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A huge asteroid, perhaps capable of ending life on Earth, or at least a major part of it depending on where it strikes, will arrive on December 17, 2017. NASA can do nothing about it having spent its’ money on  “Man In Space” programs and “Global Warming, Climate Change” myth promotions. The total amount NASA has spent has been privately estimated at $1.7 trillion.

It is not possible to get a straight answer from NASA on what they have spent as they are very defensive and prickly about all the money they have wasted with no return.  Over the years they have claimed to have invented many things in “Man In Space,” including Velcro, but that was created by a Swiss inventor in 1937, but was not manufactured for sale until much later due to the high cost of production.  Textile engineers finally solved all the manufacturing problems which made the product more sturdy and usable industrially and by NASA, but they took credit for it.

They have also taken credit for several computer systems, but tracing every such claim back reveals the system in question was invented for another purpose and simply adapted by NASA engineers.  They are great adapters, but so far have made no real contributions.

With regard to outer space:  Outer space is a vacuum that only has lethal radiation in abundance and anyone it is has to be shielded or there only a short time.  The long term manned missions have been problematic and the subjects face a high likelihood of developing lethal cancers. The cancer hazard is so high it has been noted in airline personnel as they suffer higher cancer rates than people who stay on the ground.

The moon has one thing we could get there more abundantly than on Earth:  Helium 3, a radioactive isotope of ordinary helium 4, that is more common on the moon than Earth due to the high exposure of ionizing radiation as Moon has no atmosphere, but recovering it requires a lunar mining operation with a cost far out of range compared to manufacturing Helium 3 here in nuclear reactors.  When we add it all up we can append the famous Star Trek motto, “Going where no man has gone before…” with “…because it was stupid!”

Meanwhile back at the space rock called “3200 Phaethon” named after a Greek God, perhaps taking a bead on Earth approaches at a velocity of  40 miles per second or 144,000 miles per hour!  It is three miles in diameter of solid rock which if dropped into the Indian Ocean would take out India, China, Japan and Africa as well as the western coasts of North and South America, Australia and Hawaii as a snack along the way with a several mile high wave ripping everything in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

If it strikes anywhere in the Atlantic, North and South America as well as western Africa and all of Europe would go. This rock is about half the size of the one that ended the dinosaurs and created all the birds as the smaller dinosaurs survived.

We have a “scrambled book” experiment at:  you may find entertaining as you can experience it as  “single man,” “single woman,” married man” or “married woman” in exactly this situation which may well become your reality on December 17.

The crushing reality of this event, or anything like it we are bound to experience at some point as the likelihood becomes greater every day.  NASA could have prepared for this if in 1958 it had not been run by a bunch of evil jerks seeking quick fame, glory and money by putting “Jockstraps In Space,” but they knew the level of our cultural development is such that we spend billions Dollars quick-witted promoters with taxpayer money to build football stadiums so the descendants of slaves can beat their brains out to become blithering idiots for our “entertainment.”

That this is the level of our culture explains how “Man In Space” happened and why we all, or some major fraction of us may die on December 17, 2017 and the best we will do is have some public hearings on it.  Will they be in America or Russia?  That is the ironic turn of events to be delivered to us by a rock named “3200 Phaethon”

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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


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