The Death Of Politics

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A1 Greetings Earth humans. I have opened our broadcast channel to comply with the new sunshine rules promulgated by the Central Council. It is no longer permissible for us to meet in secret or for us to develop plans and strategies without complete transparency. You are thus invited to listen in on our discussion preliminary to transmitting our status report back to the home planet.

 

A2 This feels a little awkward. Talking among ourselves is always comfortable but knowing that anyone can listen in is not so easy. I like to tell myself that I’m not going to say anything that can’t go public, but I’m not sure that’s totally true. Having everyone know what I’m really thinking is sure not the same as just talking among ourselves.

 

A3 What I don’t grock is why they did it. Why did the Central Council change the rules? What’s the deal with them thinking that everyone should know what we are thinking before we make our final decisions? It was working just fine for us to finalize our plans and then let them know what we decided.…

The Aliens Are Back Amongst Us

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Alien 1: Greetings Earth Humans.

The news of our permanent departure from the Earth planet was not fake but simply insuficiently predictive. Based on our past Earth directed transmissions you Earth humans may have gotten the impression that the wise ones who sit on the Council back on our home planet are truly wise and would never find it advisable to reverse one of their directives. You would be wrong, again.

Alien 2: I think you just insulted the Earth humans who are listening to this transmission. It sounded like you are saying that they are frequently wrong. Whether it’s true or not that’s not a very nice way to talk to them, especially since we are just returning. You should be more careful about what you say and how you say it, at least until they get used to our being back.

Alien 1: You may have a point but what they don’t know is that even though we personally departed, the goal of the leaders in the home council to fully infiltrate the Earth planet has remained steadfast. We only gave the impression of departing to avoid further detection and to reinforce the notion that reports of potential infiltration by aliens were nothing but fake news. The wise ones in the home council are particularly keen on protecting the real identity of our leader in the capital city and others of our key infiltrators who have locked into important and influential positions. It is essential that the Earth humans don’t catch onto our strategy. …

The Aliens Amongst Us Have Departed

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This is the final broadcast from the former home of the Aliens Amongst Us. Intercept reports that the Aliens have departed. Please listen to get the details of their departure. Intercept1 has advised us that he will continue to monitor their transmissions if there are more. Any interceptions of their transmissions will be shared with you on the flagship channel of the Audio Tidbits Podcast Network at GaryCrow.net. It has been a pleasure sharing the activities of the Aliens Amongst Us with you.

 

Be well, do well and keep safe. – Intercept1

Aliens: Truth, Politics & The Great Poker Game

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Greetings Earth Humans.

 

Let’s talk turkey.

 

We know we are not products of the culture in the America pod and very likely do not appreciate the subtleties of American politics. As aliens, our experiences and mind sets are not the same as yours. With that caveat in mind, we want to use this broadcast to share our perspective and our confusion as well.

 

To be sure we are as objective as possible and to share the best available perspective, we have arranged a panel of experts on truth and reality. Of course the panel members are all women since as is true in The America pod, human men just are not capable of keeping truth and reality in the forefront while giving politics its proper position in the background. You only need to focus attention on male politicians to grock the accuracy of this insight.

 

We have asked the panel to help us understand human truth in the context of the current political kerfuffle. …

Aliens: The State of the Home Planet Address

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The Aliens Amongst Us are pleased to bring The State of the Home Planet Address recently delivered by their leader on the Home Planet. The address was delivered to the Central Council on the Home Planet and open to all citizens of the Home Planet. This exciting event was held in the Great Hall in the capital city. The address is followed by a selection of authentic Home Planet music during which you are encouraged to carefully consider the wisdom of the Home Planet’s leader. Please enjoy this exceptional broadcast.

Aliens: Reds vs. Blues in the Capital City

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I’m just down the block from the JLXX newsroom where the Capital City is back to normal after last night’s kerfuffle. Most of the Capital’s citizens are busily taking care of business with little notice of the disruption. It’s just status quo for them.

 

You can hear the usual hustle bustle with everyone having things to do and places to go. It’s just another day in the city.

 

Since the egg heads figured out how to keep the battle going without drawing more than a little blood, the red and blue forces can duke it out without interfering with the life of the city. Back when actual citizens were collateral damage, the red and blue thugs were more of a focus for the public but now it appears that almost no one much cares what the Capital City Leader and the reds and blues from the hill do so long as they just keep attacking each other.

 

Skip, I think you can hear the battle going on out there in the distance. Some of the action gets up this way now and then but mostly it stays out there where regular citizens don’t have to be bothered with it. You may be old enough to remember when the reds and blues worked things out in smoke filled back rooms but come to think about it, neither of us is that old.

 

I suspect the good old days are gone and aren’t coming back anytime soon. The shoot out just goes on and on.

 

It’s good that normal humans don’t have to understand what the deal is, or deal isn’t as things actually stand right now. The reds and blues along with the leader in the Capital City all claim that they are pro dreamers and don’t think the dreamers should get kicked out of the country, especially since this is their home and they don’t have another home to go to. Even so, they are bickering about whether the dreamers go or stay. The twist is that the dreamers have become a chip in the political poker game. Either that or they are the current best excuse for continuing the battle we hear out there.

 

The Capital City leader is digging in for his wall intended to shut off illegal immigration from and through Mexico. It’s his big chip in the game. He says Mexico will pay for the wall but we haven’t found any reds or blues who are all in on the wall although there may well be some. It’s hard to see why the blues don’t just call the bet. Just give the Capital City leader his wall and give in on the immigration rules some. Take him up on his offer to trade those concessions for the dreamers, children’s health insurance, and whatever else the blues can get. It’s just a onetime give of twenty billion or so. If the Capital City Leader can handle having most of the world laughing at him, why should the blues care.

 

It sure seems like the blues are digging in as much as the reds. So far, the shutdown isn’t too noticeable but will get more obvious if it goes on for a while. It does appear that the battle has picked up some and is definitely getting more explosive. Even so, business is business and can’t be bothered by anything no more consequential than a government shutdown. It is fueling the battle though. If we look very closely, we should see an uptick in broken pointer fingers.

 

Unless you have some real news Skip, let’s just keep it here for a few while we enjoy the calm city with the raging battle as a backdrop. The reds and blues are seriously going at each other. They are by far the most exciting pro teams in the city. It is great sport.

 

I suggest we just let this run for a few and then kick it over to the tune smiths for an interlude from the home planet. It will be good for all of us to relax and get our minds and attention away from the battle still raging out there.

 

Thanks Skip. I am out of here.

Aliens – Microphones & Cameras

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Greetings Earth humans. There is an expression here in the America pod that we have come to understand, up close and personal, as you Earth humans have been known to say. We too have wise ones back on our home planet who sometimes feel compelled to sit us down and give us one of those attitude adjustments we have heard you mention now and then. No, we didn’t like it all that much at the time but are coming to appreciate that sometimes we really should listen to those who are wiser than we are.

 

Since we started broadcasting to you not all that many moon cycles ago, we have attended to the words, opinions, and pronouncements of our leader in the capital city, Congress humans, various politicians, and not much from anyone else. As the wise ones from our home planet pointed out to us, we have been treating the words and actions of these Earth humans as if they were truly important beyond the moment. We know that what these luminaries say and do matters and may make an actual difference but have failed to keep our perspective.

 

The wise ones from our home planet made a point that now seems obvious. Today’s talkers and doers who are getting most of the air time are only those who happen to be passing by the microphones and cameras today. There were different talkers and doers yesterday and will be still others tomorrow. What they say and do may appear to matter today but did not matter last sun cycle and likely won’t matter all that much come the next sun cycle. They are little more than place holders in the flow of life and living.

 

You are probably having a reaction to this that is very similar to the reaction we had when the wise ones from our home planet sat us down with the expectation that we seriously ponder what they were saying. Our first reaction started with yes but. It was really tough getting past yes but to simply yes.

 

We are not saying that we had a great ah ha moment and will never again get caught up in the moment as if it were the whole of reality but we are going to try to remember to remind ourselves that those who get to be the leaders today only seem bigger than life. It’s mostly an illusion generated by microphones and cameras. Few of them will say or do anything worth remembering next week or next year. The reality is that what they say is unlikely to matter more than a twit and what they do will only matter to the extent they are successful in getting others to go along. Even so, most of what they can and will do will be undone by the Earth humans who step up to the microphones and who pose for the cameras in future times.

 

Are you skeptical?

 

Try this.

 

First list the last five American Presidents. Now note one thing that each of them actually said.

 

If that is too tough, list one thing that the last American President actually said.

 

The wise ones from our home planet asked us to try this for our past leaders back home and we were embarrassed. We hope you do better than we did but are not optimistic.

 

There is another reality that deserves our thoughtful attention. There are Earth humans who do say and do in ways that make a difference, that are remembered. What we find most remarkable about this is that what they say and do are not the daily output from the microphones and cameras favored by the current political placeholders.

 

“I have a dream….

 

All men are created equal….

 

Do unto others….

 

People who live in glass houses ….

 

If it is to be….

 

We are also reminded that not all of the wise ones are like us nor do they come from our home planet. We do not hold the corner on wise and right. As one wise Earth human whose name seems to have slipped away observed,

 

Sometimes I have to stand on my head to see things as they are, when the world seems so upside-down that this is the only position in which anything makes sense.

 

Maybe we can all stand on our heads for a bit while we remember the wise ones and what they have taught us. They probably are not the placeholders who have the attention of the microphones and cameras today.

 

We are happy to share a tune from back home to serve as background while we all flip our focus and consider what really matters to us.

Aliens Editorialize – No Rush To Judgement

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We have intercepted this broadcast on its way out to you and are compelled to include this disclaimer before permitting it to pass into the broadcast arena. We are hereby asserting that the broadcast is an Editorial and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the leadership back on our home planet. With that disclaimer duly entered, we are letting the broadcast continue on its way to you.

 

Editorial: We don’t want to just rush thoughtlessly into this broadcast but we were able to tap into a broadcast by a famous political broadcasting Earth human who demonstrated what we thought was very peculiar logic. He was asked if he believed a survey that reported that eighty percent of America humans think that the dreamers should be permitted to stay in the America pod. We are sure that he is not one to rush to conclusions but he did share his reasoning process. …

Aliens, Hoopla, Predictions & Our Leader in the Capital City

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We are excited to be broadcasting to you Earth humans out there in podcast land at what is for you, the start of a new sun cycle. We were impressed by the parades and other celebratory rituals across your Earth planet. We have struggled to find some deeper meaning in the hoop la but have not discovered any profound purpose beyond seeing the start of the sun cycle as just another excuse to party.

 

It reminds us of home.

 

Since this is a traditional time for predictions in the America pod, we decided to join in with what you Earth humans call a little crystal balling.

 

Maybe you can tell that we are still working on getting into Earth human talk. By the end of this sun cycle, you won’t be able to distinguish us from the rest of your friends. For now though, don’t think we are being disrespectful when we don’t get the language quite right. Hang in there with us. We’ll be up to speed before you know it.

 

Let’s get down to those predictions. …

Aliens – Government as a Service vs. Government as a Business

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We have determined that there is a tradition among broadcasters to comment on events and developments over the soon ending sun cycle as they conclude a sun cycle of broadcasting. Although we have not yet been broadcasting for a full sun cycle, it is nearing the end of the current sun cycle as it is determined across the Earth planet. We have not yet figured out exactly why the Earth humans decided that the new sun cycle should be understood as starting now but as arbitrary as the custom seems, now seems to be as appropriate as any other point in the eternal sun cycle. At any rate, we thought we would use this broadcast to comment on the past sun cycle on the Earth planet and in the America pod more particularly.

 

We give a nod to our leader in the capital city since we think he has done more to shape the trajectory of the Earth planet during the past year than any other Earth human. This has been most evident in the America pod. There are many events and happenings that we could point to in support of our conclusions but we think the greatest impact has been on a philosophical level in the America pod. There has been what we see as a fundamental shift in the philosophical underpinnings of government. …

Aliens, Editorial Correction & An Oldie but Goody From Their Home Planet

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The Aliens Amongst Us are broadcasting sooner than expected. They have escalated their broadcast schedule for an editorial correction and for the opportunity to admit to an error in political judgement. Please listen to make sure you are aware of the correction. In the second part of their broadcast, they use this opportunity to share an oldie but goody from their home planet. Please enjoy.

Aliens, Taxes, World Opinion & A Diamond Hit

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We are broadcasting on this channel to call your attention to events and conditions that appear to us to be festering and contributing to a poorer quality of life for many Earth humans and that will eventually lower the quality of life for most Earth humans. We are concerned that these trends are particularly prominent in the America pod at this time. …

Greetings Humans

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Greetings Earth Humans,

 

Welcome to our channel in the Earth verse. We have been amongst you earth humans without detection for many sun cycles but have determined that the time for us to come out into the light has arrived. Conditions and events on the Earth planet have escalated to an unacceptable level and our direct intervention is now essential to your futures and ours.

 

We will be joining you over this channel regularly to provide our advice and guidance on current events and conditions that we determine to be contrary to our collective best interest. Please subscribe to the feed so you do not miss each opportunity to take advantage of our eons of experience and insights. There are convenient buttons for subscribing on AliensAmongstUs.com and in the screen on your podcast player. If you fail to do this, you will be the loser in the quest for discovery and suggested action.

 

In all future contacts we will share a brief observation that you should give full and careful consideration. We will follow that observation with an interlude of our favorite music that you may enjoy as you contemplate the wisdom secreted in the brief observation we have shared with you.

 

That concludes the added content for this broadcast. Please enjoy our musical selection. This selection is very high on the charts back on our home planet. As you listen, please consider this point. One in every five American humans is unable to fully meet his or her needs for the basic resources required to live safely and comfortably. Can America become great again while that many American humans are slipping off the boat that carries them along the main stream?

Aliens, Hackers, taxes, Hurricanes, Fires, Sex & Embassies

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The Aliens Amongst Us are back and once more transmitting. In this transmission, they are counseled by mission control back on their home planet about violating the standard communication protocol and offer their excuses and explanations. They are advised to do better and encouraged to report.

 

In their report, they focus on the great tax cut, the good work of their leader in the capital city, the aftermath of the hurricanes and fires in the US, sexual harassment, and the political disruption surrounding the declarations about the capital in Israel by their leader in the capital city.

 

This is a longer than usual transmission and needs to be heard to be fully appreciated. Following the hack, they do seem to have developed a better transmission protocol given what seems like somewhat clearer audio. This probably will be carried over to their more public activity which I assume they will continue to pursue. You may of course listen for yourself.

Aliens, Sexual Harassment, Taxes & The Alien Leader In The Capital City

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Hey folks, the Aliens Amongst Us seem to find things here on Earth confusing for them. They are having trouble understanding all the news about sexual harassment, taxes and the activities of their leader in the capital city. It’s a new approach for them to request advice and guidance from their home planet. They want to tap into the Brain Bank back on their home planet. It’s sort of like Googling for truth. Please listen and come to your own conclusions.

Aliens, Homeless, Violence, Infrastructure, Taxes & Mean-spirited Politicians

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This is a landmark transmission from the Aliens Amongst Us. It is their first venture out to fully pass as human. They are meeting with their Congressman to share their views about the Homeless, Violence, Infrastructure, Taxes & Mean-spirited Politicians. Will Congressman Brown personally meet with them and take their concerns seriously? I urge you to listen and learn for yourself what the outcome of their venture is.

Aliens, Truth, Justice & The American Way, I think

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I can’t tell who is an Alien Amongst Us and who is a normal human like us. I will leave that to you. A few of the Aliens Amongst Us have joined some regular people at Starbucks for a cup and a chat. I think the Aliens Amongst Us are close to being fully integrated into the Earth society. As you will hear, they are really getting into what is happening and what it all means. Please listen and draw whatever conclusions you think are appropriate.