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Benefits of the Space Program:
How does NASA technology affect your life? The benefits of America’s space program can be found just about everywhere! This Web site provides a down-to-Earth look at what the space program has done for you, your neighbors, America and the world. Explore these pages and feel at home with NASA technology!
I have lived on the space coast for a short time and heard the last double sonic boom and also saw the last shuttle launch. I’m almost 60-years old and have seen a few things in my life time. Never worked for NASA but have been to the visitor center. Once you stand next to one of the rockets that helped transports something like the shuttle into space you can never comprehend the magnatiude of such an effort. To say the U.S. Space Program is a total waste is simple not true. I’m sure the people who dedicated their careers to the effort and lost their lives for it don’t consider it a waste nor the the entire labor force that helped make space travel happen.
Please, for ONLY non-enrolled members!
Again, I repeat. PLEASE, only NON-enrolled folks need reply. (The rest of you enrolled members can sit back and eat popcorn if you want, and smile to yourself if you think we’re totally off-track..)
For non-enrolled members, how about we use this topic areas as a forum to discuss and speculate on what Dr. Martenson is writing about in his most recent missive for enrolled members only: “Alert! – Nuclear (and Economic) Meltdown In Progress”. Perhaps we can come to our own conclusions about what we need to do, independent of having read the information he has for enrolled members.
What do you think Dr. Martenson is talking about when he says:
This alert warns you that major world-changing events are now underway and that your personal preparations for an uncertain future should either be completed or take on a new sense of urgency. On the basis of the information contained here and in the past two days of posts, I am personally ratcheting up my preparations, making purchases, and topping off what needs to be topped off.
So whaddaya think? Is TS about to HTF?
How much time do you think we got before we all gotta wear duct-taped garbage bag hoodie ponchos with N95 masks before venturing outside? Do we have to bring all the goats into the barn, herd the chickens into the kitchen and start spreading newspaper to collect manure for spring planting?
What preparations are you making or still need to make? What’s still on your list that’s not done yet? Do riots in Bahrain, empty supermarket shelves Tokyo, and potassium iodide shortages on the West Coast give you a taste of what to prep for?
Gimme your thoughts, folks. Let’s have some fun (and sober discussion) with this. 🙂
Hello Poet & other Non-members,
I have always been one of those who has believed in being prepared for the unexpected and keep a sense of what is going on beyond my street so to speak. However, if the arrival of unexpected or expected events surpasses all the efforts for having prepared…..well then…….where do you turn? If you have family they also can be overwhelmed. There will be those who will do all they can to protect their own. You can see this just standing in line at a theme park waiting to get on a ride or trying to watch a small parade. Adult men protect that space mapped out for the strollers, etc. so their children get to see that parade. But you also see parents of young children in resturants who order an abundance of food that is not eaten and the surrounding floor and table is littered with food that is left for the resturant staff to clean-up. And about those who are care takers of elderly relatives or diabled children? I think black markets will develop and barter systems of all kinds. I went into a small pawn shop a few weeks ago to try and sell a few pieces of jewlery I never wore. All of my really good/nice jewelery along with other valuable had been stolen from the house I was renting 2-yrs ago. It was considered a safe respectable area. They used my laundry basket to cart off my things. I was amazed to see all kinds of items in that pawn shop (yard tools, surf boards, cell phones, CDs, cook stoves, camping gear). We all need to keep a level head when faced with extreme situations. Defending a spot for vieiwng a parade looks very different when it is for food, shelter or medical care. I’ve been a non-enrolled member of this forum for over a year now. It has been one of the most informative level thinking sources of information I’ve ever seen. I’ll continue to return as long as the access to the resources to do so are available to me.
In closing, I want to mention a book called The Powershift Era. Local libraries in my area will hold book sales or give away books no longer wanted. I happened to pick up this book. It is the third in a series #1 Future Shock # 2 The Third Wave #3 The Powershift Era which was published in 1990. Reading this book has been like reading today’s headlines.
Jager06, what are you doing or your thoughts on the following:
1. Managing communications. Senate Bill 3480 (President of US could shut down Internet 30-days). And, Comcast & NBC Universal look like they are merging which will create the largest media company in the US & control of majority of Internet connections to households.
2. Medical needs, sustaining meds, life threatening situations. The recent so-called Recovery Act mandated that medical records be centralized electronicly. Tax dollars have gone into quailifying medical groups for funds to purchase the equipment/services to put medical records into the cloud. If compliance is not met by 2015 fines go into effect.
3. Dealing with those who have weapons & use them to threaten others….desperate people. Where I live, you can go to the local flea market where there is access to a variety of guns, knives and other types of items that could be used as weapons. There is also a lot of military surplus items. No law enforcement agency will be able to help if things turn really serious.
I find for the most part people continue to not pay attention or care about what the shift that is taking place and others who won’t talk about it or would rather keep their head in the sand……then there are those like me, to an extent, are powerless over much of what is taking place and can only prepare to the level we can then hope and pray we have enough courage and wisdom to see it through.
God Bless, Sage
Here are my thoughts……….anyone who was a parent prior to disposable diapers used a diaper pail. Cloth diapers were rinsed in the toilet then placed in a diaper bucket with soapy water. Then you have to decide how you want to transfer the diapers from the pail to the washer. You still need to store soap and what about parts for the washer to keep it running? As for newspaper……..that may be hard to come by if more people have to turn to this and since more info is being published on the web there is less newspaper in circulation……..however, the local library has a dumpster that collects newspaper for recycling……so maybe it is the recycling centers that will start to ration newspaper if the demand goes up?
But the old diaper pail is a good alternative. If you are short on old t-shirts, etc. you could try local thrift stores. They sometimes sell clothes by the pound or bag…..sometimes you even get to choose the clothes. Growing up my parents had little money but were hard working. Going to the Goodwill was usually the first place my mother went shopping for clothes if she wasn’t making them. When schooll started it was a trip to Sears or the Sears catalog and you got 5-dresses for the school year and hand-me-downs from my older sister were common even though we wore different sizes. My mother and grandmother(s) canned vegtables and had a huge deep freezer.
Thinking back now growing up I never experienced a shortage of toilet paper. It was clothing.