Obviously beautiful, a skilled painter of something no other painter has seen first hand. But he claims using moon dust in his beauties. I have a hard time believing that. (unless it's the ersatz stuff). Is that what he means?
Here are some more excuses HBs would use if you brought them to the moon:
- They are actually in some sort of virtual reality simulation like Star Trek's holodeck. Just because such a thing doesn't exist won't deter them, they will just say the government has secretly had the technology for decades.
- The whole thing is just an artificial memory implant like in Total Recall.
Yeah, that's right, I'm quoting myself.
If we brought a HB to the moon and they used either of those two excuses we could just say "Well, if you're so sure that this isn't real, why don't you take off your helmet?" Maybe then they would put some thought into just how plausible their theory is.
"Oh no way! I'm not taking off my helmet in this vacuum chamber with the anti-gravity flux generator set to 1/6 G!"
In my opinion, the only way the moon hoax theory will totally die is if a telescope is invented that allows people to view the landing sites right here from earth. Yes, there is the LRRR, but it (and some of the lasers used) belong to the government, so theorists can explain it away, saying the government fakes it. The lasers that aren't owned by the government could be said to be paid off by the feds. So I think the only cure will be if people are able to see the sites with their own two eyes. Anyone else agree?
I have to say that I did contemplate trying to build a telescope powerful enough to see the sites, but when I started to research I realized it would have to be absolutely huge. So big, in fact, that it's nearly impossible to build such a telescope. Maybe in the future some technology will come along so we can see the landing sites right here from earth.
While you have a noble idea, I disagree that it would kill the hoax theory. While the imagery might persuade some or many borderline HBs, I suspect the hardcore HB element (including the charlatan types) would still say it was a hoax even if you gave them a free ride to the moon, including a tour of the Apollo landing sites.
Okay, denying it as a landing zone makes a certain amount of sense, though using it as a first landing base for an invasion kind of doesn't. I'm just saying, you know, the Soviet Union already had a pretty secure landing base for a European war.
Thats fine. As I said, I have no clue as to it's validity. The Idea was that if a sudden Soviet blitzkrieg ocurred, then the U.S. by the time it assembled a response would of necessity, be landing on the western fringes of Europe. Of no use in a surprise attack of course, but that was never it's purpose.
It may well be another example of cold war lunacy. Everyone was paranoid then. Even us.
Basically the plan was U.S. based Army units would bring all of their small arms, personal equipment and TA-50 (all your field gear/kit) and fall in on prepositioned brigade/divisional vehicle and large equipment sets (including artillery) already in Europe. The idea was that intel would give away a build up by the Warsaw Pact early enough to trigger this response before actual fighting began.
I was a jeep driver for a 1LT acting as a referee in the '87 exercise It was certainly the funnest thing I ever did as a soldier, well on the job at least!
The Cold War was a Hoax. Which is not to say that ordinary soldiers perceived it as such. The higher up the chain of command though the closer the convergence in aims and ambitions.
This statement indicates to me you've done no more research into the Cold War than you have Apollo. You seem unaware of the proxy wars during the period, the Korean Conflict (where Russian "advisers" and USAF pilots actually fought each other in aerial combat), the Vietnam war (where the Soviets provided a great deal of material and advice to the N. Vietnamese with the goal of bloodying and embarrassing the U.S. as much as possible) , and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (where the U.S. provided a great deal of material and advice to the Mujaheddin with the goal of bloodying and embarrassing the USSR as much as possible). And that's just a few of the "highlights" of what went on, during what you claim, is a hoax.
So... since the conversation was recorded in the State of Nevada, and its fairly obvious that Adam is unaware that he is being recorded, I guess that means that Jarrah has broken the law....
I suspect JW might argue that he's a "journalist", and if a court buys that argument (which it might well), the 1st Amendment clause about freedom of the press would trump Nevada law. Not that any state prosecutor is going to waste his time on some crazy Aussie who used a camera in a public place, anyway. Just sayin'
I suspect the MythBusters will deal with this in their own way, if and when they think it's an issue to them.
I've just read that (until Soyuz 2 comes online anyway) Soyuz launch vehicles can't perform a roll maneuver after liftoff? I just want to know if this is true. Not that it matters, the "old analog girl" certainly works.
A very attractive woman, no doubt about that (to my tastes anyway). I didn't see the contest, and haven't watched any of these things since I was a tweener I'd guess (so 30-35 years ago, and it was for "Miss America") so I have no idea how the judges rate things, how the points are awarded (ie. is looking better in a swim suit worth more than being a talented singer/musician, or is it worth less? Just for instance). She had whatever skills and/or "skills" the judges rated higher than her competition for this contest. These "beauty contests" are jokes in my opinion, as it's fairly rare to have any kind of long term success based on being Miss This or That. It has happened, but I'd say those who have done it already knew their strong points, and used these events as a resume builder more than an ultimate goal (as many runner-ups have done, as well)
Ack! I'm a Bruins fan who dislikes both Philly and the Habs! Gotta go Philly though, Montreal is the "Yankees" of hockey. Out west have to go Chicago, as I don't give a "levee" about California hockey teams. If it ends up Montreal vs. San Jose in the final, I'd almost have to go with the "enemy", the Habs lol. Don't ask me to explain that lol