Thursday, January 11, 2018
Global warming has turned out to be a terribly chilly affair this winter, and while the prospect of writer's frostbite may sound adventurously appealing, I plan to take a pass and sit out some of the season.
I did watch a few minutes of the Golden Globes on TV, but felt like an unwelcome visitor at a vampire convention, what with all the black attire, and not to mention all the either obvious or disguised man-hating rhetoric. There's nothing like dragging political points of view into a celebration. That's entertainment?
Seems that James O'Keefe of Project Veritas is on the prowl again -- and this time he's out to demonstrate via hidden camera and microphone that Twitter's officials may harbor an agenda or practices not quite in line with what their customers want. This story has the potential to blow sky-high in the days ahead.
I'm out of here for now, or maybe we'll meet in a time warp. Meanwhile, stay in touch with the link list.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
When Iran endured a social uprising in 2009 President Barack Obama was handed a golden opportunity to make statements strongly in support of Iran's people, long suffering under extremist Mullahs who catapulted the country backward in time, forced into a vice-grip of strict Islamic rule. Instead, curiously, Obama did nothing -- except he DID do something, as we now know. Obama was determined to achieve a legacy-enhancing deal with Iran, and he apparently entertained no obstacles as he followed a pathway eventually ending in an absurd agreement over nukes and other matters, culminating also in the delivery of millions of U.S. dollars in cash to Iran, accomplished pretty much in the dark of night. When the New York Times, of all things, exposed this ruthless Obama/Iran relationship, the circumstances behind Obama's lack of action in 2009 suddenly offered clarity.
Refreshing is the contrast now, as President Donald Trump takes full advantage of Iran's current chaos, encouraging Iran's miserable population, no longer wishing domination by an extremist regime intent only upon squandering national riches on promoting terrorism abroad, neglecting or brutalizing altogether Iran's people. The barbarity of Iranian prisons is already well known, so Trump's reference to human rights violations barely touches a hot surface, as the country violently self-destructs by degrees.
Anybody who might have read my former Air Force blog (I dismantled it because I experienced problems carrying it on LiveJournal. . .maybe I'll put it up on Blogger sometime) knows that during my Air Force training decades ago the USAF took on an experiment where two young Iranian women joined our class. Obviously, this was the era when the Shah still ruled Iran, and the U.S. and Iran at that time were on friendly terms. We routinely trained Iranian pilots.
I'll post their picture here, cut from a graduation photo taken when our class ended in the sixties. I decided to blacken out their eyes in the photo, just because I don't trust Iran's radical police element, even some fifty years later. The fact that these very nice and smart young women (whose names I can't list, either) came to the U.S. attired in Western clothing, attended U.S. schools and then returned to the hell which overtook Iran after the Shah would hardly gain them acceptance among the extremist vultures holding Iran in a death grip. Maybe, just maybe, this time the Iranian people will deal with these thugs, and it's just so wonderful that Trump issued a few words of bold assurance. (Note: Newest information from Iran indicates that the country's brutal guard personnel may have squashed the demonstrations, at least for now. But as Trump said -- the world is watching.)
Miss America under new management: Look, women no longer like to be called "miss," and except primarily for male audience members and wannabees who keep this televised dinosaur walking the earth, would most folks really object to ending this meat market ritual, its reason for existence apparently dependent upon demonstrating that beautiful ladies can have brains, too?
Marijuana for everybody: States continue to go crazy. Smoke it, eat it or find a way to take it intravenously -- it's still chock full of chemicals and really bad stuff set to invade one's lungs and other organs. Unfortunately, young folk often believe they will live forever, health consequences be damned. As states slowly legalize this stuff, rational minds must ask why. Aside from states expecting a huge tax windfall, we wonder if much of the joy demonstrated by an anxious weed-lovin' public hasn't come about mainly because people believe they've won a thrill-victory of sorts over The Authorities. Fine. Now what?
Astronomers continue discovering Earth-like planets: And we wonder how many of them, had they hosted life, encountered asteroids over the millennia which wiped out every trace of it?
Take a pill: While law enforcement and government agencies go nuts attempting to control the opioid addiction, the FDA and associates happily unleash a non-stop blizzard of new "legal" medications intended to affect every bodily organ and function. Aside from questions regarding future harm on DNA sequences and damage accumulating merely by the indiscriminate excretion of medications into the environment, the fact that pharmaceutical corporations survive only by perpetuating a vicious cycle of manufacturing new, often dangerous drugs given the "okay" by people with uncomfortable connections to published research, should be a major concern.
Hey Kim: Nice new suit, but no matter your attire, you still look like a James Bond villain. Just be careful about not spilling a drink on that nuke button while lounging about your desk area with nothing to do but luxuriate in your creeping irrelevancy.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Greetings Russian people: I know you ordinary citizens still love me, or perhaps I'm wrong and only Russian government operatives and/or prostitute spies constitute my audience. I make this assumption as I watch mysteriously growing readership numbers from Russia. I'm sorry that Mr. Putin's main rival for the upcoming elections won't be allowed to run (most likely because of falsified charges from his past, but hey, why should things change now?). Sorry you can't substitute our wonderful Obama instead, because if you like Putin you would absolutely adore Obama, and he might stand a real chance after going through channels. The primary advantage: Obama's vast experience in attempting to run a country like a socialist empire for eight years.
Good luck Iranians: Your country was dominated by a minority of radical Islamic beasts decades ago, and if your current protests can make a mark in dislodging this murderous collection of global terrorists from the power they wield, maybe some semblance of sanity will return. It's a long shot, especially when it's likely that allies of Iran's tyranny government are waiting to help crush the people's movement.
Friends of climate change / global warming: Well, looks as though a volcano in Bali blow its top a few days ago, for the first time since 1963 when 1,000 people died. I guess you folks on the crazily touched/pathetic side might be interested in fining or imprisoning said geological perpetrator, since one little ol' volcano can spew more than enough violating substances into the air, often surpassing in a huge way whatever you're blaming the rest of us for. And how about that global warming, currently devouring a good share of the United States with extended icebox temperatures? Wasn't the world's snow supposed to be gone by now? Where's Al Gore? Must we be lectured instead by famed climate expert of the day -- today -- Elizabeth Warren ?
The United Nations remains intact, but its U.S. funding isn't quite so united, now that Trump and associates have cut our huge slice of the budget pie substantially. Will U.N. frauds composing a significant share of the voting bloc vote themselves out of the country in protest?
China gets slippery with petroleum: Spy satellites have reportedly shown Chinese ships unloading oil to North Korean ships in violation of United Nations agreements more than 30 times. China denies. Of course. And the artificial islands China constructs in direct opposition to neighboring countries exist merely for their aesthetic value. And now Russian tankers have likewise been caught filling up NK vessels? This is pure insanity.
Love him or hate him, the vacationing Dr. Michael Savage made a brief appearance on his radio program Friday afternoon to announce he enjoyed a dinner with and a couple of phone calls from President Trump during Christmas. Normally, we wouldn't bother mentioning this, but because Savage discussed with Trump and White House associates his deep, lifelong concern for wild animals and relating environmental issues we are somewhat inspired. His remarks to Trump that people generally look upon Republicans as crude and uncaring about enviro subjects surely made an impression -- an important point because true conservatives are also conservationists.
We remain consistently amazed how Savage is portrayed (mainly by the usual media and political suspects, who purposefully seem to ignore his best-selling books) as some variety of monster, when he actually puts himself out there as politically angered with justification and outspokenness, but deeply compassionate about issues, people and animals deserving of his attention. Savage, unafraid to voice his strong opinions about radical Islam and other unpopular topics, has long been banned in Great Britain, while Islamic extremists and others of questionable repute have almost been welcomed with open arms as England's government (like many Western European governments) seems to heed few warnings about England's steadily growing Islamic influence -- a conquest, in essence.
UFOs: Now that the UFO subject has been awarded an official confirmation -- of sorts -- we wish the many deceased researchers and investigators who poured heart and soul into keeping the phenomenon out in front could be here to know their work wasn't for nought. Oh yes, we are well aware and personally familiar with the ridicule.
Playing a coma victim on TV: An unfortunate, distressing number of U.S. voters endure a constant coma as leftists, of course, but I've been sampling a few TV shows where this character or that ends up in a coma, and on every occasion when they get screen time they look better than the people around them. I've encountered people in real comas, and I must say, they don't really look as good as actors pretending. For one thing, the coma actors are always on their backs, never turned from side to side to avoid bed sores. Nor do we see catheter bags hanging from the beds, almost overflowing with urine like in some real hospitals and nursing homes.
I'm pretty sure I could go on TV and play a coma actor, and because there are no troublesome lines of speech to learn this could be my ideal (pardon the pun) "dream" job. Oh, and by the way, the contract would stipulate that my acting coma must end with acting death -- otherwise I'd need to speak and impress others playing hospital roles about how I saw gods or demons while I was conked out, and how I was invited to go into a light or something. Ewwwwww!
Smoke detectors: Notice how the Christmas season brings not only tons of TV commercials, but public service announcements begging us to have working smoke detectors in our homes? I was thinking -- if your wish after demise someday is to be cremated anyway, why would you want a smoke detector? Nature can do the cremation job for free, true? I know, there's compassion, and then there's practicality.
At year's end, it's customary to review the year's highs and lows or offer hope or something of substance. Truth is, you already know what happened this year. As for 2018, my biggest hope is that Kim freakin' Jong-Un and his fellow thugs fall into a giant Venus flytrap, a plant perfectly suited for insect removal, and far more talented than North Korea's monster arthropod. That would truly create a splendid 2018.
May all of you have a reasonable 2018, even if that means simply avoiding incoming missiles, alien invaders, mysterious government agents, men in black, frogs falling from the sky, nightmares of Hillary as President or politics.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
I know, I know, I've displayed Al Chop's letter to Henry Holt Publishing Co. several times over the years. Well, here it is again because it needs to be seen, remembered and immortalized as a key artifact in the history of official UFO investigations. Is the extraterrestrial theory the final word? Heck no. But Chop's letter -- and remember, he never meant for it to end up on the jacket of Major Donald E. Keyhoe's book, Flying Saucers From Outer Space, but Holt made that decision -- shows us what the U.S. government was thinking in the fifties. (Chop's photo attached).
Former Pentagon official and key participant in the government's five-year secret UFO study, now blown wide open as a real, tangible entity, Luis Elizondo appeared briefly on Glenn Beck's radio show this morning. Beck, whose listeners, we suspect, include a number of deeply religious folk whose faith may or may not be shaken to the core over the very idea of a serious government UFO investigation, flat-out asked Elizondo if he thought UFOs represent a life form, and Elizondo replied without hesitation that he did. Of course, he could only speak for himself, but we're rather sure he isn't alone in that opinion.
This week's New York Times and Politico bombshell articles are important, not because we learned what UFOs are (we didn't), but because we now have a glimmer of hope that official secrecy will begin to unwind and the government will tell us the truth. For starters, there must be one hell of a lot of military gun camera films and photos worthy of public release -- you know, the ones with a history of "disappearing" over the years, the ones military folk and others know are darned well sitting in a secluded file somewhere.
Having followed the UFO circus since the early sixties, I'm cautiously optimistic. But I'm also self-warned not to expect an exotic surprise to jump out of a cake as this current party plays into the night. The last time we attended a happy dance like this, Dr. Ed Condon and associates promised us a fair UFO project from the University of Colorado. Everybody knows how that turned out.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Breaking. . .broken. . .crashing news: The New York Times, Washington Post, TV network news shows and other sources are abuzz over a revelation that the Pentagon spent 22 million dollars over five years (beginning in 2007) to fund a secret UFO study. Well now, if the Pentagon admits to that degree of interest, be assured that far more than 22 million bucks have been thrown at the enigma and this amount, taken together with "black budget" funds, should pretty much nail the belief that government UFO studies have been continuing for decades. How could they not, considering the possibilities AND pilot-UFO encounters taunting intelligence system capabilities? For anybody following the UFO issue for years, familiar with inescapable evidence of a scientific mystery of possibly incalculable value, the only "secret" part here is the waker-upper. Why, oh why must every government UFO research project slip into the secret mode, depriving the American people of knowing about our government's work on this issue? Maybe the fact that the University of Colorado's $300,000 ("chicken feed" in scientific terms) UFO "study" was a fraud and disaster from the start has a bearing, but please, really, it's 2017 and we suspect U.S. citizens and much of the world can handle the truth -- even if the truth reveals only that governments are trying to take a look at something which seems intent upon looking at us.
At least one former study participant admits the project was continuing even when he departed, so we further note, therefore, that the assumed five-year window is nonsense. Indeed, our government has never stopped following the UFO issue. Nevertheless, we're curious about what investigators learned during the five-year period. Because military pilot films and photos apparently received the attention they deserve -- with some seeing public release after decades of withholding or "gone missing" status -- it's more than obvious that we've reached a tipping point of sorts. Then again, how many times have some perched precariously on the cliff overlooking "disclosure," only to fall off and see their assumptions smashed on rocks of disappointment below? We're pretty sure the main military interest here is weapons intelligence value, as opposed to a friendly alien discovery per the movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
The real promise here? Watch for TV networks to again drag out re-edited or new "documentaries" regarding the UFO subject because the time is right, and these will follow the usual established broadcast recipe favoring debunkers over science, evidence and apt questions. In the words of the street, they will truly suck. From ratings to rat-ings? Get ready.
Bitcoin isn't the only new currency on the block (or on the block chain, for that matter), but some parts of American society currently embrace another device of intrinsic value -- we'll call it "Bitchcoin."
The observant among you will gasp right away, believing that this offensive term might have something to do with women, and you are correct, but Bitchcoin treats men and women equally. Isn't that what everybody, or some everybodies, want? Bitchcoin currency, like Bitcoin, continues to trend upward in value, particularly because its growth depends upon the psychological destruction of women, girls, boys and men by people of either established gender -- or, we suppose, by those of contrived genders. Gender flavors of the day.
In other words, Bitchcoin is about bitching, moaning and complaining to extremes, involving male, female and, yep, revved-up gender benders who mysteriously choose surgeons' cold steel scalpel blades over mental counseling by "professionals" whom generally are a little less mind-conflicted than they.
On several occasions we have asked, what happened to the boys? Attention overwhelmingly appears focused upon the influence and emergence of young women all over the country. Just watch the sports segments on local TV stations or, good grief, check out TV commercials which keep the camera lens on females, with boys and men used as backdrops or potted plants.
Our national climate abhors and fears anything masculine that isn't a woman.
That sounds like a joke, but it's not.
Drawing almost from the ranks of utter hysteria, accusations of abuse by men now spew forth from women of all ages. It's as if a social volcano just blew its top, burning lava gushing forth and obliterating everything equipped with a penis in sight.
OF COURSE there are sexually abused and battered women, but beyond mere accusations are options for gathering evidence or actually progressing to courtroom trials. Unfortunately, these options are irrelevant in the current atmosphere. Accusations are everything and fake justice for the accused is manipulated like a fidget spinner.
Whether it is women or men making accusations against alleged perpetrators regarding things that happened long ago, how do the accused defend themselves against what often comprises nothing more than an accusatory word factory?
Yet, it happens. It's happening. The value of Bitchcoin is on the rise, and all that one of either gender need do is initiate the bitching. Get a sleazy attorney of dubious TV-enhanced integrity involved and, well, all the better for Bitchcoin's social value.
Some of us have a lot of time on their hands, life's chores having become less cumbersome over the decades. We might just be at a point where we're so bored and unattached that any subject which reeks of a group activist mentality quickly and magnetically attracts those who should be part of it -- and those who probably shouldn't. When flippant and unsubstantiated words instantly effect negatively the lives and careers of folks at every level, something is dramatically wrong. So be afraid, be very afraid.
The cracked wisdom of Governor Jerry Brown: Here's a guy who could single-handedly raise the value of Bitchcoin by words alone. Following Brown's appearance on "Sixty Minutes," in which the governor blamed climate change for the latest California fires, a homeless people's encampment was actually determined to be the source of ignition after carelessness allowed a major blaze to grow and destroy homes, wildlife and everything else in its widening path. Brown consistently demonstrates that, like horses to water, one can lead a far leftist to facts, but you can't make him absorb 'em. It's the agenda, you see, always the agenda.
On the same note come the questions that few dare ask -- how many of these fires have the human touch of deadly intent behind them? Are poverty, border jumpers, Islamic terrorism or any variety of human manifestations possible causes for a majority of these blazing infernos? Would official sources admit it publicly, thus touching off blind or focused retaliation?
No sonics? Regarding members of the U.S. diplomat staff and others who sustained mysterious brain injuries in Cuba, there is now talk that sound waves of any nature may have been ruled out as a precipitant. According to an apparently knowledgeable guest on Clyde Lewis's radio talk show, electromagnetic devices or weaponry currently rank as the presumed culprit, and the U.S. government knows it, demands silence on the part of those affected or investigating, and as usual the American people will be the last to know the truth. If ever.
I offered up my old ultrasound theory because this form of energy, too, can cause devastating internal body damage, and if sound can truly be ruled out in the Cuba instances (which seem to extend beyond Cuba?), all the better for determination of the facts.
Omarosa, Obama-rosa, whatever her name, leaves the White House with a little help: We say good riddance to this scheming staff member who never should have been allowed inside in the first place. As she throws the terms racist and racial toward Trump, we also see the kind of person who planned all the time to learn what she could in the Trump White House, always intent upon writing about all the "dirt" she could find. When one undertakes military or government employment, various promises of confidentiality must be signed, so we certainly expect swift punishment, should this disturbing ex-staffer violate her promises. Hearing what we have of her allegedly disruptive influence in the White House before being unceremoniously tossed out (oh, excuse me, she resigned on her own. Uh huh.), we anticipate that the value of Bitchcoin just shot way higher. The only question remaining is, how many lawsuits and how many lawyers will she stack up against enemies she probably helped create all by herself?
Net neutrality exits: Another temporary victory by the Obama bunch bites the dust. We calmly suggest of New York's and other states' attorneys general to just shut up, hold your frivolous lawsuits and wait to see if good things really do happen now that government's Internet control has been ripped away in favor of the free market. If chaos truly ensues as time goes on, that's the time for lawsuits, not now. The lawsuit thing is all Democrat pap, anyway, for leftists can't survive without the phony necessity to control, control, control. By the way, during the years before Obama's interference, you may recall, the Internet was working just fine.
Seven dirty words: The late George Carlin would love this move by the Trump administration in which seven words have allegedly been banned from HHS documents and/or contract proposals involving medical topics. I vehemently disagree with the Trump folk on this one, if reported correctly, because one cannot simply wave a wand and obliterate dictionaries. Yes, government-twisted Obama-friendly words such as "diversity" just drive me mad because it doesn't mean what it means when one race is stacked against another or others -- yet banning it seems a fruitless venture.
The word, "transgendered" also requires omission, and I'm not certain of a worthy alternative. I particularly find the banning of "fetus" interesting, and in this instance alone we surely encounter an homage to GOP evangelists. With no shame, I have warned again and again that the Republicans need to distance themselves from those who would manipulate government with their personal religious agendas -- yet, here we are. "Fetus" is a perfectly sound medical term exemplifying an organism growing in a womb, much like a chicken in an egg. Ouch! The religious right doesn't want to hear that, instead demanding with obvious calculation that "fetus" be replaced with another word -- and since dictionaries don't offer much of an alternative, one is almost forced to use the word, "baby." Dunno, maybe the CDC can get by instead with the term, "thingamajig" when the perfectly good word "fetus" is banned by word censors of any political party. Not the Trump White House's finest decision here.