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« Reply #10515 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 2:32pm »

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Self-confessed sceptic snaps photo of UFO over Caloundra

by Carly Rees
21st Apr 2014 7:28 AM



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A contributed photo of a UFO taken over the Caloundra/Pelican Waters area looking north.


A COMMERCIAL pilot with more than 30 years' experience has been left scratching his head over mysterious lights he saw over Caloundra on Good Friday.

The pilot, who does not want to be identified, said he had never seen anything through the cockpit window that compared to the experience.

It has the self-confessed "world's greatest sceptic" questioning everything he believes about UFOs.

The Pelican Waters man was admiring the sky with friends about 8pm last Friday when they first saw two coloured lights in the sky.

He said they reminded him of Chinese lanterns, rising high into the sky and heading south and then east.

Then a third warm-orange glow appeared and suddenly changed direction, tracked north-east and quickly disappeared. "We were looking for an identifier; a beacon or strobe light but there wasn't any," he said.

"I thought it had the characteristics of an object that could fly and I was curious as to what the lights were."

Still not thinking "UFO", he grabbed his camera.

It was only when he downloaded the images onto his computer he was able to zoom in and see what appeared to be wing tips and the slight outline of an aircraft body.

"I was surprised ... with the clarity with the camera," he said.

"At first I was curious because it was moving so quickly, moving at a speed that I have never seen a lantern or something of that sort doing.

"When we zoomed in later we thought, 'Wow, that has a shape to it'."

While there were other planes and helicopters in the sky that night, he said none of them had the same flight pattern.

He is open to the possibility of it being a military operation, but he said he didn't think they resembled that type of aircraft either.

"I have heard of and seen many, many things in my career and have flown all over the world ... but nothing like this," he said.

"I think it is fascinating and if there is some credibility to it ... it has changed my mind that there could be something else out there."


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« Reply #10516 on: Apr 22nd, 2014, 01:18am »

Some one crossed the Red Line In China

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-21/furious-chinese-rioters-beat-corrupt-policemen-death


It appears, based on these extremely graphic images, that the Chinese people has a different way of dealing with corrupt officials. As Shanghaiist reports, a riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China's notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five's brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan "hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor." This man later died while being rushed to the hospital. Given the following images of civilian retribution; is it any wonder, the powers that be in China fear social unrest?



[Background: Chengguan is a name given to the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, a municipality police that exists in every Chinese city. Chengguan are notorious for their brutality and generally hated far and wide for it. Their purpose is to enforce municipal bylaws, but they like to resort to violence and often use it against those with no means to fight back.]
The incident began...

Recently, a man noticed Chengguan abuse a local female vendor in Cangnan County of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, and pulled out his cell phone camera to document their notorious brutality.



Chengguan didn’t like it and since they enjoy almost limitless impunity, they had the man hit in the head with a hammer.

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Go to link to see what happened next...this reminds me of the Arab spring that started with abuse of a street vendor as well..

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on Apr 22nd, 2014, 01:18am, Sysconfig wrote:
Some one crossed the Red Line In China

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-21/furious-chinese-rioters-beat-corrupt-policemen-death


It appears, based on these extremely graphic images, that the Chinese people has a different way of dealing with corrupt officials. As Shanghaiist reports, a riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China's notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five's brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan "hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor." This man later died while being rushed to the hospital. Given the following images of civilian retribution; is it any wonder, the powers that be in China fear social unrest?



[Background: Chengguan is a name given to the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, a municipality police that exists in every Chinese city. Chengguan are notorious for their brutality and generally hated far and wide for it. Their purpose is to enforce municipal bylaws, but they like to resort to violence and often use it against those with no means to fight back.]
The incident began...

Recently, a man noticed Chengguan abuse a local female vendor in Cangnan County of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, and pulled out his cell phone camera to document their notorious brutality.



Chengguan didn’t like it and since they enjoy almost limitless impunity, they had the man hit in the head with a hammer....

Go to link to see what happened next...this reminds me of the Arab spring that started with abuse of a street vendor as well..



Thanks for that article Sys, and a good morning to you!

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UFO: Glowing alien spacecraft hides in Texas cloud

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Glowing UFOs were seen in clouds over Texas on 28 March, 2014, as reported by UFO Sightings Daily. The website, UFO Sightings Daily, is coordinated by Scott C. Waring. He had been affiliated with the United States Air Force at SAC base (USAF flight line). He currently owns an ESL School in Taiwan.

In this report, Scott Waring has published images of the alleged UFO, along with an eyewitness report.

The witness describes the time and location of the sighting.

“Near I-10 and FM 1463 around 6:30 tonight.”

He talks about a weird dark cloud that he could witness on that night.

“Here was a weird, low, dark cloud with lightning and thunder over the Agave Real venue parking lot.”

He tells us how he took several pictures of the UFO.

“I got out of my car to take pictures of the dark cloud with the windmill in front of it. I took several pictures before the wind picked up and big drop of rain blew in.”

He then tells us that he only saw the objects when he looked at the pictures. He also describes his reaction to the sighting.

“I didn't see the objects until I got home and looked at the pictures! I've been bit freaked out about it!”

Finally, he tells us that he would like to know if anyone else saw this UFO.

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Amazingly Vivid Dino Illustrations Reveal a Brutal Prehistoric World

By Nadia Drake
04.22.14 | 6:30 am



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One of 14 images appearing as backlit panels (about 4 feet tall) in the Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this image depicts the probably rare but plausible encounter between the giant shark Carcharocles (jaw diameter estimated at 11 feet) and a medium-sized proboscidean, Platybelodon. artwork by Julius Csotonyi




Over its lifetime, Earth has hosted countless species. But some of those species, like the dinosaurs, have managed to claw their way into a special place in our imaginations. Now, a new book illustrates the dinosaurs — and many of the beasts of millennia ago — in beautiful, spectacular and vicious style.

In one illustration, tiny Utahraptors tear at the flesh of a much larger creature. Another shows a rather unlikely but fanciful encounter between giant megalodon and funny-looking platybelodon. A more serene image depicts a well-camouflaged little dinosaur sleeping beneath a tree in a lush, green forest.

PaleoartCover_300The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi, available on May 20, is a collection of artwork by Julius Csotonyi, an award-winning illustrator whose work lives in museums and in science papers. Csotonyi, who holds a PhD in microbiology, works frequently with paleontologists who need help bringing their fossil finds to life. Sometimes, though, he draws whatever comes to mind. According to Csotonyi’s parents, his first illustration, at age 3, was of a dinosaur. “It appears to have been intended to be a rooster,” Csotonyi says in the book.

Here are 10 of our favorite scenes from The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi, each accompanied by a caption written for WIRED by the author.

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Banana facts
• Bananas may have been the world’s first fruit. Archaeologists have found evidence of banana cultivation in New Guinea as far back as 8000 B.C.
• Bananas are produced mainly in tropical and sub-tropical areas of Africa, Asia, and America, as well as the Canary Islands and Australia.
• Bananas do not grow on trees. The banana plant is classified as an arborescent perennial herb, and the banana itself is considered a berry.
• The correct name for a bunch of bananas is a hand; a single banana is a finger.
• Nearly all the bananas sold in stores are cloned from just one variety, the Cavendish banana plant, originally native to Southeast Asia.
• The Cavendish replaced the Gros Michel after it was wiped out by fungus. The Gros Michel reportedly was bigger, had a longer shelf life and tasted better.
• The Cavendish may face the same fate as the Gros Michel within the next 20 years, botanists say.

Health benefits
Bananas are good for your heart. They are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating. Regular consumption of bananas can help protect your cardiovascular system against high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and stroke. Bananas are recognized by the FDA as being helpful in lowering blood pressure and protecting against heart attack and stroke.

Depression and mood
Feeling down or suffering from PMS? Chow down a creamy banana. Bananas can help with depression and reduce PMS symptoms. Bananas have high levels of tryptophan, which converts to serotonin, the neurotransmitter that improves moods. Plus, vitamin B6 can help you sleep well and magnesium helps to relax muscles.

Digestion and weight loss
Bananas are high in fiber, which can help keep you regular. One banana can provide nearly 10 percent of your daily fiber requirement. Vitamin B6 can also help protect against type 2 diabetes and aid in weight loss. In general, bananas are a great weight loss food because they taste sweet and are filling, which helps curb cravings. They also help sustain blood sugar levels during workouts.

Vision
Carrots may get all the glory for being good for your eyes, but bananas do their share as well. Bananas contain a small but significant amount of vitamin A, which is essential for protecting your eyes and maintaining normal vision and improved vision at night. Vitamin A contains compounds that preserve the membranes around your eyes and are an element in the proteins that bring light to your corneas. Like other fruits, bananas can help prevent macular degeneration.

Bones
Bananas may not be overflowing with calcium, but they are still helpful in keeping bones strong. They contain an abundance of fructooligosaccharides, which encourage digestive-friendly probiotics. Fructooligosaccharides enhance the body's ability to absorb calcium.

Cancer
Some evidence suggests that moderate consumption of bananas may be protective against kidney cancer. A 2005 Swedish study found that women who ate more than 75 servings of fruits and vegetables cut their risk of kidney cancer by 40 percent, and that among the fruits bananas were especially effective. Women eating four to six bananas a week halved their risk of developing kidney cancer.

Bananas may be helpful in preventing kidney cancer because of their high levels of antioxidant phenolic compounds.

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Malaysia Airlines MH370 search team investigate washed-up objects

Pieces of sheet metal have washed ashore in Western Australia near the designated search area in Indian Ocean

By Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
12:09PM BST 23 Apr 2014

Authorities are investigating “interesting” metallic objects which washed ashore in Australia to determine if they are from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Police in Western Australia secured the material, which apparently included sheet metal with rivets on one side and a fibreglass coating.

Authorities said the objects came ashore about six miles from the town of Augusta, hundreds of miles south-east from where the plane is believed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean.

“The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is examining the photographs of the material to determine whether further physical analysis is required and if there is any relevance to the search of missing flight MH370,” the search authority said.

“The ATSB has also provided the photographs to the Malaysian investigation team.”

However, Martin Dolan, from the ATSB, indicated the objects were unlikely to be from the missing plane.

"It's sufficiently interesting for us to take a look at the photographs," he told CNN.

"The more we look at it, the less excited we get.”

The objects were found by a local resident and handed to police, who retained possession but sent photographs to authorities.

"The seized material will remain in our possession until the ATSB provide further direction," said Samuel Dinnison, a police spokesman.

The discovery comes amid dwindling hopes for the underwater search for the Boeing 777.

Australia’s government said it may be time to “rethink” the search and to deploy additional deep sea equipment but insisted the mounting cost will not be a concern. An unmanned submarine has covered more than 80 per cent of the targeted search area in the Indian Ocean but failed to find evidence of wreckage.

Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, dismissed speculation that the plane may have landed and insisted that the search was being conducted in the “probable impact zone”.

Authorities believe the plane, carrying 239 people, crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, west of Australia, after departing from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8.

"We haven't finished the search, we haven't found anything yet in the area that we're searching, but the point I make is that Australia will not rest until we have done everything we humanly can to get to the bottom of this mystery," Mr Abbott said.

"Our expert advice is that the aircraft went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean where they have identified a probable impact zone which is about 700 kilometres (435 miles) long, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) wide.”

Mr Abbott said the underwater search was focused on an area spanning about 154 square miles. The area was based on the detection of four sets of signals believed to have been emitted by the plane’s black box locator beacon.

"We may well rethink the search but we will not rest until we have done everything we can to solve this mystery,” he said.

An air and sea search involving ten military aircraft and twelve ships was due to cover 14,652 square miles, about 530 miles north-west of Perth. However, the air search was suspended for a second day due to a tropical cyclone and three aircraft which had departed were recalled.

As the unmanned Bluefin-21 submarine completed a tenth mission, David Johnston, Australia’s defence minister, said authorities may soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can search deeper into the ocean.

“The next phase, I think, is that we step up with potentially a more powerful, more capable side-scan sonar to do deeper water,” he said.

Mr Johnston said Australia was discussing the next phase of the search with Malaysia, China and the United States but costs would not be an issue. Analysts have estimated the costs of the search – the most expensive in aviation history – have already exceeded $US100 million.

"There will be some issues of costs into the future but this is not about costs," Mr Johnston said.

"We want to find this aircraft. We want to say to our friends in Malaysia and China this is not about cost, we are concerned to be seen to be helping them in a most tragic circumstance."

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Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control

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Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches.

Scientists at Duke University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Yale and more than two-dozen other research institutions collaborated on this first large-scale investigation into the evolution of self-control, defined in the study as the ability to inhibit powerful but ultimately counter-productive behavior. They found that the species with the largest brain volume -- not volume relative to body size -- showed superior cognitive powers in a series of food-foraging experiments.

Moreover, animals with the most varied diets showed the most self-restraint, according to the study published April 21 in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"The study levels the playing field on the question of animal intelligence," said UC Berkeley psychologist Lucia Jacobs, a co-author of this study and of its precursor, a 2012 paper in the journal, Animal Cognition.

This latest study was led by evolutionary anthropologists Evan MacLean, Brian Hare and Charles Nunn of Duke University. The findings challenge prevailing assumptions that "relative" brain size is a more accurate predictor of intelligence than "absolute" brain size. One possibility, they posited, is that "as brains get larger, the total number of neurons increases and brains tend to become more modularized, perhaps facilitating the evolution of new cognitive networks."

While participating researchers all performed the same series of experiments, they did so on their own turf and on their own animal subjects. Data was provided on bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, olive baboons, stump-tailed macaques, golden snub-nosed monkeys, brown, red-bellied and aye-aye lemurs, coyotes, dogs, gray wolves, Asian elephants, domestic pigeons, orange-winged amazons, Eurasian jays, western scrub jay, zebra finches and swamp sparrows.

Food inside a tube used as bait

In one experiment, creatures large and small were tested to see if they would advance toward a clear cylinder visibly containing food -- showing a lack of self-restraint -- after they had been trained to access the food through a side opening in an opaque cylinder. Large-brained primates such as gorillas quickly navigated their way to the treat or "bait." Smaller-brained animals did so with mixed results.

Jacobs and UC Berkeley doctoral student Mikel Delgado contributed the only rodent data in the study, putting some of the campus's fox squirrels and some Mongolian gerbils in their lab through food-foraging tasks.

Mixed results on campus squirrels' self-restraint

In the case of the fox squirrels, the red-hued, bushy-tailed critters watched as the food was placed in a side opening of an opaque cylinder. Once they demonstrated a familiarity with the location of the opening, the food was moved to a transparent cylinder and the real test began. If the squirrels lunged directly at the food inside the bottle, they had failed to inhibit their response. But if they used the side entrance, the move was deemed a success.

"About half of the squirrels and gerbils did well and inhibited the direct approach in more than seven out of 10 trials," Delgado said. "The rest didn't do so well."

In a second test, three cups (A, B and C) were placed in a row on their sides so the animals could see which one contained food. It was usually cup A. The cups were then turned upside down so the "baited" cup could no longer be seen. If the squirrels touched the cup with the food three times in a row, they graduated to the next round. This time, the food was moved from cup A to cup C at the other end of the row.

"The question was, would they approach cup A, where they had originally learned the food was placed, or could they update this learned response to get the food from a new location?" Delgado said. "The squirrels and gerbils tended to go to the original place they had been trained to get food, showing a failure to inhibit what they originally learned."

"It might be that a squirrel's success in life is affected the same way as in people," Jacobs said. "By its ability to slow down and think a bit before it snatches at a reward."

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U.S. official says Hamas-PLO government would prompt aid reassessment

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(Reuters) - The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday.

Gaza-based Hamas - which is listed by the United States as a terrorist organization - and President Mahmoud Abbas's West Bank-based PLO announced a unity pact on Wednesday, complicating U.S.-brokered peace talks with Israel that Washington is already struggling to extend past an April 29 deadline.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had warned Abbas against pursuing reconciliation with Hamas, convened his security cabinet to discuss Israel's next moves.

"Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to non-violence, recognition of the state of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations between the parties," the U.S. official said, listing terms Hamas has long rejected.

"If a new Palestinian government is formed, we will assess it based on its adherence to the stipulations above, its policies and actions, and will determine any implications for our assistance based on U.S. law," the official said, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The move, coming after a long line of failed efforts to reconcile after seven years of internal bickering, envisions a unity government within five weeks and national elections six months later.

However providing U.S. aid to a unity government that includes Hamas would be assistance to a group the United States lists as a terrorist organization.

Both the United States and Israel greeted the announcement of the unity pact with dismay.

Israel, whose government includes ministers opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, canceled a session of talks with the Palestinians that had been scheduled for Wednesday, and the State Department said the unity move could derail peace efforts.

"We are following reports of Palestinian reconciliation efforts," the U.S. official who spoke on Thursday said.

"We have been clear about the principles that must guide a Palestinian government in order for it to play a constructive role in achieving peace and building an independent Palestinian state."

Asked whether the reconciliation moves would incur promised U.S. sanctions, PLO Deputy Secretary Yasser Abed Rabo told Palestinian radio it was too soon to penalize a government that had yet to be formed.

"There's no need for the Americans to get ahead of themselves over this. What happened in Gaza in the last two days is just a first step which we welcome and want to reinforce," he said.

"But this step shouldn't be exaggerated, that an agreement for reconciliation has been completely reached... We need to watch the behavior of Hamas on many details during the coming days and weeks on forming a government and other things."

Hamas, which won a Palestinian election in 2006, wrested control of the Gaza Strip from forces loyal to Abbas in 2007. Questions of sovereignty over the territory, the composition of a unity government and the future of Hamas security forces are main stumbling blocks to a unity government.

(Reporting By Matt Spetalnick and Mark Felsenthal in Washington and Noah Browning in Ramallah; Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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NASA tries space kits to engage kids in science and space

Sarah McBride
11:05 a.m. CDT, April 24, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Making mini satellite dishes that collect signals or building remote-controlled mini Rovers such as the kind NASA has used on Mars are the types of activities that could interest kids in science, but their complexity can derail all but the most enthusiastic hobbyist.

Now, NASA, the U.S. space agency, hopes it has found a workaround through new space kits and a collaboration with a New York-based startup called LittleBits.

NASA, through its Aura mission to study the Earth's ozone layer and climate, is working with LittleBits to develop activities around a new $189 space kit, announced on Thursday.

Using electronic modules such as motors and dimmers that snap together, the creations will perform functions that normally might require hours of tedious tinkering or piles of electronics components.

The new kits are more demanding than playing with snappable blocks like Legos, but far easier than wiring, soldering or programming.

"You don't have that frustration level," said Steve Heck, a 5th and 6th grade math and science teacher at Mulberry Elementary in Ohio who says too many students lose interest in science and space experiments when the projects become too difficult.

"You're going to get a much better student in the long run."

For NASA, the partnership has a more specific goal.

"From our perspective, it was to engage kids in how NASA uses the electromagnetic spectrum," said Ginger Butcher, education and public outreach lead for the Aura mission. "We can see how much ozone is in the atmosphere. We can see features on Mars."

NASA reached out to LittleBits after Butcher saw its chief executive and founder, Ayah Bdeir, give a talk in 2012 about the company's online modules and decided they could be helpful for Aura's educational goals.

LittleBits is building and selling the kit while NASA is developing the activities that go along with them. NASA will not benefit financially from the sale of the kits, Butcher said.

While the playthings are designed to stay earthbound, a few lucky kids could see their creations end up in space.

Working with a company called Xcor Aerospace, Heck said he hopes to get 10 student projects onto a suborbital flight in 2015. The students will be selected through a contest, and Heck said he believes many will submit LittleBits-based projects.

LittleBits says the kits will boost revenue as well as the company's missions of incorporating better design into electronics and increasing familiarity with electronics among the public.

"Not understanding electronics is a form of illiteracy," said CEO Bdeir. Her company is backed by venture-capital firms including the Foundry Group, Khosla Ventures and True Ventures.

It is unclear what demand may emerge for the kits - Bdeir said she expects to sell tens of thousands - or if they really will help children better understand the electromagnetic spectrum or outer space.

They go on sale at a time when space-related issues are increasingly coming into the public eye.

A few days ago, scientists announced they have found an earthlike planet known as Kepler-186f.

(Reporting by Sarah McBride; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)


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« Reply #10528 on: Apr 24th, 2014, 12:48pm »

on Apr 24th, 2014, 11:09am, WingsofCrystal wrote:
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NASA tries space kits to engage kids in science and space ..............


5 will get you 10 that this gets spun into some NASA conspiracy and brain washing.

I think it's a good things kids learn how science is suppose to work and not sit on their butts thinking everything we know came from some aliens. grin
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« Reply #10529 on: Apr 24th, 2014, 2:19pm »

on Apr 24th, 2014, 12:48pm, GhostofEd wrote:
5 will get you 10 that this gets spun into some NASA conspiracy and brain washing.

I think it's a good things kids learn how science is suppose to work and not sit on their butts thinking everything we know came from some aliens. grin


Hey Ed cheesy

I agree completely. The more you know the more you are armed for life.

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