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1949, 26 Nov 18

On Mars Again

Amazing accomplishment.

The US space agency Nasa has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of the Red Planet.

The InSight probe aims to study the world’s deep interior, and make it the only planet – apart from Earth – that has been examined in this way.

Confirmation of touchdown came through on cue at 19:53 GMT.

It ended an anxious wait in which the robot radioed home a series of updates on its descent.

Nasa’s mission control at California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) erupted into cheers when it became clear InSight was safe on the ground.

The agency’s chief administrator, James Bridenstine, celebrated what he called “an amazing day”. President Trump had rung to offer his congratulations, he told reporters. And the director of JPL, Mike Watkins, said the success should remind everyone that “to do science we have to be bold and we have to be explorers.”


1949, 26 November 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    One never sees the socialist darling countries achieving this kind of human greatness.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorta like the Russians having to haul our folks up to the space station, eh?

  3. jjf

    Came here to see if Kevin connected a string between this push pin and his central push pin.  Was not disappointed.

    Waiting for subsequent post with the results of his gaydar revealing the orientation of anyone involved.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Anyone involved can be as gay as they want.   It’s when someone demands I come to their gay wedding, or demands one has to compromise religious convictions for the “gay is the way” lifestyle is when I have a challenge.

  5. Le Roi du Nord


    Then you should fully understand when folks with differing fact sets challenge your statements of “fact”.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    When you actually come up with a differing “fact set”, we can discuss.

    Until then, you have an opinion, that, most of the time, I disagree with.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    No problem:

    The earth is older than 6000 years.


  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    Of course.   It might be as much as 10,000 years old.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    Wow, what a stunning revelation!!!!  You are still way off, but it is a slight improvement over your past insistence that the earth was 6000 years old.  It’s never too late to learn, even for you.  Congratulations.

  10. Kevin Scheunemann

    Oh Nord,

    You are making stuff up again. I’ve always been in the 6-10k camp. Your cynical, anti-Christian attitude, misrepresents my view as only 6000.

    You really dislike Christians holding to their faith, don’t you? How about a little tolerance?

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry k, but you were (and probably still are) a 6000 YO guy.  You even mimicked your legislator with, “that’s a fact”.  But it’s good to see you getting a smidgen wiser.  Keep it up.

  12. jjf

    You’d think there would be some easy evidence that Kevin could point at that would show a 6,000 to 10,000 year age of the Earth.

  13. Kevin Scheunemann

    The Bible.

  14. jjf

    I guess that settles that question!  Next question!

  15. Le Roi du Nord

    Ok, let’s try another:

    The recent climate change/global warming announcement from the feds that trump claims is a hoax.  Hundreds of scientists, hundreds of studies, LOTS of data (despite what sarah says).

    Where is your “fact set”, k?

  16. Kevin Scheunemann

    Paris is burning itself down over implementing the left wing climate religion:

    So who is more stupid?   Crazy lefty French President Macron for burning his country over implementing this crazy lefty religion?  Or Trump for bringing pece and prosperity to U.S.?

    My guess is: you support the crazy lefty burning the country with his climate change religious ferver.

    You should say: “thank you for being an atheist on climate change religion, Mr. President!”, but you are too liberal to do that.

  17. Le Roi du Nord


    Lets leave your false claim of “left wing climate religion” out of this discussion for now.   Can you dispute this document using facts, yes or no?   I’ll even provide the document to aid your argument.


    Here is your claim: “When you actually come up with a differing “fact set”, we can discuss”.

    Have at it…..

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    Implementing leftist religion is tearing France apart!

    It hurts poor.

    Trump is against hurting poor and refuses to tear U.S. apart over your leftist religion.

    Why do you want to make us the sewer France is right now? That is satanic if you do want that.

    Say it “Thank you Mr. Trump for being an atheist on warming religion!” You can do it!

  19. Le Roi du Nord

    So you can’t defend your claim.  That didn’t take too long.   But nobody is surprised.

  20. jjf

    Just read what the Bible says about France’s policy, Le Roi.  It settles it!

  21. Kevin Scheunemann


    Your lead global warming chief priest has taken Trump approach:

    He realizes burning the country for his warming religion is not a good move.

    Will you thank Trump now for not being this kind of liberal stupid?

  22. Le Roi du Nord

    “You shall not pollute the land in which you live”.    Numbers.

    That should make k’s head spin.

  23. Kevin Scheunemann


    Here is full passage, in context:

    Numbers 35:33
    “‘Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.”

    You don’t think the riot bloodshed in France you global warming chief priest, Macron caused, would not apply to this passsage?

    Try and use the Bible in context, even if you invoke OT civil and ceremonial law.

    Also, are you saying the gas we exhale, is a “pollutant”? That is a bold statement against God’s creation. The moral implication of implying humanity is a “pollutant”, just by breathing, is disgusting, evil, and reprehensible.

  24. jjf

    It’s not so much the breathing.  You understand that, Kevin.  It’s the vehicles, ships, factories.  But you knew that.  Context, right?

  25. Kevin Scheunemann


    You see the danger though…saying CO2 is a “pollutant” right?

    Last thing we need is more socialists/leftists justifying even more genocide like Stalin, Mao, Castro, etc.

  26. jjf

    What’s wrong with this definition?

    A pollutant is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource.

    Genocide?  Can you think of any examples of pollutants killing people?


  27. Kevin Scheunemann


    And you just attached that definition to people.

    Liberals already have a disposition to destroy humanity with irrational books like “Population Bomb”.

    Your position makes liberalism even more anti-humanity by reducing human beings to “pollutants.”

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