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UFOs AND UAPs… UNEXPLAINABLE FEINSTEIN ORATION AND UNIDENTIFIED ANOMALOUS PHENOMENON
By Michael Ramirez, July 30, 2023
A friend of mine was watching a clip from the Senate Appropriations Committee that showed an obviously confused Senator Feinstein reading a statement during the roll call vote when she should have been simply voting “aye” or “nay” for the Defense Appropriations Act. It is one in a series of disturbing incidents and statements involving the Senator since returning from a two-month absence from a long bout with shingles.
Unfortunately, a rare complication of shingles is encephalitis, which is the inflammation of the brain. Mild cases usually present as fatigue, weakness or
headaches, and are usually short and result in full recovery. Severe cases may take months to recover from and could result in damage to the inflamed brain tissue.
Unfortunately, Senator Feinstein contracted encephalitis.
It is difficult for a young person to recover from something like that. How much more difficult can it be for a 90-year-old?
My friend opined that with the recent collapse of Mitch McConnell, Biden’s fall, and now, Feinstein’s latest episode, we should implement some kind of age limitation, along with term limits. I told him, we already have both… They are called “ELECTIONS.”
A free society should allow all qualified candidates to run for office. Give the public a wide array of choices, and let the voters decide. But, voters also have a responsibility to make informed decisions.
The Senator should have the presence of mind to do what is in the best interests of her constituents. If she cannot fully represent them, then she should resign.
I reminded my friend that both leading candidates for the presidency will be older entering office than Ronald Reagan was when he left office. Both candidates already have questionable mental fitness… Hmmm… Maybe, there is something to that age limit thing…. Just kidding. But that is something voters should seriously contemplate before voting in the upcoming elections.
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Mental competence isn’t determined by age. Trust me, Congress is full of people with questionable intelligence from a wide range of ages.
I was watching parts of the House UAP/UFO conference and the testimony from whistleblowers. It raised a number of serious questions. Are they seriously spending money on a UFO Conference? Seriously? How much money?
With the massive expanse of the universe, there is no question in my mind that life exists out there somewhere. What kind of life? I don’t know. Intelligent life? What defines intelligent life? I question whether we have intelligent life here on this planet all the time.
There is undoubtedly intelligent life out there. Probably life forms that resemble nothing close to what we have seen here on Earth. The cosmos contains all the components that make life here on Earth. Atmospheric conditions resembling Earth certainly exist elsewhere.
Are they visiting us? The problem is distance.
The closest sun to our galaxy is Proxima Centauri. Proxima Centauri is approximately (galaxies are moving objects) 4.24 light years away. A light year is 5.88 trillion miles, making that distant star 24.93 trillion miles away. To put that in perspective, without some interdimensional portal, Voyager 1 is traveling through space at 38,210 miles per hour. At that rate, it would take roughly 73,000 years to get there. Whether or not a living being could make that trip is a good question. It seems doubtful from our very limited scientific perspective here on Earth, but it seems plausible in our imagination.
If these beings or sentient machines have the advanced technology to accomplish this, would they make their presence known or just be benevolent observers? I would think that we would immediately know they were here, because with that kind of advanced technology, and the time it takes to get here, really what would they have to fear from exposure? I also think there would be a good chance that we would be treated like primitives exposed in the new world by Conquistadores trying to “save,” convert, exploit, or consume us and our resources.
There are unexplained anomalous phenomena.
Let’s face it, technological advances and the pace of innovation in just the last fifty years have been incredible. I will be the first to admit, there is so much we do not know.
But, could some of those technological advances have come from aliens? Albert Einstein was an alien. He was born in Ulm Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1933.
If aliens from space had been here, and people knew about it, if we captured aliens or simply found alien spaceships and reverse-engineered it, I can’t imagine something that big could be kept under wraps -although, I am pretty sure microwave popcorn was an alien creation-how do they make it taste so buttery delicious? Or it’s simply manna from Heaven. The sheer volume of people needed to contain it would mean a huge volume of people who would be exposed to it, and every single one of them could not tell a hint of it to their wives, husbands, companions, friends, or authors and publishers visiting them on a golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Presidents have looked into this. Or do you think this could be kept secret from the President of the United States? President Trump inquired about it. Do you really think President Trump could keep that a secret?
There are 7.8 billion people on Earth. 6.9 billion have smartphones.
7,700 satellites are canvassing Earth from space. 13, 441 professional astronomers and astrophysicists are looking towards the heavens recording every minute of every day.
Computers and high-tech gadgets are constantly scanning the heavens for any anomaly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
I have my doubts.
Some very credible people have witnessed some of these events. Some not-so-credible people as well. I don’t doubt that they witnessed something but, sometimes credible people make mistakes.
Too many people just want to be famous.
Many commercial and military personnel are on record witnessing these events. I don’t doubt these pilots saw something. I don’t doubt their videos, radar, and sophisticated equipment that captured these anomalies. I’ve seen some of the footage myself.
But, I doubt we have substantial proof of alien existence or captured wreckage. That news would change the world as we know it. It is too big to suppress.
Seemingly qualified people can be wrong. They can also be nuts and grifters.
Michael Flynn was a Lt General in charge of counterterrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was DIA Director under Obama and Trump’s National Security Advisor. He once called QAnon a CIA disinformation campaign. He’s now one of the leading benefactors of it.
Lisa Nowak was an astronaut with a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In the Navy, she flew Corsair and Skywarriors. She was a mission control specialist on the STS121 on the Space Shuttle Discovery. She was arrested after driving 900 miles in adult diapers to attempt to kidnap a woman who was dating another astronaut that she apparently had an affair with.
Supposedly intelligent and reasonable people do and say crazy things… things that are, sometimes the furthest thing from the truth. Just look at today’s politics.
Now, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, RFK Jr., and George Santos could be space aliens…. But intelligent life? Nah.
In the old days, people didn’t have access like they do today. If you said nutty things, professional gatekeepers would evaluate you, toss it to experts, and when they found the evidence wanting, you were quickly dispatched.
Today, it’s called social media. It’s an echo chamber of nuts and zealots, who go online and a hundred other nuts join them and make it seem like a credible movement. It’s not. Then, there are those who know better but seek to profit off of the vulnerability of trusting people.
Today’s smartphones can capture anything with crystal clarity. People all around the world, including people in abject poverty living in dirt villages, have cell phones today.
Why don’t we have one decent photo of anything?
There is something out there. I am not ashamed to admit that I don’t have the answers. Until I see better evidence, I am skeptical. Call it journalistic instinct.
Maybe Bigfoot is hiding them in the forest or perhaps, in Tucker Carlson’s studio.
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Just Say Aye
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