The space programs actually had several goals. First was to develop planetary defense missiles. This had the added benefit of being able to hit a country on the other side of the planet with the explosives too, but the primary motive was the slight probability of hostile extraterrestrial contact. The third major goal was simply the greatest reconnaissance campaign in human history. We had to check out the moon. This provided a great cover story to explain all the money ("it's science, you guys") and make everything seem nonthreatening even though we were talking about all sorts of wars here. The communists were definitely a threat, and therefore useful to detract from the primary goal: making sure earth stayed on earth's side.
You think the main purpose of the space program was to defend from aliens?
I wouldnt say it's a "belief." more like an estimate.
This seems like a very nice website refuting many environmental fallacies:
I have not yet read all of it, but from the articles I did read it had quality stuff.
No, the space program was just a continuation of the Nazi V-2 program under a different guise (borrowed from Jules Verne). The more you pry into history, the more you realize that the official narrative of many extremely suspicious events is quite shaky. The Lusitania was likely a false flag operation. The Titanic (actually, the Olympic) was intentionally scuttled. I'm beginning to believe that Hiroshima and Nagasaki may have been faked. JFK was not shot by a lone-nut assassin. The Moon landings were probably faked.
When you take all the chicanery and lies into account, you realize that the stated goals of these programs could not possibly be further from the truth. These programs all have one and only one very terrestrial purpose: start wars, scare the shit out of people and keep them in awe of their government so they'll shut up and pay taxes like good little serfs.
Its highly unlikely that the moon landings were faked. And why wouldnt the government take this opportunity to investigate transient lunar phenomena?
Something useful you can send to anyone who needs it:
If only we could capitalize on what this specific guy says:
Austrian economics mention by RP in debate!
Did you catch First world problems?
1) a small syringe having detachable nozzles for fluid injections, used chiefly for vaginal lavage and for enemas.
2) An individual who has an over-inflated sense of self worth, compounded by a low level of intellegence, behaving ridiculously in front of colleagues with no sense of how moronic he appears.
3) Kanye West.
A genius quote I just read:
A socialist walks past a mansion on a hill and says no man deserves that much. A capitalist walks past the same hill and says every man deserves that much.
The creativity of people:
In an exchange of letters between the billionaire investor and a Republican congressman that Buffett sent the committee this week, Buffett is offering to release his federal tax returns — with a condition.
"If you could get other ultra rich Americans to publish their returns along with mine, that would be very useful to the tax dialogue and intelligent reform," Buffett wrote.
My Blog: http://www.anarchico.net/
Production is 'anarchistic' - Ludwig von Mises
One part down:
Rofl, pretty good:
Is anyone else hoping to see 1%er bike gangs to show up at the Occupy protests?
Private health insurance in Sweden growing (4-fold over a decade):
David Callahan from Demos (probably funded by George Soros) on Stossel is a caricature of himself.
I never knew I loved Ron Paul as much as I did after reading this:
Michelangelo, how is that dude a 1%er?
The keyboard is mightier than the gun.
Non parit potestas ipsius auctoritatem.
Amish pacifism tested:
1%er is bikerspeak for really tough
The Anarch is to the Anarchist what the Monarch is to the Monarchist.
New SNL skit of GOP debates:
Jargon: Autolykos:Michelangelo, how is that dude a 1%er?1%er is bikerspeak for really tough
Autolykos:Michelangelo, how is that dude a 1%er?
Wheylous:I never knew I loved Ron Paul as much as I did after reading this: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ron_Paul Guy's amazing!
Did you catch these?:
Ron Paul is a Voluntarist
Where do Ron Paul's ideas come from?
Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain's campaign
As James and Wheylous noted, a 1%er refers to a member of an outlaw bike gang. The name comes from the fact that allegedly only 1% of all bike gangs are outlaws versus the common perception that anyone with a bike is neccesarily bad.
You can imagine the humor this makes for when you hear the Occupiers complaining about the 1% percent.
Ron Paul: 1%er
ames and Wheylous
ames and Wheylous
James and Jargon. I wasn't involved, sadly :)
"capitalism is a global financial industry."
And I don't think she was just trying to be cute.
Good first step:
Noticed this image for a course the institute is offering:
I literally laughed out loud...
"How on Earth can you even be a citizen without knowing at least a little bit about how such a thing is possible...How could it be that all of a sudden this world economy that was looking so productive 2 years ago has fallen into a ditch?"
That's a really good question. And I think someone like Paul Krugman would be the perfect person to answer it.
Not safe for work (language):
Try having a conversation with someone on the street about the rampant practice of male genital mutilation in the United States. The reaction you'll get will look something like this: