"In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.” ? Eugene V. Debs, Voices of a People’s History of the United States
Raw it up with a record number of new callers! This is working! Glad to see such awareness and awakeness out there. Maybe PShea is right, the big realization of the lie(s) is coming! We had
Wuyi from Key Largo, Florida
Ala Somoan from Australia
Tom from Cambridge, England
Rollo from Australia
Johan Backes from Toronto
Jan Erik from Norway
Farcevalue from Florida
Wolfman from Colorado
…and a record number of live listeners (near 30) and chatters. Excellent round table. Let’s do it again! Anyone can and should call in. Apologies to some of the above for not getting much airtime. Take that as a first step and bring an agenda and links next time and have more time.
Full clip: (I forgot what a great actor Clinton was – soooo smooth. Obama was released from the acting farm too early I think).
Wilbur Wright once noted that the only bird that cold talk was the parrot, and he didn’t fly very well. So I’ll be brief. This week America has been recalling the Apollo program and reliving the memories of those times in which so many of us here, colleagues here in the first rows, were immersed. Our old astrogeology mentor, Gene Shoemaker, even called in one of his comets to mark the occasion with spectacular Jovian fireworks. And reminding us once again of the power and consequence of celestial extracurricular activities.
Many Americans were part of Apollo, about one or two in each thousand citizens, all across the country. They were asked by their country to do the impossible–to envisage the design and to build a method of breaking the bonds of earth’s gravity and then sally forth to visit another heavenly body. The principal elements–leaving earth, navigating in space and descending to a planet unencumbered with runways and traffic control–would include major requirements necessary for a space-faring people.
Today a space shuttle flies overhead with an international crew. A number of countries have international space programs. During the space age we have increased our knowledge of our universe a thousand-fold.
Today we have with us a group of students, among America’s best. To you we say we have only completed a beginning. We leave you much that is undone. There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of the truth’s protective layers. There are many places to go beyond belief. Those challenges are yours–in many fields, not the least of which is space, because there lies human destiny.