Monday, March 19, 2018

Meghan Daum On Regressive Thinking

Meghan Daum's 3-16-18 L.A. Times article ("A New Movement to Speak Truth to Identity Politics Is Our Best Hope Against Regressive Thinking") should be read in conjunction with Bari Weiss' 3-7-18 New York Times article entitled "We're All Fascists Now":

Here's a relevant excerpt from Daum's recent L.A. Times article:

"The essence of the movement, as I see it, is having the courage to stand up to groupthink, even if it means losing friends or having your positions willfully misconstrued because they don't fit neatly in a particular ideological box. It's not about liberals beating up on liberals but, rather, understanding that the same tribalism and regressive thinking that is damaging the Republican Party, perhaps beyond repair, is also wreaking havoc on Democrats and their allies. It's about smart people asking other smart people to stop acting so stupid.”

To read Daum's entire article, click HERE.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Coming Space War (Part Two)

Given that less than two weeks had passed since posting "The Coming Space War" on, I wasn't at all blindsided when I heard President Trump announcing his "new national strategy for space" during an address delivered to service members at--of all places--the Miramar Marine base in San Diego, a setting well known to readers of Chameleo.  What follows is from a 3-13-18 Daily Beast post entitled "Trump Proposes U.S. 'Space Force' to Guard the Galaxy'":

"President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to create a U.S. 'Space Force' during a speech before service members at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. 'My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land air and sea. We may even have a Space Force,' Trump said. 'We’re doing a tremendous amount of work in space, and I said, maybe we need a new force. We’ll call it the Space Force.' Trump was most likely referring to the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law on Dec. 12 and stipulates that the defense secretary 'establish in the executive part of the Department of the Air Force a Space Corps.' Back in July, senior Air Force officials told CNN that the corps was an 'unnecessary change in the force’s existing space efforts.'"


My latest short story, "Collision," has just been published in the debut issue of New Reader Magazine.  New Reader #1, entitled "Multivision," was unleashed upon the world only a few hours ago.  This initial issue is completely free of charge, so if you would like to read "Collision," simply click HERE to download your (gratis) copy of New Reader Magazine #1"Collision" begins on p. 157.  

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


In case you missed Part One of my epic two-part interview on Seriah Azkath's radio show, WHERE DID THE ROAD GO? (which aired this past Saturday night), the entire episode is now available to be heard right HERE
This episode covers my books UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES, CHAMELEO, SPIES & SAUCERS, CRYPTOSCATOLOGY and related High Weirdness such as hordes of invisible midgets attacking drug addicts in San Diego, Operation Mind Control, porn for right-wingers, stolen DOD laptop computers, wild adventures with irate NCIS agents, Kafkaesque torture techniques deployed against the inmates of a jail in downtown San Diego, sonic weapons, acoustic bullets, poltergeist technology, the most haunted house in California, the ongoing dangers of the post-9/11 ballooning black budget, the Curious Affair of the Night Vision Goggles, CryptoWikpedia, wandering over the border of San Diego with a thermonuclear bomb strapped to one's shoulders, leapfrogging robots, machine-gun-toting ape-men in the wilds of Santee, human-animal hybrids trapped in a secret underground military base beneath the barren deserts of Arizona, the government harassment of Philip K. Dick, and dramatic food fights with jarhead federal agents.  

This interview can also be heard on YouTube right here....

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Be sure to tune in for tonight's special edition of Seriah Azkath's radio show WHERE DID THE ROAD GO? on WVBR 93.5 FM Ithaca NY and online at (10pm EST/7pm PST).  Tonight's show will be Part One of Seriah's epic two-part interview with Yours Truly about UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES, CHAMELEO, SPIES & SAUCERS, CRYPTOSCATOLOGY and related matters of High Weirdness.... 

The Strange Case of Christopher Bledsoe

Recommended:  Below are three separate interviews with Christopher Bledsoe, Sr. who discusses his 2007 extraterrestrial (and/or ultraterrestrial) encounters in the woods of Fayetteville, North Carolina....





Friday, March 9, 2018

Missing Skier Reappears

For those of you interested in the work of David Paulides (author of Missing 411), I suggest reading Steve Hughes and Emily Masters' 2-22-18 Times Union article entitled "State Police Still Investigating Missing Skier's Story":

"Police in Sacramento found [Constantino] Filippidis still wearing the ski clothing he had on when he disappeared, including his helmet and goggles, the union president said. Filippidis was given medical attention and taken to a local hospital, where he later spoke with his two children on the phone, [Frank] Ramagnano said [...]

"His disappearance prompted a massive search of Whiteface Mountain with search-and-rescue crews poring over the mountain while other skiers passed by on the trails. Filippidis contacted local authorities from a Sacramento area airport Feb. 13, ending a massive six-day search, troopers said.
"The search included at least six government agencies, two ski patrols and several local volunteer groups. More than 135 people spent a combined 7,000 hours on the rugged mountain in varying winter weather conditions, officials have said. A helicopter and search dogs were also called in to assist.
"State officials have declined to estimate the cost.
"Before he resurfaced, Filippidis had been last seen at the Whiteface Mountain ski resort's mid-station about 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7. He was part of a group of Toronto firefighters making their annual ski trip. His colleagues reported him missing at 4:30 p.m. when he did not return from his last run of the day. Police found his car, passport and other identification cards at the resort, officials said.
Six days later, Filippidis called his wife, who was in Lake Placid meeting with the search party, Ramagnano said.
"'Apparently he was confused and he wasn't able to give direct answers,' Ramagnano said during a news conference in Toronto broadcast by CTV."
To read the entire article, click HERE.