posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 10:43 AM
I though I had posted this a few days back, but I was wrong. I can't locate any evidence of it anywhere on ATS, so here is what happened. I think it
At the end of January, Dr. Crain, (USN,ret.) was in a private conference presumably of investors for a new technology he is developing. The investors
we required to be independent and free of encumbrances or influences by USG or similar entities as the technology is intended for use by the public
in general. (He does not release information on the nature of the technology to the public.)
As it turns out, one investor is not independent as required. Dr. Crain is threatened in some manner to the extent that he gets told he WILL complete
the project. He also gets told that they have the power to somehow to compel him to agree to their terms or he may suffer consequences. He counters by
saying that the technology is NOT to be taken over by anyone and that it is intended to be used completely for the benefit of mankind and he is
prepared to go to jail and to stop working on it if anyone thinks of not using the technology in any other manner.
I have no interests financial or otherwise in the EaglesDisobey efforts, but I will tell you this:
This is exactly the sort of thing every inventor who develops something expressly for the benefit of all of us should be prepared to do if anybody
tries to take over their work, to weaponize it or to remove it from the light of day for "National security"interests. It is my suspicion and
opinion that an incredible amount of useful, beneficial science has been squirreled away into places only accesses by USAPS and SpecialOps in the name
of National security.Dr. Crain gets a loud round of applause from me for standing up for the unselfish development of his technology for the benefit
of us all.
If, after half a century of wresting good technology out of the hands of the inventors, we still can't adequately defend ourselves, then our problem
is not the unsafe use of the technology, it is the overbearing and entirely unnecessary ( and insanely expensive) practice of hording technology for
the benefit of the select few. Why, in a world that did not even know about DNA, quantum mechanics and fiber-optics a hundred years ago, are we
STILL using oil to drive our machinery the same way we did in 1920? This nonsense must stop, and since our government no longer works for us, we
must do this ourselves. (Or, the people who end up working for such institution MUST change the way things are done).
Many people are happy to bash away at Dr, Crain, but know this: at the end of the day he IS a respected scientist who does do credible and beneficial
work. He knows his stuff. We do owe him a debt for maintaining a standard like this and for standing up in the face of secrecy and saying, "Enough,
and not with my work, not on pain of imprisonment!"