Today I had probably the stupidest question asked of me, well, right up
there in the top 3, that I've heard in my entire life.
I'll preface that this part of Mexico is kind of a community for retired
people from the states and Canada, roughly 10,000 though it sometimes
burgeons to 15-20,000 with snowbirds and tourists.
In trying to avoid most of that mess, I have 'gone native', living in a
smaller, quieter town of mostly Mexicans where I can study and work
quietly without a lot of surprise visitors or fiesta falderal heartily
encouraged by the Catholic church.
The new computer system I had purchased had a problem with the monitor,
so I had gone to nearby Ajijic to pickup a replacement which wasn't
ready so went back to Chapala to swap out my 20 liter water bottles and
have lunch at a local gringo cafe called Joses. I knew all but 2 of the
people there so we talked and ate.
After about 30 minutes, along came a guy who lives a few kilometers from
me. I know the guy as we've talked over the past two years that he has
been here, so I THOUGHT he knew (and comprehended) what I was about and
I knew what he had done and his interests.
To my absolute, mind numbing incredulity, after he had been at our table
for about 3 minutes, he lights up a cigarrete and says, "So, what's
happening in the PARANORMAL world these days?"
P-A-R-A-N-O-R-M-A-L mind you!!!
My jaw dropped, I had to take a deep breath and finally looked him dead
in the eye and said, what the heck are you talking about, where did you
come up with that?
He said well, isn't that what your website covers and isn't that your
Well, DUH...NO....but it was probably the sharpest analysis that he
could make as do many who just glance over something without trying to
understand ANY of it, so the first hook that catches their rheumy eye,
thats what they hinge the entire website on...as the main topic and
No doubt there are a lot of people here waiting for God, quite content
to piss off the remainder of their lives sitting in the plazas or cafes
swilling cokes, smoking cigarettes, drinking themselves into a stupor in
the local cantinas and complaining about life in general.
I see it often, the rolled back whites of their eyes when something is
presented to them that requires thought or countenance with a living,
It is understandable that maybe in their lives they had no interest or
predilection for science or anything related to it, usually classifying
it as too complex for their capacity, so when I see the dumbfounded
look, I shut the heck up and revert to topics they can understand and
There is a cadre of old guys who sit on the 2 foot garden walls watching
the young girls go by. Most don't know it because few learn to speak
any spanish, even after years here, but the local Mexican men call them
'pajaros muertos', meaning 'dead birds'...a joke referring to a bird
that can no longer 'stand' on its perch....<lol>....there is much humor
like that here and its quite amusing when used in the proper context.
There are a TINY FEW who do still have active minds but none like I had
fortunately had and have as friends and associates in Dallas and other
parts of the world. Alas, the price of paradise.
So you think why is this jerk writing this to the KeelyNet list?
Because of the complete lack of comprehension many people have to the
subject of science and 'alternative science'. Painting it all with one
wide brush and relegating it to UFOs, paranormal and 'weird science'
that is half baked or has no validity in ANY FORM of proof.
This is clearly shown on the documentary some of participated in for the
Thanks to our friend Tim (who I first met at the Tilley demonstration in
Nashville), some of us have copies of the Discovery documentary called
'A Machine to Die for' and I have watched it a few times now, appalled
at this SAME tendency of people to classify open minded, forward
thinkers as crackpots and kooks.
The video goes into some of the science of it, then brings on toothless
Hamel talking about UFOs from the planet Kladen along with a shot of his
head bump 'implant', as well as Searl with his new slick graphics in
his self deemed Commodore outfit for his airline!
Cold fusion researcher Dr. Edward Storms even sequed from the earlier
technical parts over to those who are considered 'fringe'.
It was rather insulting as they clearly DON'T GET IT and probably never
will. Historically, many people who pursue research interests outside
orthodox thinking have been called crazy or misguided UNTIL THEIR
RESEARCH YIELDS TANGIBLE RESULTS....then every jerk in the valley jumps
on it, usually trying to steal it with the pundits and academic harlots
saying they 'knew it all along'. Right.
I think I'll spend some time and build a page on a 'review' of this
'documentary' and the people and topics involved. Of the producer, I
had SO CLEARLY asked him not to focus on 'perpetual motion' but thats
all they talk about. At the very least, explain what it is in contrast
to OVERUNITY which is the next step beyond a self-running device.
Though the video is timely with regard to the energy concerns of the
last 30 years or so, the technology many of us study wasn't represented
properly nor was it 'filtered' of the flakes out there like Hamel and
Searl, plus at the end they actually credit at least two known conmen.
Certainly blows the credibility of everyone else by 'association'.
Ok, I'll shut downt this 'rant'....paranormal, mi nalgas!
Jerry Decker - http://www.keelynet.com
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