Archive for June, 2012

Which Story Do I Tell?

18 June 2012

The following is a poem I wrote inspired by NPR’s* new feature NewsPoet.

Which Story Do I Tell?

I have so many stories;
which ones do I tell?
Should I say I am quite sick,
or that I’m doing well?

Should I take the blame for what I caused,
or say it’s all their fault?
Should I analyze it carefully,
or leave them with gestalt?

Should I mention that embarrassment
which happened just last week?
Or let it slide and hope my side
will come up with a tweak?

This reminds me of a homily
I learned whilst in my youth:
When the news is naught but stories,
what happens to the truth?

 

* NPR: National Public Radio. A US non-profit radio broadcasting network whose stations feature academic- and left-leaning news and commentary and no ordinary commercials.

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Exopolitics according to Robert Morning Sky – Part 1

15 June 2012

I have just finished reading the first part of Robert Morning Sky’s Terra Papers.

This short article summarizes the situation as laid out by him in that document.

The 1947 saucer crashes

Anyone who has studied the crashes in the American Southwest that occurred in 1947 knows that there was more than one. In an aural presentation he did on the radio in August of 1996, Robert speaks of 3 crashes. There could have been more.

Robert’s Apache grandfather was involved with one of these crashes (one that occurred in August 1947). He and five friends were out camping, preparing for a vision quest (a native American tradition). The crash happened quite near their camp, and they were able to rescue a being from the crashed ship and return him to their camp while evading government soldiers who quickly arrived on the scene.

The being survived. He was, per his grandfather, very human-looking. And, with the help of some sort of storage devices, he told them stories of earth’s ancient past.

These are the stories that Robert relates in his Terra Papers.

Take-away message

I won’t try to tell the whole story; what I was interested in was the bottom line!

Apparently, by the time of, say, Christ, there were 3 major ET groups that knew about this solar system and had an interest in it.

The oldest group was the “Orion” group. They may or may not have been literally from the Orion star system. That’s just what their name sounded like. Their bodies were reptile-based humanoid. They were a very ancient “space opera” society that had learned a lot about politics and the ways of “bloodless” war in the course of their long history.

The next group was the “Sirian” group. They were a younger group. Their bodies were mammal-based humanoid. They were excellent technologists that excelled in weaponry and war. Their soldiers were known to practice cannibalism. They constructed huge spherical war ships that were very dangerous. And so, the Orions saw them as a threat and proposed an alliance with them which they accepted.

At some point, the Sirians discovered our solar system and colonized it. Over hundreds of thousands (millions?) of years they developed what we know as the “human” species. The developer of this species then left that system, basically forced out by one of his own sons. He established the third group with an interest in Earth, which we know as the “Pleadieans.”

Again, none of these groups are necessarily associated with the star groups we know today by these names; I assume that these star groups were named after these groups.

The modern planetary situation

Dominant on earth in “modern” times have been the Orion group, mainly through hybrid races known to us as “greys.” They are very mind-control-oriented. They have, or had, bases on earth.

Much less important, but maintaining a presence on earth, are the Sirians. They may be known to us as Martians. They tend to be quite tall, human-looking, and peaceful compared to their ancestors. They developed a religious approach to control on earth and most of our scriptures are full of their teachings. They are also known as the “beings of the light” or “the keepers of the light.” They would like to regain control of earth from the Orion group. They have been maintaining secret underground bases on earth.

The third group, the Pleadieans, are former Sirians. Apparently they have a few operatives on the planet, but not many. Their purpose seems to be to liberate earth humans from the other two groups. Their data rarely gets through to us without being altered. Even Robert’s data has probably been altered.

How to recognize the different groups

Because of millennia of genetic mixing, many individuals connected to these various groups look human. And of course, they can also choose to get born into a human body (or so we are told). Therefore, you can know them best these days by their distinct approaches to life.

The Sirians are the spiritualists. They will emphasize the importance of ascension, and express it as a process involving “going into the light.”

The Orions are the atheists, the scientists, the psychiatrists. They prefer to simply tell you how to think. If you don’t choose to obey them, there’s “an app” for that. They use movies, television, radio, cell phones; any communication channel they can get hold of, to overlay their message of obedience and submission. The Sirians want us to think of the Orions as THE bad guys.

The Pleadieans are freedom-lovers and artists. They are strong on enthusiasm and weak on tactics. As former Sirians, they may still teach spiritualism and the “dimensions.” But there will be less of a control spin on their teachings. They seem to be genuinely concerned for our independence as a people, and wish they could do more to assist us.

Part 2 of Robert’s story may tell me more, or serve to adjust these characterizations a bit.

But I am sure you can see the basic problem here. Though I would trust a Pleadiean more than the others, the others, knowing this, could pretend to be Pleadieans. If this lineup is basically correct, then several stories about ET groups being sold to the general public could be just a Sirian plan to take the planet back from the reptoids.

Robert’s story is interesting. But if you want to get something done on planet Earth, join a group that is getting something done on planet Earth. These stories about ETs are interesting, but they don’t lead anywhere worthwhile.

Adventures In Wonderland

5 June 2012

“A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, HERE, you see, it takes all the running YOU can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” – Through the Looking Glass

An Unfinished Project

My laptop was languishing. I had purchased it to use at work, but it never arrived at my temporary cubicle in one of the IT buildings at Boeing Bellevue…

I had been surprised to be offered the job. It happened, it seems, out of friendship – and desperation. My friend the IT pro could not use her regular employees for this project, because you had to be a US citizen and most of her people were Ukrainian. She had a slot to fill and offered it to me.

I arrived at the coordinating meetings with my netbook, which seemed adequate at the time. But everyone else had laptops. Then we got to the work site and the heavy lifting started. Huge spreadsheets. Directories containing hundreds of files. The netbook wasn’t keeping up. My father finally asked me what I wanted for Christmas. “A laptop for work!” I volunteered. He was going to send me a check.

But I needed a better computer NOW and the check was in the mail. I pulled what I thought I could afford out of my account and went down to Fry’s in Renton to see what I could find. I ended up with an eMachines netbox. It had more RAM than my netbook, a faster processor, and Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit version. I didn’t need a screen; they came with the cubicles. So I bought it and a USB optical drive at Staples so I could load MS Office onto it, and took it to work that Monday all ready to go.

IIS

It took a day for me to figure out that I couldn’t be connected to WiFi and the local LAN at the same time. Then it was time to set up my little machine to manage all this data with a little help from PHP and SQL Server.

Since we were trying to sell Boeing on the idea of switching from Oracle to SQL Server, I thought it would be good PR to use SQL Server (the Express version) as my database.

But first I had to load PHP, and for that I needed a web server. Why not try IIS?

That’s Microsoft’s Internet Information Services. It’s not really a “web server” like Apache. It’s a modularized set of services that can be configured to serve just about anything over the internet. But at that point, I was only dimly aware of this. Articles on the web said I could serve PHP pages using IIS, so I decided to try it.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

“Curioser and curioser!” – Alice

I found all the articles I needed to activate IIS on the computer and get it working. But it didn’t work. As I recall, I decided to switch to Apache (httpd). But it still wouldn’t work. It took me about a day to find a comment at the bottom of one of the “how to” articles mentioning the “hosts” file problem.

This is a file that has been used for years to map URLs to IP addresses in cases where the page is not called through a Domain Name System (DNS) server. In personal computers, this file is most commonly used to map the domain “localhost” to the IP address 127.0.0.1 (version 4).

In Windows 7 Home, however, the “hosts” file doesn’t do this. That entry in the file is purposely commented out. Only the “::1 localhost” entry remains. This is it’s IP version 6 address.

So apps that don’t understand IP version 6 can’t find the “localhost” unless this file is modified to provide the IP version 4 address.

When it was time for me to do to my laptop (same operating system) what I had previously done to my netbox, I was ready! But I had to find the data on the “hosts” file all over again, as I couldn’t locate it in my library. It turns out there is even a Wikipedia entry about this file. It is a very famous file in the world of IT!

Permissions

“Talking of axes,” said the Duchess, “chop off her head.”

Yet, when I went to edit my hosts file, I ran into the other problem that I had somewhat forgotten about: “You don’t have permission to edit this file.” Though I have administrator privileges on my machine, this is the default behavior in Windows 7 to discourage tampering with the operating system.

I was able to edit the permissions on the file to grant myself write permission. This is not the only way to do this; just the first way I thought of. In Windows, there are always usually at least 2, if not 3 or more, ways to do almost anything.

No input file specified

I run the usual test to see if the server can run PHP files properly:

  1. Create a file named “index.php” that contains the string <?php phpinfo(); ?>
  2. Put the file in your “document root.”
  3. Open a browser, and navigate to the file using “localhost” as your domain.
  4. If you get the PHP information page, all’s well.

I got a white screen with a little message in the upper left corner (because I had PHP error reporting turned on – okay in a development environment) that said, “No input file specified.”

Odd.

It took me another day – maybe longer – to get my browser to respond correctly to the contents of “index.php.”

IIS has a “document root” located at C:\Inetpub\wwwroot. And that’s where I put my file. But that’s not the actual place where I wanted my web applications to be; I wanted them on drive D. So in the PHP configuration file I had told it that my “document_root” was there.

When a browser asks for a PHP file (on localhost) from IIS, IIS will look at the path that PHP expects to find PHP files in. When I moved the file to D: PHP could find it.

It turns out that it is common for a server to look for files in other places in the file system besides its own document root. You just have to tell it to and it will.

Later

I was tired of “running twice as fast just to get somewhere.” So I turned to some projects on my desktop, which has been serving me PHP (and HTML) pages from my drive E: (via Apache) for several years now. What a relief!

However, the battle to turn my laptop into a hot production tool is far from over! There will be at least one sequel to this post!

Sequel: Short version

The laptop is running better now. I learned how to add “virtual directories” in the default directory of IIS. These virtual directories are then mapped to corresponding real directories in the file system. This is the IIS way of enabling you to serve web pages from more than one directory. More complicated than Apache, but also theoretically much more secure.