$10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is

Over a mere two decades, the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10 trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, knows where it went or on what it was spent.

Even though audits of all federal agencies became mandatory in 1996, the Pentagon has apparently made itself an exception, and — fully 20 years later — stands obstinately orotund in never having complied.

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Trump just ordered the Pentagon to establish a Space Force ‘immediately’

The United States seems to have always been pioneers in the space program. They were the first ones to actually walk on the moon, and they created the first ever reusable space vehicle in the space shuttle. Now if President […]

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Never Shown Before Footage: 9/11 Entire Pentagon With Missile Impact

Now, since I’ve been researching into September 11th, 2001, I’ve noticed peculiar things about the Pentagon that are very interesting like the Pentagon confiscating the video from the gas station across the street, and the video from a hotel had their video confiscated as well. That was the rumors online anyway.

The gas station ended up suing to retrieve their video. Now, the Pentagon has many videos outside focused in on the parking lot and other aspects surrounding the building.

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$10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is

Over a mere two decades, the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10 trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, knows where it went or on what it was spent.

Even though audits of all federal agencies became mandatory in 1996, the Pentagon has apparently made itself an exception, and — fully 20 years later — stands obstinately orotund in never having complied.

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Pentagon UFO Research Also Studied Poltergeists, Invisible Entities, and “Bizarre Creatures”

In years to come, UFO researchers may look back upon the Pentagon revelations over the last year as a turning point in government disclosure. Of course, it could also likely be that these are a clever smokescreen, a ruse, or a distraction intended to mislead the public as usual. Whatever the case may be, it seems that the government is taking an interest, at least on paper, in some of the higher mysteries of our physical reality. A trove of documents obtained by CBS affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas have revealed that the Pentagon’s $22 million UFO program researched not only anomalous aerial phenomenon, but warp engines, dark energies, and exploring other dimensions.

It doesn’t stop there, it seems. In a page seemingly taken out of The X-Files greatest hits, a spokesperson for one of the Pentagon-funded research programs suggests that the government took an interest in a whole range of paranormal phenomena unrelated to space travel altogether. The statement was issued by a representative of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS), a secretive aerospace firm headed by conspiracy-theory-target Robert Bigelow, a recurring figure in UFO and shadowy government research lore. According to the statement, KLAS-TV reports, the research project touched upon a wide range of mysteries:

The investigations by BAASS provided new lines of evidence showing that the UFO phenomenon was a lot more than nuts and bolts machines that interacted with military aircraft. The phenomenon also involved a whole panoply of diverse activity that included bizarre creatures, poltergeist activity, invisible entities, orbs of light, animal and human injuries and much more.

The statement also says that BAASS believes “the UFO phenomenon was capable of manipulating and distorting human perception,” and that the human body can serve “as a readout system for dissecting interactions with the UFO phenomenon.” Placing the word “dissecting” alongside the human body is a bit disconcerting, but macabre wordplay aside, the statement seems to suggest that a wide range of experimental psychological or medical research on human eyewitnesses could have been involved in this project. 

Do we really want to know how deep this rabbit hole goes? After all, it might go nowhere at all. Is this all a distraction intended to discredit the serious study of anomalous aerial phenomena, or might there be some truth hidden in these reports after all?

That’s So Maven: Pentagon Plans Promote Unrest in the AI World

There is unrest afoot in the AI research community in recent weeks; some of this calls into question whether artificial intelligence being developed over the years to come will have an effect on legal rights to freedom of speech, while others have to do with concerns over what government institutions might do with it.

Following the debut of new technology by companies like Google and Amazon that feature voice-bot calling that can schedule appointments over the phone (while sounding eerily human), California Senator Robert M. Hertzberg put forth a motion to place restrictions on such activities, requiring bots to have to identify themselves as such.

According to the proposed bill:

“This bill would make it unlawful for any person to use a bot, as defined, to communicate or interact with natural persons in California online with the intention of misleading and would provide that a person using a bot is presumed to not act with the intent to mislead if the person discloses that the bot is not a natural person. The bill would require an online platform to enable users to report violations of this prohibition, and would require the online platform to respond to the reports and, upon request, provide the Attorney General with specified related information.”

The bill evoked ire among some in futurist circles, who responded by saying that such legislation could represent an infringement of free speech. According to the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), described by Futurism.com as “a non-profit designed to protect civil liberties in the digital age,” it’s not the bots whose right to free speech may be at stake:

“Bots are used for all sorts of ordinary and protected speech activities, including poetry, political speech, and even satire, such as poking fun at people who cannot resist arguing — even with bots. Disclosure mandates would restrict and chill the speech of artists whose projects may necessitate not disclosing that a bot is a bot.”

As one can see from this exchange of ideologies, the presence of artificial intelligence is already fomenting some interesting debate in relation to privacy, transparency, and yes, freedom of speech. However, there may be more at stake than just the eventuality of how AI–future or present–may complicate the way we coexist.

Wired reports that a recent Pentagon initiative “is planning a new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to serve all US military and intelligence agencies,” which may bear some similarity or other association with the Pentagon’s existing Project Maven.

Bob Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense from May 1, 2014 until July 14, 2017.

What, you may be wondering, is Project Maven? In a memorandum dated April 26, 2017, issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work under the title, “Establishment of an Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team (Project Maven),” Work stated that, “As numerous studies have made clear, the Department of Defense (DoD) must integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning more effectively across operations to maintain advantages over increasingly capable adversaries and competitors.”

The same month, Work established the Pentagon’s Project Maven, telling Wired recently that the project is “exceeding my expectations.”

Wired further reports that “Google’s precise role in Project Maven is unclear—neither the search company nor the Department of Defense will say.” However, it is believed that Google’s role in the program may have to do with systems of operation for drones being used overseas.

However, not all is well between the DOD and the California Tech Giant, as now there are as many as 4000 Google employees that are protesting the Pentagon’s expansion of the program. While it remains the case that many details of Google’s involvement in the Project Maven program remain off-record, the thousands of employees now protesting its continuation should tell us something.

Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.

In an era where concerns over privacy and transparency have become paramount in western society, it is only reasonable to see apprehension at the proliferation of advanced AI and its use in warfare, especially when aided by industry leaders like Google.

It is understandable that lawmakers are willing to call into question the public’s right to know whether communications they receive are coming from artificially intelligent bots. However, perhaps there should be equal concern among elected officials about what our government is doing with advanced AI, especially when the proverbial “canary in the cage” equates to thousands of worried Silicon Valley employees who think there’s something just a bit rotten in the state of Denmark.

WHAT IS UP WITH THOSE PENTAGON UFO VIDEOS?

ON DECEMBER 17, 2017, a newspaper printed a story titled“Real U.F.O.’s? Pentagon Unit Tried to Know.” No, the headline wasn’t surrounded by text about post-baby bods and B-listers’ secret sorrows. Because it was on the front page of The New York Times.

The article describes a federally funded program that investigated reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs, the take-me-seriously acronym that includes UFOs). And within the story, the Times embedded videos of two such UAPs.

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Pentagon, MoD Officials Dismiss UFOs Due to Belief They Are Demonic

UFO headlines broke into mainstream news last year when it was revealed that the Pentagon had funded a $22 million research project known as the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP).  The program had connections to aerospace entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, a common subject of conspiracy theories alleging that the U.S. government or private contractors hare in possession of hangars full of recovered alien technology and artifacts. While skeptics believe the AATIP might have just been a way for Nevada politicians to funnel money into their own districts, the disclosure of the program and the accompanying (supposedly) declassified UFO footage have renewed calls for full government disclosure of any knowledge of extraterrestrial visitors.

“UFOs? They’re really just Russian and Chinese spy planes and bombers. Now keep shopping.”

Unfortunately, as always, that’s likely to never happen. This week, both a prominent UFO researcher and the former head of AATIP claim that such government UFO research projects have been stymied in the U.S. and U.K. due to the religious beliefs held by the politicians and military officers overseeing this research. Are ancient superstitions holding back legitimate scientific research into anomalous aerial phenomena? Or could it perhaps be the other way around: are modern-day beliefs in extraterrestrial visitors preventing some from recognizing seemingly strange objects in the sky for what they really are: the planet Venus?

Are aliens the new gods?

Are aliens the new gods?

In an interview with Las Vegas Now, former AATIP head Luis Elizondo says many high-ranking government officials opposed the research on religious grounds. AATIP relied on the cooperation of politicians, military leaders, and intelligence heads, some of whom felt the study veered too closely to demonic or Satanic forces. Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator for the Ministry of Defence in the U.K., says he encountered similar pushback from the more religious members of MoD:

Luis Elizondo says that he came up against religious pushback from senior staff when he ran the Pentagon’s UFO program, and I saw some evidence of this at the MoD too. It was an odd irony that UFO investigations were being hampered because some people’s belief in God meant that they either didn’t believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life or that they regarded UFOs and extraterrestrials as demonic.

Pope cites the biblical verse Ephesians 2:2 as a possible foundation for equating unidentified flying objects with demonic forces. The verse refers to Satan as “the prince of the power of the air,” a reference which some might possibly equate with unearthly, seemingly all-powerful aerial phenomena.

Are religious beliefs actually in opposition to UFO research, though, many religions contain tales or legends of divine beings coming down from the skies to give humanity knowledge or gifts; aren’t these essentially close encounters? Could UFO lore be merely a modern re-telling of these age-old tales?

UFOs Do Exist, Says Former Pentagon X-Files Chief

An UFO is neither a mystery nor the sole subject of science fiction anymore. A former head of a Pentagon program with an understanding of the mysteries of UFOs has said that the existence of such flying objects has been “proved beyond reasonable doubt” — often found near nuclear and power plants.

Former Intelligence Officer Luis Elizondo told The Telegraph that UFOs of advanced capabilities have been seen “lots” over the years.

Elizondo, who presided over the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program until two months ago, told The Independent, “I think it’s pretty clear this is not us, and it’s not anyone else, so one has to ask the question where they’re from.”

He said he resigned from the job because he believes the government needs to provide more funding and support.

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