Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Press Release)   Former Canadian Defence Minister warns that aliens are visiting Earth, and the US is developing weapons to kill them that may trigger an intergalactic war   ( divider line
    More: Strange  
•       •       •

12827 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Nov 2005 at 11:55 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

100 Comments     (+0 »)

Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

2005-11-24 07:22:03 PM  
Meh. Hellyer's had the rep of being a total loon for years and years. When he was in government, he was incompetent. That incompetence blossomed into full-blown insanity 10-15 years ago. Canadians have learned to ignore him.
2005-11-24 07:25:14 PM  
He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."

Hellyers speech ended with a standing ovation.

You're scaring me, Canada.
2005-11-24 07:33:24 PM  
Paul Hellyer is a complete and utter head case. Always has been and from the looks of this, always will be.
2005-11-24 07:35:47 PM  
St_Francis_P: You're scaring me, Canada.

Ask us if any of our leaders had ever solicited advice on policy creation from a terrier.

Actually, don't ask.
2005-11-24 07:36:28 PM  
You're scaring me, Canada.

the article is kinda vague, but i think he was speaking to a group from "the disclosure project" (ie: in favour of legislation to force govt to release the secret info about ET landing in Saskatchewan?) who are one of three somewhat-loopy-sounding NGOs who are lobbying for "exopolitical" regulations to be put in place.

preaching to the choir, in other words. it's not like he was addressing the head academics at UofT or the provincial parliament or people who matter.
2005-11-24 07:40:47 PM  
Deacon Blues: Ask us if any of our leaders had ever solicited advice on policy creation from a terrier.

Two words: Mackenzie King.
2005-11-24 08:01:39 PM  

[image from too old to be available]

2005-11-24 08:02:19 PM  
George Bush hates aliens, or Haliburton wants to make more money off an intergalactic war. Not sure which one it is, if not both.
2005-11-24 08:11:35 PM  
Mackenzie King

Didn't he talk to his dead mom through mediums or something as well?

Still viewed as one of our best Prime Ministers though.

He'd never make it through the media circus of today; neither would John A MacDonald I'd wager.
2005-11-24 09:05:08 PM  
These weapons are called "guns". In essence they are mass accelerators. A projectile (usually some sort of dense metal) is propelled at high velocity using a rapid, exothermic chemical reaction. Impact via one of these projectiles causes serious trama to the tissues of the alien involved.
2005-11-24 09:05:46 PM  
man layoff the BC Bud for a bit dude
2005-11-24 09:06:36 PM  
See, were a country that has our priorities straight.

1)Get rid of Celine Dion
2)Blow the cover on impending interglactic war
2005-11-24 09:14:49 PM  
Paul Hellyer, who now seeks Canadian Parliament hearings on relations with ETs, on May 15, 2003, stated in Torontos Globe & Mail newspaper, "Canada should accept the long-standing invitation of U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio to launch a conference to seek approval of an international treaty to ban weapons in space. That would be a positive Canadian contribution toward a more peaceful world."

Did someone say Dennis Kucinich? Time to trot out the letters!

[image from too old to be available]
[image from too old to be available]
[image from too old to be available]

2005-11-24 09:21:09 PM  
I bet that standing ovation was just to get hime to shut up.
2005-11-24 11:58:10 PM  
2005-11-24 11:58:52 PM  
Wow, sometimes there isn't enough tin foil in the world.
2005-11-24 11:59:00 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2005-11-24 11:59:19 PM  
I just watched that movie.
2005-11-24 11:59:50 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2005-11-25 12:02:12 AM  
I say it's time for a pre-emptive strike on Mars. We will be greeted as liberators, with space flowers and Martian candy.
2005-11-25 12:03:28 AM  
Is today Thanksgiving Day or Infatuation with Canada Day ? The Great White North Trifecta is complete.
2005-11-25 12:04:37 AM  
I kind of wish this were true. It would make life on this rock a LOT more interesting!
2005-11-25 12:06:39 AM  
Rhinocerus Party and Hellyer were good for comedy silver, but the Natural Law Party was the true comedy gold. Mostly because they actually believed it.
2005-11-25 12:07:02 AM  
Knew BC bud was kewl...but DAMN!
/Used to live in Mckinleyville CA so I can totally appreciate ;)
2005-11-25 12:07:04 AM  
Wasn't this article already posted a few months ago?
2005-11-25 12:07:18 AM  
An especially good idea; Mars has oil too.
2005-11-25 12:07:21 AM  
I know people who base their whole religion on this space alien sh*t.
Mr. Cruise, please come out of the closet.
2005-11-25 12:08:58 AM  
Could be worse...

He could be a fundamentalist
2005-11-25 12:09:00 AM  
Remember, there is no news in the USA today, so Canada is kindly filling the gaps left in Fark.
2005-11-25 12:11:02 AM  
[image from too old to be available]
2005-11-25 12:11:35 AM  
I'm still wondering how they're going to string that many rubberbands between the moon and earth. You know...for the giant slingshot to chuck asteroids at the aliens with.

I can't help but think we could just transmit Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi speaches up into space so the aliens will laugh themselves to death.
2005-11-25 12:15:28 AM  
I'll go along with him for a while. Why shouldn't we have weapons in space? Why shouldn't there be a military presence on the moon to better watch and possibly attack them? One of the duties of US government is provide for the common defence of the state.

If aliens are coming to earth, and flying around without permission, then they are violating the airspace of whatever nation they are over. If they are hostile then the government of that nation has the responsibility to respond.
2005-11-25 12:16:27 AM  
When they're done coming clean about their anti-UFO weaponary, maybe George and Dick would like to come clean about being super human reptile hybrids. The charade is wearing thin, George has even given up restraining the urge to flick his tongue...
2005-11-25 12:17:20 AM  


Yes, it's Commonwealth English. You know, colour, neighbour, centre, metre, flavour, defence and the like.
2005-11-25 12:20:31 AM  

Hey... its Canada... I'm sure with all the slightly illegal drugs up there this guy thinks he speaks with Jesus daily...

[image from too old to be available]

2005-11-25 12:20:40 AM  
If there really were advanced "others", I doubt "moon-bases" or anything physical would be much of a threat to them.
2005-11-25 12:25:09 AM  
[image from too old to be available]
/Secret US moonbase
2005-11-25 12:25:44 AM  

Actually, defence IS correct English. It's the 'Mericans that have it wrong. Something to do with Webster wanting to create a distinction with the Queen's English. Webster purposely changed c's to s's, s's to z's, dropped silent e's at the end of words, and reversed the r's and e's at the end of words.

defence became defense
organisation became organization
olde became old
theatre became theater
2005-11-25 12:25:50 AM  
Standing ovation? Could any Canadians add some commentary as to whether or not the general public actually find weight with this man's concerns?

" ... media outlets pressed Mr. Hellyer for further information, but efforts were barred as attendants stoically informed the reporters that hospital visiting hours were now over".
2005-11-25 12:28:18 AM  
I think, given the chance to decide how my life would end, an intergalactic war would be the way to go. Man, that's a way to get wasted.
2005-11-25 12:30:33 AM  
OH noes!
2005-11-25 12:31:21 AM  
It always cracks me up that there is more evidence for the existence of aliens than there is for any gods.

2000 years, and not one shred of evidence. Now that's the very defenition of gullable. I should try to cash in on this organized religion scam too.

In any case, I wonder if the scientologists out there see this as a sign that their alien slavemasters have returned to steal their souls again.
2005-11-25 12:39:56 AM  
If these aliens aid or harbor terrorists, and by terrorists I mean anal probers, than they are our enemies. We must not make allies with an entire nation, league or race of beings obsessed with sticking technological wonders up our asses.

On that note, I promise every farker a job if they vote for me for president next election.

P.S. I'll try to get Drew as my VP and we will be called the Anti Anal Probe Party
2005-11-25 12:41:33 AM  

Actually, defence IS correct English. It's the 'Mericans that have it wrong. Something to do with Webster wanting to create a distinction with the Queen's English. Webster purposely changed c's to s's, s's to z's, dropped silent e's at the end of words, and reversed the r's and e's at the end of words.

[image from too old to be available]
2005-11-25 12:42:28 AM  
2005-11-25 12:45:07 AM  
Leaving the sanity and the possibility of all of this out of decussion, this sounds really disturbing. Imagine if this was a serious and truthful issue. Building bases on the moon to defend against aliens we don't even know exist? It's like something out of a Battletech novel. I know it sounds rediculous but imagine if it was percieved as a serious issue.
Besides, Bush would eff it up anyway. Think of all the needless enemies we have made in the mid east and think of all the ways this could be used to screw over the little guy for the gain of the big guy.
If there were aliens visiting us I'm fairly sure (i hope) that they would be ethical. I mean you gotta have some sort of peacefullness to get a whole society to advance to the point of high technology(or maybe they would be the scouts of a corrupt warmongering government). I don't know about all of this. It sounds stupid but I still got the jibilies thinking about it. JIBILY JIBILY JI..BUH..LY!
2005-11-25 12:54:05 AM  

To be perfectly fair our parliment gives out standing ovations like... well they do it alot.
2005-11-25 12:58:49 AM  
It's all that cold does that to ya.
2005-11-25 01:05:33 AM  
The assumption that if aliens are technologically advanced to make it here they must be peaceful is flawed. Look at our advancements in the last 100-200 years. All mass media advancements have been supported and funded by porn pioneers. This included VHS beating out Beta, DVDs, digital cameras and camcorders, high speed Internet, HD TVs and the widespread and instant popularity in home computers in the early 90's.

All other advancements have been for or to prepare for war. Most biological and medical advancements, satelites, the space program, the Internet, the Interstate, rubber, artifical preservatives, distribution system of print media.

If there are aliens and thier society even remotely resembles ours (two very big assumptions I know) then would it not be fair to suggest that the aliens are atleast as warlike as us?
2005-11-25 01:17:16 AM  
Nemo's Brother If there are aliens and thier society even remotely resembles ours (two very big assumptions I know) then would it not be fair to suggest that the aliens are atleast as warlike as us?

We go to war for resources and power. Civilizations advanced and powerful enough to reach us, would need to find another reason. All this way just to kick our ass, what would they gain?
Displayed 50 of 100 comments

Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.

In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.