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  •  It was a story, a legend, that has popular belief (1+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama

    and as such works in this example.

    no I don't believe we can target missles to fly up somebody's ass without disturbing their pants, but I do believe that we can do great things.

    Despite occasional failures like the Beagle Lander and others, NASA has done things that make the military look like kindergarten kids in a sandbox, and they had more noble goals.

    "Rocket Science" got it's reputation for a reason - it ain't easy, and Americans are damn good at it. (Thanks to a few brilliant Germans who chose us over Hitler)

    There's a lesson in that.

    George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

    by snafubar on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 11:12:37 PM PST

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      I don't know if you'll get to read this because it's been days (I was traveling). While I agree with most of your excellent reply, you really should have said

      Thanks to a few brilliant Germans who chose us after Hitler

      Werner von Braun, anybody?

      The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      by sidnora on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 09:08:26 AM PST

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