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2012-06-08 12:12:56 PM
Except the bumper sticker I always saw said something about the Air Force and bombers.

/Sad tag is appropriate
//Want some Milky Way cupcakes now
 
2012-06-08 02:40:38 PM
BUT DON'T YOU DARE CUT THE MILITARY BUDGET BY EVEN A PENNY!
EVEN IF THE MILITARY SAYS TO CUT IT!!
 
2012-06-08 02:40:55 PM
During my college years we had a bake sale to erase the national debt. Sent them a check for alomst fourty dollars if I remember correctly.
 
2012-06-08 02:41:23 PM
what the f*ck
 
2012-06-08 02:43:42 PM
They get 0.5% of the entire federal budget and can't even send a supply ship up to the space station.

The shuttle program admittedly was bleeding them dry. Now that it has ended they should be swimming in cash.
 
2012-06-08 02:46:37 PM

TheGreatGazoo: They get 0.5% of the entire federal budget and can't even send a supply ship up to the space station.

The shuttle program admittedly was bleeding them dry. Now that it has ended they should be swimming in cash.


Wow a whole half a percent. Where did we find the money!
 
2012-06-08 02:53:42 PM
http://www.penny4nasa.org/

And here are the fat lazy overpaid $h*t@$$ Congressbiatches for those who might wish to put a boot in some flab

http://www.penny4nasa.org/?q=congress

And heeeeeeeere's Neil DeGrasse Tyson for frosting.
/press Play, quiet tube does not autoplay, plzthx
 
2012-06-08 02:56:59 PM
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2012-06-08 03:07:06 PM

TheGreatGazoo: They get 0.5% of the entire federal budget and can't even send a supply ship up to the space station.

The shuttle program admittedly was bleeding them dry. Now that it has ended they should be swimming in cash.


They just paid to send a resupply mission via SpaceX. Yes, it was a privately owned spacecraft, but it's not like the Shuttle was actually built, maintained, and launched entirely by NASA employees. Just about all the work was done by United Space Alliance, which is basically Boeing and Lockheed. Basically, all they did was change the major contractor for the ISS supply missions and gave the contractor slightly more ownership over the project.
 
2012-06-08 03:14:52 PM

Kittypie070: And heeeeeeeere's Neil DeGrasse Tyson for frosting.


Awesome video
 
2012-06-08 03:19:20 PM
Can scientist even bake?
 
2012-06-08 03:20:08 PM
uh, NASA's been running the equivalent of bake sales ever since Neil flubbed his line.

/The bumper sticker referred to military spending, which of course has been cut dramatically and streamlined to improve efficiency since the financial crisis.
//Finally our leaders understand that we won't fix defense by throwing money at the problem.
 
2012-06-08 03:21:27 PM

Kanemano: Can scientist even bake?


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/sorries for the quick 2nd post - couldn't resist
 
2012-06-08 03:25:12 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Kanemano: Can scientist even bake?

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/sorries for the quick 2nd post - couldn't resist


ahh but that's cooking, not baking. Remember cooking is an art, but baking is a Science.

And as I learned many a WorldCon ago, do not EVER let rocket scientists and chemists mix drinks for you. Particularly not if they have access to liquid nitrogen or you make the mistake of telling them "suprise me" when they ask what you'll have
 
2012-06-08 03:25:17 PM
I saw a thing on Colbert this week about the manned Mars news regarding Mars One. He claims to be quite the space guy even having a treadmill on the ISS named after him. I was thinking after he has fun with his Superpac he should give the whole thing to NASA. If that's a possibility, of course.
 
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2012-06-08 03:25:59 PM

TheGreatGazoo: They get 0.5% of the entire federal budget and can't even send a supply ship up to the space station.

The shuttle program admittedly was bleeding them dry. Now that it has ended they should be swimming in cash.


Yes, it sucks that we have to rely on that damn inefficient private enterprise. Sounds socialist to me, and probably muslin.
 
2012-06-08 03:35:18 PM

Doogles4221: During my college years we had a bake sale to erase the national debt. Sent them a check for alomst fourty dollars if I remember correctly.


Went to college and can't spell. Sweet.
 
2012-06-08 03:38:28 PM

rudemix: I saw a thing on Colbert this week about the manned Mars news regarding Mars One. He claims to be quite the space guy even having a treadmill on the ISS named after him. I was thinking after he has fun with his Superpac he should give the whole thing to NASA. If that's a possibility, of course.


I was thinking something along the same lines. Let's get just half of the Super PAC money out there going to NASA.
 
2012-06-08 03:50:36 PM
Hey, they just need to sell ONE cupcake at 18.7 billion dollars...

Doogles4221: During my college years we had a bake sale to erase the national debt. Sent them a check for alomst fourty dollars if I remember correctly.


Canadian-like (mis)typing detected.
 
2012-06-08 04:24:00 PM
I have an idea...
 
2012-06-08 04:36:22 PM

AliceBToklasLives: /The bumper sticker referred to military spending, which of course has been cut dramatically and streamlined to improve efficiency since the financial crisis.


Err, do you have any proof for this claim? Everything I'm finding is to the contrary.

I don't know if wikipedia allows hotlinking, but this is what I'm finding:
upload.wikimedia.org

Whar, dramatic cuts, whar
 
2012-06-08 04:37:14 PM
Oh, you might have been being sarcastic... :-/

My meter is broken.
 
2012-06-08 05:17:44 PM

jack21221: Oh, you might have been being sarcastic... :-/


Sadly it was sarcasm.

/too bad the solution that would make the U.S. richer and safer is a joke to both major parties.
 
2012-06-08 05:21:35 PM
That went well.

Now, all we need is $299,999,750, and we'll have a space program again. I'm thinking walk-a-thon.
 
2012-06-08 06:21:53 PM

imontheinternet: That went well.

Now, all we need is $299,999,750, and we'll have a space program again. I'm thinking walk-a-thon.


They could release a hit movie.
 
2012-06-08 06:30:33 PM

imontheinternet: Now, all we need is $299,999,750, and we'll have a space program again.


The US military industrial complex has a pretty incredible space program. Let's see what Ben Rich, Chief of the Lockheed Skunkworks from 1975-1991 has to say about it:

"We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an Act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity...Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do."

/NASA is, and always has been, BS
 
2012-06-08 06:49:44 PM

AliceBToklasLives: /too bad the solution that would make the U.S. richer and safer is a joke to both major parties.


What would that be?

/I hope it's not some form of isolationism
 
2012-06-08 06:51:13 PM
NASA hasn't been relevant in forever, and I'm not sure why people want to throw money at them when we've got private guys doing it better, and cheaper. Is it just nostalgia? Is it because it's gov't?


NASA won't get us anywhere.
 
2012-06-08 06:52:06 PM
NRO tosses a couple of Hubble optics sets at NASA in the news this week. Each worth circa the budget hole. Fund science like the military and let's get off this rock.
 
2012-06-08 06:53:15 PM

robohobo: NASA hasn't been relevant in forever, and I'm not sure why people want to throw money at them when we've got private guys doing it better, and cheaper. Is it just nostalgia? Is it because it's gov't?


NASA won't get us anywhere.


NASA, being not profit-driven, can develop new technologies NOT because they would make someone money but because they can. Also, investment in NASA tends to return almost 8fold back to the economy.

The real answer is "If you knew anything about space and travel, you would not have asked that question in the first place."
 
2012-06-08 06:54:53 PM

FTA

The 2013 budget proposal submitted by the Obama administration earlier this year would cut funding for NASA's planetary science projects by about $300 million.


Why do democrats hate science?



Neil deGrasse Tyson
 
2012-06-08 06:57:26 PM

Kanemano: Can scientist even bake?


No - scientists do not bake. That's why it's "fluorine" and not "flourine."

/At least that's what my AP chem teacher always told us...
 
2012-06-08 07:07:24 PM

TheGreatGazoo: They get 0.5% of the entire federal budget and can't even send a supply ship up to the space station.

The shuttle program admittedly was bleeding them dry. Now that it has ended they should be swimming in cash.


www.zuguide.com

"Well, our object collison budget's a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beggin' your pardon sir, but it's a big-arse sky."
 
2012-06-08 07:42:55 PM

robohobo: NASA hasn't been relevant in forever, and I'm not sure why people want to throw money at them when we've got private guys doing it better, and cheaper. Is it just nostalgia? Is it because it's gov't?


NASA won't get us anywhere.


Who do you think is making it financially viable for private companies to do it?
 
2012-06-08 08:02:35 PM

The Bestest: AliceBToklasLives: /too bad the solution that would make the U.S. richer and safer is a joke to both major parties.

What would that be?

/I hope it's not some form of isolationism


Well, it's not 1934 . . . I don't think isolationism is quite possible.

A step forward = cutting military spending dramatically. No need to relinquish our title at the top (far far above anyone else - almost as much as the rest of the world combined) in funding, just cutting back on Cold War-era technology, taking a slice at pure military waste (tens if not hundred of billions to be saved there annually), and ending operations that make us (and the rest of the world) less safe. That would be cool.

/Savings can go back to taxpayers and used to support programs like NASA, which can perform the Defense Department's R&D function quite well.
 
2012-06-08 08:04:17 PM

AliceBToklasLives: /Savings can go back to taxpayers


Ahahahahahhahahahhahahahahha ha
 
2012-06-08 08:11:09 PM
robohobo is a Cylon!

GET HIM!!

[the entire pissed off Astronaut corps immediately gives chase, armed with the Almighty Asswhoopin' Fist of Buzz]
 
2012-06-08 09:04:50 PM

Kittypie070: robohobo is a Cylon!

GET HIM!!

[the entire pissed off Astronaut corps immediately gives chase, armed with the Almighty Asswhoopin' Fist of Buzz]


You need music for that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ
 
2012-06-09 12:35:30 AM

Kanemano: Can scientist even bake?


Well, I'm a scientist (or at least I'll be going back to being a scientist in a couple months), and I can bake, so I'm guessing that there must be others who can... It is, after all, just following a set of instructions.

/My ex's boss kept trying to get me to give up on the whole science thing and just open a bakery.
//Of course, he was a very large man, and I had a tendency to bake enough to share with the whole office, so he may not be the best judge
 
2012-06-09 02:34:41 AM
maxx2112 2012-06-08 09:04:50 PM

That's no RickRoll.....

[the Fist looms menacingly against a background of planetary debris...]
 
2012-06-09 08:53:24 AM

Luthien's Tempest: Kanemano: Can scientist even bake?
Well, I'm a scientist (or at least I'll be going back to being a scientist in a couple months), and I can bake, so I'm guessing that there must be others who can... It is, after all, just following a set of instructions.
//Of course, he was a very large man, and I had a tendency to bake enough to share with the whole office, so he may not be the best judge


haha, I'm in exactly the same situation. The best part of science (figuring out how shiat works together and playing with it) is the same as baking.
 
2012-06-09 09:17:47 AM
Sad only because they don't recieve enough money. I like the bake sale/car wash/shoe shine idea though. Any community outreach is ok in my book. Get out and meet the people.
 
2012-06-09 03:26:08 PM
What, no pics of hot scientists washing cars? I am disappoint.
 
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