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Santa to get fighter escort for Christmas

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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:21 PM
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Are those pesky Martians back again?




posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:22 PM
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Fighter escort...seriously?
An imaginary fighter escort to protect an imaginary man from imaginary enemies?
Why not have the imaginary TSA do a cavity search on all nine imaginary reindeer while we're at it?
If an imaginary man crosses an international border does that mean he has to wait for the imaginary DHS to search imaginary presents for imaginary WMD's?
We're like two steps away from declaring Santa a Person of Interest.

-Peace-



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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WhiteAlice
I'll just get really irritated at actual planes been flown as it would basically be representing reckless government spending for a myth.


ahhhh okay. Gotchya.

Planes train all the time. I'd have no problem with a training exercise with real planes.
Our planes go up for 'shows' as well. Blue Angels. Thunderbirds. That kind of thing.
As for real planes going up for show on Christmas Eve to escort Santa ....
I really can't see it happening. It would be night and no one would see them flying around
and there isn't anything to escort, so if kids ran outside to see fighter planes, they'd see
the planes and no Santa. So it would defeat the purpose.

Anyways, if they did (which I doubt) they'd spend less then Obama spends on one of his
fund raising outings to the West Coast.

Whatever.
/Out



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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Santa's been getting an escort since the 1980's:




posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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Have you ever looked at the Department of Defense's budget? I have and trust me, it far outweighs Obama's fund raising spending on all the coasts combined but that's only if you can trust their annual reports that couldn't even get an auditor's opinion over the last few years. I'm not a fan of reckless spending anywhere but when it is coming from an entity that doesn't even report their budget properly at a minimum level of reasonability, well, then I get the stink eye on just about everything they do.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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WhiteAlice

FlyersFan
It's NORAD's gig. They can do whatever the heck they want. If they want a fighter escort for their 'Santa Tracker', that's their business. If people don't like it, then they can just change the channel if the news reports it and their children are in the room. Or just turn off the TV if it's soooooooo bad.

You all do know it's just pretend .... right?
Whatever.



Depends on if they really are going to have fighters in the air with this "gig". If it's all pretend, I agree to an extent though I'm not keen on the idea either. Are they worried that the world has become so dangerous in the US that Santa is a terrorist target?
If they are actually going to put fighters up in the air for a "mock up" escort, well, considering the cost of flight time, I have a serious problem with that.


What with the thousands of planes flying around of course hes a threat. I dont know who this guy thinks he is flying around without transponders and checking in with local towers. Im glad he will have a fighter escort at least they can help make sure he doesnt crash in to a passenger jet.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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What if china decides to start shooting at him when he crosses the new ADIZ?

You going to let them shoot him down? Ruin everyones christmas.


I know you must be half kidding, so I'll reply in kind.

Santa seemed to do pretty well with whatever evasive maneuvers and radical defense measures he had on his sleigh during the cold war years. All those decades of airspace so unfriendly, a South Korean airliner was blown from the sky by the Russian Air Force, recall that one?

I'll bet Santa could get through the Chinese ADIZ without being shot down.....and if not? Well, it's WAR to get Santa back! No nation can capture Santa and expect to get away with it!



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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You know what I want to know? How those fighter jets are going to handle all of Santa's stops...Unless Santa is a pudgy Michael Jordan with super leet hooking skills where he can toss presents down a chimney pipe and skid them across the floor until they come to a perfect stop under the Christmas tree., I can't imagine how those fighters are going to be able to stop and go the whole way across the US to just about every house without having some sort of difficulty...



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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What a horrific idea, its like instilling fear in children that even Santa isn't safe these days.

Fearmongering at best, psychologically damaging at worst.




posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:11 PM
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Santa a person of interest no he is just an adversary like the rest of us.

seriously funny thanks for posting



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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EA006
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Think it was Santa that crashed at Roswell?


Yes, it obviously was,,the "Powers that be" have been after the Santa Claus technology ever since WWII ,,before the Nazi could get ahold of it...

It was only after the war , in 47' that Santa Claus crashed at Roswell due too a sudden magnetic pole flip, caused by the Atomic testing in that area & he headed South instead of too the North Pole and crashed .....ever since then they have been trying too back engineer the Santa Claus technology







posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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oxford
What a horrific idea, its like instilling fear in children that even Santa isn't safe these days.

Fearmongering at best, psychologically damaging at worst.



What should Santa have to fear? Wait a second...if there is any corporate fat cat around, well, wouldn't that be Santa? I mean think about it. How many products does Santa endorse every year and he makes sure that he's popping up all across the US to encourage kids to tell him (their parents) what they want for Christmas every year--all conveniently located at...dun dun dun!! THE MALL. And on top of it, if the parents don't comply, well Santa has already outright stated that what you get is a measurement of whether a child has been naughty or nice!! That's psychological/material leveraging!

Santa would represent that charitable altruism that has been utterly bought out by corporate America. Of course he's under threat. There are radicals here in the US that, instead of stuffing their stockings in assisting "Sir Sell Out Santa" as they call him, have told all those big box retailers to stuff themselves and made Santa their number one target.

Yes, Santa is in danger and the children should fear because that means that they might not get their latest X-Box this year....




posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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Wrabbit2000
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What if china decides to start shooting at him when he crosses the new ADIZ?

You going to let them shoot him down? Ruin everyones christmas.


I'll bet Santa could get through the Chinese ADIZ without being shot down.....and if not? Well, it's WAR to get Santa back! No nation can capture Santa and expect to get away with it!


WHY TAKE ANY chance. He refuses to file a flight plan, NORAD can't blame him or make him.
We spend so much money, a couple escorts is not going to cost THAT much.
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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n00bUK
If you asked me to take a guess at which country would have done this, I would of guessed it right off the top


The militarization of Santa Claus..Only in America, lol...


He's got powerful enemies...

abeverage
Are those pesky Martians back again?

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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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FlyersFan

You do realize there is no sleigh and no reindeer to escort, right?
So any fighter planes on the radar would be pretend planes as well.
There is NOTHING TO ESCORT.





You, are, mistaken. Santa is real. Reindeer and all. My kids tell me so every year, and they think it's magical and great. Then some numpty ..LIKE YOU!... comes along and tries to spoil the magic. Idiot.

So what Santa is going to get a military escort, good luck to the pilots trying to keep up with him too. Considering Santa only has a day to stop at every single home all around the world, they're gonna need it! I know jets are fast, but I'm guessing that our technology hasn't met up with the speeds of Santa and his deer quite yet. And if the good 'ole, You Ess of AYY can't keep up with him, what chances have the Terrorists got?

Either way, I'll still be sitting at the window with my kids just before bed time, trying to convince them that they seen him just to satisfy their confidence and excitement. A 747 passenger craft was suffice last year, just maybe a fighter jet will be all the more convincing this year.

Happy Easter! Oh..thats unless the op I had originally quoted doesn't think the Easter Bunny exists.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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oxford
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Santa a person of interest no he is just an adversary like the rest of us.


Ah, yes...how silly of me, he's an "enemy combatant".
Distinction noted for future sarcasm.
(Still kicking myself for failing to draw that conclusion!)

-Peace-

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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 06:01 PM
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Any one who has a problem with this has never seen the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds. Consider a jet fighter without ordinance(clean configuration) like you would consider a Ferrari, Corvette, or Chevelle SS.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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Update, Santa has sold his reindeers etc. and bought a new Drone'.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 06:33 PM
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What if Santa brings a kid a toy gun?
Does Mister Kringle run the risk of getting shot at customs for an Air-Soft?
Think about it...300 million people in America.
One of them is bound to ask for a real gun. Half the population of Texas has firearm somewhere on their x-mas list alone...in the very least ammunition as a stocking stuffer for every serious minded prepper.
Ol' Kris Kringle will never see the light of day again.
They'll bounce him into Guantanamo or Serbia...maybe Mexico...it'll be horrible.
It'll get made into a movie by James Franco.
He'll have to cut his own arm off to escape.
Oh, the humanity...

-Peace-
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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LOL . . . well he is wearing red so he must be a communist enemy combatant!

We might need a giant supercomputer so we can list all the different types of enemies, there are simply too many now to remember, after that we could think of some good ones for us ordinary peeps of the general public




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