Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2355 on: Oct 5th, 2017, 08:41am »
Thank you Z
Good morning lovely UFOCasebookers,
In Search of the Truth Behind Canada's Most Infamous UFO Sighting
Hillary Windsor Oct 5 2017, 12:45am
It’s been 50 years since one of the most well-documented UFO incidents in Canadian history.
The first time I heard about the Shag Harbour UFO incident was about six years ago when a Celtic guitarist with long white hair and a glass eyeball was telling me about it at a house party in Halifax.
As he regaled the fateful day back in 1967 that plagued a sleepy fishing village in rural Nova Scotia with a mystery still unsolved, I became more and more entranced (it didn't help that, at the time, Ancient Aliens was my televised bible).
My interest grew and my research furthered as the years went on, and I found out there was an annual festival held at the location of the incident, and that 2017 would mark its 50th anniversary.
Having never been to Shag Harbour before, I figured it was as good an excuse as any to make my inaugural pilgrimage to the village that was going to celebrate the half-century milestone since an inexplicable flying object fell out of the sky and into the ocean on October 4, 1967. So, I hopped in my car and drove 300 kilometres southwest from Halifax, hoping the truth would be out there.
Driving into Shag Harbour is not unlike driving into many of the Maritimes' rural fishing towns—its seaside main road peppered with old wooden boats, old wooden docks, and old wooden homes, all of which are slowly decaying in the salt air. It is quiet, quaint, and completely beautiful, albeit a little tragic to anyone coming from away.
As I continued to drive, I began to notice nondescript signs nailed to telephone poles and churches advertising things like "Lobster Supper," "Baked Bean Supper," "Wednesday Night Kitchen Party," and "UFO Crash Site." You know—normal, fishing village stuff. When I arrived in town, it was the second day of the annual UFO festival, and despite the placidity of the sea and the aged state of everything, the air was electric.
I went straight to the day's main event—a witness panel at the local community centre, which was decorated with streamers, balloons, and dozens of old white people. The woman at the registration desk was knitting. She set it aside for a moment and wrote "PRESS PASS" on a small square piece of paper and handed it to me, smiling. I walked into the stucco-ceiling'd, cement-floored room—where I can only imagine every single wedding reception, cribbage tournament, and Knights of Columbus meeting has taken place for the past 60 years—glanced over the UFO memorabilia merch table at the back, and made myself comfortable for what would be a two-hour witness testimonial session.
The panel featured first-hand accounts from several people involved in the infamous incident —including eyewitness testimonies from Shag Harbour locals, as well as one from a commercial pilot who was flying a plane at the time of the incident.
As the story goes, on the night of October 4, 1967, a handful of local residents saw a low-flying, brightly-lit object head towards Shag Harbour before it quickly crashed into the sea, where it sank before anyone could get to it. It was first reported to the RCMP as a plane crash by Laurie Wickens—who would become one of the event's key witnesses.
"We went right to the phone booth and called the RCMP and reported a plane crash, and he didn't believe me [at first] so I hung up," Wickens, now 67, testified to a crowd of keen onlookers. "But he had gotten the number for the phone booth, so as I made my way back to my car, the phone booth rang, and he wanted to know where [the crash] was, and we told him to meet us. So as we were going back there to meet him, we could see the light drifting in the water, and then me and [my friend] watched the light until it went out."
Ralph Loewinger was a co-piloting a cargo plane from New York to London that same night, and saw the event unfold from a different perspective.
Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2357 on: Oct 5th, 2017, 6:03pm »
Alaska Dispatch News
Have you seen something in the sky you can’t explain? This Alaska UFO researcher wants to hear about it.
Author: Laurel Andrews
NORTH POLE — A few years ago, Adyson Wright was told a story she couldn't believe.
A family member said he'd seen a UFO when he was about 12 years old, driving home one night with his aunt, uncle and brothers.
"As they were driving he sees three metallic saucers in the sky, following their car. His aunt was scared and apparently she floored it," said Wright, sitting in the study at her North Pole home on a recent fall afternoon.
"She gunned it home, crashed through the gate — a newly built gate at their fence, which bugged his parents apparently — and even ran inside and grabbed a shotgun and shot at them," Wright said. "And they zipped away, and that was it."
It was a pretty outrageous story, Wright said.
"My first thought was that he was just telling a tall tale. I said, like, 'there's no way you saw that,' " Wright said.
Wright — who studied environmental monitoring and worked as a forestry field technician before returning to school for computer network security — started doing some research. She says she fell down the rabbit hole.
Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2358 on: Oct 6th, 2017, 07:55am »
Good morning all,
This sure was a LONG week.
Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?
Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking and the difference matters
By Heather A. Butler on October 3, 2017
We all probably know someone who is intelligent, but does surprisingly stupid things. My family delights in pointing out times when I (a professor) make really dumb mistakes. What does it mean to be smart or intelligent? Our everyday use of the term is meant to describe someone who is knowledgeable and makes wise decisions, but this definition is at odds with how intelligence is traditionally measured. The most widely known measure of intelligence is the intelligence quotient, more commonly known as the IQ test, which includes visuospatial puzzles, math problems, pattern recognition, vocabulary questions, and visual searches.
The advantages of being intelligent are undeniable. Intelligent people are more likely to get better grades and go farther in school. They are more likely to be successful at work. And they are less likely to get into trouble (e.g., commit crimes) as adolescents. Given all the advantages of intelligence, though, you may be surprised to learn that it does not predict other life outcomes, such as well-being. You might imagine that doing well in school or at work might lead to greater life satisfaction, but several large scale studies have failed to find evidence that IQ impacts life satisfaction or longevity. Grossman and his colleagues argue that most intelligence tests fail to capture real-world decision-making and our ability to interact well with others. This is, in other words, perhaps why “smart” people, do “dumb” things.
The ability to think critically, on the other hand, has been associated with wellness and longevity. Though often confused with intelligence, critical thinking is not intelligence. Critical thinking is a collection of cognitive skills that allow us to think rationally in a goal-orientated fashion, and a disposition to use those skills when appropriate. Critical thinkers are amiable skeptics. They are flexible thinkers who require evidence to support their beliefs and recognize fallacious attempts to persuade them. Critical thinking means overcoming all sorts of cognitive biases (e.g., hindsight bias, confirmation bias, etc.).
Critical thinking predicts a wide range of life events. In a series of studies, conducted in the United States and abroad, my colleagues and I have found that critical thinkers experience fewer bad things in life. We asked people to complete an inventory of life events and take a critical thinking assessment (the Halpern Critical Thinking Assessment). The critical thinking assessment measures 5 components of critical thinking skills including verbal reasoning, argument analysis, hypothesis testing, probability and uncertainty, decision-making, and problem-solving. The inventory of negative life events captures different domains of life such as academic (e.g., I forgot about an exam), health (e.g., I contracted a sexually transmitted infection because I did not wear a condom), legal (e.g., I was arrested for driving under the influence), interpersonal (e.g., I cheated on my romantic partner who I had been with for over a year), financial (e.g., I have over $5000 of credit card debt), etc. Repeatedly, we found that critical thinkers experience fewer negative life events. This is an important finding because there is plenty of evidence that critical thinking can be taught and improved.
Is it better to be a critical thinker or to be intelligent? My latest research pitted critical thinking and intelligence against each other to see which was associated with fewer negative life events. People who were strong on either intelligence or critical thinking experienced fewer negative events, but critical thinkers did better.
Intelligence and improving intelligence are hot topics that receive a lot of attention. It is time for critical thinking to receive a little more of that attention. Keith Stanovich wrote an entire book about What Intelligence Tests Miss. Reasoning and rationality more closely resemble what we mean when we say a person is smart than spatial skills and math ability. Furthermore, improving intelligence is difficult. Intelligence is largely determined by genetics. Critical thinking, though, can improve with training and the benefits have been shown to persist over time. Anyone can improve their critical thinking skills: Doing so, we can say with certainty, is a smart thing to do.
Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2361 on: Oct 6th, 2017, 08:55am »
From highly reliable sources..the chatter was....LG has a crush on the pinoy chic...like Art Bell who married one..plans on taking Tagalo too..he only stopped cuz the gun exploded..which killed him instantly..happens with this old ammo..the concussion took his #13 tattoo clear off..thats no ordinary gunshot explosion I can tell you that!.you cant stash this on a boat in salt or humid weather..then expect a/c units in a 5 star hotel will keep it going..Ask the guys in Nam..LG was there but that was a movie Apocolyse Now..does not count...great movie though..at least the credits didnt change like in this story with instant scrubbing and name alterations.. So..take that with a big rock of salt if you want. maybe two...you don't order 10$ water then drink 2 cans of soda..which will dissolve your kidneys..and call it a diet, (no pun intended)maybe he was target practicing with the cans too...heard tell it's good training.. Special thoughts for that security guard who bravely knocked on the door to see if everything ok what's his name again Jesus Mohammed Maldonado? sometin like that. I thought he shot himself in my minds eye to make it look good..while other embedded security with mikes were mis directing everyone where the shots came ..up there ..over here..the shots aint real..no behind the gate..no fourth floor see the strobe lights?..That would explain that whole time getting there..but hey..we all make mistakes..
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President Trump urged the Senate Intelligence Committee to switch its focus from Russian meddling in the 2016 election to investigating “fake news” in the U.S.
“Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning. “Rex Tillerson never threatened to resign. This is Fake News put out by @NBCNews. Low news and reporting standards. No verification from me,” he added.
Knowingly broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe may violate the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Specifics of the FCC’s Rules
The FCC’s rules prohibit holders of broadcast licenses from broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe if:
the licensee knows the information is false; and the licensee knows beforehand that broadcasting the information will cause substantial “public harm.” The public harm: (1) must begin immediately and cause direct and actual damage to property or the health or safety of the general public; or (2) divert law enforcement or public health and safety authorities from their duties. Disclaimers
If a broadcast licensee uses a disclaimer that clearly characterizes the program as fiction, and the disclaimer is presented in a way that is reasonable under the circumstances, the program will be presumed not to pose foreseeable public harm.
GREAT SPIRITS ALWAYS ENCOUNTER THE MOST VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS E=MC2
Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed
« Reply #2363 on: Oct 6th, 2017, 6:17pm »
I'M THINKING HAL/INT21 IS ON TO SOMETHING REFERENCING THE CAVE THINGY
In June, 1992, a villager named Wu Anai, decided to pump the water out in one of the locally known caves revealing the first of many man-made caves in the region. After 17 days pumping, enough water had been removed to reveal the cave including several carved stelae, thus confirming his idea that they were not natural reservoirs at all, but rather man-made. The floor of the grotto occupies more than 2,000 square meters, with the tallest point of the cave exceeding 30 meters. The four steles of cave 1 are symmetrically distributed. Following this discovery, he continued to pump out another four caves only to find that they all bore the same markings on the walls and ceilings.
A huge space rock approaching Earth is set to make a relatively close pass next week when it flies by our planet at about one-eighth of the distance to the moon. NASA said it would use the opportunity to test its ability to tackle the asteroid threat.
Asteroid 2012 TC4, approaching Earth at around 30,000 mph (14 km/s), is set to pass at a distance of about 27,000 miles (43,500 kilometers) on October, 12.
Initial estimates released by NASA in July indicated that the asteroid, first discovered five years ago, would pass Earth at a much closer distance – around 4,200 miles.
While the flyby poses no threat to Earth, NASA will use it to test “recovery, characterization and reporting of a potentially hazardous object approaching Earth,” the agency said in August.
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