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Old 07-22-2019, 05:02 PM
 
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If putting a man on the moon is now something shameful given the social mores of the day...
Luckily, no one has taken that stance. It's merely a blogger with reading comprehension issues claiming that someone is making that case.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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This kind of reporting is the kind of thing that irritates me about the current social and political climate.

Yes, the early U.S. space program was dominated by white males, but that was the culture back then, and back then, most techies were white and male -- and there was a much greater percentage of whites versus non-whites. Doesn't mean that this was the way it should have been, but I really dislike those who would denigrate this great achievement because it was not culturally correct by today's standards.

And, btw, there have been plenty of major achievements by those in other countries that were done without the assistance of whites and/or females, either -- yet I haven't read many reports of whites and/or females putting down those achievements!

(Btw, I am female.)
Common says from you=1
Common sense from an SJW=0
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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What a crock that article is. So many leaps and twists on what was actually written in the articles that it quotes.

And it looks like none of you who are supporting the Federalist article have actually read it and comprehended it.

So what, exactly, about that Washington Post Tweet is untrue? What about that Tweet is opinion and not fact?

The Apollo missions were intense; NASA employees spent long hours, weeks, months, and years preparing for and executing space flight to prepare for the moon landing, which inherently makes the work family un-friendly.

The NASA engineers you saw on camera at Mission Control were largely white, and were largely male. Females and people of color were rare in engineering and other tech professions in the 1960s. Plenty of retired NASA employees who are female and/or minority have talked about NASA's culture back then.

The Federalist is, as usual, offering nothing but knee-jerk pot stirring by ignoring facts and without attempting to delve deeper into it can't or won't understand. And also as usual, it is hoping that people like the OP don't bother to read and digest its willful misrepresentation of fact.
The pot stirring is the original posts by wapo and the times.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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The Federalist?!


fake news.
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An article from that right wing crap publication "The Federalist"?

Please spare us this kind of nonsense.

We know, comrade, you have an "unusual point of view".

Of course, you've said you even think Fox News is "too liberal" right?
The words are right there in the NYT and WAPO articles. Instead of taking one day to put politics aside and celebrate American achievement, they had to politicize it with their identity politics.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:49 PM
 
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An article from that right wing crap publication "The Federalist"?

Please spare us this kind of nonsense.

We know, comrade, you have an "unusual point of view".

Of course, you've said you even think Fox News is "too liberal" right?
a southern California zip....shocking
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:45 AM
 
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If this is where the left wants to go thats fine.
Fact is nearly every technological achievement that make our lives what they are was done by white males.
If the world relied on indians, or africans, or mexicans, they would be living in the stone age dying by age 29 and sacrificing children to sun gods. No apologies offered or needed.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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If this is where the left wants to go thats fine.
Fact is nearly every technological achievement that make our lives what they are was done by white males.
If the world relied on indians, or africans, or mexicans, they would be living in the stone age dying by age 29 and sacrificing children to sun gods. No apologies offered or needed.
Grand Slam Home Run....nothing more needs to be said on this subject.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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One interesting point might be Lillian Gilbreth's dusty, old efficiency methods that were applied to the development of the Apollo command and service module. [From a 1984 NYT stamps article, about a North American Rockwell publication.]

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