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NASA Space Program Almost Gone

Updated on March 2, 2015

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Space Shuttle Atlantis

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End of Space Program

On July 6, 2010, NASA told their major contractors who are working on the troubled Constellation moon rocket program that they are in "violation of federal spending rules." They were told to cut work back immediately by almost $1 billion to get into compliance. As many as 5000 NASA jobs from Utah to Florida will be lost over the next month. The companies were unable to close down as quickly as the government demanded.

This directive’s effect may accomplish something that Obama has sought since February, which is to kill Constellations’ system of rockets, capsules and lunar landers that has already cost at least $9 billion to date. This decision caps a bitter 3 month debate between aerospace giants and NASA managers over who is responsible for covering the costs of dismantling the Constellation Program. Members of Congress have dragged their feel and done nothing to help settle this problem.

At issue is the federal Anti-Deficiency Act which requires contractors to set aside a portion of their payments to cover costs in case the project is canceled. NASA states contractors are $991 million short of what they must withhold, so they have ordered the companies to find the money from the $3.4 billion they are budgeted to get this year for Constellation projects.

Several Congressmen are unhappy with the way that this is being handled. "This latest attempt by the administration to force an early termination of the Constellation program is nothing more than a disingenuous legal maneuver to circumvent statutory language that was put in place to prevent this very type of action," said U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah. "Hurting our national defense capabilities and industrial base are examples of the long-term collateral damage that will come as a result of this administration's destructive and dangerous political agenda."

Neil Armstorng on Moon

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Satelitte Dish

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Medical Imaging

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Smoke Detectors

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Gains from the Space Program

Many years ago John F. Kennedy's vision guided NASA's human space flight program from the beginning. Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions were designed with his objectives in mind. Although there were skeptics who thought it couldn't be accomplished, Kennedy's dream became a reality on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took a small step for himself and a giant step for mankind. The dream was to eventually visit other planets.

Yes, the space program is expensive but we have gained so many things as a result. For our homes, there are cordless power tools and appliances, smoke detectors, clean water with Guardian filters developed in conjunction with NASA, and better home insulation .

At hospitals there is a huge list of things like laser heart surgery, space telescope to look for cancer, body imaging, better artificial limbs. infrared thermometers, LED's, fiber optic forceps, digital mammography, just to name a few. There is a beauty makeover computer used by Elizabeth Arden, Inc. using a high resolution computer utilizing software designed for Mars

At the airports NASA's Langley Research Center played a leading role in lightning investigation to make flying planes in storms safer. They have also made Wind shear prediction equipment that reduces accidents and they developed the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System which helps avoid crashes with other planes.

Through the development of space suits they have developed a good lightweight roof for stadiums. The fabric was developed by Owens-Corning Company using a fiber yarn that is covered with Teflon. Pound for pound a moon suit is stronger than steel and it works for stadium roofs.

NASA also developed a method for determining the condition of our precious documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

There are numerous things developed for farms, firehouses, science and all mankind. This would not have happened without the NASA's space program.

Space X Falcon 9 Space Launch

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Obama Making Cairo Speech

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Obama Giving Cairo Speech

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Obama's New Agenda for NASA

Today we received shocking news as to Obama’s “new mission” for NASA. Charles Bolden stated the president has ordered him to pursue three new objectives. First, he is to “re-inspire children” to study science and math which doesn't sound too bad, except how is the head of NASA supposed to inspire children all across the United States. Secondly, he is “to expand our international relationships” which could be a good thing if we teamed up with countries that have space programs in place as they have in Japan, or as we have worked with Russia in the past. The third, but highest priority, and most shocking demand is to “reach out to the Muslim world.”

Which Muslim Country?

Now, who might that be? Iran?? Maybe, Yemen? There may be a couple of countries that have that have some knowledge, such as Indonesia, but most do not. Bolden recently told al-Jazeera in a recent interview, which followed Obama’s speech in Cairo, that the goal of helping Muslims is “perhaps foremost” because it will help Islamic nations “feel good” about their scientific accomplishments. Now there is a great reason! Will they feel better as they attack our soldiers, plan for the annihilation of Israel, plan future attacks on our country, running their terrorist training camps or blowing themselves up in crowded market places so they can take out women and children. Even the Muslims who are not terrorist have not aided us with our fight against terrorism.

Quite frankly, I don’t care if they feel good about themselves or not. They have to learn how to feel good on their own. It is not the responsibility of the United States to go around making Obama’s friends “feel good.” So while the USA spends money making them “feel good”, our men and women who have devoted long careers to the space program with enormous benefits to our way of life, will be unemployed. The companies who have worked for decades will be pushed out of business.

Bolden Created A Firestorm

Bolden created a firestorm after his interview with al-Jazeera as he admitted that Obama told him before he took the position three there things he wanted him to accomplish. Officials from the White House and NASA today stood by Bolden’s statement although NASA backed off the claim that such international diplomacy is Bolden’s “foremost” responsibility. On June 10, 2010, Charles Bolden wrote a letter to Senator Shelby regarding the constellation, which is available at this website in its entirety.

Speech to American University

In Bolden’s trip to Cairo last month he made a speech at the American University on June 15th. He stated that in the past NASA has worked with countries that are capable of space exploration. With Obama’s initiative this will no longer be the case and Bolden states the NASA has embraced the change. Obama wants cooperation with the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia and in particular Muslim-majority countries, even those countries have no experience in the space industry, let alone the knowledge.

Obama's Plan for NASA; Constellation Cut; Budget Increase

To Summarize:

I think the space program has given us much technology that we wouldn't have otherwise. There are so many satellites out in space and we have cell phones and satellite radio because of them. It may take a few countries working together to ever reach Mars, such as Israel, Japan and Russian, and maybe a few more, but to want to add Muslim countries that are full of terrorist and have had no previous desire to explore space seems ludicrous.Do you think Obama is being honest in the above video? For instance, Saudi Arabia has plenty of money with all their oil but you don't hear about them working toward space exploration.

I wrote a hub a while back that I will list in my links that lists some of the wasteful spending that has happened with the stimulus money and over time and yet much of the money has not been spent. They said we desperately needed this money but a year and a half later it sits. I believe Obama is going to spend the money just before the election and that was always the plan to try to keep some of his Democratic seats. Today TSA announced they will block staffers from accessing five particular types of websites, including controversial opinions. Obviously there is no second amendment at work here. It seem that Obama is making changes as fast as possible because he is afraid of the election. We are the ones that should be afraid, as this country has changed so dramatically in his short reign.

Opinion Of Obama's New NASA Plans

Do you think Obama is making the right choice by including Muslim countries?

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  • Pamela99 profile image

    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    A Happy Man, Thank you so much for the link as I think it is tragic that they think this program is expendable. I will check out your hub and I appreciate your comments.

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    A Happy Man 6 years ago from Washington State

    This is outstanding. Regrettably, Congress and the current administration have collectively determined that NASA is "expendable". I've linked my Hub, "A NASA Veteran Sounds Off about and Laments The United States Space Program" to yours. My dad thanks you for your support.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Becky, I know, its frustrating. Thanks for your comments.

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    Becky 7 years ago from Oklahoma

    I don't know what's going to happen next with this madman leading our country. Such a wonderful informative report. Thank you

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Nancy, I know. That's how I feel. Thanks for your comment.

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    nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

    Thank you for sharing this very well written hub. It seems like life is getting crazier everyday.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Jack, That's exactly what didn't understand. Thanks for your comments.

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    TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

    Great Hub! Radical Muslims are our sworn enemies. Why would we want to help them do anything?

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    It Guy, Thank you so much for your comment. That is exactly how I feel about the situation.

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    IT Guy 7 years ago

    Our space program is awesome. It needs some improvement like all areas of life, but we have gained so much from the program(s).

    I believe we should work with others and share as we explore: Working with others, our allies, who can share in the science, exploration, and expense is a win/win solution that makes the world a safer place for everyone.

    I don’t believe our space program should be a charity, helping our sworn enemies gain technologies that they can and will use against us.

    If Obama wants to reach out to the Muslim world, then do so with humanitarian aid, medicine, food, and advisors. Help them grow their infrastructure to aid the quality of life for their people. When they are ready they will begin their own space program and then, maybe, we may want some to participate in joint ventures.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Dchoson, I think we will all remember that massacre. We live in scary times. Thank you so much for your comments.

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    Dchosen_01 7 years ago

    Not only in NASA, Muslims in America are a threat to every sector and aspect. Who can remember the gun-shooting incidence of a Muslim captain soldier who just took his gun on a fateful day and started shooting, thereby killing almost 30 people? This was a sworn american soldier but he cost 30 lives...

    I totally encourage such hubs and your courage is truly appreciated and acknowledged. I hope they will do something fast before a deadly massacre occurs..

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Thank you for your comment.

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    You asked for it 7 years ago from in between here and there

    That's not good! The people of Bimbiristan have worked long and hard to pass the knowledge to NASA and now this? No good, Pamela, no good.

    I love your hub, my dear and rated up and useful. I think that should be GOOD, right?

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Hi-jenks, I know they have money but that doesn't mean you want to go into business with them.

    Texasbeta, A condescending remark makes you look like the ignorant one. I have read quite a lot about the NASA situation and am well aware of our ballooning deficit. I am not going to get into some meaningless dialog like I've seen on Hubpages, so don't write back as I won't be answering. You've given your opinion and that is enough.

    Support Med, Thank you for your commments.

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    Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

    These types of hubs help us to understand more of what is going on in the world. Voted-up/rated.

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    Texasbeta 7 years ago

    Apparently history is also wasted on the mature. Are you aware that Reagan did the very same thing with Russia? The point was to develop programs, for the overall betterment of the planet, in conjuncture with those who we disagree with in order to draw ties and cooperation, thus lessening the will of the citizenry for conflict. If you stop looking at every Muslim dominated country as the enemy, and maybe read a little bit as to why some of the things that are happening, then potentially you can start to develop an environment or dialogue that might end the inevitable conflict that so many of you right wingers appear to desire. We don't have the money to invest in NASA explorations beyond what is already budgeted, so would you rather they play solitaire?

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    Hi-Jinks 7 years ago from Wisconsin

    What you fail to understand, is that many Muslim countries have billions to spare.

    Unless you stop buying oil, that is where the money will be.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    American Romance, Thank you for your comment.

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    American Romance 7 years ago from America

    Excellent write Pam, Oh and ps my censored hub is back up!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    PegCole, You are right. Thanks for the great comments.

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    Peg Cole 7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    Pamela99 - People are afraid, there's no doubt about it. We the People overlooked this man's middle name, his upbringing as a Muslim and his dubious birth place to vote him into office. Now he's a TV Star telling us all about the new jobs (Census workers?)that he's created while he's busy eliminating the brain jobs. Did anyone see the movie The Manchurian Candidate?

    Yikes. Thanks for speaking out Pamela99. We all need to pray before that's not allowed anymore.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Hxprof, Thank you so much for your assessment and comments. Staying in prayer daily for our nation is certainly what the Bible says to do.

    Starqueen, He sure is doing a great job of destroying our country. I certainly can't argue against that. Thank you for your comments.

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    starqueen13 7 years ago from Houston, Tx

    And i love that the fact that he wants to reach out to the Muslim world isn't on the news that much. Obama just wants to destroy America. and even if he didn't, he's doing a great job of destroying it.

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    Hxprof 7 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

    What an excellent article! Great detail on the latest brilliant Obama policy to unfold.

    A few comments. Some commenting here have suggested that Obama is keeping with an Islamic agenda-I suspect they are correct. Others suggest he is deliberately eviscerating our military-I suspect they are correct. Finally, there are suggestions here that a NWO is being formed out of this chaos we are experiencing-again I say that is likely correct.

    Where then to turn? Do we hope for better in the next election? Not me. America is being afflicted with these leaders for a reason, and God is allowing it. It's not going to get better IMO. Christ told us, "When you see these things begin to happen lift your heads and look up, for your redemption is near".

    Indeed redemption is near, but first we go through the Great Tribulation, and contrary to what many Christians believe, we who believe in Christ are going through it with everyone else. Time to draw near to God.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Loves to Read, Thanks for your input and I think many of us felt there weren't any very good choices for president. People wanted to believe Obama about transparency in the White House, and so forth, but it all turned out to be lies.

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    Loves To Read 7 years ago

    Pamela99, I am not from the US but from Australia. Here, Our sheep in Government follow your leaders and their policies.

    I must say that i would have voted for Obama myself until i read his book in which he states openly that he was raised as a Muslim. So it struck me as strange that the American people elected a Muslim for a President in the first place. Although i am glad they didn't vote Hillary Clinton in either. I have read her biography and she is a dangerous woman. It appears America was in a lose lose situation. Every day we are seeing the N W O coming closer. I just thank and praise God that we as Christians do not need to fear the future as it unfolds around us.

    Great hub and great work in bringing this information out into the open for public scrutiny. There is so much going on that the public are unaware of.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Audry, I am going through the same thoughts and emotions. I long for how things used to be when I was younger and I felt safe. I don't know what to do but occasionally write a hub about some new ever, vote and pray. Thanks for your much appreciated comments.

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    Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

    I guess it is just one more thing added to the mess that we are in. All I can say every day is 'what next?' I go from shocked to horrified to tears. I wonder what will become of the country we have known and if we will be destroyed right before our very eyes. Great hub, Pamela - it's just all so frustrating!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Patriot, I believe you are absolutely right. I never thought of Obama fulfilling Kruchev's prophecy. You explained the situation well and I have missed your comments lately so I'm glad to see you back. Thanks for your comments.

    Teddletonmr, I would like to know where the jobs he promised are also. I find this to be a frightening time as I see our rights eroding before our eyes. Thank you so much for your comment.

    Amez, I very much appreciate your comments. I can't imagine being in Washington but it is a nice sentiment. I love this country and don't want to lose our freedoms and that it exactly what is happening. Thanks for the hugs.

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    Amez 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Its voices like yours that might cause americans to stand and be counted to being very concerned to just what's really happening in the oval office these days, and start responding before it's tolate top do so. I believe you have earned 15 Hugs for your Hub. I also truly appreciate your writing talent, and wish you were in Washington as one of our representatives.

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    Mike Teddleton 7 years ago from Midwest USA

    Pamela99, first thing I admire your courage. Speaking out on what President Obama a muslim supporter has dannaged the United States of America in ways we can not yet understand.

    What I understand, the President of the United States Mr.Obama, is now, and always will be a supporter of the Muslim's agenda. Muslims are very much anti Christ in their teachings, this country was founded on the teachings of Christ "in god we trust".

    Is there any question, why the current President, loyal only to his supporters wish to dismantle what made this country great (NASA) in this case, under the promice to try and balance the budget.

    Where in truth, the moneys will just be diverted to one of the programs the God fearing people of this country do not now or ever support.

    Yes change is good for some, others not so good.

    Where is the jobs Mr. President, bigger federal government?

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    partisan patriot 7 years ago


    NASA jobs are not union jobs thus they are expendable. Most likely NASA employees also vote predominantly Republican because they obviously have more than ½ a brain thus disqualified to be Obama supporters.

    Congress is incapable of solving this or any other problem. The objective of this present Congress is to dismantle the economy not the space program. How else can they replace it with their Socialistic Regime unless it has been dismantled? Al, traces of Capitalism must disappear. In God we Trust which presently appears on our currency will be replaced with In Obama we trust which will appear on all Regime issued Redistribution Coupons good for any item at the Government Store.

    This Regime is intent upon dismantling our defense capabilities so that their political allies; Hamas, Hezbollah and the likes can more readily dismantle the state of Israel. Khrushchev said it best; “we will bury you without firing a shot.” Obama is fulfilling Kruchev’s prophecy!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Billy, I find it very depressing to read these negative things on a daily basis and I am afraid for the way our country is heading. I appreciate you comments.

    Coolmon, I think he has an agenda and I imagine all those people that he has surrounded himself with are part of a bigger scheme. Thanks so much for your comment.

    Cari, One World Government I believe is on Obama's agenda which is sure frightening to many people. Thanks for your comment.

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    Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

    For some reason, One World Government comes to mind when reading this. All very scary. Thanks for the info.

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    Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

    Well written article. The current United States President is ether a fool or he has an agenda to destroy this country. I think it is the latter. Seems like this is just another episode in the series "How to destroy America." As usual I enjoyed your article thank you.

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    billyaustindillon 7 years ago

    Everyday I seem to hear or read something that demoralizes the United States and it's citizens in times of depression this only can have one purpose. Thank you for the neat pointers on the space program Pamela.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    BPOP, Right on! I am afraid that is where we are headed and I don't think he should have stopped the program and upped the date the other companies had to comply. He is staying true to form.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Hello, Thanks you for your comments. One of the problems is they aren't cutting anything but they keep spending and we have such a huge deficit. The deficit now is astronomical compared to what it was when he took office but I agree that Bush expanded government and spent to much also. It is a very complicated problem.

    Rev Lady, Your comments are appreciated and that is exactly what my pastor said in church last week, they we stay in prayer consistently as that is the answer to our problems. You can't just pray one little prayer but persevere was his message. God Bless you Rev Lady.

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    Well, NASA is now charged with being diplomats with special emphasis on the Muslim world. I am outraged. I suppose that after a bit of making nice he will invite the Muslim nations into the program and NASA will then belong to the world and not the United States. This is but another attempt to diminish us i the eyes of the world. I give this hub a thumbs up.

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    RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

    A very dynamic hub Pam, that is well written and honestly reflects the political outrage of many citizens in this country. The losses experienced by those directly affected by government decisions are great and the grief greater.

    Even so, Come Lord Jesus, Come!

    Thank you for this wonderful hub. I appreciate the time and effort you apparently put into it.

    Forever His,

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    Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

    Thank you for your very intersting hub because what happened in the USA is affecting us in Europe. I don't know why but it does. In England too they go on about the Muslims. Whatever they demand they get. I am not against them but at the same time one group shouldn't be demanding and demanding. They are just like anybody else and any other religion.

    About the cut-back in the space programme it is very sad to loose 5000 jobs and I am sure they are special jobs. On the other hand, people demand to put the economy right and get the deficit down and if that doesn't happened they point the finger at the government. No matter which section Obama will cut back, people will scream. Let's face it the deficit was there before Obama and was created in Bush's government. People got to be realistic even they are staunch one party or the other.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Tom, I am all for impeachment as I don't see how they can keep getting away with all these things. In the morning paper he said he was going to nominate the new director for Medicare and Medicaid while Congress is out. They won't get to question him or have a say so and the man is known for believing in rationing medical care.

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    Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV


    I saw this discussed on Fox News yesterday. The main theme was " Show me one Muslim that has won one Nobel Prize in science. No one could name a single one.

    With Obama and Holder refusing to prosecute The New Black Panther Party, and refusing to secure the border, I think we are reaching impeachable offences!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    I want to thank all of you, Carol Jones, K9keystrokes, Seila, Tony, Habee, Wanderlust, bayoulady,Captain Jimmy and Opinion Duck for your comments. Each of you made some good points. This is very upsetting when I think f the millions he gives other countries and all the pork from Congress, yet we shut down our space program and lets spend some more money we don't have to make the Muslims feel good.

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    OpinionDuck 7 years ago


    Obama is like a blind man in a dart game, he just keeps throwing the darts. Maybe one day his dart might even hit the dart board.

    So far, Obama has not scored any points.

    That is good because we don't even know if he is on our team.

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    Captain Jimmy 7 years ago from WV

    More than NASA is being dismantled, It's America!

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    bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    I have had company for a few days and was unaware of this statement. I am very,very troubled. What an excellent report! Thanks for probably spending the better part of your day writing to share this.

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    Wanderlust 7 years ago from New York City

    I was absolutely in shock this morning when I heard Obama's demand for NASA to “reach out to the Muslim world.” He is talking more and more openly about his love and support to the Muslim world. I still cannot believe how the country, being in war with two Muslim countries and recently brutally attacked by Muslim terrorists, elected the president who is A HUGE FAN of the Muslim world.

    And I agree with you Pamela, it is ashame for the country such as the United States to cut budget for science and space exploration.

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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    Is this crazy, or what?? Great read!

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    tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

    Pamela when I heard about this I could not believe it myself. Before the elections people kept telling me Obama was Muslim and I said they were wrong. In the early days of his term in office the birther contreversy was going full force. Now over the course of the last year I have had serious doubts. This little trick with NASA has iced my doubt. There can be no doubt between his treatment of Israel and this NASA fiasco that he favors those of the Muslim persuasion. God help us ! This guy has to go.

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    sheila b. 7 years ago

    Children were inspired to study math and science when we had a space program. Obama takes that away and tells Bolden to inspire them - how? Obama is destroying everything good about America and welcoming everything harmful.

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    India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

    Reaching out to the Muslim nation is a grand idea, concern here is that we are the United States, is it too much to ask for him to reach out to us for just a little longer before he starts to give it all away? Another 5000 americans out of work just sounds insane. I guess I don't really care how Muslims feel about themselves either when I consider how 5000 hard working Americans are going to feel drawing unemployment checks...This kind of ticks me off. Two thumbs up SheriSapp, I agree, let the briliant Muslim women have a shot at it!

    Thanks for a great hub Pamela. VERY informative and well presented. Up and awesome again! I am sharing this with my facebook friends,...thanks again.

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    Carol Jones 7 years ago

    Okay? What? I was with you Obama until this.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Sheri, I got so mad reading this today knowing people are being put our of work that I spent a lot of time looking at the space program but I am with you as I don't think it is our job to make them feel good about themselves.

    Eovery, I think the contractors were promised more time initially and the rules changed along the way but I just as my son has been telling me about some of this for a long time. I felt it was part of the space program story but I may not have access to the behind the scenes deals. Thanks for your comments.

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    eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

    So is Obama admitting that his administration is not controlling the programm correctly. Then to turn around and do this, and lose 5000 more jobs. If he actually believes in Kenyenian economic, this is where it actaully may work.

    The government has to do their job and not let these contracts get out of hand. It is the government responsibilty to pay them only according to the contracts.

    When I work with contractors, I get after them and make sure they stay with in the contracts, and you have to make sure there is no other verbal communications that gives the contractor any other authorization. Contracts must read that until the get the contract for any changes signed by authorized people, they are not authorized to work on it.

    But then again, these are the big bad corporations that he hates, and he says is sooo corrupt. So I can see him trying to strong arm all of them.

    Keep on hubbing!

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    SheriSapp 7 years ago from West Virginia

    When my hubby started talking about this latest load of crap today, I told him I already knew some of it becaue it began tearing up the blogosphere last evening. Honestly, like you, I could care NO LESS if muslims feel good about themselves or not.I always think how much more advanced they would be if they would permit women to use THEIR minds and make a contribution as well!