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2020.07.16 22:57 CuteBananaMuffin The Revelations of Dr Michael Wolf on the UFO Cover Up and the ET Reality

by Chris Stonor
October 2000
from VisionsAndViewsFromTheOtherSide Website
This article had been read and approved
by Dr Wolf before his death
American scientist Dr Michael Wolf claimed he was a member of the satellite government for over 25 years. He attained a very high 'Above Top Secret' clearance level and worked primarily on joint ET/human scientific projects.
He died on September 18th, 2000 from cancer after a long period of ill-health.
During his final years he spent time talking to various journalists about the UFO and ET cover up. His bosses at the National Security Council (NSC) gave him permission to 'generate a controlled leakage of secret information'.
As Dr Wolf commented,
"I look forward to the day when the secrecy surrounding extraterrestrial contact ends so that our race can move forward to the next phase of its history - now cosmic in scale."
As is standard practice these superiors have erased almost all his records such as the universities he attended; degrees gained; and his involvement with the CIA, NSA and NSC.
Such measures are common for people working in unacknowledged 'special access programs' as their bosses must maintain plausible deniability in case a sensitive unauthorized disclosure occurs.
Dr Wolf said he worked in laboratories at Area 51, S4, Wright-Patterson Airforce base (Foreign Technology Division), Indian Springs and Dulce. Where for five years,
"I met with extraterrestrial beings every day in my work and shared living quarters with them."
He served as a scientific consultant for the American President and NSC on ET related matters.
He was a member of MJ-12 special studies group and appointed head of its leading agency - the Alphacom Team - which specializes in gathering information on the different ET races. Dr Wolf said he had an MD in neurology; a Ph.D in theoretical physics; a BS in biogenetics; a JD in international law; and a D.Sc. in computer sciences.
The UFO community were first alerted to Dr Wolf by the publication of his highly original and unique book 'Catchers of Heaven' in July 1996. A book primarily about his experiences while working for the satellite government. Since then prominent researchers like James Courant, Michael Hesemann, Dr Steven Greer, Art Bell and Bruce Burgess have been knocking on his door.
It took '15 years of persuasion' before his bosses finally allowed him to publish. But their conditions stated that this book must be fictionalized and to have three different denials at the beginning concerning its authenticity. They also reviewed 'Catchers of Heaven' before publication.
He commented,
"I would like on my gravestone the words, 'He died of red tape'."
While some of Dr Wolf's claims may sound pure science fiction, if genuine, then he is probably the highest ranking member of the satellite government to come forward so far - offering us an extraordinary insight - a tantalizing glimpse - into the UFO cover up and ET reality.
DR MICHAEL WOLF CLAIMED THAT:
The first US crash/retrieval of an ET craft occurred during 1941 in the ocean west of San Diego. Retrieved by the navy, dead Zeta Reticulans, alias the 'Greys', were found inside. Craft and bodies were taken to the Foreign Technology Section at Wright-Patterson Airforce base in Dayton, Ohio, and studied by the Retfours Special Studies Group. After dismantling the craft parts were sent to S4 and Indian Springs in Nevada. This craft crashed due to the recently invented pulse radar being tested on the nearby Tinian island, located three miles south/south west of Saipan. The US navy has held a leadership position in UFO matters since.
The Roswell Crash during July 1947 did happen and that the account in Colonel Corso's book 'The Day after Roswell' is accurate. Dr Wolf had, in his possession, the official satellite government ET crash/retrieval list and while others occurred between 1941 and '47 he was not willing to offer examples.
Two craft crashed at Roswell after colliding with each other during an electrical storm. One contained 'Greys' the other 'Orange' ETs - both named due to the color of their skin. The 'Orange' types come from the Andromeda star system. The Santilli autopsy film is genuine - Dr Wolf had seen other similar footage - and is an autopsy of an 'Orange' ET. There were two different autopsies being carried out on two different ET beings during the same period - hence the confusion.
The autopsy on the 'Orange' ET revealed that it had a very large head; big dark eyes with no irises or whites; six digits on hands and feet; the brain has four lobes; is more developed and connected with no corpus callosum; different optic orbs and nerves; and a sponge like digestive system. Dr Wolf said he'd met one alive.
There are different types of 'Greys'. He worked alongside highly evolved ones which had, contrary to present opinion, personalities and even a sense of humor. Dr Wolf never met a 'Grey' whom he disliked. To him they were family. These 'Greys' enjoyed hugging and kissing humans. This upset some of his colleagues. One nicknamed them 'kissey facey'. Their smooth and soft bodies feel like dolphin skin to touch. He communicated with these ETs through telepathy. Dr Wolf became especially friendly with one called Kolta. A picture of this 'Grey' is on the front cover of his book - an actual photograph taken by an admiral friend.
There is active trading between the 'Greys' and 'Oranges'. Dr Wolf said, "Trading has a different meaning for ETs. They share knowledge like technology and philosophy and send their people to each other's planet to learn the culture." He had conversed with human looking ETs from the Pleiades and Altair star systems - nicknamed the Nordics and Semitics. Dr Wolf explained they are very spiritual people and act more as galactic counselors. A photograph of a Pleiadian friend called Sa Ra adorns the back cover of his book.
On May 1st, 1975, a 'little misunderstanding' occurred between the 'Greys' and humans at S4. During a demonstration of a small anti-matter reactor the head ET asked the guards, Blue Beret soldiers, to remove their rifles and bullets from the room. A safety precaution so these weapons wouldn't accidentally discharge during the energy emissions. The guards refused and in the ensuing commotion a Blue Beret opened fire and killed a 'Grey'. Two scientists and 41 military personnel were then terminated. One guard was allowed to live - testifying that the 'Greys' used a form of directed mental energy at them in self defense.
A number of the scientists presently working for the satellite government were abducted when children by the 'Greys' so their intelligence and general brain capacity could be increased in preparation for the work ahead. They are hybrids.
His first major assignment was working alongside Carl Sagan and other top scientists - their job to understand the intricacies of a huge ET beacon dubbed The Monolith - first discovered floating out in space by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and American Alan Shephard during 1961. It was eventually brought back for investigation in 1972. Dr Wolf described it as 'postcards from the rim'. The Monolith emits both light and tone signals along with a mathematical language.
On closing your eyes, while tuned into these signals, "You see in your mind's eye a 3D film of the Galaxy. But you are actually there as if part of this film. The images being seen today by the Hubble telescope are the same ones I saw 25 years ago." Dr Wolf said there are many Monoliths out in space and were devised by a group of ET races.
Carl Sagan consistently denied the ET reality because his superiors, "Threatened to cut off the funding to his department at Cornell University if he said otherwise." He was involved in various genetic experiments - one being the Sentinel Project. After perfecting cloning techniques on animals Dr Wolf and his associates successfully created an artificially-intelligent human named 'J-Type Omega' - their superiors wanted a superbright, superpowerful soldier who would follow orders without fear or question. But Dr Wolf surreptitiously programmed ethics into its intelligence after realizing that 'J Type' had a soul. When the being refused to kill a harmless dog his superiors ordered its termination. Instead, Dr Wolf set 'J Type Omega' free. This 'intelligence' is presently living somewhere in America.
MJ-12 does exist and now has 36 members. He was reluctant to divulge names although confirmed that former American Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger and father of the hydrogen bomb, Edward Teller, are present members. MJ12 regularly meet at various secret locations including the Batelle Memorial Institute at Columbus, Ohio.
The Sentinel Project involved a close association with the 'Greys'. The ETs vast knowledge on genetics being essential for its success. 'J Omega' was grown in a water tank from an embryo. Part of the DNA used came from Dr Wolf. It took exactly one year before he was ready to be 'awoken'.
Dr Wolf said, "When taken from the tank he looked around 20 years old." When 'J' awoke, "He was like a puppy dog - his mind a vacuum. He asked question after question. He wanted to know everything." Dr Wolf showed him film reels about Earth's past wars and conflicts. "He cried when he saw these horrific images. In hindsight I showed him too much." He learnt several different languages and could use 50% of his brain - unlike the mere 10% harnessed by humans. "When his mental abilities were tested his IQ shot off the map." Their relationship was like father and son.
Harvesting of animal tissue, through the so-called 'Cattle Mutilations', is to produce organelles - specialized parts of a cell that resemble and function like an organ - which can be placed into humans for filtering out pollutants from the air, water, food etc... Present experimentation is being carried out on the hybrids - part Zeta/part human - or 'In-Betweens' as Dr Wolf called them.
These organelles can also be used to alter the body's hormones and for changing precursors in the brain from being toxic to non-toxic. "These cells are minute and a non-invasive procedure." Cattle genetics are very similar to humans.
When Dr Wolf's superiors ordered 'J Omega's' termination, with the help of a general friend, he smuggled him out of Area 51. "To me it felt like a sin to create a being with emotions and a soul and then send him into battle." 'J' is safe and well.
Several organelles were placed in his body to keep him disease free. "He knows who he is and how he was created. 'J' is almost identical to a human and would easily pass a medical examination." The Zetas were pleased with the result. " 'J' told me he wished to become a teacher." Dr Wolf believed this was a one-off project. "I told him never to contact me. It's too dangerous."
He briefed four different American presidents on the ET reality. Jimmy Carter was keen to end the UFO cover up but when told of the religious implications he backed down. "I attended this meeting. Carter had strong Christian beliefs. When told that religion is man-made and probably unique to this planet he broke down in tears." Both Ronald Reagan and George Bush are very knowledgeable on the ET reality - especially Bush, being former head of the CIA. Bill Clinton was the least aware. He knows of Area 51 but not S4. "Clinton has 'Above Top Secret' and 'Need to Know' clearances but does not have the 'Umbra Ultra Top Secret Clearance' which gives access to upper level MJ12 secrets and 'Keystone Clearance' for information on ET research." Many people in MI5, MI6 and the SAS are aware of the ET reality. While reluctant to give names of those he briefed at Downing Street, when staying in London he became good friends with former Conservative cabinet and defense minister Sir Malcom Rifkind. "Rifkind is very knowledgeable on the UFO subject - especially the flying triangular craft. He believes the cover up is correct. That people are not ready to be told yet." The Queen has been superficially told of the ET reality - Margaret Thatcher was also briefed but knows just a small part of the story.
We unofficially landed on the moon before 1969 although he wouldn't give a date. "Our astronauts were observed then communicated with by ETs while on the Moon. We were warned off the planet. That's why the last Apollo mission was cancelled at the last second. The astronauts are dying to tell the truth but know it could be interpreted as treason." NASA has played an integral role in the UFO cover up. They have been designated as one of the primary organizations to eventually tell the world about the ET reality.
Richard Hoagland is primarily correct concerning structures on Mars and confirms that we have bases on both this planet and the Moon. The recent Face on Mars photograph, which shows a very different image from the previous one, has been doctored by NASA. "They believe humanity is not ready for this knowledge." In a chamber at Giza and another located between the paws of the Sphinx skeletons of 7 ft tall beings with large eyes have been discovered - their hands and legs chained together with silver. "For some reason early ET visitors could not break through silver." A Stargate has been discovered in a Giza pyramid. Investigating scientists believe it to be a lens which creates wormholes to any part of the universe.
It hasn't been activated yet. "We need to know a lot more about this Galaxy and others before using it - where you want to go and how to prepare yourself. It's about what you dial in. Co-ordinates have to be established. The problem is there are no traffic signs out in space." Dr Wolf felt this will be one of the last projects we'll learn about through our association with the ETs.
He personally pioneered a mental expansion process called The Gateway treatment. An experiment to, "Open the brain up - a way to stimulate the neurons allowing billions of synapses to form and therefore use of a vast increased mind." One off-shoot is an ability to telepathically communicate with the ETs.
This mental expansion developed into a series of mind control experiments under the name MK ULTRA. Dr Wolf and colleagues learnt how to extract as well as repress human memories. The latter is called Mind Capping. "These techniques are not as effective as the ET methods." This also lead to research on remote viewing and other psychic phenomena. "The end result of all these experiments may be an attempt by some at world mind control - a chilling thought."
There is a group of impotent, xenophobic and paranoid generals, charged with the protection of American skies, who fear and hate the ETs and are waging war against them.
Called the Cabal they use Star Wars weaponry including a neutral particle beam to shoot down ET craft and imprison survivors while attempting to extract information by force. "The very technology the ETs gave us is now being used against them." Despised by many within the satellite government this Cabal also use aggressive methods against those who try to end the UFO cover up. A concern being that this aggression will intensify as the big announcement draws ever closer.
Leading UFO researchers and members of the satellite government who are presently helping to end the cover up may have been zapped by psychotronic directed energy devices owned by the Cabal.
People like, Dr Steven Greer and assistant Shari Adamiak (CSETI) Congressman Steve Schiff USAF Col. Steven Wilson (former head of crash/retrieval unit Project Pounce) Dr Michael Wolf himself his primary unnamed CIA superior, ...plus others have either recently died or are suffering from cancer related illness. Coincidence?
Through his genetic experiments he found that some humans, including himself, have ET gene markers. "Many people who are actively involved in the UFO field will probably have these genes."
Several different confederations of ETs are visiting us.
They include:
The Alliance consisting of human looking beings from the Altair Aquila and Pleiades star systems The Corporate made up of various 'Grey' races from the Zeta Reticuli system The Federation of Worlds which include an unspecified number of different ET groups from the universe The United Races of Orion which consist of various beings from that star system. These confederations are also inter-linked with each other
In a treaty, signed by The Corporate, there's an 'Above Top Secret' United Nations ruling which states that no Zeta is allowed to walk amongst the public and be seen by them.
Unfortunately, Dr Wolf's friend, Kolta, strayed into a 'no go zone' and was shot by a soldier. He found the wounded 'Grey' hiding in his apartment. "I concealed Kolta in my bedroom closet minutes before members of the CIA appeared at my door. I managed to act innocent and sent them away." Dr Wolf called a doctor friend who knew about these ETs. "We managed to save Kolta's life. Lead is toxic to Zetas. So he would have died of lead poisoning from the bullet rather than the actual wound." Proposals for the announcement have been postponed three times - partly due to the S4 incident in 1975 which halted negotiations with the 'Greys' and partly to the huge religious and world economy implications. The recent Life on Mars admission is the foundation for future revelations. Dr Wolf said that major disclosures will occur between 2001 and 2005.
The Vatican are especially worried over these forthcoming announcements. They have asked the American government to hold back, especially on the religious question, so there is more time for them to prepare.
Dr Wolf said the Pope has changed the Roman Catholic view on God. "Their future line will be 'we are not in the image of God but our souls are'." He had spoken at length to the ETs about God and death. "Our bodies are merely containers for the soul. When people die their consciousness simply moves into another dimension." On God Dr Wolf said, "Some ETs call God The Forever - the creator behind everything in the universe." On Jesus Christ , "He was of joint ET/human heritage - sent to Earth as an attempt to end human violence." Whether a Zeta, Pleiadian, Altaran, Human etc.. we share the same God - we are all family.
Dr Strecker's published research report, identifying HIV/AIDS as caused by a man-made virus, is correct. The satellite government has discovered that viruses are crystalline in structure and using the correct frequency can destroy them.
The US had in their possession a 'Grey', dubbed EBE (Extraterrestrial Biological Entity), as a prisoneguest from 1948 until its death in 1953. Scientists initially used pictographs as a form of communication.
Albert Einstein had met and worked alongside the 'Greys'.
Some ETs occasionally eat vegetation, fruits or vegetables. Their digestive systems are far more efficient than ours absorbing and processing thoroughly. They mainly absorb energy from the air. Visits to the toilet are not required!
Earth is one of the few planets which doesn't control its weather. One reason why ET ships crash during extremes of climate - especially those using gravity propulsion.
Dr Wolf says, "Their craft are no different to boats in a violent storm - bobbing up and down on large rolling gravity waves. To counteract these difficulties some ETs surround their ships with plasma energy or fly inter-dimensionally through a storm." A planet is a living entity with its own consciousness. ETs commune with their planet to create a harmonious relationship.
Dr Wolf says, "Some planets grow buildings of pure silicon for the inhabitants out of unconditional love. I have seen and held this silicon. I have also witnessed Zetas communicate with Earth." ETs are astounded by how badly we treat Earth. They can't understand why we wish to destroy it. How multi-nationals can continually rape this planet through greed and avarice. One of the Alphacom Team missions is to determine whether, "We can use the ETs technology to restore Earth to its former pristine state of natural balance." Technology gained from the ETs include: LEDs superconductivity computer chips fiber optics lasers gene-splicing therapy cloning night-vision equipment Stealth technology particle beam devices aerospace ceramics gravity control flight ETs like many things about humans. Dr Wolf explained, "They especially love our great imagination and creativity along with the ability to have profound dreams. But they would like to speed up our spiritual evolution."
Many ETs who visit Earth are actual tourists. While we take holidays in other countries more advanced beings visit other worlds. "Compared to most planets Earth is almost unique with its vast diversity of nature, culture and inhabitants. As primitive planets go we are a popular attraction."
Some ETs prefer living underground as they can control the environment to suit their needs. They also use electro-magnetic shielding where the molecules are so dense that nothing can get through.
Dr Wolf hinted, "We still haven't explored the deep oceans or the inner crusts of Earth."
Alphacom Team discovered that many human looking ETs are presently amongst us. He said, "They can breathe our air and on the street would look exactly like us."
Around 1,000 Nordic types are living in Spain alone.
A Nordic has a perfect and very sensitive looking face with few lines; blue eyes; usually blond hair; around 6 ft tall; very clean; no body odor; and mainly communicates telepathically. But while on Earth uses a small implanted voice-box to converse with humans.
Their internal organs are fairly similar to ours although the digestive system is different. They don't need to eat every day. Their cells don't die because the genetics are dissimilar.
They have a base on a French Polynesian island and walk freely amongst the inhabitants.
Nordics have powerful minds. Dr Wolf said, "They can open a dimensional portal just through a single thought and physically disappear. I have seen this done. They live on a much higher plane than us. Thoughts are an energy and Nordics use a device, either worn or placed in a pocket, that amplifies this energy. They also harness crystals for the same purpose."
During one afternoon in 1990 an ET craft, escorted by F-16 fighters, landed on Puerto Rico, in a busy tourist area. The ETs stepped out and walked amongst the populace. Dr Wolf said, "It was an exercise to test the public reaction."
The Mayor of this island wrote a letter to Bush stating, 'At first we were amused by all of the sightings but then people became distressed. What do I tell them?' The President passed this communication onto Dr Wolf. "It was stamped all over with the words T52-EXEMPT (E) which means this letter can never be declassified."
While studying at MIT for his PhD in physics he discovered a new theory of wave particle duality which later developed into a neutral particle beam.
Dr Wolf commented, "I had hoped and envisioned that this technology would be used for treating cancer. Instead it was used as a weapon as part of the SDI Program (Star Wars)." The ETs told him, "All worlds in the Galaxy are connected. One Hiroshima atomic bomb can affect every different culture." They also explained, "Thought is energy. It can be received on other worlds. There is no galactic barrier." Mossad, Israel's intelligence organization, "has very good relations with the ETs - especially the Semitics." There is a strong historical association with the country.
The top secret space plane, The Aurora, runs on liquid methane and has anti-gravity on board. It carries an electromagnetic pulse weapons' system which can knock out tracking radar. This plane can also travel to the moon.
Some military pilots are experimenting with mind control to guide advanced planes.
Dr Wolf said, "Some ET craft are living conveyances which are able to divide and reform. These craft are also responsive to thought commands." The underground base at Area 51 is a sprawling city, the size of Rhode Island, which continues to grow and has a sister base called S4, some 12 miles away, and another named Indian Springs. It employs hundreds of civilian and military and has at least 8 different on-going black programs along with an annual $2 billion budget. There's intense security outside with martial law inside and is patrolled by elite guards. Some scientists live at the base for 6 months at a time. While their bedrooms are basic the ETs live in their own magnificently designed apartments. There are also shopping malls, military style shops and leisure areas including swimming pools, gymnasiums and basket ball courts. The food is excellent.
Satellite government scientists have successfully created zero point energy and cold fusion. "There needs to be a smooth transition into these new sciences. Otherwise the world economy could be wrecked."
Dr Michael Wolf's book has presently sold around 10,000 copies.
Catchers of Heaven can be bought in the UK from Nexus Magazine. All royalties go to the 'Daniel Wolf Memorial Foundation for Children' - a non profit organization in memory of his son.
As Dr Wolf said,
"The children are our cosmic future."
Thanks to:
Richard J. Boylan James Courant (audio tape 'In conversation with Dr Wolf') Paola Harris British Telecom (30 hours of transatlantic phone calls)
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2020.04.14 20:34 CuteBananaMuffin Alleged Briefing to President Reagan on UFOs Posted Online

by Steve HammonsNovember 2, 2007
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What is claimed to be a transcript of a 1981 intelligence briefing to President Ronald Reagan about UFOs and extraterrestrial visitation to Earth was posted on the Web site Serpo.org on Oct. 30, 2007.
According to the moderator of the Web site and a related e-mail stream discussion list, the transcript is from a briefing Reagan received at Camp David, Maryland, between Friday and Sunday, March 6 and 8, 1981.
Those present reportedly included several advisors to the president, CIA Director William Casey and a CIA contract employee who worked within a group of “caretakers” safeguarding information and other resources regarding the UFO-ET issue.
The names of presidential advisors who are still living were redacted by the moderator during his preparation of the transcript for public consumption. Former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and advisor Michael Deaver are named.
The Web site and discussion moderator indicates that Defense Department and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) personnel provided him with this information to be released to the public as part of an acclimation effort. That is, as part of preparation of the American public for more disclosure about the UFO-ET situation.
The transcript information posted is reported to be only part of the briefings to Reagan on these subjects.
REAGAN IN THE LOOP
In the transcript, Casey begins the briefing.
“Mr. President, good morning. As we discussed in February, this briefing contains some very sensational and some very, very classified information. I am not sure, oh, well, I'm not going to make a decision on who you want in the room. That will be your decision, Mr. President.” “This will be a real tough one to follow since the briefing starts back, historically speaking, that is, and runs up to recent times. I believe we have prepared a good chronological order of events. I'm sure you, Mr. President, will have many questions,” Casey reportedly stated.
After a discussion to determine who in the room had a “need to know,” the proper security clearance or had not previously been briefed on the matter, Casey continued, according to the transcript.
“…as you will see Mr. President, this stuff is pretty high up on the food chain. We call it ATS or ‘Above Top Secret.’ This stuff has its own classification and markings. We have a special container, special printers and copiers for this stuff. Every word of this material is printed on special paper then placed inside special covers.” “The caretakers have taken special efforts to protect all of this stuff from being released inadvertently or copied by some unauthorized person.”
After further discussion about the information in the briefing, some advisors choose to leave the room.
Casey then turns the meeting over to “The Caretaker.”
“Good morning, Mr. President. First of all, I would like to give you a bit of information on my background. But before that, please, Mr. President, if you have questions during this briefing, just interrupt me, sir.” “I have been employed by the CIA for the past 31 years. I started the caretaking status of this project in 1960. We have a special group of people whom we call ‘Group 6,’ that cares for all this information.”
According to the transcript, Reagan was somewhat familiar with the topic, having previously received a one-hour briefing from Casey the previous January, and also had been exposed to other information, stating,
“Well, I knew a little about this subject before. Back in 1970. Nixon had all of the good stuff and wanted to share it with some of his friends. Nixon showed me some papers. Not sure about who authored them, but they ... huh ... well something about New Mexico and other places.” “Nixon was pretty ... huh ... well, you know, fascinated with it. He showed me something, some kind of object or device that came from one of their craft. Something that was taken from the New Mexico crash site. I don't know if, well ... huh ... do we know what it was? I don't think we knew or maybe now, after 11 years, we might know.”
After a short break, The Caretaker began the briefing.
“Mr. President, as was mentioned earlier, I must say, that this briefing has the highest classification within the U.S. government. I will start with a slide presentation. I have most of this briefing on the slides, but I also have an outline that I have passed out to each in attendance.” “The United States of America has been visited by extraterrestrial visitors since 1947. We have proof of that. However, we also have some proof that earth has been visited for many thousands of years by various races of extraterrestrial visitors.” “Mr. President, I'll just refer to those visits as ETs. In July, 1947, a remarkable event occurred in New Mexico. During a storm, two ET spacecraft crashed. One crashed southwest of Corona, New Mexico and one crashed near Datil, New Mexico. The U.S. Army eventually found both sites and recovered all of the debris and one live Alien. I'll refer to this live Alien as ‘EBE 1.’" “Mr. President, EBE means ‘Extraterrestrial Biological Entity.’ It was a code designated to this creature by the U.S. Army back in those days. This creature was not human and we had to decide on a term for it. So, scientists designated the creature as EBE 1.”
Reagan asked,
“Do we or did we have others? The number ‘1’ would seem to indicate we had others.”
The Caretaker responds,
“Yes, we had others.” “All the debris and EBEs recovered from the first crash site were taken to Roswell Army Air Field, Roswell, New Mexico. EBE was treated for some minor injuries and then taken to Los Alamos National Laboratories, which was the safest and most secure location in the world. Special accommodations were made for EBE. The debris was eventually transferred to Dayton, Ohio, home of the Air Force Foreign Technology Division.” “The second crash site wasn't discovered until 1949 by some ranchers. There were no live Aliens at this site. All this debris went to Sandia Army Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.”
Reagan asks,
“OK, a question, regarding the first site, how many aliens were in the spaceship?” “Five dead aliens and one alive. The bodies of the dead aliens were transported to Wright Field in Ohio and kept in a form of deep freeze. They were later transported to Los Alamos where special containers were made to keep the bodies from decaying.”
The Caretaker continues,
“There were four dead aliens in the second crash site. Those bodies were in an advanced state of decaying. They had been in the desert for the past two years. Animals and time got to those bodies. The remains were transported to Sandia Base and eventually onto Los Alamos.” “We determined both crashed spaceships were of similar design and the bodies of the aliens were all identical. They looked exactly the same. They had the same height, weight and physical features. Here are the photographs of the aliens.” “They don't have any similar characteristics of a human, with exception of there eyes, ears and a mouth. Their internal body organs are different. Their skin is different, their eyes, ears and even breathing is different. Their blood wasn't red and their brain was entirely different from human.” “We could not classify any part of the aliens with humans. They had blood and skin, although considerably different than human skin. Their eyes had two different eyelids. Probably because their home planet was very bright.” “ … EBE stayed alive until 1952 when it died. We learned a great deal from EBE. Although EBE did not have voice organs like humans, it was able to communicate with an operation performed by military doctors. EBE was extremely intelligent. It learned English quickly, mainly by listening to the military personnel who were responsible for EBE's safety and care.” “EBE was housed in a special area at Los Alamos and Sandia Base. Although many different military doctors, scientists and a select number of civilians studied EBE, it never became upset or angry.” “EBE helped us learn from all the items found in the two crash sites. EBE showed us how some of the items worked, such as a communications device. It also showed us how various other devices worked.” “EBE did explain where he lives in the universe. We call this star system Zeta Reticuli, which is about 40 light-years from Earth. EBE's planet was within this star system.” “It took the EBE spaceship nine of our months to travel the 40 light-years. Now, as you can see, that would mean the EBE spaceship traveled faster than the speed of light. But, this is where it gets really technical.” “Their spaceships can travel through a form of ‘space tunnels’ that gets them from point A to point B faster without having to travel at the speed of light. I cannot fully understand how they travel, but we have many top scientists who can understand their concept.”
PRESIDENTS AND PROGRAMS
The Caretaker goes on to give Reagan a history of presidential involvement and some of the programs involved over the decades dealing with the UFO-ET situation.
“As to some history. The original project, started back in 1947, was called ‘Project GLEEM.’ This project contained volumes of documented information collected from the beginning of our investigation of UFOs and Identified Alien Craft, or ‘IAC.’" “The project was originally established in the early '50s by, first President Truman and then by order of President Eisenhower, under control of the National Security Council. President Truman established a group of people to handle this project. The group was called Majority 12 or ‘MJ-12.’" “In 1966, the project's name was changed to ‘Aquarius.’ The project was funded by confidential funds appropriated within the intelligence community's budget. The recovery of these alien spacecraft led the United States on an extensive investigative program to determine whether these aliens posed a direct threat to our national security.” “As you might remember, Mr. President, our country openly investigated UFO sightings under projects Grudge, Sign and finally Blue Book.” “The United States felt relatively sure the aliens' exploration of Earth was non-aggressive and non-hostile. It was also established that the aliens' presence did not directly threaten the security of the United States.” “Secondly, the public was beginning to believe that UFOs were real. The NSC felt this public feeling could lead to a nationwide panic if we disclosed everything we knew about UFOs and alien visitation.” “When the Air Force officially closed ‘Blue Book’ in December 1969, Project Aquarius continued operation under control of NSC/MJ-12. The NSC felt investigation of UFO sightings and incidents had to continue in secrecy without any public knowledge.” “The reasoning behind the decision was this: If the Air Force continued its investigation of UFOs, eventually some non-cleared and non-briefed Air Force or DOD civilian officials would obtain the facts behind Project Aquarius.” “Obviously, for operational security reasons, this could not be allowed. In order to continue the investigation of UFO sightings and incidents in secrecy, investigators from CIA/DCE and MJ-12 were assigned to military investigative units with orders to investigate all legitimate UFO/IAC sightings and incidents.” “These agents are presently operating at various locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. All reports are filtered either directly or indirectly to MJ-12. These agents are collecting reports of UFO/IAC sightings and incidents occurring on or near sensitive governmental installations.”
Reagan suggests a break. And then the meeting resumes.
“In the 1976 MJ-12 report, it was estimated that the aliens' technology was many thousands of years ahead of ours. Our scientists speculated that until our technology develops to a level equal to the aliens, we cannot understand the large volume of scientific information we have gained from the aliens' craft. This advancement of our technology may take many hundreds of years.” “ … Mr. President, time is very different on the Eben Planet, which, by the way, we call SERPO. Their day is approximately 40 hours. That is measured by the movement of their two suns. The solar system containing SERPO is a binary star system, or two suns, rather than one, like our solar system.”

GOOD GUYS AND BAD GUYS
Picking up on an implication within a statement from Casey, Reagan asks,
“Are you telling me there are different races or species, as you said, visiting Earth at the same time?” “Can you tell me how many different species have visited us?” Reagan asks.
The Caretaker states,
“At least five.”
Reagan:
“Are they all friendly?”
An advisor who is not named in the transcript reportedly says,
“Mr. President, that is a very difficult question to answer. There are many parameters that we follow to evaluate the threat. However, we have little intelligence on four of the five.” “We have plenty of intel on the Ebens ... gee ... they've given us everything we asked for! They have also helped us to understand the other four species. I'm afraid to say, Mr. President and please don't misunderstand my words, but we think one of the species is very hostile.”
Reagan is clear about his position.
“I'm the President of the United States. I should know if we are endangered by some threat from outer space. If you have something to say about a threat posed by this one species of aliens, then I want to hear it.
Casey explains.
“Mr. President, we have intelligence that would indicate this one species of aliens have abducted people from Earth. They have performed scientific and medical tests on these humans. To the best of our knowledge, no humans have been killed.” “We have captured one of these hostile aliens. This gets into some very, very sensitive areas, Mr. President. I strongly suggest we end this discussion and move on to any further questions you might have and then get back to this. I don't think we are prepared to provide you with accurate answers to your questions about the potentially hostile aliens at this time,” Casey reportedly says.
Reagan:
“OK, but expect this to be given to me as soon as possible. I want to know everything about these hostile creatures so I .... or I mean we should start forming policies on how to deal with them … do we have operational war plans on this?”
Presidential advisor (name redacted):
“Yes, Mr. President, we have war plans on all potential threats to our country.”
The Caretaker explains further,
“We call the hostile aliens simply that, HAV, meaning Hostile Alien Visitors. MJ-12 placed that code on them back in the '50s.”
Reagan asks,
“You mean to say, these H-A-Vs have been visiting us and kidnapping our people since the '50s?”
Casey:
“Mr. President, we have some indication that they might have been doing this for some time. But we really have to consider all of the evidence, listed in our reports, and compare that to some of the open source information.”

PUBLIC INFORMATION, DISINFORMATION
The Caretaker:
“In order to protect all this information and the fact that the United States Government has evidence of our planet being visited by extraterrestrials, we developed over the years a very effective program to safeguard the information. We call it ‘Project DOVE.’ It is a complex series of operations by our military intelligence agencies to disinform the public.”
Reagan recalls stories from his days as a Hollywood actor.
“I always knew there was some form of cooperation between our government and the motion picture industry. I heard rumors over the years ... even during my acting days.”
The Caretaker confirms this.
“Well, Mr. President, the first cooperative venture was the movie, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. That was a cooperative venture with the United States Air Force and the movie industry.”
Reagan:
“That movie, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, was that one of them? I guess no "Bonzo" movies were involved. (Transcript: “Loud laughter heard.” Moderator’s note in transcript: “Reagan played the character Professor Peter Boyd in the Sept 1951 movie, BEDTIME FOR BONZO where a chimpanzee named Bonzo was his costar.)
Regarding Reagan’s question about CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, The Caretaker responds,
“Yes, Mr. President, we provided the basic subject matter for that movie.”
Reagan:
“Was it based on a real incident?”
The Caretaker:
“Mr. President, in 1964, we were able to have our very first controlled encounter with the Ebens. Let me first give you the background. EBE was a mechanic, not a scientist. He was still able to teach us some of the Eben language. Their language was very difficult for our linguists to learn because it consisted of tones, not words.” “However, we were able to translate some basic words. EBE showed us their communications device. It was a strange looking device that had three parts. Once assembled, the device sent out signals, something like our Morse code system, although there was a problem.” “During the crash in 1947, one part of this communication system was broken. EBE was unable to repair it until our scientists found some items that could be used in place of the broken parts. Once the communication device was repaired, EBE sent our messages. We had to trust EBE as to the contents of those messages.” “You can imagine what some of our military commanders thought of this. EBE could be sending out a distress call that could result in some invasion. But that, of course, never happened. EBE continued to send messages until his death. But once he died, then we were on our own. We were able to crudely operate the device. We sent several messages out over a six month period (1953). But we did not receive any return messages.” “Mr. President, EBE sent out six messages. One letting his home planet know that he was alive and his comrades were dead, another explaining the two crashes, the third was a request to be rescued, the fourth was a message suggesting a meeting between his leaders and our leaders. The last message suggested some form of an exchange program.”
After discussion about how linguists and other communications experts were able to establish communications with the Ebens, and the years of effort involved, The Caretaker gets to a main point.
“Over a period of a few years, we could send and receive information. We finally received a startling message from the Ebens. They wanted to visit Earth, retrieve their spacemen bodies and meet with Earthlings.” “They provided a time, date and location. We figure that the Ebens were continually visiting Earth and had probably mapped it. However, the date was about eight years in the future.” “Our military figured something was wrong and that maybe the Ebens were confusing Earth time with Eben time. After a long series of messages, it was determined the Ebens would land on Earth on Friday, April 24, 1964.” “Our government, specifically, MJ-12 met in secret to plan the event. Decisions were made, then changed many times. We had just about 25 months from the time we finally received their message of the date to prepare for their arrival. Several months into the planning, President Kennedy decided to approve a plan to exchange a special military team. The USAF was tasked as the lead agency.” “The USAF officials picked special civilian scientists to assist in the planning and crew selection. The team members' selection process was the hardest to accomplish. Several plans were suggested and then changed. It took months for the planners to decide on the selection criteria for each team member. They decided that each member must be military, single, no children and a career member. They had to be trained in different skills.” “Mr. President, a team of 12 men were selected.” “When it came time for the meeting, we were ready. The landing occurred in New Mexico. We had everything prepared. We had a hoax landing location just in case it was leaked. The landing occurred and we greeted the Ebens. However, a mix up happened. They were not prepared to accept our exchange personnel. Everything was placed on hold.” “Finally in 1965, the Ebens landed in Nevada and we exchanged 12 of our men for one of theirs.” “Mr. President. Our team of 12 went to the Eben planet for 13 years. The original mission called for a 10-year stay, however, because of the strange time periods on their planet, the team stayed three additional years. Two died on the planet and two decided to stay.”
Reagan:
“OK, this is just amazing! I can see, about that movie. The movie was based on a real event. I saw that movie. 12 men left, along with Richard Dreyfuss.”
Casey:
“Mr. President, yes, the movie was similar to the real event, at least the last part of the movie.”

TRUTH, FICTION OR SOMETHING ELSE? This section of the alleged transcript of an intelligence briefing to Reagan can be read in full at 'Serpo Section'. The moderator has also provided additional background information on that Section.
He indicates that more similar releases may be coming as part of public acclimation activities.
Is this transcript real or phony? Is it completely accurate, completely false or some combination of truth and deception? There is really no sure way for readers to know, at this point in time.
Like other information on Serpo about an alleged exchange program with ETs and all of the other reports out there about UFOs, it can be quite difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction.
However, sometimes truths can be told within fictional contexts. Fact-based fiction can provide good information and insight.
Did Reagan and our other presidents receive these kinds of briefings? Do the circumstances described in the alleged transcript actually exist, or something similar to them? Again, who knows?
Yet, we know these things are possible. And, deep down, we may have gut instincts and intuition about the situation that may make us wonder if there is quite a bit of truth in this kind of information.
If we look deep inside our hearts and minds, and into the skies, maybe we will find some answers.
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2020.01.13 20:11 CuteBananaMuffin The Revelations of Dr.Michael Wolf on the UFO cover up and ET reality [ MEGA THREAD]

Disclaimer : I don't claim to know anything , it's just a post for discussion , ideas ,theories and opinions .
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Some background :
American scientist Dr Michael Wolf claimed he was a member of the satellite government for over 25 years. He attained a very high 'Above Top Secret' clearance level and worked primarily on joint ET/human scientific projects.
He died on September 18th, 2000 from cancer after a long period of ill-health.
During his final years he spent time talking to various journalists about the UFO and ET cover up. His bosses at the National Security Council (NSC) gave him permission to 'generate a controlled leakage of secret information'.
As Dr Wolf commented,
"I look forward to the day when the secrecy surrounding extraterrestrial contact ends so that our race can move forward to the next phase of its history - now cosmic in scale."

As is standard practice these superiors have erased almost all his records such as the universities he attended; degrees gained; and his involvement with the CIA, NSA and NSC.
Such measures are common for people working in unacknowledged 'special access programs' as their bosses must maintain plausible deniability in case a sensitive unauthorized disclosure occurs.

Dr Wolf said he worked in laboratories at Area 51, S4, Wright-Patterson Airforce base (Foreign Technology Division), Indian Springs and Dulce. Where for five years,
"I met with extraterrestrial beings every day in my work and shared living quarters with them."

He served as a scientific consultant for the American President and NSC on ET related matters.
He was a member of MJ-12 special studies group and appointed head of its leading agency - the Alphacom Team - which specializes in gathering information on the different ET races. Dr Wolf said he had an MD in neurology; a Ph.D in theoretical physics; a BS in biogenetics; a JD in international law; and a D.Sc. in computer sciences.
The UFO community were first alerted to Dr Wolf by the publication of his highly original and unique book 'Catchers of Heaven' in July 1996. A book primarily about his experiences while working for the satellite government. Since then prominent researchers like James Courant, Michael Hesemann, Dr Steven Greer, Art Bell and Bruce Burgess have been knocking on his door.
It took '15 years of persuasion' before his bosses finally allowed him to publish. But their conditions stated that this book must be fictionalized and to have three different denials at the beginning concerning its authenticity. They also reviewed 'Catchers of Heaven' before publication.
He commented,
"I would like on my gravestone the words, 'He died of red tape'."
While some of Dr Wolf's claims may sound pure science fiction, if genuine, then he is probably the highest ranking member of the satellite government to come forward so far - offering us an extraordinary insight - a tantalizing glimpse - into the UFO cover up and ET reality.

DR MICHAEL WOLF CLAIMED THAT:
The first US crash/retrieval of an ET craft occurred during 1941 in the ocean west of San Diego. Retrieved by the navy,dead Zeta Reticulans, alias the 'Greys', were found inside. Craft and bodies were taken to the Foreign Technology Section at Wright-Patterson Airforce base in Dayton, Ohio, and studied by the Retfours Special Studies Group. After dismantling the craft parts were sent to S4 and Indian Springs in Nevada. This craft crashed due to the recently invented pulse radar being tested on the nearby Tinian island, located three miles south/south west of Saipan. The US navy has held a leadership position in UFO matters since.
The Roswell Crash during July 1947 did happen and that the account in Colonel Corso's book 'The Day after Roswell' is accurate. Dr Wolf had, in his possession, the official satellite government ET crash/retrieval list and while others occurred between 1941 and '47 he was not willing to offer examples.
Two craft crashed at Roswell after colliding with each other during an electrical storm. One contained 'Greys' the other 'Orange' ETs - both named due to the color of their skin. The 'Orange' types come from the Andromeda star system. The Santilli autopsy film is genuine - Dr Wolf had seen other similar footage - and is an autopsy of an 'Orange' ET. There were two different autopsies being carried out on two different ET beings during the same period - hence the confusion.
The autopsy on the 'Orange' ET revealed that it had a very large head; big dark eyes with no irises or whites; six digits on hands and feet; the brain has four lobes; is more developed and connected with no corpus callosum; different optic orbs and nerves; and a sponge like digestive system. Dr Wolf said he'd met one alive.
There are different types of 'Greys'. He worked alongside highly evolved ones which had, contrary to present opinion, personalities and even a sense of humor. Dr Wolf never met a 'Grey' whom he disliked. To him they were family. These 'Greys' enjoyed hugging and kissing humans. This upset some of his colleagues. One nicknamed them 'kissey facey'. Their smooth and soft bodies feel like dolphin skin to touch. He communicated with these ETs through telepathy. Dr Wolf became especially friendly with one called Kolta. A picture of this 'Grey' is on the front cover of his book - an actual photograph taken by an admiral friend.
There is active trading between the 'Greys' and 'Oranges'. Dr Wolf said, "Trading has a different meaning for ETs. They share knowledge like technology and philosophy and send their people to each other's planet to learn the culture." He had conversed with human looking ETs from the Pleiades and Altair star systems - nicknamed the Nordics and Semitics. Dr Wolf explained they are very spiritual people and act more as galactic counselors. A photograph of a Pleiadian friend called Sa Ra adorns the back cover of his book.
On May 1st, 1975, a 'little misunderstanding' occurred between the 'Greys' and humans at S4. During a demonstration of a small anti-matter reactor the head ET asked the guards, Blue Beret soldiers, to remove their rifles and bullets from the room. A safety precaution so these weapons wouldn't accidentally discharge during the energy emissions. The guards refused and in the ensuing commotion a Blue Beret opened fire and killed a 'Grey'. Two scientists and 41 military personnel were then terminated. One guard was allowed to live - testifying that the 'Greys' used a form of directed mental energy at them in self defense.
A number of the scientists presently working for the satellite government were abducted when children by the 'Greys' so their intelligence and general brain capacity could be increased in preparation for the work ahead. They are hybrids.
His first major assignment was working alongside Carl Sagan and other top scientists - their job to understand the intricacies of a huge ET beacon dubbed The Monolith - first discovered floating out in space by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and American Alan Shephard during 1961. It was eventually brought back for investigation in 1972. Dr Wolf described it as 'postcards from the rim'. The Monolith emits both light and tone signals along with a mathematical language.
On closing your eyes, while tuned into these signals, "You see in your mind's eye a 3D film of the Galaxy. But you are actually there as if part of this film. The images being seen today by the Hubble telescope are the same ones I saw 25 years ago." Dr Wolf said there are many Monoliths out in space and were devised by a group of ET races.
Carl Sagan consistently denied the ET reality because his superiors, "Threatened to cut off the funding to his department at Cornell University if he said otherwise." He was involved in various genetic experiments - one being the Sentinel Project. After perfecting cloning techniques on animals Dr Wolf and his associates successfully created an artificially-intelligent human named 'J-Type Omega' - their superiors wanted a superbright, superpowerful soldier who would follow orders without fear or question. But Dr Wolf surreptitiously programmed ethics into its intelligence after realizing that 'J Type' had a soul. When the being refused to kill a harmless dog his superiors ordered its termination. Instead, Dr Wolf set 'J Type Omega' free. This 'intelligence' is presently living somewhere in America.
MJ-12 does exist and now has 36 members. He was reluctant to divulge names although confirmed that former American Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger and father of the hydrogen bomb, Edward Teller, are present members. MJ12 regularly meet at various secret locations including the Batelle Memorial Institute at Columbus, Ohio.
The Sentinel Project involved a close association with the 'Greys'. The ETs vast knowledge on genetics being essential for its success. 'J Omega' was grown in a water tank from an embryo. Part of the DNA used came from Dr Wolf. It took exactly one year before he was ready to be 'awoken'.
Dr Wolf said, "When taken from the tank he looked around 20 years old." When 'J' awoke, "He was like a puppy dog - his mind a vacuum. He asked question after question. He wanted to know everything." Dr Wolf showed him film reels about Earth's past wars and conflicts. "He cried when he saw these horrific images. In hindsight I showed him too much." He learnt several different languages and could use 50% of his brain - unlike the mere 10% harnessed by humans. "When his mental abilities were tested his IQ shot off the map." Their relationship was like father and son.
Harvesting of animal tissue, through the so-called 'Cattle Mutilations', is to produce organelles - specialized parts of a cell that resemble and function like an organ - which can be placed into humans for filtering out pollutants from the air, water, food etc... Present experimentation is being carried out on the hybrids - part Zeta/part human - or 'In-Betweens' as Dr Wolf called them.
These organelles can also be used to alter the body's hormones and for changing precursors in the brain from being toxic to non-toxic. "These cells are minute and a non-invasive procedure." Cattle genetics are very similar to humans.
When Dr Wolf's superiors ordered 'J Omega's' termination, with the help of a general friend, he smuggled him out of Area 51. "To me it felt like a sin to create a being with emotions and a soul and then send him into battle." 'J' is safe and well.
Several organelles were placed in his body to keep him disease free. "He knows who he is and how he was created. 'J' is almost identical to a human and would easily pass a medical examination." The Zetas were pleased with the result. " 'J' told me he wished to become a teacher." Dr Wolf believed this was a one-off project. "I told him never to contact me. It's too dangerous."
He briefed four different American presidents on the ET reality. Jimmy Carter was keen to end the UFO cover up but when told of the religious implications he backed down. "I attended this meeting. Carter had strong Christian beliefs. When told that religion is man-made and probably unique to this planet he broke down in tears." Both Ronald Reagan and George Bush are very knowledgeable on the ET reality - especially Bush, being former head of the CIA. Bill Clinton was the least aware. He knows of Area 51 but not S4. "Clinton has 'Above Top Secret' and 'Need to Know' clearances but does not have the 'Umbra Ultra Top Secret Clearance' which gives access to upper level MJ12 secrets and 'Keystone Clearance' for information on ET research." Many people in MI5, MI6 and the SAS are aware of the ET reality. While reluctant to give names of those he briefed at Downing Street, when staying in London he became good friends with former Conservative cabinet and defense minister Sir Malcom Rifkind. "Rifkind is very knowledgeable on the UFO subject - especially the flying triangular craft. He believes the cover up is correct. That people are not ready to be told yet." The Queen has been superficially told of the ET reality - Margaret Thatcher was also briefed but knows just a small part of the story.
We unofficially landed on the moon before 1969 although he wouldn't give a date. "Our astronauts were observed then communicated with by ETs while on the Moon. We were warned off the planet. That's why the last Apollo mission was cancelled at the last second. The astronauts are dying to tell the truth but know it could be interpreted as treason." NASA has played an integral role in the UFO cover up. They have been designated as one of the primary organizations to eventually tell the world about the ET reality.
Richard Hoagland is primarily correct concerning structures on Mars and confirms that we have bases on both this planet and the Moon. The recent Face on Mars photograph, which shows a very different image from the previous one, has been doctored by NASA. "They believe humanity is not ready for this knowledge." In a chamber at Giza and another located between the paws of the Sphinx skeletons of 7 ft tall beings with large eyes have been discovered - their hands and legs chained together with silver. "For some reason early ET visitors could not break through silver." A Stargate has been discovered in a Giza pyramid. Investigating scientists believe it to be a lens which creates wormholes to any part of the universe.
It hasn't been activated yet. "We need to know a lot more about this Galaxy and others before using it - where you want to go and how to prepare yourself. It's about what you dial in. Co-ordinates have to be established. The problem is there are no traffic signs out in space." Dr Wolf felt this will be one of the last projects we'll learn about through our association with the ETs.
He personally pioneered a mental expansion process called The Gateway treatment. An experiment to, "Open the brain up - a way to stimulate the neurons allowing billions of synapses to form and therefore use of a vast increased mind." One off-shoot is an ability to telepathically communicate with the ETs.
This mental expansion developed into a series of mind control experiments under the name MK ULTRA. Dr Wolf and colleagues learnt how to extract as well as repress human memories. The latter is called Mind Capping. "These techniques are not as effective as the ET methods." This also lead to research on remote viewing and other psychic phenomena. "The end result of all these experiments may be an attempt by some at world mind control - a chilling thought."
There is a group of impotent, xenophobic and paranoid generals, charged with the protection of American skies, who fear and hate the ETs and are waging war against them.
Called the Cabal they use Star Wars weaponry including a neutral particle beam to shoot down ET craft and imprison survivors while attempting to extract information by force. "The very technology the ETs gave us is now being used against them." Despised by many within the satellite government this Cabal also use aggressive methods against those who try to end the UFO cover up. A concern being that this aggression will intensify as the big announcement draws ever closer.
Leading UFO researchers and members of the satellite government who are presently helping to end the cover up may have been zapped by psychotronic directed energy devices owned by the Cabal.
People like, Dr Steven Greer and assistant Shari Adamiak (CSETI) Congressman Steve Schiff USAF Col. Steven Wilson (former head of crash/retrieval unit Project Pounce) Dr Michael Wolf himself his primary unnamed CIA superior, ...plus others have either recently died or are suffering from cancer related illness. Coincidence?
Through his genetic experiments he found that some humans, including himself, have ET gene markers. "Many people who are actively involved in the UFO field will probably have these genes."
Several different confederations of ETs are visiting us.
They include:
The Alliance consisting of human looking beings from the Altair Aquila and Pleiades star systems The Corporate made up of various 'Grey' races from the Zeta Reticuli system The Federation of Worlds which include an unspecified number of different ET groups from the universe The United Races of Orion which consist of various beings from that star system. These confederations are also inter-linked with each other
In a treaty, signed by The Corporate, there's an 'Above Top Secret' United Nations ruling which states that no Zeta is allowed to walk amongst the public and be seen by them.
Unfortunately, Dr Wolf's friend, Kolta, strayed into a 'no go zone' and was shot by a soldier. He found the wounded 'Grey' hiding in his apartment. "I concealed Kolta in my bedroom closet minutes before members of the CIA appeared at my door. I managed to act innocent and sent them away." Dr Wolf called a doctor friend who knew about these ETs. "We managed to save Kolta's life. Lead is toxic to Zetas. So he would have died of lead poisoning from the bullet rather than the actual wound." Proposals for the announcement have been postponed three times - partly due to the S4 incident in 1975 which halted negotiations with the 'Greys' and partly to the huge religious and world economy implications. The recent Life on Mars admission is the foundation for future revelations. Dr Wolf said that major disclosures will occur between 2001 and 2005.
The Vatican are especially worried over these forthcoming announcements. They have asked the American government to hold back, especially on the religious question, so there is more time for them to prepare.
Dr Wolf said the Pope has changed the Roman Catholic view on God. "Their future line will be 'we are not in the image of God but our souls are'." He had spoken at length to the ETs about God and death. "Our bodies are merely containers for the soul. When people die their consciousness simply moves into another dimension." On God Dr Wolf said, "Some ETs call God The Forever - the creator behind everything in the universe." On Jesus Christ , "He was of joint ET/human heritage - sent to Earth as an attempt to end human violence." Whether a Zeta, Pleiadian, Altaran, Human etc.. we share the same God - we are all family.
Dr Strecker's published research report, identifying HIV/AIDS as caused by a man-made virus, is correct. The satellite government has discovered that viruses are crystalline in structure and using the correct frequency can destroy them.
The US had in their possession a 'Grey', dubbed EBE (Extraterrestrial Biological Entity), as a prisoneguest from 1948 until its death in 1953. Scientists initially used pictographs as a form of communication.
Albert Einstein had met and worked alongside the 'Greys'.
Some ETs occasionally eat vegetation, fruits or vegetables. Their digestive systems are far more efficient than ours absorbing and processing thoroughly. They mainly absorb energy from the air. Visits to the toilet are not required!
Earth is one of the few planets which doesn't control its weather. One reason why ET ships crash during extremes of climate - especially those using gravity propulsion.
Dr Wolf says, "Their craft are no different to boats in a violent storm - bobbing up and down on large rolling gravity waves. To counteract these difficulties some ETs surround their ships with plasma energy or fly inter-dimensionally through a storm." A planet is a living entity with its own consciousness. ETs commune with their planet to create a harmonious relationship.
Dr Wolf says, "Some planets grow buildings of pure silicon for the inhabitants out of unconditional love. I have seen and held this silicon. I have also witnessed Zetas communicate with Earth." ETs are astounded by how badly we treat Earth. They can't understand why we wish to destroy it. How multi-nationals can continually rape this planet through greed and avarice. One of the Alphacom Team missions is to determine whether, "We can use the ETs technology to restore Earth to its former pristine state of natural balance." Technology gained from the ETs include: LEDs superconductivity computer chips fiber optics lasers gene-splicing therapy cloning night-vision equipment Stealth technology particle beam devices aerospace ceramics gravity control flight ETs like many things about humans. Dr Wolf explained, "They especially love our great imagination and creativity along with the ability to have profound dreams. But they would like to speed up our spiritual evolution."
Many ETs who visit Earth are actual tourists. While we take holidays in other countries more advanced beings visit other worlds. "Compared to most planets Earth is almost unique with its vast diversity of nature, culture and inhabitants. As primitive planets go we are a popular attraction."
Some ETs prefer living underground as they can control the environment to suit their needs. They also use electro-magnetic shielding where the molecules are so dense that nothing can get through.
Dr Wolf hinted, "We still haven't explored the deep oceans or the inner crusts of Earth."
Alphacom Team discovered that many human looking ETs are presently amongst us. He said, "They can breathe our air and on the street would look exactly like us."
Around 1,000 Nordic types are living in Spain alone.
A Nordic has a perfect and very sensitive looking face with few lines; blue eyes; usually blond hair; around 6 ft tall; very clean; no body odor; and mainly communicates telepathically. But while on Earth uses a small implanted voice-box to converse with humans.
Their internal organs are fairly similar to ours although the digestive system is different. They don't need to eat every day. Their cells don't die because the genetics are dissimilar.
They have a base on a French Polynesian island and walk freely amongst the inhabitants.
Nordics have powerful minds. Dr Wolf said, "They can open a dimensional portal just through a single thought and physically disappear. I have seen this done. They live on a much higher plane than us. Thoughts are an energy and Nordics use a device, either worn or placed in a pocket, that amplifies this energy. They also harness crystals for the same purpose."
During one afternoon in 1990 an ET craft, escorted by F-16 fighters, landed on Puerto Rico, in a busy tourist area. The ETs stepped out and walked amongst the populace. Dr Wolf said, "It was an exercise to test the public reaction."
The Mayor of this island wrote a letter to Bush stating, 'At first we were amused by all of the sightings but then people became distressed. What do I tell them?' The President passed this communication onto Dr Wolf. "It was stamped all over with the words T52-EXEMPT (E) which means this letter can never be declassified."
While studying at MIT for his PhD in physics he discovered a new theory of wave particle duality which later developed into a neutral particle beam.
Dr Wolf commented, "I had hoped and envisioned that this technology would be used for treating cancer. Instead it was used as a weapon as part of the SDI Program (Star Wars)." The ETs told him, "All worlds in the Galaxy are connected. One Hiroshima atomic bomb can affect every different culture." They also explained, "Thought is energy. It can be received on other worlds. There is no galactic barrier." Mossad, Israel's intelligence organization, "has very good relations with the ETs - especially the Semitics." There is a strong historical association with the country.
The top secret space plane, The Aurora, runs on liquid methane and has anti-gravity on board. It carries an electromagnetic pulse weapons' system which can knock out tracking radar. This plane can also travel to the moon.
Some military pilots are experimenting with mind control to guide advanced planes.
Dr Wolf said, "Some ET craft are living conveyances which are able to divide and reform. These craft are also responsive to thought commands." The underground base at Area 51 is a sprawling city, the size of Rhode Island, which continues to grow and has a sister base called S4, some 12 miles away, and another named Indian Springs. It employs hundreds of civilian and military and has at least 8 different on-going black programs along with an annual $2 billion budget. There's intense security outside with martial law inside and is patrolled by elite guards. Some scientists live at the base for 6 months at a time. While their bedrooms are basic the ETs live in their own magnificently designed apartments. There are also shopping malls, military style shops and leisure areas including swimming pools, gymnasiums and basket ball courts. The food is excellent.
Satellite government scientists have successfully created zero point energy and cold fusion. "There needs to be a smooth transition into these new sciences. Otherwise the world economy could be wrecked."

Dr Michael Wolf's book has presently sold around 10,000 copies.
Catchers of Heaven can be bought in the UK from Nexus Magazine. All royalties go to the 'Daniel Wolf Memorial Foundation for Children' - a non profit organization in memory of his son.
As Dr Wolf said,
"The children are our cosmic future."
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He was either an old man that went crazy with Alzheimer OR he wanted to spread information before he died because he realized the government won't do it anytime soon .

Thanks for reading !
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2019.08.13 15:11 acerod1 Hundreds of Gun Control Bills Have Been Introduced Since Sandy Hook. Why Has Nothing Changed?

As communities mourn the 31 lives lost in two separate mass shootings earlier this month, Congress is once again struggling to offer comprehensive gun control laws in place of thoughts and prayers.
The attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio—occurring within 24 hours of one another—brought the national count of mass shootings to 19 this year alone, according to the AP/USA Today/Northeastern University mass murder database. Politicians have renewed calls for the implementation of broader background checks and condemnation of President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, which likely contributed to the El Paso shooter‘s motivation.
It’s a familiar cycle. The United States has long had a problem with gun control: The mass murder database states there have been at least 18 mass shootings every year since 2006, accounting for more than 1,700 deaths altogether. After each major tragedy, Congress attempted to pass legislation to prevent the next one.
When a gunman opened fire on Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012, killing 20 children and six adults, the nation was appalled. The House and the Senate each passed resolutions condemning the violence, and in the following month and a half, at least 22 gun-related bills were introduced. None passed.
Since then, there have been more than 550 gun-related bills and joint resolutions introduced in Congress. Of the handful that have become law, none implemented new restrictions on gun ownership.
Where Congress has failed, states have made some progress. Federal law does not require gun owners or buyers to have a license, but 14 states and Washington, D.C., have some sort of licensing program, according to the Giffords Law Center. Federal law only requires a gun buyer to undergo a background check if the weapon is purchased through a licensed dealer, meaning private sales go unregulated, but 21 states and Washington, D.C., have extended the background check requirement to include at least some private sales.
Similar legislation has been introduced at the federal level over the years, but no bills have been passed.
“It’s been a little bit frustrating because for years we’ve seen broad public support for many of these policies,” Dr. Cassandra Crifasi, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, told _Fortune._A 2017 poll by the center found “large majorities of both gun owners and non-gun owners strongly support measures to strengthen U.S. gun laws,” yet hundreds of bills have been held up in committee review or placed on the legislative calendar and then neglected.
“I think many of our elected officials have not felt like they needed to be accountable to constituents promoting evidence-based policy changes to prevent gun violence,” said Crifasi. “There’s a disincentive to bring these policies up for a vote, because it’s one thing to talk about policy… but it’s a different thing to actually have your name associated with a vote.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for example, has avoided putting to vote two House bills on expanded background checks. The House passed the bills in February, but McConnell placed them on the Senate legislative calendar to be addressed at a later date.
The public, however, is tired of waiting for action. Whereas mass shootings typically create an uproar and then fall from the media within a week or so, said Crifasi, the student survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have refused to step out of the national spotlight.
“They have not let this fall out of public discourse the way that other incidents of mass shootings have,” said Crifasi. “They mobilized and organized folks and are getting voters registered. They’re taking specific action to stay engaged in the conversation in a way that didn’t necessarily happen before.”
Moreover, gun safety advocates around the country are taking to the polls as single-issue voters, said Crifasi, countering the decades of voters on the flip side that have historically voted solely in favor of nonrestrictive gun laws.
“I don’t know that that’s going to translate into movement at the federal level, but I do think that there’s a growing frustration in the U.S. public,” said Crifasi. “That may translate into folks showing up at the ballot box in November and perhaps electing themselves some new policy makers.”
If and when Congress takes action, it’ll come in the form of several different pieces of legislation, said Crifasi. “Gun violence doesn’t have just one policy solution,” she said. “There are different policies that are going to be needed to prevent these different forms of gun violence.”
Lawmakers have already proposed hundreds of bills addressing different aspects of gun control—magazine sales, background checks, research funding, and more—it’s just that none have passed.
“We have them,” Crifasi said. “We just need our legislators to step up and call them to a vote.”

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2019.03.29 05:01 assessment_bot [ Fatal(1) ] [ 03/12/2019 ] Piper PA31, Madeira/ OH

On March 12, 2019, at 1516 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-31-350, N400JM, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain in Madeira, Ohio. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated by Marc, Inc. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a commercial aerial surveying flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated from Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field (LUK), Cincinnati, Ohio, at 1051.
Review of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) preliminary air traffic control (ATC) and radar data revealed that the airplane flew several surveying tracks outside of Cincinnati before proceeding north to fly tracks near Dayton. The pilot reported to ATC that he was having a fuel problem and requested "direct" to LUK and a lower altitude. The controller provided the position of Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (MGY), which was located 8 miles ahead. The pilot reported MGY in sight but requested to continue to LUK. When the pilot checked in with the subsequent ATC facility, he reported that the fuel issue was resolved. Seven miles north of LUK, the pilot established radio contact with the LUK tower controller. He advised the controller that the airplane was experiencing a fuel problem and he did not think it was going to reach the airport. The airplane slowed to a groundspeed of 80 knots before the air traffic controller noted a simultaneous loss of radar and radio contact about 5 nautical miles north of LUK.
A relative of the pilot reported that the pilot told him the airplane "had a fuel leak and it was killing his sinuses" about 1 week prior to the accident. A company employee revealed that the airplane had a fuel leak in the left wing, and that the airplane was due to be exchanged with another company PA-31-350 the week before the accident occurred so that the fuel leak could be isolated and repaired. The accident airplane remained parked for a few days, was not exchanged, and then the accident pilot was brought in to continue flying the airplane.
According to witnesses, the airplane flew "very low" and the engine sputtered before making two loud "pop" or "back-fire" sounds. One witness reported that after sputtering, the airplane "was on its left side flying crooked." Another witness reported that the "unusual banking" made the airplane appear to be flying "like a stunt in an airshow." Two additional witnesses reported that the airplane was flying 100-120 ft above ground level in a southerly direction before it turned to the left and "nosedived." Another witness reported that he could see the entire belly of the airplane and the airplane nose was pointing down toward the ground just prior to the airplane impacting a tree. A witness from an adjacent residence reported that there was a "whitish gray smoke coming from the left engine" after the accident, and that a small flame began rising" from that area when he was on the phone with 9-1-1 about 3 minutes after the accident.
According to FAA airmen records, the pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multi-engine land and instrument airplane. The pilot also held a flight instructor certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine and instrument airplane and a ground instructor certificate. His most recent FAA first-class medical certificate was issued November 8, 2018. Examination of pilot's logbooks revealed 6,392 total hours of flight experience as of February 19, 2019, including 1,364 hours in the accident airplane make and model. His most recent logged flight review was completed January 31, 2017.
According to FAA airworthiness records, the twin-engine airplane was manufactured in 1981. It was powered by two Lycoming, 350-horsepower engines, which drove two 3-bladed, constant-speed, counter-rotating propellers.
Examination of the accident site and wreckage revealed that the airplane impacted a tree and private residence before it came to rest upright on a 335 heading. All major portions of the airplane were located on site.
The fuselage was substantially damaged. The instrument panel was fragmented and destroyed. The engine control levers were fire damaged and all levers were in the full forward position. Control continuity was established from the flight controls to the flight control surfaces except for one elevator cable attachment, which exhibited a tensile overload fracture. The left wing remained attached to the fuselage. The outboard leading edge of the left wing was crushed upward and aft, and the inboard section displayed thermal and impact damage. The right wing outboard of the right nacelle was impact separated, and a section of the right wing came to rest on the roof of the home. The leading edge of the right wing section displayed a semi-circular crush area about 1 ft in diameter. The left horizontal stabilizer and elevator were dented. The right horizontal stabilizer and elevator were bet upward at the tip. Measurement of the rudder trim barrel revealed a nose-right trim setting.
Both engines remained attached to their respective wings. The left engine remained attached at the mount, however the mount was bent and fractured in multiple locations. The engine was angled upward about 75. All but 4 inches of the left propeller was buried and located at initial ground impact point, which was about 13 ft from the left engine. The right engine was found attached to the right wing and its respective engine mounts, however the engine mounts were fractured in multiple locations. All but 6 inches of the right propeller was buried and located at the initial ground impact point, which was about 18 ft from the right engine.
The left engine crankshaft would not rotate upon initial examination. Impact damage was visible to ignition harness leads on both sides of the engine. Both magnetos remained secured and produced sparks at all leads when tested. Less than 2 ounces of fuel was observed within the fuel inlet of the fuel servo upon removal of the servo. The sample tested negative for water. The fuel servo was disassembled and both diaphragms were present and damage free with no signs of tears. The fuel inlet screen was found unobstructed. Rotation of the engine crankshaft was achieved through the vacuum pump drive after the removal of impact damaged pushrods. Spark plugs showed coloration consistent with normal operation and electrodes remained mechanically undamaged. A borescope inspection of all cylinders did not reveal any anomalies. The oil filter was opened, inspected, and no debris was noted. Fuel injectors were removed and unobstructed. Residual or no fuel was found during the examination and removal of components such as fuel lines, injector lines and the fuel pump.
The right engine crankshaft would not rotate upon initial examination. Minor impact damage was visible to ignition harness leads. Cylinder Nos. 2, 4, and 6 displayed varying degrees of impact damage to their top sides. The alternator mount was found fractured and the alternator was not present at the time of engine examination. Spark plugs showed coloration consistent with normal operation and electrodes remained mechanically undamaged. Both magnetos produced sparks at all leads when tested. The fuel servo was dissembled and both diaphragms were present and free of damage with no signs of tears. Engine crankshaft rotation was achieved through the vacuum pump drive after the removal of impact damaged pushrods. A borescope inspection of all cylinders did not reveal any anomalies. The oil filter was opened, inspected and no debris was noted. Fuel injectors were removed and were unobstructed. The oil suction screen was found unobstructed but contained nonferrous pieces of material. Fuel was found during examination of the right engine fuel lines, injector lines, and the fuel pump.
Both propellers were separated from the engine mounting flanges. Examination of the right propeller revealed that all blades exhibited aft bending and bending opposite rotation, twisting leading edge down, and chordwise rotational scoring on both face and camber sides. Examination of the left propeller revealed that two blades exhibited aft bending with no remarkable twist or leading-edge damage. One blade exhibited no remarkable bending or twisting. All three blades exhibited mild chordwise/rotational abrasion.
The wreckage was retained by the NTSB for further examination.
Category Data Category Data Category Data
Event Id: 20190312X95456 Investigation Type: Accident Accident Number: ERA19FA124
Event Date: 03/12/2019 Location: Madeira, OH Country: United States
Latitude: 39.179445 Longitude: -84.380278 Airport Code:
Airport Name: N/A Injury Severity: Fatal(1) Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Aircraft Category: Airplane Registration Number: N400JM Make: Piper
Model: PA31 Amateur Built: No Number of Engines: 2
Engine Type: Reciprocating FAR Description: Part 91: General Aviation Schedule:
Purpose of Flight: Aerial Observation Air Carrier: Total Fatal Injuries: 1
Total Serious Injuries: Total Minor Injuries: Total Uninjured:
Weather Condition: VMC Broad Phase of Flight: DESCENT Report Status: Preliminary
Publication Date: 03/27/2019
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190312X95456
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2018.06.30 13:42 rm_a 2018 Ultimate College Football Road Trip

2018 Ultimate College Football Road Trip

As a big fan of both college football and road trips, I set out to create a road trip that would allow one to attend as many college football games as possible in 2018.

Guidelines

The goal is simple: attend as many college football games in 2018 as possible. I aimed mainly for Division 1 teams, with a slight preference to G5 teams because I like them. Some D2/D3 conferences don't seem to have a schedule released, though this should have a minimal impact as the vast majority of D2/D3 games are on Saturdays. As we'll see later, there are a bunch of games that have TBD times that we'll need to work with. The assumption is each game lasts 3 and a half hours. All times are in Eastern Time to make time zones easier to deal with. Travel times and distrances are calculated on Google Maps, with the ability to make up a little time on the road if necessary.
For the purpose of this post, the games were chosen based on ability to travel by car (with one exception) or other ground methods of transportation. Leave your frequent flier card at home, we're putting the miles on your car. Since cars require maintenance, we also need to factor in oil changes, and routine maintenance at specific milestones.
Starting out, you will need a buddy to share driving with, a pillow (you aren't staying at hotels most nights, sorry), your passport, ample food, and a few many Red Bulls.

Game 1: Wednesday, August 22 6:00PM Muskingum Muskingum Fighting Muskies at Wittenberg Wittenberg Tigers (Scrimmage)

In all my research, it appears that this is the first college football game in 2018 between two different colleges in the US. We're starting out our adventures in Springfield, Ohio, midway between Dayton and Columbus, with a scrimmage between two D3 teams. A nice matchup before we get to full-fledged action.

Game 2: Saturday, August 26 Time TBD Duquesne Duquesne Dukes at UMass UMass Minutemen

Travel: 751 miles, 11 hrs 19 min
There's a number of games on the Saturday of "Week 0" but this will be the only time we see UMass play, and it's at home so we get to see the UMass Marching Band. They're better than the football team.
Time is TBD, however largely irrelevant. Other Saturdays this will not be the case.

Game 3: Thursday, August 30 6PM Ouachita Baptist Ouachita Baptist Tigers at Northwestern (OK) Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers

Travel: 1,679 miles, 24 hrs
We're watching some midweek GACtion, despite many other schools starting games up. Ouachita Baptist made the D2 playoffs last year, so this could be a good game. A couple hours away Oklahoma State is playing Missouri State, but we're taking this game instead because there won't be any untimed downs.

Game 4: Friday, August 31 9:30PM Colorado Colorado Buffaloes vs Colorado State Colorado State Rams (Denver, CO)

Travel: 522 miles, 7 hrs 51 min
Rocky Mountain Showdown under the lights. Get ready for our first double header in just a few hours.

Game 5: Saturday, September 1 12PM FAU Florida Atlantic Owls at Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners

Travel: 697 miles, 9 hrs 57 min
Last night's game ended at 1AM (11PM local). This game kicks off at 12PM (11AM local), so we have time to get some gas in Kansas and try to find some food, but there's minimal time we're off the road. Lane Kiffin looks to extend his winning streak in one of the more exciting matchups of the weekend.

Game 6: Saturday, September 1 7PM Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Bears at Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Travel: 127 miles, 2 hrs
While Joey Freshwater is hitting the bars, we're hitting the road. We have three and a half hours to make it to Tulsa. Central Arkansas was 10-2 last year and Tulsa was 2-10, so we could witness an FCS upset.

Game 7: Sunday, September 2 7:30PM Miami Miami Hurricanes vs LSU LSU Tigers (Arlington, TX)

Travel: 276 miles, 4 hrs 19 min
Opening weekend means bonus football. This is a primetime game so we have travel time to spare.

Game 8: Monday, September 3 8PM Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Hokies at Florida State Florida State Seminoles

Travel: 858 miles, 12 hrs 53 min
The only game on Labor Day is a matchup between ACC powerhouses in Tallahassee.

Game 9: Thursday, September 6 7PM Lincoln (MO) Lincoln University Blue Tigers at Missouri State Missouri State Bears

Travel: 818 miles, 13 hrs 11 min
FCS Missouri State takes on D2 Lincoln in this weeknight matchup. We're coming up on 6,000 miles and it isn't even the second Saturday of the season, so it's time for a tire rotation and oil change in Missouri.

Game 10: Friday, September 7 8PM TCU TCU Horned Frogs at SMU SMU Mustangs

Travel: 414 miles, 6 hrs 37 min
The Battle for the Iron Skillet continues for a 98th year in Dallas.

Game 11: Saturday, September 8 12PM Mississippi State Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kansas State Kansas State Wildcats

Travel: 494 miles, 7 hrs 24 min
Once again, we're driving on a Friday night. This week the trip is a bit shorter, only to Manhattan, Kansas for a SEC-Big 12 matchup. It just means more.

Game 12: Saturday, September 8 7PM Wyoming Wyoming Cowboys at Missouri Missouri Tigers

Travel: 249 miles, 3 hrs 49 min
We're keeping the SEC theme for our doubleheader, and we're also hauling ass. We need to make up 20 minutes on I-70 to make kickoff, but it'll be doable. We'll see how Wyoming does without Josh Allen, and how Drew Lock looks in his senior season.

Game 13: Thursday, September 13 7:30PM Boston College Boston College Eagles at Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Travel: 843 miles, 12 hrs 29 min
Boston College and Wake Forest battle it out in an ACC Atlantic matchup.

Game 14: Friday, September 14 7PM Georgia State Georgia State Panthers at Memphis Memphis Tigers

Travel: 652 miles, 9 hrs 47 min
Your 2025 National Champions look to pick up a win over a team towards the top of a Power 6 conference.

Game 15: Saturday, September 15 12PM Miami Miami Hurricanes at Toledo Toledo Rockets

Travel: 682 miles, 10 hrs
By this time we're used to traveling on Friday nights. This week we're going to a packed Glass Bowl in Toledo. How could we pass up a (likely) ranked P5 team visiting a G5 team?

Game 16: Saturday, Setember 15 4PM Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Bowling Green Bowling Green Falcons

Travel: 25 miles, 28 min
One of the advantages of having your rival a half hour away is an intense rivalry game. In our case, it helps us complete our doubleheader. Toledo's cross division rival, Bowling Green, takes on FCS Eastern Kentucky as we arrive minutes before kickoff.

Game 17: Thursday, September 20 7:30PM Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Temple Temple Owls

Travel: 542 miles, 8 hrs 18 min
Tulsa travels to Philadelphia in a cross division AAC matchup.

Game 18: Friday, September 21 9PM Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions at Illinois Illinois Fighting Illini

Travel: 769 miles, 11 hrs 49 min
Penn State night games are nice, except this one is in Champaign so there's no whiteout. Lovie Smith looks for his first big win for the Illini.

Game 19: Saturday, September 22 12PM Shepherd Shepherd Rams at West Virginia State West Virginia State Yellow Jackets

Travel: 428 miles, 6 hrs 42 min
We're off to West Virginia for some noon D2 football. It's that time of the year where times are still TBD, so we're seeing games where times have already been announced – mostly lower division. Another possible doubleheader (depending on game times) is: Michigan State Michigan State Spartans at Indiana Indiana Hoosiers, WKU Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Ball State Ball State Cardinals, Boston College Boston College Eagles at Purdue Purdue Boilermakers (noon)

Game 20: Saturday, September 22 7PM NC State NC State Wolfpack at Marshall Marshall Thundering Herd

Travel: 41 miles, 46 min
It's the third week in a road where we're watching a P5 travel to a G5. I could get used to this. We Are!

Game 21*: Sunday, September 23 4:30PM Fort Valley State Fort Valley State Wildcats at Benedict Benedict College

Travel: 403 miles, 6 hrs 23 min
This game intrigues me. While searching D2 schedules, I came across this game scheduled for a Sunday. It's the only Sunday game I have seen besides Miami vs LSU on Labor Day weekend. ESPN has this game listed on their site for Sunday, as do the two colleges. Benedict's press release lists the game on Saturday, Fort Valley State does not have a press release for the schedule. Did an intern transpose the date incorrectly? Do we actually have Sunday football? Regardless, we're heading to Columbia, SC in search of Sunday college football.

Game 22: Thursday, September 27 8PM North Carolina North Carolina Tarheels at Miami Miami Hurricanes

Travel: 627 miles, 8 hrs 41 min
Our third time watching Miami play, but first time we see them at home. Another tire rotation and oil change are in order before we head to Friday's game.

Game 23: Friday, September 28 8PM Memphis Memphis Tigers at Tulane Tulane Golden Wave

Travel: 852 miles, 11 hrs 38 min
The only other D1 games this Friday at in the northeast or Colorado. Tulane is the closest, so we're off to the Big Easy.

Game 24: Saturday, September 29 1PM Morehead State Morehead State Eagles at Butler Butler Bulldogs

Travel: 827 miles, 11 hrs 38 min
It's the second day in a row of a nearly 12 hour drive, but a schedule full of TBD times has us watching some non-scholarship football in Indianapolis.
Another possible doubleheader is a bunch of home games in North Carolina. Two of these games are bound to have kickoff times that allow a doubleheader: South Alabama South Alabama Jaguars at Appalachian State Appalachian State Mountaineers, Rice Rice Owls at Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Hokies at Duke Duke Blue Devils, Virginia Virginia Cavaliers at NC State NC State Wolfpack, Old Dominion Old Dominion Monarchs at ECU East Carolina Pirates.

Game 25: Saturday, September 29 7:30PM Stanford Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Travel: 137 miles, 2 hrs 24 min
We're cutting it close, getting to South Bend about a half hour before kickoff. It'll be one of two #Pac12AfterDark games this trip.

Game 26: Thursday, October 4 8PM Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Houston Houston Cougars

Travel: 1,147 miles, 17 hrs 24 min
I originally had this day as Georgia State Georgia State at Troy Troy, but Houston has a semi-new stadium that is worth checking out. Fear not, Troy fans, we'll see the Trojans in a few weeks.

Game 27: Friday, October 5 7PM Georgia Tech Georgie Tech Yellow Jackets at Louisville Louisville Cardinals

Travel: 955 miles, 14 hrs 32 min
We're headed back north for a Friday night ACC matchup.

Game 28: Saturday, October 6 12PM McMurry McMurry Warhawks at Belhaven Belhaven Blazers

Travel: 588 miles, 8 hrs 23 min
And we're going back down south for a noon kickoff in Jackson, MS between D3 schools.

Game 29: Saturday, October 7 7PM UAB UAB Blazers at Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Travel: 155 miles, 2 hrs 14 min
There's a number of D1 games within a couple hours of Jackson on October 7, but only this one has a kickoff time. Any of the following games would work with a 7PM kickoff or later: Connecticut UConn at Memphis Memphis, ULM ULM at Ole Miss Ole Miss, Auburn Auburn at Mississippi State Mississippi State.

Game 30: Tuesday, October 9 8PM Appalachian State Appalachian State Mountaineers at Arkansas State Arkansas State Red Wolves

Travel: 301 miles, 4 hrs 58 min
It's the thirtieth game of the trip and finally a Tuesday game - we've seen a game on every day of the week! After the long drives to the previous games, a 5 hour drive is nothing.

Game 31: Thursday, October 11 7:30PM Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Eagles at Texas State Texas State Bobcats

Travel: 672 miles, 9 hrs 54 min
Our Sun Belt drought was snapped last game, and now we're watching a second Sun Belt game in three days.

Game 32: Friday, October 12 7PM USF USF Bulls at Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Travel: 483 miles, 7 hrs 23 min
We're at around 18,000 miles less than two months in, so before the game the car's getting another oil change, tire rotation, and whatever else it needs. It's our fourth time seeing Tulsa, and second time at Chapman Stadium. The Tulsa football team is getting a little creeped out.

Game 33: Saturday, October 13 1PM UAB UAB Blazers at Rice Rice Owls

Travel: 505 miles, 7 hrs 31 min
We're seeing UAB in back to back weekends as they take on Rice in Houston.

Game 34: Saturday, October 13 7PM Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at UTSA UTSA Roadrunners

Travel: 197 miles, 2 hrs 47 min
We're also seeing Louisiana Tech in back to back weekends as well. The 7PM kickoff means that we need to make up 17 minutes on I-10.

Game 35: Thursday, October 18 9PM Stanford Stanford Cardinal at Arizona State Arizona State Sun Devils

Travel: 982 miles, 14 hrs 9 min
Finally. We've been traveling across the eastern half of the United States and finally we have made it out west. My original plan was home games at Arkansas State Arkansas State, Pennsylvania Penn, Bucknell Bucknell, and Morgan State Morgan State (shoutout to the Magnificent Marching Machine), but game times were updated since I originally planned it out so we're headed west. We're watching some real #Pac12AfterDark.

Game 36: Friday, October 19 9PM Colorado State Colorado State Rams at Boise State Boise State Broncos

Travel: 928 miles, 14 hrs 32 min
There's a Friday night game in Las Vegas, Air Force Air Force at UNLV UNLV, however my experience with the residents of Boise makes the extra 10 hour drive through nothingness in Nevada absolutely worth it. After the game, we won't have time to go to the bars with the Boise locals because we have a long drive to make

Game 37: Saturday, October 20 4PM Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags at Occidental Occidental Tigers

Travel: 842 miles, 13 hrs 57 min
We're taking the long overnight drive from Boise to watch a D3 matchup in the oldest college football stadium in Los Angeles. No time for sleeping after the game - we have another game to catch.

Game 38: Saturday, October 20 10:30PM San José State San Jose State Spartans at San Diego State San Diego State Aztecs

Travel: 125 miles, 2 hrs 9 min
To my surprise the drive from LA to San Diego leaves nearly an hour to account for traffic, time to park the car, and a graceful walk to the stadium for a #MWCAfterMidnight game.

Game 39: Tuesday, October 23 8PM Troy Troy Trojans at South Alabama South Alabama Jaguars

Travel: 1,930 miles, 28 hrs
It's a good thing there's no Monday games.

Game 40: Thursday, October 25 7PM Baylor Baylor Bears at West Virginia West Virginia Mountaineers

Travel: 937 miles, 14 hrs 13 min
We've almost hit the halfway mark in our journey, and what better way to celebrate it than with Country Roads and couch burning. I love Morgantown.

Game 41: Friday, October 26 8PM Indiana Indiana Hoosiers at Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers

Travel: 934 miles, 14 hrs 31 min
We'll get another oil change and tire rotation before this Big Ten matchup. We've put another 6,500 miles on the car in exactly 2 weeks.

Game 42: Saturday, October 27 12PM Charleston (WV) Charleston Golden Eagles at Notre Dame (OH) Notre Dame Falcons

Travel: 763 miles, 11 hrs 43 min
Not that Notre Dame. This Notre Dame is located outside Cleveland, Ohio.

Game 43: Saturday, October 27 7PM Walsh Walsh Cavaliers at Findlay Findlay Oilers

Travel: 158 miles, 2 hrs 23 min
This game was originally Navy Navy at Notre Dame Notre Dame, but duffman13jws corrected me that the game was actually in San Diego. We can't get across the country that fast.

Game 44: Tuesday, October 30 8PM Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks at Buffalo Buffalo Bulls

Travel: 326 miles, 5 hrs 4 min
Put your passport away, we're going through Ohio and Pennsylvania to get to Buffalo. But keep it handy, we'll need it later.

Game 45: Wednesday, October 31 7:30PM Ball State Ball State Cardinals at Toledo Toledo Rockets

Travel: 318 miles, 5 hrs 4 min
5 hours back the way we just came. And there was a Tuesday night game only half an hour away at Bowling Green State University, but we decided to drive to Buffalo. Isn't this fun?

Game 46: Thursday, November 1 7PM Ohio Ohio Bobcats at Western Michigan Western Michigan Broncos

Travel: 155 miles, 2 hrs 27 min
It's our third MAC game in a row, but we aren't complaining because our other option was to drive down to see the National Champion UCF UCF Knights all the way in Orlando.

Game 47: Friday, November 2 7:30PM Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Panthers at Virginia Virginia Cavaliers

Travel: 678 miles, 10 hrs 53 min
We can make all the jokes in the world about the quality of this football game, but Virginia's basketball team was bowl eligible last year and their basketball team had the #1 seed in the men's basketball tournament. We'll celebrate their successes by visiting Charlottesville.

Game 48: Saturday, November 3 12PM Air Force Air Force Falcons at Army Army Black Nights

Travel: 389 miles, 6 hrs 31 min
No college football bucket list is complete without a visit to West Point for game day. We even left time to check out Highland Falls and to tailgate on Buffalo Soldier Field.

Game 49: Saturday, November 3 5PM Framingham State Framingham State Rams at Western Connecticut Western Connecticut Colonials

Travel: 54 miles, 1 hr 6 min
A jump across the Hudson, and we're at the second game of our doubleheader for this weekend - a D3 matchup in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Game 50: Tuesday, November 6 7:30PM Kent State Kent State Golden Flashes at Buffalo Buffalo Bulls

Travel: 391 miles, 6 hrs 13 min
Back to the track stadium to watch some Tuesday night MACtion.

Game 51: Wednesday, November 7 TBD Ohio Ohio Bobcats at Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks

Travel: 450 miles, 7 hrs 8 min
Battle of the Bricks on a Wednesday night.

Game 52: Thursday, November 8 7:30PM Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons at NC State NC State Wolfpack

Travel: 538 miles, 8 hrs 49 min
It's November which means a game a day except for Sundays and Mondays, thanks to the NFL. Luckily all the games are at night or else we'd be pulling doubleheaders.

Game 53: Friday, November 9 7PM Louisville Louisville Cardinals at Syracuse Syracuse Orange

Travel: 649 miles, 10 hrs 2 min
You won't need your passport to get into the Cuse Nation for this trap game. Syracuse has won 6 of their last 7 Friday home games, including two against ranked opponents.

Game 54: Saturday, November 10 2PM Centre Centre Colonels at Birmingham-Southern Birmingham Southern Panthers

Travel: 1,043 miles, 15 hrs 45 min
It's a long trip, but it's going to be slightly shorter since we need to make up 15 minutes on the road. Our next game is slightly less of a drive.

Game 55: Saturday, November 10 7:30PM Southern Miss Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at UAB UAB Blazers

Travel 1 mile, 5 min
Yes, you could walk it. No, you won't want to walk it. We're driving. Our overnight drive to Alabama has us at around 7,000 miles since our last trip to the shop, so we're back for an oil change, tire rotation, and a 30,000 mile service. In three months we've more than doubled the miles the average American drives in a year.

Game 56: Tuesday, November 13 6PM Western Michigan Western Michigan Broncos at Ball State Ball State Cardinals

Travel: 538 miles, 8 hrs 5 min
We're off to see some Tuesday night MACtion. We'll stay at Garry Gergich's timeshare in Muncie after the game. Or was his name Jerry? Larry, maybe?

Game 57: Wednesday, November 14 TBD Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks at Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Huskies

Travel: 290 miles, 4 hrs 39 min
More MACtion - this time in DeKalb. We've experienced MACtion in all five states.

Game 58: Thursday, November 15 9:30PM FAU Florida Atlantic Owls at North Texas North Texas Mean Green

Travel: 938 miles, 13 hrs 55 min
We haven't come to the faU this road trip, and we won't, but we'll catch another Owls road game.

Game 59: Friday, November 16 9PM Boise State Boise State Broncos at New Mexico New Mexico Lobos

Travel: 611 miles, 9 hrs 9 min
Yep, we're headed out west again. This time, we're seeing a game in New Mexico.

Game 60: Saturday, November 17 4PM Sacramento State Sacramento State Hornets at UC Davis UC Davis Aggies

Travel: 1,098 miles, 16 hrs 38 min
Ok, I know this is a huge stretch. We need to make this drive in 15 hrs 30 minutes. The speed limit on I-40 is 75mph, so I guess we're going 85.

Game 61: Saturday, November 17 10:30PM San Diego State San Diego State Aztecs at Fresno State Fresno State Bulldogs

Travel: 187 miles, 2 hrs 55 min
It's a hell of a day, I know. This #MWCAfterMidnight game kicks off 3 hours after the Aggies game ends.

Game 62: Tuesday, November 20 7PM Ball State Ball State Cardinals at Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks

Travel: 2,301 miles, 34 hrs
We're headed back to Oxford for our fourth Miami game. We got an oil change and tire rotation a week ago, but a trip to California put another 6,000 miles on the car so we get that taken care of here.

Game 63: Thursday, November 22 3:30PM Colorado State Colorado State Rams at Air Force Air Force Falcons

Travel: 1,172 miles, 17 hrs 38 min
We're skipping the Egg Bowl Egg Bowl to see another game at a service academy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Game 64: Friday, November 23 12PM Texas Texas Longhorns at Kansas Kansas Jayhawks

Travel: 551 miles, 8 hrs 10 min
So Black Friday has a few games that could allow for double headers, mostly in the Ohio region. But we don't have game times yet, so we have to pick a game. Texas hasn't lost to Kansas since....2016.

Game 65: Saturday, November 24 1PM Old Dominion Old Dominion Monarchs at Rice Rice Owls

Travel: 764 miles, 11 hrs 30 min
It's the last day of the regular season for the vast majority of teams, and we're headed to Texas.

Game 66: Saturday, November 24 7PM North Texas North Texas Mean Green at UTSA UTSA Roadrunners

Travel: 197 miles, 2 hrs 57 min
Out of all of our times that we need to make up time on the road, this could be the hardest. We need to cut off half an hour of a three hour drive. It means going 80mph down I-10. Yikes.

Game 67: Friday, November 30 7PM MAC MAC Championship (Detroit, MI)

Travel: 1,457 miles, 21 hrs 40 min
It's conference championship time and we aren't done watching MACtion. Too bad it isn't on a Tuesday night. The MAC is the only G5 conference to have a neutral site for the championship.

Game 68: Saturday, December 1 8PM Big Ten Big Ten Championship (Indianapolis, IN)

Travel: 301 miles, 4 hrs 38 min
These drives are getting better, after the November we had.

Game 69: Saturday, December 8 3PM Army Army Black Knights vs Navy Navy Midshipmen (Philadelphia, PA)

Travel: 650 miles, 10 hrs 17 min
There's D2 and D3 playoffs going on, but times and locations are TBD. It's time to watch America's Game.

Game 70: Saturday, December 15 12PM Celebration Bowl Celebration Bowl (MEAC MEAC vs SWAC SWAC - Atlanta, GA)

Travel: 794 miles, 12 hrs 22 min
The Celebration Bowl is the de facto National Championship for FCS HBCU schools, and the beginning of our first double header in nearly a month.

Game 71: Saturday, December 15 5:30PM Camellia Bowl Camellia Bowl (Sun Belt Sun Belt vs MAC MAC - Montgomery, AL)

Travel: 162 miles, 2 hrs 19 min
Our first FBS Bowl of the season and we are flying down I-85 to make it to Montgomery in time. Another 6,000 miles has elapsed - we get the oil change and tire rotation after the game.

Game 72: Tuesday, December 18 7PM Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton Bowl (American American vs Conference USA C-USA - Boca Raton, FL)

Travel: 645 miles, 9 hrs 46 min
Ok, I lied above. I guess technically we are coming to the faU, but unless the Owls get a second home bowl game in a row, we won't see Mr. Freshwater.

Game 73: Wednesday, December 19 8PM Frisco Bowl Frisco Bowl (American American vs At Large - Frisco, TX)

Travel: 1,325 miles, 18 hrs 41 min
We're stuck with the long drive since there's only one bowl game. The Frisco Bowl is only a year old, and is held in a soccer stadium.

Game 74: Thursday, December 20 8PM Gasparilla Bowl Gasparilla Bowl (American American vs ACC ACC/Conference USA C-USA - Tampa, FL)

Travel: 1,130 miles, 16 hrs 36 min
Back to Florida for the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. At least this year it's in a football stadium.

Game 75: Friday, December 21 12:30PM Bahamas Bowl Bahamas Bowl (MAC MAC vs Conference USA C-USA - Nassau, Bahamas)

Travel: 22 miles, 40 min
Here's the biggest stretch of them all. There's two bowl games on this day - in Boise and the Bahamas. There is not a snowball's chance in hell we can go from Tampa to Boise in 16 hours - we'd have to be going over double the speed limit. Rather than take a day off we're going to the Bahamas. We'll drive to Tampa International Airport, conveniently located right next to the Gasparilla Bowl. Our passport is finally being used!
Our flight is Delta 1872, leaving TPA at 6:30AM on Saturday morning. With a 38 minute layover in ATL, we land at NAS at 10:45AM. After getting a rental and making the 14 km (9 mile) drive to Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, we're ready to watch the game.
With a 12:30 kickoff, we expect to have the game end at 4pm. Add in our 16 min drive back to the airport, it's 4:16pm. The last flight that gets us back to TPA in time for us to make our next game is Jet Blue flight B6 2394, leaving NAS at 7:05pm. Most websites that I see suggest arriving at NAS about 3 hrs prior to an international flight, so we're cutting it close but can still make the flight. After a 2 hour layover in FLL, Spirit flight NK 574 gets us back to Tampa at 11:20pm. If somebody tells you the Bahamas is not a day trip, we just proved them wrong.

Game 76: Saturday, December 22 12PM Birmingham Bowl Birmingham Bowl (American American vs SEC SEC - Birmingham, AL)

Travel: 569 miles, 8 hrs, 55 min
Spirit Airlines is well known for delayed flights, so luckily we have a ~3 and a half hour cushion between our expected arrival at TPA to when we need to leave to drive to Birmingham.

Game 77: Saturday, December 22 7PM Dollar General Mobile Bowl Mobile Bowl (Sun Belt Sun Belt vs MAC MAC - Mobile, AL)

Travel: 260 miles, 3 hrs 44 min
We've had little rest in the last week - nearly everything has been back to back and this bowl game is no different. We need to make up 14 minutes on the road, but by now we're pros at speeding. Unfortunately, it's our last Saturday double header.

Game 78: Wednesday, December 26 1:30PM Heart of Dallas Bowl Heart of Dallas Bowl (Big Ten Big Ten vs ACC ACC/Conference USA C-USA - Dallas, TX)

Travel: 584 miles, 9 hrs
We get a few days off, but we're back on the road for our final stretch.

Game 79: Thursday, December 27 1:30PM Independence Bowl Independence Bowl (SEC SEC vs ACC ACC/Notre Dame Notre Dame - Shreveport, LA)

Travel: 182 miles, 2 hrs 37 min
It's the shortest travel we've had between games in nearly two weeks.

Game 80: Thursday, December 27 9PM Texas Bowl Texas Bowl (SEC SEC vs Big 12 Big 12 - Houston, TX)

Travel: 239 miles, 4 hrs 2 min
Are you kidding me? A double header on a Thursday with no time to spare between games?

Game 81: Friday, December 28 9PM Alamo Bowl Alamo Bowl (Big 12 Big 12 vs Pac-12 Pac 12 - San Antonio, TX)

Travel: 199 miles, 2 hrs 58 min
Coming off a double header, I tried to find a way to make a double double header with the three games being played, but unfortunately we can't make either of the other games.

Game 82: Saturday, December 29 1PM Arizona Bowl Arizona Bowl (Mountain West Mountain West vs Sun Belt Sun Belt - Tuscon, AZ)

Travel: 870 miles, 12 hrs 8 min
Just when you thought the long drives were over, we’re driving to Tuscon. We've seen every other G5 conference play in a bowl game besides the Mountain West, so we’re skipping the playoff games. We get our last oil change and tire rotation of our journey, and a 50,000 mile service. We haven't driven 50,000 miles yet though, we're only at 49,564.

Game 83: Monday, December 31 3PM Foster Farms San Francisco Bowl San Francisco Bowl (Big Ten Big Ten vs Pac-12 Pac 12 - Santa Clara, CA)

Travel: 832 miles, 12 hrs 24 min
Knowing that we neglected the Pac 12 a lot during the regular season, we’re hitting up all of the bowl games now. We’ll see a total of 3 Pac 12 teams in 5 days.

Game 84: Tuesday, January 1 5PM Rose Bowl Rose Bowl (Big Ten Big Ten vs Pac-12 Pac 12 - Pasadena, CA)

Travel: 346 miles, 5 hrs 7 min
5 hours later we’re in Pasadena. We've now seen as many games as Rutgers Kansas plays in seven seasons, but we're not done yet. There's one game left.

Game 85: Monday, January 7 8PM College Football Playoff CFP National Championship (Santa Clara, CA)

Travel: 347 miles, 5 hrs 7 min
Hooray! We’re made it. We turn around and head back to Santa Clara for the last game of our long season. Despite what the Nevada Dental Association says about UCF, this National Championship goes in the record books.

Statistics

We watched 85 games. 1 was a scrimmage, 66 were regular season games, 4 were Championships (including the Celebration Bowl), and 14 were bowl games.
Excluding bowl games, we have seen 74 different FBS teams. The conference we saw the least was the SEC, where was saw three teams once. We saw teams from the MAC the most - 18 times, but the ACC had the most number of unique teams - 12.
Conference Team
ACC Miami (3), Louisville (2), Wake Forest (2), NC State (2), Virginia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Boston College
American Tulsa (4), Memphis (2), Navy, Tulane, USF, Houston, SMU, Temple
Big 12 Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Kansas State, Texas, Kansas, West Virginia
Big Ten Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Penn State
Conference USA UAB (3), Rice (2), UTSA (2), Louisiana Tech (2), North Texas (2), FAU (2), Marshall, Southern Miss, Old Dominion
FBS Independents Army (2), Notre Dame, UMass
MAC Miami (OH) (4), Ball State (3), Toledo (2), Buffalo (2), Ohio (2), Western Michigan (2), Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Kent State
Mountain West Colorado State (3), San Diego State (2), Air Force (2), Boise State (2), San José State, Wyoming, New Mexico, Fresno State
Pac-12 Stanford (2), Arizona State, Colorado
SEC LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri
Sun Belt Georgia State, Appalachian State, South Alabama, Georgia Southern, Texas State, Arkansas State, Troy
In the FCS, we saw 8 teams, no more than two teams from a single conference.
Conference Team
Big Sky Sacramento State, UC Davis
Missouri Valley Missouri State
Northeast Duquesne
Ohio Valley Eastern Kentucky
Pioneer Butler, Morehead State
Southland Central Arkansas
In Division 2, we saw 11 teams.
Conference Team
GAC Northwestern (OK), Ouachita Baptist
GLVC Lincoln (MO)
G-MAC Walsh, Findlay
MEC Charleston (WV), Notre Dame (OH), Shepherd, West Virginia State
SIAC Benedict, Fort Valley State
In Division 3, we saw 10 teams
Conference Team
ASC Belhaven, McMurry
MASCAC Framingham State, Western Connecticut,
NCAC Wittenberg
OAC Muskingum
SAA Birmingham-Southern, Centre
SCIAC Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Occidental
We saw a double header 16 times, and despite my best efforts I could not find a single triple header, though I am convinced one exists. If you find one, I am very interested in knowing when/where.

The Route

We drove 50,868 miles in 31 days, 22 hours, and 50 minutes according to the GPS, excluding any time we made up. Over a month was spent purely driving. At 35 mpg on the highway and $2.85 a gallon for gas, we spent over $4,000 just on gas. We also changed the oil a number of times, got some other maintenance, and rented a car in the Bahamas.
We traveled through all but 14 states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Of the states that we visited, Oregon, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware we did not see a game in. If the Sunday game at Benedict College is actually an error, South Carolina is added to this list.
You can access the map here. Some locations I used the campus rather than the football stadium for, and the mileage is ~100 miles different than the individual destination to destination totals that I used Google Maps for. It also does not include our trip to the Bahamas. But it gives a general sense as to what our route was.
We saw a football game in every FBS stadium in New York, West Virginia, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Idaho, and Arizona (though we never saw the Wildcats, they host a bowl game).
OptiMap does not show the distribution by state, but we saw the most games in Texas.
The fastest trip was Birmingham-Southern Birmingham Southern to UAB UAB Blazers - 1 mile
The longest trip was Fresno State Fresno State to Miami (OH) Miami - 2,301 miles
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2017.12.01 16:48 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Ohio – discuss Ohio politics and candidates

Welcome to our 36th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will again focus on OHIO. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
As mentioned in the first Ohio post, Ohio is a state where Justice Democrats and BrandNew Congress do not yet have any candidates. However, there may be some progressive candidates under consideration for Justice Dems or BNC.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Ohio is February 7, 2018 (if running as a member of an established party) or May 7, 2018 (if running as an independent candidate). Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Ohio is May 8, 2018.
In this first Ohio post, I described the U.S. Senate race and the first 9 Congressional districts. In this second post, I will discuss the remaining Congressional districts and the governor’s race. Here’s what I’ve found about the remaining races:
OH-10: The incumbent is Michael Turner, a Republican with a very conservative voting record. However, he is one of only 20 Republicans to vote NO on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He has one Democratic challenger - Michael Milisits. Michael Milisits is a technician for AT&T working to install digital TV, high speed Internet and voice services at people’s houses. He is a member of the Communications Workers of America Union (note: this is one of the unions that Bernie supported when they had a strike against Verizon – link. Milisits supports single payer healthcare, investing in renewable energy and fighting climate change, spending on infrastructure, keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, separating investment and retail banking, ending private prisons, legalizing cannabis and hemp and campaign finance reform. He seems like a good candidate. Here is his website.
OH-11: The incumbent is Marcia Fudge a progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 91%) and member of the House Progressive Caucus. She is a sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). Unfortunately, she also has an association with one of the Awan brothers (Imran Awan). She has one Independent challenger - James Jerome Bell. James Jerome Bell does not seem to have a campaign website. He also appears to be one of those perennial candidates, because what little information I found about him online included that he has previously run for Cleveland City Councilman, Mayor of Cleveland and President of the United States.
OH-12: The incumbent is Pat Tiberi, a very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is retiring, so will not run again. There are 2 Republicans (Brandon Grisez and Carol O'Brien) and 3 Democrats (Ed Albertson, John Peters and Doug Wilson) competing for his seat. Ed Albertson is an employee of Carew International, where he is involved in training sales forces for the clients of Carew. He previously ran against Pat Tiberi in 2016, but lost. He supports overturning Citizens United, ending gerrymandering, automatic voter registration, strengthening public schools, a living wage (but didn’t define what that is – he also stated that minimum wage should be adjusted for regional differences), spending on infrastructure and renewable energy, simplifying the tax code, closing tax loopholes and immigration reform. On healthcare, he says “we should retain what works in the Affordable Care Act and fix what doesn’t”, but also states “offering Medicare for all would provide an already-working competitive alternative in the healthcare industry that would lower healthcare costs, provide access and ease the pressures of health uncertainty for every one of us”, so it’s a little hard to know where he stands. Here is his website. John Peters is a special education teacher. His website does not have any details on the policies he supports. Doug Wilson has served as mayor of the village of Ashley (he may still be, but I couldn’t figure that out from his website). He also previously served on the Ashley Village Council. In the past, he has worked in healthcare as a respiratory care practitioner. On healthcare, he states “First we need to work to solve the issues with the ACA as we look to the future of healthcare in America. We already have a very popular and effective care system in place that could be expanded to provide equal care for every man, woman and child in our country. Medicare coverage for all is a plan that could serve us well and combining the taxes, premiums paid by employees and employers for group insurance could curtail rising costs and provide equal treatment for all citizens. We need to explore this option.” He mentions the high costs of college and says we need to do something, but does not give a proposed solution. He opposes high-stakes testing in schools and wants to fight climate change and pollution. Here is his campaign website.
OH-13: The incumbent is a Democrat Tim Ryan. He has a moderate voting record (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 78%) and an association with one of the Awan brothers (Abid Awan). On the other hand, he is an original sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). He has one Republican challenger - Christopher DePizzo, whose website offers very sketchy details into what he supports.
OH-14: The incumbent is a moderate Republican David Joyce. He was one of only 20 Republicans to vote NO on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He is being primaried by 2 Republicans, Evan Carp and Matt Lynch. There is also one Democrat (Betsy Rader) and one Green Party candidate (Adam Hickey). Betsy Rader is a civil rights lawyer and has also served as director of Geauga County’s advocacy program for abused children, an attorney for the Cleveland Clinic, and recently worked for Medicare and Medicaid helping to design cost-effective, high quality care for patients. She was recently endorsed by Sherrod Brown and has also been endorsed by the End Citizens United PAC and the Feminist Majority PAC. Disappointingly, her website does not have an issues page or any information on her political positions. Adam Hickey is a Green Party candidate for the 14th district. He is a Marine veteran and has a degree in business and economic development, yet he has had trouble finding a good paying job. He states he’s worked up to four part-time jobs at once trying to make ends meet. He supports Medicare-for-All, refocusing the war on drugs from incarceration to treatment, ending wars and moving towards diplomacy, reversing militarization of the police, making voting more secure (use hand-counted paper ballots, not hackable voting machines), automatic voter registration, open primaries, ending gerrymandering, and tuition-free college education. On jobs, he says “my plan provides SMALL businesses with tax breaks, loans, and incentives, and fills the gap with a larger contribution in taxes from corporations who have larger profit margins.” Hickey seems to be the most progressive choice in this race.
OH-15: The incumbent is Steve Stivers, a quite conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is being challenged by three Democrats (Rob Jarvis, Aaron Minnick and Rick Neal) and by one Libertarian (Johnathan Miller Jr.). Rob Jarvis is a high school government teacher. He opposes Trump’s Mexican wall, but thinks we should use the money that would be spent on that to hire 50,000 Americans to patrol the border and prevent illegal immigration. He supports term limits and feels that will solve most problems in government (I don’t agree with this, because if you’re electing bad representatives, it doesn’t make much difference how often you elect them – you need to elect good people who are not corrupt to begin with). He also supports reducing regulations on industry to only those required to prevent danger to people, spending money on green energy and enforcing internet privacy by not allowing your ISP to sell your browsing data. He was formerly registered as a Republican and supported Trump, but has now decided that Trump is not good for the country. He is quite conservative for a Democrat. Here is his website.Aaron Minnick does not have a campaign website and his Facebook page has not been updated since September. I’m not sure he’s still running. Rick Neal is currently a stay-at-home dad, but previously worked with a variety of international aid agencies including the Peace Corps and for local non-profit organizations in Cambodia, Congo, and Afghanistan focused on providing clean drinking water, building refugee camps and setting up hospitals. He also worked in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak to help build a hospital to treat patients. He sounds like a great guy, but unfortunately his webpage does not have any information on his stances on the issues. Johnathan Miller Jr. is a Libertarian candidate. He has quotes from Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman on his website. He does not support government-funded healthcare or Social Security. He wants to legalize marijuana and supports the 2nd amendment. On military intervention, he says he would “forbid military intervention on foreign soil unless American lives are at stake and diplomacy is not an option”. He also says he would not demonize all police, but the image on that site is of black people rioting (I’m not sure where the image is from, but it came across as pretty racist). He supports the Fair Tax Act of 2017 to abolish income tax, estate tax and employment taxes and replace them with a flat sales tax of 23%. Here is his webpage.
OH-16: The incumbent is a very conservative Republican James Renacci, who is not running again, because he’s decided to run for governor. There are four Republicans competing for his seat - Anthony Gonzalez, State Rep. Christina Hagan, State Rep. Tom Patton and Kit Seryak. He represents a district that is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there is also one Democrat (Aaron Godfrey) running for his seat. Aaron Godfrey works for a high-tech aerospace company in Middleburg Heights. He supports Medicare-for-All as a long-term goal, with an intermediate strengthening of the ACA. He also wants to end gerrymandering, allow student loan debt to be discharged through bankruptcy and overall reduce student loan debt (but does not mention free college tuition), fight climate change, raise the minimum wage to $15/hr and block oil and gas drilling on public lands. He also talks of “making two-year college programs near-mandatory, in an analogous sense to how high school is treated”. He seems fairly progressive. Here is his website.
Governor: The current governor of Ohio is John Kasich (R). He is not running again, because of term limits. There are lots of candidates who are already competing for his seat, including five Democrats (Bill O'Neill, Connie Pillich, Joseph Schiavoni, Betty Sutton and Nan Whaley), four Republicans (Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and Secretary of State Jon Husted), one Green Party candidate (Constance Gadell Newton) and one Independent candidate (Collin Hill). I will describe the Democrats, Green Party candidate and independent here.
Bill O’Neill is an Ohio Supreme Court Justice. There has been some question about whether he is eligible to run for governor, unless he resigns from his judgeship, but as far as I know, he has not yet resigned. He was in the news, because he recently posted on Facebook a statement on which women he has slept with (I guess trying to avoid public scrutiny of his sexual exploits, such as that affecting Roy Moore and other politicians and entertainers). Despite those controversies, he actually has fairly progressive stances on the issues. He is in favor of more spending on mental healthcare, ending private prisons, fighting the heroin crisis, legalizing marijuana, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, encouraging the production of solar panels in Ohio, reducing the cost of state universities in Ohio (by providing more state support for tuition) and building a high-speed rail system in Ohio. Here is his website.
Connie Pillich is an Air Force veteran, a lawyer and a former Ohio state representative. Here is her website, but it has very little information on her positions. It just states that while in the Ohio legislature, she passed legislation to help veterans.
Joseph Schiavoni is a lawyer and an Ohio State Senator (he was first appointed in 2008 and then won re-election). As a member of the Ohio Senate, he helped lead the fight against Senate Bill 5, the bill that stripped away collective bargaining rights for Ohio’s public workers. He has very detailed policy positions on his website). I’ll just give a summary of some of the important points here (but read the website if you want more details). Schiavoni supports protecting collective bargaining rights, investing in infrastructure upgrades, building green tech and emerging industries, tax credits for small businesses that add new jobs, raising the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), ending tax credits to companies that ship jobs overseas, charter school reform, better public school funding, providing more state support for public colleges and universities and more grants to students to help lower costs of college education, etc. On healthcare, he wants to protect the Medicaid expansion in Ohio and support the ACA. He also says “Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. Joe encourages bills at the national level that move us in that direction, including Sen. Sanders’ Medicare For All bill and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s bill to lower the eligibility age to 55”. I really like his stances, which seem very well-thought out and helpful to people. Here is his website.
Betty Sutton is a lawyer (specializing in labor law), the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and a former United State Congresswoman. Here is her website, but it has no details on her political positions. As an Ohio Representative and US Congresswoman she supported educational issues, the ACA and green energy development. She has the endorsement of Marcy Kaptur.
Nan Whaley is the mayor of Dayton, OH. Here is her webpage, but it’s kind of skimpy on details of her policy positions. She states “Ohio needs to get back to work. We need to hold the drug companies that caused the heroin crisis accountable. And we need our state to reestablish partnerships with our local communities again”. For the opioid crisis, she has proposed to charge 5¢ per dose of narcotic drugs prescribed to pay for treatment of opioid abusers.
Constance Gadell Newton is a criminal defense lawyer, the co-Chair of the Green Party of Ohio and the Green Party candidate for governor. In her law career, she began prosecuting war criminals in Yugoslavia and later focused on defending low-income, minority, women, and LGBT clients in criminal cases. Guess what? She has a Reddit page dedicated to her /ConstanceGadellNewton (although it is a very small subreddit). Her website doesn’t really have an issues page with her political positions. However, some of the links there show she supports environmental causes, greater mental health services, higher wages, more affordable housing and strengthening small businesses. Zachmorris4187 suggested she would be willing to do an AMA here on WayoftheBern, if we ask her.
Collin Hill is an independent candidate for governor. He is a 22 year old still pursuing his undergraduate degree in college. He supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. After that he has a rather complicated scheme to raise wages further at small businesses based on profits and reducing their income taxes, but he doesn’t mention what would happen to wages at large profitable corporations, like Walmart. He also supports more teacher autonomy in classrooms, 2 years free community college (or the same amount of dollars to attend a 4 year college), legalization of marijuana and growing new industries in Ohio. Here is his website.
In addition to the declared candidates, there are a couple of additional people who have been rumored to be considering a run including the strong progressives Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray.
Kucinich is a former mayor of Cleveland, former US Representative from Ohio and former candidate for President of the US in 2004 and 2008. He voted against going to war in Iraq when he was in Congress and voted against the PATRIOT Act. In Congress, he also supported John Conyers Medicare-for-All bill. He is against an interventionist foreign policy and advocates abolishing all nuclear weapons. He opposes free trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA and WTO. He is also a strong supporter of fighting climate change. He supports a single-payer healthcare system, legalizing marijuana and abolishing the death penalty.
Richard Cordray recently resigned as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency established after Wall Street crashed the economy in 2008, which is designed to protect consumers from abuses by banks, credit unions, securities firms, payday lenders, mortgage-servicing operations, foreclosure relief services, debt collectors and other financial companies. Wall Street (and Republicans) hate the CFPB, which is evident in this article. He would likely serve as a governor who fought for the common persons. Prior to directing the CFPB, he had served at various times as Ohio's Attorney General, Solicitor General, and Treasurer. Fun fact - in 1987 he became an undefeated five-time Jeopardy! champion.
Ohio residents have a plethora of great candidates running for governor. In my mind, Joseph Schiavoni, Constance Gadell Newton, Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray are all great candidates. And despite the controversies, I think Bill O’Neill also has some good policies.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
NEXT STATE UP – South Carolina
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2017.12.01 16:47 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Ohio – discuss Ohio politics and candidates

Welcome to our 36th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will again focus on OHIO. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
As mentioned in the first Ohio post, Ohio is a state where Justice Democrats and BrandNew Congress do not yet have any candidates. However, there may be some progressive candidates under consideration for Justice Dems or BNC.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Ohio is February 7, 2018 (if running as a member of an established party) or May 7, 2018 (if running as an independent candidate). Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Ohio is May 8, 2018.
In this first Ohio post, I described the U.S. Senate race and the first 9 Congressional districts. In this second post, I will discuss the remaining Congressional districts and the governor’s race. Here’s what I’ve found about the remaining races:
OH-10: The incumbent is Michael Turner, a Republican with a very conservative voting record. However, he is one of only 20 Republicans to vote NO on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He has one Democratic challenger - Michael Milisits. Michael Milisits is a technician for AT&T working to install digital TV, high speed Internet and voice services at people’s houses. He is a member of the Communications Workers of America Union (note: this is one of the unions that Bernie supported when they had a strike against Verizon – link. Milisits supports single payer healthcare, investing in renewable energy and fighting climate change, spending on infrastructure, keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, separating investment and retail banking, ending private prisons, legalizing cannabis and hemp and campaign finance reform. He seems like a good candidate. Here is his website.
OH-11: The incumbent is Marcia Fudge a progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 91%) and member of the House Progressive Caucus. She is a sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). Unfortunately, she also has an association with one of the Awan brothers (Imran Awan). She has one Independent challenger - James Jerome Bell. James Jerome Bell does not seem to have a campaign website. He also appears to be one of those perennial candidates, because what little information I found about him online included that he has previously run for Cleveland City Councilman, Mayor of Cleveland and President of the United States.
OH-12: The incumbent is Pat Tiberi, a very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is retiring, so will not run again. There are 2 Republicans (Brandon Grisez and Carol O'Brien) and 3 Democrats (Ed Albertson, John Peters and Doug Wilson) competing for his seat. Ed Albertson is an employee of Carew International, where he is involved in training sales forces for the clients of Carew. He previously ran against Pat Tiberi in 2016, but lost. He supports overturning Citizens United, ending gerrymandering, automatic voter registration, strengthening public schools, a living wage (but didn’t define what that is – he also stated that minimum wage should be adjusted for regional differences), spending on infrastructure and renewable energy, simplifying the tax code, closing tax loopholes and immigration reform. On healthcare, he says “we should retain what works in the Affordable Care Act and fix what doesn’t”, but also states “offering Medicare for all would provide an already-working competitive alternative in the healthcare industry that would lower healthcare costs, provide access and ease the pressures of health uncertainty for every one of us”, so it’s a little hard to know where he stands. Here is his website. John Peters is a special education teacher. His website does not have any details on the policies he supports. Doug Wilson has served as mayor of the village of Ashley (he may still be, but I couldn’t figure that out from his website). He also previously served on the Ashley Village Council. In the past, he has worked in healthcare as a respiratory care practitioner. On healthcare, he states “First we need to work to solve the issues with the ACA as we look to the future of healthcare in America. We already have a very popular and effective care system in place that could be expanded to provide equal care for every man, woman and child in our country. Medicare coverage for all is a plan that could serve us well and combining the taxes, premiums paid by employees and employers for group insurance could curtail rising costs and provide equal treatment for all citizens. We need to explore this option.” He mentions the high costs of college and says we need to do something, but does not give a proposed solution. He opposes high-stakes testing in schools and wants to fight climate change and pollution. Here is his campaign website.
OH-13: The incumbent is a Democrat Tim Ryan. He has a moderate voting record (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 78%) and an association with one of the Awan brothers (Abid Awan). On the other hand, he is an original sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). He has one Republican challenger - Christopher DePizzo, whose website offers very sketchy details into what he supports.
OH-14: The incumbent is a moderate Republican David Joyce. He was one of only 20 Republicans to vote NO on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He is being primaried by 2 Republicans, Evan Carp and Matt Lynch. There is also one Democrat (Betsy Rader) and one Green Party candidate (Adam Hickey). Betsy Rader is a civil rights lawyer and has also served as director of Geauga County’s advocacy program for abused children, an attorney for the Cleveland Clinic, and recently worked for Medicare and Medicaid helping to design cost-effective, high quality care for patients. She was recently endorsed by Sherrod Brown and has also been endorsed by the End Citizens United PAC and the Feminist Majority PAC. Disappointingly, her website does not have an issues page or any information on her political positions. Adam Hickey is a Green Party candidate for the 14th district. He is a Marine veteran and has a degree in business and economic development, yet he has had trouble finding a good paying job. He states he’s worked up to four part-time jobs at once trying to make ends meet. He supports Medicare-for-All, refocusing the war on drugs from incarceration to treatment, ending wars and moving towards diplomacy, reversing militarization of the police, making voting more secure (use hand-counted paper ballots, not hackable voting machines), automatic voter registration, open primaries, ending gerrymandering, and tuition-free college education. On jobs, he says “my plan provides SMALL businesses with tax breaks, loans, and incentives, and fills the gap with a larger contribution in taxes from corporations who have larger profit margins.” Hickey seems to be the most progressive choice in this race.
OH-15: The incumbent is Steve Stivers, a quite conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is being challenged by three Democrats (Rob Jarvis, Aaron Minnick and Rick Neal) and by one Libertarian (Johnathan Miller Jr.). Rob Jarvis is a high school government teacher. He opposes Trump’s Mexican wall, but thinks we should use the money that would be spent on that to hire 50,000 Americans to patrol the border and prevent illegal immigration. He supports term limits and feels that will solve most problems in government (I don’t agree with this, because if you’re electing bad representatives, it doesn’t make much difference how often you elect them – you need to elect good people who are not corrupt to begin with). He also supports reducing regulations on industry to only those required to prevent danger to people, spending money on green energy and enforcing internet privacy by not allowing your ISP to sell your browsing data. He was formerly registered as a Republican and supported Trump, but has now decided that Trump is not good for the country. He is quite conservative for a Democrat. Here is his website.Aaron Minnick does not have a campaign website and his Facebook page has not been updated since September. I’m not sure he’s still running. Rick Neal is currently a stay-at-home dad, but previously worked with a variety of international aid agencies including the Peace Corps and for local non-profit organizations in Cambodia, Congo, and Afghanistan focused on providing clean drinking water, building refugee camps and setting up hospitals. He also worked in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak to help build a hospital to treat patients. He sounds like a great guy, but unfortunately his webpage does not have any information on his stances on the issues. Johnathan Miller Jr. is a Libertarian candidate. He has quotes from Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman on his website. He does not support government-funded healthcare or Social Security. He wants to legalize marijuana and supports the 2nd amendment. On military intervention, he says he would “forbid military intervention on foreign soil unless American lives are at stake and diplomacy is not an option”. He also says he would not demonize all police, but the image on that site is of black people rioting (I’m not sure where the image is from, but it came across as pretty racist). He supports the Fair Tax Act of 2017 to abolish income tax, estate tax and employment taxes and replace them with a flat sales tax of 23%. Here is his webpage.
OH-16: The incumbent is a very conservative Republican James Renacci, who is not running again, because he’s decided to run for governor. There are four Republicans competing for his seat - Anthony Gonzalez, State Rep. Christina Hagan, State Rep. Tom Patton and Kit Seryak. He represents a district that is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there is also one Democrat (Aaron Godfrey) running for his seat. Aaron Godfrey works for a high-tech aerospace company in Middleburg Heights. He supports Medicare-for-All as a long-term goal, with an intermediate strengthening of the ACA. He also wants to end gerrymandering, allow student loan debt to be discharged through bankruptcy and overall reduce student loan debt (but does not mention free college tuition), fight climate change, raise the minimum wage to $15/hr and block oil and gas drilling on public lands. He also talks of “making two-year college programs near-mandatory, in an analogous sense to how high school is treated”. He seems fairly progressive. Here is his website.
Governor: The current governor of Ohio is John Kasich (R). He is not running again, because of term limits. There are lots of candidates who are already competing for his seat, including five Democrats (Bill O'Neill, Connie Pillich, Joseph Schiavoni, Betty Sutton and Nan Whaley), four Republicans (Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and Secretary of State Jon Husted), one Green Party candidate (Constance Gadell Newton) and one Independent candidate (Collin Hill). I will describe the Democrats, Green Party candidate and independent here.
Bill O’Neill is an Ohio Supreme Court Justice. There has been some question about whether he is eligible to run for governor, unless he resigns from his judgeship, but as far as I know, he has not yet resigned. He was in the news, because he recently posted on Facebook a statement on which women he has slept with (I guess trying to avoid public scrutiny of his sexual exploits, such as that affecting Roy Moore and other politicians and entertainers). Despite those controversies, he actually has fairly progressive stances on the issues. He is in favor of more spending on mental healthcare, ending private prisons, fighting the heroin crisis, legalizing marijuana, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, encouraging the production of solar panels in Ohio, reducing the cost of state universities in Ohio (by providing more state support for tuition) and building a high-speed rail system in Ohio. Here is his website.
Connie Pillich is an Air Force veteran, a lawyer and a former Ohio state representative. Here is her website, but it has very little information on her positions. It just states that while in the Ohio legislature, she passed legislation to help veterans.
Joseph Schiavoni is a lawyer and an Ohio State Senator (he was first appointed in 2008 and then won re-election). As a member of the Ohio Senate, he helped lead the fight against Senate Bill 5, the bill that stripped away collective bargaining rights for Ohio’s public workers. He has very detailed policy positions on his website). I’ll just give a summary of some of the important points here (but read the website if you want more details). Schiavoni supports protecting collective bargaining rights, investing in infrastructure upgrades, building green tech and emerging industries, tax credits for small businesses that add new jobs, raising the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), ending tax credits to companies that ship jobs overseas, charter school reform, better public school funding, providing more state support for public colleges and universities and more grants to students to help lower costs of college education, etc. On healthcare, he wants to protect the Medicaid expansion in Ohio and support the ACA. He also says “Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. Joe encourages bills at the national level that move us in that direction, including Sen. Sanders’ Medicare For All bill and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s bill to lower the eligibility age to 55”. I really like his stances, which seem very well-thought out and helpful to people. Here is his website.
Betty Sutton is a lawyer (specializing in labor law), the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and a former United State Congresswoman. Here is her website, but it has no details on her political positions. As an Ohio Representative and US Congresswoman she supported educational issues, the ACA and green energy development. She has the endorsement of Marcy Kaptur.
Nan Whaley is the mayor of Dayton, OH. Here is her webpage, but it’s kind of skimpy on details of her policy positions. She states “Ohio needs to get back to work. We need to hold the drug companies that caused the heroin crisis accountable. And we need our state to reestablish partnerships with our local communities again”. For the opioid crisis, she has proposed to charge 5¢ per dose of narcotic drugs prescribed to pay for treatment of opioid abusers.
Constance Gadell Newton is a criminal defense lawyer, the co-Chair of the Green Party of Ohio and the Green Party candidate for governor. In her law career, she began prosecuting war criminals in Yugoslavia and later focused on defending low-income, minority, women, and LGBT clients in criminal cases. Guess what? She has a Reddit page dedicated to her /ConstanceGadellNewton (although it is a very small subreddit). Her website doesn’t really have an issues page with her political positions. However, some of the links there show she supports environmental causes, greater mental health services, higher wages, more affordable housing and strengthening small businesses. Zachmorris4187 suggested she would be willing to do an AMA here on WayoftheBern, if we ask her.
Collin Hill is an independent candidate for governor. He is a 22 year old still pursuing his undergraduate degree in college. He supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. After that he has a rather complicated scheme to raise wages further at small businesses based on profits and reducing their income taxes, but he doesn’t mention what would happen to wages at large profitable corporations, like Walmart. He also supports more teacher autonomy in classrooms, 2 years free community college (or the same amount of dollars to attend a 4 year college), legalization of marijuana and growing new industries in Ohio. Here is his website.
In addition to the declared candidates, there are a couple of additional people who have been rumored to be considering a run including the strong progressives Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray.
Kucinich is a former mayor of Cleveland, former US Representative from Ohio and former candidate for President of the US in 2004 and 2008. He voted against going to war in Iraq when he was in Congress and voted against the PATRIOT Act. In Congress, he also supported John Conyers Medicare-for-All bill. He is against an interventionist foreign policy and advocates abolishing all nuclear weapons. He opposes free trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA and WTO. He is also a strong supporter of fighting climate change. He supports a single-payer healthcare system, legalizing marijuana and abolishing the death penalty.
Richard Cordray recently resigned as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency established after Wall Street crashed the economy in 2008, which is designed to protect consumers from abuses by banks, credit unions, securities firms, payday lenders, mortgage-servicing operations, foreclosure relief services, debt collectors and other financial companies. Wall Street (and Republicans) hate the CFPB, which is evident in this article. He would likely serve as a governor who fought for the common persons. Prior to directing the CFPB, he had served at various times as Ohio's Attorney General, Solicitor General, and Treasurer. Fun fact - in 1987 he became an undefeated five-time Jeopardy! champion.
Ohio residents have a plethora of great candidates running for governor. In my mind, Joseph Schiavoni, Constance Gadell Newton, Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray are all great candidates. And despite the controversies, I think Bill O’Neill also has some good policies.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
NEXT STATE UP – South Carolina
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2017.12.01 13:00 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Ohio – discuss Ohio politics and candidates

Welcome to our 36th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will again focus on OHIO. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
As mentioned in the first Ohio post, Ohio is a state where Justice Democrats and BrandNew Congress do not yet have any candidates. However, there may be some progressive candidates under consideration for Justice Dems or BNC.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Ohio is February 7, 2018 (if running as a member of an established party) or May 7, 2018 (if running as an independent candidate). Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Ohio is May 8, 2018.
In this first Ohio post, I described the U.S. Senate race and the first 9 Congressional districts. In this second post, I will discuss the remaining Congressional districts and the governor’s race. Here’s what I’ve found about the remaining races:
OH-10: The incumbent is Michael Turner, a Republican with a very conservative voting record. However, he is one of only 20 Republicans to vote NO on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He has one Democratic challenger - Michael Milisits. Michael Milisits is a technician for AT&T working to install digital TV, high speed Internet and voice services at people’s houses. He is a member of the Communications Workers of America Union (note: this is one of the unions that Bernie supported when they had a strike against Verizon – link. Milisits supports single payer healthcare, investing in renewable energy and fighting climate change, spending on infrastructure, keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, separating investment and retail banking, ending private prisons, legalizing cannabis and hemp and campaign finance reform. He seems like a good candidate. Here is his website.
OH-11: The incumbent is Marcia Fudge a progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 91%) and member of the House Progressive Caucus. She is a sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). Unfortunately, she also has an association with one of the Awan brothers (Imran Awan). She has one Independent challenger - James Jerome Bell. James Jerome Bell does not seem to have a campaign website. He also appears to be one of those perennial candidates, because what little information I found about him online included that he has previously run for Cleveland City Councilman, Mayor of Cleveland and President of the United States.
OH-12: The incumbent is Pat Tiberi, a very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is retiring, so will not run again. There are 2 Republicans (Brandon Grisez and Carol O'Brien) and 3 Democrats (Ed Albertson, John Peters and Doug Wilson) competing for his seat. Ed Albertson is an employee of Carew International, where he is involved in training sales forces for the clients of Carew. He previously ran against Pat Tiberi in 2016, but lost. He supports overturning Citizens United, ending gerrymandering, automatic voter registration, strengthening public schools, a living wage (but didn’t define what that is – he also stated that minimum wage should be adjusted for regional differences), spending on infrastructure and renewable energy, simplifying the tax code, closing tax loopholes and immigration reform. On healthcare, he says “we should retain what works in the Affordable Care Act and fix what doesn’t”, but also states “offering Medicare for all would provide an already-working competitive alternative in the healthcare industry that would lower healthcare costs, provide access and ease the pressures of health uncertainty for every one of us”, so it’s a little hard to know where he stands. Here is his website. John Peters is a special education teacher. His website does not have any details on the policies he supports. Doug Wilson has served as mayor of the village of Ashley (he may still be, but I couldn’t figure that out from his website). He also previously served on the Ashley Village Council. In the past, he has worked in healthcare as a respiratory care practitioner. On healthcare, he states “First we need to work to solve the issues with the ACA as we look to the future of healthcare in America. We already have a very popular and effective care system in place that could be expanded to provide equal care for every man, woman and child in our country. Medicare coverage for all is a plan that could serve us well and combining the taxes, premiums paid by employees and employers for group insurance could curtail rising costs and provide equal treatment for all citizens. We need to explore this option.” He mentions the high costs of college and says we need to do something, but does not give a proposed solution. He opposes high-stakes testing in schools and wants to fight climate change and pollution. Here is his campaign website.
OH-13: The incumbent is a Democrat Tim Ryan. He has a moderate voting record (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 78%) and an association with one of the Awan brothers (Abid Awan). On the other hand, he is an original sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). He has one Republican challenger - Christopher DePizzo, whose website offers very sketchy details into what he supports.
OH-14: The incumbent is a moderate Republican David Joyce. He was one of only 20 Republicans to vote NO on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He is being primaried by 2 Republicans, Evan Carp and Matt Lynch. There is also one Democrat (Betsy Rader) and one Green Party candidate (Adam Hickey). Betsy Rader is a civil rights lawyer and has also served as director of Geauga County’s advocacy program for abused children, an attorney for the Cleveland Clinic, and recently worked for Medicare and Medicaid helping to design cost-effective, high quality care for patients. She was recently endorsed by Sherrod Brown and has also been endorsed by the End Citizens United PAC and the Feminist Majority PAC. Disappointingly, her website does not have an issues page or any information on her political positions. Adam Hickey is a Green Party candidate for the 14th district. He is a Marine veteran and has a degree in business and economic development, yet he has had trouble finding a good paying job. He states he’s worked up to four part-time jobs at once trying to make ends meet. He supports Medicare-for-All, refocusing the war on drugs from incarceration to treatment, ending wars and moving towards diplomacy, reversing militarization of the police, making voting more secure (use hand-counted paper ballots, not hackable voting machines), automatic voter registration, open primaries, ending gerrymandering, and tuition-free college education. On jobs, he says “my plan provides SMALL businesses with tax breaks, loans, and incentives, and fills the gap with a larger contribution in taxes from corporations who have larger profit margins.” Hickey seems to be the most progressive choice in this race.
OH-15: The incumbent is Steve Stivers, a quite conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is being challenged by three Democrats (Rob Jarvis, Aaron Minnick and Rick Neal) and by one Libertarian (Johnathan Miller Jr.). Rob Jarvis is a high school government teacher. He opposes Trump’s Mexican wall, but thinks we should use the money that would be spent on that to hire 50,000 Americans to patrol the border and prevent illegal immigration. He supports term limits and feels that will solve most problems in government (I don’t agree with this, because if you’re electing bad representatives, it doesn’t make much difference how often you elect them – you need to elect good people who are not corrupt to begin with). He also supports reducing regulations on industry to only those required to prevent danger to people, spending money on green energy and enforcing internet privacy by not allowing your ISP to sell your browsing data. He was formerly registered as a Republican and supported Trump, but has now decided that Trump is not good for the country. He is quite conservative for a Democrat. Here is his website.Aaron Minnick does not have a campaign website and his Facebook page has not been updated since September. I’m not sure he’s still running. Rick Neal is currently a stay-at-home dad, but previously worked with a variety of international aid agencies including the Peace Corps and for local non-profit organizations in Cambodia, Congo, and Afghanistan focused on providing clean drinking water, building refugee camps and setting up hospitals. He also worked in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak to help build a hospital to treat patients. He sounds like a great guy, but unfortunately his webpage does not have any information on his stances on the issues. Johnathan Miller Jr. is a Libertarian candidate. He has quotes from Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman on his website. He does not support government-funded healthcare or Social Security. He wants to legalize marijuana and supports the 2nd amendment. On military intervention, he says he would “forbid military intervention on foreign soil unless American lives are at stake and diplomacy is not an option”. He also says he would not demonize all police, but the image on that site is of black people rioting (I’m not sure where the image is from, but it came across as pretty racist). He supports the Fair Tax Act of 2017 to abolish income tax, estate tax and employment taxes and replace them with a flat sales tax of 23%. Here is his webpage.
OH-16: The incumbent is a very conservative Republican James Renacci, who is not running again, because he’s decided to run for governor. There are four Republicans competing for his seat - Anthony Gonzalez, State Rep. Christina Hagan, State Rep. Tom Patton and Kit Seryak. He represents a district that is considered potentially competitive for Democrats and there is also one Democrat (Aaron Godfrey) running for his seat. Aaron Godfrey works for a high-tech aerospace company in Middleburg Heights. He supports Medicare-for-All as a long-term goal, with an intermediate strengthening of the ACA. He also wants to end gerrymandering, allow student loan debt to be discharged through bankruptcy and overall reduce student loan debt (but does not mention free college tuition), fight climate change, raise the minimum wage to $15/hr and block oil and gas drilling on public lands. He also talks of “making two-year college programs near-mandatory, in an analogous sense to how high school is treated”. He seems fairly progressive. Here is his website.
Governor: The current governor of Ohio is John Kasich (R). He is not running again, because of term limits. There are lots of candidates who are already competing for his seat, including five Democrats (Bill O'Neill, Connie Pillich, Joseph Schiavoni, Betty Sutton and Nan Whaley), four Republicans (Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and Secretary of State Jon Husted), one Green Party candidate (Constance Gadell Newton) and one Independent candidate (Collin Hill). I will describe the Democrats, Green Party candidate and independent here.
Bill O’Neill is an Ohio Supreme Court Justice. There has been some question about whether he is eligible to run for governor, unless he resigns from his judgeship, but as far as I know, he has not yet resigned. He was in the news, because he recently posted on Facebook a statement on which women he has slept with (I guess trying to avoid public scrutiny of his sexual exploits, such as that affecting Roy Moore and other politicians and entertainers). Despite those controversies, he actually has fairly progressive stances on the issues. He is in favor of more spending on mental healthcare, ending private prisons, fighting the heroin crisis, legalizing marijuana, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, encouraging the production of solar panels in Ohio, reducing the cost of state universities in Ohio (by providing more state support for tuition) and building a high-speed rail system in Ohio. Here is his website.
Connie Pillich is an Air Force veteran, a lawyer and a former Ohio state representative. Here is her website, but it has very little information on her positions. It just states that while in the Ohio legislature, she passed legislation to help veterans.
Joseph Schiavoni is a lawyer and an Ohio State Senator (he was first appointed in 2008 and then won re-election). As a member of the Ohio Senate, he helped lead the fight against Senate Bill 5, the bill that stripped away collective bargaining rights for Ohio’s public workers. He has very detailed policy positions on his website). I’ll just give a summary of some of the important points here (but read the website if you want more details). Schiavoni supports protecting collective bargaining rights, investing in infrastructure upgrades, building green tech and emerging industries, tax credits for small businesses that add new jobs, raising the minimum wage (but didn’t say to how much), ending tax credits to companies that ship jobs overseas, charter school reform, better public school funding, providing more state support for public colleges and universities and more grants to students to help lower costs of college education, etc. On healthcare, he wants to protect the Medicaid expansion in Ohio and support the ACA. He also says “Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. Joe encourages bills at the national level that move us in that direction, including Sen. Sanders’ Medicare For All bill and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s bill to lower the eligibility age to 55”. I really like his stances, which seem very well-thought out and helpful to people. Here is his website.
Betty Sutton is a lawyer (specializing in labor law), the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and a former United State Congresswoman. Here is her website, but it has no details on her political positions. As an Ohio Representative and US Congresswoman she supported educational issues, the ACA and green energy development. She has the endorsement of Marcy Kaptur.
Nan Whaley is the mayor of Dayton, OH. Here is her webpage, but it’s kind of skimpy on details of her policy positions. She states “Ohio needs to get back to work. We need to hold the drug companies that caused the heroin crisis accountable. And we need our state to reestablish partnerships with our local communities again”. For the opioid crisis, she has proposed to charge 5¢ per dose of narcotic drugs prescribed to pay for treatment of opioid abusers.
Constance Gadell Newton is a criminal defense lawyer, the co-Chair of the Green Party of Ohio and the Green Party candidate for governor. In her law career, she began prosecuting war criminals in Yugoslavia and later focused on defending low-income, minority, women, and LGBT clients in criminal cases. Guess what? She has a Reddit page dedicated to her /ConstanceGadellNewton (although it is a very small subreddit). Her website doesn’t really have an issues page with her political positions. However, some of the links there show she supports environmental causes, greater mental health services, higher wages, more affordable housing and strengthening small businesses. Zachmorris4187 suggested she would be willing to do an AMA here on WayoftheBern, if we ask her.
Collin Hill is an independent candidate for governor. He is a 22 year old still pursuing his undergraduate degree in college. He supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. After that he has a rather complicated scheme to raise wages further at small businesses based on profits and reducing their income taxes, but he doesn’t mention what would happen to wages at large profitable corporations, like Walmart. He also supports more teacher autonomy in classrooms, 2 years free community college (or the same amount of dollars to attend a 4 year college), legalization of marijuana and growing new industries in Ohio. Here is his website.
In addition to the declared candidates, there are a couple of additional people who have been rumored to be considering a run including the strong progressives Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray.
Kucinich is a former mayor of Cleveland, former US Representative from Ohio and former candidate for President of the US in 2004 and 2008. He voted against going to war in Iraq when he was in Congress and voted against the PATRIOT Act. In Congress, he also supported John Conyers Medicare-for-All bill. He is against an interventionist foreign policy and advocates abolishing all nuclear weapons. He opposes free trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA and WTO. He is also a strong supporter of fighting climate change. He supports a single-payer healthcare system, legalizing marijuana and abolishing the death penalty.
Richard Cordray recently resigned as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency established after Wall Street crashed the economy in 2008, which is designed to protect consumers from abuses by banks, credit unions, securities firms, payday lenders, mortgage-servicing operations, foreclosure relief services, debt collectors and other financial companies. Wall Street (and Republicans) hate the CFPB, which is evident in this article. He would likely serve as a governor who fought for the common persons. Prior to directing the CFPB, he had served at various times as Ohio's Attorney General, Solicitor General, and Treasurer. Fun fact - in 1987 he became an undefeated five-time Jeopardy! champion.
Ohio residents have a plethora of great candidates running for governor. In my mind, Joseph Schiavoni, Constance Gadell Newton, Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray are all great candidates. And despite the controversies, I think Bill O’Neill also has some good policies.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
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