Monday, May 22, 2017

CawRANT Events #47

CawRANT Events #47

Good Morning Everybody!  It is a gorgeous, sunny day on the West Coast.  Finally!  After unprecedented amounts of gloomy days and rain...not to mention a big hail storm a week or so ago that destroyed the blossoms on the trees. Today is a day to get outside, plant my flower bed and bring out my summer deck furniture.  So this is hopefully going to be a very short CawRANT.

The first topic is the ongoing radiation hazards around the world.  Here in the Pacific Northwest we have that disgusting open pit of spewing radiation lying around from the halcyon bomb-making days of WWII and just after...the Hanford Nuclear "Reservation" in south central Washington State.  It has been a danger to the planet since it's inception but ever more so as in the past few years as it has started to deteriorate with the passage of time.  The US government was supposed to clean it up once it was abandoned...but they never have (or perhaps they can't).  If ever there was a clue as to the Satanic mindset behind all nuclear technology...Hanford is that.  The Evil Perps don't even have to plant a bomb to cause havoc all over the West Coast...all they have to do is blow up the Hanford site.  The government could avoid this diabolic risk by cleaning up the site permanently...but they have other projects [perpetual war being one] for the taxpayers' dollars.

And, of course, we have the ongoing disaster at Fukushima.  The M$M, which is obsessed with every tidbit about Donald Trump...never gives us an update on what is going on in that mega catastrophic radiation spill pouring into the Pacific.  But we can get an inkling of the damage being done to the environment, directly and indirectly including all living things, through stories like this:

From the CBC   

Sea lion drags girl into water off Steveston dock in Richmond, B.C.

Marine mammal expert says animal made mistake, most likely thought dress was a piece of fish



Sea Lion Pulls Girl into Water on
Vancouver coastline

Sea lions are a common sight in the coastal waters...but in all my years of sailing (40) years.  I have never seen one come this close to people on a dock.  This animal is obviously starving.  We have heard about the "dead or dying Pacific Ocean" and this is a symptom...again, not something the lying and criminally complicit mainstream media will tell you about.  They're too busy trying to force Donald Trump from office.

Speaking of Donald Trump...like Mike Whitney said in a post this morning...Trump may indeed be the worst president in US History...but drumming him out of office with newspaper lies is not going to solve the issue.

I'm trying to avoid reading stories about Trump's current trip to the Middle East....just like I try to avoid listening to fingernails scratching a chalk board.  His whole speech to the Saudis in Riyadh was copied verbatim yesterday but I just scanned it.

I saw where he told Muslims "not to shelter terrorists"..."That's OUR job," being the subtext.  I also read in an Israeli newspaper where Trump just sold billions of weaponry to the nation that he said masterminded 9/11 - Israeli newspaper.  Again...were the Israelis piqued because "masterminding 9/11 was OUR project?"  The irony, hyperbole and ludicrousness of the coverage and the substance[?] of Trump's trip and speech are just too much for the human heart.

Lastly, moving on to something even more ridiculous.  Here we have a story from "Mashable", a website I keep on my favourites because it reflects the superciliousness of today's western "culture" and trends".  Please read the following fairy tale/hoax and I will have further thoughts in comments to follow:



This rare bag of moon dust could fetch $4 million at auction
On the outside, the plain white bag seems unremarkable. But inside, it's laced with an exquisite and extremely valuable material: moon dust.
Neil Armstrong stuffed this sack with the world's first samples of lunar rocks during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Traces of dust still remain in the outer decontamination bag, which includes a label reading "LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN."

Sotheby's New York said the dinner plate-sized bag could fetch up to $4 million when it goes on the auction block on July 20 — the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11's historic first moon landing.
"The only such relic available for private ownership, it is exceptionally rare," Sotheby's said on its website.  NASA won't be reaping the benefits, however.

In a space-themed comedy of errors, Armstrong initially turned the zippered bag over to scientists at a Houston lab, but the U.S. space agency forgot about it over time. Decades later, the government mistakenly auctioned off the bag along with other space exploration memorabilia.

Nancy Lee Carlson, a Chicago-area attorney and self-proclaimed space nerd, bought the pouch and other items for just $995. Suspecting it contained more than fibers and zippers, she sent her bag to NASA for testing. That's when NASA scientists realized they'd lost the world's original bag of moon dust, and they refused to forfeit it a second time. Carlson fought back and, after a protracted legal battle, a U.S. District Court ordered NASA to return the bag in February.
NASA said it won't appeal the ruling, but the agency is still salty about the outcome.

William Jeffs, a NASA spokesman, said NASA thinks the bag should be on public display because it "represents the culmination of a massive national effort involving a generation of Americans, including the astronauts who risked their lives in an effort to accomplish the most significant act humankind has ever achieved," he told the Wall Street Journal.
But Carlson isn't exactly a moon-digger. The attorney plans to donate a portion of the sale proceeds to charity, and to establish a scholarship at her alma mater, Northern Michigan University, Reuters reported.

Sotheby's, meanwhile, is downright giddy. Apart from this court-ordered exception, NASA doesn't allow individuals to own any bits of the moon, which is why this bag is likely to fetch millions, said Cassandra Hatton, a senior specialist at the auction house.

"This is my Mona Lisa moment," she told the Journal.

The moon dust bag will be the shining star of Sotheby's first space exploration-themed sale, which will also include items from the personal collections of astronauts; signed photographs, maps, and charts; as well as engineering models and 3-D objects.

What was it that PT Barnam said?  "There's a sucker born every minute".  Never so true as those who still believe that the USA successfully sent several Apollo astronaut teams to the moon in the late 1960's and early 1970's.  You remember those days don't you?  We all watched the epic voyages on our black and white TV's and called each other to celebrate...on our big, honking black phones with the rotary dials.  We watched our TV's in awe, as the tiny metal capsule returning the astronauts safely to earth entered the super-heated earth's atmosphere...and splashed down ever so gently in the ocean...a tiny cloth parachute breaking its fall...slowing the space capsule down from its supersonic speed.  Each capsule splashed down...where only some military vessels and a few select "journalists" witnessed the returns. 

Buzz Aldrin on the "Moon"

We knew that the astronauts brought "moon rocks" with them.  I, myself, saw a moonrock while visiting the Smithsonian Institute back in the late 70's.  There was a huge crowd gathered around the glass display case. Then we heard that someone in The Netherlands had one of the moon rocks given to the country by the American government tested...only to find out it was actually an "earth rock".  Suddenly, all the "moon rocks" disappeared from the Smithsonian and became "lost"...just like the original footage of the moon walks filmed by the astronauts Such a LOSS!

Recently discovered sample of
"lunar dust"

Now, thankfully, a long lost bag of "lunar dust"....collected by the recently deceased astronaut Neil Armstrong...has turned up.  And it's going to be sold by auction at Sothebys for $4,000,000!  And I have a couple of West Coast bridges in excellent condition up for sale as well.  If those tiny return space capsules actually contained all the rocks and dust and rolls of film that the astronauts brought back and then got lost...they would have had no room for the astronauts!

What dust is actually in the bag?  Could it be the cremated remains of Neil Armstrong?  Or, more likely, I suspect it's the contents of someone's vacuum cleaner.  In that case....We're ALL rich!!!

That's it for this CawRANT...have a wonderful rest of your day.  Until next time, bye.

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