A beautiful shot of the iconic people’s car. An early example of the fabulous work of Dr. Porsche.
Truly a masterpiece.
“He’s America’s answer to Jon Downes ... Fun, Crazy, and Weird! Also a good friend to have.”
– Jim Boyd, Pucabob, Fortean of Maine
– Dorothy Parker
the Bible is a commercial product.”
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This sequence is cropped from the last ten frames of a video taken on Sol 6 by the lander for the Mars Pathfinder rover. This evidence was discovered by Tim Beech.
“Old Weatherman rule 14-227. You can not have a restriction of visibility without something restricting visibility.”
- Frank Yates aka Darwin
As we get closer and closer to the end of this sentence, I think it’s important that we lower our expectations.”
To which Jean-Luc felt compelled to ask
...whether or not you like it,
by conquest or consent.”
Statement by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member James Warburg to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, 1950
on situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
DiarioPrensa DelCentro Uploaded on May 10, 2011
Fantasmas en el Edén Hotel de La Falda www.prensadelcentro.com.ar
Wow, now this is cool… and unexpected, really…
This place has a fascinating history, even without any mention of ghosts. Built by Germans long before the war, it was as extremely advanced in it’s facilities and amenities as it was extreme in it’s remoteness. It had a fleet of Fords for the guests to use. It had an elevator. And it had a plastic surgery suite.
Yes, that’s right. A plastic surgery suite. In the middle of nowhere. La Palma in Cordoba is hundreds and hundreds of miles away from anything and everything. Takes a while to get there even today.
You see, this was a place primarily designed to assist the escaping high end Nazis of the future in their zest for reintegration into society, aided by a permanent disguise, as it were. The hotel has a watchtower. A very tall one. Yes. Doesn’t your hotel?
I had been aware that Einstein had stayed there along with many famous people. I was not aware of ghosts, though!
I had been getting into it because I have been looking pretty deeply into the Nazis being down there and this place was key… in fact the most notorious guests, of the Annex, a large, luxurious building located on the hotel campus, were none other than Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Hitler—from 1955 until his death in the mid 60s or 70s. They’d made a few visits previously to hang out with his good friends, the Eichorns who owned the place.
More about them later, hopefully, if I can budget time properly.
So, for now, let’s enjoy some ghosts!
Whoa! This seems legit.
Uploaded on Feb 23, 2009
Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWznA3… to see a better lit view of the room.
This is a video of me as a little kid (3 years old), on my rocking horse. My dad left a camera on to catch who ever or whatever was playing with the rocking horse after many times of trying and finding nothing. Its a really old video we just recently got it converted to dvd so sorry for the horrible quality.
I found this today in a thread on ATS from 2009, someone had replied to it and I am glad they did!
Here is the original post:
Finally, I can share this video with everyone. It dates back to 1992 but just became digital as far as I know. For years, this recording of an apparent ghost riding my nephew’s rocking horse was misplaced and in a not so digital format.
When my nephew was young, his grandmother found an old rocking horse at a garage sale in Colorado and sent it to him. Late at night, his mother and father would hear the rocking horse squeaking. In an attempt to “catch” their young son sneaking into the room and riding his rocking horse they set up a video camera. The camera captured something else at play as you will see.
I also find it interesting that my nephew asks his father, “Who’s that” when he is riding the horse before leaving the room. The “other” rocking horse rider begins about 2:14 into the video or so. This video has long been a topic of conversation around campfires when the ghost stories come out. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. I think it’s amazing…..
I am leaning toward this being real. I’ve been bitten before by this sort of video but I am going to risk it again with this one.
There are a lot of replies pushing the string/fishing line theory, but I have to go with the impression that strings attached and then pulled wouldn’t work as shown. I could be wrong, surely, but… it looks real. I also do not think that either poster would fake it although admittedly that is an emotional reaction.
3 Missing 411 interviews in one, David Paulides at his best!
Hopefully this will work. Video-wise I mean. That URL tho.
Didn’t! – fixed it. Silly app.
Mr Paulides is currently one of my favorite Forteans since he does not mix any woo into the story, which, really, is the way it should be.
Something profoundly strange is happening and it is proving to be frightening on many levels.
Enjoy and Peace.
You might know of this—I think I’d read the headline and noted it but those neurons were inactive since so it was akin to forgetting.
And it’s true, Just visit the site of the Vatican Apostolic Library and you will be able to browse the over 4,400 ancient texts and manuscripts. The library claims to hold 82,000 documents and it is a real pleasure knowing that they intend to do them all!
The library had its Grand Opening in 1451AD, so it is posited that they are not lacking in experience.
From an article by Michael Kozlowski, we read:
The Vatican Apostolic Library is now digitizing its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website. All of the content is available for free.
The Library was originally founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and books printed prior to 1500 AD. The titles are all written throughout history by people who had different faiths or religions, from all over the world.
Not only are paintings, religious iconography and books being published online, but also letters by from important historical figures, drawings and notes by artists and scientists such as Michelangelo and Galileo, as well as treaties from all eras in history.
I hope they finish it. They seek donations, which is alright, I guess but they are in fact one of thte major holders of wealth on the planet so in a sense it is, I dont know, less alright, perhaps. Anyway I hope it gets done. They estimate fifteen years, which is reasonable.
I told myself and therapist #2 that I was going to do a nice blog post today on the PC as I am not at band and have all day and the desktop WordPress is worlds better than this stupid app.. Well, I have till 5 anyway.
So I started pretty early… It is now 6 minutes to 2 and the damn PC only just loaded the page. Over 2 hours. I am so stressed out I can hardly scream or cry though those reactions might help.
I am thinking that it is the prehistoric PC that I am stuck with. XP, Pentium 4 2.8 – really old like over 10 years. It was nice back then and it’s outlived the custom handmade BOXX workstation, but it is just so frustrating… All that time wasted and time is not very available without compromising my aunt’s care which I just won’t do.
So I gave up with it and am writing this on the very limited android app. So I am so sorry readers, but imagery and suchlike will be uncommon treats which upsets me as I love doing that for myself as well as for you.
I think in the second to last post, a simple YT video with a paragraph took about 45 minutes and that was “good.”
Basically I have been trying these days to see the good in life and try to convince myself that I should not snuff it when my aunt goes home. There are quite a few folks trying to get me to see as well. Some rare friends on Facebook, the hospice coordinator and care volunteer and the hospice chaplain as well as the home care aide who comes over every day.
Forty five years of depression and bad experiences limit the ability to see any good things… I have never been happy, for example, I just do not know what that means. I can not relate when people tell me I should be so.
For the past few weeks now I have been trying hard to get my thoughts going in the direction most say they should go… towards a positive attitude regarding the future and what it might bring. It is slow going, to be sure as I have convinced myself over the decades that nothing good would or even could happen to me, if only because it never had. That of course is not counting the handful of real friends I have, who I treasure and love deeply. There have been so many more false people who did their level best to hurt me and always succeeded.
I believe I can change that standard line of self destructive thinking and replace it with positivity, but it is going to take some effort. I am grateful for my strengths… people are always saying that they can’t fathom how I do what I have done these past few years. That must be a positive thing I think. So, yeah, dammit I am going to do it.
Maybe I won’t have to die alone, even.
That’d be nice, but, breath holding is not advised.
I don’t know… hopefully it will all work out… I am pretty much convinced though that I will be starting anew with not a dime once the state and the feds get through sucking the life out of what’s left.
Anyway, peace and I thank you for still being there.
Hoping that this post off my tumblr timeline includes the gifs, as they are, pretty much, the post. I think that they are very well thought out and executed.
This bokku-chan fellow is a great artist and pretty hip in my humble opinion. If you’re on tumblr follow along.
Spending a lot of time thereabouts lately as I am usually at my aunt’s side in this hospice chapter and it is too easy on this moderately-smart phone.
Published on Feb 10, 2014
A roadside Yowie Sighting along a notorious stretch of the Newell Highway through the Pilliga Scrub, North of Coonabarabran.
The Yowie picked up a fresh Kangaroo road kill and carried it back into the forest.
© Australian Yowie Research www.yowiehunters.com
I like yowies. Really. Don’t know why—they just trigger some level of excitement.
And for some reason the place where this post’s featured encounter happened, the Pilliga Scrub, does the same! Odd, I know. It’s the only location I know of where fighting union workers called a truce and worked together to get the word out to help folks avoid dirt naps.
Perhaps growing up where and when I did is the reason that action and reaction hold so much power in my mind. Seriously. That says it all for me and I am old, crusty and jaded.
This report is long but paced so that it doesn’t matter. Choc-a-bloc with details, enthusiasm and great visuals from the story being told.
The video comes as well from a group I have so far found to be true and proper in their integrity and goals.
Anyway, enjoy and,
This is a song that I grew up with… it’s in me, as it were. It was aired on the fabulous WFUV the other day and it rekindled a lot of memories.
I think it’s fabulous and I hope you do, too.
It’s been over a month, I noticed. I am sorry.
Duties, depression and not insignificantly the wretched “performance” of the Verizon FiOS fiber optic connection, which on many (read: most) days is, I swear to God, SLOWER than the old dial up modems. Really. Not kidding. Verizon sucks, to put it as politely as possible and it makes it a stressful chore to even reply to an email.
I’ve spent FORTY FIVE minutes on this post already.
My entire tech world is crumbling around me and I am going blind. I am not a happy man. I have never been a happy man.
I keep trying though. Starting this week I’ll have two therapies a week, with two different people. It might work and I hope it does but coming up fast on 60 years of total failure has drained a heck of a lot of will out of me and very nearly 100% of my motivation. To do anything. Literally.
What I want to see is a return to my old posting frequency and the turning of all the stuff I read online into grist for your mill.
Wish me luck.
Sorry to be absent so long… things are increasingly strange ‘round these parts. Last week my alternate therapist gave me a homework assignment to write a paragraph or two on a topic of my choosing. I thought many thoughts and decided to write a little on thoughts about dreams. Wrote it yesterday while one of the aides was seeing to my lieges needs. She read it today and pronounced it good and to her one line was even deemed “powerful.” Gosh! So I thought I’d share.
Oh dear… a brief one is needed… on what, though? I don’t know. Ah! Dreams…
Last night, or was it this morning, I was thinking about dreams. What are they? Who are the people in them? Most seem to believe that the people in our dreams are those we have seen while awake, even if they are total strangers, because the subconscious records and stashes away literally everything that happens to us. It might be true, that. It might not.
I have heard that dreams are our mind trying to sort things out. I remember reading that Einstein’s Big Idea had come to him in a dream. That phrase “… it came to me in a dream,” is ubiquitous. And for the Aborigines of Australia, well, they have their Dreamtime, a major chunk of their past when things were apparently quite different.
But, as in most things, no one really knows. That’s good in a way, as it makes us think so that we will hopefully be able to sort it out someday.
I only remember my dreams for a few minutes at best. I find that unfortunate, as some of them are pretty good. There have been a few cases where I will remember a few seconds of a dream long term, but it is exceedingly rare. The only one I can think of as I write this involved a person I do know saying something I knew to be true but was in denial about. That certainly reinforces the dreams are about things that concern us camp. That said, there are a lot of camps.
Some dreams seem to have nothing to do with the waking world and are more of an adventure into the unknown. Odd, these dreams.
I like it when I can go back to sleep after my bi-hourly nature wake up, pick up on a dream and continue on with it. I think that that is pretty darn cool and raises even more questions as to just what dreams really are.
I did note that there was a long period wherein I had not dreamt at all, but, upon cessation of smoking cigarettes, I once again could experience dreams. That was a wonderful side effect of quitting. I highly recommend it. Especially if life is not so good… dreams are something to look forward to, even if they remain unremembered.
Years ago, many of them, I think I had at least one or perhaps two of those ‘vivid’ dreams… dreams wherein you know that you’re dreaming and can control what happens in the story line. I would like that to happen again. I would like that very much.
Due to my affinity for things of an inexplicable nature, I am sometimes of the opinion that dreams are a look into other dimensions or alternate universes. I like that idea, find it rather exciting, in fact and find nothing that says it cannot be. There are such places, after all and things like psychedelics can let the mind access them… perhaps in dreams the mind can do it unaided. I note that I never see any “cool stuff,” though, so perhaps there are a multitude of destinations where we can wind up.
I would probably want to stay there.
Ah well… food for thought, things to ponder, eh, what?
And there you have it.
Hope you enjoyed it!
Oh dear. When I went upstairs this morning, the PC was in a terrible state. I tried to get her going a few times for a half hour or so, then resigned myself to the fact that it’s now officially dead.
Not sure just what that means, really, but things will be a lot different. I am in a worry state in regards to work.
I just got WordPress on my new Android phone, but it looks a bit limited. Maybe not… Will need to explore more.
Stranger things have happened!
Check this out… (via AboveTopSecret.com)
Wow. Life has been getting more surreal on an almost daily basis. For the lack of stuff to read that this has caused you all, I apologize. There is less time available and time management has not been a strong suit. But I stumble forth.
Auntie’s in home hospice now. Regulars will be able to twig the significance of that. Coming upstairs to write and find things happens less often and to be here it must do as I am not equipped with a smart mobile or laptop.
Fabulously silly new governmental regulatory flaws have been frequently revealed which have left me simultaneously bemused and disappointed. There are non-governmental issues at work as well with obviously unvetted and unprofessional firms in the hired caregiver sector. It’s rude andtakes advantage but it’s not as bad as it could be, so there’s that, I guess.
One of the ambulance crew, obviously experienced, once told me, “I don’t like “I guess”.” Wish I’d not had to find out about the truth of his conviction for myself. Good man, that fellow.
This machine was showing it’s age, too and was down for nearly a week all told. And I mean seriously down. More of that to come I’m sure.
But I do get to see some long lost loved ones who’s company I am enjoying rather a lot. Friends are there as well. They make the banality and the angst a bit easier to see roll by.
Okay this has taken way too long and I best get downstairs.
Oh Man, I wish I was as happy as these two guys. Who happen to be heroes of mine. Come to think of it, I’m not sure that I have ever experienced a state of true “Happy.” Maybe I have, I just don’t really know. Doesn’t feel like it.
Things have been so weird these past three months or so. All sorts of things have gone wrong.
I can’t even remember what some of them were! Such is the state of my mind. Not so good.
This past month especially has featured the rapid decline of my aunt, who as some of you know is the focus of my full time care giving these past several years. To make it real short, she’s coming home on Monday from a stay of a week and a bit in hospital to start in on her hospice. Yeah. Pretty awful.
I can hardly imagine what’s going to happen in the next month or so… let alone what the aftermath will be like for me.
It’s going to be very strange.
Of this I am certain.
I can’t help but think that everything will come to a halt.
I hope that is false and the predictions of the many that claim that I will be rewarded are right.
So much has drained out of me.
I await my fate and will attempt to influence it.
A new smaller breed of the world’s best known dinosaur is thought to have once roamed the Arctic.
Dating back 70 million years, this new pygmy tyrannosaur is smaller but otherwise extremely similar to its larger sub-tropic counterpart. Palaeontologists had initially believed that a specimen unearthed in 2006 was simply a juvenile until further research later revealed that it was in fact a fully matured adult of a different species.
While the regular Tyrannosaurus rex can grow up to 40ft in length and weigh 4 tons, this new smaller species, known as Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, measures only 25ft and weighs 1,000lbs.
“The ‘pygmy tyrannosaur’ alone is really cool because it tells us something about what the environment was like in the ancient Arctic,” said study co-author Anthony Fiorillo.
“But what makes this discovery even more exciting is that Nanuqsaurus hoglundi also tells us about the biological richness of the ancient polar world during a time when the Earth was very warm compared to today.”
And Their Source:
Ah, the stuff we don’t know… I like it.
Also digging the fact that this fella lived in the Arctic. Can you imagine how warm the Earth was back then? Gosh, think of the Equator! WhooHoo!
I often wonder what it’d be like to venture back to those days in a Tardis… I think I would love it… but at the same time there’s always the nagging fear of opening the door only to greet a 9-foot eurypterid or something… and being dinner is, um, not good!
I am so sorry that I’ve not been around. My mind’s been going through some changes* and I have felt incredibly blue these past few weeks. Really bad and funky. The relentless snowfall has not helped, either and I am sore all over. And we’re supposed to get another foot in a couple of days. God.
Something really nice happened just the other day.
Something that has potential, the chance to get rid of some really awful feelings roiling inside me.
So I thought I would celebrate my hopeful return with you all with this beautiful song I got in Mr. Bonamassa’s newsletter.
It seemed so ridiculously appropriate.
Peace unto you all.
* (Sorry, Buddy.)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Published on Dec 10, 2013
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter.
One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also had a unique view of the Earth-moon system. The result was an intriguing, low-resolution glimpse of what our world would look like to a visitor from afar.
The cameras that took the images for the movie are located near the pointed tip of one of the spacecraft’s three solar-array arms. They are part of Juno’s Magnetic Field Investigation (MAG) and are normally used to determine the orientation of the magnetic sensors. These cameras look away from the sunlit side of the solar array, so as the spacecraft approached, the system’s four cameras pointed toward Earth. Earth and the moon came into view when Juno was about 600,000 miles (966,000 kilometers) away — about three times the Earth-moon separation.
During the flyby, timing was everything. Juno was traveling about twice as fast as a typical satellite, and the spacecraft itself was spinning at 2 rpm. To assemble a movie that wouldn’t make viewers dizzy, the star tracker had to capture a frame each time the camera was facing Earth at exactly the right instant. The frames were sent to Earth, where they were processed into video format.
The music accompaniment is an original score by Vangelis.
The full image caption for this movie is available at:http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/cata…
600,000 miles away.
Damn, no wonder it’s so small.
Adds a humbling perspective to things.
But wait, aren’t we firmly in the grip of the 21st century? I do believe so… One might think that we’d’ve gotten our own anatomy down pat. I guess not! Ha! Sigh.
This is especially intriguing since this new part is a ligament in the knee. There are, after all, quite a lot of knee surgeries on the books.
Although having said that, it would appear that a French fellow got suspicious back in 1879 and put forth the idea that this ligament existed. Didn’t go on to prove it, though.
S1 – What’s that gross-looking thing in the picture up there? Oh, just a newly discovered part of the human body, no big deal. Two surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium have found and named a new ligament in the knee, which they dubbed the anterolateral ligament, or ALL.
S2 – Despite successful ACL repair surgery and rehabilitation, some patients with ACL-repaired knees continue to experience so-called ‘pivot shift’, or episodes where the knee ‘gives way’ during activity. For the last four years, orthopaedic surgeons Dr Steven Claes and Professor Dr Johan Bellemans have been conducting research into serious ACL injuries in an effort to find out why. Their starting point: an 1879 article by a French surgeon that postulated the existence of an additional ligament located on the anterior of the human knee.
As has been noted here by Rewey in a forum thread about this find, the part seems to have been illustrated in textbooks for a good long while now. It‘s just been simply falsely classed as being a part of a ligament it appears to connect to. No one noticed that it doesn’t really do that. Except that French guy. Now that is odd.
In Rewey’s reply he says:
… when I look at this image below, it refers to the lateral collateral ligaments – as in plural. It seems to show the LCL as reaching down in two separate strands, hence why maybe it’s referred to in plural form. This seems like exactly what is shown as the ‘new’ tendon in the photos in the OP.
In the pic below, one strand of the LCL joins to the outer top edge of the tibia, and one to the outer top edge of the fibula. I think the photo in the OP shows the same thing – it’s just that the tibia and fibula in the photo are still joined by tissue and cartilage, and therefore maybe it isn’t as clear?
I think this seems less a matter of discovering a NEW ligament, and more along the lines of realising that it performs a slightly different function to what we assumed, and therefore have given it another name?
Ah ha! The weirdness continues!
Sploid Gizmodo – 11/07/13 — The object in these photographs captured by Hubble is not a comet. It’s something that no astronomer has ever seen before, according to NASA: An asteroid with six comet-like tails that isn’t moving like a comet and it’s not made of ice. It’s just hanging up there, rotating like a crazy space spider.
According to lead investigator David Jewitt of the University of California at Los Angeles, “we were literally dumbfounded when we saw it [in the solar system’s asteroid belt] We were completely knocked out.”
NASA says that “unlike all other known asteroids, which appear simply as tiny points of light, this asteroid, designated P/2013 P5, resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler. Astronomers are puzzled over the asteroid’s unusual appearance.” Read more…
A lot of discoveries out there these days! The more, the merrier, right? Keep ‘em coming!
Some seem to think it’s from a collision. Or rotational breakup. Or pressure from the Sun. Or something. NASA itself doesn’t seem to know what to make of it at the moment.
Discovery! Investigation! Science!
– Charles W. Shults III
“Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known”
– Michel De Montaigne
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
“Whoever, therefore, insinuates notions of government contrary to the constitution, or in any way winks at any measures to suppress or even to weaken it, is not a loyal man.
Whoever acquaints us that we have no right to examine into the conduct of those who, though they derive their power from us to serve the common interests, make use of it to impoverish and ruin us, is, in a degree, a rebel—to the undoubted rights and liberties of the people.”
– Samuel Adams, Loyalty & Sedition, 1748
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
“It’s unkind to point out the Obvious to those who don't want to see it.
It is worse to point out the Invisible to those convinced it doesn't exist.”
– Ingo Swann
“Science is not always what scientists do.”
– J. Allen Hynek
“When you’re one step ahead of the crowd you’re a genius, when you are two steps ahead you are a crackpot.”
– Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
“The membrane between pulp and reality at times wears thin.”
– Mick Farren
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split as a general thing.”
– Robert E. Howard
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
– J. Krishnamurti
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
– Jack Kerouac
“The Torture Never Stops”
– Mr. Francis Vincent Zappa
“Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up at least a little bit.”
– Edward R. Murrow
“We do not, at present, educate people to think, but rather, to have opinions; and that is something altogether different.”
– Louis L’Amour
“Pareidolia runs deep;
Into your heart it will creep.”
“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.”
– Arne Garborg
“The type of UFO reports that are most intriguing are close-range sightings of machine-like objects of unconventional nature and unconventional performance characteristics, seen at low altitudes, and sometimes even on the ground. The general public is entirely unaware of the large number of such reports that are coming from credible witnesses... When one starts searching for such cases, their number are quite astonishing. Also, such sightings appear to be occurring all over the globe.”
Professor James E. McDonald from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona speaking at the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) in 1968
“As a result of several trips to project Bluebook,I’ve had an opportunity to examine quite carefully and in detail the types of reports that are made by Bluebook personnel. In most cases, I have found that there’s almost no correlation between so-called “evaluations and explanations” that are made by Bluebook and the facts of the case...
There are hundreds of good cases in the Air Force files that should have led to top-level scientific scrutiny of this problem,years ago,yet these cases have been swept under the rug in a most disturbing way by Project Bluebook investigators and their consultants.”
Dr James McDonald – Senior physicist at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics and professor in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Arizona
“One should be skeptical of both the believers and the scoffers. The negative claims of pseudo-skeptics who offer facile explanations must themselves be subject to criticism. That kind of approach is also pseudo-science. Moreover just being a scientist confers neither necessary expertise nor sufficient knowledge.”
Dr. Bernard Haisch
Director for the California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics
“The more we do to you the less you seem to believe we are doing it.”
–Obersumfuhrer-SS Josef Mengele
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to h arm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
– George W. Bush – Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.”
– Albert Einstein
“Only two things are infinite the universe and human folly. and I’m not sure about the universe.”
– Albert Einstein
“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
– Mark Twain
“Just ’cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.”
– George Carlin
“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”
– Bill Hicks
“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience ... In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. [...] ”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower – Farewell address
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are:
‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
– Ronald Reagan
“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”
– J. Edgar Hoover
“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”
– Bishop Desmond Tutu
“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”
– Frank Zappa
“Commerce with all nations alliance with none should be our motto.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death. What luck for the rulers that men do not think.”
– Adolf Hitler
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
– Edward R. Murrow
“The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we do about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”
– General Omar Bradley
“We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity.. anything you can imagine we already know how to do.”
– attributed to the late Ben Rich, former CEO, Lockheed Skunk Works
“Of course the flying saucers are real and they are Interplanetary!”
– Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Lord Dowding, 1st Baron, Commander, Royal Air Force, Great Britain, August 1954
“We find ourselves faced by powers which are far stronger than we had hitherto assumed, and whose base of operations is at present unknown to us. More I cannot say at present. We are now engaged in entering into closer contact with those powers, and in six or nine months time it may be possible to speak with some precision on the matter.”
– attributed to SS-Sturmbannführer Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun, reflecting on the deflection of the US June 2 rocket from orbit in 1959.
“We cannot take the credit for our record advancement in certain scientific fields alone; we have been helped.”
– Dr. Hermann Julius Oberth
When asked by whom, he replied: “The people of other worlds.”
– “In an article in The American Weekly magazine of October 24, 1954, Oberth stated, “It is my thesis that flying saucers are real, and that they are space ships from another solar system. I think that they possibly are manned by intelligent observers who are members of a race that may have been investigating our earth for centuries.”” [ref Wikipedia]
In 1961, a US Air Force document stated that:
In addition to their staff duty assignments, intelligence team personnel have peacetime duty functions in support of such Air Force projects as Moon Dust, Blue Fly and UFO, and other AFCIN directed quick reaction projects which require intelligence team operational capabilities.
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO): Headquarters USAF has established a program for investigations of reliably reported unidentified flying objects within the United States.
Blue Fly: Operation Blue Fly has been established to facilitate expeditious delivery to Foreign Technology Division of Moon Dust or other items of great technological intelligence interest.
Moon Dust: As a specialized aspect of its overall material exploitation program Headquarters USAF has established Project Moon Dust to locate, recover, and deliver descended foreign space vehicles
In 1947, USAAF Commanding General Nathan Twining signed Air Materiel Command’s message that UFOs were real.
“As requested by AC/AS-2 there is presented below the considered opinion of this command concerning the so-called “Flying Discs”:
a. The phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious.
b. There are objects probably approximately the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as man-made aircraft.
c. There is the possibility that some of the incidents may be caused by natural phenomena, such as meteors.
d. The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and action which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically or remotely.
Commander, General Nathan Twining.
1953 - 1957 Chief of Staff of the Air Force
1957 - 1960 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
“This flying saucer situation is not at all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomena. Something is really flying around. The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious.”
General Nathan Twining
Chief of Staff, US Air Force, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff