Sunday, 31 August 2008

Protest For Gary McKinnon, Home Office (London) Tuesday 2nd September

Recent Release from Mrs Janis McKinnon (Gary’s mother).

Lucy, (Gary's girlfriend) is organising a gathering/demo/protest forGary (McKinnon) outside the Home Office in London this Tuesday at 4pm. I know its short notice but if you're able to attend or to spread the word in any way, it would be much appreciated.

The United States want to Extradite Gary to face a sixty year prison sentence and have even threatened him with "being fried" and as they want to try him in Virginia and they still have the Death penalty, this is very frightening. Since when do we extradite UK citizens for computer mis-use, which carried a community service sentence in the UK. An extradition done on the strength of an allegation alone for a non-violent crime (Gary has always denied causing any damage) but no Prima Facie evidence is now required.

We cannot extradite American citizens without proof but America can now take any UK citizen on the strength of an allegation alone.The ECHR are taking on the case of Abu Hamza and allowed him a stay, so why ignore Gary's Human Rights?

Gary has recently been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. This would not prevent Gary being tried in his own country but should have prevented him from being extradited to a country that shows scant regard for Human Rights and now advocates and approves of Torture being used.

Please help if you can Janis (Gary's mum).

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Steven Greer – Before He Was Famous!!

The person behind the extremely well intentioned, “The Disclosure Project” Steven Greer has always been followed by his fair share of controversy, I was still surprised to see Greer pop up when I recently happened across a repeat of an old programme from the "National Geographic Explorer" series; the episode in question was aired in 1994 and was titled, “Searching for Extraterrestrials”.

It was fairly tame and really just the usual Seth Shostak fodder, i.e. 'SETI vs The ETH' with the former smugly portraying believers of the latter as cranks, weirdoes etc.

But……

That wasn’t what caught my attention. What did catch my attention was a younger (but strangely older looking) Greer taking small groups of people out into the Californian desert with the following voice over:

No telescopes.
No Computers.
The tool is telepathy.
The goal? A very close encounter
.



And in Dr Greer’s own words:

Primary in the event that there’s a landing, an opportune to go on board. You will - come – on - board, okay John, and err, and you need to stay behind to document that.

Err, I’ll be boarding party member number 1, we just go around, 2, 3, 4, skip you…..



Then Greer went on to elaborate on how to set the landing/flashlights out in the event of a ‘Close approach,’ of course this was a good 6-7 years before the infamous disclosure project video was shot but I still for some reason found it somewhat alarming. I think it’s probably just seeing the ‘craziness’ that has dogged the UFO phenomenon for so long being practised and heralded by someone whom (regardless what I’d read) I’d always hoped and thought was above such silliness. (I’m not talking about the general skywatching but rather the claims that Greer was in telepathic contact with the ETs in the UFOs and as such was beckoning them to land).




This was at least three years before he ran into copyright infringement claims from the UFO Research Coalition regarding the claim that he, “Improperly duplicated and distributed a copyrighted document referred to as: The Best Available Evidence”. There was a multitude of charges related to this, more of which can be read here.

Or the claims that in Greer's book, ‘Extraterrestrial Contact’ Greer claimed to have been directly briefed about UFOs by R. James Woolsey, the former director of the CIA, at a dinner party. Shortly after Greer published his book with his apparently exaggerated account of what had taken place, Woolsey and others present at the dinner sent Greer a letter trying to set the record straight.

To view the bollocking/letter and the claims then please visit UFOWatchdog.com.

If you browse the excellent UFOWatchdog website then you will also see the details of Greer’s, “Truth For Sale” sleepover in 2004, details of which was as follows:

THE TRUTH (THE POWER ELITES DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW)

YOU ARE INVITED TO SPEND 5 DAYS WITH DR. GREER AT HIS FARM IN VIRGINIA TO HEAR WHAT HE HAS LEARNED AFTER 14 YEARS OF INVESTIGATIONS

SORRY - ALL SPACES ARE FULL

We will put a note on the web site when recordings are available for purchase.

Start Date/Time: Sunday April 18, 2004 6 pm

End Date/Time: Thursday, April 22, 2004 midnight

Limited to 15 people, this unique event will be an oral presentation of the unvarnished truth. Designed to be the core of Dr. Greer's next book, at these presentations you will be privy to what really happens behind the scenes and to how the world's evolution has been hijacked for nearly a century by craven power interests.

The event will be an informal gathering where Dr. Greer will present his first hand accounts and personal experiences, dating from childhood, regarding:

  • The nature of reality and the experience of higher states of consciousness.
  • What extraterrestrial contact is really about.
  • What the religious elites don't want you to know about spirituality and why the priesthood is obsolete.
  • Who runs the shadowy secret government - and why.
  • The people, the corporations, facilities and agencies hiding the biggest secrets in history.
  • Who has stolen the free energy technologies - and why
  • Disclosure - The inside look at 14 years of Dr. Greer meeting with the World's Power Elites - and what they know (and don't know).
  • The next 500,000 years: Blueprint of the golden age of humanity.

And more ...

  • Dinners will be provided at the Farm and sessions will go from 1:30 pm to around midnight each evening.
  • All sessions will be recorded.
  • Weather permitting, we will gather under the stars each evening.

Fee: A minimum $600 donation to The Disclosure Project (more is appreciated).

Notes:

  • This event requires a minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 people. We will make a decision on March 28th on whether it is a "GO", depending on how many people have signed up. Please wait for notification before booking flights.
  • We reserve the right to select the 15 people from the list of applicants.
  • Everyone will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  • Anyone who has not attended a CSETI training will be required to fill out an application.
  • Everyone attending must stay the whole time, except if an emergency comes up at the last minute.

But like I say I’d always held onto an (unsubstantiated) belief that he wasn’t really as ‘out there’ as had been previously claimed…..

Friday, 29 August 2008

Gary McKinnon Loses European Appeal

No big surprise that Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which has refused to hear the appeal.

Articles covering this have McKinnon listed as a, “Computer Expert” which is a term he vehemently rejects, describing himself more as a stoner come truth-seeker.

Surely this description is more damaging to the public perception of the US military and NASA whom have apparently allowed a stoner with a Perl script access to their most frequently denied secret, i.e. prior knowledge to/and first hand experience of the UFO/ETH phenomenon.

Here’s a video I uploaded ages ago that suggests that this is indeed the case.

(Earlier Post HERE)

Perhaps the UFO was an ‘elaboration’ by McKinnon?

Personally I struggle to see the rationale involved if that was the case as surely the last thing Gary needs is people (often on) the fringe of the UFO community lobbying for his freedom. All of which makes it quite a strange case in itself, add to that the refusal of the US to allow Gary to be tried in the UK (which let’s face it for all intents & purposes was where the crime was committed) and I can’t help but wonder why the US haven’t swept this under the carpet rather than allow it to drag out and turn into the media circus that it is inevitably becoming.

Surely regardless of what punishment the US judge deems fit to bestow it can only be unwanted publicity further highlighting the weakness of the computer systems and the amateurish personnel charged with defending some of the countries most delicate secrets (UFO/ETH related or not).

I believe there is a little more going on than is immediately apparent but I’m hesitant to state my opinion at this juncture other than to reiterate my puzzlement at how the US is allowing itself to be publicly perceived as little more than petty bureaucrats intent on proving a point. And in doing so is instilling/reinforcing distrust in an already apprehensive public regarding their general modus operandi as it relates to handling secret information, and it’s an MO that ultimately exposes their massive negligence and incompetence as it directly relates to locking even the simplest ‘backdoor’ into their highly sensitive network.

Here’s two ‘mainstream’ articles dealing with this recent news.



Hacker loses extradition appeal
Published: 2008/08/28 11:31:36 GMT

A Briton accused of hacking into secret military computers has lost his appeal against extradition to the US. Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon was said to be "distraught" after losing the appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. He faces extradition within two weeks. The unemployed man could face life in jail if convicted of accessing 97 US military and Nasa computers. The 42-year-old admitted breaking into the computers from his London home but said he sought information on UFOs. Mr McKinnon asked the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to delay his extradition pending a full appeal to the court against his extradition but his application was refused. He claimed the extradition would breach his human rights.

'Absolutely devastated'

His solicitor Karen Todner said this had been her client's "last chance" and appealed to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to intervene. Our client now faces the prospect of prosecution and imprisonment thousands of miles away from his family in a country in which he has never set foot

Solicitor Karen Todner:

"He is absolutely devastated by the decision….He and his family are distraught…..They are completely beside themselves. He is terrified by the prospect of going to America.....The offences for which our client's extradition is sought were committed on British soil and we maintain that any prosecution ought to be carried out by the appropriate British authorities....Our client now faces the prospect of prosecution and imprisonment thousands of miles away from his family in a country in which he has never set foot."

She added Mr McKinnon had recently been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and would ask for the case to be tried in this country. Mr McKinnon, from Wood Green, north London, was arrested in 2002 but never charged in the UK. He first lost his case at the High Court in 2006 before taking it to the highest court in the UK, the House of Lords.

Computer nerd

The US government claims he committed a malicious crime - the biggest military computer hack ever. The authorities have warned that without his co-operation and a guilty plea the case could be treated as terrorism and he could face a long jail sentence. The former systems analyst is accused of hacking into the computers with the intention of intimidating the US government. It alleges that between February 2001 and March 2002, he hacked into dozens of US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Defense computers, as well as 16 Nasa computers. Prosecutors say he altered and deleted files at a naval air station not long after the 11 September attacks in 2001, rendering critical systems inoperable.

However, Mr McKinnon has said his motives were harmless and innocent. He denies any attempts at sabotage. He said he wanted to find evidence of UFOs he thought was being held by the US authorities, and to expose what he believed was a cover-up.

Source: BBC NEWS



Hacker loses extradition appeal
By Jack Doyle, PA
Thursday, 28 August 2008

A computer expert who hacked into top secret US military networks lost his last-ditch legal appeal today and will be extradited to the US in the next two weeks. Gary McKinnon, 42, asked the European Court of Human Rights to stay his extradition pending an appeal to the court but his application was refused. Karen Todner, from Kaim Todner solicitors, said her client was "distraught" about the decision and appealed to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to intervene.

Mr McKinnon, who claimed he was looking for UFO files, lost in the High Court last year and in the House of Lords last month. Today's ruling rejected the request for a stay in the extradition process pending a full hearing of the court. Mr McKinnon claimed the extradition would breach his human rights. The unemployed systems analyst from Wood Green, north London, admits he gained access to 97 US Navy, Army, Nasa and Pentagon computers from the bedroom of his girlfriend's aunt's house. But he says he was motivated by curiosity and only got in because of lax security. The US government says he stole passwords and deleted files. He faces up to 70 years in prison if found guilty.

Ms Todner said:

"We have lost the appeal. That means he will be extradited. It will probably be within the next fortnight…..He is absolutely devastated by the decision. He and his family are distraught. They are completely beside themselves. He is terrified by the prospect of going to America…..This was their last chance. We are going to write to the Secretary of State and ask her to reconsider it again.

She said Mr McKinnon had recently been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and would ask for the case to be tried in this country.

Source: The Independent




Press release issued by the Registrar

European Court of Human Rights refuses request for interim measures by Gary McKinnon.

On 29 July 2008, Gary McKinnon lodged an application with the European Court of Human Rights (application no. 36004/08). He complains principally under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) about the conditions of detention he would face if convicted in the United States of America.

FreeGary.org.uk

The Government of the United States have sought his extradition from the United Kingdom to stand trial on charges of fraud-related activity in connection with computers. He is alleged to have gained unauthorised access to military computers in the United States from his home in the United Kingdom.

Mr McKinnon sought interim measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to prevent his extradition to the United States while the Court considered his application.

On 12 August 2008 the Acting President of the Chamber to which the case has been allocated decided to indicate to the Government of the United Kingdom, under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court, that the applicant should not be extradited to the United States before midnight on 29 August 2008. This was in order to allow the Chamber to examine the request at the earliest opportunity, namely at its meeting on 28 August 2008.

On 28 August 2008, the Chamber decided to refuse the applicant's request for interim measures.

Mr McKinnon has therefore been informed that the Court will not prevent his extradition to the United States.

Under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court the Court may indicate to the parties any interim measure which it considers should be adopted in the interests of the parties or of the proper conduct of the proceedings before it.

***

Further information about the Court can be found on its Internet site (http://www.echr.coe.int).

The European Court of Human Rights was set up in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe Member States in 1959 to deal with alleged violations of the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights.

FreeGary.org.uk




Asperger syndrome (also called Asperger's syndrome, Asperger's disorder, Asperger's or AS) is one of several autism spectrum disorders (ASD) characterized by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted, stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests and activities. AS is distinguished from the other ASDs in having no general delay in language or cognitive development. Although not mentioned in standard diagnostic criteria, motor clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.

Wikipedia

Monday, 25 August 2008

Psychology Of The (Drone) Hoax

A, “Playful” account of one persons rather insightful perception of the Drone hoax was posted on Fortunecity a couple of months ago. *Dronies* may recall that Fortunecity is the same website where Isaac first unleashed his pseudo-scientific psycho-babble driven drivel onto a (suspecting) world.

It wasn't publicised or heavily linked to but rather was a testament of one persons feelings about all things Drone-related and more precisely why it was obviously a hoax.

Well a couple of weeks ago the web-hosts Fortunecity received a takedown notice threatening legal action if it remained, of course a brief exchange of emails ensued so the specifics of the claim could be learned. It quickly transpired that the claim was regarding actions that occurred prior to the article being posted and actually wasn't a direct consequence of what was actually contained in the article itself.

That's not really the interesting part; the more interesting part was what was contained in one of the emails that were sent by Fortunecity regarding the takedown, which read as follows:



We did not see what could be considered defamatory either, but we were threatened with legal action if we did [not] remove the content.

Regards

The FortuneCity Team

P.S. it is *definitely* a hoax, and Linda Moulton Howe has made a fool of herself again.



It appears that people with no real interest in the Drone Hoax are still well aware of the finer details along with the implications and the main, “Players.” And of course more importantly that the entire debacle was nothing but an orchestrated hoax, one which is STILL being perpetuated by people who SHOULD know better.

"Those who cannot remember the past are destined to repeat it...."

Anyway, I've hosted the text for a while now, so the “Psychology Of A Hoax” article may be viewed here.



"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively not by the false appearance of things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice." - Schopenhauer


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

The MoD UFO File Release, The Sun & The 2008 UK UFO Wave

Visit here for full post, related articles, media etc.

It was almost impossible to have missed the furore regarding the MoD release of their "UFO files" back in May as it was all over the web, the television and the media for several weeks. The event was covered by many different authors at many different venues in many, many different countries. The relentless media coverage (especially in the UK) was unparalleled for a UFO related story as for at least a few days in May 2008, UFOs certainly went mainstream.

To see and appreciate the extent of the coverage I've correlated it into some loose semblance of order, due to the lists of reports and the amount of media footage it wasn't possible to include them all in one Blog post, so I'll only post a couple of clips here. (Main post here)



The Sun & The UK UFO Wave (Summer 2008)

More4 takes a look at the recent UK UFO reports and also at *The Sun* newspapers role in the making of a myth.


"Experts are divided over how to explain the more...recent surge in sightings of unidentified flying objects in the night sky over Britain, as More4 News reports. But some allege that when it comes to UFO-mania, tabloid editors are reluctant to let the truth get in the way of a good story."



The, “Why Bother Files.”

MOD Disclosure On, "Have I Got News for You"


A light-hearted look at the disclosure of the MODs UFO files by the satirical and topical, "Have I Got News For You."



Timothy Good: The 'One Show' (29th July 2008)

Here’s a clip of a recent interview with Timothy Good on the 'One Show' (29th July 2008) firmly advocating his belief that the MoD is perpetrating a massive cover-up as the only files released are classified as “Confidential.”



Spreadsheet Now Available Of TNA/MoD UFO Files Release (index)

Joe McGonagle (UK-UFO.org) while not only being one of the people originally responsible for petitioning the MoD to such an extent it was deemed easier to just release ALL of the files has taken it upon himself to organise a team of UK UFO researchers to catalogue the recent TNA MoD UFO files release.

This is provided in a very user friendly spreadsheet, which is available here.



For the rest of the post and to view a collection of the recent online UK UFO reports as well as all of the online video & audio related to the recent MoD UFO file release (and of course liberal sprinklings of opinion) then visit, "The MoD UFO files release, the Sun & the 2008 UK UFO Wave."

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Report on Aerial Phenomena observed near the Channel Islands, UK (April 23 2007)

Independent UFO Researchers Release Report On Guernsey UFO
(April 23rd 2007)

Jean-Francois Baure, David Clarke, Paul Fuller & Martin Shough released their findings on the UFO that pilot Ray Bowyer witnessed on a routine flight in April 2007.

The file is being hosted at UK-UFO.org and is available to download as a (.pdf) document at: http://www.guernsey.uk-ufo.org/

It's a thorough and detailed report presented in a methodical and scientific manner, I also believe it’s a report that certainly warrants investing some of your time in reading it.

I think the bar has just been raised for serious UFO researchers as this report undoubtedly shows how it can, and should be done. Also, don’t forget it’s all done by independent researchers. Hopefully one day all serious investigations into UFO reports will be as well presented, disciplined and meticulous as this one is.

Due to a few people experiencing difficulties accessing the document from locations in South America, Kentaro Mori in Brazil is also hosting the report at the following webpage.

http://forgetomori.com:80/2008/ufos/uk-channel-islands-ufo-report/

Mori also provides a commentary on the report which is worth reading.



Ray Bowyer - Guernsey UFO (April 2007)

Ray Bowyer on Richard And Judy (UK)



The release of this research coincided nicely with a Channel 5 programme which concentrated on the UFO witnessed over the Channel Islands. The most recent episode of, “Britain 's Closest Encounters” was shown on Channel 5 (UK) on Wednesday July 30 th (2008). It's a four-part documentary series claiming to, 'examine the most astonishing and baffling UFO stories from around the UK.'

The latest instalment looked at the case of pilot Captain Ray Bowyer, who reported seeing two enormous disc-shaped objects in the sky over the Channel Islands on 23 April 2007. The sighting was further confirmed by passengers on the Aurigny Airlines flight, and by another pilot who was in the area at the time. As they neared the UFOs he could see a second disc beyond the first.

Captain Bowyer dismissed the chance of the objects being lenticular cloud formations as well as the reflection from one of the many winery greenhouses, Ray discounted both as has always maintained that what he witnessed emanating from the object/s was most definitely an emission of light and not a reflection of any description, as well as stating that both of the objects had sharp, defined edges.



Finally, here's a quick recap of the incident in question, on the 25th April 2007 the BBC News website ran the following story:

Pilot spots 'UFO' over Guernsey

Pilots have reported unusual foreign objects since the 1940s. A commercial airline pilot has reported seeing two unidentified flying objects in the sky near Guernsey. The bright yellow flat disc shapes, estimated to be twice the size of a Boeing 737, were spotted on Monday, 12 to 15 miles north east of the island. Captain Ray Bowyer was flying an Aurigny plane from Southampton to Alderney when he saw the objects through binoculars. Mr Bowyer said he was "pretty shook-up" by the sighting.

"This is not something you see every day of the week - it was pretty scary."

At first he thought it was the sun reflecting from greenhouses in Guernsey . He said the objects were bright like the sun, but did not hurt his eyes when he looked at them. The stationary objects were also observed by other aircraft and the passengers on the plane.


John Spencer, deputy chairman of the British UFO Research Association, said: "These types of sightings have been reported by pilots - generally accepted to be reliable and sensible observers - since the 1940s and they have excited attention to this day…..Such light effects are often popularly thought to represent alien visitors but many UFO researchers believe they more likely represent natural, atmospheric, phenomena not yet fully understood by science…..However, a similar encounter in 1978 over the Bass Straits in Australia, where the pilot was in radio contact with the ground throughout, resulted in the pilot never being heard from again, so these phenomena are important to study."

Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFOs for the Ministry of Defence said: "While no witnesses are infallible, pilots are trained observers and less likely than most people to misidentify something mundane…..The MoD's UFO case files contain several reports from civil and military pilots, some of which were correlated by radar. This is the sort of sighting that is taken seriously and should be investigated thoroughly…..While most UFOs can be explained as misidentifications of aircraft, weather balloons, satellites and suchlike, a small percentage are more difficult to explain. This is one of the most intriguing sightings I've heard about in recent years."

A current spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence, said that while it does monitor air space for any unusual foreign objects which might pose a threat, they would not be carrying out an investigation in this instance. Source



(Original Source,ChannelOnline.tv)

To see earlier posts relating to Ray Bowyer and The Channel Islands UFO then visit here.

Friday, 1 August 2008

CNN – Larry King Live UFO Shows & Transcripts

CNN – (Five) Larry King Live UFO Shows & Transcripts

Larry King Live - UFOS

Larry King Live - UFOS: Are They For Real (November 9th, 2007)



Fife Symington, James Fox & Rendlesham Incident

(PDF) TRANSCRIPT HERE - Larry King Live, November 9th, 2007



Larry King Live - UFOS: Questions & Controversy (January 18, 2008)

Stephenville , Texas UFO

(PDF) TRANSCRIPT HERE - Larry King Live - January 18, 2008



Larry King Live - Roswell Truth Debated (July 04, 2008)

Roswell , New Mexico UFO Debate

(PDF) TRANSCRIPT HERE - Larry King Live - July 04 , 2008



Larry King Live - UFO Hunters Investigate Sightings (July 11, 2008)

Stephenville , Texas UFO (Radar Report)

(PDF) TRANSCRIPT HERE - Larry King Live - July 11, 2008



Larry King Live - Debate Over Existence of UFOs (July 18, 2008)

UFOs & Nuclear Missile Bases, Defence Implications

(PDF) TRANSCRIPT HERE - Larry King Live - July 18, 2008



Larry King Live At Cnn.com

"Larry King Live" is Telecast each weeknight at 9 p.m. ET, the program also features phone calls, e-mails and web cam questions from viewers around the globe. CNN's "Larry King Weekend" airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

For recent highlights of the Larry King Live shows as well other related exclusive media then visit the: (Source) CNN.com Larry King Live show pages here.