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I Admit I was Curious…


MESSENGER status per JHU/APL… as of just a few minute ago.  It’s going to be EPIC.  Huge amount of propellant is going to be expended to get the orbit right (66% – down – down – down – —> 9.5%) .  There’s not a huge amount left over.  Choices range between “Oops, bye bye, where the hell are we going NOW?”, “Where’s the champagne?”, and “Ok we’re there but we aren’t where we want to be because we are where we don’t want to be, exactly, and who’s got my goddamned cigarettes?”.

So far the DSM’s have been beawesome, so I’m pretty confident they’ll do just fine.  These are the guys you should be thinking of when you think “Rockit Scientist”.   There’s not a lot of room for error.

Mission Elapsed Time
August 3, 2004

DAYS: 2397  Hrs: 10  Min: 43  Secs: 11

Mercury Orbit Insertion
March 18, 2011
12:45 a.m. UTC

Days: 20  Hrs:  08  Min: 46  Secs: 15

I was curious as an adult to see what breast milk tasted like (oooh, taboo topic!) and might have had that opportunity after the kids were born.

To quote Aggie Sith:  “Stop judging me!”

But this is just exceedingly… odd.

A specialist ice cream parlor plans to serve up breast milk ice cream and says people should think of it as an organic, free-range treat.  – http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110224/od_nm/us_breastmilk_icecream

“Free Range Treat” is where you sample directly from the tap, folks.  Ice cream is just ice cream.  Of course, running around tapping breasts for a sample is kind of frowned on in our society – “women are not like maple trees” they say.

Here’s where I would make some snarky remark about “milk jugs” but Cruel Wife would chastise me for that terminology so I won’t.

So at McGoo’s request, here is a Poll.


More Libyan unrest could prompt NATO involvement.

I firmly believe that NATO should be looking to itself and insisting that if the world wants a world government they should damn well crank up the UN and do something.  I don’t really want that and I know they don’t have the collective guts to do it.   But I really think NATO should stick within it’s member borders and look at threats that could actually harm them.

Libya doesn’t fall in the same category as Russia.

The first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, famously stated the organization’s goal was “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.

I’ll settle for keeping the French down, watching Russia, and dealing with the internal takeover by those insisting that the West become annexed to Islam/Sharia-based countries.

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