Monday, September 17, 2018

Toxic Masculinity and Other Poisons

University campuses and the usual leftist hangouts are in flames about this subject not so affectionately called toxic masculinity.  I may not quite have a handle on what that is, but near as I can figure it's the sort of thing demonstrated by the generally pampered Serena Williams on a tennis court a couple of weeks ago (who's the sexist?).  If your rant causes your 20 year old -- winning -- female opponent to break down in tears, isn't that toxic masculinity, as defined by various leftists?  And when the female president of the USA Tennis Association (or whatever it's hallowed title may be) kinda goes along with the game's loser, making the winning opponent even more uncomfortable, isn't that toxic masculinity? 

By the time colleges and universities finish emasculating boys and men and making them feel second class or worthless in comparison with anybody who possesses female attributes, most of those, of course, attached to women, grave damage will have been done.

If "toxic" references males who abuse women physically or emotionally -- something, by the way, which many women are also entirely capable of doing to men -- that's one thing.  Does Keith Ellison's alleged brutality toward women qualify as toxic?  Obviously not, for the Democrats continue to embrace him.

But we know better.  To a number of these frustrated, self-hating whiners, all males are toxic, and ridding the world of almost everything human with a penis is Crazytown goal number one.

So let's delve into social toxicity a bit.

Toxic Masculinity:  First, when there's a war, I WANT toxic masculinity.  Yes, bold, powerful, smart and calculating men with big muscles who are willing to harm. shoot at, kill and destroy anything that smells like an enemy on the battlefield, we need 'em by the hundreds of thousands.  Anybody who thinks we're going to find such heroes in a women's studies classroom partially populated by gender-oppressed young men frightened by even the hint of an opinion contrary to their own "wussified" thought patterns is wasting their time.

Toxic Academia:  When so-called institutions of higher learning encourage and take advantage of students with empty heads to fill their squirming minds with hatred of the right, gender obfuscation and refusing even to allow conservative points of view to be brought up or discussed, that ain't college.  "Snowflakes" may appear cute in their self-centered emotional vacancy and lack of critical thinking skills, but even snowflakes melt quickly when exposed to the heat of the day -- or the heat of an argument.  These are the gifts a disturbing segment of academia is sending our way -- and the future of America hangs in the balance.

Toxic Journalism:  It's the agenda.  It's the news, too, at least some news, but by far it's the agenda first.  After all, without toxic journalism, who's going to tell us about the horrors of toxic masculinity on campus?  Who's going to make twists and turns with the academic world to make a college education appear beyond reproach?

Toxic Government:  When a sitting senator whose private and public thoughts and intelligence information were consumed to an unknown degree for some 17 years by a Chinese communist spy who was literally "driving Miss Diane" all over the place, and she had not a clue -- that's creepy enough.  But then to observe fellow Democrats not giving a damn, even as she mysteriously comes forth with "new" allegedly damaging information about Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh at the last minute (and this whole thing stinks of deep leftist inventive intrigue from top to bottom, as we wonder how much of #metoo consists of pod people) -- what more needs to be said?

Toxic Credit Cards?  What's up with Mastercard, allegedly making corporate decisions disallowing some companies manufacturing or selling firearms to use their credit card services?  Is this The Curse of David Hogg exemplified?  We predict, pardon the term, a huge backfire upon those who attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment, despite all the clever little ways used to do so, whether tampering with individual bullet identification or with sales of weapons themselves.  And don't think that the next major successor to mere 3-D printer technology -- gun and ammo production technology -- isn't waiting in the wings. 

Illegal aliens:  A perfectly good and logical term, so why do so many government officials at all levels have such a problem using these words, simultaneously and almost magically forgetting the words in the oaths of office they spoke so solemnly?  And we also wonder just how some of those unexplained fires in California began -- perhaps at the hands of border criminals ineligible for the American dream?  Would we ever know, even if information came about?

Incidentally, why didn't the TV networks make more of the now established fact that a lot of illegal kids held in the U.S. are here because their parents sent them and do not want them returned, assuming their lives will be better here?  Sounds innocent enough, but there's a lot of baggage attached to this ongoing tragedy seemingly without end.  "Immigration attorneys" need to be arrested in some cases, as they strive to shred U.S. laws badly, badly in need of brutal enforcement.

Miss America received exceptionally low TV ratings -- and why shouldn't this dinosaur go down in flames?  Besides, you know it's only a matter of time before viewers won't even know whether they're watching "real" women or the result of a surgeon's handiwork.  At the very least, transvestites will go to court to allow participation, and then it's only a matter of time before. . .

Google goes to China -- and plays the commie Internet censorship game as China also introduces, um, individualized people trackers, leaving no brain or skull untouched.  Thanks Google -- now, what do you have planned for America, once our domestic leftist friends eventually seize power through lies and betrayal?

Oh, and Obama returns to the political scene, outrageously taking credit for an economy he had no positive bearing upon whatsoever.  We understand that  measles have made a bit of a comeback, too, but they aren't claiming to be anything more than measles.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Those Times, They Were Electric


Flying Saucers From Beyond the Earth:  A UFO Researcher's Odyssey, by Gordon Lore.

Published by BearManor Media, October 1 release date; available through www.bearmanormedia.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or the author himself (for autographed copies, contact the author directly at Gordon.lore@gmail.com or phone him at 661-255-7155; his web site is www.gordonlore.com). Listed at $39.95, postage extra.

For 15 years during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, Gordon Lore waded hip-deep through the UFO controversy, serving both as an intimately involved official of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), then the USA's foremost Washington, D.C. UFO lobbying organization, and as a dedicated UFO researcher and writer who had already turned out a couple of major publications by the end of the sixties (co-author of Mysteries of the Skies:  UFOs in Perspective, and writer of Strange Effects from UFOs, the latter a NICAP release). 

I was an inveterate NICAP member before and during Gordon Lore's years with the organization, though at some point I undertook an Air Force enlistment and lost touch with so much, but nevertheless continued to follow and occasionally contribute in a small way to his work later on, when he published an outstanding periodical for a few years entitled the UFO Research Newsletter.  Word has it, by the way, thankfully, that scans of the periodical may soon be available online, thanks to the work of some dedicated UFO researchers who know historical gold when they see it.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I no longer review UFO-related books, but this one will be of such important historical significance -- recalling an era when incredible international UFO incidents, reported with bold newspaper and magazine headlines, were topped off with congressional hearings and government actions, told plainly by an insider who was there for it all -- that it must be required reading for anybody seriously interested in the historical and social progression of the UFO phenomenon.

And now a disclaimer:  I have not yet seen the book.  The author, whom I only reconnected with a few days ago, and haven't been in contact with since cessation of his UFO Research Newsletter in the seventies, tells me that I am mentioned in the book regarding my own inquiry into various UFO reports.  As a blogger, this puts me in a rather awkward position, because if I rave about the book the reader might interpret my praise as a payoff. 

That said, and ignoring inclusion of my name, whatever it concerns, I can assure the reader that I would recommend Gordon Lore's book under any circumstances because he WAS a member of the inner sanctum of private UFO research in the 60s-70s era, golden all the more due to his link with NICAP.

Knowing what I remember of his work and concern for documentation, and his relationship with UFO notables such as the late Dr. James McDonald and Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, I harbor every confidence that Lore will hold readers spellbound with revelations from the past -- hopefully including tidbits about alleged  covert CIA connections to NICAP in its heyday, when we members on the outside had not a clue that government operative(s) actively worked to observe and perhaps influence NICAP using its most intimate functions.

Perhaps the most compelling thing about NICAP in its later years is the effect the emergence of UFO abduction cases -- specifically, at first, the Barney and Betty Hill incident -- forced upon the organization.  Content for most of its early years to fight presumed Air Force UFO information censorship over evidence and eyewitness reports pointing to intelligently controlled craft of an extraterrestrial origin, NICAP had to swallow hard and reconsider what, to that point, had involved silly "contactee" stories essentially of earthling-spaceman encounters with denizens of Venus, Mars, etc. Suddenly, officials weren't dealing simply with the possibility of somebody else's spacecraft in the skies.  Now there were jaw-dropping accounts of UFO occupants interacting with humans on the ground, something other UFO organizations had dealt with regularly, but that the generally conservative NICAP had been loath to consider. As a slow succession of "quality" UFO abduction events came to light, however, NICAP officials began featuring details in its membership periodical, the UFO Investigator.  I expect Lore will explore this aspect but, again, I have not seen the book.

My readers already know about the link I posted here years ago (see the link list) to nicap.org, the official site showcasing the defunct NICAP's history.  Gordon Lore's personal disclosures will complement the site nicely, and from what I've already seen of pre-publication reviews by prominent figures in the UFO research and publishing fields, this book should be a winner belonging in every library of worthy UFO books.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Never Forget What Some Don't Want Remembered

 

As insect after insect was led out of the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh, I wondered, what happened to Americans with brains who used to attend these things accompanied by some modicum of respect as they protested?  The current bunch, rude, imbued with violent tendencies, way beyond any ability to reason and probably incapable of changing their own underwear more than once every two weeks are just nasty.

And it becomes increasingly clear that this is the human detritus coming out of the colleges and universities, their minds rattled by professors paid handsomely for teaching nothing but hatred for the United States.  We're not referencing instructors who actually teach students valuable subjects such as the ability to have successful careers and do good things for the world.  Nope, our beam shines upon the usually tenured professorial rats and snakes who reflect hostility and pure contempt for a government whose end is their ultimate goal.  We wish we could send a giant mongoose into these institutions to pounce upon and drag away those who do young minds incalculable damage in settings which were originally intended to be places of free thought and debate, rather than thought gulags lorded over by monsters who demand student papers and assignments accomplished in total agreement with their personal hate poison.  Administrators are no less guilty, for they generally support such standards so as not to rock the public image, university board or trustee boat.  The creation of waves on a calm sea hiding much of concern and controversy below the surface is an obligation often ignored -- as we have recently seen in various collegiate scandals.

There are instances, however, when college administrators do become as energized as scorpions on the attack.  Too bad the reason frequently involves invoking censorship on campus.  No boat-rocking, you see.

The Washington Examiner of August 30 features an article by Lauren Cooley, who focuses upon administrators at Ripon College in Wisconsin (I would have insisted upon Rip One College, had I been an extraordinarily wealthy benefactor, but alas. . .).  They, in their mind-numbing brilliance, ordered that a memorial to the 9/11 horror may not take place on campus because -- get ready for it -- such a display might offend Muslim students.
Fearing that posting flyers provided by Young America's Foundation, which produces this patriotic initiative every year for campuses all over the country, would create an "environment" where "students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed” the Big NO was sent out far and wide by authorities selectively oblivious to First Amendment rights.

Unfortunately, we don't know how to avoid pissing off certain members of a religion whose radical practitioners feel it their duty and obligation to kill those who are either not affiliated with their beliefs or aren't Muslim enough to suit them.  Islam's very book of faith is inundated with calls for violence and death, is it not?  The true test in America ends like this:  Islam is unequivocally incompatible with the United States Constitution, and those who live here are free to either endure the criticism, leave the country or perhaps shed their religion -- desperately in need of a modern reformation -- for another.

Today, we're posting the flyer distributed by Young America's Foundation because (1) it's a great memorial for 9/11 and (2) we can.  So far.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Microwaving in Cuba


I HAVE SOME SPLAININ' TO DO:   First, in reference to my entry regarding Calvin Parker's new book about the alleged UFO abduction he shared with the late Charles Hickson, I was asked why I am so enamored with the fact that there were apparently witnesses -- when the Travis Walton case also included numerous witnesses who claimed to be even closer to a strange abduction event.

Of course I'm familiar with the Walton incident, but what I should have emphasized in the Hickson-Parker event is the highway stranger aspect -- while Walton and his witnessing crew all knew one another, those seeming to observe a weird aircraft gliding over Hickson and Parker's location did not know the fishermen personally, and to me that's a definite bonus for the credibility scoreboard.  Also, while the Walton case, at least initially, floated an inconsistency here and there, I think the usual suspects -- oops, I mean skeptics -- and proud debunkers were all too "gung ho" to urinate all over the Pascagoula issue from the start (last I checked, you can read their unbecoming foolishness and rant in Wikipedia).

Second, I'm asked why I would degrade myself by using the term, crackpot, in relation to my status and age.  Why not?  I'm merely saving barking detractors the trouble of coming up with their preferred terminology for those of us who do what we do or did what we did in the UFO research realm.  I believe I've mentioned before how there were times when I used to sign correspondence with my name, and then underneath I would add, Prominent Local Crackpot and Noted Public Alarmist.  Looks crude, I know, but it leaves the "other side" with nothing to say.  Self-deprecation isn't always what it appears.

Cooking brains in Cuba:  Government officials seem to be doubling down on fears that mysteriously generated microwave energy is the culprit for brain damage among U.S. diplomats in Cuba and perhaps elsewhere.  Obviously, this would extinguish my thoughts that perhaps ultrasound or some form of sound might be involved.

When I developed a theory during my Air Force years in physical therapy clinics suggesting that ultrasound may have a bearing on physical effects experienced by people encountering UFOs, I was also treating patients with both microwave and shortwave diathermy.  I considered microwave's possibilities at the time, but it was ultrasound and its physiologic potential that intrigued me right up front.  Whether I picked a "losing horse" in the debate between microwaves and sound relating to UFOs is still an open question, in my opinion.

As I may have mentioned here or in my recently-departed Air Force blog, it wasn't uncommon for patients receiving low-dose microwave treatments to complain that the machine must not be working because they couldn't "feel anything" or any heat.  To settle their minds, I would simply pull out a small fluorescent bulb from a waiting drawer and hold it near the device, and the energy field surrounding the machine would light up the bulb brilliantly -- either satisfying or (on rare occasion) putting the fear of God into my patients.  Dunno  -- maybe diplomats should travel with small fluorescent bulbs?

(By the way, a little history:  In the late Vietnam-engulfed sixties, when the Air Force finally began training enlisted physical therapy specialists in actual classrooms with appropriate anatomy & physiology manuals and crucial hands-on experience, ours was considered a critical field because the small staff of instructors only trained -- at the most, under rare circumstances -- about 30 personnel a year, to be dispersed among Air Force hospitals and clinics everywhere.)

The point here is, that's why microwave energy in these instances can be so, what's the word -- sneaky?  Nefarious?  One may not know they are being overdosed until confirmation of an assumed MW tragedy, now reported in chilling detail.

But what global player goes on the attack against Americans with microwave energy?  We can think of a few nations.

The father of the slain Molly Tibbetts is enraged that political parties are using his daughter's murder to push an agenda regarding illegal aliens.  While we offer Ms. Tibbett's family our sympathies, it can hardly be argued that the dirt-bag criminal border invader issue does not apply here as this homicide is added to a growing list.  We wish not to overrule a family's grief, but concentrating upon and holding this latest incident high offers the only way to attack a continuing outrage of serious crime perpetrated by border-defiant cockroaches.

Democratic socialists (or is that socialist Democrats?) on the march:  Wow.  I hope these monumentally vicious and dangerous interconnected cells blow their radical views to hell when elections conclude in November.  There is no place for them in a democratic republic which is in no way the "democracy" they portend.

Any rational mind able to extract itself from the lies and far left agenda of TV news programs must realize with fear and loathing how President Trump's attackers of a single mind have circled the White House wagons, ready and willing to destroy his administration and, so far, his very well-initiated agenda -- the very reason for which he was elected fair and square.  Impeachment of Trump would be ridiculous, but expecting Democrats to seriously investigate Obama, Hillary Clinton, Holder and the gang is a pure fantasy. 

Does anybody care about the extent of damages done to the U.S. internally during Obama's eight years of intentionally weakening this country's defense structure?  The Chinese, Russians and Iranian loonies certainly did, and they took extreme advantage of Obama's global hospitality, probably stunned by their absurd fortune of time to advance, to build, to weaponize in ways we could scarcely imagine.  Obama, hero to the left.  It's all we need to know.

John McCain's funeral:  Whew!  Where was all of that Christian love and forgiveness, Meghan McCain?  I spoke at family funerals, too, but don't recall using those occasions to slam others.  Had roles been reversed and it were Trump lying in a coffin, would the senator have bothered to show up?  Maybe.  Probably.  But, after all, John McCain specifically excluded Trump (and Sarah Palin!!!!) from the guest list, so I guess it was easy to throw in little barbs in the President's absence which looked great on leftist TV.  Too bad that members of Trump's family who faithfully did attend the funeral had to be exposed to Ms. McCain's attitude -- doubtless, perhaps, written into the script with the full cooperation and encouragement of her father at some point.  A sad occasion all around, and we don't mind saying that a little more decorum and restraint at the podium  would have been helpful to serve the memory of so many thousands who suffered and died by way of Vietnam.

New York's megalomaniac governor Andrew Cuomo can't seem to keep his nose out of Puerto Rico (which provides transplanted Democrat voters, you know, not a mystery), and now he plans to sue Trump on PR's behalf.  We wish somebody would sue Cuomo over the condition of New York state, portions of which continue to lose population and collapse into disrepair due to low or no employment.  Yes, of course, Cuomo will be re-elected by the incredibly uninformed who remain and retain just enough brain tissue to cast a vote, and the same old will became new same old again in a territory long ago subdued by radical Democrats.

This month's most disturbing political hack in America:  We suggest Arizona Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego, obviously trying to put a notch in his political gun by threatening I.C.E. agents with eventual prison if they follow President Trump's orders regarding throwing certain persons out of the country.  What kind of a congressional representative is this fool?  Clever how they all take oaths of office and then screw with everything they promised, a little flaw they probably picked up from the execrable political habitus of Obama.

Aretha Franklin's funeral, on the other hand, was fortunate to feature as one speaker the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., who laid it on the bitter line about violence among young black people in the country.  Trouble is, such truth is seldom welcome in any setting, and Mr. Jasper has been condemned from far and wide among the same black "leadership" which has kept black communities helpless, impoverished and violent for years.

Oh, which reminds me -- goodbye Rahm Emanuel.  Chicago will miss their mayor, whose accomplishments are. . .um. . .well, he IS a good friend of Obama, I guess that counts for something.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Monkey This Up, Monkey This Down, But Monkey It

Now monkeys?  Just when I was actually understanding why radio stations seldom, if ever, play Ray Stevens' song, Ahab the Arab, along comes this from Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis, who threw the words, "monkey this up" into a speech and ticked off swarms of those who were born specifically to be ticked off, apparently having no other reason to live.  So what, I should get the scissors and excise monkey from my Webster's Dictionary?  Nobody raised such concern when the Internet was running cartoons of George W. Bush as an ape, you may recall.

The game, the game, the game -- thanks, digital megalosaurus:  One 24 year old sorry loser and homicidal/suicidal psycho stacked up against a whole world of young people whose brains have literally been moth-eaten by a constant computer screen-fed "revolution" just doesn't seem like much when one acts like an adult and gazes upon the whole idiotic world of pixels, ones and zeros.  Further evidence of how computers have made and will make our human lives more complicated, mentally unbalanced and, as a society, useless.  The late Mr. Katz, for all the information coming to light painting him as a brain wreck from the get-go, was apparently as rabidly dedicated to trading away his experiences in the real world for the land of pure fantasy as other "new normal" gamers -- except he finally swept away what remained of an ability to reason and made a terrible choice, momentarily bringing the presumed competition into his world for the kill.  Game over.

As a Vietnam Era veteran, I honor Senator John McCain for his service and remain in awe of the trauma and sacrifice he experienced as an American Navy combat pilot turned prisoner of war.  His politics were often another matter for me, but that's the thing about being an American like McCain, one person can become far more than merely one person.

NY Senator Charles Schumer's move to try and rename the Sen. Richard Russell building in Washington, D.C. after McCain reminded me immediately of Russell's semi-famous encounter with a UFO during a plane flight, reported back in the fifties by aviation writer Tom Towers, who played the role of Al Chop in the movie, "U.F.O." The Russell article can be found online, and Towers' ultra-brief movie career may, of course, be located in my "U.F.O." movie blog (see link list).

Long as we're throwing out senators' names, why is Diane Feinstein getting off scot-free after revelations surfaced about her long-time Chinese chauffeur / spy/ spy /spy?  This woman serves on the senate intelligence committee?  Ha, some intelligence from this one.  I know I have a few readers in China -- probably every one a government operative -- and I have to say, congrats, brilliantly played!  If only your Chinese communist masters weren't so dangerous to the world, my country and people seeking freedom everywhere, maybe I could manage a little applause.  But I can't.  World domination just isn't my thing.

Wha. . .?  So allegedly Chinese operatives were allegedly tracking Queen Hillary in alleged real time as she allegedly typed out messages on her allegedly infamous home computer keyboard, whilst simultaneously receiving e-mails from others, also under alleged real-time scrutiny?  Oh my, this will not make the mainstream press, if accurate.

Glyphosate for the masses:  It's not just computer screen or gaming hypnosis attacking children's health.  Updated research (with the assistance of some hefty lawsuits) has determined that high amounts of glyphosate, the controversial herbicide in the product, Roundup has been discovered in a disturbing number of cereals and granola bars, and this includes what some folks believed were the safest oat product brands in the world.  Yes, Quaker is among them.  All of this can be quantified in online news articles.  Here you go kids, have a nice bowl of poisoned grains and it's off to school with ya. . .

"Democratic socialism" seem to be quite popular among young people who have no clue about socialism's horrors.  Members of the far left are doing a fair job sugar-coating their words, but fortunately morons such as a congressional candidate from NY City are exposing themselves every time they speak.  One just needs to listen to words unspoken.

What's that new mysterious Russian satellite orbiting Earth?  Nobody seems to know, at least not publicly.  We suspect in our ignorance that "satellite killers" are becoming all the rage in space among the usual perpetrators of evil, and we trust that the U.S. will counter these maneuvers -- if only we can stop leaks from military agencies and vendors.

Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials have ramped up concerns over cyber warfare, warning of dangers focused upon our delicate national infrastructure. 

Combine that with the emergence of "superbugs," pretty much immune to a bevy of antibiotics, and one just wants to ask, what's next?