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Open Eyes 087 03-25-15 UFO Files and More

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Ryan Gable, host of The Secret Teachings joins me as we discuss UFOs and Aliens, both modern and ancient, as well as GMO Foods, The Patriot Act, Monsanto and much more! Be sure to tune in, folks, you won’t want to miss this one!


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It’s been a week, for sure…  startedf out with debit card hacking…
Knee probs… hospital trip…
Been outside of the country?
GMO Foods nurse…
Speaking of GMO foods…
 On Friday 20 March, the World Health Organisation stated that the world’s most widely-used weed killer can “probably” cause cancer. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. By Monday, Monsanto’s shares had fallen by 2%.
It was no surprise then that the work of WHO cancer specialists from 11 countries was speedily dismissed by Monsanto. In a press release, the company argued the findings are based on ‘junk’ science and cherry picking and are agenda driven.
Philip Miller, Monsanto’s vice-president of global regulatory affairs, said:
“We don’t know how IARC could reach a conclusion that is such a dramatic departure from the conclusion reached by all regulatory agencies around the globe.”
 To coincide with the IARC’s findings, public promoter of GM golden rice Patrick Moore recently said during an interview on French TV that:
“I do not believe that glyphosate in Argentina is causing cancer. You can drink a whole quart and it won’t hurt you.”
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Click the link to see all of the “FDA approved” GMO plants. Below is contact information for the FDA if you would like to ask specific questions regarding what tests are performed by the FDA to determine that GMOs are safe for us to eat.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Ph. 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

The Germanwings tragedy in which 144 people are feared killed happened freakishly close to another French Alps air disaster, more than half a century ago.

Rescue efforts have begun for survivors of the Germanwings flight, but French president Francois Hollande has warned there is little hope of finding any of the passengers alive.

The incident – and the president’s grim prognosis – are haunting echoes of another air crash in 1953, which unfolded only one kilometre away in the rocky summits of the mountain range.

On that September day more than 60 years ago, a total of 44 people were killed in near identical circumstances when their passenger flight plummeted from the skies. Today, the body count is feared to be nearly three times that number.

The Aviation Safety Network (ASN), has reported that in 1953 an Air France Lockheed L-749A Constellation went down near to Barcelonette – where scores of people are today feared to lay dead on the snowy slopes from the new tragedy.

You may have heard whispers that the artificial sweetener saccharin (commonly known as Sweet‘N Low) is a carcinogen. But according to a new study presented today at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, it could actually be useful in developing treatments for aggressive cancers by deactivating a protein found to facilitate the spread of cancer.

Back in the 1970s, scientists found a link between saccharin and bladder cancer in lab rats. By law, this finding required a warning on packaging for saccharin products, and so the sweetener was then slapped with a label indicating risks for consumption — and a stigma.
 Now, though, researcher Robert McKenna, PhD, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Florida, may have uncovered a way for saccharin to help treat some of the most aggressive types of cancer.

Researchers found that saccharin-based drugs may stunt the growth of these cancers, preventing spread by binding to the carbonic anhydrase IX that’s encouraging those ideal conditions for cancers to take hold and spread in the body.

Since carbonic anhydrase IX is not found in healthy human cells anywhere in the body, with the exception of the GI tract, drugs with saccharin shouldn’t interfere with the growth of healthy tissues or cause unintended side effects; the sweetener would simply bind to the harmful protein, researchers say.
 Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act that would end the NSA’s unconstitutional domestic spying. I can say without hesitation: this bill is the real deal. “The Patriot Act contains many provisions that violate the Fourth Amendment and have led to a dramatic expansion of our domestic surveillance state,” said Rep. Massie. “Our Founding Fathers fought and died to stop the kind of warrant-less spying and searches that the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act authorize. It is long past time to repeal the Patriot Act and reassert the constitutional rights of all Americans. I am proud to co-sponsor Congressman Pocan’s bill and look forward to working with him on this issue.”

A reasonable and sensible bill in the House?!?


Does Spock have a goatee in this universe?

Seriously though this bill is a good idea & it’s about time, I hope the bill gains traction.
 The Obama administration has granted whistleblower status to Dr. William Thompson, a senior epidemiologist at the CDC who co-authored and published research on the MMR vaccine for the CDC in 2004. The study hid data linking autism in African American boys to the MMR vaccine. Dr. Thompson blew the whistle last summer. As an official whistleblower, he will be immune to prosecution for his testimony to Congress.Dr. Julie Gerberding was CDC director when the falsified study was published. Gerberding left the CDC for the position as president of Merck’s vaccine division, and is now an executive vice president of the corporation. Merck is now the sole manufacturer of the measles vaccine.

…. it was a shocking surprise last year when a senior epidemiologist at the CDC, Dr. William Thompson, acted upon his moral conscience and released thousands of pages of CDC documents with research data to Congress that unveil the agencies long history of fraudulent studies and medical cover-ups that hid the serious failures and health risks of vaccines.
UFOs… are they real?
Well, sure they are.  You look up in the sky and see something flying and can’t figure out what it is, that’s a UFO, right?
but when we say UFO of course we mean, are they aliens? Are they planes that are man-made?  etc…
I have had my own experiences with UFOs over the years.  The most dramatic one for me was the time I was driving down the road, the night before my wedding to my second wife…
In another encounter, I was with many people in my van…
Now, I cannot say for sure what those were, but I can tell you my impressions of them…
So when it comes to UFOs there tends to be two different types.  There are the ones that seem to be made up of physical materials, and then those that are made of energy…
There have been a lot of people in different administrations across the world, different occupations, etc, that have come out talking about the UFO phenomena.
So many thousands of witnesses to it all, and yet, ithey are thrown aside.  If they were able to be credible witnesses to anything lse, why dismiss them with just this one thing?
I have a number of quotes from some very well known folks, as well as others, regarding all of this.
Before those, though, there is one story from Egypt that I wanted to tell…
One of the first written accounts of a UFO sighting – a fleet of flying saucers, perhaps – is the following excerpt from an Egyptian papyrus – part of the annals of Thutmose III, who reigned around 1504-1450 B.C.:
In the year 22, of the 3rd month of winter, sixth hour of the day… the scribes of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky…. It had no head, the breath of its mouth had a foul odor. Its body one rod long and one rod wide. It had no voice. Their hearts became confused through it; then they laid themselves on their bellies….They went to the Pharaoh… to report it. His Majesty ordered …. [an examination of] all which is written in the papyrus rolls of the House of Life. His Majesty was meditating upon what happened. Now after some days had passed, these things became more numerous in the sky than ever. They shone more in the sky than the brightness of the sun, and extended to the limits of the four supports of the heavens…. Powerful was the position of the fire circles. The army of the Pharaoh looked on with him in their midst. It was after supper. Thereupon, these fire circles ascended higher in the sky towards the south… The Pharaoh caused incense to be brought to make peace on the hearth… And what happened was ordered by the Pharaoh to be written in the annals of the House of Life… so that it be remembered for ever. [Brinsley Le Poer Trench, The Flying Saucer Story, pp.81-82]

General Nathan D. Twining, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1957-1960). As Lieutenant General in charge of the Air Force Air Materiel Command at Wright-Field, Ohio, he reported in 1947 on his investigation of UFO sightings to date:

“a. The phenomena reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious.

b. There are objects probably approximating the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as a man-made aircraft.

c. There is a possibility that some of the incidents may be caused by natural phenomena, such as meteors.

d. The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and action which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically, or remotely.” (Letter to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces, September 23, 1947.)  

J. Edgar Hoover, in response to a government request to study UFOs:

“I would do it, but before agreeing to do it, we must insist upon full access to discs recovered. For instance, in the L.A. [or La.] case, the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination.” (Handwritten note to Clyde Tolson, July 15, 1947.)  

it was a handwritten note to Clyde Tolson on July 15, 1947.

General Walter Bedell Smith, Director of the CIA from 1950-53 stated:

“The Central Intelligence Agency has reviewed the current situation concerning unidentified flying objects which have created extensive speculation in the press and have been the subject of concern to Government organizations… Since 1947, approximately 2,000 official reports of sightings have been received and of these, about 20% are as yet unexplained.

“It is my view that this situation has possible implications for our national security which transcend the interests of a single service. A broader, coordinated effort should be initiated to develop a firm scientific understanding of the several phenomena which apparently are involved in these reports…” (1952 memorandum to the National Security Council.) 


General Douglas MacArthur:

“Because of the developments of science, all the countries on earth will have to unite to survive and to make a common front against attack by people from other planets. The politics of the future will be cosmic, or interplanetary.” (The New York Times, October 8, 1955.)

“You now face a new world – a world of change. The thrust into outer space of the satellite, spheres and missiles marked the beginning of another epoch in the long story of mankind – the chapter of the space age… We speak in strange terms: of harnessing the cosmic energy… of the primary target in war, no longer limited to the armed forces of an enemy, but instead to include his civil populations; of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy… “ (Address by General Douglas MacArthur to the United States Military Academy at West Point, May 12, 1962.)

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, Chief of Project Blue Book, from his book, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, 1956:

“Every time I get skeptical, I think of the other reports made by experienced pilots and radar operators, scientists, and other people who know what they are looking at. These reports were thoroughly investigated and they are still unknowns.

“We have no aircraft on this earth that can at will so handily outdistance our latest jets… The pilots, radar specialists, generals, industrialists, scientists, and the man on the street who have told me, ‘I wouldn’t have believed it either if I hadn’t seen it myself,’ knew what they were talking about. Maybe the Earth is being visited by interplanetary space ships.

His comments on the Lubbock lights case:

“When four college professors, a geologist, a chemist, a physicist and a petroleum engineer report seeing the same UFOs on fourteen different occasions, the event can be classified as, at least, unusual. Add the fact that hundreds of other people saw these UFOs and that they were photographed, and the story gets even better. Add a few more facts – that these UFOs were picked up on radar and that a few people got a close look at one of them, and the story begins to convince even the most ardent skeptic.” (Ruppelt, Edward J., The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, New York: Doubleday, 1956.)  

Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, first Director of the CIA (1947-50). In 1957, he joined the Board of Governors of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon (NICAP), a UFO investigating group. In 1960, he stated:

“Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control… It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is… “ (Maccabee, Bruce, “What The Admiral Knew: UFO, MJ-12 and R. Hillenkoetter,” International UFO Reporter, Nov./Dec., 1986.)

He also recommended:

“It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings. Behind the scenes high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.” (Statement in a NICAP news release, February 27, 1960.)

General Curtis LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff, in his 1965 autobiography, Mission With LeMay, stated that although the bulk of UFO reports could be explained as conventional or natural phenomena, some could not:

“We had a number of reports from reputable individuals (well-educated serious-minded folks, scientists and fliers) who surely saw something.

“Many of the mysteries might be explained away as weather balloons, stars, reflected lights, all sorts of odds and ends. I don’t mean to say that, in the unclosed and unexplained or unexplainable instances, those were actually flying objects. All I can say is that no natural phenomena could be found to account for them… Repeat again: There were some cases we could not explain. Never could.” (Statement from 1965 autobiography Mission With LeMay, with MacKinlay Kantor, New York: Doubleday, 1965.)  

Major General E.B. LeBaily, USAF Director of Information:

“Many of the reports that cannot be explained have come from intelligent and technically well-qualified individuals whose integrity cannot be doubted.” (September 28, 1965, letter to USAF Scientific Advisory Board requesting a review of the UFO project. Gillmor, Daniel S., ed. “Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects” (The Condon Report), New York Times Books, 1969.) 

General George S. Brown, USAF Chief of Staff, addressed the appearance of UFOs during the Vietnam War at a press conference:

“I don’t know whether this story has ever been told or not. They weren’t called UFOs. They were called enemy helicopters. And they were only seen at night and they were only seen in certain places. They were seen up around the DMZ [demilitarized zone] in the early summer of ’68. And this resulted in quite a little battle. And in the course of this, an Australian destroyer took a hit and we never found any enemy, we only found ourselves when this had all been sorted out. And this caused some shooting there, and there was no enemy at all involved but we always reacted. Always after dark. The same thing happened up at Pleiku at the Highlands in ’69.” (Department of Defense transcript of press conference in Illinois, October 16, 1973.)  


Victor Marchetti, former CIA official:

“We have, indeed, been contacted – perhaps even visited – by extraterrestrial beings, and the U.S. government, in collusion with the other national powers of the earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public.“The purpose of the international conspiracy is to maintain a workable stability among the nations of the world and for them, in turn, to retain institutional control over their respective populations. Thus, for these governments to admit that there are beings from outer space… with mentalities and technological capabilities obviously far superior to ours, could, once fully perceived by the average person, erode the foundations of the earth’s traditional power structure. Political and legal systems, religions, economic and social institutions could all soon become meaningless in the mind of the public. The national oligarchical establishments, even civilization as we now know it, could collapse into anarchy.

“Such extreme conclusions are not necessarily valid, but they probably accurately reflect the fears of the ‘ruling classes’ of the major nations, whose leaders (particularly those in the intelligence business) have always advocated excessive governmental secrecy as being necessary to preserve ‘national security.'”

 (Marchetti, Victor: “How the CIA Views the UFO Phenomenon,” Second Look, Vol. 1, No.7, Washington, D.C., May 1979.) 



Harry S. Truman
, at the time he was President, commented:

“I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth.” (April 4, 1950, White House Press Conference.)  

President Gerald Ford, in a letter he sent as a Congressman to L. Mendel Rivers, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, on March 28, 1966:

“No doubt, you have noted the recent flurry of newspaper stories about unidentified flying objects (UFOs). I have taken special interest in these accounts because many of the latest reported sightings have been in my home state of Michigan… Because I think there may be substance to some of these reports and because I believe the American people are entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them by the Air Force to date, I am proposing that either the Science and Astronautics Committee or the Armed Services Committee of the House, schedule hearings on the subject of UFOs and invite testimony from both the executive branch of the Government and some of the persons who claim to have seen UFOs… In the firm belief that the American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena. I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment on this subject.” (Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, Eighty-Ninth Congress, Second Session, Hearing on Unidentified Flying Objects, April 5, 1966.) 

President Ronald Reagan was often quoted referring to the possibility of an alien threat. Describing discussions held privately with General Secretary Gorbachev, he stated:

“… when you stop to think that we’re all God’s children, wherever we may live in the world, I couldn’t help but say to him, just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries and we would find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.” (White House transcript of “Remarks of the President to Fallston High School Students and Faculty,” December 4, 1985.)

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly in September 1987:

“In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.” (Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Forty-second session, “Provisional Verbatim Record of the Fourth Meeting”, September 21, 1987.)  


Representative John W. McCormack, (D-Massachusetts), Speaker of the House stated in a November 4, 1960 letter to Major Donald Keyhoe:

“Some three years ago, [1957], as chairman of the House Select Committee on Outer Space out of which came the recently established NASA, my Select Committee held executive sessions on the matter of ‘Unidentified Flying Objects.’ We could not get much information at that time, although it was pretty well established by some in our minds that there were some objects flying around in space that were unexplainable.” (Hall, Richard, The UFO Evidence, NICAP, 1964.) 

Representative Jerry L. Pettis, (R-California), stated in 1968 during the House Committee on Science and Astronautics hearing on UFOs:

“Having spent a great deal of my life in the air, as a pilot… I know that many pilots… have seen phenomena that they could not explain. These men, most of whom have talked to me, have been very reticent to talk about this publicly, because of the ridicule that they were afraid would be heaped upon them… However, there is a phenomena here that isn’t explained.” (U.S. House of Representatives, Ninetieth Congress, Second session, July 29, 1968.) 


Representative Steven H. Schiff, (R-New Mexico), in response to inquiries from his constituents in 1993 concerning a possible cover-up of the crash of an alleged UFO outside Roswell, NM in 1947, requested information from the Department of Defense. In a CBS radio interview in February 1994, he stated:

“I wrote to the Dept. of Defense, laying out these allegations and asking them if someone could come over with the file and brief me on it. My intent was to simply release this back to whomever inquired, which is very routine in Congress.

“The response I got was not routine. The response I got was a very brief letter from the Air Force saying that my request had been referred to the National Archives, without any further comment… and without any offer of any kind of assistance in retrieving it… So I went to the National Archives and the National Archives wrote a letter back to me saying they didn’t have anything in their files on the Roswell incident… I just have to say this much: the way the Dept. of Defense has responded has not been routine.”

Having been given a “runaround” in his search, he instigated an inquiry by the GAO (General Accounting Office) in 1994 into the handling of Air Force files relating to this matter.

“I did not ask the General Accounting Office to try once and for all to resolve this matter… What I asked the GAO to do was to assist me in locating whatever Air Force and Defense Department files would have existed on the subject, or an accounting of what happened to them.

“To me the issue is government accountability. I think that people who want to see government records are entitled to see government records or to get an explanation of what happened to them, regardless of their reason, regardless of the subject matter. It was my intention simply to make that information public if I could… unless there is a present security reason why not – and I have to add real fast if the matter is classified ‘military secret,’ we members of Congress can’t just go monkeying around in there anytime we want. There are procedures for us too and that’s fine with me.

“I was not told that we have a file that’s classified. I was simply referred to an agency which I have to believe – now that I know the prominence of the Roswell incident – I have to believe the Dept. of Defense knew very well that I wasn’t going to find anything in the National Archives when they sent me there twice.

“It’s difficult for me to understand even if there was a legitimate security concern in 1947, that it would be a present security concern these many years later. Frankly I am baffled by the lack of responsiveness on the part of the Defense Dept. on this one issue, I simply can’t explain it.” (Excerpts of Congressman Schiff’s remarks on CBS radio’s The Gil Gross Show, February 1994.)  


Brigadier General João Adil Oliveira
, Chief of the Air Force General Staff Information Service (with the rank of Colonel), led the first official military UFO inquiry in Brazil in the mid-50s. In a “Briefing” to the Army War College in Rio de Janeiro on November 2, 1954, Col. Oliveira stated:

“I wish to give you a summary of what is known in the world about ‘flying discs,’ of what is known about the opinion of qualified experts who have dealt with this matter. The problem of ‘flying discs’ has polarized the attention of the whole world, but it’s serious and it deserves to be treated seriously. Almost all the governments of the great powers are interested in it, dealing with it in a serious and confidential manner, due to its military interest.” (Col. Oliveira’s Briefing included short summaries of several UFO incidents in the USA and Brazil. The full text was published in O’Cruzeiro magazine, Rio de Janeiro, December 11, 1954; reprinted in Martins, João, As Chaves do Mistério, Rio: HUNOS 1979.)  

Later promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, he was interviewed by the Brazilian press on February 28, 1958:

“It is impossible to deny any more the existence of flying saucers at the present time… The flying saucer is not a ghost from another dimension or a mysterious dragon. It is a fact confirmed by material evidence. There are thousands of documents, photos, and sighting reports demonstrating its existence. For instance, when I went to the Air Force High command to discuss the flying saucers I called for ten witnesses – military (AF officers) and civilians – to report their evidence about the presence of flying saucers in the skies of Rio Grande do Sul, and over Gravataí AFB [Air Force Base]; some of them had seen UFOs with the naked eye, others with high powered optical instruments. For more than two hours the phenomenon was present in the sky, impressing the selected audience: officers, engineers, technicians, etc.” (“How to doubt?,” O Globo, Rio de Janeiro, February 28, 1958; cited in Fontes, Olavo, M.D., “UAO Sighting Over Trindade,” The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, May 1960.) 


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