Saturday, February 27, 2021

Over the Great Barrier Reef Save Corals?

Without rehashing cause and effect, there is merit in flooding cold water onto hte surface of specific reefs.  At least as an experiment.  We do believe this can be beneficial, but mother nature tends to surprise.

The energy problem is nonsense and demonstrates lack of imagination.  We want to run a simple sea proof pipe using a safe enough diameter out over the shelf and down some distance into the abyss.  Integrity may place real limits on depth, but we will generate a sharp temperature gradient around 600 feet down.  At some point the fluid pressure will mobalize the water to rise naturally inside the pipe.

This should be good enough to dump a continous supply of deep water onto the reef or lagoon surface with a rich mineralized water.  This should if conditions are correct produce a bloom of growth as wll as cool the surface waters extensively

It is easy to envision bigger and better out in the open sea, but this is also a compelling experiment that may also inspire a robust reef aquaculture as well.

Could Flushing Cold Water Over the Great Barrier Reef Save Corals?

Lack of action on climate change is forcing scientists to devise ever more elaborate ways to stave off damage

The health of corals on the Great Barrier Reef is routinely being threatened by hot water temperatures. The Australian government is investigating a range of techniques to try to protect the corals and stave off warming. (Andre Seale / VW PICS / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

By Gemma Conroy, Hakai


FEBRUARY 25, 2021 8:00AM

This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at

In early 2020, Australia was in the grip of its second hottest summer on record. As catastrophic bush fires turned the sky black, sea temperatures on the Great Barrier Reef soared above 29 °C, causing more than a quarter of the corals on the reef to turn a ghostly white. It was the third mass coral bleaching event to hit the UNESCO World Heritage Site in just five years.

In light of the ever-increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and rising ocean temperatures, scientists are scrambling to find ways to halt the reef’s rapid decline, from artificially brightening clouds to reflect more sunlight, to bolstering coral populations using in vitro fertilization.

Another possible strategy, explored in a new study, involves transporting cooled seawater to the reef and dousing the struggling corals to guard them against overheating. While the study shows that the idea works in theory, the authors caution that this respite would come with enormous economic and environmental costs.

“Cool-water injection has been investigated by others on small sections of reefs,” says Mark Baird, an aquatic scientist at the Australian government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. “It’s appealing because it directly addresses the problem of warm water at the seabed, which causes bleaching.”

To explore whether the idea could be applied to the world’s largest coral reef system, Baird and his team used computer models to simulate 19 sites on the Great Barrier Reef during a 2016–17 bleaching event.

The team analyzed tidal patterns and currents to determine the best conditions for the technique to be effective. Their calculations showed that the approach would have the highest chance of success at Lizard Island in Far North Queensland, as the oceanographic conditions would help the pumped seawater remain on the reef.

The researchers estimated that pumping water cooled to 27 °C—1 °C cooler than the average temperature on the reef—through four pipes at a rate of five cubic meters per second could cool 97 hectares of reef by at least 0.15 °C, which would be enough to ward off record-breaking sea temperatures and prevent bleaching.

But the energy costs involved in such a task would be gargantuan. To keep just the Lizard Island reef—just one of the 3,100 reefs on the Great Barrier Reef—cool over the summer would cost around US $3.9-million in energy alone. Given that 79 percent of Australia’s energy is derived from fossil fuels, producing this much power would further contribute to the warming that causes coral bleaching in the first place.

Baird says the result highlights the need to weigh the risks and benefits before applying geoengineering techniques to the real world.

“Widespread interventions will need to be optimized to increase benefits and reduce costs,” he says. “They will also need a high level of community support.”

The reef cooling technique was one of 160 interventions investigated by the Australian government during a $4.6-million feasibility study. A consortium of researchers working under the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program aims to help restore the Great Barrier Reef and protect it from the effects of climate change.

In April 2020, the government announced that it will invest a further $116-million to test and develop the most promising interventions identified by the initial two-year study. Among the 43 methods selected from the feasibility study are spraying tiny saltwater droplets into clouds to reflect sunlight, repairing damaged parts of the reef with 3D-printed structures, and creating nanosized water bubbles to shade vulnerable corals.

While novel, such interventions are futile if the underlying cause of the Great Barrier Reef’s deterioration is not addressed, says Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

“The first step in any restoration project should always be to remove the causes of environmental decline—otherwise, history will repeat itself,” says Hughes, who was not involved in Baird’s study.

“Governments and many industries often want to be seen to be doing something to allay public concern over the decline of reefs, even if their support for restoration projects is a smokescreen for inaction on climate change,” Hughes says.

While geoengineering and restoration efforts cannot reverse all the effects of human-induced climate change, Baird says he would prefer to implement a well-designed intervention than see the reef degrade further.

“My hope is that these interventions can improve the health of the corals so that future generations can experience a less-impacted reef,” he says. “Even this is a huge challenge.”

This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at

Lost Interview with Ufology Pioneer Riley Crabb Comes to Light

First off, understand that my Cloud Cosmology establishes three tiers of matter which then allows for planet formation and sun formation to include a hollow sphere design around an inner Sun.  This allows for earth like conditions on the interior surface for all properly sized spheres.

This conforms with the writings of Swedenborg from the late seventeenth  century although he did not percieve the nature of the actual planetary spheres.

So we come to the modern era in which communication with others is alledged.  Understanding the consequences of Cloud Cosmooogy allows us to avoid dismissing testimony out of hand.  This not your Newtonian cosmology at all but is the original Pythagorean Cosmology derived from mathematics directly.

This interview took place in 1955 and the information provided has aged well..  We uderstand the underlying physics been used and somewhat how to produce it.  Better ships were soon produced as well as human build versions as well.  Understand that this is the year in which research on Gravity manipulation went DARK.  After that we were given the Woo Woo treatment on the topic as the Air force put on a sham investigation program.

Lost Interview with Ufology Pioneer Riley Crabb Comes to Light - Part 2

Monday, February 22, 2021

Lost Interview with Ufology Pioneer Riley Crabb Comes to Light - Part 2

By Raymond A. Keller, PhD, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” the author of the international awards-winning Venus Rising Series, published by Headline Books and available on, while supplies last.

In the early days of television in the Hawaiian Islands, one of the more popular programs was Betty’s Guest Book, aired on the CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB-TV from 1 to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. To those senior citizens that can still remember the program, there was an episode that dealt with the most controversial subject of flying saucers that stood out above all the rest. Airing on 27 January 1955, this is perhaps one of the more intriguing interviews ever conducted regarding the UFO phenomenon, insofar as it contains many revelations about the advanced civilizations that exist on other bodies in our own solar system. The guest was Riley Hansard Crabb (2 April 1912-20 January 1994), a prominent researcher of esoterica and the borderland sciences. The following, taken from Dr. Raymond A. Keller’s Venus Files, is Part II of an exact transcript of that program from the audio tape recording made at home off of the television set by Riley’s then second wife, Judy Crabb:

Riley Crabb: Oh, oh, on the screen!

Betty Smyser: There’s another one!

Venusian scout ship photographed by George Adamski in December 1952.

Riley: This flying saucer picture, Betty, was taken by George Adamski in December 1952, over Palomar Gardens in California. You see the shape is quite similar to the one Allingham photographed. There are differences. This one presumably came from Venus. We also have a sketch of the individual Adamski talked to.

Betty: Not a picture, but a sketch?

Riley: Because Adamski wanted to take of picture of the Venusian but was courteously refused. One of Adamski’s witnesses, who observed the spaceman through binoculars, drew the sketch afterward. There’s a picture of Adamski with his telescope and….

Contactee George Adamski adjusts his eight-inch reflecting telescope at his home on the slopes of Mt. Palomar, California.

Betty: There it is!

Riley: Again, you see an almost completely covering spacesuit; however, there’s a wide belt and this individual wore shoes. He’s hatless and his hands are uncovered. He had long blond hair. There were differences. Yet if this spaceman’s hair were cut, he could pass for an Earth man easily, Betty.

Artist’s depiction of Orthon, based on description provided by Adamski. To the right are sketches of the alien’s footprints as made with plaster casts by Adamski’s friend Dr. George Hunt Williamson at the Desert Center, California, site of the 20 November 1952 flying saucer landing.

Betty: Just like the man from Mars. You said that he wouldn’t have any trouble either. He might even be mistaken for an Englishman. Well now, Riley, if men like Allingham and Adamski have done such intensive research and these books are available to the public, what has our government doing about this?

Riley: Even more intensive research and spending millions of dollars.

Betty: Well, this information has not been released to the public, has it?

Riley: A little…. Not much, that’s true. But then our government has much scientific information which is not released to the public- atomic energy developments, for example; things which we have developed ourselves are not public knowledge.

Betty: Yes, that seems to me a different situation from flying saucers; if you’re going to have them landing all over the Earth and people seeing them and writing accounts of them, you’d think our government would tell us what it is doing to find out the origin of these flying saucers.

Riley: Betty, scientific developments since the start of World War II have been highly secret with all governments of the world. Obviously, the performance of these spaceships is the most fabulous scientific discovery of the Earth! If it could be obtained…. I believe that our government and all governments are trying to crack the secret of the propulsion and levitation used by these visitors. We’ll get into that briefly in Leonard Cramp’s book in a few moments.

Betty: We haven’t finished with Mr. Allingham’s book, have we?

Riley: No, we haven’t. Allingham’s interview with the Martian lasted about half an hour. When the spaceman indicated that he had to leave, Allingham asked for a ride in the saucer, but was turned down. The individual got into the ship and it took off. One reason for the comparatively poor quality of Allingham’s pictures is that it was February, late in the day in Scotland; and by 4 p.m., it was getting rather dark. Also, Allingham was only an amateur photographer. We’ve all taken pictures which were blurred, especially if we were nervous.

Betty (laughs): I would have been a nervous wreck. I wouldn’t have been there when the spaceship landed. I’m not that curious; or rather, I think that my fear would have overcome my curiosity. Of have I seen too many of these George Pal science fiction movies? You know, with these horrible monsters that come at you with green eyes? But apparently when it comes to the real McCoy, there doesn’t seem to be anything to fear.

Riley: I don’t see why there should be, Betty. Apparently, they fear us as much or more than we fear them. They do not want us to travel to other planets in our own spaceships until we learn to control ourselves. The space people would hate to see us spread our troubles and our wars to other planets in the solar system.

Betty: You mean, Riley, that until we can get along with all the other countries right here on Earth, we shouldn’t spread out?

Riley: Yes, because the Martian was concerned as to whether or not we had gotten to the Moon. Allingham indicated to him that it would probably be two or three years; but this didn’t seem to make the Martian feel any better.

Betty: Tell me, Riley, would you recommend this book to anyone who has just a slight curiosity about flying saucers? Or is it a technical book only for people like yourself?

Riley: No, Allingham writes in mostly one syllable words which are quite easy to understand; and I would recommend it as a general review of the subject. He was interested in flying saucers for a long time. He has one whole chapter in here on the Moon as a space station and such evidence as the astronomers have picked up, especially in the 19th century, for physical structures, manmade structures on the Moon which have since disappeared. Present-day astronomers are inclined to doubt what was seen in the 19th century because it isn’t there anymore. Allingham suspects the structures were taken down and moved around to the invisible side of the Moon.

[  This has been completely eliminated from the public record although speculations on Mars canals were not - arclein ]

Betty: Well, maybe I’ll borrow this from you and read it. You’re doing a very good job of convincing me.

Riley: I’d like to get into the technical side a little now, but not too deeply, ladies.

Betty: Well now, women are very much interested in this!

Riley: You might have noticed in Adamski’s picture of a saucer that it was concave-shaped underneath. In this book, Space, Gravity and Flying Saucers, Leonard Cramp speculates on…. Oh, there’s another picture by Adamski, a closer view showing the hollowness underneath…. And Cramp theorizes about an anti-gravity beam which is focused downward from the saucer, driving it away from the Earth, and the fact that something like an inverted ice cream cone effect has been seen at night by different observers. They have seen a mass of light, cone-shaped, coming down toward the Earth (Crabb sketches this on a pad for the benefit of the television camera). The pressure from this anti-gravity beam apparently ionizes particles in the air, causing them to glow. Well, obviously this is not a flying saucer. This glowing cone is a secondary effect. I have a slide on that, perhaps the next one. No, this picture is another by George Adamski, of a carrier or mother ship launching small scout saucers. This next picture is of two English boys, Stephen Darbyshire and Henry Meyer. Three days previous to Allingham’s experience, these boys picked up a picture of a flying saucer over Lake Coniston. I believe this is the next one. Yes, there it is. Again, the bell shape. This is a corroborating type of thing. There’s the bell shape that Messier talked about in 1777.

[  This is a perfectly reasonable design of an early gravity elevator able to land on the surface. - arclein ]

Betty: Are there any more of these? I believe we’d better run on to Mr. Cramp, before we run out of time.

Riley: Yes. There is that one of Mr. Cramp’s illustrations. Taking the Darbyshire photograph and making an orthographic projection onto a drawing board for proportion and analysis, he also does the same with one of Adamski’s and shows that the proportions are the same.

Betty (Another slide flashes across the screen): What’s that?

Riley: Oh, that one is just a speculative drawing by Leonard Cramp, a cutaway of what the interior of a little scout saucer might look like.

Betty: Might look like?

Cutaway of bell-shaped Venusian scout ship as it appears in Leonard Cramp’s speculative book, Space, Gravity and the Flying Saucer.

Riley: Yes, pure speculation. And there, there is the cone effect we were talking about. The other illustration with it is the familiar heel or crescent Moon effect.

Betty: And what is that?

Riley: What? Oh, that’s the title to CBS’ You Are There. That’s not mine.

(There is a burst of laughter from the cameraman and the floor director.)

Betty (laughs): No. That’s my producer, Dar Reed, having some fun with us.

Riley (laughing with her): That’s all right with me.

Betty: Well, it sounds to me like this book of Cramp’s is more technical. I think I’d rather read this one, A Flying Saucer from Mars, Riley. But tell me more about this man, Cramp, is he a great authority?

Riley: No, I wouldn’t say that. I don’t know that he has any scientific standing in England, outside of the fact that he is a member of the British Interplanetary Society. All this is speculation as to different means of lift and propulsion. Anyone interested in the subject and with a technical background would enjoy reading it, I feel. It’s not too difficult. I’m no scientist; and I’ve enjoyed it so far.

Betty: Now, Riley, you make talks around town on this subject. What sort of questions do people ask you? After you’ve talked, and you have been a convincing as you have been here on this show today, what sort of questions do you get?

Riley: One of the most common is, “Why are they here?”

Betty: Do you know the answer?

Riley: The answers that have been received by radio and by direct contact indicate that they are here because they are greatly concerned about our activity in nuclear fission. Apparently, they are afraid that the after effects of atomic explosions may spread to the solar system and disturb the orbits of the other planets. They may make some sort of atomic war, if we get one started. They might possibly demagnetize a whole city, stopping all electricity.

[  Recall  the EMP pulse was not a thing when this interview happened unless you had the technical training and even then it was hardly pointed out - arclein  ]

Betty: You mean that somebody from Mars or Venus sent this message to Earth?

Riley: Heavens, yes! Radio messages or signals have been received from outer space ever since we have developed radio receivers.

Betty: Well, how can….

Riley: We can’t always translate them.

Betty: That’s what I was going to say: How could they be translated or decoded?

Riley: Some messages have been in English. The (Dr. George Hunt) Williamson group in Arizona has received some messages in International Code, which translated readily into English, and some in voice. That book (A. C. Bailey and Dr. George Hunt Williamson, The Saucers Speak, Los Angeles, California: New Age Publishing, 1954) of messages is available to anyone who wishes to buy it.

Betty: And you believe all of this?

Riley: Well, it ties together, Betty. I’m convinced.

Betty: What do you think is going to happen? According to your information, these flying saucers have been sighted since 1777 and maybe even earlier. Why haven’t they come down in droves and made friends and what not?

Riley: One of the messages from outer space, which I read at my last lecture, indicated that they won’t land in America or elsewhere until the majority of the people are ready to receive them.

Betty: Do you think, then, that they are more advanced than we are?

Riley: They seem to be. Obviously, they are scientifically.

Betty: Yes, their flying saucers, oh my….

Riley: And it would seem that they have solved most of their social problems, the ones which still bother us.

Betty: You mean they don’t have wars?

Riley: Yes.

Betty: You know, this has been an all-male discussion. Has a woman ever come down in a flying saucer?

Riley: That is what Truman Bethurum claims. He was on TV not long ago, on You Asked for It, and told of meeting the crew of a saucer- it was so large- and the leader was a woman. Art Baker had a woman on the program made up like her.

(Truman Bethurum wrote a popular book about his encounter with the female saucer pilot, Aboard a Flying Saucer, Los Angeles, California: DeVorss and Company, 1954.)

Betty: And did she look like a plain woman, just like the man from Mars just looked like a plain man?

Riley: Yes.

Betty: Oh-h-h-h-h-h-h, Riley. I wish we had more time to go on; but perhaps you could come back again some time.

Riley: Possibly when we have new material, Betty?

Betty: Yes, or when one has landed in Hawaii.

Riley: Well, we are considering building a communications device of our own. If we get some messages, we’ll be glad to relay them over your program.

Betty: Well, fine. Perhaps we will have Riley Crabb back again. And Riley, I do want to thank you. Now, I am afraid it’s time to sign off our show. Do come back and see us again.

Riley: I will. And thank you, Betty.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Lost Interview with Ufology Pioneer Riley Crabb Comes to Light - Part I

Lost Interview with Ufology Pioneer Riley Crabb Comes to Light - Part I

By Raymond A. Keller, PhD, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” the author of the international awards-winning Venus Rising Series, published by Headline Books and available on, while supplies last.

In the early days of television in the Hawaiian Islands, one of the more popular programs was Betty’s Guest Book, aired on the CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB-TV from 1 to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. To those senior citizens that can still remember the program, there was an episode that dealt with the most controversial subject of flying saucers that stood out above all the rest. Airing on 27 January 1955, this is perhaps one of the more intriguing interviews ever conducted regarding the UFO phenomenon, insofar as it contains many revelations about the advanced civilizations that exist on other bodies in our own solar system. The guest was Riley Hansard Crabb (2 April 1912-20 January 1994), a prominent researcher of esoterica and the borderland sciences. The following, taken from Dr. Raymond A. Keller’s Venus Files, is an exact transcript of that program from the audio tape recording made at home off of the television set by Riley’s then second wife, Judy Crabb:

Riley Crabb (1912-1994), pioneer ufologist and paranormal investigator.

Betty Smyser: We have a guest who is an expert on a very unusual subject, flying saucers. His name is Riley Crabb. This is so nice of you to come down and tell us about a subject which is so fascinating. But is it believable?

Riley Crabb: Yes. That’s what we will find out during your show.

Betty: I read in the paper the other day that you gave a talk at the YMCA. What did you talk about?

Riley: The title of last Tuesday evening’s talk, Betty, was, “Flying Saucers and Why Some Men Are Taken for a Ride.” It was given at a public meeting of the Theosophical Society, of which I am lodge president.

Betty: First, Riley, how did you become interested in interplanetary travel?

Riley: One of the radio engineers here in Honolulu, back in 1950, gave me a copy of True magazine, which had one of their first articles on the subject. Prior to that, I dismissed them as hallucinations. But the factual material in the article startled me. Shortly after that, I had a chance to join the Borderland Sciences Research Associates, a group with headquarters in San Diego. We compile material of this kind and analyze it to see what truth is in it.

Betty: And you have been pursuing your studies ever since?

Riley: Yes, Betty, I’m afraid it has become an avocation now.

Betty: What, just exactly, is a flying saucer supposed to be?

Riley: Apparently, it is a spaceship for traveling between planets.

Betty: Just as simple as that?

Riley: Just as simple as that, Betty. I have two books here, just recently received from the British Book Centre in New York. One is Space, Gravity and the Flying Saucer by Leonard Cramp. This man is a member of the British Interplanetary Society and he discusses various scientific aspects of lift, how these saucers get their propulsion. The other volume- and we will review it on your program today- is the Flying Saucer from Mars by an Englishman named Cedric Allingham.

Betty (reaching for the book): It says here, “An eyewitness account of a landing of a Martian!”

Riley: That’s right.

Betty: Now this is going to take a lot of convincing- a flying saucer from Mars. Now, Mr. Riley Crabb, suppose I let you go right ahead and when I am skeptical or have a question to ask, I’ll interrupt you. How about that?

Riley: Fine; and think of the woman’s angle, Betty. The thing is that Allingham was well equipped to have such a thing happen to him. He was out on a lonely beach, a beach in Scotland named Lossiemouth, and he had with him the basic equipment: a camera with film in it, a note or sketchbook and binoculars. It was 18 February 1954, not quite a year ago. It was about half an hour past noon. Allingham was a professional bird watcher, an ornithologist, and also an amateur astronomer. He was out actually looking for birds, so he was also used to looking up.

Birdwatchers are more likely to see and even photograph a flying saucer, insomuch as they are outside more often and usually packing photographic

equipment to document their bird finds.

Betty: You mean he wasn’t out looking for a flying saucer?

Riley: No, but he believed in them and had since the stories first broke back in 1946, because of his astronomical background. He feels that science has not disproved that life is possible on other planets; and when these spaceships began showing up, that was proof to him. Well, anyhow, this particular day he was surprised to see this blob of light about 5,000 feet above him. He put his binoculars to it and saw the round dome and three-ball landing gear underneath, the usual identifying marks of a scout saucer. We might look at our first slide now, copied from the back of the book. There is Allingham, beside his ten-inch reflecting telescope, one he has used for years in his astronomical work. The next picture is a copy of the one he got that day at noon.

Amateur astronomer and English contactee Cedric Allingham with his ten-inch reflecting telescope.

Betty: You mean that blob of light?

Riley: Yes, that is typical of many pictures which have been taken by other people. The main difference was that this one came on down and landed about 3:30 p.m. and he got a close look at it.

Betty started laughing in disbelief.

Riley: It’s true!

Betty: All right. All right!

Riley: Allingham stayed in the area, hoping to see the saucer again; and about 3:30 or 3:40 p.m., he heard, rather than saw, this flying saucer coming in very low over the sea.

Betty: What kind of sound did it make?

Riley: A sort of swish, moving the air around it; and it landed there on the beach about 50 yards from him. It was about 50 feet in diameter, 20 feet high; and he got one picture of it coming down. Our next slide will show you that.

Betty: Riley, are you sure that wasn’t taken on a movie set in Hollywood for one of those science fiction things?

Riley: It is true that this would be pretty easy to duplicate.

Betty: But you’ll take Mr. Allingham’s word that this is the saucer he saw, that he actually took a picture of it after it landed on that afternoon?

Riley: Yes.

Betty: OK. And what happened after the saucer landed?

Riley: A hatch opened and an individual climbed out, a spaceman, and stood there on the sand; and they stared at each other.

Betty: You mean they didn’t immediately shake hands and say, “How are you, Joe?”

Riley: No. Allingham was so excited by that time that he forgot to get a good picture of the spaceman, front view. It wasn’t until the interview was over and the man started back toward his saucer that Allingham upped his camera and got a picture.

Betty: You mean that you have a picture of this man that got off the flying saucer?

Riley: Yes, we will have that pretty soon, such as it is. This next one is picture of the saucer on the ground, sitting on the beach.

Betty: Look at those three portholes! And that was the picture of the saucer after it landed?

From Cosmic Ray’s Venus Files: The birdwatcher Allingham’s first photo of the landed saucer on the beach in Scotland.

Riley: Yes, Betty, and there is the picture of the man. We’re a little ahead of our story.

Betty: Wait a minute, Riley; let’s clarify this. That picture you see on your television screen now is a man from….?

Riley: Mars.

Betty: Mars? A man got out of that flying saucer?

Riley: That’s what Mr. Allingham claims.

Betty: All right.

Riley: I’m merely presenting his story, Betty. Let me read Allingham’s description: “I had never seen a spaceman. He presumably had seen other Earth men. In all essentials, however, our appearance was similar. My own height is 5’9 ½” and his was a little bit more, I should say about six feet. By Earthly standards, I should say we were about the same age. I am 32. His hair, like mine, was brown and short. But his skin was a peculiarly curious color, rather like a deep tan. Even so, had he been dressed in Earthly clothes, I doubt if he would have any difficulty in passing as an Englishman. The only real difference was that his forehead was higher than that of any man I know. That’s all.”

From Cosmic Ray’s Venus Files: Photo of Allingham’s “Favorite Martian.”

Betty: It’s as simple as that. I’m completely fascinated.

Riley: Good.

Betty: Now tell me, Riley, what was Mr. Allingham’s reaction? Was he frightened?

Riley: No, he wasn’t. Allingham is a matter-of-fact, straight-forward Englishman, apparently. If you read his book, you will find out that; and he was concerned to get information from the spaceman which would verify some of his astronomical theories about the inhabitation of the planets. The first thing that occurred to Allingham was to try to find out where the man came from. In asking questions of him, Allingham discovered that this being had a beautiful voice, sounding like water gurgling over rocks. There was a musical quality to it, quite alien to anything he had heard.

Betty: Not words?

Riley: Not as we know them. Therefore, Allingham took out his sketchpad, a handy thing to have if you are searching for flying saucers, and he drew in the Sun and then marked in the orbits of the planets. Number one is Mercury. The orbit of Venus is number two; and then he drew in the orbit of the Earth, number three. (Crab was demonstrating this with a sketchpad and heavy black pencil for the TV audience, a “Venus” brand pencil at that!) Allingham pointed to this, the Earth’s orbit, and the spaceman agreed that he knew he was on the planet occupying the third orbit in our solar system. Then Allingham pointed to Venus, number two, and got a negative response. The Englishman then drew the fourth orbit, Mars, and got an agreement on that. That is how he established that the individual came from Mars.

Betty (laughs): Well, I’m speechless, absolutely! This is fantastic. Then what happened?

Riley: Then the spaceman tried to ask a question. With gestures the stranger indicated he was concerned as to whether or not we were going to have another war. Allingham could not give him any assurance that we wouldn’t. Then the Englishman tried to discover if this Martian had had any contact with the planet Venus, because the spaceman George Adamski contacted in the California desert in 1952 indicated that he came from Venus. Using the sketchpad again, Allingham showed an arc between Mars and Venus.

Betty: You mean showing that they traveled back and forth?

Riley: Yes, between Mars and Venus, and the spaceman indicated an affirmative. Then Allingham drew in the orbit of the Moon around our planet and finally got the spaceman to understand the question as to whether or not the Moon was being used as a space station; and the answer was again in the affirmative.

Betty: And all of this communication with the man from Mars was done with a drawing tablet?

Riley: And gestures.

Betty: Tell me something else, Riley. Did Allingham mention that the spaceman was afraid of him? Was there no fear?

Riley: No. Allingham remembered those gestures of friendship more common to primitive people here on Earth, of offering a gift. The only thing he had was his fountain pen. He offered that to the spaceman and it was accepted, graciously, and put in his pocket.

Betty: You mean they have pockets to their suits?

Riley: Oh, yes. Here’s a description of the suit: It covered him completely from his neck to his feet. Only his hands were free. There were no definite shoes. The feet were encased in the garment. It reminded Allingham of chain mail, certainly insulating and flexible.

Betty: It’s explained just like that in the book. I told Riley Crabb that I was really going to put him on the spot. I told him that I didn’t believe in flying saucers; that perhaps they were just blobs of light. But you are convincing me, my friend.

Riley: Betty, I’m only presenting such evidence as I have accumulated in four years. I have volumes of it. This is only the latest. Speaking of evidence, I’d like to quote here from the book an interesting item which Allingham dug up. One thing, by the way, which critics have said is that no reputable astronomer or scientist has come out publicly and said that he believes in them. But going back into the past for astronomical sightings, Allingham quotes the French astronomer, Charles Messier, who on 17 June 1777 wrote in his diary: “They were large and swift and they were like ships yet like bells.” It is clear that he examined these not only with the unaided eye but also with the telescope.

Betty: And that was as far back as 1777?

Riley: Yes, Betty. Of course, a check of written history indicates that we have had sightings as far back as we have- written history! Also, the bell-like shape Messier observed in 1777 indicates that there hasn’t been much change in the design in over 150 years.

Betty (laughs): I was going to say, Riley, not much progress has been made, has it?

Riley: Or perhaps they’ve made all the progress in spaceships that is necessary….


Winged Humanoid Seen Voraciously Feeding in Aurora, Illinois Woods

We finally got a bullseye for the long understood Gargoyle.  We have had dozens of individuals reports for which the balance of probabilities support a Gargoyle event.  There are othyer winged creatures in the mix as well, but all are nocturnal feeders and jack rabbits are the main food source for what is weighing in under a hundred pounds.

Here we actually see one scarfing a rabbit down.  It reacts and takes off promply as seen many times already.  We have seen it all before but never front on full presentation.

This creature also drains blood like a vampire and is certainly to source of our cattle mutilation reports in the Mid West..

Winged Humanoid Seen Voraciously Feeding in Aurora, Illinois Woods

Monday, February 22, 2021

An Aurora, Illinois resident observed a dark brown skinned winged humanoid, with glowing yellow-orange eyes, voraciously feeding on a rabbit in a local wooded area.

The following account was recently forwarded to me:

"Hello, I've been wanting to tell you my story ever since I've seen your page. I had a encounter with the winged bat humanoid creature about 14 years ago. When I was driving my car in the east side of Aurora, IL.

I was driving to a friend's house with two of my other friends. They did not see it because they where on there phones. But I seen it very clearly.

It was around 7:00 PM dusk time. The encounter happened on the corner of Pierce and Wood St. by a bridge. As I was driving on Pierce St. turning onto Wood St. I seen what I thought was a human eating something on the ground wildly not to far in the trees. It really caught my eye as I got closer. I stared harder at the person thinking it was a bum that lived in the woods. But the way it was eating was voracious and when I seen what it was eating it scared me. It had a rabbit in its hands, eating the neck with blood pouring out. It was crazy! I drove very slowly. I couldn't take my eyes off it. My head lights where shinning straight into its face. It had pointed ears, brown burned ripped-like skin, sharp pointed teeth, glowing orange yellow eyes. Pointed long fingers with pointed nails. And was as big as a human.

With my lights shining in its face it looked up and was blinded. The first reaction was to put its hand in front of its face to block the light. I continued to stare in shock as it looked though its fingers and stared back into my eyes. Once it acknowledged that I was staring at it, it squared up its shoulders and two wide wings unfolded out behind it. Brown and thin almost, exactly like a bat. And then with one swoop of its wings it flew into the sky, leaving me in disbelief. I stopped and looked up but was not about to get out of my car. I drove off scared of what I just encountered yelling at my friends if they had seen that. It all happened within about 15-20 seconds but it felt like slow motion to me, because of all the detail I could see.

Very scary. I didn't report it because people would think I'm crazy. It sounds crazy. After these 14 years I finally started seeing reports of other people seeing it too. I knew I wasn't crazy and I know what I saw.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and everything that you do." MP

Amazon Quietly Removes Book Criticizing Transgender Ideology

Here is the problem. The content supplier essentially has no where else to go to get around what is overt censorship that is clearly not serving the public good. We need an open debate on the directions our civilization may be taking unless we want to produce a true violent counter revolution in which the folks now been helped or protected get slaughtered.  This is NAZISM and MARXISM at its finest..

I find this extremely offensive considering that no end of garbage is in the market and only serves censorship.

In the event, Big Tech is visibly on a censorship bent first in response to Trumpism and now in support of their own political agendas.  This cannot end well..

Amazon Quietly Removes Book Criticizing Transgender Ideology

February 22, 2021 Updated: February 22, 2021

Amazon has apparently removed from its offerings a book that discusses issues with transgender ideology. The author said he wasn’t notified and the company has offered no explanation.

The book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” by Ryan Anderson, was removed by Amazon around Feb. 21. The exact timing is hard to pinpoint since the author, who is president of the Washington-based think tank Ethics and Public Policy Center, only learned about the move when people informed him that they couldn’t find the book in the online retailer’s inventory, he told the Daily Caller.

“I hope you’ve already bought your copy, cause Amazon just removed my book ‘When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment’ from their cyber shelves,” Anderson wrote in a Feb. 21 tweet.

As of the afternoon of Feb. 22, Amazon’s links to both the hard and electronic copies of the book result in error messages.

Published three years ago, the book argues that the push to encourage individuals who feel like a different gender to undergo sex-change procedures is driven by ideology rather than sound medical advice, according to Princeton University politics lecturer Matthew Franck, who reviewed it in 2018.

“Ryan T. Anderson has written the definitive book on the transgender phenomenon—ranging across medicine, psychology, culture, sociology, law, and public policy,” Franck said. “In doing so, he may have saved the minds and bodies—indeed, the very lives—of people he will never know.”

Amazon didn’t respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment by press time.

The book disappeared around the same time Anderson published an op-ed in the New York Post critical of a bill pushed by the Biden administration that would insert sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“The bill would act as a sword—to persecute those who don’t embrace newfangled gender ideologies,” Anderson wrote. “It would vitiate a sex binary that is quite literally written into our genetic code and is fundamental to many of our laws, not least laws protecting the equality, safety, and privacy of women.”

Congress may act on the bill as early as this week.

Transgender ideology has become one of the focal points of far-left, progressive politics. It fits the model of the quasi-Marxist “intersectional” critical theories that divide society into “oppressors” and the “oppressed,” based on characteristics such as race and “gender identity.”

Last month, President Joe Biden signed an executive order tasking the government with redefining all its policies and regulations regarding discrimination based on sex to include “gender identity.”

The language of the order indicates that women-only sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms at federally funded institutions, such as schools, will have to be open to biological men who consider themselves female and vice versa. It also injects “gender identity” into the definition of sex discrimination in housing, workplace, and health care settings.

In progressive nomenclature, “gender identity” refers to a fluid concept that includes anything one identifies as at a given moment, based on subjective feelings.

About 2.1 percent of college students identify themselves as transgender, according to the spring 2020 National College Health Assessment survey (pdf). Only some 0.3 percent identify as transgender male-to-female or female-to-male. For the other 1.8 percent, the most popular gender identities were “Non-binary,” “Genderfluid,” “Genderqueer,” and “My identity is not listed.”

Online discussions between individuals who consider themselves one of the new genders indicate that their self-identification may change from day to day. Sometimes, they may consider themselves women, other times men, androgynous, or one of many other alternative “genders.”

Anderson’s case isn’t the first time that Amazon appears to have engaged in censorship on this topic.

Last year, journalist Abigail Shrier said Amazon refused paid advertising for her book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.”

Amazon didn’t respond to a previous request for comment on that decision.

In November 2020, Target removed Shrier’s book from its offerings after transgenderism activists complained about it online.

Target reversed the decision following public backlash.

Friday, February 26, 2021

How do radishes work as a cover crop?

Cover crops have become a thing and i can not imagine a more responsive plant than t\he radish in all its varieties.  They are even great eating and are under used.  cooking easily takes out any sting if you care about that.

I do think that actual planting is best done in bed form.leaving space for growth.  The leaves do not spread out hard until they are well established and a late packed bed is ideal..

Here we see them planted after the corn has been harvested.

How do radishes work as a cover crop?

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 •

'Farmers love tools. The prospect of a fully stocked tool shed ranges from badge of honor to true obsession.

Plants, too, can be used as tools. Integrating cover crops into a farmer’s toolbox can offer many benefits – and it’s a tool given to us by nature!

Getting farmers to adopt cover crops as various tools can be hard. To do that, we need to better understand these different tools and their uses. Cover crops like clover add nitrogen to the soil, while reducing erosion and runoff. And, radishes, a tasty ingredient in salad, can be used to break up soil and other hard jobs.

radish crops

These radishes are being measured for above-ground biomass, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! 

Breaking up soil with radishes

Millennia ago, Greek philosophers presented the Doctrine of Signatures, stating that a plant’s appearance may resemble its practical use. For example, walnuts were linked to brain health and beans to kidneys. In thinking about the radish as a tool, the plant root could be similarly equated to the drill, a type of natural tilling.

Thick radish roots are an ideal choice for natural drilling into the soil to reduce compaction. When the radish crops are terminated, the radish and roots leave large, open pores in the soil. This increases soil aeration and water infiltration. Along with this comes more earthworm and microbial activity. It’s clear that a tillage radish cover crop certainly lives up to that name. As it turns out, the simple radish can be quite the complex tool when properly utilized.

Scavenging and cleanup

There are many varieties of radish. From ‘Daikon’ to ‘Icicle’, knowing the specific cultivar is an important part of deciding if a radish belongs in your field or on your plate! When an agronomist recommends a radish variety for use as a cover crop, they have a job in mind to make use of these unique plant features.

Farmers turn to “scavenging” to optimize chemical inputs and yield outputs by using cover crops. The cylindrical roots of the radish grow deep and capture soil nutrients that were intended for the preceding cash crop.

Many varieties are uniquely suited for this task, having been bred specifically for deep taproots that extend several inches or even feet deeper than their thick quintessential core. By scavenging nutrients from soil layers that are the hardest for most crop roots to access, radishes can be used to target critical areas to keep nutrients from the groundwater table. Though picky eaters may leave behind a harvested radish on their plate, the radish itself helps ensure that as little as possible goes to waste in terms of subsoil nutrients.

radish cover crops between rows of corn

A Daikon radish cover crop emerges after being seeded into standing corn. Radishes help break up soil compaction and use up extra nutrients to reduce runoff. Credit: Ivan Dozier

Biofumigation – natural chemical combatants

In March 1990, Former President George HW Bush personified picky eaters everywhere when he issued the proclamation: “I’m not going to eat any more broccoli!” The president succeeded in banning the brassica from Air Force One and the White House.

The same pungent flavor that the former President didn’t like is loved by many. And its special compounds called gluconsinolates that give them their flavor. These compounds contain sulfur (like some medicines) and can also act as natural pesticides in the soil, a method known as “biofumigation.” These compounds can be a powerful deterrent to insects and even some species of fungi.

The choice depends on the job

When choosing a radish and/or any other cover crop, the most important consideration is to select the right tool for the job! For example, planting a radish in a poorly drained clay soil can drastically restrict the root growth necessary for several of the benefits. Selecting the wrong cover crop is like trying to tighten a bolt with a hammer instead of a wrench, which may explain why some don’t see convincing results.

radishes and their roots in soil

When choosing a radish for cover cropping, agronomists recommend that farmers select the right tool (specie) for the right job. Shown, a selection of cover crop radishes with roots. Credit: T&T Seeds

Successful cover croppers often strengthen their polyculture by adding the radish into a multi-species mix. For those looking for a natural multi-tool to alleviate compaction, scavenge subsoil nutrients, and ward away pests, I can assure you that radishes will not leave you with a bitter taste!

Answered by Ivan A. Dozier, CCA, Product Manager for Agronomy & Analytics at IntelinAir

About us: This blog is sponsored and written by members of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. Our members are researchers and trained, certified, professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply while protecting our environment. We work at universities, government research facilities, and private businesses across the United States and the world.

Fifteen HARD lessons I learned from the “Texageddon” blackouts and collapse of critical infrastructure

The problem is that folks doing rural living have it all.  Not so for urban living.  The most dangerous risk there is a lack of a back up heat source not dependent on electricity at all.  We all have work arounds for most else including lighting.

Real power packs or backup generation would be wise always but pretty difficult in a city.

The second real problem is the real risk of food spoilage.  That still takes time and is usually a problem in a flood.  Cold weather, not so much.

Fifteen HARD lessons I learned from the “Texageddon” blackouts and collapse of critical infrastructure

Sunday, February 21, 2021 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) The “Texageddon” blackouts and near-collapse of all infrastructure (food, fuel, cell towers, power grid, water systems, emergency services, roads, etc.) taught us all some very difficult lessons in survival. We learned that the infrastructure is far more vulnerable than most people thought, and we saw with our own eyes that most people still refuse to prepare with extra food and water, even after a year of covid lockdowns that should have been a universal wake up call.

In today’s Situation Update podcast, I reveal 15 lessons I learned the hard way, including learning which preps failed to function (and how to do better next time).

The full podcast is embedded below. Here’s the short list of the 15 items

Survival is very physical. Expect to exert a lot of physical effort.

Culture matters. Don’t end up in a community without morals or ethics when it all hits the fan.

Convergence of two “black swan” disasters can wipe out your best plans, even if you have successfully prepped for any one (standalone) disaster.

Some of your preps will FAIL. It’s difficult to consider all possible scenarios, so count on failures striking without warning.

You need LAYERS of preparedness and “fall back” systems that are very low-tech and require nothing more than the laws of physics (gravity, chemistry, etc.).

No one is coming to help you. In many situations, no one can get to you even if they wanted to.

Containers (buckets, barrels) are extremely important. Have lots of pre-stored water and fuel at all times.

Bitcoin and crypto were all completely valueless and useless during the collapse, since they all rely on electricity. Gold, silver and cash worked fine, on the other hand.

You will likely experience injuries or mishaps due to new, unusual demands on your work activities. Practice safety and be prepared to deal with injuries yourself.

Having lots of spare parts for plumbing. Standardize your pipe sizes and accessories. I have standardized on 1″ PEX pipe and all its fittings because PEX is very easy to cut, shape and rework. Plus it’s far more resistant to bursting, compared to PVC.

Investment in food is always a good investment, as prices will continue to climb. No one ever said during an emergency, “Gee, I wish I had less food here.”

You can’t count on any government or institution or infrastructure to solve anything. Usually they just get in the way.

You MUST have good lights and many backup batteries, or you will be sitting in the dark. You’ll need a good headlamp (I use the PETZL Nao+) and some good 18650-battery flashlights such as Nitecore.

Guns and bullets are not needed in some survival scenarios, so balance your prepping. Don’t put all your money into ammo and fail to cover other important areas like emergency first aid.

Think about what are stores of energy: Wood, diesel, gasoline, propane, water elevation, etc. Survival is a lot about energy management.

Here’s the full podcast:

During the arctic freeze, my pond froze over and my dog (a Great Pyrenees) fell through the ice about 15 – 20 feet from shore. I had to scramble to save his life, and he almost died from hypothermia.

Here’s my account of how I saved him (with God’s help).