Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'll do this tomorrow. Probably during the day. I do want to say something about the USA Debt Ceiling.

I think the country has forgotten who did all the spending for eight years that resulted in this debt.  They have forgotten the surplus inherited by the previous administration.  They have also forgotten who exactly supported the bank bailout.

I cannot help believe that with all the leanings of Wall Street in favor of Republican rhetoric that there aren't banks in the background pulling some strings the President doesn't know about to allow the Debt Ceiling to be toyed with. 

I find it very strange that Republicans should be obstructing the 'Debt Ceiling Vote' as the clock ticks while their best friends in the banking industry should be stressed out while watching Wall Street diminish in returns.  I think that is very, very odd.

Until tomorrow.

Maybe tomorrow evening might be better unless it is a slow day.  The Shuttle needs attention for its last voyage.  Sincerely.

Good night.

I'll begin a little later this evening.

I am corresponding with people about a conservation issue that needs attention.

I started to assemble the issue for this evening and was interrupted unexpectedly.  I want to finish up what I began last week mixed with recent topics as well.  It is the way it is.  Don't want to miss an opportunity.


A 7.1 earthquake is wrongly considered an aftershock by the minimalist USA media.

A 7.1 anything can't be an aftershock.  Aftershocks have their toll as well as they further rattle apart any and all infrastructure.

I find it rather hideous to consider a 7.1 earthquake an aftershock.  Aftershocks are considered more benign than the original quake, that is not the case here.  It may be that the progress made with the nuclear reactors could be lost at this point.  The Japanese really need to consider terminal status for those reactors.  The earthquake zone is too dangerous to continue this form of energy.

This mission should really be followed closely by the USA media.

Mission Specialist Rex Walheim works aboard space shuttle Atlantis during Flight Day 2 of the STS-135 mission. (NASA TV)

This is a very historic time for NASA.

Docking day: Atlantis approaching International Space Station  (click title to entry - thank you)

By Greg Pallone
Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:29 AM

COCOA --  Atlantis' crew is going through their checklist Sunday morning as they prepare the last ever docking of a shuttle at the International Space Station.
The crew awoke at 3:29 a.m. to the Electric Light Orchestra song "Mr. Blue Sky," played for STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson....

Space is a fronteer and the dedication of the people that have lined its history is no different than many of the American settlers that provided the westward movement of the USA.

Through hardship and loss this program has gone forward with dedication and bravery.  Space is no minor element to the reality that is Earth.  It can kill a person in a heartbeat given the dire consequences faced by these women and men. 

The staff that prepares the mission, launches it and protects the precious lives in capsules and space stations are vital to the success of space exploration.  We, as a nation, cannot be grateful enough to have them there doing what they love, but, not only that doing it as well as they do. 

The vehicles were never in better hands.  When they failed, they failed royally.  And in at least one instance and probably twice they failed because of political pressure that placed performance ahead of safety.  They did, however, fail and now it is time to move on.