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    Chinese Balloon

    I'm giving the Chinese the win on this one. Spook will be proud.

    Probably got some good intel for the $5-10K cost of this thing.

    We finally got it using a $137MM jet, a $300K missile and misc consumables.

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    Timbahridge saying stupid shit he knows fuck all about, whatís new?

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    Not so fast there cowboy, they may have snapped some pics of your sister turning tricks in an alley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Not so fast there cowboy, they may have snapped some pics of your sister turning tricks in an alley.
    Aren’t you the one who should be worried about pics of underage hookers turning tricks? Or is it john immunity?

    anyways, if you think that ballon cost $5k you’ve earned your stupid Beatahflake of the big apple.

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    What's the yuan exchange rate on Alibaba?
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    I was wondering why we didn't have a balloon thread.

    I think back in the day we had a 10-pager on the balloon-boy from Colorado but maybe that's just because of where that story came from.

    In a day and age where countries can read your newspaper from space, I think this was a just a super low risk way for China to poke a stick in our eye. Relatively cheap, plausible deniability for where it went cause, balloon, and a built-in innocuous excuse: "it's for weather!"

    I don't know about you guys, but I certainly believe them. The CCP is nothing if not trustworthy.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I like how the shrieking heads on Faux news were claiming it was gathering intelligence on the missile silos in Montana. Do these people know you can actually walk right up and look at them?

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    ^we should bump balloon boy. maybe a checkin to see what sort of scam-artist he's been raised into. Maybe his dad is behind this Chinese thing?

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    why waste 300K on a missle to shootdown a balloon ?
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    Probably saved money on using the missile, now it won't have to go through maintenance cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    why waste 300K on a missle to shootdown a balloon ?
    Asking the real questions. I think it's well established that the way you descend a balloon at high altitude is with a pellet (or shot)gun from the comfort of your suspended lawn chair.
    A woman came up to me and said "I'd like to poison your mind
    with wrong ideas that appeal to you, though I am not unkind."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Asking the real questions. I think it's well established that the way you descend a balloon at high altitude is with a pellet (or shot)gun from the comfort of your suspended lawn chair.
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    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    why waste 300K on a missle to shootdown a balloon ?
    because itís older than you

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Asking the real questions. I think it's well established that the way you descend a balloon at high altitude is with a pellet (or shot)gun from the comfort of your suspended lawn chair.
    Wrong

    The answer is space lasers.

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    All I know is that the Chinese have succeeded in filling pages and pages of social media with balloon-themed content today.

    Asymmetrical warfare indeed.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Asking the real questions. I think it's well established that the way you descend a balloon at high altitude is with a pellet (or shot)gun from the comfort of your suspended lawn chair.
    Did the missle hit the ballon or the stuff hanging from the balloon ?

    Do you wana look at it or completely destroy it

    so i was thinking along the lines of an A-10 warthog taking it down with a gatling gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Did the missle hit the ballon or the stuff hanging from the balloon ?

    Do you wana look at it or completely destroy it

    so i was thinking along the lines of an A-10 warthog taking it down with a gatling gun
    I don't think the A-10 flies as high as you are.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Is there a plan to get the next one in AK, before it gets pics of dunfree's sister?
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    The Chinese balloon was the size of three city busses. Or the same size of his mom's ass, take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Is there a plan to get the next one in AK, before it gets pics of dunfree's sister?
    stuff you in a mobile tube in Alaska, pull the trigger and your smug will get it. If the tube doesn’t kill itself first

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Did the missle hit the ballon or the stuff hanging from the balloon ?
    The missile hit the balloon. They're hoping to recover the equipment package from the Atlantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    The missile hit the balloon. They're hoping to recover the equipment package from the Atlantic.
    We'll find it. We have a billion dollars worth of ships looking for it.
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    Why didn't they use the 20mm so ballon would have dropped slowly?

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    I heard it went down in something like 50 foot deep water, so it shouldn't be too difficult to recover. I guess the question is how much survived falling from that altitude.

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