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    Exclamation Whitey on the moon

    Half a Century Ago

    https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019...comment-712923

    By eric - July 20, 20192139

    Fifty years ago, the mightiest machine ever devised by man lifted three men off this Earth; five Rocketdyne F1 engines delivering almost 8 million pounds of thrust to propel the astronauts of Apollo 11 – Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins – to the Moon.

    Nothing like this has been achieved since December, 1972 – when the last Saturn V rocket of the Apollo program lifted off the pad.

    It was not supposed to have been the last of the Apollo missions. Several more had been scheduled. They were cancelled .

    Because Whitey on the Moon.

    You may not be familiar with this loathsome ditty. It was written – and “performed” – by Gil Scott-Heron, a late ’60s version of AOC/Kamela Harris/Ilhan Omar, et al. That is to say, by one of the Perpetually Aggrieved. They are as aggrieved today – 50 years after Apollo stopped sending whitey to the Moon – as they were when whitey was still going to the Moon.

    Heron was mad at Apollo because money spent on the Moon missions wasn’t going to his sister Nell, who “done got bit by a rat.”



    And so on.

    Ayn Rand wrote about all of this in what was, in my opinion, among her finest essays: Apollo and Dionysus (here). She described two different mindsets. One looked up – and admired achievement, what it took to achieve something like the Moon shot.

    The other mindset resented it – and worked to tear it down.

    Whitey on the Moon.

    It is a tragedy beyond the power of words to articulate that he is no longer on the Moon. That no one has been on the Moon – in half a century.

    That is half a century of wasted time – on top of all the money wasted on what comes to down to Nell’s rat bite (and unpaid rent) which became more important than putting whitey or anyone else on the Moon.

    (Trillions...and it's STILL not enough. - AF)

    Or even in low Earth orbit.

    Have you noticed that – excepting electronic baubles – that by every meaningful metric we are regressing?

    Slower aircraft – instead of supersonic ones. The Concorde was flying Mach 2 in 1972. It is in museums, today.

    Not only isn’t whitey – or anyone else – on the Moon. He never got to Mars. He was headed there, or would have been . . . had Apollo not been cancelled.

    Probably by 1990.

    There were things mightier than the Saturn V in the works. Among them, Orion – a nuclear-powered rocket that would have put men on Mars in the time it took to get them to the Moon that summer of ’69.

    Aborted.

    Watching those now-ancient films of the Saturn Vs lifting off, seeing the men of Apollo as old men, dying off . . . all of it about yesterday, a tomorrow that never came.



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    I have been thinking we are in an electronic dark age. This one may be far more devastating.

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    Democrats be like "We should have put a black man on the moon first."
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Democrats be like "We should have put a black man on the moon first."
    No. F--- space exploration! Let's spend trillions on gender studies, Q**** studies, urban studies, etc.
    Last edited by RJB; 07-20-2019 at 07:36 PM.

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    Only 12 people have ever walked on the moon. All of them white, all of them American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Democrats be like "We should have put a black man on the moon first."
    Too dangerous, if something had happened that kept the astronauts from returning, imagine what they would say?

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    Tough call. Is one government theft invested better than another? Well, sure. But it is still theft. The moon landing was a cold war phenomena. It's expenditures should be considered a M.I.C. investment. We weren't going there for "a small step for mankind." We went there to prove that American Republicanism was greater than Soviet Socialism. And we did. Because, back then, we had real men.

    I swear Buzz reaches into his pocket for a roll of quarters before the punch. Lol. Old school.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Tough call. Is one government theft invested better than another? Well, sure. But it is still theft. The moon landing was a cold war phenomena. It's expenditures should be considered a M.I.C. investment. We weren't going there for "a small step for mankind." We went there to prove that American Republicanism was greater than Soviet Socialism. And we did. Because, back then, we had real men.

    I swear Buzz reaches into his pocket for a roll of quarters before the punch. Lol. Old school.....

    We went there to prove the capabilities of our missiles and guidance systems.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    We went there to prove the capabilities of our missiles and guidance systems.
    M.I.C.

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    I was promised a god-damn moon base.
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
    - Kim Kardashian

    Donald Trump / Rand Paul (Vice Pres) 2016!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Tough call. Is one government theft invested better than another? Well, sure. But it is still theft. The moon landing was a cold war phenomena. It's expenditures should be considered a M.I.C. investment. We weren't going there for "a small step for mankind." We went there to prove that American Republicanism was greater than Soviet Socialism. And we did. Because, back then, we had real men.
    A great deal of exploration was funded that way.

    Not the best way, but it was what it was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post

    I swear Buzz reaches into his pocket for a roll of quarters before the punch. Lol. Old school.....

    In fact, a poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of C-SPAN in June 2019 revealed that 6% of Americans believe the moon landing was staged — and even more respondents,15%, said they don’t know if it was real or fake.
    In the running for most famous of the deniers might be Bart Sibrel, a 55-year-old Tennessee resident notorious for having been punched in the face by Buzz Aldrin in 2002 after Sibrel confronted Aldrin in person, calling him a liar, coward and thief,
    Aldrin was not prosecuted as police determined he'd been provoked, and that punch earned him accolades from many fed up with the conspirators.
    "I went from being the biggest fan of the 'moon missions' to being their biggest critic," said Sibrel in emails to FLORIDA TODAY in early July.


    Stating the moon landing was a "Cold War CIA and Nixon administration deception," Sibrel said he has a compilation of "riveting" and "compelling" evidence that reveals the entire space program to be a hoax. Sibrel said his evidence consists of "recordings, photographic analysis, and high profile interviews with those involved in the space program."
    "Not a single critic has ever explained, in this federal government's alleged picture from the moon, how two shadows in sunlight, from objects five feet apart from one another, can intersect at 90 degrees," Sibrel wrote.
    "Go outside yourself and see if this can take place in sunlight. It is completely impossible."
    Sibrel, like many other moon landing conspiracy theorists, is referencinga picture in which an astronaut is seen taking a moon stroll. The deniers say no way can the astronaut's shadow not be parallel to the moon rocks.


    Sibrel also claims there was no independent press coverage of Apollo 11.
    "The only evidence submitted to support it was entirely controlled and provided by those perpetrating the fraud," said Sibrel.


    In his email to FLORIDA TODAY, Sibrel expressed concern about his words being included in a "pop culture" article on "doubters," saying he was saddened that the American population refuses to "be a part of changing the world by exposing "deplorable corruption."
    "I am not the story, the fake moon landings are the story," he said.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/conspiracy-th...122255311.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Peter Thiel talks a lot about this. Not sure I agree but he says outside of computing there has been very little innovation on the scope of prior eras since 1970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    I was promised a god-damn moon base.
    Th future looks good for you up there, Texican.

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