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Originally posted by zorgon
Here is the lasers in action... Look at the focal point... if indeed they were aiming at a 'star' the beams would be almost parallel... It is clear that the 'target' is a LOT closer than the closest star...
Nice catchy name too huh?
Originally posted by neo2012
It has to be pointed out it is only treason when you are from the same country it would be classed as espionage as he is from scotland.
These agencies are as dirty as anyone and they do to us what Gary did to them and yet get away with it ( probably claiming it has something to do "national security")
I guess these people believe that there are never miscarriages of justice.
Originally posted by Phage
But you already knew that, didn't you?
Starfire Optical Range
Starfire Optical Range is a United States Air Force research laboratory on the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their primary duty, according to their official website, is to "develop and demonstrate optical wavefront control technologies". The range is a secure lab facility (SLAB) and they are a division of the Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Among their optical equipment, they have a 3.5 meter telescope (which they claim is "one of the largest telescopes in the world equipped with adaptive optics designed for satellite tracking"), a 1.5 meter telescope, and a 1.0 meter beam director.
According to an article published on May 3, 2006 in the New York Times, research is being conducted at the laboratory into how to use ground-based lasers to disable satellites; that is, as an anti-satellite weapon. According to the article, research is being conducted so that the ground-based laser would be able to use adaptive optics to remove the effects of atmospheric turbulence.
The beam director is used primarily for projecting laser beams at space objects and is occasionally used for making wide field images of astronomical objects. The coelostat is capable of pointing over a complete hemisphere while allowing lasers and sensors to remain stationary in the attached laboratory.
Look at the focal point... if indeed they were aiming at a 'star' the beams would be almost parallel
Here is one of those lasers... sometimes disguised as 'for astronomical studies'
Originally posted by neo2012
reply to post by zorgon
I wouldnt say they have the law on their side rather that those 2 words "national security" hide anything which is illegal.
its so easy for them to tell the courts it is a case of national security and there is nothing that anyone can do.
i figured you knew what treason was, i was just saying that it didnt apply to this case. I was making the point more for people who didnt know and not directly at you.
With regards to the other networks that arent on the internet, if they are connected to a phone line and not secured, like in this case, then you will be able to connect to them like you dial on to the internet the only reason you wouldnt be able to connect is if it is a secured line.
Originally posted by Acharya
5. That this is all a dream and that no one really exists except me
Originally posted by curiousbeliever
in a way, I think NASA should thank Gary for hacking into their system.... it's better to have some cyber punk hack into it than a terrorist. It helped NASA password protect their systems to prevent a real threat in the future.
Originally posted by curiousbelieverInstead they should recruit him into the program for his skills. obviously he has useful skills at identifying security weaknesses.
Originally posted by SlightlyAbovePar
Personally, I think his claims of evidence of UFOs is pure bunk.
(KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE)-On Wednesday, September 3, 2008, a federal jury convicted retired University of Tennessee professor Dr. J. Reece Roth, after a seven day trial, of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act together with fifteen separate illegal exports of military technical information relating to plasma technology designed to be deployed on the wings of drones operating as a weapons or surveillance systems. The Arms Export Control Act prohibits the export of defense-related materials, including the technical data, to a foreign national or a foreign nation. The illegal arms control exports by Dr. Roth related to technical data and information that was developed through a U.S. Air Force research and development contract to develop this advanced form of a drone. Dr. Roth was also convicted of one count of wire fraud relating to defrauding the University of Tennessee of the honest services by illegally exporting sensitive military information relating to this U.S. Air Force contract.
Dr. Roth was convicted of conspiring with Atmospheric Glow Technology, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennessee, technology company, with unlawfully exporting in 2005 and 2006 fifteen different "defense articles" to a citizen of the People's Republic of China in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. This law prohibits the export of defense-related materials, including the technical data, to a foreign national or a foreign nation. The illegal exports by Dr. Roth related to technical data and information that was developed through a U.S. Air Force research and development contract.
The maximum punishment for the conspiracy conviction is five (5) years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The maximum penalty for each of the Arms Export Control Act offenses is ten (10) years imprisonment, a criminal fine of $1,000,000, and a mandatory special assessment of $100 for each offense. Dr. Roth's sentencing has been set for January 7, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., in United States District Court in Knoxville.
"Today's guilty verdict should serve as a warning to anyone who knowingly discloses restricted U.S. military data to foreign nationals. The illegal export of such sensitive data represents a very real threat to our national security, particularly when we know that foreign governments are actively seeking this information for their military development," said Patrick Rowan, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security.