Monday, December 15, 2014

US Senator Coburn is absolutely correct to be retiring from his seat representing Oklahoma.

Coburn and Inhofe represent Oklahoma. What else needs to be said. They have a governor that call the death of a convict facing the Death Sentence valid when in fact it is defined easily as torture.

Oklahoma government is completely dispassionate as far as I am concerned. They stand by while tornadoes destroy towns and kill citizens and then only seek God to give them grace when what they actually need are underground storm shelters.

Tom Coburn is Blocking A Veteran Suicide Bill. Here is an Open Letter from a Veteran. (click here)

December 15, 2014
Open Letter to Tom Coburn on the costs of veteran suicides.
Dear Dr. Coburn,
The Hippocratic Oath states “First, do no harm.” Senator Coburn, I am a disabled veteran. What I don’t understand is why you are blocking a senate bill to prevent suicide among veterans.Sending human beings to kill other human beings is harmful, but you supported that. You voted continuously to keep my fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in Iraq. When we get home, it is very hard to readjust to civilian life. It is hard for us to get jobs, hard for us to get the medical care we need, and hard for us to reconnected with our families. We have higher incidents of alcoholism, depression,anxiety and suicide....
This soliloquy by Coburn is suppose to support the idea veterans with PTSD are gonners anyway; so why spend the money; let them go on to the final resting place in heaven. 
That is the message I got. His approach to PRACTICAL medicine and embracing the right to die as witnessed in Oregon is best. It is between the ill person and god to decide when is the right time for death.

This is Oklahoma. They are estranged from the reality of any aspect of life. Death happens, one cries and gets on with what is left of their own lives and when it is their time they'll go to the great beyond, too.

I sincerely hope the Oklahoma Medical Board (click here) will never allow Coburn to practice again. He is way out of step with a country that grieves for it's soldiers when they are not living a quality life due to their service.

I am sure there are plenty in the political inner circle of Oklahoma that regularly decides life and death, but, that is called anarchy. Cost cutting features to medical treatment should not include the death of the insured.

See, the real problem is that medical treatment of these hopeless individuals costs money that need not be spent. Senator Coburn is not fit for practice.

The majority of psychiatry in the USA when treating PTSD find it a challenge to protect a patient's quality of life when administering medication. But, those patients are great people with a problem and when we start passing judgement as doctors that belongs to god there is dearly little hope for the survival of humanity.

See, most folks in the USA believe in humanity. They believe life is important. But, there are those aspects of USA society that weigh in every once in awhile to prove how some of the country is still corrupted by money and aloof to reality. They think and breath like god and know what is best.

PTSD is not an unusual diagnosis. It imprints on the survival aspects of the brain and literally stays with the person forever. The flashbacks are horrible and without proper treatment engage a life not worth living. See, it isn't just soldiers that suffer from PTSD, it is also rape victims right here within our own borders.

It is the permanent scarring of the psyche that Coburn is homing in on. He is completely convinced, probably by himself, that the monies spent by the government are wasted on such hopeless individuals.

The rant today was not about soldiers or otherwise, it was about a US Senator that doesn't even believe in his own practice of medicine. Today on the Senate Floor Coburn exonerated his own inability to treat anyone successfully for PTSD. 

See, these patients need regular follow up, about every six months at the very least. They need their medications increased and decreased or changed to find a better outcome. The psychiatrists that treat PTSD successfully; and yes there are cases where it is treated successfully, know their patients and ARE INTERESTED in their best outcomes.

Coburn's tears were not about soldiers that need treatment when they come home, but, for himself and the failure of his Senate seat to prevent such terrible maladies from occurring. Coburn mourned his own lack luster career and was willing to take every soldier to the grave with him or before him as the case may be because Coburn's God Complex tells him it is best.

Today on the Senate Floor Coburn played his last ego driven self-righteous rant. It is suppose to inspire his colleagues with witness of a powerfully humble man willing to say "death is a good thing" rather than paying for veterans hospitals that never existed for his relatives, why should they exist now. His relatives came home from battle and went about life without sympathy for PTSD.

Senator Coburn is lucky that way, because, I witnessed the haunting effects in my late father-in-law when he would wake up from a deep sleep ready to do battle with anyone in the living room. He didn't take medication either, but, he lived with those shadows of WWII everyday, BUT, without any wish to harm oneself or others.

God speed Senator Coburn, your chariot awaits to bring you to Oklahoma. I know of at least one cemetery in Oklahoma that won't have any of your patients. (click here)

The lack of proportionality in the TREATMENT of African Americans.

On one side of the divide are the "Too Big To Fail Banks" who receive slaps on the wrist for the exploitation of the American Dream. They sent thousands upon thousands of Americans into bankruptcy. Americans were removed from their homes, no matter the race or ethnicity. Yet, the banks received bailouts as well as AIG which was provided numerous bailouts to keep up with their losses and inability to pay for the insurance coverage their Big Bank Clients paid for.

At the other end of the spectrum is Mr. Eric Garner who struggles to make a living and sells "Lucys" on the side. He buys the cigarettes and pays all the taxes when they are purchased. So, the cigarettes in the package number 20. There are twenty individual cigarettes to sell. If he charges $1.00 for each one he is collecting $20.00.

1. New York ($12.50): $14.50 = +16% (click here)

If Mr. Garner purchased Marlboro cigarettes he's make a profit of $5.50 according to New York State pricing.

The CEOs of the Too Big To Fail Banks never got their suits wrinkled by police. But, when CEO Garner Enterprises (who is paying for his son's college education - the first Garner to attend college) is approached by police he can't breath and dies.

Proportionality is out of sinc and is more and more appearing to be based in Plutocratic enforcement of laws. Little guys like Garner Enterprises die to prevent competition with local shops who don't sell Lucys even if a person only smokes a cigarette or two per day; but, the Too Big To Fail Banks are allowed to continue business as usual while having very affordable fines assessed, even though they are the largest fines ever charged by the US Justice Department.

Proportionality is lost when Plutocracy patrols the economy. 

Proportionality = "The rich get richer while the poor get poorer."

Glossary of Tax Terms

I found an interesting list of tax terms. I thought so long as the banks are going to be evading taxes everyone might want an interesting list of definitions to sort out what taxes they are evading and where the credits for default swaps are added on a income tax return.

Disclaimer: Explanations on the terms are very condensed and may not be complete.  They are not considered to necessarily reflect official position of the OECD in interpreting international tax terms, for example, in the tax treaty context.
ABATEMENT -- A reduction in the assessment of tax, penalty or interest when it is determined the assessment is incorrect
ABUSE OF LAW -- The doctrine which allows the tax authorities to disregard a civil law form used by the taxpayer which has no commercial basis
ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION -- Method of depreciation under which taxpayers may allocate larger depreciation deductions to the first year or first few years of useful business assets, such as plant and machinery
ACCOUNTING BASIS  -- Method of calculating amounts subject to income tax and VAT. In respect of VAT, tax would be computed as a percentage levy on the excess of sales over purchases. This is a theoretical concept and no country uses it.
ACCOUNTING PERIOD  -- A period of time used by taxpayer for the determination of tax liability
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE  -- A list of the debts currently owed by a person or business, mainly for the purchase of services, inventory, and supplies
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE  -- A list of the money owed on current account to a creditor, which is kept in the normal course of the creditor's business and represents unsettled claims and transactions
ACCOUNTING RECORDS -- All documents and books used in the preparation of the tax return and all financial statements, including general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, sales slips, and invoices.
ACCRUAL BASIS (ACCRUAL METHOD)  -- An accounting method whereby income and expense items are included in taxable income or expense as they are earned or incurred, rather than when they are received or paid
AD VALOREM TAX -- A tax on goods or property expressed as a percentage of the sales price or assessed value
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPANY -- See: Service company
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES  -- Expenses that are not as easily associated with a specific function as are the direct costs of manufacturing and selling. It typically includes expenses of the headquarters office and accounting expenses.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE  -- Office frequently located in a country other than that of the headquarters office, the parent company or country of operation.
ADVANCE PRICING ARRANGEMENT (APA)  -- An arrangement that determines, in advance of controlled transactions, an appropriate set of criteria (e.g. method, comparables and appropriate adjustments thereto, critical assumptions as to future events) for the determination of the transfer pricing for those transactions over a fixed period of time.  An advance pricing arrangement may be unilateral involving one tax administration and a taxpayer or multilateral involving the agreement of two or more tax administrations....

...ALIEN, TAX TREATMENT OF  -- A person who is not a citizen of the country in which he or she lives. In general, most countries do not distinguish between nationals and aliens for tax purposes; rather tax liability is based on residence and/or domicile....

There is no such thing as a rectal tube feeding practiced in medicine.

Rectal tube feedings are torture.

The bowel is where food is absorbed to nourish the body. The stomach is where food is broken down to pass through the intestine. 

If one notes the biliary system creates, moves, stores, and releases bile into the duodenum to the body digest foods.
The biliary system includes the gallbladder, bile ducts and certain cells inside the liver, and bile ducts outside the liver.

The biliary system is high in the digestive tract which starts with the mouth and mastication. There are enzymes in the mouth that begin digestion. There is also a significant amount of saliva mixed with the food to make it easy to pass along to the stomach.

The biliary system adds digestive juices at the place of the duodenum. The duodenum is the first section of small bowel where food meets with digestive juices from the biliary system. 

There are two types of bowel basically. The small bowel and the large bowel. The large bowel meets up with the rectum where digestive waste is excreted.

What occurs in the digestive tract when food enters the small bowel at the duodenum is, it is mixed with digestive juices. It is a more semi-liquid form to pass easy through 20 feet of small bowel. It is in that movement through the small bowel where nutrients for the body is absorbed. 

When the waste from the digestive process of 20 feet of small bowel is finished it is then when it enters the large bowel. There are three sections of the large bowel as there are three sections of small bowel, but, the large bowel is shorter about five feet long. The diameters are different in the two types of bowel, the small bowel is about one inch in diameter and the large bowel is about three inches in diameter. One might wonder why are there two types of bowel (intestines) so different? Because they have different functions.

Think surface area. The surface area where the food meets up with the small intestines is greater because of the smaller diameter and the longer length. The small intestines are very efficient in absorbing all the nutrients a person takes in. Anyone that wants to diet will recognize the struggle in achieving goals because the small intestine is just that efficient.

The large intestine on the other hand doesn't absorb nutrients. It's job is to absorb water. As the large intestine absorbs water the food waste starts to get bulky and therefore the larger diameter. The only thing the large intestine does is absorb water. It is also very efficient. It is so efficient that when food waste stays too long in the large intestine it starts to get too bulky and dry and constipation results.

A doctor would never order a food tube enema unless it was for torture. In doing so it depersonalizes anyone from the idea food is nutritious. It might be why some of the detainees simply go on hunger strikes. If they associate food with their rectum then they won't eat. That type of torture is established to defeat the person's desire for food. If a detainee died because of rejecting food it could not be judged as a death due to any military personnel.

A doctor would never authorize such treatment. The only treatment engaged with the large intestine is enemas to relieve constipation. Otherwise, the best treatment for constipation is walking and drinking water.

Does televising a hostage event cause greater problems? Yeah, it does.

The problem following this type of news, the Jihadist Revenege or whatever, is the mimicry that can follow. And the mimicry isn't dependent about surviving the incident. 

I did a study a while back about the effects of television on mental health. One of the astounding FACTS I learned was in regard to suicide. When a suicide victim is brought to the television there is an uptick of suicides in the region where the news was viewed.

The leader of the Islamic State encourages global jihad. He wants a caliphate world wide. That is not new. Every jihadist carries the same mantel. The worst of them was Osama bin Laden. He planned global attacks by using existing infrastructure. 

Before today, the rest of the world outside of Sydney had no idea who he was or the violence he was capable of committing. I think it is a valid concern about such problems being aired in the media, especially as they happen. Today, prospective jihadists were able to witness some of the techniques the police will use in a SWAT raid. So, the concussion bomb or the strobe light is nothing to be concerned of for these men/women. They can predict the methods used by police in ending a siege.

I realize the USA has a strong First Amendment, but, it has limits and there should be limits imposed that expose these events too soon or at all.

How about a better assessment tool?

I'd like the British intelligence agencies to call a summit of all allies interested in protecting their population from violence.

I think we need to standardize the risk.

Great Britain's logistical place in the world opens those agencies to far closer examination than the USA. The reality that potential jihadists are only a short flight out of Turkey creates a somewhat different scenario to the violence. There have been planes turned back or prematurely landed when a suspect was discovered on board, but I may be mistake, on longer jet flights than a hop from Turkey.

I don't want to simply assign risk based on numbers, but, there certainly has to be a better method of 'hit and miss' in international and national intelligence. Great Britain has it a bit more difficult in that their population in cities live very close together and the community can be of one particular leaning.

But, I think a key component would be in defining how close any specific religion is to death. 

ie: The most obvious example is the Islamic faiths that carry death in their defenses of the religion. The opposite is something like Buddism where there is no violence to the point a monk will self-immolate rather than carry out an act of violence against any other.

So, working on a simple and obvious scale Jihadists would receive a number 10 or a ranking of high risk, where as, a Buddist would receive a number of zero or not a threat to life. The scale I am stating is very simple and very short as 0-10, however to place other denominations on the scale it could be a 1.5 or a 5.9. 

I cannot believe this man in Australia was out on bail. He has a very long history of violence in his life and it is self-generated. So, I would expect "A Threat Assessment" of this man to have a rating of "High Risk" for violent behavior considering all the problems in his life. In that reality is the need for a country's intelligence to justify a ruling of No Bail. Not that he won't have a lawyer, but, to maintain him in jail/prison until all the allegations are resolved.

This guy had nothing to lose and he used the excuse of the Holy War to measure his own death against the favor of God/Allah.

I believe he came to the conclusion his life was not worth living with so many problems facing him and simply measured how he could be an asset to god and find the after life less painful than the one he had. Looking at his entire situation it was obvious he should have been in some kind of custody, even if it meant an ankle bracelet with twice a day recordings of his location. House arrest at the very least. But, also a visit to the local police building for a personal appearance everyday.

The point is there needs to be a standardization of 'threat' to other citizens in the intelligence network. This man had a long history of self generated violence as opposed to someone who was facing the judge for the first time as an accomplice. There have to be standard equations with a degree of error. The idea is to place the 5% extremes out of the picture all together and in that is the degree of which any assessment has to be PERFECT. Because of the extremes are realized to be dangerous, then the threat assessment developed is wrong and has to be reworked or abandoned. Either way the intelligence networks will have learned something.

Jeb Bush is going through a lot of trouble for a man uninterested in the presidency.

The release of the emails is interesting and quite possibly will lead to greater insight to Bush, however, the involvement in off shore accounts, investment banking and carried interest is new and won't be found in emails.

December 15, 2014
By Robert Schroder
...But Bush’s involvement with banks (click here) like Lehman Brothers and Barclays is comparatively recent and relatively unexplored....

Sure, there are new regulations, but, there are also banks that don't abide by them. And the banks aren't far away. They are as close as the Cayman Islands.

December 7, 2012
...Of course, (click here) that assumes that the nation in question is diligent about determining its customers’ nationalities in the first place. So far only seven nations have agreed to do the IRS’ work for it. FATCA is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
One of the holdouts is an unassuming island chain south of Cuba. The Cayman Islands is renowned for its banking practices and sheer volume of banks. In fact, it is the fifth largest banking center in the world. HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Development Bank of Singapore are just a few of the international giants with sophisticated Caymanian operations. All of these banks have operations in the United States, and they have agreed to abide by FATCA even though the government of the Cayman Islands itself has not....

Offshoring is tax evasion. The Cayman Islands, where most every bank in the world can be found, is just south of Cuba. The Caymans aren't the only offshoring paradise. Belize also offers these opportunities. Belize is a rather young country being in existence for about 15 years of so. Previous to it's independence it was a British colony. 

FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) was enacted in 2010 by Congress (click here0 to target non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to report to the IRS information about financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, or by foreign entities in which U.S. taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. Here you will find links to many documents related to FATCA and its implementation....

...But Bush’s recent business ventures (click here) reveal that he shares a number of liabilities with the last nominee, Mitt Romney, whose career in private equity proved so politically damaging that it sunk his candidacy.

Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 27 list Bush as chairman and manager of a new offshore private equity fund, BH Global Aviation, which raised $61 million in September, largely from foreign ­investors. In November the fund ­incorporated in the United Kingdom and Wales­—a ­structure, several independent finance lawyers say, that operates like a tax haven by allowing overseas investors to avoid U.S. taxes and regulations.
BH Global Aviation (odd name for a private equities firm) is one of at least three such funds Bush has launched in less than two years through his Coral Gables, Fla., company, Britton Hill Holdings. He’s also chairman of a $26 million fund, BH Logistics, established in April with backing from a Chinese conglomerate, and a $40 million fund involved in shale oil exploration, according to documents filed in June and first ­reported on by Bloomberg News.

His flurry of ventures doesn’t suggest someone preparing to run for president, according to a dozen fund managers, lawyers, and ­private-placement agents who were ­apprised of his recent activities by Bloomberg Businessweek. Most private equity funds have a life span of 10 years. While it isn’t impossible that Bush could bail on his investors so soon after taking their money, “that would be unusual,” says Steven Kaplan, a private equity expert at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. One fundraiser for private equity adds that normally you’d be winding down such businesses, rather than expanding them, if you were going to run....

April 4, 2013
By Tyler Durden

Step 1 - Choose A Haven
For people hiding money, choosing one of the world's 60 or so offshore jurisdictions is tricky. Each has advantages and drawbacks. It' snot unusual for secrecy seekers to continually move funds around, trying to find the best place for their assets...

It sounds more like a viral encephalitis. It can be from toxins, but, are there blood samples to check for parasites, bacteria or virus.

Every tenth villager of Kazakhstan's Kalachi (click here) has unexpectedly fallen asleep in broad daylight – some unable to wake up for several days. Despite numerous attempts to find the cause of the inexplicable disorder, the Sleepy Hollow riddle remains unsolved.
Over 600 residents of Kalachi village in Kazakhstan's north may have never read Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' or watched the popular American TV series or film – but they refer to their homeland as "Sleepy Hollow," as everyone there is scared of an indiscriminate illness that has no cure....
The children witnesses stated there was a mine with smoke coming from it and the wind was carrying the smoke toward them and then the wind changed. They then reported six of the children succumbed to sleep afterwards.
If there are airborne toxins then close the mine and seal it to prevent further problems.

...Symptoms (click here) that might require emergency treatment include loss of consciousness, seizures, muscle weakness, or sudden severe dementia....

The young child brought home from a visit to the doctor is reported to be acting strange. The child appears to be agitated. Brain damage of any kind can result in permanent changes in behavior. So, while the illness seems benign as it isn't causing death yet, there appears to be some long lasting symptoms that may even be permanent. The slightest encephalitis can't simply be disregarded as an inconvenience and the common cold.

Go get 'em, Harry!

December 14, 2014
By Sean Sullivan

...After Reid (D-Nev.) (click here) exploited a weekend rebellion on immigration by rogue Republican senators as a $1.1 trillion spending bill was up against the clock, the Senate will move ahead this week on key executive branch nominations submitted by President Obama that appeared to be stalled not long ago....

Evidently, the culture at Sony isn't appropriate, but, the invasion into the companies computers are significant.

North Korea is over reacting. North Korea is known to have taken English words literally rather than understanding the nuances of the The West's culture.

December 15, 2014
By ABC News

Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton (click here) is holding a town hall meeting with employees today over the company’s leaked emails.
The California meeting comes after a recent attack by hackers calling themselves “Guardians of Peace,” with the group releasing additional email correspondence and data, and promising a "Christmas gift to come." The FBI is now reportedly advising employees on how to manage the leak of their personal information.
Co-editor in chief Andrew Wallenstein of Variety said the release of stolen files puts Sony Pictures in a compromised state.
“It’s hard to believe they could be bracing for much worse, but I’ll bet you, they are,” Wallenstein said.
In the latest round of embarrassing leaks, an early version of the top-secret script to the newest James Bond movie, “Spectre,” was stolen as filming was set to begin, which Wallenstein says could prove expensive.
“It could cost up to $100 million just to clean up the mess that these leaks are causing,” Wallenstein said....

It was this time of year in 2012 when "The Onion" found themselves in an odd circumstance with Kim Jong Un.

Everyone knows "The Onion" is a satirical newspaper. The humor brings to topics normally considered a worry. The Onion has been around for a long time and is popular with some because they rather laugh than deal with serious circumstances. It makes difficult topics more palatable and as a consequence the topic enters life making a strong impression of the topic. Then it seems as though people deal with problems without worry. 

If satire had an Olympics, (click here) The Onion might have won a gold medal this week. The satirical news source announced that its Sexiest Man Alive for 2012 is Kim Jong Un, North Korea's Supreme Leader.
"With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true," the news service wrote below a photo that showed the 29-year-old leader in his high-collared, blue party suit — the Communist Party — on a reviewing stand.
"Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle and, of course, that famous smile," they wrote. Although in the photo, Kim Jong Un looks as stern as Stalin.
But The Onion's ardor was so persuasive that the official ChinesePeople's Daily English language website not only ran the "Sexiest Man Alive" dispatch word-for-word, but added a 55-photo slideshow of Kim, riding a gray and white stallion and touring factories....

Kim Jong Un is relatively new to leader of North Korea and obviously hasn't familiarized himself with The West's ability to laugh as serious problems. I think the best word to describe this phenomena is "lampooned."

Being lampooned nearly creates an affection for the topic because it is viewed as good sportsmanship. This odd sense of humor is common among Westerners. The young leader needs to relax and enjoy the idea he is the center of a movie plot. I have agree there isn't much humor in killing and the idea it is an international leader is a form of disrespect to say the least. 

I am not familiar with the movie, but, I already know it isn't the kind of picture I want to spend money to see. I doubt it would hold my attention longer than 5 to 10 minutes before I'd look for other viewing. 

Sydney knows of this problem. It was a few months ago when they raided a house to prevent this type of problem.

December 14, 2014

When I chanced (click here) to walk through Martin Place a little after 11am on Monday, I saw the police clustered closely around the Lindt Cafe. I saw the police cordon as I stood among some hundreds of onlookers.
The police evidently had the situation in hand. The crowd was curious, but might as well have been watching a busker for all the tension in the air. Some onlookers snapped photos. Some left as others arrived. The scene was perfectly calm....

September 18, 2014
The emerging reality of terrorism (click here) in Australia struck home just before dawn on Thursday when more than 800 police launched synchronised raids on houses and vehicles across Sydney's west and north-west, and Brisbane's south.
The raids foiled a plot involving a man believed to be Australia's most senior Islamic State member who called contacts in Australia and asked them to carry out a campaign of random public beheadings in Sydney and Brisbane, the ABC understands....

The Second Anniversary of the deaths at Sandy Hook was yesterday.

Thjey are getting on with life after the trauma experienced in losing precious members of their family, but, the USA still haven't provided the peace of mind they still hope will be realized from this tragedy.

PHOTO: A police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived, Dec. 18, 2012.

...For the families of the victims, (click here) many milestones have passed since Dec. 14, 2012. Erica Lafferty, whose mother was the school principal and one of the adults Lanza killed, got married last year. Francine and David Wheeler, who lost their 6-year-old son in the shooting, had another baby in November.
Hockley, too, is focused on another child: Jake, her 10-year-old son, who's learning to cope with Dylan's death.
"He's still in therapy and likely to be for a long time," she said. "He's a resilient kid. He's happy to an extent. He misses his little brother."
"He's seen the worst of what can be out there," Hockley added. "He used to be afraid of things that are not real. Now he knows what real monsters are. It's something we talk about a lot in our house."

She said Jake has struggled in school since the shooting....
"Morning Papers"

The Rooster


"Good Night. Moon"

The Waning Crescent

22.7 days old

44.5 % lit

Third Quarter

I think this mess about the Moon is rather pathetic. The satellite that rotates around the Earth is not being viewed as a place for research or otherwise, but, as a burial ground for personal memorandum. What has happened to this country, when scientific research isn't esteemed but populous love letters on the Moon are? The USA is disgusting. It sincerely is one of the most idiotic countries on the face of the planet.

December 11, 2014

An outer-space (click here) delivery firm that is working with Carnegie Mellon University to put a privately-owned lunar rover on the moon is offering to "mail" personal keepsakes to the moon as a way to help fund the partnership's rocket launch.
Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon are trying to get their lunar rover to the moon to win $20 million in an international contest sponsored by Google to promote privately funded lunar exploration.
Astrobotic, a spin-off company of CMU, has leased a rocket built by a private California firm, Space X, to carry the lunar rover and is offering the MoonMail service to help pay for the trip....