WATWB – Your Monthly Shot of News That Doesn’t Suck

Earlier this week someone released a video from Anonymous claiming that NASA was about to reveal the existence of extraterrestrials on Earth. While that would have been some mind-blowing stuff to drop into the world’s lap, it turned out they did it just for the lulz.

Which is probably for the better.

There’s been an ongoing conspiracy theory that aliens have been among us for a very long time, but hiding out lest they be seen. Whether or not this is true is a matter of some fearsome debate. What is interesting is a little known sub-conspiracy theory that says the powers that be are well aware of the existence of extraterrestrials and are ready to tell the world. There’s just one teeny little problem: that knowledge – especially after decades of claiming there are no aliens on the planet – would likely blow more than a few minds. So, in an attempt to minimize the damage a bombshell like that would cause, the information will be leaked slowly. Like, over years or decades.

I read that theory a long time ago when I was in college and for some reason or another, it stuck with me. Now, every time I see a new bit of news about new planets in habitable zones or the possible existence of microscopic life out there, I always wonder if it’s just interesting news or if the plan is proceeding as expected.

That said, we’re living on a planet that’s getting a little rough around the edges and run by a bunch of jack offs that don’t seem interested in fixing it up. So, it’s nice to see this might not be the only planet out there that can support life somewhat similar to ours.

We still have that pesky problem of actually getting someplace that’s multiple light years away, but at least we have a good idea that there might be something to get to. NASA has recently discovered ten new potentially habitable planets, so when the Earth finally kerplodes, we might actually be able to find a new place to live as a species.

Hopefully the new planets won’t be run by the slumlords that run the current one.

Check, check, check it out here.

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Lynn Hallbrooks, Michelle Wallace,
Sylvia Stein, Sylvia McGrath and Belinda Witzenhausen

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21 thoughts on “WATWB – Your Monthly Shot of News That Doesn’t Suck

    1. And I, for one, would like to welcome our new alien overlords and remind them that as a writer and programmer I can be very useful in their dastardly plans.

    1. I honestly don’t get why anyone would look at polluted air and water and think it’s okay because the money’s good. It’s an amazingly short-sighted philosophy.

  1. Hi Eric – sadly I think my time on terra firma will see me out before we manage to ‘do’ anything in space – I guess in a few thousand years we might be able to achieve something … but life will be so different – I’d rather live here in peace and quiet – and do what I can to help others and try and ignore the nay-sayers of life or those who only think of themselves … but can see your way of thinking. Cheers Hilary

    1. If we’re talking about the same someone, I’m sure the tweet would consist of how he bartered the deal that brought them here and how they’re the very best aliens from the best planets. πŸ™‚

  2. Totally down with the idea of other planets and life forms. Just like humans to think we’re the only species that matters. The truth is out there!

    1. While I look forward to knowing we’re not alone in the universe, the repercussions of that knowledge will be pretty scary. Still, the truth no matter the cost.

  3. I love this “news that doesn’t suck” LOL. πŸ˜‰ I’m a SciFi fan and there have been so many stories about colonising other planets. SciFi tends to inspire ideas, how many old movies or books have inspired many of our modern technological advances…life imitating art perhaps? I’m sure we won’t see it in our lifetime but I hope someday future generations will see it realised. Let’s hope we treat those planets better than we have this one. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this! #WATWB

    1. It would really be amazing if we managed a manned mission to Mars in my lifetime. I doubt we’ll make it out of the solar system anytime soon, but imagine what’s out there!

  4. I believe there will be a manned mission to low orbit Mars in the 2030s, (https://www.nasa.gov/content/journey-to-mars-overview) not so far into the future. I read what Stephen Hawking is saying that we must start to colonize the moon in the near future because of the likely chance of human life being threatened on Earth by asteroids, etc. I like to be an optimist, in that we will find solutions to our environmental problems and asteroid threats. And the idea of having to leave our beautiful Earth for the moon or Mars, which are like deserts without air, is scary and sad. We don’t know if alien life would be friendly either. Even so, I am in favor of continued exploration of our solar system and beyond just because it is so amazing.

  5. I want to believe – and I’m ready for the aliens. πŸ˜€ I love the idea of the government letting the cat out of the bag piece by piece over the decades. It makes as much sense as anything else. Fun take on the WATWB call!

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