Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 19:40 UTC
In the News "Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday on Aug. 5. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news of 'one giant leap for mankind'. He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin." Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Such a great man. The world lost a true legendary hero today. This man will be an inspiration for generations to come.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 19:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Puts our stupid bickering over stuff that doesn't matter in perspective, don't it? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 20:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

We just went to the movies and while I was standing in the parking lot I noticed the moon only to find out moments later Neil Armstrong passed away.

I think that looking at the stars or looking at pictures of the Earth is a great way of putting things in to perspective.

Chances are we are the only intelligent live in this part of the galaxy and instead of being happy and doing science stuff to reach out to the stars and the mysteries of live, the universe and everything we make up all these things that make us unhappy. Money, borders, patents, rules, religion.

Just think about it how insane money is. Money doesn't exist, we made it up and then we spend our lives acquiring it, killing others for it, saying we can't help others because we don't have enough money or don't want to spend it.

One day a killer astroid will come at us and we can't stop it, because we don't have enough money.

If aliens visit us one day, no matter how smart they are they'll never figure out what we are doing here and why.

Neil was lucky, for a brief moment he escaped the madness and walked on the f*cking moon! It's hard to top that.

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man -- for precisely the same reasons." -- Douglas Noel Adams

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by joekiser on Sun 26th Aug 2012 13:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30


Just think about it how insane money is. Money doesn't exist, we made it up and then we spend our lives acquiring it,


Money is a measurement of scarcity of resources, and a way to reward effort. Its no small coincidence that the nation with the most money (the nation that was born on the idea that wealth is created, not a zero-sum game) is also the only nation that has put a man on the moon.

killing others for it


The first man on the moon rose to his position by dropping bombs on Koreans as a 20 year old pilot. I'm not saying this detracts from his later accomplishments at all, only that the world isn't as cut-dry black and white, good and bad as you make it.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Soulbender on Mon 27th Aug 2012 10:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm with the dolphins.

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