Although thats true the technology required for the F-117A was in the public domain the entire time.
Yes, yes, okay yes, I get it okay Gfad?
I bow to your braniac like knowledge of not only classified aeronautic projects but absolutely everything and anything having to do with space
tourism, NASA, the united states military, the united kingdoms military, congress, budget aqcuisition and the aeronautic/space industry in general.
Yet you do seem to be parcing words at this point. There is a significant difference between something being in the public domain and something that
is public knowledge.
Of course you, with your dashing good looks and encyclopedic knowledge of the high tech private sector would know that the technology involved with
the F117 was not in fact cutting edge, but, the poor shmo like me, you know, your basic pant poopin knucle dragger with a massively thick cranial
ridge (though it does keep the sun out of my eyes) was and is not aware of what is and is not in "the public domain".
So when the government touts it as cutting edge technology, those of us not in the know and still trying to master fire will think it actually
is...and that of course leads to the basic thought of if this is what we're seeing now what do they have in develpment.
here for your convenience is what i said in my first post:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I"m pretty sure even the F117 was first flown in 1981 or so and wasn't declassified until the early-mid
nineties. So that technology was at least eleven years old or so when it was declassified.
I look forward to your third post in which you will find a way to both somehow correct and agree with my original above quoated statement.
Oh come on, lets be realistic!! There is no doubt that NASA have things in development but they have no history of black projects. As far as I know
NASA have never developed anything in secret...they are not a profit organisation, they are a department of the US government devoted to the nations
space program and long-term civilian and military aerospace development ... NOT charging customers for space tourism. They develop the technology that
allows spacecraft to be built.
Um isn't the point of a black project that nobody knows about it? And to say that NASA doesn't have to compete with private industry, I have to
The american people are fickle, yes NASA is a government agency but isn't it constantly complaining about being underfunded? Nothing like looking
obsolete to the american public to get that funding slashed even more.
If ten years down the road NASA can't offer to the general public what Virgin, Bigelow and others are planning on offering to the american public,
they could certainly be subject to the whims of congress, who of course whore themselves out to the citizenry who will be wondering why their money is
going to something that is already available to the general public.
While the apollo program had its share of mishaps and fatalities, it was quite possibly the most important endeavor ever under taken by a nation, yet
one of the main reasons the program stopped was because the american people lost interest, they got bored, it seemed routine and NASA's budgets were
cut and the program cancelled for cheaper programs.
Yes there were other contributing factors, but I think most of us (at least on the board) think the apollo program should have continued and grown
into other exploration projects.
But, when the citizens of rome are bored the funding dries up.
If NASA looks obsolete and unable to provide for free (at least to americans) what Virgin or bigelow or hilton or the russians for that matter can
offer to anyone for a "reasonable" rate, well bye bye funding.
And you can bet that the next washington cash cow will eventually be the "space tourism" lobby, which of course will be funded by the private
sector...much like the oil lobbiests.
I would also like to add that I don't believe limeydave said anything other than this was a story told to him by friend.
That was all the caviet I needed to take this story with a grain of salt, but considering the ridiculous topics that we discuss on this board, I would
hope that we could at least give limeydave the same benefit of doubt (or at least courtesy) that we give those who post their stories about
channeling, meeting aliens or being under some form of mind control.
I dont mean to deter you from posting future topics and you definately shoudlnt delete the thread since one or two people dont believe the events
happened but you cant post on a forum and say "only people who believe the story can post"! On a public board like this you have to expect some
people to have opinions which oppose you.
Great piles of muffins! We actually agree on something?!
Having said that, manners are free and we can all choose to believe, debate or out right disbelieve, but we should all be polite about it.
Though I will say to limeydave, that while Gfad has disagreed with you he has been pretty polite about it...as for others, well don't let it get to
Remember it is an anonymous board so just take anything stated here witha grain of salt.
I for one find your story interesting and certainly find it no less credible than anything any other member posts.
It certainly sounds more realistic than serpo or montauk.
I will give you the same warning I gave bill ryan...heaven help you if the members find out your knowingly posting false information...cuz we can turn
on ya pretty quick.
THough to me it sincerely seems like your just a guy posting something you heard from a friend and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.