Monthly Archives: June 2006

Wired News: Tribal Curse Haunts Launch Pad

Full Story: Wired News: Tribal Curse Haunts Launch Pad

“According to space historian Robert Ash, construction workers building the pad unearthed human remains from an ancient Chumash Indian burial ground. Members of the tribe asked the Air Force to study the area and move the remains to another location, but the military brass ignored the request and continued construction.

Naturally this angered the Chumash tribe, and, according to local legends, a tribe leader put a curse on the site.”

And the curse seems to have worked. Nothing but trouble from there.

Wired interview with ‘UFO Hacker’ Gary McKinnon

Wired has a new interview with Gary McKinnon, the UK hacker who broke into various US government computer and networks looking for evidence of a UFO cover up. McKinnon broke into various systems between February 2001 and his March 2002 arrest by British authorities. Although all charges were dropped in Britain, he’s now facing extradition to the US, where criminal charges could net him 70 years in prison and a $2 million fine.

McKinnon: A NASA photographic expert said that there was a Building 8 at Johnson Space Center where they regularly airbrushed out images of UFOs from the high-resolution satellite imaging. I logged on to NASA and was able to access this department. They had huge, high-resolution images stored in their picture files. They had filtered and unfiltered, or processed and unprocessed, files.

If the Wired interview only whets your appetite, check out this much better piece by the always informative Jon Ronson from July, 2005.

The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA)

SF Bay Area Independent Media Center-Clown Army

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“We went to see if us clowns could fly big planes and drive big cars too, but the army people were too serious and tried to kick us out. Once we played some games and explained consensus to them, they were a little happier with us. We decided their army was boring and set up our own recruiting table for the ‘Army of Fun’ outside while the rest of us tried to get them to laugh.

After like 45 minutes, the Oakland Police showed up and made us all leave. We were sad to leave the fun party inside, but I think the army people just wanted an excuse for a day off, because right after we left, they shut down the office and headed home.”

This is one of the few times where clowns are acceptable. Keep up that good Klown work.

See the entire series of photos from Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army