“It is understood to have been the same item that was picked up by radar over Montana on Saturday. At the point it was struck by an air-to-air missile launched by F-16 fighter jets, it had been flying across the Great Lakes region at 20,000ft, a height that could have posed a risk to civilian aircraft.” “It was the fourth unidentified flying object to be downed by US or Canadian fighter jets this month.” “Gen Glen VanHerck, who is tasked with safeguarding US airspace, said the military had not been able to identify what the three most recent objects were, how they stayed aloft, or where they were coming from.”
Another object that was seen over Montana – is shot down! Days after Rena Easton told me she has memorized a million poems that she recites all day at work, I began to entertain the idea Rena was hatched on a Flying Saucer after he mother (whom she nenver mentioned) was abducted in Nebraska. She was a A+ student who was given a full fellowship to the University of Nebraska – after being skipped a grade. She informed me of this as we gazed into our campfire, we all alone on our Mountain, where we did allot of star-gazing. I did the math, and put this question to the most beautiful woman on earth.
“You’re not eighteen……You’re seventeen. Aren’t you?”
“Yes. Does it make a difference?”
The age of consent in Nebraska is seventeen. In California it is eighteen. When I went to visit my muse in Lincoln, she gave me the image of her that I cropped from a Oktoberfest poster for the UofN. She told me a student majoring in photography asked if he could shoot her, naked – in the woods. He was a total stranger. When I found her, I wanted to grill her about this shoot, and what affect it had on the fellow student. What – became of him? When I saw the movie ‘Species’ I was looking at at the same Nordic gene pool that Rena and her three model sisters owned. After Deputy Sherriff, Dan Mayland, warned me away from coming to see Rena in Bozeman, I created the Bozeman Art Festival, at Kurt Vonnegut’s festival in The Breakfast of Champions. I had the alien foreigners, Van Gough and Antonin Artaud – come to Bozeman.
I just rediscovered Bunny Hoover – who may be based on Bunny Breckinridge. This is a SHOE-IN. I am compelled to carry on Vonnegut’s and Kilgore Trout”s – WORK!. I grew up on Science Fiction and Horror movies – starring beautiful young women. I will have Bunny end up living with the Tarahumaran people and going on a Vision Quest that puts him in touch with his – dead Caucasian ancestors. He ends up at the Fillmore talking to Jerry Garcia of the Warlocks, about the dead rising to liquidate the living. Later on, he runs into Jim Morrison on Venice Beach. He had been up all night tripping. Bunny lives in a carboard box, and is a total burnout – who looks like the aged Artaud. He talks a foreign language – that sounds like French, but, he insists it is not.. With the invasion of the Idahoans of Ken Kesey’s Oregon – it’s on…
ANYTHING GOES! THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED!
Dwayne and Celia Hoover’s son, and a “notorious homosexual.” Originally named George, Dwayne’s son is known as Bunny in Midland City. Dwayne’s mental anguish is due in large part to his disillusionment with Bunny’s sexuality, which first came to light during Bunny’s childhood when he confided in Dwayne that “he wished he was a woman instead of a man.”
Artaud received a grant to travel to Mexico, where he met his first (Mexican) Parisian friend, the Painter Federico Cantú in 1936 when he gave lectures on the decadence of Western civilization. He also studied and lived with the Tarahumaran people and experimented with peyote, recording his experiences, which were later released in a volume called Voyage to the Land of the Tarahumara. The content of this work closely resembles the poems of his later days, concerned primarily with the supernatural. Artaud also recorded his horrific withdrawal from heroin upon entering the land of the Tarahumaras; having deserted his last supply of the drug at a mountainside, he literally had to be hoisted onto his horse, and soon resembled, in his words, “a giant, inflamed gum”. Artaud would return to opiates later in life.
US shoots down ‘octagonal’ flying object near military sites in Michigan
Story by Ed Pilkington • Yesterday 11:36 PM
The US military shot down a fourth flying object over North American airspace in a week on Sunday, as the air force general overseeing North American airspace said he would not rule out any explanation for the objects yet.
It is understood to have been the same item that was picked up by radar over Montana on Saturday. At the point it was struck by an air-to-air missile launched by F-16 fighter jets, it had been flying across the Great Lakes region at 20,000ft, a height that could have posed a risk to civilian aircraft.
“I’m glad to report it has been swiftly, safely and securely taken down,” the state’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, said.
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The Pentagon said the object appeared to have travelled near US military sites and posed a threat to civilian aviation, as well as being a potential tool for surveillance.
It was the fourth unidentified flying object to be downed by US or Canadian fighter jets this month. The extraordinary spate of military interventions began on 4 February when a large balloon was shot down off the coast of South Carolina. That object was claimed by China, although Beijing has insisted it was involved in innocent weather research.
Gen Glen VanHerck, who is tasked with safeguarding US airspace, said the military had not been able to identify what the three most recent objects were, how they stayed aloft, or where they were coming from.
While saying that the US was more closely scrutinising radar since the discovery of the Chinese balloon, VanHerck, told reporters that the three most recent objects were being called, “objects, not balloons, for a reason”.
Asked whether he had ruled out extraterrestrials, VanHerck said: “I’ll let the intel community and the counterintelligence community figure that out. I haven’t ruled out anything.”
A defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the military had not seen any evidence that the objects were extraterrestrial.
A suspected spy balloon in the sky over Billings, Montana. Photograph: Chase Doak/AFP/Getty Images© Provided by The Guardian
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Military personnel equipped with specialist diving gear designed for the extreme cold waters of Lake Huron were expected to be deployed quickly to search for pieces of the destroyed object.
On Friday, an object about the size of a small car was downed off the coast of Alaska, followed by a similar flying object over Yukon in Canada on Saturday.
US and Canadian military are attempting to recover the other flying objects that were shot down last week. Searches via sea and land are operating amid hostile weather conditions.
The Democratic majority leader of the US Senate, Chuck Schumer, told ABC’s This Week on Sunday that he had been briefed by the White House and that officials were now convinced that all of the first three flying objects were balloons. He put the finger of blame firmly on China.
“The Chinese were humiliated – I think the Chinese were caught lying,” he said. “It’s a real setback for them.”
Hours later a spokesperson for the White House national security council tried to tamp down some of Schumer’s rhetoric, saying it was too early to characterise the two latest flying objects shot down over Alaska and Canada. Definitive answers would have to wait for the debris to be recovered, the official said.
Schumer said that US military and intelligence agencies were “focused like a laser” on gathering information on the flying objects and then analysing what steps needed to be taken to protect American interests in future. He called it “wild” that the US government had no idea about the balloon spying program until just “a few months ago”.
Canadian military are attempting to reach pieces of the unidentified flying object that was taken down within Canadian airspace on Saturday. The vessel fell over a remote, rugged area of Yukon.
The object, described as cylindrical, had been flying at 40,000ft in Canadian territory and was considered a risk to civilian air traffic.
Searches by US military are also continuing in difficult circumstances off the coasts of South Carolina and Alaska in the wake of the two interceptions there. Some debris from the first balloon to be destroyed – the largest of the four objects – have already been retrieved and were being taken to military laboratories for analysis.
Though the Chinese government has admitted ownership of the balloon, the country’s regime has insisted that it was used only for weather research.
The Pentagon has disputed the characterization, saying that early indications suggest that the balloon was carrying powerful equipment that could intercept communications. The balloon, flying at 60,000ft, was tracked by US military for several days as it traversed the national airspace, having initially been spotted off the coast of Alaska on 28 January.
The air force decided to wait until it was over the Atlantic before shooting it down out of concern for civilians on the ground, the Pentagon said.
Schumer defended that decision on Sunday against mounting criticism from Republicans who have castigated the Joe Biden White House for failing to act immediately. By following the balloon across the country, the US had gained “enormous intelligence” on what the Chinese were doing, he said.
Schumer predicted that the entire object would be pieced back together in coming days. “That’s a huge coup for the United States,” he told ABC’s This Week.
The confluence of four downed flying objects in a week has raised tensions and jangled nerves on both sides of the US and Canadian border.
It has also generated political stresses internationally. The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, postponed the first visit to Beijing by a senior American diplomat since 2018 in response to the high-altitude intrusion of the Chinese balloon.
On the Chinese end of the billowing dispute, local news outlets cited by Bloomberg News reported on Sunday that China’s government was preparing to bring down an unidentified flying object said to have been spotted over the port of Qingdao. Fishermen in the surrounding area had been told to be alert, according to the reports.
Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday is a 1973 novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut. His seventh novel, it is set predominantly in the fictional town of Midland City, Ohio, and focuses on two characters: Dwayne Hoover, a Midland resident, Pontiac dealer and affluent figure in the city, and Kilgore Trout, a widely published but mostly unknown science fiction author. Breakfast of Champions deals with themes of free will, suicide, and race relations, among others. The novel is full of drawings by the author, substituting descriptive language with depictions requiring no translation.
Trout, who believes himself to be completely unknown as a writer, answers an invitation to appear at the Midland City arts festival. First he goes to New York City, where he is abducted and beaten up by a group of anonymous, faceless characters who through the media gain the moniker “The Pluto Gang.” Trout hitches a ride first with a truck driver, with whom he discusses everything from politics to sex to the destruction of the planet. Then he hops a ride with the only clearly happy character in the book, the driver of a Ford Galaxie who works for himself as a traveling salesman.
Trout and Hoover meet in the cocktail lounge of the new Holiday Inn, where Hoover’s gay estranged son, Bunny, plays the piano. When the bartender turns on the black lights and Trout’s white shirt glows brilliantly, Hoover is entranced by it. He accosts Trout and speed-reads his novel, Now It Can Be Told. The premise of the novel is that there is only one creature with free will in the universe (the reader of the novel) and everyone else is a robot. Hoover interprets its message as addressed to him from the Creator of the Universe and goes on a violent rampage, injuring many people around in the belief they are unfeeling robots, including Bunny, Pefko, and Trout. Hoover is eventually institutionalized and winds up a homeless derelict.
Dwayne and Celia Hoover’s son, and a “notorious homosexual.” Originally named George, Dwayne’s son is known as Bunny in Midland City. Dwayne’s mental anguish is due in large part to his disillusionment with Bunny’s sexuality, which first came to light during Bunny’s childhood when he confided in Dwayne that “he wished he was a woman instead of a man.” Dwayne responded by sending Bunny to military school, but the United States Military, an institution “devoted to homicide and absolutely humorless obedience,” did nothing but provide Bunny with eight years “of uninterrupted sports, buggery and Fascism.” Bunny excels at military school, but the skills he learns are “useless,” and he winds up playing the piano in the cocktail lounge of the Holiday Inn in Midland City. Bunny is a talented pianist—far too good to be playing in a Midwestern cocktail lounge—but he forces himself to endure through “Transcendental Meditation.” Bunny is “pale” and “unhealthy,” and lives the life of a depressed hermit in a “flophouse” in the most dangerous part of town known as “Skid Row.” Bunny is Dwayne’s primary target when he loses his mind and physically assaults the citizens of Midland City, and as Dwayne beats Bunny’s face of the keys of a baby Grand Piano, Bunny never tries to fight back. After Dwayne’s mental breakdown, Bunny “responds so grotesquely that there is talk of putting [him] in the booby hatch, too.”