It's important to consider the number of people involved in the whole project. Is there really a belief that hundreds of people were involved in something and they're all keeping a secret?
What would the payoff be?
I would suppose the payoff would be to intimidate the Russians and convince them we were more advanced than they might have believed.
That doesn't seem to be too bright of an idea. It took big factories to build the space ships. And, the Russians are aware of American manufacturing capabilities -- it's always a mistake to assume other people are stupid until it's clearly proven.
The Russians would have known it was a hoax. They would have continued to the moon and claimed it. A hoax does not nullify an actual visitation and claim.
More recently, the Chinese announced plans to visit Mars and land a rover on it in 2020. So now we have a new space race. I saw a recent claim that astronauts would have their brains fried by intersolar particles that are thought to stream through the space between here and there. It is probably an attempt to frighten the Chinese.
I hope we live long enough to see the Chinese build a moon base with a colony of people.
Russia can't afford it right now. They dropped their plans to land a man on the moon because we got there first. Russia would have claimed it. Once they couldn't claim it, there were more important things to spend the money on. If you remember, the Soviet Union collapsed because of military spending they couldn't afford.
lowell: Turkish President Erdoğan agrees to back Sweden's NATO bid, Stoltenberg says
Jul 10, 2023 16:59:08 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: Good news for everyone...except Russia.
Jul 12, 2023 14:06:45 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: Hey garak. What kind of shape is Eagle Creek in? We're playing there Tuesday.
Jul 20, 2023 3:19:54 GMT -6
garak: Good shape. Greens are running good. They got hit with a bad storm Sunday night. Lost a few trees and lots of limbs down. It was clear enough for us to play Monday and I suspect they will have it cleaned up by the weekend.
Jul 20, 2023 3:32:07 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: Fewer trees is always good as far as I'm concerned. I'm looking forward to it. We haven't been there in a couple of years.
Jul 20, 2023 16:25:06 GMT -6
garak: Eagle Creek update. Storm damage all cleaned up except for the downed tree at the blue tees on 18. Today the greens seemed a little slow even discounting the rain. Started out as a drizzle and became a 10 minute downpour on 7. Otherwise, the course is in
Jul 24, 2023 15:03:26 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: Do you think we'll be off the cart paths tomorrow morning? it doesn't affect me but we have several guys in their 80s who don't play if they have to stay on the paths. Our scheduler will call out there in the morning and give a status report.
Jul 24, 2023 15:23:49 GMT -6
garak: I would think that you would be off the paths unless they got a lot more rain last night.
Jul 25, 2023 4:24:31 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: On the paths for the first 7 holes. Then they came around and told us to avoid some low spots. Shot 45-45. Not bad for how little I've played and how few times I've played that course. You have to know your way around.
Jul 25, 2023 15:16:39 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: I was 6'2" inches and 215 about 8 months ago, so I know what that looks like. Tramp is north of 270 easily. For the record, I've been hanging around the 195-198 neighborhood for the last two months. I might go lower.
Aug 27, 2023 16:51:46 GMT -6
lowell: I am shrinking. I used to be 5'11" and now I'm 5'9". I used to be 175lbs and now I'm 160. After the wife died (she was 6 years older), I got down to 145 lbs. Then out of concern for my health I made an attempt each day to eat more.
Aug 28, 2023 13:52:23 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: It's not unusual for a grieving spouse to undergo such changes due the loss of a loved one. It's good you recognized the need to take care of yourself. I suspect it's what your wife would want you to do.
Aug 28, 2023 16:31:21 GMT -6
lowell: Thanks James T. I felt better a year and a half later. Being in a rock band didn't let me mope as much as I would have. Then the lead guitarist introduced me to a flutist who could play Jethro Tull.
Sept 5, 2023 2:06:58 GMT -6
James T. Kirk: Hey garak, if you're still looking in here, Belle re-opened her Just For Fun forum. It's pretty quiet there for the moment. Lowell, you might want to check it out too. It's pretty laid back and guests can post there. allinfun.freeforums.net/
Sept 17, 2023 3:41:24 GMT -6
garak: Thanks Kirk. I’m in Florida right now for a week of golf. I will look into Belle’s board.
Sept 18, 2023 17:54:08 GMT -6
lowell: "Mother of the Richest Man in the World, Elon Musk, Says She Sleeps on Mattresses, Blankets on the Floor or in the Garage Whenever She Visits Him"
Sept 21, 2023 2:18:21 GMT -6