Aidenkai wrote:I guess I joined this forum too late, since I have been here, I have not seen one post from giorgio. Does he read these posts anymore, I really only joined this site for a couple reasons, one to discuss like minded things with similiar minded people, and second to be able to ask and discuss things with giorgio himself about certain topics. Guess the latter isn't going to happen.
Oh well I am content with speaking with the one's that do read my post's, I can settle for that at least.
I guess if I was a big time archeological tv star, who I understand is very busy, I wouldn't pay much attention to the general public either. lol unless they subscribed to my magazine. BTW just kidding about that last part, don't get angry people, IT'S A JOKE.
You did it, Aiden. You just did it. Every 6 months (or so) someone like you comes along on this Forum and boy, they just don't know how to behave themselves, how to keep a civil head, nor can they read and follow rather easy instructions...
Believe me, Aiden, some Forum Members are actually rubbing their hands together right now of what's about to come. ...looking forward with unbridled anticipation to the public shellacking I'm about to give you - consider yourself honored, you're not the first, but you're one in only a few cases...
You wanted my attention? You've got it.
First of all, had you read the instructions of how this particular section works, I explicitly pointed out that "Oh, and please do not be short-tempered if after 5 minutes I haven't answered your question. Weeks, sometimes months, can go by in which I'm nowhere near a computer or have online access, so please, be patient and cool. [...] no need to flip out over it."
Yet here you are spouting off at the mouth with unsubstantiated garbage. You want the truth? It's impatient people like you, Aiden, why I rarely pop up in this Forum anymore - and it is because of people like you why Erich von Daniken and I have had some very, very serious discussions about whether or not to shut down this Forum.
So far, we've decided against it because for every moron that comes along there are twenty cool, good-hearted, non-judgmental, level-headed people that come here to have a good time and exchange ideas with others, regardless whether or not I'm here answering every single post.
In my "Welcome" letter on this Forum, I've also explicitly stated that "While I look forward to contribute to this Forum, I envision this Forum to be mainly self-run by its Members, so please, I greatly encourage you to start your own topics of discussion, [...]" <---- so please, Aiden, I ask you, how did this sentence give you the idea that I'd participate on this Forum on an hourly basis?
Oh, wait, you probably never read my welcome letter. Right. I see.
Truth be told, I've about had it with people like you. And it isn't even the "being impatient" part that ticks me off. Oh no, it's this:
Aidenkai wrote:I guess if I was a big time archeological tv star, who I understand is very busy, I wouldn't pay much attention to the general public either. lol unless they subscribed to my magazine. BTW just kidding about that last part, don't get angry people, IT'S A JOKE.
You claim that your comment is a "joke", but believe me, and please hear me loud and clear: this isn't a joke. This is a serious allegation against me and my person. How dare you?
Let me ask you one simple question I want you to answer truthfully: when was the last time you showed up to work for free? Without getting paid? Never, huh? Thought so.
Explain to me then, why I should I give Legendary Times Magazine away for free? That is how I make my living. That is what pays for our research so many of our worldwide readers enjoy to read about every time a new issue of Legendary Times Magazine comes out.
Do you really think those pages print themselves?
You see, NO ONE has ANY idea what goes into publishing each and every new issue of Legendary Times Magazine. After everything is said and done (getting the articles, translating the articles, editing the articles, proofing the articles, layout design, photo rights, printing, mailing cost, domestic and international, etc.) you must fork over 8 grand. Yes, EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS. PER issue. Didn't know that, did you?
And what? Do I have a money tree in my back yard? According to you, I must have such a wondrous plant because I cannot ask for anyone to please subscribe to Legendary Times Magazine because... - why again? Why can't LT Magazine be supported by its Members? Enlighten me, oh wise one.
Do the math, son. Quickly! That's $32,000 in magazine production cost alone. This amount does NOT incorporate any of the other overhead our research organization incurs.
I will not apologize to anyone, especially to you, that I make my living publishing this magazine. It's the backbone of The Center for Ancient Astronaut Research (A.A.S R.A.) and I've published this puppy for the past 12 years and I'll. Be. Damned. If I won't publish this magazine until the day I die. That's where it's at, Aiden. And it's killjoys like you who come along every so often to spoil the fun for everyone. Everyone.
And I "wouldn't pay much attention to the general public, either?" What exactly is wrong with you? I don't quite know what planet you're from, but I AM a member of the general public, as hard as this might be to accept for you. We ALL are. None of us are above anyone else. Those who claim to be, or are put on pedestals by others, need to reflect deeply of who they think they are.
As far as your question above is concerned,
Aidenkai wrote:When you visit these ancient sites, do you or others use precautions in regards to the ancient microscopic bugs that might inhabit some of these places that humans have not been around for centuries?
...here you are spouting off against me, grandstanding on your rickety soapbox, yet you can't comprehend how this particular "Things you always wanted to ask Giorgio A. Tsoukalos" section actually works. Please tell me this: How come you're asking a question within the answer of another question? Why?
What does the Sticky at the top of this section say?
Doesn't it say (read with me, word for word, you can do it!) "Ask Giorgio a question HERE! In THIS thread! Click HERE."
Go check it out. Here Aiden, I'll even make it easy for ya, can you click on this link here?
Please Aiden, take a hike.
In case you haven't noticed, you've just rubbed me the wrong way.