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August 11th, 2023 at 6:42:34 PM permalink
Mick Jagger running at age 79

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DPyvZhNflg

Seems like he'd be the go-to for a fitness video.
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August 11th, 2023 at 7:49:31 PM permalink
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Mick Jagger running at age 79

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DPyvZhNflg

Seems like he'd be the go-to for a fitness video.
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If it was Keith Richards running like that and then I'd be impressed.
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August 12th, 2023 at 3:22:28 AM permalink
The Red Ghost: Terror of the Arizona Desert.

In the 1870s, rumors and stories of a giant red beast spread throughout Arizona. A family claimed a monster taller than their barn passed by, and another claimed a flaming demon was on its back. A woman was found stomped to death with strange hoofprints, much larger than a horse.
There are numerous newspaper reports of sightings over the next few years, with two newspapers publishing sketches. Rewards were offered for a photograph of it, but none were found. A group of ranchers claimed to have cornered it and shot a human skull off of it.
A farmer caught it at a waterhole three years later and killed it with a shotgun blast.
The mystery was solved- The Red Ghost was a camel with a corpse tied to a saddle that had been on the beast for many years. It had been put on when the camel was younger and had merged with the skin, producing a reddish color. No one could figure out how the skeleton came to be tied, and it appeared he had clothes when he was tied. The body was never identified and they were buried together, according to some stories.
The camel was almost certainly part of the US Camel Corps, an experiment to see if camels were more effective than horses in the southwest deserts.
There is a monument to The Red Ghost in Quartzsite. There is also a life-size replica made from recycled motor parts.
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August 12th, 2023 at 12:11:01 PM permalink
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the paranormal is a very big deal in the media now - the Travel Channel has shows featuring that almost every day

of course, there are millions more and better cameras out there now compared to 30 years ago capable of catching some of this stuff

do I really believe that this is evidence of paranormal activity________?

no, but it can be pretty entertaining - to me, anyway





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the paranormal is a very big deal in the media now - the Travel Channel has shows featuring that almost every day

of course, there are millions more and better cameras out there now compared to 30 years ago capable of catching some of this stuff

do I really believe that this is evidence of paranormal activity________?

no, but it can be pretty entertaining - to me, anyway


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There's a big thing going on now with UFOs and like somebody pointed out the other day, there was a big UFO craze in the 1950s and I remember that. But nobody had a clear picture of a UFO because hardly anybody had cameras handy. Today everybody has a camera, and I mean everybody just about in the world has a phone with a camera on it and do we have any clear pictures of UFOs? Nope, not a single one. What does that tell you. I was watching a travel show the other day from Africa and a tribe of sheep herders that have those plates inserted into their bottom lip and they dress in weird costumes, even they had cell phones I kid you not.



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August 12th, 2023 at 3:03:36 PM permalink
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Today everybody has a camera, and I mean everybody just about in the world has a phone with a camera on it and do we have any clear pictures of UFOs? Nope, not a single one. What does that tell you.
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They have camera detectors and can stay just in the fuzzy range?
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August 12th, 2023 at 3:13:23 PM permalink
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Today everybody has a camera, and I mean everybody just about in the world has a phone with a camera on it and do we have any clear pictures of UFOs? Nope, not a single one. What does that tell you.


there are lots of vids of strange things in the sky - that meets the definition of UFO - which only means unidentified flying object

you used the word "clear" - you're right - there is nothing that is very clear

I'm not saying that something from another world has been filmed - just that what has been filmed if you scour YT is mysterious

maybe faked - maybe drones of some kind - I dunno - nothing has ever been nailed down - it's quite interesting - the search continues

I believe it's possible that within a few years there might be some kind of breakthrough - of course we're not alone - there are billions of planets out there capable of supporting life - who knows - it's fun to dream and speculate - not saying I really know anything - just saying I'm not completely discounting what might be revealed in the near future

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August 12th, 2023 at 6:12:13 PM permalink
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Today everybody has a camera, and I mean everybody just about in the world has a phone with a camera on it and do we have any clear pictures of UFOs? Nope, not a single one. What does that tell you.


there are lots of vids of strange things in the sky - that meets the definition of UFO - which only means unidentified flying object

you used the word "clear" - you're right - there is nothing that is very clear

I'm not saying that something from another world has been filmed - just that what has been filmed if you scour YT is mysterious

maybe faked - maybe drones of some kind - I dunno - nothing has ever been nailed down - it's quite interesting - the search continues

I believe it's possible that within a few years there might be some kind of breakthrough - of course we're not alone - there are billions of planets out there capable of supporting life - who knows - it's fun to dream and speculate - not saying I really know anything - just saying I'm not completely discounting what might be revealed in the near future

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Elon Musk says he can guarantee there are no contacts with UFOs or aliens yet on this planet. He said if there were he would know about it because he has enough money and influence then he can stick his nose into anything that he wants and find out the truth. And that's what he found out.
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August 12th, 2023 at 7:10:15 PM permalink
Elon has had a strange relationship with the truth these last few years.
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August 13th, 2023 at 1:10:50 AM permalink
The odds of life even getting started( whatever that cocktail might be) might be much higher than the number of habitable planets. Now toss in all the other life-blocking/destroying possibilities and there's a good chance we are alone. If we are not alone, it's highly doubtful we will ever find out, quadrillions to 1.
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August 13th, 2023 at 2:17:34 AM permalink
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The odds of life even getting started( whatever that cocktail might be) might be much higher than the NUMBER of habitable planets. If we are not alone it's highly doubtful we will ever find out.


many (not all) scientists say the universe is infinite and is still expanding
which could mean that the number of habitable planets is also infinite

but I would agree that finding intelligent life elsewhere is an extreme longshot -

some scientists say that microbial life (such as what is on our ocean floors) might exist on Mars - that one of Earth's toughest microbes could survive there


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earthly-microbes-might-survive-on-mars-for-hundreds-of-millions-of-years/#:~:text=One%20of%20Earth's%20toughest%20microbes,exist%20on%20the%20Red%20Planet.

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August 13th, 2023 at 4:47:59 AM permalink
sadly, I've concluded that I will either not be alive or be totally out of it by the time there is a probe that can test for life on certain moons around Saturn and Jupiter, and some dwarf planets... life that is alive, that is, and these moons are currently better candidates than Mars it seems. Those are Europa, Enceladus, Ganymede, Titan, Ceres [d.p.], and Pluto [d.p.]. But it is going to take something like 12 years for the European agency's latest launch* to check out some of these Saturn moon candidates, and no probe is actually going to land. They will try to detect organic molecules with instruments, and that will be inconclusive stuff if found. Nasa is about to launch something, and I believe with no lander as well. So is it going to be 20-30 years before we get something that can prove life? Am I going to be around?

I suppose there could be something about the organic molecules they might detect that would be convincing, but they don't promise that.

As for Mars, someone surely tried to see if some starch agar developed life after being swabbed. Rovers have detected organic molecules that might indicate the remnants of past life, or not [they can be created without life doing it]. But this sort of thing seems to be all we can get there. See link,

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a wealth of organic molecules ... from NASA's Perseverance rover suggesting the presence of a diversity of them in rocks at a locale where a lake existed

https://www.reuters.com/technology/space/nasa-rover-reveals-new-evidence-about-organic-molecules-mars-2023-07-13/

* yep, just launched and it takes 11 years just to get there
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August 13th, 2023 at 5:44:09 AM permalink
Well, if an alien UFO was appearing here as a virtual ship, there would be no way to do anything but capture the image of it. Virtual makes sense because we don't capture any physical parts of them, and virtual makes sense because of potential great distances and transporting biological beings to anywhere. It's like 3d tv but without the TV.

That's my guess based on nonsense.
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August 13th, 2023 at 5:57:34 AM permalink
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some very brilliant people have put out information which is widely accepted

the best example is the "Big Bang Theory"

a google result:

"Current estimates place the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. University of Ottawa adjunct professor Rajendra Gupta has calculated that it is, in fact, 26.7 billion years old – nearly twice as old as the current accepted model."

I don't deny the brilliance of these people putting out this info - but nonetheless I wonder -

do they really even know what they're talking about____________?_____________I have my doubts

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August 13th, 2023 at 6:45:57 AM permalink
You shouldn't get your hopes up too much to completely resolve some of the hardest questions there are. But we will probably learn more and more in those areas if nothing else.
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August 13th, 2023 at 7:14:05 AM permalink
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The odds of life even getting started( whatever that cocktail might be) might be much higher than the number of habitable planets. .
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And the odds might be ridiculously low, we have no idea. What we do know changes constantly. I like to go with an obvious answer and that is, life is so common on this planet that it's everywhere you turn. If it's that common here it can be that common somewhere else, probably in more places within we can possibly imagine. Never forget it wasn't that long ago that intelligent people thought the Earth was flat despite evidence right in their face that it was not. It was only 150 years ago in the 1870s that hospital doctors would laugh in your face if you told them to wash their hands in between operations. Our ignorance knows no bounds. We will discover life somewhere else and this whole argument will be like, oh well time to move on.
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August 13th, 2023 at 9:24:34 AM permalink
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I think we're all racist, if we use a loose definition of the word.


to me, the great irony of racism is that it's accepted by virtually all academics and most others that all humans originated in Africa

and then migrated outwards towards other parts of the globe

so if any of us could see a picture of our great, great, great, etc., etc. etc. grandmothers and grandfathers_________

and we could go back as far as about 3 million years

the picture we would see would be our relatives -

a black woman and a black man

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August 13th, 2023 at 9:58:56 AM permalink
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some very brilliant people have put out information which is widely accepted

the best example is the "Big Bang Theory"

a google result:

"Current estimates place the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. University of Ottawa adjunct professor Rajendra Gupta has calculated that it is, in fact, 26.7 billion years old – nearly twice as old as the current accepted model."

I don't deny the brilliance of these people putting out this info - but nonetheless I wonder -

do they really even know what they're talking about____________?_____________I have my doubts

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They know what they know and know what they mean.

And Gupta cherry picked data.
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August 13th, 2023 at 12:47:15 PM permalink
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The odds of life even getting started( whatever that cocktail might be) might be much higher than the number of habitable planets. .
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And the odds might be ridiculously low, we have no idea. What we do know changes constantly. I like to go with an obvious answer and that is, life is so common on this planet that it's everywhere you turn. If it's that common here it can be that common somewhere else, probably in more places within we can possibly imagine. Never forget it wasn't that long ago that intelligent people thought the Earth was flat despite evidence right in their face that it was not. It was only 150 years ago in the 1870s that hospital doctors would laugh in your face if you told them to wash their hands in between operations. Our ignorance knows no bounds. We will discover life somewhere else and this whole argument will be like, oh well time to move on.
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Life is common, but what we consider intelligent life is extremely rare. From what I understand everything can be linked to a single common ancestor.

Either way, you are correct, we just don't know.
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August 13th, 2023 at 3:33:56 PM permalink
If I was going to still be alive in 30 years I would bet we detect life or former life on another planet within 30 years.
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August 13th, 2023 at 4:18:44 PM permalink
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but what we consider intelligent life is extremely rare.


that is something that neither you nor anybody else can possibly know

all we know is this planet

there may be billions or even trillions of habitable planets out there

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August 13th, 2023 at 4:37:15 PM permalink
Real identifiable fossils on Mars would be more than sufficient to me just to prove there was life elsewhere even if there isn't any now.
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August 13th, 2023 at 6:17:54 PM permalink
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but what we consider intelligent life is extremely rare.


that is something that neither you nor anybody else can possibly know

all we know is this planet

there may be billions or even trillions of habitable planets out there

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They may be out there, but I don't think I'll get to any in my lifetime.
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August 13th, 2023 at 6:45:23 PM permalink
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Quote: AxelWolf

but what we consider intelligent life is extremely rare.


that is something that neither you nor anybody else can possibly know

all we know is this planet

there may be billions or even trillions of habitable planets out there

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Bob said he looks around and sees life everywhere as an argument how it might not be that rare.


I was talking about on this planet. Look how rare our species is on Earth, 1 out of 10 million?
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August 13th, 2023 at 8:03:56 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Quote: lilredrooster

Quote: AxelWolf

but what we consider intelligent life is extremely rare.


that is something that neither you nor anybody else can possibly know

all we know is this planet

there may be billions or even trillions of habitable planets out there

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Bob said he looks around and sees life everywhere as an argument how it might not be that rare.


I was talking about on this planet. Look how rare our species is on Earth, 1 out of 10 million?
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That's because our species is complicated. The less complicated the species the more of it there is.
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August 13th, 2023 at 8:11:11 PM permalink
Any life out there is far enough away so that we cannot detect it. It's essentially "hidden" from us.
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August 14th, 2023 at 6:07:32 AM permalink
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from the NYT article dated 7/13/2023

"Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, is pushing legislation to create a commission with broad authority to declassify government documents about U.F.O.s and extraterrestrial matters, in an attempt to force the government to share all that it knows about unidentified phenomena.

Interest in U.F.O.s has always been high, but it has grown even more since a collection of videos showing unidentified phenomena recorded by military sensors was made public and naval aviators described hard-to-explain events while on training missions.

Some of the videos released by the Pentagon have been explained as optical illusions or drones, but others remain unexplained and the object of much speculation. Under pressure from Congress, the Pentagon and intelligence agencies have gathered hundreds of reports of unexplained phenomena."


https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/13/us/politics/ufo-records-schumer.html


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August 14th, 2023 at 10:35:25 AM permalink
For the last six weeks or so, there are multiple reports out of Peru of tribespeople and police encountering eight-foot-tall armored creatures that slink instead of walking. It's been mostly ignored by the Western press, but its being covered in South America.
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For the last six weeks or so, there are multiple reports out of Peru of tribespeople and police encountering eight-foot-tall armored creatures that slink instead of walking. It's been mostly ignored by the Western press, but its being covered in South America.
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Maybe the NFL is expanding to Peru?
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August 14th, 2023 at 10:40:19 AM permalink
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For the last six weeks or so, there are multiple reports out of Peru of tribespeople and police encountering eight-foot-tall armored creatures that slink instead of walking. It's been mostly ignored by the Western press, but its being covered in South America.
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Thanks. This site is saying that it’s illegal gold miners trying to scare the locals. But they have jet packs! Seems crazy either way.

https://www.ndtv.com/feature/perus-7-foot-tall-aliens-turn-out-to-be-illegal-gold-miners-say-officials-4294453/amp/1
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August 14th, 2023 at 10:50:29 AM permalink
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For the last six weeks or so, there are multiple reports out of Peru of tribespeople and police encountering eight-foot-tall armored creatures that slink instead of walking. It's been mostly ignored by the Western press, but its being covered in South America.
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Thanks. This site is saying that it’s illegal gold miners trying to scare the locals. But they have jet packs! Seems crazy either way.

https://www.ndtv.com/feature/perus-7-foot-tall-aliens-turn-out-to-be-illegal-gold-miners-say-officials-4294453/amp/1
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I feel like one of the first rules of doing something illegal is to NOT draw attention to yourself...
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August 14th, 2023 at 11:11:50 AM permalink
I once asked a Magician forum on quora a general question on how they would design a convincing UFO hoax. But didn't get an answer unfortunately.

The TV show "Mission Impossible" often had scenarios where they perpetrated elaborate fake scenarios on the target in order to get them to believe in something that wasn't true in order to make them do whatever they wanted them to do. It's a solid basis for a convincing hoax.

A organization with sufficient resources could probably convince a limited number of people to believe some very unusual things.
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August 14th, 2023 at 11:15:19 AM permalink
It's a duty to eliminate all the more reasonable possibilities before getting into the improbable.
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August 14th, 2023 at 12:08:42 PM permalink
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A organization with sufficient resources could probably convince a limited number of people to believe some very unusual things.
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August 14th, 2023 at 12:14:16 PM permalink
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It's a duty to eliminate all the more reasonable possibilities before getting into the improbable.


this is from my earlier link - the NYT article:

"Interest in U.F.O.s has always been high, but it has grown even more since a collection of videos showing unidentified phenomena recorded by military sensors was made public and naval aviators described hard-to-explain events while on training missions.

Some of the videos released by the Pentagon have been explained as optical illusions or drones, but others remain unexplained and the object of much speculation

the Pentagon and intelligence agencies have gathered hundreds of reports of unexplained phenomena."

if the military cannot explain it away - civilians will not be able to - the military has a much greater capability re this than does any civilian organization

not saying it's ET - just sayin'

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August 14th, 2023 at 12:48:32 PM permalink
So far as we know fast moving lasers have only successfully created very small relatively simple 3d objects appearing in midair which look the same from any angle,

…so far as we know.
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For the last six weeks or so, there are multiple reports out of Peru of tribespeople and police encountering eight-foot-tall armored creatures that slink instead of walking. It's been mostly ignored by the Western press, but its being covered in South America.
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Thanks. This site is saying that it’s illegal gold miners trying to scare the locals. But they have jet packs! Seems crazy either way.

https://www.ndtv.com/feature/perus-7-foot-tall-aliens-turn-out-to-be-illegal-gold-miners-say-officials-4294453/amp/1
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And they would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids and their dog!
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August 20th, 2023 at 2:53:02 AM permalink
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2 driverless taxi crashes in one night in San Fran
one involved a fire truck and a passenger was injured
this is a pretty new thing - maybe needs some tweaking





https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/cruise-driverless-san-francisco-crash-18302845.php

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August 20th, 2023 at 5:05:11 AM permalink
The nearest possible intelligent life form is 16 lightyears or 76 trillion miles away. They're not getting here anytime soon.

If those metallic orbs the government showed flying over the middle east, with no visible means of propulsion are real, they are man-made and could be using ion propulsion.

This drone flies without propellers, using ion propulsion.
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August 20th, 2023 at 5:37:59 AM permalink
The best test of new military tech is to pit it against our own pilots without them knowing. The UAP investigation may have a clever out to revealing this. The order is to only investigate unknown UAP tech, not our military tech. So, even if one of those objects is one of ours, no one is required to come forward and reveal the military tech.know-how.
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August 20th, 2023 at 5:45:03 AM permalink
Those poltergeist videos shown on the Travel Channel are all likely fake.

This one from Mellowb1rd was featured on the show. He did not admit to faking his videos, but here he is explaining how to do it.
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August 20th, 2023 at 5:55:15 AM permalink
Quote: Tanko

The nearest possible intelligent life form is 16 lightyears or 76 trillion miles away. They're not getting here anytime soon.


from Wiki:

"On November 4, 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way galaxy. Eleven billion of these estimated planets may be orbiting Sun-like stars. The nearest such planet was then as close as 12 light-years away but (see below) is now estimated slightly above four light-years away.

Another likely candidate is Alpha Centauri, Earth's nearest Sun-like star system 4.37 light-years away. Estimates place the probability of finding a habitable planet around Alpha Centauri A or B at roughly 75%"

4.37 light years - actually a light year is about 6 trillion miles - so 4.37 light years is about 26.22 trillion miles - just a walk in the park for some ETs___________(-:\


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nearest_terrestrial_exoplanet_candidates

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August 20th, 2023 at 8:16:54 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

Quote: Tanko

The nearest possible intelligent life form is 16 lightyears or 76 trillion miles away. They're not getting here anytime soon.


from Wiki:

"On November 4, 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way galaxy. Eleven billion of these estimated planets may be orbiting Sun-like stars. The nearest such planet was then as close as 12 light-years away but (see below) is now estimated slightly above four light-years away.

Another likely candidate is Alpha Centauri, Earth's nearest Sun-like star system 4.37 light-years away. Estimates place the probability of finding a habitable planet around Alpha Centauri A or B at roughly 75%"

4.37 light years - actually a light year is about 6 trillion miles - so 4.37 light years is about 26.22 trillion miles - just a walk in the park for some ETs___________(-:\


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nearest_terrestrial_exoplanet_candidates

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The original mission of the Space Family Robinson was Alpha Centauri. Is that a coincidence or has it been thought AC could support life as far back as 1965?
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August 20th, 2023 at 8:25:23 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Quote: lilredrooster

Quote: Tanko

The nearest possible intelligent life form is 16 lightyears or 76 trillion miles away. They're not getting here anytime soon.


from Wiki:

"On November 4, 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way galaxy. Eleven billion of these estimated planets may be orbiting Sun-like stars. The nearest such planet was then as close as 12 light-years away but (see below) is now estimated slightly above four light-years away.

Another likely candidate is Alpha Centauri, Earth's nearest Sun-like star system 4.37 light-years away. Estimates place the probability of finding a habitable planet around Alpha Centauri A or B at roughly 75%"

4.37 light years - actually a light year is about 6 trillion miles - so 4.37 light years is about 26.22 trillion miles - just a walk in the park for some ETs___________(-:\


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nearest_terrestrial_exoplanet_candidates

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The original mission of the Space Family Robinson was Alpha Centauri. Is that a coincidence or has it been thought AC could support life as far back as 1965?
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Likely it’s because it was thought to be the closest star to our sun.
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August 20th, 2023 at 10:48:59 AM permalink
Space family Robinson didn’t find a lot of intelligent life as much as cheesy dialogue and d-list actors.
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August 20th, 2023 at 12:11:51 PM permalink
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Space family Robinson didn’t find a lot of intelligent life as much as cheesy dialogue and d-list actors.
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plus this is what a Centaur is , so we don't want to go there. Very randy bunch they tell me

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August 20th, 2023 at 3:57:03 PM permalink
"What Were the Mysterious “Foo Fighters” Sighted by WWII Night Flyers?"

Pilots on both sides encountered these lights that would follow beside their aircraft, sometimes ten at a time.

One theory is the lights were St. Elmo's fire.

Foo Fighter following German aircraft

Two following a Japanese aircraft

Four Foo Fighters following an American aircraft
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August 21st, 2023 at 2:48:31 AM permalink
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Paranormal Investigations

the Travel Channel has this show I think every day - many Ghosts to see

millions more cameras out there now to catch those Ghosts in action compared to just 30 years ago

this one is pretty good - one of the best ones I've ever seen - Ghosts on the Gettysburg Battlefield

is this stuff all faked__________?__________I dunno - maybe

but it's fun to dream and imagine the Ghosts are real






this is another one of my fave ghost vids

security guy goes to investigate screaming coming from a vacant room in a hotel which you can hear

when he opens the door you can see the ghost leave

inside the room the furniture has been turned upside down

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August 21st, 2023 at 6:10:20 AM permalink
The Gettysburg one is a smudge or rain streak on the windshield. You can see where it continues down towards the bottom and lines up with that black dot that's visible throughout the entire video.
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August 21st, 2023 at 10:15:12 AM permalink
Trip report:

Arrived at Chinook Winds a bit after one and poured on the coal, hitting Double Diamond and Double 3x4x5x Pay.

Alas, the fickle finger jabbed me in the eye: quick $300.00 loss.

Took a break, shot pool at my buddy's home , then had good Chinese food for dinner: I ate Three Dancing Stars at my go-to Chinese joint.

Returned to the Den of Iniquity with another three hundred bucks to burn: quickly reduced it to fifty bucks.

"F it, go big or go home."

$25 bet Red White Blue: zip, nada.

Final bet of $25: triple bar, triple bar, triple bar, a 40X multiplier: $1000.00.

Played a bit more, won a bit, and walked out up six hundred even for the trip.

Stopped and shot more pool, then drove home, by-passing Spirit Mtn.

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