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Old 12-16-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: North America
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A giant octopus.

Seems legit.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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This is a bit amusing.

America Is Launching A Giant, World-Sucking Octopus Into Space


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One of the National Security Agency's partners is launching a spy satellite with a classified payload into space on Thursday night -- and its logo is an angry, globe-gripping octopus.
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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which also oversees the NSA, tweeted pictures of the launch preparation. That spurred Christopher Soghoian, of the American Civil Liberties Union, to give the spooks some free advice: "You may want to downplay the massive dragnet spying thing right now. This logo isn't helping."
Looks like an in your face taunt to the rest of the world. Who the hell is in charge around here??? If you are going to militarize space, at least try to be subtle about it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Obamacare is doing the same.
Only that logo would be the image of a flesh eating bacteria.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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And on the other hand, the crew patch for the B-2 test bombers was black, featured an alien in the center with a knife and fork on either side. At the top was the motto "To Serve Man", and on the bottom was a pidgin Latin phrase "Cutatus Similus Pullus" Translated, the bottom means "Tastes Like Chicken". The motto came from the title of an episode of the Twilight Zone. To Serve Man was a cookbook on cooking humans in the Twilight Zone episode.

All done in very obscure terms as befitting a top secret 'black' project that was a closely guarded at that time.
The B-2 was buried in top secrecy until the aircraft was outed shortly before it went to action during the Iraq War. It had been used in combat for the first time in Serbia in 1999, but it's use remained secret, but it's crews still were issued unit patches.

Pretty spooky and bloodthirsty at the same time. Intimidation is a big part of military might, and those patches often have intimidating images and mottos.
Yeah, that one is pretty hard to comment on. LOL.
Classified Flight Test To Serve Man B-2 Spirit Patch

Larger view.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/253749760226372530/
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Obamacare is doing the same.
Sorry you lost me there.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Sorry you lost me there.
Prob as in, sucking the life out of America
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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Prob as in, sucking the life out of America
LOL. Thanks for the translation.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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This looks like an interesting project and logo. Part of the 12 cubesats. From the earlier link that list them. Looks like a partnership also, if you look at the list.
https://ssel.montana.edu/
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FIREBIRD, which stands for Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics, is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Old 01-04-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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More information on the joint venture behind the launch.
United Launch Alliance

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. U.S. government launch customers include both the Department of Defense and NASA, as well as other organizations.
ULA provides launch services using three expendable launch systems Delta II, Delta IV and Atlas V. The Atlas and Delta launch system families have been used for more than 50 years to carry a variety of payloads including weather, telecommunications and national security satellites, as well as deep space and interplanetary exploration missions in support of scientific research. ULA has also provided launch services for non-government satellites. (Lockheed Martin retains the rights to market Atlas commercially.[1] Boeing retains similar rights for Delta.)
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ULA launches from both coasts of the United States, depending on the customer's desired orbit. East coast Atlas V launches take place from Launch Complex 41 while east coast Delta IV launches take place from Launch Complex 37. Both are located in Cape Canaveral, Florida. West coast launches take place from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California.
To serve man.....

omg.

sadly partisan tee vee threads get attention- bcs stuff like this isn't involving a race war or stupid celebrities...it threatens all of us, as a society.


Thanks for the love letter post to nsa too lol.

I still want to know, who " hates us for our freedoms" now. we have none left.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:58 PM
 
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To serve man.....

omg.

sadly partisan tee vee threads get attention- bcs stuff like this isn't involving a race war or stupid celebrities...it threatens all of us, as a society.


Thanks for the love letter post to nsa too lol.

I still want to know, who " hates us for our freedoms" now. we have none left.
Yes, Freeeeedom!.
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