A novel thought takes form. But before we get there, let’s me explain a bit about how it arises and what some of the important (read: possible) motivations for all the froo-haa about UFO’s may be. Let me begin with a note from a deep .mil type who is in a position to speak – freely – but without names, of course as you’ll understand as you read this:
I personally know a few guys who might want to contact Mr. Alexander.
Here’s the deal. A sizable number of current and ex-military had or still have access to special access programs. Entry into such programs and the ability to maintain that access requires periodic lie detector tests along with signing a 70 year non-disclosure agreement pertaining to all things related to the program. Comply, or win an all expenses paid vacation to Ft Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas.
Anyone briefed into such a program who runs into UFO evidence is prohibited from disclosing said info as it might compromise the source – which could be a highly classified program and/or associated “national technical means.” [Dot mill buzz-term for our satellites, spy gear and secret reduced-gravity (GR) technologies which everyone who's done serious readings already knows about at some level anyway...even without talking to those silenced at Ft. Youdontwannagothere Kansas. - G]
Of course, observation while away from the classified program, such as hiking, while on leave or off-duty, and in an area dissociated from the special access program, is fair game. But anyone on active duty knows reporting such things can result in termination of their clearance, being passed over for promotion, or discharge from the service (and thus loss of their job). [Quick! look surprised here!-G]
This particularly applies to pilots and aircrew, who can be grounded for reporting having a “potentially psychotic experience” while in control of or on duty in a military aircraft. Same thing goes for personnel manning military airport facilities, such as control towers and approach radar sites.
I’m all for amnesty! An unburdened mind is ultimately a pretty good thing, no?”
Since I’ve been hanging around Mr. Linguistics for 11-odd years shortly, you don’t need to be a genius to know that our source might have something he’d like to become unburdened of…even if it happened on non .mil time. But, of course, we carefully note that he hasn’t directly stated this and – since I’m a self-confessed nutjob (keeps official questions to a minimum) anything I write (and you happen to read) is just more from that borderland area between reality and outright fiction . It’s not a ‘hard layer” after all.
So that’s the first thing to be aware of: Disclosure would be mighty damn interesting.
Now – in a Friday-morning mental workout frenzy…got this here email in the wake of my visit to Vicksburg MS and my discussion of how gay rights could be (in some parts of the country) the kind of issue that could divide family against family.
He asked a very simple question: Could breaking down the racial barriers between humans be part of a larger training program demanded by extraterrestrials, who could also demand Earth get over homophobia before being offered entrance into a wider federation of beings from planets other than this old rock?
Might it be – wondered the email – that before we get to disclosure and contact we first have to evolve to the point where we can put aside physical differences and co-exist on our planet before we’re given the chance to go elsewhere.
Like even back to the Moon?
Something to think about for damn sure. And – such mandated “training” might explain much of what else is so orchestrated about how we live and why we’re fed physically and mentally as we are.
Counterpoint is a worry, though: You do remember the Kanamits from the “To Serve Man” Twilight Zone episode (it turned out to be a cookbook).
The Ure UFO Postulate:
“Maybe Humans have been instructed to progress or die!” by off-worlders. But could such commands also be designed to weaken us and make us easier prey, less vicious fighters, independent thinkers, and threats to an intergalactic Hive?
Absent conclusive evidence, we must wonder are our Leaders (and military) also perplexed by the question: “Are we being raised as children would be, or as lunch?”
The vast numbers of people who simply go missing every year argues for secrecy, non-disclosures, and the “You don’t want to be a part of the planet-wide entrée do you?” case.
And are you sure the grays are not already in various chronicles of human history as giants, Nephalim, and such? And what is it my doctor friends always tell me? First do not harm – isn’t that it? Hmmm…
“Show Me the Love” Dept.
I didn’t mean to sound any more pissy than usual on Thursday, but sometimes we just gotta “calls ‘em like we see’s ‘em…” And apparently, our mention that the public might be noticing the long on hype and bullshit stories in the MSM had the “ring of truth” to it…
“Aho George, The Media is much like the rest of the Establishment…they have made themselves irrelevant with their bullshit. The so called top end of our society is filled with cream puffs, talking heads with little or no substance. Put a hammer, a shovel, a rake or a hoe in their hands and they would be useless.”
It’s good to see you vent a little frustration at all the “hype”. Seems like everything we see or read these days is just hype and propaganda…
I have found it to get old really quickly and just get bored. Some people just need to shut the flock up for a while and focus on themselves and what is important to them. Maybe then communities can get back to taking care of themselves.
No one is ever satisfied with what is in front of them… family, neighbors, friends… they are always looking to the end of something (the world, the economy, the country, the lies) so they can watch it on TV and feel sorry for the one’s it affects. (which is never going to be them, right?)
I wonder if this is how the first part of consciousness waking up humanity is manifesting itself. It has to get people’s attention without causing a panic. The slow build up is just getting humans to all look in the same direction so that when the real show from universe happens, everyone will see it and say… holy shit – did you just see that?! Because from that moment forward they will be realizing and digesting what universe wants them to digest.
It just sucks for those of us who are early risers (who woke up, ate breakfast already, went to work 4 hours ago and came home at lunch to see their eighteen year old kid still lying in bed asleep at noon) We get frustrated because we see the potential, but with nothing for them to go to and apply themselves, we are resigned to being patient and waiting for that day to come.
Society today is that teenager and patience is our lesson. Universe had to get some of us ready to help those that tend to wake up later in the day. So here we are left watching the slow pokes – I just wish some of us would calm down and be quiet for a while because no one really knows what is going to happen. We can only deal with what is in front of us on a daily basis. “
Yes (you’re gonna hate this) Yes…and No.
Yes it would be nice to wake everyone up, but No, being quiet just lets them sleep (even longer).
This ain’t a new problem: It’s been the same conundrum conundrum faced by every good reporter I every knew up through when I walked away from it back 1983. That decision came one evening (with a couple of large Cribari Vino Biancos) after covering the Wah Mee Massacre story in February of ’83 that I got to thinking that maybe there’s more to life than being a go-getter news director. June of that year I did my last on-air newscast.
It’s a more common problem than you might expect among newsers and one I talked with my mentor (the late) BR Bradbury about over a half a Mason jar of moonshine he’d come up with somewhere after moving back to the Northwest (KJR after his LA days). In one of those odd quirks of fate, he’d moved to a house in Kirkland just the other side of the greenbelt from us. We were both shocked how Universe worked on that one.
News is hard on people – especially on good people (like BR). Just like being a cop is hard, or being in the military and pulling a trigger for a living. Yeah, the job’s got to be gone by someone, but some professions are hard on the soul by the nature of their subject matter. Police beat is one them – social work is another. Politics is a pathetic joke and incredibly superficial in comparison.
The hell of it is we don’t pay people – in this society or any other I’d want to be part of – based on quality of their hearts, or for the emotional burdens they bear on behalf of the F’d/U society we live in. T’ain’t right, of course, that we don’t and you’d think we could find a better way. That’s bugged people since the Stone Age, I suppose.
Which is why my beat is what it is now: Periodic reality checks and business reporting because I still have a streak of gambler in me. Rest assured, though if I get a whiff of something better, you can damn-sure bet’cha I’ll let you know right away when I find it.
ET speculations aside, we’ve not got much progress to show for all the lives lived on this here rock; stuck on our outsides instead of our insides.
Violence Prone Neanderthals, 3
But, if you don’t believe me about real mass murders like Wah Mee (and the reality of real dead people) I’m sure you’ll enjoy the new version of Sniper Elite V2 which makes it onto the Popular Science website under the heading “My Three Hours with the Most Violent Videogame I’ve Ever Seen.”
Maybe it’s my nature to be sickened of violence, but are the gang-rapes mutilations, and beheadings in these games yet? Or, come to think of it, do I really want to know? I think I can suspise the answer.
To Flu or Not to Flu
Yes, that is the question, alright. A couple of readers have asked me to comment on the latest rumor going around that goes to the idea that somehow there is a connection between troubles in the banking industry, Big Pharma, and a plot to turn loose a new and scarier kind of flu bug which when combined with the flu shots used recently would trigger a massive die off of humans.
Never one to swallow conspiracies whole, I sent a note to our consulting PhD microbiologist who was kind enough to “take me to school” a bit since recombinant DNA technology was not part of the business/geek track in school:
Seems like a variant on the usual “don’t take the flu vaccination” internet talk. I bought into it 3 years ago & didn’t get vaccinated. I either had the world’s worst cold or mild flu. It was very unpleasant. My wife is a nurse & she gets vaccinated every fall. She did not get whatever I had, even though I had a raging fever & was hacking my lungs out. Our teenage daughter has gotten the nasal mist or shot every year for the past 5 years. The only vaccine NONE of us took was the H1N1 variety specific to the 09 outbreak. It was new & we felt potentially rushed, so not worth the risk.
The vaccines usually have 2 versions of influenza A virus & 1 version of influenza B. The shots use inactivated (AKA dead) virus. Dead viral genetic material cannot recombine. This is hard to explain for non-molecular biologists, but in a nutshell: the virus particles have to be able to infect human cells. When the virus hijacks the cellular machinery to make more copies of itself, recombination can occur. Dead virus cannot both infect human cells and take over the RNA/DAN/protein making machinery. It is impossible. The nasal spray uses attenuated (live, low infectivity) virus.
Recombination is such a rare event that even if a person had the nasal spray with all of the viruses mentioned in that article, or multiple doses of nasal spray with each different kind, the odds are that a person will get hit many times by lightning in their lifetime before even one recombination event would happen.
With wild (found in nature) flu viruses the viruses are both highly infective and alive. Hence that recombination is more likely.
That’s why a person, bird, pig or dog getting sick with say bird & swine flu at the same time is risky & could lead to the dreaded recombination event that will wipe out a billion or so people. It is still a rare event, but more likely than with vaccines.
Probably every year there are hundreds to thousands of animals that do get infected by more than one strain of flu virus at the same time, but the dreaded recombination event still has not happened. The following is heavy on the high-context techno-babble, but it does discuss the rarity of likely recombination events with fully infective virus: http://jvi.asm.org/content/82/10/4807.full
Remember, gene swapping, recombination events don’t just happen randomly. Stretches of RNA/DNA must align perfectly & the human cell facilitates the swap. I apologize for not being able to be very convincing here, but my problem is the same as if you were trying to explain why shortwave radio can behave differently at night sometimes than in the day time, but a person didn’t understand wavelength, frequency or a bit about the ionosphere. The right basics need to be present to have the conversation. If I started talking about reverse transcriptase, ribosomes proof-reading mechanisms in the way to truly understand what is going on, it would be like me speaking in tongues.
Anyway, if there really were a conspiracy to thin the population using influenza, it would be much easier for a nefarious group to make the deadly recombinations in a lab & release into a small, mobile population. Natural spread would take care of the rest. Hoping it would happen with legitimate vaccines would be a disappointing hope for them.”
Hmmm…..that does make me feel somewhat more at ease, but just the same, I think again this year I will limit myself to shots only dispensed from the local adult beverage dispensary, as they seem to lower blood pressure a bit, and the Italian, French and California varietal seem to add just enough reversotrol and flavoring to accent most stews I cobble up to concentrate vitamins and deliver pre-patient comfort.
Friday at the Moose-Jo
Several readers have asked me to comment on a report out of Canada about a woman who ran into a moose (so thinking goes) and while it smashed up her car good and left her cut and bleeding, she managed to go to work and was shocked when co-workers pointed out the accident to her.
All of which leaves us wondering what the dickens was going on? How can someone like hit a frigging moose and not notice that it wrecked the car? So this alternate reality – thinning of the veils stuff – continues.
Oh – and my lifelong friend who’s an ex-Army shrink dude says the number of reports of vivid dreams (he works with subtle-=energy training) is continuing to increase.
All of which sets up a weekend ponder: Science has pretty well bashed and banished magick from the world (“It’s all got a scientific basis,” they’ll say with a straight face…) but what IF as we cross the galactic ecliptic in the next however many months it is…we find out that magic is normal and what passes for science is just a poor attempt at explaining the magic of humans cocreating reality with Universe.
Of course the students of quantum physics know this is the real case since the observer expectations change reality in so many repeatable ways as to not be funny…
And those who would look at things like Clif’s work and jeer “See, predictions have been missed!” don’t get it: The mere act of looking at the future changes it.
So as we await the next web bot run, the real question is not so much what’s to be forecast that will occur, so much as I’m equally drawn to what dire events are expected, but then because the future has been “seen” promptly changes to something else-wise.
Ah, the art of grasping the thistle of time: Hard enough to feel it – sometimes mightily so, yet soft enough not to collapse it into nothing.
Don’t mean to make this morning such a long report – I oughta save it for working into my book.
The Weekend Ponder
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The Coward’s Guide to Tough Markets
America is in tough times – and they are about to get worse, despite all the hype and campaign promises that one can hear in the run-up to the elections. But the fact is that although times are tough there are still plenty of opportunities to preserve capital – and maybe even make a buck or two – by playing the markets (and that includes retirement funds) smart. This morning we’ll offer some thoughts on the coming decision point for markets as we briefly review Henry George’s way of seeing things and how that matters in today’s world. First, though, a few overnight headlines…
Safer Computing: Swearing Off Cookies
It has been a while since I roared the praises of the Maxa Cookie Manager which you can download and install for a free test drive by clicking here.
To upgrade from the demo to full working is still less than $30 (During their Spring Sale) and one heck of a bargain at that, if I do say so.
I am a high-reliability computing kind of guy – and near as I have it figured, the road to a hassle-free computing experience is (like flying an airplane) a matter of going through a proper checklist before popping onto the web:
You need an active cookie manager – because sites you visit can put small bits of code on your computer and some of these are designed for Flash, have no expiration, and can really bugger-up the computing experience. This part gets handled by Maxa Labs’ product which on my system says 184,380 cookies have been removed, 73,881 “web bugs” which can track movement from site to site and such, and I have only 10-active cookies.
Second thing you need is a good antivirus program – and I happen to really like Avira’s Antivir pro.
Then you need to deal with Malware so for this Malware bytes is updated and run daily.
And last, though certainly not least is the firewall and the one in Win 7 works fine.
Like anything in computers, updates are critical so before work every morning, the computer does its update ritual – Check of Maxa (5.3.02 is current) Avira, and Malware bytes.
Toss in a good bit of common sense (example: Don’t open email purporting to be from UPS, IRS, the US Post Office, or anything else that even has a hint of fishy odor to it) and first thing you know, the internet’s actually a useful tool.
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