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Debris Photos (GRAPHIC)
Yahoo News photos ^ | 2/2/03 | freepers

Posted on 02/02/2003 7:34:59 AM PST by Mark Felton

Edited on 02/02/2003 12:51:23 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

[Your attention please. This thread has generated a ton of abuse reports. Some have been from long established freepers. Others have been from relative newbies. Some have been complaining about the thread. Others have been complaining about the complainers.

Throw on top of it the fact that some of the newbies who showed up on this thread happen to be returning bannees, who before being banned were friendly with some of the very people they are bickering with here, and something is striking us as just not right.

If you are interested in the debris photos, this is the thread for it. If not, don't join in this thread. It is not disrespectful to those who died to post pictures of the debris in our opinion. What they show and where they landed may help piece together what killed these brave people.

If you feel that is the wrong decision, we apologize and mean no harm. But please, no more arguing about it on the thread, and no more abuse reports on the matter.

Thanks, AM.]

Fires, believed started by debris from the downed space shuttle Columbia, burn in an area near Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Seven astronauts perished when the shuttle broke to pieces as it re-entered the atmosphere at the end of a 16-day mission. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
Sun Feb 2, 1:14 AM ET

Fires, believed started by debris from the downed space shuttle Columbia, burn in an area near Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Seven astronauts perished when the shuttle broke to pieces as it re-entered the atmosphere at the end of a 16-day mission. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)



A video image of a helmet that dropped into a yard in Norwood Community, Texas from the space shuttle Columbia is seen Feb. 1, 2002. Many parts of the shuttle, along with human remains, were found in the area. NASA officials later removed the helmet. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
Sat Feb 1, 9:31 PM ET

A video image of a helmet that dropped into a yard in Norwood Community, Texas from the space shuttle Columbia is seen Feb. 1, 2002. Many parts of the shuttle, along with human remains, were found in the area. NASA (news - web sites) officials later removed the helmet. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)



A small brush fire started by a falling piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia outside Athens, Texas after the shuttle broke apart during re-entry over Texas on its way to a scheduled landing in Fla., Feb. 1, 2003. Authorities have not speculated on the cause of the crash. (Jeff Mitchell/Reuters)
Sat Feb 1,10:35 PM ET

A small brush fire started by a falling piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia outside Athens, Texas after the shuttle broke apart during re-entry over Texas on its way to a scheduled landing in Fla., Feb. 1, 2003. Authorities have not speculated on the cause of the crash. (Jeff Mitchell/Reuters)


A piece of debris believed to be from the space shuttle Columbia is photographed near Lufkin, Texas, Feb. 1, 2003. NASA lost contact with the shuttle at around 9 a.m., about 16 minutes before its scheduled landing at Kennedy Space Center. (Reuters)
Sat Feb 1, 9:31 PM ET

A piece of debris believed to be from the space shuttle Columbia is photographed near Lufkin, Texas, Feb. 1, 2003. NASA (news - web sites) lost contact with the shuttle at around 9 a.m., about 16 minutes before its scheduled landing at Kennedy Space Center (news - web sites). (Reuters)


Goldie Hamilton looks at a piece of debris that dropped into her yard in Alto, Texas from the space shuttle Columbia February 1, 2003. Many parts of the shuttle along with human remains were found in the area. Hamilton lives in the house in the background. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Sat Feb 1, 9:15 PM ET

Goldie Hamilton looks at a piece of debris that dropped into her yard in Alto, Texas from the space shuttle Columbia February 1, 2003. Many parts of the shuttle along with human remains were found in the area. Hamilton lives in the house in the background. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


A piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia dropped into this yard in Alto, Texas, February 1, 2003. Debris from space shuttle Columbia rained down onto fields, highways and a cemetery in Texas on Saturday, sending dozens of residents to hospitals after they handled the smoldering metal wreckage. All seven astronauts on board were killed in the break-up, which scattered potentially toxic debris across a 120-mile (190-km-long) swath of eastern Texas. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Sat Feb 1, 9:18 PM ET

A piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia dropped into this yard in Alto, Texas, February 1, 2003. Debris from space shuttle Columbia rained down onto fields, highways and a cemetery in Texas on Saturday, sending dozens of residents to hospitals after they handled the smoldering metal wreckage. All seven astronauts on board were killed in the break-up, which scattered potentially toxic debris across a 120-mile (190-km-long) swath of eastern Texas. REUTERS/Rick Wilking



Stan Melasky, left, and his brother Steve Melasky look over a piece of debris, believed to be from the space shuttle Columbia, that fell on their farm near Douglass, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)
Sat Feb 1, 7:43 PM ET

Stan Melasky, left, and his brother Steve Melasky look over a piece of debris, believed to be from the space shuttle Columbia, that fell on their farm near Douglass, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)


An Anderson County sheriff's deputy walks past a piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia outside Palestine, Texas after the shuttle broke apart during reentry over East Texas on its way to a scheduled landing in Florida, February 1, 2003. Shaken NASA officials vowed to find out what caused the space shuttle Columbia to break up, saying they would look closely at the impact of a piece of foam insulation that struck the orbiter's left wing at takeoff. REUTERS/Jeff Mitchell
Sat Feb 1, 8:52 PM ET

An Anderson County sheriff's deputy walks past a piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia outside Palestine, Texas after the shuttle broke apart during reentry over East Texas on its way to a scheduled landing in Florida, February 1, 2003. Shaken NASA (news - web sites) officials vowed to find out what caused the space shuttle Columbia to break up, saying they would look closely at the impact of a piece of foam insulation that struck the orbiter's left wing at takeoff. REUTERS/Jeff Mitchell


A piece of space shuttle debris sits on the ground outside Bronson, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Sat Feb 1, 7:25 PM ET

A piece of space shuttle debris sits on the ground outside Bronson, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Searchers mark a small piece of debris while looking for remnants of the space shuttle outside Bronson, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Sat Feb 1, 7:29 PM ET

Searchers mark a small piece of debris while looking for remnants of the space shuttle outside Bronson, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Resident Bugs Arriola looks at a piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 in Nacogdoches, Texas. People have been told not to touch any of the debris as there could be toxic chemicals on the material. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)
Sun Feb 2,10:11 AM ET

Resident Bugs Arriola looks at a piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 in Nacogdoches, Texas. People have been told not to touch any of the debris as there could be toxic chemicals on the material. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)


Vollunteer firefigher John Berry looks out at small piece of debris believed to be from the space shuttle Columbia in a rural area north of Palestine, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. The shuttle broke apart in flames over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Sat Feb 1, 7:41 PM ET

Vollunteer firefigher John Berry looks out at small piece of debris believed to be from the space shuttle Columbia in a rural area north of Palestine, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. The shuttle broke apart in flames over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just minutes before they were to glide to a landing in Florida. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


A couple looks at a piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia that dropped onto the highway in Alto, Texas February 1, 2003. Debris fromColumbia rained down onto fields, highways and a cemetery in Texas on Saturday, sending dozens of residents to hospitals after they handled the smoldering metal wreckage. All seven astronauts on board were killed in the break-up, which scattered potentially toxic debris across a 120-mile (190-km-long) swath of eastern Texas. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Sat Feb 1, 9:23 PM ET

A couple looks at a piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia that dropped onto the highway in Alto, Texas February 1, 2003. Debris fromColumbia rained down onto fields, highways and a cemetery in Texas on Saturday, sending dozens of residents to hospitals after they handled the smoldering metal wreckage. All seven astronauts on board were killed in the break-up, which scattered potentially toxic debris across a 120-mile (190-km-long) swath of eastern Texas. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


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To: DesideriusErasmus
When you mock people for being dumb you should be sure that you have all the words in your tagline spelled correctly.
101 posted on 02/02/2003 9:30:17 AM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: DesideriusErasmus
One could hardly fault the Moderator for allowing posts at the speed of light. I only question standards. What is done & said illuminates & explains who is here.

Let me get this straight, you defend the exception to the long standing rule against the posting DU filth in the first minutes of this crisis when people are first leaning of the tragedy, yet you now whine about AP debris photos 24 hours later?

102 posted on 02/02/2003 9:31:34 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: DesideriusErasmus
I don't really 'want' to complain about anything

Complaining is all you seem to do.

-but you mention respect for the debris-it has been stolen & must be guarded. The police are streatched to the 'N'th degree by our wonderful citizens.

Do you have any reference for this unsubstantiated, anti-American propaganda? The entire country has pulled together in this time of national tragedy. Everyone but you, you troll.

103 posted on 02/02/2003 9:32:20 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: mommadooo3
FreeRepublic is one of the few sites that has members from ALL professions of life. Many are experts in their fields, many are near-geniuses. While they discuss and 'talk over' various things about the pictures they see, they come up with some good theories. AND, it's well-known, that there are govt. lurkers here. Who knows if a freeper discussion leads them in a direction they overlooked?

DITTO !!

105 posted on 02/02/2003 9:33:37 AM PST by timestax
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To: DesideriusErasmus


I was getting ready to bust on you about trashing this post until I came upon this photo and realized how right you were. This is pure hick to be posing by a shoe sole of someone that had just been burned up. And then you have the picture of Bubba and his brother posing with their find, acting like their proud of it. I don't mind seeing pics of the wreckage for information's sake, but these people posing is pure redneck.
Bubba and his brother



Check out my facial profile next to my piece of shuttle wreckage

106 posted on 02/02/2003 9:34:47 AM PST by flair2000
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To: Mark Felton


107 posted on 02/02/2003 9:35:32 AM PST by Happy2BMe (It's All About You - It's All About Me - It's All About Being Free!)
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To: Mark Felton
Amen. We have to find the answer to this tragedy. If people do not like it, then do not look.
109 posted on 02/02/2003 9:35:47 AM PST by MamaB
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To: DouglasKC
Is it just me or isn't it a bit unusual that so much debris has landed "just off the highway"...or on the highway? Perhaps some of this debris is debris that's always been there...fallen off cars, or trucks, or off the backs of pickups or garbage trucks. 70 posted on 02/02/2003 9:00 AM PST by DouglasKC [

I never thought of that...could be a lot of it IS just scrap metal on the way to scrapyard!

110 posted on 02/02/2003 9:37:10 AM PST by timestax
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To: DesideriusErasmus
Thanks for the example!


It's so gripping that you can't leave?
111 posted on 02/02/2003 9:38:13 AM PST by deport
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To: Mark Felton
I'm in support of this thread. We need to find out about the clean-up and a centralized location is good. These photos are in newspapers across the country and scattered about on Yahoo!. This thread simply centralizes them.
112 posted on 02/02/2003 9:38:17 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Mark Felton
Thanks for putting this thread together, it needs to be done. We need to know what happened. There are always those like DE who have to throw a fit about what they don't understand.

Keep up the good work. We all pray for the families of the 7 lost yesterday and for the 3 remaining on the space station today. We hope Atlantis will be able to continue on the next mission.
113 posted on 02/02/2003 9:39:09 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: DesideriusErasmus
Can't we just get along together?

#:>)

#1, Purebred, Grade A, Certified Redneck. (And proud of it.)

Hey, ain't Dubya got some redneck in 'im?

114 posted on 02/02/2003 9:39:09 AM PST by Happy2BMe (It's All About You - It's All About Me - It's All About Being Free!)
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To: All
If you don't like the content of the thread, get off of it. Suspensions or bannings will follow. Consider this your last warning.
115 posted on 02/02/2003 9:39:41 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: DesideriusErasmus
Why are you still looking if it bothers you so much? Go to something else.
116 posted on 02/02/2003 9:39:58 AM PST by MamaB
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To: okchemyst; DesideriusErasmus
"Lord, save us from omnipresent moral busybodies..."

Amen
117 posted on 02/02/2003 9:39:59 AM PST by The FRugitive
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To: timestax
I never thought of that...could be a lot of it IS just scrap metal on the way to scrapyard!


Where are the bulk of the people traversing? Not in the woods and off the beaten paths.... I'd guess there's lots of pieces scattered in the piney woods that's yet to be walked upon.
118 posted on 02/02/2003 9:41:16 AM PST by deport
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To: WestCoastGal
"Keep up the good work. We all pray for the families of the 7 lost yesterday and for the 3 remaining on the space station today."

Amen to that!

"We hope Atlantis will be able to continue on the next mission."

Milt Heflin - Chief Flight Director at NASA - Personal Words

119 posted on 02/02/2003 9:42:14 AM PST by Happy2BMe (It's All About You - It's All About Me - It's All About Being Free!)
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To: Mark Felton
Regarding your most recent complaint:
This is nonsense and an insult to Americans. Do we need America haters on FreeRepublic?
No, we do not need America haters on FreeRepublic. Generally when we realize that someone is one, Jim will remove their account. We'll take your warning about the other poster under advisement. Thanks, AM
120 posted on 02/02/2003 9:42:43 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: DesideriusErasmus
how kind to allow us to join those ghoulish numb-skulls of the masses who race to the scene & hope to smell the burning flesh or touch that little piece of horrific history...

Have you ever smelled burning flesh? I have. So if not, STFU already...

121 posted on 02/02/2003 9:42:48 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.)
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To: DesideriusErasmus
Wow! You're still here.
122 posted on 02/02/2003 9:43:20 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (We were "the thunder and the lighting of the storm...")
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To: DouglasKC
The stuff found on/near the highway was, in most cases, actually seen as it was falling and was described by eyewitnesses as "burning" or "hot", some even started small fires -- the co-incidence of so much debris being found along the road is just as someone earlier said....that's where the poeple were (alltho' I'd bet some finds will turn out to be junk that fell from a vehicle) -- I did read an account yesterday of some old guy working outside who watched a piece float down into his backyard, also the two women fishing, and there were a few people who thought something hit their house and went outside to find debris in their yard

I'm sure there is a lot that has not yet been found, esp. in wooded/swampy areas

123 posted on 02/02/2003 9:43:59 AM PST by twyn1 (God Bless America !)
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To: DesideriusErasmus
FR is a news forum. Unfortunately the Columbia disaster is news.

Others have suggested you just ignore this thread if you find it distasteful.

You continue to read. You continue to complain. Why?

124 posted on 02/02/2003 9:44:04 AM PST by Budge (God Bless FReepers!)
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To: mommadooo3; Howlin; Prodigal Daughter
I wasn't sure if you knew that Columbia meant dove. It's one of those meanings that I've had filed away for eons, never know when it might come in handy. Jonah means dove also.

I was flamed yesterday for posting Scripture. I wasn't making any claims, but people assumed I was looking for a way to say it was God's judgment. I merely pointed out that several days before the launch, I found "Ilan" in the Bible, and the context was extremely disturbing to me. I emailed a couple of people at the time.

Since names are often very symbolic in Scripture, and since this mission was a most profound joint American and Israeli endeavor, out of curiousity I looked up the meaning of Ilan in my Hebrew name dictionary. It means "tree". Somewhat perplexed, I went over to the Strong's dictionary to see if/where the word was used. It's Aramaic, Strong's #363. The spelling is the same as the astronaut's name; I looked this up on the Hebrew version of Haaretz to be sure.

I discovered that the only use of this word was in Daniel chapter 4.

That is, "ilan" is the tree who's height reached unto heaven in the sight of all the earth, which was hewn down. Babylon was the world power at the time, as America is now, spiritual Babylon parallels to America notwithstanding.

It's a bit choppy to just post the select verses with the word ilan, so it's best to read through the chapter. However, the imagery speaks for itself, so I'll post them anyway:

Daniel 4:10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.

Daniel 4:11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:

Daniel 4:14 He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:

Daniel 4:20 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;

Daniel 4:23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;

Daniel 4:26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.

I'm not offering an interpretation. I'm just posting what I saw, FWIW.

BTW early into the mission (January 17/18) was Tu B'Shevat, the new year for trees:

TU B'SHEVAT (15 Shevat) -'Tu' is made up of the two Hebrew letters 'Tet' (9) and 'Vav' (6), which have the combined numerical value of 15. It is called the 'New Year of the Trees' in the Talmud since it is the date from which the tithing year of fruit trees is calculated. In contemporary Israel it is marked by the planting of trees, and, hence, is often called 'the Jewish Arbor Day.' It is customary to eat and enjoy the fruits of the land of Israel on Tu B'Shevat.

125 posted on 02/02/2003 9:44:55 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Mark Felton

Vehicle Damaged by Falling Debris in Nacogdoches, TX
126 posted on 02/02/2003 9:46:27 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: DesideriusErasmus
FYI -It's spelled "pertinent" - wouldn't want you to come across as a slobbery gap-toothed baboon who can barely string words "togethor".
127 posted on 02/02/2003 9:47:39 AM PST by SarahW
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To: Arkinsaw
Your photo is a reminder to be thankful that, so far, there are no further injuries on the ground.
128 posted on 02/02/2003 9:48:19 AM PST by Mark Felton
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To: John Jorsett
I had the priviledge of seeing the shuttle Columbia several years ago.... up close...I was in the building where it was being worked on. We were able to stand right next too it.

Our group, which was given the tour by a project director, was able to hold a "sample" of a heat tile.

The picture you posted looks like the surface area where the tiles are attached. Those whitish burned places look like the tiles...sort of burned or melted. The squares appear to be the places where other tiles where at one time.

129 posted on 02/02/2003 9:50:03 AM PST by crazykatz
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To: Arkinsaw

Nacogdoches Resident Examines Collected Debris
130 posted on 02/02/2003 9:50:21 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Admin Moderator
Could this be restored to "Breaking News", or "Front Page" columns? Most interested people will likely not see it otherwise.

thanks.
131 posted on 02/02/2003 9:50:27 AM PST by Mark Felton
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To: Arkinsaw
OOh... what a ghoulish picture... I think I'm going to wet my pants now... ;0)
132 posted on 02/02/2003 9:50:31 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.)
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To: Mark Felton

Knight Ridder Tribune
Sgt. Charles Paul, of the Navarro County Sheriff's Department waits on officials to pick up a heat tile from space shuttle Columbia.
133 posted on 02/02/2003 9:54:09 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Start Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Arkinsaw

Texas Officials Processing Debris Along Highway
134 posted on 02/02/2003 9:54:21 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: DesideriusErasmus
The police beg people & warn them not to steal the debris & you cal my reference anti-American?

You made the completely unsubstantiated assertion that people in mass were stealing the debris and that the police are being stretched beyond their limit by the lawlessness. From your post #79:

This is simply not true. The only strain has been in the call centers because of the thousands of "wonderful citizens" who have called in every flake of debris just as the NASA officials have requested that they do. Throughout Texas, normal citizens have set up perimeters and personally guarded the debris they have found until it can be collected by the authorities.

Furthermore, your sarcasm in saying "wonderful citizens" is extremely offensive. These respect and attention these people are showing in this time of tragedy is a living example of what makes this nation great. You should be ashamed.

135 posted on 02/02/2003 9:54:51 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Mark Felton
I'll move it to Front page.

136 posted on 02/02/2003 9:54:54 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Arkinsaw

Volunteer Fireman Processes Debris at Etoile, TX
137 posted on 02/02/2003 9:55:33 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Mark Felton

Associated Press
Astronaut Mark Kelly, right, carries a piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia as he and fellow astronaut Greg Johnson, center, work to recover pieces of the fallen spacecraft in Nacogdoches on Saturday. The shuttle disaster killed all seven astronauts onboard.

138 posted on 02/02/2003 9:55:55 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Start Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Howlin

A Columbia mission patch was found alongside a road in Texas.

139 posted on 02/02/2003 9:56:13 AM PST by michigander
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To: DouglasKC
Is it just me or isn't it a bit unusual that so much debris has landed "just off the highway"...or on the highway? Perhaps some of this debris is debris that's always been there...fallen off cars, or trucks, or off the backs of pickups or garbage trucks.

I don't find it unusual at all. What you see along the highways is probably 1/100th of what's fallen but, being along the highway, it's the most easily accessible, particularly for news media.

There are probably fields, forest and farms littered with debris that will be turning up new evidence for years to come.

And, yes, some of what's being "discovered" and assumed as space shuttle debris is probably roadside junk (mufflers, bumpers, etc). It was reported that the Nacogdoches PD had received over 1,000 calls of debris sightings and had verified about 800 of them as credible. That tells you some folks are finding and old air conditioner compressor or some sort of metal stuff on their roof and presuming it's spacejunk not pre-existing junk.

140 posted on 02/02/2003 9:56:40 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Where liberals lead, misery follows.)
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To: Arkinsaw

Shuttle Tiles Places in Containers Near Douglass, TX
141 posted on 02/02/2003 9:56:41 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Arkinsaw

Clear Photo of Helmet
142 posted on 02/02/2003 9:57:49 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Mark Felton
DesideriusErasmus posts removed.
143 posted on 02/02/2003 9:58:31 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: sciencediet

A shuttle astronaut's helmet came to rest Saturday in a field east of Lufkin. (Staff photo by Christine S. Diamond)
144 posted on 02/02/2003 9:58:35 AM PST by mikenola
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To: Mark Felton
hole_n_one had this screen shot on the Columbia Discussion thread.


145 posted on 02/02/2003 9:59:30 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: Thinkin' Gal
I was flamed yesterday for posting Scripture.

I'm very sorry about that; yesterday was a day to mourn and a day to learn; how else are we to learn than by sharing ideas and thoughts and words?

I appreciate your words and the time you took to post them; I admit their meaning is way beyond my comprehension, but isn't that what life is? Gathering facts and trying to make sense out of them and applying them to situations we face every single day.

And I honestly believe that if we don't learn from past writings, we are doomed in the future.

Ignore those who flamed you; they are just afraid of other opinions than their own.

146 posted on 02/02/2003 9:59:32 AM PST by Howlin
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To: facedown
Important photo archive
147 posted on 02/02/2003 9:59:37 AM PST by sistergoldenhair (Don't be a sheep. People hate sheep. They eat sheep.)
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To: Mark Felton
Thanks for the thread. Speaking for myself, I need to see the pictures and it's helpful to be able to find them in a documentary thread. The Helmet is disturbing, in the way a memento mori is disturbing. But we should feel it, we should know what is lost in these intimate terms.
148 posted on 02/02/2003 10:00:28 AM PST by SarahW
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To: Arkinsaw

Boot Sole Near Bronson, TX
149 posted on 02/02/2003 10:01:26 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: DesideriusErasmus
What of the four war dead from last week? It was a blip on the radio news...

Not here. We discussed it and mourned.

Apparently you have fallen victim to the very media you despise.

You're not going to be very happy at FR.

150 posted on 02/02/2003 10:01:43 AM PST by Howlin
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