Full Circle – It’s a God Thing

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The following is an excerpt (I hope) from a book I am writing.

A decade ago one, on January 14, 2000, I experienced one of the worst moments of my life. Not only did the person I planned to marry do everything he could to hurt me, in the process he destroyed my sense of well-being and who I am.

January is a rough month. It seems to me that bad things just plain old happen in January. Wyatt Earp died in January – 1929. The space shuttle Challenger exploded in January – 1986. The Apollo 1 fire killed 3 astronauts – 1967. The space shuttle Columbia broke up in re-entry (okay it was February 1) – 2003. The worst baseball trades happen in January. It is cold. You have all those bills to pay. And life is generally miserable.

January, 2000 brought one of the worst experiences of my life. It also brought one of the most remarkable and spiritually awakening moments of my life. I learned the power of praise when the big things in life are bad.

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Obama Screwing NASA

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Once again the Dems are in the process of screwing NASA. They have a bad habit of doing this. Right now we’re being told it costs way too much money, etc. but they are willing to throw cash for klunkers to the wind, etc. We’re dealing with a bunch of liberals who don’t give a rip about our actual future, only their own power.

Douglas MacKinnon penned an Op Ed for the Washington Examiner:

“…Enjoy the last few flights of our Space Shuttle fleet. After it’s mothballed late next year, our nation, to the collective shame of our politicians, will have no U.S. capability to get our astronauts into space for quite possibly a decade or more to come. Why? Because President Obama and most Members of Congress don’t consider our human spaceflight program to be a tangible vote-getter. As simple and as destructive as that. During the presidential campaign in 2007, then-Senator Obama said he planned to pay for his $18 billion education plan by taking it out of the hide of NASA. In defending his desire to delay the Orion and Ares programs (the next generation crew spacecraft and rockets scheduled to succeed the space shuttle), he stressed, “We’re not going to have the engineers and scientists to continue space exploration if we don’t have kids who are able to read, write and compute.”…As we have all witnessed these last few months, in order to please various special interest groups, President Obama and Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, are anxious to spend (and waste) hundreds of billions of our money. Shockingly, from that obscene amount, they can’t find a tiny percentage to increase the knowledge, security, and commerce that would surely come our way as a direct result of continued U.S. preeminence in space. Too bad, because rather than continue in first place, the U.S. will eventually be last in space….”

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Remembering Columbia

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Commander: Rick D. Husband, a US Air Force colonel and mechanical engineer, who piloted a previous shuttle during the first docking with the International

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Houston, NASA Has a Very Serious Problem – The One (elect)

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I don’t have a lot of faith in anything Democrats do when it comes to space exploration. This may be due to those dark and dreadful days of the Carter Administration when NASA was cut back to basically nothing. Carter took a promising idea with a reusable vehicle and turned it into today’s shuttle program. I don’t trust Democrats and the Space Program. It’s that simple. They would rather slash science and technology in favor of hand-outs to buy more votes than actually invest in our future.

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