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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:05 AM
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36. Thanks for a sane post - K&R
There are really two issues here - fact and spin.

Like you, I believe this was real and it was thwarted by good police work. I can also understand the skepticism of those who hold the opposite view. I don't agree with them, but I understand. However, both the believers and the skeptics will have to wait (maybe forever) to get the actual, irrefutable facts.

The spin is a whole other issue. It is constant and it is drowning out all semblence of reason. It also begets the skepticism. That said, I think the skeptics and the believers can agree - the spin is a real problem.

If the believers are wrong, then they've cried wolf once too often for some of us and next time we may put ourselves at risk simply because they caused us to mistrust even more than our healthy skepticism allows. If the skeptics are right, then we are already past that point and closer to 'well and truly fucked'.
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