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US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby viva la ben on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:33 pm

They must have moved all the cool stuff to Area 52.

Area 51 has long been a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts, but newly released CIA documents officially acknowledge the site and suggest that the area served a far less remarkable purpose than many had supposed.


http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/us/area-5 ... ?hpt=hp_t2
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:07 pm

Would you even trust the government's word for anything like this? Sure, let's release docs that are far more boring than the truth. Not saying that any of it is true, but the government has a strong history of lying about everything.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:10 pm

lol, I agree with Malk, this isn't even a story. Even funnier, CNN talks about how "WELL I GUESS THIS PUTS THE STORIES TO REST THEN!" How so, exactly?
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Factorial on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:11 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:Would you even trust the government's word for anything like this? Sure, let's release docs that are far more boring than the truth. Not saying that any of it is true, but the government has a strong history of lying about everything.



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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:13 pm

Factorial wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:Would you even trust the government's word for anything like this? Sure, let's release docs that are far more boring than the truth. Not saying that any of it is true, but the government has a strong history of lying about everything.



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It's not even a paranoia thing anymore. The government is a shady shady system built on lies. Why would anyone in their right mind completely trust what anyone within the government says?
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Kaizer on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:14 pm

jordan and eric staal are brothers, CNN.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Crankshaft on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Edwards: Why the big secret? People are smart. They can handle it.

Kay: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Factorial on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:16 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:
Factorial wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:Would you even trust the government's word for anything like this? Sure, let's release docs that are far more boring than the truth. Not saying that any of it is true, but the government has a strong history of lying about everything.



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It's not even a paranoia thing anymore. The government is a shady shady system built on lies. Why would anyone in their right mind completely trust what anyone within the government says?


Completely trusting what the government says is not the only alternative to thinking "the government has a strong history of lying about everything."
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:17 pm

I don't consider everything the government tells me is a lie, nor did I say that. I'm simply stating that can you really believe everything they say?
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Factorial on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:26 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:I don't consider everything the government tells me is a lie, nor did I say that. I'm simply stating that can you really believe everything they say?



Malkamaniac wrote:Would you even trust the government's word for anything like this? Sure, let's release docs that are far more boring than the truth. Not saying that any of it is true, but the government has a strong history of lying about everything.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Factorial wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:I don't consider everything the government tells me is a lie, nor did I say that. I'm simply stating that can you really believe everything they say?



Malkamaniac wrote:Would you even trust the government's word for anything like this? Sure, let's release docs that are far more boring than the truth. Not saying that any of it is true, but the government has a strong history of lying about everything.


lol you indeed did catch me. I'll amend my statement and say they lie more than they tell the truth? Are you someone who was on the board prior?

Possibly unrelated, who was that guy that fought with C2I that was short and Dagny had a thing for him?
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby columbia on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:30 pm

I've always suspected that Factorial is Silence_Dogood.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:33 pm

columbia wrote:I've always suspected that Factorial is Silence_Dogood.


Yes, that's the name. Probably the first time I've ever had a conversation with him and that's who I immediately thought of.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby columbia on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:44 pm

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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Factorial on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:46 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:
Factorial wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:I don't consider everything the government tells me is a lie, nor did I say that. I'm simply stating that can you really believe everything they say?



Malkamaniac wrote:Would you even trust the government's word for anything like this? Sure, let's release docs that are far more boring than the truth. Not saying that any of it is true, but the government has a strong history of lying about everything.


lol you indeed did catch me. I'll amend my statement and say they lie more than they tell the truth? Are you someone who was on the board prior?

Possibly unrelated, who was that guy that fought with C2I that was short and Dagny had a thing for him?


Of course they lie and obfuscate although I hardly see evidence of them doing it more than they tell the truth.

No.

c2i and I are friendly so not me.

If by short you mean stature then no, I'm 6'1".

Don't know Dagny other that seeing her listed as a mod.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Kaizer on Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:24 pm

factorial is not that wanker.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:41 pm

Verdouchey is that dudes name. Total scrub. He's on twitter picking fights with trenni kusnierek. He's a pig.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby CERV96 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:52 pm

They just released all this stuff so the people that work there can cut the line at the DMV.

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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Bioshock on Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:42 pm

Meh... i care way more about the NSA and all the crap our government is doing to us everyday.

Area 51 isn't even on the radar in terms of relevance.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:27 am

That's where the Ark of the Covenant is kept.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:48 am

Does it count as a big reveal if the thing they are revealing has been visible on Google Maps for like 10 years?
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:52 am

shafnutz05 wrote:lol, I agree with Malk, this isn't even a story. Even funnier, CNN talks about how "WELL I GUESS THIS PUTS THE STORIES TO REST THEN!" How so, exactly?


CNN may as well be state-run at this point.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby columbia on Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:00 am

Pitt87 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:lol, I agree with Malk, this isn't even a story. Even funnier, CNN talks about how "WELL I GUESS THIS PUTS THE STORIES TO REST THEN!" How so, exactly?


CNN may as well be state-run at this point.


The only reasonable television sources for US news are PBS and the BBC.
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:03 am

In all seriousness I thought it was "acknowledged" during the Clinton administration when they were being sued by several former workers for various OHSA/EPA type violations that lead to health problems.

I thought the official position in court was "yes there is an installation there but national security concerns forbid us from speaking up about it."
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Re: US Government officially acknowledges Area 51

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:50 pm

But I believe the acknowledgement in that lawsuit didn't include stipulating the name "Area 51" or anything. I think this is the first time that phrase as been used publicly by the U.S. government.

Woohoo.
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