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Old 06-07-2019, 08:51 PM
 
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Huh. Looks like Neil Cavuto on Fox News was talking about this an hour before this random tweet showed up.

https://twitter.com/MattGertz/status...191605761?s=19
As someone pointed out on twitter -- whenever Trump randomly tweets about something -- you can source it back to a Fox News show.

That is funny stuff.

 
Old 06-07-2019, 08:53 PM
 
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It is easy to make fun of Trump but what many people do not understand what he means is what you said.


Going back to moon by itself should not be the sole objective, Moon has to be a planned stop on the way to Mars.


Mars is a 9 month journey one way. The huge spaceship needed for a direct flight that can carry humans will be too bit too heavy to take off and fly directly from Earth. An easier way would be to establish a moon base and build the spaceship there and take off from there since moon's gravity is 1/6 of earth's and escape velocity will be less from there. But this is still a bit of science fiction at this point.



But it is difficult to put this all in 140 characters ( or 280).
FIRST OF ALL -- Trump uses more than one tweet ALL the time to blab on about things. The problem isn't the limitation of the twitter characters.

SECOND OF ALL -- He can't even communicate the simplest ideas.

THIRD OF ALL -- It is now a sport -- interpreting what the President means.
 
Old 06-07-2019, 08:53 PM
 
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We should be sending robots to mars and the moon to set up space colonies.
 
Old 06-07-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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This is a rare moment when I'll actually defend Trump. What he means is that a manned-mission to mars would require a base on the moon to launch from.

With that said, this is pure science fiction at this point.
Nothing in that idiotic tweet indicate that he actually knew that getting to mars requires getting to the moon first. Truly a stupid dotard.
 
Old 06-07-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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It is easy to make fun of Trump but what many people do not understand what he means is what you said.


Going back to moon by itself should not be the sole objective, Moon has to be a planned stop on the way to Mars.
That's a horrible idea.


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Mars is a 9 month journey one way. The huge spaceship needed for a direct flight that can carry humans will be too bit too heavy to take off and fly directly from Earth. An easier way would be to establish a moon base and build the spaceship there and take off from there since moon's gravity is 1/6 of earth's and escape velocity will be less from there. But this is still a bit of science fiction at this point.
That's not remotely an easier way. The Moon's surface is a gravity well with no aerobraking. Everything put on the Moon to be launched towards Mars has to be accelerated out of Earth's gravity (fuel), then put into a lunar transfer orbit (fuel), then lowered gently onto the Moon (fuel), then launched back at Mars (yes, you guessed it). It is much more efficient to go directly for Mars.

If you need to build a spaceship beyond what can be launched from Earth, build it in Earth orbit.

The only value the Moon has to offer in terms of a manned mission is as a practice run. And I'd question that.
 
Old 06-07-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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FIRST OF ALL -- Trump uses more than one tweet ALL the time to blab on about things. The problem isn't the limitation of the twitter characters.

SECOND OF ALL -- He can't even communicate the simplest ideas.

THIRD OF ALL -- It is now a sport -- interpreting what the President means.
Trump must have early onset dementia
 
Old 06-07-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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Trump must have early onset dementia
No not necessarily.

If you look at interviews, tapes from years ago -- Trump is not a good communicator. He speaks simply and uses basic vocabulary.

It happens way too frequently. Too many times he has to explain the most basic of concepts or ideas because he doesn't communicate well.

Is it the end of the world -- well when he insists on having private meetings with other world leaders with nobody there to interpret or record or take notes -- yes being a poor communicator is an issue.
 
Old 06-07-2019, 09:11 PM
 
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No not necessarily.

If you look at interviews, tapes from years ago -- Trump is not a good communicator. He speaks simply and uses basic vocabulary.

It happens way too frequently. Too many times he has to explain the most basic of concepts or ideas because he doesn't communicate well.

Is it the end of the world -- well when he insists on having private meetings with other world leaders with nobody there to interpret or record or take notes -- yes being a poor communicator is an issue.

I don't know if Trump or Biden or Bernie have early onset dementia or not. That is why I would rather have them all take a mini-mental exam and if they fail that, a full mental evaluation before they stand for POTUS. I would like to see that rather than their Tax returns, which has no value to me.
 
Old 06-07-2019, 09:36 PM
 
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..at least, according to our president*.

Did anyone hear a collision? Was it stolen? Did Trump lose it in a trade deal? Can he even name the planet he's on?

So many questions...


This is no worse than the mistakes in grammar and word choice that we see every day from Trump's supporters on this forum. The intellect of some people is not well-sustained as they pass into their geriatric years. Quite a large number of the Trumpists are his age or older. But the question arises: were they ever sharper of wit, during the younger period of their lives?

I foresee a best-selling book coming in a few years: "The Collected Malaprops of Trump". He may rank even higher than Yogi Berra in that category. One of Yogi's best was, "When you come to that fork in the road, take it." When I've heard that during the past few years, I can't help but think of Trump's policies on planning and action.
 
Old 06-07-2019, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Trump must have early onset dementia
I could see that almost fifty years ago, when the media first began letting him make a jackass of himself on TV.
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