News Briefs 20-07-2011

Got my ticket for Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams. See you there.

Thanks Greg.

Quote of the Day:

The achievements of Apollo were so bold and our subsequent efforts so timid that the energy of those years seems like a youthful dream.

Buzz Aldrin

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In all fairness one must say Aldrin's position has mellowed over the years; and while 10-15 years ago he would have been irritated if someone had brought up the topic of UFOs to his attention, nowadays not only he is willing to participate in a Sci-Fi movie mythologizing his historic voyage, but he even admitted that the Apollo crew observed a UFO during the mission.

Moonshot (2009) is the only non-Sci Fi movie (motion picture of made-for-TV) that has mentioned this incident to my knowledge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpHdzssKB...

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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red pill junkie wrote:

In all fairness one must say Aldrin's position has mellowed over the years

Call him a "liar, a coward, and a thief", and I'm sure the 81yo could still knock your front teeth out. ;-)

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it's about GD time UK! you already outlawed genetically modified foods! also that photo of the rabbits just makes my skin crawl, they have no idea what's coming to them.

now if only the rest of the world would line up behind the civilized people and walk in a straight line without their heads in their asses, we wouldn't have world stupidity.

there, you knew i was going to touch this and i have..........

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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I agree LastLoup, there's no need for it. If they have to test products on animals before declaring them safe for humans -- then we shouldn't be making those products. It's a no-brainer. Otherwise, pay university students and backpackers to test them.

The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Voltaire wrote:

What a pitiful, what a sorry thing to have said that animals are machines bereft of understanding and feeling, which perform their operations always in the same way, which learn nothing, perfect nothing, etc....

Is it because I speak to you, that you judge that I have feeling, memory, ideas? Well, I do not speak to you; you see me going home looking disconsolate, seeking a paper anxiously, opening the desk where I remember having shut it, finding it, reading it joyfully. You judge that I have experienced the feeling of distress and that of pleasure, that I have memory and understanding.

Bring the same judgment to bear on this dog which has lost its master, which has sought him on every road with sorrowful cries, which enters the house agitated, uneasy, which goes down the stairs, up the stairs, from room to room, which at last finds in his study the master it loves, and which shows him its joy by its cries of delight, by its leaps, by its caresses. There is not there a distinct soul in the machine: but what makes animals' bellows move? I have already told you, what makes the stars move. The philosopher who said, "Deus est anima brutorum," [God is the soul of the animals] was right; but he should go further.

Source: http://history.hanover.edu/texts/voltair...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................