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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 09:40 PM
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White House corrects NASA’s Muslim comment
Source: MSNBC

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that NASA administrator Charles Bolden was wrong to claim that reaching out to the Muslim world was a top priority for the U.S. space agency.

Bolden raised eyebrows in the space community and outrage among conservative pundits by telling Al-Jazeera television recently President Barack Obama had instructed him to work for better outreach with the Muslim world.

He said Obama told him one of his top priorities was to "find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering."

Improving relations with the Muslim world was a top foreign policy priority for Obama on taking office last year, and he delivered a major speech on the topic in Cairo in June 2009.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38212800/ns/technology_and_... /



why make the comment in the first place???
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 09:51 PM
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1. Why is working to improve relations with the "Muslim world" NOT a good thing?
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 09:56 PM
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2. It gets in the way of "the clash of civilizations"
And the military industrial complex needs a big scary enemy or else people might start thinking about all the tax money being spent on arms.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 11:39 PM
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5. Excellent point.
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pipoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:48 AM
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7. Well
seems to me that improving relations with any other nation or culture is, like, completely outside the budgetary concerns of NASA. The US has a significant budget for such things, the Dept of State is probably the most visible. NASA is high tech R&D funded by US tax dollars and the fruit of that R&D should be either sold for profit or used by the US to benefit all humanity.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 06:58 AM
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8. They NEVER intended to take seriously the winning of the
"hearts and minds" of the Muslim world.

That was just a phrase used to appease some.
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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 10:10 PM
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3. Chickenfuckingshit
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SunnySong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 10:18 PM
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4. Fucking Moron...
Seriously Charles Bolden is a fucking Moron... for all I know he may be a rocket scientist but he is a fucking moron...


Here is an idea you are a space agency a very expensive space agency with big rockets and stuff how about a shuttle replacement; a moon base; a mars trip you know FUCKING SPACE STUFF... leave the mutual multicultural masturbation to the State Department circle jerk team will you...

Fucking Moron...
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Azooz Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 03:32 AM
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6. Pres Reagan started that trend
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 03:34 AM by Azooz
"In 1982, Ronald Reagan dedicated the Space Shuttle Columbia to the resistance fighters in Afghanistan"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipszh14WPFY

I also remember a Saudi prince being sent on it or another another shuttle
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HotConflict Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 11:25 AM
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9. NASA to the MUSLIM world?
If you are reading this thread you are a head of the game. PEACE.

When people are so filled with rage or hate or racism against others they fail to see the obvious. The Muslims claims have been that for 1500 years your false royal families and false churches have been worshiping false gods in the heavens instead of the actual lord most high. WAKE UP people.
The false gods your western world have BEEN worshiping just left or turned to the Light.
If this world wants to be included into galactic civilization they must see that the Muslims are your true brothers and you have been deceived by your leaders. Those who do not realize the truth before the changes of the Sun will have to learn by experience, meaning tribulation or worldly trials.
You worshiped false gods, your churches lied to you about Christ the Massiah ascended like the prophet Muhammed after him. The Babylonians prevented you from this truth by giving you technology.

NASA and this administration are trying to figure out how to tell the general public without greater conflict. Pay attention to what is really happening instead of following your own rage and ignorance.

If you want to truly understand the information is out there. The truth is out there. It is also found in your heart, but if you hate everyone you cant feel your heart so at least pay attention to reality.
Wake up people.
We are not your enemy and we never have been.

http://www.HotConflict.com
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