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  1. bassman-dan

    bassman-dan NRA Lifer

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    NASA in the Desert
    When NASA was preparing for the Apollo Lunar Lander Project, it took
    the astronauts to a Navajo reservation in Arizona for training.
    One day, a Navajo elder and his son came across the astronauts
    practicing walking among the rocks in their space suits. The elder, who
    spoke only Navajo, asked a question. His son translated for the NASA
    people: "What are these guys in the big suits doing?"
    One of the astronauts said that they were practicing for a trip to the moon. When his son relayed this comment, the Navajo elder got excited
    and asked if it would be possible to give the astronauts a message to
    deliver to the moon. Recognizing a promotional opportunity when he saw one, a NASA official accompanying the astronauts said, "Why certainly!" and told an underling to get a tape recorder.
    The Navajo elder's comments into the microphone were brief. The NASA
    official asked the son if he would translate what his father had said.
    The son listened to the recording and laughed uproariously. But he
    refused to translate. The NASA people took the tape to a nearby Navajo village and played it for other members of the tribe. They too laughed long and loudly but also refused to translate the elder's message to the moon.
    Finally, an official government translator was summoned. After he
    finally stopped laughing the translator relayed the message: "Watch out for these ******&^%$#. They have come to steal your land!"