Saturday, December 20, 2014

Earthrise 45 Years Later

I still remember watching this live.


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  1. Yeah, I remember that too! LONG time ago...

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  2. Me, too - and it doesn't seem possible that so much time has gone by, so quickly.

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  3. It has been way to long for an achievement this monumental that has been done by America.
    Some where between 1968 and now in the 21st century America has lost what ever it had during those times in the late 40's, 50's and part of the 60's. We as a country have become stagnate in looking for accomplishing world changing events for the betterment of the human race.
    Heltau

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    1. I think it's more that we "pissed it away" than actually "lost" it, courtesy of the intense dumbing-down of our "educational" system caused by Political Correctness.

      I *knew* kids that were held back a year in grade school because they weren't ready for the next years classes. I also knew some that were allowed to skip a grade because they were bored in their classes caused by their being well above the level that was being taught.

      When I was in third grade, I was reading at an eight grade level, and doing Math at a sixth grade level. The teacher's and the principal at the school wanted to advance me one grade, but my Mother blocked it because she was afraid I'd be treated like a "freak" for being "too smart". In retrospect, I don't think one grade would have mattered because my birthday was just a few weeks away from the date that would have put me in the next classes anyway.

      When I was in high-school in the middle/late 1960's, I was taking Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses that today would be considered College Level. And we were using chemicals and equipment that would be considered "DANGEROUS!!!" today.

      So, that's my personal take on what happened, and why America lost the lead it once had.

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