How NASA spent $349 million on a useless tower

Originally posted on dawgonnit-Dawg's Blog:


In June, NASA finished work on a huge construction project in Mississippi: a $349 million laboratory tower, designed to test a new rocket engine in a chamber that mimicked the vacuum of space.

Then NASA did something odd.

As soon as the work was done, it shut the tower down. The project was officially “mothballed” — closed up and left empty — without ever being used.

“You lock the door, so nobody gets in and hurts themselves,” said Daniel Dumbacher, a former NASA official who oversaw the project.

The reason for the shutdown: The new tower — called the A-3 test stand — was useless. Just as expected. The rocket program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.

But, at first, cautious NASA bureaucrats didn’t want to stop the construction on their own authority. And then Congress — at the urging of a senator from Mississippi — swooped…

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Why Are There No Homicides Listed In Newtown For 2012?

Some families are suing a gum manufacturer saying they are to blame for the alleged murders of 26 people. If this is not proof that the government wants to take away our 2nd Amendment rights, then nothing will! Why not sue the ammo company? I still find it interesting that the school has been razed, and the fact that the shooter’s dad was testifying in a banking fraud case in England, just as the dad of the supposed Colorado shooter!

Newtown Families File Suit Against AR-15 Manufacturer and Seller

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it is a military weapon unsuited for hunting or home defense.

My First Dabble Into Hill Billy Retail

Maybe some day I will be the Donald Trump of Hill Billy fashion. Thanks to my mutt Bill Willy for the rights to his mug shut!

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The phrase ” Bill Willy Says Buy Me A Beer” appears on top of the picture, and the print is on the back of the T-shirt. I don’t much care for print on the front of shirts. I tend to spill a lot!

Obama Fails to Blame Taliban for Mass School Murder in Pakistan | The Weekly Standard

Obama Fails to Blame Taliban for Mass School Murder in Pakistan | The Weekly Standard.
President Obama’s statement condemning the mass murder in a Pakistan school fails to blame the perpetrators, the Taliban. Here’s Obama’s full statement:

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and loved ones. By targeting students and teachers in this heinous attack, terrorists have once again shown their depravity. We stand with the people of Pakistan, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to support the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and to promote peace and stability in the region.

Nationwide Child Prostitution Ring Busted: National Media Dummies Up on Race of Scumbag Arrested Pimps

Originally posted on saboteur365:

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The Los Angeles Times is probably America’s biggest libturd newspaper. Most of the stories are filtered through the brains of liberal, lying, politically correct writers who work to conceal the truth as much as reveal the truth.

Conceal, don’t reveal.

Thus, when I read this account in the Times of the arrest of gang members who ran a nationwide prostitution ring out of San Diego County California, I was left with many unanswered questions.

With a little research I came up with the NBC San Diego version of the story.

Is it asking too much to have news organizations report the race and ethnicity of criminals. I often have to go to the British press to get information that the national media in the USA censor.

What’s clear in this case, without any mention of the race or ethnicity of the perps in any coverage of the story I’ve read…

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Myths (And Truths) Of The Illegal Immigration Invasion

Originally posted on Rat Nation:

Maybe the time has come for us to actually have a rational dialogue on illegal immigration. Preferably in English if you don’t mind.

A variety of myths and misconceptions have been purposefully propagated by those who would like us to see illegal aliens as mere ‘undocumented workers’ who have every right to the privileges once reserved for actual citizens of the United States. Immigration ‘activists’ use bumper sticker slogans and simplistic sound bites repeated over and over in an attempt to win the hearts and minds of the American people. We are all descended from immigrants one way or another, but to muddy the stream of thought with the assertion that there is little difference between an illegal and a legal immigrant is a smart tactical, if dishonest, move and one that sows confusion in those attempting to make sense of this national debate.

I’d like to address just a…

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Officer Wilson Being Targeted Because Of His Skin Color

Looks like a gang of black lawyers and judges are trying to ruin a man’s life because of he is white, and the fact they did not like the grand jury’s finding. Just reverse the players and imagine the outrage!

A group of black lawyers and judges appears to have it out for former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson.

He recently resigned honorably, citing safety issues for other officers in the department.

It was decided by a grand jury in St. Louis that Wilson was simply doing his job on that August day when he was forced to shoot the black, six-foot-three, 300-pound Mike Brown because he was attempting to take Wilson’s gun away.

No indictment or charges were filed against Wilson. He just had a bad day at work where he encountered and eventually was forced to shoot a dangerous man who had just committed strong-arm robbery.

As the officer testified many times, he was in fear for his life.

According to Yahoo News, in the petition, the NBA claims that Wilson “assaulted and murdered the 18-year-old Brown.”

What’s startling about that statement is that this is a large group of what one would believe to be individuals with above-average intelligence. Surely a prominent group of lawyers and judges can’t be so idiotic as to allege Wilson assaulted and murdered Brown?

But that’s exactly what they did, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

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