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Why Look For A Killer Planet X / Nibiru XKBO, When You Already Know It Is Coming?
In our previous article "Is a Killer XKBO Stalking The Earth?" we looked at what is happening in our solar system to search for evidence that supports a claim that a Planet X-class Kupier Belt Object (XKBO) could be headed towards Earth. In this article, we will look not into the heavens above, but at the modern day institutions of man for further evidence. Given that governments are increasing their funding for projects to learn about large objects in space, while simultaneously gutting the budgets of Near Earth Object (NEO) projects, the conclusion is immediate: They know something large is on its way, and they want to consider all their options before it arrives.
America's NEO Hypocrisy
With regards to the threat of Near Earth Objects such as the XKBO mentioned in our scenario, is that while public attention is on the rise, nation states are become increasingly disinterested in the whole matter. At times it seems that desktop wallpaper of colorful appealing images of distant galaxies and violent nebula are the most important things emanating from NASA.
Serious national interest (as defined by serious funding) for NEO detection began when the United States Congress took the threat of NEOs to heart, and passed the NASA Multiyear Authorization Act of 1990.
NASA Multiyear Authorization Act of 1990
"The Committee believes that it is imperative that the detection rate of Earth-orbit-crossing asteroids must be increased substantially, and that the means to destroy or alter the orbits of asteroids when they threaten collision should be defined and agreed upon internationally..."
The funding established in 1990 was less than $1,500,000 per year and remained there until May 1999. Suddenly after nine years, Congressman Rohrabacher introduced H. R. Bill 1654, which stated "$10,500,000 shall be for the Near Earth Object Survey."
This funding increase in H. R. 1654 is significant, because it represents more than a five-fold increase over the annual NEO detection funding established after passage of the NASA Multiyear Authorization Act of 1990.
In the nine years of previous observations, had something extremely important been detected to warrant the sudden increase in spending?
Political Doubletalk Will Kill Most Of Us
If a significant discovery of an XKBO that befits the description of the Planet Nibiru discussed in Zecharia Sitchin's work has been found, would governments continue to be concerned about the smaller NEO threats?
Australia was the first to make the decision that NEO detection had become a futile effort not worthy of even $100,000 Australian dollars. This equates to a pitiful and insignificant $50,000 US dollars.
YOWUSA, November 12, 2000
Australia has the only national government that has canceled a successful asteroid search program. The current Prime Minister John Howard withdrew funding for their low-cost "Spaceguard Australia" project in 1996. This mere $100,000 per annum project was responsible for 30% of near-Earth asteroid discoveries and approximately 60% of crucial follow up recoveries from the Northern Hemisphere in its final three years of operation.
All this ministerial buck-passing demonstrates perfectly the Australian government's completely ignorant attitude towards threats from space, and blatant disregard for the serious efforts being conducted in every other corner of the Earth.
The latest indication of the U.S. government's intentions to seize and secure all NEO programs came late last year. The Arecibo Radar Project received an early Christmas surprise last year with the announcement that all funding would be terminated.
SpaceDaily, December 19, 2001
NASA has notified Don Campbell, Associate Director of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center at Arecibo and Head of the Radar Astronomy Group, that all funding for Arecibo radar studies will be terminated on January 1.
Shortly after this announcement, a surprise discovery of a very close passing asteroid caught everybody off guard, proving the importance of research such as that conducted at Arecibo.
SpaceWeather.Com, January 6, 2002
A newly-discovered near-Earth asteroid named 2001YB5 will race past our planet this weekend only two times farther away than the Moon. During the days leading up to its closest approach on Jan 7th, the 300 meter-wide space rock will brighten to 12th magnitude.
After this discovery and protests by organizations such as the Planetary Society, the government changed its mind and gave Arecibo a one-year reprieve.
SpaceDaily, December 21, 2001
Dr. Colleen Hartman, Director of Solar System Exploration at NASA, has issued a Dear Colleague letter revising NASA's earlier decision and has restored funding for radar astronomy at Arecibo for the current fiscal year.
Perhaps the government did not want another public relations fiasco on its back so decided to reinstate the funding temporarily for another year. After looking at what the government has planned for space programs under their new management, their actions become even clearer for this reinstatement. Soon, the government will be able to shut down any of their funded projects under the guise of bad management.
Lock em Down
In 2000, The Brookings Institute labeled the promotion of space exploration as one of the greatest government endeavors in the past half century. Now, they suddenly feel that this should no longer be important.
Space.Com, January 9, 2002
BOULDER, COLORADO - A new report on what the federal government should consider top priorities has placed the nation's space program at near rock bottom of a low priority list.
If any NEO discoveries were to reveal new information concerning an XKBO and the destructive inevitability they may bring (if one hasn't been found already) the last thing the government would want is public attention, and the consequential public panic.
Since many of these NEO efforts have involvement from different non-governmental organizations and universities, there would also have to be some government reinforcement to help keep a lid on things. What better way to achieve this than with bribery of funding?
Space.Com, January 9, 2002
Marburger delivered prepared comments to researchers gathered here for a meeting of the American Astronomical Society and then later took question from reporters. He praised the astronomy community for its strong role in educating the public, delivering great pictures of the cosmos, forcing the advancement of important basic technologies, and training legions of young scientists.
He made it clear, nonetheless, that all corners of Federal funding will come under greater and continued scrutiny. Institutions and programs large and small will be held to higher standards of strong business management practices, he said.
In other words, NEO researchers will have to tow the party line and keep their mouth shut, or face being declared "not economically viable".
Now that Dan Goldin has retired from NASA, and Bush has personally put his favorite man Sean O'Keefe at the helm, there will be closer ties between the Department of Defense and NASA.
Yahoo News, January 9, 2002
"I don't think we have a choice. I think it's imperative that we have a more direct association" between the Defense Department and NASA, O'Keefe told reporters at a breakfast on the sixth day of his tenure at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Why does O'Keefe believe he is being forced to work so closely with the Pentagon when it comes to the exploration of our solar system? Are they already aware of something out there that effects the security of America, or perhaps the entire planet?
The articles referenced above were all issued on exactly the same day. Somebody certainly appears to be trying to reshape the public interest in NASA, as well as the security of information that is supposed to be public.
After all is said and done, why is our government telling us that we need a five-fold increase in our spending on NEO detection, while throttling the efforts of important under funded and overworked NEO researchers?
As the American government is concerned about withdrawing publicity and tightening funding in space programs, NASA appears to be increasing their missions of discovery.
NASA Wants To Understand