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There are as many opinions about Elon Musk as there are facets to his personality. Is he the introverted genius unfairly bullied at Waterkloof House Preparatory School? The pedantic snob pointing out chalkboard errors at the University of Pennsylvania? Certainly he is the ‘American Dream’ embodied. As the boy who began with a $500 Blastar video game and has since developed his own Silicon Valley company, Musk has rocketed to levels of success few people even dream of.

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Elon Musk can be considered a man with no sense of balance. Born in South Africa and educated in Canada, Musk is an American citizen famous for ventures like PayPal, Zip2, SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Solar City. His net worth as of January 2015 is a reported $11.7 billion. The only things which outstrip his wallet are his dreams: reusable rockets, Mars colonies, electric automobiles, and renewable solar power. He is a man who has thrown off all constraints, be they NASA regulations or former wives. Behind each of his companies is an army of Special Forces engineers often expected to make the same sacrifices.

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The Musk rocket ship launched in 1999, when Elon and his brother Kimbal sold their Zip2 web software company for $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options. Musk made $22 million and promptly got to work on X.com, later renamed PayPal, and sold to Google in 2002 for $1.5 billion in stock. Today, Musk, ever the entrepreneur, spends his time pondering the exosphere and creating lithium-ion batteries.

Sustainable development remains at the core of his various pet projects, like the SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket or the subsonic Hyperloop train. Musk’s sustainability efforts have inspired other CEOs and tech developers, and each year we see more and more companies exploring clean energy options (see this website for more information). At the age of 12, when Musk began teaching himself computer programming, his aspirations were much smaller. “I wanted to make money,” he admits, “so I could buy a better computer to play better video games. Nothing like saving the world.” As his knowledge and bank account grew, so too did his environmentalist ambitions.

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“The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions,” says Musk. “Either it’s going to become multi-planetary, or it’s going to remain confined to one planet and eventually there’s going to be an extinction event.” Possibilities include Iranian nukes, engineered viruses or a wayward asteroid, he suggested. After co-founding SpaceX Exploration Technologies, Musk and his team have reduced the costs of resupply missions to the International Space Station by almost 90 percent. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, Musk hopes that SpaceX rockets will one day carry a million colonizers to Mars. Much is to be done beforehand, since the planet is currently a cold, misshapen red rock slathered in carbon dioxide.

Musk’s life is its own Jules Verne novel. He is the CEO of Tesla Motors, once a company with more wall posters than income, now the sexiest auto maker in America. The Model S, awarded the highest possible safety ratings from the NHTSA, is the national figurehead electric car with a driving range of 265 miles. Next up is the hallowed Model X SUV. “The biggest problem we have at Tesla,” said Musk in November 2014, “is meeting production demands.” Others would argue that the biggest problems at a Musk company are the 80-hour workweeks and brusque management.

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But Tesla is more than good business. In early 2014, Musk unlocked the vault on Tesla patents, distributing the coveted technology like a Sunday offering plate. This is the same man who doesn’t think much of flying cars, artificial intelligence, or seaside retirements, a man who believes in green. Even though electric vehicle market penetration in America is less than two percent, Musk believes that EVs are the way of the future. Already, in Norway, EV’s claim 15 percent penetration. Musk hopes to jumpstart American acceptance through Tesla’s Gigafactory. Combined with SolarCity technology, Tesla Motors may make solar energy the cheapest source of residential power in the United States.

Musk might not be around to see it, however. The reason? Well, he’s publicly stated that he would like to retire on Mars. Yup.

Dreaming big has never looked so colossal.

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Beth Kelly is a freelance blogger and writer based in Chicago, IL. With a lifelong passion for both science and literature, she holds a degree in Communications and Media from DePaul University. In her free time she loves training for triathlons and shooting film photography.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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