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(ABC)   Bill Clinton tells Jimmy Kimmel that after becoming president he checked out Area 51 to make sure it had no UFOS, and that he "wouldn't be surprised" if aliens existed-hot, hot, aliens with green skin and metal space bikinis, and extra boobies   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 22
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2014-04-03 11:32:37 PM  
2 votes:
Two words, Mr. President.  Plausible deniability.
2014-04-03 12:53:27 PM  
2 votes:
Really......

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Fine. I'll post it then.
2014-04-03 12:47:02 PM  
2 votes:
Human history tells us again and again that we would not unite in the face of Aliens.  Rather, we would (as we have time and again) merely try to fit them into our existing patterns of alliances and rivalries, to our extreme detriment.
2014-04-03 11:59:03 AM  
2 votes:

OnlyM3: And if there's one person on this planet you can trust,

it's bill clinton.


Yeah, he's probably one of the most trustworthy Presidents we've had in my lifetime. Did you believe GW Bush?
2014-04-03 11:13:29 AM  
2 votes:

cman: thamike: cman: I dont understand why some people think there is this grand conspiracy to hide alien life from the public.

It makes no sense whatsoever.

Governments like to use fear to make their people submit to their whims. If aliens existed and posed a threat you bet your ass some politician would use it to push some stupid law through.

There's the sense you were looking for.  Exchange "governments" with "religious leaders" and you have enough of an idea as to why, in the event of alien life being confirmed, a bunch of very powerful people wouldn't want the public to know about it.

On the flipside, why would any responsible person want the entire public to know about it?  Hell, why would the aliens want the public to know about it?  Have you met the public?

Is this starting to make sense to you?

No, not one bit.

1. Aliens being real doesn't discount an existence of god. There is nothing in the bible that contradicts other life in the universe.
2. Governments suck at keeping secrets. If we really were talking to aliens it would have leaked out by now considering that we would have been doing it since the 1940s


If and when we discover intelligent life out among the stars, I believe that psychologically at least, our entire world changes overnight,   Whatever our competing ideologies, religions etc differ on, the suddenly pale in comparison to concept of facing a possibly hostile universe where we are no long obviously the ultimate endgame of evolution.  Nations would not cease to exist overnight and fanatics of all stripes would endure, but, by and large that would be the day when we stopped being American or Chinese or Muslim or Buddhist and just stated being  human
2014-04-03 10:53:51 AM  
2 votes:

cman: I dont understand why some people think there is this grand conspiracy to hide alien life from the public.

It makes no sense whatsoever.

Governments like to use fear to make their people submit to their whims. If aliens existed and posed a threat you bet your ass some politician would use it to push some stupid law through.


Are you saying President Clarke is actually in league with the Shadows and just using the threat posed by them curtail freedoms and shore up his unpopular regime?


/JMS was a farking prophet sometimes
2014-04-03 04:52:35 PM  
1 votes:

steve_wmn: mechgreg: jwa007: I have no doubt life exists on other planets.  I doubt we will ever visit those planets, that whole speed-of-light speed limit thing that keeps getting in our way; which is also why I doubt any aliens have visited us

Even if you assume another plant has figured out speed of light travel, there are a trillions of planets in our galaxy alone. On top of that our galaxy is something like 13 billion years old. We are one planet out of trillions, and our species has only been around on earth for a small percentage of that 13 billion years, so the odds of people from another planet finding our planet, and finding it during during the window of time when humans have been around has to be pretty much zero.

And even if that did happen, I would assume that a species that has figured out interstellar travel probably has some pretty good stealth technologies, that could make their spaceships essentially invisible. I mean look where we are stealth technology is, and the farthest we have ever sent someone is the moon.


But why would they employ stealth technology?  To follow some bullshiat prime directive?  That sort of thing is just made up by sci fi writers to paper over the mutually exclusive ideas that interstellar travel is feasible and that aliens exist.  In a universe that is 13.7 billion years old some aliens should've fully colonized the galaxy by now and killed us off in the process, sort of like Independence Day without the Hollywood ending.  That they haven't says that one of those two basic premises is flawed.


This makes no sense. We humans could be the first species to reach our level of intelligence. Or the ones who beat us our only a little ways ahead and nowhere near universe colonization.

Dozens of intelligent species could be killed off by meteors and such, developed too close to a pending solar change that gets rid of them, etc.

We have no idea how lucky we may be.
2014-04-03 04:51:49 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Dingleberry Dickwad: Give your average modern day schmuck a chisel and hammer and a flat piece of stone and tell them to chisel out the instructions on how to build something simple as a radio receiver as well as a schematic for one and see how that works out.

I could do it, no problemo.  Simple crystal set shouldn't be a problem to explain.  He'll, I'll even throw in the instructions to make a spark-gap transmitter in the deal.

One of the neat "what ifs" is that they had the necessary technology to build radios back in Roman times, they just didn't have the theory.

Think about it.

What do you need to build a relatively simple crystal set and spark-gap transmitter?  Well, you need metal wire (they had that).  You need some sort of crystal, like galena, that they could use to make a cat's whisker detector.  Earphone is really just coiled wire around an iron slug that's attached to a membrane.

Same with the transmitter, all the stuff necessary to make it was available.  Glass and metal foil to make capacitors.  Coiled metal wire for inductors.  Wire and iron to make transformers.  Metal for the spark gap.  The only real issue here is electrical current (crystal receiver doesn't need it).  For that, you could build some kind of generator, or just a bunch of batteries.   They had sulfuric acid, and could have easily made batteries if they knew how.

So, you want to be rich?  Go back to Roman times and set up the Emperor with a means to instantaneously communicate with the far reaches of the empire.


Never heard of the Baghdad Batteries, eh?
2014-04-03 03:39:06 PM  
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: cman: Governments suck at keeping secrets.

So much this.  This is why I don't believe in most conspiracy theories.


The Nazis kept the freaking holocaust a secret. They burned down the Riechstag, blamed it on communists and everyone in the country believed it. The U.S. kept the Manhattan project a secret, while detonating nuclear tests in the desert. And you guys think a government can't cover up the recovery of a measly little spaceship?
2014-04-03 03:08:38 PM  
1 votes:

cman: Infernalist: cman: jwa007: steve_wmn: But why would they employ stealth technology?  To follow some bullshiat prime directive?  That sort of thing is just made up by sci fi writers to paper over the mutually exclusive ideas that interstellar travel is feasible and that aliens exist.  In a universe that is 13.7 billion years old some aliens should've fully colonized the galaxy by now and killed us off in the process, sort of like Independence Day without the Hollywood ending.  That they haven't says that one of those two basic premises is flawed.

Unless, of course, we are descendants of the colonists.  Like those put on board the "B" Ark.

Why would we be put on a desolate rock with no technology to help us survive? That would be negligent in a high degree.

I expect that if such a scenario occurred that it wouldn't take long for those residents to descend back into earlier tech levels as their tech broke down.

Ok, but a civilization like that would certainly have a writing system. Stones last for a long time. They would have passed on their knowledge given the chance.


Give your average modern day schmuck a chisel and hammer and a flat piece of stone and tell them to chisel out the instructions on how to build something simple as a radio receiver as well as a schematic for one and see how that works out.
2014-04-03 02:53:16 PM  
1 votes:

cman: No, not one bit.

1. Aliens being real doesn't discount an existence of god. There is nothing in the bible that contradicts other life in the universe.

(False.  While the bible does not specifically say "there are no aliens" is is quite obviously written from the perspective that God created man and life on earth as his crowning achievement.  Finding real life on other planets absolutely kills the earth concept of "God".)
2. Governments suck at keeping secrets. If we really were talking to aliens it would have leaked out by now considering that we would have been doing it since the 1940s  (agreed.)
2014-04-03 02:40:40 PM  
1 votes:
Dude.
If there is higher intelligence out there,
and I know there is.

They would avoid us like we avoid sharks, rabid lions, and hornets.
2014-04-03 02:27:28 PM  
1 votes:

cman: jwa007: steve_wmn: But why would they employ stealth technology?  To follow some bullshiat prime directive?  That sort of thing is just made up by sci fi writers to paper over the mutually exclusive ideas that interstellar travel is feasible and that aliens exist.  In a universe that is 13.7 billion years old some aliens should've fully colonized the galaxy by now and killed us off in the process, sort of like Independence Day without the Hollywood ending.  That they haven't says that one of those two basic premises is flawed.

Unless, of course, we are descendants of the colonists.  Like those put on board the "B" Ark.

Why would we be put on a desolate rock with no technology to help us survive? That would be negligent in a high degree.


Kirk did it to Khan and forgot all about him. Look how that turned out.
2014-04-03 02:13:46 PM  
1 votes:

steve_wmn: But why would they employ stealth technology?  To follow some bullshiat prime directive?  That sort of thing is just made up by sci fi writers to paper over the mutually exclusive ideas that interstellar travel is feasible and that aliens exist.  In a universe that is 13.7 billion years old some aliens should've fully colonized the galaxy by now and killed us off in the process, sort of like Independence Day without the Hollywood ending.  That they haven't says that one of those two basic premises is flawed.


Unless, of course, we are descendants of the colonists.  Like those put on board the "B" Ark.
2014-04-03 01:20:17 PM  
1 votes:
I remember this from shortly after he was elected.  There was a news story that he'd asked "the powers that be" if we had any aliens or info on UFOs.  He took some flak for it, but that would be one of the first things I'd ask, too.
2014-04-03 12:20:34 PM  
1 votes:
I have no doubt life exists on other planets.  I doubt we will ever visit those planets, that whole speed-of-light speed limit thing that keeps getting in our way; which is also why I doubt any aliens have visited us.  I think if we confined ourselves to a plan to get better acquainted with our own solar system we might find some amazing things out there.  As for Bill, always a pleasure to see him out and about.
2014-04-03 11:16:23 AM  
1 votes:

Magorn: If and when we discover intelligent life out among the stars, I believe that psychologically at least, our entire world changes overnight,   Whatever our competing ideologies, religions etc differ on, the suddenly pale in comparison to concept of facing a possibly hostile universe where we are no long obviously the ultimate endgame of evolution.  Nations would not cease to exist overnight and fanatics of all stripes would endure, but, by and large that would be the day when we stopped being American or Chinese or Muslim or Buddhist and just stated being  human


Yes, why hate those slightly different than us when we can hate those that are very different.
2014-04-03 11:12:49 AM  
1 votes:

cman: Governments suck at keeping secrets.


So much this.  This is why I don't believe in most conspiracy theories.
2014-04-03 10:54:13 AM  
1 votes:

cman: I dont understand why some people think there is this grand conspiracy to hide alien life from the public.

It makes no sense whatsoever.

Governments like to use fear to make their people submit to their whims. If aliens existed and posed a threat you bet your ass some politician would use it to push some stupid law through.


There's the sense you were looking for.  Exchange "governments" with "religious leaders" and you have enough of an idea as to why, in the event of alien life being confirmed, a bunch of very powerful people wouldn't want the public to know about it.

On the flipside, why would any responsible person want the entire public to know about it?  Hell, why would the aliens want the public to know about it?  Have you met the public?

Is this starting to make sense to you?
2014-04-03 10:49:06 AM  
1 votes:
this increasingly divided world of ours

I appreciate dramatic flourish in one's soundbites, but this one is getting really tiresome.  First of all it's the opposite of the truth. Secondly, it's completely meaningless.
2014-04-03 10:44:45 AM  
1 votes:

cman: I dont understand why some people think there is this grand conspiracy to hide alien life from the public.

It makes no sense whatsoever.

Governments like to use fear to make their people submit to their whims. If aliens existed and posed a threat you bet your ass some politician would use it to push some stupid law through.


The aliens hate us for our freedoms!
2014-04-03 10:30:46 AM  
1 votes:
I dont understand why some people think there is this grand conspiracy to hide alien life from the public.

It makes no sense whatsoever.

Governments like to use fear to make their people submit to their whims. If aliens existed and posed a threat you bet your ass some politician would use it to push some stupid law through.
 
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