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Comment: Enemy of Freedom! (Score 1) 1276

by MetBlog (#35218986) Attached to: Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google
Glenn Beck is the mastermind behind his own stupidity and wallows in his own hypocrisy LIVE on TV just like a pig in his own shit. He accuses others of propaganda, yet he is spouting his own idiotic version LIVE on Fox. Incomplete information and fear mongering. It's as if he's trying to dissuade people from using Google just because it's a big company, or he's trying to stifle freedom and control knowledge. Probably both. And to appeal to people's paranoia and suggest some devious relation with the groups/companies mentioned is just adding insult to injury. He says Google is being kicked out of ALL the other countries yet he doesn't say the other countries that Google is being kicked out of are China, India, Turkey, Pakistan etc. (some of the harshest and most unfriendly nations against freedom) Oh sorry, Google isn't really completely banned in China it's very heavily censored. Not sure about India, Pakistan, Turkey or why they would ban Google. Yeah that's right, freedom and knowledge are feared there, not by the people, but by the governments. Glen, why would you not tell the whole story? (or at least enough that the people could make up their own minds) Why use language which "infers" some underhanded devious conspiracy, rather than being clear and concise? Why not be forthcoming and say which countries are are actually banning Google, rather than leaving it up to the viewer to assume you mean "ALL" other countries like you said? Isn't that manipulative on your part? Why not tell your readers WHY Google is actually being banned in these other countries? Why not tell the people that it's really only a handful of countries which typically have reasons to ban information, freedom and knowledge from the people? Why infer at all? That's right? The truth isn't what you're after is it? You're just being manipulative and misleading. Sorry... I misunderstood what you really meant. You've formed an idiotic and elementary propaganda campaign to scare people into distrusting Google by painting them as a big corporate power hungry giant (knowing the whole time a LARGE segment of the general USA population hates corporate greed, resents and fears their power) while you besmirch Google's name implying it is something other than what it is. A search engine that gives you the best results and knowledge you could ask for. What are you afraid of? Are you afraid of losing power when it goes back to the people when they learn you're truly an just an extreme right-wing religious fundamentalist with a massive ego who loves and plays on the entertainment value of the news, all the while you view your own show as a pulpit for your propagandized version of half truths and insinuations which play on people's hatred of greedy power-mongers, and paranoid conspiracies of power grabbing. You're a pretender Glenn. An anti-freedom activist. You are the "media" you pretend to despise. You're nothing more than an info-tainment snake oil salesman. Unfortunately you have the public's ear, and while you profess to care for them you are manipulating the people, herding them like sheep while serving them your incomplete and extremely biased propaganda-poisoned Koolaid. You're a traitor to the human revolution, and an enemy of freedom and knowledge. Anyone who is an enemy of freedom, should be an enemy of the people.
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+ - TubeSat - Launch Your Own Satellite On The Cheap!->

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MetBlog writes "New technology: The TubeSat is a revolutionary space satellite device now brings space down to your level. Now the big boys aren't the only ones who can touch the stars. A new personal space satellite puts the vastness of space at your finger tips. People can now launch scientific equipment into space much faster and cheaper than ever before. Interorbital Systems has created a low cost satellite system that can be launched for an amazingly low cost of only $8000. The knowledge gained from that study will be invaluable to mankind."
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Comment: Re:Whoa ! Take a deep breath (Score 2, Informative) 81

by MetBlog (#28792605) Attached to: Astronomer Photographs Meteor Through Telescope
You're right it could have been space debris from a satellite or rocket. However most agree it's most likely a meteor fireball and not flaming space junk. A "meteor" doesn't have an orbit. A meteoroid (asteroid) does have an orbit while in space. A meteorite is the rock that survives impact with the Earth. And a meteor is the fiery phenomena while entering our atmosphere, better known as a shooting star. Meteors are usually seen in meteor showers such as the famous Leonids, and Perseids meteor showers. Meteors are small grain of sand sized particles, while fireballs are the result of a much larger mass entering our atmosphere. Small meteors are in fact captured on film all the time, however to actually capture a large bolide event such as this while zoomed in to focus on a galaxy, through a telescope with a field of view that is a small fraction of the visible night sky is a one-in-a-million shot. Fireballs are just large meteors. The value of meteorite fragments to science and collectors around the world is great, however it depends on the type of meteorite it is. Many museum, private collectors, and scientists can and do receive pieces of new meteorite falls all the time. Many meteorites fall every year, and pieces of these space rocks are studied, classified, and distributed throughout the worlds private collections and scientific institutions. Colleges and universities also may receive pieces for scientific study and course work in many related fields including mineralogy, chemistry, geology, and of course astronomy. The study of meteorites, their composition, and their origins is called meteoritics. The chances of actually capturing this meteor/fireball on film are truly astronomically small. Every pun intended.
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Astronomer Photographs Meteor Through Telescope 81

Posted by samzenpus
from the expensive-camera dept.
Matt Rogers writes "Amateur astronomer Mike Hankey may be the first person on earth to take a picture of a fireball meteor through a telescope. The picture has been confirmed authentic by numerous professional astronomers and asteroid hunters. This picture could possibly be the first of its kind. Taking a picture of a meteor is a very difficult thing to do, taking a picture of a meteor through a telescope is near impossible. The hunt is on in southern PA for the meteorites that broke away from this space rock. Using Hankey's picture, as well as security tape, meteorite hunters have been able to narrow down the crash site to a smaller area. Even with the trajectory roughly determined, professional meteorite hunters think finding these meteorites may be near impossible. However if they are found they will be immensely valuable and could be very large."
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+ - Astronomer Photographs Meteor Thru Telescope-> 1

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Matt Rogers
Matt Rogers writes "Amateur astronomer Mike Hankey may be the first person on earth to take a picture of a fireball meteor thru a telescope. The picture has been confirmed authentic by numerous professional astronomers and asteroid hunters. This picture could possibly be the first of its kind. Taking a picture of a meteor is a very difficult thing to do, taking a picture of a meteor thru a telescope is near impossible. The hunt is on in southern PA for the meteorites that broke away from this space rock. Using Hankey's picture as well as security tape meteorite hunters have been able to narrow down the crash site to a smaller area. Even with the trajectory roughly determined, professional meteorite hunters think finding these meteorites may be near impossible. However if they are found they will be immensely valuable and could be very large."
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