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originally posted by: Skyfloating
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
As far as the colonists, their conditions are worsening. The other day I received a email from a colonist. They can write on little data cards messages for folks back home and the resupply ships ferry them back every few months. Or at least used to. Now it's like once a year.
They have a satellite link-up. But its only for top brass. And email actually takes about a minute to travel. Odd that. I guess whats holding it up is that it has to be transmitted over two satellites and then decoded.
"Wifi for All" was a campaign back in 2006 but when Obama got elected they gave up on it. As you say, out of sight, out of mind.
Well they did not get the wifi, and yo are right due to bandwidth restrictions only the top brass can use the satellite link ups. the rest have to basically send mail. which then gets looked over planet side for security issues and then cut n pasted together and sent to the earth recipient.
To be fair my contact there is a ore scrubber in the back pits. Somebody has to keep the dynamic conveyor from clogging up. Especially with what they mine. Nasty stuff that is.
Anyways, this poor colonists skin condition has really deteriorated by the martian sun. The administration refuses to send any Bananna Boat on the last resupply. Sent them a half used bottle of bullfrog. Which was stolen by the martians because the frog on the bottle looks like one of their deities.
This is news to me. Weird.
Yeah the martian seemed to have a few secrets they didn't tell the colonists. It appears their culture is constructed into two social circles. One within and protected by the other. The outer circle of martian society, are common folk. They work like drones blindly doing what the inner circle of elders in the society bid. The inner circle of the martian society is like their religious and political leaders. the upper crust. they are very secretive and do not share their wisdom with the outer circle of commoners and especially not with the human colonists. Anyways they have this diety that only the inner circle of martians worship. It looks like a frog to human eyes. I mean it's not a frog but it kinda looks like a frog. Apparently one of the outer circle commoners unwittingly brought a bottle of bullfrog to his master and all hell broke loose. Luckly the martians are very short and were no match for the human colonists. Most were reluctant to actually attack the humans when rallied to. Things are stable relationship wise with the martians and that last flare up wasn't as bad as 1999 when they wanted to nuke the earth. Luckly martians are only in the pre spaceflight stage and their nuclear weapon failed to detonate. But it almost caused the entire colony project to be abandoned. and now they have to deal with being ignored by the latest administrations. Unjustifiable injustice by the govt.
Anyways. they still use that same green screen in the background in the recorded video messages. Like I believe that's Peterson AFB in the background! They do such a bad job too. It's the same background on a loop every 30 seconds out the window behind him. It's like the whole administration just doesn't care.
Let me tell you something. I got this off-the-records from a janitor at Langley. Their location is in red desert storms three times a day. It`s no place to get decent footage let alone breathe.
Yeah I heard half a beta colony's bigalowes were shredded by a shale storm last season along the "trench" facility's southern diffusion lines. No more experiments with the ore I guess. And, since no replacements are coming anytime soon the colonists housed there (mostly scientists) have to double up in the sleeping quarters bigalows the quarry workers are using. Nobody's happy about the arrangement.
The Christmas shuttle is leaving for Mars next week. The colony asked for a famous model, singer or actress to come aboard. Instead they got Joe Biden No wait...a Joe Biden lookalike.
originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
a reply to: Skyfloating
The plight of the colonists isnt substantial?
How about the plight of the Elfs stationed on Arcturus...which are regularly emailing me...but I cant show you any of this or corroborate in any way...you'll just have to trust me...
Come on now. Now you're just making things up. Elfs from Arcturus!!!! What do you think this!?! Comedy hour?!?
I for one am disgusted by your attempt to scorn and be derisive to the administrations blatant failure to support the mars colonists. What about the mission? Now that it's not "sexy" anymore to have a mars base they administration just forgets about them. Bring them home if they are going to do that. Don't leave them stranded with a bunch of amphibian worshiping mars midgets. Seriously the martians ain't cool. And I dare one of them to try and nuke the earth. Little bastards. Not in my backyard.
Look my beef is simple. Either support the colonists and their mission, or bring them back home. Acknowledge them either way and let them get their benefits.
or what you, at your level of understanding consider substantial, I would have already said it. But I don't.
you really showed you true color here. Such arrogance. Anyway...
over and out...
originally posted by: oldetimehockey4
a reply to: Char-Lee
"I notice how the 50's drones are described in a way that would explain Mothercraft (the top secret movie actually calls them Mothercraft) and UFO's today. This would probably have to mean that UFO's are all human built but are now on the level of Biohybrid machines. Looking at the fact that we know in the 30's genetic experiments and cloning were already being successfully done."
I find it hard to believe we can basically build spaceships like that, but can't build a reliable enough stealth helicopter to not crash on a certain top secret raid in Pakistan not too long ago.
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: Char-Lee
Sure, but follow that thought to its logical conclusion: every tool used, every component of every spacecraft, base, weapon and instrument has to be manufactured somewhere. Likewise, food must be prepared, or grown, by someone, somewhere.
So now we have space-Marines, as well as space-Machinists, and space-food service workers. Perhaps even space-janitors.
Suddenly, the problem in keeping such a program secret is increased by orders of magnitude. Even if all the little things are done off-world, we need people to do them, and those people don't even have rank, or stature. Yet -- they keep secrets better than vetted Marine Pilots?
Is it possible? Perhaps. But the more fascinating question for me is: where did it all start? At what point did our technology diverge? Where is the line between mundane earthbound technology and extra-mundane space-tech?
WERNHER VON BRAUN;
From 1937 to 1945, von Braun was the technical director of the Peenemunde rocket research center, where the V-2 rocket --which devasted England--was developed. As noted previously, his dossier was rewritten so he didn't appear to have been an enthusiastic Nazi.
originally posted by: soaringhawk
There is not one shred of evidence for e.t life. Earth is the only planet that we know has life on it and there's life here still being discovered. No one that's in reality will believe this story.
originally posted by: Laykilla
originally posted by: Lichter daraus
I know its not much, but thw only time I've ever heard of the EDF was in a video game called red faction.
And Duke Nukem Forever, and Earth Defense Force [it is it's own game.]
But yeah, since Red Faction is all about mars -- I'd say that's a fair observation.