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(Metro)   'When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth - and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 - it becomes like conspiracy, where you start thinking, "OK, let me question this."'   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2017-11-06 01:40:33 PM  
'Do you know they filmed the actual spacecraft leaving from the moon, right? Who the hell is filming that?'

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2017-11-06 01:50:06 PM  
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Plenty of pictures of the Earth out there.
 
2017-11-06 02:05:48 PM  
I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.
 
2017-11-06 02:08:07 PM  
But he sort of claims that the whole thing is just to 'make people think'.

How about you leave the thinking to people who can actually do it and stick to playing basketball.
 
2017-11-06 02:08:10 PM  
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2017-11-06 02:23:29 PM  
naughtyrev:
How about you leave the thinking to people who can actually do it and stick to playing basketball.

For someone so good at basketball I'd have thought he'd be more pro-spheres.
 
2017-11-06 02:30:02 PM  
We're actually living on the inside of a huge sphere.  The stars are cities on the opposite side of the world.  The big black patch in the sky is North Korea.
 
2017-11-06 02:36:27 PM  
Gore-sat is out there every day dumbass...
One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles
Youtube CFrP6QfbC2g
 
2017-11-06 02:36:50 PM  
You don't need a picture of the Earth. You can just get in an airplane and have a look at it. And if you can't afford to fly, you can telephone somebody at 3:00 A.M and ask them if it is dark there.

Assuming that it is NOON where you are. It might be cheaper to do it the other way around, of course, and get up at 3:00 A.M. to call somebody with a webcam where it is NOON and ask them to wave at you via webcam.

Morons.
 
2017-11-06 02:44:20 PM  
EPIC View of Moon Transiting the Earth
Youtube DMdhQsHbWTs
 
2017-11-06 02:57:32 PM  

whidbey: I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.


Like a sheep from So Long and Thanks for all the Fish?

From another direction he felt the sensation of being a sheep startled by a flying saucer, but it was virtually indistinguishable from the feeling of being a sheep startled by anything else it ever encountered, for they were creatures who learned very little on their journey through life, and would be startled to see the sun rising in the morning, and astonished by all the green stuff in the fields.
He was surprised to find he could feel the sheep being startled by the sun that morning, and the morning before, and being startled by a clump of trees the day before that. He could go further and further back, but it got dull because all it consisted of was sheep being startled by things they'd been startled by the day before.
 
2017-11-06 03:15:25 PM  
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Desertphile
Gravity

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2017-11-06 03:59:53 PM  

whidbey: I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.


A lot of friends.  Lots.

They all seem to know how to play 3-card Monty damn well too....
 
2017-11-06 04:26:08 PM  

bring to a festering boil: 'Do you know they filmed the actual spacecraft leaving from the moon, right? Who the hell is filming that?'

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Ed Fendall
 
2017-11-06 04:32:32 PM  
'When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth - and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 - it becomes like conspiracy, where you start thinking, "OK, let me question this."'

 Look dude, was it 1961 or 1969?

Seriously, this part bugs me more than the rest, and I'm not sure why.
 
2017-11-06 04:33:49 PM  
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2017-11-06 04:34:09 PM  
...and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969...

Begs to differ, in 1972.
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2017-11-06 04:34:42 PM  

whidbey: I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.


He's an NBA player; he wont have any money left within 3 years of retiring, and probably be millions in debt.
 
2017-11-06 04:35:33 PM  
Someone ask him how DirecTV, Sirius, and XM work.  I'm curious on what his answer will be.
 
2017-11-06 04:35:34 PM  
If Earth really is spinning, bullets fired upwards would land hundreds of feet Westwards. They don't.

Except that they do. Or Eastwards, Northwards or Southwards, depending on which direction you were pointing the gun. The list of things these people don't understand is l-o-n-g, but oone of the biggest things is gravity. They don't understand that everything that happens on the Earth is based on the Earth's gravity well.
 
2017-11-06 04:36:49 PM  

bring to a festering boil: 'Do you know they filmed the actual spacecraft leaving from the moon, right? Who the hell is filming that?'


The deep dark secret is that every moon mission had a fourth team member who went down to the moon as a third person to provide video coverage of many things, as well as the launch from the moon back to earth.  For that fourth person they used convicted murderers who had been sentenced to death.  They were given assurances that if they went on the suicide mission, their families would be taken care of.  Because of the suicide nature of the mission, NASA kept it a secret because they didn't want anyone to be concerned that the convicts weren't being properly executed.  They gave each convict a cyanide pill to take once they were no longer needed.

The interesting point about this that when the Apollo 13 mission went sideways, they had the extra astronaut still on board and couldn't remove him from the module.  There was talk about having him take his suicide pill early, but then they would have had to deal with a dead body, decomposing and contaminating the craft.  So what they did is they hit him in the head with a wrench and knocked him out.  Once he was out, he used less oxygen because his breathing was so shallow.  Due to the length of the mission, they had to hit him several times.  When they disconnected the modules in preparation for landing on earth, they left his unconscious body on the craft.

The tragic part of the entire story is that when they disconnected, the suicide pill was in the module that returned to earth.  So he was stuck in space, with no way to kill himself until he ran out of oxygen or starved.
 
2017-11-06 04:37:34 PM  
When I started actually doing research on my own ...

Put down the YouTube and back away from the Internet.

One of my co-workers was all excited about the coming...I dunno, apocalypse or something because of something she'd seen on a hoax site about Jupiter's gravity disrupting things because it's in alignment with...I dunno, trying to understand that much stupid is painful.  I pointed out to her that it was a hoax site, and that it wasn't mentioned at all on the real NASA site, and the only Google hits went to equally sketchy sites.  I think she got the point, but I haven't talked to her since.

/not because she's sulking, but I haven't been underground a lot since and she seems to be on night shifts now
//did I mention we both work at one of Canada's foremost science research facilities?
 
2017-11-06 04:37:44 PM  

whidbey: I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.


Keep in mind he attended Duke University.
 
2017-11-06 04:38:07 PM  
...which hopes to blow the lid on what he claims is the biggest conspiracy of all time - the fact that world governments are claiming the Earth is round.

I know it's pointless to try to reason with those who have given themselves a reasonectomy but let's say the Earth really was flat; what would any government have to gain by deceiving their citizens that the Earth was a sphere?
 
2017-11-06 04:38:08 PM  

Mikey1969: 'When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth - and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 - it becomes like conspiracy, where you start thinking, "OK, let me question this."'

 Look dude, was it 1961 or 1969?

Seriously, this part bugs me more than the rest, and I'm not sure why.


Something tells me he didn't get very far into his 'research' before he started 'figuring out' things.
 
2017-11-06 04:38:33 PM  
What's the deal with all these basketball players who are flat-earthers? I wonder if they're in their own club?
 
2017-11-06 04:39:42 PM  
The real conspiracy is LeBron's hairline.

Tell us the REAL story, Kyrie!!!
 
2017-11-06 04:39:57 PM  

Mad Scientist: ...and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969...

Begs to differ, in 1972.
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Dude looks like he's getting ready to hit that moon from the backside.
 
2017-11-06 04:40:24 PM  

BizarreMan: bring to a festering boil: 'Do you know they filmed the actual spacecraft leaving from the moon, right? Who the hell is filming that?'

The deep dark secret is that every moon mission had a fourth team member who went down to the moon as a third person to provide video coverage of many things, as well as the launch from the moon back to earth.  For that fourth person they used convicted murderers who had been sentenced to death.  They were given assurances that if they went on the suicide mission, their families would be taken care of.  Because of the suicide nature of the mission, NASA kept it a secret because they didn't want anyone to be concerned that the convicts weren't being properly executed.  They gave each convict a cyanide pill to take once they were no longer needed.

The interesting point about this that when the Apollo 13 mission went sideways, they had the extra astronaut still on board and couldn't remove him from the module.  There was talk about having him take his suicide pill early, but then they would have had to deal with a dead body, decomposing and contaminating the craft.  So what they did is they hit him in the head with a wrench and knocked him out.  Once he was out, he used less oxygen because his breathing was so shallow.  Due to the length of the mission, they had to hit him several times.  When they disconnected the modules in preparation for landing on earth, they left his unconscious body on the craft.

The tragic part of the entire story is that when they disconnected, the suicide pill was in the module that returned to earth.  So he was stuck in space, with no way to kill himself until he ran out of oxygen or starved.


I think I read about that in a Ben Garrison cartoon.
 
2017-11-06 04:41:05 PM  

Mikey1969: 'When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth - and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 - it becomes like conspiracy, where you start thinking, "OK, let me question this."'

 Look dude, was it 1961 or 1969?

Seriously, this part bugs me more than the rest, and I'm not sure why.


And not only that, we've been to the moon a few times since 1969.

I'll give him this, though.  Really stupid people are often very free about expressing their opinions, and it's pretty entertaining, unless they hold positions of authority.  I'm sure the people at whatever college he "went to" before turning pro are powdering their faces to reduce the redness.
 
2017-11-06 04:44:09 PM  
Flat Earth is one of the oldest troll memes on the internet. Flat-Earthers are either trolls or victims. Don't waste your time on them.
 
2017-11-06 04:45:47 PM  
I work with a conspiracy theorist. Very aggravating to talk to.
 
2017-11-06 04:46:19 PM  

BizarreMan: bring to a festering boil: 'Do you know they filmed the actual spacecraft leaving from the moon, right? Who the hell is filming that?'

The deep dark secret is that every moon mission had a fourth team member who went down to the moon as a third person to provide video coverage of many things, as well as the launch from the moon back to earth.  For that fourth person they used convicted murderers who had been sentenced to death.  They were given assurances that if they went on the suicide mission, their families would be taken care of.  Because of the suicide nature of the mission, NASA kept it a secret because they didn't want anyone to be concerned that the convicts weren't being properly executed.  They gave each convict a cyanide pill to take once they were no longer needed.

The interesting point about this that when the Apollo 13 mission went sideways, they had the extra astronaut still on board and couldn't remove him from the module.  There was talk about having him take his suicide pill early, but then they would have had to deal with a dead body, decomposing and contaminating the craft.  So what they did is they hit him in the head with a wrench and knocked him out.  Once he was out, he used less oxygen because his breathing was so shallow.  Due to the length of the mission, they had to hit him several times.  When they disconnected the modules in preparation for landing on earth, they left his unconscious body on the craft.

The tragic part of the entire story is that when they disconnected, the suicide pill was in the module that returned to earth.  So he was stuck in space, with no way to kill himself until he ran out of oxygen or starved.


Name checks out.
 
2017-11-06 04:46:58 PM  
"There are no real pictures of the complete earth."

Yes. because that would never happen. You would never see all of it. That's how three-dimensional objects WORK.
 
2017-11-06 04:47:03 PM  

Bondith: When I started actually doing research on my own ...

Put down the YouTube and back away from the Internet.

One of my co-workers was all excited about the coming...I dunno, apocalypse or something because of something she'd seen on a hoax site about Jupiter's gravity disrupting things because it's in alignment with...I dunno, trying to understand that much stupid is painful.  I pointed out to her that it was a hoax site, and that it wasn't mentioned at all on the real NASA site, and the only Google hits went to equally sketchy sites.  I think she got the point, but I haven't talked to her since.

/not because she's sulking, but I haven't been underground a lot since and she seems to be on night shifts now
//did I mention we both work at one of Canada's foremost science research facilities?


SNOLAB?
 
2017-11-06 04:49:27 PM  

daimlerneon: whidbey: I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.

Keep in mind he attended Duke University.


I figured I'd look up where he spent his 1 year of "college."  The result was easily one of the lulziest things it could have been.  You got some splainin to do, Duke.
 
2017-11-06 04:50:11 PM  

BizarreMan: bring to a festering boil: 'Do you know they filmed the actual spacecraft leaving from the moon, right? Who the hell is filming that?'

The deep dark secret is that every moon mission had a fourth team member who went down to the moon as a third person to provide video coverage of many things, as well as the launch from the moon back to earth.  For that fourth person they used convicted murderers who had been sentenced to death.  They were given assurances that if they went on the suicide mission, their families would be taken care of.  Because of the suicide nature of the mission, NASA kept it a secret because they didn't want anyone to be concerned that the convicts weren't being properly executed.  They gave each convict a cyanide pill to take once they were no longer needed.

The interesting point about this that when the Apollo 13 mission went sideways, they had the extra astronaut still on board and couldn't remove him from the module.  There was talk about having him take his suicide pill early, but then they would have had to deal with a dead body, decomposing and contaminating the craft.  So what they did is they hit him in the head with a wrench and knocked him out.  Once he was out, he used less oxygen because his breathing was so shallow.  Due to the length of the mission, they had to hit him several times.  When they disconnected the modules in preparation for landing on earth, they left his unconscious body on the craft.

The tragic part of the entire story is that when they disconnected, the suicide pill was in the module that returned to earth.  So he was stuck in space, with no way to kill himself until he ran out of oxygen or starved.


The really sad thing is that this is more coherent and makes more sense than 99% of the crap buffoons like him come up with.
 
2017-11-06 04:52:29 PM  
If Earth was really a big ball, then basketball courts would be curved too and every time you tried to dribble, the ball would always end up going sideways until you're out of bounds.

It's science.
 
2017-11-06 04:53:33 PM  

whidbey: I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.


I don't know what it's like, but I do know you can become president that way.
 
2017-11-06 04:54:29 PM  
OK, the earth is flat.  So where are the edges/ends?

When you fly east to Europe from the US or west from Canada to Asia where the hell is the break, ya dumbass?
 
2017-11-06 04:55:18 PM  

Spice Must Flow: BizarreMan: bring to a festering boil: 'Do you know they filmed the actual spacecraft leaving from the moon, right? Who the hell is filming that?'

The deep dark secret is that every moon mission had a fourth team member who went down to the moon as a third person to provide video coverage of many things, as well as the launch from the moon back to earth.  For that fourth person they used convicted murderers who had been sentenced to death.  They were given assurances that if they went on the suicide mission, their families would be taken care of.  Because of the suicide nature of the mission, NASA kept it a secret because they didn't want anyone to be concerned that the convicts weren't being properly executed.  They gave each convict a cyanide pill to take once they were no longer needed.

The interesting point about this that when the Apollo 13 mission went sideways, they had the extra astronaut still on board and couldn't remove him from the module.  There was talk about having him take his suicide pill early, but then they would have had to deal with a dead body, decomposing and contaminating the craft.  So what they did is they hit him in the head with a wrench and knocked him out.  Once he was out, he used less oxygen because his breathing was so shallow.  Due to the length of the mission, they had to hit him several times.  When they disconnected the modules in preparation for landing on earth, they left his unconscious body on the craft.

The tragic part of the entire story is that when they disconnected, the suicide pill was in the module that returned to earth.  So he was stuck in space, with no way to kill himself until he ran out of oxygen or starved.

I think I read about that in a Ben Garrison cartoon.


The irony is that reading a Ben Garrison cartoon is a lot like being hit on the head repeatedly with a wrench.
 
2017-11-06 04:55:51 PM  

RedT: OK, the earth is flat.  So where are the edges/ends?

When you fly east to Europe from the US or west from Canada to Asia where the hell is the break, ya dumbass?


I mean there isn't a single photo of the edge of the flat Earth?
 
2017-11-06 04:56:00 PM  

nekom: [img.fark.net image 463x288]
Plenty of pictures of the Earth out there.


You mean plenty of fake pictures of the Earth. We know that they are fake because no real ones exist.
 
2017-11-06 04:57:58 PM  

IgG4: Gore-sat is out there every day dumbass...
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2017-11-06 04:57:58 PM  

daimlerneon: whidbey: I wonder what it's like, being that stupid with so much money.

Keep in mind he attended Duke University.


"attended"
 
2017-11-06 04:59:44 PM  
The airplane one bugs me because the answer is built into the question. Planes *do* constantly nose down to fly in a circle. The pilot doesn't have to consciously take an action, but that's how planes fly. Why do they assume that's not how it works?

Hell, if you assume for a moment the world is round, and you sailed a boat from NY to London, would you have to constantly push down the front of the boat to avoid sailing off into the sky and then into space? No? Well, the airplane works the same way by cruising at a constant pressure-altitude and thus flying an imperceptibly-curvy trajectory.
 
2017-11-06 05:01:18 PM  

Mikey1969: 'When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth - and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 - it becomes like conspiracy, where you start thinking, "OK, let me question this."'

 Look dude, was it 1961 or 1969?

Seriously, this part bugs me more than the rest, and I'm not sure why.


It's because it's so completely and utterly blatant. Even a Welsh word for carrot should think at that point that they are very clearly proving they have no idea what they are talking about.
 
2017-11-06 05:01:35 PM  

Mikey1969: 'When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth - and we haven't been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 - it becomes like conspiracy, where you start thinking, "OK, let me question this."'

 Look dude, was it 1961 or 1969?

Seriously, this part bugs me more than the rest, and I'm not sure why.


It should, because then you'd have to be Mikey1961.
 
2017-11-06 05:04:10 PM  
I wonder if any flat earther has ever successfully passed a course on trigonometry. They ask why we can't see the earth's curve from up as high as Mount Everest. Meanwhile Everest is about 5 miles up; compared to the earth's radius of about 4000 miles. So yeah, great, your vantage point is about 0.1% better now than at sea level. Brilliant!
 
2017-11-06 05:08:36 PM  

Mikey1969: If Earth really is spinning, bullets fired upwards would land hundreds of feet Westwards. They don't.

Except that they do. Or Eastwards, Northwards or Southwards, depending on which direction you were pointing the gun. The list of things these people don't understand is l-o-n-g, but oone of the biggest things is gravity. They don't understand that everything that happens on the Earth is based on the Earth's gravity well.


The art of over the horizon artillery is all in the Coriolis effect.
 
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