From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2009-05-01 09:04:58
—–Original Message—–From: Paradigm Research Group [mailto:PRG@paradigmresearch…]Sent: 01 May 2009 01:25To: ad.johnson@ntlworld….Subject: PRG Update – May 1, 2009 Paradigm Research Group PRG Update – May 1, 2009 X-Conference 2009 DVDs
www.sedonamediacompa… DVDs of all X-Conference 2009 presentations including the National Press Club Press Conference on April 20 are now available from Ron James’ Sedona Media Company. Visit: www.sedonamediacompa… X-Conference 2009 Followup
from Stephen Bassett First, I wish to express my great appreciation to all who attended and helped produce X-Conference 2009. Along with some excellent suggestions as to how to improve next year’s event, PRG has received nothing but strong praise for the conference and the National Press Club press conference that followed.Media coverage of the NPC event on April 20 is being tracked at www.paradigmresearch… Not surprisingly the focus has been on Dr. Edgar Mitchell. However, the press conference was filmed by Robert Fleischer of Exopolitics Germany and Frederik Uldall of Exopolitics Denmark and those videos are up on the page mentioned and receiving wider distribution. Further, Ron James filmed the press conference for PRG and a DVD is available (see above). These videos will help draw attention to the announcements of Milton Torres, Nick Pope, Richard Dolan, Alfred Webre and Dr. Roger Leir. A new international press release from PRG regarding Dr. Leir’s work will go out soon.PRG has also received and responded to a significant number of media requests and expects more. Some of these center upon certain remarks by me during the NPC event. To clarify: the Million Fax on Washington – Phase II, an organized effort to petition the Obama administration to act on Disclosure, will end on May 31. Phase III will begin on June 1. If this third phase proceeds as planned, it will be unprecedented and could create the required circumstance in Washington, DC that would trip the Disclosure switch. For this to happen the cooperation of many research/activist organizations will be needed, and the foundation for such cooperation has been laid. Some have interpreted my remarks as being an “ultimatum” or “threat” directed at the government. It was not. Rather it was a heads up regarding PRG’s advocacy timetable. You don’t threaten or give ultimatums to governments. It doesn’t work. Not for citizens, and not very well even for governments.Finances: The X-Conference 2009/NPC Press Conference had a gross loss of $27,000 which includes PRG operating costs in the 5 months leading up to the event. PRG is moving as quickly as possible to raise the funds to clear all outstanding balances. There are two primary reasons for this loss: 1) the extraordinary economic turn down and concomitant market losses that began in late October 2008 cut prepaid attendance and walk-ins by about 100 from last year, and 2) the costs for 2009 were greater than 2008 due to a more ambitious advocacy agenda.After the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the purchase of Merrill Lynch, I considered cancelling the conference. I well knew the implications of these and other unfolding events. It was a very tough call. I chose to go ahead for these reasons: 1) cancelling would have also created a loss with no benefit, 2) an attendance drop was not certain, 3) George Noory and Coast to Coast AM were providing considerable support which could mitigate or prevent an attendance drop, 4) new support sources might be found, and 5) the impact the event would have on the advocacy process. The last reason is the most important. The Disclosure process must advance. If you know anyone who has a passion for and an understanding of what is at stake regarding Disclosure and has created for themselves the financial resources that would permit then to step in at this time to keep PRG on track, please forward this request to them as soon as possible.PRG’s core support group has already provided much while taking losses in the declining markets. It is imperative to identify new individuals who can support this work. X-Confernce 2010
www.x-conference.com The next X-Conference will be at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, MD on April 16-18, 2010. Conference and registration information will go up soon at: www.x-conference.com. Clarification Regarding John Podesta It has come to PRG’s attention that CNN misstated John Podesta’s “release” on Monday, April 20. Mr. Podesta did not “issue a release” to CNN. Rather he responded to a call from CNN. Further, Mr. Podesta simply confirmed to CNN his call to release UFO documents from government files made in 2002 and again in 2003 at the National Press Club press conferences held by the Coalition for Freedom of Information. He did not comment on or support Edgar Mitchell’s statement that morning. PRG was confused by the CNN statement and regrets any misunderstanding PRG’s comments may have caused. __________________________________________ Paradigm Research Group4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814202-215-8344 PRG@paradigmresearch… If you no longer wish to receive these emails, or you wish to update your profile, please click here.