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And it's been around a long, long time:



Look at lovely scenery there, so many blessings fouled by hateful people.

They're not doing without. Most haters live well.

I can't help but think, why is there no gratitude for the gifts they enjoy daily?

They only support government programs if their pals get the money.

A good deal of what was formerly government run space exploration is now in private hands. They are bypassing government and taking direct control. They GOP voted for NASA funding this year as I noted on this thread:

League City (TX) bans undocumented children

Congressman Randy Weber
Representing the 14th District of Texas


Weber Acts to Stopgap Illegal Entry to United States.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) today introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014. The legislation would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S...

Bless his little heart.

Rep. Weber speaks on the House floor in favor of the NASA Reauthorization bill.

This is where we saw a local Tea Partier who worked at NASA cheering last year's federal government shutdown and calling for default. Because they know they won't be effected. In fact, they want more funding for themselves and don't care who dies. Nice bunch, a far cry from the people who worked for NASA back in the day of the moon landing.

U.S. Representative Randy Weber has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).

I'm sure Jefferson is barfing off a cloud somewhere at this alleged honor. Read more:

http://weber.house.gov/

The 14th is Ron Paul's old district:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_14th_congressional_district

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014842196#post7

America still surpasses all other nations combined funding space exploration at $17.3 billion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_space_exploration#Space_agencies

The GOP votes to pay for increasingly private space exploration ventures that employ their voting block, most likely, like the guy who worked at NASA and wanted the shutdown and default last year. He knew that he would be paid by someone else if need be.

Examples:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_spaceflight_companies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX

Current NASA (USA) space programs include:

# Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (NASA)

# Mars Exploration Rover (NASA)

# MESSENGER – NASA probe to Mercury launched in 2004

# Mars Science Laboratory – NASA rover to Mars launched in November 2011

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_space_exploration#Active_space_missions

Russia has also privatized:


Soviet and Russian space station Mir

Russian achievements in the field of space technology and space exploration are traced back to Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the father of theoretical astronautics. His works had inspired leading Soviet rocket engineers, such as Sergey Korolyov, Valentin Glushko, and many others who contributed to the success of the Soviet space program on early stages of the Space Race and beyond.

In 1957 the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched; in 1961 the first human trip into space was successfully made by Yury Gagarin. Many other Soviet and Russian space exploration records ensued, including the first spacewalk performed by Alexey Leonov, Luna 9 was the first spacecraft to land on the Moon, Venera 7 was the first to land on another planet (Venus), Mars 3 then the first to land on Mars, the first space exploration rover Lunokhod 1 and the first space station Salyut 1 and Mir.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, some government-funded space exploration programs, including the Buran space shuttle program, were cancelled or delayed, while participation of the Russian space industry in commercial activities and international cooperation intensified.

Nowadays Russia is the largest satellite launcher. After the U.S. Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, Soyuz rockets became the only provider of transport for astronauts at the International Space Station.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia#Space_exploration

Space technology is now owned privately and that is why we are not being told about it, except in news blurbs for financial support. So while it's great stuff, it's not JFK's ideal:


Astronaut Dale A. Gardner holding a "For Sale" sign

Private spaceflight
is flight beyond the Kármán line (above the nominal edge of space at 100 km (62 mi) Earth altitude) that is conducted and paid for by an entity other than a government agency.

In the early decades of the Space Age, the government space agencies of the Soviet Union and United States pioneered space technology augmented by collaboration with affiliated design bureaus in the USSR and private companies in the US. The European Space Agency was formed in 1975, largely following the same model of space technology development.

Later on, large defense contractors began to develop and operate space launch systems, derived from government rockets and commercial satellites. Private spaceflight in Earth orbit includes communications satellites, satellite television, satellite radio, astronaut transport and sub-orbital and orbital space tourism.

Recently, entrepreneurs have begun designing and deploying competitive space systems to the national-monopoly governmental systems of the early decades of the space age. Successes to date include flying suborbital spaceplanes, launching orbital rockets, and flying a couple of orbital expandable test modules (Genesis I and II). Planned private spaceflights beyond Earth orbit include personal spaceflights around the Moon. Two private orbital habitat prototypes are already in Earth orbit, with larger versions to follow. Planned private spaceflights beyond Earth orbit include solar sailing prototypes (LightSail-3).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_spaceflight

Anyway, with the amount of pork the space program brings to southern states, such as Alabama and Texas, I think you might find that stuff interesting. My guess is the ultra wealthy have promised the pubbies a few special perks for their votes.

Just sayin'



Whoa! Along those same lines:



NSFW? OTT enough?


We MUST get back to this way of thinking:

No business which depends for
existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.


~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Pass it around, even if only on a bulletin board somewhere. The people need to remember what social justice is. Get them thinking.


Love the article and the ones it led me to. Especially the remark the Cato guy objected to:

“classic transnational neocolonialist libertarian arrogance”

That nails it!!

...That does not mean, however, that the new wave of scalping apps lacks for defenders. Cato Institute policy analyst Matthew Feeney took me personally to task for attacking Monkey Parking, lamenting that “it’s a shame that he doesn’t appreciate that the price system is extremely efficient at communicating information to producers and customers…” (Feeney also found my reference to “classic transnational neocolonialist libertarian arrogance” “worrying” and “frightening.” What can I say? Libertarians almost never get my jokes.)

“worrying” and “frightening.”
?

Spoken like a true malignant narcissist. Scared of that, huh?

And the linked piece:

What Isn’t for Sale?


http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/04/what-isnt-for-sale/308902/

People need to have these conversations. But they are too busy plugged in to think about the world they are creating.

As the link says, it's all about 'giving rich people what they want, when they want it' and the rest of the planet be damned.

The Lone Star State LOVING the Prez! Thanks, bigtree for the great pix!



Remember their 'anchor babies' meme? I always threw that one in the 'pro-lifers' faces! LOL!

Because it defeated their argument. They were for the birth of 'Americans' but not the other! BZZT! Wrong answer!

Don't forget MSM carried Pat Buchanan for years whining about not enough white babies being born. The GOP is still playing the same game, but never grasped that their forced birthing does not only apply to white women!

They should have given all women all their rights if they wanted the vision of social stability they claim whites create, to happen. Their delineation of stability is pretty weak in a connecte world.

But their forced birthing plan wouldn't make up for their predatory wars and trade policies, which draw emigrants in. Same thing happened in Rome when the empire made their lives unbearable, they moved to Rome. They know the history and say they want to stop it from happening here. But you cannot do that with corruption and greed and hatred. Even the fall of Rome was not mourned by all of the people in Italy, either.

But I'm only talking about those lower on the food chain and the rationale that is given to them, in different shades of dumb, for cost-effectiveness.

The real bosses of the GOP, the Koch brothers and global oligarchs, have a much more dangerous game with all of this. They don't care about people crossing the border, it serves their finances very well. Destabilization of the federal government by promoting the 'scandal' they created, is the goal to stop anyone getting in the way of their profits. A just immigration bill would do just that, it's more than just racism at play.

Check the part of this thread about why they really want forced births:

The First Feminist President, Barack Obama

by Mandy Van Deven

March 23, 2009



On January 20th the first self-identified feminist was named President of the United States of America. Just two days after taking office, Barack Obama performed his first presidential act of solidarity with women around the world by repealing the Global Gag Rule. Established in 1984 by President Reagan, the Global Gag Rule denies aid to international groups "which perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning."

The Global Gag Rule has come to be seen as a litmus test of the current US President's stance on women's rights, though it is just one aspect of the complicated story of the impact of American reproductive rights policy in countries around the globe.



After witnessing the impact of President Bush's reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, Michelle Goldberg, journalist, author, and long-time critic of the Bush Administration's policies on sexual and reproductive health, decided that a book about the global battle for reproductive justice was long overdue. So she wrote The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World.

The cover art depicting a woman holding the Earth on her shoulders is more than appropriate for this deeply-researched, historically-informed examination: fifty years worth of research about four continents has convinced Goldberg that women's oppression is at the crux of many of the world's most intractable challenges. She illustrates how US policies act as a catalyst for or an impediment to women's rights worldwide, and puts forth a convincing argument that women's liberation worldwide is key to solving some of our most daunting problems.

"Underlying diverse conflicts - demography, natural resources, human rights, and religious mores - is the question of who controls the means of reproduction," she writes. "Women's intimate lives have become inextricably tied to global forces."

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2009/03/23/controlling-means-reproduction-an-interview-with-michelle-goldberg/

The war on women is not just a war on women, but on men, too. Men who don't support women's rights are sealing their own fate.

Not just an American problem. It is about global control and reducing all mankind to commodities.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110212801

This is just one of the many reasons why they hate Barack Obama.

VIDEO from the link. Sounds like a nice party. Whose party and where was this made?



I like the music and the singing, and the crowd sounds very pleasant. Is this part of the story in the OP or just a random clip?

TIA.


P. S. Wanting to bomb a nuclear reactor is more than pathologically dumb, it defeats one's case.

Just read the road sign to stay out of her neighborhood:



Incoherent Republican Screams Of Rage Cannot Be Deciphered:



What is he yelling about?

Obamacare? Benghazi? Illegal Immigrants? Nancy Pelosi? The EPA? Uppity Wimmenz?

I can't keep up with all of it. Please help.

Remember this is a Republican!

Edited to add link requested by uploader:

http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2010/11/every-arnold-scream-from-every-arnold-movie/
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