Monday, January 22, 2018

The dog ate Richard Hoagland's homework... yet again

Lame excuses, lame excuses, here we go again.

        Since switching his "radio" show The Other Side of Midnight to BlogTalkRadio in mid-October, the show has failed to stagger onto the Internet on nine occasions. That's nine fails in 30 tries, and here they are:

14/15 October: Barbara Honegger on "Historic 9/11 breakthroughs," cancelled twice. The first time, it was "OUR APOLOGIES, POSTPONED TO TOMORROW NIGHT DUE TO UNEXPECTED LAST MINUTE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THAT WE HOPE TO RESOLVE BY TOMORROW EVENING…" The second time it was "DUE TO CONTINUING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE PROGRAM WITH BARBARA HONEGGER ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT TONIGHT, SUN / MON OCT. 15-16 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE."

21 October: Knowles/Morningstar/Ahrens Las Vegas & Egypt CANCELLED

19 November: Michael Horn "TONIGHT’S SHOW IS POSTPONED: DUE TO SKYPE ERROR:"

3 December: The JFK Assassination Files: Breakthrough!  Robert Morningstar LIVE with Richard C. Hoagland  "We Regret...Blogtalk did not sync with us...we will have to postpone to next Saturday."

16 December: Gordon White/Panspermia
"TONIGHT'S SHOW IS REGRETFULLY POSTPONED.  SKYPE ISSUES AGAIN."

17 December: "Richard is under the weather.  We deeply regret there will be no show tonight."

6 January Thomas Valone... "We have been hacked! Show is rescheduled for tomorrow"

21 January: Antarctica Morningstar/Wilbur Allen APOLOGIES...DEAR FRIENDS...WE HAVE BEEN BLOCKED FROM ENTERING BLOGTALK! WE ARE RESCHEDULING FOR NEXT SATURDAY JAN. 27. HAVE YOU NOTICED...OBVIOUSLY WE'VE BEEN HACKED AGAIN!...WE HAVE 3 TECHNICAL EXPERTS...ALL LOCKED OUT... IF YOU DON'T THINK THIS SHOW IS IMPORTANT...ASK YOURSELF WHY IS THIS THE ONLY SHOW THAT REPEATEDLY GETS HACKED WHEN WE HAVE CONTROVERSIAL MATERIAL. THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES !

        So Hoagland's excuse for all this failure is that SOMEBODY POWERFUL is preventing the show from airing because the material is just too controversial. How do we know that's not true? Simple--almost all the failed shows eventually made it onto the net. Honegger went on 29 October, The Las Vegas show went on 28 October, Horn on 25 November, JFK on 9 December, Panspermia 13 January, and Valone the next day. If some sinister agency really were blocking Hoagland, do you think the blocked shows would ever be heard? No, me neither.

        Last night's show was actually up for 19 minutes before failing. The following snatch of dialog could be heard before the show finally collapsed (emph. added):
Kynthia: "Now you're on the air."
RCH"No, I don't want to be on the air. Let's end the show."
Morningstar:  "You can apologize to your audience."
RCH:  "No, no, no ..."
So now we know who to blame for all this failure.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Seven down, five to go

        The sad news of John Young's death yesterday at age 87 prompts me to celebrate the fact that five Moonwalkers are still alive. Here's the tally:

Apollo 11
Neil Armstrong: d. 25 August 2012 after coronary by-pass surgery (which should never have been attempted IMHO)
Buzz Aldrin: STILL WITH US, will be 88 on 20th Jan

Apollo 12
Pete Conrad: d. 8 July 1999 after a motorcycle crash.
Al Bean: STILL WITH US, age 85

Apollo 14
Al Shepard: d. 21 July 1998 from complications of leukemia
Ed Mitchell: d. 4 February 2016 under hospice care

Apollo 15
Dave Scott: STILL WITH US, age 85
Jim Irwin: d. 8 August 1991 after a third heart attack, first of the Moonwalkers to die

Apollo 16
John Young: d. yesterday, complications from pneumonia
Charlie Duke: STILL WITH US, age 82

Apollo 17
Gene Cernan: d. 16 January 2017
Harrison "Jack" Schmitt: STILL WITH US, age 82

        I have no personal memories of John Young to share, as I have of several other Moonwalkers (see this blogpost for my memoir of Armstrong.) I was accredited to STS-1 and was present at both the launch and landing, but never met its commander. But of course, he truly was a legend. Here's a nice obituary from CollectSpace.

Update:
        As requested by Trekker, here's the tally for the Command Module Pilots, who stayed in lunar orbit while their luckier mates were cavorting on the surface. It's three down, three to go:

Apollo 11
Michael Collins: STILL WITH US, age 88

Apollo 12
Dick Gordon: d. last November 6

Apollo 14
Stu Roosa: d. 1994 from complications of pancreatitis

Apollo 15
Al Worden: STILL WITH US, age 86

Apollo 16
Ken Mattingly: STILL WITH US, age 82

Apollo 17
Ron Evans, d. 1990 of a heart attack in his sleep

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year resolutions for Richard Hoagland

ONE
I will stop interrupting and talking over guests on The Other Side of Midnight. My excruciating performance with David Wilcock on 30th December was a fine example which several listeners complained about.

TWO
I will complete publication of my  book The Hidden History of Mars: A War In Heaven. Last March I announced it as "just recently completed" but it is not yet available.

THREE
I will make good on my promise, on 24th March 2017, to give free copies of the book to OSOM club members.

FOUR
I will end the charade of the "club" requiring members to pay for access to the OSOM archives. Now that my show is on blogtalkradio everyone can see archives, and continuing to take subscriptions amounts to fraud. Update: No longer applies.

FIVE
I will get professional help to update my web sites. Both of them are broken to some extent and I'm clearly not competent to fix them.

SIX
I will delete the page "Von Braun's Secret" since the mathematics underlying it have been shown to be wrong.

SEVEN
I will stop claiming that the frequency excursions of my 40-year-old Bulova wristwatch are "a technology that can save the world," or "stunningly confirmatory," or any similar hyperbole. My experimental protocols have been shown to be entirely inadequate.

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Happy 2018 everyone.