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Google Earth: What Is It Good For?

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Finding weapons in Pakistan: yes.

Finding Atlantis: no.

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  1. Huh! Absolutely nothin’. Say it again.

  2. Google Earth has successfully charted the location of Noah’s Ark and the polar hole that leads into the Hollow Earth. The guys on Coast to Coast said so.

  3. Fuck that- can Google Earth show me where my car is parked when I come out of the movie theater?

    If not, what good is it?

  4. Almost forgot: Good God, Y’All!

  5. Jeff P –

    So close. Hollow World. You must now turn in your vorpal gauntlets as pennance. Good try, though.

  6. The reports of signficance of the Google Earth find on Mother Jones are greatly exagerated.

  7. Hollow World? It has a name, you know.

    Pellucidar

    And everyone knows Atlantis was blown by Xenu.

  8. Ladies and Gentlemen,

    TV’s Patrick Duffy!

  9. Pellucidar is heresy.
    There is only Skartaris.
    Oh, and the molemen.

  10. And everyone knows Atlantis was blown by Xenu.

    His jaw must be killing him.

  11. Quite. Imagine having TMJ for 5 billion years.

  12. I smell Aquaman/Namor slash fiction: Arthur commands a squid to hold the avenging prince firmly while he runs a frond of seaweed over those little ankle-wings…

  13. Everyone knows gravity inside a hollow sphere is zero everywhere.

  14. Did Mother Jones ever consider that when the satellite was doing its 2009 pass over the airfield (more likely actually in 2007 or 2008) that the Global Hawks may have been somewhere else at the base (like inside a HAS) or even in the air?

    Those two images prove exactly nothing except that when the satellite was passing over to generate the 2006 image, at least one Global Hawk happened to be on the apron for all to see (that could be the same ‘Hawk in three different positions).

    Does MJ really think that this proves some sort of cover-up?

  15. Those two images prove exactly nothing except that when the satellite was passing over to generate the 2006 image, at least one Global Hawk happened to be on the apron for all to see (that could be the same ‘Hawk in three different positions).

    Does MJ really think that this proves some sort of cover-up?

    Unless you are accusing google or MJ of doctoring the photo, it shows there are three different UAVS (not Globalhawks – obvious to anyone who has ever looked at imagery). There is no way for the same aircraft to show up three times on one undoctored photo.

    To the extent that the government denies that these drones are operating out of pakistan, it is a “coverup” – though this term implies something sinister – when in fact it’s probably just classified.

  16. domo,

    I’m just calling into question the apparent “gotcha” that MJ thinks they have here.

    Also, I didn’t look close enough to determine which UAV it was, just using the article’s initial verbiage.

    As for there being “no way” that one aircraft shows up three times in a photo, I beg to differ. One mosaic (and that’s all these really are) of Google Earth’s pictures around Al Dhafra in the UAE from a couple of years ago showed about two dozen C-130s at various and regular points (sometimes only dozens of feet apart) on a taxiway, as well as similar anomalies regarding the KC-135s and such the US flies out of there.

    Now, unless the UAEAF or the USAF commonly parades dozens of cargo aircraft around the taxiways at this airbase when satellites pass over, I’m going to go ahead and say that the photos happened to be taken as a few aircraft were taxiing around and that when it came time to put the photos together in a mosaic, it gave the impression of many aircraft on the ramp all ready to go.

    Just saying that it is POSSIBLE that a similar thing happened here.

    It’s also quite likely that in 2006, the UAVs were indeed outside, while in 2009 they were either in the air or in shelter.

    That’s a more likely scenario than the Pakistani or US governments ordering Google to scrub the photos or that they stopped using them at that base to avoid losing face.

  17. I thought everybody knew the last outcropping of Atlantis above water was Fernando Poo. Or is it:

    http://www.vrilology.org/Atlantis_page.htm

  18. So we’re trusting the giant evil corporation Google to tell us the truth about Atlantis? I bet the US military is in on it too…

    Don’t you guys see? The sci-fi is all just put out there to make the truth seem ridiculuous!!!!

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