double standard

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double standard
« on: April 16, 2011, 03:41:20 PM »
I have seen science itself corrupted by the greed of men. Money taints science even in fields completely unrelated to RE vs FE subject areas.

a quote by Ichu



So why is paying money  and to have stars to join as an official member also not corrupted?
Did Bishop pay to his way in? And that is why you accepted his obviously wrong "spotlight sun" theory.

Shame on you

You are  no better than the "NASA" you persecute. 

Master Lord Willmire, can you save this forum?

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Saddam Hussein

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Re: double standard
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 03:45:45 PM »
It's only $6. :-\

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Vongeo

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Re: double standard
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 04:02:59 PM »
And it only goes to non corrupt things.
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Re: double standard
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 05:03:50 PM »
I have long suspected that the site is infiltrated by the Conspiracy (NASA). The fact that the site openly offers itself for bribery only compounds my worries.

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Re: double standard
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 05:49:48 PM »
But the money goes to the kittens!

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Re: double standard
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 07:27:16 PM »
I have seen science itself corrupted by the greed of men. Money taints science even in fields completely unrelated to RE vs FE subject areas.

a quote by Ichu



So why is paying money  and to have stars to join as an official member also not corrupted?
Did Bishop pay to his way in? And that is why you accepted his obviously wrong "spotlight sun" theory.

Shame on you

You are  no better than the "NASA" you persecute. 

Master Lord Willmire, can you save this forum?
  beiberFever and lance armstrong are the only stars that I know of that have gotten on the site. I don't think they actually joined(payed), though I don't know for sure.
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Re: double standard
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 07:49:24 PM »
I have long suspected that the site is infiltrated by the Conspiracy (NASA). The fact that the site openly offers itself for bribery only compounds my worries.

Unfortunately this is true. The acceptance of official membership should not be governed by money. I fear that we have long been manipulated by the Conspiracy to do its bidding.
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Re: double standard
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 07:55:16 PM »
From what I understand, you can become one for free, you just have to pay to get the cool shit. That's what I'm planning on doing because I want to show my future children how crazy some people in the world can be.

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Re: double standard
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 08:03:10 PM »
From what I understand, you can become one for free, you just have to pay to get the cool shit.
This. Also:
But the money goes to the kittens!
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Re: double standard
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 08:05:29 PM »
the FES is the most honorable society i have seen in some time

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Re: double standard
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 08:06:48 PM »
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Re: double standard
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2011, 08:14:01 PM »
*sigh*
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Could you at least try to quote the right section of the website?

Quote from: http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=66
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Becoming an Associate Member is completely free.  In order to become an Associate Member of the Society, simply send us a postcard (preferably from your home city/town) including the following information:

- Your location (city/state/country)

- Your name for our online membership records.  Being listed in the membership records is purely an opt-in system, so you will not be listed unless it is specifically requested.  Only your name, general location and membership number would be listed -- for instance, "0002 - John Smith, London, UK".  If you do not wish to be listed or would prefer to be listed with only your last initial ("0002 - John S., London, UK") or email address/forum username, simply say so.  Any requests for privacy will be respected completely.

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The pewter medallion features the modern logo of the Flat Earth Society.  The membership certificate is based on the membership certificate from the Charles K. Johnson era of the Flat Earth Society.  The paper stock is very slightly different, but otherwise it is nearly identical in terms of design and wording. 
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Re: double standard
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 09:16:11 AM »
To be fair to markjo, I think he was pointing out that the site is "not-for-profit", and detailing where the money goes.
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Re: double standard
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 09:22:00 AM »
To be fair to markjo, I think he was pointing out that the site is "not-for-profit", and detailing where the money goes.

Personally, I don't see this 'corruption' that is mentioned in the OP.  $9 is not really that much to contribute, and as noted, that money helps to keep the site supported first, which is fair, because bandwidth and storage space is not free and that has to be paid for somehow.  It isn't fair to expect only a small handful of people to have to support the entire cost for everyone that participates in this site.

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Lord Wilmore

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Re: double standard
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 09:27:00 AM »
Indeed. Furthermore, Daniel generally pays for the bandwith out of his own pocket - around $2,000 to date. The $9 really is just to cover the cost of making and posting the certificate and 'goodies'; the disclaimer is just there in case he makes a few cent here and there.
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Re: double standard
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2011, 10:00:35 AM »
Indeed. Furthermore, Daniel generally pays for the bandwith out of his own pocket - around $2,000 to date. The $9 really is just to cover the cost of making and posting the certificate and 'goodies'; the disclaimer is just there in case he makes a few cent here and there.
Yeah. I believe it doesn't even always cover the costs.
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Re: double standard
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2011, 06:42:53 PM »
We have no evidence at all where the money goes. It is highly likely that it goes to the Conspiracy (NASA) in order to make cardboard space shuttles and the like.

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Re: double standard
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 09:50:04 AM »
$9, to someone as young as I suspect iwanttobelieve to be, is approximately $5,000 (hence his outrage).