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Old 01-15-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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But T&S thinks the Apollo 18 "secret" footage proves we went there but were attacked by moon rock monsters, THAT is why we never went back.
I forgot about that movie coming out....Hmm nothing like a Dark-Grey-ish, Cold, Snowy Sunday afternoon to go watch it on VOD.


Esp with Russian probe failed to leave LEO moon Lunar probe will crash back down into earth in about 4-6 hours..Lets hope it lands in the ocean or Un-Populated area due to the 12 tons of highly toxic fuel aboard and some amounts of highly radioactive Cobalt-57..
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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But I give credit where credit is due. And no doubt, high speed rail is one area where China's advancements are quite impressive. They have the population and density for it, as they have 4 times the population of the U.S.
It's impressive, except for the occasional accident (which was preventable) that can be deadly. The July 23 accident in China killed 40 people and injured 191. Investigation found (1) sloppy development of the signaling equipment, (2)bidding irregularities in the contract to provide it, and (3) lapses by safety inspectors who were supposed to ensure its quality. A lightning strike hit the line causing the wrong signals which resulted in the train crashing into the rear end of another on a viaduct. Was there too much rush to claim the fastest high speed rail?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/wo...ain-crash.html
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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There is something suspicious about this. I doubt China would commit a great deal of resources to this project unless it was for a reason that goes beyond, "just so we could say we did it."

I think they are setting up some technological infrastructure, which will likely have a military application.

We can only speculate on what...
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:23 AM
 
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There is something suspicious about this. I doubt China would commit a great deal of resources to this project unless it was for a reason that goes beyond, "just so we could say we did it."

I think they are setting up some technological infrastructure, which will likely have a military application.

We can only speculate on what...
There is scientific merit in what they are attempting to do. The U.S. and it's allies aren't the only ones interested in space. It's not always about boogey men.
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