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on June 25, 2016
This book is hard to come by, but it's worth it.
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on May 25, 2012
I received the book quickly. Upon opening the package I was a little disappointed in the overall size and content of it. The book has good information in it, but it seemed scattered and in no particular order at all. Sometimes it was a little hard to make sense of. I did read the whole thing in one night, and have to say it does open your eyes to the fact they could have staged the whole thing right in Nevada. Good book, but needed to be more organized and written, and less like a note pad.
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on November 12, 2014
What Bill Kaysing wasn't aware of was that during the exact same time NASA was publicly saying they were going to the moon, unpacking rovers and playing golf...the US MIlitary was struggling just to put spy satellites in low earth orbit. Apollo 1960-1972 was Kubrick's 60's ARGO Hollywood movie, guising the actual purpose, costs, payloads and launches of the CORONA Spy Satellites program 1959-1972.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon September 12, 2012
Bill Kaysing (1922-2005) has written a number of "freedom" books that question established values: e.g., Eat Well For 99 Cents a Meal,Great Hideouts of the West: An Idea Book for Living Free,How to live in the new America,Bill Kaysing's Freedom Encyclopedia, etc.

He explains the origin of the book thusly: "During the summer of 1969, I was living in a small house on the beach of Santa Barbara... But despite a seven year stint at Rocketdyne, the firm that built the main propulsion units for Apollo, I could not work up the least interest in the entire astrophysical circus... I decided I did not believe that Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin or anyone else was going to the moon. And consequently, I could not generate the least enthusism for watching a phony performance." (Pg. 7)

He continues, "As the years passed, I found myself comparing the Apollo flights to many other incidents in American life. Watergate was an outstanding example... The energy 'crisis' was another Apollo simulation... Now was the time to ask some questions of NASA... like, why didn't the astronauts make some visible signal from the moon?... Why is it that NASA's Apollo records are not classified, but are also not available to the general public?... Why did so many astronauts end up as executives of large corporations? Was this their real reward for the moon 'trip'?... Eight astronauts died in non-space accidents: were they all accidents?... What proof do we have that they are actually rocks from the moon?" (Pg. 7-8)

He admits that the launches were real ("After all, if people could drive to the Cape, park and see an immense rocket lift itself off the pad, was this not the ultimate proof that a trip was, indeed, being made to the moon itself?"; pg. 63). He summarizes, "as astropolitics, as a justification for great expenditures, and finally, as a military venture, the Apollo project looms as a most formidable entity. It is understandable why... to this day, there is virtually nothing available to dispute the hoax. Nothing, that is, until this book was written." (Pg. 72)He also notes that after writing the book in 1974, a short paragraph was included in the Zodiac News Service in San Francisco, after which "I did a total of 52 live and taped shows, including one on 'Tomorrow' with Tom Snyder." (Pg. 74)

The book is long on speculative questions, and short on genuine evidence. Caveat emptor!
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on July 7, 2012
Mr. Kaysing had the Guts to be the first to write about the Fake Moon Landings.

As people do their own investigation they are coming closer to the truth.

This book gets people off to a good start in their search for answers whether,

man walked on the moon or not. Bill Kaysing, a Good Man.
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on July 4, 2015
Think hard on these facts:

1. SIX perfect trips to the moon. No accidents and no deaths. 230,000 miles from earth in totally hostile environment.

2. Space Shuttle. 14 deaths. 200 miles in low earth orbit. Finally scrapped as unsafe.

Which one is fake?

Also, NASA says we can't redo the moon for 20-30 years because they lost the blueprints for the Apollo rocket.
An excellent book.
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on December 3, 2013
The proof is ALWAYS in the pudding. NASA mysteriously "lost" ALL of the original data for ALL of the Apollo missions! So according to NASA what we have now is recorded video of the original footage running on a tv way back when, wow really convincing! The Dutch government returned a piece of "moon rock" given to them by the geniuses at NASA, it turned out it was petrified wood! MOON ROCKS ARE ALSO ON EARTH! Mostly Antarctica, where Von Braun("ex"-Nazi brought to America just like Mengele was) and company went in 1967 for "research". This was simply to collect as many Moon meteorites as possible for the cover story. It is almost impossible to find the location of the "original" Apollo Moon rocks given to governments and institutions throughout the world, hmmm?

The plans for ALL of the moon landing equipment were also ALL LOST! These were built on the Earth but the technical plans were STILL ALL LOST! Even if you simply look at the pictures, how the heck did they get the Lunar dune buggy into the lander? The buggy is about the size of the lander, not to mention all the other equipment they had to carry. As confirmed also the temperatures on the Moon would have decimated everything in those nonsense pictures and movies that were filmed at some military installation in the Western US. An analysis of the pictures and video makes it pretty clear they were faked. I believe it was Neil Armstrong himself, a Freemason like all the other surviving astronauts, would not attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the "moon" landing. The founder of JPL was a Satanist/Luciferian and part of the whole Freemason occult structure. NASA is no different.

Stanley Kubricks confession, The Shining, to staging the Apollo nonsense is there too. Rear projection was used extensively and the same mountains were used in different pictures as well. Room 237=237,000 miles to the moon, the little boy has an Apollo 11 sweater on when he goes to Room 237 which has 2 sisters, GEMINI that is. A11 work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. A11=Apollo 11! Eyes Wide Shut was his way to letting us know about the secret occult societies that are in charge of, not just the USA, but pretty much the leadership of the whole world. Kubrick died during the making of that film, and a huge amount of it was permanently deleted never to be seen. Guess some one thought he went too far in that one. Kubricks films during and after 2001 Space Odyssey are the most revealing of the Illuminati/Eye of Horus/Ra and general occult hierarchies actions and plans, you simply have to have the training and understanding to read between the lines but most never get to that point.

The truth is that the whole fake Moon landing BS was to distract the American people from the atrocities of the New Opium War that was Vietnam and a way to siphon off 30 Billion dollars(and that's 60's funny fed money!!) from the most robbed and lied to people in history: the American taxpayer. That 30 Billion went to paying for the war and of course a good portion was simply stolen by those involved. People like Kissinger/Brezenski, Rockefeller, Bushes and the rest of the vermin that are part of the Illuminati world ruling structure will and have killed, robbed and enslaved millions for one end: the Luciferian NWO. This is a new Pharaohnic "paradise" run by megalomaniacs on par with Mao,Hitler and Stalin.

America in particular was bombarded with Nazis via Project Paperclip for 40 years plus. The Nazis, Freemasons and other dangerous gangster groups satiate our culture but the vast majority are either slaves working too hard to think or simply not interested in breaking out of their brainwashed comfort zone. Sadly these will realize only too late what they have given up, like the unfortunate German people, Russian people and Chinese people.
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on September 6, 2014
By Laura B.

"We ought in fairness to fight our case with no help beyond the bare facts: nothing, therefore, should matter except the proof of those facts."
-Aristotle, Rhetoric (circa 350 B.C.)

In this review I will offer you a few of Bill Kaysing's more interesting observations concerning the supposed Moon Landings and then summarize his argument. Afterwards I will give you a brief explanation of a reasoning system through which you may discern whether or not his argument is sound.

Page 7
"... why didn't the astronauts make some visible signal from the Moon? It would have been relatively easy to touch off some hyperbolic chemicals, beam a laser to a mirror on Earth, create a pattern with lightweight black dust, or provide some other means of definitely proving that they were really there. Relying on an easily simulated picture on TV was the least reliable means of "proof"."

Page 8
"Why were the Moon rocks rushed to Switzerland right after they landed? What proof do we have that they are actually rocks from the Moon?"

Page 19 concerning a picture of the lunar Lander while supposedly on the surface of the Moon.
"Look closely at both of these purported moon landing shots. Despite the fact that the lunar landing engine was reported to have been operating beyond touchdown, there is no evidence of the surface being disturbed beneath the engine nozzle!"

Page 20 concerning a supposed picture of the Earth taken from the Moon by astronauts.
"If you have seen the strikingly beautiful moon model in GoldenGate Park SF, you know how easy it would have been to create an earth model too."

Page 22 concerning a picture of the lunar module, taken from perhaps 75 yards away, while supposedly on the moon.
"Possibly the most damning shot of all. Here is a clear view of the LEM with no trace whatsoever of any disruption of the surface by the LEM landing engine. Anyone who has ever witnessed any kind of rocket firing knows that the blast from the exit nozzle will devastate the area nearby. And, again, no stars or planets visible in the lunar sky."

Bill Kaysing's book "We Never Went to the Moon" is simply filled with such interesting and much suppressed observation. It's utterly convincing. His argument can be summed up as follows:

Premise #1
All of the evidence that we have for the Moon landing could have been produced by means of fraud (1. pictures and film easily produced by the Hollywood of 1969; 2. moon rocks more plausibly acquired as meteorites right here on earth; and 3. the testimony of government employees ).

Premise #2
The verifiable evidence that would necessarily exist if the Moon landings were real does not ( 1. some visible sign from the astronauts while on the Moon; 2. photographs and film that are physically consistent with an actual moon landing; 3. telescopic pictures of the stars from the Moon; 4. pictures and motion picture film of the Earth and Sun from the Moon that is not easily produced by fraud; 5. continuous motion picture from the Earth to the Moon and back taken from the Apollo; and 6. at least some form of reproduction by the Chinese or Soviets such as the orbiting of a man around the Moon ).

Conclusion
The US government's claim that they landed men on the Moon is riddled with inconsistency and contradiction and does not begin to meet the requirements of Logic or the scientific method. With six supposed successful Moon landings, the likelihood that none of the various forms of readily available credible evidence would be produced is infinitesimally tiny. This lack of verifiable evidence is proof, in and of itself, beyond any reasonable doubt that the Moon landings were a fraud. The arguably greatest scientific achievement in history must be verifiable and reproducible or it is just manifestly ridiculous. Any rational person who objectively evaluates the Moon landing based entirely upon the evidence (or lack of it) should dismiss it as state sponsored control of the masses through psy op and propaganda ( e.g. the false flag mass murders of 9/11, the JFK assassination and coup d'etat, state sponsored lies and murder in regards to HIV/AIDS, etc.).

Now for that reasoning system:

"Logic, therefore, as the science of thought, or the science of the process of pure reason, should be capable of being constructed a priori."
-Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Controversy ("a priori" is defined as deduced from self-evident premises)

"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it."
-George Orwell, 1984

Formal/Classical Logic was invented by Aristotle in ancient Greece (circa 350 B.C.). It is a remarkably versatile and effective system of "rules for reasoning" that anyone can use to good effect. Devised as a systematic method of evaluating evidence and language arguments to (1) insure correct reasoning within the limitations of the existing evidence, and (2) effectively reveal erroneous or deceptive reasoning, it was soon to govern and define the measured thought of the leading rulers and intellectuals of the ancient world. Alexander the Great was only the first of a very long line of adherents of formal logic that would dramatically alter the course of history. To this very day, utilized in virtually every field that requires accurate and objective reasoning from archaeology, astronomy and medicine, to law, politics and war, more so than any other intellectual tool, formal logic has been responsible for laying the foundations of our civilization. Curiously, formal logic contains one common historical thread that has always been true. Niether the ancient Greeks, nor the Romans, nor the old antbellum American South ever considered it wise to teach formal/classical logic to common slaves, for obvious reasons. The teaching of Classical logic was removed from the U.S. public school system over 150 years ago, and has been systematically suppressed by our media for exactly the same reasons ("The Underground History of American Education" by John Gatto, his "Ultimate History Lesson" on YouTube, "The Lost Tools of Learning" by Dorothy Sayers, "The Prussian School System", and "Operant Conditioning", all online). If you doubt this just ask some average U.S. high school graduates sometime to tell you the difference between a "formal" and an "informal" logical fallacy; or, how to determine if an argument is both "valid" and "sound" (i.e., very basic and essential knowledge of formal logic). You'll find that they have no idea. The vast majority couldn't even tell you the difference between "deductive" and "inductive" reasoning. As you will soon see, this is no accident.

The following is a concise and effective method of using formal logic and is the essence of that ancient system of reasoning (adapted from a definition given in Howard Kahane' s book "Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric", 1976).

"All instruction given or received by way of argument proceeds from pre-existent knowledge."
-Aristotle, Posterior Analytics

Cogent (logical) reasoning, reasoning designed to strongly appeal to the intellect rather than the emotions, should meet 3 conditions:
1. It must be derived from premises that "you know" are true. (These are true propositions that are either; (a) "self-evident"; (b) verified by your own personal direct experience; or (c) well supported by solid verifiable evidence. There is no fourth way to "know" that a premise is true.).
2. It should contain all of the known relevant evidence. (The suppression, or improbable absence, of relevant evidence is a good indication of deception. Relevant evidence is any evidence that would tend to make an argument more likely or less likely to be true.)
3. It should be properly structured, so that it comes to a conclusion which logically follows from the premises. (In the case of valid deductive arguments this conclusion would "necessarily" follows from the premises. In the case of very strong inductive arguments it would follow "beyond a reasonable doubt". In both cases it would be free of contradiction and consistent with the facts.)

When an argument meets these conditions (ie. verifiably true premises, all relevant evidence, and properly structured) it is said to be sound or cogent, and very likely to be true. When an argument does not meet these conditions it is said to be fallacious (faulty/deceptive reasoning).

"Physical facts could not be ignored. In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four."
-George Orwell, 1984

"The province of Logic must be restricted to that portion of our knowledge which consists of inferences from truths previously known; whether those antecedent data be general propositions, or particular observations and perceptions. Logic is not the science of Belief, but the science of Proof, or Evidence. In so far as belief professes to be founded on proof, the office of Logic is to supply a test for ascertaining whether or not the belief is well grounded."
- John Stuart Mill, A System of Logic

"Aristotle devides all conclusions into logical and dialectical, in the manner described, and then into eristical. (3) Eristic is the method by which the form of the conclusion is correct, but the premises, the material from which it is drawn, are not true, but only appear to be true. Finally (4) sophistic is the method in which the form of the conclusion is false, although it seems correct. These three last properly belong to the art of Controversial Dialectic, as they have no objective truth in view, but only the appearance of it, and pay no regard to truth itself; that is to say, they aim at victory."
-Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Controversy

(Very helpful in analyzing the relationship between premises and conclusion is the following taken from the book "Logic and Rhetoric" [1968] by James Johnson. "The hypothesis most likely to prove right must do the following: 1. Include all known facts; 2. Not over-emphasize any part of the evidence at the expense of the rest; 3. Observe the laws of probability as established by previous investigation; 4. Avoid logical contradictions; 5. Stay as simple as possible without ignoring any part of the evidence. Hypotheses which violate any one of these requirements are Forced Hypotheses.")

"To know what you know and to know what you do not know. That is true knowledge." -Confucius

"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.
-Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld at a press conference Febuary 12, 2002

Two years later Rumsfeld offers us a "fourth kind" of knowledge, about which people who would one day like "free" systems of government to actually exist should be keenly interested.

"Febuary 4th, 2004
Subject: What you know
There are known knowns.
There are known unknowns.
There are unknown unknowns.
But there are also unkown knowns. That is to say, things that you think you know, that it turns out you did not."
-Donald Rumsfeld, from the Errol Morris documentary "Unkown Knowns"

Here's what Donald Rumsfeld won't say.
An effective understanding of classical logic is indispensable in the identification of "unknown knowns". That is why it has been suppressed.

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
-George Bernard Shaw

Now, on to a bit of rhetoric with the informal logical fallacy:

"Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men."
-Plato

Professor Madsen Pirie most aptly defines a logical fallacy as anything one can say or do that breaks down or subverts reason. The ancient Greeks discovered over 200 different logical fallacies. Here are some commonly used "informal" logical fallacies taken from the book "The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric" by Sister Miriam Joseph Ph.D..(In his book "Logic For Lawyers" Ruggero Aldisert defines the formal logical fallacy as an "error in the logical form of an argument" and informal logical fallacies as those that "deal with the content and context of premises." When an argument meets the three conditions of cogent reasoning it does not contain any formal logical fallacies.)

"ARGUMENTUM AD HOMINEM
Argumentum ad hominem ( literally, an "argument to the man") fallacy confuses the point at issue with the people concerned. Attacks on the character and conduct of people and personal abuse or praise are substituted for reasoning on the point at issue. Argumentum ad hominem seeks to persuade by unsound ethos. In rhetoric ethos means establishing the speaker or writer as one worthy of making an argument."

"ARGUMENTUM AD POPULUM
The argumentum ad populum fallacy arises from substituting an appeal to the passions and prejudices of the people for logical reasoning on the point at issue..."

"ARGUMENTUM AD MISERICORDIAM
The argumentum ad misericordiam (literally, an "argument to pity") fallacy replaces reason with a plea for sympathy."

"ARGUMENTUM AD BACULUM
Argumentum ad baculum is the appeal to the "big stick." The issue is ignored in an attempt to inspire fear of the consequences of adopting a proposed opinion or program, or of allowing a movement branded as dangerous to gain strength. The threat of social ostracism or loss of position might be used to deter a person from exposing fraud..."

"ARGUMENTUM AD IGNORANTIAM
Argumentum ad ignorantiam is the use of an argument that sounds convincing to others because they are ignorant of the weaknesses of the argument and of the facts that stand against it."

ARGUMENTUM AD VERECUNDIAM
Argumentum ad verecundiam is an appeal to the prestige or respect in which a proponent of an argument is held as a guarantee of the truth of the argument. This is unwarranted when reasoning about an issue is required and only the authority of its upholders or opponents is given consideration. It is perfectly legitimate to supplement reasoning with authority (Argumentum ad auctoritatem ), but it is fallacious to substitute authority for reasoning in matters capable of being understood by reason."

SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE
"The fallacy of suppressed evidence is committed when an arguer ignores evidence that would tend to undermine the premises of an otherwise good argument, causing it to be unsound or uncogent. Suppressed evidence is a fallacy of presumption and is closely related to begging the question. As such, it's occurrence does not affect the relationship between premises and conclusion but rather the alleged truth of premises. The fallacy consists in passing off what are at best half-truths as if they were whole truths, thus making what is actually a defective argument appear to be good. The fallacy is especially common among arguers who have a vested interest in the situation to which the argument pertains."
-Patrick Hurley, A Concise Introduction to Logic (1985)

A very helpful tool in understanding effective rhetoric is Aristotle's three primary pillars of persuasion; (1) Ethos (authority), (2) Pathos (emotion), and (3) Logos (logic). To believe an argument that is supported by Ethos alone is to be manipulated by authority. To believe an argument that it is supported by Pathos alone is to be manipulated through emotion. Aristotle advises rather, that we take great pains to avoid being manipulated, and allow ourselves to be only truly persuaded by logos (i.e., logical arguments that are correctly reasoned and well supported by evidence).

CONCLUSION
Therefore, when testing "any" argument one should ask if the three conditions of cogent reasoning have been met and if logical fallacies have been used.

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
-Rene Descartes

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; The real a tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
-Plato

P.S. The Moon landing is just the beginning.

9/11:
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
9-11 Missing Links
Dr Alan Sabrosky, former Director of Studies at the US Army War College

The Holocaust:
Bishop Richard Williamson
David McCalden
David Cole
Mark Weber
Germar Rudolf
Ernst Zundel (...)
Sylvia Stolz

Cancer:
Linus Pauling
G. Edward Griffin
Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez

AIDS and HIV:
Dr Kary Mullis (winner of the Nobel Prize)
Dr Robert Willner (author of the book "Deadly Deception the Proof that Sex and GOV Absolutely do not Cause AIDS)
Dr Peter Duesberg (author of"Inventing the AIDS Virus)

JFK assassination:
Jim Garrison
Michael Collins Piper
Benjamin Freedman

Sandy Hook shootings:
Wolfgang Halbig

Operant conditioning, B.F.Skinner, The Skinner Box

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon" by Bart Sibrel

All can be found on youtube.
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on December 19, 2012
I rated this book 3 stars because although it's very interesting, the presentation is a bit simple. The pictures are blurred and unclear but the information is certain and professionally explained.
The author, Bill Kaysing is very familiar with his subject and has researched it thoroughly.

I have believed for a long time now that we never went to the moon, this book is certainly confirmation.
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on February 14, 2000
How could someone in their right mind think that the Apollo moon landings were staged in a top-secret sound studio in Nevada? Jim Lovell, an astronaut who traveled to the moon in 1968 and 1970, was right on the money when he called this godforsaken author a "kook." And I also back him on his assertion that mankind's reach for the moon was expensive and took the energies and resources of thousands of people, and it's something that everyone should be proud of. Nothing has come close to convince me the six lunar landings were a hoax, and this book's pathetic theory hasn't changed my tune, either. "There were no stars in the photographs, so it couldn't have been taken on the moon," he says. Apparantly he doesn't understand that the sun blocks out the light of the stars in lunar pictures. And he also claims that the astronauts who have walked there are quiet when he talks to them, so they have something to hide. Or maybe they know an insane, offensive person when they see one. He also insists that the technology required to reach the moon wasn't there in the late sixties and early seventies, nor does it exist today. There, we can conclude that he doesn't know about the U.S. Mercury and Gemini programs. The astronauts of those missions stayed in space for up to two weeks , docked and rendezvoused with other spacecraft, and performed spacewalks, paving the way for lunar flights and proving most of the objectives needed to require them. And unmanned Surveyor spacecraft had landed on the moon concurrent with Gemini, something he probably doesn't know about either. Somehow, I don't think NASA would fake a lunar landing with the knowledge that it could successfully perform a real one from past manned and unmanned flights.
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