32:29 pm
Hope you all feel better soon, Jason!
5/13/2022 02:18:10 pm
Get well soon. My daughter just went through it. She was vaxed but not boosted and I took her about 3 days to get over the worst of it. A couple days later she is just tired.
5/13/2022 04:48:29 pm
Sorry to hear about the positive tests. Take care and get well soon.
5/13/2022 11:29:47 pm
Darn, I hope you both have minimal symptoms and are back healthy real soon. As far as the liar Elizondo goes….I won’t dignify his feeble attempt at damage control. It’s so difficult to keep all the lies straight isn’t it?
5/14/2022 12:27:18 am
Funny, your “debunk” of the ancient alien theorists seems only to support them. Nothing of the interpretation they presented becomes implausible by your “more careful” translations. Interesting.
5/14/2022 12:32:09 am
Nothing about your “debunk” of the AAT’s appears to hit home, despite your “more careful” translation of the Mahabrata. The article seems only fixated on the typical “scientific”* narrowmindedness that accompanies people who believe that the more “sciency” one is, the more smallminded one must be. Ok?
5/17/2022 11:16:17 am
Those goshdurn scientists with their narrow minded fetish for subjecting evidence to rigorous scrutiny.
5/15/2022 04:03:15 pm
Glad your symptoms and your son's are mild. Many people think the vaccines and boosters are supposed to prevent getting Covid. In truth, they reduce your chances of getting it, but they also give your immune system a head start in combatting it when you do catch it, meaning you're less likely to have severe symptoms if you do catch it. Be well, and get better soon.
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