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Old 7th November 2018, 07:30 PM   #3321
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Originally Posted by DennyT View Post
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=heDQ-TFicmA

This is Meldrum pitching the blimp project. Amazing fantasy.
That was in 2013. In yet another execrable book by a bleever, we learn that by 2011, pilot Michael Greene and others in the Bigfoot community ( not to mention the ridicule from skeptics at this site) knew that the advertised Falcon airship couldn’t fly. Yet Meldrum was still pumping this in 2013. Not to mention the easily discovered facts regarding the blimp company and Gold prospector/Falcon Project Manager William Allen Barnes.
So did Meldrum know/“should have known?”
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Old 8th November 2018, 06:27 AM   #3322
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Bigfooters Err- Anthropologists are not Aviation Engineers.

How could he possibly know? Did Pilot Michael Greene publish a peer-reviewed paper saying the blimp couldn't fly?

William Allen Barnes found out quickly about the problems with the vessel, when Tontar destroyed the feasibility of the aircraft design on a public Bigfoot page.

The question you are asking is, did Meldrum knowingly apply for a project grant, from the publicly funded Idaho State University, knowing full well that the design was a failed idea, based on the dreams of an irritably stupid retired gold prospector with no money?

Do public universities allow leeway in the feasibility of the submitted project requests?



Curious about The Shrike's view on this, have you ever submitted a 362,000 dollar project ? What could a wildlife biologist do with such a grant? How many grad students could you pay for with the $260,000 airship cost? How much good could you do for an actual animal with that type of budget? Now, what if your faculty administrator found out you knew that you could not possibly accomplish this project ahead of time?

Would they give you leeway?

Proposed Falcon Project Budget:
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Old 8th November 2018, 06:57 AM   #3323
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The most astounding display of footer ignorance was when Bill Munns proposed being suspended essentially from a porch swing, attached to a helicopter to view/photograph the PGF site from above.
Keep in mind this was proposed in current times....as in drones/google earth are common place. It's almost as if the so called experts have never seen or understand what is visible from the air.
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Old 8th November 2018, 07:06 AM   #3324
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Originally Posted by Cervelo View Post
The most astounding display of footer ignorance was when Bill Munns proposed being suspended essentially from a porch swing, attached to a helicopter to view/photograph the PGF site from above.
Keep in mind this was proposed in current times....as in drones/google earth are common place. It's almost as if the so called experts have never seen or understand what is visible from the air.
I uploaded this picture in December of 2012 for a timeframe.
Yes, and when I asked him if he contacted the FAA about the proposed project, he got all angry and called me a troll.

I also asked him if he had talked to a helicopter pilot who would be willing to dangle a steel cage below his helicopter, above large trees and mountains.

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Old 8th November 2018, 05:32 PM   #3325
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"Lourdes of London insurance"? "If we pay a claim, it's a miracle!"
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Old 9th November 2018, 04:52 AM   #3326
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
"Lourdes of London insurance"? "If we pay a claim, it's a miracle!"
Do they cover Acts of God?
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Old 9th November 2018, 08:43 AM   #3327
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Originally Posted by Drewbot View Post
Curious about The Shrike's view on this, have you ever submitted a 362,000 dollar project ? What could a wildlife biologist do with such a grant? How many grad students could you pay for with the $260,000 airship cost? How much good could you do for an actual animal with that type of budget? Now, what if your faculty administrator found out you knew that you could not possibly accomplish this project ahead of time?
  1. Biggest for which I took the lead was a bit >$800,000. Biggest ever on which I participated was I think ~ $5million.
  2. $362k would be a wonderful sum for a grant. I could fund something like 3 master's degrees or 1 PhD and 1 master's including field work with a grant that size.
  3. How much good? Oh I bet I could trick out some anti-poaching units in Zimbabwe pretty well on $362k.
  4. Administrators and our offices of Sponsored Programs generally don't review proposals for their specific intellectual merit or feasibility. Their focus is on all the right boxes being ticked in the proper order so that such and such a source can legally hand over such and such money for our use. Some administrator (like a department head) might be looking at such things, but very often they'll rubber stamp anything proposed because departmental productivity includes grant dollars applied for in addition to grants actually awarded.

Thus, the only person truly in position to stop Don Jeffrey from seeking $$$ for a doomed endeavor would be Don Jeffrey himself, who no doubt has somewhere signed something about his commitment to ethical research practices.
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Old 9th November 2018, 12:40 PM   #3328
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Originally Posted by Craig B View Post
Do they cover Acts of God?
They are one...
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Old 10th November 2018, 09:58 AM   #3329
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I know the Palmer area well, spent a lot of time flying, hunting, fishing, and working there. Learned to use a double-bubble scribe for constructing log homes from the longtime wrestling coach, a very dear friend of mine, now passed away. The next one was my team-mate in college. I did a number of summer clinics there.

Baker Bob flew his prostitutes out on the gigantic combined river fields off the interface of the Knick and George Glaciers, I have some stunning photos of that area. I put down in some of his sites to get a feel for what it must have been like for the naked girls he hunted down with a bow there. Right here is one:




He knew they'd die of exposure if he couldn't find them and squeeze off a shot with his .223 or lob in a razor-tipped arrow. He'd fly them in handcuffs out there in a supercub just like mine, let them go, and give them a little head start.

Took a sheep backpacking out of Lazy Mountain. A moose up Wolverine Creek. I did a lot of construction in the Sands Lake area across the valley, mostly roads and building pads.

I met some of the people in the fundy circles of the Pilgrim family up off Clark-Wolverine road. I picked them up hitch-hiking to town twice. Never smelled people that bad before, My God. The ones I picked up lived in a beat-up trailer and they had horses. It was apparently the one place Papa Pilgrim let the kids go, and even those people opened their eyes to the "outside world". Where the girls learned child rape is not normal.

I kept my supercub at the Butte, by the drag racing strip. Those in the know will recognize this vicinity as the epicenter for all things Hillbilly and weird, definitely rich in Bigfoot theory and whose birth stock probably measured the lowest in math comprehension ever seen on the international PISA tests.

I landed and parked once in a hayfield near those religious people, and that farmer had a bunch of foster kids working the farm for him. So he got both their foster care stipend and labor on the farm. Across the valley from them was the Palmer Prison. lol. I thought the food there was quite good. A Hell's Angel living nearby (by Chickaloon) had a big pot farm back then. He put the plants in a barn at night, then back out during the day to control the flowering.

I mention this to put a context on this poster from Palmer. You don't want to paint a whole area with one brush. I also did a feasibility study in 2015 for a group trying to put together a Performing Arts Center in Palmer. Because the population has had staggering growth this last generation from an influx of suburbanites from Anchorage. So the old hillbilly and drag-racing crowd, the religious separatists, outlaw bikers and all are increasingly a minority. But if you are going to find a mileau where bigfoot thrives, that's the place.

And in the amount of time I have spent all over there, from the air, shooting animals and so forth, there are no bigfoot.

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Old 11th November 2018, 07:59 AM   #3330
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Originally Posted by AlaskaBushPilot View Post
Baker Bob flew his prostitutes out on the gigantic combined river fields off the interface of the Knick and George Glaciers,
Good heavens! I had to look this guy up harrowing!
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Old 12th November 2018, 07:01 AM   #3331
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Did I miss the Palmer reference?
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Old 12th November 2018, 11:13 AM   #3332
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Originally Posted by Drewbot View Post
Did I miss the Palmer reference?
Please help
I assume reference to Huntster back in action over at the BFF.
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Old 14th November 2018, 12:02 PM   #3333
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It appears that William A. Barnes (a guy who apparently never had a real job and was seemingly a step or two from the poor farm) was supposedly the funding agency to whom Meldrum was applying for the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The idea that this character could produce that kind of of money is exactly as ridiculous as the idea that the catamaran airship would fly.
Helluva way to run a railroad...would, say, a credit check have been out of line? A visit to his digs in St. George? A local reference or three? A call to the disconnected phone of the blimp builder? This sort of background check was what raised the first red flags on Krazie Ketchum.
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Old 8th February 2019, 02:20 PM   #3334
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55 minutes of Dr. Meldrum on the Richard Dolan show. Jan. 14, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXEFDPNyPXg
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Old 11th February 2019, 12:00 PM   #3335
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55 minutes of my life?
Just pleeze tell us he hasn’t pinned his hopes on footlockers and phone calls Rodger the debt-dodger and the Gimlindian...
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Old 12th February 2019, 09:40 AM   #3336
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He has based an entire career on no-see-ems and eye witness testimony of the 2nd hand type.

His skills at charlatan are astounding so questionable funding seems perfect.

Can anyone imagine him fessing up half of the material he ever presented he made up, based on stuff other people made up for the other half.

Not while it still makes him money!
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Old 7th April 2019, 08:36 AM   #3337
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LOL ....just finished watching (wasting time) Travel channel / In Search of Monsters. Meldumb has finally reduced his con to basically "look I've got 300 (fake) foot casts there must be something out there, I've deemed it so!
They also had Smeja the poacher on in his attempt to stay in the spotlight making more silly claims, with of course a photo of a classic Bigfoot print.

Maybe they should branch out a bit.....some bad words
https://youtu.be/nLkpIoTbT7o

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Old 8th April 2019, 10:05 AM   #3338
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I watched that one too.

Smeja and His partner making up stories for the camera.
But the thing is, everyone there knows it's made up, they just play along.
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Old 14th April 2019, 09:38 PM   #3339
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I am bewildered as to why the University keeps Meldrum on staff. Even with tenure, there are ways to remove someone who harms the institution.

He has made a joke of Idaho State. If I were going to pick a University to attend, Idaho would not even be a consideration. Meldrum's ludicrous positions call into question the quality of education the entire University offers. As it stands, I would be embarrassed to tell anyone I had a degree from Idaho State. All they are doing is lending perceived credibility to Meldrum, and his crackpot theories.

He's right up there with Timothy Leary. For those of you not old enough to remember, Leary was a psychologist in the 60s and 70s who advocated the use of recreational hallucinogenic drugs.
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What does President Trump have to do with any of this, one way or another? How about we try to stay focused...Huh?

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Lol Im not a Trump supporter (Canadian here) but I sure as hell am not a Liberal either. I think Ill have fun in the tar pit.
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Old 15th April 2019, 01:15 AM   #3341
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What does President Trump have to do with any of this, one way or another? How about we try to stay focused...Huh?
How about you read the thread? Particularly the post preceding the one you replied to? Context is everything.
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The only investigation he did that I watched was the remote cabin in Canada where -somebody- was chucking firewood at the cabin half the night.

It was too dark to see anything but a bunch of men scared out of their minds at a no-see-um somewhere out there. Then they all hid in the cabin until morning, when they found firewood here and there.

He went up to discover what had been reported by other supposed guests after a bear had trashed the cabin.

And that was claimed to be his most amazing investigation up to that date.

After that any of his vids got passed over for other stuff. I was that amazed.
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I am bewildered as to why the University keeps Meldrum on staff. Even with tenure, there are ways to remove someone who harms the institution.
From our perspective he might be doing harm but from his administration's? Nah. It's a public institution. Students go there 'cause it's relatively cheap, not because they're deciding that it's more prestigious than Princeton or Stanford. Plus, look how popular he is. Dude's on TV all the time. That's *positive* press to the great majority of people out there. Plus he made Full Professor there. That means that the administration is totally cool with him.

I thought maybe he's a super-popular teacher and that's why they coddle him. Evidently not: he's only got 4 entries on RateMyProfessor. He seems to be "meh", but not horrible. You've gotta be worse than horrible to get ousted once you've got tenure.
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Did Meldrum go on an LDS mission?

I ask because of his carefully staged demeanor with which he tries to persuade you to believe something far fetched if not actually unbelievable. I assume young LDS men are trained in this before going out to proselytize.
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Good point DennyT.

It is a form of magician's trick, whether it is preaching about the quality of a few Bigfoot sightings, or the quality of a few healing prayers. By ignoring the plethora of failed instances, they can persuade their listeners much more easily.
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