THE ROAR OF A LION

PART TWO

THE COST OF IGNORING THE INEVITABLE

23 September 1999


COMMENTARY:

The accusations have been, "See what they say when their predictions don't come true."

In the last update to this incredible story, we shared with you some events that we strongly believe were associated with this powerful comet; The killing earthquake in Turkey and others; The Tornado in Salt Lake City; Hurricane Bret, Emily, Cindy and Dennis; And various floods and other disruptions to human life around the globe. Since then there have been more disasters that have failed to be explained by the usual sources or by historical precedent. The worst had the names Floyd, Gert, and Harvey. And although you may not have heard it on the mainstream media, there were also lives lost to flooding in Honduras (the site that hurricane Mitch destroyed last year), in Mexico, in the Sudan and in Ghana. And yesterday another killer quake hit in Taiwan - the death toll is still rising but to say that thousands died and that thousands are now homeless, would be accurate even at this early date. The rate and strength of these disasters is without a comparison from scientific history. Yes there have been individual disasters throughout time, but the combination of number and intensity is statiscally significant and staggering.

To ignore these facts is to simply be foolish. All of the name calling and diversionary tactics only costs people there lives. But then again, when have these people ever really been concerned about lives?

We have seen enough disasters recently. Unfortunately they seem to be on the rise. More long period comets discovered over the past three to five years and more disasters. The International Red Cross proclaimed that last year was the worst year on record for natural disasters! Even the sun is reacting to the presence of Comet Lee.

How many more signs will there be, before someone begins to take notice? What will it take to humble the leaders of the world to begin to investigate the connection between comets and weather, earthquakes and other earth changing effects? This group, its members and others have been discussing these issues for years. The electric universe is not fanciful language, it is reality.

Some know this to be a fact, yet they decline to publicly acknowledge these ideas, due to self interest and their desire to claim *new* discoveries for themselves out of the desire for pride and power. Thus we see recent *new* discoveries of already published works. You will take note of a recent *new* discovery, "plasma, plasma, plasma everywhere." These copyrighted ideas were published decades ago by crushed theorists, who were given little credit nor little acknowledgment. Of course you will not see these copyrighted works in any of the mainstream publications. You must have all of the correct credentials and pay your yearly dues to pass the review boards of these journals.

A call for repentance? Maybe even humility? Very religious words, but oh how appropriate! Humility will come. Even FEMA and the U.S. government has felt the power of these incredible events. Very often unable to keep up with the need of the people at the disaster sites around the country. The funds and resources are limited. Do you think that the disasters are limited? We can barely help our own citizens from these disasters anymore, much less give meager amounts of support to others around the globe.

So what's next? Is Comet Lee gone? Are there other disasters looming on the horizon?

OBSERVATION:

Meet Comet LONEOS (P/1999 RO28). Sorry there are no pictures of this little fellow. In fact there are barely any reports available on it. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Within days it will be crossing the ecliptic, at perihelion, and come the closest to the earth, all within days. It will be at this point .2 AU's (that's 18,600,000 miles) from the earth. This places it approximately opposite the sun from the earth. All this at the same time that Lee will be nearly due north of the earth. You might recall Marshall Master's analogy to the Christmas tree light string when you are considering this new comet's position. It will also pass very close to our orbit in front of us, possibly leaving debris in its trail.

There is no way to tell its size, first because there are no images, but primarily because it is dark and traveling at only eight degrees off of the ecliptic. In the past when comets have crossed the ecliptic they have been disrupted. This, we believe is because of the dielectric composition of the solar wind. In other words the highly charged comet of positive or negative charge, crosses from one side of the ecliptic (either positive or negative) to the other side. The change in charges causes the disruption. CLICK HERE to see how it has happened in the past. Will this comet stay together?

OBSERVATION:

Meet comet LINEAR (C/1999 J3). People have been writing alot lately asking about Comet Lee - its position and if it continues to remain a threat. Well the point of this exercise is that there are many more objects and comets out there that could pose a danger. And although our focus has been the electrical effects of highly charged comets passing thru the solar system, there is also always (and I mean always) a real chance that earth could be hit. We have avoided focusing on this because of the disinformationists. These folks would like us to make a prediction, as to a hit, and fail. We will just not do that on these pages. We will say however that to ignore such a possibility is irresponsible.

The honest answer to this approach - we just are not allowed enough of the information to make conclusive evaluations. For example: I recently discovered that the shuttle mission, during the advent of Hale Bopp, was carrying a small UV telescope:

"The Southwest Ultraviolet Imaging System, or SWUIS, telescope registers the ultraviolet range of light, a region of the spectrum that helps astronomers learn the composition of celestial objects. The SWUIS telescope cannot penetrate deep space like NASA's currently orbiting space telescopes -- Chandra, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Nor can it see light in the wavelength ranges of those scopes, which weigh as much as 4,000 times more than SWUIS. "Even though it's not as sensitive or as high resolution as the Hubble, we're able to look at the inner planets close to the sun and map wide regions of the sky very quickly," said Alan Stern, principal investigator for the SWUIS telescope, which he calls a small, low-cost version of the Hubble. The telescope, which cost just under $1 million to build and design, is a project of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, and NASA."

The site states that they took over 400,000 images of Hale Bopp. When I contacted the project manager, I asked for access to the data and the images. He said he could not share that with me and directed me to the page. You'll notice on that particular page there are less than a few images. Seems that the hiding will go on and on.

Comet LINEAR J3 is one of many comets currently filling the skies of the inner solar system. The Europeans and the Japanese, to their credit, seem to have always been a little more open with their ideas, comments and help to the public. From the Comet Observation Page, this is a comment by Reinder J. Bouma concerning LINEAR J3:

"The new orbital elements of comet 1999 J3 (LINEAR) from MPC 35207 strongly suggest that we might be able to see (a few) associated meteors around 11/12 November. Some details: This comet passes its descending node on October 2.92 (UT) at 1.003 AU from the Sun, only 0.013 AU outside the earth's orbit. The earth itself crosses the orbital plane near this point on November 11.85 (UT), only 40 days behind the comet, a really favorable geometry to observe associated meteors."

A few would be enough for me, depending upon their size of course! There continues to be this idea that comets are relatively small, in the 20-30 kilometer size - tops.We clearly showed that this is not the case as in with Hale Bopp. But of course not all comets are as big as Hale Bopp. Let me once again raise the issue of this comet passing thru the disruptive ecliptic. This will occur close to our orbit, in front of our path. Comets are known to have debris in their tails. This is what of course, creates the sometimes beautiful meteor showers seen sporadically on dark nights. This meteors are only the size of the head of a pin they say. But as Dr. Sekanina pointed out in his recent article on Hale Bopp there was a significantly sized companion body. How far behind the main body will any possible debris be? Only the guys with the resources will know for sure.

So there's only two examples of objects passing thru the inner solar system. You might be saying, "is that it?" "What's there to worry about?"

Well no, I'm sorry, that's not nearly all that there is.

Hal Blondell recently updated me on some other very important details: There have been several new asteroids - that will soon be making near-Earth flybys - that were only discovered a week or two before their near-earth flyby dates. If the objects were fairly small and approaching from the direction of the sun, and therefore hidden within the solar glare as it approaches, we wouldn't detect until very shortly before its arrival. Here is an example of an entry on the NASA/JPL Space Calendar just added on the sixteenth and its NEF date.

Discovery Date - Flyby Date

September 11 - September 23 - Asteroid 1999 RQ36 Near Earth flyby (0.015 AU)

September 9 - September 20 - Asteroid 1999 RK33 Near Earth flyby (0.040 AU)

September 11 - September - 27 - Asteroid 1999 RO36 Near Earth flyby (0.235 AU)

September 13- October 02 - Asteroid 1999 RK45 Near Earth flyby (0.108 AU)

September 11 - October 09 - Asteroid 1999 RP36 Near Earth flyby (0.307 AU)

I guess the question is, will we have much time if these flyby dates become much closer?

OBSERVATION:

One last observation. To return to the primary focus of our effort - that is "Effect At A Distance" - here is a timely piece from today's headlines.

Mars Orbiter Presumed Destroyed

By MATTHEW FORDAHL
The Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. (Sept. 23) - A $125 million NASA spacecraft that had traveled 416 million miles to Mars vanished Thursday as it was about to go into orbit around the Red Planet and was feared destroyed.

It was the second time in six years that a NASA spaceship was lost just as it reached Mars. The Mars Climate Orbiter, which was on a mission to study the planet's weather and look for signs of water, apparently flew too close to the Martian atmosphere and broke apart or burned up, the space agency said.

Human or software error was probably to blame. NASA said mechanical problems were ruled out. The apparent loss, after the $1 billion Mars Observer probe disappeared in 1993, comes as Congress is threatening to cut a large portion of NASA's space exploration budget and the agency is trying to show that it can design ''faster, cheaper and better'' missions.

NASA officials said failures are to be expected, since probes are now being launched every 26 months. They also pointed to their successes, such as the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft and the Mars Pathfinder, which landed on the planet with a little rover to much acclaim in 1997.

''When you're launching missions at such a such a vast and rapid a rate, there is simply statistically a greater trend that you're going to have a loss,'' said Carl Pilcher of NASA's Office of Space Exploration.

''We went into this with our eyes open, and we understood that that greater rate could mean a loss. We're going to persevere,'' he said.

The Climate Orbiter was last heard from about 2:06 a.m. PDT, five minutes after its main engine had fired to slow down the spacecraft so that it would be captured in the planet's orbit. Controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory cheered at the news.

As the probe flew behind Mars, controllers expected to lose its signal briefly, then regain it at 2:26 a.m., as it came back into view. But controllers quickly learned that the probe's closest approach was about 12 1/2 miles under the lowest survivable altitude. As the minutes ticked past, worry spread across their faces. One man twisted his wedding ring; another sat on the floor.

The Orbiter carried instruments designed to study the atmosphere and the fate of water that was believed to have once pooled in huge oceans on the planet. The information is key to understanding whether life ever existed or can exist there.

The Climate Orbiter was the first of two probes arriving at the Red Planet this year in a $327.5 million exploration program.

There are two things that should be noted here. The Mars Mapper had to be elevated in its orbit this past year just to avoid the very same loss of the craft. To the scientists' surprise the atmosphere of Mars was much denser and deeper than had been previously known. And now the same mistake has apparently occurred in my opinion. There are only a few things that can cause the atmosphere of a planet to increase, which is what I am suspecting. And one of those things is the increase of atmosphere through plasma injection from the solar wind or excitation of the current existing elements, by what else, but electricity. It is simply the same thing that is happening here on Earth, causing these great destructive weather patterns and earthquakes. It is happening everywhere you look in the solar system. Venus grows a tail and interacts with the sun and the sun pumps out energy in concert with each energetic comet that passes.

CONCLUSIONS:

Comet Lee has not been forgotten.

gary d. goodwin
THE MILLENNIUM GROUP


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