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  • Steve Bassett · Top Commenter · Executive Director at Paradigm Research Group · 2,676 followers
    1) There has never been five committed members. The goal was five as stated in all release. At this time there are three signed to participate.
    2) Congresswoman Kilpatrick had a distinguished seven term career in the House including chairperson of the Black Caucus.
    3) Your comments on the Taylor matter are incorrect on three counts. You know little to nothing about this complicated case.
    4) Which critics, doubts by whom.
    The Examiner is part of the new "direct journalism" where anyone can write whatever they want and publish without benefit of editor or fact checker. This concept has great potential and is not without merit. But it has a darkside. It permits incompetent, muckraking hacks such as yourself to play pretend journalist and demean and damage the efforts of others. Don't quit your day job.
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  • Richard Dolan · · Works at Richard Dolan · 4,415 followers
    I am participating in the Citizens Hearing, and glad to be doing so. It never ceases to amaze me why certain people feel the need to attack those who are trying to bring public attention to a serious matter, as Stephen Bassett has tirelessly done for years. The tone of this article puzzles me, and borders on personal attack. Why is this so? The author presents himself as attempting to "integrate objectivity and relevant facts" into a field that is all-too "fantastic". He would do well to learn his own lessons and provide a truly detached point of view, and one that backs away from personal issues.
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  • Andy Murray · · Works at Freedom Mortgage
    Great article JJ!
    • Lance Meldon
      The Web Site is reporting she was PAID $20,000.00 for being there.She was a very odd choice...
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  • Ryan Washington · Top Commenter
    I deleted my past comments because I overreacted and got a bit testy.I prefer not to get involved in this debate. I give Bassett props for trying to do something productive and if people don't like that then screw em. I deleted my comment because the tone of my post was not something I felt good about.
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  • Chase Kloetzke · · Radio Talk Show Host at KGRA · 340 followers
    Oh please! Benighted and untrue comments worded perfectly are still as insignificant as the details in this article. **Yawn** Our front line Ufologist, like Mr. Steve Bassett, garnish " great enthusiasm about attention" because they are better than the latest these articles!
    **Yawning** Again!
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    • Tyler Moss · Server/ Bartender at Joss and Jules Boutique Catering and Event Design
      Wow Jack Brewer just brews a lot of Jack! You my friend will be eating your words one day. Along with all the other blind and incompetent skeptics who still think the Earth is flat.....Go get em' Steve! Remember when you have haters, that just means you are doing something right!
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      • Robert Salas · · Math Tutoring at Self · 392 followers
        Thank you for making these points about this bogus 'hearing.' If the stated objective for this sideshow is for more openness and disclosure of the truth, shouldn't the organisers of the CHD be open about the disclosure of the truth about payment to participants and who is financially backing it? After being invited to participate, I asked but never received an answer to the question of who is financing this. That, and other reasons is why I refused to participate. These kinds of stunts only hurt the prospect of disclosure of the UFO truth, not help it.
        • Ryan Washington · Top Commenter
          Salas I supported your efforts 100% but stop attempting to attack the Citizens Hearing. Leave it alone. They are trying to do something and they have good intentions.
        • Ryan Washington · Top Commenter
          Salas how many former members of congress were you able to get to your press conference? Zero is the number. Also cut the crap and stop taking cheap pot shots at Bassett's efforts.
        • Dan Plumridge · Visiting Scholar at Explorer
          The issue of compensation should be a complete non-starter. Look at the speaker's fees that many former politicians command for public appearances. Like it or not, that is the way of Capitalism and to infer that somebody will be less than forthcoming because they are monetarily compensated for their time would cast doubt upon the veracity of multitude of public speakers.
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      • Keith Clark · President at Cleaner Water Foundation
        Keep your head up Steve. We know the importance of this.

        "If We Must Die".

        If we must die, let it not be like hogs.

        Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,

        While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,

        Making their mock at our accursed lot.

        If we must die, O let us nobly die.

        So that our precious blood may not be shed....

        In vain; then even the monsters we defy.

        Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!

        O kinsmen! We must meet the common foe!

        Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,

        And for their thousand blows deal one death blow!

        What though before us lies the open grave?

        Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,

        Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

        - Claude Mckay.
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        • Samareh Rezvani Boag · Top Commenter · Student Teacher at Onehunga Primary School
          This article is rubbish, and clearly has an agenda, the compensations are NOT private, and the donor has been named by Stephen Bassett on many occasion. What happened to investigative journalism? This article wreaks of misinformation and ignorance. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.
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          • Matthew O'Donnell
            A smear-story from beginning to end. Pathetic.
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