Month: October 2019

Vice News claims UFO & QAnon Connection is Disinformation

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On October 29, MJ Banias from Vice News wrote an article claiming that “QAnon and UFO Conspiracies Are Merging”. Banias promotes an alleged “disinformation expert” to make the case that questions arising from a linkage between the Deep State, UFOs and QAnon are harmful, and those investigating such questions are merely opportunists.

Jordan Sather from Destroying the Illusion is a particular target for Banias’ article that devotes much time to him and his comments connecting QAnon and UFOs. I also get a dishonorable mention for one of my articles linking Trump, QAnon and UFO’s, as does Dr. Steven Greer, founder of the Disclosure Project. In fact, I wrote about the Q Anon and UFO connection here.

Sather’s YouTube channel has nearly 200,000 followers thus making him a juicy target for those from the mainstream media threatened by the growing popularity of alternative media sources, which are routinely labeled as “fake news”.

It’s worth mentioning that the “fake news” term was initially pushed by mainstream media sources wanting to delegitimize the alternative media which the US and the global public were increasingly visiting to inform themselves on multiple issues. The breaking point was Hillary Clinton’s presidential election loss, which was largely attributed to alternative media support for Trump’s campaign.

The “fake news” label has been subsequently used to demonetize, shadow-ban and remove countless alternative media websites, YouTube channels and social media pages to ensure that the 2020 election goes more along the path desired by those controlling the mainstream media.

QAnon has exposed the mainstream media as tightly controlled in multiple posts showing that many journalists get talking points sent to them each morning at 4 am, which are then used to craft their news articles. For example, in a January 18, 2018 post (561), QAnon wrote:

MSM is FAKE NEWS.
Propaganda.
Talking points [4am] – private email addresses.
Paid contractors.
JUDGEMENT DAY.
Q

Those journalists faithfully writing up their (4 am) talking points to the satisfaction of their media handlers are “paid contractors” who are subsequently promoted, honored and rewarded in multiple ways.

This perspective promoted by QAnon helps explain why President Trump has been so strident in publicly attacking the mainstream media as fake news. He well understands that many celebrated media pundits are nothing more than hacks receiving 4 am talking points to focus exclusively on in their writing and news commentary.

Trump is the proverbial prophet warning of the coming Judgement Day, foretold by QAnon, that will expose the media hacks that are “paid contractors” for the Deep State.

Sather responds to Banias’ article with an entertaining Youtube video deconstructing the multiple fallacious points in his article. It’s well worth watching to understand why Banias and Vice were targeting Sather over QAnon and the UFO connection.

What I found particularly interesting was Banias’ promotion of Ben Decker from the Global Disinformation Index who is cited extensively as a “disinformation expert” who can get to the truth behind conspiracy theorists. Banias wrote:

Disinformation experts say that the intersection of conspiracy theories is common, and can be particularly dangerous.

“I think that intersectionality is really important when discussing various online conspiracy theories whose relevance is partially handcuffed to the news cycle,” Ben Decker, lead analyst for the Global Disinformation Index said.

Interestingly, when going to the Global Disinformation Index one finds no reference to Decker in the “about” page. The only references to him are five articles he has written on the GDI site since May 3, 2019. We don’t know anything about Decker other than him writing some articles in 2019, yet this is enough to make him a “disinformation expert” according to Banias.

We know that Global Disinformation Index has only been in existence since early 2019. It is a UK registered not-for-profit organization that acknowledges receiving funding from the UK government, philanthropy, and companies. GDI’s funding is a red flag raising the possibility that the GDI is a front sponsored by one of the UK’s intelligence services conducting online disinformation.

We do know for a fact that the intelligence community from the UK, as well as other “Five Eyes” countries, do conduct “online deception” aka disinformation. This was confirmed in a 50-page document titled “The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations” that was part of the Edward Snowden document dump back in February 2014.

The document was authored by the British equivalent of the NSA, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and shared among signals intelligence services from the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The document is quite revealing, as summarized by the journalist, Glenn Greenwald:

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.

Destroying the reputations of different targets by the use of social science methodologies is precisely what the content of the articles by Decker and the Global Disinformation Index attempts to do. Greenwald concludes:

… these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls “false flag operations.”

What Greenwald is warning us about is that the intelligence community has many online operatives creating false narratives where targets are labeled “fake news”.

The “Art of Deception” has three powerpoint slides that show UFO photos dating as far back as 1950. The fact that the photos take up three of the 50 slides of the “Art of Deception” document indicates that the UFO issue is covered in some detail in the training of online covert operatives in the use of psychological warfare techniques.

UFO photo in The Art of Deception, p. 35

This is not a surprise to any familiar with a 1953 report issued by a CIA convened panel investigating reports of flying saucers, as UFOs were widely known at the time. The Robertson Panel delivered a report, the Durant Report, that recommended debunking the UFO (aka flying saucer) phenomenon for national security reasons. The Report stated:

The “debunking” aim would result in reduction in public interest in “flying saucers” which today evokes a strong psychological reaction. This education could be accomplished by mass media such as television, motion pictures, and popular articles.… Such a program should tend to reduce the current gullibility of the public and consequently their susceptibility to clever hostile propaganda.

The Report’s references to a “strong psychological reaction” and “gullibility of the public” show the CIA/Deep State’s emphasis on conducting psychological warfare operations to deceive the public when it comes to the UFO issue. This strategy is a national security policy that continues to the present day as reflected in “The Art of Deception” document.

This takes us back to the Global Disinformation Index whose content and unknown funding sources raise strong suspicions that it is linked to the GCHQ’s online deception program. By frequently referring to Decker and the GDI as authoritative sources on disinformation, the Vice’s Banias is, in fact, promoting “disinformation experts” that are very likely part of an “online deception” campaign by the British intelligence community.

By making the argument that the linkage of QAnon and UFOs is a harmful threat, Banias is merely providing a new twist to the decades-long psychological warfare policy of discrediting UFO researchers and reports. Banias’ use of alleged disinformation experts, who can be linked to a GCHQ online deception program, suggests he is either simply naïve or has begun receiving 4 am talking points.

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NASA Scientist Reveals Potential Black Hole Home For ET

 

Article by Sean Martin                    October 16, 2019                       (express.co.uk)

• After watching the 2014 movie “Interstellar” starring Matthew McConaughey, NASA astrophysicist Jeremy Schnittman decided to research whether exoplanets could actually sustain life by receiving radiant energy by orbiting a black hole. Schnittman concluded that it is possible.

• In a paper published in the journal arXiv, Schnittman writes: “[T]he Sun provides almost all the energy necessary for life on Earth to survive. Without it’s constant heat flux, the oceans would likely freeze over in a matter of days.” If there were ‘accretion discs’ being pushed and shoved by the extreme gravitational force of a black hole, it would create a tremendous amount of energy equal to the amount of radiant energy that the Sun provides the Earth. This accretion power outweighs anything attainable from nuclear fusion by many orders of magnitude.

• On the downside, however, Schnittman noted that the energy and radiation coming from a black hole would be potentially “lethal” to any life. Says Schnittman, “All known life forms require an energy gradient in order to survive, so an all-pervasive black-body radiation background would probably not be very conducive to complex life.”

• A star would need to have around twenty times the mass of our Sun if it is to form a black hole after its death and collapse. Our Sun is far too small to ever to turn into a black hole.

 

The amount of energy given off by a black hole could be enough to support life, expanding the possibilities of where humans should search for extraterrestrials. NASA astrophysicist Jeremy Schnittman based his research on the hit Hollywood movie Interstellar, in which the main character, played by Matthew McConaughey, goes in search of a habitable planet for humans to live on as Earth is dying. In the 2014 movie, the scientists discovered planets orbiting a black hole which could sustain life. Mr Schnittman wanted to test the real-life feasibility of this.

The scientist said accretion discs, made up of materials and objects orbiting a black hole, could allow life to exist.

The friction generated by these discs as they are pushed and shoved by the extreme gravitational force is so large that it can produce a tremendous amount of energy, depending on the size of the black hole.

While the Sun gives Earth energy through light and heat, the radiation and energy from the accretion discs might prove just as valuable.

Mr Schnittman wrote in the paper published in the journal arXiv: “On the down side, the Sun provides almost all the energy necessary for life on Earth to survive. Without it’s constant heat flux, the oceans would likely freeze over in a matter of days.

       Jeremy Schnittman

“But we also know that many astrophysical black holes can provide their own energy source, in the form of radiation from hot, accreting gas.

“In fact, for most observable black holes, this accretion power outweighs anything attainable from nuclear fusion by many orders of magnitude.

“So one could naturally imagine that replacing the Sun with an accreting black hole might not be the end of life on Earth after all.”

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers a Colossal Artificial Structure Orbiting a Star in Our Vicinity

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Article by Steve                      October 15, 2015                      (ufoholic.com)

•  A paper submitted by Tabitha Boyajian, an astronomer at Yale, to the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (in 2015) described a particular star named KIC 8462852 orbiting only 1,500 light years from Earth. “… KIC 8462852 (aka “Tabby’s Star”), was observed by the Kepler Space Telescope (image above) to undergo irregularly shaped, aperatic dips in flux down to below the twenty percent level.” “We’d never seen anything like this star. It was really weird. (But the data) checked out.”

• The study mostly focused on two interesting anomalies of the star. The first event was recorded between days 788 and 795 of the Kepler mission and showed a single transit causing a star brightness drop-off of 15 percent. The second event was recorded between days 1510 to 1570 and showed a burst of several transits with a brightness dip of up to 22 percent. The transiting objects have to be extremely big.

• Scientists are now trying to point a radio antenna at KIC 8462852 in order to pick up their television shows to solve the riddle. Meanwhile, a second paper is being drafted around the possibility of the light obstruction being caused a colossal artificial device engineered by advanced aliens.

• Considering that our galaxy has existed for more than 13 billion years, it’s not hard to imagine that an alien civilization may be out there, possessing technology that allows them to build megastructures around stars. Jason Wright, a fellow astronomer at Penn State said, “This looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build.” Researchers are hypothesizing the possibility of a mega-engineered project created by a Type 2 alien civilization on the Kardashev scale. With a vast shell or series of rings surrounding a star, a Dyson sphere-like structure could use all the available energy radiating from a star.

 

Besides Kepler’s ability of finding small, rocky worlds orbiting distant stars, it can also detect different space phenomenon like stellar flares, star spots and dusty planetary rings.

This time however, Kepler detected the signal of a supposed vast artificial structure orbiting a star only 1,500 light years away from Earth.

After finishing all plausible explanations, scientists now believe that this complex structure might be an artificial construction made by an advanced alien civilization way up on the Kardashev scale of comparison.

This megastructure works like a supersized solar array orbiting around its host star, stocking the energy and sending it back to the source. The size of the structure is so grand that it’s blocking a considerable fraction of starlight as it spins around its host.

Normally all the exoplanets discovered by Kepler have a typical planet-shape, meaning they are round. This time however, the telescope detected something that isn’t round and behaves unnatural.

A paper has been submitted to the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in which a particular star named KIC 8462852 is described.

OVER THE DURATION OF THE KEPLER MISSION, KIC 8462852 WAS OBSERVED TO UNDERGO IRREGULARY SHAPED, APERIODIC DIPS IN FLUX DOWN TO BELOW THE TWENTY PERCENT LEVEL.

WE’D NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS STAR, IT WAS REALLY WEIRD. WE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE BAD DATA OR MOVEMENT ON THE SPACECRAFT, BUT EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT. – TABETHA BOYAJIAN, RESEARCHER AT YALE UNIVERSITY

Studies mostly focused on two interesting anomalies at KIC 8462852, one that was recorded between days 788 and 795 of the Kepler mission and between days 1510 to 1570.

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