Subject: The Real Reason for Counter Event From: Jeff <103266.3155@CompuServe.COM> Date: 1 Apr 1996 20:59:58 GMT Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> OK, I gotta put my 2 cents in... I have been monitoring the planned events with regard to the new movie ID4 and the convoy to arrive at Rachel Nevada on April 17 or whatever, and all of the anti-event publications on the internet sponsored by Glenn Campbell. Now, let me be honest. I am intrigued by the folklore behind Area 51 and the surrounding areas, and have bought Campbell's Area 51 guide. So much so that I plan a visit to the region myself this summer. After reading the documentation he has prepared to 'counter' this event, I've come to the conclusion that Campbell is merely pissed off that the State nor 20th Century Fox is including him in this event. Campbell considers himself a vital part of the public awareness of Area 51. And he should be. But all of his letters are based on the 'bust your balls' type of inquiries that really don't matter. For example, who really gives a shit if the Governer flew to California at taxpayers' expense ? Consider this scenario: When I am trying to produce business for the company that pays my salary in a city other than the one I live in, my COMPANY pays for me to fly to that destination in which I am trying to generate new business. Oh yea, they for the rental car, meals, and any other related expenses. From a business prospective, isn't that what the Governer of Nevada is trying to do, too ?? Generate business for the state ?? As far as the claim that the state is trying to lure unknowing civilians into the area just to fine them is absolutely absurd in my opinion. In my opinion, anyone wanting to visit the area should stay clear of the 'border', because there's nothing to see anyway. But if you're too stupid to cross the line, then you deserve to be arrested. Besides, the Area 51 viewer's guide that I have specifically says, and I quote from edition 4.01, page 40, "There is no fence or gate, just a half dozen warning signs on either side of the road, reminiscent of those nasty sings on approach to the witch's castle in Wizard of Oz." If 6 signs are not enough indication for someone to stay out of somewhere that he/she is not supposed to be, then this someone is an idiot. Lighten up, Glenn.