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Wanted: People willing to die on Mars
CBC ^ | 3/16/13

Posted on 03/17/2013 9:20:37 PM PDT by LibWhacker

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To: LibWhacker; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

I’ve never been to Mars but I imagine it’s quite lovely.


101 posted on 03/18/2013 7:05:41 AM PDT by Gamecock ( If we distort the gospel, that distortion will influence and affect everything else that we believe)
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To: LibWhacker
MARS NEEDS WOMEN
Music and Lyrics by Tonio K.

well we argue all day
then we argue all night
we stand up sit down fight fight fight
i don't know about you
i'm just talkin' for me
but i don't see no future in this thing

i hear mars needs women
maybe you should apply
don't worry 'bout me baby
have a good time
i hear mars needs women
i don't know if it's true
but that's all right for you

you don't care about true
you don't care about false
you just want everyone to agree with you that's all
you can't live in the city
you can't live on the farm
you can't live nowhere on this planet with that kind of charm

i hear mars needs women
maybe you should apply
don't worry 'bout me baby
have a good time
i hear mars needs women
i don't know if it's true
but that's all right for you

yeah we argue all day
then we argue all night
we stand up sit down fight fight fight
so i'll take the attic (prov. 25:24)
or the wilderness (prov. 21:19)
you take the next flight out
they're waiting for you up there

i hear mars needs women
maybe you should apply
don't worry 'bout me baby
have a good time
i hear mars needs women
i don't know if it's true
but that's all right for you

© 1981 Worthless Music (ASCAP)

102 posted on 03/18/2013 7:13:16 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: TigersEye
Eight years of training before they send me off to Mars to spend the rest of my life eating MREs and drinking recycled urine?

In 8 years, Obamacare will result in Soylent Green.

103 posted on 03/18/2013 7:19:53 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Aria
Can’t we just send all the whacko liberals? And how about muzzies....they should go to. In fact, there are a lot of people we’d be better off without.
No good...

Send all the whacko liberals? "Lansdorp said he's looking for people who are utterly dependable..."

How about muzzies? "Lansdorp said he's looking for people [who are] good in groups and "at their best when things are at their worst."

I think that eliminates both. The former because liberals are utterly UNdependable; the latter because muzzies, when things are at their worst, will just say "It's Allah's will", do nothing about the situation, and when it eventually goes beyond repair, will then resort to cutting off heads.

104 posted on 03/18/2013 7:21:45 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Hawk1976
Sure, I’ll only be near 50. I’ll go in a heart beat. But I want some input into how I’ll live and what I’ll do when I get there

Oh, sorry. You'll be rooming with five guys who shower once every couple months... three Russians and two muslims from Kyrgyzstan. Social engineering experiment. ;-)

105 posted on 03/18/2013 7:23:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Gamecock; LibWhacker; F15Eagle

Nah, all that bright red will drive you crazy. Probably all those red neon signs at all the Kenny Rogers Chicken franchises.


106 posted on 03/18/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: LibWhacker

It will never happen. Promise.


107 posted on 03/18/2013 7:37:39 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: LibWhacker
Hard labor. That's my guess. They're not going to pay people to lay around. You're going to be outside in the cosmic rays, doing construction work, which I'm sure is the reason they wouldn't have me. How hard can you work when you're 84? Not very. They'd love you at 50, though. But I think that's a little too young. Life expectancy isn't going to be that great, a few years, what with constant radiation exposure, work hazards and rudimentary medical care. Well, that's just my guess, but I wouldn't go at 50.

Kind of like an extreme version of the French Foreign Legion. Except in this version you get Martian citizenship.

108 posted on 03/18/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: LibWhacker; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

109 posted on 03/18/2013 8:03:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Hawk1976
I don’t mind being a pioneer as long as I’m being a pioneer and not someone elses scientific sociology experiment.

Around Christmas I saw some cable program (History channel? Discover?) about doomsday escape plans with the notion of building some giant orbiting city with something like 1000-2000 people. And of course the sociologists were saying that all segments of society should be included among those "saved", including the poor among us. So much for Darwinian theory of the survival of the fittest. Didn't learn basic hunter, gathering, mechanical, survival skills on Earth. Sure, pass on to the next grade.

110 posted on 03/18/2013 8:07:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Alex Murphy; Revolting cat!
Mars also needs guitars.


111 posted on 03/18/2013 8:15:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: fwdude; Revolting cat!
It will never happen. Promise.

When I finally get my flying car, that'll be my first roadtrip. Even if I have to get out and push.


112 posted on 03/18/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Gamecock; Revolting cat!
I’ve never been to Mars but I imagine it’s quite lovely.

Looks like it's an awfully long way to go just to live in a desert trailer park.


113 posted on 03/18/2013 8:19:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: COBOL2Java

Can’t send muzzies. How will they pray? Kinda hard to face mecca from Mars.


114 posted on 03/18/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: 21twelve; Revolting cat!
An excellent post. I did not read the article, but I’m guessing these explorers would be sent supplies, etc. for the duration? It would seem pretty pointless to send them up with enough supplies and air for 72 hours and a “so what is it like up there?

Plant a flag, establish an office, then abandon them as Obama did in Libya.

115 posted on 03/18/2013 8:22:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EDINVA
How does this really differ from the earliest settler in the “New World?” They took a huge risk and most never returned to their European home land.

And some made the long journey to the “New World” and not only did they never return to their European home land, some disappeared completely, never to be found or heard from again.

Roanoke Colony

116 posted on 03/18/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: LibWhacker
I absolutely would go at the drop of a hat. There will be no shortage of applicants. I can't remember where I read it, but I recall seeing an advertisement placed in the London Times in the (I think) late 1800s. The verbiage went something like this...

Wanted. Explorers and men of courage to brave hostile conditions in attempt to reach North (south?) Pole in scientific endeavour. The expedition will take approximately 6 months and participants can expect grueling conditions, with slight possibility of some renown upon completion of our journey. Survival hopeful, but not guaranteed.

They got more applicants than they could handle in short order. Many were prepared to assist in equipping the expedition as well.

If someone has 30% or better odds of being able to put folk on Mars, I don't think they'll lack for volunteers. 8 years of prep work, should be enough to train someone for almost any specialty. I know that if someone were to put me in a rocket and tell me that there was a 30% chance I'd live on Mars, but a 70% chance I'd die in route by any of a number of methods. I'd not hesitate to sign up.

117 posted on 03/18/2013 8:36:54 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: USAF80
Can’t send muzzies. How will they pray? Kinda hard to face mecca from Mars.

Like that old "Star Trek" joke - have no idea whether it's true or false. Supposedly some Saudi prince asked Gene Roddenberry why there were no Muslims in "Star Trek". His response: "Because this takes place in the future."

118 posted on 03/18/2013 8:40:19 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Alex Murphy; libwacker

“MARS NEEDS WOMEN”

Some ‘volunteers’ for this mission...
Pelosi, Feinstein, Moosechell, Boxer, Collins, Madcow, Oprah, Hitlery, JanNap (Napolitano) & the rest of the female cabinet members from 2009 on, Reno, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruthie Ginsburg, Kagan, Jarrett,...

...Butt Boy Barry too, for the dung punchers on the mission...

...and now your turn to add to this list...


119 posted on 03/18/2013 8:41:52 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Around Christmas I saw some cable program (History channel? Discover?) about doomsday escape plans with the notion of building some giant orbiting city with something like 1000-2000 people. And of course the sociologists were saying that all segments of society should be included among those "saved", including the poor among us. So much for Darwinian theory of the survival of the fittest. Didn't learn basic hunter, gathering, mechanical, survival skills on Earth. Sure, pass on to the next grade.

Heinlein wrote that if you could not pay for the air you breath or you proved to be a waste of air that others could breath, you got spaced out of the closest airlock. People were generally industrious and polite on Mars.

120 posted on 03/18/2013 9:53:20 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken! - I love "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress!")
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To: zeugma

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/team.html

“MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS. SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON”


121 posted on 03/19/2013 3:04:08 AM PDT by Mr170IQ
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To: Mr170IQ
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/team.html

“MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS. SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON”

Yup. I think that was it. I'm pretty sure I originally saw it in a collection of stories and essays about empire put together by Jerry Pournelle. Wish I could find my copies of the 3 books in that series. It was pretty good.

122 posted on 03/19/2013 7:25:50 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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