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Posted on 12/16/2013 1:28:23 AM PST by Olog-hai
Chinas first lunar rover has successfully separated from the probe that carried it into space has and made its first track upon the surface of the moon, Chinese state media reported Sunday.
The so-called Jade Rabbit rover detached itself from the much larger landing vehicle early Sunday morning, approximately seven hours after the unmanned Change 3 space probe touched down on a fairly flat, Earth-facing part of the moon. The soft landingthe term for a landing in which neither the spacecraft nor its equipment is damagedwas the first on the moon by any nation in 37 years.
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Today we would say “big deal, been there, done that.”
Today, however, we have to wonder their long term goals...not for space, but for the USSA.
How much black powder does it take to put a rocket in Lunar orbit?
“t takes 15 years for a successful technology transfer.
..unless you buy steal it.”
God only knows, and it is now past the time to care.
The lunar images aren’t complete with the Energizer Bunny.
I think H. G. Wells answered that definitively.
The Idiot's Guide to Chinagate
richardpoe.com via newsmax.com | May 26, 2003 | Richard Poe
Posted on 01/21/2011 5:01:00 PM PST by ETL
"'We like your president. We want to see him reelected', former Chinese intelligence chief General Ji Shengde told Chinagate bagman Johnny Chung. Indeed, Chinese intelligence organized a massive covert operation aimed at tilting the 1996 election Clintons way."
The Idiot's Guide to Chinagate
By Richard Poe
May 26, 2003
CHINA WILL LIKELY replace the USA as world leader, said Bill Clinton in a recent Washington Post interview. It is just a matter of time. Clinton should know. He has personally done more to build Chinas military strength than any man on earth.
Most Americans have heard of the so-called "Chinagate " scandal. Few understand its deadly import, however. Web sites such as "Chinagate for Dummies" and its companion "More Chinagate for Dummies" offer some assistance. Unfortunately, with a combined total of nearly 8,000 words, these two sites like so many others of the genre offer more detail than most of us "dummies" can absorb.
For that reason, in the 600 words left in this column, I will try to craft my own "Idiots Guide to Chinagate," dedicated to all those busy folks like you and me whose attention span tends to peter out after about 750 words. Here goes.
When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, China presented little threat to the United States. Chinese missiles "couldnt hit the side of a barn," notes Timothy W. Maier of Insight magazine. Few could reach North America and those that made it would likely miss their targets.
Thanks to Bill Clinton, China can now hit any city in the USA, using state-of-the-art, solid-fueled missiles with dead-accurate, computerized guidance systems and multiple warheads.
China probably has suitcase nukes as well. These enable China to strike by proxy equipping nuclear-armed terrorists to do their dirty work, while the Chinese play innocent. Some intelligence sources claim that China maintains secret stockpiles of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons on U.S. soil, for just such contingencies.
In 1997, Clinton allowed China to take over the Panama Canal. The Chinese company Hutchison Whampoa leased the ports of Cristobal and Balboa, on the east and west openings of the canal respectively, thus controlling access both ways. A public outcry stopped Clinton in 1998 from leasing Californias Long Beach Naval Yard to the Chinese firm COSCO. Even so, China can now strike U.S. targets easily from their bases in Panama, Vancouver and the Bahamas.
How did China catch up so fast? Easy. We sold them all the technology they needed or handed it over for free. Neither neglect nor carelessness are to blame. Bill Clinton did it on purpose.
As a globalist, Clinton promotes "multipolarity" the doctrine that no country (such as the USA) should be allowed to gain decisive advantage over others.
To this end, Clinton appointed anti-nuclear activist Hazel OLeary to head the Department of Energy. OLeary set to work "leveling the playing field," as she put it, by giving away our nuclear secrets. She declassified 11 million pages of data on U.S. nuclear weapons and loosened up security at weapons labs.
Federal investigators [Cox Report] later concluded that China made off with the "crown jewels" of our nuclear weapons research under Clintons open-door policy probably including design specifications for suitcase nukes. Meanwhile, Clinton and his corporate cronies raked in millions.
In his book The China Threat, Washington Times correspondent Bill Gertz describes how the system worked. Defense contractors eager to sell technology to China poured millions of dollars into Clintons campaign. In return, Clinton called off the dogs.
Janet Reno and other counterintelligence officials stood down while Lockheed Martin, Hughes Electronics, Loral Space & Communications and other U.S. companies helped China modernize its nuclear strike force.
"We like your president. We want to see him reelected," former Chinese intelligence chief General Ji Shengde told Chinagate bagman Johnny Chung. Indeed, Chinese intelligence organized a massive covert operation aimed at tilting the 1996 election Clintons way.
Clintons top campaign contributors for 1992 were Chinese agents; his top donors in 1996 were U.S. defense contractors selling missile technology to China.
Clinton recieved funding directly from known or suspected Chinese intelligence agents, among them James and Mochtar Riady who own the Indonesian Lippo Group; John Huang; Charlie Trie; Ted Sioeng; Maria Hsia; Wang Jun and others.
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown served as Clintons front man in many Chinagate deals. When investigators began probing Browns Lippo Group and Chinagate connections, Brown died suddenly in a suspicious April 1996 plane crash.
Needless to say, China does not share Clintons enthusiasm for globalism or multipolarity. The Chinese look out for Number One.
"War [with the United States] is inevitable; we cannot avoid it," said Chinese Defense Minister General Chi Haotian in 2000. "The issue is that the Chinese armed forces must control the initiative in this war." Bill Clinton has given them a good start.
The Idiot's Guide to Chinagate:
(this version hasn't the necessary hyperlinks, but the above doesn't seem to be available any longer)
Richard Poe, "Chinagate: The Third-Way Scandal" (June 3, 1999)
Christopher Ruddy, "Russia and China Prepare for War: Parts I - VIII," NewsMax.com (March 9 -18, 1999)
From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."
Oh. That’s right. I need to read the book again.
The US could long ago have had a lunar colony, mining operations, a technological base for planetary exploration, etc. Instead, the future has been ceded to those who will do so while the US looks for more money for the ever expanding welfare masses that support the Democrats.
Thanks to Bill Clinton.
Yes, and it was especially bad because John Glenn had been a hero of sorts, and as such well respected by many Americans. These are the worst kinds of traitors.
That was a whole 'nother America...we can't put troops in Benghazi or an American in the Oval Office, let alone a man on the moon.
“That was a whole ‘nother America...we can’t put troops in Benghazi or an American in the Oval Office, let alone a man on the moon.”
Exactly, and those that castigate me for not being there to suffer the Communist Obamination can go suck an egg.
America was a proud country in my teen years, and later.
Today, it is a vast wasteland of Commies and other assorted trash.
Not to mention US interstellar ships arrrived or arriving at various other solar systems ... just your average case of massive failure of poltical will ... a lesson the Chinese do not intend to repeat.
I wonder how that Raggies’ “self esteem” thingy is coming along. It’s been five years, I hope they’re feeling better about themselves by now. I’d like to see NASA be able to go back to doing what it was created to do.
China reaches for the stars...obama reaches for navel lint. Democrats: Mission accomplished!
You’ve been watching too many Star Trek shows. No matter what the USA would have done or could have done — there would be no travel between solar systems - today, as we speak.
Well, that means they are about 22 years behind schedule ... :-) ...
In the late 50s - early 60’s, there were plans to build a super sized 40 million ton Orion interstellar ship with a crew of thousands.
The 40 ton interplanetary Orion would have had a crew of several hundred. (Cargo weight 1300 tons, acceleration 12 meter/sec ). Orion's motto was Mars by 1965, Saturn by 1970.
Wernher von Braun supported the original design. AC Clarke originally had an Orion ship for his “2001 Space Odyssey” movie.
Orion was killed in 63. And the Apollo Program began.
And keep you eyes on China - they would have no problem launching a similar ship.
Orion was killed in 1963 because people didn’t want nuclear bombs creating fallout all over the planet - much less created by spaceships taking off ... LOL ...
And the examination of differing propulsion systems (which NASA is still doing today) doesn’t mean any of them is feasible or will actually work in practice.
And interstellar travel makes no sense when no one on earth had ever been to the moon (at that time). In addition to that, no one even had a space station at that time.
Those two steps would be needed before any such Interstellar travel would even be contemplated.
In addition to that, one would have to be very well established in the space around earth first, then on the moon, and then on other planets in one’s own solar system - and then there would be enough experience and technology (and safety) for any contemplated interstellar travel.
At the present time, we have no real viable space station. What’s up there right now is like someone saying they have a nice house - and when you ask to see it, they point to a dog house in someone’s backyard ... :-) ...
And at the present time, we have absolutely nothing in regards to living on other planets or the moon and absolutely no moon base.
What you’re talking about now is simply pure science fiction and is driven by the movies at the theaters and on TV and it is not driven by the realities of governments, as they exist today, or by economics or by the realities of how we are actually living on earth right now.
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