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Moon Landings

Post by Jizaboz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 am

AArdvark wrote:
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Dear Don Rogers:

My best friend of 30+ years has become convinced that we never went to the moon. How do I un-brainwash him without hurting his feelings too much.

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What a lot of people don't realize is the defining characteristic of the moon landing was the fact it was televised, live. Back in 1969 National Television was still primitive. You may be aware of the incident a few years earlier in which a football game was cut off early in order to start the program "Heidi" on time. This caused a massive viewer backlash, but the problem was, because of the limited technical functionality available, once they'd switched from a remote location back to New York, it was damn near impossible to arrange to switch back.

So as it still was in July, 1969, the single broadcast signals of the three networks was essentially all of the bandwidth capacity for the entire country, special effects such as switching locations rapidly were not possible, and what they did showing the moon landing was about bleeding edge in video technology.

In short, as incredible as it sounds, while "we" as a people had the capacity to send people to the moon and back, we did not have the technical capacity to fake the broadcast as if it had not actually happened as implied and was being simulated on earth.
This is the first I'd heard about how hard it was to "switch locations" back then but it totally makes sense. Something I had read before though is that for weeks it was said that the transmission would come from a station in Australia. Then hours before the actual landing they told that station "Nevermind LOL" and transmitted from the U.S. instead. There was an explanation for this but I don't recall what it was.

I'm busy with work atm but will try to come back to this soon. I'd like to lay out points that lean toward validating conspiracies AND points that blow the conspiracies out of the water.

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by AArdvark » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:27 pm

It's mostly the Van Allen belts and how the astronauts would have become crispy space bacon if they tried to pass through them.
I brought up the Russians independently monitoring the Apollo missions and how they certainly would have cried hoax if there was any fakery. His response was......'They were in on it'

At that point I changed the subject.

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Flack » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:04 pm

On the contrary, thick tube steak could be find behind the Van Halen Belt.

Lots of ladies were in on it, too.

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Tdarcos » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:28 pm

Here's more details I wasn't aware of:
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Jizaboz » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:22 am

Conspiracy theorist random thing #1:

Don't you think it's just a liiiiitle odd that aside from one command module blowing up in the lab due to too much oxygen in the chamber, the ONLY mission that the shit hit the fan was the 13th one? Why was there a 13th mission in the first place?

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Tdarcos » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:50 am

Jizaboz wrote:
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Conspiracy theorist random thing #1:

Don't you think it's just a liiiiitle odd that aside from one command module blowing up in the lab due to too much oxygen in the chamber, the ONLY mission that the shit hit the fan was the 13th one? Why was there a 13th mission in the first place?
Because it was the mission immediately following the 12th.
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Tdarcos » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 am

The only reason we went to the moon and conducted space missions was to thumb our noses at the Soviet Union. If you notice, once the Soviet Union imploded and Russia stopped being much of a threat to the United States, funding for NASA was cut drastically.

You might not be aware of this but NASA was not a civilian agency, it is a military agency.
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Jizaboz » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:43 pm

Haha good one! You know what I mean though.. like how they would skip floor 13 in a lot of buildings and stuff. But I don't know how much faith I put in people following that tradition so strictly. Carowinds amusement park had a raft #13 in use at the Raging Rapids ride in the late 80s.

But yeah I completely agree with the your last statement. A lot of people don't realize that NASA is in fact a military agency.

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by pinback » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:25 pm

Umm, if NASA is a military agency, why didn't the space shuttles have guns on 'em?

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Tdarcos » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:53 pm

pinback wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Umm, if NASA is a military agency, why didn't the space shuttles have guns on 'em?

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Wrong. A military outfit or particular soldiers only carry weapons if they are in combat, a fighting area or are escorting prisoners. Soldiers on military bases are not allowed to carry weapons off duty unless there is a known threat. A soldier or group traveling in a military automobile will not be carrying weapons. Army Regulation 190-14, March 12, 1993; Navy SECNAVINST 5500.29C, August 27, 2003; Marine Corps MCO 5500.6H CH 1, August 21, 2013; Air Force AFI 31-117, June 29, 2012.
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by pinback » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:02 pm

...rebunked?
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by AArdvark » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:59 pm

He takes the time to look up a regulation like that but can't spend 10 seconds researching dead people. You know it's just because he wants to correct Pinback.

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Flack » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:58 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Wrong. A military outfit or particular soldiers only carry weapons if they are in combat, a fighting area or are escorting prisoners.
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Tdarcos wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:53 pm
A soldier or group traveling in a military automobile will not be carrying weapons.
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Every single picture I found of soldiers riding in a a military vehicle had them carrying weapons.
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:08 pm

Flack wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Tdarcos wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Wrong. A military outfit or particular soldiers only carry weapons if they are in combat, a fighting area or are escorting prisoners.
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Tdarcos » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:46 pm

AArdvark wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:59 pm
He takes the time to look up a regulation like that but can't spend 10 seconds researching dead people.
Because Firefox does not provide image search and I'm expected to download and install Chrome because some ASSHOLES decide to post unidentified photographs instead of taking the common courtesy of taking a measly FIVE FUCKING SECONDS to identify the person.
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by RealNC » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:24 am

Tdarcos wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:46 pm
AArdvark wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:59 pm
He takes the time to look up a regulation like that but can't spend 10 seconds researching dead people.
Because Firefox does not provide image search

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by pinback » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:22 am

Are you sensing a theme here, Commander?
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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Casual Observer » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:34 am

Tdarcos wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:46 pm
instead of taking the common courtesy of taking a measly FIVE FUCKING SECONDS to identify the person.
you're so autistic that you've missed THE ONLY SHRED OF FUN LIKE ACTIVITY that the thread provides. Jesus, all of us except you apparently hear about dead celebrities in our normal course of our day working using the internet so what the hell is the point of having a thread about it on THIS site???

Do you even realize that it's not really a thread where we're actually noting the fact that you haven't yet died from a massive heart attack before a certain famous person. It's like an opposite dead pool with literally only 3 opportunities for any fun at all. There is the sort of race to be the first one to post one, kind of like yelling "first", and then if by chance someone here hasn't seen a particular death there's the "fun" of either you recognize that person or you do a couple of clicks to figure it out. Third is the opportunity for stupid jokes or uncaring expressions of surprise.

There's almost nothing left about the internet that is surprising or takes any work to look up so please to get with the program with that stupid thread.

And Billy is a moron who fucked up his own imitation thread.

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by Billy Mays » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:48 am

Casual Observer wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:34 am
And Billy is a moron who fucked up his own imitation thread.
It was going well until you decided to post a picture of black man in a thread dedicated to dead animals and then continued to rage post up down it like you are doing here and honestly everywhere else on this board. You should really feel bad about the things you are doing.

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Re: Moon Landings

Post by pinback » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:56 am

Spirit of kindness, everyone, spirit of kindness.
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