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Here's a piece of a documentary from the National Geographic Channel that provides some nice objective evidence from an outside source that pokes a few gaping wholes in this fairly ridiculous conspiracy theory. Enjoy.

http://www.filecabi.net/video/landed-on-the-moon.html
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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2007, 01:05:28 AM »
Hello Shadowborn.. There is ample evidence to provide the likely possibility of a hoax or coverup of some kind surrounding the supposed Apollo moon landings.. The least of which being the fact that we're not slated for return until 2020.. They say "we know all there is to know about the moon", and that's why they haven't gone back.. Really? You've been to the moon a handful of times and you know all there is to know about it, yet we're still discovering new things here on Earth every day? How does that make sense? We still don't know what's at the bottom of the ocean, but we've been to the moon and know all there is to know about it? How does that make sense..? :?

But, we could have a 20 page debate on the Moon Landings, and we'd both be likely to have the same positions that we currently have.. It's like JFK, or even 911. You either believe there is a coverup of some kind, you don't, or you're on the fence..

I'm willing to debate and raise questions and answers about all of these events, but some people will not be persuaded, on either side of the argument, no matter how much evidence you present..

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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007, 02:25:34 PM »
I'd like to know who the "they" are you refer to. I've seen plenty of reasons why we haven't been back to the moon, and none of then included "we know all there is to know." Seems to me the biggest reason we haven't been back is politics. The initial push to land on the moon was politically motivated. Manned space travel is incredibly expensive, and the funds have to be approved by Congress. Without the proper political climate, one wouldn't expect the funding to be approved without a big payoff. Right now, Bush wants a manned base established as a jumping off point for a manned Mars mission.

We may not know all there is to know about the moon, but we do know that it has no breathable atmosphere, no sizable bodies of water on it, and its not likely to yield any useful minerals that aren't readily available here on earth (unless its core happens to be a huge diamond, or filled with oil) so there really isn't any pertinent reason to throw billions of dollars into it...especially considering we're already funneling billions of dollars of deficit spending into the Iraq situation.
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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 09:30:11 AM »
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I'd like to know who the "they" are you refer to.

Well, in this case it would be NASA (notice that if you add a T, it's an anagram to SATAN?), and the corporate and political bodies which give NASA it's funding.. NASA which was primarilly founded from NAZI scientists and war criminals who were given refuge in the United States for agreeing to share their knowledge of rocket science and WWII era German technology and engineering...

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I've seen plenty of reasons why we haven't been back to the moon, and none of then included "we know all there is to know."

That's one of the biggest excuses I've always heard.. That "There's nothing else to discover about the moon. We played golf there and now America owns the moon."

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Seems to me the biggest reason we haven't been back is politics. The initial push to land on the moon was politically motivated. Manned space travel is incredibly expensive, and the funds have to be approved by Congress. Without the proper political climate, one wouldn't expect the funding to be approved without a big payoff. Right now, Bush wants a manned base established as a jumping off point for a manned Mars mission.

I just find it extremely peculiar that it's going to be another 15 years before the US goes back, and it's already been 30+ years since they sent the first few missions..

And another thing which has always seemed very strange, is the whole notion of the "Space Race" in the first place (which was mostly for weaponized purposes, satellites, etc,).. If RUSSIA was in such a hurry to beat the United States to the moon, and they were so close to obtaining it, why have they still not went in nearly 40 years?!? It just seems rather hokey to me to think that "Well, the US got to the moon first, now we're going to abandon the thought of sending a man to the moon, and our economy is going to collapse so the well known ACTOR, Ronald Reagan can come along later and declare and end to the "Cold War")..

Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I am. But it all just seems so hoaxed and scripted. It just doesnt' add up..

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We may not know all there is to know about the moon, but we do know that it has no breathable atmosphere, no sizable bodies of water on it, and its not likely to yield any useful minerals that aren't readily available here on earth (unless its core happens to be a huge diamond, or filled with oil) so there really isn't any pertinent reason to throw billions of dollars into it...especially considering we're already funneling billions of dollars of deficit spending into the Iraq situation.

I agree with you, and mining might be a very damaging thing for both the Moon AND the Earth.. The new version of "The Time Machine" covers this very topic, as the Earth is accidently broken into several pieces because of excessive mining on the moon, and the chunks are falling to Earth and destroying cities. The tides are going crazy and flooding everything..

I realize this is a Science Fiction story, but traveling to the moon itself was Science Fiction until 100 some years ago with the emergence of this genre of literature.. Heck, maybe man going to the moon is STILL Science Fiction..

I don't trust NASA.. I know that they have brilliant and genius scientists working for them, and a billion dollar budget or whatever, but some of the "discoveries" they make would be so easy to fake.. So much more easy to FAKE it than to actually do it.. And who would really know besides a few people at the top?

I've got like 6-8 hours of documentary footage covering the various moon landings from 69 thru the early 70's.. I've watched it, and watched it, and it just seems very staged.. It seems very "Hollywood" and made to look real..

I'm just personally not convinced...

But, I'm pretty much 50/50 on the matter of the moon landings, and if we didn't go in 69, perhaps we've had secret missions since then...

Just to me, the whole scenario doesn't add up right, and the available footage and images haven't properly convinced me.. Add the fact that nobody has been in 35 years, and there were people who have thought it was hoaxed from day one, and I'm still in need of more evidence than so-called "experts" telling me what reality is.....


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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 01:53:43 PM »
What is your view on the rovers we sent to Mars?
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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 12:48:54 PM »
The problem with the conspiracy theory is the whole scope of it. How unlikely is it that in the past 38 years, assuming that it was all a hoax, that no one involved in it has come forward? What exactly could stop a single leak of information? We've had technology secrets stolen by the Chinese, Civil War documents stolen from archives to be sold on eBay, yet not a single person comes forward to break the silence on a conspiracy which would do nothing but jeopardize the legacy of a dead president and embarass NASA? I don't think so. There are entirely too many factors involved, and the simple answer is almost always preferable to the complex one. Occam's Razor, and all that.
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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 11:35:26 PM »
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What is your view on the rovers we sent to Mars?

I really don't know what to think about the rovers, and all these supposed, crisp, clear and prestine satellite images they are supposedly sending back from the far side of the solar system.. All I know is that they sent "Spirit" and "Opportunity" just in time for a Christmas touchdown, just like they sent back a bunch of new and eerie pics of Saturn just in time for Halloween 2006.. Like, not only are you able to do these things, but you can time them up to Holidays as well?!? That's some talent!!

I know I might sound crazy to some, but my verdict is still out concerning my personal thoughts on NASA's accomplishments in space.. I know there's a space station, I know people can orbit the Earth and work in space for months at a time, I know there's a Hubble telescope that can take some pretty amazing images, but I'm not sure about the Rovers and Satellites.. Especially those satellites currently observing the outer planets..

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The problem with the conspiracy theory is the whole scope of it. How unlikely is it that in the past 38 years, assuming that it was all a hoax, that no one involved in it has come forward? What exactly could stop a single leak of information? We've had technology secrets stolen by the Chinese, Civil War documents stolen from archives to be sold on eBay, yet not a single person comes forward to break the silence on a conspiracy which would do nothing but jeopardize the legacy of a dead president and embarass NASA? I don't think so. There are entirely too many factors involved, and the simple answer is almost always preferable to the complex one. Occam's Razor, and all that.

I'm under the impression that only a very small number of people at the top even know that it's a conspiracy or cover-up of some kind, or have any real evidence of it.. Even the technicians and computer analyst for the moon landings, could have been watching hoaxed read-outs..

I always found it funny.. Just look at the TECHNOLOGY involved with the moon landing missions.. They are SOOOO OUTDATED, giant bulky buttons everywhere, computers that you can hardly read with scrolling and flipping screens, big printers shooting out (slowly, slowly, slowly) pages and pages of data.. And hundreds of guys just sitting around, looking fairly bored, smoking cigarettes...

To me, Occam's Razor in this case, points to hoax.. If the simplest answer is the most likely, than the simple answer is that it's easier to hoax going to the moon, and even covering it up, than it is to actually go to the moon... Especially in the early 70's, but it's obviously not a very easy task to accomplish TODAY either, since nobody is going back for at least 15 more years..

Please consider this small example of the deception that can take place..
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/moonhoax.html
Thousands of readers, many of them very well educated, believed in and speculated over this hoax for years....

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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 10:28:53 PM »
I respect your opinions Shadow, I'm not trying to argue with you.. But, what do you think of things like the JFK assassination for instance? Would you agree that there is some kind of cover up with that event? And if so, would you agree that in it's own way, it's connected with Kennedy declaring "We'll put a man on the moon (by the end of the 60's) not because we have to, but because we can."?

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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 01:21:17 PM »
I'm under the impression that only a very small number of people at the top even know that it's a conspiracy or cover-up of some kind, or have any real evidence of it.. Even the technicians and computer analyst for the moon landings, could have been watching hoaxed read-outs..

That doesn't begin to explain the big rocket full of astronauts that shot up into space within view of the windows of that command center, all the people at Cape Canaveral who saw it go up, and the time it took to reach the moon, touch down, and return, only to splashdown in the ocean and be recovered by the U.S. Navy. There is no doubt that a team of astronauts went up that day. Why did it take them so long to come down? Were they just up there orbiting the whole time? What about all the other Apollo missions and moon landings? Are they all hoaxes too? If so, why do so many of them, when only one could have sufficed?

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To me, Occam's Razor in this case, points to hoax.. If the simplest answer is the most likely, than the simple answer is that it's easier to hoax going to the moon, and even covering it up, than it is to actually go to the moon... Especially in the early 70's, but it's obviously not a very easy task to accomplish TODAY either, since nobody is going back for at least 15 more years..

Three people can keep a secret, if two of them are dead, as the saying goes. What's stopping anyone that could have been involved in a moon landing hoax from coming forward with convincing evidence and making a mint on a book deal and TV interviews? The cold war is over, what's the government going to do, have them killed for admitting it?

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Please consider this small example of the deception that can take place..
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/moonhoax.html
Thousands of readers, many of them very well educated, believed in and speculated over this hoax for years....



Interesting, but one must also remember that our scientific knowledge at that time was much more limited, as was our capacity to garner accurate data. We had to make do with what we could learn from telescopic observation of the sky.
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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 01:26:45 PM »
I respect your opinions Shadow, I'm not trying to argue with you.. But, what do you think of things like the JFK assassination for instance? Would you agree that there is some kind of cover up with that event? And if so, would you agree that in it's own way, it's connected with Kennedy declaring "We'll put a man on the moon (by the end of the 60's) not because we have to, but because we can."?

I have no fear of argument...I rather enjoy it, actually.  8-)

As for the JFK assassination, I've seen some recent work done on that where some experts used a ballistic gel model and took shots recreating the "magic bullet" effect with a single shot fired. They had all their data recorded. They showed the model to other experts, who were quick to claim that it was impossible to have that sort of damage without more than one bullet. Then they were shown the data and had to concede. I'll have to see if I can dig it up again later when I've got the time.

So in answer to your question, no, I don't think there is any kind of coverup, nor do I think that such a coverup would be because of a hoaxed moonlanding. The only thing that strikes me as strange in the JFK assassination is that his brain allegedly went missing from his body during the transport between Texas and Washington D.C., and I've never seen any actual evidence that supports that claim as being true; all I have is hearsay.
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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2007, 12:54:50 AM »
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That doesn't begin to explain the big rocket full of astronauts that shot up into space within view of the windows of that command center, all the people at Cape Canaveral who saw it go up, and the time it took to reach the moon, touch down, and return, only to splashdown in the ocean and be recovered by the U.S. Navy. There is no doubt that a team of astronauts went up that day. Why did it take them so long to come down? Were they just up there orbiting the whole time? What about all the other Apollo missions and moon landings? Are they all hoaxes too? If so, why do so many of them, when only one could have sufficed?

I've no doubt they orbited, as there is ample footage of these events.. My question, where is all that footage of the actual TRIP from the Earth to the Moon? All the footage starts with the astronauts orbiting Earth, talking about how beautiful it is, then they just show some generic image of the Earth getting smaller and smaller, and then, all of a sudden, there's the moon..

Surely, as documented as this event was, there would have been a large amount of footage of the actual trip to the moon.. Not just orbit, and arrival at the Lunar surface...?

And what footage has been shown of "leaving orbit" does not look at all convicincing..

As for why they made so many "moon landings", geeze man, look how many crappy sequels they make to movies... They got away with it once, so they did it again, and again, and again.. No doubt, one of the biggest and most absolute hoaxes in the history of humankind..

I think Russia was in on it, as well as other prominent nations.. They are doing what they think is the best thing, but they are putting our intelligence and gullibility to the test in the process..

The more power they see they have over us, the more we believe in their lies, the more they will lie to us.. They will think that we WANT lies...

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Three people can keep a secret, if two of them are dead, as the saying goes. What's stopping anyone that could have been involved in a moon landing hoax from coming forward with convincing evidence and making a mint on a book deal and TV interviews? The cold war is over, what's the government going to do, have them killed for admitting it?

Quite honestly, yes, they would probably kill, or "dispose of" any people who had REAL EVIDENCE for hoax, and were coming forward... They probably have killed people who were working for NASA and coming forward.. I think GUS GRISSOM is one such evidence for this..

He was quoted as saying something to the affect of, in 1966, "There's no way we're going to get to the moon by the end of the decade" , when reporting on multiple failures and technical problems that was taking place within a wide array of NASA equipment.. He, along with astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee, were killed in a suspicious malfunction in their cabin, resulting in a fire which burned them alive....

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Interesting, but one must also remember that our scientific knowledge at that time was much more limited, as was our capacity to garner accurate data. We had to make do with what we could learn from telescopic observation of the sky.

Personally, aside from some bells and whistles, I don't think we're that much different today than we were 150 years ago.. Or 2000 or 4000 years ago for that matter.. We still believe the same lies.. For the most part, the same exact religions are still followed by millions... 
 
Science, and all the variations thereof, be it evolution or the moon landings, are a religion in of themselves, and open to just as much corruption and manipulation of evidences and data..

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So in answer to your question, no, I don't think there is any kind of coverup, nor do I think that such a coverup would be because of a hoaxed moonlanding. The only thing that strikes me as strange in the JFK assassination is that his brain allegedly went missing from his body during the transport between Texas and Washington D.C., and I've never seen any actual evidence that supports that claim as being true; all I have is hearsay.

I think there is a great deal of evidence suggesting a massive coverup in the events of JFK's murder.. Oswald himself, murdered the next day by a Mafia agent, claimed that he was only a patsy and that there were other shooters.. The VIDEO FOOTAGE itself shows that the shot did not come from behind where Oswald was situated...

On a scale of 1-10, the JFK hoax was a 7, the Moon Landing was a 9, and September 11th was an 8..

We have yet to see the 10.......

But they get away with 1-6 on a daily basis....

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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2007, 01:12:48 PM »
Actually, you see "10" every time you bring up Area 51. Think about it...they use that base and the folks who work there to keep everyone focused on it, while the real shinola hits the fan elswhere. What is the single greatest talent a good magician must have? The ability to redirect his audience's attention away from the 'trick' or in this case action.

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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2007, 03:13:32 PM »
Now that the space race is over, what is the gain of keeping up the hoaxes?  Look at America, we let a sexual deviant (Clinton) and a drug abusing recovering alcholic (Bush) run the country, what would be the shame of admitting we faked the landing?  Hell we may even get kudos for pulling it off! 

I'm just missing the advantages of maintaining and making new space hoaxes.

What do they gain?

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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007, 10:36:36 AM »
No kidding. With all the ineptitude and scandal the current administration is rife with, one might think this is the perfect time to blow the top off of that conspiracy...it might keep the media focused long enough for Bush to finish his term and slink off into obscurity.
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Re: For all those who believe the Apollo moon landing(s) was faked...
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2007, 11:09:55 PM »
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Now that the space race is over, what is the gain of keeping up the hoaxes?  Look at America, we let a sexual deviant (Clinton) and a drug abusing recovering alcholic (Bush) run the country, what would be the shame of admitting we faked the landing?  Hell we may even get kudos for pulling it off! 

I'm just missing the advantages of maintaining and making new space hoaxes.

What do they gain?

ZRY

We're still in the throes of that hoax. People are still expecting progress from NASA. The 'Sci-Fi' era of the late 19th century and early 20th century, built such a high hope and expectation of science, that REALITY had to rise to meet some of that challenge. People were expecting progress. Progress had to be met, to gain further control over a growing population..

They soared and soared, but fell short, I think, when it comes to setting man on the moon. At least in 69 when they announced it.

They keep the hoax going, because they have no need to expose it, unquestionably prove the hoax, at this point.. They have nothing to gain from revealing the hoax, and everything to gain by maintaining it.

But perhaps they (NASA) do fund some elements of the "conspiracy" moon landing movement as well. Just to keep a hand in the evidence and unfolding of the situation.. I'd be absolutely positive that government agencies, infiltrators, corporations, politics, have a hand in "conspiracy movements" of all kinds. Playing both sides of the coin helps to keep a certain level of control...

Personally, I don't think that the hoax of the landing will ever be proven...

The only way that could happen is if the government came forward, admitted to everything, showed how they did it, and explained why they did it.

At this point it doesn't seem very likely that this will ever happen... :?