Tag Archive for government

The X Files strange loop

The X Files returns to TV tonight for a six-episode run. As Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever writes, the world is no longer a Mulder and Scully place; conspiratorial thinking is mainstream. I suspect that the X Files did what reality-type paranormal shows certainly did – latched on to a latent interest by the…

Are people really this dumb to be scared of solar panels? (Update)

So, the top story shared on my social media today is a point-and-LOL chortle-fest at a North Carolina town who has rejected a solar panel farm project. There are DOZENS of stories that make fun of the people who provided public comment against the rezoning decision in Woodland, NC because of their apparent ignorance of…

Project Blue Book UFO files available

I’m not clear how useful this will be. On one hand, is shows us the records of what they were doing. On the other, it may serve as a source of cherry-picking for those who think the government has something to hide or will make a mountain out of an anomalous molehill. These document releases…

From Alternative to Integrative, the NIH changes a branch name

You KNEW this rebranding stuff was coming. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has changed its name to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Because alternatives to medicine DON’T work and they finally got that point. What the point of the rest of this is, I still don’t see. NIH complementary and integrative health…

For all the cows: The complicated tale of Cliven Bundy

This story of Cliven Bundy and his neighbors against the U.S. Government officials is a hard one to follow. Read through this piece that presents the situation chronologically. Everything you need to know about the long fight between Cliven Bundy and the federal government. In the comments, note that one person mentions that the anti-government…

Tech and crime is a cat-mouse game for the FBI

So the FBI can do some pretty wild surveillance things on your computer. But will they bother with the average person? I doubt it. A terrorist suspect was under a watchful eye… FBI’s search for ‘Mo,’ suspect in bomb threats, highlights use of malware for surveillance – The Washington Post. The FBI’s elite hacker team…

New superspy plane revealed: Now housed at Area 51

A highly classified plane developed in secret, is now flying. How often are these new aircraft reported to be UFOs? Revealed: Pentagon’s new superspy plane hiding in secret Area 51 hangar. Aviation Weekly’s Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler and Senior International Defense Editor Bill Sweetman got the skinny, along with details about its location. The…

CIA psychic suit thrown out

In an update to this story… Judge tosses Sacramento ‘psychic’ CIA lawsuit | news10.net. A federal judge has ruled the Central Intelligence Agency acted properly in responding to a retired California state worker’s search for information regarding an interrogation he claims took place nearly 50 years ago. Mosier sued under the Freedom of Information Act…

Feds criminalize exposing the flaws in polygraphs?

Dear Government, you are caught looking foolish. Throwing the guy in jail is making you look more foolish. This is getting to be a trend. Anyone with the Internet knows lie detectors are garbage. Indiana man accused of teaching people to beat lie detector tests faces prison time – The Washington Post. In the eyes…

UK government agencies ignored warnings of fake bomb detector

The aftereffects of the fake bomb detector scandal continues. Governments promoted the use of the devices that caused deaths due to failing to detect bombs and people possibly imprisoned on false positives. UK government promoted fake bomb detectors | World news | The Guardian. Three British government departments and agencies promoted the international sale of…

Bureaucracy in (in)action

Why am I not surprised by this? The Economic Development Administration (EDA) overreacted to being informed that they had malware on their internal system, to the point of physically destroying $170,500 of computer hardware (and would have destroyed more if they had not run out of budget to carry on that destruction). US agency baffled…

The majority of Americans believe in SOME conspiracy theories, poll shows

Fascinating and appalling at the same time. Fairleigh Dickinson poll on conspiracy theories. Sixty-three percent of registered voters in the U.S. buy into at least one political conspiracy theory, according to results from a recent Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMindPoll. The nationwide survey of registered voters asked Americans to evaluate four different political conspiracy theories: 56…

We the people demand disclosure of Bigfoot

The Bigfoot petition. (because the UFO one worked so well?) We the people, by constitutional right as American citizens, and based on obvious physical, photographic, video/film evidence, and tens of thousands of credible eyewitness testimonies, including retired U.S. Forest Service employees, Demand that a formal investigation be initiated by the U.S. Department of the Interior…

Military guys telling fantastic stories fail to help solve UFO mysteries

In a followup to this story, the content of the lecture was revealed. Secrets, but no evidence. UFO military secrets revealed, but revelations spark more questions The U.S. government has been accused of a long-running, massive cover-up of a secret agency that solely deals with evidence and information about UFOs and alien visitors, and the…

Conspiracy theorist detained for posting threats on Facebook (UPDATED)

Outcry after military veteran detained for anti-government Facebook posts | Fox News A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights. Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI,…

Government buys 16,000 rounds of ammo. Hype conspiracy theory. You can’t lose!

Stay with me on this one… There is this on a government website… The DOC NOAA National Weather Service – Western Acquisition Division Boulder requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001, 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow…

Peacocks in Pakistan dying in droves

In Pakistan, a peacock mystery The wild peacocks of Pakistan were dying in droves. Was the government covering it up? That was the question Pakistanis were raising last week as reports persisted from the Thar desert area of southern Sindh province about peacocks whirling themselves to death in mad dances that appeared to have no…