‘We The People’ Petition Seeks Truth Of Alien Visits From Obama Administration

UFO hunters are now turning to an Obama administration initiative in the hopes of revealing what the government really knows about extraterrestrials.

Under the White House’s “We the People” program, citizens can appeal to officials “to take action on a range of important issues facing our country.”

“If a petition gets enough support,” the government website promises, “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts and issue an official response.”

Gentlemen, start your intergalactic engines . . .

By “enough support,” the administration means a petition has to receive just 5,000 signatures within 30 days to warrant an official White House response. That’s a low enough threshold to get a lot of conspiracy theorists licking their suspicious chops.

As soon as the White House announced its We the People program, UFO/ET proponent Stephen Bassett wasted no time penning the first alien disclosure petition which reads:

We, the undersigned, strongly urge the president of the United States to formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race and immediately release into the public domain all files from all agencies and military services relevant to this phenomenon.

Bassett is executive director of Paradigm Research Group which advocates for the truth about UFOs.

“In 1996, when I launched the Paradigm Research Group, I registered as a lobbyist on behalf of a number of organizations on this particular subject — the idea of total disclosure of an ET presence on Earth by the world governments,” Bassett told The Huffington Post.

“Everything PRG does, including World Disclosure Day — all of it contributes to this process.”

And now the die is cast, because within just four days of Bassett’s petition being registered, it amassed more than the necessary 5,000 signatures to warrant an official White House response.

As Alejandro Rojas pointed out in his recent HuffPost blog, there are examples of prior American presidents — such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — who tried to obtain information about UFOs. Even John F. Kennedy asked his staff to provide him with UFO materials.

So now, both alien believers and skeptics are playing a mutual waiting game as they anticipate someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington to tell us who’s right.

“The response from the White House could be utterly trivial,” said Bassett. “They could just blow it off by saying something like, ‘Our policy is that we don’t investigate this phenomenon anymore’ — which is a lie — ‘and whatever this phenomenon is, it doesn’t pose a threat’ — which they don’t know for sure.”

And a White House spokesman told HuffPost, “It’s not going to be practical for us to start commenting on each individual petition ahead of their getting officlal responses.”

But when that official response about extraterrestrials on Earth comes — as it must — will you believe it?

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Petition requests Obama to acknowledge extraterrestrial presence

Stephen Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group has posted a petition on the White House’s new petitioning website, calling for the president to “formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.” According to their website, the White House will review the petition for an official response if 5000 signatures are collected in 30 days. Created on September 22, 2011, Bassett’s petition has already collected over 2000 signatures, well on its way to meeting the goal. One can only wonder what the White House response may be, if they choose to respond at all.

The White House’s new petition website is part of “We the People,” an effort to create more access for the public to voice their concerns. The site says, “We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country.”

Bassett’s petition reads:

We, the undersigned, strongly urge the President of the United States to formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race and immediately release into the public domain all files from all agencies and military services relevant to this phenomenon.

However, looking back on efforts by the White House to gain access to this sort of information, past presidents have been unsuccessful in getting answers. According to Daniel Sheehan, in 1997 while serving as the General Counsel to the United States Jesuit National Headquarters in Washington, DC, he was approached by the then Director of the Library of Congress’ Science and Technology Division, Marcia Smith, to help with a UFO research project. He says that during the course of his participation with Smith, she had told him that President-elect, Jimmy Carter, had requested that George Bush, Sr., who was Director of the CIA at the time, brief him on the UFO situation. Bush refused, telling Carter that he did not have the need to know.

Bill Clinton’s efforts to look into the UFO subject are well documented. The best archive of this material is at Grant Cameron’s PresidentialUFO.com website. One of the more interesting stories was printed in a book by Clinton’s friend William Hubbell. Hubbell was a friend of the Clintons from Arkansas, and was indicted for fraud in the Whitewater scandals. Before his indictment he was assigned to the Attorney General’s office as the Associate Attorney General. Hubbell wrote in his book Friends in High Places:

Clinton had said, ‘If I put you over at Justice, I want you to find the answers to two questions for me,’ Hubbell recounts. ‘One, who killed JFK. And two, are there UFOs?’ Clinton was dead serious. I had looked into both, but wasn’t satisfied with the answers I was getting.

In an interview with Cameron, he told me he felt he had amassed enough evidence to show that the Clintons were interested in the subject of UFOs, but that not even the President has the power to demand that sort of information. In an interview in Hong Kong, Clinton was asked about his UFO interests. Clinton said that he looked into Area 51 and the Roswell UFO crash, but didn’t find anything. However, he added:

I did attempt to find out if there were any secret government documents that revealed things and if there were, they were concealed from me too. I wouldn’t be the first president that underlings have lied to or that career bureaucrats have waited out.  But there may be some career person somewhere hiding these dark secrets, even from elected Presidents. But if so, they successfully eluded me, and I am almost embarrassed to tell you that I did try to find out.

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Why are UFOs Still a Secret?

When Obama first took office, there was hope that he would reveal what the government knows about UFOs, but he turned out to be an advocate of the secrecy laws in the Patriot Act that was passed during the last administration–which may even be unconstitutional.

The government employs spies to figure out what’s going on. Here’s a major example of government secrecy, which (as you’ll note) was only reported in the BRITISH press: When Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming lost control of 50 nuclear missiles in October, officials blamed a communication outage, caused by an underground cable that links the control center with the missiles, but three technicians there think UFOs seen in the area at the time may have caused the problem (UFOs are often seen near military bases). And UFO researcher Robert Hastings says eyewitnesses say the outage lasted hours longer than the Air Force admits. Three missile maintenance technicians have agreed to speak to Hastings on the condition that they remain anonymous. They revealed that the military has kept the UFO sightings that were seen during the power outage secret.

The Daily Mail quotes Hastings as saying they report seeing “a large cigar-shaped object high above the missile field. They said the object was seen in the sky above the field, throughout the weekend, both during the (missile) disruption and the following day.”

In the June 27th edition of the New York Times, Geoffrey R. Stone writes: “As a longtime supporter and colleague of Barack Obama at the University of Chicago, as well as an informal adviser to his 2008 campaign, I had high hopes that he would restore the balance between government secrecy and government transparency that had been lost under George W. Bush, and that he would follow through on his promise, as a candidate, to promote openness and public accountability in government policy making. It has not quite worked out that way. While Mr. Obama has taken certain steps, notably early in his administration, to scale back some of the Bush-era excesses, in other respects he has shown a disappointing willingness to continue in his predecessor’s footsteps.

“The record of the Obama administration on this fundamental issue of American democracy has surely fallen short of expectations. This is a lesson in ‘trust us.’ Those in power are always certain that they themselves will act reasonably, and they resist limits on their own discretion. The problem is, ‘trust us’ is no way to run a self-governing society.”

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US lawmakers vote to kill Hubble successor

In a fresh blow to NASA’s post-shuttle aspirations, key US lawmakers voted Thursday to kill off funding for the successor to the vastly successful space-gazing Hubble telescope.

The US House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science approved by voice vote a yearly spending bill that includes no money for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

The move — spurred on by belt-tightening in cash-strapped Washington — still requires the full committee’s approval, the full House’s approval, the Senate’s approval, and ultimately President Barack Obama’s signature.

But the relatively mild dissents in the committee, which said in a terse statement this week that the project “is billions of dollars over budget and plagued by poor management,” suggests the JWST faces an uphill fight to survive.

The vote struck a blow at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s goals with the space shuttle program about to end after 30 years, and Obama’s decision to axe a new plan to return astronauts to the moon.

NASA plans to lay out a budget that “will allow us to launch the Webb telescope in this decade,” deputy administrator Lori Garver told reporters at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“We will be working with Congress to assure them we can manage this program and develop the most amazing space telescope,” she said, calling the JWST “a perfect example of reviewing the unknown and reaching for new heights.”

In February, NASA Inspector General Paul Martin told lawmakers the JWST had careened billions of dollars over budget.

Initial estimates put the cost of the telescope, designed to help the hunt for knowledge about early galaxies in the universe, at $1.6 billion, but now the total price tag has ballooned to $6.5 billion, he said.

NASA has repeatedly pushed back the telescope’s launch date, now set for 2018 at the earliest.

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Japan May be Hiding the Extent of its Power Plant Disaster

Scientific experts believe Japan’s nuclear disaster, which started with an earthquake on March 11, which caused a tsunami that destroyed the cooling systems at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) nuclear plant in Fukushima, is far worse than the government is revealing.

TEPCO has been spraying water on several of the reactors and fuel cores in order to cool them down, but this has led to radiation being emitted into the air in steam and into the surrounding ocean, generating hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive sea water that has to be disposed of. In Al Jazeera, Dahr Jamail quotes nuclear energy expert Arnold Gundersen as saying, “The problem is how to keep it cool. They are pouring in water and the question is what are they going to do with the waste that comes out of that system, because it is going to contain plutonium and uranium. Where do you put the water?”

The government is giving out radiation monitors to children, and an area 17 times the size of Manhattan that is located close to the power plant has been declared to be uninhabitable–a major problem for a small island nation like Japan. In the US, physician Janette Sherman and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano published a report showing a 35% increase in infant mortality in northwest cities that occurred after the Fukushima meltdown. The 8 cities studied for the report are San Jose, Berkeley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Portland, Seattle, and Boise.

Why haven’t we heard more about this in the US? Jamail quotes Japanese nuclear physicist Shoji Sawada as saying, “Most of the reactors in Japan were designed by US companies who did not care for the effects of earthquakes. I think this problem applies to all nuclear power stations across Japan.” And nuclear operator Exelon Corporation, one of the largest employers in Illinois where Barack Obama was a senator, has been one of his biggest campaign contributors.

Jamail quotes Gundersen as saying, “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind. We still have radioactive wild boar in Germany, 30 years after Chernobyl.”

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Presidential Debate – Obama Asked About UFOs & Alien Life (MUST SEE!!)

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