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Denver Rejects UFO Agency To Track Aliens

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the name-and-galaxy-of-origin-please dept.

Sci-Fi 80

Republicans weren't the only ones to win big yesterday. Aliens in The Mile-High City can breathe easier thanks to voters rejecting a plan to officially track them. From the article: "The proposal defeated soundly Tuesday night would have established a commission to track extraterrestrials. It also would have allowed residents to post their observations on Denver's city Web page and report sightings." Let the anonymous probings begin!

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Would these be illegal aliens? (2, Funny)

fkx (453233) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113336)

Would these be illegal aliens?

Or is there some sort of interplanetary visa?

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (2, Insightful)

Skarecrow77 (1714214) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113414)

I was about to point out that tracking aliens, as they're most likely crossing state lines on their descent from orbit, is obviously a federal responsibility, and thus completely out of the jurisdiction of the city of Denver.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

headhot (137860) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113466)

Well they probably cross national borders too, so its clearly the UN's job.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

Anomalyx (1731404) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113818)

UN's job.

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Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

severoon (536737) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115184)

But...without an expensive government bureaucracy, how are the people of Denver supposed to post this and other info online?

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

master0ne (655374) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113822)

and they most deffinatly crossed planitary boundries... what orginization do we have in place to deal with these aliens? there needs to be oversite! these aliens cant keep comming in, stealing hard working earthling jobs! someone think of the earthli.... I WELCOME OUR NEW ALIEN OVERLORDS.... PLEASE GOTO YOUR LOCAL WATER TOWER FOR MANDITORY PROBINGS EARTH... ERR FELLOW HUMANS!

Dey tuk er jerbs! (2, Funny)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114434)

Dey tuk er jerbs!

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114756)

No, there were lots of local jobs.

Look at how the airport was built.

http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Denver_Airport.html [anomalies-unlimited.com]

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (0, Offtopic)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115506)

Webkit. You can thank Apple for being open when using the browser on your phone.

Except you should actually thank the KDE team, for making Konqueror and KHTML. Apple just stole it, just like they did with OSX.

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (0, Offtopic)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 3 years ago | (#34117110)

Yes, they stole it. Some say forked it. And added to it. And shared it. And now others use it- people who use Symbian, Android, webOS, Kindle.

It's called 'how open source works'.

Moron.

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (0, Offtopic)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#34117216)

No, you are wrong. Apple didn't share it because they wanted to. They did it because they had no choice. KHTML is under the LGPL, which means they can link prorietary software to it, but they can't restrict KHTML itself. That's why they kept Webkit free ('cause they didn't have a choice), but the next piece of software (Safari itself) is proprietary. Also, the KDE team did most of the hard work, not apple.

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 3 years ago | (#34123892)

Really? Had no choice? They couldn't have chosen some other browser implementation? Some other fork with some other license?

And the KDE team did 'most' of the hard work? Have you seen what Apple has done? Yes, KDE laid a great foundation, but Apple has taken it much farther, faster than the KDE team ever could. Just go look at the CVS - anyone can. And don't forget that Apple's fork of KHTML happened in 1998.

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (1)

miffo.swe (547642) | more than 3 years ago | (#34123168)

You should thank Lars Knoll for choosing the GPL for their KTHML project. Thats the sole reason Apple are forced to share their improvements to the khtml rendering engine in return for all the free code they got from khtml. Its not like Apple had a choice in the matter except starting from scratch.

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 3 years ago | (#34123918)

Man, you KHTML nutters really get torqued about my sig.

Apple could have chosen some other implementation, some other fork, some other project with a different license.

Be happy that Apple chose it - that choice made it a popular standard and now it has become ubiquitous across all major phone browsers.

Re:Dey tuk er jerbs! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34228988)

Alien tits, or GTFO!

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

harrytuttle777 (1720146) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114792)

Hey illegal immigration worked great for the Roman Empire and it worked great for the American Indians, I don't see what the USA has to worry about.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

jameskojiro (705701) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115462)

No worries at all, should be great, at least we are not like those xenophobic prudes in Japan.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

jappleng (1805148) | more than 3 years ago | (#34151780)

No offense taken you know.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

vegiVamp (518171) | more than 3 years ago | (#34122704)

That's not a given, actually. Apart from the possibility of a straight descent, there is also a limit to how high up and down property rights extend. Can't be bothered to go looking for it, though.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#34130258)

On a spinning globe, it's highly unlikely you can approach earth without crossing borders. Even the Apollo astronaut had to file paperwork, including declaring the moon rocks, to return into the US.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

vegiVamp (518171) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160590)

True, but the number of borders you cross will be strongly dependant on how high up property rights are valid, and it can't be infinite exactly because of the spinning globe :-)

On the other hand, even if the aliens are aware of borders and associated issues, the question remains whether they care.

Soviet Aliens (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114050)

Illegal aliens, if caught, are subjected to a cavity search.

These aliens, OTOH, if they catch you they'll perform an anal probing on you.

Re:Soviet Aliens (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#34116012)

They're not performing anal probing, they're shooting inter-racial porn movies.

Re:Would these be illegal aliens? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115982)

There you go, pushing your commercial agenda on us again.

Who's to say they wouldn't prefer an interplanetary mastercard?

Damn! (1)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113368)

I was so going to send them a resume. I'd be so overqualified they'd put me in charge, and I'd officially rename it the Fringe Division.

I was *THIS* close to being in charge of the Fringe Division! DAMN YOU, COLORADO VOTERS!!!!

Oblig. Simpsons (5, Funny)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113506)

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Re:Oblig. Simpsons (1)

ikeman32 (1333971) | more than 3 years ago | (#34123984)

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

"The revolution is successful. But survival depends on drastic measures. Your continued existence represents a threat to the well-being of society. Your lives mean slow death to the more valued members of the colony. Therefore, I have no alternative but to sentence you to death. Your execution is so ordered, signed Kodos, Governor of Tarsus IV."

illegal aliens! (0, Troll)

k6mfw (1182893) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113380)

They should follow the rules and first stop at the INS!

With all the anti-immigration attitudes of this country, lotsa luck ET will land in USA, they will choose another country.

Re:illegal aliens! (1)

mldi (1598123) | more than 3 years ago | (#34123994)

I find that I completely ignore what somebody has to say when they confuse "immigration" with "illegal immigration".

Whew! (2, Funny)

2names (531755) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113382)

Boy, I dodged a bullet there. Now I can remain anony...oh shit.

Re:Whew! (1)

Conchobair (1648793) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114140)

Plan A continues as planned.

Re:Whew! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34114714)

I think you mean Plan 9, right? The one From Outer Space.

Re:Whew! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34115146)

I think you mean Plan 9 from Underpants [albinoblacksheep.com] .

As a denver voter... (2, Funny)

hellkyng (1920978) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113424)

I felt tracking aliens was a serious attack on their privacy, I saw the ads against the measure cleverly titled Skyline, they spoke to me. I know what would happen if it passed...

Re:As a denver voter... (2, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113708)

Yeah, nice attempt at rationalizing your anti-American stance, commie. Now that you aren't tracking UFOs, Denver is destined to become a sanctuary city for aliens. We'll see who's laughing when anal-probe-related crime skyrockets.

Re:As a denver voter... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34114870)

You had it coming. All of the parts that McDonald's throw away from their steer slaughter houses are the parts we need for our cloning research. And at the rate you and your descendants are trashing this place you'll be begging for a way off this rock. Which will require cloning research to hand off truly mind numbing and dangerous work to clones. :)

Re:As a denver voter... (1)

damien_kane (519267) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115104)

...require cloning research to hand off truly mind numbing and dangerous work to clones. :)

That's multi-body job efficiency and task-assistance research, citizen; and it is for your protection, and your fun.
Anyone found referring to their method of assisting the complex as "mind numbing" must be a traitor, for work is fun. Friend computer has ensured that enjoyment of a citizen's job is at maximum levels. As well, the amount of danger involved in all job has been reviewed and found to be within acceptable tolerances.

Enjoy your wonder life, as enabled by Friend Computer. As always, citizen, remember, Friend Computer loves you, and fun is mandatory.

Re:As a denver voter... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34115050)

I too was in favor of tracking aliens, but my libertarian views on government run programs made me think twice.

Finally we discussed it at our tea party meeting and someone pointed out that this program would use tax dollars to let the government run a website.

Obviously further down the road this could lead to me paying for research and education, so I voted it down.

Re:As a denver voter... (1)

Skater (41976) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115480)

I was on a cruise ship in the Atlantic last week, and for some reason the network affiliates we got on TV aboard were Denver stations. HOLY CRAP you guys had some nasty campaign ads. And we live in the DC area - I thought ours were bad! You have my sympathy.

I don't remember seeing any ads for this issue, though, but I did know about it because I saw it mentioned on CNN under "oddball initiatives" or something like that.

Re:As a denver voter... (1)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#34117608)

Yeah, Hickenlooper was at least a breath of fresh air, even though I didn't vote for him. I would approve of his job as mayor, though, except for the goddamn parking enforcement. You, Mayor John, are a parking Nazi. There is no good reason I should be ticketed for parking in front of my own house.

Finally! (2, Insightful)

headhot (137860) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113484)

Something R's and D's can come together and not support. UFO research!

Re:Finally! (1)

AndrewNeo (979708) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113642)

Some might swear the tea party R's are just turning it down as a coverup.

Re:Finally! (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114740)

At least until the "birther" conspiracy theorists get slightly more crazy...

Re:Finally! (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115494)

What about 2's? :)

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Re:Bizna7ch (1)

Clandestine_Blaze (1019274) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114344)

Thanks, Gene Ray.

Only a matter of time (1)

lennier1 (264730) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113766)

They'll sing a different tune once the first Chestbursters show up.

So... (1)

AlfaMike (1902786) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113806)

The aliens have technology to travel several lightyears and have nothing better to do than jerk around screwing with peoples heads? I say don't track the useless bastards. Just let them keep flying around and doing nothing.

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34114004)

They can travel dozens of lightyears and where do they go? Denver? If anything, we need an initiative to provide them with some psychological help...

Re:So... (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114108)

Actually, there are some nice [google.com] places [google.com] to visit in Denver.

Re:So... (1)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#34117638)

Seriously? You're going to link some random unheard of brewery and Shotgun Willies?

Well, I guess if it keeps more yahoos away from Denver, then yes... this is the best we have to offer. Also, our women are all fat and have 6 kids by the age of 30, the sun never shines, and there are very very very few local beers to choose from.

The ghosthunters opposed this (4, Informative)

smellsofbikes (890263) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113830)

No, seriously. The Rocky Mountain Paranormal Society [rockymount...normal.com] was a leading opponent to this [rockymount...normal.com] because they felt it was embarrassing [washingtonpost.com] and people should keep looking for, y'know, ghosts, rather than aliens.

In any case, it was to be funded by donations rather than taxes.

Re:The ghosthunters opposed this (1)

noidentity (188756) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114766)

If it was funded by donations, why did the city need to be involved?

Re:The ghosthunters opposed this (2, Insightful)

smellsofbikes (890263) | more than 3 years ago | (#34116238)

Presumably, to give some official sanction to the shenanigans. If some guy walked up to you and asked you for a donation to the contact-the-aliens fund, you'd think he was going to use the money to go get drunk. In contrast, if some guy walked up to you and provided you with official City Of Denver contact-the-aliens literature and explained how the voters had passed a resolution to ... well, do whatever it is they were going to do, you'd at least know that your money wasn't going to be used to get that guy drunk right that very moment, that there would at least be some official oversight and transparency to the whole lobbyist-martian-hookers-and-glowing-green-blow show.

In much the same way, the local utility company runs a fund to subsidize low-income families' heating bills, run entirely by voluntary donations that people add to their standard utility bill. A similar fund run privately would have nearly zero traction for a number of reasons.

Re:The ghosthunters opposed this (1)

gtall (79522) | more than 3 years ago | (#34122362)

I tend to think it would be much better to fund the fellow who looks like he'd get drunk on the money; he'd have a better chance of seeing aliens.

Re:The ghosthunters opposed this (1)

smellsofbikes (890263) | more than 3 years ago | (#34128296)

To quote some lyrics from Lazyboy's brilliant song Underwear Goes Inside The Pants [lyricstop.com]

"This homeless guy asked me for money the other day.

I was about to give it to him and then I thought he was going to use it on drugs or alcohol.

And then I thought, that's what I'm going to use it on.

Why am I judging this poor bastard."

Re:The ghosthunters opposed this (1)

Darinbob (1142669) | more than 3 years ago | (#34119432)

And still, 20,000 people voted FOR the proposal...

Re:The ghosthunters opposed this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34122878)

Completely unnecessary anyways. There's already MUFON to handle UFO sightings.

And Georgia strengthens non-compete agreements (1)

linebackn (131821) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113870)

What I would like to know more about, in Georgia there was a proposed amendment that would somehow strengthen non-compete employment agreements (I regret I don't fully understand it, I could not find as much info as I would like about it in the time available to me). What bugs me about it was the wording on the ballot made it sound almost like the voters would be killing kittens if they didn't vote for it.

Unsurprisingly, it looks like it got voted in but I have not heard much in the media about it so far.

I guess space aliens are more interesting.

Re:And Georgia strengthens non-compete agreements (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 3 years ago | (#34113976)

Nothing to see here... ooh, look over there! Aliens!

Re:And Georgia strengthens non-compete agreements (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34115036)

what was happening was that if one part of the agreement was invalid, under current law, the whole agreement is invalid.

this just made it where the non compete would still be enforceable.

non competes are, and will remain barely enforceable in georgia. I voted against it, but it doesn't matter too much.

Re:And Georgia strengthens non-compete agreements (1)

Nidi62 (1525137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34116190)

I did really like the part in that Proposition where it basically says "we'll make Georgia more economically competitive by not allowing people to compete!"

Re:And Georgia strengthens non-compete agreements (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34117928)

I live in GA, so perhaps I can offer some insight.

Judges here have traditionally viewed employment agreements and contracts as all or nothing. The important thing there is that if there was ONE problem or illegal aspect of a contract, they would throw out the whole document and in the process null and void any non-compete clauses.

So if Fred leaves Coke and goes to work for Pepsi, and Coke sues over the non-compete, what Fred would do is find something else in the contract that wasn't legal, perhaps some technicality about a parking space, and done correctly, the entire agreement would be tossed along with the non-compete and Fred would get away with it, so to speak.

What this amendment does is say that employement agreements are now broken up into sections so that problems with Fred's parking have nothing to do with his non-compete and even if huge sections of the agreement are ruled to be illegal or invalid, the non-compete section (for example) is still enforceable.

How this becomes helpful for competition is that it removes something businesses felt was an obstruction, although this specific issue didn't exactly come into play daily. Not every employment agreement ended up in court and of the ones that did not all of them had problems that rendered them invalid. It's NOT like every contract with a non-compete was a problem.

What it means for employees is that they are basically screwed. If they leave a job and happen to have a non-compete, they are stuck with it even if other parts of the agreement were bogus. The entire thing can now be complete garbage and even illegal, and the nonc-compete will still stick. So basically they'd better leave the state or go work at Dairy Queen or pick up trash, because they are not going to be able to make a living in their normal line of work.

It was solidly anti-worker rights, which we don't really have in this state anyway. Anybody with a non-compete has lost one of the few tools they had to be able to stay working.

Business groups spun the amendment on the grounds that whatever is good for business is good for jobs, which isn't always the case. In some cases, what's good for business remains only good for business and not for the workers.

My feeling is that the way it was promoted coupled with the confusing wording deliberately made it sound like this was supposed to create jobs. And that has to be good, right? So sure, pass it!

At the same time, voters here shot down a plan to allow for multi-year road projects. This means, for example, instead of being able to build a road in phases like other states, GA law requires that all of the funding be obtained up front which is difficult to do, and so it does not happen, which means we miss out on Federal matching dollars and when we do have a road project, it tends to take years and years and years because of the way the funding is handled and has to be reworked every year.

At the same time, voters approved an energy-related amendment that was asking for the same thing as the road funding amendment. Why we shot down one and approved the other one -which will have less impact- is something that can only happen in GA. If there's a dumb way to be, we are there.

We also shot down the amendment that was supposed to fund trauma centers. This was a revenge thing. The state recently ramped up speeding ticket fines rather dramatically saying that the new higher fines would go toward funding trauma centers, when in fact the fine money by law had to go in the general fund where it can be spent on anything and cannot be devoted to trauma centers or anything. It's against the law to specify what the money is for. So basically they lied to the public about the whole thing and the speeding fines were ridiculous anyway and were put into place without thinking.

This amendment to secure trauma center funding was the followup where they said "OK fine, we made a mistake before. We messed up the funding. How about you let us let you pay for trauma centers with a dedicated fee on license renewals?"

And the people said go to hell. You lied to us. We're not adding a fee to our already high car tag fees, not even to "save the children!!!"

Besides the fact is that 90% of the people in this state already do live within decent distance of a good hospitale, and while it may be nice to cover that other 10%, it's also more or less a bridge to nowhere which costs a lot to serve relatively few.

How do you get a proposition on the ballot? (2, Interesting)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114034)

Don't you need to collect a number of signatures, or can you just propose something wacky, and it gets on? This one seems so ridiculous, that I'm surprised that it even needed to be voted on. So, how many folks in Denver signed, and thought that the city really needs this. I guess I would sign, just because the idea is such a hoot and a half.

Re:How do you get a proposition on the ballot? (1)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#34117694)

Likely because Denver tends to get pretty politically active. I would imagine that whoever was out collecting signatures (you only need 800 to get on the ballot for US Congress for Colorado District 1, which is over 600,000 people) was just getting people to sign because it's "cool to sign petitions". I have no idea what the signature requirement was for this, however. Either way, "sign my petition!" and a lot of the transplanted Denver youth do so blindly.

If the U.N. can do it... (1)

chaodyn (1313729) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114074)

Since the U.N. already named an Alien Ambassador [wired.co.uk] it seems logical that there should be some sort of organization to track all the visitors - besides the Men in Black, that is.

Right... (1)

feidaykin (158035) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114394)

From TFA:

The Denver man who proposed the measure, Jeff Peckman, says the government is tracking alien sightings but refuses to make the reports public. Peckman is a meditation instructor and promoter of new technology, including something he says reduces the "chaos of electromagnetic fields."

And his evidence for any of this is...? Maybe the voters rejected this because, after 60 or so years of the modern UFO "movement" we are no closer to any hard evidence than when it started. In that time real science has landed men on the Moon, conquered the atom and used computers to connect the world. I think the lesson here is that science works: it produces real, tangible results. Pseudoscience produces nothing, save the false sense of superiority in those that practice it. People that believe UFOs are alien spacecraft, and that the government covers it up, aren't interested in facts. They believe it in the same mode of thought people use for religion. And that's not to disparage religious folk; while I am not religious myself, I understand the desire to believe and the strength people can draw from that belief. But some modes of thought, such as accepting things on faith, are not useful for real science.

Here's a major mistake UFO proponents make. They tend to believe, if science can't explain away every single detail about a UFO sighting, then it "must" be an alien spacecraft. It doesn't work that way though, because alien spacecraft are not known to exist. So, jumping to that conclusion is as absurd as saying it was elves or unicorns that caused the lights in the sky. And yet UFO proponents think explanations like "marsh gas" are absurd. But guess what: marsh gas is known to exist. So what's really more absurd? From the vantage point of science, we have to presume something does not exist until we have evidence it does. So until we have an alien spacecraft to examine up close, the default assumption will always be that they do not exist, and that will continue to be sound scientific reasoning until we have more than lights in the sky to support the alien spacecraft hypothesis.

Re:Right... (1)

Jakeva (1429603) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114670)

well, of course. anytime somebody takes a gap in knowledge and fills it with something containing even more gaps, it's just evidence that they want to believe in that something.

explanation for the unexplained (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34115574)

if science can't explain away every single detail about a UFO sighting, then it "must" be an alien spacecraft.

And what's sad about that, is that our understanding of the unexplained has changed so much. Just as we once attributed unexplained things to gods but then "realized" that such phenomenon are attributable to aliens, in recent years we have learned if every detail can't be explained, then really it must be a time traveller.

Why didn't our forbearers realize that, no, the 1928 cellphone user wasn't a witch or alien? I'm not sure what caused their illogic and blindness to facts and common sense. But I suspect their mistake was caused by time travel, just like everything else that I don't understand.

Re:Right... (1)

Maritz (1829006) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115900)

Agree completely. UFO proponents always have that slightly smug sense that somehow they've 'seen behind the curtain' and that skeptics are being naive. The point I think it boils down to is 'extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' and some blurry photos or blocky footage are not compelling. With all the cameras around nowadays, many of which can take excellent pictures and footage, there should be good evidence IF there are alien spacecraft around. So basically there aren't. Would be awesome if there were, but there you go.

moD 3own (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34114446)

I apologize... (1)

T Murphy (1054674) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114610)

Sorry to post just to complain about spelling: when you breathe, you take a breath of fresh air. I have seen "breathe" written as "breath" so often that I almost doubt myself- I'm making the point to complain because I think a lot of people honestly don't know the difference.

Re:I apologize... (2, Funny)

miserere nobis (1332335) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114872)

Yes, once you see spelling errors of that sort enough times, you start to loose the ability to differentiate between the right and wrong version of the word.

Re:I apologize... (1)

damien_kane (519267) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115142)

Yes, once you see spelling errors of that sort enough times, you start two loose the ability too differentiate between the right and left version of the word.

FTFY

Not tracking them cost American jobs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34114826)

It's all over the news illegal aliens taking American jobs. It's high time we start tracking illegal aliens. I don't want Gray Aliens mowing my lawn or picking my food. It's bad enough getting anally probed by them but now I have to deal with alien bag boys? We can't solve the unemployment problems of alien worlds there simply aren't enough jobs to go around.

This is already handled (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34114898)

The Men in Black already take care of this. They license and monitor alien activity "on the planet earth" - and certainly they have jurisdiction over this. End of thread.

THE STEALTH BLIMP (1, Insightful)

kraemer (637938) | more than 3 years ago | (#34114956)

For Christ sake, lets declassify stuff like this FIRST and THEN see if people still see UFO's??? OK???? http://www.thestealthblimp.com/ [thestealthblimp.com]

Obviously somebody said "Alien" (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34115212)

And Denver thought they said " Illegal alien" and signed up.

Re:Obviously somebody said "Alien" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34117294)

HUuurrrr

Denver is the blue capitol city of a blue state. So cram it, we're not flyover country.

Colorado Space Systems (1)

drunken-yeti (1874620) | more than 3 years ago | (#34117734)

I wouldn't doubt people are reporting allot of UFOs seeing that Air Force Space Command, Norad, CIA(new), and Lockhead Space Systems are all out of that area. There might be some neat things test flying here and there under the cover of night. Not aliens but perhaps some cool looking Lockhead "stuff".
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