A Curiosity of Spirit (FULL DOCUMENT)

AstroEngineer's Blog

If you already read Parts I through III and want to skip the preface, you can jump to the beginning of Part IV.


I am publishing this story somewhat hastily in response to the hue and cry on the Above Top Secret forums. Apologies in advance for those areas that I would have improved or omitted entirely had I spent more time thinking about what others wanted to hear and less time thinking about what I wanted to say. I attempted, where it occurred to me, to explain the terms and workings of the things I mention, but I may have forgotten to explain some items which could cause confusion and/or Google searches. I will attempt to update this document in the coming weeks as I have time, to improve the clarity and eliminate elements which may unnecessary or uninteresting to others.

This began and remains a personal…

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Are the crew members of 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger still alive?

Fellowship of the Minds

Friends, wrap your head with duct tape (to prevent it from exploding). It’s Down-the-Rabbit-Hole time!

rabbit hole

If you’re age 40 years or older, you’d probably remember January 28, 1986.

That was day of the Challenger disaster, when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:38 EST. All seven crew members were killed, including five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists.

Millions of Americans (17% of the total population) watched the launch live on TV because of Payload Specialist Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher in space. Media coverage of the explosion was extensive: one study reported that 85% of Americans surveyed had heard the news within an hour of the accident.

Challenger disaster

We were told that Challenger disintegrated because of a malfunctioning O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster. The O-ring failure caused a breach in the…

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The curious case of August Ames and her bullies

Suitably Bored

Jesus fucken Christ, this is just saddening and makes my blood boil! So much for love and tolerance right? August Ames doesn’t want to have sex with me her body her vagina, but let’s force her anyway. You know what they call that right? They call that rape? Even getting paid to “perform” on camera, she had the same right to turn down a part or scene for whatever reason she deemed enough. Don’t like it? Tough luck butter-cup deal with it.  Got to love the LGBTQ+ or as I like to call them: “The Alphabet Soup community” she didn’t want to expose herself to the dangers of performing with a performer that does gay sex scenes, so what does the LGBTQ+ community do? Did they preach love and tolerance like they say they do?

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Water: Our Life Blood

Dr. Brian O'Leary

Review of The Story of Water, U.K., 2010 (in the U.S., The Spiritual Life of Water), a book by Alick Bartholomew

“If only we could see that water is the essential life blood of the planet and cannot be separated from the natural environment, we could then start to work with nature whose husbandry of water is so efficient.”  The Story of Water, p. 262

How we treat our water is a metaphor for how we treat ourselves and the environment. The prognosis is not good for either ourselves or the environment unless we radically re-design our water systems and their connections to energy, health, food and waste systems. Water doesn’t like to be polluted, diverted and dammed up, and neither do we. Water needs to be clean and flow freely and responds positively to being loved and respected.

Story of WaterAlick Bartholomew has written a magnificent book,

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