Saturday, September 24, 2016

THE GREAT DEBATE .

THE GREAT DEBATE
This debate is going to hit the ratings .  It's also the best in exposing our politicians as to what they really are .  Ah sure we Know that Hillary Clinton has good baggage for Trump to rip out The best scenario for the Democratic party will be a Clinton vs. Trump election because at that point, when he starts hammering at Hillary, Think about it: Trump has gotten way more than his fair share of the press, while the more moderate republicans were ignored. . On the OTHER hand Hillary has good ammo to plaster Trump . The first debate for America is a history maker .In spite of the hype, these debates will have very little impact on the outcome of this election.Almost all of America will be watching this first debate to see these two contenders in action. (**)>>All Donald Trump has to do is look and act presidential. Hillary has to prove that she is physically able to perform the duties of the presidency.   It took a while move the forces at work to make this coincidence happen . The First woman candidate ever to win the nomination , the first billionaire ever to buy a public office with out ever being in a government position . I would say if you like the odds , it' s the squeaky wheel . But on Monday night, the two will stand face to face on a debate stage for the first time.The stakes are high for both candidates. Many recent polls have shown a narrow race, yes narrow enough { perhaps to repeat the Bush -Gore fiasco} , but it is going to drive the United States congress crazy. The debate is like a fighting ring , there are always punches , mud slinging proper  Either CASE , Trump is likely to attack outgoing President Obama by making (1.1)>>Hillary his punching bag . Trump floated a new idea for his upcoming debates against Clinton, proposing a debate without a moderator to avoid a “very unfair” showdown . questioning Clinton over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state while seemingly giving Trump a pass, allowing his false assertion that he never supported the Iraq War to go unchecked. This could be the Achilles  heal as far as where Trump is going for .  For Mrs. Clinton she has some advantages of attack . One is put Trump in the catagory of the super rich , out of touch  (1.2)>>oligarch. We  already know that .In mock debates and closed-door sessions that last hours, Mrs. Clinton and her top advisers are prepping ways to use Mr. Trump’s own words against him. Campaign officials say Mrs. Clinton also must make a positive case for her candidacy while reminding voters of her rival’s most controversial comments. Trump also release his plan to beef up the military { as usual because military budget matter most } Earlier on Wednesday he called for a massive expansion of the military, including many thousands more troops for the Army for a total of 540,000 and increasing the number of Marine Corps battalions from 23 to 36. To do so, Mr. Trump said he would ask Congress to eliminate so-called sequestration caps on military spending that have forced the reduction of troops — budget limits that Mr. Trump had supported until recently. . I think a 90 minute debate is way to long for any of them both  to get through with out saying something absurd. If Hillary is as experienced and knowledgeable as her supporters state, why does she need to go into hiding for a week to prep for the debate?  Shouldn't all her leadership skills and foreign policy experience just come gushing out at a moment's notice? NOW HOW EVER the World is going to watch this debate . Russia's
Putin is going to tune in . Putin has a lot of "steaks" in this { yea , the word is like sirloin} to see what way Hillary could be cut down . I am guessing , that Russia is pro Trump . Now the People's Republic of China might be weighing in on this , how ? I think the Chinese view Hillary is easy pickings in international politics , as Secretary of the State she did miserably , aiding the { the turmoil in the middle-east } . The Communists could benefit from a President Hillary , she would not go the way of Trump on trade deals that sent American jobs overseas . She is likely to continue the status quo .Television networks and online streaming sites, including Facebook and Twitter, will carry the same feed on Monday, showing a spare debate stage at Hofstra University, on Long Island, a format that predates the blaring graphics and space-age sets that now dominate television news..  (1.3)>>I am pretty sure that something stupid is going to happen ...........what happens if she slips into a coughing fit?  What happens if there's any other medical event during the debate? Don't let that distract you ! So what to expect otherwise ? While Clinton read prepared remarks from a TelePrompTer, there was no telling what her opponent might do or say, what demographic he would demonize or which voting bloc he could alienate. It might be impossible and irresponsible to look away. Remember too Hillary will unleash countless temper tantrums  And in that unpredictability, there was power.While the Clinton camp fumed, the billionaire salesman delivered a vintage performance, equal parts erratic, insane  and yet  mesmerizing to an already confused American population.

NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(**)>>All Donald Trump. He might make sexist comments about women, knowing that they make up a slight majority of the electorate, by referring, perhaps, to a popular female journalist who asked him a tough question as a "bimbo" or by tweeting an unflattering photo of his opponent's wife to mock her appearance. These actions would make something like 70% of women hate him.(1.1)>>Hillary. Mrs. Clinton has been on the national scene for nearly 30 years and carries all of the baggage of those tumultuous decades: endless scandals, ethical tightrope-walking, legal dodge ball, compulsive lying, slimy blame-shifting, bunker paranoia, the systematic selling of her offices for personal enrichment and the deliberate jeopardizing of the nation’s most sensitive secrets for her family’s gain. (1.2)>>oligarch. a person who belongs to a small group of people who govern or control a country, business, etc. I consider the United States of America slowly evolving into a oligarchy . (1.3)>>I am pretty sure that something stupid is going to happen ........... what can go wrong ? I am concerned about Hillary's health . I can just see her stumbling on the platform . I admit that going on a champaign on a 24hr non stop can have unwanted effects on the body . I am assuming that both candidates are on the brink !

Friday, September 16, 2016

Standing up & Standing down for Kaepernick .

Kaepernick first time in 
the news was when he was
arrested  2014 , for involvement ina
suspicious incident .
Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem is not a crime in it's own way  , he has free will to kneel or sit . I wanted to pull a few strings on this one . I have friends on both sides of the read . My African American friends are cheering on Kaepernick , my conservative Anglo-American friends are already saying "traitor" . So I am I standing up or down on this ? So I am going to explain both sides on this &  I am going to explain the National Anthem a bit how I interpret it . There is a story behind everything.  The sport's world has had its good days and bad days.Controversy follows athletes , either they are making political statements , or their drunk and beating up their pregnant girl friends . I have a beef with my favorite football team the 49ers' , that  their looking like more  a bunch of "hoods" as far as behavior out side of kicking the football.  .Over the years the team has going through replacing its coaches , players at random. How this team stays together is baffling    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. I am not going to rebuttal him to certain extant .There is a lot of liberal attitudes that do glory a objectionable protest .Former MLB manager  Tony La Russa  also weighed in on Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest in an interview with SI Now's Maggie Gray on Wednesday, calling it disrespectful and questioning whether Kaepernick is protesting just to draw attention to himself. Gray asked La Russa how he would handle a player taking a knee during the anthem, as Kaepernick has done before games this year, if he were still a manager of an MLB team. Orioles outfielder Adam Jones recently expressed his disappointment in MLB's failure to join in the protest that is sweeping the NFL, calling football "a white man's sport." I think that calling  the sport " a white man's sport "  is how  some of the players feel by interjecting racism into a profession that is dominated by rich black athletes is rather hypocritical.    Kaepernick announced that he will no longer stand during the national anthem in protest of police violence against African-Americans and institutional racism. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he explained. I agree that he is right on this , police shooting of un-armed black men has increased into dominance in our news media outlets because of cell phones. I have written before on police excessive force , how some of it is unjustified . Also I think that black on black "crime" is a serious issue as well . It's just deep rooted in a {our} crumbling society where family values have taken a wrong turn with the new social -economic - morality that is being fostered on black Americans{ more or less on white Americans as well }  .  President Barack Obama took a moment to comment on Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, a stand he’s taking against (1.1)>>“a country that oppresses Black people“, has stoked a fierce debate from all sides. Some applaud his stance. Some say he doesn’t have a right to do it. The news over the last few years , maybe a decade or so long ,(1)>> lists a bunch of 49ers' players who have been involved with"crime" .  Kaepernick is just the icing on the cake with the teams problem .While we assume and say "game on" , just because your favorite team wins a game , underneath its all covering up something rather  disturbing . Yes, personally like the NRA would never say that there is nothing wrong with guns & people as mix , the NFL will not admit that players have serious problems with drugs , alcohol and anger management .

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM .
"old glory" as she was called
survived the "bombs bursting
in mid air ..." 
This might be  just a growing  movement to sweep way our national anthem . Its ludicrous for me to say that but , knowing the base liberal mind set in our  government that renamed Mount McKinley Denali /dᵻˈnɑːli/. or attacking another historical less loved  icon of the Confederate flag , or even pretty much as saying our nation is in convulsion against its past . That everything that made America , its sweat , blood and tears that was fought by so many peoples , sects & so on . The current generation is destroying its national heritage in this last decade . Remember the patriotism of the September 11th , 2001 terror attacks ? That too is being swept away . The 3000 or so that died in the World Trade center attacks , their memories is being replaced more and more with a apologetic sympathy for the 911 hijackers because  they were "Muslim" . Its crazy , many of you may not agree with me , but so many died for trying to be American { white, black , red yellow , male and female } . So how does the National Anthem here STAND in all respects to this controversy ? So lets go back in time to the year of 1812 ...........Although its events inspired one of the nation’s most famous patriotic songs, the War of 1812 is a relatively little-known war in American history. Despite its complicated causes and inconclusive outcome, the conflict helped establish the credibility of the young United States among other nations. It fostered a strong sense of national pride among the American people, and those patriotic feelings are reflected and preserved in the song we know today as the U.S. national anthem."The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written on September 14, 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the large American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the American victory.  In this case Scott Key's lyrics to his poem have drawn controversy , but what do these mean? Here is a look at some of the suspected verses : 
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,

A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
If you read the 3rd stanza " No refuge could save the hireling and slave" , that one verse that set off more chatter over the anthem , its slavery connections . So I have to conjurer up the spirit of the man who wrote the  star-spangled banner,  yes he was a slave owner , yes in 1812 that was one of the sins of this young nation , but Scott Key's does not deserve to be reviled . So in a fictional way , lets call up the ghost of the man who wrote it . Talk to him in our modern way with all our machines as a spirit medium would , pray ask him his feelings about slavery .
The Un-Politics . Mr. Key's do you have any more feeling for the institution of slavery ?
Mr. Key's : After spending time in this realm of spirit & though I repented that I owned slaves , but I hearken then to my era . I thought that we were doing God's will by having slaves , by lifting them up for savagery . (weeping)  Yea, your right when you made me read the Constitution saying all men are "created equal" . That now applies to other races of men .
The Un-Politics . Yea, women too in our day Mr. Key's .
Mr. Key's " The fair sex?" 
The Un-Politics . Yes , women finally won the right to vote , rather late in American history though ..
The Un-Politics. Yes, a majority of whites thought that slavery was "gods will" , but since now you have recanted to the world that slavery was wrong . I want to know about what exactly did you mean in the great poem you wrote star-spangled banner , when you wrote ' 

Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:'
Mr. Key's . OK , what I am about to tell you is going to be contrary to your modern thinking . Yes, in 1814 I was referring  to cowards as hirelings and slaves who did not fight for the Republic , (2)>> some had escaped and joined the British army . The British came with trinkets of freedom trying to buy the run away slaves for their " army " . Many of them would be sold to serve overseas . Yes I was speaking of their blood as being washed out against their own country . As you may not understand the perilous times of the war { of 1812} , both free and slave were endanger of their lives . The Capital was burnt , and President Monroe was in hiding . The British attacked Fort McHenry form all sides as I recollect , cannon fire were the bombs in the air , but no Continental solder would lower the flag to surrender . The Americans, under the command of
Major George Armistead, lost four killed, including one black and brave soldier Private William Williams, he gave is life for the LIBERTY of this country  and a woman AS WELL who was cut in half by a bomb as she carried supplies to the troops, and 24 wounded. At one point during the bombardment, a bomb crashed through the fort's powder magazine. Fortunately for the defenders, either the rain extinguished the fuse or the bomb was a dud. Yes I wrote what I wrote , as People of this Century Judge me , but I wrote by the hand of the spirit that was upon me . 
***********************************
So it end  here . As I summoned Scott Key  from out of the spirit realm , trying to get to the bottom of this whole tangled mess , and the question of patriotism , oppression of races . The paradigm is here , 200 years ago our nation faced a crisis . Here today we are again facing a crisis that questions how long can we remain a free sovereign  state . From with we are being slowly eroded by persons who are trying to destroy our national heritage , even if its controversial , yeas America had slavery , and its evils , but now either standing up or down to the national anthem makes no difference . Reverence to the past   is a call of repentance .
Adieu. 



NOTES AND COMMENTS :
(1.1)>>“a country that oppresses Black people“. SLAVERY is one of the sins of this nation , but every other nation had a form of slavery . BUT America should have been more enlightened , since the founding fathers were more radical politicians should have sized the opportunity in 1788 to have ended the wicked institution that brought the "blood of men" into the center of a civil war , subsequent equal rights movement led by DR. Martin Luther King . Yet we still have "oppression" , its now rather self inflicted, via social brainwashing , conditioning  , subliminal manipulation { it crosses all races } oppression now can't tell no difference of skin color.(1)>> lists a bunch of 49ers' players who have been involved with "crime" . http://nfl-arrests.pointafter.com/d/a/San-Francisco-49ersSince 2012, the 49ers lead the NFL in player arrests with 12. Kaepernick's antics go back to 2014 , and two other NFL players are linked to an investigation involving a woman who said she woke up in a hospital after drinking with the players, but said none of the players had been arrested or charged with any crime.The April 1 incident involved a woman with whom Kaepernick reportedly had a previous sexual relationship and happened at the Miami apartment of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, according to a four-page police report. The woman filed the report with Miami police on the evening of April 3.None of the players have been questioned, arrested or charged with any crime, Miami police spokesman Rene Pimental said Thursday. Bruce Miller for example , while attention was on Kaepernick , Miller had another run with the law . About 2:45 a.m., police responded to a call about an intoxicated man who was trying to enter a hotel room occupied by a 70-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife, police said. When the couple’s 29-year-old son, who was in a neighboring room, told Miller he had the wrong room, police said, Miller “charged” the man and a physical confrontation occurred.(2)>> some had escaped and joined the British army .According to https://www.nps.gov/articles/wedged-between-slavery-and-freedom.htm . "men of African descent did serve as soldiers and sailors aboard warships and on privateers during the war in substantial numbers on either side; nearly 1,000 African American sailors were captured and held in Britain’s notorious Dartmoor prison—and they embraced their status as free black seamen struggling to uphold their belief in “Free Trade and Sailors Rights.” Some 600 Chesapeake Bay slaves joined the British Colonial Marines and marched with redcoats on Washington, DC, and Baltimore, while others chose to remain with their masters and fight for the Americans. The American army had not opened its enlistments to black troops, and most states did not permit blacks to muster. There were no all-black regular army units in 1812 and 1813, and the black presence, when noted, was poorly documented. Along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, enslaved peoples faced the same choices as did those in the Chesapeake, while along the Gulf Coast they found additional choices—some joined with the Spanish, with Native American tribes, and others with Andrew Jackson or the British. Jackson ultimately secured the assistance of most with promises of freedom and equality that never fully appeared" .

Saturday, September 10, 2016

**FOX-Y TROT

**FOX-Y TROT
I would not be writing anything about FOX news  had it not been for the 20 million dollar settlement that  Gretchen Carlson received because  of her allegations of sexual harassment by then-(1)>>Chairman Roger Ailes.Carlson, whose contract with (1.2)>>Fox News expired in June, says her refusal of sexual advances led to recrimination that included a pay cut, a shift to a lower-profile afternoon show, and the lack of chances to conduct important interviews. Ailes initially said Carlson's "allegations are false" and that she had sued in retaliation after her contract wasn't renewed. But two weeks after the suit was filed, Ailes resigned from his post as chairman and CEO of Fox News.There is something really funny about this , as far as allegations of sexual harassment , (2)>>FOX news has a long record of problems .Roger Ailes other partner is the famed (2.2)>>Rupert Murdoch  like Ailes has also seen scandal .The FOX news chairmans both have had a  relentless pursuit of power has worked in the United States, where neither the Federal Communications Commission nor Congress has mustered the courage to challenge runaway media consolidation or call Murdoch to account. Free Press has asked the FCC to assess the company’s fitness to continue holding 27 television broadcast licenses in light of the widening scandal, and continues to urge Congress to conduct hearings into the allegations of News Corp.’s “rampant law breaking.” The news was delivered in person by Rupert Murdoch, the 85-year-old media mogul who started Fox News with Roger Ailes 20 years ago. It was an unexpected visit, and with stunned employees listening in Fox’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters, Mr. Murdoch announced that Mr. Ailes was out as chairman and chief executive. Mr. Murdoch himself would be taking over Fox News in the interim. Fox News has been as politically significant in the US as the Sun has been in the UK, with one important difference. As a branch of Murdochs shadow political empire, the Sun has, in part at least, served the interests of his business empire. Fox News did not need to serve other Murdoch commercial interests. With a handsome annual profit, it is in its own right one of the empire’s most lucrative businesses. With Fox News, Murdoch’s two great passions – media and right-wing politics – have come together in perfect harmony.
FOX NEWS A SEXIST ENVIRONMENT ? .
These are the Fox News ladies you know today.
they remind me of of robots , from the
Steford Wives . Flawless , perfect
and same smile .
It does not escape me over the years that FOX news is a bit of a "sexist" environment  considering a number of young female anchors it has brought out as part of a marketing scheme . I don't want to put women down in this rant . Women often have fallen in a profession trap , that they all have to look pretty , have on the tightest , most colorful dress just to spark an eye for ratings . It does not work for me . A modest female anchor may not always depend on "looks" , but rather honesty , and modesty . Gretchen Carlson , most of the female hosts for FOX were the subject of a Howard Stern "hottest line up" .
Howard Stern took his love for Fox News anchors to a new level by creating a “Hottest Women of Fox News” bracket in the spirit of the famous NCAA basketball tournament. Other Fox News anchors on the list include: Julie Banderas, Shannon Bream, Gretchen Carlson, Ainsley Earhardt, Harris Faulkner, Lea Gabrielle, Jenna Lee, Martha McCallum, Maria Molina, Heather Nauert, Dana Perino and Andrea Tantaros.TV Newser reported that Mr. Stern’s media editor, J.D. Harmeyer, recently deemed Ms. Kooiman the “hottest chick ever on Fox News.” 
Wondering,  if hiring young pretty women on FOX  to host its programs were hand  picked for Ailes own tastes ?  is a matter of debate .  I noted that the female anchors are some not  all blond , blue eyes , some have provocative clothing, dresses , high heels shoes . You have to look closely ,  Not all of them, Greta Van Susteren is the only woman who still dress very formal and in pants. Susteren is more reserved as in professionalism if you to compare { forgive words here , but there are bimbos } other anchors . I also have great respect for Harris Faulkner who is the only  African American female who also is a great professional . Those two women are FOX news only saving grace .

I conclude with Gretchen Carlson's words on this subject :
"I am gratified that 21st Century Fox took decisive action after I filed my Complaint. I'm ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace. I want to thank all the brave women who came forward to tell their own stories and the many people across the country who embraced and supported me in their #StandWithGretchen. All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered and rewarded."

NOTES AND COMMENTS:
**FOX-Y TROT. Throwing my own spin on FOX . Pardon my own sexist description . I though I was writing a serious satire . Sex harassment is wrong . I believe women deserve to be paid , and treated fairly in their professionalism . Fox-y -Trot may be a derogatory . In case you don't know what it is . The Urban dictionary defines is asfemale persons preforming manly jobs whilst in bikinis, in slow motion". Though FOX news female anchors don't parade in bikini's , the line up best describes how a news channel may take up the ratings game with pretty young women anchors to host shows . I noticed it on FOX over the years . But if you incorporate sex in the news . You ask then , "how can news be taken seriously?".
(1)>>Chairman Roger AilesOn July 21, Fox News’ parent company announced that Ailes would be resigning his position at Fox News butwould receive $60 million and continue to work “as a consultant” with 21st Century Fox. Ailes’ ousting from the company follows a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. According to The Washington Post25 women have come forward to make similar harassment claims against Ailes.The New York Times reported on July 23 that Fox News may have “a broader problem in the workplace,” that extends beyond Ailes after at least “a dozen women” told the Times that “they had experienced some form of sexual harassment or intimidation at Fox News or the Fox Business Network, and half a dozen more who said they had witnessed it. Two of them cited Mr. Ailes and the rest cited other supervisors. (1.2)>>Fox News. I watch this news channel. I am guilty . I like to watch both sides , CNN and FOX . That's how I view "fair and balanced ".  Fox News was genuinely original – a 24-hour conservative-populist propaganda channel, where right-wing opinion and slanted news, described in Orwellian fashion as “fair and balanced”, were delivered in a highly entertaining fashion.   (2)>>FOX news has a long record of problems. Four years ago, there was a flurry of headlines when “Fox and Friends” hosts Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade had an on-air spat, an incident that was all Kilmeade’s fault. It started when Kilmeade made a sexist comment complaining that, “Women are everywhere.” “The O’Reilly Factor” has a regular segment where they send anchor Jesse Watters out on the street to mock and bully random people for “comedy,” and, unsurprisingly, a lot of that involves sexual harassmentYou’d think Bill O’Reilly would be a little more careful about that sort of thing, since he had to settle out of court after an employee taped him sexually harassing her. But that’s clearly not a problem for Fox News, where taking this demeaning attitude towards women seems normal. (2.2)>>Rupert Murdoch . For the past two decades, Rupert Murdoch allowed Fox News chief Roger Ailes to occupy one of the most unique — and powerful — perches in American politics and media: running a right-wing political operation under the guise of a 24-hour news network. As long as the profits rolled in, Murdoch virtually never meddled in Ailes’s world 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Politics of Extraterrestrial Communication

Politics of Extraterrestrial Communication .
ET has been phoning us , we have not
picked up the receiver although .
The world was almost abuzz with some information that some how just came to light . A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.The signal is from the direction of a (1)>>HD164595, a star about 95 light-years from Earth. The star is known to have at least one planet, and may have more. There are a lot of "curious" things about how this is being reported , right now  SETI   Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer are "playing down" the possible discovery . Let's put it this way , its last years news , yes,   the purported source of a signal found with the RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, at the northern foot of the Caucasus Mountains in Russia, that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.The signal was received on May 15, 2015, 18:01:15.65 (sidereal time), at a wavelength of 2.7 cm. The estimated amplitude of the signal is 750 mJy. No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilization, but it is certainly worth further study. What I am saying also is that  government disclosure is never going to happen , any proof of aliens becomes "secretive" Governments otherwise Russian or American  are in prospects hiding regarding any kind of alien outer space "contact" . I would never believe that our government is so "honest" and "straight" with the public . The movie Contact which starred Jodi Foster was made in the 1990s, showed a "fictional" American government that was transparent enough to go public about a alien "contact" , build a teleportation device for Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, sending her to the star Vega. The film was made in part from the book with ideas penned by Dr. Carl Sagan who is well know for his Cosmos TV series . It's never the case yet NASA ,Roscosmos its Russian  NASA equivalent are not going public with any discoveries .  I am sure the Russian media was also  (1.2)>>"hush hush"about it,  till  some one (1.3)>>leaked the information enough to warrant a SETI investigation . It's strange that this also follows the discovery of an earth sized exoplanet orbiting the nearest star named (2)>>Proxima Centuari . If Proxima b is confirmed in orbit around our nearest star, conditions on the planet are certain to be very different from conditions here on Earth, said planetary scientist Athena Coustenis, director of research for the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France at the Meudon Paris Observatory, and chair of the European Science Foundation's space exploration committee. Honestly I don't think that Proxima b is "earthlike" with "life" as we would know it here on Earth . Scientists do have a spin on words .Proxima Centauri, a low-mass red dwarf that’s the closest one of all. With an estimated mass of 1.3 times Earth and receiving 70% of the incident sunlight, the world makes a complete revolution around its star in just 11 days. If verified, this would  be the closest planet outside of our Solar System ever discovered. I personally don't think this planet orbits it's star in 11 days . Our Earth takes 365 days to go around the sun . Curiously enough a lot of the newly discovered exoplanets orbit their suns in short orbits like the moons of Jupiter . Also many have extremely tight and close orbits around their stars . My own speculation is that many are misreading data . Some of the new exoplanets are non existent . False positives . 
Why Government Disclosure will never happen .
Fictional  Ellie Arroway, a SETI researcher
who is shocked one
 day to discover a signal being returned
to our pale blue dot from the star Vega.
 from  Contact . 
(3)>>Can the  American people can handle the truth ? I really don't think that any nation on earth could handle the idea of life on other planets , pretty much if such a discovery is made . It's not Star Trek folks . The truth is as I see it , its vary quite frighting . Don't think that the saucer brothers are going to take certain folks to the Mother-plane . I think aliens can be vary dangerous . Honestly most governments are likely going to be in denial mode . First off since modern technology has made our earth known to the galaxy by radio , TV transmissions , the planet earth is a galactic beacon that if any race within a 100 ly {light years} of us , has already picked us up , and knows where we are located . Our Earth is a radio source , much like any other cosmic radio source . Because of background radiation noise , its hard to distinguish intelligent radio communications .The equipment the researchers used can't determine whether the radio signal is broad or narrow band, which is important because natural sources of radio emission (of which there are many) tend to be broad. For a signal to be considered truly interesting, scientists want a narrow band and some indication of intelligent intent. A signal needs to repeat or pulse or vary in a way that could potentially be carrying coded information. John Podesta, campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House, has buoyed UFO disclosure campaigners with a series of shocking responses to questions from a TV reporter. Podesta was previously an adviser to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton.In an interview with CNN, he stressed it was time for the government to "release any evidence it has about the existence of alien forms of life in outer space."He said: "The US government could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena." When it comes to the US government covering up UFO’s and alien abductions, they are acting like your mum. Ever since the incident in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, they’ve covered up the existence of aliens among us. Consider the comments of Edgar Mitchell, an Apollo 14 astronaut in a conversation with WPTV, a West Palm Beach TV station. Tim Malloy, reporter, told the home viewers, “He says the government he served in the military, and as an astronaut, is perpetuating cover-ups of alien sightings going all the way back to the legendary July 9, 1947 Roswell incident, an alleged alien spacecraft crash where remains where allegedly recovered.”The idea that the government is conducting an alien cover up permeates the media. Every night in the United States, radio listeners tune in to Coast To Coast, a nationwide program featuring conspiracy theories, paranormal activity and UFOlogy. Many movies such as Men In Black and Independence Day as well as TV shows such as The X-Files use a conspiracy theme.It’s not just UFO “watchers” and “abductees” that believe the government is keeping secrets. A 1971 survey conducted by Industrial Research/Development magazine revealed that 76 percent of respondents believe leaders are not telling everything they know about UFOs.I was wondering a couple of things about SETI. First of all, let’s say it’s possible for them to recognize an alien signal, if they are blocking any signal emanating from Earth, they won’t pick up any of the signals coming from the UFO’s that are already here. Secondly, what if they are bouncing their signals off of pulsars to mask them? SETI would just write it off as a pulsar and that would be the end of it. I wonder if they ever tried to find a signal hidden inside the sounds coming from normal space objects.We wonder why SETI shuts down a few days after the NSA reveal that we have received messages already, it seems unlikely that only the lack of funds led to the sudden shutdown, ( f.e. the U.S. Air Force is interested in using the array to help track space debris)  is it that the government has taken control and they don’t want anyone else hearing the signal from ET or maybe a signal from an approaching object?  Allegations of a SETI cover up were made for years on  Coast to Coast radio show hosted by Art Bell. During the broadcast several years ago  professional SETI watcher Steven Greer, the CEO of Space Energy Access Systems, claimed that insiders told him that SETI discovered a high concentration of signals from space, and that another organization stepped in to block those signals. SETI, however, maintains that it has not seen any signals of note.However, significant number of people around our globe are not convinced by TASS’ version, believing it is one of the many cover ups aimed at deceiving us regarding the existence of advanced alien life from beyond our Solar System.  They question Russia's motives for the denial of the signals validity --you'll have to draw your own conclusions.

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(1)>>HD164595. is a G-type star located in the constellation of Hercules, 28.927 parsecs (about 94.4 light-years) from Earth that is notably similar to the Sun.It is the same stellar classification as the Sun: G2V. It has a similar temperature, at 5,790K compared with 5,778K for the Sun. It has a lower metallicity, at -0.06 compared with 0.00, and a slightly younger age, at 4.5 vs. 4.6 Gyr.(2)>>Proxima Centuari . The discovery of a roughly Earth-size planet around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to Earth, has generated a lot of buzz, and even speculation that a robotic probe may visit the world in the coming decades. But "Earth-size" is a very different thing than "Earth-like." Even though the newfound planet, known as Proxima b, appears to orbit in its star's habitable zone — the range of distances where water could exist in liquid form — nobody knows if it's actually capable of supporting life.    (1.2>> "hush hush " about it. But now Russian state media has stepped in to squash the rumors and claimed the mystery signal was a “terrestrial disturbance rather than a sound from an unearthly civilization”. Russia has been involved in the search for extraterrestrial since the Soviet era, when Alexander Ipatov, director of the Institute of Applied Astronomy at the Russian Academy of Sciences, was astonished to receive a similar signal, which also appeared to be sent by aliens. Until Russia clarifies the nature of its “terrestrial interference”, the wild speculation is likely to continue.    (1.3)>>leaked the information.  In an Observer piece calmly titled Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space the story is said to have been broken by “interstellar space reporter Paul Glister”, a US writer who runs a blog called ‘Centauri Dreams’. Other outlets, including The Guardian, also cite Glister, who apparently has a long history of writing sensible, if sometimes speculative, stories about deep space exploration. (3)>>Can the  American people can handle the truth ? Honestly has our government told anything that is truthful or transparent . The truth is not as you know it. Our faith in the media myth has been our Achilles heel.Many have realized long ago that our politicians will lie to us at the drop of a hat, but most have no clue that our news media lies and deceives us just as much, if not more so.We have been deceived by our media to such an extent, mostly because people are too trusting of our news system. They very naively believe that broadcasters and journalists would never lie to us. This trust has worked against us with devastating consequences which are unknown to most.To understand how badly you have been misled, you first need to learn about how our news organizations have been infiltrated. Once you learn this undeniable historical fact, it is far easier to understand that life is not as you know it.