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Delayed kick on this.

That was fun!

We had friends who are pilots, including a now retired AF Colonel who commanded the Thunderbirds for several years. He had stories to tell.

A great speech

Listened only to half of it but bookmarked to finish later.

Thanks for posting this.

Trump is a leader of a cult of people with personality disorders.

Yes life finds a way...But...

Bill Nye on Terraforming Mars: ďAre You Guys High?Ē


"Nye isnít alone in his thinking, either ó noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, another well-known science advocate, also believes any plans to make Mars livable for humans are absurd."

And here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/11/19/bill-nye-mars-were-not-going-live-there-make-like-earth/1905447002/

And here:
"Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Humans Will Never Colonize Mars"


This is exactly what my hubs, a PhD NASA physicist, has been saying all along: the idea is preposterous -- especially given that we aren't even taking care of planet Earth enough to sustain human and most other life here.

We simply don't have the resources to create the biological diversity on Mars that we have here and it's exactly that biological diversity that is needed to sustain us. Colonizing Mars is an extremely unrealistic pipe dream.

NASA ppl know this too but have to come up with acceptable and exciting ideas simply to get continued funding from a very naive Congress.

Gawd, we cannot ask that NASA come up with ideas to help combat global climate change, the undeniable #1 threat to existence of most all life. And we're facing this before the end of this century. But what can we expect from a Congress and a population who still believe in a Sky Daddy who is not going to let bad things happen to them.

People should be reading more science and less science fiction. Seriously.

😄 I had a Siamese vehicle-riding cat

That did the same thing to a telephone guy 45 years ago.
(Remember when they had to come to your house to install things?)

He was a very special, intelligent cat named Mr. Silver. When he was a kitten, I took him thru drive-thrus with me and he just got used to riding. So, when we moved, he must have surmised that he was just hitching a ride back to his real home. The phone guy brought him home.

If you had $50 to spend at...

Bed, Bath, & Beyond, what would you buy?

On edit: it's a gift certificate.

I had good neighbors from Mallorca

When we lived in Cambridge, where they were spending their university sabbatical. They convinced us we had to visit one day.

Caves, sunny weather, mountains, beaches, pottery and more.

Zactly. Only one answer: "God" is a sadist.

Using us pawns for his own entertaining game.

Once presented this to a believing friend who told me that I "twist things with words."

She hadn't much experience with logic.

Excellent ideas but first, overturn Citizens United.

The 3 largest issues:

* enact global warming legislation
* get money out of politics
* fix our Healthcare System

Yes, bold action is needed.


How could a military person carryout such an order? This is a Nazi-style crime and is prosecutable under the Geneva Conventions*.

This monster needs to be impeached asap.

This fills me with extreme sadness and intense hatred for republicans, especially those still supporting Trump.

*"intentionally killing civilians."

Funny old commercial. Gravy? Ha! Dropped my cell

just a few days ago in a big pile of dog poop!! Yes, really, not kidding! Dog poop.

How'd I get so lucky? Happened while walking our 2 big labs (one 80lbs, the other 120lbs- so you can imagine how much they poop). Being a nice neighbor, I always carry plastic bags and pick up their poop. When I bent over, my cell fell out of my jacket pocket and smack-dab into the poop. Yuck! I uttered some expletives.

So, I picked up the phone with an extra plastic bag, carried it home. Then wiped it off with paper towels, then used a soapy damp paper towel, then dried it and used hand sanitizer on it.

Get this: 2 hrs later, I dropped it on a table which cracked the screen and broke it. Damnation! Totally fucking weird, no?! Never had such bad luck with a phone! And all on the same evening!

I'm still breaking in the new one. And I'm not taking a phone on my walks with the pups again.

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