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I would say Greek or Roman classics are fantastic. Gives you a glimpse into how humankind considered the world and its problems. Pre technology. It never ceases to amaze how modern teachings and tech have taken us so far from reality

 

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7 hours ago, Sidlittle said:

I’m cancelling my Amazon audible account but have quite a few credits remaining. Any great recommendations? All subjects considered 

Fiction or non fiction? Or both!

 

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18 minutes ago, Bombadil said:

Fiction or non fiction? Or both!

 

Both I think ! I went to cash in my credits yesterday in order to then close the account and realised how tough it is to decide on what actually to order .

ive since gone through this thread and there are a few interesting books that are also on audible so I’ve made note of them- I just want to get it done and stop giving so much money to Amazon 

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53 minutes ago, Sidlittle said:

Both I think ! I went to cash in my credits yesterday in order to then close the account and realised how tough it is to decide on what actually to order .

ive since gone through this thread and there are a few interesting books that are also on audible so I’ve made note of them- I just want to get it done and stop giving so much money to Amazon 

Same here. I used audible for a few years. Then.I found some sites for audible books free. 
 

https://freeaudiobooks.top/index.php

https://goldenaudiobooks.com

 

Ive not put suggestions as there’s a lot in the trhread you read that I would recommend.

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Title: Saucers, Spooks And Kooks: UFO Disinformation In The Age Of Aquarius

Author: Adam Gorightly

Published: 2021

 

What's been fascinating to me, more so than talk of the UFOs themselves, has been all the intrigue and drama that has occurred over the years within the UFO field. William Moore's infamous and unforgettable confessional at the 1989 MUFON conference was a shocker that most definitely shook up the UFO community and one such example that comes to mind. Another one being the sad story of Paul Bennewitz, whose interest in UFOs sent him around the bend instead of off planet. These are just two of the human subjects featured in this highly essential read, in which the subtitle says it all.

 

What we are dealing with here is not the same old, worn-out tale of government cover-up, but rather official deception that has long leaked into the UFO field dating back decades (possibly even to the time of Roswell), as a means of throwing researchers off track and muddying the waters, to the point that not even a genuine USO could escape the intel-laden quagmire.

 

As if genuine UFO researchers don't have enough to deal with in the form of independent charlatans and hoaxers, there are establishment wankers such ones must contend with as well.

 

Former special agent, Richard Doty, will certainly go down in ufological history as, without question, the greatest and most influential of all known disinformers. How this contemptible little weasel managed to sleep at night knowing that he lived a pathetic, meaningless existence as the near embodiment of deceit, as well as having been largely responsible (however indirectly) for Bennewitz's mental breakdown, is just one of those mysteries beyond all human(e) comprehension.

 

Even the most competent of UFO researchers have not been immune from the effects of COINTELPRO measures. Among these, those said to have been taken in by crafty shills into the planting of false stories include Stanton Friedman and Linda Howe.

 

Remarkably, even the esteemed Dr. J. Allen Hynek doesn't come out of this read entirely spotless, what with speculations surrounding his partial involvement in the Bennewitz psy-op, in which it is said he bestowed a computer with installed software intended to further mislead the poor dupe into thinking he had discovered an alien transmission from the Zeta Reticuli star system.

 

It is the feeling among many truth-seekers that paid shills operate nowadays primarily via the infiltration of online forums within the alternative and fringe communities, whereas prior to the internet age disinfo was thought largely to have been spread via go-betweens, a la Jaime Shandera, who received a mysterious parcel in the post one day, leading to the whole MJ-12 meme. William Moore was another who was thought to have been an unwitting tool, 'tween disinformer and UFO community, up until said MUFON presentation where Moore came clean about his having been used and attempted to bring to the attention of his fellow researchers this idea of there existing wolves among the flock, be they pseudo-insiders or outright cranks.

 

This book is pure fun to read, whether reading about ETs from planet Serpo who reportedly were observed playing football right here on Earth (sounds suspicious to me) or reading about the CIA-funded 'Stargate' project, that took place at the Stanford Research Institute, where a man believing himself to be one day capable of walking through walls kept bumping into them. Two portions of the book that are especially absorbing: Chapter 24 ("Bill Moore's MUFON meltdown") and the Afterword, which cogently encapsulates what it is like for some who choose to go traveling with Alice down that deep dark hole.

 

With chapter 47, the author brings the reader right up to date, in his profiling the latest questionable character to come along and make a name for himself in the UFO scene: Tom DeLonge. As Gorightly notes, for those familiar with the work of Doty, this kind of felt/feels like deja vu. (I wonder: By 'to the stars' is this self-important attention-seeker referring to 'outer space' or to celebrity vanity?)

 

Saucers, Spooks And Kooks I consider a must-read for anyone even remotely interested in going behind the scenes of the UFO field. I personally found it riveting, to the point I wanted to take my seat cushion with me wherever I went. Gorightly rocks.

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