Yes, you read that correctly: the US Senate has passed a bill legalizing the mining of celestial bodies by private corporate entities. You might be asking yourself, "but wait a minute, don't you have to have a claim on a territory in order to legislate for it?" and the answer - at least, the last time I checked human legal traditions - is "yes." But that's exactly what the US senate just did, according to this article shared by Ms. S.H.:

Senate Votes To Legalize Space Mining

The article itself implies these legal problematics, and indeed, we've mentioned this problem in other blogs on this website with respect to space mining and any attempts to legalize it by the US Congress:

At the moment it's not clear whether space mining is legal. Although there's nothing expressly forbidding asteroid mining by private companies, the Outer Space Treaty declares that no nation can own property in space. The wording of the treaty is vague enough that companies want to ensure they'll own the resources they mine from asteroids before investing millions or billions of dollars trying to extract them.

The bill would make those property rights official, at least under U.S. law. Although companies can't own the asteroids themselves, the current version reads:

“A United States citizen engaged in commercial recovery of an asteroid resource or a space resource under this chapter shall be entitled to any asteroid resource or space resource obtained, including to possess, own, transport, use, and sell the asteroid resource or space resource obtained in accordance with applicable law, including the international obligations of the United States."

An earlier version passed in the House in May. Since then, the Senate amended it with a few interesting changes. For one, by adding the word "abiotic" to the definition of "space resources," they specify that living things are not considered a resource.

What all this dancing around Harvey's Barn is really about is that fundamental question: does the US congress, or any other terrestrial body, have jurisdiction over celestial bodies to the extent that it can pass laws pertaining to them? Well, as always in law, course of performance is often a determining factor, for if enough companies and/or countries go along with the idea (such as passing their own laws concerning such celestial bodies), then at least the principle is established, provided they are not contested from here (or, for that matter, elsewhere.).

But might there be other layers operating here? I suspect this to be the case, and here's my "high octane speculative argument" as to why this may be so. By passing laws over things over which it has no legal jurisdiction(yet), the possibility is open to asserting that jurisdiction by claim staking, literally, by "planting the flag" on unknown territories of the "new worlds in space," in a manner similar to the European claim staking in the New World during the age of exploration. Then, of course, the matter was literally one of getting there (1) first and (2) with "the most" in order to back up and defend claims against counter-claimants (and natives). Now imagine, if you will, the age of exploration, if one of the major contenders, Spain or France, let us say, had access to technologies decades if not centuries in advance of their competition, access for example to steam powered ships, rather than the canvas and sail caravels which began the age of exploration. That nation would be at an extreme advantage over its competitors.

Something like this, I suspect, may be in play here, for if one's competiitors are all using chemical rockets, and you have - let us say - perfected ion propulsion or microwave soliton effects or "electro-gravitics," you would have an extreme advantage in the race to commercialize space, and moreover, would have a technology to back up a unipolar assertion of legal jurisdiction... You would, in effect, be sailing on steamships while your competitors were left in their caravels.

Of course, careful examination of this high octane speculation exposes its fundamental problem, for it is a circular argument of sorts. But the alternative, namely, that there is absolutely no such technology, even in rudimentary form, raises its own thorny implications, not the least of which is that the US Congress, without much to back up its unipolarism, is asserting the right to legislate over territories not even falling under US jurisdiction... and that's a whole new dimension to the unipolarism we've seen in recent years that leaves one not only breathless, but wondering if there is any shred of sanity left in the American body politic. Of course, it could be argued that the legislation concerns not the celestial bodies themselves, but rather American corporations intent upon mining them, and hence no claim is being made to the bodies themselves. But ssuch casuistry I suspect won't stand up unnder  careful scrutiny, and thus the problematic posed by the act of such legislation is not avoided.

So we're left impaled upon the horns of a dilemma: either they're simply drinking their own Koolaid and believing their own propaganda in Washington, or there may be something hidden that is giving them the confidence to go ahead with the legislation. My intuition says it's the latter.

See you on the fflip side...





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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Robert Barricklow on November 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert are bring up this issue of space mining siting some of the same articles and points made here. It’s in their latest episode 839 of the Max Keiser Report[7:07 clicks in].

  2. TRM on November 20, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    They are getting ready to reset Earth’s finances and will need a lot of precious metals. So formalize private rights to space “stuff” and then you have asteroids of platinum (already a story on that one) and lots of other things.

    Some well connected corporations will “build” space robots to launch and retrieve materials and parachute them back to Earth. Of course they won’t be real, just for show. The real work has already been done. They just won’t have to admit to having a secret space program for decades if ever.

    Some private interests will get very rich mining space. The public will have unknowingly paid for it.

  3. NorseMythology on November 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I do wonder what is being referred to by ‘space resource’, would artifacts of past or present “biotics” of moons or planets be covered under this? Maybe Avatar was obtained from an Ayahuasca vision!
    Is it not strange that they don’t allow ‘mining’ or owning life from space when the bill itself is aimed at the U.S. corporation owned life-forms from earth, they call ‘citizens’, all the while clarifying that the U.S. Is not claiming sovereignty over these space rocks?

    I truly hope this new frontier and the ensuing politics will lead us/them to consider humanities roll in the universe. We don’t need space to be run by an Emperor Palpatine, waging war against spiritual beings with clones, droids and terrifyingly awesome technology. I digress.

  4. zendogbreath on November 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    All sorts of folk do see and sometimes record evidence of flights. Seems mostly in infrared. Night vision goggles anyone?

  5. Dasavin on November 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    You assume that space travel means moving physically through space as one does , say, in driving from one part of town to another. Please investigate “portal” space travel. The time/space dimension we take for granted because it is the one we live in is not the one we use, and have been using, for decades to travel throughout the solar system and beyond. This should not shock anyone. It is as old as Tesla. And, amateur astronomers do spot ships traveling around Earth and the Moon, sometimes fleets of them. As for mining the solar system and its asteroids, this has been going on since mid-20th century. Several countriesand corporations are involved in a joint corporate space enterprise. Trillions of missing dollars went for the build-up of an industrial/military complex that colonizes, makes treaties and trades with off world species, polices the solar system, employs millions of human beings who never return to Earth, and that now faces disclosure as former participants in this mind-boggling story come forward to expose them. IMO, the rapidly-disintegrating unipolar world mirrors what is also happening to the off-world structure: systematic disclosure and reversal. It was the incredible industrial might of the U.S. that enabled the build out of the space colonization/mining/industrialization and extended feudalism throughout the solar system. The hegemonic/monolithic mentality has run its course as we see its end results mindlessly pushing humanity into self-destruction and debt slavery. The reaction to these forces is gaining momentum, facing down the enslaving/harvesting agendas and their proponents increasingly. The information on all of this is available. You just have to keep searching. see spherebeingalliance or Corey Goode.

  6. goshawks on November 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    To me, the timing of this ‘announcement’ is the most interesting. Why now?

    If it is ET-related, I suspect the US space program just caught them occupying some real estate or treasure-trove that the US covets.

    Otherwise, I suspect it is a shot-over-the-bow to the Chinese. Their space program seems well-thought-out, goal-oriented, and – probably most important – is well-funded for the long-term. (Contrast that with US public programs.) So, I suspect that US politicians realize that the Chinese will have Moon and/or asteroid facilities up-and-running before the US even lands. Polar ice, anyone?

    (The legislation may also be a support for Elon Musk and his SpaceX, who have the only real chance against the Chinese lead…)

  7. Robert Barricklow on November 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    The public government that has used the pubic purse to finance where we are now in space, has authorized the corporate ownership[under the table bribes galore] with exclusivity clauses[it’s a Santa clause space mining package for the holidays].

  8. basta on November 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I assume that the most important space rock for which the congress-critters/traitors just gave the corporate leeches laissez-passer to plunder at will was actually earth itself. Has anyone read the fine print yet?

    And this time I’m not being at all sarcastic but quite serious.

    • 8thdegreeofj on November 22, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Just when I was about to shrug this one off as a too-far-away from me to care moment, you gotta go and inject some sobering minutia. [sigh] I’d like to know also, it would be just like these double-thinking rat bastards to do that. Just go ahead and classify Earth as a ‘space resource’ and that immediately justifies the morally bankrupt and privately owned American military industrial financial pharma Complex.

  9. DownunderET on November 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    So who made the US government the real estate sheriff of outer space. These American politicians think they own everything, including some asteroids, well there are some other countries who would beg to differ.

  10. marcos toledo on November 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

    This leaves out who really the power behind the thrones or to put it bluntly. Who’s the real power in the West the national governments or the corporations. If the later are our governments just corporate mouthpieces and for how many centuries have been such and did we ever really leave the feudal system.

    • Scooter-Fishwick on November 19, 2015 at 10:36 am

      I have been questioning just that as of late. I’m 35 and it’s obvious to me that I’ve never experienced real democracy in my life time and I don’t feel my parents did either (both born in ’47) and maybe no one has, atleast in this country. I think the moment that things really and truly tipped off the scale and opened the flood gates to the tyranical s#$& storm the world is today would have to be when JFK was killed by “the Elite”. Maybe your right, maybe there really has been an ongoing Cabal of planetary Oligarchs running this planet the whole time, or more likely various factions fighting it out behind the scenes. The evidence in my mind really is starting to stack up in favor of that concept being a reality, atleast to some extent.

    • Scooter-Fishwick on November 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

      P.S. Dr. Farrel, if you read this I just want to say thank you for what you are doing! Your briliiant and annalitical mind, and professional integrity is a shining beacon in a sea of lunatics, liars, and fools. SIC SYMPER TYRANNIS

      • Scooter-Fishwick on November 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

        Jeez sorry Dr. Farrell. I should spell your name properly if I’m praising your work 😉

    • Robert Barricklow on November 19, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Good point.
      They are certainly now moving towards at overt feudalism, not the current covert type, cloaked in bureaucracy; but an in-your-face austerity policy on steroids, to assure it becomes deeply rooted – supported by brain pressurized washing techniques[psychotropic & otherwise].

  11. WalkingDead on November 19, 2015 at 6:41 am

    If we assume that a secret space program exists; has advanced to the point where interplanetary travel is not only possible but somewhat common; that bases have been established on the Moon and Mars, then one has to wonder why amateur astronomers haven’t spotted these ships traveling to and fro. There are far too many eyes on the sky for them to control them all and these ships would have to be “bigger than a breadbox” to be of any use in that respect.
    This brings up the possibility of some type of visual cloaking, on which we know they have been working. Since they control the radio telescopes, hiding the communications to and fro is easy enough.
    If we assume that there are “others” out there, who would object to our being out there in the recent past; and we are “boldly going where no man has gone before” now; then the status quo has changed quite a bit. We would have to be out there in sufficient number and with sufficient technology to have changed it. Whether that came about by force or treaty is unknown.

    • Scooter-Fishwick on November 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

      If “we” have mastered free energy, electrogravitics, and other higly advanced propulsion technologies (and I believe we have) then being able to make an object (space ship) virtually or entirely invisible would follow suit. Also, and this way out in left field for me- but the possibility of interstellar travel could only work by instantaneous travel. Light speed obviously is not fast enough, so if humans have figured out how ET does it than whose to say we don’t have dimensional portals or what have you? So supplies, personal etc. That need to get “up there” maybe don’t actually need to make the trip in the conventional sense. Just push what you need through a “door” and your there.

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