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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by lpm » Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:33 pm

Balloon 2: Alaska Shootdown
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by jimbob » Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:15 pm

lpm wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:33 pm
Balloon 2: Alaska Shootdown
Not a balloon, an "object"

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white- ... -rcna70166
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Martin Y » Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:57 pm

Pterosaur?

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Herainestold » Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:41 am

The Chinese have capabilities that we can only imagine.
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by monkey » Sat Feb 11, 2023 1:42 am

Herainestold wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:41 am
The Chinese have capabilities that we can only imagine.
Like space lasers? clicky

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by shpalman » Sat Feb 11, 2023 10:05 am

Herainestold wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:41 am
The Chinese have capabilities that are only imaginary.
Fixed it for you.
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by lpm » Sat Feb 11, 2023 10:27 am

Herainestold wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:41 am
The Chinese have capabilities that we can only imagine.
Yep.

Balloon animals.

They have the capabilities to send over giant balloon animals to fool the capitalist swine.

"No Mr President, it's not a spy balloon, our pilot has identified it as a giant sausage dog."
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Grumble » Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:28 am

Herainestold wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:41 am
The Chinese have capabilities that we can only imagine.
I imagine that they have the powers of The Mole from The Incredibles
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by lpm » Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:15 pm

Balloon 3: Canada UFO
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by bob sterman » Mon Feb 13, 2023 10:16 am

Do we need to start a new thread - "How to bring down an 'octagonal object' that may or may not be a balloon".

Apparently the commander of NORAD has said...
I'm not going to categorize them as balloons. We're calling them objects for a reason

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Woodchopper » Mon Feb 13, 2023 10:43 am

bob sterman wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2023 10:16 am
Do we need to start a new thread - "How to bring down an 'octagonal object' that may or may not be a balloon".

Apparently the commander of NORAD has said...
I'm not going to categorize them as balloons. We're calling them objects for a reason
Excerpt from a draft script for Veep.

General: We've detected another balloon heading toward Alaska.
Advisor to the President: We can't call them balloons. Sounds like something my kid has at her birthday party.
General: What about 'balloon like object'.
Advisor: Nope, still too innocuous. But I like the word 'object'. Sounds menacing, like a UFO or something.
General: OK, 'object' it is.

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by lpm » Mon Feb 13, 2023 11:05 am

I like the way they pretend there's "mystery". Even though the site where China launches these balloons has been identified.
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by dyqik » Mon Feb 13, 2023 11:15 am

Are you sure it's not all a cunning promotion for the U2 tour that was advertised during the Superbowl - Live at the Sphere? That had a fair number of balloon like objects in it.

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by bob sterman » Mon Feb 13, 2023 11:45 am

New USAF simulator training system...

https://wordwall.net/resource/4363534/shapes

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Woodchopper » Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:16 pm

Hobby Club’s Missing Balloon Feared Shot Down By USAF
https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/ ... -down-usaf

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by EACLucifer » Thu Feb 23, 2023 10:00 pm

Image

As photographed from a U2, the day before the schwacking occurred.

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Grumble » Thu Feb 23, 2023 10:57 pm

I’m just amazed U2’s are still flying. Are they still making them?
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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Martin Y » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:39 pm

Grumble wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 10:57 pm
I’m just amazed U2’s are still flying. Are they still making them?
I very much doubt they've made one since the '60s. All their fleet of B52s were built over ten years starting in 1952.

<edit to add> Oh. I'm wrong. They built the last one in 1989!

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Re: How to pop a balloon

Post by Al Capone Junior » Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:06 pm

We didn't know about Google maps, thanks for forwarding the link. Yep that would have allowed us to get lost much easier than sending the balloon.

Fixed that for you :roll:

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