(D) candidate for congress: “Rocks dropped from moon have power of 100s of nuclear bombs.”

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  1. callihan_44

    callihan_44 INFIDEL

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/28/brianna-wu-claims-companies-could-destroy-cities-b/
    A transgender-issues activist and Democratic candidate for Congress says the advent of the space tourism industry could give private corporations a “frightening amount of power” to destroy the Earth with rocks because of the Moon’s military importance.

    Brianna Wu, a prominent “social justice warrior” in the “Gamergate” controversy who now is running for the House seat in Massachusetts’ 8th District, suggested in a since-deleted tweet that companies could drop rocks from the Moon.

    “The moon is probably the most tactically valuable military ground for earth,” the tweet said. “Rocks dropped from there have power of 100s of nuclear bombs.”


    SpaceX announced Monday it is planning to launch a tourism venture to the Moon in 2018.

    After users on social media questioned her scientific literacy, the congressional candidate clarified that the tweet was “talking about dropping [rocks] into our gravity well.”

    Small space rocks can indeed do nuclear-weapons-scale damage if hitting the Earth at orbital speeds. But launching one from the moon, even setting aside issues of aiming, would still require escaping the satellite’s gravitational field, a task that requires the power and thrust contained in a huge rocket.


    BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PARTY THAT GAVE US THIS:
     
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    Well, maybe if you could aim the rocks.......
     

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    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    In other news, snow on the Hawaiian Islands is PROOF that the climate is being destroyed before our eyes.
     
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    Well Yeah! Din't youse guyz READ "Starship Troopers." If galactic roaches could dooze it, some hairless apes could too!!
     
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    I'm thinking if I was on the moon and dropped a rock it would land on the moon, but what do I know?

    This gravity stuff is complicated.

    Regards,
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    Wow. It's amazing that some people get to where they are without having stepped off a curb and been hit by a bus.

    "Dropping rocks from the moon"? SERIOUSLY?!?!

    Next thing you know, she'll be talking about asking her invisible friend in the sky to heal her of any illness she might get, or to guide her on what decisions to make.

    Downright scary.
     
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    Rellik Kwisatz Haderach in Training

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    Easy - wrap 'em in cloth like a muzzle stuffer, an' choot 'em out of a spud gun.
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    I think you are in the wrong forum. Christian bashing has it's own subforum called Religious Issues.

    Regards,
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    Please point out where I was bashing Christianity, or ANY religion for that matter.
    I won't hold my breath. I don't want to look like a member of BlueManGroup.
     
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    You do know that the golf ball one of the astronauts hit is the reason for Jupiters red spot right. Stupid little ball like that went transonic in space are caused that thing. If a little golf ball can do that. Something like a brick would kill the dinosaurs.

    Moonbat. From Massachusetts. Go figure. Obviously, only Asian by marriage.
     
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    darnit.
     
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    Even the aforementioned candidate for congress can see what you were going for in that post.
     
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    It can be done! I did it the last time I ate at the "Flaming Tortilla Buffet!" The next day, I nuked the toilet!

    It was a ***** explaining it to Mrs. McGlock!
     
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    I suspect Madame Wu has an overactive imagination and has been reading too much Heinlein.

    I recall he wrote a novel way back when (The Moon is a Harsh Mistress...?), where oppressed Moon colonists pummel the Earth into submission by devastating it with huge moon rocks launched from giant modern catapults... o_O

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    Methinks it was a reference to Ceiling Cat

    All hail Ceiling Cat :laughing:
     
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    OK then. Just explain to us who her invisible friend in the sky is. I know this term from RI so don't blow smoke. Tell those here who you mean.
     
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    Rhode Island?

    And religion/Christianity doesn't have a hold on the concept of the invisible power or "bemagination". Far from it.

    Feel free to learn something new every day:
    Aetherius Society, Chen Tao, Fiat Lux, Cosmic Circle of Fellowship, Heaven's Gate, Raelism, Scientology, Unarius, Church of the SubGenius, Order of The Solar Temple, Atenism, Universe People, Ground Crew Project, Adventures in Enlightenment, Shango Temple, Anthroposophy, Association For Research and Enlightenment, Builder of The Adytum, bemagination, Church fo All Worlds.
     
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    Rep. hank johnson.....do they come any dumber than this? This is a good representation of what his constituency must be like. He should be the leader of the dnc.

    Must have been difficult for the admiral to keep from ROFLOL.
     
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    Kabbalah, Lucis Trust, Monastic Order of Avallon, Oahspe Faithists, Peoples Temple, Ramtha, Unarious Academy of Science, and many more.

    And feel free to edit your religious discussion and references from this thread.
    Those are for another subforum.
     
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