I'm convinced Jersey Shore and the like are government funded; to distract the dumb dumbs. Then you have conservative and liberal media(politicians themselves as well) turning politics into the equivalent of the Bears vs. the Packers. Keeps us little people divided, which gets us no where.Once again, less than a 15 second side story on the morning news right now. "And here's the first shots of one spacecraft imaging another landing on the surface of another planet, very cool".
That was it! Very cool???? That's all they can say about it? Why isn't there a full broadcast special to the Curiosity mission and the men and women behind it who worked so hard? Oh that's right because that's not interesting to anyone, and doesn't involve scandals or hot political topics. WTF is wrong with the media in this country!?!?
You know I'm usually one of the first to dive in on a political conversation, but I've stayed clear of them for a while now. This is the first year that I've basically given up on our politicians/government. Conservative/Liberal, Rep/Dem, no one gives a crap about the "common man". They all have their own agenda's, and will do WHATEVER it takes to get votes. You're absolutely right, the media on both sides has turned it into a football game to keep us completely divided, except we're always losers and they are always winners.I'm convinced Jersey Shore and the like are government funded; to distract the dumb dumbs. Then you have conservative and liberal media(politicians themselves as well) turning politics into the equivalent of the Bears vs. the Packers. Keeps us little people divided, which gets us no where.
Can't say my enthusiasm on facetube caught on either though.
Yeah, it's bound to happen though. This only cost 2.6 billion. Imagine what they could do with say 4 times that or more and it would STILL be cheaper than most things. The shuttle needed to be retired. No question about that. Not having a replacement ready to go, in the pipeline, or even an entirely new vehicle(s) is just sad. I should be able to take a vacation on the moon by now!!I don't mean to turn this into a political thread though, this should be about the accomplishment of the men and women at JPL/NASA and the amazing and exciting journey they have ahead of them. I can't speak for others, but I'm pretty excited to see some high quality images of Mars.