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WATCH THE SKIES: UFOs, IN ALL SERIOUSNESS

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY DEC. 13, 2021) — Now for something completely different.

UFOs.

Unidentified flying objects.

THE PLANET has no jokes to make here in this field so ripe for ridicule. We invite you to seriousness as well. You know it’s time to stop the laughing when  uptight government bureaucrats bring out the slivers of evidence that are the fragments of a full forest.

We have never personally seen what we would deem a UFO if we’re talking about alien technology and presence. THE PLANET, however, has known and talked to folks who have shared stories of sightings. These are credible, sober folks, by the way, not your North Street Sec. 8 snowman cookoo bunny.

In the interests of the stars, ad astra, to share the latest on an aspect of a mystery that has been with our species since its beginning, we present this article from a few days ago. For those wanting more details and backup info, we have kept the hot links in the article.

If you have stories about UFOs, THE PLANET invites you to share them.

Enjoy.

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The Hill

12-10-21

By Mark von Rannenkampff

Congress is days away from enacting historic legislation on UFOs. As first detailed by researcher Douglas Dean Johnson, a must-pass defense bill will force the U.S. government to mount a sweeping effort to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena.

Among a litany of groundbreaking requirements, Congress is set to mandate the establishment of rapid UFO response teams, initiate a scientific study of objects that “exceed the known state of the art in science or technology” and require investigations of health-related effects associated with UFO encounters. Perhaps most importantly, following seven decades of Cold War-induced secrecy, denial and obfuscation, the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act will mandate unprecedented government transparency on UFOs.

Robust bipartisan support for the bill’s expansive provisions amounts to a stark rebuke of years of official ineptitude and inaction on UFOs. Moreover, congressional assertiveness is reviving the “one percent” doctrine, which holds that if there is even a slight chance that a particular threat is real, the government must act as if it is a certainty.

Formulated by the George W. Bush administration after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the “one percent” doctrine initially resulted in catastrophe. The 2003 Iraq War, premised upon the disingenuous notion that Iraq’s secular dictator might collaborate with jihadists to attack the United States, led to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths, cost trillions in taxpayer dollars and sparked the rise  of the Islamic State.

But now that former presidents, high-level government officials, intelligence analysts and fighter pilots have stated that unknown objects are demonstrating seemingly extraordinary capabilities while flying in sensitive airspace, Congress is right to adopt a nuanced version of the “one percent” doctrine. Former director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe’s recent statement that some UFOs exhibit “technologies that we don’t have and, frankly, that we are not capable of defending against” underscores congressional alarm.

But the legislative crusade to force the government to take the UFO phenomenon seriously is destined to clash with deeply ingrained bureaucratic and ideological resistance. Luis Elizondo, the former head of an informal Pentagon-led effort to investigate U.S. military encounters with UFOs, highlighted this dynamic by pointing me to recent comments from a top national security official.

Despite acknowledging the UFO phenomenon, the civilian head of the Air Force is resisting involvement because, in his telling, UFOs do not present an overt threat.

Elizondo likened this approach to sitting idly by while an unknown “submarine pops out of the Potomac [River], right in front Washington, D.C. [But] because you don’t know who it belongs to, it’s not a threat?” Expressing exasperation, Elizondo continued, “You’re acknowledging the reality of these things, but you’re saying it’s not a priority? That is absurd.”

Beyond national security concerns, the physics-defying capabilities reported by military personnel and recorded by multiple sensor platforms demand urgent scientific attention. As renowned astronomer J. Allen Hynek stated in congressional testimony over a half-century ago, even “if the sole purpose of such a study [of UFOs] is to satisfy human curiosity, to probe the unknown and to provide intellectual adventure, then it is in line with what science has always stood for.”

To that end, a 2004 UFO encounter makes the case for exactly the robust investigations Congress is set to mandate.

Over the course of several days that November, radar operators aboard a U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser sailing southwest of California observed unidentified objects descending instantaneously from above 80,000 feet – twice as high as conventional aircraft fly – to a hover around 20,000 feet. The objects then ascended rapidly again to extreme altitudes.

After radar operators on the ship confirmed one such contact with an airborne command and control aircraft, two F/A-18 fighter jets were sent to investigate. As the jets approached the designated coordinates, all four aviators aboard the fighters observed an object that appeared to demonstrate extraordinary capabilities.

The unknown craft – which had no discernible engines, rotors, wings or other control surfaces – mirrored the maneuvers of the lead fighter jet before accelerating instantaneously out of sight. Seconds later, the UFO reappeared on radar scopes 60 miles away, implying unimaginably fast velocities. Most perplexingly, the object appeared at a pre-determined rendezvous point known only to the pilots and radar operators.

Intelligence analyses of the encounter ruled out highly advanced Chinese or Russian aircraft as plausible explanations. For their part, the aviators who observed the object believe that it was “not from this world.”

Nearly two decades later, the extreme capabilities exhibited by the mysterious object remain well out of the realm of the most advanced technologies.

The incident undoubtedly influenced the sweeping UFO-related legislation that will soon be signed into law. And why shouldn’t it? If there is even a slight chance that the extraordinary technology observed by four naval aviators (and corroborated by two independent radar systems) is a real phenomenon, then future UFO encounters demand exactly the type of in-depth investigations that the government will soon be required to conduct.

But the 2004 encounter is not an isolated incident. In recent years, military personnel briefed members of Congress and spoke publicly of unidentified objects operating with apparent impunity in sensitive airspace. And in June, a landmark government report stated that some UFOs appear to “remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, [all] without discernible means of propulsion.”

Moreover, reports from multiple highly credible observers of mysterious, “intelligently controlled” craft exhibiting highly advanced technologies date back to the 1940s. With noteworthy parallels to recent intelligence assessments, declassified government analyses from 1947 to 1952 suggested extraordinary explanations for the most compelling UFO encounters.

But in early 1953, Cold War national security fears spurred a semi-official government policy of denying, belittling and “debunking” UFO reports, no matter how credible. In short, the UFO phenomenon never received a fair shake from the government or the scientific community – until now.

Unlike the catastrophic consequences of the Bush administration’s “one percent” doctrine, Congress’s bold approach to UFOs amounts to a comparatively minuscule, low-risk investment that may finally unravel an enduring mystery.

Marik von Rennenkampff served as an analyst with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, as well as an Obama administration appointee at the U.S. Department of Defense. Follow him on Twitter @MvonRen.

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We thank The Hill and Mr. von Rennenkampff for the information.

THE PLANET reminds all: Watch the skies!

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“All archetypes derive from ordinary events” – Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
1 month ago

Fear not. If you see anything unusual in the sky Linda Tyer has launched a tax probe to Uranus.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Did she even thank the senior citizens for her baubles? Ehhh, NO!!

MajorTom
MajorTom
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

And the bright light in the south western Sky nightly, not too high up, is the International Space Station.

JoePesci
JoePesci
1 month ago

It’s been a cover up from:the get go. Roswell happened and the Air Force acknowledged that, then walked it back. There were alien bodies recovered and taken to Wright Patterson. Smart phones are the result of alien tech – read The Day After Rosewell. Kennedy was assassinated over UFOs and his wanting to talk about it, Truman’s Secretary of Defense, James Forestall, was thrown out a window to his death over it. That was the beginning of The Deep Stae. They have been here since biblical times and may have had a hand in Christianity and they fly into and out of the oceans. There is no way the government.is coming clean. It would cause mass hysteria Dan if people found out we intelligent Earthlings descended from Aliens, which is exactly what happened, and it is written about in scripture. There are a gazillion planets. Anybody who e believes there is only intelligent life on Earth is an idiot, plain and simple.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Pretty sure that Pete White is a strange visitor from another planet.

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  Hell Toupee
1 month ago

A planet whose inhabitants are void of compassion for others unless they can kickback a nugget of goodies.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

When so-called old-time religious Prophets were mentally ill, on drugs and/or delusional, people believed that they talked to God (or the gods) a long, long time ago. If I, Jon Melle, said that I was a religious Prophet in 2021/2022, no one would believe me, and I would be sent for a psychiatric evaluation and be told I was mentally ill, on drugs and/or delusional. There may or may not be a God (or gods), and Planet Earth may or may not be a freak accident where there is life here and possibly nowhere else. Mythology and Religion have very similar stories, and the story of Jesus Christ has been told thousands of years before the alleged historic Jesus Christ walked the Earth. People who aspire to attain power have used religion for power, to wage wars, and to make a lot of money. If religion is a lie, then all of the millions upon millions of people and Peoples who have been killed in God’s name is a travesty either way. If there is a God and/or if there are UFOs with advanced Alien life and technology, I wish the human race would be saved from ourselves. The best illustration of human behavior and human nature is how Christmas has become a materialistic holiday instead of a day of Peace on Earth with Love for all of humankind. The truth is that no one knows the truth about it all.

Believe It
Believe It
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Then everyone’s a screwball.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Except for the deep state. By the way, your last post of the weekend edition may be your best post ever. You are worthy of the The Coveted Orbit Award.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10

Christmas is a religious holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Now you know the Truth.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

You might want to toss your fallacious word salad just a wee bit more.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

If I had more time, I could have made it better, with less words. In other words, I could have dressed it up more. It is lawyers are paid by the hour. Thanks for reading Bleak. By the way, you can read books on all I wrote.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

“Chariot of the Gods” is a joke of a book and its author is nothing more than a con artist.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Wait aren’t you a felon?

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
1 month ago

Aren’t you? Ramona knows best.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

None of my learning came from that. Just read The Day After Roswell, and the Bible, for starters, then read MJ12, Encounter in The Rendlesham Forest, Then Kennedy’s Last Stand: Eisenhower, UFOs, MJ12, and JFK Assassination. Then read Communion if you want to take it up a notch.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Oh please. That book has Hitler living in South America. It is rank b.s.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

You are such a tolerant liberal. Typical

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

What about chariot of the bike lanes?

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

No mass hysteria. People pretty much expect that to be revealed and have accepted it. Besides, many of us are hoping aliens will visit earth and fix the huge mess we have made of the planet. Obviously we cannot do it ourselves as we keep making things worse.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Wiloughby
1 month ago

If you knew what the government knew, you would understand that not only would it cause mass hysteria, it would rattle the foundation of Christianity, and all recorded history. It’s so Earthshattering it is beyond human comprehension, and includes alien abductions, and much much more, to include astronauts that have seen spacecraft and aliens.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Would you accept that the Red Sea was parted by aliens Dan? What about the other miracles? What about birth of Jesus, ascension into heaven etc. The entire Christian faith could crumble. The government will never allow truth to be told and that’s why deep state was formed, and Kennedy was offed.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

No, because that’s a silly Bible story. The Red Sea story is most likely explained by tides.

Jesus is a myth, his story little more than a modification of the Mithras story.

Kennedy’s killing had nothing to do with little green men.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Jesus lived. He was real. He was born. He lived. He was murdered. He rose. He ascended.

LOVE
LOVE
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

love

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

And you know what the government knows, how exactly?

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

After you read what I read we can talk.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

I think it’s the 4 S’s Blake. Super Secret Squirrel Shit. Top Secret does not even begin to describe the level of classification.

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Children are playing video games on their computers where they send their guy around chopping heads off of innocent people just for fun. Blood and gore everywhere. And some parents will be buying these same games for their kids for Christmas. I really do not know what an alien could do that would shock anybody that reads the news everyday.
Besides, as I recall, Alf was quite friendly so I am not sure we should be painting all aliens as bad guys. To do so is actually quite racist.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Wiloughby
1 month ago

Maybe we’ll become a good food source for then. Human , the other red meat. 🙂

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Paul
1 month ago

Thought it was green, not red. Soylent green, to be exact.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

From the words of that great ancient philosopher, pogo, obviously of another galaxy, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Annulgas
Annulgas
1 month ago

I believe that humanity is an experiment of a higher life form. Or perhaps we are a toy or game of a higher life form. We may or may not have evolved from apes but if we did it is part of the experiment or game. Sad to say but I have a lot of difficulty tying religion into human existence.
I recall learning in school how the human was so much smarter than all the other animals. Well, given the current state of world affairs, how is that working out for us? Humans have been killing and maiming each other since the beginning of recorded history. I don’t see how that makes us the most intelligent. Of course there is a higher life form. The human eye just cannot see it but it may be all around us every day.

Cujo
Cujo
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Some humans are treated unconscionably inhumane & that’s the same reason animals bite.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

If we didn’t have any religion we would have a lot more peace.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Genesis 4:9 And the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I do not know” he answered. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

And then Cain, a liar, a thug and a murderer, applied, and was accepted into the police academy.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Got any facts to go with your shitin on the cops?

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Don’t call us when you need us.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
1 month ago

Cops maliciously fabricate and falsify police reports. Cops LIE!

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Facts?

Check it out
Check it out
1 month ago

US Space Force

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
1 month ago

Why is this not surprising? Probation for someone involved in a drive by shooting with an illegal weapon

Probation…

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/pittsfield-man-sentenced-in-connection-with-2020-shooting-incident/article_9440f7da-59ed-11ec-a6d9-bfcfb4827971.html

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
1 month ago

and every gang banger that hears about this feels invincible. What will happen to the chick that held up 5 Below at gunpoint the other night?

Juanita
Juanita
Reply to  Wiloughby
1 month ago

Nada Mucho Senor’

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
1 month ago

Milwaukee got hijacked by a progressive prosecutor who let a killer loose to kill 6 people in a Christmas Parade. Are we surprised yet? How about now?

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  PolicerReportWhereareyou
1 month ago

I doubt if any DAs will back off though. They could actually be sued if found culpable. And eventually they will be sued and might think about that before continuing the stupid.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
1 month ago

I’ve been saying for decades, maybe even longer, that who ever is running Pittsfield is an alien. Their decisions have only ruined the best small city in the country. Obviously they have no clue on how to run a human city. Just look at the recent “traffic upgrades “ if you think I am lying. How do these same people get re-elected? For a more current national look just look at illegitimate, he looks like death run over, pasty white stumbling and bumbling. His nomination looked like it was out of the Hunger Games. Us peons must keep our heads low or we will end up like the fellow in Great Barrington!

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

IM waiting for interprint to ask Pittsfield Senior Citizens to buy them their new printer.

Last edited 1 month ago by The school committee
Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

uh huh. We are still paying off the two mile long sewer line we bought for them. Are they still getting nice big tax breaks from the mayor? And we will be paying off Bousquets sewer line for some time as well while they bask in the reduced taxes the rest of us will be paying for them…sharks feeding on the smaller fish with the help of the mayor and council president. People who are quite comfortable in their own life however.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Happiness is Pittsfield in the rear view mirror.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

72 bucks for a weekend lift ticket. Just imagine how much if we didn’t subsidize the infrastructure.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Had a nice article in the Globe,though

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
1 month ago

That’s where I got the price. The crux of the article was it was a nice affordable family place. Well , affordable is a relative word, Just ask Linda.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
1 month ago

I believe in UFOs. How else did Jonathan Melle get here.

Believe It
Believe It
Reply to  Flogging Molly
1 month ago

speaking of ufos I defy anyone to watch the ridiculous set up this morning on pct. stooge is on the left live with a Hawain type back drop and paul mark a still picture. I watched it for twenty seconds before getting a headache and watching it was impossible. I think the station should look up into that visual, it does make one dizzy.

MajorTom
MajorTom
Reply to  Flogging Molly
1 month ago

Well, perhaps that explains his intelligence and capacity to press on despite the constant barrage of criticism he faces here. It’s almost superhuman, by Molly, I mean by golly.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  MajorTom
1 month ago

You can’t be serious.

MajorTom
MajorTom
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Can’t I? Maybe I should call him Teflon John, because he has more tenacity and thicker skin than any poster here.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  MajorTom
1 month ago

I nominate Teflon John for the orbit

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Flogging Molly
1 month ago

I am on Saturn’s Moon today

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Saturn has several moons. Look around and see if there are any signs telling you which one. (or look on your drivers license)

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Saturn has 82 Moons, according to Google. 53 moons are confirmed. Saturn’s largest Moon named Titan is larger than the first Planet Mercury. I am on Titan.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Pictures or it didn’t happen Jonathan

Rule 27
Rule 27
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

But Pittsfield had Helen Moon.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

How are the roads on Titan? Do they use toilet plungers on their main streets and if so do they remove them in winter or just plow then to the side?

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Flogging Molly
1 month ago
Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Hell Toupee
1 month ago

Is that TSC?

J2S
J2S
1 month ago

Can we tax these aliens somehow and use them as a new source of revenue? You know that is one of the questions our government is kicking around among other things.

This time they don't arrive on boats
This time they don't arrive on boats
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Of course the aliens are used for revenue. It’s called the system. USA is founded on using people for involuntary servitude, the draft. Why do you think they ask for mother’s maiden name, it’s so that they know who the naggers are. If you’re an alien & file a complaint you’re a nagger & you’re going nowhere.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

If any show up in Pittsfield Mayor Tyer will start building “affordable housing” for them. I am sure she knows a couple of people who build stuff like that. Like right on top of the Rolodex people.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Maybe they’ll apply for Biden bucks.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
1 month ago

Very appropriate for for today’s problems!!!
“The universe grows smaller every day and the threat of aggression by any group anywhere can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or no one is secure. Now this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves and hired policemen to enforce them. We, of the other planets, have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets and for the complete elimination of aggression. The test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets in spaceships like this one and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression we have given them absolute power over us. This power cannot be revoked. A t the first signs of violence they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is we live in peace without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war, free to pursue more profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.”Day the Earth Stood Still” 1951

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Sounds like bubbles in the bath tub

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Ghost Rider
1 month ago

I think those guys gave us a sample in Kentucky the other day. Who is next?

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
1 month ago

What planet is our DA on?

“Homicides are up by 46 percent, car thefts are up 53 percent and shootings have risen by a staggering 51 percent in Los Angeles compared with the same time frame through November 27 of 2019. ”
If Rachael Rollins claims ownership for crime being down in Boston how is the LA DA not responsible for these results?
What is our DA doing for the Kapanskis in LA?

FacebookAndrea Harrington Dec 10

Please don’t worry about Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón because he is thriving.
Los Ángeles County is the largest prison system in the country in a state that locks up more people than nearly any other democracy.
George is changing that.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Andrea, Massachusetts has the lowest incarceration rate among the states at 0.16%. So why are you letting criminals off scott free?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Was the San Andreas Fault named after her?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

We know that the grand Tetons weren’t.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

American’s confidence in police falls to its lowest level in nearly three decades, new Gallup poll shows – Confidence in Police is at Record Low, Gallup Survey Finds – August 12, 2020

For the first time in its 27 years of measuring attitudes toward the police, Gallup found that the majority of American adults do not trust law enforcement.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Black Lies Matter

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

What planet is the D.A. on you ask?
Probably the same one Marxist Melle has landed on.
You wokesters voted for her. She’s a Soros sponsored libtard without a clue.
Hopefully she’ll get voted out next time around!

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

She’s not funded by Soros because she is an insignificant toady.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Everything is up because America was closed last year….Turn the channel

Outfox
Outfox
1 month ago

Off topic, but a group of low-income people without transportation reached out to TFB’s office for guidance on how to get to access the booster clinic on Saturday, including help making the online appointment as say what you want about Obama phones their data plans are not the greatest, and were told ” We know nothing about that.”

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

Please stop posting easily disprovable lies. There’s no such thing as an “Obama Phone”:

https://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

There absolutely is. Please stop posting your left wing lies

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Fact-check has been proven not to know the facts but only propaganda

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Bleak House
1 month ago

Bleak its 2021. Your article is dated 2009. Here is the Obama Phone web page with everything you need to know about and how to get an Obama phone.

https://www.obamaphone.com/

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Rumor has it that aliens lock their doors when they pass earth.

Ted
Ted
Reply to  Paul
1 month ago

They prefer to be called undocumented.

Rule 27
Rule 27
Reply to  Paul
1 month ago

Mainly if they go by Pittsfield

Outfox
Outfox
1 month ago

Speaking of aliens, what’s up with this county is bending over backwards to find reasonable cost housing for the people from Afghanistan but not for the working people who live here who are desperate for it?
Look, I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bleeding heart liberal, but this is insulting.

Beer Chipps
Beer Chipps
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

And back to the nominations for Orbit. My choice is basically a No Brainer. U F O White actually won the Orbit. I think the Planet has painstakingly scratched his head for quite awhile, over this,maybe he felt sorry for the guy.

There is one way to restore the ‘The Orbit’ to its great luster. Chris Connell has endured the last five years of this nonsense as City Councilor mostly on his own. Another two reasons. 1….He has actually contributed and always got back to the Planet. But here is my other reason 2….U F O White was a city councilor who received the Orbit. So, wouldn’t that be a grave insult to Chris being a city councilor also? if he weren’t chosen? Chris does deserve it Dan.He was a good one.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

My vote from my vacation home on the Saturn Moon Triton is for Chris Connell for the Orbit Award.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

You said your moon was Titan in an earlier post. Kinda embarrassing if a person does not even know which moon he lives on. Check the address on your drivers license.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Hence the nickname, “moonbat.”

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

Governmental kickbacks with generous allotments for “administrative costs” with wide latitude as to how they are used. Ask some city treasurer about it sometime.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

“You reap what you sow”, or “can’t see the forest because of the tree”, etc. the “houseless” crises has been going on for quite sometime here without any concern from our city leaders besides getting a photo op. Illegitimate still has not gotten everyone out of Afghanistan and you don’t hear a peep about it. Just try to figure out why

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

The Planet at some point should address the investigation of 1/6/2021 or admit you are denying it is real

Last edited 1 month ago by The school committee
12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Alec Baldwin should work with the capitol police

Beer Chipps
Beer Chipps
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Go on the stooge show Alec,you’ll be glorified.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

If I had been a capitol police officer on Jan 6th I would have open fired the second that first barrier was knocked over. And that would have been the end of it.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

You couldn’t qualify to be a mall cop.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Good question, why didn’t that happen? Why didn’t the National Guard show up as was asked? Who opened the side door to let everyone in and on whose orders? Who is in charge of the Capital Police? There are many questions that need questioning and answers to but the committee just can’t get to them, wonder why?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Watch Patriot Purge to get the real deal. Free on Fox Nation for all vets.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/620589/

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

TSC was in sgt. pepper’s lonely heart club. Does he qualify?

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

1/6/2021 is now being exposed and Trump did it.

Dick Flimsy
Dick Flimsy
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

with the lead pipe in the library, Professor Plum couldn’t be reached for comment.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

One word for you TDS, Thorazine

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – Hamlet

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

“Eggs, ham, onions and peppers.

– Omelette

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

And for those interested in the topic of UFOs, check out the many fascinating books centered on Antarctica.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

It is very cold in outer space so it makes sense that early aliens would have settled in the Antartica. But now, Fritz, now they are showing up in Miami and Mara Largo wearing Hawaiian print thongs and visor caps. You need to read some of the fascinating books about those two areas if you want to keep abreast of alien and alien like behaviors.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

that was TSC going to his mailbox

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
1 month ago
laughingstock
laughingstock
1 month ago

Rachael Rollins says she had received racist death threats. Will she be prosecuting these felonies or is this Moonshot 2.0?
https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2021/12/14/rachael-rollins-says-she-receives-racist-death-threats-as-she-prepares-to-become-us-attorney

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

Proscutors get death threats all the time. Pull up your sizeable big girl pants.

School Daze
School Daze
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

From Jussie?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Tonight the taxpayers will have to watch as two of our most advocating for the taxpayers City Councilors close a chapter in their lives. I am speaking of Chris Connell and Kevin Morandi. Both men have continually fought for the rights of the taxpayers only to be shut down by a bunch of Muppet Puppets called the rest of the City Council. These two men were the only ones that worked for the taxpayers, not the Mayor. Want to wish them well and thank them both for their constant attempts of righting so many wrongs in this Administration. As far as Yuki, Moonbat, Caccapoo, they did absolutely NOTHING their whole terms, good riddance.

I have a wish for the New Year. Wish that just one City Councillor would request that Mayor Tyer and Chief Wynn enlighten the hard working taxpayers at a Council meeting as to why there is very little to almost no traffic enforcement in the City. It is very dangerous out on the roads, and plungers are not the answer. The taxpayers have the right and deserve to be told as to why! Is it lack of training, lack of help, officers don’t want to, officers are told not to, do they feel it is a waste of their time, why are the cruisers always parked by the deer on New York Avenue, the hill by BIC, or way back in the flooded Wahconah park. what are they protecting, or what is the exact issue? If is a lack of help, why has the Mayor not asked for State Police presence on some of the main drags like Dalton, Merrill, William, South, Elm streets? Also, wonder why our famous meter enforcers spend their whole day ticketing cars on NON? Why do they not venture out to what few shopping centers we have left and ticket vehicles parked haphazardly in fire lanes? There are so many ways this City could be bringing in revenue, just by making folks pay attention to the law.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Pittsfield politics’ last City Council meeting of 2021 tonight, December 14th, 2021. 5 out of the 11 City Councilors’ last hurrah in City Hall. Please ask Mayor Linda Tyer about the State’s Open Meeting Law and State “Ethics” Laws relating to her (possibly illegally) shutting out the public from her municipal administration’s spending of the tens of millions of dollars in Biden Bucks! Please ask Mayor Linda Tyer how much city cash Matt Kerwood has in his multimillion-dollar Slush Funds! Then, please total all of the tens of millions of dollars in city cash Mayor Linda Tyer is sitting on, and then please ask her to give some of back to the Pittsfield taxpayers. If Mayor Linda Tyer declines to refund Pittsfield’s taxpayers some of their hard-earned tax dollars, then please ask her why she is shutting them out of having a say in her sitting on and/or spending any and/or all of the taxpayer cash and Biden Bucks. Lastly, don’t forget to ask her about all of the millions of marijuana dollars sitting in her municipal coffers, too.

Just the facts
Just the facts
1 month ago

Dan, interesting article in the Eagle regarding the former Head of DCF pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. Anyone want to guess where she was drinking that fateful night? Hmm it’s closed now guess you can’t can’t get blood from a rock..

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Treason by our ex President Trump is out but not 1 Newspaper led with the story.It is a fascist takeover.This crime is a hot potatoe for the few journalists left to report it.The fear of Trump is strong and far reaching…..Epstien

Beer Chipps
Beer Chipps
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Chris don’t forget in your sen off tonight these puppets tried to get rid of you.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

I didn’t know the short bus had WiFi

Signed Epstein’s mother

Bea Stake
Bea Stake
Reply to  Rule 5
1 month ago

How does a cop make 240 g here in Pittsfield?

Not cheap
Not cheap
Reply to  Bea Stake
1 month ago

Dirty deeds.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

patato

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

I wish the Lovely Linda would use some of her tens of millions of dollars from Biden Bucks, Matt Kerwood’s multimillion-dollar Slush Funds, and millions of dollars in marijuana city revenues to help the neediest residents of Pittsfield Massachusetts!

WAMC News Series: For some, holiday season doesn’t lessen daily struggle | WAMC

However, the Government is Here to Help money NEVER goes to those who really need the help whether it is from the Swamp, Beacon Hill, or Pittsfield City Hall!!!!

Bea Stake
Bea Stake
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

So here’s the 64,000 question? What was worse,the Tyler st. Garbage cans, or the plungers?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Bea Stake
1 month ago

For me it was the bump out at Elm St. for the flower guy. Have almost been hit there, so now I take the back streets, much safer

Grand Ponte
Grand Ponte
Reply to  Bea Stake
1 month ago

That’s a tough one. I’ll go with the cans.