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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Just the Facts?: Oak Island For Sale -- The Race to Find Earhart -- Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

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Competition to find Earhart hot after 75 years

Jon Thompson has traveled the world collecting art and artifacts for museum exhibits, seen the remains of the Titanic on the sea floor and participated in two unsuccessful missions to find Amelia Earhart.

Now 72 and battling prostate cancer, Thompson is convinced he and a team from deep-sea exploration company Nauticos will finally be successful in finding the Kansas-born aviator's plane, which disappeared with Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan in July 1937. He's among the researchers looking for Earhart as the 75th anniversary of her disappearance approaches, and competition between search parties is fierce.

"Admittedly, it's a needle in a haystack, but with the technology we have employed and the brains we have involved, if we don't find it, no one will," Thompson said.

Theories about what happened to Earhart and Noonan are varied. They disappeared while flying from New Guinea to Howland Island as part of the adventurer's attempt to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the globe.

Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft, headed by longtime Earhart seeker Ric Gillespie, said a U.S. State Department analysis of an image off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati, looks like it could be aircraft landing gear. Gillespie's team will return in July to renew its search.

A few months later, Thompson will be a sonar operator on a ship headed by David Jourdan, a deep-sea explorer who used high-tech equipment in 1999 to find the Israeli submarine, the Dakar, which went missing in 1968.

"It seems to be the greatest unsolved mystery of the last century," Thompson said.

Thompson and Jourdan are among the many historians and researchers who believe Earhart's plane crashed into the ocean, which they say explains why extensive searches shortly after the disappearance failed to uncover remains or debris.

Gillespie's group believes Earhart and Noonan may have managed to land on a reef abutting the atoll, then known as Gardner Island, and survived for a short time. They surmise the plane was washed off the reef shortly after landing and that the wreckage may be in the deep waters nearby. That is what they will look for during their 10-day expedition in July.

Conspiracy theories that Earhart and Noonan were U.S. government agents captured by the Japanese before the World War II have been largely debunked.

Thompson and his group plan to spend two months searching a 400- to 600-square-mile area within 20 miles of Howland Island. It's the final section of an area where research from three institutions suggests the plane could have crashed. Thompson's two previous missions searched about 2,200 square miles nearby.

Before fall, Thompson will complete proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center. He will also work with students at the University of Texas' Cockrell School of Engineering to analyze two theories about Earhart. One investigates how far the plane would glide before sinking based on ocean drifts and other aspects of crashing on water. The other looks at where the aircraft could have flipped and broken on impact if Earhart were too exhausted and weak to operate the machine.

Vishnu Jyothindran, a senior studying aerospace engineering who is leading the research, is excited by the uncertainty.

"In class, you expect you'll get a question that you can solve with data in the textbook," he said in a statement. "We don't have that guarantee here and that's unfortunate, but it's also just reality."

If artifacts are found, Thompson already knows what the exhibit would look like. The artifacts would travel on a three-story barge and dock at dozens of North American cities. It would be called "Patience, Persistence, Passion." Visitors would enter an area that looks like Earhart's childhood home, go through a portion showcasing technology that helped find the crash site, and finally go into a place where the aircraft — or a replica of it — would be displayed.

Human remains and any wood would have disintegrated at 18,000 feet, Thompson said. But Earhart's jewelry, helmet and even her leather jacket could still be found.

"I hope we still find it strapped in the seat belt," he says, grinning. - WTNH


Bertold Wiesner, British Man 'Fathered Between 600 – 1,000 Children At Own Clinic'

A British man who ran his own fertility clinic may have fathered up to 1,000 children using his own sperm.

Dr Bertold Wiesner set up the Barton Clinic with his wife Dr Mary Barton in the 1940s.

The London clinic became controversial after it announced only a small number of highly intelligent men would be accepted as donors. It claimed to use donors only from the middle and upper classes, including "peers of the realm".

Geoffrey Fisher, the then Archbishop of Canterbury called for the clinic to be shut down and a peer in the House of Lords denounced it as “the work of Beelzebub”.

Close friends from the couple’s academic circles provided sperm, but a shortage of donors is believed to have led to Dr Wiesner providing the majority of samples - unbeknownst to his wife.

Dr Barton told a 1959 government forum on artificial insemination: “I matched race, colouring and stature and all donors were drawn from intelligent stock.”

She added: “I wouldn’t take a donor unless he was, if anything, a little above average.

“If you are going to do it [create a child] deliberately, you have got to put the standards rather higher than normal.”

In 2001 it emerged neurochemist Derek Richter had fathered at least 100 children through his association with the clinic.

DNA tests carried out in 2007 on 18 people conceived at the clinic between 1943 and 1962 revealed two thirds of the group were Dr Wiesner’s children, the Sunday Times reported.

Now documentary maker Barry Stevens and barrister David Gollancz believe Dr Wiesner, who died in 1972, fathered at least 600 children at the clinic – perhaps even 1,000.

Stevens and Gollancz began investigating after research revealed Dr Wiesner was their biological father, making them half-brothers.

"A conservative estimate is that he would have been making 20 donations a year," Gollancz told the newspaper.

"Using standard figures for the number of live births which result, including allowances for twins and miscarriages, I estimate that he is responsible for between 300 and 600 children."

Stevens believes the figure is closer to 1,000, an astonishing statistic given the clinic was on record to have helped conceive up to 1,500 babies.

Dr Barton, who died in 1972, destroyed the clinic's medical records, leaving the offspring conceived there unaware of their blood ties and true family history.

Current guidelines on sperm donation in Britain say donors can be used for a maximum of 10 families.

This is limited because if the same donor was used to create so many children, there would be a risk that two of the offspring would unwittingly meet and begin a family of their own, risking serious genetic defects in their children, the Telegraph points out. - THP


Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.

The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as "information operations" at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.

"My job in psy-ops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave," says Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, the leader of the IO unit, who received an official reprimand after bucking orders. "I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line." Continue reading at Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators