Well, I had a big reply written out but ATS ate it. I got some error saying that post.php didn't exist.
Anyway, I guess I'll have to copy the post to the clipboard before I hit "post reply" from now on.
I have looked NSF over. No record. You can have at it yourself here: www.nsf.gov...
I don't think that NSF does these fourth hand grants from NSF to Dept of Ed to a Congressman to you. SBIRs and STTRs don't, for damn sure. I will
look at that, but I'm not sure why a Congresscritter would have the authority to hand out Dept of Ed funding. Or why NSF would fund Dept of Ed, you
see what I mean? Maybe they do, but it sounds bogus. However, it gives me another name, and I don't mind harassing Mr Congresscritter at all. That's
a snail mail in the making right there.
Jbondo, do you know the year? I will bet that Dept of Ed doesn't list any such award, nor will NSF show funding Dept of Ed to fund a Congressman to
fund a kid. But a year would help track such a thing.
Like I said, I got the phone number of the guy that AFHSO Research sent me. I am going to see if I can get a name to go with it before I call. I
don't suspect someone with the title "Chief Scientist of the Air Force" is an NCO. I don't mind so much harassing General's secretaries, they're
usually a lot of fun to talk to, but I hate not knowing WHO I'm calling because it makes me look stupid and it's not proper procedure, either.
On the Armstrong issue, I thought it over and suspect getting a call on his cell or unlisted number by someone he doesn't know would probably not set
the stage for a productive phone call, and would most likely degenerate into "How the ---- did you get this number", so I'm going to snail mail
that one. Not to mention having one of my childhood heroes cuss me out wouldn't do my ego any good.
The good thing is, word has it that he really gets po'd when someone uses his name to sell their bogus stories, so if Adair is full of it, we will
most likely just sit back and make popcorn while we watch the fur fly courtesy of Mr Armstrong's legal team.
As a side note, I did find that there is a junior high/high school science fair award that the local USAF recruiting office hands out that has a
similar name. Do you think that's what he's talking about? Some science fair attaboy?
Jbondo, you seem to be the expert on this guy, does he ever state a residence or birth year? If I knew one place he has ever lived, a birth date,
service number, ssn, something, I could 'look him up', the name might be unique enough but probably not. I don't know what age he would be now,
that might work if the name is fairly uncommon. If he is really designing flying saucer powerplants for the gubmint he should have some big tracks in
the system that will show up, unless he's too highly placed for low level riff-raff like me to query.