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I-am-a-panda
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9/29/2009 1:43:19 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
http://en.wikinews.org...

Seems there will now be a huge boom in moon explorations.

What I find ironic is that India can't even give their own population safe drinking water and go off spending millions, maybe billions, finding traces off it on the moon.
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9/30/2009 8:00:06 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
It's money well spent because water can be separated into hydrogen and oxygen to make rocket fuel which means the moon can become a staging post to refuel spacecraft en route to the outer planets - although I doubt thirsty peasants from the Sub-Continent would see it that way...
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9/30/2009 9:51:55 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Its more profitable to build things on the moon than to give a bunch of starving kids some food or water.

That, and people will always be starving and thirsty. The only cure is to create loads of death squads that wipe out 50% of the worlds population. That, or a third nuclear world war, centered around china and the middle east.
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10/8/2009 7:02:22 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/30/2009 9:51:55 AM, tkubok wrote:
Its more profitable to build things on the moon than to give a bunch of starving kids some food or water.

That, and people will always be starving and thirsty. The only cure is to create loads of death squads that wipe out 50% of the worlds population. That, or a third nuclear world war, centered around china and the middle east.

You're a very bad person.

Moving on: http://news.bbc.co.uk...

The US is crashing stuff into the Moon!

I guess in a bid to make sure that Indian satellite's findings were correct, two unmanned spacecraft will be shot into the surface of the Moon, and the debris thrown up will be analyzed. Pretty cool.
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10/8/2009 10:38:07 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
The plume is supposed to be something like 6 miles high, so it may possibly be visible to the unaided eye. Sounds cool =D
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10/9/2009 6:28:22 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/9/2009 5:08:39 AM, threelittlebirds wrote:
What wont america bomb???

LOL! That's cute!

I have just watched the footage on the news and it wasn't very spectacular but the important thing is to analyse the data from the experiment.
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10/9/2009 10:32:27 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/9/2009 10:27:17 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 10/9/2009 5:08:39 AM, threelittlebirds wrote:
What wont america bomb???

Israel. Never ever :P

Haha! That's because there are far more Jewish-American political donors than there are Lunar-American benefactors!
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10/9/2009 5:07:38 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/9/2009 10:27:17 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 10/9/2009 5:08:39 AM, threelittlebirds wrote:
What wont america bomb???

Israel. Never ever :P

I wouldn't say never ever. If Palin became President, then she would probably nuke Jerusalem in order to bring about the prophecies told in Revelations!