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Space travel emerges as wedge in Florida primary race
Fox News ^ | January 28, 2012

Posted on 01/28/2012 8:28:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

.....While Gingrich is floating space-travel plans at a staggering rate -- even for a candidate who's been teased for his frequently "grandiose" proposals -- Romney is proudly tamping down the dream.

After ridiculing Gingrich on Thursday for pushing expensive and allegedly outlandish proposals, the former Massachusetts governor on Friday suggested Gingrich was pandering. And, Romney conceded, he does not really have a space plan. Not yet, anyway. Rather, Romney committed to carefully creating one once he's president.

"In the politics of the past, to get your vote on the Space Coast, I'd come here and promise hundreds of billions of dollars -- yeah, you want to hear that, yeah. Or I'd lay out what my mission is, here's what we're going to accomplish. I'm not going to do that," Romney said.

The candidate said he is not going to tell Florida "what the mission will be," but "how I'm going to get there." He said he'd bring in experts from across the military, NASA, and leading institutions and businesses, and then create a plan.

It is a risky move on the Space Coast. Romney is trying to cast himself as the straight-talking, pragmatic and fiscally responsible candidate -- the one who doesn't just tell voters what they want to hear....

But Gingrich, based on the reaction of his audiences, seems to be feeding a spark in Florida. With the space industry facing massive layoffs following the end of the space shuttle program, Gingrich is urging Americans to dream big once again and likening his critics to those who would doubt John F. Kennedy or the Wright brothers.

"I am sick of being told we have to be timid," Gingrich told an enthusiastic crowd in Florida on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: exceptionalism; gingrich2012; moon; spaceexploration
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To: frithguild

Your full of it. This treaty includes International Law as well. In other words Newts right on and you can post till your blue in your face.

So are you voting for Newt?


51 posted on 01/28/2012 10:07:51 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: Krankor

Yeah Bullwinkle wants to get to the moon too. lol


52 posted on 01/28/2012 10:09:42 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: OPS4

If I were voting in Fla., I would probably vote Santorum, but only if Newt was certain to beat Romney. I would vote for Newt if it was not clear that he would beat Romney.

Full of it I am not. The proper legal citation for the 1967 Treaty ratified by the US is 18 U.S.T. 2410. I cannot help you to learn, if you will not accept what is fact.


53 posted on 01/28/2012 10:35:51 AM PST by frithguild (Withdraw from the 1967 Treaty on the Exploration and Use of Outer Space that bans private property)
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To: OPS4

Whether you like it or not, funding the elderly with Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid is simply unsustainable.


54 posted on 01/28/2012 10:40:16 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: frithguild

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies of 1967.

I have no idea what that is or what it means, but I am sure China isn’t going to lose any sleep over keeping it’s covenants.


55 posted on 01/28/2012 1:25:02 PM PST by Venturer
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To: frithguild; OPS4
Nobody will do it right until you get capitalists involved. 

Bullshit.   Donald Trump didn't put us on the moon.
 
Evidently there's more required for the American Reformation than just letting Golden Calf Worsihpping megalomaniacs like Donald Trump and Co. pervert our culture into a systemically corrupt TV show that exists entirely for their own selfish benefit.
 
 
"We didn't truly know the dangers of the market, because it was a dark market," says Brooksley Born, the head of an obscure federal regulatory agency -- the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] -- who not only warned of the potential for economic meltdown in the late 1990s, but also tried to convince the country's key economic powerbrokers to take actions that could have helped avert the crisis. "They were totally opposed to it," Born says. "That puzzled me. What was it that was in this market that had to be hidden?"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/view/
 
COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS [still] DESPOTISM
 
NO SALE, DONALD.

56 posted on 02/03/2012 3:24:26 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill
Donald Trump didn't put us on the moon

Donald Trump didn't redesign a rocket to include "green" foam, which killed the pilot and crew.

57 posted on 02/03/2012 6:27:23 AM PST by frithguild (Withdraw from the 1967 Treaty on Outer Space. It bans private property and profits.)
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To: frithguild
Tell us Wiley, what was the name of the [capitalist] contractor who [allegedly] cut the corners to market that green product, hmmm -- Was it ACME?  Was it in bidness with the same [capitalist] venture who facilitated...

This?
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2007/nr_070611.html

What [capitalist] contractor was it that provided the faulty components and provided the crew of Apollo 13 with more of an adventure than planned, hmmm?
 
And then, please tell the class all about the wonderful "Capitalist" success of the Ameriquest Rolling Stones tour.
 
 
"We didn't truly know the dangers of the market, because it was a dark market," says Brooksley Born, the head of an obscure federal regulatory agency -- the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] -- who not only warned of the potential for economic meltdown in the late 1990s, but also tried to convince the country's key economic powerbrokers to take actions that could have helped avert the crisis. "They were totally opposed to it," Born says. "That puzzled me. What was it that was in this market that had to be hidden?"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/view/
 
"ALL YOUR CAPITAL ARE BERONG TO US, HA HA HA"

http://english.sinopec.com/about_sinopec/our_business/our_partners/


FAIL.

And, speaking of The Company's space exploits in fiction...

"Aliens - PROMETHIUS" trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftuxbvGwiU

In the Heart of Darkness, no one can hear you scream.... not even if you're a Company Man ;-}

58 posted on 02/03/2012 7:18:58 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: frithguild

>>Donald Trump didn’t redesign a rocket

True. The only thing Donald Trump has helped “design” is a generation of Useful Idiots who’ll drink (D)onkey urine - and then beg for more.


59 posted on 02/03/2012 7:22:32 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

60 posted on 02/03/2012 7:49:32 AM PST by frithguild (Withdraw from the 1967 Treaty on Outer Space. It bans private property and profits.)
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To: frithguild

Heh. Watch out. It’s got huuuuuge pointeee teeth!


61 posted on 02/03/2012 5:15:00 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: frithguild
"Nobody will do it right until you get capitalists involved. "

 

Meanwhile, in reality land, err, Sea..

 

Sea Launch Concludes Investigation of Launch Failure

Long Beach, Calif., June 11, 2007 –The Sea Launch Failure Review Oversight Board (FROB) has concluded its review of the findings of an interagency CIS Joint Commission, which has been investigating the cause of the unsuccessful launch of January 30, 2007....

http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2007/nr_070611.html

How does The Company's newspeak dictionary define "unsuccessful", hmmm?


62 posted on 02/03/2012 5:57:01 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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