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(Huffington Post)   Air Force: We're no longer investigating UFOs. Reporter: Then why do Air Force personnel still have instructions on how to deal with them? Air Force: If you could just keep your eyes on this standard issue neuralyzer   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2011-10-19 09:00:00 PM  
You can't prove it didn't happen!
 
2011-10-19 09:00:00 PM  
We are not alone.
 
2011-10-19 09:00:44 PM  
Squared.
 
2011-10-19 09:04:05 PM  
because "UFO" is a generic term for an object that isn't on the ground, but cannot be identified.

pilots need a procedure to follow after thinking "wtf is that thing?" in order to determine what it is. weather balloon? experimental general aviation aircraft? atmospheric phenomenon? hostile aircraft? other?
 
2011-10-19 09:04:05 PM  
Say they were a weather balloon?
 
2011-10-19 09:04:59 PM  
"which simply means "unidentified flying objects," not necessarily spaceships with little green men"
 
2011-10-19 09:05:07 PM  
It's a streetlight.


weknowmemes.com
 
2011-10-19 09:05:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-19 09:05:53 PM  
They have already made deals with the aliens, no need for further investigation.

/got nothing
 
2011-10-19 09:06:20 PM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: You can't prove it didn't happen!


"you can't make me take my head out of the sand!"
 
2011-10-19 09:07:03 PM  
img830.imageshack.us
 
2011-10-19 09:07:12 PM  

Get Lost: [i.imgur.com image 421x300]


My god is that Rick Parry!
 
2011-10-19 09:07:39 PM  
I thought about posting [iwanttobelieve.jpg] but somehow, it's left my mind. Aliens?
 
2011-10-19 09:07:42 PM  
"No longer investigating" does not mean "no longer documenting". The latter, of course, being helpful should they decide to abandon the former.
 
2011-10-19 09:07:59 PM  
Why was HuffPo asking about UFOs in the first place?
 
2011-10-19 09:08:13 PM  

crab66: "which simply means "unidentified flying objects," not necessarily spaceships with little green men"


"little green men"

/drink
 
2011-10-19 09:08:33 PM  
So, are they now supposed to just ignore UFO's? So, a cargo plane full of explosives flown across the border by terrorists would just be allowed to fly on to its destination without interception?
 
2011-10-19 09:08:36 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: pilots need a procedure to follow after thinking "wtf is that thing?" in order to determine what it is. weather balloon? experimental general aviation aircraft? atmospheric phenomenon? hostile aircraft? other?


images.tribe.net
 
2011-10-19 09:08:57 PM  
The military deleted a passage about unidentified flying objects from a 2008 Air Force personnel manual just days after The Huffington Post asked Pentagon officials about the purpose of the UFO section.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2011-10-19 09:09:26 PM  

Beatlefreak: It's a streetlight.


[weknowmemes.com image 461x403]


that's a smart looking suit. can't say the same about his hair though.
 
2011-10-19 09:09:36 PM  

hawcian: Why was HuffPo asking about UFOs in the first place?


yes, that's the real mystery here
 
2011-10-19 09:10:12 PM  
troll.me
 
2011-10-19 09:10:21 PM  
Considering that they deleted almost 100 other pages of crap besides, they were probably just editing the manual right then, and they took that section out with the other no-longer-necessary sections.
 
2011-10-19 09:10:36 PM  
I want Scully back !
 
2011-10-19 09:10:55 PM  
Using the term UFO to imply spacemen is the real problem here. Unidentified Flying Object means just that, its not code for OMFGMartians!!!
 
2011-10-19 09:12:07 PM  
Ancient Aliens is on tonight. I love watching to see how big Giorgio's hair will be.
 
2011-10-19 09:13:09 PM  

Sim Tree: Considering that they deleted almost 100 other pages of crap besides, they were probably just editing the manual right then, and they took that section out with the other no-longer-necessary sections.


That is not possible.

www.atangledweb.org
 
2011-10-19 09:14:46 PM  
Laughing because I saw a UFO while I was in the Air Force. So did the other Airman that was with me at the time. He looked at me and said "Should we report this?" I answered "Report what?"

And we never mentioned it again.

/true story
 
2011-10-19 09:15:56 PM  

Indubitably: We are not alone.


s3-ak.buzzfed.com

Sure you aren't, buddy. Sure you aren't.
 
2011-10-19 09:16:15 PM  
lordargent.com
 
2011-10-19 09:17:41 PM  

freebek g0rk planetoid ghure thyrewhui

likkeg g4yrte

*************carrier lost*********

 
2011-10-19 09:18:02 PM  
Just look here citizen.

www.mojoimage.com

Earthlings are the only critters that exist in the entire Cosmos.

Have you got that now?
 
2011-10-19 09:18:34 PM  
Scully, YUM
boobsaregreat.com
 
2011-10-19 09:21:08 PM  
I think HuffPo is on crack if they think an AFI was edited, approved, and signed by the right people in four days - especially when two of them were on a weekend.
 
2011-10-19 09:21:36 PM  

cig-mkr: Scully, YUM
[boobsaregreat.com image 640x535]


FIst, Angry, God......... does not do justice to that.

Her husband should have this picture on the back of his business card, with the inscription "I hit this regularly"
 
2011-10-19 09:23:08 PM  

Sim Tree: Considering that they deleted almost 100 other pages of crap besides, they were probably just editing the manual right then, and they took that section out with the other no-longer-necessary sections.


Honestly, what is more reasonable?

A) The Air Force was already revising their manual (in fact, probably finished) when the Huffington Post decided for whatever reason to ask them why they have a section on UFOs. When asked directly, the Air Force explained that it's actually NORAD's job to investigate UFO activity, which is born out in the original manual which specifically calls for a report to NORAD.

OR

B) The Huffington Post managed to innocently stumble upon the greatest conspiracy ever concocted, and, in a panic, the Air Force revised a 100+ page document down to 40 pages just to cover up the fact that they had procedures for UFO sightings in their manual, which no one had ever managed to figure out despite being a public document until HuffPo. And the Air Force did all that revising in the span of four farking days.
 
2011-10-19 09:23:22 PM  
anyone who looks at the testimony and evidence of the phenomena and the age of the universe with the rationality of occam's razor, and is strong enough to let go of the inevitable societal mockery and pressure, will conclude we are, in fact, being visited.

i don't know why people find this paradigm shift so painful, that's what's really bizarre

/da nile, not just a river
 
2011-10-19 09:23:50 PM  
It is smart not investigating every drunken report of lights in the sky. It is a waste of time. Having a contingency plan in case one lands on the white house lawn, I'd say is preparation.
 
2011-10-19 09:24:40 PM  
The truth is redacted.
 
2011-10-19 09:25:22 PM  

hawcian: Sim Tree: Considering that they deleted almost 100 other pages of crap besides, they were probably just editing the manual right then, and they took that section out with the other no-longer-necessary sections.

Honestly, what is more reasonable?

A) The Air Force was already revising their manual (in fact, probably finished) when the Huffington Post decided for whatever reason to ask them why they have a section on UFOs. When asked directly, the Air Force explained that it's actually NORAD's job to investigate UFO activity, which is born out in the original manual which specifically calls for a report to NORAD.

OR

B) The Huffington Post managed to innocently stumble upon the greatest conspiracy ever concocted, and, in a panic, the Air Force revised a 100+ page document down to 40 pages just to cover up the fact that they had procedures for UFO sightings in their manual, which no one had ever managed to figure out despite being a public document until HuffPo. And the Air Force did all that revising in the span of four farking days.


Extensive revision in the period of only four days may be possible through the use of undisclosed extraterrestrial technology.
 
2011-10-19 09:26:30 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: pilots need a procedure to follow after thinking "wtf is that thing?" in order to determine what it is. weather balloon? experimental general aviation aircraft? atmospheric phenomenon? hostile aircraft? other?


Seriously.
Lt. BOB: Hey what's that thing?
Cpt. STEVE: Are you claiming you saw an alien spaceship?
BOB: No, just a thing... I don't know... what...
STEVE: C'mon, Bob, think about your career.
BOB. No! Just a blinky thing, no transponder... what do you suppo...
STEVE: That's it, Bob! LIttle green aliens at your age? Really? I'm reporting you. You're high, aren't you? No wonder your wife farks me every Tuesday night when you're at the gym.
TV NEWS SEVERAL HOURS LATER: A small plane went down tonight with faulty electronics. No other planes were in the area. Sources say the last radio message was "Hey, look, here comes Bob and Steve...[static]"
 
2011-10-19 09:27:34 PM  

cig-mkr: Scully, YUM
[boobsaregreat.com image 640x535]


Wanna hear a jacked up story? It was about 2 episodes into the series, and I saw her in a pizza place in Vegas. We were paying at the counter, and I told her "You're in that new show, right? Saw the first episode, pretty awesome." She replied she appreciated it, and that she and her friends were going to a party, and if my friends and I wanted to come, it was cool. I'm not BSing at all, told her I had to work in the morning. She said it was alright, we parted ways. I'm not saying anything would've happened, but....yeah."

That's my "horrible regret" story of the day. I'm not lying or kidding at all. I'm such an idiot.

/Las Vegas
//Original Metro Pizza location
///Decatur & Flamingo
 
2011-10-19 09:29:43 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: because "UFO" is a generic term for an object that isn't on the ground, but cannot be identified.

pilots need a procedure to follow after thinking "wtf is that thing?" in order to determine what it is. weather balloon? experimental general aviation aircraft? atmospheric phenomenon? hostile aircraft? other?


So you're saying . . . um . . aliens are real and the government is covering them up?

/I want to believe. There's just so much contrary evidence.
 
2011-10-19 09:30:20 PM  

GregoryD: It is smart not investigating every drunken report of lights in the sky. It is a waste of time. Having a contingency plan in case one lands on the white house lawn, I'd say is preparation.


right, all those drunken air force and airline pilots and nuclear missile site staff. stupid boozy rednecks, the lot of them.
 
2011-10-19 09:30:26 PM  
jasonpitts.com

Just because
 
2011-10-19 09:30:42 PM  

unicron702: cig-mkr: Scully, YUM
[boobsaregreat.com image 640x535]

Wanna hear a jacked up story? It was about 2 episodes into the series, and I saw her in a pizza place in Vegas. We were paying at the counter, and I told her "You're in that new show, right? Saw the first episode, pretty awesome." She replied she appreciated it, and that she and her friends were going to a party, and if my friends and I wanted to come, it was cool. I'm not BSing at all, told her I had to work in the morning. She said it was alright, we parted ways. I'm not saying anything would've happened, but....yeah."

That's my "horrible regret" story of the day. I'm not lying or kidding at all. I'm such an idiot.

/Las Vegas
//Original Metro Pizza location
///Decatur & Flamingo


Good story bro....just think where you might be now if "work" had not been so important to you.
 
2011-10-19 09:33:54 PM  

watson.t.hamster: The_Original_Roxtar: because "UFO" is a generic term for an object that isn't on the ground, but cannot be identified.

pilots need a procedure to follow after thinking "wtf is that thing?" in order to determine what it is. weather balloon? experimental general aviation aircraft? atmospheric phenomenon? hostile aircraft? other?

So you're saying . . . um . . aliens are real and the government is covering them up?

/I want to believe. There's just so much contrary evidence.


au contraire
 
2011-10-19 09:38:12 PM  

unicron702: Wanna hear a jacked up story? It was about 2 episodes into the series, and I saw her in a pizza place in Vegas. We were paying at the counter, and I told her "You're in that new show, right? Saw the first episode, pretty awesome." She replied she appreciated it, and that she and her friends were going to a party, and if my friends and I wanted to come, it was cool. I'm not BSing at all, told her I had to work in the morning. She said it was alright, we parted ways. I'm not saying anything would've happened, but....yeah."

That's my "horrible regret" story of the day. I'm not lying or kidding at all. I'm such an idiot.

/Las Vegas
//Original Metro Pizza location
///Decatur & Flamingo


Dammit all to hell. I shared a mutual friend with Sherilyn Fenn of all people, and when Sherilyn visited my friend in Atlanta, all she could do was talk about how lonely she was and just wanted someone who (insert description of me right here).

I learned all this a week later, when mutual friend mentioned it and said "You know, I should have thought of you! Ah, well. Funny, isn't it?"

I nearly died of shock and anger at an incredibly cruel universe.
 
2011-10-19 09:38:51 PM  
Some folks claim to have had 'close encounters'--like that old guy who died recently---abducted while fishing. I prefer the countless channeled books from the ETs, could be fiction but inspiring nonetheless.
 
2011-10-19 09:40:24 PM  
When an object shows up on radar that could be anything from a crazed billionaire who wants to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon to a Cessna full of drug smugglers to a system glitch to Vladimir Putin being a dickhead it is important to have a plan.
 
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