Saturday, December 17, 2011

Adept2u V Nicole Sandler and the National Defense Authorization Act: The Professional Left In ChirpStory

So do you want to see an interesting Chirpstory?

Ok so I'm becoming addicted to Twitter. The thing that so fascinated me about the internet when I first achieved high speed access was the ability to almost instantly talk to mega watt smart people. I chat with people from Astrophysicists to The Rev. Al Sharpton who read my tweet on the air Friday regarding Black conservatives.

@TheRevAl a Black man voting conservative in this day and age is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders #southernstrategy

Heh, Anyhow as I jumped into the Twitterpool I pretty much rushed to follow opinion makers etc. from my side of the political spectrum I could think of but there were a few people who were pretty much always on my follow list and one was The Angry Black Lady. A person I've pretty much always read from those magical high speed days, but more than that despite her name and reputation a truly sweet person who provided support for me when I got the ban hammer from the DK.

So anyway I'm following Nicole Sandler for the above reason and she's going all in on the recent Defense Authorization. Now I will admit and would have that I replied initially to the wrong tweet. The tweet I meant to respond to actually asked the question am I wrong, but like I said I'm a newbie twit.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BOOM Goes the Dynamite in the Healthcare Law

It’s not often you’ll see someone advocate the destruction of their profitable business, but yeah I did it, and now the fuse lit with the passage of our healthcare law has hit the explosive.

You know it seemed a lot of the disappointment in the law surrounded the idea that the Insurance companies were making out like a fat rat. Some of us (ME ME ME ME) who actually knew what was about to happen tried to state no they weren't, but because like most things the President does this was subtle this was at the heart of the matter but not loudly just effectively people lost their minds.

That would be the provision of the law, called the medical loss ratio, that requires health insurance companies to spend 80% of the consumers’ premium dollars they collect—85% for large group insurers—on actual medical care rather than overhead, marketing expenses and profit. Failure on the part of insurers to meet this requirement will result in the insurers having to send their customers a rebate check representing the amount in which they underspend on actual medical care.

This is the true ‘bomb’ contained in Obamacare and the one item that will have more impact on the future of how medical care is paid for in this country than anything we’ve seen in quite some time. Indeed, it is this aspect of the law that represents the true ‘death panel’ found in Obamacare—but not one that is going to lead to the death of American consumers. Rather, the medical loss ration will, ultimately, lead to the death of large parts of the private, for-profit health insurance industry.

Why? Because there is absolutely no way for-profit health insurers are going to be able to learn how to get by and still make a profit while being forced to spend at least 80 percent of their receipts providing their customers with the coverage for which they paid. If they could, we likely would never have seen the extraordinary efforts made by these companies to avoid paying benefits to their customers at the very moment they need it the most.

Today, that bomb goes off.

Here’s how I wrote about it just before passage of the act.

I’ve sold health insurance and health insurance products for coming up on 8 years now. It’s been a fantastic business and a wonderful place to put my skills at communication and explanation to work. Understanding policies is difficult for those of us who are trained and licensed it can be a bear for those who have limited to zero understanding of how health insurance works. I’ve made a comfortable living being a person who takes honesty and integrity into your open enrollment meetings, and as the letters from my policy holders can attest a God send to people trapped in claims hell.

With the passage of the proposed health care insurance reform I will be put out of business, and I couldn’t be happier to have to find another gig in the midst of one of the worst financial crisis in America with unemployment numbers not seen since Ronald Reagan.

You see insurance companies don’t pay the people who sell their products with W2 style wages where you are an employee of the company with benefits and the payroll fairy to visit every other week. Brokers and agents are paid by straight commission, a percentage of the premium written on policies issued. Depending on the product and the carrier it can range from 3% to 25% and for the supplemental type products as much as 40%. So, when you see your little 100 man company has a health insurance bill of say 1 million per year someone your broker is getting bigtime paid.

There won’t be any margin in the new health care bills for brokers as there will be a mandated 85% premium to benefit ratio. That means for every dollar the health insurer takes in 85 cents has to go to benefit. There will be no more 10 cents for me your local insurance agent, and we won’t be needed anyway. The new health insurance reform that I have dubbed the StepOne Healthcare act of 2010 will provide for exchanges where individuals and groups can purchase their policies without needing me the middle middle man. The plans will have a defined benefit so I imagine that they won’t need me to explain them. The plans will have set costs and one huge pool to draw from, so you there won’t be any advantage to a company hooking its wagon to a large brokerage firm that could negotiate with the carriers the exchanges will fill that role.

After next week and the passage of reform unless I’m just an idiot, and I’m not, I’m going to have to look for a new wagon to pull. I imagine you’re asking yourself then why have you been fighting like hell for this bill?

I have collected a file of too many individuals I can’t get covered at any price. One of the ways I made a niche for myself is I would dive into difficult cases and I would seek coverage for people who other big firms or little ones like mine would refuse, and back in the day I could do something for them. Today as my Big Daddy would say they are SOL. Yeah they have maladies, and yes they are suffering. It’s real hard to know that.

I’ve been to open enrollment meetings where a new change in benefit has been installed with one of those $5000 dollar deductibles and I’ve spoken with people who have literally told me that they were not going to let their kids out to play. They were so frightened of what would happen if God forbid they broke a bone or took some stitches that they actually kept them locked up like a prime veal cow. I have to think back to my youthful boyhood and I was so dangerous the ER doctor knew me by first name, but damn I had fun, and this wasn’t the first story I’ve ever heard like that or the 10th.

I’ve met with business owners who loved their employees. By love I mean this person and say those 20 key players behind his door started something together and have been together from the beginning 25 years. The receptionist is like a member of the family, the loading dock guy named his kid after him. I’ve seen them break down into tears as they can no longer afford to offer health insurance to people they consider family. I’ve seen them rage when their group got dropped right when Betty the secretary develops breast cancer and I can’t find them group coverage anywhere. I don't want to see that anymore.

Pass the bill. Don’t fight passing the bill. I've seen a lot of commentary where this will be a boondoogle for insurance companies, and that's horse pucky.

Don't pass this bill and did you see the increases you got? Those near 40% hikes? Well if you don't pass this bill you wont work for money anymore, you'll work for coverage. Those 40% hikes will be broken down monthly, and oh I'll get a raise everytime they put one through, but I don't want it. PUT ME OUT OF BUSINESS!

Don't worry about me folks, I'll be just fine.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Three Science Stories Making Me Say Holy Crap!

So as I peruse my reader this morning I’ve been presented with stories one after the other that are just tickling me to death!

There are seismic shifts going on in the realm of science and in a sense I feel like Salieri looking at Mozart, except I don’t think I’m fully appreciating what’s going on, but I know it’s tremendous.

So here we go.

They really think water may exist on the Jovian moon Europa.

We’ve known for years that Jupiter’s moon Europa almost certainly has an ocean of liquid water deep under its frozen surface. For one thing, the surface is almost all water ice. We also know that it’s covered in thousands of cracks that look very much like the type we see in ice floes floating on liquid water here on Earth. And we have a heating mechanism: tides from Jupiter as well as from the other moons flex Europa, causing its interior to warm up.

A nagging question has been how thick is the solid ice shell over that ocean: is it many kilometers thick, or much thinner? Evidence supports both arguments, which is maddening. However, that problem may now be solved: astronomers studying Europa’s terrain think the ice shell is generally very thick, but — and this is the cool part — may have vast underground lakes of water!

Humanity there’s our filling station right there! Let’s go and exploit that instead of each other!

The scientist that detected neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light have re-done their experiment with the calibration fixed that cast their previous results into doubt, and the results were? Confirmed?

New high-precision tests carried out by the OPERA collaboration in Italy broadly confirm its claim, made in September, to have detected neutrinos travelling at faster than the speed of light. The collaboration today submitted its results to a journal, but some members continue to insist that further checks are needed before the result can be considered sound.

OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-Tracking Apparatus) measures the properties of neutrinos that are sent through the Earth from the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, and arrive in its detector located under the Gran Sasso mountain in central Italy. On 22 September, the collaboration reported in a paper on the arXiv preprint server that it had measured neutrinos arriving some 60 nanoseconds earlier than they would have if travelling at light speed. The researchers obtained that result by statistically comparing the temporal distribution of protons within the 10.5 microsecond pulses that produce the neutrinos at CERN with that of the neutrinos observed in its detector.
The new tests, completed 6 November, did away with the statistical analysis by splitting each pulse into bunches just 1- to 2-nanoseconds long, allowing each neutrino detected at Gran Sasso to be tied to a particular bunch produced at CERN. These tests were carried out over 10 days and provided 20 events. The researchers confirmed that the neutrinos arrived 60 nanoseconds early, with an uncertainty of about 10 nanoseconds, comparable to that of the initial result.
This is the day of the expanding man
That shape is my shade there where I used to stand!

The hits just keep on coming

three physicists have produced a theorem implying that the quantum wavefunction is not merely a mathematical abstraction that tells us the probability of subatomic particles being in certain locations and having certain properties. The Copenhagen interpretation, they say, is wrong. The wavefunction is an actual physical thing:
“I don't like to sound hyperbolic, but I think the word 'seismic' is likely to apply to this paper,” says Antony Valentini, a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum foundations at Clemson University in South Carolina.
Valentini believes that this result may be the most important general theorem relating to the foundations of quantum mechanics since Bell’s theorem, the 1964 result in which Northern Irish physicist John Stewart Bell proved that if quantum mechanics describes real entities, it has to include mysterious “action at a distance”.
Action at a distance occurs when pairs of quantum particles interact in such a way that they become entangled. But the new paper, by a trio of physicists led by Matthew Pusey at Imperial College London, presents a theorem showing that if a quantum wavefunction were purely a statistical tool, then even quantum states that are unconnected across space and time would be able to communicate with each other. As that seems very unlikely to be true, the researchers conclude that the wavefunction must be physically real after all.
....Their theorem effectively says that individual quantum systems must “know” exactly what state they have been prepared in, or the results of measurements on them would lead to results at odds with quantum mechanics. They declined to comment while their preprint is undergoing the journal-submission process, but say in their paper that their finding is similar to the notion that an individual coin being flipped in a biased way — for example, so that it comes up 'heads' six out of ten times — has the intrinsic, physical property of being biased, in contrast to the idea that the bias is simply a statistical property of many coin-flip outcomes.
So if this is true, what does it mean? In my vague and probably confused understanding of things, I always understood that the wavefunction of Bell's Theorem traveled faster than light. However, that was OK since it wasn't a physical thing and didn't convey any information. But if it's a physical thing, even a massless physical thing, how can that be?

Don't you guys remember me talking about this next week?

Dear #OWS

May I suggest a change in tactic?  I understand people are considering this new movement an analogue and continuation of the civil rights movement, and so be it.  However if you’re going to do that at least take a lesson from the movement.  Engage your enemy and provoke an ugly response from them that the vast moral universe of the American middle will empathize with and support.

Camping in the park is not it.  Fighting police over the right to camp in the park under the guise of “free speech” is not it. 

Unless the cities and municipalities who have to expend extra funds in extremely tight times are the enemy and I thought the bankers were this tactic is going to earn you the enmity not the support of that middle I was talking about.

So here’s what you do.  Occupy foreclosed homes.  Occupy them in the neighborhoods of the 1% and make the banks evict you through the legal process.  Now wouldn’t that be grand?  You would have the benefit of costing the actual entities of #OWS anger the banks money and time.  You wouldn’t have to meet the business end of night sticks defending a park, and here comes the sweet part:  The banks would have to prove they own the place in order to evict you!  Remember all those strange loan documents all the people who got their homes taken away through robo-signing?  All those documents would get fresh judicial review and as I understand it lots of #OWS folks have legal training that would make that an interesting adventure.  Why this tactic has the added benefit of almost being like the lottery you just might be able to stay in the house you occupy because the banks can’t prove they own it.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: Documentary Endorsed by Mexican government will show Maya were in contact with ETs

Happy Monday TWiUPians and again it’s my blog and I’ll put out UFO posts if I want to, and I just read an article that made me want to.

Ok, so check this out.

LOS ANGELES ( -A new documentary about Mayan civilization will provide evidence of extraterrestrial contact with the ancient culture, according to a Mexican government official and the film's producer.

"Mexico will release codices, artifacts and significant documents with evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact, and all of their information will be corroborated by archaeologists," said Julia-Levy, son of actor Raul Julia.

In a release to TheWrap, Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado, the minister of tourism for the Mexican state of Campeche, said new evidence has emerged "of contact between the Mayans and extraterrestrials, supported by translations of certain codices, which the government has kept secure in underground vaults for some time."

He also spoke, in a phone conversation, of "landing pads in the jungle that are 3,000 years old."


When Julia-Levy, producer Ed Elbert and co-producer Sheila McCarthy announced the Mexican cooperation with their documentary to TheWrap in August, they were circumspect about claims of alien contact, with Julia-Levy admitting he'd been ordered not to say anything about it.

Also for that article, Rosado brushed off a question about alien contact and said his country was simply offering the filmmakers' access to previously unexplored sections of a Mayan site at Calakmul.

Now, not only has Rosado changed his tune, but the Guatemalan government has joined the project, as well, giving access to artifacts and newly discovered prophecies

While the Guatemalan government is not offering information about aliens, it has joined Mexico in supporting the project. "Guatemala, like Mexico, home to the ancient yet advanced Mayan civilization ... has also kept certain provocative archeological discoveries classified, and now believes that it is time to bring forth this information in the new documentary," Guatemala's minister of tourism, Guillermo Novielli Quezada, said in a statement.
He said the country was working with filmmakers "for the good of mankind.
From Yahoo News

Sunday, September 25, 2011

President Obama Opens Can of Whoop Ass: Seasons CBC Speech Liberally With It.

Last night the President gave a fire breathing speech before the Congressional Black Caucus during their Foundation’s annual Phoenix awards.  He had a special message for members of the CBC who have been for the last few weeks openly criticizing the President even going so far as Emmanuel Cleaver discussing that had the President been White there would have been protest marches organized against him.

The fact that for during the entire 8 years of the Bush administration and the horrors visited upon the community by him Mr. Cleaver did essentially nothing popping off to the McClatchy newspapers seemed more than a betrayal, considering the most push back they were able to organize were angry letters, it seemed cheap and displayed a stunning lack of leadership and knowledge of where we are and have been as a people in these United States.  Well last night the President reminded them.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: UFO Sightings Leap This Summer

Namaste friends! It’s Thursday, that means it’s time for another edition of TWiUP now just rolling on my lovely little blogspot.

There was so much exciting happening over the last week I don’t know where to begin. Things continued to light up in Arizona following the breaking story of last week, YouTube has just been exploding with similar sightings that followers of TWiUP have been used to seeing for months, but now with more examples. The crop circles have apparently ceased for the year, and there were two note worthy events from people who have had abduction experiences, the 50th anniversary of the Barney and Betty Hill story, and the death of Charles Hickson.

MUFON International Director Clifford Clift told Life's Little Mysteries that he's not sure what to make of the data at this point. It could be the start of something big, or it could merely be a computer glitch that accidentally counted some reports twice. Another possibility is that we're simply in the midst of a "UFO flap," one of many periodic increases in sightings over the years.
There are several reasons UFOs might appear in flaps, or clusters. One is that objects in the sky are usually seen by many people, especially when they appear over urban areas. UFOs typically don't hover close to Earth or in someone's back yard; instead, they are often sighted high in the sky — just far enough away so that we can't see details or get sharp photos.

MSNBC link

Sightings have just about doubled from around 500 to over 1000 per month according to MUFON.  The articles go on to discuss social and psychological reasons for the increase in sightings.  Did they look into the idea that perhaps people are really seeing these things and they exist?  Not so much.

MemeBusters Thursday: Is Obama your boyfriend? Then why don't you CLAP LOUDER?

A meme (play /ˈmiːm/[1]) is "an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.
A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures
Wiki Link

Namaste friends!  Welcome to the second edition of MemeBusters Thursday.  Last week we took a look at 11 dimensional chess and other incarnations of the idea that the moves made by the President are so complicated as to escape understanding, like Kabuki etc.

This week we’re going to examine the propensity for people who have just been presented with a compelling argument for acts of the President with the rebuttal:  Is he your boyfriend, you worship him, get a room, get the picture?  Seen it before?  Let’s discuss what to do when you see it again. 

Remember the rules.  MemeBusters are participants!  We’ll need help uncovering alternate responses; we’ll need help figuring out what to do next week.  Sound like fun?  Let’s begin

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: My Story Updated

My blood sugar is fine Moms!

There is a cherished story in my family around when my Uncle came and visited us from back east. During his stay he had an episode that led to the final diagnosis of his diabetes. He decided that we had Patty Hearst chained in our basement and decided to climb up on our basketball goal to tell the world. It took us a solid hour to talk him down.

So when I saw my first UFO and decided to come out with what I saw, I wasn’t surprised to be invited to go get my sugar checked. I did. I’m fine Ma.

Now I have a cherished story. When my sweetie and I were married maybe 7 or 8 years (number 26 coming up) we were working on the roof, and she saw a classic triangle craft and I did not. I semi ridiculed her but she did her lady thing just gracefully accepted the ribbing, but knew what she saw, now that I’ve seen some things etc. she's giving years of I told you so in the kind of way only a lady can. Proving to me the universe does balance.

In October the star Capella rises almost perfectly up a telephone pole in my backyard where I like to set up my telescope. I like to observe Capella it’s about the 5th or 6th if I recall correctly brightest stars visible and on October 9th I was trying to see if I could observe it’s double using my weak binoculars.

I looked down for a brief moment and when I looked back up again there was an object brighter than Capella about 15 or 20 degrees below it. It was brighter in my estimation than Sirius, and I said OH SHIT WTF IS THAT! Like loudly. I watched if for about 15 minutes and it caught Capella in it’s motion, and I said holy Jesus, holy Jesus. I ran in and got my Sweetie she got her even weaker than my binoculars camera and started filming it.

I ran in and got my Meade 4504 and a good eyepiece and set it up. If you hear clicking etc in the video above that’s me setting up the telescope. Ok so it was harder than heck to lock the object up. My telescope doesn’t have a dobsonian mount (don’t buy a telescope without a dobsonian mount) so pointed it at a moving object and focusing it was more than a challenge, but I did it gosh darn it. Now after I saw what I saw I went about Richard Dreyfus from Close Encounters (duh huh?) I got straight focused and wanted to know if anybody else had seen anything that night, and that’s when I got stuck on the YouTubes. There were 100’s of uploads that night and the subsequent nights from regular folks just like myself. I decided I would start a collection, but I got bored after a few days. Then I saw this from Sweden, and if anybody can tell me what this dude is saying I sure would appreciate it. This is the exact phenomena I saw from my own telescope.

I watched it for a solid 3 hours or so. It bounced around it moved, it freaking gave birth to a light orb that flew away, but here’s where the tinfoil really comes in. I could “sense” it wanted us to look at it. As if it was a beacon, as if it was just screaming LOOK AT ME FOOLS! Yeah I know it this is the time of the rational man, we don’t feel things our senses fool us, yadda and yadda, but I’m a spiritual person and one more time gosh darn it I felt it. Then just when I was trying to get a better eyepiece in my telescope the thing straight disappeared. It didn’t fly away it was there one minute looked down, and gone.

So who are the new agers below? They see what I see now on a nightly basis and no what I see and what I believe they see AINT NO SATELLITE. I see as many as 10 an hour on some nights and they interact on a mental level. You can say Adept check that blood sugar again if you want, but I’ve held demonstrations. I had an entire Halloween Party, I’ve had anybody who wants to hang out with me in my front yard to see them. My blood sugar is fine MOMS! I’ve even had her out to see them, and you know what she says? She says Meh. I’ve had my NASA family out to see them, and you know what they say? They say hmmmm.

Update 12/10/12

Ok so the sky has been very full of whatever the things I see and tonight was no different except I caught one on my cell phone!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: BREAKING UFO seen by Thousands over West coast and Arizona!

He’s back!

Howdy TWiUPians, and welcome once again to The Week in UFO Phenomenon. This was a series I began on another blogging website, but have always mirrored here. As that other site has banned me, and the other sites I place my political writings on are not well suited for this kind of substance, we have the good ole Adept’s Journey, and how ever many people are following is nothing but gravy.

You guys can go ahead and place comments. They don’t show up because, get this. I moderate them. So, obviously if you’re going to question my sanity or insult me which was a hallmark of interaction on the other site, there will be no zapping, you just won’t see it litter the work.

So, let’s start with the exciting as all heck story!

Goodness! Homeboy from the video keeps saying it flashed, blue green orange, Now if you were a normal follower of TWiUP you’d remember that your humble blogger here had a very similar sighting.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

If Jane Hamsher can Team with Grover Norquist I can sure send some E-mails

So, for gigles and laughs I comprised a list of every conservative outlet, radio personality, and national figure I could think of and I sent them this message.

TIP: The Daily Kos Purges it’s Black Members for Support of Barack Obama

The Daily Kos now has a boycott organized against it by many of it’s active members of all races

“The Liberal Race Problem”
“Allen West Was Right About the Daily Kos”

Not trying to tell you your job or anything.

Oh forgot to mention, went out to the liberal sites as well, just missing the enemy of my enemy thing, the Rev. Al, NAACP, Color of Change, the whole 9 yards.

Gracious, I've been able to put the entire contents of my private intellectual property this blog and have it come up on other sites in it's entirety.  Tsk, tsk, before attorneys get involved. Fair use, oh and to all those people who are talking about me here's another link for you defamation.  I know many of the "Nice white progressives" are under some impression we are some ghetto denizens without resources to press their legal right, to them I'd suggest they listen to the Cube very carefully.

Update:  3:13 Thursday September 15th.

Ich weiß nicht, warum dieser Ort hat so viele Hits aus Deutschland heute, sondernwillkommen mein Deutsch Freunden. Wenn Sie nach der Geschichte sind, habe ich einen anderen Link für Sie.

Heres der Geschichte

Wenn Sie studieren Beziehungen zwischen den Rassen sind in dem Alter von Barack Obama könnten Sie Ihr phd mit dieser Geschichte zu verdienen

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Adept2u's Sunday Devotion

On this day we look to commune with our God I open the text to the book of Wonder. If any are confused know the basic answer to all of life’s interesting issues can be solved by how effectively we apply LOVE to it. How do you do it when it hurts so bad? FORGIVENESS, How does one forgive when it hurts so bad? It's for that exact reason that you have to learn how to do it. For who is anyone else to let their actions hurt you so badly.

I step forth into this day with APPRECIATION. I orient myself and emotions to know that all I am given is a blessing. Every event is a chance to learn. Every problem is an opportunity to perform. I have been bestowed by the creator of the universe with the knowledge of his being and for that I am the most grateful of all.

I desire to experience the expression of God through you. It is for that reason I cultivate EMPATHY in my heart as a mother raises her child. May it be strong. May it grow as a light through and about me. May it be the first thing I greet any of my human family with.

My Bellissima
My own being skips a beat
Restarts in your eyes.

The ability contained inside of each human soul is powerful as to be beyond limit. It is because of that fact I ask for HUMILITY. I ask that the awareness of that potential inform my every interaction and color my every decision. May I never endeavor to stand above another, but instead love to stand with anyone.

I am not at war with my tears for they are a sign of COMPASSION. I hope to never be so hardened as to not care. I aim to feel my brother’s pain as keenly as he does so that all pain may end. I add my waters to all those currently hurting.

Fear is not an option. Fear has no place in the councils of my mind. I was born with all the armor I require and it is a protection that cannot be taken from me. Fear has only the ability to motivate me to Joy for I am a man of VALOR.

So I close today again calling from the Book of Wonder. I pull a page from his time machine of 1976 yet it's message is more important in the next seconds, moments, hours, today and tomorrow. Namaste friends I love you all!

How Markos Moulitsas Taught Me To Call Them The Tea Party


You know it had been my intention to not really discuss the place I learned to love to blog The Daily Kos. It is no secret I was part of the great 2011 purge of Black contributors there that also caught up my fellow blogger and really good friend at The People’s View This is My Time.   The last I heard over 30% of the Black participants of the Daily Kos were either disciplined or banned outright. I’m a salesperson by trade and I know that one doesn’t routinely talk about organizations you consider your competition. However over the last few days something that was so easy for me I could produce as many as 3 recommended posts a day for Mr. Moulitsas has become difficult, my muse is pissed. She and I have a very nice relationship normally. I don’t try and constrict her and she flows, so as the words are flowing pretty easily I have to apologize acknowledge her and let her out. I suppose I might have also been actually concerned about the ability to return to that place. However, I’ve been told in order to do that, and I have been invited, I would have to request hat in hand re-instatement from Markos, so going back is not really an option because before I'd do that I would first lie in the gutter and suck off goats for a quarter.

"If you accuse someone of being racist just because they criticize Obama? Zap! If you actually say something that is even borderline racist? Zap! If you advocate for third party? Zap! This is a Democratic site. Advocating primaries is okay. Advocating third party is not. If I see ratings pack behavior or messed up uprates or hides, I won't zap, but I'll pull ratings abilities. Hell, depending on my mood at that moment, I may zap anyway. My dev team is putting together cool reports that identify patterns, so my job will get easier, and I won't be shy in exercising them.I can't begin to care who started what."
Please excuse the lack of a link it will be my policy to never link to that site.

They say the greatest lie the Devil ever told was that he did not exist, and the most pernicious lie that The Republican Party has been able to tell, and one that apparently has no party or ideology, but instead has a basic structure in superiority which has had 350 years of domination in our society is that this

Equals this

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Two Solar Flares M5.3 and X2 Preliminary Indications Earth Facing now a Third

Just found out a very large section of Southern California has lost power and earlier today there was another X-flare and A strong M-Class flare registering M6.7 took place at 15:46 UTC around active Sunspot 1283


Well sky watchers remember that NASA press conference that spoke of a relatively mild solar cycle 24? I guess it’s all about the average. We experienced 2 fairly strong flares today an M5.3 at at 1:50 UTC and a real jolt of the X2.1 at 22:20 UTC.

These flares shot off sunspot 1283 which is fortunately or unfortunately sitting almost dead center of the suns disk. Preliminary reports do appear to show that both eruptions produced CMEs or coronal mass ejections which will most likely strike the earth.

Here’s the M5

The X flare

That’s some real dramatic music huh?

Kos Got me Uncle Marcus, but I'm not DEAD I'll be at the People's View

I wanted to put up a quick post for the many friends that I had when I was a participant on the Daily Kos. To those interested in who Uncle Marcus was go ahead and visit the site, find my profile I'm Adept2u there is a post with his name on it, or you can grab one of my last comments and examine its sig line. This will definitely be the last time I refer a single person to click that site.

To those wondering if I’ll seek re-instatement, the answer is no.

Despite the management's opinion it was never about the criticism, which I routinely destroyed but the racist manner they allowed the criticism to be expressed, and certain basic understandings by the management there are not open to discussion. If you would like any further explanation on that, just let me say there is a reason that place is 97% White.

So, no I won’t be playing in that sandbox anymore, however I do have a new one.

I requested and have been invited to become a contributor at The People's View

To my many haters out there I have a video for you

And a haiku!

In a hostile crowd
Outnumbered bloody battle
Your tormentor lives

Update 12:00 Friday September 9th

Interestingly I recieved an e-mail from managment of the above site accusing me of a lack of veracity in not mentioning that I had sought re-instatement immediately after I found out about my banning. This posting was a reflection of my thoughts after I had received managements reply and in no way was meant to imply I never sought re-instatement. It is meant to imply I will not in the future.

Update 9:00 Saturday September 10th

Several people seem to have question as to whether I might at some point change my mind and request re-instatement.

I am a proud and unbowed Black man
I would lay in the gutter and suck goat dick for a quarter before I asked Markos Moulitsas for a motherfucking thing.
If I were to be burning. Literally I'm on fire and he had a bucket of water I would prefer to burn. I tell you guys what. I'll come back when he front pages a diary apologizing to me.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sky Watching 1B: See the Supernova this Weekend!

Namaste friends and fellow sky watchers there is a very exciting event taking place this weekend and for the next 7 or so days.

On the weekend of September 3-4, 2011 – if you live in the northern hemisphere – you’ll have an opportunity to witness what the ancients might have thought was a “new” star – a star that pops into view suddenly where no star was before. We today know it as an exploding star, or supernova. You will probably need binoculars to see the supernova … but still. It’ll be cool.

Astronomers believe it may become the brightest Type 1a supernova of the last 30 years. And you can see it with an ordinary pair of binoculars.

1. Which way do I look? The supernova is located near the familiar Big Dipper pattern in our skies. At this time of year, the Big Dipper can be found in the northwest in the hours after sunset.

2. What time of night? Don’t wait too late at night, or the Big Dipper will have set below your northwestern horizon.

Visit for the full story and how to find it

Now if you can’t watch the video make sure to visit the link for instructions on how to find it.


Sky Watching 1a shows how to find Polaris may be helpful in this pursuit

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: UFO Sightings Increase 67 Percent During the Obama Administration

Namaste TWiUPians isn’t that an interesting little nugget. According to MUFON the Mutual UFO Network the largest private UFO tracking organization in the world more people are reporting UFOs during the Obama Administration. MUFON has a very cool reporting system where you can leave your written impressions, upload any videos or photographs captured, and it has a “tracker” that displays the reports obtained in real time.

"Over the past year, we've been averaging 500 sighting reports a month, compared to about 300 three years ago [67 percent]," MUFON international director Clifford Clift said.

"And I get one or two production companies contacting me every week, wanting to do stories on UFOs."

Huffpo link


I haven’t taken the time to find out if UFO sightings increase in Democratic administrations, but I don’t know. I seem to recall the President making some pointy UFO jokes at Donald Trump. Come to think of it he liked making an I’m from Krypton and my father is actually Jor-El joke before too.

I will never hide the truth because it’s uncomfortable. I will deal with Congress and the courts as co-equal branches of government. I will tell the American people what I know and don’t know, and when I release something publicly or keep something secret, I will tell you why. President Barack Obama, National Archives, May 21, 2009

Hey want to see me criticize the President? You know you want to. Release the UFO files Mr. President and the next time a citizen asks your representative a question about the subject make sure he has a real answer outside of I don’t know and some vague promise of transparency.

Last week the obvious excitement around our country at least surrounded hurricane Irene, and there were a couple of interesting sightings surrounding the hurricane. Normally I would have put the videos of the events in the regular YouTube round-up, but I thought they were interesting enough to stand out a bit.

Now apparently there is something that darts across the screen, personally I’m sort of meh on that one.

These are more interesting, but then again I really enjoy listening to the people watch these things. This sighting was caught by multiple witnesses and angles with the fairly standard of late explanation of Chinese lanterns. Plausible as always, but I do think it’s an interesting time to launch such things in a hurricane, but hey I was young and dumb once too.

Now on Sunday I posted this video. At any rate a very plausible explanation for what it was has come out.

The Peruvian military for several days have been actively seeking a "space object" that crashed in the difficult to access outskirts of the Cusco city. The comments of the national mass media noted that the "object" was a large meteorite or "extraterrestrial device" (UFO). For this region of Peru, as well as for the entire zone of the Andes Mountains, the emergence of "unidentified flying objects" is a frequent phenomenon, but the present case is remarkable in the fact that it was accompanied by strange sound and light effects. Thousands of people saw the fall of the "UFO". "This has never happened before, - said one of the witnesses, - many of us were panic-stricken." That is why the mountain-wooded neighborhood of Cusco has been examined by military helicopters and commandos units.

But there is another reason for the deployment of intensive search of a suspicious space object. The Peruvian authorities have been warned by a "certain friendly government" that "most likely" the debris of the space truck "Progress M-12M" have dropped on the territory of the country. It was launched from Baikonur on August 24 this year, but, due to the reasons that have not yet been clarified, the truck never made for the desired orbit. The attempts to find fragments of "Progress" in the Altai Mountains have been unsuccessful. A "meteorite", which caused so much noise in Peru, was recorded on August 25, and its trajectory, according to Peruvian experts, was virtually identical to the approach trajectory of the cargo spacecraft to the ISS. It may be noted that the fall of the "Shuttle" in the U.S. in 2003 was accompanied by exactly the same visual and audio phenomena as the mysterious "Peruvian Meteor".


Real bummer about the Progress they may have to abandon the ISS over that.

While I have my explainers cap on there was also an explanation for the one formation that was featured in last weeks crop circle presentation of a big deal in China. Official explanation is that it was a marketing campaign for BMW.

Let’s finish off the written presentation with an abstract from a neat article.

How do we define intelligence? SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, clearly equates intelligence with technology (or, more precisely, the building of radio or laser beacons). Some, such as the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, suggested that intelligence wasn’t just the acquisition of technology, but the ability to develop and improve it, integrating it into our society.

By that definition, a dolphin, lacking limbs to create and manipulate complex tools, cannot possibly be described as intelligent. It’s easy to see why such definitions prove popular; we are clearly the smartest creatures on the planet, and the only species with technology. It may be human hubris, or some kind of anthropocentric bias that we find difficult to escape from, but our adherence to this definition narrows the phase space in which we’re willing to search for intelligent life.

Technology is certainly linked to intelligence – you need to be smart to build a computer or an aircraft or a radio telescope – but technology does not define intelligence. It is just a manifestation of it, perhaps one of many.


By escaping the assumption that intelligence must equal technology, we see that there are many other intelligences on Earth – ask Lori Marino, and she’ll tell you that even the simplest multi-cellular life could be considered intelligent to a degree, thanks to its nervous system.

But it also poses a problem for SETI – if the Universe is full of intelligent, social, communicative but non-technological dolphins and the like, then there will be no radio beacons to transmit signals. The Universe could be full of life, of intelligence, and we would never know it.


The Week in YouTube

Make sure to check out the first one from Kansas City. It's caused a bit of a stir too. HMMM! As the stinking player with all the videos won't embed I've placed all the videos in a comment. Here is the one from KC at least.

The Week in Crop Circles

We were shut out again this week folks. Here is a compilation of August formations

Fun week see you next Sunday with another documentary.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: UFOs over Laredo

Howdy TWiUPians and welcome to your weekly out of this world round up. I have several stories I want to talk about this week, so strap into your command module and let’s lift off.

The most interesting batch of sightings in the past week comes from the lone star state and old Laredo. Now for those of you familiar with UFO history you’ll remember that Laredo was famous for a chase and crash report back in the late 40’s

The Laredo, Texas UFO Crash is a case in which at least two U.S. military aircraft allegedly chased a 90-foot-diameter (27 m) silver disc-shaped unidentified flying object (UFO) across Texas before watching the object crash approximately 30 miles (48 km) south-southwest of Laredo, Texas on July 7, 1948. U.S. servicemen were reportedly dispatched from a nearby military base to cordon off the UFO crash site until a special U.S. retrieval team arrived to examine the wreckage and carry it away to a military base in San Antonio, Texas. Supposedly, the badly burned body of a non-human entity was recovered from the crash site.[1]

Wiki link

This video shot a Pro 8 News viewer allegedly shows a light some say is coming from a UFO.
The light that seems like an ordinary star shone brightly over Laredo around four Tuesday morning.
Its the second night in a row its been spotted.
Witnesses took to the Pro 8 News facebook page posting details of what they saw.
One person said the light seemed to stay in one spot.
Another said he and his wife saw it between two and four a.m.
It was a bright white light and turned to two, then back to one.
Witnesses say it was flying around the south Laredo area, then flew back up to central Laredo towards loop twenty and then back around and down highway 83 before it disappeared.

News channel's website

In Sunday’s at the movies section I had to jump into the normal documentary and talk about another Chinese airport shut down. Unidentified things continue flying around in China

An unidentified flying object (UFO) was reported above Shanghai and Beijing at the same time on August 20.
The “colossal unidentified glowing ball” was first sighted around 9 p.m. last Saturday above Shanghai by a Chinese civil aviation pilot flying China Southern Airlines flight CZ655 from Shanghai to Changchun.
The pilot, nicknamed “The girl-picking mushroom 168” (采姑娘的小蘑菇168) on the Internet, reported the incident via Sina Weibo and described it as a shocking experience.
“[The object] expanded from small to large and was spherical in shape. It was hundreds of times larger than the moon and its diameter seemed to reach 50 sea miles (92.6 kilometers),” the pilot wrote on Weibo.
The pilot added that the UFO faded gradually after hovering above Shanghai for about 20 minutes.


“Based on their descriptions, the glowing object was far away from the airplanes and posed no danger to flight safety and civil aviation,” East China Air Traffic Control Bureau told the press.

No flights were affected by the UFO in Shanghai.

Some 1,500 kilometers north of Shanghai, several amateur astronomers said they spotted a “bubble-like object” above the suburbs of Beijing during a star-gazing event around the same time on August 20, reported.


Here’s a link to the picture taken by the Chinese star gazers does this remind anyone of the phenomenon from Hawaii a few weeks ago?

Last week there were several sensationalistic headlines along the lines of NASA says we will be attacked over green house gases and so on. Here’s what all that hubbub was about.

All of these scenarios and more are fleshed out in a new article in the journal Acta Astronautica by researchers at Pennsylvania State University. One possibility they've raised has garnered more attention than any other: An extraterrestrial civilization might notice our planet by detecting changes in the spectral signature of Earth — the light radiated by our planet and atmosphere — caused by greenhouse gas emissions. And they might frown upon our behavior.

The group's thinking goes like this: From the rate of change of the chemical composition in our atmosphere, the aliens will deduce our rapid expansion and, because of that, possibly view us as a threat, thinking we'll soon pursue resources on other worlds. [Look! Up in the Sky! A Recent History of UFOs]


"The bottom line is, if there are intelligent civilizations out there, they pretty much have to have figured out how to grow in a sustainable way," Haqq-Misra pointed out. "We're not doing that, and [other civilizations] might make some moral judgment on how we're managing our resources."

Finally some sad news Bud Hopkins UFO researcher passed away last week. I don’t much care for ET abduction scenarios so his work wasn’t all that well known to me, but apparently he helped pioneer the field of alien abduction research.

Budd Hopkins is a world-renowned artist, author, and pioneer UFO abduction researcher. Having investigated well over 700 cases, he now heads the Intruders Foundation, a nonprofit, scientific research and support organization. Budd first became interested in the UFO phenomenon when he and two others had a daylight UFO sighting near Truro, Massachusetts, in 1964. In 1975 he carried out his first major investigation which involved a UFO landing and occupant incident in North Hudson Park, NJ. Shortly thereafter, he began to concentrate on the investigation of the UFO abduction phenomenon, which led to the eventual publication of his findings. Taken together, his three books, Missing Time, 1981, Intruders, 1987, and Witnessed, 1996, are widely regarded by researchers and skeptics alike as comprising the most influential series of books yet published on the abduction phenomenon. These works, Hopkins’ lectures, and his other presentations have been responsible for bringing a number of other noted researchers-David Jacobs, John Carpenter, Yvonne Smith, and John Mack, among others-into this extraordinary area of specialization. His documented discoveries have become the basis of most later abduction investigations and research.

Open minds link

The Week In YouTube

Crop Circle Season

For the first week since crop circle season started we got skunked! Well there was one but it wasn’t in a crop.

Namaste friends, see you on Sunday with another documentary/movie something I dig up. Until then keep looking up!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: England Releases Another Batch of Files! MoD Official Makes Apology


Howdy TWiUPians this was one of those weeks when I almost put out a special edition so juicy was this news. England released another batch of files from their UFO cache. These 34 files will be free for the downloading for the time being, so if you’re interested and have the space on the old hard drive here is the link British National Archives UFO link

The proof of UFOs or ET existence is not in there. There are some very interesting accounts of sightings that have been documented and some are interesting reading here are some BBC accounts Blackburn and the Police, Glastonbury, why goodness
they never even investigated things for the most part

One file In one, a military officer predictsembarassment if the public discovered a "lack of funds and higher priorities" were stopping UFO investigations

Another BBC link

There was far more interesting news in the statements of Nick Pope the man in charge of UFO investigation for England’s Ministry of Defence from 1991 through 1994.

"What's abundantly clear from these files is that, while in public we were desperately pushing the line that this was of no defense interest," Pope told The Huffington Post. "We couldn't say 'There's something in our air space; pilots see them; they're tracked on radar; sometimes we scramble jets to chase these things, but we can't catch them.' This would be an admission that we'd lost control of our own air space, and such a position would be untenable."
diarist emphasis

Huffpo link

Mr. Pope states pretty straight out that UFO phenomenon is not just real but something that the English government should have paid more attention to, and goes on to say that the “official” policy towards UFOs was to ridicule and downplay using spin and dirty tricks.

"I'm a little bit apologetic about this because obviously, when I was in MoD, I had to play this game myself. To really achieve our policy of downplaying the UFO phenomenon, we would use a combination of 'spin and dirty tricks.'
"We used terms like UFO buffs and UFO spotters -- terms that mean these people are nut jobs. In other words, we were implying that this is just a very somewhat quaint hobby that people have as opposed to a serious research interest."


"Another trick would be deliberately using phrases like 'little green men.' We were trying to do two things: either to kill any media story on the subject, or if a media story ran, insure that it ran in such a way that it would make the subject seem ridiculous and that it would make people who were interested in this seem ridiculous."

"If it was my words, then I apologize, I'm very sorry for that. I believe in open government and freedom of information. I believe that the UFO phenomenon does raise important defense, national security and air safety issues, and if I helped kill any initiative on that, I'm deeply sorry."
diarist emphasis

Huffpo link

One has to wonder why official examination of UFO phenomenon has ended in Britain, when their lead investigators says things like that. Kind of reminds me of what J. Allen Hynek had to say about Project Blue Book.

In a 1985 interview, when asked what caused his change of opinion, Hynek responded, "Two things, really. One was the completely negative and unyielding attitude of the Air Force. They wouldn't give UFOs the chance of existing, even if they were flying up and down the street in broad daylight. Everything had to have an explanation. I began to resent that, even though I basically felt the same way, because I still thought they weren't going about it in the right way. You can't assume that everything is black no matter what. Secondly, the caliber of the witnesses began to trouble me. Quite a few instances were reported by military pilots, for example, and I knew them to be fairly well-trained, so this is when I first began to think that, well, maybe there was something to all this."

Wiki link

Oh well the truth is out there.
Now this first video is hot off the presses. I pulled it from the player because it's from England and I love to do themes, and also it’s just a flat out trip.

The Week in YouTubes!

Crop Circle Season

Namaste friends! See you on Sunday and keep looking up!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thinking of London and Remembering When My City Burned


Sweetie gets angry with me at the times I’d decide to still go into work. We just had an earthquake the bridges are down, and I’m going in. The hills are on fire and the sound isn’t music and I’m going in, but that’s how I rocked it at the time. I was what I called a Mark I Corporate Issue Sales Rep. I was a few years in and a rising star at the payroll processor Paychex. Locked and loaded with a territory to protect and clients who valued both our names.

The strands of serendipity are numerous in this world Rodney King and I are from the same town in Southern California, Pasadena heck he and I even went to the same high school and although we were there at the same time I don’t remember him. Good ole John Muir for every Sirhan Sirhan we turned loose on the world we had a Jackie Robinson, but poor Rodney.

I watched like the rest of America when the video came out. From my perspective it was an orgy of violence feedback loop, an ass kicking that that brother was going to take. Lay down Rodney don’t move man, but he was definitely knocked unthinking if he was thinking at all from the beginning. They beat him like a sack of potatoes, but this time it’s on tape. No way can the police get out of this one.

Simi Valley? That’s copland. Remember the movie with Stallone about the community where the police escaped the city to live, That’s where they decide to hold the trial? Ok then. All white jury? No, the pool was drawn from the Valley; there will be at least one Black person there, oops no Black people one Asian person, and one Latino. Oh boy here we go. You guys know the Stevie song Living for the City? “You have been found GUILTY BY A JURY OF YOUR PEERS. TEN YEARS! Huh what I didn’t know?” Reverse that emotion in your mind instead of an innocent going to jail being the American archetype it’s the guilty that go routinely free, live and on Memorex.


The verdicts came out in the late afternoon on a Wednesday. Not guilty said the jury. I had just completed my last appointment of the day and was making notes in my day timer of what I wanted to get done the next day sitting in my car on a side street just on the other side of the 110 freeway downtown. As the downtown area proper was my territory I knew the little side streets I could park on without parking hassle, and the little areas I could regroup in that were not so terribly dangerous. When KNX made the announcement I think the closest approximation of my emotion was “oh shit”.

My town was on edge and the Black members beyond tired of getting our asses kicked by the Darryl Gates led LAPD. They had adopted a purely military style of policing and had been highly criticized for their brutality and their batter ram tank that they destroyed the homes of colored folks with looking for crack houses, and where the police swooped down on apartment buildings and went on trips so wild they broke the sinks and put the pieces in the toilet the police had been off the chain, and Darryl Gates was mad anyone had the audacity to mention it.

By the time I got back to the Ponderosa the news already showed people beginning to gather by the criminal courts building in downtown, and the first chants of “No Justice No Peace” were being heard. I can recall our media, but not exactly what was being said, but I remember the emotion. They were getting smart, smug dismissive, and to put it mildly they were horrible. At least from the perspective of someone who is not part of the power elite.

That first night saw white hot anger from the community, and coming out of the woodwork some of the nastiest examples of humanity the White superiority state has ever produced in Damian “Football” Williams and his gang of mayhem makers. They danced in the street absolutely destroying the face and life of Reginald Denny, and Fidel Lopez. The corner of Florence and Normandie became almost like a charnel house of violence, and at the time the only thing I could think of was where in the hell are the police? Any other time they would have taken this opportunity to take care of business. Any other time there would be no way a man could be smacked with a concrete block on national television and there be no response.

They fled the scene. At the time I recalls thinking not so brave when it’s not 6 on 1 are you? I remember thinking get the hell in there!!! How can it be that a sole Black man with a bible has more heart than you? What the entire heck are we paying you for just to kick our asses when you have the advantage? Thank the lord for Bobby Green Jr. who saw Reginald Denny being beaten to nearly death on television. He left his home for the corner of Florence and Normandie, and did what LA’s finest would not do. He saved that man’s life.

When I woke up at the crack of dawn the next day as is my custom, put on my suit and wingtips and prepared to go to work you had to know I had Sweetie in my ear. No you won’t go into work today those people can live without their checks. No you won’t go into that city today do you know what is about to jump off? Yes, I will and yes I do, but I have payrolls to deliver! If I don’t go into work my clients and their employees won’t have their pay! Bwahahahahaha! WHAT AN IDIOT I WAS! I saddled up and headed for my office. All I was going to do was get 3 businesses their payroll packets and I was out. My offices were on the corner of Slauson and La Cienega, that was a bit north and west of the flash points. Things will have calmed down.

I knew things weren’t calm the minute I headed south on the 110. There had been reports of fires overnight, but you could actually see a pall of smoke headed up the hill towards Dodger stadium. Once I had crested the hill went around the corners so that one had a view of LA proper it was like a scene out of a nighmare. There were columns of smoke dotting the landscape. Traffic was almost non existent, and for the first but not last time that day I called myself a dumb ass.

I flew through the intersection of the 10 and 110 freeways and looked north and south from the freeway and I could see crowds. On the major streets people were milling about and it was still relatively early. People don’t really walk the streets in LA not like they were this day. I couldn’t get off the freeway on La Brea which would have been my normal exit, but I could on La Cienega so off I went and headed south for the office. That’s when I got my first full eyeball that this would be a most abnormal Thursday. I saw a dude basically cruising up the middle of the street with a powered walking fork lift coming out of what was at the time a Fedco department store with four maybe five televisions on it. I yelled at him basically WTF are you doing, and he replied something to the effect that they were FREE!

So, now I’m thinking to myself oh crap overnight we’ve gone from white hot righteous anger to shopping. I make it to my office with no issues what so ever. I do not know why my mind allowed me to think I’m Black they won’t mess with me, but it did, and I really don’t know why my lovely White lady boss left Rancho Palos Verdes for Los Angeles that day. There were a couple of my other Associates, women, who felt the same way, and I was able to convince them to give me their funky payroll packets I’d run out and deliver them, you guys go home.

I had 5 packets to deliver as I recall and I got out 3 of them before I decided that my life was more than Thomas Galisano’s company and my place within it. I started out in Santa Monica which at the time was cool, hit one on the West side which at the time was scared. By the time I was heading into downtown and my last two deliveries I had noticed that the liquor stores were being bum rushed, and hearing that the police had decided to try and take back the streets. So, I tossed the last packet I was going to in the mail drop of the closed building and beat feet for Pasadena, which was beginning to show signs of wanting to riot itself!

That was a horrible day and night. The merchants of Koreatown armed themselves and that was ugly. We had multiple firemen shot and one killed. How do you shoot someone that would give their lives coming in a burning building after your ass? Any of the righteousness that might have attached to no Justice no Peace was lost as people from all races decided to take advantage of situations.

Sweetie had no problem with me the next day. I wasn’t going anywhere the police were getting serious as a heart attack and President Bush was talking about calling out the army and Rodney King went on television and told the world “can’t we all just get along”. By the next day we had humvees and soldiers in our city and the smoke of our lungs wasn’t the brush fires we all had been used to, but the smell of businesses homes and factories that would be gone for a generation.

Democratic presidential candidate, Bill Clinton, argued likewise that the violence resulted from the breakdown of economic opportunities and social institutions in the inner city. He also berated both major political parties for failing to address urban issues, especially the Republican Administration for its presiding over "more than a decade of urban decay" generated by their spending cuts.[57] He maintained that the King verdicts could not be avenged by the "savage behavior" of "lawless vandals". He also stated that people "are looting because ... [t]hey do not share our values, and their children are growing up in a culture alien from ours, without family, without neighborhood, without church, without support

Wiki of LA Riots

And then he and Lanny Davis went all Sistah Souljah on us, and decided that all those fundamental problems he discussed were not as important as him showing White America he could be tough with Black folks, and their legitimate grievances all the abuse and etc? Well ask the victims of the Danzigger Bridge, or Oscar Grant about that if you have the ability to commune with the dead.

African-American Congressional representative of South Central Los Angeles, Democrat Maxine Waters, said that the events in L.A. constituted a "rebellion" or "insurrection" caused by the underlying reality of poverty and despair existing in the inner city. This state of affairs, she asserted, were brought about by a government which had all but abandoned the poor through the loss of local jobs and by the institutional discrimination encountered by people of racial minorities, especially at the hands of the police and financial institutions

Wiki of LA Riots

Oh my financial institutions? Looks like all of America paid for leaving that rock unturned.

Conversely, President Bush argued that the unrest was "purely criminal". Though he acknowledged that the King verdicts were plainly unjust, he maintained that "we simply cannot condone violence as a way of changing the system ... Mob brutality, the total loss of respect for human life was sickeningly sad ... What we saw last night and the night before in Los Angeles is not about civil rights. It's not about the great cause of equality that all Americans must uphold. It's not a message of protest. It's been the brutality of a mob, pure and simple."

Wiki of LA Riots

David Cameron? Is that you? Sounds like déjà vu all over again to me. I have to wonder when the real lesson will ever be absorbed, when will the root causes get top billing? When will the organs of authority treat the lives of it’s non white citizens as if they have value? How many more cities have to burn like London like mine?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Obama Breaks Sun! The Sun is Showin' Out! X 6.9 Flare 8/9/11 08:05 UTC Not Earth Facing

Angry sunspot 1263 is finally rotating off the Sun’s western limb and that is a good thing because it kicked off the largest solar flare in solar cycle 24 and this is after giving us the show late last week of multiple M class including a whopper that caused aurora sightings as far south as Nebraska.

The largest solar flare of Cycle 24 just took place at 08:05 UTC and it registered a whopping X6.9. The source was Sunspot 1263 which is nearing the Western Limb. Because of its location, any large explosions may not be fully earth directed. When watching new video images from the STEREO website, it appears the CME (although bright), is less intense than the one caused by the M9.3 flare from last week. A minor S1 Radiation Storm is inprogress.

Solarham is where the cool people get their space weather

400Z, August 9, 2011 - The largest flare of the solar cycle, an R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout, alternatively classified as an X6, occurred today at 0805Z. Region 1263, now poised near the west limb, produced the event and a few others of lesser magnitude in the past day. The region remains hot at this writing.

A quick rise in the protons at GOES reached S1 (Minor) levels soon after the eruption. Given the location of the activity, any CMEs would likely be directed away from Earth so no significant Geomagnetic Storm activity is forecast.


I'm actually pretty cool with this one missing us.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: Sunday at the Movies! Dan Akryod Unplugged


Happy Sunday TWiUPians and this week we are going to present Dan Akroyd Unplugged for our Sunday at the Movies presentation. When you go to Dan Akroyd’s Wikipedia page you’d notice his occupations as actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician, winemaker, ufologist.

Aykroyd considers himself a Spiritualist, stating that:

I am a Spiritualist, a proud wearer of the Spiritualist badge. Mediums and psychic research have gone on for many, many years... Loads of people have seen [spirits], heard a voice or felt the cold temperature. I believe that they are between here and there, that they exist between the fourth and fifth dimension, and that they visit us frequently.[23]
His great-grandfather, a dentist, had been a mystic who had corresponded with author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on the subject of Spiritualism, and who was a member of the Lily Dale Society.[24]

Other than Spiritualism, Aykroyd is also interested in various other aspects of the paranormal, particularly ufology. He is a lifetime member of and official Hollywood consultant for theMutual UFO Network. In 2005, Aykroyd produced a DVD titled, Dan Aykroyd: Unplugged on UFOs. In it, he is interviewed for 80 minutes by UFOlogist David Sereda where he discusses in depth every aspect of the UFO phenomenon, and reveals specifically that they are blue, not green, but appear that way because of a filter.

On September 29, 2009, Peter Aykroyd, father of Dan Aykroyd, published a book entitled, A History of Ghosts. This book chronicled the family's historical involvement in the Spiritualist Movement, to which Aykroyd readily refers. Aykroyd wrote the introduction and accompanied his father on a series of promotional activities, including launches in New York City and Toronto, an appearance on Larry King Live and various other public relations initiatives. Aykroyd also read the introduction for the audio version of the book.

Dan Akroyd's Wikilink

Now let's check out a bit of a review on Dan's UFO documentary UFOs Unplugged.

Dan goes on record to review many significant UFO & alien issues now facing mankind.
Joining him is David Sereda, in an interview like arrangement, who is in fact asking Dan the questions. Not that Dan is a professional UFO researcher, or physicist - but he does share is pleasant views on the subject. And, after all - he was a Ghostbuster! Anytime a hollywood star steps forward it strengthens the world's fight for the truth.
As a variety of topics are discussed such as the Phoenix Lights, Roswell, the Mexico military UFOs, and the NASA UFOs, a steady flow of quality UFO photographs & video footage adds to the entertainment. It is some of the best quality content ever caput red on film or camera, much of it you may have seen, but at least a few you may not have seen before.

Alien review

Namaste friends! See you next Thursday with another full edition of TWiUP and until then and as always keep looking up!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Week in UFO Phenomenon: Researchers Find A Possibly Crashed UFO at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea

Hello TwiUpians. It’s Thursday again and for those of you who follow the series you know it’s our normal full fledged entry in The Week in UFO Phenomenon, and this week the story we have to tell is a dozy.

A few weeks ago I put forth the question in a poll that if “disclosure” were to occur how would people like it to be done. In other words do you want the government to disclose, would you like the scientific community to “disclose” and so on. By a large majority people wanted to hear it first from Science. Well here’s a possible beginning.

An ocean exploration team led by Swedish researcher Peter Lindberg has found what some are suggesting is a crashed flying saucer. Lindberg's team, which has had success in the past recovering sunken ships and cargo, was using sonar to look for the century-old wreck of a ship that went down carrying several cases of a super-rare champagne. Instead, the team discovered what it claims is a mysterious round object that might (or might not) be extraterrestrial.

Lindberg explained to local media that his crew discovered, on the 300-foot-deep ocean floor between Finland and Sweden, "a large circle, about 60 feet in diameter. You see a lot of weird stuff in this job, but during my 18 years as a professional I have never seen anything like this. The shape is completely round."

Adding to the mystery at the bottom of the Gulf of Bothnia, Lindberg said he saw evidence of scars or marks disturbing the environment nearby, suggesting the object somehow moved across the ocean floor to where his team found it. link

The object could, of course, be a natural phenomena, or something manmade.

Without any assurance it was otherworldly, The Ocean Explorer team initially said it had no intention to pursue further investigation after publicizing the finding.

"It is not in our sphere of interest to go for this object since the cost for each hour out on the sea are tremendous," wrote Lindberg, whose company has made a name for itself by searching for "fluid gold" -- bottles of champagne, wine and liquor that can be retrieved from shipwrecks, with great profit.

"Since it might be nothing we can not afford spending funds just to have a look at it, even if it might be a 'new' Stonehenge standing on the bottom."
But thanks to international media coverage, interest from around the world and perhaps some donations, The Ocean Explorer team appears to have had a change of heart.

"We will go out again soon to document and film the object," reads a message on the website. "We have received many emails that people want to donate money to the project. We are very grateful for your donation."
On the Ocean Explorer Facebook page, where team members have already started advertising"Secrets Of The Sea 2011-12" shirts decorated with a picture of the round object on the seafloor for $20 Lindberg wrote the following message:

Ok folks here are some relevant information; We will equipe the ROV with a real time 3D-sonar so we can get really nice images at close range . . . [W]e will use a multibeam sonar and an ordinary side scan sonar. We will have divers with rebreather equipment with us but they will be sent down as a last option. We have also thought about geiger-equipment. But right now there is not enough funds so we can proceed, we working on it though

Huffpo link

YEEE HAW! Tallyho intrepid explorers of the sea floor you had my 20 bucks at hello and a t-shirt too! Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Here is their facebook page if you want a shirt too


Ok space fans we’re going to do the Youtubes a little different and conduct an experiment. It was bothering me that I had to post 10 or 15 players in here and it made me edit what videos I decided to show for the week in that I know all those players slow down the show. So this week we’re going to embed the entire list of sightings and crop circles in individual players and it will be up to the user (you) to decide to hit play and watch all the videos that are included in the player.

However first I did want to pull out this little nugget about Hillary Clinton for your approval.

Wild huh? I might feature this story next week.

There are 11 separate videos in this player


There are 4 for this week.