It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The lawsuit, filed yesterday in a California court, is aimed at NASA and its Administrator, Charles Bolden, requesting that the agency "perform a public, scientific, and statutory duty which is to closely photograph and thoroughly scientifically examine and investigate a putative biological organism." Joseph is disputing the rock theory, since, "when examined by Petitioner the same structure in miniature was clearly visible upon magnification and appears to have just germinated from spores." (Joseph is the Petitioner.) The "rock," according to the lawsuit, was there the whole time, it just grew until it became visible. "The refusal to take close up photos from various angles, the refusal to take microscopicimages of the specimen, the refusal to release high resolution photos, is inexplicable, recklessly negligent, and bizarre," according to the suit.
[...] Petitioner has specifically requested and has demanded in writing the following of NASA, NASA’s chief administrator Bolden, and NASA’s rover team: A) take 100 high resolution close-up infocus photos of the specimen identified in Sol 3540, at various angles, from all sides, and from above down into the "bowl" of the specimen, and under appropriate lighting conditions which minimize glare. B) Take a minimum of 24 microscopic in-focus images of the exterior, lip, walls, and interior of the specimen under appropriate lighting conditions. C) NASA, and the rover team must make public and supply Petitioner with all high resolution photos and images of that specimen as demanded in A and B.
reply to post by ladyteeny
Really? I don't find it. Where it is? Any direct link?
This is a colossal waste of time and I don't think anything will come out of this lawsuit. Just my humble opinion.
i wouldn't be able to find it either, since ats changed to the samurai search engine thing it's next to impossible to find anything.
13. Man Sues Magicians for Using His "Power"
According to his website, Christopher Roller is a powerful being (as witnessed by the CIA) and Tom Hanks is going to play him in a movie about his God-like powers and 30 wives. Though Roller talks about his ability to have astral projected sex and to cheat death in a joking manner, he has filed several serious lawsuits. In 2005, Roller sued magician David Blaine for $50 million because, he claimed, Blaine was tapping Roller's power to perform magic tricks.
14. Richard Overton Sues Budweiser
In 1991, Richard Overton turned on the TV and was outraged by what he saw: pictures of people drinking beer with hot girls! So, he sued Anheuser-Busch for $10k for false advertising.
12. Woman Sues Dead Man
In 2008, Gayane Zokhrabov was standing on a train platform when she was struck by portions of an unfortunate young man who had just been hit by an oncoming train. When she tried to sue the accident victim, the judge dismissed the case saying the man couldn't have known where his body was going to strike. Uh, because he was dead.
reply to post by Arken
I don't think this lawsuit could legally force NASA into action, however enough public pressure and scrutiny might make them take another look at the 'rock'.
At the end of the day either Dr Joseph or NASA is going to look very foolish. I'm placing my bet on the former.
edit on 30-1-2014 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Arken
First, congratulations on finally posting something that is neither pareidolia nor an obvious hoax. Have a star and a flag. I suppose the good news is that the court costs involved in losing this frivolous lawsuit might put the Journal of Cosmology out of business.