Tuesday, December 05, 2006

US base on the Moon... Sandino, where are you, now that we need you?

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The old Nicaraguan Sandinista fighting song, refers to confronting the "yanqui, enemigo de la humanidad". The first time I heard it, I felt hurt and offended, excluded and discriminated against... As years past and by the well-worn method, of "walking a mile in another man's shoes," I got an inkling of what they were talking about. In Iraq and the Middle East, it doesn't take much imagination to answer the question, "Why do they hate us?". But, until today, I really didn't feel fully part of the "humanidad" that the "yanqui" is an "enemigo" of. If we are "yanquis", and want to be part of the "humanidad" and not some aliens from outer space set on world conquest, then we must locate and identify these "├╝ber-yanquis" from outer space in our midst, so that once identified we can exorcise them and join our brothers and sisters of the human race. Because I can see, by looking in the mirror, (try it) that this is my birthright too. DS
US plans permanent base on Moon - BBC News
US space agency Nasa has said it plans to start work on a permanently-occupied base on the Moon after astronauts begin flying back there in 2020. The base is likely to be built on one of the Moon's poles and will serve as a science centre and possible stepping stone for manned missions to Mars. The US has already said it plans to build a new lunar spacecraft to succeed the last Apollo mission in 1972. Funds will be moved from space shuttle flights, due to be scrapped in 2010. The structure of the base and the exact duties of the astronauts stationed there have not been decided. READ IT ALL


kelly said...

Why not a penal colony...or, no, better yet, Zion? Or we could split it up: Muslims get the moon, Christian and Jews get the earth and everyone inbetween gets Scandinavia? Then each planet could get a sponsor, like those stadiums in America... Microsoft Earth... hmm no that is probably an infringement on Google Earth... McDonalds Moon...sorry long day.

Anonymous said...

As of today, everything seems fine on the moon. No WMD, no oil, democracy for all...
Why the hell should the US go there and establish permanent bases?
As for the previous proposition, I propose a correction:
muslims, jews, christians and other fairy tales' lovers on the moon, the rest on earth and Scandinavia to scandinavians, since it's too cold for non scandinavians to live up there.

Anonymous said...

didn't know that muslims or christians were searching for zion (hello, zionists?).