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Regarding the pilot that crashed his plane in Austin...

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posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:39 PM
not to be rude, but im pretty sure nobody can "throw an airplane"

i was confused sorry

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:40 PM
The MODERN image of St. George:

St. George (becomes a saint) by ramming the Beast with his plane...

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:40 PM
It's awfully suspicious fire engines and haz mats were right across the road from echelon.

I started a thread about the witness, Megan Riley. Here is that information:

Also, it is suspicious that his website was bleached so quickly. I copypasted to notepad what was on the other pages. He did work for a lot of corporations, but who knows if they factor into this or not.

I really dont like the idea that fire engines and haz mat are right there when it goes down, and only the pilot died. Thats...a miracle.

Here is the info from his page, for posterity: (I got it right before it bleached):

Welcome! This site briefly describes the capabilities and experience of the Embedded Art firmware/software development service company.

Our Mission

To advance the art of programming, one project at a time; by achieving an optimum balance between cost, schedule, functionality, reliability, and maintainability.

Company Profile

Embedded Art is a small independent software house, specializing in process control and automation. In its current form it represents the culmination of 20 years of experience in the software development consulting business. Founded by Joe Stack in 1983 (under the name of Prowess Engineering) in Southern California, the company thrived for 15 years until shifting focus to the Sacramento area to take advantage of growth in the Silicon Valley.

Now, 5 years later, the expertise of Embedded Art has landed in the Austin Area expecting to lend a hand to the growing high technology industry in South-Central Texas.

The concept behind the success of Embedded Art is that we provide the experience and muscle for addressing complex software engineering development tasks. Much of today's programming is a step-wise refinement of previous development projects. With 20 years of experience, we provide the expertise that can effectively navigate around many of the pitfalls that snare the unseasoned engineer (indeed, we've seen many of the same mistakes made again and again by the inexperienced).

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Customer Reference Accounts

In the engineering world one's past accomplishments are a good indicator of what might be expected in the future. We're justifiably proud of the company we keep and our contribution to the industry, and we think that our record speaks for itself. Here is a list of some of our customers, their projects and a brief description of part of our contribution to the effort.

Cylink Corporation
Project: The Cylink CY8300 IPSec high-performance security processor

* Design the instruction set for the CY8300 internal CPUs (dual RISK processors)
* Write and document the CY8000 Cross Assembler
(Hosted on Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and Linux)
* Develop the CPU functional validation test suite using the CY8300 assembly language
* Develop the CPU simulation environment using Verilog HDL & PLI
* Perform validation simulation using both the Verilog "NCSim" environment and on prototype hardware
* Write an IPSec Datagram generation/encryption utility for packet generation, encryption/decryption (using DES, TDES, & SHA-1) and authentication (using SHA-1, MD5, HMAC-SHA1, HMAC-MD5, & DES-MAC)

DMC Stratex Networks
Project: The Spectrum and Altium product lines, high-capacity wireless communication platforms (i.e., microwave radios)

* Add SNMP Agent support to the highly successful Spectrum II radio
* Design and implement the control algorithm for unit failure detection and recovery
* Resolve numerous integration and configuration issues from legacy code
* Port legacy code base to the new Altium hardware platform and map a maintenance path for the future
* Integrate and resolve issues with HTTP Server and Network Management User Interface web page
* Work with the QA team to characterize outstanding functionality issues

Occasionally, as experienced software engineering consultants a we are called on to provide more than firmware development services. For this particular client, for example, this involved providing department management and development team strategic advice for the Director of Software Engineering. It also meant serving as mentor and tutor for programmers of all experience levels.
Western Digital Corporation
Project: A high-performance multi-function ESDI/SCSI/Floppy controller for the Apollo networked workstations and high-end PCs.

* Design and implement production firmware
* Design and implement the host multi-tasking software test platform and implement other Apollo-based utilities to exercise the product for SQA
* Serve as technical liaison between Apollo Computer (Chelmsford, MA) and WDC (Irvine, CA)

Equinox Industries/Warner Brothers Studio Stores
Project: Distribution Center Processing Automation

* Architect data center automation processing
* Implement PM-GUI functionality and complete initial distribution center management software integration effort
* Define and design implement and integrate software for:
o host merchandising control processing
o automated sorting equipment
o conveyer management equipment
o hand-held RF data entry terminals
o shipping dock merchandise management and tracking
* Administrate the network equipment deployment and management effort

Interstate Electronics Corporation
Project: IEC 9002 GPS-based Flight Management System

* Define and analyze requirements
* Implement a flash file system for pilot-defined route storage management (based on the Linear File Storage standard for PCMCIA flash memory)

Project: The IEC 9002 Navigation Database Update Processor, a Windows-based, off-line data reduction tool

* Complete and supervise upgrades and modifications
* Supervise release cycle and CMS process for product release

Project: IEC 9002 MCDU, an ARINC-739 compatible Multi-purpose Control and Display Unit

* Design and implement a Windows NT-hosted development environment for the embedded target's RTOS and operational firmware
* Implement the production unit's Built-in-Test Manager and Bootstrap Program Loader (which allows the flash-based firmware to be updated)

Project: GPS Satellite Simulator (Military & Commercial unit)

* Design and implement firmware/software for process control

Project: IEC Military Plasma Display, an 80186/82720-based "intelligent" terminal boasting multi-mode text graphics display, ANSI Standard compatibility, multiple virtual screens, and downloadable display generation capability

* Design and implement firmware to manage the display, keyboard, and communications hardware

Everett Charles Technologies
Project: ECT 9090(tm) Bare Board Tester

* Provide firmware support and update releases for AMD 2900-based measurement controller hardware
* Provide user field support and problem tracking and resolution management
* Provide software support for OS/2 PM-based test management control software
* Implement Version 2 release for test management control software

MOST, Inc.
Project: 2.6GB SCSI II read/write CD-ROM (Magneto/Optical) drive

* Design and implement cache algorithms and code featuring anticipatory pre-fetch and write-back cache allowing immediate write command completion with timed write data synchronization
* Implement SCSI II compliant cache control command set
* Performance analysis and tuning, and debugging

Emulex Corporation
Project: SCSI/ATA(IDE) chipset firmware base (early C++)

* Design and implement hardware interface library components

Cable & Computer Technology, Inc.
Project: An AMD-2900 based bit-slice magnetic tape controller

* Design and implement upgrades and enhancements
* Prepare delivery components and complete end-user acceptance procedure

AEI Kongsberg
Project: AEI Container Maker (a Windows-based CAD package for designing specialized containers)

* Design and implement GUI Dialogs and Components

Controlled Induction
Project: A DOS-based, commercial engine analysis & design tool

* Design and implement the User Interface and develop processing algorithms
* Write and produce the User Manual
* Administer the first production run for the product

Taradactyl Technovation, Inc.
Project: The Mileage Elephant (vehicle usage tracker)

* Design and implement prototype user interface for host database application.

Teledyne Systems Corporation
Project: An AMD-2900 based bit-slice emulation/simulation of IBM's 32-bit AP101-F floating-point processor

* Design and implement fixed and floating-point math functions as well as SIN, COS, and ARC TAN trigonometric functions (using the Cordic Algorithm w/Taylor Series Expansion algorithm developed by IBM)
* Design and implement instruction decode processing
* Design and implement instruction execution time tracking

Hughes Aircraft, Fullerton
Project: A multi-processor control system composed of six 68000 processors, twenty-two 8085 processors and various dedicated interface hardware

* Design and implement hardware fault monitoring processing

Sorrento Electronics, Inc.
Project: Process Control System

* Design and implement an Alignment Parameter Entry API
* Implement firmware for system Data Transmission Simulator product
* Design and implement a Dynamic Link Data Control application to allow engineers to dynamically program and monitor the data being transmitted on multiple serial links
* Implement a PL/M-to-DOS API for an engineering software validation test tool

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Development Services

Throughout our twenty-year history we have grown as the software industry has grown. Twenty years ago the industry largely regarded the development of end-user software to be an entirely different pursuit than that of an embedded controller application. The main reason being because the operating environments were vastly different. Firmware generally was associated with tight processing constraints in minimally capable hardware environments (and, of course, was burned into ROM).

In recent years, however because of the proliferation of low cost, abundantly capable microprocessors and support hardware, the difference between the embedded firmware operating environment and that of the typical end user application has become almost insignificant.

It is not at all unusual to find embedded systems with a multitasking operating system, a full network protocol stack, a relational SQL database server, a multi-user graphical user interface server and more.

Visit our list of Environment Element Components page to see a catalog of some of the many processors, protocols, languages, libraries, and facilities we have worked with over the years.

Embedded Systems Development

In this age, almost every device we encounter that is electrical has some kind of electronic automation. Microprocessor controllers play a part in everything from devices as simple as home appliances to complex computer peripherals. Over the years, we've produced firmware for a wide spectrum of these fascinating devices.
Embedded System Development Areas of Specialization

In every firmware development process there are frequently trouble spots which engineers encounter. Our experience in these areas allows us to help insure a development effort will remains on schedule, and within budget. Some specific areas include:

* Environment Development
* Microprocessor Start-up Code
* Operating System Integration
* Device Driver Implementation
* Algorithm and Process Refinement
* Firmware Product Maintainability

End-User Application Development

Our end-user application development experience started with an interactive text editor built for a port of Unix back in the early 1980's. Since then, we've garnered praise from numerous customers (Western Digital, Sorrento Electronics, Warner Bros. Studio Stores, and many more) for the demonstration of our ability to define application user interfaces that present information in a clear, concise, and efficient format which is intuitive and productive for the user.
Software Quality Assurance

In software engineering circles, it's an odd fact of lift that many of the most talented developers have an aversion to both the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and the documentation processes. It has been our experience that one of the most expensive mistakes a company can make is to short-change the SQA process.

No amount of effort will turn up all possible software problems (indeed, any given module only functions within its specification in a tightly controlled context). However, the key to achieving stellar results from SQA efforts lies in understanding how a given software environment works and what must be done to methodically examine each possible failure point.
Technical Documentation

Writing high quality, comprehensive documentation (whether it's a requirement specification or an end-user document) and designing an efficient software algorithm are very similar exercises. In both cases it takes skill and dexterity at defining a problem to be solved, organizing just the right pieces of information into the optimal order so that everything is presented as it is needed, and carefully presenting all that is necessary and nothing more.

Designing a good documentation set can be almost as complicated as a good systems design (and every bit as important). However, many of the technical writer staff (while highly qualified authors) have a poor grasp of the documentation tools and the ramifications of how to design a system that can live and breath in an engineering department over the years without quickly becoming unmanageable and obsolete. We've solved this problem, and have the know-how to do it again with the next generation of tools.

Customer References

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posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:41 PM
reply to post by smarteye

This man had enough. No one was listening to him nor would they. How would you make yourself heard?

How do you know they weren't listening to him?

Maybe what they had to say just wasn't to his liking or convenience.

Just because I interpret the tax laws doesn't mean I interpreted them the way the IRS does.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:45 PM
I am about 75% sure this was a staged event, a set up to try and blame anyone who is tea party, 9/11 truth or anyone who opposes government will be associated with this. Much like Oklahoma city was trying to blame the militia groups.
It could be the guy just got mad and went crazy, even if he did there is no reason to associate him with anyone but himself. If anyone is to blame then it is the oppressive over taxing government we have today.

[edit on 18-2-2010 by crusaderiam]

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:47 PM
What I found interesting about all of this is:

According to the initial post on 'his' site, which has now been removed by the FBI...Why is it then, that both CNN and Faux News decided to publish his whole 'diatribe' (as they call it)? Does that make any sense at all?

If anything, this incident could be used as a way to 'incite' the public, and perhaps lead to more of these similar events. Blaming tax revolt folks as terrorists, leading to a clamp down on the American public which I'm sure TPTB are frothing at the mouth for. Airport style screening in the streets and all.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:52 PM
reply to post by Midyew

This is why we have the right to bear arms.

For now at least. But i wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this event is a catalyst for something like you and a few others have thought of.

The continual stripping away of our freedoms to the point where "we" are labeled as "terrorists".

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:55 PM

Originally posted by Erasurehead
NOTHING good will come from this. It will serve as an excuse for the government to crackdown on people speaking out against them.

Anyone posting on the internet or speaking up against the IRS and the federal government will be labeled a threat just like this guy. This will be the excuse to go after the so called domestic terrorists.

Not good at all.....

Please explain your definition of "GOOD"?? Any loss of life period could definately be called not good this is true.
But it is my opinion that the good derived from this man's actions will be the awakining of even more souls to the injustices of our whole global system bent on enslaving us and silencing those who disent and/or disagree with said global cadre.

And we cannot deny that he took the first punch away from the US Gov, before they could attempt such a false flag attack, and he said the US Gov. would interpet his actions as a reason to futher enslave the American people..

" I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are."

Or this is that attack!

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:56 PM

Originally posted by tenfly
What I found interesting about all of this is:

According to the initial post on 'his' site, which has now been removed by the FBI...Why is it then, that both CNN and Faux News decided to publish his whole 'diatribe' (as they call it)? Does that make any sense at all?

If anything, this incident could be used as a way to 'incite' the public, and perhaps lead to more of these similar events. Blaming tax revolt folks as terrorists, leading to a clamp down on the American public which I'm sure TPTB are frothing at the mouth for. Airport style screening in the streets and all.

Yep. You may be right about this.

"Never waste a crisis" (Rahm.... not the one from DS9).

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:56 PM

Originally posted by seentoomuch
Now the story has changed again, they're saying that the wife and step daughter came back from the hotel and found the house already on fire. This doesn't fit with the neighbors saying earlier that the two had been rescued, pulled from the house.

[edit on 2/18/2010 by seentoomuch]

That plus the FBI taking down his manifesto...

I smell a cover up... They are going to crucify this guy before his views get out for a large number to see.


I agree with his views but not his actions.

That is my stance on this whole thing.

This is going to cause some problems for every American. That might have been the idea all along.

Time to GTFO of this forsaken country. America I love you but WTF is wrong with you!

[edit on 18-2-2010 by DaMod]

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:57 PM
Emotions are running high here.I read his manifesto and can understand his reasoning he wanted to burn it all down and leave the IRS with nothing to profit from it seems his wife and step daughter found the house on fire.I think there is more to this then just a disgruntled engineer who decided to take out the IRS.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:58 PM
obviously the government will try to cover up anything that may put their reputation in jeopardy, the IRS couldn't deal with this guy, and he "got the better of them" so now the government is trying to change the story.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 04:58 PM

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posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 05:01 PM
Today I paid off my back taxes from 2008 and I did so with much resentment. I owed $1800 and they came after me like I'm Al Capone. Why? Because I'm the little guy. They knew that they could garnish my wages, which they threatened to do, or just raid my bank account, and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. There are people in NC that owe a hundred times that much but they will not pay because they can afford the attorneys (or attornies) that can find the loopholes and tie the hands of the tax collectors. My wife and I live from paycheck to paycheck. My wife is a full time student (in her 40s) and we have no insurance for her because we can't afford it. Yet there are illegal aliens in my state that have no problem getting health care, unemployment benefits, food stamps, etc.
Do I understand the guy that flew his plane into the IRS office? Damn right I do. I wish it were the second shot heard around the world. I wish it had caused a chain reaction of similar acts of protest that spurned us all into action to take our country back. But, it didn't and it want. We remain asleep waiting for the next guy to do something. Hoping against hope that things will get better.
I'm sick of this government, I'm sick of myself, and I'm sick of all of us that just bump our gums together, tippitytap on our laptops and never do anything else. I wonder if it will ever change.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 05:03 PM
13 victims so far. Two in critical condition. They don't yet know if there are others still in the rubble. Latest I could find. It was straight from the FBI briefer at the news conference.

This was a cowardly act by a person clearly over the edge of sanity. No regard for anyone but himself. Even his reasons ring hollow. Left his family homeless to boot.

Anyone even remotely attempting to justify this scares me. Not even a word of regret in his note or a worry about those he tried to kill or his own family.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 05:04 PM
reply to post by ucalien

You don't get this kind of negativity without extreme frustration. In a crafty revenge, we as a species have created a prison for ourselves: we demand autonomy of the individual, or equality, and an end to hierarchy so we have as few authorities above us as possible. Since most people then pick what is convenient for them, and fight back against what inconveniences them, we have a problem. Any change we want to make is going to inconvenience or otherwise offend someone, and someone might lose, which is a sure sign of fascism.

This worsening mood suggests to us that we in the West are self-hating bastards who can't seem to fix any problems, even if we're always claiming victory and going home.


posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 05:04 PM
reply to post by seeashrink

very interesting post. star.

I'm sick of this government, I'm sick of myself, and I'm sick of all of us that just bump our gums together, tippitytap on our laptops and never do anything else.

Could you tell me the reasons that hold you back from doing anything?

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by ucalien

Try reading the rest of the thread, Sparky.

5 to 1 says you read the first post and pressed 'reply' immediately.

Nice rant. Waste of time. Think bigger.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by theonlyrusty

You are in someone else's house. This is a privately owned site and we are all guests here. Stop being such a jerk. Your not impressing anyone.

posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by DaMod

Noo...The FBI is not taking down his manifesto. It's all over CNN and FOX!

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