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    Time Team

    Apologies for such an excessive delay. I have created an Archaeology sub-forum under Curriculum Subjects > Social Sciences > Archaeology. If you like, I'll see about moving these posts to a Time Team thread.
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    Vale Al Bean

    We lost another of the moonwalkers today: Apollo 12 LMP Alan Bean, fourth man to walk on the Moon. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/26/astronaut-alan-bean-fourth-person-walk-on-moon-dies
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    Yeah, a VM. There are a number of free apps that will do it for you. I set one up for a mate as he had vital software that would only run under XP.
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    XP? Man, you have to update to at least Win 7.....
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    Moon Landing

    Yeah, it has been debunked so many times by so many people, it's a joke. If you have anything that you think needs addressing, just ask and I'll be pleased to respond to it.
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    Out of curiosity

    Out of curiosity... has anyone undergone a major shift in their opinions regarding the JFK assassination? From being a 'lone nutter' to belief in a conspiracy? From a belief in a conspiracy to a 'lone nutter'? Or perhaps a major shift in how you thought it was done (I don't know details so you'll have to decide what is a major shift)? If so, what convinced you? By past performance, I'm guessing this will be futile but.... this is your personal view. If someone says "I changed my opinion because of A" and you think A is completly bogus, please do NOT voice your view that A is bogus... just let people voice what shaped their opinions. Thank you.
  7. No, the people who claim the photographic record of the lunar landings have been fabricated have been conclusively proven wrong. No doubt at all. ALL the claims have been proven false - but that won't stop those same people making the claims and fooling the laymen.
  8. As someone who does not follow the JFK debate nor have any great understanding of it, can I ask: Was there anything in these new documents that people considered significant, important, etc?
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    Apollo 11

    Just a reminder that 48 years ago, Apollo 11 was on its way to the Moon.
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    Apollo 11

    I'd like to see more manned exploration but I'm afraid there simply isn't the will for the the governments (stand fast China) to do it. Perhaps in some ways that is good: people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are trying to make money out of it and to be honest, I wish them well. As long as we actually do it, and start colonising new worlds and establish an enduring presence OFF this world. We have been lucky not to have had something disastrous kill us all so far.
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    Moon Myth Disinformation

    The various people involved can be interesting. Some people genuinely believe that it is all faked and their distrust of anything that contradicts that - especially "official" documents - will not allow them to change their opinion. There are those who genuinely believe the 'hoax' theory but they are slightly different: their own ego, sometime hubris, will not allow them to be 'wrong'. Next are the ones who are the bane to us all: the ones who saw something then can't be bothered to fact check: I saw it on the internet so it must be true. Of course, there are those who 'believe' just to be contrary, to be stirrers. Generally trolls. Lastly are the people we all hope to meet: those who have found things convincing and formed an opinion but are open to change. Often they will take up the challenge just to prove you wrong then discover that the science really does back up the reality, that upon close examination of the hoax claims the inconsistencies do become apparent, etc. Over time I have learnt one thing: try to be respectful and patient. I'm not always successful but with time I've learnt that direct confrontation often just causes people to 'raise shields' and achieves nothing.
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    Time Team

    I don't see any reason that couldn't be done. Let me get approval to do that and I'll advise here when done.
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    Frank Rich: How a presidency ends

    There was an interesting comment made by James R. Clapper, former US Director of Intelligence, during an address at the National Press Club of Australia. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/07/james-clapper-says-watergate-pales-in-comparison-with-trump-and-russia-scandal
  14. Well, I guess it didn't happen. I can see such an announcement but it won't as a lot of people would think. It will be one of the most important discoveries in human history, but it will be that microbial life or similar has been discovered. It won't be "take me to your leader" alien life.
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    Steven Greer's Latest UFO/ET Disclosure Effort

    Actually, I simply mean credible imagery. I haven't looked at anything recent; perhaps there are images that people put forward as proof that I am unaware of.
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    Larry Belmont

    Interesting you have a website for a searchlight battalion; I hadn't seen one like that before but very well deserved. Cheers!
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    Cory Santos

    Many thanks. I was just wondering if his views on the Moon / Moon landings ever..... coloured.... your assessment of other things he said. As you may have gathered, I hold opposing views to Mr Lear with respect to the Apollo programme!
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    Steven Greer's Latest UFO/ET Disclosure Effort

    I would love extraterrestrial craft to be true. Seriously... meeting a race of people from another world. It would be fantastic. Problem is, despite the fact we seem to have every event on the planet recorded on mobiles (cell phones to our US friends), we still have no credible imagery of UFO or alien visitation. As Mulder had on his wall: I want to believe!
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    My month with chemtrails conspiracy theorists

    I've been there.....
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    Moon Myth Disinformation

    It's a generational thing. Every few years there are young people who get taken in by the claims. Most ask questions, do research, and decide for themselves that the 'moon hoax' claims are rubbish. Some however get sucked into the rabbit hole. For the most part, there is no saving those people,,, though we can try.
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    The Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Thanks for that, Michael.
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    Cory Santos

    Hi Cory, welcome to the Forum. I don't know if this is inappropriate to ask (if it is, forgive / forget) but what can you tells us about your relationship with Mr Lear (if anything)? I have read many of his claims and find them.... err.... unconventional.
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    Tyler Houser

    Welcome, Tyler!
  24. WTF is going on with trump and his administration? Okay, making major changes will take time but Trump is acting as far from presidental as you can get. Sure, he's different, not a mainstream politician but a bit of a radical.... however he seems to be deliberately trying to screw things up. He's alienated former allied nations, alienated US departments, even caused great concern within his own party! What's going on? He seems to be trying to destroy himself.