Friday, October 31, 2014

Consequences Of Increased Global Meat Consumption On The Environment | Stanford Woods Institute

"'People aren't going to stop eating meat,' said Harold A. Mooney, professor of biology and a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford."

I disagree. People just need to be better informed in order to, hopefully, make wiser decisions:

The unfortunate animals raised on overcrowded industrial factory-feedlots are far from the picture of health: They spend their lives standing in their own filth; they're force-fed grains (GMO corn?), despite being evolutionarily-designed to consume/digest grasses; unhealthy diet = unhealthy animal, so, they're subjected to massive injections of antibiotics; the ranchers need to move them from the farm to the rendering plant ASAP, so, they get injected with GMO growth-hormones to fatten them up faster. (Note to self:  Look up if any of that GMO pharma-crap ends up in the meat...  Oh, never mind.  I'm a vegetarian.)

Cattle-raising is massively devastating to our environment, too.  Most grain production is for feeding all those cattle.  All those acres of antibiotic/hormone-laced manure have got to be bad for any ground-water or nearby bodies of water.  Cattle burp and pass gas every few minutes: that's a huge amount of unnecessary, damaging methane going into the atmosphere.

Wow.  With the collective toxicity of cattle, cars and people...  Humanity might be doomed.

Or, they can begin making smarter, informed choices.

Here's an interesting article on reducing some of the harmful impact of the beef industry:

Consequences of increased global meat consumption on the global environment -- trade in virtual water, energy & nutrients | Stanford Woods Institute

Sunday, October 26, 2014

If The U.S. Air Force Stopped Investigating UFOs in 1969, Then, What The Heck Is This...?

From 1947 until 1969, the United States Air Force was involved in the investigation of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) under Project Blue Book (Initially called Project Sign, then Project Grudge).  Blue Book was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.  It was terminated on December 17, 1969.  Out of 12,618 sightings reported to Project Blue Book a total of 701 cases remained "unidentified".

The conclusions of Project Blue Book are as follows: "(1) no UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security; (2) there has been no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as "unidentified" represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge; and (3) there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as "unidentified" are extraterrestrial vehicles."

The Air Force's statement goes on to say: "Since Project BLUE BOOK was closed, nothing has happened to indicate that the Air Force ought to resume investigating UFOS."

If the above official Air Force Statement is true, then...

Why did the following excerpt from Air Force Instruction 10-206 include instructions on how to report an unidentified flying object?

And, then... 
why did this entire section of Air Force Instruction 10-206 disappear from the Instruction Manual after The Huffington Post made an inquiry to the Air Force as to what these specific instructions meant?

Curiouser and curiouser...

(The complete Air Force Instruction 10-206 is available from The Black Vault at:

15 OCTOBER 2008



ACCESSIBILITY: Publications and forms are available on the e-Publishing website at for downloading or ordering. 

RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on this publication.  (Not until 20011, apparently.)

Certified by: AF/A3O (Brig Gen Lyn D. Sherlock)
Supersedes: AFI10-206, 4 October 2004 

Vital Intelligence Sightings

Any/all unidentifiable,
suspicious, or hostile
traffic (land,
aerospace, or sea)
which, because of its
nature, course, or
actions, may constitute
a threat to the security
of the US or Canada.
Includes reports
received from airborne

5.6.3. Report the following specific sightings: Hostile or unidentified aircraft, which appears directed against the United States,
Canada, or their forces. Missiles. Unidentified flying objects. Hostile or unidentified military surface vessels or submarines. Any other individual surface vessels, submarines, or aircraft of unconventional design
engaged in suspicious activity, observed in an unusual location, or on a course, which may
threaten the United States, Canada, or their forces. Any unexplained or unusual activity, which may indicate a possible attack against or
through Canada or the United States (includes the presence of any unidentified or suspicious
ground parties in remote or sparsely populated areas, including the polar region). Unlisted airfields, facilities, weather stations, or air navigation aids.
5.6.4. Make every effort to document sightings with as many photographs as possible. Send undeveloped film or prints and negatives, with a brief written report and other identifying information to the Director of Naval Intelligence, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC 20305. The Department of the Navy will process the film and return one copy of each print and a roll of new film to the individual. 
5.6.5. Use Figure 5.1. to gather and report specific sighting details. 

Figure 5.1. Communications Instructions Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings (CIRVIS).
The CIRVIS report is a narrative report explaining the sighting. A specific format is not required.  Provide as much specific detail as possible to aid decision makers in responding to the sighting.  Include the following information, if possible, along with any other information, which may be significant:
1. CIRVIS report identification.
2. Identification of the object sighted.
a. For identifiable objects, include number and identification of the aircraft, vessel, missile, or
individuals seen.
b. For unidentifiable objects, give a description including shape, size (compared to a known object e.g., pea, silver dollar, baseball, basketball, fighter aircraft, or C-5), number and formation, any discernible features or details (e.g., color, trail or exhaust, sound).
c. Include any observed identification (e.g., insignia, lettering, flags).
3. The position of the object. Include the date and time (GMT) of the sighting. This can be indicated by any of the following methods:
a. Latitude and longitude.
b. Over a radio fix.
c. True bearing and distance from a radio fix.
d. Over a well-known or well-defined geographic point.
4. Description of the course of the object:
a. Altitude.
b. Direction of travel.
c. Speed.
d. Description of flight path and maneuvers.
e. What first called attention to the object?
f. Angle or elevation and azimuth when first observed.
g. How long was the object visible?
h. Angle or elevation and azimuth upon disappearance.
i. How did the object disappear?
5. Manner of observation.
a. State how observed: ground-visual, ground-electronic, air-visual, and air-electronic. (If electronic, specify system).
b. Were optical aids (telescope, binoculars, etc.) used?
6. Conditions when sighting the object.
a. Location of observer. (Use latitude/longitude, a named geographic landmark, or other logical references.) If the sighting is made while airborne, include type of aircraft, identification number, altitude, heading, speed, and home station.
b. Light conditions (use one of the following terms: night, day, dawn, dusk).
c. Weather conditions (ceiling, visibility, clouds, thunderstorms, temperature, winds, etc.).
7. Interception or identification actions taken (if feasible, complying with existing directives).
8. Location, approximate altitude, and general direction of flight of any air traffic or balloon releases in the area, which could possibly account for the sighting.
9. Preliminary analysis of the possible cause of the sightings.
10. Existence of physical evidence, such as materials and photographs.
11. Name, organization, and means of contacting the reporting individual. 

3.2.1. PINNACLE (OPREP-3P). This message is used by any unit to provide the National
Military Command Center (NMCC) and, as appropriate, combatant commands and services with immediate notification of any incident or event where national-level interest is indicated. The general OPREP-3P report is used for situations that do not require reporting via other OPREP-3P reports listed in subparagraphs 3.2.2. through 3.2.9. This report is not restricted to operational information. Any inadvertent, accidental, unauthorized, or unexpected event or incident will be reported if it: Generates a higher level of military action. Causes a national reaction. Affects international relationships. Is clearly against the national interest. Affects current national policy. Involves unidentified objects detected by a missile warning system

MINIMUM ESSENTIAL ADDRESSES (These numbers correspond to all of the officials and/or departments the report must be sent to):
1, 2, 4, 9, 15, 20,
23, 24, 38, 56,
60, 61, 65 "

Friday, October 24, 2014

US Coalition Bills Iraq $260 Million For... Failure to Stop ISIS Advances

ISIL (ISIS) and Ebola have been running neck and neck in the race to be the mainstream media's Imminent-Danger Darlings ("This is CNN: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.").

I thought I'd dig up a truthful, timely and pertinent article on the fight against ISIL (ISIS).

When I heard that a U.S.-led coalition was going to be flying sorties/air strikes against ISIL, my first thought was, "Well, those a**holes are finally gonna get what they deserve.".

Sadly, not only has ISIL getting their just desserts not been the result of military activities but, apparently, the U.S.-led coalition is planning on billing Iraq hundreds of millions of dollars (that Iraq never agreed to pay in the first place) for... what exactly?

Cities are reported under siege.  Cities are allowed to fall (It's not a tactically significant target.").  But, significant for whom?  The people living somewhere ISIL is about to overrun?  The priceless archaeological treasures which are part of humanity's collective heritage and are being plundered?  I've heard war is good for the economy, but shouldn't it also be good for something other than making money?  If that's at all possible?

"The Iraqi people and their political leadership were optimistic when the United States first announced its intention to form an international military coalition to assist Iraq in its war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). At the time, everyone assumed that a solution was close and that Western jet fighters will wipe out ISIS. They all believed that the Obama administration will be Iraq’s savior from terrorism."

"Ever since the onset of the aerial campaign, coalition aircrafts have focused on the border region between Mosul under ISIS control and Iraq’s Kurdistan in the north, raising suspicions that the West is actually worried about its own interests and is not fighting terrorism, especially since some threatening rallies have emerged near Baghdad, but the West has so far refrained from targeting them."

Here's a direct link to an eye-opening article about the coalition's activities, the actual results of those activities and the cost (From

US-led Coalition Bills Iraq $260 Million Despite Failure to Stop ISIS Advances

Monday, October 20, 2014

The U.K.'s Roswell: Crash at Aberystwyth / UFO Debris Retrieved (Video)

This is a fascinating documentary of a UFO crash retrieval case that I hadn't heard of before seeing this video.

"In January 1983, the sleepy Welsh village of Llanilar near Aberystwyth was buzzed by a strange craft, which hit trees, scattered shiny metal debris over four fields and flew off apparently unaffected."

This documentary is noteworthy because it presents some of the unusual pieces of debris recovered from tree branches on the site.

Also, it's made significantly more intriguing due to the fact that the M.O.D. - after gathering all the debris from ground level - returned with the Forest Service shortly afterwards and completely removed the forest at the site which included trees that had been damaged by the craft as it crashed through. They claimed they removed it due to "wind damage", although the Forest Service had never removed a forest for that reason prior to this incident.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ep. 138 FADE to BLACK Jimmy Church w/ Graham Hancock, LIVE ...

Another fascinating interview featuring Mr. Graham Hancock.

From history to archeology to consciousness to fictional novels that incorporate all of the above - Graham Hancock is a brilliant person, enthralling speaker and endlessly creative soul.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Police-Involved Shootings: A Shot In The Dark

Samantha Bee- of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - attempts to uncover the statistics about the excessive use of lethal force by America's police forces, only to discover that this data is mysteriously nonexistent.

But, on the brighter side, if you need to find out how many bicycles are stolen or homes are burglarized, that's no problem...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

James Leininger: A Case For Reincarnation (ABC Primetime Video)

“The wish not to believe can influence as strongly as the wish to believe.”
- Dr. Ian Stevenson.

Dr. Stevenson founded the Division of Personality (now Perceptual) Studies at the University of Virginia Medical School, the only university-based research unit in the world devoted to the study of previous life memories, near-death experiences, and related phenomena. (

There's nothing wrong with being skeptical.  But, try being an informed skeptic.

Enjoy this intriguing segment from ABC's Primetime:

Sunday, October 05, 2014

GOP: "The Government Has A 'Sacred Obligation'" *(If It's Not Inconvenient Or Effective) (Video)

The Conservative Chorus:   "America has a Sacred Obligation to do 'Whatever it takes' to save American Lives!!!"*.

(*As long as those things aren't inconvenient or effective.)

Enjoy this brilliant, brief clip from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart:

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Debunk'd?; A Brief History Lesson And UFO Files: The Gray's Agenda (Video)

Mr. Joe "Debunk'd!" Nickel:
Re: Your dismissal of the 'leaked' Majestic 12 Documents:

A single cut-and-pasted signature on a single document does not preclude the veracity of any of the others.  And, even if most of the documents are be proven to be fakes, it's the ones that are genuine which have significance, not so much the fake ones.

Also (for those of whom cannot tolerate the ET hypothesis, as well as for those of whom cling to it and disregard all other possibilities), as pointed out - repeatedly - by the brilliant Jacques Vallee - human beings have been passing down and recording stories of observations of strange lights/objects in the skies and of abductions of individuals by non-human beings since ancient times.  Whether the events are perceived as religious/Angelic experiences; contact with Faeries/The Good People; with demons; or with ufonauts... although the names given to the objects and beings have changed numerous times over the centuries, their outward appearance, movement, behavior, related phenomena and physical traces left behind are remarkably the same.

Enjoy this entertaining video:

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Every Freedom-Loving Sentient Being Should Know About Graham Hancock

If you have never heard Graham Hancock speak... (*sigh)... Nevermind.

Please, just allow me to offer you a little taste:

"We believe that we live in a free society and have liberties.  This is our most cherished possession after centuries of struggling for liberty - that we are free.  But if I am not sovereign over my own consciousness, if I cannot take decisions about my own consciousness, then I might as well not talk about any other freedom, because without my consciousness I'm nothing.  And, if some government dictate may tell me what I may and may not do to my consciousness, without causing any harm to others... if I can be imprisoned simply because I explore, harmlessly my own consciousness, then I am not free.  And I do not live in a free society.  And all this humbug about democracy is rubbish".

(From: Echan Deravy Interviews Graham Hancock)

Wow.  He hits the proverbial nail on the head, doesn't he?

You're Welcome.