"Touching shuttle debris may cause bad spirits to invade your body!"
tcmay at got.net
Sun Feb 2 10:19:27 PST 2003
Journalists may as well be saying the above, saying that shuttle debris
has evil spirits which can come out if the debris is touched.
Part of the dumbing down of America, and of journalism. (I just heard
one Fox News anchorbimbo referring to the Russian rocket launched today
as "bringing supplies to the space station.)
The journalists are spouting the NASA line that shuttle debris may be
"hot" and may have dangerous substances. Right. As if the heat and
spinning and 12000 mph turbulence hasn't scrubbed every surface of its
What they want is for people not to collect the pieces and hang on to
them on their fireplace mantles. Or to try to sell them at flea markets
But the only way they think they can frighten people off is to utter
obvious gibberish about how the pieces are "hot" and "may be toxic."
"DALLAS (AP) - From corrosive fuels to ammonia-like liquids, insulation
and plastics, space shuttle Columbia carried a witch's brew of toxic
and caustic materials designed to work in the hostile environment of
"Authorities warned the public to stay away from shuttle debris because
it could be harmful.
"Perry said either liquid oxygen from the shuttle's fuel system or
liquid nitrogen used to inflate the tires could be dangerous. "
Right. Those charred and warped pieces of metal are going to have
liquid oxygen and/or liquid nitrogen on them...after the fall and after
sitting on the ground (not to mentioned being so "hot," other NASA
droids and reporters report).
(Needless to say, any look at the images of the designated officials
picking up the bits of debris shows no HAZMAT suits, no welding gloves
to deal with the "hot" debris. The pickup crews are just wearing
ordinary coveralls and uniforms.)
Last laugh: CNN is carrying (10:06 a.m. PST) an "information" slug at
the bottom of a Wolf Blitzer interview: "Columbia was traveling 18
times faster than the speed of light."
Yes, "speed of light."
Speaking of journalists, why does Wolf Blitzer repeat this obvious lie
about the metal bits and pieces being tainted by evil spirits? Because
these so-called journalists are stooges for the state.
A real journalist would just roll his eyes and say "Look, folks, NASA
wants these pieces to be aid in reconstructing the accident. There are
no traces of liquid propellants and deadly chemicals on these pieces.
And they certainly didn't stay hot for long. NASA is trying to get us
to feed you jive so you'll be properly frightened and won't touch
--Tim May, Occupied America
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759.
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