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#31 Wong Hung Lo

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (007jamesbond @ Feb 1 2003, 03:59 PM)
http://www.q3canteena.org

you should read at free for all, there all yelling at me cause of that picture, gsus no sense of humor

They must have never saw unbreakable and don't get the joke.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE (zipx @ Feb 1 2003, 08:15 AM)
well no big deal shit happens

its no worse than a car accident that kills 8 people and the car accident only gets a 1 line blurb in the paper and everyone forgets a day later.

I think that comment is a little insensitive. You might as well say the same thing about the 9/11 event. Shit happens, they died, so does other of hundreds of people out there. Don't you see something wrong when you disgregard the lost of 8 lives just because people die everyday? Even if you don't think its tragic or anything, it's still 8 lives that worked hard trying to achieve their dreams and died doing it.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 08:24 PM

No, in a way, I agree that such a big deal shouldn't be made... or more to the point, more attention should be spent elsewhere....

I totally agree that it IS a tragedy, and one that I wish had not have happened... HOWEVER, where is the news coverage on the people who die everyday just struggling to survive? These people are NOT following their dreams... they just want to live a normal life. We are (as in the media) covering this loss of life that was incurred after spending BILLIONS, where we could be saving millions of lives with this same funding.

We're spending billions on what? Space exploration? I'm sorry, but I don't see how that has helped things the past 50 years. Velco and Tang is all I have seen...

Meanwhile, back on Earth, I still see people starving all over the world. I see us using up our natural resources. Hey, maybe all these "brilliant minds" at NASA should be working on things that can benefit us here on Earth?

I mean, really, would you buy a Mercedes and drive cross country when you house is a piece of shit that is just getting worse. No, you take care of your home... THEN you travel.





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Posted 01 February 2003 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (El-Bandido @ Feb 1 2003, 07:30 PM)
hxxp://www.minghia.net/shuttle.jpg smile.gif


and i read on cnn the shuttle was from 1981
wtf? 21 years old and they still dare going into space with that thing.



and strenght to the astronauts families

the shuttle is pretty much rebuilt every 4 or 5 trips, so yes the frame was old - that was about it tho, its hardly old

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (N00bvin @ Feb 1 2003, 04:24 PM)
No, in a way, I agree that such a big deal shouldn't be made... or more to the point, more attention should be spent elsewhere....

I totally agree that it IS a tragedy, and one that I wish had not have happened... HOWEVER, where is the news coverage on the people who die everyday just struggling to survive? These people are NOT following their dreams... they just want to live a normal life. We are (as in the media) covering this loss of life that was incurred after spending BILLIONS, where we could be saving millions of lives with this same funding.

We're spending billions on what? Space exploration? I'm sorry, but I don't see how that has helped things the past 50 years. Velco and Tang is all I have seen...

Meanwhile, back on Earth, I still see people starving all over the world. I see us using up our natural resources. Hey, maybe all these "brilliant minds" at NASA should be working on things that can benefit us here on Earth?

I mean, really, would you buy a Mercedes and drive cross country when you house is a piece of shit that is just getting worse. No, you take care of your home... THEN you travel.

Actually, I'd RATHER we explore space than feed the starving.

Why? Because feeding the starving consumes resources we have too little of these days, as does curing cancer or extending the lives of people who can't care for themselves.

The human race is beginning to look like cockroaches, scurrying all over the place, using up everything on the planet.

On the other hand, we might have had colonies on the Moon and Mars by now.... self-sustaining colonies, had we continued to press with the fervor and determination we had to reach the moon in the 60s.

The human race could be wiped out by a single virulent organism - all because we are still scraping int he dirt instead of living among the stars. Mankind is not past the danger point.

The cure for cancer, or soy meal delivered to nomads living in a desert will do nothing to save the race when some bug comes out of the jungles or some military lab.

It's time we got our priorities straight. Let's stop extending the lives of people who only consume at an alarming rate. Let's start TRULY exploring and expanding man's domain and ability to exploit extra-terrestrial resources.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (BenJeremy @ Feb 1 2003, 04:40 PM)
Actually, I'd RATHER we explore space than feed the starving.

Why? Because feeding the starving consumes resources we have too little of these days, as does curing cancer or extending the lives of people who can't care for themselves.

The human race is beginning to look like cockroaches, scurrying all over the place, using up everything on the planet.

On the other hand, we might have had colonies on the Moon and Mars by now.... self-sustaining colonies, had we continued to press with the fervor and determination we had to reach the moon in the 60s.

The human race could be wiped out by a single virulent organism - all because we are still scraping int he dirt instead of living among the stars. Mankind is not past the danger point.

The cure for cancer, or soy meal delivered to nomads living in a desert will do nothing to save the race when some bug comes out of the jungles or some military lab.

It's time we got our priorities straight. Let's stop extending the lives of people who only consume at an alarming rate. Let's start TRULY exploring and expanding man's domain and ability to exploit extra-terrestrial resources.

The starving can feed themselves. If I was starving I'd be out in the woods violating or fishing. Heck I've ate things that some folks wont eat. I must be part hillbilly. Racoon is good eating. Also I eat my roadkill because I don't believe is wasting food wink.gif So when BenJeremy is over he might want to ask what the mystery meat on the dinner table is laugh.gif

Heck my sister hit a deer with her car in the middle of the night. My dad and I went and gutted it and brought it home then cut that sucker up. There is food all around us. People just don't hunt for their food anymore.

As for the rest of the world. They can do the same. If there isn't much food then they should stop having so many kids. That's what I think each time I see the commercials on TV with kids that have flies crawling on them saying send us money.

I know I'll be flamed now for being such a cruel bastard. But that's my opinion.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE (N00bvin @ Feb 1 2003, 08:24 PM)
No, in a way, I agree that such a big deal shouldn't be made... or more to the point, more attention should be spent elsewhere....

I totally agree that it IS a tragedy, and one that I wish had not have happened... HOWEVER, where is the news coverage on the people who die everyday just struggling to survive? These people are NOT following their dreams... they just want to live a normal life. We are (as in the media) covering this loss of life that was incurred after spending BILLIONS, where we could be saving millions of lives with this same funding.

We're spending billions on what? Space exploration? I'm sorry, but I don't see how that has helped things the past 50 years. Velco and Tang is all I have seen...

Meanwhile, back on Earth, I still see people starving all over the world. I see us using up our natural resources. Hey, maybe all these "brilliant minds" at NASA should be working on things that can benefit us here on Earth?

I mean, really, would you buy a Mercedes and drive cross country when you house is a piece of shit that is just getting worse. No, you take care of your home... THEN you travel.

i agree with n00bvin, but i also respect other peoples opinions!

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:40 PM

QUOTE (007jamesbond @ Feb 1 2003, 08:59 PM)
http://www.q3canteena.org

you should read at free for all, there all yelling at me cause of that picture, gsus no sense of humor

now come on man thats out of order and very insensitive.
That Israeli guys father was sitting in an Israeli TV studio waiting to comment live on the landing as this happend. Just imagine how that poor soul must have and still is suffering. He was enjoying the proudest moment of his life watching his son return when this tradegy happened.

Sick jokes arent going to be appreciated at this time are they ?

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:46 PM

i agree with that, was more ment as a cheerup, but at a unappropriate time my mistake

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:21 PM

i dont get the joke

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 01:35 AM

I guess that same old joke will suface again,what does nasa stand for,Need Another Seven Astonauts (Again) laugh.gif

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 01:58 AM

What's odd about the "Elijah" image is that I just finished watching Unbreakable on the Mystery Channel tonight.


Kind of strange.

The book I'm reading, "Manifold Origin" by Stephen Baxter, is part of a series that has a serious love affair with NASA (not a bad thing, just that there's a lot of detail with our current state of technology and space travel involved).

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 03:27 AM

Well, my heart goes out to the famillies.. on a sidenote though, speaking of Unbreakable it made me remember about the short "Unbakeable" and made me chuckle watched it like a year ago and just remembered about it lol..

here's a description of - "Unbakeable", Unbakeable is a 10min. parody on M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable" with Bruce Willis. In the original, Willis played a character that was never got sick or injured, nearly invincible. His nemesis, Dr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) was just the opposite, having a condition that made him extremely fragile. Salamoff's parody had the two opposites in a quite different predicament. David Done discovers one day that he has never in his life been drunk or stoned. He is incapable, and only realizes this after an all night bender where no one is left conscious. The realization is brought to him by his nemesis, "Dr. Grass" (Orlando Jones "Evolution") who is just the opposite, and cannot consume any substance of any kind. They test the theory on David, giving him pounds of drugs to consume, but to no avail. biggrin.gif

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 03:33 AM

I didn't read any of the previous posts. Just so you know. Anyway. . .this is the fucking goverment's fault. There's no Cold War, so there's no raeson to fund the Space Program. How's that for moving forward? No need for cultural and technological advancement if there's no petty competition with another country. . . .Gods I hate America. . . dry.gif

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 04:10 AM

Don't hate America... hate the beaurocrats.

Now as far as colonizing space... and diseases that kill the population in one fell swoop... you been watching too much Star Trek.

We can do just fine on this planet if we take our resources, and put it towards education... not just in places like Kentucky or West Virginia... but the world.

BJ, I just don't buy you're whole Darwinist thinking. You're talking survival of the fittest... the "circle of life". We don't have to follow the same rules as animals. We must first re-educate the populations and find clean sources of energy... the rest will take care of itself. I agree that the world is full of consumers... but you're acting like that is just "okay"... let's just trash out planet fat, dumb and happy... then move somewhere else. Our place are both science fiction, but I want to take the high road.

I give a couple of thousand every year to charity... does my money make any difference? No, but if everyone actually GAVE A SHIT about there fellow man and did something about it, maybe EVERYONE could do something. No, unfortunately people think... it's not MY problem... but it is...

The thing is... I hate NO RELIGIOUS beliefs at all... more religious disbeliefs than anything, so don't think I'm taking THAT angle.

Okay, every time you see a starving child, you say they should stop having babies... well exactly what are YOU doing about that? Maybe they should learn that in school? Oh wait, they don't HAVE schools. Ah, just let that baby starve because I need to buy Panzer Dragoon this weekend...

This kind of shit really puts things in perspective for me. I try to help, but I always wonder if I do enough. I'm not trying to be fucking Sally Struthers... I'm not asking anyone to give anything. Just try not to have the attitude that it doesn't matter, and if everything doesn't work out, I'll just move to goddamn Mars.

Once again... these are MY views... take it as you will.




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