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December 27, 2018

Apollo Astronaut: It Would Be "Stupid" to Send People to Mars

According to one of the astronauts aboard NASA’s 1968 Apollo 8 mission, it would be “stupid” and “almost ridiculous” to pursue a crewed mission to Mars.

“What’s the imperative? What’s pushing us to go to Mars? I don’t think the public is that interested,” said Bill Anders, who orbited the Moon before returning to Earth 50 years ago, in a new documentary by BBC Radio 5 Live.

Anders argued that there are plenty of things that NASA could be doing that would be a better use of time and money, like the unmanned InSight rover...


December 22, 2018

We had a small fox living in and around

Our property. We also had at least a dozen rabbits - they were everywhere until mr. Fox showed up. But he was a nice little critter who followed us & our dog on our nightly walks. He'd even walk within ~12' of us. Apparently he's now moved on to where there's more rabbits but I miss him more than I do the rabbits who are now repopulating our property.

Sorry about your rabbit. If I'd seen remains, it'd probably have been bothered me too. But you should've seen this friendly, gorgeous little eastern grey fox.

And they can climb trees! One night my flashlight beam caught ours in a tree after my big Lab gave chase. Glad he escaped her.

December 10, 2018

World stage? Ha!

They all know tRump is a pawn of the Russians and Saudis.

I vehemently disagree with your assumptions and approach. This country is strong because each citizen is (should be) equal under the law. Period.

December 6, 2018

Pierce is eroding my respect for him. 😵

As posted above by octoberlib:

"Sirota falsely claimed that O'Rourke took a bunch of donations from big oil. It was pointed out to him on the chart he tweeted that they were all individual donations. On FEC forms, occupation is listed when an individual donation is made. If he has a point to make ,fine but no need to lie."

December 6, 2018

Wonder what happened to this promising study?....

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

BEC CREW 18 MAR 2015

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.


I may be needing help soon.
December 5, 2018

Need advice: should we ride out fluctuations in the market

now, in view of a pending recession? (We've lost quite a bit in an index fund over the last 2 months.)

Or transfer money to a money market fund?


- Retired & worried

December 4, 2018

Soldiers saving pups! I'm in.

My ❤ melted.

Thank you for posting this.

December 1, 2018

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.

December 1, 2018

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.

December 1, 2018

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

Bill Nye on Terraforming Mars: “Are You Guys High?”


"Nye isn’t alone in his thinking, either — 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.

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