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The Media Got It Wrong…

But we will still use it the wrong way anyway because, well, it’s been 50 years.

This is the 50th anniversary (July 2019) of the Apollo Moon landing when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Lightyear* and Michael Collins travelled to the Moon and made history in July of 1969.

Never before, since the dawn of man, has anything so monumental occurred. Human beings have left the confines of Earth flown through space, and walked on another celestial body.

So, what did the media get wrong? When Neil Armstrong stepped off the LEM footpad and onto the surface of the moon, he utter the most famous phrase of all time: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The problem is that Neil insists that he said “…for a man,…” and not what the media recorded as him saying. Now, there are loads of this famous recordings all over the internet that you can listen to yourself, and as far as I can tell, Neil said one small step for man. But there is still a problem with the whole phrase and I believe Neil had fully thought out what he was going to say when he first places his foot on the surface of the Moon well before even getting out of the LEM.

Neil is a decorated pilot, an astronaut, and an incredibly smart man, thorough, calculating, precise and daring. He’s never turned down a challenge, and yet he is still human. He simply got excited (I mean hell, who wouldn’t) about walking on the Moon and being the first human to ever do so, and even miss-spoke the words he had planned to say during that monumental event.

Neil likely deliberated on the exact phrase for some time to make sure he “got it right” because this would be the moment that he would live with for the rest of his life and would be recorded in history forever. It makes perfect sense and grammatically correct to say “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” whereas the now recorded in the history books phrase is without the “a” and grammatically incorrect. Neil was excited, he rehearsed it and still was so excited he left the a out when it was time for recording the moment for the world…Live.

So in the beginning of this article I stated “since the dawn of man” which refers to all man kind. The beginning, the sudden existence of human beings we call man, or mankind. Using the two words interchangeably is correct because they mean the same thing, in context. When referring to man, we refer to all of mankind, men, women, children all human beings as a whole. SO when Neil was putting his phrase together, he was quite correct to say a small step for a man (alone) because it was only from the LEM’s footpad to a place a few inches over to the surface of the Moon, a very relatively small step for a man to make. But when you hurry through speaking the phrase and you accidentally leave the a out, well then now it doesn’t make any sense. Man and Mankind mean the same thing, so how can it be a small step for man [mankind] and one giant leap for mankind [man] at the same time? It just doesn’t make the perfect sense like I am sure Neil intended to the phrase to be.

In conclusion, we may be hearing it wrong, or Neil just made a hurried and excited mistake, but either way the media recorded it the way they heard it and we are now using a phrase that is grammatically incorrect and quite possibly not what was actually said.

What do you think? Tell me in your comments below.

*Buzz Lightyear is actually Buzz Aldrin

Head Count

Boarding passes are scanned at the gate before you board a plane. But this doesn’t guarantee that the passenger actually gets on the plane, so flight attendants use a clicker to count passengers as they board the plane to match with the passenger manifest. Why? It’s so easy to accidentally click twice for a passenger or miss a click and then you have a mismatch and possibly a delay since planes cannot take off without the proper headcount.

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So why not eliminate mistakes and speed up the process by using a scanner on-board the plane that passengers can merely drag their boarding pass over and they are then accounted for? Thus eliminating the need for a clicker. The scanner can be linked to the passenger manifest and a computer automatically ticks them off as being on board and the manifest is instantly updated and accurate.

Maybe it’s just me but I like to err on the side of accuracy. What do you think?

Changing Times

Today, April 2, 2019 and Google+ is officially sunset. Though there is nothing like or even comparable to Google+, one of my groups (Linux) has moved to MeWe https://mewe.com/group/5bbddce02ee15f7ed69699beHope you will join me there.

As for the rest of my social network, I have yet to find a home. I will not use Facebook and in fact have been onboard with the #deletefacebook campaign. I don’t use twitter much and I don’t use reddit or pinterest. So for now the below links make up some of my presence on the internet.

Links

Club Rocket Chathttp://www.clubrocketchat.com

DJ Rocket on Blip.FMhttp://blip.fm/DJ_R0CKet

MacsMillion http://groups.google.com/group/macsmillion

Hoverspot Bloghttp://hoverspot.com/blog.php?userId=1802908

Custom URLs

YouTubeyoutube.com/c/ScottWolf-Rocket

Other profiles

thelumberhttp://thelumber.wordpress.com

rocketflashearthttp://twitter.com/RocketFlasheart

thedailyrockethttp://thedailyrocket.blogspot.com/

Public Vote Pollshttp://pvpolls.wordpress.com

Club Rockethttp://twitter.com/ClubRocket

DVD Collectionhttp://www.invelos.com/DVDCollection.aspx/RocketWolf

WikiHow by RocketWolfhttp://www.wikihow.com/User:RocketWolf

Scott (ZeeCoyote)http://www.youtube.com/user/ZeeCoyote

RocketWolfhttp://twitter.com/1RocketWolf

Contributor to

The Public Votehttp://publicvote.webs.com/

Paypal.me

What a great way to accept secure payments for anything. PayPal has been around a long time and its main feature is secure payments both sending and receiving so that you don’t have to use a credit card over the internet.

Paypal.me has been around a while also but allows you a free way to accept payments from anyone for anything. You provide the link to anyone and they can visit your paypal.me page and make a payment securely and without risking leaking credit card details (if they also have some sort of paypal account).

Enough can not be said about how convenient and easy it is to use Paypal.me and just so you can see an example I am providing my link: https://paypal.me/sanwolf

Take a look around, make a dollar donation, see how you like it and let me know in the comments, what you discovered or liked or disliked about it.

About time

Literally and virtually. I am now in the Atherton Tablelands, most beautiful part of Queensland. Also our chat site has moved as rocketwolf.net is now defunct. We are now at http://www.clubrocketchat.com so come on over and let’s get the party started.

The Big Move

Some moves are just not normal. I have moved more times than should be allowed per human being. Since the time I joined the military in 1981, I have moved not less than 35 times. Many moves were made while in the military both as a single military member as well as a married military member.

When I was single in the military, moves were considered fast, purposeful and required, otherwise known as the duffle bag drag. Everything you owned went into a single duffle bag and off you went in a rush that took less than 30 minutes.

Then I got married, and moves began getting more difficult. Introducing the house hold goods shuffle. The military gladly picked up the tab for moving and regardless if you moved from offbase, to onbase, or from onbase to offbase, or around the world, the military would snatch up your belongings and put them in a big wooden box, stamp it and haul it to the new location.

After my military service obligations had been completed and I became a civilian once again, the moves got even more difficult, but bearable. I was at least able to pack my things the way I wanted and sift through what I had to get rid of the junk. The moves got easier as I reduced my “junk load” with every move I made reducing my total household volume to neccessities.

Now I am making a move I never imagined I would make. I am moving from Pennsylvania to Australia.

It has been a long 8 weeks since I began packing little bits at a time. After 4 weeks had passed and I had gotten a moving company in to do a quote, is when I realized that the moving companies want to pack everything themself. My inventory would not be sufficient for them and the bill would be well over $3000.

I began unpacking again, and deciding what I wanted to take, and what I wanted to get rid of during this new sifting process. Why am I unpacking? I found out that it was cheaper to mail my household goods rather than ship them with a moving company. Total saved? $1500.

…to be continued

Threat, Warning, Promise?

This morning I received a comment on my blog in the “What are you prepared to do?? ” by AnferTuto (hfiifiihhiir@gawab.com | IP: 62.231.243.138) stating “Hola faretaste mekodinosad.”

Curious as to what this means, I Googled the phrase and received 17,000 hits for the phrase. 99% of them are the same comment posted on blogs. Search ResultsSo then I went to www.islamicity.com and searched the phrase in their online Qu’ran search tool and found not less than 68 references to “MEKODINOSAD.”

Here are a few of the references to the phrase:

English (Yusuf Ali): Al-A’raf (The Heights)

7:137 And We made a people, considered weak (and of no account), inheritors of lands in both east and west, – lands whereon We sent down Our blessings. The fair promise of thy Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because they had patience and constancy, and We leveled to the ground the great works and fine buildings which Pharaoh and his people erected (with such pride).

English (Yusuf Ali): Al-Ahzab (The Confederates)

33:19 Covetous over you. Then when fear comes, thou wilt see them looking to thee, their eyes revolving, like (those of) one over whom hovers death: but when the fear is past, they will smite you with sharp tongues, covetous of goods. Such men have no faith, and so Allah has made their deeds of none effect: and that is easy for Allah.

English (Yusuf Ali): Al-Anfal (The Spoils of War)

8:35 Their prayer at the House (of Allah. is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands: (Its only answer can be), “Taste ye the penalty because ye blasphemed.”

English (Yusuf Ali): At-Tauba (The Repentance)

9:35 On the Day when heat will be produced out of that (wealth) in the fire of Hell, and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs.- “This is the (treasure) which ye buried for yourselves: taste ye, then, the (treasures) ye buried!”

English (Yusuf Ali): Hud (The Prophet Hud)

11:20 They will in no way frustrate (His design) on earth, nor have they protectors besides Allah. Their penalty will be doubled! They lost the power to hear, and they did not see!

English (Yusuf Ali): An-Nahl (The Bee)

16:112 Allah sets forth a Parable: a city enjoying security and quiet, abundantly supplied with sustenance from every place: Yet was it ungrateful for the favours of Allah. so Allah made it taste of hunger and terror (in extremes) (closing in on it) like a garment (from every side), because of the (evil) which (its people) wrought.

If you were an Islamic/Muslim terrorist who believed with all his heart in the words of the Qu’ran, would you not be willing to strap a bomb to your body or wrap a plane around yourself and do as much damage to the country enjoying security and comfort, food a plenty, and wealth believing you are doing the bidding of the Almighty? Why is it so hard for democrats and Americans to understand, THIS IS HOW they think. This is what they BELIEVE. They are doing the work of Allah in their minds.

We leveled to the ground the great works and fine buildings which Pharaoh and his people erected (with such pride).” Does this not sound like The World Trade Center (bombing in the parking deck 1990, and success in 2001), The Pentagon (success 2001), The Capitol of the U.S. (missed attempt 2001)? Was this the complete list or the “short list”? I honestly think this was the short list and there are many more targets in the U.S. Not targets we think are targets, but ones they see as targets.

“… but when the fear is past, they will smite you with sharp tongues, covetous of goods.” When we feel we have done a good enough job in Iraq, Afghanistan,and other places, cut and run like the democrats would have us do, will we not feel that the fear is past? It sounds like the Democrats already feel that the fear is past, the way they have been pushing to get out of Iraq. This is when they will attack again, smiting at our necks, covetous of our goods and reaping the spoils of war.

Taste ye the penalty because ye blasphemed.” The spoils of war.

Their penalty will be doubled! They lost the power to hear, and they did not see!” Why? Because the democratic party has been deaf and blind for so long because they have been engaging in subverting, sabotaging, and attempting to overthrow President Bush with their own agenda, that they did not see the REAL threat. Is this not playing right into the hands of Islamic/Muslim terrorist in essence helping them, aiding them? Sound like Treason? TREASON – This word imports a betraying, treachery, or breach of allegiance. The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offense is punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. Is this not “exactly” what the Democrats have been doing ever since President Bush became President?

We have a threat, we have our warnings (today I discovered 17,000 warnings), there is a promise to Allah to do his bidding. Why can’t we hear it or see it? And the comment from AnferTuto I take seriously as a threat.