Things aren’t looking up for UFO monument in tiny town
I knew it was a joke when I read the author's name, but that doesn't stop the silly Globe from believing in them.
Somebody did call the Air Force:
"Are UFOs real? The Pentagon tried to find out" by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean New York Times December 17, 2017
WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.
Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.
For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.
What side of the building were they one?
The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down in 2012, but its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time, the program remains in existence.
They rename things, and if they are acknowledging it what propaganda purpose is it serving?
The shadowy program — parts of it remain classified — began in 2007, and initially it was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time and who has long had an interest in space phenomena. Most of the money went to an aerospace research company run by a billionaire entrepreneur and longtime friend of Reid’s, Robert Bigelow, who is working with NASA to produce expandable craft for humans to use in space.
Meaning this was a total boondoggle.
On CBS’ “60 Minutes” in May, Bigelow said he was “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and that UFOs have visited Earth.
Uh-huh. Now cut the check.
Officials with the program have also studied videos of encounters between unknown objects and U.S. military aircraft — including one released in August of a whitish oval object, about the size of a commercial plane, chased by two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets from the aircraft carrier Nimitz off the coast of San Diego in 2004.
Yeah, I saw that on the ubiquitous TV shows about aliens. That's your first clue.
Reid, who retired from Congress this year, said he was proud of the program. “I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going,” Reid said in a recent interview in Nevada. “I think it’s one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I’ve done something that no one has done before.”
What, getting your friend loot over a false concern has never been done before?
Two other former senators and top members of a defense spending subcommittee — Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii — also supported the program. Stevens died in 2010, and Inouye in 2012.
How interesting that Stevens died in a plane crash.
Maybe those bridges were going somewhere after all, huh?
While not addressing the merits of the program, Sara Seager, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cautioned that not knowing the origin of an object does not mean that it is from another planet or galaxy.
“When people claim to observe truly unusual phenomena, sometimes it’s worth investigating seriously,” she said, but, she added, “what people sometimes don’t get about science is that we often have phenomena that remain unexplained.”
That's why people believe in Gods.
James Oberg, a former NASA space shuttle engineer and the author of 10 books on spaceflight who often debunks UFO sightings, was also doubtful.
“There are plenty of prosaic events and human perceptual traits that can account for these stories,” Oberg said. “Lots of people are active in the air and don’t want others to know about it. They are happy to lurk unrecognized in the noise, or even to stir it up as camouflage.”
Still, Oberg said he welcomed research. “There could well be a pearl there,” he said.
In response to questions from The Times, Pentagon officials this month acknowledged the existence of the program, which began as part of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Officials insisted that the effort had ended after five years, in 2012.
“It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding, and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change,” a Pentagon spokesman, Thomas Crosson, said in an emaile, referring to the Department of Defense, but Elizondo said the only thing that had ended was the effort’s government funding, which dried up in 2012. From then on, Elizondo said in an interview, he worked with officials from the Navy and the CIA. He continued to work out of his Pentagon office until this past October, when he resigned to protest what he characterized as excessive secrecy and internal opposition.
“Why aren’t we spending more time and effort on this issue?” Elizondo wrote in a resignation letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
So he went to the Times?
Elizondo said that the effort continued and that he had a successor, whom he declined to name.
He's still part of the operation!
UFOs have been repeatedly investigated over the decades in the United States, including by the military. In 1947, the Air Force began a series of studies that investigated more than 12,000 claimed UFO sightings before it was officially ended in 1969.
That is where the print ended, and UFOs are now all legit, huh?
So when are we going to get the truth about JFK and 9/11?
The web Globe kept watching the sky:
The project, which included a study code-named Project Blue Book, started in 1952, concluded that most sightings involved stars, clouds, conventional aircraft or spy planes, although 701 remained unexplained.
Robert C. Seamans Jr., the secretary of the Air Force at the time, said in a memorandum announcing the end of Project Blue Book that it “no longer can be justified either on the ground of national security or in the interest of science.”
That is interesting in the sense that were the aliens here, wouldn't the world be uniting to fight them?
Wouldn't governments, rather than butchering Yemenis, Palestinians, Afghanis, and all the rest, be directing our attention to the alien threat to unify humanity at a time of fractious and increasing division?
What it tells you is the UFO BS has been a cover for military test flight and research.
Reid said his interest in UFOs came from Bigelow. In 2007, Reid said in the interview, Bigelow told him that an official with the Defense Intelligence Agency had approached him wanting to visit Bigelow’s ranch in Utah, where he conducted research.
Reid said he met with agency officials shortly after his meeting with Bigelow and learned that they wanted to start a research program on UFOs. Reid then summoned Stevens and Inouye to a secure room in the Capitol.
“I had talked to John Glenn a number of years before,” Reid said, referring to the astronaut and former senator from Ohio, who died in 2016. Glenn, Reid said, had told him he thought that the federal government should be looking seriously into UFOs, and should be talking to military service members, particularly pilots, who had reported seeing aircraft they could not identify or explain.
The sightings were not often reported up the military’s chain of command, Reid said, because service members were afraid they would be laughed at or stigmatized.
The meeting with Stevens and Inouye, Reid said, “was one of the easiest meetings I ever had.”
He added, “Ted Stevens said, ‘I’ve been waiting to do this since I was in the Air Force.’” (The Alaska senator had been a pilot in the Army’s air force, flying transport missions over China during World War II.)
During the meeting, Reid said, Stevens recounted being tailed by a strange aircraft with no known origin, which he said had followed his plane for miles.
I think we now know why Stevens' plane crashed!
None of the three senators wanted a public debate on the Senate floor about the funding for the program, Reid said. “This was so-called black money,” he said. “Stevens knows about it, Inouye knows about it. But that was it, and that’s how we wanted it.” Reid was referring to the Pentagon budget for classified programs.
Contracts obtained by The Times show a congressional appropriation of just under $22 million beginning in late 2008 through 2011. The money was used for management of the program, research and assessments of the threat posed by the objects.
The funding went to Bigelow’s company, Bigelow Aerospace, which hired subcontractors and solicited research for the program.
So the UFOs were/are a cover to further direct loot to the military industrial complex.
Under Bigelow’s direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena. Researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes. In addition, researchers spoke to military service members who had reported sightings of strange aircraft.
“We’re sort of in the position of what would happen if you gave Leonardo da Vinci a garage-door opener,” said Harold E. Puthoff, an engineer who has conducted research on extrasensory perception for the CIA and later worked as a contractor for the program. “First of all, he’d try to figure out what is this plastic stuff. He wouldn’t know anything about the electromagnetic signals involved or its function.”
(Blog editor just shakes his head at this $hit)
The program collected video and audio recordings of reported UFO incidents, including footage from a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet showing an aircraft surrounded by some kind of glowing aura traveling at high speed and rotating as it moves. The Navy pilots can be heard trying to understand what they are seeing. “There’s a whole fleet of them,” one exclaims. Defense officials declined to release the location and date of the incident.
“Internationally, we are the most backward country in the world on this issue,” Bigelow said in an interview. “Our scientists are scared of being ostracized, and our media is scared of the stigma. China and Russia are much more open and work on this with huge organizations within their countries. Smaller countries like Belgium, France, England and South American countries like Chile are more open, too. They are proactive and willing to discuss this topic, rather than being held back by a juvenile taboo.”
By 2009, Reid decided that the program had made such extraordinary discoveries that he argued for heightened security to protect it. “Much progress has been made with the identification of several highly sensitive, unconventional aerospace-related findings,” Reid said in a letter to William Lynn III, a deputy defense secretary at the time, requesting that it be designated a “restricted special access program” limited to a few listed officials.
A 2009 Pentagon briefing summary of the program prepared by its director at the time asserted that “what was considered science fiction is now science fact,” and that the United States was incapable of defending itself against some of the technologies discovered. Reid’s request for the special designation was denied.
Yup, that's why they don't want you to know. Because we don't have control of the skies and that flies in the face of everything we are told regarding the American War Machine.
Of course, if that were true then we wouldn't be starting wars all over the planet. That's the key tell here. If this alien threat were true, then the world would quit warring with each other and their would be no more Wars for the Jews.
Elizondo, in his resignation letter of Oct. 4, said there was a need for more serious attention to “the many accounts from the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities.” He expressed his frustration with the limitations placed on the program, telling Mattis that “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.”
Elizondo has now joined Puthoff and another former Defense Department official, Christopher Mellon, who was a deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence, in a new commercial venture called To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. They are speaking publicly about their efforts as their venture aims to raise money for research into UFOs.
Oh, no, NO, NO, NOOOOOOO!!
So this whole piece has been about getting some loot for his new venture!!
In the interview, Elizondo said he and his government colleagues had determined that the phenomena they had studied did not seem to originate from any country. “That fact is not something any government or institution should classify in order to keep secret from the people,” he said.
Nor are the FBI documents related to spying on the Trump campaign, 9/11 documents, the JFK stuff under wraps for 75 years, and so on, and son on, and so on, and so it goes!!
For his part, Reid said he did not know where the objects had come from. “If anyone says they have the answers now, they’re fooling themselves,” he said. “We do not know.”
But, he said, “we have to start someplace.”
Try Area 51.
That's in your home state, isn't it?
Alos never saw the word Roswell in the article.
What will they be seeing next, the Loch Ness monster?
"Scientists plan to scour Loch Ness for the elusive monster’s DNA" The Washington Post May 23, 2018
An international team of scientists plans to dredge Scotland’s Loch Ness next month — seeking not the mythical monster, as so many have done before, but rather its DNA footprint.
Maybe. Don’t get your hopes up. Even the project’s leader, Neil Gemmell of New Zealand’s Otago University, doubts that the Loch Ness monster actually exists. The evolutionary genetics professor has been quite candid that he’s using the legend as a hook to attract interest.
That said, his will hardly be the first attempt to apply science to the mystery of the Loch Ness monster — though the monster’s legend dates back nearly 2,000 years — the myth became a sensation in the 1930s, and in 1934, the Daily Mail published what would become the iconic photo of the Loch Ness monster — a great giraffe-like neck rising out of the water in silhouette.
‘‘It was revealed 60 years later to have been a hoax that used a sea monster model attached to a toy submarine,’’ Reuters wrote, but the image has nevertheless inspired many to seek out the beast itself.....
At least they sent up the Space Force:
"Pence outlines US Space Force plan for the ‘next battlefield’" by Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press August 10, 2018
WASHINGTON — Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday detailed ambitious plans to create the US Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020.
They have been preparing for war in space for a long time.
The proposal taps into the American public’s long fascination with space but with a military focus, but it faces daunting hurdles. It requires congressional approval and has been met with skepticism from military leaders and experts who question the wisdom of launching an expensive, bureaucratic new service branch.
Can they afford not to do it?
What if we have to fight the aliens?
Vice President Mike Pence announced the plan during a Pentagon speech, fleshing out an idea that President Trump has flagged in recent months as he vowed to ensure US dominance in space. Pence described space as a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested but has now become crowded and adversarial.
See: Trump tells Pentagon to create a new military branch in outer space
So that American supremacy in space will be ensured.
‘‘Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation,’’ Pence said.
Not only are the wars down here endless, they will now stretch into infinity.
Pence portrayed the change as a response to foes’ potential aggression rather than an offensive US military effort.
Of course, the world sees the exact opposite.
Citing Russia and China, he said that for years adversaries have ‘‘pursued weapons to jam, blind, and disable our navigation and communication satellites via electronic attacks from the ground. As their actions make clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already,’’ he said.
They started it, yup, and by all reports of the blogs and Internet, Russia has already developed disabling electronic warfare.
In June, the president directed the Pentagon to create a ‘‘separate but equal’’ space force, a complicated and expensive move that could take years to gain congressional approval and become operational.
It's a good way to get another pipeline for loot flowing into the AmeriKan War Machine, though.
On Thursday, Pence said the administration will work with Congress on the plan and will outline a budget next year. The last time the United States created a uniformed military service was in 1947, when the Air Force was launched after World War II. It joined the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has endorsed steps to reorganize the military’s space warfighting forces and create a new command but has previously opposed launching an expensive new service. A new branch of the military would require layers of bureaucracy, military and civilian leaders, uniforms, equipment, and an expansive support structure.
I was told a few months ago that Mattis has become increasingly isolated now that Tillerson and McMaster are gone, and I hardly read his name in the paper anymore.
Asked about the cost, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters the Pentagon doesn’t have a number yet but will when the legislative proposal is finished by year’s end.
‘‘I would assume it’s billions,’’ he said.
The military’s role in space has been under scrutiny because the United States is increasingly reliant on orbiting satellites that are difficult to protect. Satellites provide communications, navigation, intelligence, and other services vital to the military and the national economy.
US intelligence agencies reported earlier this year that Russia and China were pursuing ‘‘nondestructive and destructive’’ anti-satellite weapons for use during a future war, and there are growing worries about cyberattacks that could target satellite technology, potentially leaving troops in combat without electronic communications or navigation abilities.
It's already happened.
The Pentagon proposal delivered to Congress Thursday lays out plans to consolidate US warfighting space forces and make organizational changes to boost the acquisition and development of technologies.
It says the department will establish a Space Command to develop warfighting operations, a Space Development Agency to more quickly identify and develop technologies, a Space Operations Force of leaders and fighters, and a new support structure. In the second phase the Pentagon would combine all the components into the new sixth branch of service.
‘‘We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength,’’ Representatives Mike Rogers, Republican of Alabama, and Jim Cooper, Democrat of Tennessee, leaders of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, said in a statement. They said the Pentagon report was the start of a ‘‘multiyear process that we think will result in a safer, stronger America.’’
At least for Boeing, Lockheed, Northup-Grumann, et al, and their stock prices through this government welfare for warfare.
"Lockheed Martin Corp. won a $247.5 million NASA contract to build an experimental supersonic jet designed to hush the continuous boom emitted after aircraft break the sound barrier. The new jet is expected to take to the skies in 2021, Lockheed said Tuesday. NASA is looking to foster technology that can overcome noise restrictions on supersonic flight, which has been banned overland for commercial planes since 1973. Once built, NASA plans to fly the demo model over select communities to get feedback on the impact. The ultimate goal: opening the skies to faster jet travel and spurring manufacturers to build speedier aircraft. The Concorde, the supersonic airliner that began service in 1976, was built by a French-British coalition and flown by Air France and British Airways until it was discontinued in 2003 — in part because noise complaints limited its flights."
So NASA has come back down to earth after the fake moon landings, huh?
Many people have pointed how that NASA was created as another military industrial program without the baggage and with the added advantage of competitive altruism, and that would seem to be the case.
I mean, if the alien spaceships and visitation stuff were true would not NASA, of all government agencies, be pushing for exposure and transparency? But they don't.