Thursday, January 21, 2016

"Hunder-Killer" Drones Mysteriously Dropping from Sky After Losing Power and Planet X at Last

Washington Post has some interesting headlines:
Craig Whitlock. More Air Force drones are crashing than ever as mysterious new problems emerge. The Washington Post, January 20, 2016,

..,record number of Air Force drones crashed in major accidents last year, documents show, straining the U.S. military’s fleet of robotic aircraft... Driving the increase was a mysterious surge in mishaps involving the Air Force’s newest and most advanced “hunter-killer” drone, the Reaper, which has become the Pentagon’s favored weapon for conducting surveillance and airstrikes against the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and other militant groups.

The Reaper has been bedeviled by a rash of sudden electrical failures that have caused the 21/2-ton drone to lose power and drop from the sky, according to accident-investigation documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Investigators have traced the problem to a faulty starter-generator, but have been unable to pinpoint why it goes haywire or devise a permanent fix...

I recommend reading the article in its entirety at the link because the Washington Post includes a video of a drone that filmed its own demise. The video segment indicates that this particular drone's crash started with a fire. However, I wonder whether the newly developed pulse weapon plays a role in any of the crashes:

In other news: Planet X at last! Although, the researchers bold enough to announce the massive outer lurker conservatively named the new planet, Planet Nine to avoid any confusion with the mythic planet-disrupter Nibiru:

Joel Achenbach and Rachel Feltman. New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the edge of the solar system, The Washington Post,

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet lurking in the darkness of our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it "Planet Nine."

Their paper, published in the Astronomical Journal, estimates the planet's mass as five to 10 times that of the Earth. But the authors, astronomers Michael Brown and Konstantin Batygin, have not observed the planet directly....Until the planet is spotted directly with a telescope, any work surrounding it is theoretical.
You can read more about the new discovery all over the news:
Alexandra Witze, Evidence grows for giant planet on fringes of Solar System. Nature, January 20, 2016,

Orbital calculations suggest that Planet Nine, if it exists, is about ten times the mass of Earth and swings an elliptical path around the Sun once every 10,000–20,000 years. It would never get closer than about 200 times the Earth–Sun distance, or 200 astronomical units (au). That range would put it far beyond Pluto, in the realm of icy bodies known as the Kuiper belt.

Let us hope that the mythic Nibiru has nothing in common with Planet Nine.

Read this account of planet x, here named Nemesis:,1342332&dq=nemesis+red+dwarf&hl=en

The referring article is here:


  1. I don't think Pluto should have been demoted simply due to size. There may be other factors worth considering. But then planet is simply a humanly contrived category. Drones are for me simply another troublesome bit of technology which adds to the mass of human misery. Like children we run after the novel, especially if it is electronic and involves a computer. But most of it ends up degrading human relationships, something most people are obsessed with.

  2. Prior to the advent of the Internet I mostly avoided the news. The NYT usually left me feeling a bit ill. The first real triumph for me of the Internet occurred a few days after 9/11 when I came across a video containing some of what is to be found in this "WTC Tower Structural Design" []; it was shorter but I remember the last man's presentation in this more recently posted one. In this instance the Internet provided me with something that made sense by men who obviously knew what they were talking about as opposed to TV commentators and politicians. I certainly could not claim at that time any special research ability, so this video was there for most anyone who cared to look. As the mere 90 thousand viewers shows after 7 years this video has not gone viral. I suppose people generally do fear the truth. "It's the truth that hurts" is not exactly designed to create seekers! But lies hurt more.
    What was true in the case of 9/11 is true about so much one can become overwhelmed. As a people's with a vast back log of lies to sort through we will never run out of things revelatory.

    1. The Internet has most certainly democratized information production. I think this contribution is extremely important. The problem is that the Internet is also a very useful technology for propagandists and sifting through the outright fraud and alternative accounts can be tough and requires the reader to be very conversant with the subject material in order to make a comprehensive assessment of "truth."

      That said, I think the technology has immense potential for social change in the right direction. Still figuring out how to deploy it that way...


    2. Literary skills acquired by reading good books, the classics, and careful attention to the quality of voices really helps. People who love music have an advantage as they are sensitive to quality of sounds. So in a sense aesthetics can play a role. Of course I agree that it is necessary to have some knowledge to begin with. But we are always faced with our ignorance to some extent. For example, back in the '90's I read Michael Cremo's Forbidden Archaeology which I found fascinating but had no way to verify. I have listened to his lectures; and he strikes me as a very sincere man--and honest. Since then I have come across many other persons suggesting strongly that the history of human beings is much, much older than we have been told. People who regularly qualify what they say and inform the listeners that they are lacking certainty when they are do encourage trust, etc. Nothing though like experience.

  3. Kids do not read as many classics or important literary works anymore. In my opinion it is beacuse of their addiction to the internet and the plethora of electronic devices. I am not an adherent to religious dogma or the soulless bloodless dogma of things like ayn rand. Humanism, empathy, the value of reaching out and helping the unfortunate. Following a path with a heart are values that are dwindling imo in the nuclear industrial empire called us.

  4. If you want to read a book that can help you tranacend the hellenistic bias of western civilization curriculum and understand the non occidentals more try Gore Vidals Creation. It is a fascinating perspective on ancient persia, the roots of asian philosophy, culture, and religion told from the perspective of a zoroastrian priest at the time of sidartha, confucius, and other great luminaries. Excellent piece of historical fiction from Gore Vidal. Our ethnocentric biases keep us from have more insight into the situations of the middle east and east asia.

  5. Thanks all for the interesting comments. I'll check out the recommendations.


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