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Chrome is evil. Google has gone to the dark side, haven't you heard? We'll be spying on you now:



NSA kitteh sees your every keystroke! He knows so much, he's got a headache!



The Idiocracy is the Singularity. Yeah...



They consider our lives a luxury they granted us that they now want to take away. And welcome.

It is a marvel and consolation that Obama is in office now. As FDR said:

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt




My memory is almost identical!

'...in elementary school..'

sitting on chairs, though...

'...of the cafeteria and seeing them lift off on...'

...rather clear black & white TVs...

We saw it on local TV as we lived near NASA, so maybe that was the reason we got a clear view. My cousin worked there then and all the way through the moon landing, etc.



On May 25th, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made this declarative statement:

"I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth."

His bold challenge was answered just over eight years later, when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to set foot on our moon.

The space race didn't merely give us numerous advances in technology, or valuable scientific data. It gave us a sense of perspective. In our collective achievement of a task many thought impossible, it demonstrated how strong we all are together. And in giving us a view of Earth as it really is, it showed us how much we all share, and how artificial the boundaries that divide us truly are.


http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/2009/07/Famous-Astronaut-Quotes.aspx

There were so many trips when the astronauts came and landed in the ocean. We were as one nation and one world, watching to see them recovered safely. Then came the moon shots and the landing. Stayed up all night, part of a country whose spirits traveled with them for those journeys.

And it feels like yesterday to me. Strange that...

A bit of prose I found before I joined DU.

Republicans serve The Beast.

From the dawn of mankind they are the regressive element that's been holding back and destroying our civilization.

They nourish other-dimensional entities that feed on misery, pain, and chaos.

Republicans are their minions, and hope to share in these entities' power, or be spared the pain.


But The Beast never shares; The Beast never spares.


NBachers claimed this as his writing, IIRC. And I think he was really onto something there. JMHO.





The GOP needs an exorcism!



Debt Ceiling: 'Chaotic' choices on 100 million payments

Less than ten days away, the scenario described here is what the GOP wants:

Debt Ceiling: 'Chaotic' choices on 100 million payments

By Jeanne Sahadi - January 7, 2013

If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the Treasury Department will be forced to make drastic, no-win decisions on how to honor tens of millions of legally owed payments every month...

Prioritizing interest payments means Treasury must choose from more than 100 million monthly payments and would not be able to pay 40% of the dollars owed...


Much more at link:

http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/07/news/economy/debt-ceiling/index.html

Those expecting veteran benefits will lose those in November through shutdown or with default:

5 million will lose veterans' benefits next month if shutdown stretches to November


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=616482

Rand Paul says default can be 'framed as a reasonable idea' and Tom Coburn wants to default to face a 'managed catastrophe.'

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3820816

To which I said:

A 'managed catastrophe' by these gangsters? We're officially in hell!



Why the people of the USA aren't in the offices of these gangsters protesting right now, proves the power of media.

They will blame Obama, the poor, the disabled, the elderly and any 'others,' instead of the GOP.

The long term chaos will benefit the GOP in 2014. as people forced to move, translates into them being unable to vote.

On the bright side, at that point, they will all be able to qualify for government assistance living where and how they do not want.

But anyone who has paid much attention to politics since the Tea Party gained power in 2010, knows that FOAD is their answer to those who need assistance.

All of this coming from a man-made disaster that does not have to happen.

The only way the Rethugs can defund the ACA is with default, less than 10 days away. They need to be

informed they won't get what they think under default. The scenario described here is what the GOP wants:

Debt Ceiling: 'Chaotic' choices on 100 million payments

By Jeanne Sahadi - January 7, 2013

If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the Treasury Department will be forced to make drastic, no-win decisions on how to honor tens of millions of legally owed payments every month...

Prioritizing interest payments means Treasury must choose from more than 100 million monthly payments and would not be able to pay 40% of the dollars owed...


More at link:

http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/07/news/economy/debt-ceiling/index.html

Those who expect veteran benefits will lose those in November through shutdown:

5 million will lose veterans' benefits next month if shutdown stretches to November


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=616482

Rand Paul says it can be framed as a 'reasonable idea' as Tom Coburn looks forward to default to face a 'managed catastrophe.'

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3820816

To which I said:

A 'managed catastrophe' by these gangsters? We're officially in hell!



Why the people of the USA aren't in the offices of these gangsters right now, proves the power of media. They will blame Obama, the poor, the disabled, and any of the 'others' instead of the GOP.

A 'managed catastrophe' by these gangsters? We're officially in hell!



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