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UFOs: can't rule out aliens; F. Lee Bailey; caffeine and your brain

Published Friday, June 04, 2021 @ 1:22 AM EDT
Jun 04 2021

I want to believe

U.S. finds no evidence of alien technology in flying objects, but can’t rule it out, either. The report determines that a vast majority of more than 120 incidents over the past two decades did not originate from any American military or other advanced U.S. government technology, the officials said. That determination would appear to eliminate the possibility that Navy pilots who reported seeing unexplained aircraft might have encountered programs the government meant to keep secret. But that is about the only conclusive finding in the classified intelligence report, the officials said. And while a forthcoming unclassified version, expected to be released to Congress by June 25, will present few other firm conclusions, senior officials briefed on the intelligence conceded that the very ambiguity of the findings meant the government could not definitively rule out theories that the phenomena observed by military pilots might be alien spacecraft.

Whistleblower threatens run for Congress if Pentagon UFO report watered down. The hotly anticipated Pentagon report on UFOs may be nothing but space junk, warns a former Department of Defense employee.

F. Lee Bailey dies at 87.

Regular caffeine consumption – from coffee, cola, or energy drinks – affects brain structure."Our results do not necessarily mean that caffeine consumption has a negative impact on the brain, but daily caffeine consumption evidently affects our cognitive hardware, which in itself should give rise to further studies."

"SpongeBob" and "Transformers" cost u.s. taxpayers $4 billion, study says. A new report details ViacomCBS's use of a labyrinthine tax shelter to sell rights to its shows and films overseas.

The ugly truth behind your fancy rewards credit card. America’s poor foot much of the bill for credit card points, miles, and cash back. "The American payment system has evolved into a reverse Robin Hood whereby middle-class and working-class Americans who pay with a debit card, prepaid card, or cash are subsidizing the wealthy, who pay less for everything..."

Why America's gas pipelines are an easy target for hackers. (Video)

Cartoon: shortest life spans
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Donald Trump is getting worse. The former President is only listening to "the bottom of the bottom of the crazies in the barrel."

Science fiction for the demented: QAnon grifter tells followers she can time travel — and says Trump will be "reinstated".


KGB's daily agglomeration of stuff I find interesting:

Among other things, today is Audacity to Hope Day, Hug an Atheist Day, Hug your Cat Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, National Cheese Day, National Cognac Day, National Doughnut Day, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, National SAFE Day, and Old Maid's Day.

On this day in 1411, Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon.

On this day in 1940, Winston Churchill delivered his "We shall fight on the beaches" speech to the UK Parliament's House of Commons.

On this day in 1974, the Cleveland Indians held a Ten Cent Beer Night promotion. A ninth inning drunken fan riot interrupted the game, which the Indians forfeited. Another Ten Cent Beer Night was held on July 18, but with a two cup limit.

On this day in 1982, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" was released in the US. Its first day box office gross set a world record.


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Quotes of the day: F. Lee Bailey

Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Jun 10 2014

(Gregory Rec, Portland Press Herald)

Francis Lee Bailey, Jr. (b. June 10, 1933) is a former American criminal defense attorney, author, polygraph expert and public speaker, who participated in a number of high-profile trials in the mid to late 20th century. He was disbarred in 2001 after being found guilty of seven counts of attorney misconduct by the Florida Supreme Court and in 2003 by a reciprocal disbarment in Massachusetts, which also declined to reinstate his license in 2005. In 2012 Bailey passed the Maine bar examination and applied for a law license, which was ultimately rejected in April, 2014. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A person in the business of defending criminal cases is going to live in controversy all of his or her life.

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.

Each lawyer makes somebody unhappy either by beating him, embarrassing him or tying him in knots.

I get paid for seeing that my clients have every break the law allows. I have knowingly defended a number of guilty men. But the guilty never escape unscathed. My fees are sufficient punishment for anyone.

I have never seen a major trial which lacked significant perjury, and I have yet to see that perjury punished.

I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didn't set up the ground rules.

I would strongly recommend any young man to stay away from criminal law. It's not a good place to be, unfortunately.

In America, an acquittal doesn't mean you're innocent, it means you beat the rap. My clients lose even when they win.

Most people think that 'I don't recall' is a clever answer. But it isn't that clever. You might not recall that you had bacon and eggs for breakfast- but if you killed your mother, you'll remember it.

My experience is, people who retire die sooner than they should have.

The legal profession is a business with a tremendous collection of egos. Few people who are not strong egotistically gravitate to it.

The memory of the American public is about six weeks.

The people I have no feeling for are professional killers. But I count that man no worse than a governor who won't commute a death sentence because it's unpolitical.

The public regards lawyers with great distrust. They think lawyers are smarter than the average guy but use their intelligence deviously. Well, they're wrong. Usually they are not smarter.

The quality of news coverage has diminished, because giants of the print media are no longer being nurtured properly.

The worst men often give the best advice; our thoughts are better sometimes than our deeds.

Those who think the information brought out at a criminal trial is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth are fools. Prosecuting or defending a case is nothing more than getting to those people who will talk for your side, who will say what you want said.

When you see a lawyer trying to pick a smart jury, you know he's got a strong case.


(Today is also the birthday of Saul Bellow)

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