"SPACE ECONOMIST" MOLLY MACAULEY MURDERED

“SPACE ECONOMIST” MOLLY MACAULEY MURDERED

This strange story was shared by Ms. K.M., and given our space focus this week, a brief look is in order:

Molly K. Macauley, researcher on economics and space science, dies at 59

I want to concentrate on the first four paragraphs here:

Molly K. Macauley, a vice president for research at Resources for the Future, a Washington-based think tank that studies environmental and economic policy, died July 8 in Baltimore. She was 59.

She was stabbed while walking her dogs near her home in Baltimore’s Roland Park neighborhood and was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died. According to the Baltimore Sun newspaper, it was the first homicide in the upscale neighborhood since 1998.

“Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this case,” Baltimore police spokesman Jeremy Silbert told the Sun.

Dr. Macauley was considered a national leader in the field of environmental economics and helped lead research projects on space, renewable energy, new technologies and natural resources. After joining Resources for the Future in 1983, she developed a specialty in linking economics with space science. Her scholarly interests extended to space stations and eliminating debris in space, as well as commercial opportunities associated with space travel.

In a period that has seen the more-than-suspicious deaths of a lawyer who served a class action suit against the Democratic National Committee for obvious pro-Sanders bias, the equally suspicious deaths of Seth Rich and Victor Thorn, the death of Babylon Five actor and talk show host Jerry Doyle in his Vegas home, and the death of newly-appointed US Space commander Major General John Rossi, I cannot help but think that the sad death of this obviously attractive lady might at least be connected with the latter.

There are a number of questionable points in what little facts are related in this article: (1) Ms. Macauley was walking her dogs when she was stabbed. So the first question, as Ms. K.M. pointed out to me, was what happened to the dogs? Their presence, and the violent manner of her death, suggest that whoever did the killing was known to her, since a stranger doing such might have easily been attacked by the dogs trying to defend their mistress.

Concerning those dogs, the Baltimore Sun indicated that they were not small dogs:

Molly K. Macauley, vice president of an environmental think tank, dies

At night before going to bed, she walked the couple's two dogs, Wilga, a 71/2-month-old white-and-cream colored wolfhound, and Leo, a dark brown 70-pound Plott hound with a "booming voice. One of the strongest dogs I've ever seen," said Mr. Lasky.

A large 70 pound dog, about which nothing more is said in relation to the murder, raises the stakes, for it does indeed suggest that the murder was known to Dr. Macauley, and perhaps a familiar "scent" to her dogs as well.

(2) Dr. Macauley was linking economics (and therefore, presumably finance) to space issues. And this suggests that Macauley might have run afoul of financial and space interests that did not like where she was going. The question is, where was Dr. Macauley going? A few answers are suggested here:

Molly Macauley, Renowned Space Economist, Killed While Walking Her Dogs - UPDATE 2

You'll note her specialties:

Macauley was a valued member of the space policy community for decades and renowned for her expertise on the economics of satellites, especially in the earth observation arena. Her professional portfolio was much broader, however, including the use of economic incentives in environmental regulation, climate and earth science, and recycling and solid waste management.  She testified before Congress many times and was the author of more than 80 journal articles, books, and book chapters.

She was Vice President for Research and a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on the economics of natural resources.  She was a past member of the Space Studies Board (SSB) and of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and served on many of its study committees.  She was a member of the steering committee for the ongoing Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space at the time of her death.

Earth observation satellites... perhaps Dr. Macauley had "seen something" or learned something she was not supposed to see or learn. Additionally, her focus on the economics of space development and satellites - a specialized field in which she had made a definite mark - suggests that this may have been a prime motivation for the murder. There are the usual theories, including speculation that her murder was racially motivated, but in a period of time that has seen the death of Major General Rossi, I'm not convinced.

There's something here, but the media is being typically short on analysis and facts, and I don't know about you, but that raises my suspicion meter into the red zone. And perhaps, with all the talk of space commercialization, this 2003 paper of Dr. Macauley had something to do with it:

Regulation on the final frontier

Note what she says on page four:

Among the most controversial operating parameters specified by the commercial license is the spatial resolution, or level of detail, with which the satellite can see the earth. Only military reconnaissance satellites are allowed to have the keenest eye. In the interest of national security,the Department of Defense and the Department of State review commercial license applications. The agencies also review commercial operations to control the flow of information during periods of international crisis and to fulfill
unspecified foreign policy obligations that might require the United States to share imagery with other countries. Resolution is an influential factor in the market value of the
images of earth. Just a few years ago, the government limited commercial resolution to one meter (that is, it can distinguish objects of roughly one meter or larger on a side). Industry pressure and competition from foreign commercial earth-observing satellites operating at better resolution led noaa to relax the limit. At present, the highest spatial resolution supplied by  U.S. commercial earth-observation satellite is 0.61 meters. But market pressure for even finer resolution continues — a company has recently requested a license for a quarter-meter resolution. At that scale, additional issues arise — like citizens’ right to privacy in their backyards.
And there's much more in her papers (see this list: Molly Macauley papers) to suggest that she was a major player in space policy formulation. And that means that most likely some of her ideas angered someone...

See you on the flip side...

35 thoughts on ““SPACE ECONOMIST” MOLLY MACAULEY MURDERED”

  1. btw,
    a 8 month old pup in any breed will be a scared little dog regardless of size. it’s usually comical to see. probably was not this time. i know a 70# plotz. she is scary but usually more scared than scary. amazing power but usually not much determined to fight. and they’re right. one of the loudest dogs i’ve ever encountered.

    also anyone she treated familiarly enough (whether she knew them or not) would probably be well within kill range with a blade. most LEO’s are trained that 25′ is too close for potential bladed attackers. they’re trained to shoot to kill at 25′. consider that’s what well armed somewhat well trained and usually in better fighting shape experienced adult males are taught.

    what’s a 59 year old female ivory towerite expected to do? most i know of consider it rude to do anything meaningful to stop someone anyone from getting within handshaking range. especially anyone pleasant enough to compliment her choice of dogs.

    in other words, the crime was probably far easier to commit than most think. it’s still noteworthy that she wasn’t heart attacked instead.

    1. the most pertinent question seems still to be what she and the latest late general were working on (perhaps together) that made them part of killery’s list?

  2. “… the death of Babylon Five actor and talk show host Jerry Doyle in his Vegas home.”

    I had not known of this. Sad. I hope it was a ‘natural’ death…

    From Daily Mail dot com:

    “Following his death, the website posted a public statement from Babylon 5’s creator, J. Michael Straczynski.

    While Straczynski says he didn’t agree with Doyle politically, he donated to his Congressional campaign because he respected him and he was a ‘consummate professional’.

    ‘He was funny, and dangerous, and loyal, and a prankster, and a pain in the ass; he was gentle and cynical and hardened and insightful and sometimes as dense as a picket fence…and his passing is a profound loss to everyone who knew him, especially those of us who fought beside him in the trenches of Babylon 5,’ Straczynski wrote.”

    RIP, Jerry…

    1. Goshawks, I wasn’t familiar with Jerry Doyle, so I checked his Wikipedia page. It looks doubtful that his political opinions had anything to do with his death. They’re far right wing, but there are others on radio and TV with similar views and they aren’t “dropping like flies.”

      As for his involvement in Babylon 5 being behind his yet unexplained death, that seems unlikely also. First off, he wasn’t the creator nor a writer or producer of the show. Second, Intel has its hooks deep into the film and TV industries. No show, Babylon 5 or otherwise, would ever get produced if it was revealing subject matter that Intel, the government or the big corporations didn’t want out there for some reason.

      Speaking of radio talk show hosts crossing into forbidden territory, what about the case of the attempted comeback of Art Bell back in 2015. After several shows, a mysterious person took potshots at him and his wife, missing thankfully, outside their compound in Nevada. He took that as a warning and went back into retirement. The shootings stopped and authorities could never identify the shooter. I submit Mr. Bell probably had some guests lined up that the PTB did not want on the air.

      1. MxFusion, my comment was meant more as a mini-eulogy for Jerry. ‘Babylon 5’ fans will know what I mean…

        Speaking of B5, that is almost the only series that was cancelled at the height of its popularity AND never brought into syndication. (TPTB learned from Star Trek’s ‘resurrection’ after cancellation.) It was just ‘disappeared’, right after The Dnld bought the holding company. The bad financials of this situation (poor business practice) leads me to suspect that something in B5 p.o.’ed the PTB. (It had everything going for it, and was poised to become the next great ‘universe’ after Star Trek and Star Wars.)

        And yeah, I heard about Art Bell’s ‘warning’. If the human race ever regains telepathy, there are going to be some interesting ‘revelations’…

        1. Goshawks, I’m not all that familiar with Babylon 5, so I did some quick research on the Internet. Wikipedia says in the first paragraph that it was only intended to be a five season production, Of course, Wikipedia is ultimately controlled by Intel and most of the bios and other info on the whole site is straight out of the writers division at Langley, so that statement could be taken with a skeptical eye.

          Babylon 5 just didn’t “disappear,” as such, since the full five seasons can be bought on Amazon and all seasons are available on YouTube for .99 cents per episode.

          Maybe the show was starting to delve into “forbidden” territory when it ended. I wouldn’t be able to comment as I didn’t watch and follow it. It’d be interesting if someone like yourself would point out the areas that might have p.o.ed the PTB that the show appeared to be going toward.

          1. MxFusion, you are approaching B5 from a ‘head’ point-of-view. I seriously recommend watching the series. It is like trying to get a handle on ‘Lord of the Rings’ without ever reading the books or at least seeing the movies…

            B5 was originally funded for a five year production, just like ‘Enterprise’s’ five-year mission. After early success, TPTB cut guaranteed funding for the fifth year (just like ‘Star Trek’s’ troubles) and forced the writers to compress years 4&5 into one season. After that slice-and-dice was aired, they gracefully (!) gave 5th year funding, with the series-arc having no place to go. Bastrds…

            B5 had the overall ‘reach’ to go into the majors. Several DVD movies had been produced (with great reception) that tied into the B5 universe. A semi-flawed spin-off series was airing. All that was ‘canned’…

            I am not sure whether you are messing with me here, but I did not mean ‘disappeared’ as to have vanished from our universe. Of course, it is available from Amazon, et al. However, one has to know about it to find it. The original ‘Star Trek’ was put into syndication after a few years, and the growing recognition of its quality built a fan-base in the general society. B5 was/is not allowed that opportunity. Again, poor business practice…

            As far as ‘forbidden territory’ goes, B5 had that built into its very roots. Two ‘senior races’ were contesting with each other for dominance of the galaxy. Junior-planet Earth and other junior-planets got caught in their power struggle. This sub-plot brings up everything from alien intervention to the roots of the NWO. I’m surprised that B5 made it on-air at all…

            In addition, there were numerous particular examples of advanced technologies and capabilities that could have threatened intel/tptb. One that stands out for me was the use of a biological ‘parasite’ to burrow-into a target’s brain/spinal-cord and both control his/her actions and to provide intelligence. There were many others…

            However, the main area which (to me) resulted in the show’s ‘disappearance’ was the integration of ESP (particularly telepathy) into the show. This capability was not for freaks (as controlled-Hollywood would show it), but was integrated into the heart of the pan-stellar society – Earth included. From commerce to war, and everything between. B5 threatened to make this ‘worldview’ commonplace. It was therefore a threat, and had/has to be near-‘disappeared’….

            As far as p.o.-ing the PTB, the good-guys won. They kicked the Shadows off-Earth and out of the galaxy. (The Vorlons, too, although they were more benign.) I would suspect that-alone would qualify B5 for ‘payback’…

          2. Goshawks, no, I’m not “messing” with you. Thanks for the further info on B 5 and it does appear that the PTB had something to do with it not continuing. Unfortunately, it’s doubtful it will ever be revived.

  3. spidey senses. hmm

    so there’s all those dead folk that turdblossom rove laid out for w, then the clinton’s long list from arkansas over past decades and now growing again and faster (imagine it’s much longer in haiti)

    and now we got these folk to add to the svd alternative healers in ussa and almost svd healers in eu.

    then there’s the first two flint residents who sued over their poisoned water who died the same day as the supervisor at the water treatment plant on the same day as some court proceedings started

    now i’m getting repeated mailings and a visit from some thug looking guy with a laptop telling us he’s with the census bureau wanting to complete a survey on crime victimization?

    anyone ever hear of the national crime victimization survey done between the ussa census and the just us dept?

    it’s not like it would be difficult to silence opposition (even and including the likes of us high octane speculators). up till a few years ago had thought the parameters set forth on the georgia guidestones would be ridiculously obvious to follow on generations if some secret society jerks tried to pull it off.

    like i asked a few times before – anyone got any clues on where and how to live a bit saner and safer life?

  4. If you had just bought a “fixer upper” or “as is” planet or even commandeered one, a person with the following skill set may be extremely valuable:

    Her professional portfolio was much broader, however, including the use of economic incentives in environmental regulation, climate and earth science, and recycling and solid waste management.

  5. Strange that whomever gave the orders for this hit resorted to such a crude method as a stabbing. It would tend to deflect from any Intel agency, as they have more subtle methods they use. It’s an open secret that compounds exist that can cause heart attacks or strokes and are undetectable in an autopsy(or just buy off the coroner to sign whatever kind of autopsy report is needed).

    The Major General at Red Stone who died from a heart attack is most likely a case in point. There would have been all manner of ways to get a similar heart attack poison into this lady’s blood stream without her knowing it.

    IMHO, there would appear to be a number of different high level players involved in these nefarious deeds.

  6. Assassinations are Us seems to be expanding Bankers, Military Officers, now Space-Environmental-Financial personal are on the hit list. Space and finance seems to be two of the major connecting links to these murders and yes if the dogs where big they would have to have been neutralize in that attack as well substandard reporting as usual.

      1. Don’t mess w/the Profit God$.
        Any credible medical competition, to the Rockefeller medical monopoly, rackets is an unhealthy profession – especially if one’s $ubstantially $uccesful at it.

          1. that is funny. and more evidence those at the other end of her leash have nil concern for her longevity. besides look how long they propped up zippy. long after everyone knew he was alzheimered and mommy was feeding him his lines.

            btw, anyone else hear how they’re selling the meme that little willie’s losing his memory? imagine falling asleep as one’s loving spouse accepts her presidential selection.

          2. What the “f” are you saying here? I am a LONG time veteran of all things conspiracy and even I can’t derive what the hell your implications are hinting at? Please be more clear in your implications, so I can “infer” WTF you are talking about! 🙂

  7. Can’t help but think of her as an example of a young woman seeing something and expressing her concerns to a trusted member in her circle. That trust was breached.
    Reminds me of Catherin Austin Fitts, where she appears to have become that rare exception[in these current trying times], in that she was able to cross the Rubicon and be able express her concern to the public.

  8. A knife wound statiscally is more lethal than a gun shot. The the official story stinks. Two med / large dogs against an attacker with a knife would give the intended victim a great advantage. Unless, the dogs were neutralized in some fashion. Those dogs would have made a heckuva noise during the fatal attack. It appears she wasn’t robbed. So, the only motive left is an intentional hit.

    The number and frequency of prominent people experiencing SVD (Sudden Violent Death) syndrome is cause for alarm. The Major Gen. that mysteriously dropped dead, before assuming the command of Red Stone Arsenal has my Spider Sense in the red zone. However, the SVD Champ is still the Mortgage Banker in CO that offed himself with a nail gun. Allegedly, via self inflicted multiple shots?!?!?. How anyone could buy a newspaper that published that kind of tripe is beyond me.

    My guess is, that the PTB are desperate to pull implement their End Game scenario and cannot affort anything or anyone get in their way.

    1. This story is proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that journalism is dead in the U.S. Jimmy Olsen would have been able to deduce that the official story was horse pucky! And said so..

  9. “In a period that has seen the more-than-suspicious deaths of a lawyer who served a class action suit against the Democratic National Committee for obvious pro-Sanders bias.”

    Um, is up now down?

    1. Just a guess on my part, but, I think he must have meant the obvious pro-Clinton bias. You know, slip of the tongue, so to speak.

  10. A quick check on “Resources for the Future” (what a wonderfully non-committal name!) board members provides some food for thought. As well as indicating sources of funding, of course.

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