"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
There's no real point to this, it's stupid. And talloulou is right in that this should really be front page sort of stuff here.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I find that video creepy. If they were praying for God to help Obama or to keep Obama safe, that is one thing. Praying to Obama as if he were God is wrong. Obama is a human, just like the rest of us.
As far as potential negatives there are all kinds of things to think about. What if China, North Korea, or France up and decided to explode a bit of the moon? Weaponizing space? We don't f-ing own the moon. We have no property rights. What if the explosion contaminates the water they're looking for? What if it causes a moon quake? They're targeting polar craters and intend on making an explosion large enough to be seen with amateur telescopes here on Earth! I'm all about putting folks on the moon, colonizing space, etc. I'm just not sure if we should go into full on destructive mode before we even put up a hut.
The LCROSS mission is silent for the very reason that it's unnecessary and the methods are controversial. The debris analysis could reveal other things though, not just water. I'm just curious to know what side of the moon they'll be doing this on... I'm assuming the visible side.
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Which also, weirdly, is a complete NON NEWS story here in the US.
Is it possible that righties do these things and post them to try to make liberals look bad?
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
What part of that is minor?
It's historical. It's a first. It has NEVER been done before. You can go out and buy an amateur telescope and see the plume from the explosion.
It should be huge news. It's indefensible that it is not being discussed by the media.
Hell Obama should be delivering a Presidential address on it as far as I'm concerned.