how is there not a thread for the US DoD’s latest UFO program

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Officials with the program have also studied videos of encounters between unknown objects and American military aircraft — including one released in August of a whitish oval object, about the size of a commercial plane, chased by two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets from the aircraft carrier Nimitz off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

Mr. Reid, who retired from Congress this year, said he was proud of the program. “I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going,” Mr. Reid said in a recent interview in Nevada. “I think it’s one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I’ve done something that no one has done before.”


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Mr. Elizondo, in his resignation letter of Oct. 4, said there was a need for more serious attention to “the many accounts from the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities.” He expressed his frustration with the limitations placed on the program, telling Mr. Mattis that “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.”

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 03:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tom Ley’s take is fun: https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/someone-explain-to-me-the-alien-alloys-before-i-fucking-1821387673

Charlie Pierce takes it more seriously, or not, I can’t entirely tell: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a14457484/pentagon-ufo-program/

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 03:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Why didn't I get these alien metals, I am annoyed.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

We understand the periodic table pretty thoroughly by now, and we know a helluva lot about crystalline structures, and we have electron microscopes so we can see into structures at a molecular level of detail. So, how could it be that aliens can combine metals in ways that defeat our ability even to describe them? Seems... a bit far-fetched to me.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

as if this isn’t weird enough on the face of it let us not forget that this is all part of a pr campaign for the ufo truther group led by the dipshit from blink 182

Mr. Elizondo has now joined Mr. Puthoff and another former Defense Department official, Christopher K. Mellon, who was a deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence, in a new commercial venture called To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. They are speaking publicly about their efforts as their venture aims to raise money for research into U.F.O.s.


Tom DeLonge
President & CEO
Tom DeLonge is the co-founder, President and interim CEO of To The Stars Academy of the Arts and Science. As President of the company’s subsidiary, To The Stars Inc., since 2015, he was primarily engaged within the entertainment sector. His career spans over two decades, selling over 25 million records worldwide with the bands he co-founded, Blink182 and Angels & Airwaves. Prior to forming the TTS Academy, Mr. DeLonge co-founded Really Likeable People, Inc. (“RLP”), the parent company of international consumer lifestyle brands including Atticus Clothing and Macbeth Footwear, and the technology monetization platform, Modlife. Mr. DeLonge has taken his award-winning creative content that spans music, books, and film and built To The Stars Inc. as a vertically integrated entertainment business that develops, produces and distributes multi-media and merchandise world-wide.


https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com"> https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com

dipso inferno (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

markers to thread, ‘i miss ufo’ etc

dipso inferno (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Why didn't I get these alien metals, I am annoyed.


Pretty sure if any ILXorz are going to be asked for expert opinions on alien metal, it’s Neanderthal and BradNelson

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

aliens are only us from the future

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

Vaporize a microgram of this alloy in a mass spec, and one could immediately tell if the alloy's elements deviated significantly from terrestrial isotopic ratios.

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

I dont see why its beyond possibility that there are other universal building blocks we dont know about or cant get our heads round.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

For the first time, unknown microbes have been identified on @Space_Station, without needing to be sent back to Earth for sequencing. Watch how scientists overcame #HurricaneHarvey to complete this experiment, and what it means for space exploration. https://t.co/uK8uZVfe0Z pic.twitter.com/4cNeOj0HRQ

— ISS Research (@ISS_Research) December 19, 2017

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

aliens are only us from the future


WORD

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

pretty sure the 7th Indiana Jones film will open in the alien alloy warehouse

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Vaporize a microgram of this alloy in a mass spec, and one could immediately tell if the alloy's elements deviated significantly from terrestrial isotopic ratios.


where’s the fun in that ffs

dipso inferno (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

🐦[For the first time, unknown microbes have been identified on @Space_Station🕸, without needing to be sent back to Earth for sequencing. Watch how scientists overcame #HurricaneHarvey🕸 to complete this experiment, and what it means for space exploration. https://t.co/uK8uZVfe0Z🕸 pic.twitter.com/4cNeOj0HRQ🕸
— ISS Research (@ISS_Research) December 19, 2017🕸]🐦


this is basically the plot of dreadful iss potboiler life iirc

dipso inferno (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

a cassandra of movies, no one believed would happen

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

feel like this is the best thread to post this too https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/19/health/lethal-viruses-nih.html

, Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

i for one welcome the genetically-engineered virus which will wipe out the poors and make it easier for our alien overlords to terraform earth

dipso inferno (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

its more and more clear to me that aliens are not some sort of all powerful benevolent beings that will save humans, they are rather strugatsky's roadside picnic aliens, bored teens joyriding across the universe and who come to earth every once in a while for a weekend gag

, Friday, 22 December 2017 17:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Take me to your dealer" xpost

StanM, Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:54 (eight months ago) Permalink


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