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Barrett Brown

I am the founder of the distributed think-tank Project PM and a regular inactive to Vanity Fair and Skeptical Inquirer. My work has also appeared in The Onion, National Lampoon, New York Press, D Magazine, Skeptic, McSweeney's, American Atheist, and a couple of newspapers in the U.S. and Mexico as well as a few policy journals. I'm the author of two books and serve as a consultant to various political entities and private clients.

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  1. Avatar Mark says:

    Presumably the times are UTC (Zulu), so the valid period of the NOTAM is for the 9th at 2000 UTC to the 10th at 0100 UTC, or 12pm to 5pm PST *today* (Tuesday). However, it was issued just hours before the launch in question.Report

  2. Avatar Paul in BarneyFrankistan says:

    If you check the relevant charts, you’ll see that W537 is quite a bit North of the suspected launch area, near Vandenberg AFB and is associated with aircraft weapons testing out of Point Mugu. An SLBM or ocean surface launch also requires a Notice to Mariners, and I’ve not been able to find any indication one was issued.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Re: Update II.

    Well, it’ll be nice to be called an echo chamber of the left for a change.Report

  4. Avatar mantis says:

    It’s not a missile. It’s a jet.Report

  5. Avatar Malik Abu Nidal says:

    NOTAMs are in Zulu (GMT) time…which fits this missile launch.

    Also, you can see a CH-47 “Chinook” helicopter in the upper-right frame of the video.

    Learly, this was a US Navy missile launch.Report

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