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Dawson Forest, AKA Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory

September 21, 2010

I’m a bit of a conspiracy theorist at heart, and I love stories about secret facilities and whatnot. Today I was reading the ajc.com and stumbled across an article that mentioned one, which lead me down this path of discovery. To be clear I don’t think there is really any conspiracy here, but it is interesting to know that a secret test facility is close.

This is the first thing I found that started this whole bit of research:

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/former-secret-test-site-616831.html?cxtype=rss_news

Dawson Forest is owned by City of Atlanta and is planned for a water reservoir or a 2nd airport:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson_Forest

Which used to be the site of the Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Nuclear_Aircraft_Laboratory

This is a link to the history of the testing facility:

http://www.pickensprogress.com/archive/insidedawsonforest.html

Another link to the history, summary basically:

http://northgeorgiamountainramblings.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/when-the-cold-war-came-to-dawsonville/

Youtube video about the facility

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn6N2iV2_os

Here are some flickr pictures about it (some very good ones):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertlz/sets/72157600036376038/detail/

Some more pics in this page:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread230310/pg8

Some dude’s blog post about it:

http://northgeorgiamountainfreak.blogspot.com/2008/05/north-georgias-area-51-in-dawsonville.html

Some more pictures and a map:

http://wiki.worldflicks.org/dawson_forest_-_a.k.a._georgias_area_51.html#coords=%2834.367419,-84.16832%29&z=13

AboveTopSecret.org link with a bunch of stuff:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread230310/pg15

Some videos from a guy who went there:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Ratz667#p/a

Facebook page about it:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dawson-Forest-GNAL/154640534555862?v=app_4949752878

Geocache site with some pics:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/gallery.aspx?guid=40ed95a9-8c89-44da-83d8-130820a25849

Link to a pdf about the radiation measurements:

http://www.gaepd.org/Files_PDF/gaenviron/radiation/radrpt2002_dfw.pdf

Affect on pine beetles:

http://links.jstor.org/pss/2473643

Time Magazine article on the pines:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,895712,00.html

Pictures (old ones)

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread230310/pg12

More pictures from satellite:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/abandoned-government-lab/view/?service=1

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Obama and health care – worst president ever and one of the worse ideas ever

March 25, 2010

In case you didn’t know, I think Obama has taken the torch from Jimmy Carter as the worst president we have ever had, for many reasons. Especially, I believe that this health care thing is a piss poor idea for many reasons, it’s too expensive (we don’t have the money – we cannot afford it), it increases the entitlement state, diminishes the concept of personal responsibility and is unconstitutional. I have posted about it many times on twitter and on facebook. I don’t want to get into a long discussion here as to why, mainly because I don’t have the time, and I feel like a lot of it has been said before, but what I did want to do was register my complaints in an open forum (the internets) so that google could pick up on them and to be sure that my feelings are.. what are those words? Oh yeah open and transparent.

I will probably come back later and update this post with some more info, but for now I wanted to put in some quotes I have run across in the past couple of days that I think are applicable.

If you’re not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you’re not a conservative at 40, you have no head! – Winston Churchill

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. – Thomas Paine

Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Everyone should read this.

why are government buildings so nice?

September 24, 2008

I was at the Roswell Municipal  ripoff facility today and couldn’t help but notice how nice the building was, and it got me to thinking..

Why the hell do government courthouses look so nice. I’m walking into the Roswell (municipal ripoff center) one and it has 3 story tall columns, cice green grass, marble, all this stuff. And why? What’s the point? *This* is where we spend our money? Firemen, teachers, police, etc. don’t get paid enough but we have a zillion dollar court complex? What the hell is up with that?

Government buildings should all be in warehouses. Cheap. Low overhead. (Maybe even ones from all the closed down businesses that went overseas.)Let’s spend the money where it counts instead. That judge can sit butt in a folding chair.

privacy and stupidity

November 8, 2007

OK, this has annoyed me enough to make a post about it.

It is common on many social geek sites for folks to declare that: “Privacy is no more! OMG! What are we going to do?” Well,the dissapearance of it is a whole other discussion that I’m not going to get into.

Now take a look at the number of these folks using Gmail.  How can anyone sit there and declare that the erosion of privacy is bad, yet sit there and use an email client that admits to not giving you any privacy?

Come on folks,  educate yourselves. Do you really care about privacy, or are you just so busy yelling “Bush bad! Bush bad!” that you can’t hear yourself think?