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Say_Cheese
2002-Nov-15, 02:43 AM
From "Florida Today" - November 14, 2002 (http://www.floridatoday.com/topstories/111402hanks.htm):

"Filmmakers, astronaut dispute conspiracy theories

By Kelly Young
FLORIDA TODAY

CAPE CANAVERAL - The men who made a movie about going to the moon, and a man who actually flew to the moon took a moment before a screening of the IMAX version of "Apollo 13" to dispute those who say NASA's lunar missions were staged.

Director Ron Howard, actor Tom Hanks and astronaut Jim Lovell spoke to the media before a gala banquet and screening Thursday night at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center.

A spate of conspiracy theories have resurfaced recently that the entire Apollo project was faked to dent the Soviet space program's resolve.

"You can't fake something with 400,000 people involved," Lovell said of Apollo's entire workforce, adding that someone once sued him for saying he went to the moon.

Hanks noted that people once claimed the Holocaust never happened.

"We live in a society where there is no law against making money promulgating ignorance," Hanks said. (...........)


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2002-Nov-15, 03:38 AM
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On 2002-11-14 21:43, Say_Cheese wrote: To? Crew

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...........................FLORIDA, TODAY

kucharek
2002-Nov-15, 08:12 AM
Hanks noted that people once claimed the Holocaust never happened.

"We live in a society where there is no law against making money promulgating ignorance," Hanks said. (...........)[/b]


Not only "once". It is still happening. And, here in Germany, there is a law that legal action is taken when someone denies the Holocaust happened.

Harald

Kaptain K
2002-Nov-15, 04:20 PM
Harald,
That Germany is willing to own up to its past makes me proud of my German heritage.

Japan still doesn't seem to get it.

Zathras
2002-Nov-15, 05:35 PM
On 2002-11-15 03:12, kucharek wrote:


Hanks noted that people once claimed the Holocaust never happened.

"We live in a society where there is no law against making money promulgating ignorance," Hanks said. (...........)[/b]


Not only "once". It is still happening. And, here in Germany, there is a law that legal action is taken when someone denies the Holocaust happened.

Harald



Unfortunately, Holocaust deniers are still out there. Their claims are about as plausible as that of the Hoax believers. Unfortunately, unlike the HB'ers, many of the Holocaust believers are too dangerous to be called "Twinkies" (to borrow the BA's term).