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    Default And now comes the assault...

    Back in 2017 our system was scouted by a fast-moving, camouflaged, relatively small alien space-craft, dubbed 'Oumuamua. On Aug 30, this year, a new, much larger interstellar object (C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)) was detected. The several mile diameter craft is approaching from opposite the sun (an obvious attempt to avoid discovery), is obscured by a layer of gas for camouflage, and is on a trajectory bringing it within 180 million miles of Earth, close enough to identify/verify major targets and bring advanced weapons to bear. It's closest approach will be December 29th, 2019, so you have maybe three and a half months to get your affairs in order.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...-just-spotted/
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    Thank christ
    Why do we build the wall, my children, my children? We build the wall to keep us free.
    How does the wall keep us free, my children, my children? The wall keeps out the enemy. And we build the wall to keep us free.
    Who do we call the enemy, my children, my children? The enemy is poverty. And the wall keeps out the enemy. And we build the wall to keep us free.
    That's why we build the wall. We build the wall to keep us free. Because we have and they have not, my children, my my children. Because they want what we have got.
    What do we have that they should want, my children, my children? We have a wall to work upon. We have work and they have none. And our work is never done. And the war is never won.
    The enemy is poverty, the wall keeps out the enemy, and we build the wall to keep us free. That's why we build the wall, we build the wall to keep us free.

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    Is there anyway we can help them get here sooner?
    Some people are too dense to bother with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unheard Of View Post
    Is there anyway we can help them get here sooner?
    Certainly not. We lack the capability to do much of anything in space. We can set off fusion bombs over all our cities, but we couldn't get one out of orbit to save our lives, without months and months of work at any rate.

    Indeed, the invaders' abundance of caution suggests they don't know a hell of a lot about us. I mean, if they just waited a few decades, we would likely have neutralized ourselves, without any help from them.
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    Gold- treat others how you would like them to treat you (the self regard rule)
    Platinum - treat others the way they would like to be treated (the PC rule)

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    Well, well, well. Trump's "Space Force" looks way less silly now.
    It would be nice if we could get to a place where our community didnít need a constant stream of fresh corpses to remind it how to behave.

    "Science and faith are fundamentally incompatible, and for precisely the same reason that irrationality and rationality are incompatible. They are different forms of inquiry, with only one, science, equipped to find real truth. And while they may have a dialogue, it's not a constructive one. Science helps religion only by disproving its claims, while religion has nothing to add to science." - J.A.Coyne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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    So when my lease comes up for renewal in December, I should just ignore it? Good to know, thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGT View Post
    So when my lease comes up for renewal in December, I should just ignore it? Good to know, thanks for the heads up.
    I suspect the attack will probably come before the 29th, depending on our mutual orbits and the nature of the weapons they bring to bear. I'd think spending all your savings on good times, doing all the things you always wanted to but were to risky to try, quality time with loved ones, etc are good starters. You could also fortify your dwelling and stockpile supplies and weapons, if that's how you want to go out, though I doubt anyone on the ground will ever get a chance to fire a shot in defense. In any case, assuming the eviction process takes at least a month, not only should you not renew the lease, you probably need not pay the rent from November on.
    The Rules
    Copper- behave toward others to elicit treatment you would like (the manipulative rule)
    Gold- treat others how you would like them to treat you (the self regard rule)
    Platinum - treat others the way they would like to be treated (the PC rule)

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    I bet they will notice.

    I guess this would explain all surveillance objects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeKhan View Post
    I suspect the attack will probably come before the 29th, depending on our mutual orbits and the nature of the weapons they bring to bear. I'd think spending all your savings on good times, doing all the things you always wanted to but were to risky to try, quality time with loved ones, etc are good starters. You could also fortify your dwelling and stockpile supplies and weapons, if that's how you want to go out, though I doubt anyone on the ground will ever get a chance to fire a shot in defense. In any case, assuming the eviction process takes at least a month, not only should you not renew the lease, you probably need not pay the rent from November on.
    Could probably skip paying the bill for internet and cable TV, too....and watch the End of the World for free. Sweet!

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