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The Man in Space Program Was a Total Scam

I first heard the name “John Glenn” while I was sitting the Faculty Lounge of Fairfax High School in Los Angeles during my free period, grading some papers when the faculty dowager duchess burst into the room gushing over than “our boy is in space!” She was carrying a strange purse looking more like a log than a lady’s handbag. The other teachers began discussing the event with her enthusiastically and I said nothing, finally she called attention to me asking, “Well Mr. Science, what do you have to say?”


“I think it is a huge waste of time and money for nothing and we’re going to kill a lot of people sending them into the most hostile environment we have.”


With fire in her eyes she started moving toward me with purse in hand like she was going hit me with it! She stopped short as others in the room laughed. We then went into a discussion where I made my case, but I do not think I convinced anyone with my critique I could have entitled “Jockstraps In Space.”


The “Man in Space” program has been a total waste and scam “…to get more money for science,” in the words of people like Jim Hansen proving once again that doing something wrong for a “right reason” is still “doing something wrong.”


America alone has wasted about a trillion Dollars on these programs and killed about 30 people while the other nations involved in this insanity have lost another 30, “…to send men where none have gone before because it was stupid.”


If we had put our money into sea research we would be in abundance and millions of lives that have been miserable for want of intelligent leadership would have been rich in abundance by every measure. We could feed, shelter and power the world with the seas.


John Glenn was a good man and greater victim than most in the insanity of politicians who get applause for saying, “We choose not to send a man to the moon because it is easy, but because it is hard!” Huh? How about that it was also stupid? John Glenn was a victim in his hero role and he was strangely linked to another of our most tragic heroes, Charles Lindbergh.


Charles Lindbergh went from being the world’s most honored man after crossing the Atlantic in 1927, to being hated during World War II because he had campaigned to keep America out of the war. After Pearl Harbor, he was denounced as a Nazi sympathizer. He tried to get into combat to redeem himself, but no branch of the service would have him.


Lindbergh was so desperate to get into the war he flew to the middle of the Pacific and volunteered as a civilian advisor and as such went into aerial combat 50 times. While there he devised ways to deliver payloads of bombs to the Japanese mainland and get planes back to base with fuel to spare. All done without publicity.


In one of history’s ironies John Glenn was one of the fighter pilots guarding Lindbergh’s flank! The most famous aviator of the 1920s and the most famous astronaut of the 1960s flew into combat together in the 1940s. It was a folding in time that may have affected John Glen profoundly as he became very spiritual later in life. He recently composed a farewell letter with a haunting final message:


“Some will ask why I skedaddled when I was basically in my prime, feeling terrific at 95 and training daily for my next space flight in 2021? Short answer: because I know I can make more of a difference working on a parallel dimension than I can from here. This concentric energetic reality I’m referring to is precisely .2π oscillations from the point of earth’s equilibrium and was easy to measure in the thin air of space. If you think I’m full of bullfinch, just ask Buzz Aldrin — he knows what I’m talking about. Anyway, I’m here at that frequency now and I’m going to keep an eye on you and don’t mess this up. From what I can tell, I can only de-materialize and materialize into Earth’s slower amplitude three or four times before experiencing “sentience disintegration” — basically I go ‘poof.’ NASA is checking those calculations, but I’m pretty sure they are correct. And that means … don’t make me come down there again! Alright, well, that’s if for now. I love you all. Be careful. John Glenn, over and out.”


For we who have had memories of previous lives this leaps from the page as a message from a man who was touching the greater reality and meaning in human life. We are the only thinking, communicating, music making species on this planet and John Glenn was defining the greater reality as his darkness was coming. Or was it dawn?

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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: and -30-

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