Niagara Falls without water in 1969.
This is the American Falls. The water was routed over the Canadian falls while a geological and engineering survey was undertaken. There were all kinds of explanations given as to why the survey was necessary, but the bottom line is:
The Canadian (Horseshoe) falls are larger and the drop more dramatic, making them much more picturesque. New York wanted to know if they cleared all those huge boulders and rubble down at the bottom of the American Falls if they’d do damage. Sure enough, they discovered the erosion would be swift, dramatic, and dangerous. So they turned the falls back on and the rubble remains there to this day.
Well, that’s the cover story.
Heavily redacted top secret files, which were recently made public through the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that during the time the falls were diverted, a secret underground lair was built.
It’s difficult to ascertain details of the underground lair due to the extensive redactions, but it seems to use hydroelectric dynamos to draw virtually unlimited power from the falls. This power runs a vast array of interconnected supercomputers which appear to have been built from designs that originated in Area 51, where scientists reverse-engineered the inner workings of crashed alien ships.
The propulsion systems are still being perfected (causing mysterious explosions near a secret Air Force base in Indiana), as are the warp-field inducers (which opened a wormhole in the sky over Norway in 2009), but the computer systems are fully operational, and light-years (if you’ll pardon the pun) ahead of anything humans have invented.
We don’t yet know what the computers are being used for, but a big chunk of the NSA’s budget has been revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks to be allocated to a project that is code-named “Slowly I Turned.”
So it’s safe to say that the NSA has the ability to crack any encryption deployed by any foreign agency, corporation, or private citizen in the world. It also explains why the NSA is collecting the electronic metadata of every person in the world.
When this metadata is pieced together by these alien-technology supercomputers, the NSA has virtually complete knowledge of everyone’s lives, and quite possibly the ability to predict future events long before they happen, or are even conceived.
Or, you know, they could have just been looking at some rubble.
In New Hampshire, politics is up close and personal. (at Obama Campaign Rally)
I would want to shake the Secret Service guys’ hands and thank them for protecting the president, but I think they’re like seeing eye dogs. You’re not allowed to interact with them unless you get permission first.
"If he’s sitting on the ground you can pet him."
We don’t need the government regulating chemical companies or refineries or nuclear plants. No one ever got sick from a contaminated water supply. Look, all you have to do is open up your refrigerator and get some Evian.