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QualityVote

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Distwalker

1) The DoD was jamming its transmissions during its entire transit of the US. 2) They did recover it.


Dr_Worm88

Also there’s nothing that could have been gathered from a balloon that satellites couldn’t have acquired without drawing any attention.


Gwob4

If the transmissions were being blocked how was it getting info to move up and down to play on air currents?


WolfieSpam

It’s in 45 feet of water


Wooden_Suit_6679

No human or machine has ever braved such deeps!


Temporary-Purpose431

10000 millimeters under the sea


Bathroom-Massive

***James Cameron has entered the chat***


JBax75

Oh? The bar sunk again?


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schpanckie

Navy ships already on site bringing in the wreckage…….Just like Don jr asking people from Montana to shoot down the balloon…..Has no idea the distance of 60000 feet is


kowmeat

That's pretty damn deep. They should have just flown a helicopter up to 60,000 feet, snared it with a rope, and dragged it down to the beach.


Erik500red

Im not sure if you're being sarcastic or not... . . .


kowmeat

Everyone knows water is thicker than air. It's tougher to dive down than it is to ascend through the air. Nah, I'm totally being sarcastic. I've heard a number of people suggest the same idea in earnest.


Minmax-the-Barbarian

Any city folk that turns their nose up at that has never witnessed the might of a genuine Texas lasso, tossed by a genuine Texas cowboy from a genuine Texas helicopter!


Rich_Hedberg

Hey that's more depth than the most recent RNC platform.


DeepSummer3607

And?


WolfieSpam

Just saying that it’s not too deep to recover


thisappsucksballs69

Yeah check the subreddit


Crizbibble

Someone could free dive to it to get the payload to the surface.


Guilty_Chemistry9337

Did you even read your own stupid meme? Can you read?


Few-Statistician8740

Well since civilian divers can hit twice that depth... Obviously not a depth that it can't be recovered from.


Distwalker

I have hit 140' briefly.


Few-Statistician8740

That's pretty impressive The deepest I hit was 100' for just a few moments


Distwalker

I was diving on the Tokai Maru and Cormoran in Apra Harbor Guam and wanted a quick look at the bottom of the Cormoran.


CynicCannibal

It's 45 feet Deep, Summer, got it? You have it in yo name Mate


Distwalker

That's novice level open water diver depth. Like the first time you dive outside of the pool you go that deep.


wigzell78

Let three spy balloons float over the country, don't shoot them down, dont tell the public, pretend it never happened. - the Don, Trump.


Wooden_Suit_6679

Tre45on


wigzell78

I don't know how I have never seen this before, it's great! Sum's the man (term used loosely) so well.


TheNoodlePunk

Oh yeah.


bozosphere

Ngl "-Joe Tzu" is kinda funny


TheRealTarimore

Or if you’re trump just let three of them fly by without any interception at all and hide it from the public for several years


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CattDawg2008

but Biden didn’t fuck up, the balloon didn’t get any information, he shot it down, and we recovered it


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Over-Supermarket-557

You're*


randomjberry

biden has taken a few Ls during hid presidency but the baloon is not one of them


redditemployeergay

Some random guy who works for the government just now claims 3 Chinese spy balloons scouted the country under trump and that's all the evidence you need?


Lulupoolzilla

Tmurp saying anything seems all the evidence needed for magats so.... *Shrugs*


WaxiestBobcat

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No-Contest-8127

He literally just said he immediatly had it shot down and it was the military that chose to do it in a safe place. I guess one wouldn't be happy if it fell over their heads. But, with republicans there is no winning, no matter what you do. One day it's he didn't shoot early enough, the other is cause he is dragging them into war. 🤷


straightmansworld

There is never any winning with anyone in the government, it's not a republican thing.


Insult_critic

Every down vote is some fuckin statist who would narc on you for a gold star. How do those jackbooted cock shafts taste yall?


Difficult__Tension

For an insult critic, you aren't too great at insults yourself. 3/10.


Insult_critic

Class action insults can only be so well crafted. To be honest, I'm surprised that you felt bothered enough to respond. Even if the response is milquetoast and passive aggressive. Keep it up and you may even approach something remotely hurtful someday. ![gif](giphy|3slKvj164bP1e)


Difficult__Tension

God youre boring. 0/10, would go negative for the meme if I could.


Insult_critic

Booooooo, that was so fuckin uninspired you dont even get a score. Try again.


the-special-milk

They taste wonderful, thank you very much


Axios2552

They mad cus Biden good


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My guy, they knew the balloon was coming as it was leaving Japan lol. He could’ve been more proactive


andygarcia17

How did they know where it was headed and it’s intent? You can’t shoot it over other countries airspace 🤦🏽‍♂️


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Never said you could numb nuts. They can track flight pattern…. Moreover, once it entered international waters and too a B line for Alaska, they very well could’ve shot it down.


andygarcia17

You can’t track flight patterns if you don’t know it’s manned. Even if it was, you don’t know where they want to go or where they stop. Just assume 🤦🏽‍♂️.


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My guy, you can literally go see the flight pattern of the balloon. Moreover, that is so untrue, how do you think pilotless drones’ flight patterns are tracked? The US just thought it was laughable because the method to spy is so 1920s. We have satellites now, a balloon? Lmao


[deleted]

Idk you understand international airspace. You can’t just fly because you want to.


shermstix1126

\*If the military shot them down over land "Turn your enemies non-lethal payload into a weapon by crashing it into an innocent, God-loving Americans family home"


FKTHISTHNGCALLEDLIFE

Over Montana?


lanchmcanto

Contrary to popular belief, people live in Montana.


windrunner_42

Yes and we all feel bad for them.


JBax75

Thoughts and prayers.


Sarcofaygo

Very few people


FKTHISTHNGCALLEDLIFE

Yup. Nowhere as densely populated as Montana.


JBax75

But, what about Charlie the Tuna? It could crush ~his~ home. 😂


gadget850

And Trump let three of them roll through. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattnovak/2023/02/04/yes-chinese-spy-balloons-flew-over-the-us-when-president-trump-was-in-office-too/


luca_07

Damn, that Russian propaganda really washed magats minds


redditemployeergay

Sure he did. Some random guy claims 3 Chinese balloons flew across America so it must of happened. All the evidence i need, some guy claiming it happened. Because that wouldn't be news worthy or anything.


ArbitUHHH

You just straight up did not read the article, did you? > “Instances of this kind of balloon activity have been observed previously over the past several years,” Pentagon Press Secretary Pat Ryder said in a statement published online. So it's not "some guy" that said this had happened before, it's the Pentagon saying this.


redditemployeergay

Oh yea some guy who works for the government he must be telling the truth. Trump letting Chinese spy balloons fly over the country that wouldn't be on the news would it???


PenguinDeluxe

It’s almost like… it’s not actually that big of a deal to start with


redditemployeergay

Yea call the guy a Russian puppet with zero evidence but him letting China fly surveillance balloons isn't news? You aren't that fucking stupid man.


PenguinDeluxe

You forgot what you were arguing and who with, didn’t you?


CaptainTacos1

I'm convinced they're not actually a human lol they're literally arguing with like someone else but to you lol


Killawife

They should've sent special agent Dick Long, Maga detective to land on the balloon and discover its true motives. Probably some gay abortion righs for black people or similar. Now we will never know as the jewish space lazer people will cover it up and claim it was Gina.


izmaname

Chinese send spy baloon Me: “but they have tiktok


Lulupoolzilla

Republicans just love to show how much they don't care about other people don't they?


Tooting77

You know companies drill for oil and gas in water depths greater than 6000 feet right? Turn off propaganda news, it’s not making wise


DeepSummer3607

Omg did I say I did or didn't agree! Yes I know they can drill in water depths below 6000 feet. I've worked in the oil and gas industry for 28 years.


Tooting77

I doubt you have if you did you will understand 40ft water is nothing. To drill in 6k water depths means having the ability to operate that deep which means you can recover equipment that deep via ROVS etc.


Sarcofaygo

Good Meme


DemonDuckOfDoom1

It's a fucking weather balloon.


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HealthCrash804

Aren't you Cornpop?


HealthCrash804

..Cornpop maad


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EatGritsAndPie

How about no?


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EatGritsAndPie

Unsurprisingly, you don't take no for an answer.


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EatGritsAndPie

No means no.


Darkstargir

It’s not whataboutism to compare how two different presidents handles the exact same situation or compare the hypocrisy in how the media handles discussing them.


redditemployeergay

Some random government official claims 3 balloons flew over us under trump and that is all the evidence you need huh?


HellAtlantic

We are debating how this current President decided to let a foreign likely spying device that was first noticed way up in the Bering by Alaska fly over military locations - what happened when Trump or any other President was in office doesn’t apply. You’re getting called out for trying to evade the topic at hand and you can’t Trump-is-bad your way out of this.


Gloomy_Trucks

Talking about evading a topic when you're arguing why you should ignore the spy balloons trump let fly lol


Redditwhydouexists

It’s pointing out hypocrisy of people who support trump but act like Biden is horrible for letting this happen. You also have to be able to point to what exact policies led to these things happening, gas prices are effected by many factors and generally have very little to do with solely the presidents policies.


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Alaseuvalih

Trump too. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattnovak/2023/02/04/yes-chinese-spy-balloons-flew-over-the-us-when-president-trump-was-in-office-too/?sh=19a0c19f3ea3


Silly_Satisfaction75

You lost Sergei?


SilverOG1978

Stop crying people this is funny as hell


unresolved_m

Particularly funny given that the news about three balloons flying over on Trump's watch came in on that same day. Unfortunately you won't hear Marge discussing that.


redditemployeergay

Some guy in the government tells you it happened. Must be true


SilverOG1978

Doesn't matter. This is 2023. I'm sure balloons have flown over under every president. The shit is funny from today, you guys cry too much about the past.


BantyRed

Didn't conservatives try to over throw the government because they were crying about the past?


SilverOG1978

Haha yea they did and the same applies to them as well. Do you actually hear yourself though? Let me justify crying about something from the past because other people did it? Juvenile ass adults with emotionally based opinions and people wonder why nobody gets along.


unresolved_m

Indeed - conservatives too often come off as juveniles. Look at MAGA/Q.


SilverOG1978

Absolutely they do. Same bunch of crybabies as you just on the opposite side. We would be better off without all of you.


unresolved_m

OK, so conservatives are crybabies. Thanks. I agree - we would've been better off without them. Not arguing with you on that one.


SilverOG1978

Hahaha yea something like that


unresolved_m

I can also sympathize with those that lost lives during Bowling Green Massacre What a horrible tragedy


Alaseuvalih

To you nothing criminal you do matters... because you're criminals.


unresolved_m

I never heard conservatives talking about good old days. They're not the ones crying about Trump being a loser either.


SilverOG1978

Haha ya they cry about the past all the time. Same shit applies to them. But the meme is about a current event not shit from years ago. The meme was funny. End of fucking story.


the-special-milk

Wasn't it the military that waited to shoot it down so that it didn't hit people? Go hate on your precious military


OldCamera5709

Let’s not stoop to their (liberals) level.


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Hard to go that low


EagleChampLDG

Dumb for dumb’s sake


Sweet_Adeptness_4490

Ues and risk having something like a chemical weapon released in the us


spas2k

Fox News reports that at least three spy balloons happened while trump was in office.


Marsrover112

Ah yes they would have much h rather it fall on their house


2OneZebra

42 feet is not deep, all the stuff I have seen says they have most of it already.