Who are the DAWGS?
The THEMIS images will be 'overseen' by the Data Archives Working (Watchdog)
Group, the DAWGs! Schedule release is to occur 6 months after acquisition of the
first month's data and then continue every three months after that. So the first
release will occur 6 months after the first month of science operations for that
first month. The second data dump will happen three months after that for months
2 and 3 of operation. Thereafter releases will be every three months for the
next three months worth of data in sequence.
Let's make a presumption that science mapping with THEMIS begins January 1 2002.
With the new areobraking scheme it won't, but it will serve the purpose of
explaining the duplicity of the DAWGs easier for folks to see. According to the
PIP, Jan 2002 data should be released 6 months from the end of that month, hence
July 1, 2002. Now the next release dump is to be three months from that month
end, hence we are now at November 1, 2002 for the data acquired February n March
2002. So, for the month of Feb data, it is 9 months old from acquisition and
March is 8 months old from acquisition. Moving on to the third scheduled data
dump 3 full months from that November month end, and the FIRST data dump which
is scheduled to include a full three months data, we are now at March 1, 2003
for data that will have been acquired in the three months of April, May and June
2002. And how long is it from April 2002 to March 2003? 11 months!!! See how the
creeping DAWGs are doing the EXACT same shenanigans that they pulled with the
MGS MOC images which were ALSO supposed to be released six months after
acquisition? And we all KNOW that the MSSS and DAWGs of JPL did NOT live up to
their policy in spirit or action. And in one of their FOIA answers NASA admits
that they did NOT live up to that 6 month policy.
We will once again be back to getting data a YEAR after acquisition of
The recent image acquisition of the Cydonia Mensae Face on April 8,
2001 provides a PRIME example of the DAWGs in action.
From a NASA employee:
and especially the dishonest duplicity:
This isn't civilian science, this is secret ops worthy of a NSA or CIA
disinformation campaign. And this is coming from a taxpayer funded University!!!
the University of Arizona should be absolutely ASHAMED if they do not turn THIS
camera into the 'people's camera' that they want the 2005 camera to be. What is
wrong with making THIS camera that people's camera? Whose to say that the 2005
camera will even fly, much less make it safely pass the galactic ghoul of Mars
and actually be operational? The THEMIS is in orbit right now, it is working
flawlessly, and it is NOT owned by MSSS. It is time to let the people back into
the people's science of the civilian space agency. It's time for some CATS to
combat the DAWGs. A group of Civilian Anomaly Targeting Selectors can best work
WITH the University of Arizona to insure that those of us in the public who rely
on NASA to acquire data in which to study, and require NASA to spend our tax
funds wisely, can BEST be served by the assets currently in Martian orbit. The
DAWG spies still have their MOC which they can continue their withholding and
manipulating games. We'll work with the THEMIS team to insure that Cydonia, the
Southern Pole life forms, and many other anomalous areas of interest are imaged
fully and the data released immediately and with integrity to the internet.
Unless we have our own CATS in competition with those doggone DAWGs, we shall
once again be behind the curve by a full year at least. Because if we do NOT get
a seat at the table with CATS for the THEMIS, we KNOW, that the DAWGs will
continue the behavior we have seen in the past where we had to petition Congress
and the FirstLady of the United States to get them to simply live up to their
own promises. Do we really really think the DAWGS will act any differently since
they were not 'punished/fined' for missing their previous release schedules with
We NEED Civilian Anomaly Targeting Selectors ( CATS ) to combat the DAWGS of
NASA/JPL/USGS, otherwise we shall wait for more than a year for data from the
main thrust of the THEMIS mission. The DAWGs have PROVEN this with the MOC data.
We need to put some CIVILIANS back into our 'civilian' space agency, otherwise
its just another NSA, CIA, DIA or other SPY agency; not an open, honest and
educational program at all.
Let's taunt a Billionaire to Mars ! ! ! Beats Begging.
Think out there act down here... NOW ! ! ! Have YOU ??
Give a High School kid a reason to care...a spacewalk.
Teach 'em a lesson in teamwork.
Teach 'em a lesson in humanity.