News Briefs 10-12-2012

Survive the Apocalypse in style with a Mystic Mayan Power Cloak. Also available for pets.

Quote of the Day:

Richard Nixon, the US President in 1972, had announced earlier that year that Apollo 17 would be the last mission to the Moon for the foreseeable future. Its launch on December 7 was a bittersweet moment for those involved in the US space programme and for all those who had followed their incredible exploits. Among those watching the launch was John Logsdon, now a professor at the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University.

"There was an undertone of melancholy. We had done those wonderful missions and that was the end of it."

The event was the first night launch of the powerful Saturn V rocket. For a moment night turned to day as the fire from its five F1 engines bathed the Kennedy Space Center with an incandescent glow. Then, as Apollo 17 surged upward like a fiery angel, darkness.

Back on Earth, the Watergate scandal had broken, President Nixon was making plans to begin a Christmas mass bombing campaign on the Vietnamese and the US was riven with conflict and protest.

Governments 'too inefficient' for future Moon landings.

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LastLoup's picture
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that......that......those are naked people.....:/

...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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You're supposed to be looking at the cloaks.

Uhh... uhoh. I forgot - they're invisible.

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yet their other option probably isn't much better, as you remember Kat, the bedrooms of those children, it's probably what they would have to go home to. Granted the sweat shops should set up at least cots for them, but then again, yet another reason i try to avoid buying "Made in China" which is hard :P

...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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Look at the crap they're making -- who the hell needs this stuff? We're polluting the earth, making ourselves miserable, for crap plastic toys that will be forgotten two days after Christmas.

See video

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@levitatingcat

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Go look that documentary up, watch, and be...disgusted.

...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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these people need 'em

See video

carry on, citizen

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

--William Blake

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but you could always recycle. go to the thrift store, if you are lucky to have them, and see what used toys you can find. i've used them in projects before. it's cheaper and you don't feed into those damn corporate bastards ;)

(this film was cute by the way)

...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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Bacon Sandwich: Dear rich bastards, you suck. that is all.

Monkeys getting presents: "What?! No iPad 5?! WELL F@#$ YOU HOWARD THE ZOOKEEPER!!!" The expression the gorilla is giving is the exact same one I give my mom when she gives me underwear for Christmas :P

LOL

...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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after seeing the monkey in ikea with a nice coat, i can see why these guys were pissed...

...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................