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U.S. Denies Spectacular Ruins in Antarctica Captured on Video
AMP LA 03-18-02 0925GMT ^ | Monday, March 18, 2002 - Web posted at 5:25 a.m. EDT (0925 GMT) | WASHINGTON, D.C. (AMP)

Posted on 04/13/2002 7:01:52 PM PDT by vannrox

U.S. Denies “Spectacular Ruins”
in Antarctica Captured on Video





WASHINGTON, D.C. (AMP) – The U.S. government said it will seek to block the airing of a video found by Navy rescuers in Antarctica that purportedly reveals that a massive archeological dig is underway two miles beneath the ice. The @lantisTV production crew that shot the video is still missing.


Attorneys for Beverly Hills-based @lantisTV stressed that the company’s primary concern is for the safety and welfare of its crew. But they stated they will “vigorously oppose” any attempts to “censor material that is clearly in the public interest and public domain.” The ice continent of Antarctica, they point out, belongs to no nation. The U.S. has no jurisdiction there.


“That video is the property of @lantisTV,” said a company spokeswoman. “We shot it. It’s ours. And as soon as it’s rightfully returned to us, we’re going to air it. End of story.”


Two Navy officers who saw the tape described its contents to civilian National Science Foundation (NSF) researchers upon their return to Amundson-Scott Station at the South Pole, according to sources at McMurdo Station, the main American base in Antarctica. “They said it showed spectacular ruins and other things they couldn’t go into,” an NSF scientist reported. “We chalked it up to some sort of subzero-induced delusion until a chopper full Navy SEALS landed and picked them up and took off. Now we’re scratching our heads”


Officials of the U.S. Naval Support Task Force, Antarctica, deny the story or possession of any video shot by the missing @lantisTV crew.


News of the video, which Navy rescuers said they found in an abandoned supply dump one hundred miles west of Vostok Station, comes on the heels of U.S. attempts to strike passages from RAISING ATLANTIS, the upcoming novel by Thomas Greanias that is the basis for @lantisTV's popular online Atlantis Mapping Project channel.


Federal officials agreed to allow an uncensored version of RAISING ATLANTIS to go on sale in April at Amazon.com as an e-book. But they won court approval to “block certain portions that might compromise national security” from the hardcover edition due in bookstores by year’s end.


“The government feels fairly confident that few people are going to read a 400-page novel on their computers,” said a U.S. attorney familiar with the negotiations. “And @lantisTV has agreed to remove the uncensored e-book when the hardcover comes out.”


The problem for the feds, he said, is going to come when people buy the e-book and keep it to compare it with the hardcover. “At that point the disputed passages might as well be lit up in neon.”


The novel focuses on a secret U.S. military expedition that discovers ancient ruins two miles beneath the ice in Antarctica. Recent events in Antarctica have raised questions about whether the story is fiction or a novelization of actual events. But sources say the current federal review is focusing on the novel’s depiction of “Federal Emergency Plan D,” which officially doesn’t exist, although parts of the plan have become public in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America.


Specifically, Stage One of “Plan D” went into effect on Sept. 11 and calls for the activation of a “shadow government” to operate in secret bunkers outside the nation’s capital to ensure the survival of the United States of America and the continuity of its government in the event of a natural global catastrophe or nuclear Armageddon.


It’s the specifics of Stage Two and Three, detailed in RAISING ATLANTIS, that concern federal officials. “Hell, I didn’t even know about Stage One and the shadow government until 9-11, let alone Stage Two or Stage Three,” said one CIA source on condition of anonymity.


Last week President Bush, in a veiled reference to Stage One of “Plan D,” said his administration has "all options on the table" as the Pentagon reworks its nuclear weapons policy to deter any attack on America — including from non-nuclear states such as Iraq and Iran.


The U.S. nuclear arsenal is "a way to say to people who would harm America: 'Don't do it,'" Bush said. "We've got all options on the table because we want to make it very clear to nations that you will not threaten the United States or use weapons of mass destruction against us or our allies or friends."


AMP LA 03-18-02 0925GMT



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: antarctica; archeology; atlantis; exploration; godsgravesglyphs; history; lakevostok; mystery; ohsomysteriouso; russia; science; tinfoilhat; video
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1 posted on 04/13/2002 7:01:52 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Cool.
Very.
2 posted on 04/13/2002 7:04:58 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: vannrox
Interesting...
3 posted on 04/13/2002 7:06:08 PM PDT by ChicagoRepublican
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To: Travis McGee
Would you dive with a rebreather in a drysuit or helmet?
4 posted on 04/13/2002 7:06:15 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: vannrox
This reads like a slick marketing promotion.
5 posted on 04/13/2002 7:07:47 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: vannrox
??????????????????
6 posted on 04/13/2002 7:07:59 PM PDT by Ahban
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To: Fred Mertz
I heard the legend of a "Blair Witch" that lives in the ruins. Someone must be buying their tinfoil in bulk.
7 posted on 04/13/2002 7:09:34 PM PDT by inkling
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To: nunya bidness
Neither. The proper attire for this story is a foil lined hat.
8 posted on 04/13/2002 7:09:36 PM PDT by PsyOp
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To: vannrox
They must have found the second StarGate.
9 posted on 04/13/2002 7:10:39 PM PDT by chaosagent
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To: vannrox
Fascinating. The Polar-shift theory holds that the earth's crust shifts periodically, resulting in world-wide cataclysm. Antarticta was supposedly much higher in latitude before the last shift....Atlantis?
10 posted on 04/13/2002 7:12:20 PM PDT by servantoftheservant
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To: ppaul
The following two books discuss the basis of reasoning why they believe that Atlantis is located in Antarctica.


11 posted on 04/13/2002 7:12:33 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
"The @lantisTV production crew that shot the video is still missing."

Amazing how these types of people can, mysteriously, never be found when you need them. I expect this story to show up on snopes2 in the very near future.
12 posted on 04/13/2002 7:13:44 PM PDT by DennisR
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To: Orual; aculeus; BlueLancer; all
"My friends, you have seen this incident based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen?"
13 posted on 04/13/2002 7:14:06 PM PDT by dighton
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To: vannrox
We are doomed.

I give up

14 posted on 04/13/2002 7:14:44 PM PDT by don-o
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To: Fred Mertz
This reads like a not too slick marketing promotion.
15 posted on 04/13/2002 7:14:48 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: vannrox
What the f..udge?

In the under-reported world of alien sightings and abductions there is a link between Antarctica and reptile-like creatures. According to the Omega Files, compiled by "Branton," "Some 'contactees' such as Maurice Doreal claim that the reptiloids [human-like reptile creatures] in prehistoric times lived in the Antarctic region, when it was a subtropical zone, and that they were subsequently driven underground and off the planet by a race of pre-Nordic humans whose lost and long-forgotten civilization now lies buried deep beneath the sands of the Gobi Desert."
More...
16 posted on 04/13/2002 7:15:09 PM PDT by Djarum
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To: vannrox
Damn, I'm running out of tinfoil. Good thing SuperWalMart is open 24 hours. Methinks some publicist will be getting a huge bonus soon. Too bad Art Bell isn't on the air on weekends--he'd be all over this like a cheap suit!

But hey, it's a great story!

17 posted on 04/13/2002 7:16:28 PM PDT by GatorGirl
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To: vannrox
"..Federal officials......won court approval to “block certain portions that might compromise national security” ..."

I'm not a tin-foiler, but it sounds like there may be something to this story....


18 posted on 04/13/2002 7:16:48 PM PDT by Icthus
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To: ppaul
Cool.
Very.


Yes, 'supersaint' Serena is cool.
19 posted on 04/13/2002 7:17:20 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko
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To: vannrox
Wanted.


Tin Foil


Or Rubber Bands


Now we know the real reason for the Falkland War


Global Warming will release the Aliens imprisoned in the Ice


Bush will now sign Kyoto Treaty


Mars has Ice at Polls Don't you all see this???


Everything happening in the world is to divert our attentionaway from Atlantis

21 posted on 04/13/2002 7:18:20 PM PDT by TAP ONLINE
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To: Scully; Mulder
Any thoughts?
22 posted on 04/13/2002 7:20:05 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: Djarum

Yes...there are some amazing tin foil statements...


However, there is a strong basis to believe of a series of human made debris to be found in the lesser Antarctica region. At 9500 BC this region was temperate in climate. Evidence of a globe-wide trade civilization predating Sumeria has been proposed ever since the 1960's by Hugh Fox.


I doubt that we will find any "ray guns" or "aliens", or "mysterious beings". And, I am very reluctant to support the belief that the CIA is covering up some kind of "India Jones" investigation. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that everything is 100% made up.


There is probably 1% truth behind it.


After all, the area implicated in the city area is within the Australian zone of control. Not the American.


23 posted on 04/13/2002 7:24:25 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: TAP ONLINE
Do we need popcorn before we can read this?
24 posted on 04/13/2002 7:24:42 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: vannrox
Something about this sounds familiar, but I cant remember what. I thought about a year or so ago I heard something on the internet about a small nuclear reactor being set up to provide electricity for some sort of American expedition in Antarctica. Two questions come to mind though, #1 how would you even know to START looking 2 miles beneth the ice, #2 why would it be a national security issue in the first place.
25 posted on 04/13/2002 7:25:36 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: vannrox
The part that kills this for me is the "two miles." Why would the US government have been digging 2 miles down? Do you know how much work and equipment it would take to work operate at that level? 10,000 feet below ground? Maybe 200 feet, but not 10,000.
26 posted on 04/13/2002 7:26:05 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: Djarum
there is a link between Antarctica and reptile-like creatures.

Mmm...reptile.

27 posted on 04/13/2002 7:26:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: chaosagent
They must have found the second StarGate.

Right next to Jimmy Hoffa's body.

28 posted on 04/13/2002 7:27:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Fred Mertz
Vannrox is an expert in Ancient Civ.

Vannrox Listmania Link

29 posted on 04/13/2002 7:28:11 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: servantoftheservant




30 posted on 04/13/2002 7:28:21 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: seamole
I don't think this belongs in Gods, Graves, glyphs. I would prefer to keep all the junk somewhere else. Thanks.
31 posted on 04/13/2002 7:31:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: vannrox
From the Timeaus:

For these histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end. This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent.

Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This vast power, gathered into one, endeavoured to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits; and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind. She was pre-eminent in courage and military skill, and was the leader of the Hellenes. And when the rest fell off from her, being compelled to stand alone, after having undergone the very extremity of danger, she defeated and triumphed over the invaders, and preserved from slavery those who were not yet subjugated, and generously liberated all the rest of us who dwell within the pillars.

But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island.

From the Critias

And they arranged the whole country in the following manner:

First of all they bridged over the zones of sea which surrounded the ancient metropolis, making a road to and from the royal palace. And at the very beginning they built the palace in the habitation of the god and of their ancestors, which they continued to ornament in successive generations, every king surpassing the one who went before him to the utmost of his power, until they made the building a marvel to behold for size and for beauty.

And beginning from the sea they bored a canal of three hundred feet in width and one hundred feet in depth and fifty stadia in length, which they carried through to the outermost zone, making a passage from the sea up to this, which became a harbour, and leaving an opening sufficient to enable the largest vessels to find ingress.

Moreover, they divided at the bridges the zones of land which parted the zones of sea, leaving room for a single trireme to pass out of one zone into another, and they covered over the channels so as to leave a way underneath for the ships; for the banks were raised considerably above the water.

Now the largest of the zones into which a passage was cut from the sea was three stadia in breadth, and the zone of land which came next of equal breadth; but the next two zones, the one of water, the other of land, were two stadia, and the one which surrounded the central island was a stadium only in width. The island in which the palace was situated had a diameter of five stadia.

All this including the zones and the bridge, which was the sixth part of a stadium in width, they surrounded by a stone wall on every side, placing towers and gates on the bridges where the sea passed in.

The stone which was used in the work they quarried from underneath the centre island, and from underneath the zones, on the outer as well as the inner side. One kind was white, another black, and a third red, and as they quarried, they at the same time hollowed out double docks, having roofs formed out of the native rock. Some of their buildings were simple, but in others they put together different stones, varying the colour to please the eye, and to be a natural source of delight.

The entire circuit of the wall, which went round the outermost zone, they covered with a coating of brass, and the circuit of the next wall they coated with tin, and the third, which encompassed the citadel, flashed with the red light of orichalcum.

The palaces in the interior of the citadel were constructed on this wise:-in the centre was a holy temple dedicated to Cleito and Poseidon, which remained inaccessible, and was surrounded by an enclosure of gold; this was the spot where the family of the ten princes first saw the light, and thither the people annually brought the fruits of the earth in their season from all the ten portions, to be an offering to each of the ten.

Here was Poseidon's own temple which was a stadium in length, and half a stadium in width, and of a proportionate height, having a strange barbaric appearance. All the outside of the temple, with the exception of the pinnacles, they covered with silver, and the pinnacles with gold. In the interior of the temple the roof was of ivory, curiously wrought everywhere with gold and silver and orichalcum; and all the other parts, the walls and pillars and floor, they coated with orichalcum.

In the temple they placed statues of gold: there was the god himself standing in a chariot-the charioteer of six winged horses-and of such a size that he touched the roof of the building with his head; around him there were a hundred Nereids riding on dolphins, for such was thought to be the number of them by the men of those days. There were also in the interior of the temple other images which had been dedicated by private persons.

And around the temple on the outside were placed statues of gold of all the descendants of the ten kings and of their wives, and there were many other great offerings of kings and of private persons, coming both from the city itself and from the foreign cities over which they held sway. There was an altar too, which in size and workmanship corresponded to this magnificence, and the palaces, in like manner, answered to the greatness of the kingdom and the glory of the temple.

In the next place, they had fountains, one of cold and another of hot water, in gracious plenty flowing; and they were wonderfully adapted for use by reason of the pleasantness and excellence of their waters. They constructed buildings about them and planted suitable trees, also they made cisterns, some open to the heavens, others roofed over, to be used in winter as warm baths; there were the kings' baths, and the baths of private persons, which were kept apart; and there were separate baths for women, and for horses and cattle, and to each of them they gave as much adornment as was suitable.

Of the water which ran off they carried some to the grove of Poseidon, where were growing all manner of trees of wonderful height and beauty, owing to the excellence of the soil, while the remainder was conveyed by aqueducts along the bridges to the outer circles; and there were many temples built and dedicated to many gods; also gardens and places of exercise, some for men, and others for horses in both of the two islands formed by the zones; and in the centre of the larger of the two there was set apart a race-course of a stadium in width, and in length allowed to extend all round the island, for horses to race in.

Also there were guardhouses at intervals for the guards, the more trusted of whom were appointed-to keep watch in the lesser zone, which was nearer the Acropolis while the most trusted of all had houses given them within the citadel, near the persons of the kings. The docks were full of triremes and naval stores, and all things were quite ready for use.

Enough of the plan of the royal palace. Leaving the palace and passing out across the three you came to a wall which began at the sea and went all round: this was everywhere distant fifty stadia from the largest zone or harbour, and enclosed the whole, the ends meeting at the mouth of the channel which led to the sea.

The entire area was densely crowded with habitations; and the canal and the largest of the harbours were full of vessels and merchants coming from all parts, who, from their numbers, kept up a multitudinous sound of human voices, and din and clatter of all sorts night and day.

32 posted on 04/13/2002 7:31:46 PM PDT by Pistias
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To: dighton
Tor Johnson: The most underrated actor in film history.
33 posted on 04/13/2002 7:32:23 PM PDT by Illbay
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To: vannrox
Specifically, Stage One of “Plan D” went into effect on Sept. 11 and calls for the activation of a “shadow government” to operate in secret bunkers outside the nation’s capital to ensure the survival of the United States of America and the continuity of its government in the event of a natural global catastrophe or nuclear Armageddon.

Figured this out. The security angle is the government doesn't want the members of the shadow government to know which unlucky ones of the group are being sent to Antarctica. It would be much easier to get them on the plane if they didn't know they were going there. Now they'll have to tranquilize them.

34 posted on 04/13/2002 7:33:07 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: vannrox
IÄ!! The old ones...I am the last...I must tell the audient void...
35 posted on 04/13/2002 7:35:22 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: vannrox
HELLO!!!!

This is a movie promotion for G-d's sake!!

36 posted on 04/13/2002 7:36:18 PM PDT by friendly
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To: vannrox
Honestly, no tin foil zone, there has been an enormous amount of weirdness going on in Antarctica in the last two years -- especially involving Raytheon employees.
37 posted on 04/13/2002 7:37:26 PM PDT by history_matters
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To: friendly
If it is....it ought to go over in a big way.
38 posted on 04/13/2002 7:37:43 PM PDT by Icthus
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To: Physicist
Ah old one.....Klaatu barada nikto!
39 posted on 04/13/2002 7:38:16 PM PDT by history_matters
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To: history_matters
"..especially involving Raytheon employees.."

What's the deal there?

40 posted on 04/13/2002 7:41:33 PM PDT by Icthus
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To: Icthus
These are clever faked press releases spread over the Internet to promote a new sci fi movie, starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, and Clint Eastwood.

I swear.

41 posted on 04/13/2002 7:41:43 PM PDT by friendly
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To: friendly
Raising Atlantis and Atlantis Mapping Project are trademarks of @lantis Interactive, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment corporation. ALL DEPICTIONS OF NEWS EVENTS ARE FICTIONAL AND INTENDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY
42 posted on 04/13/2002 7:42:37 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: vannrox
"The U.S. government said it will seek to block the airing of a video..."
"Federal officials agreed to allow an uncensored version of RAISING ATLANTIS to go on sale..."

Do either of these statements get anyone's hackles up?
The rest of the subject matter may be fiction for all anyone knows but the issues raised by these statements are very real and should not be ignored.

43 posted on 04/13/2002 7:42:55 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: Illbay
Of that there is no manner of doubt --
No probable, possible shadow of doubt --
No possible doubt whatever.

44 posted on 04/13/2002 7:43:00 PM PDT by dighton
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To: vannrox
If SHE is one of the missing I hope they find her fast!
(I don't care if she's an enviroweenie, I'd paint mine green for her!)
45 posted on 04/13/2002 7:44:27 PM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: Senator Pardek
They did the same thing for the film "X-Men". They set up a site about a U.S. Senator who decried the existence of mutants. He got his.
46 posted on 04/13/2002 7:44:38 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: friendly
Hollywierd has got me looking for some tin foil?
47 posted on 04/13/2002 7:45:01 PM PDT by Icthus
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To: StriperSniper
Gotta be a movie - if she's 27, then I'm 12.
48 posted on 04/13/2002 7:45:59 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: vannrox
No matter how far fetched the issue, when government tries to censor it, and witnesses are missing, there's room for a million questions. If it were nothing, the goverment would not bother to get involved with a fiction video. Therefore, it should be questioned no matter what. Release the tape, and let us decide it's value.
49 posted on 04/13/2002 7:47:03 PM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: friendly
I believe you - Clint doesn't look to bad as Yeats.
50 posted on 04/13/2002 7:47:53 PM PDT by d4now
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