Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trouble in the Skies of Europe...

i don't think we can afford to ignore this report, people...
-Obsidian


NATO reports 'large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace

Brussels (AFP) - NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days.
"These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," NATO said.

The planes, which included strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft, were detected over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, it said.
NATO allies sent up aircraft to intercept and identify the Russian planes which were continually tracked on the ground as well, it said in a report from its SHAPE military headquarters in Mons, western Belgium.

The report made no mention of the Ukraine crisis nor linked the increased activity to it.
However, Russia's intervention in Ukraine, which NATO has said constitutes the most serious threat to US-Europe security since the Cold War, has sent tensions soaring.

NATO's eastern members, many of them such as Poland and the Baltic states once ruled from Moscow, have been particularly nervous and the US-led alliance has put in place additional aircraft and personnel on a rotating basis to reassure them.

At a summit last month, the 28 NATO leaders agreed the alliance would have to step up its readiness levels in response.

Russia's intervention and the speed with which it was able to bring military pressure to bear on Kiev in support of pro-Moscow rebels in the east surprised many and badly rattled countries on NATO's eastern flank.

- Sharp increase in NATO intercepts -

In a breakdown of the incidents, NATO said that in the early hours Wednesday, eight Russian aircraft -- four TU-95 strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, and four tankers -- were detected over the North Sea, flying in international airspace.

Four Norwegian F-16 fighters were sent up to intercept them.

Six of the aircraft then turned back towards Russia while two TU-95s continued over the North Sea, with British Typhoon fighters called in.

The two planes then flew down into the Atlantic, where Portuguese F-16s picked them up.
The two bombers subsequently turned around, flying west of Britain, apparently heading back to Russia, it said.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday afternoon, a mixed force of at least seven Russian warplanes were intercepted over the Baltic Sea, while another two TU-95s and two Su-27 Flanker fighters were intercepted by Turkish fighters over the Black Sea.

On Tuesday, another seven Russian planes flew over the Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea where they were intercepted by German Typhoon fighters, deployed as part of NATO's support efforts for its eastern allies.

In this case, the Russian aircraft had filed a flight plan with air traffic control authorities, were using transponders, but did not maintain radio contact with civilian air traffic control.

Unannounced flights "pose a potential risk to civil aviation... (as) civilian air traffic control cannot detect these aircraft nor ensure there is no interference with civilian air traffic," it said.

NATO said there had been more than 100 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014 to date, about three times more than in 2013.

"Scrambles and intercepts are standard procedure when an unknown aircraft approaches NATO airspace," it said.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latest NASA UFO Footage...

It almost make you wonder what the mainstream media is up to...
-Obsidian


Monday, October 13, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry in Court...

What goes around come around!

http://news.yahoo.com/texas-gov-perry-ordered-court-halloween-171506007.html


Friday, October 10, 2014

International Space Station Stalked by UFO?

@ this point i just have to yarn...Yahoo News is flooding the internet with these incredible stories!
-Obsidian


Possible Ancient Statue of Former Ruler on Mars?

Is this a possible picture, taken by the Mars Rover, of an ancient Statue dedicated to a former ruler of the red planet? I'll let you be the one to decide. Check it out anyway!
-Obsidian


Monday, October 06, 2014

You Just Can't Make This Kind of Stuff Up!

Guess what? Heeeeere we go again! (& one would think that i'm scouring the news for reports like this. but such is not the case. Reports like this are in plain sight. This particular one's straight from Yahoo news). You think they've gone tabloid? I think not! -Obsidian




Thursday, October 02, 2014

About the Berry...

"I'm your huckleberry"
 19th century slang which was popularized more recently by the movie Tombstone. Means "I'm the man you're looking for". Nowdays it's usually used as a response to a threat or challenge, as in the movie.
"Who thinks they can beat me?"
"I'm your huckleberry."

The etymology of the phrase is traced back to Aurthurian Lore. Huckleberry Garlands were said to be given to Knights of the Kingdom for coming to the service of a damsel. They would approach the lady, lower their lance, and receive the small branch as a symbol of gratitude; much like a medal.

Therefore, "I'm Your Huckleberry" literally means "I'm your Hero."
In current adaptaions, in reference to the movie Tombstone, it means "I'm your man." as an affirmative response to a challenge.

And if anyone disagree with this information: I'll be YOUR Huckleberry!
-Obsidian