UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

If you’re a UFO buff, you may get rebuffed!

Our pal, Halifax, Nova Scotia resident and noted film-maker Paul Kimball, whom you all know, was considering a run for office in his constituency being encouraged by people in his party to do so, not seeking the nomination on his own.

But his party’s candidate selection committee denied him the opportunity citing his favorable comments, once, for the opponent provincial Conservative party at a time when the Conservative party was speaking out against cuts made to the film industry there by the government.

Paul belongs to a left-of-center party, and he had made many favorable comments about his party’s elected representatives also.

But the coup de grace came when the selection committee brought up that Paul had an interest in UFOs and the paranormal, making films about those topics.

They told Paul they were concerned (or appalled) that this particular hobby might embarrass the party.

(Paul may decide to run as an independent, and I hope he does. He’d bring a semblance of sanity to his pocket of Canada.)

Anyway, my point in telling you this is that if you feign an interest in UFOs or ghosts (or anything paranormally related) and plan to run for political office, woe unto you.

You’ll become a political pariah, perhaps, not one as outcast as a Donald Trump perhaps, but a person thought to be on the iffy side of life.

Even a person as sensible as Paul Kimball.



  • Hi Rich,

    Thanks for your support.

    The UFO thing is just ridiculous (two words: John Podesta). It's a hobby, for pete's sake.

    The really disappointing thing, and the one that the party brass apparently considered much more serious, was that I said positive things about a politician in another party that was going to bat for my industry, which was under attack by our government last year (it's also worth nothing that at the time I didn't belong to any political party). I'm a big believer that no person, or group, or even party, has a monopoly on good ideas, and that all parties contain some talented and hard-working people. Politics, and the people, would be a lot better off if we had a political culture where we encouraged cooperation, and placed the common good ahead of petty partisanship.

    But that's not the world in which we live these days. Sadly.


    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Thursday, June 16, 2016  

  • Paul:

    I get the feeling that your selection committee was more upset about the UFO thing than that you said a few nice things about their opponent party.

    They softened their decision with a more subtle aversion -- being nice to an opponent -- than looking "provincial" by eschewing your UFO interest.

    After all, believing UFOs are a nutty proposition is one thing. Voicing that view, out loud, is another.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, June 16, 2016  

  • The public and ufologists seem to have two mindsets about UFOs. They could be called "paranormal" and "nuts and bolts" viewpoints. I believe BOTH are real and that plausible explanations for BOTH will be found.

    In the meantime, I wish our leaders would promote an understanding of non-local physics. This is known to the scientific community, but not taught in the schools, as Newtonian (or "local") physics is regarded as more practical. Apparently, UFOs utilize the non-local form of physics, and getting the public at least aware of it, could ultimately reduce the ridicule factor surrounding the study of UFOs.

    Example from "Beyond Einstein: Non-local physics" by Brian Fraser (2015):

    "You have no doubt heard people say things like “according to Einstein, nothing can travel faster than light”. But the existence of aberration free forces which appear to have instantaneous effects (“faster than light”) even over large distances, was simply not recognized in 1905 when Special Relativity was introduced. Einstein himself noticed some problems in this regard in a 1935 paper which is now referred to as the EPR paradox. In the following decades more and more experiments revealed more and more problems. But these “faster than light” problems are simply outside the scope of SR and GR; a “local” theory cannot treat truly non-local phenomena in a satisfactory manner."

    Here is another example from the same paper:
    "there are two kinds of position and two kinds of velocity. Remember those two terms in the non-local form of gamma? We are using only one of them for propulsion—the spatial velocity one that depends on Newtonian mechanics. The other possibility, that of non-local motion, has been left unexplored. Using that, an aircraft could move from one position in the sky to another without traversing the intervening space. It would appear at one location, then disappear, then re-appear at another location. It could move at extremely high speeds without generating a sonic boom. It would use “field propulsion” based on the non-local characteristics of electric and magnetic fields. It would be completely self-contained because there is no action/reaction (exhaust) as in conventional propulsion (in this case, the reaction forces are radial, and cancel out within the structure of the aircraft, making the preferred shape one of something with radial symmetry, like a saucer or cigar)."

    Two different kinds of non-local physics are discussed. One of these can be used for non-local propulsion (going to the stars without traversing the intervening space, which also avoids the energy problem). Again, this would give us some insights into what kind of physics and propulsion technology are used by UFOs.

    The paper can be downloaded from: http://scripturalphysics.org/4v4a/BeyondEinstein.html The .html file gives a link to the .pdf file but the former has additional information, and many more links and insights.

    By Blogger Brian F, at Friday, June 17, 2016  

  • Didn't Reagan use the services of an astrologer while in office as president? Wasn't Jimmy Carter a UFO fan, as well as a witness whilst governor of Georgia? In which case how did he ever get elected as president? As for Canada, what about Paul Hellyer, or was that AFTER he held high office? (I don't know his full story).

    I doubt your contention that to show an interest in things esoteric would debar you from holding a position in politics. Depends which country you are in!

    By Blogger cda, at Friday, June 17, 2016  

  • Well, CDA, being a "nut" in Britain augments one's chances for high (or low) office, yes?


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, June 17, 2016  

  • Indeed ridicous given that some of the party members denying Paul his right to run for office most likely have truely embarrassing issues themselves which the public would be concerned about anyway if they knew about them. These politicians sound not only biased but bigoted as well.

    By Blogger Brian Bell, at Saturday, June 18, 2016  

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