Is the Washington Post compromised? (UFO story)

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Who reads the Washington Post here? Has it been compromised? This is because of this article. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outl...NlBejlVLqaex0If3WqhqzU&utm_term=.88afe38f3145

We modern society folks are not supposed to discuss anything not sanctioned by our official scientists. So did Washington Post violated it? Has it crossed the line? I have some collections of it. Give the word and I'll burn them at the stakes or campfire.
 

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The object in the video reminds of something... something I haven't seen in a long time... maybe Boba Fett has a bounty to collect on Earth...
 
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We modern society folks are not supposed to discuss anything not sanctioned by our official scientists. So did Washington Post violated it? Has it crossed the line? I have some collections of it. Give the word and I'll burn them at the stakes or campfire.
I'm a little bit tired and I read the article quite quickly, and I did not think it was so bad, considering the topic. The article was basically reporting things from other sources, although it's of course a very controversial and tricky topic. And of course UFOs exist, meaning Unidentified Flying Object. What they each are is quite another thing.
 
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Who reads the Washington Post here? Has it been compromised? This is because of this article. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outl...NlBejlVLqaex0If3WqhqzU&utm_term=.88afe38f3145
That looks like something of a blog; not really the newspaper:
Wapo said:
The Washington Post has debuted PostEverything, a digital daily magazine for voices from around the world. In PostEverything, outsiders will entertain and inform readers with fresh takes, personal essays, news analyses, and other innovative ways to tell the stories everyone is talking about—and the ones they haven’t yet heard.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2014/05/27/introducing-posteverything/?utm_term=.feb12333a43e
So sure, someone decided that was worthy of posting, but I wouldn't consider it to be of the same standard as the newspaper.
We modern society folks are not supposed to discuss anything not sanctioned by our official scientists. So did Washington Post violated it? Has it crossed the line?
I'm having trouble parsing that. The media is notoriously terrible at reporting science, doesn't look for things "sanctioned by our official scientists" (of which there is no such thing) and there are no lines. Were you seriously under the impression that a news media outlet like Wapo was providing you with quality science news?

Whenever I see a science story in the regular news media, it generally takes some effort to try to figure out what the actual story is, if any. They are rarely told correctly.

BTW, I'm a big fan of Blink 182, and I mean it - I saw them in concert on the tour when the picked-up Travis - but I don't trust them to inform me about science matters.
 
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In an answer to your question - no.

Apparently you equate unidentified flying objects like weather balloons, toy rockets, "real" rockets with extraterrestrial life. The article mentions this fact. All the article does is cite political science studies and news releases. And discuss the the idea (among many): UFO in its original meaning is a security threat. And some people view them as all kinds of things. Big deal.

No one is abashed about SETI, for example. https://www.seti.org/ Should we storm the place and burn it down? The whole project assumes ET exists, otherwise why bother?

Maybe this thread belongs in the Science fiction forum....

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I don't watch History channel. But it says the series will premiere today Friday May 31 at 10/9c.

What does 10/9c? Does it mean 10pm or 9pm, what's 9c?

What's disturbing is it seems Christopher Mellon, Former Deputy assistance secretary of defense is involved in the series?
Here's a video interview with him.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/christopher-mellon-official-ufo-sightings-real

Anyone know Mellon?
 
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10 PM Eastern time, 9 PM Central time*

*(Usually this is also 10 PM Pacific time, since networks will often delay the broadcasts to the west coast such that prime time still lines up with the prime time broadcasts. Daylight savings time is assumed here too, in this case.)
 
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I just saw this interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the topic and the UFO video, where he is very funny and serious at the same time (which is his hallmark):

Neil deGrasse Tyson: UFO doesn't mean aliens
 
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10 PM Eastern time, 9 PM Central time*

*(Usually this is also 10 PM Pacific time, since networks will often delay the broadcasts to the west coast such that prime time still lines up with the prime time broadcasts. Daylight savings time is assumed here too, in this case.)

I wasn't able to watch it because of some social function. Did they mention about witnesses from nuclear sites? I came across this book recently at PF with this summary:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544822197/?tag=pfamazon01-20

"SECOND EDITION—REVISED AND UPDATED The reality of UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons facilities has been convincingly established. Hundreds of U.S. military veterans now openly discuss these ominous incidents and thousands of declassified government documents substantiate their revelations."

Where are the "Hundreds of U.S. military veterans"? The history series is said to be 6 parts. Maybe they would present them in the latter parts? It would be more interesting. Normally I'm bored with these topics already.

By the way. Just wondering. If Trump wants to launch all nukes. Can he do it alone in his attache case? If the attache case got stolen or compromised. Can we face worldwide nuclear doom? I sometimes get concerned about this.
 
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I wasn't able to watch it because of some social function. Did they mention about witnesses from nuclear sites?

I didn't see it. I don't watch crap like that. It's not worth my time.
 
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I didn't see it. I don't watch crap like that. It's not worth my time.

You have a point. Maybe those things are just images of venus or saturn that somehow got amplified through the clouds with swamp gas and perhaps some baloons stick to it. But how about the sightings at the nuclear facilities. I watched a series where air would glow when it is ionized by radioactivity. So maybe those huge unidentified vehicles witnessed were just ionization. Yes. So it's nice to at least be concerned with these things for environmental health issues and climate change which can move the swamp gas or affect ionizations.
 
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In episode two of the government public disclosure. They described over 100 of this Tic Tac appearing in Aegis radar coming from above the atmosphere and disappearing into Sta Catalina island near San Diego which they will talk about in episode 3.

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It's called Tic Tac because of this:

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My theory is a kid throw a tic tac package from an airplane and just like venus and jupiter it got amplified in the clouds acting like lens and with swamp gas some tic tac stick to it, and this is what the Navy saw in the radar and in the fighter jet visually, what do you think? Who lives or go to Sta Catalina Island. Did you see a lot of tic tac spearmints in the soil?
 
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I think we've let this go on long enough.
 
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