Monday, May 20, 2019

Bits and Pieces for May 2019


UFOs:  I honor the passing of physicist and UFO researcher Stanton Friedman.  As I recall, I only had one contact with Friedman, when I wrote him years ago about something now forgotten, and his brief response included publicity material about his lectures, writings and (I think) his movie.  Some researchers found his easy acceptance of issues such as MJ-12 problematic, but in general his tendency to match his UFO knowledge with a comprehensive scientific education and background was much appreciated.

Not to take anything away from Friedman's legacy, but I've been around too long to watch people such as George Noory refer to Friedman over the years as "the grandfather of ufology" without scratching my head and saying, Whaaaaat. . .? Obviously, there were UFO researchers and investigators, now long deceased, connected with serious UFO studies prior to Friedman's public entry into the UFO quagmire.  To place some nebulous mantle of authority and longevity on any one researcher may sound great on radio or TV shows, but in the long run I believe it's far better to reward (or condemn, and you know the names) one and all equally.

That's why (Warning: Here comes the blasphemy) I've never put a lot of interest in most UFO conferences, grandiose affairs where participants offer kind words and awards to one another.  What do they really accomplish, other than becoming more and more an entertainment vehicle as years pass?  Has anybody at these affairs ever solved the UFO issue?  Of course not.  But these spectacles look great on posters and in media reviews (and god help anybody set upon by reporters harboring no intentions of serious reporting).  Hotels, restaurants and hawkers of often questionable UFO "literature" become at least as important as the events themselves, and then what do you have?

The exception, in my view, is the sort of thing Robert Hastings has presented, spotlighting former military personnel willing to put their reputations on the line when they describe UFO activity over nuclear missile bases.  When people actually have something to say, contributing more than a party atmosphere and endless lectures of no significant consequence to the UFO research arena, that can be a very positive turn of events.

Nevertheless, true to the pattern, one by one UFO researchers die off, unrewarded with a solution to decades of work accomplished, and that, like life itself, just seems so unfair.  Do I expect real answers before I shuffle off to the great blogging void in the sky (or underground, take your choice)?  Nah.

LED light:  Who saw this coming?  Just as LED light bulbs and backlighting become all the rage internationally, here comes a new study from French government scientists, warning that a good share of the LED light spectrum has the potential to inflict serious optical damage, especially upon the eyes of children and teenagers.  That old devil ultraviolet apparently plays a significant role. Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to consign those tungsten filament bulbs to the trash can after all.  Thomas Edison would be proud.

Unions manipulate the kids:  Rebecca Friedrichs, for 28 years a teacher in California's public school system, warned in an op-ed for Fox News a few weeks ago that teachers' unions constantly pour money -- union dues -- and effort into the far-left indoctrination of impressionable young minds in the classroom.  That is, we suggest, the really crazy, nut-hatched stuff harboring no reason whatsoever to show up in class.  We love the rare but no longer unlikely public appearances of school teachers sick to death of union interference in policy.

China behind the smiles:  As the Trump administration continues to consider China's spy technology a deadly serious factor when the issue of cell phones and other communication formats comes up for discussion, the surfacing of Chinese dissident writer Liao Yiwu could hardly be more welcome.  Warning that his nation is a threat to the whole world, the author of a new book entitled, Bullets and Opium, (published in France and banned in China) offers accounts of the horrors of Tiananmen Square, when the Chinese military slaughtered thousands of protestors.  His ultimate desire seems to be a hope that growing superpower China eventually breaks up into a number of countries to deter global war and conquest.

Which reminds us of Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Joseph Dunsford's appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee recently.  Dunsford strongly excoriated Google for working with China and consequently benefiting its military.  Peculiarly, as Google buddies up with China in an assumed pattern of darkness, it refuses to work with the Pentagon on crucial U.S. defense projects.  Is this really a mystery, though, in this or any entity populated by far left dogma intent upon globalization at any cost?  (Update:  Google has reportedly just backed off with helping China, surely a positive development if true).

Two darlings of the left, solar panels and wind turbines, may be causing big trouble for farmers, according to the Daily Mail Online.  Protesting French farmers, discovering hundreds of cows dead in the absence of disease or other usual possibilities, apparently found that solar panels and wind turbines were releasing large amounts of energy into the ground, negatively affecting cows (whom, as we recall, wear no protective footwear from the local shoe store) to the point of demise.

How refreshing -- we thought the only victims of "clean" energy were millions of birds killed annually by reflective solar panel oven-like heat and wind turbines capable of shredding bird bodies like paper dolls.  The more the merrier.

Diagnosing the mental snake oil practitioners:  Well, here we go again. This time, out of Baltimore, a Johns Hopkins University study strongly suggests that up to HALF of people diagnosed with schizophrenia may only be experiencing anxiety!  Honestly, from one day to the next I have enormous difficulty determining which side of the psychiatric couch needs the straitjacket.  I guess the ultimate determination on this issue will involve who makes the most money off medicating patients into oblivion -- the schizo drug companies or the anxiety pill pushers?  In related news, apparently there exists a dramatic shortage of mental health professionals to help vulnerable children and others believed to require a mental tune-up.  Wait, just hold on a minute  -- isn't that what they do in Scientology?  Problem solved!

Impeaching Trump:  We wonder how long it will take the Democrats to figure out that they have nothing to offer in 2020 except endless investigations of Trump and his family?  Some suggest that the party will self-destruct if this continues.  Not that the Republicans are geniuses, because. . .

. . .aside from Amash (R) shouting IMPEACH. . .

The Republicans are tempting a dig into their own electoral graves by jumping on the ban-abortions bandwagon.  How many times have we been told that Roe vs. Wade is "settled law?"  A year and a half before elections, for the Republicans to take another stab (no surgical pun intended) at dominating women's decisions on this delicate matter doesn't seem very smart.  Of course, the idea is for the Supreme Court to revisit the legislation -- but should this happen, we predict that the very most the Republicans will get is an end to third term abortions where a fetus becomes or nearly becomes a live baby birth.  To wish for an end to every scrap of Roe vs. Wade legislation in the shredder would seem an overzealous expectation.  The religious right, whose extreme practitioners probably assume people like me are destined for hell nonetheless, isn't always a great match for the Republican Party.  But what do I know, I'm an Independent.  More or less.

Today's visual -- yes, we were thinking of illegal immigrants, the criminals importing our own destruction and gobbling up national wealth as they march like fire ants over our border.  Democrats, I hope hell exists, for your refusal to act has put your own (legal) U.S. neighbors in economic and medical peril.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Vectors, Heel Nippers and the Toxic One Percent

One percent of anything toxic in your glass of drinking water is never good, and the revelation a few days ago that fully one percent of the population of Honduras and Guatemala has made its way past United States borders -- with more on the way -- should scare the hell out of any American who can count and consider the odds of losing our culture and the freedoms upon which we depend.

Further, and we offer no thanks to the complicit leftist media, reports arise of U.S. border agents and other personnel out of work due to measles, mumps and a number of other diseases imported by diseased illegal immigrants.  And do we still labor under the fantasy that American children taken down by a mysterious paralyzing, polio-like illness became infected by circumstances unknown? 

Organisms long thought banished from the United States are making a dramatic comeback, slowly filtering through the country and seeking out more unwilling human vectors.  After all, who will stop the process?  Obstructionist Democrats?  How about terrorists crossing our border anonymously with the rest?  Drugs?  Have Democrats helped initiate safeguards?  No, better just to nip at President Trump's heels every day.

The border crisis, at last acknowledged by the New York Times and ever so slowly by some favored leftists, is owned lock, stock and barrel by the Democrats, and it's really the only campaign banner they can wave when elections return, for they have nothing else going on besides Trump bashing, an insane green wish list and a rogue's gallery of unlikely presidential hopefuls composed of people I wouldn't rely upon to tell me if it's raining outside (or in Ukraine, Joe B.).

In any case, Americans fed up with the progressives' unconditional love for people entering the country illegally -- a prominent and disturbing share of them from places way far away from Central America or Mexico -- are destined to become deservedly furious once crime spirals out of control, initiated by invaders who discover they have few or no options here, or whom are here merely to destroy our government.  Remember to thank Democrats and, frankly, Trump haters of both parties when things get bleak due to their inaction.

We chuckle over the Democrats' panicked sky-is-falling assertion that the country quakes under a "constitutional crisis" due to the Trump administration's refusal to provide fodder -- oops, we mean documents -- for their fair-minded perusal.  The only constitutional crises we observe is the Democrats' quickly growing realization that the 2020 elections may burn their out of control party to a crisp.  That Nadler and his clown show persist in trying to acquire grand jury testimony to which they legally have no rights exposes their in-party chaos.  Twenty ongoing investigations of Trump, all emerging from a lie?  Who's crazy now?

Funny how Nadler and the Dems had a reversal of opinion in 2012, when former attorney general Eric Holder was ordered to release documents regarding the "Fast and Furious" project in which an FBI agent was killed.  Back then, Nadler and others threw a tantrum, though documentation was eventually ordered released despite their protests.

Colorado school shootings:  Students attending a memorial and grieving session for friends killed in another school shooting walked out when a Democrat senator and a Democrat congressman spoke, attempting to turn a special sad occasion into a predictable gun-hating opportunity.  It's refreshing when young people understand there are people out there whose threats can be more destructive than the firearms they condemn.

China will do anything -- to help China and screw the rest of the world.  We applaud Trump for at least making a concerted effort to do something about Chinese government thieves, these thugs who steal from us in so many ways.  Their abduction of American intellectual property alone should wipe the slate clean of any debt they claim we owe.  I once had a Pekingese whose lineage obviously originated in Chinese territory, but other than my beautiful little pup the only impression I currently hold of China is all the cheap shipped-in Chinese crap overflowing in U.S. landfills.

No doubt, American farmers, more than anybody, are suffering through the tariff war/negotiations.  We hope the trade issues can be settled soon, as we keep in mind that the Chinese have done nothing but rob us for decades.  Trump, the rare presidential bird, forges ahead with a valiant effort for which he is both admired and condemned regarding an enigma which former presidents ignored despite fancy speeches.

Quick note to the right-to-life folks, and a special hell-o-o-o-o-o to Alabama:  We said long ago that Republicans and conservatives should leave the abortion issue alone when it comes down to undoing Roe vs. Wade legislation, no matter their feelings, because they will lose critical support.  That said, may I just suggest, well, if you really go gaga over saving every human fetus ever conceived, shouldn't you be thrilled about hundreds of thousands of invaders at the southern border?  If you really cherish each and every birth product of a penis casually bouncing about in a vagina, should you not take in all invading humans, no questions asked?

Of course that's a ridiculous assumption, but I'm attempting to point out the futility of messing with women's personal decisions.  Yes, I would love to see fifty new safe, effective and easily administered methods of birth control which could provide a multitude of options other than abortion -- but until that day comes, it's a real mistake to "speak for the unborn" while either condemning or sweet-talking the women at the center of the issue with religious dogma.  And do we often smell intentions to proselytize when the abortion issue crops up?  Leave the ladies be and let them make decisions with their families and/or physicians.

While you were gone (forever):  I've never imagined a species so concerned with an afterlife as ours.  Does a field mouse or a falling leaf worry and fret incessantly about ascending to rodent Valhalla or leaf heaven?  Do cockroaches harbor expectations of enjoying 37 virgin cockroaches after death?

A brief explanation of how ridding the U.S. of the Electoral College would make the country like New York:  Democrats foam at the mouth over the prospect of dumping the Electoral College, and if successful they would assure perpetual election wins via just a few big cities which would determine absolutely everything. 

The state of New York already reflects that pathetic image of the future.  During almost every election, the majority of voters who populate NY City and other established leftist areas overwhelmingly choose Democrats, leaving Upstate voters of fewer numbers, but scattered over much larger areas, high and dry politically.  This consequence of a privileged few making the major decisions is exactly what would occur, should the Electoral College go away.  Are you comfy with NY City, Chicago, Los Angeles and other big cities determining elections, as votes issued by "flyover states" consistently become irrelevant?  We've no intention of gifting the Democrats with this precious "wish list" component, and we hope the rest of the country agrees.

Blatant injustice:  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other members of social media have been caught red-handed (and we do mean red) numerous times in censoring or dumping conservative speech and programs.  We absolutely do NOT want government regulation of these sources because they will become a monopoly unto themselves with no new competition.  However, fairness and true freedom of speech must be allowed, no matter how controversial or unpleasant to various special interests or individuals.  We also wish that the Southern Poverty Law Center would list ITSELF as the most dangerous entity on its list of naughties.  The pot calling the kettle black, to quote an old chestnut, just isn't right.

Iran:  Crazy bastards, volatile, nothing new.  Stoning women and throwing gay people from rooftops, what humanitarians.  Obama had a golden opportunity to support the Iranian people when they tried to rise up, but he said nothing to support them.  Instead of (as a part of Islam believes) waiting for a 12th imam to climb out of a well to initiate the ultimate terror, we wish the other 11 would just jump into some well connected with an ocean and sink forever into Davy Jones' locker.  And say hi to Osama down there in the deep, should his body actually be there.  We reiterate: Bastards.

Monday, May 6, 2019

How Quickly Deflates the Inflatable Balloon


Just when destiny seemed to assign the U.S. Navy as a new fountain of public UFO information, factual and as untainted as a mountain spring, the old script kicked back in.  No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o, hell no, sayeth the Navy:  We're going to make it easier and a tad more sociable for military personnel to report UFO encounters, but no way is this highly confidential information intended for public viewing.

If this is how things go, we'll say this much:  Navy public information officers will have a far better go of responding to public and press inquiries than the Air Force did during Project Blue Book.  That is, the USAF was charged with conjuring explanations for sightings reported to them, whereas the Navy need only insist their policy is to say nothing.  No need to make up phony explanations nobody will believe, anyway.  No doubt, the final word.  Unless the Freedom of Information Act does double duty.

For conspiracy theorists and folks merely interested in hard-earned UFO research history, looks as though that old devil word, "censorship" may be back to stay, even if its shadow apparently left the government stage for 15 minutes.

England's "Baby Sussex":  So, um, is this kid going to be raised as a boy, a girl, both, or maybe as an exotic animal?  I only ask that because Great Britain seems ever so wrapped up in people's choice of gender now.  Should he be raised as a girl and some hapless subject of the Queen refers to her as a "he," will there be extensive prison time, or perhaps a public execution by Guillotine?

Coincidentally this week, further warnings emerged regarding the price paid by other species due to human over-reproduction, and we're apparently destroying everything in our path, being that our path extends almost everywhere. We therefore advise Prince Harry and I-can't-spell-her-name-right-now to keep pants zipped up and undies secure in order to prevent yet another human birth planetary disaster.  As we often suggest on a planet uncomfortably infected with more and more of us:  Your babies aren't cute anymore, neither products of royalty or riffraff.

Food:  Why are there constant recalls of corporate chicken and other factory foods due to discoveries of metal, plastic, glass and rubber-like substances?  The accommodating media dutifully announces these massive recalls, but remains too aloof or warned off to explore where these foreign substances originate and how they end up in supposedly inspected food plants.

Venezuela struggles to be itself again:  This is the ultimate unseen socialist vision of Bernie Sanders and others on the left.  That socialism never, ever works and ends in poverty and mass murder doesn't matter a whit to people who defend socialism because somebody else just didn't do it the right way, and they intend to. . . make socialism great again.  And, again we ask -- where are Sean Penn, Danny Glover and other Hollywood geniuses who visited Venezuela in the past, hung out with former dictator Chavez and other thugs, and gave the world glowing comments about socialism?  Surely, the good people of Venezuela whose lives, wealth and families crumbled under brutal dictator rule would love to throw these celebrities a party and thank them profoundly.

Democrats attack Barr for one reason only:  As we await Inspector General Horowitz's report and others currently in the wind, almost guaranteed to put Democrats in a very bad light, the party has no option but to go on the attack against Attorney General Barr, charged with investigating the dirt and scum poised to come out publicly.  They hope to graven his official image into something without honor, minus any integrity at all, and in so doing they can attempt to dismiss his future efforts, a probe almost certain to uncover crimes and criminals on the left deserved of prison time.  We think the Democrats, having absolutely nothing to offer except Trump hatred as elections near, are shaking in their shoes.  Their infamous personal attacks (per Judge Kavanagh, for example) pretty much prove it.

Trump speaks with Putin on the phone and the press has kittens:  Really?  Were it not for Hillary and others infused with a Hate Trump/Hate Russia gene, relations may have been a little less cold between our two countries.  Chasing Russia into the arms of now best buddy China wasn't smart.

And speaking of China -- Imprisoning and mass-killing innocent Muslims in China isn't exactly a way of showing the world you aren't barbarians.  Unfortunately, technological progress (stolen from the United States) aside, President Xi and his brutally methodical government have little intention of living in the current century when human rights are concerned.  Perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise, since we already know how the Chinese treat animals and cook dogs Not to forget Tiananmen Square, where the Chinese government's version of "rock and roll" meant tanks rolling over bodies.

The Kentucky Derby:  Animals again.  Well, maybe the folks destined to make big money off a "sport" which has already seen too many horses die at race tracks in the last year could just race their own kids or other relatives.  Oh, but how many times do we hear, "But the horses love it!?"  I'm not up on my horse whispering lately, and it's been decades since my family had horses, but I think, if you could ask some horses, they might say just let us live, keep our beautiful legs intact and eat grass.

Doctor drops baby:  Yes, we saw the delivery room video showing a doctor, having just delivered twins, accidentally dropping one, catching it before it spiraled floor-ward.  Oh yes, the lawsuit was born right along with the twins, we have no doubt.  But know that these things happen.  Slippery, squirming babies, particularly when there is more than one, can be unpredictable.  So yes, lawyers will sue and get fat, and again potential OB-GYN physicians will say, I'm not doing this, the risk is too high -- and thereby lies the reason who so many doctors choose NOT to deliver babies anymore.  Good luck ladies: Call the midwife, the mid-husband, the monkey or the robot you'll need to perform deliveries in the future.

Fascist Book:  Facebook, Twitter and YouTube -- and they are not alone -- increasingly are not your friends.  I swore years ago never to be on Facebook, and now that the blatant censorship of conservative or "different" content has become a regular occurrence, I'm glad I stayed away.  Suggestion:  Conservatives with mega-bucks need to start their own social media sites, available freely to all and welcoming of all views.  And for integrity's sake, make sure the site appeals to all the young people badly in need of an education reflecting the good things about America.  They surely aren't getting it in school, where young minds are almost hopelessly sandblasted with leftist crap every day of the week.

Here's a dumb idea:  Just leave the Internet alone, the way it was.  If users aren't informed enough by now to avoid the pitfalls, whose fault is that?  And if parents can't monitor their kids' use of the Web, whose fault is that?

Amazon's Deplorable Censorship: Catching up on older articles, we were astounded to learn from Breitbart on April 8 that Amazon is literally and consciously removing books by right-wing writers from its store.  As the dominant bookseller responsible for almost 50 percent of hard copy and 83% of e-book purchases, Amazon's move is said to be a result of pressure from leftist journalists and activists. 

As well, a March 20 report by Breitbart, and there are similar stories from various sources, points out the scary relationship between banks and the left, influencing immense corporate decisions not in the public interest.  Gun purchases, for instance, became disallowed by certain credit cards, and a growing "shadow banking" system may have a dramatic influence upon the ability of the individual or businesses to make otherwise legal purchases in the future.  One more liberty revised according to the power brokers.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

U.S. Navy Goes UFO-ing Because it Can't Not

So, the elephant sitting on Earth's celestial sofa could no longer be hidden under government regulations, official denials and threats of fines and imprisonment for military personnel who dared reveal their personnel stories of strange encounters?

The barn door has been unlocked and forced open at least a crack, just wide enough for the horsepower of military UFO videos and official eyewitness accounts of the extraordinary to pass through.  The uncounted chickens have hatched.

As the Pentagon appears to bring UFO evidence into the mainstream to whatever extent, we presume that the work of Robert Hastings, Robert Salas and others who strive to document considerable UFO interest in nuclear missile bases will also find their evidence elevated and appreciated by the mainstream press?  Hmm.  

The preparation of new guidelines for pilots and other Navy personnel to report encounters with unidentified aircraft is worthwhile, but far more interesting is the now inescapable fact that "unidentified" is no longer a word to be hidden from public scrutiny forever.  No, the Navy isn't claiming alien spacecraft are behind their decision, but this branch of service can no longer laugh off the term UFO, either.  To confront sort of kind of publicly at last the long observable fact that unknown objects, involved apparently with extreme technology and intelligence of which we can only dream, continue to invade our skies is an amazing step forward.  Will the customary sequence of official denial and/or ridicule exit forever, thus encouraging more reports of an airborne enigma?

Thanks in large part to government policy for decades, UFO witnesses' lives have been ruined, military relationships destroyed and the very mention of UFOs was, we guess you could say, politically incorrect.

Now lacking the old taboo, will science and military investigators link up to share and digest UFO information for real?

Public bonus:  Frequent flyers or mere one-timers may now contemplate with screaming trepidation the visual/radar evidence demonstrating that there really ARE strange objects in the skies, potentially endangering passenger flights all over the world with near-collisions and blinding lights, adhering to no particular schedule.

Tic-Tac, tick-tock, what will tomorrow bring?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Real Kate Smith

More on this:  The NY Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers, their upper echelons and public relations departments apparently staffed by superb ignoramuses, apparently failed to look beyond song titles and lyrics before killing off the memory of the long-departed singer Kate Smith.  Her song from a 1930s play entitled, "That's Why Darkies Were Born," was co-written by the son of a runaway slave, and the piece was intended to make fun of racists.  Smith's other "questionable" tune was similarly innocent, but that won't stop the America haters who constantly look for any and all reasons to incite and conjure racism.

"God Bless America": Having recorded thousands of songs during her career, Kate Smith also raised millions of dollars for U.S. War Bonds to help defeat the Nazis, but even that won't matter to people whose thinking seems to be at least a tad possessed by Nazi spirits.

Just one more tick-tock on the countdown clock to the end of Western civilization, American style.  Despite fancy speeches and promises, there's not a Democrat running for president who will bother to stop and reverse that clock.  Don't believe me, believe what unfolds every day right before our eyes.

Check out:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/mayor-defends-kate-smith-god-bless-america

Dems throw Biden in again, hoping to hide party radicals, idiots and a total lack of good ideas behind the day before yesterday's no-starter political icon.  This is what they're down to, a presidential candidate pegged with multiple and consistent political failures and, while some might overlook the mere return of this washed up politician, he faces plenty of trouble ahead once he and his family's allegedly shady involvement with Ukraine and China flows into public view (not that the usual media suspects, absolutely protective of the left, will become fountains of disturbing information).  We suspect there are some things you simply can't kiss and hug away.