How pre-prohibition drinking laws in New York created the world’s worst sandwich.
Bob Zimmerman writes that it won’t happen without cutting the pork.
In other words, it won’t happen.
Tweet from @realDonaldTrump: “For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!”
No comment, but there’s a lot of response on Twitter.
There is a new report out from the Reason Foundation, by Jeff Greason and James Bennett, on how it needs to be rethought and reorganized. I haven’t read it yet, but I expect it to be good (I saw Jeff today at the Space Settlement Forum, where I gave a talk on space property rights).
There are a bunch of new ones out as part of the fiftieth anniversary. Here’s a list (including some old classics as well).
80% of Mexican territory, including the border regions (natch) is controlled by drug cartels.
There is one, and only one way (or at least it’s a necessary if not sufficient condition) to deal with this: Legalize drugs.
Kids are terrorized pointlessly about lots of things, including climate. Or maybe the point is just to be submissive to the state.
I flew into Detroit Friday evening, then drove up to Grayling in northern MI, stopping in Mount Pleasant to visit a niece who attends Central Michigan University. I got into my motel about 11 AM.
Then, yesterday morning, I make a one-hour drive to Traverse City, where I attended a Michigan Space Symposium. The founder of U.S. Robotics, who is from there, has been incubating space companies and encouraging them to set up shop there, in the hopes of making the state more prominent in the space industry. He has a 27,000 square-foot mansion on the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay, at which he hosted attendees Wednesday night, so I unfortunately was unable to attend. The hope is that they may even have a spaceport in the state.
It was an interesting line up, including retired General David Buck, formerly of Patrick AFB and the Cape, and retired General Wayne Monteith , the new head of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation. It was my first opportunity to meet him. The theme of the day was the need for both innovation, and acceptance of failure. I gave both a copy of the book.
There were also several people I knew there (some of them also from Michigan), including Chuck Lauer of Rocketplane, and Jim Ransom, with whom I had worked at Aerospace almost forty years ago, who is a Traverse City native, and has recently retired there.
I drove back down to the Flint area after the event, and today I’m attending a nephew’s high-school graduation in Linden, a small town south of there. Then off to DC tomorrow.
Color footage of D-Day and the invasion of Europe has been discovered. Seeing it in color really does “color” our perception of that era.
And Bill Whittle has a video making the same point.
After fifty-seven years, Rachel Carson’s book is not aging well. It will always have its defenders, though.
[Not sure why headline says “at 40.”]
OK, it’s because the article is from seventeen years ago. Unlike Carson’s book, though, it does still hold up.