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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago
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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    Drat it!

    I was typing the title as "Obama's Mission to Mars" but my little finger strayed too far!  LOL  I hit the "Enter" key instead of the "apostrophe".

    Anyway, the article illustrates, once again, Obama's agenda to mainstream Islam into American society.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image65
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Obama's agenda to mainstream Islam into American society."

      ???Brenda, what are you smoking? Where did you get this ridiculous idea? Did Rush claim that Obama's using the stimulus program to build mosques?

  3. Flightkeeper profile image74
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I just thought it's just like Obama to make the NASA program diminutive.  It used to be about reaching the stars. Now it's about encouraging math and science and reaching out to muslims where half the people are illiterate.  It's just plain stupid.

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am not a fan of Obama necessarily, however:

      - Why are you calling for a large NASA budget when your economy is in the tank?

      - "encouraging math and science" is bad now, is it?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        "just plain stupid" apparently. I know why Brenda hates to see anyone getting an education, but I am not sure about this one.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Education levels are inversely proportional to church attendance.  She may be feeling lonely.

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            Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            teehee
            I wuz lonely til you showed up Ron.   Now I is o k .  Thank ye.   De sssssnake above in that one persin's avatar had me askeered. wink

      2. Flightkeeper profile image74
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The NASA program is one of our foremost technological programs where we continue to develop new technologies and engineering that ultimately benefit everyone.  It is an investment on our future. 

        Encouraging math and science programs...uh, yeah we think it should be part the educational programs roll not NASA.

        1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
          AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Don't your two paragraphs contradict each other in some sense

          1. Flightkeeper profile image74
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Not if you know what NASA is for and what an education program is for.

            1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
              AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Do you support increasing the education budget for math and science?

              1. Flightkeeper profile image74
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Are you being intentionally thick? Do you not understand that there are separate budgets for various goals?

                1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
                  AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  It is a big mistake to be rude to me

                  1. Flightkeeper profile image74
                    Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    How am I being rude to you by asking a question? Are you threatening me?

                  2. Flightkeeper profile image74
                    Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    ARE YOU THREATENING ME?

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    I agree.

    And I wonder if his agenda is why the last rocket flight was done by a privately-hired group instead of NASA?

    1. Flightkeeper profile image74
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I smell a payoff. It's the chicago way.  He might be giving this group a leg up on the engineering information so that they can develop products without having to pay for the research.

      1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
        AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is not the Chicago way, in particular. It is just about EVERY politican's way; the vast majority of them are hand-in-glove with Big Business -- and it is THIS fact that is the REAL threat to America and its democracy, and not some half-baked idea about Muslims...

        1. Flightkeeper profile image74
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It's the Chicago way because that's where Obama's political ties are from.  It's not unusual for Big Business and the fed to work together, but it has be transparent.  Something that Obama always promises but never delivers.

          1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
            AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I don't doubt that Obama has broken many of his promises. But why don't you point the finger at BOTH parties -- they are both as corrupt as each other.

            1. Flightkeeper profile image74
              Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              The thread is not talking about both parties, it's about Obama. If you want to point it out go ahead.

              1. AdsenseStrategies profile image75
                AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Done and done

  5. Daniel Carter profile image80
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    The Catch 22 is that if you disagree with the premise of the article, then you could sound racist, or something similar. The mission of NASA is about exploring the universe, not public relations with another country or culture. Any public relations for NASA should be about cooperation and collaboration in space technology.

    I am all for improving international relations, human rights, education, etc.,  with any country and the US, but I don't see that it's NASA's job to get involved in it.

    Obama's premise to the NASA chief seems very mis-guided at best, and it smacks of favoritism toward one group of people, instead of being inclusive of many/all groups.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image74
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well there are endless hubbers who will have no problem accusing people of being racists. It's what they normally do anyway.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image95
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We already work with other nations in space science!  Believe it or not, there are smart Muslim people.  Do not judge the intelligence of all Muslims by those you see involved with terrorism.

      Just as I hope other countries do not judge us by some of the rabid members of the extreme right!

      1. Daniel Carter profile image80
        Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm aware that the US works with several countries in the space program. I'm absolutely all for it.  I'm also completely aware that Muslim people hold a vast amount of wealth and knowledge in many, many areas. They have great power. However, Obama seems to indicate that NASA's responsibility it to "repair" relations with the Muslim world. I don't think that has much to do with science. Perhaps the better way for the directive to be worded is to "invite collaboration and cooperation in the field of science with Arabic nations, and others who are prepared to discuss such possibilities..."

        Hell, if we could engage Iran in productive conversations about space, it may take a LOT of tension from that very tedious relationship!

    3. Flightkeeper profile image74
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Misguided is the least of it.  This will set space exploration back for a good while.

  6. Randy Godwin profile image95
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    The Muslim culture recognized the world was round long before the christians.  Another goofy thread attempting to spin nothing into something.  What do you expect from Faux News watchers?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Getting a job so they have less time to spew this nonsense?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Then who we we have to laugh at?

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Don't worry, Palin's not going anywhere. lol

  7. Flightkeeper profile image74
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Brenda, this downsizing of NASA is really a major disappointment.  There were so many great things that were happening in terms of exploration that they had in the pipeline.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've never been one to back space exploration much,  but yes I'm disappointed that America's interests regarding that are now under the thumb of a man who openly does NOT have America's interests at heart.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image80
        Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What evidence do you have that supports your claim? I'm curious.

        It seems you are more prejudiced against Muslims because they aren't Christians. Because that's what the evidence of your posts in the forums adds up to.

      2. Flightkeeper profile image74
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        He has two more years to go, what else is he going to dismantle? And I want to know why there are no NASA supporters in Congress on both sides of the aisle fighting for it.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I wonder too.
          Maybe they're too distracted by all the other foolish bills they're having to consider.

          1. Strophios profile image58
            Strophiosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe they're too distracted by the fact that there's a section of the population rabidly calling for tax cuts and less government and/or by their ideology which sees government as totally incapable and worthless.

  8. lovemychris profile image64
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    People actually have a problem with this?
    I think it's great!

    Inspiring kids to want to explore and learn...rather than "contemplate our worthlessness" as so many preachers insist we do.

    And Hooray to reaching out to muslims! They have been the scapegoat for all the worlds ills since Bushco came to town with their false flag terrorism. Creating terrorism with their policies. Dumb idiots.

    The old ways are gone....in case you missed it. Kids today are not the homophobic, bigoted small-minded people of America's recent past. They are WAY past all that crap.

    But I will say this; Weidner is a conspiracy researcher and he says the elite are planning an escape to Mars before the solar flare hits earth...maybe he would say they are doing this to facilitate that!

    Either way, leave it to dinosaurs to find a way to bash Obama in every move he makes....


    hahahaha. Thought you all had perished with the last asteroid???
    "Watch out for that Tyrannisaurus!!! It's got a BIG mouth!!!"

    aaahhhhhhhhhhhh

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nah, the old ways aren't gone.
      Those impressionable kids' minds are just being temporarily buried under the stomping foot of heterophobia and other liberalisms.

      Why anyone would, like you, take delight in the perverting of young minds is beyond me.

      But hey, I now am FOR the space program fully if it will take all you liberals to Mars to live there!  Just please leave the children here so they can be taught what's right.

  9. Randy Godwin profile image95
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    All the griping about downsizing NASA comes from those for less government control!  What do they have against private space exploration by commercial companies?  I doubt they would like it if the aviation industry was completely run by the government like they want the space program to be.

    How many of these complainers voted for Dumbya twice and for McCain and Palin last election?  They can't get the taste of sour grapes out of their mouths it seems.  I love it when they hate it!

    1. Jim Hunter profile image61
      Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think NASA should be downsized and the logical place for space exploration is in the private sector.

      I didn't vote for Bush at all but I did vote for McCain, the alternative was in my opinion not a good choice.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I suppose you didn't concern yourself about Palin taking the reins if something happened to McCain.  Horror of horrors!

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I was under the impression that ending the shuttle program was partly to do with the age of the shuttles. Also, that they were going to invest more in looking to reaching Mars?

    I can see a good reason for NASA to train people in math and science would be to encourage more to be astronauts.

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