Most of you will be well aware of Steve Bassett’s Million Fax on Washington initiative. I sent my letter out quite a while ago. And yes, I must admit in being somewhat of a pessimist where the idea of Disclosure is concerned, but there’s certainly no harm in trying. Many question the point of it all, and Steve’s work in general, to which I would reply, “and what, precisely, are you doing to help out?!”
Jim Quirk’s new ‘the quirk zone blog‘ has a letter that outlines his thoughts on disclosure in A Letter to the President. To read his letter please see this link…
And while we’re on the subject of Steve Bassett and disclosure, it has come to my attention that PRG is, as always, in need of your help and financial backing. Please dig deep and help my friend Steve out if you can…
PRG Update – May 10, 2009
New York Times Article
Washington, DC/Bethesda, MD – The advocacy work of PRG has been featured in a May 14, 2009 New York Times article by Anne C. Mulkern of Greenwire, a leading environment and energy on-line publication. Greenwire is part of Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E).
“A climate solution that’s out of this world” was triggered by the recent lobbying registration with the U. S. House and Senate by PRG executive director, Stephen Bassett, on behalf of the Exopolitics Institute. Mr. Bassett has been lobbying since 1996 on behalf of a number of organizations regarding issues surrounding extraterrestrial-related phenomena including a government imposed “truth embargo.” The “energy” issue was added to these registrations during the past year.
“What is at issue here is “Disclosure” – the formal acknowledgement by world governments of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race,” says Bassett. “Extraterrestrial derived technology, most likely from crashed or shot down vehicles, is the prize in the Disclosure Crackerjack Box. It could be transformative in dealing with the growing number of crises facing the world’s nations and peoples. This technology is not going to be brought forward for peaceful development until the UFO/ET truth embargo is over. End the embargo, get the tech.”
Ms. Mulkern’s piece correctly states the focus of the Disclosure movement is now on the new President of the United States. This focus is spearheaded by the “Million Fax on Washington” which has directed thousands of letter, faxes and emails to President Elect Obama from November 5, 2008 to January 20, 2009 and to President Obama from January 21 to May 31, 2009. “The third phase of this petitioning process will be announced worldwide on June 1. Added Bassett, “The goal of the Million Fax on Washington is nothing less than ‘tripping the switch’ which makes Disclosure inevitable during 2009 – either by the United States or another first- or second-world nation.”
New York Times Article: http://tinyurl.com/ojcfwa
Million Fax on Washington: www.faxonwashington.org
Exopolitics Institute: www.exopoliticsinstitute.org
PRG Update – May 10, 2009
Fax on Washington – Phase II and III
The January 21 to May 31, 2009 Phase II of the Million Fax on Washington is proceeding on schedule. Thousands of letters, faxes and emails (plus messages on the Comments Line) have been sent to the White House calling for a full briefing of the new president, congressional hearings, access to technology derived from extraterrestrial sources and Disclosure. These follow similar correspondence sent to the presidential transition headquarters from November 5, 2008 to January 20, 2009. PRG is informed the White House is well aware of these requests.
Phase III begins on June 1, 2009. This final part of PRG’s most important project will be comprehensive, collaborative and intense. It’s goal is nothing less than triggering the Disclosure event – either by the United States or another nation. It will call upon the full resources of the worldwide Disclosure movement network built since 1991. PRG has every reason to believe that network is ready to act in concert as are the millions of people prepared to exercise their right to know.
PRG is now booking media interviews for June and expects to do approximately 75 during that month. The formal press release will go out on the evening of June 1. The MFW website will be updated that evening and the formal announcement will be made on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
This project was conceived in early 2008 at the beginning of what was certain to be one of the most important elections in American history. By fate or just good luck, virtually every factor anticipated has worked out as expected.
On May 15, 2009 the courageous reporter “encouraged” to leave her job with the Stephenville Empire-Tribune for being overzealous in covering a major UFO event near the “Texas White House” will launch her new radio talk show on the Paranormal Radio Network – The Joiner Report.
Rather than be discourage by her sudden career change she only intensified her engagement of the UFO/ET issue with directed websites, freelance articles and now a radio show. Angelia Joiner is what journalism is supposed to be about and her commitment has been rewarded. Her first guest will be the former chief technology and environment correspondent for CNN, Miles O’Brien. O’Brien, along with the rest of CNN’s science, technology, and environment news staff, was release nine days after he hosted a provocative week-long series “In Search of Aliens.”
PRG finds it quite intriguing that O’Brien, with a substantial career behind him and plenty of options ahead of him, has elected to take this interview. This is a must listen.
In what PRG considers a highly significant development, Larry Klayman’s Freedom Watch has filed a swarm of FOIA requests demanding UFO/ET related documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Air Force.
Klayman received considerable national exposure in the 90′s when he founded Judicial Watch and pursued a number of scandals targeting both the political left and the right. He left Judicial Watch in 2003 to run for the U. S. Senate and later founded Freedom Watch.
While PRG thinks it knows, it is making an immediate effort to contact Mr. Klayman and find out why Freedom Watch is taking this action at this particular time.
PRG 2009 Fund Raiser
[Note: Since typically only about one-third of even a directed group mailing gets opened, this is the second mailing of the fund raiser. There will be just one more. Please pardon the repetition.]
This is the once a year fund raiser for PRG’s advocacy work to end the UFO/ET Truth Embargo. The next one will come in May of 2010. Right now there are about 5,000 people on PRG’s email list condensed down from about 20,000 over the past thirteen years via attrition. It is fair to say that those still on this list are serious about resolving the UFO/ET issue and well aware of PRG’s efforts since 1996.
The math is simple. If each person on the list contributed $10, PRG would have $50,000 to clear the X-Conference balances and move forward with new projects without delay. But it rarely works that way; a one percent or less response is typical. And it’s not the money really, it’s mostly the time – the few minutes it takes to write and send a check or go to PayPal. Fortunately a PRG supporter has made it possible to accept contributions over the phone via credit card. That should help.
Time is precious and everyone is busy, but this is such a critical moment in human history and the UFO/ET issue is hugely impacting. It needs to be resolved, and PRG is running on empty after the very successful X-Conference 2009. A few minutes could make big difference.
PayPal is one of the greatest web tools ever. It’s worth every second it takes to get signed up. It’s free. It’s safe. PRG has used it for years without any problem. This might be just the time to get set up on PayPal. Just a thought.
Anyway, here is the info: [Important Note: Contributions to PRG are NOT tax deductible. Sorry.]
Credit Card: 202-215-8344
Mail: Paradigm Research Group, 4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814
PRG PayPal email identifier: PRG@paradigmresearchgroup.org
PRG Contribution Page: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/PayPal.htm
[Note: PRG supporter, John Budin, is auctioning a very valuable guitar on E-Bay on June 12 and donating the proceeds to PRG. The auction page is: http://tinyurl.com/r78xuo or http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290314332479>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290314332479
A toast to E-Bay, PayPal and John. The web is the future of everything.
(Reproduced by kind permission)
Historically speaking, change has never required large numbers of people to bring it forth. Roughly twelve percent of the populace is all one needs to reach. In fact, if the cards are played right, even more can be achieved with less.
Enter the Paradigm Research Group.
With its strong web presence and many connections within the mainstream media, Executive Director and political activist Stephen Bassett knows that he and PRG’s extensive network have all the tools needed to encourage and help hasten the Disclosure process. During the Fifth Annual X-Conference press conference that took place at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on April 20th 2009, this self-assurance was demonstrated perfectly when Bassett made a strong public statement to the Obama administration: either disclose the reality of the Extraterrestrial presence by June this year, or prepare to face an onslaught of media based inquiry and scrutiny.
Desperate times require concentrated efforts.
The plan is simple: failing President Obama’s open and direct admission to the American public (and the world) that Extraterrestrials exist and are currently engaging Earth and its citizens, PRG and its network will provide the media with all the documentation and information they require in order to further ramp up the pressure. Considering the growing mass of public support and demand for government openness and transparency in this area – along with the fact that several of Obama’s aides are reported to have been previously briefed on the topic (look up the Clintons and the Rockefeller Initiative, for starters), such acts possess greater power than detractors might think. In the last few months alone, for example, Bassett has already given dozens of interviews, with more media appearances predicted to take place in coming weeks. Even the once ubiquitous news anchor smirks and predictable X-Files type background music loops both seem less common. One way or another, the press is taking ET news developments and whistleblower testimonies with far less salt than they have in the past, and that is a good thing.
PRG’s pending strategy is Phase III of the Million Fax on Washington, an organized effort to petition the new administration to act on Disclosure. Bassett emphasizes that this next initiative seeks to motivate and encourage rather than intimidate. “We don’t want another nation to lead the world on this issue – we want the U.S. to play that role”, he states emphatically. “The administration already has all the right players and elements in place, and all indications point towards the Disclosure process inevitably taking place soon, but “soon” simply isn’t good enough – not with the worsening global situation. Disclosure is long overdue. We must do what is necessary to catalyze the powers that be into action.”
With Brazil, England, Denmark, Mexico, and other nations having released UFO files to the public, Bassett says that the U.S. is lagging behind and has to not only catch up to remain in the game, but take the lead if it wants to retain its influence and standing. He is also of the opinion that failing America’s willingness to step up to the plate soon, a better than 50/50 chance exists that another western nation (such as France) will take proactive action by disclosing first. This would make the disclosing nation the new top dog, with the U.S. following meekly behind. This would be damaging internationally to the standing of the United States, according to him.
Will a concentrated and diligent effort such as this help sway the odds? Bassett certainly believes so. Disclosure may be far from President Obama’s mind these days, but the seemingly endless series of crises thrust upon him and his administration may also stem from a far greater and problematic issue, mainly the holding back of information concerning whether or not other sentient and highly advanced life forms are present and engaging us as a species.
Are the people prepared for official disclosure? The likeliest answer is that they were ready from day one.
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By Dan Zak
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Extraterrestrials exist and they visit Earth routinely, according to people who know this for a fact.
What does this mean for Washington, for America, for the planet? It means, according to the roughly 400 people attending the fifth X-Conference over the weekend, that politics isn’t local anymore. It’s galactic. It’s universal. This is exopolitics.
In the ground-floor banquet hall of the Gaithersburg Hilton, there are no alien costumes. There are PhDs, ex-military men, activists and concerned citizens. They sit in on lectures with titles like “Obama and Disclosure.” They browse tables stocked with books such as “Exopolitics: How Does One Speak to a Ball of Light?” They talk about black budgets and quantum cosmology. They watch the last 15 minutes of “The Abyss,” during which Ed Harris swims hand in hand with a jellyfish-like alien.
People in the exopolitical movement want full disclosure of any U.S. government files on unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrials. Only then, they maintain, can mankind deal with the sociopolitical implications of the universe: the rule of law in outer space, the sharing of technology between civilizations and the physics of one-on-one interaction with ETs.
“No, we’re not alone,” said Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, speaking first at the X-Conference on Sunday and then at the National Press Club yesterday morning. “Our sun will burn out in due course, and we have to be off this planet. . . . Our consumption rate of non-renewable resources is not sustainable. . . . Our destiny is to become part of the planetary community. It’s time to start thinking in those terms.”
Forget “eco.” The most urgent prefix today, the X-Conference suggests, is “exo.” We need to evolve into an exoculture. We need to be exoconscious, to reframe our minds for interstellar relations and interdimensional experiences.
“If we live off-planet, we have to change our mind and bodies,” says Rebecca Hardcastle, a hypnotherapist and exoconsciousness coach who lives in Phoenix. “Your emotions, life force and what you’ve been taught is a belief system that cords you to the Earth. We must change our frame of reference.”
Hardcastle, wearing pearls and a black dress and sitting at a table, says she has been contacted by ET intelligence since she was 3. She, and others in the exopolitical community, say we need to learn remote viewing and teleportation, we need to propagate the practice of ESP, we need to let ETs change us, and we need to integrate technology and consciousness so we can participate in the universe.
What’s the secret to moving in that direction?
Diet and exercise and balanced living, says Hardcastle. Yoga and peacefulness, say others. Small steps for man.
To be sure, conspiracy theories and creepy claims are a big part of the X-Conference. Even an audiovisual glitch is a cue for mild paranoia: “Something happened with our system,” says a nervous AV guy after a microphone blows out during a lecture. “It happened suddenly, systemwide. Something hit it and took it down.”
When California podiatric surgeon Roger Leir takes the microphone, the topic is extraterrestrial implants.
“How many of you have seen a UFO?” Leir asks the audience before showing video of alleged implant extraction surgery.
More than 100 people put up their hands.
“How many think you’ve been involved with the alien abduction program?”
Five hands go up.
“How many of you think you’ve been abducted and have never returned?”
There is laughter. There is also a sentiment of acceptance and adaptation. Once we get our act together, once we understand our own selves, the ETs will engage us, says Michael Salla, president and founder of the Hawaii-based nonprofit Exopolitics Institute, which offers an online semester in galactic diplomacy for a little more than $1,000.
“Humanity is still tribalistic, driven by elite interests rather than global ones,” Salla says. “But with Barack Obama, for the first time in our planet’s history, we have a global leader. It’s a tremendous advance in our global society.”
On the TV in the lobby of the hotel, Obama shakes hands with Hugo Chávez. Later, there’s a CNN report on the disclosure of torture memos from Guantanamo Bay. These are good signs of open-minded diplomacy and government transparency, some conference attendees say. Plus, over the past year, the British government has released thousands of documents pertaining to UFOs, about 5 percent of which are truly inexplicable. The exopolitical movement was also encouraged by Obama’s selection of John Podesta, noted champion of UFO disclosure, as his transition chairman. And Mitchell the astronaut is out in full force, saying the existence of ETs was confirmed to him 10 years ago by a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (who subsequently denied it, but that’s how these things go).
The ridicule is ebbing, conference attendees say. The exopolitical movement has gone grass roots; the education and outreach phase is underway. One man at the conference is collecting 4,000 signatures to put forth a ballot initiative for a Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission. Another is calling upon the United Nations to create an “extraterrestrial civilizations liaison.”
For Nick Pope, who was in charge of UFO investigations for Britain’s Ministry of Defense in the early ’90s, the bogies in the sky are simply a matter of national security.
“If we ignore UFOs because of the baggage that term has in people’s minds — because we don’t believe in flying saucers — it opens up a gap in our capacity to deal with these things,” Pope says. “It’s dangerous. We’re ignoring a potential air-safety issue.”
Exopolitics: It’s about air-traffic control. It’s about honest government. It’s about self-empowerment and healthy living and bold declarations of reaching for the stars. Ask too many questions, though, and you’ll see exopolitics is also about a race of humanoids who live under the barren surface of Mars and may, at some point, desire to mooch off Earth’s rich resources.
Exopolitics “provides a conceptual framework for dealing with our highly populated universe,” says author, lawyer and activist Alfred L. Webre, who coined the term 10 years ago and has watched it creep into the mainstream.
He also says the Martians are keeping to themselves for now.
© 2009 The Washington Post Company
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X-Conference 2009′s Steve Bassett and astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell call on the Obama White House to release the UFO files.
Still with the cheese, mostly glib, and has bad audio, but here you go…
PRG Update – February 5, 2009
Million Fax on Washington – Phase II
Phase II of the Million Fax on Washington has been informally underway since January 20 and formally launched on February 1.
It is a well understood fact the first 100 days of a new administration are the most important. So between January 20 and April 30 – one hundred days – PRG once again promotes the sending of letters, faxes and/or emails to the new President – this time to the White House – calling for an end to the Truth Embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence and the release of as much relevant information to the American people as possible within reasonable constraints of national security. A national press release will be sent out February 6. Examples of past MFW letters to the President are posted at: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/Million-Fax-Correspondence.htm. Many more will be posted soon.
Contact information: The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20500
[Standard business size envelopes only please.]
Email via: www.whitehouse.gov/contact [Note: emails are limited to 500 characters, but that is more than enough to make the key points.]
Is calling the White House a good idea? Yes, you can also call the White House and leave a brief comment at 202-456-1111, but do this in addition to writing a letter, fax and/or email because these leave a record, and the collective correspondence can be more easily reviewed
X-Conference 2009 – April 17-19, Hilton Hotel, Gaithersburg, MD
The fifth X-Conference also formally launches tomorrow with a national press release. Conference registrations are being taken now at the X-Conference website. Hotel reservations can be made via: 301-977-8900 (booking code: x-conference).
Because events relevant to Disclosure are breaking on a weekly basis, PRG’s confidence that Disclosure is close at hand remains high. For this reason X-Conference 2009 will be to some extent an Exopolitical Summit. PRG will expand the press conference at the National Press Club on Monday morning, January 20 and has booked the First Amendment Room. A substantial press contingent is expect. Leading figures in the Exopolitics Disclosure Movement are being invited to speak and a number of guest activists from around the world will also be part of the conference. In fact, in will be the largest gathering of such activists ever.
But X-Conference 2009 will not be monochromatic. With two speaker invites pending confirmation, the lineup is as follows:
Special Presentation - George Noory, host of the #1 late night talk show in America, will revisit some of the great segments from past C2C shows, give his thoughts on the extraordinary events taking place, take questions and sign autographs.
Special Presentation – Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, returns again this time to give an in depth lecture on the full spectrum of his experience with the UFO/ET issue, his interactions with the media, his thoughts on the disclosure process and hopes for the post-disclosure world.
Special Presentation - A debate/dialogue/Q&A will take place between Dr. John Alexander (Col. USArmy ret.) and PRG executive director, Stephen Bassett. All subjects will be on the table. All issues will be engaged.
Special Presentation – one of the most prolific authors and researchers of the ancient world, Graham Hancock, will look at the exopolitics of the distant past.
[Note: all special presentations will only require a Day Pass. There will be no extra charge.]
Other outstanding speakers include:
Colin Andrews – he’s back and he has a lot to say.
Art Campbell – his important research on events in the Eisenhower administration and on the Plains of San Augustin.
Richard Dolan – the second volume in his extremely important trilogy, UFOs and the National Security State
Paola Harris – the exopolitics of Hollywood
Joseph Montaldo – contactee, founder of ICAR and builder of an expanding Internet radio presence
Jeff Peckman – from the Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission Ballot Initiative to David Letterman and beyond
Nick Pope – the man in the center of the United Kingdom UFO/ET/Disclosure firestorm is back
Dr. Michael Salla – one of the most aggressive thinkers and writers in exopolitics today.
Victor Viggiani – the leader of exopolitics in Canada
Alfred Webre, JD – the founder of exopolitics, futurist, and leading activist for a space based weapons ban. [Note: President Obama has indicated he will call for a Space Weapons Ban. Alfred Webre (along with Carol Rosin and Danny Sheehan) are a major reason why.]
Guest activists (so far) include:
Dr. Joseph Buchman – former Libertarian Party congressional candidate calling for Disclosure
Dr. Rebecca Hardcastle and Terri Mansfield – along with Dr. Lynne Kitei are building a political movement combining exopolitics, exoconsciousness and peace activism.
More speaker info at: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/X-Conference2009/speakers.htm
PRG Media Notice – January 14, 2009
PRG Executive Director, Stephen Bassett, will be on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory tonight between 10-11 pm PST, 1-2 am EST.
He will be talking about Disclosure related developments with the new Citizen’s Briefing Book set up at the Presidential Transition website.
PRG Update - January 3, 2009
LA Film Premier – Moon Rising – January 22
Jose Escamilla’s new film, Moon Rising, will premier on January 22 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, 5220 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA. Tickets are available on line at the film website and at the door. A number of researchers and activists will be attending including PRG. It should be quite an evening.
The President Elect is Open for Questions
In addition to the Million Fax on Washington letters and emails being sent to the Transition Headquarters, another mode of contact has opened up. The Transition website Change.gov is requesting questions be submitted to the President Elect regarding the new administration’s future agenda. These questions are then archived at the site so citizens can view and even vote their preferences. Very advanced.
Already, nearly 100 questions regarding UFO/ET/Disclosure issues have been logged in. The search terms “UFO” and “extraterrestrial” will retrieve most of these questions. Check them out, vote your preferences and add new ones.
December 10 Obama Radio Address
You may find the video address by President Elect Obama regarding his appointment of John Holdren as Science Advisor and head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (the office run by Dr. John Gibbons during the Clinton administration) instructive. Also included are additional remarks from December 17.
2008 Year in Review