[Coco] Jingo - Jango - Mars
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Jan 15 11:51:15 EST 2004
On Thursday 15 January 2004 09:30, James C. Hrubik, Sr. wrote:
>On Thursday, January 15, 2004, at 06:06 AM, <arikboke at yahoo.com>
>> I've noticed a bit of the "jingoist" streak in some of these
>> posts. Somewhat
>> unworthy for people living in, arguably, the most advanced nation
>> in the world
>> in the year of our Lord, 2004. Neither the Chinese nor anyone
>> else has TAKEN
>There's nothing wrong with looking at the world through clear
> lenses. I live in a country where I still have far more freedom and
> "goodies" than I could have anywhere else in the world.
>The plain fact is that no other country in the world - and that
>includes Canada and Mexico - will stand up for the rights of the
> people of the US of A. We have to forget all this nonsense about
> everybody loving one another ( as nice as the concept is, and not
> saying we shouldn't personally try to exercise it ) as nations and
> protect our own turf. If we go to Mars, it will be to exercise our
> technology to keep us free, not to do some stunt.
>The only reason why we haven't gone to Mars and beyond sooner is
> that our priorities have been on trying to produce some sort of
> Heaven on Earth. Once we recognize that won't happen, we can make
> progress. If we had scrapped half of our social programs and
> poured the funds into space exploration, we'd be leaps and bounds
> ahead now. Call me a jingoist, but I love my country, warts and
> all, and I see nothing wrong with promoting the well-being of my
> fellow citizens by making tech jobs available over the well-being
> of somebody in some other country. Help the furriners, yes. Let
> them mess up my homeland, no.
Amen Jim, well said.
>And to make this on-topic, let's suggest to NASA that a COCO be
> placed on Mars as a memorial to Earth technology! < G >
Now theres a thought. I've been told that for a while at least, the
shuttle computers were 6809 machines running os9. Can anyone
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Izzat whats doin it. I knew that had to be a good reason. :-)
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