From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 10:41:46 -0500 Archived: Sun, 05 May 2013 19:06:06 -0400 Subject: New York Times On Disclosure Hearings Here's a remarkably sensible and balanced article from America's leading newspaper. Jerry Clark ----- New York Times http://tinyurl.com/c93o2rz May 3, 2013 Visitors From Outer Space, Real Or Not, Are Focus Of Discussion In Washington By Andrew Siddons WASHINGTON =97 While President Obama was promoting an immigration overhaul in Mexico, six former members of Congress gathered two blocks from the White House to consider what they see as the enforced government secrecy surrounding another kind of visitor: the kind who come from a lot farther away. Every day this week, the former legislators presided over panels made up of academics and =97 former, of course =97 government and military officials, who were there to discuss their research or their own eyewitness accounts of unidentified flying objects and the extraterrestrials who presumably would have occupied them. "Something is monitoring the planet, and they are monitoring it very cautiously, because we are a very warlike planet," said Mike Gravel, a former Democratic senator from Alaska who ran in both the Democratic and Libertarian presidential primaries in 2008. Mr. Gravel and his fellow panelists were assembled by the Paradigm Research Group, which says it is committed to ending the government=92s "truth embargo" on the existence of extraterrestrial life. The lawmakers were there in hopes that their presence and political credibility would be enough to persuade Congress to take the issue seriously. "I=92ve been exploring how we might get this issue out of the shadows of the lunatic fringe," said Roscoe G. Bartlett, a former Republican representative from Maryland. Before his defeat last year, Mr. Bartlett was known for sounding the alarm on the threat posed to the nation=92s energy infrastructure by electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, the shock wave from a nuclear weapon detonated beyond the earth=92s atmosphere. Called the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, the event might have been mistaken as advocacy for government transparency, and some of the panelists had impressive r=E9sum=E9s. [More at site... ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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