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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 01:56 AM

Australia to help Trump reach the moon, and beyond

Source: Reuters

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 / 9:30 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO




U.S. President Donald Trump and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison chat during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia will invest A$150 million ($101 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for a moon landing by 2024 and subsequent U.S. missions to Mars, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said over the weekend.

Morrison, visiting NASA headquarters in Washington, said the five-year investment plan would help businesses support U.S. automation systems, build equipment for space craft and play a role in mineral exploration.

“We’re backing Australian businesses to the moon, and even Mars, and back,” Morrison said.

The announcement came after Morrison made a state visit to the White House on Friday, with the red carpet rolled out, signaling Australia’s strong ties with the United States after a period of tense relations with China.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-australia-nasa/australia-to-help-trump-reach-the-moon-and-beyond-idUSKBN1W7018



On edit:

Do you think Trump will use Australia's money for his wall (or other crap)?

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Reply Australia to help Trump reach the moon, and beyond (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 22 OP
Doreen Sep 22 #1
kurtcagle Sep 22 #2
trusty elf Sep 22 #3
William Seger Sep 22 #21
Newest Reality Sep 22 #26
cstanleytech Sep 22 #4
oldsoftie Sep 22 #33
canetoad Sep 22 #5
B Stieg Sep 22 #7
Skittles Sep 22 #8
BumRushDaShow Sep 22 #9
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 22 #15
Takket Sep 22 #18
Skittles Sep 22 #6
Aussie105 Sep 22 #11
Roy Rolling Sep 22 #14
paleotn Sep 22 #20
William Seger Sep 22 #22
SharonClark Sep 22 #23
Maggiemayhem Sep 23 #35
Aussie105 Sep 22 #10
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 22 #12
SCVDem Sep 22 #27
47of74 Sep 22 #13
Takket Sep 22 #16
dalton99a Sep 22 #25
Maxheader Sep 22 #17
paleotn Sep 22 #19
NickB79 Sep 22 #24
roamer65 Sep 22 #28
yaesu Sep 22 #29
left-of-center2012 Sep 22 #30
onetexan Sep 22 #31
Scurrilous Sep 22 #32
Vinca Sep 22 #34

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:17 AM

1. How many hotels does have in Australia for the

astronauts to stay at? Yeah, another good self enriching scheme we will be funding.

Has Australia lost its bloody mind?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:03 AM

2. Morrison is as far right

as Trump. It was one of Putin's first major victories in creating pro-Russia governments.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:55 AM

3. Good! Hopefully with a one-way ticket!

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:22 AM

21. ... and take his corrupt Cabinet and kids with him

... to infinity and beyond.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:02 AM

26. I can get behind that!

Yes, let's help Trump and Co. to get to the Moon as quickly as possible on a one-way trip. Yay! This a most excellent idea.

"Bam. Zoom. To da' Moon!" as Ralph used to say.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 04:11 AM

4. Traveling to the Moon might be impossible as long as Trump has his head up his Uranus.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:36 PM

33. hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 04:29 AM

5. As an Aussie

I'd say Morrison has sealed his fate by 'partnering' in anything with Trump. We tend to be a pretty pragmatic crowd, who call bullshit when we see it. And this is bullshit.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 05:07 AM

7. +100

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Response to canetoad (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 05:19 AM

8. exactly what I thought when I read the subject, canetoad

W.T.F.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 05:42 AM

9. ....

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Response to canetoad (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:24 AM

15. Not to worry, I hear Mexico is going to pay for it

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Response to canetoad (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:47 AM

18. Morrison is throwing you tax dollars in the trash

Drumpf has never kept his end of a bargain in his life. Rest assured Morrison and drumpf will have some way to launder that money to themselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 04:34 AM

6. Melania looking like something in Madame Tussauds

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 07:34 AM

11. When she stops moving, yes.

The effect of many, many surgeries.
There are photos around of what she looked like before work was done, you would not recognise her.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:22 AM

14. I'm glad somebody said it first

The Bride of Frankenstein is more like it. Plastic surgery doesn’t age nearly as well as they think it does. It wears off quicker than a Trump-appointee.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 09:32 AM

20. Stepford pole dancer

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:27 AM

22. I wonder if Trump has noticed that she's put on some weight

If so, can wife #4 be far behind?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:29 AM

23. That dress is hideous.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 05:44 PM

35. More lasting by the day

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 07:29 AM

10. To infinity, and beyond!

Buzz Lightyear meets Buzz Trump and Buzz Morrison?

But why is my country, Australia, wasting money like this?

And why are people taking this seriously? Mars is a no go area for humans. Too far, too expensive, too hostile.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 07:44 AM

12. Perhaps Ralph Kramden, as played by Jackie Gleason, could put Trump on the moon.



Just kidding. I want our president to live a long and health life. May he enjoy the Jan 2021 inauguration of President Biden, or Warren, or Harris, or .....

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:17 AM

27. My thoughts,

beat to the punch again!

To the Moon, tRump!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:01 AM

13. I don't think the moon wants our garbage

Especially not orange pedophilliac shitstain garbage.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:43 AM

16. Is this the same guy drumpf hung up on in 2017?

Has Morrison ever turned on a TV? Who in their right mind would make a deal with drumpf? He has screwed over every person he ever signed a contract with.

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Response to Takket (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:59 AM

25. That was Malcolm Turnbull

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:45 AM

17. Beware stumpy deals...



count your fingers after the hand shake ....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 09:15 AM

19. No they're not.

I view this is a....yea, Trumpy, whatever.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:38 AM

24. Australia can't even save their own ecosystems from climate change

As their forests burn and the Great Barrier Reef dies, they keep mining coal and raising beef for China.

Yet they've got $150 million to invest in lunar exploration.

Maybe they're hoping the experience of building a moon base in a lifeless, dead landscape will help them build survival bunkers for their 1% here on Earth.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 12:45 PM

28. Yes Australia, please send Dump to the moon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:13 PM

29. fuck them and the kangaroo they rode in on. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:02 PM

30. Trump Said The Moon Is Part Of Mars

Trump Said The Moon Is Part Of Mars.
Trump also says he's 'like, really smart,' 'a very stable genius'

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:11 PM

31. which "moon" - his fat derriere?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:16 PM

32. $150 million?

That should buy NASA a couple of toilet seats and a set of coffee mugs.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #32)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:52 PM

34. That was my thought, too. It barely pays for the Tang.

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