[Richard Boylan, Ph.D. opines:
Republicans cutting the NASA budget (a branch of the Defense Industry is contained in NASA) is like asking the Green Party to set a forest afire.
There is something more going on here: in the intrigue and hall-of-smoke-and-mirrors environment of Washington and especially its military/intelligence (MIL/INTEL) branch.
The radical extremists in MIL/INTEL are in league with those behind the recent leaking and savaging of the President. And these same MIL/INTEL radicals are the technological (and in some cases, biological) heirs of the imported Nazi scientists (Project Paperclip) who founded Americas space (NASA) and modern spy agencies. These same scientists were not strangers to downed UFO craft and technology in Germany, and were in the forefront of the MIL/INTEL "management" of Americas earliest cases of downed UFOs. These are the Cabal who seek to maintain the UFO Cover-Up, and their privileged positions within it, at all costs.
These extremists are appalled at President Clintons directive to accelerate the "leaks" of UFO/ET contact information and awareness into the public domain. They do not welcome a potentially incoming experiencer-President in the person of Al Gore.
These MIL/INTEL extremists have worked to "contain" and neutralize the Administrations accelerated Acclimation Program to put government insiders into public view telling about UFO reality and past government cover-up.
Since no one would accuse the Washington powerful of being saints, can it be too far a stretch of mind to imagine that those in power in Washington of a progressive (UFO disclosure) conviction might decide to teach the radical MIL/INTEL extremists (and their defense contractor patrons) a lesson, by in turn savaging the budget of the agency (NASA) which contains so much ET tech/covert space programs/ UFO Cover-Up agencies funding?
Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
Tuesday, July 27, 1999 Published at 10:24 GMT 11:24 UK
>Republicans demand huge Nasa cuts
>Nasa would have to cancel some missions
>By BBC News Online Science Editor Dr David Whitehouse
>The American space agency Nasa is facing the most devastating cuts in its 41-year history.
>The savings could force the cancellation of many space exploration
>missions, including those to Mars. The cuts could even lead to the closure
>of one of Nasas three main space centres.
>Just a week after America celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first
>Moonwalk, a House appropriations sub-committee voted to slash the agencys
>funding to $12.3bn in 2000. That is $1.3bn below President Clintons
>request and $1.4bn below Nasas current spending.
>Dan Goldin warned that the cuts would also jeopardise space shuttle safety
>and prolong the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS).
>Layoffs will be significant
>The space station, Nasas biggest project, would receive $2.4bn, $100m more
>than this year. But the bill cut $150m for Earth-observing missions, $75m
>off the Mars exploration budget and $150m from the shuttle programme.
>If the proposed cuts remain intact when they pass through the Senate, Mr
>Goldin said he would be forced to assemble a task force to reshape the
>agency and decide where to trim its work force. "Layoffs will be
>significant," he said.
>"The Nasa budget has been devastated. We are not happy."
>Republican James Walsh, one of the main advocates of the cuts, said the
>bill reflected the committees determination to live within stringent
>spending limits imposed by Congress.
>He described the measures as difficult and painful but added that there was
>still much discussion to come. Further negotiations are expected to result
>in a higher final settlement.
>"Were at about the bottom of the third in a nine-inning ball game," he said.
>ISS delays possible
>Mr Goldin said the cuts would force Nasa to change its plans to launch six or seven shuttles a year.
>Because most shuttle flights in the near future are dedicated to the
>assembly and supply of the ISS, the restricted programme would extend the
>timetable to complete the stations construction in late 2004 by at least two years.
>Also facing cancellation is the last of Nasas so-called great
>observatories, the Shuttle Infrared Space Telescope Facility. This is
>intended to search for planetary systems around nearby stars. It is due to be launched in 2001.
>Because Nasa has many fixed costs, the brunt of the proposed costs would
>fall on forthcoming space exploration missions. Also facing the axe are the
>recently announced Messenger mission to Mercury and the Deep Impact mission to a comet.
>Louis Friedman of the Planetary Society said that the cuts would do "terrible harm to Americas future."