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  • Ian
    There *is* such a thing as Free Energy. Halliburton has a lot of it. But by the time it gets to us, it costs $1.83 / gallon, and $112 billion in taxes.
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      There *is* such a thing as "Free Energy."

      Halliburton has a lot of it.

      But by the time it gets to us, it costs $1.83 / gallon, and $112 billion in
      taxes.


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      > Date: 18 Aug 2004 11:43:42 -0000
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      > Subject: [skeptical] Digest Number 235
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      > 1. Re: Digest Number 234
      > From: Ian <iandb1@...>
      > 2. By jove I think we have got it! but my ninth grade son is a little
      > skeptical!
      > From: Sidney Hagen <sididly@...>
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      > Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 08:41:11 -0400
      > From: Ian <iandb1@...>
      > Subject: Re: Digest Number 234
      >
      > They could be alien juveniles out doing the alien equivalent of
      > skateboarding.
      >
      > Here's an idea: Earth is being widely monitored by professional and amateur
      > alien astronomers, and the crop circles are sponsored advertising of alien
      > products. "Buy Galactic Bubble-Juice," or "Your investments are safe with
      > Frelgar."
      >
      > Seriously, though. We should have more fun with this and make crop circles
      > where
      > commercial planes will over-fly them.
      >
      > Maybe something useful, like "Please fasten seatbelts."
      >
      > Perhaps political crop circles that say things like "Bush Lied."
      >
      > Or, just for fun, a giant middle finger with the words, "F*ck Earth." Or
      > maybe,
      > "Earth: It's what's for dinner."
      >
      > By the way, can you make crop circles in tobacco fields?
      >
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      > > Date: 17 Aug 2004 11:55:41 -0000
      > > From: skeptical@yahoogroups.com
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      > > Subject: [skeptical] Digest Number 234
      > > To: skeptical@yahoogroups.com
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      > > 1. Re: Re: [free_energy] "Nice of you guys to show up, it saves us
      > > billions of dollars in improbable research."
      > > From: <erickrieg@...>
      > > 2. Re: [free_energy] "Nice of you guys to show up, it saves us
      > billions
      > > of dollars in improbable research."
      > > From: Sidney Hagen <sididly@...>
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      > > Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:32:56 -0400
      > > From: <erickrieg@...>
      > > Subject: Re: Re: [free_energy] "Nice of you guys to show up, it saves us
      > > billions of dollars in improbable research."
      > >
      > > I made crop patterns in wheat fields as a kid in the 60's. Way more than
      > 2
      > > people have come forward saying they have been making the circles. I think
      > > most people would be afraid to come forward and admit doing it because they
      > > are engaging in criminal trespass and destroying private property. I
      > think
      > > other people liked seeing how much they could jerk around the gullible.
      > > There is a whole support group for people who like to make them, it is a
      > neat
      > > new art form. It is also a more rational explanation than "some
      > > civilization capable of travelling across the galaxy that eschews an open
      > > press conference in favor of a mystical pattern easily confused as a prank"
      > > explanation. It's almost like trying to say that aliens would pay the
      > > equivalent of trillions of dollars to come this way and jamb stuff up
      > > people's butts - I don't buy that one either.
      > >
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      > > >
      > > > From: James Cicenia <jaemsjohn@...>
      > > > Date: 2004/08/16 Mon AM 09:25:03 EDT
      > > > To: Sidney Hagen <sididly@...>, free_energy@yahoogroups.com,
      > > > howtobuildaflyingsaucer@yahoogroups.com
      > > > CC: skeptical@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Subject: Re: [free_energy] "Nice of you guys to show up, it saves us
      > > billions of dollars in improbable research."
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      > > Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 17:22:01 -0700 (PDT)
      > > From: Sidney Hagen <sididly@...>
      > > Subject: Re: [free_energy] "Nice of you guys to show up, it saves us
      > billions
      > > of dollars in improbable research."
      > >
      > > Dear James,
      > >
      > > You need to step up to the plate and check the latest information. In
      > > England they now have regular competitions to form the best crop circles.
      > > One of the judging criteria is lack of entry and exit marks. Some of the
      > > contestants enter with a small system of suspended ladders and leave no
      > > visible traces. As far as elaborate is concerned I saw a helicopter view
      > of
      > > a portrait of Elvis (seriously) It was absolutely stunning. Humans are
      > > capable of elaborate works of art. Just because no one claims that they
      > were
      > > the culprit does it suggest anything but a human origin. How do you know
      > > that I didn't make them?
      > >
      > > Do I think that the two old guys were the culprits behind all of the crop
      > > circles? Absolutely not! With every good hoax there are others that
      > imitate
      > > the hoax.
      > >
      > > Thousands of years? Possibly but since the crops are replanted every year
      > how
      > > would you know. This is just vegetarian graffiti made by humans. This
      > still
      > > doesn't suggest anything but a human origin
      > >
      > > James Cicenia <jaemsjohn@...> wrote:
      > > Crop Circles --
      > >
      > > OK two guys claimed they did them. OK - What about
      > > these incredibly elaborate ones? No one steps up and
      > > claims them. Nobody saw them created. And, there
      > > haven't been any practice runs... just perfection???
      > >
      > > Anyway crop circles have been happening for hundreds
      > > if not thousands of years... so I am sure there is
      > > more to crop circles than just those two guys. Even
      > > the cropcircle teams that do it commercially don't
      > > know who did the impressive ones.
      > >
      > > Crop circles still fascinate me....
      > > http://www.circlemakers.org/totc2004.html
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 18:19:17 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Sidney Hagen <sididly@...>
      > Subject: By jove I think we have got it! but my ninth grade son is a little
      > skeptical!
      >
      > You know I am really starting to like the idea of the Patterson wing on the
      > flying saucer.
      >
      > Let me get it straight:
      >
      > A wing based in alternative areodynamics, attached to a flying saucer based
      > in alternative physics to go find aliens to ask them about alternative
      > medicine and what is up with those pesky crop circles?
      >
      > Lets construct a model of space based on the square root of -1 and it all
      > seems like it will work to me.
      >
      > Only lets build the whole thing out of sheetrock mud and insulation, or
      > concrete and hay. After all if things that are heavy, rough and brittle and
      > fragile make good wings why not go for heavier rougher, more brittle and more
      > fragile.
      >
      > Lets see if we could tape it on with alternative duct tape. I have heard that
      > clear duct tape generates an electromagnetic vortex that cause engines to
      > jump from 500 to 600 mpg, and cures plantars warts.
      >
      > Did you know that sleeping with carrots in your nose prevents snoring? The
      > carrots have to be organic and grown in a field that has had a crop circle
      > appear in it in the last 1000 years. Don't try to fake out a snore with a
      > hoaxers carrot. Your nose knows!
      >
      > By jove I think we have got it! but my ninth grade son is a little
      > skeptical!
      >
      > Take care,
      >
      > Sid
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