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Old 12th February 2019, 02:11 PM   #1
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“Space ships” found hiding on Vesta...

News article:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird...t-c-waring-ufo

Claims two “diamond shaped” spacecraft are resting on the surface of the large asteroid, Vesta.

The photograph is certainly convincing.... If you squint real hard.
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Old 12th February 2019, 02:40 PM   #2
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Old 12th February 2019, 03:14 PM   #3
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Heaven's Gate refueling before returning. Whoops, no one saved their bodies.
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Old 12th February 2019, 03:35 PM   #4
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Their bodies were only vehicles or vessels so they didn't need them at the level beyond human.
But maybe you can find some of their testicles lying around somewhere. Apparently you also don't need those on Sirius ...
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Old 12th February 2019, 07:39 PM   #5
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I, for one, welcome our new diamond shaped overlords.
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Old 12th February 2019, 07:50 PM   #6
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Clearly Bigfoot.
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Old 12th February 2019, 10:05 PM   #7
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I, for one, welcome our new diamond shaped overlords.
I made a bet with myself before clicking on the link leading to this thread that it would be 10 posts before someone "welcomed our new overlords".

As you can see, I lost the bet
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Old 13th February 2019, 12:18 AM   #8
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I wonder how big the "spaceships" are? A few meters long maybe?
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Nobody's claimed that the aliens are bigger than squirrels!
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Old 13th February 2019, 03:41 AM   #10
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I see the journalistic standards of the Express have improved. Once they wouldn't even have bothered to provide a photo, just printed any fiction that came to mind. The Express is the modern version of the Sunday Sport, a copy of which always resided in our communal kitchen at Uni.
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Old 13th February 2019, 04:54 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by baron View Post
I see the journalistic standards of the Express have improved. Once they wouldn't even have bothered to provide a photo, just printed any fiction that came to mind. The Express is the modern version of the Sunday Sport, a copy of which always resided in our communal kitchen at Uni.
The Sunday Sport "bothers to provide a photo" in certain cases, where visual imagery is deemed appropriate to the subject being treated.
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Old 13th February 2019, 05:23 AM   #12
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Like the WW2 German bomber on the moon.
They had a picture for that.
And a picture for when the bomber disappeared!
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Old 13th February 2019, 05:25 AM   #13
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Like the WW2 German bomber on the moon.
They had a picture for that.
And a picture for when the bomber disappeared!
Of course. Who would believe that story otherwise?
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So, something equivalent to the old “Sun” tabloid over here....
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Old 13th February 2019, 09:34 AM   #15
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I made a bet with myself before clicking on the link leading to this thread that it would be 10 posts before someone "welcomed our new overlords".

As you can see, I lost the bet
It is a required response here. This is the only time I have posted it first.
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
I wonder how big the "spaceships" are? A few meters long maybe?
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Nobody's claimed that the aliens are bigger than squirrels!
Yeah, but no problem. There is bound to be a terrible miscalculation of scale. Their entire battle fleet will probably be accidentally swallowed by a small dog.
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I see the journalistic standards of the Express have improved. Once they wouldn't even have bothered to provide a photo, just printed any fiction that came to mind. The Express is the modern version of the Sunday Sport, a copy of which always resided in our communal kitchen at Uni.
I've been seeing a lot of headlines from the Express on Google News lately, most of them implying that an eruption at Yellowstone is imminent. I've generally been ignoring them, but the "spaceships on Vesta" story seems to be confirming my impression that they publish a lot of garbage.
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I've been seeing a lot of headlines from the Express on Google News lately, most of them implying that an eruption at Yellowstone is imminent. I've generally been ignoring them, but the "spaceships on Vesta" story seems to be confirming my impression that they publish a lot of garbage.
The Yellowstone stuff is likely as accurate as their weather prediction headlines, such as this one from 2014 when they predicted that series of storms bringing 'carnage' and incorporating tornadoes and 'monsoons' was about to hit the UK, reminiscent of a storm 170 years previously in which a "'supercell' led to hailstones leaving craters FIVE FEET deep across England." It was with no great surprise that hailstones with the explosive force of Brimstone missiles failed to materialise, as did all the rest of the predicted phenomena.
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Yeah, but no problem. There is bound to be a terrible miscalculation of scale. Their entire battle fleet will probably be accidentally swallowed by a small dog.
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The Yellowstone stuff is likely as accurate as their weather prediction headlines, such as this one from 2014 when they predicted that series of storms bringing 'carnage' and incorporating tornadoes and 'monsoons' was about to hit the UK, reminiscent of a storm 170 years previously in which a "'supercell' led to hailstones leaving craters FIVE FEET deep across England." It was with no great surprise that hailstones with the explosive force of Brimstone missiles failed to materialise, as did all the rest of the predicted phenomena.
That's hysterical. I've experienced some serious hailstorms (I used to live in Denver, CO, and still work near there), with hailstones up to 3 in. diameter but none that made craters 5 feet deep (or 5 inches deep). I don't think a hailsone can make a "crater" at all, unless it hits some very soft dirt. Big ones often shatter when they hit the ground. They can do some pretty bad damage to cars (dents and broken windows) or to roofs or windows of houses.

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Yeah, but no problem. There is bound to be a terrible miscalculation of scale. Their entire battle fleet will probably be accidentally swallowed by a small dog.
Yeah, that sort of thing is happening all the time, and we're powerless to prevent it.
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Scout ships for the coming invasion, obviously...
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Scout ships for the coming invasion, obviously...
My dog is ready.
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Yeah, but no problem. There is bound to be a terrible miscalculation of scale. Their entire battle fleet will probably be accidentally swallowed by a small dog.
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Yeah, that sort of thing is happening all the time, and we're powerless to prevent it.


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That's just life.
Don't talk to me about 'Life'.
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I've been seeing a lot of headlines from the Express on Google News lately, most of them implying that an eruption at Yellowstone is imminent.
Needs to wait until September, we're visiting in August.
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Needs to wait until September, we're visiting in August.
Actually being there for the eruption would be the highlight of your visit. A once in a lifetime experience.
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Actually being there for the eruption would be the highlight of your visit. A once in a lifetime experience.
I think if Yellowstone ever erupts, the best place to be would be Yellowstone. that way, you die quickly. Anywhere else in the U. S. (or possibly in the world) and your death will be much slower.
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I think if Yellowstone ever erupts, the best place to be would be Yellowstone. that way, you die quickly. Anywhere else in the U. S. (or possibly in the world) and your death will be much slower.
Definitely. and that should be when Yellowstone erupts.
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Actually being there for the eruption would be the highlight of your visit. A once in a lifetime experience.
Hopefully you can find a restaurant from where you can watch the end of the Yellowstone universe.
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I think if Yellowstone ever erupts, the best place to be would be Yellowstone. that way, you die quickly. Anywhere else in the U. S. (or possibly in the world) and your death will be much slower.
It wouldn't kill everybody, even in the US most people would survive even the largest eruption. As for the rest of the world, we'd get nice sunsets and the temperature reduction would offset global warming for a few decades. Mmmm.
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It wouldn't kill everybody, even in the US most people would survive even the largest eruption. As for the rest of the world, we'd get nice sunsets and the temperature reduction would offset global warming for a few decades. Mmmm.
Great. Now what is the best way to get Yellowstone to do its part?
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Great. Now what is the best way to get Yellowstone to do its part?
Start drilling in the caldera?
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Great. Now what is the best way to get Yellowstone to do its part?
Patience.
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Great. Now what is the best way to get Yellowstone to do its part?
Fracking, I think.
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Patience.
This is America, dag nab it, that's one thing we don't want any part of. If we can't have it now, what's the point of having it at all?
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