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Science is hard: Andrea Mitchell graphic says ‘Fearless Felix traveled faster than speed of light’
Twitchy ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Twitchy

Posted on 10/15/2012 1:40:50 PM PDT by Rummyfan

Oh, our aching sides! As Twitchy reported yesterday, daredevil and skydiver Felix Baumgartner made his space jump, in which he hoped to travel faster than the speed of sound.

Science is hard, to lapdogs. Especially for the ones at MSNBC, evidently. Sound? Light? Same difference! No need to let pesky science get in the way.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: felixbaumgartner; ignorantmedia; nbcnews; science
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This guy broke the skydiving record and discovered warp drive!

1 posted on 10/15/2012 1:41:00 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
Mediots, where would we be without them?

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2 posted on 10/15/2012 1:42:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Rummyfan

Sort of like a subspace version of those bananas you ride at beach resorts.

Everyone jump on Felix’ back for a Warp Ride!


3 posted on 10/15/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We canÂ’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Rummyfan

And yet she would scoff at me and call me anti science for not believing her about global warming.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 1:45:04 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Rummyfan

Slip back into that coma, Andrea. You’re in over your head.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Rummyfan

6 posted on 10/15/2012 1:49:15 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: Rummyfan
...faster than a random though passes through Andrea's vacuum between her ears.
7 posted on 10/15/2012 1:49:49 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

And I’m sure you’re referring to the speed of sound there.

LOL


8 posted on 10/15/2012 1:51:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: freedumb2003
I was thinking more like the Darkstar surfboarding scene:


9 posted on 10/15/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: Rummyfan

Then how come we can see him?


10 posted on 10/15/2012 1:54:03 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Rummyfan
C'mon, it's only a difference of about 170,000 mph.

That's really not all that much.(/sarc.)

11 posted on 10/15/2012 1:55:39 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Rummyfan

Amazing given the arrogance oozing from every pore of Ms. Greenspan.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Doogle

The questioner asked Andrea, how long does it take to get to Uranus, Andrea replied “About 15 minutes and a six pack”.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 1:59:05 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: InsidiousMongo

I’m surprised he didn’g go right to PLAID!


14 posted on 10/15/2012 2:01:28 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: exnavy

Actually a difference of 670,615,805 mph...


15 posted on 10/15/2012 2:03:23 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Rummyfan

Wouldn’t he have been on the ground the instant they saw him jump?
Yeah, faster than light. Now all we have to do is DROP spacecrafts instead of launch them, right?
What a maroon!


16 posted on 10/15/2012 2:03:49 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: exnavy

Hm........are you SURE about that?


17 posted on 10/15/2012 2:04:01 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Rummyfan

Einstein says, “No.”..............


18 posted on 10/15/2012 2:06:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: DoughtyOne

What’s the speed of sound in a vacuum?...........

I dunno, but I’m sure the answer is in Andrea’s head............


19 posted on 10/15/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

LOL


20 posted on 10/15/2012 2:11:56 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: freedumb2003

Did Felix carry an iPod playing “magic Carpet Ride” also, did the Vulcans notice and drop by some podunk town in Montana to say Hi?


21 posted on 10/15/2012 2:12:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Rummyfan

Wow, now there’s a major league science fail.

Once again the MSNBC minions are showing us what sophisticated, knowledgeable, and factual reporters they are.

I wonder if “Sci-Fi Felix” was going fast enough in warp drive to time travel into the future as Einstein predicted. Inquiring minds want to know.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 2:15:42 PM PDT by FenwickBabbitt
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To: InsidiousMongo

That is the first thing that came to my mind.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 2:17:04 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Rummyfan
She was watching THIS FILM
24 posted on 10/15/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RatSlayer

25 posted on 10/15/2012 2:23:15 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Rummyfan

...and landed the previous night.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Rummyfan

Andrea Mitchell’s physical and mental decline will be portrayed on screen by Meryl Streep.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 2:29:34 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: exnavy
The speed of light is approx. 186,000 miles per second.

Multiply that by 3600 to get per hour.

28 posted on 10/15/2012 2:29:55 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Rummyfan
I calculate a free fall time of about 130 microseconds and a large explosion and crater where he hit.
29 posted on 10/15/2012 2:32:02 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

30 posted on 10/15/2012 2:33:30 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: exnavy

Ya know, I’m no physicst, but I think the speed of light is 186,000 miles/SECOND. :-)


31 posted on 10/15/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

you should mail that to her...LOL


32 posted on 10/15/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Rummyfan

He was going so fast he went back in time and told Einstein he was wrong.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 2:36:11 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Oh, that is bad! But LOL!


34 posted on 10/15/2012 2:39:29 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Rummyfan

Some of these reporterettes don’t take their jobs seriously. She obviously phoned it in. On her obamaphone.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 2:42:09 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (The enemy of the American People? islam and the media)
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To: ClearBlueSky
I’m surprised he didn’g go right to PLAID!

Well since, at the speed of light, he became infinitely massive, he thought plaid might make his ass look big.

36 posted on 10/15/2012 2:44:40 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (The enemy of the American People? islam and the media)
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To: Rummyfan
Why is it the idiots who needed to cheat to pass Physics for Poets feel they can lecture the rest of us on Global Warming, or the Economy or any other quantitative subject. As a matter of fact most of these idiots know less about geography, history, or Shakespeare, for that matter than most engineers.
37 posted on 10/15/2012 2:47:38 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Message to President Obama: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin)
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To: RatSlayer

Great scene. Loved the song “Benson Arizona” as the astronaut burns up in the atmosphere.


38 posted on 10/15/2012 2:52:59 PM PDT by boop (Sorry, folks. Park's closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya.)
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To: KarlInOhio

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

Interesting answer that I can’t swear to, but sounds plausible -

http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/


39 posted on 10/15/2012 2:55:01 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Rummyfan

But, Andrea, was he faster than a speeding bullet?


40 posted on 10/15/2012 3:11:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RatSlayer
Now, Bomb, consider this next question very carefully. What is your one purpose in life?

she's so stooopid she prolly thinks a bomb can explode more than once too...

41 posted on 10/15/2012 3:19:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Rummyfan
Andrea "sharp as a marble" Mitchell, ace reporter.
42 posted on 10/15/2012 3:21:55 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Rummyfan

Faster than light? Just think about how much he must’ve weighed.


43 posted on 10/15/2012 3:23:10 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: GraceG

I think Felix would be playing Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’”!


44 posted on 10/15/2012 3:33:20 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: GraceG
did the Vulcans notice and drop by some podunk town in Montana to say Hi?

We did but everyone laughed at us and called us "strekkers"or something.

We had no logical alternative but to call the Vogons in to do some galactic redecoration. You have only 200,000 if your Earth years. Or you can vote democrat in your US of A and we will watch you destroy yourselves.

And if you see that jerkwad Klaatu, tell him we are not amused by him or his android pimp.

45 posted on 10/15/2012 4:56:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We canÂ’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Rummyfan

No wonder I didn’t see him. And I thought it was because I forgot to set the DVR.


46 posted on 10/15/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Rummyfan

OMG!! SERIESLY?!

I just told my nine and eleven-year-old Sons about this.
Then told them that they’re smarter than most in the news business.

Things like this make EXCELLENT examples to children to compel them to excellence in all that they do.


47 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:29 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I just choked! Good one.


48 posted on 10/15/2012 5:50:20 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: FenwickBabbitt
I wonder if “Sci-Fi Felix” was going fast enough in warp drive to time travel into the future as Einstein predicted. Inquiring minds want to know.

Nope. Isn't it obvious? He went to the past—1947, to be specific. After all, he was at Roswell.

49 posted on 10/15/2012 7:20:54 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Red Badger

True enough. Good point. I was just thinking of the differentiation of speeds light vs sound. Didn’t think about the lack of sound waves being able to disburse in a vacuum.


50 posted on 10/15/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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