Two moments of mystery. A lifetime of wondering.

Strange lights in the night.
Strange lights in the night.
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Two times, it happened. Yep, twice. I was a buck sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, and it was 1979. I was stationed at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

I had first heard talk from several squadron mates that UFOs had sometimes been tracked along the DMZ, the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. I was a member of the notorious Skivvy Nine, as the locals called my unit, or, more officially, the 6903rd Security Squadron.

We weren’t MPs — Military Police — as the squadron name sort of sounds like. Rather, we were a unit of high-tech spies…


Meet the next-generation election system that can keep elections honest and save the union.

Imposing figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.
Imposing figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.
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Eighty-one percent of Americans use smartphones. Over one million miles of internet fiber cable have been laid. And 5G is coming, like it or not. So, why are we stuck with election systems designed to fail us? My fellow Americans, it’s time we build the next-generation election system — the Anonymous Ballot Election system (ABE).

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” — Abraham Lincoln

I’m not sure if that quote helps or hurts my case, but it sure is potent. Either way, ABE has the potential to save democracy by making elections honest and by supercharging voter turnout. How…

Lauren Heintz

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