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Evan Burton

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  • Birthday 04/03/1963

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    Manned spaceflight with emphasis on the 'space race' to the Moon.

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  1. My American friends - why are you doing this to yourself? Why aren't you at least having a high-level discussion on taking some measure to stop all these mass shooting? You don't have to outlaw all weapons but why do people need semi-automatic rifles? If it is recreational then have the weapons stored securely at a range. The answer to the gun problem is NOT more guns!
  2. He's very good at not telling the truth: https://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/29/president-trump-has-made-more-than-false-or-misleading-claims/?utm_term=.eab916969884 https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/how-the-washington-post-tallied-more-than-10000-trump-falsehoods-in-less-than-three-years/
  3. Link to thread in the Watergate section of the board:
  4. Someone on another forum I am debating regarding Apollo claims that "Basically, just about everything to do with Watergate was in fact a cover-up of the Apollo cover-up." Since I know almost nothing about Watergate, I'd like forum input to this. Thanks!
  5. https://www.smh.com.au/federal-election-2019/clive-palmer-forced-to-sack-9-11-conspiracy-theorist-candidate-20190509-p51lpa.html For the non-Australians, Clive Palmer is an Australian businessman (and i use the term loosely) who is using the Trump model (Make Australia Great!) to try and win seats.
  6. Another USD$100 towards the goal. I rarely visit nowadays but it is worth keeping alive for others.
  7. Apologies for such an excessive delay. I have created an Archaeology sub-forum under Curriculum Subjects > Social Sciences > Archaeology. If you like, I'll see about moving these posts to a Time Team thread.
  8. We lost another of the moonwalkers today: Apollo 12 LMP Alan Bean, fourth man to walk on the Moon. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/26/astronaut-alan-bean-fourth-person-walk-on-moon-dies
  9. Yeah, a VM. There are a number of free apps that will do it for you. I set one up for a mate as he had vital software that would only run under XP.
  10. XP? Man, you have to update to at least Win 7.....
  11. As someone who does not follow the JFK debate nor have any great understanding of it, can I ask: Was there anything in these new documents that people considered significant, important, etc?
  12. I'd like to see more manned exploration but I'm afraid there simply isn't the will for the the governments (stand fast China) to do it. Perhaps in some ways that is good: people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are trying to make money out of it and to be honest, I wish them well. As long as we actually do it, and start colonising new worlds and establish an enduring presence OFF this world. We have been lucky not to have had something disastrous kill us all so far.
  13. The various people involved can be interesting. Some people genuinely believe that it is all faked and their distrust of anything that contradicts that - especially "official" documents - will not allow them to change their opinion. There are those who genuinely believe the 'hoax' theory but they are slightly different: their own ego, sometime hubris, will not allow them to be 'wrong'. Next are the ones who are the bane to us all: the ones who saw something then can't be bothered to fact check: I saw it on the internet so it must be true. Of course, there are those who 'believe' just to be contrary, to be stirrers. Generally trolls. Lastly are the people we all hope to meet: those who have found things convincing and formed an opinion but are open to change. Often they will take up the challenge just to prove you wrong then discover that the science really does back up the reality, that upon close examination of the hoax claims the inconsistencies do become apparent, etc. Over time I have learnt one thing: try to be respectful and patient. I'm not always successful but with time I've learnt that direct confrontation often just causes people to 'raise shields' and achieves nothing.
  14. I don't see any reason that couldn't be done. Let me get approval to do that and I'll advise here when done.
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