Out of the Blue

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, the ill-fated moon mission disaster that was a "successful failure" after the safe return of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert following an explosion that crippled their spacecraft. I don't know how accurate the Ron Howard movie based on the incident is, but it's an incredible story that gives me chills every time I see it. I think I will mark the occasion by watching it again. Gene Kranz: "With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour."

Obituary: Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies.

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Drath71 wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 17:15:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 14:31:
Drath71 wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 11:32:
A Company Promised Cheap Ventilators to the Government, Never Delivered and Is Now Charging Quadruple the Price for New Ones

Yet more confirmation that the only thing our government needs as little control as possible over things.

If anything, this is an argument for more control over vital devices like this, not less. If only we had somebody in government who was good at making deals, he/she could have gotten the US a good price on these...

Right, because the last administration totally took care of the stockpile during his 2 terms. NOT.
And I agree, the current administration is making stupid decisions all around, as did the LAST one. Hence my lack of confidence overall, why give the government any more power than you have to. The big government you love one year may become the monster the next, so why give it great power over your life?

Yes, the last administration didn't improve the stockpile. Obama was praised for how he handled it in 2015, but he wasn't really successful for his entire term.

Hmm.

Why could that be?

http://www.hhs.gov/about/budget/fy2012/fy2012bib.pdf">In 2011, he tried to increase the funding, but it never happened. Gee, how did that happen?

Let's see what the chairman of the appropriation committee had to say. “There are always more needs for financial support from our hardworking taxpayers than we have the ability to pay." Wow. Sounds like the guy overseeing it refused any funding. He must be an Obama guy. No, sorry, he was a tea party guy, Denny Rehberg.

In fact, Rehberg introduced a bill that cut the funding, which had been $600M, and Obama tried to make $650M, down to [url=https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/3070/text522M.[/url]

The final number was $534M. Democrats wanted $650M, the GOP cut it to $534.

Tell us again how this is Obama's doing.
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