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Where did all the Open Minds Forum members go?

Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:29 pm by Admin

With Open Minds Forum restored now for almost half a year at it's new location with forumotion.com we can now turn to look at reaching out to OMF's original members who have not yet returned home. OMF's original membership was over 6,000 members strong, prior to the proboards suspension, according to the rolls of the time. We can probably safely assume that some of those accounts were unidentified socks. If we were to assume a reasonable guess of maybe as many as 30% possible sock accounts then that would leave potentially somewhere between 4800 to 4900 possible real members to locate. That is still a substantial number of people.

Who were all these people? Some were average individuals with common interests in ufology, exopolitics, globalism, corruption, earthchanges, science and technology, and a variety of other interests. Some just enjoyed being part of a vibrant and unusually interesting community. Others were representative of various insider groups participating in observation and outreach projects, while still others were bonafide intelligence community personnel. All with stake in the hunt for truth in one fashion or another. Some in support of truth, and communication. Others seeking real disclosure and forms of proof. And others highly skeptical of anything or limited subjects. The smallest division of membership being wholly anti-disclosure oriented.

So where did these members vanish to? They had many options. There are almost innumerable other forums out there on the topics of UFO's or Exopolitics, the Unexplained, and Conspiracy Theory. Did they disappear into the world-wide network of forum inhabitants? Did some go find new homes on chatrooms or individual blogs? Did they participate in ufo conventions or other public events and gatherings? How about those who represented groups in special access? Or IC and military observers? Those with academic affiliations? Where did they all go and what would be the best way to reach out and extend an invitation to return?

And what constitutes a situation deserving of their time and participation? Is the archive enough? How exactly do people within the paradigm most desire to define a community? Is it amenities, humanity or simply population size for exposure? Most of the special guests have been emailed and have expressed that population size for exposure is what most motivates them. But not all. Long-time member Dan Smith has other priorities and values motivating his participation. Should this open opportunities for unattached junior guests who have experience and dialog to contribute to the world? How best to make use of OMF's time, experience and resources?

Many skeptics would like to see the historical guardian of discourse opportunity to just up and disappear; go into permanent stasis. They think that not everyone has a right to speak about their experiences and if there is no proof involved then there can philosophically be no value to discourse. I personally would respectfully disagree with them. Discourse has always been the prelude to meaningful relationships and meaningful mutual relationships have always been the prelude to exchanges of proof. In a contentious social environment with regards to communication vs disclosure how do we best re-establish a haven for those preludes? Is it only the "if we build it they will come" answer? Well considering OMF has been largely fully functional over the last four or five months this line of reasoning is not necessarily true. So what would be the best way re-establish this? Your suggestions are sought. Please comment.





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What Music Are You Listening To ?

Post by Cliff on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:44 pm

First topic message reminder :



What better way to breathe life back into OMF ?

GOOD MUSIC ! Very Happy Cool cheers What a Face lol!

Deep Purple - Space Truckin

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Re: What Music Are You Listening To ?

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:44 am

Just started listening to the band "elder". They've got some epic stuff. Gives me feels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh3J6EZzk38
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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:29 pm

Keeping it Latin, one of the lesser-known yé-yé girls of the '60s (although she is listed as the 4th best-selling, with about 10 million records at infodisc.fr), whose real name is Chantal de Guerre, with a later hit.



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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 am

This is the French version of Theme for a Dream (written by American Earl Shuman and Canadian Morton Garson) by Cliff Richard (Harry Webb) from the same year. Rivers' real name was Hervé Forneri. He was a big fan of Elvis and adapted the name from the character Elvis played in Loving You, Deke Rivers. He was one of several in the great yé-yé period who took English names, the 2 other famous 'Elviciens' being Belgian-born Johnny Hallyday (Jean-Philippe Smet, whose wife, Bulgarian-born yé-yé singer Sylvie Vartan, is the aunt of American actor Michael Vartan) and Eddy Mitchell (Claude Moine).

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:28 pm

A Super '60s icon and one of the best known yé-yé girls. She was born Sylvie Vartan in Bulgaria, Aug. 15, 1944 to a French-born father of Armenian descent, Georges, and a Judeo-Hungarian mother, Ilona. She was nicknamed 'la collégienne du twist' by journalists  and 'la Blonde' by her fans.

Just as lovely as France Gall (short a as in the English 'gal'), but unlike Gall, she liked show biz and appreciated her yé-yé period, spoke 6 languages instead of 2, sang in 10 languages instead of 6, did rock n roll, did many English songs (as opposed to none), appeared on American TV (The Tonight Show, Shindig, and Hullabaloo), recorded an album in the States, sold more records (30 or 40 mln. as opposed to 20 mln.), had many books about her (20 instead of 3), wrote an autobio, signed autographs, did cinema, and was sexier, and she may have recorded and sold more records.

She did 1200 songs, 63 albums, had 5 double gold singles and 10 gold albums, was on the cover of 1500 magazines,  was the subject of 16,000 magazine articles, and did 2500 concerts.  She played the renowned Olympia in Paris for 3 weeks in Jan.-Feb., '64 with the Beatles and Trini Lopez, just before the Beatles went on to NY for their landmark Ed Sullivan appearance.



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Shiela (Annie Chancel), born August 16, '45, in Val-de-Marne, her stage name chosen by her producer from Tommy Rowe's song, which she did a version of, was the most popular French female singe, selling 10 or 85 mln. records world wide, depending on the source. Although this figure may be exaggerated, it doesn't change her ranking--she sold 30 mln. records in France, also the most for French female singers. Vartan is no. 2, Gall 3rd, Michelle Torr 4th, and Françoise Hardy 5th, although Chantal Goya may be 4th in terms of sales in France. Figures for Piaf, Bardot, and Greco are apparently unknown, but presumably Piaf would be no. 2, and BB and Greco would be somewhere in the Top 10.

Many non-Anglophone singers get into the highly lucrative, Anglophone, especially American, market. Shiela's disco version of Singing in the Rain sold 5 mln. copies in the US alone. She was the 1st French female singer to do disco. Promotion is a big factor, but sometimes a hidden factor behind that promotion is organized crime, but not necessarily the Mafia. Sheila married '70s French singer Ringo Wily Cat (Guy Bayle) on Feb. 13, 1973 (sixty thirteen in French), in the 13th arrondissement, at 13:13 hours. France Gall is seen doing the Masonic OK hand sign in one video, and there are pictures of Celine Dion, the all-time, best-selling female Francophone singer world-wide, doing the cornuta.
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Post by RandomSample on Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:52 pm






for hobbit, blast from the past!for hobbit

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I first came across this album in 1972, lost the album, but thanks to the internet have it back again.


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Post by 99 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 am

X. Troy Dinaire wrote:

I love the beat on this one. There's a lot you can do with it and everytime I listen to it, I'm coming up with new melodies for it. I've already simulated a similar beat in a DAW that I work in where I'm trying out those melodies to see which one works best with it.

Thanks for posting!
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For all the Truth Sayers: Bang On!!!






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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm

I was listening to this video before I saw the previous entry,
so it's coincidence.

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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 pm

99 wrote:
X. Troy Dinaire wrote:

I love the beat on this one. There's a lot you can do with it and everytime I listen to it, I'm coming up with new melodies for it. I've already simulated a similar beat in a DAW that I work in where I'm trying out those melodies to see which one works best with it.

Thanks for posting!

Glad you like it.
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X. Troy Dinaire wrote:

Shiela (Annie Chancel), born August 16, '45, in Val-de-Marne, her stage name chosen by her producer from Tommy Rowe's song...

 I love your taste in music. I learn so much from the history info you add. Living here in the states I was never got to hear this music.
Maybe one day you might share just how in the world someone of your age got into this style of music.
  Please keep posting...


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Dear Cyrellys, I have noticed that some of the videos posted here are getting deleted on youtube. I am making an effort to download and save them in order to keep a record.


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17 year old Elise Trouw.


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Cover of a classic by Elise Trouw


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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:39 pm

I love your taste in music. I learn so much from the history info you add. Living here in the states I was never got to hear this music.
  Maybe one day you might share just how in the world someone of your age got into this style of music.
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You might be assuming that I'm young. Actually, I'm a baby boomer. I should have included my year of birth in my profile. I corrected that.

Really great stuff by Elise Trouw. She's beautiful and a real revelation.
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Sad lyric but great melody and arrangement, with special effects predating Vinny Bell's fabulous splash guitar. It was written by Robert Sears and produced by Bob Crewe, who co-wrote a whole slew of great songs, mostly  for the fabulous 4 Seasons, who he produced for also, and had a disco group in the '70s called the Bob Crewe Generation. Ginny Arnell (Virginia Mazzaro) hails from New Haven. She had teamed up with Gene Pitney in '59 as Jamie and Jane. This was her 1st single for MGM.
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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:08 pm

Superb version of Stormy Weather in French and English from '85 by Marie Myriam (Myriam Lopes), who was born in the then-Belgian Congo in '57 of Portuguese parents, and won the '77 Eurovision.

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