Friday, February 25, 2011

3/11/11 -- Day of Rage

The Middle East is erupting in a frenzy of chaos. The locals want to rid themselves of corrupt ruthless dictators, some of whom have been abetted and supported by the USA for decades by means of foreign aide and military protection.

The USA wants their oil, thus wants "stability" in the region -- but the locals want the USA to stop interfering in their affairs because the only ones profiting from the oil are the corrupt ruthless dictators. What goes around, comes around.

In recent days, there has been a call on Internet social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for a Day of Rage on March 11 all over Saudi Arabia. If this event takes place with a significant number of participants, it will be a major turning point in human history.

Saudi Arabia produces over 10 percent of the world's oil and it is the world's largest known oil reserve. Any major turmoil or disruption in this region would have dire consequences on the rest of the world and would undoubtedly compel other countries to intervene with force.

This could be the trigger for World War III.

The USA is being led by an inexperienced young man who was a first-term U.S. senator and whose only previous experience was as a community organizer in city neighborhoods. These factors may have played a role in the Middle East uprisings.

The young leader of the USA is being tested by international forces -- individuals and organizations hostile to democracy and/or free enterprise.

The young leader of the USA doesn't seem to comprehend the gravity of the situation. It is global in nature and the enslavement of the entire human race is at stake. The world is being suckered into a global conflagration by powerful forces that covertly manipulate global events to achieve their ultimate objective of world dominance through a One World government, with them in control.

It is interesting how the young leader of the USA has been so eager to support the protesters in the Middle East he perceives as yearning for freedom from government. Yet when protesters in his own country peacefully protested for more freedom from their own government, via the Tea Party movement for restraint on unsustainable federal spending, the young leader of the USA denigrated and ridiculed the protestors.

It's called hypocrisy.

Powerful global elitists behind closed doors are pulling the strings and enriching themselves in the process. They control the supply and demand of global currency, the first step toward a global government (New World Order). And they are multiple steps ahead of anyone else who is in position to stop them.

Note to the USA -- Don't get drawn into World War III and don't allow the elitists to enslave the human race.

Quote for the Day -- "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." Denis Diderot

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and the last day of rage occurred when he ran out of peanut butter. His blogs appear on several websites, including

Monday, February 21, 2011

UFO Truth Embargo

Stephen Bassett is the founder of the Paradigm Research Group and executive director of the Extraterrestrial Political Action Committee, also called X-PPAC. He is the only registered lobbyist in the USA representing UFO and Extraterrestrial researchers and activists.

On February 18, 2011, Bassett sent an open letter to one of the new freshman U.S. Senators in Washington. The following is a partial transcript of that letter.

Senator Xxxxx, there is something quite important you need to know. Beginning in the summer of 1947, and more formally in early 1953, the United States government instituted a policy of embargo on the formal acknowledgement of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.

This policy was initiated for national security reasons and pursued with great vigor and considerable resources. This truth embargo, while it has weakened considerably during the past ten years, remains in place to this day.

History will argue at length whether this embargo was good policy and lasted too long. Whatever that verdict may be, history will show that information was withheld, disinformation was introduced into the public domain, researchers were intimidated and perhaps murdered, research organizations were infiltrated and dismantled, and witnesses to events and evidence were threatened.

It is the matter of witness intimidation that is most germane to this letter. You see, Senator, as reported to researchers, it was not uncommon for representatives of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies to tell witnesses they would be killed if they spoke about their UFO/ET experiences. They were also told that even if they did speak out, no one would believe them.

Senator, the Cold War has been over for twenty years. We are well into the 21st Century.

Does it concern you the United States Congress has done nothing to resolve this matter and has next to no oversight of the secret structures that manage the extraterrestrial issue?

Does it concern you that American presidents are not fully briefed on this matter or the depth of their briefing is often based upon their political affiliation?

Stephen Bassett
Executive Director

Quote for the Day -- "The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of the government." Ron Paul

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where ET has found no logical reason to land a craft. His blogs appear on several websites, including

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One Hundred Years Ago -- 1911

Time seems to be accelerating, advancing humanity at an exponential rate.

A hundred years ago, 1911, in the USA the average annual income was $520, which was adequate since a pound of butter was 34 cents, a half gallon of milk was 17 cents, a pound of round steak was 18 cents, a pound of potatoes was 22 cents and a brand new car was $750.

The following events took place in 1911:

Jan 10 -- The first bombs ever dropped from airplanes took place when U.S. Army aviators were used to preserve the neutrality of the Rio Grande during the Mexican Revolution

Jan 27 -- Fingerprints were accepted as evidence for the first time in a U.S. courtroom

Feb 8 -- The USA helped to overthrow the president of Honduras

Feb 22 -- The Canadian Parliament voted to preserve the union with the British Empire

Mar 7 -- The USA sent 20,000 troops to the Mexican border during the Mexican Revolution

Mar 11 -- General Motors Cadillac Division presented the first electric self-starter

Mar 30 -- The Yangtze River in China overflowed killing 100,000 people

Apr 14 -- The Mona Lisa painting was stolen from the Louvre in Paris

May 8 -- England and China signed a treaty making opium the leading trading commodity

May 15 -- The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the break-up of the Standard Oil Company owned by John D. Rockefeller, in violation of anti-trust laws, forming 34 new companies, including Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Arco, Conoco

May 16 -- The remains of a Neanderthal man were discovered in New Jersey

May 30 -- The first long-distance auto race in Indianapolis -- average speed was 74.4 mph and one driver was killed.

Jun 6 -- The U.S. Navy acquired its first airplane

Jun 22 -- The first white line down the center of a roadway was created in Michigan

Jul 15 -- Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud visited New York City prior to their lectures at Clark University

Jul 23 -- A volcano in the Philippines killed 1,335 people

Aug 15 -- Proctor & Gamble introduced Crisco shortening

Aug 22 -- President William Taft vetoed a joint resolution granting statehood to Arizona because the state constitution authorized the recall of judges -- the offending clause was removed, Arizona was admitted to statehood and soon thereafter the offending clause was restored into the state constitution

Sep 17 -- Calbraith Rodgers attempted to fly an aircraft across the continental United States (4,321 miles) from New York to California within 30 days to collect a $50,000 prize -- it took 84 days, involving 70 crash landings

Sep 25 -- Italy declared war on Turkey

Sep 27 -- Henry Ford reduced the retail price of the Model T to $690

Oct 4 -- The first public elevator began operation in London, England

Oct 10 -- A bomb explosion in China triggered a revolution whereby the Manchu Dynasty was overthrown

Oct 11 -- The Philadelphia Athletics won the Baseball World Series over the New York Giants

Oct 16 -- Goodyear began flying blimps

Nov 10 -- President Taft ended a 57-day speaking tour

Nov 11 -- California granted women the right to vote, the sixth state in the Union to do so

Dec 2 -- Louis Chevrolet established the Chevrolet Motor Company

Dec 14 -- Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole

Dec 16 -- Chinese men stopped shaving their heads and wearing braids, a style under the order of the emperor since 1644

Dec 31 -- Russia exported 13.7 million tons of grain while 30 million of its peasants suffered from famine

Dec 31 -- The most popular song in 1911 was "Oh, you Beautiful Doll"

Those born in 1911 -- John Sturges (movie director), Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (baseball player), Ronald Reagan (actor, U.S. President), Merle Oberon (actress), Jean Harlow (actress), L. Ron Hubbard (founder of Scientology), Melvin Calvin (chemist, Nobel Prize 1961), Hubert Humphrey (U.S. Vice President), Maureen O'Sullivan (actress), Vincent Price (actor), Luis W. Alvarez (physicist, Nobel Prize 1968), Albert Hirschfield (illustrator), Robert Johnson (blues musician), George Pompidou (Prime Minister of France), Terry Thomas (actor), Ginger Rogers (actress), Hume Cronyn (actor), Marshall McLuhan (professor, writer), Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner (blues musician), Lucille Ball (actress), Cantinflas (actor), Bill Monroe (father of Bluegrass music), William Golding (novelist, Nobel Prize 1983), Sonny Terry (musician), Will Rogers, Jr. (actor), Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer), Roy Rogers (singing cowboy actor), Chester "Chet" Huntley (broadcast journalist), Joshua "Josh" Gibson (baseball player).

Those who control the present control the past, those who control the past control the future -- those in control tend to deviate from the truth to reflect positively in themselves and the actual past becomes a pile of ashes.

In two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

Quote for the Day -- "It ain't bragging if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where time moves at the speed of slow. His blogs appear on several websites, including

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Indiana Jones in 2011

In 1980, I was a computer programmer in Los Angeles, taking screenwriting classes at night. One day I learned of the existence of 12 pyramids (two rows of six each) that an orbiting satellite had discovered in a remote area of the dense Amazon rain forest in Brazil, near Peru. I decided to use this information for my first screenplay.

I knew a physicist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena who explained all the technical details involved to me, including how a satellite could use spectroscopy to determine the physical properties of items on earth.

Thus, I decided to write a screenplay about a scientist examining satellite data who discovers a pattern of 12 pyramids with a smaller pyramid in the middle of the pattern encased in gold. The scientist destroys his findings, forms a small expedition and journeys to South America to seek a treasure (with bad guys on his trail, of course). The working title was THE MIDDLE PYRAMID – certain to be a blockbuster adventure movie, or so I fantasized.

I worked on the screenplay for about six months, mostly on weekends using a typewriter, and finished the first draft just about the same time a movie came out in 1981 titled RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, about a scientist (archeologist) embarked on an expedition for treasure (the Ark of the Covenant) with bad guys on the same trail. Sadly, I realized that my screenplay would now look like a rip off of the same film, so I shelved it and begrudgingly started another one.

Although George Lucas and Phil Kaufman were credited for the story, and Lawrence Kasdan received screen credit for the screenplay of RAIDERS, a man named Randolph Fillmore purportedly wrote the first draft. In Hollywood, multiple writers often work on the same film but the Writer's Guild determines who gets final credit.

According to various sources, Randolph Fillmore was a volunteer who worked with an archeologist named Dr. Vendyl Jones in 1977. Dr. Jones agreed to help Fillmore with the script on two conditions. First, it couldn't be set in Israel and, secondly, that Fillmore wouldn't use his name. Thus, Fillmore set the story in Egypt and altered Dr. Jones' name. "Vendyl Jones" became "Endy Jones" which later became "Indiana Jones."

Dr. Vendyl Jones is one of the leaders of the Noahide movement, comprised of non-Jews who observe the seven laws of Noah. As a teacher, he published a book in 1959 predicting the precise outbreak of the Six Day War and was the only non-Jewish American (Texan) who fought in combat in the Six Day War in 1967.

The Ark of the Covenant is considered to be the container of the Ten Commandments given to Moses at Mount Sinai. According to the Bible, the Ark measures 2.5 cubits by 1.5 cubits by 1.5 cubits (62.5 inches by 37.5 inches by 37.5 inches), which is precisely identical in size to the king's chamber in the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

Dr. Jones is currently waiting for permission from the Israeli government to probe for the Ark which he believes was hidden in a secret passage (placed there just before the destruction of the First Temple) under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He contends the passageway is a tunnel that extends 18 miles southward. The Ark was subsequently brought through the tunnel to its current resting place in the Judean Desert.

With the help of an ancient document found in Qumran, Dr. Jones is convinced he knows the location of the Ark. In the Copper Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the first five lines read: "In the desolation of the Valley of Achur, in the opening under the ascent, which is a mountain facing eastward, covered by forty placed boulders – here is a tabernacle and all the golden fixtures." Dr. Jones believes this is the key to finding the Ark.

Having walked over a group of boulders in that exact location many times, Dr. Jones suddenly came to realize the huge boulders didn't come off the mountain – they had to have been brought in from someplace else. He plans to drill a bore hole and drop a pin camera into the chamber below. All he needs now is permission.

"Israel is a lot like heaven," Dr. Jones proclaims, "it's a lot easier to get forgiveness than it is permission."

Time will tell -- if such an important religious artifact is to be found, it will probably happen when it's meant to happen.

May the Force be with you -- oops, that's a different movie.

Quote for the Day -- "It's not the years -- it's the mileage." Indiana Jones

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where archeological discoveries consist mainly of old beer cans along dirt roads. His blogs appear on several websites, including