Archive for December, 2008

Were the moon landings faked?

December 3, 2008

A keep hearing more and more people making comments about Man’s triumphant return to the moon.  However, I am really curious about if we ever did land on the moon.

Some issues still worry me.

Why did so many NASA Moonscape photos have non parallel shadows? sceptics will tell you because there is two sources of light on the Moon – the Sun and the Earth… That maybe the case, but the shadows would still fall in the same direction, not two or three different angles and Earth shine would have no effect during the bright lunar day (the time at which the Apollo was on the Moon).?

Why did one of the stage prop rocks have a capital “C” on it and a ‘C’ on the ground in front of it?

Who would dare risk using the Lunar Module on the Moon when a simulated Moon landing was never tested?

If the Rover buggy had been moving in one-sixth gravity, then it would have required a twenty foot width in order not to have flipped over on nearly every turn.  Yet the Rover had the same width as ordinary small cars.?

If the fabric space suits had a crotch to shoulder zip.  There should have been leakage of air.?

Let me know your thoughts.  Lets build a good list of positive and negative points, and really discuss this.


Bring on the Trumpets

December 1, 2008


I am still laughing at this one


United Kingdom to join the Euro

December 1, 2008

Shocking headline for many, but more and more Europeans are convinced that the UK will join the Euro in the next two years.

Somehow, I cannot see this myself.  We are in an economic meltdown, with the only thing standing between the people and a huge black hole is the independent Bank of England and the ability to decide our own interest rates and currency.

However, those currently in power would seem to be investigating this.

To me this is crazy, this is almost as crazy as selling all our gold reserves at rock bottom prices (to aid our meeting of EU targets).  What this would in effect do, is to sell off our country at a rock bottom price.  The pound would be tagged to the Euro at the current rate of €1.19 rather than the €1.49 or more it was often tagged at in the last five years.

I cannot see how this would assist our country or improve our flagging economy.

Perhaps I cannot see the whole picture.  I hope this is the case.


Leave Britney alone

December 1, 2008

Sounds familiar?

Well even I now feel that the media are unduly picking on Britney Spears. After her performance on the X-Factor was mimed. It’s strange how the brother and sister act, Same Difference, clearly mimed the week before.

In my honest opinion, many performers who put on a strenuous dance act will either mime or have backing support and a quiet copy running in the background as it would sound wrong for the gasps for air and other noises whilst a tough dance act is undertaken.

This, in no way, detracts from the live performances by the contestants on X-factor. What it indeed shows is how tough the training for them is. Britney has performed many live concerts in her career. We need to remember on how hard her journey has been back into the positive limelight.

The people who helped push her into the dark place she went, are the same ones who are doing it again. Does this mean we have become a country who only enjoy building celebrities up, only to laugh and enjoy their fall.