Quenching a thirst on the moon



“Scientists have gathered some of the most compelling evidence yet for the existence of water on the moon – and it may be relatively accessible. The discovery has implications for future missions to the moon and deeper space exploration.”   [The Guardian]



The scientists now tell us

Of more water on the moon.

Maybe just to sell us

On a trip we may take soon.


I can’t imagine going

For a trace of H2O.

I prefer my water flowing

From above and down below.


















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  • First stanza: maybe it is Elon or Branson trying to sell passenger space.
    Last stanza: Someone is more than willing to sell you a trip to Louisiana. If you like it in a more solid state, west Texas or Oklahoma.

  • If there is water on the moon some entrepreneur will bottle it and sell it as moonshine.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Good one. But I doubt it has sufficient kick, even at 4Gs.

    BTW, I don't know if you check necroposts, but it was just reported that a judge dismissed the E Jean Carroll case removal, a result I foresaw, but not the rationale I expected. I had thought you were going to go in the direction that 28 U.S.C. § 2679 provides "This certification of the Attorney General shall conclusively establish scope of office or employment for purposes of removal," which seemed to conclude the matter, but the ruling was that the President wasn't an "employee of the government" as defined in § 2671.

  • In reply to jack:

    I have read the decision in Carroll v. Trump. At page 10 of the decision, Judge Kaplan agrees with what I initially suggested: that the certification of the A.G. is conclusive. However, he goes on to rule that it is not conclusive on the issue of who is an "employee."

    "The Attorney General's certification is conclusive only "for purposes of removal" ... that is to say, only for purposes of whether the action shall continue in federal rather than state court."

    He then makes a good argument that the president is an officer and not an employee. However, there is no precedent on this point, so the case will almost certainly go the the 2d Circuit for review. Then to the Supreme Court?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    But by then he won't be an officer or employee, nor will the AG insist on the propriety of the removal.

    And don't forget, Barrett says that statutes say what they say. Sure.

  • In reply to jack:


  • Back to the topic, WeatherBug sent out a notification that there could be water and life on exoplanets. Not on the Pluto type ones, but in other star systems.

  • Related to our last topic and the unity Trump has brought to the international community, I see that five foreign heads of state have come out in favor of him. They are Prime Minister Orban of Hungary, President Bolsonaro of Brazil, President Duterte of the Philippines, the president of Serbia, and the president of Slovenia (Milania's birthplace). How can the American electorate ignore such an impressive list of leaders of world democracies?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Bolsonaro survived COVID, and so did OPD. OPD is asking himself "why can't I be like Duterte and just off the opposition?" In the meantime, CNN is asking why he is pulling a William Henry Harrison and standing on airport tarmacs in this kind of weather in front of crowds to whom he doesn't relate? (See, for instance, stories about the crowd being stranded in Omaha.) As Mary pointed out in an excerpt to which I previously referred, it is only tangentially about the votes.

  • In reply to jack:

    And Orbon did something earlier this year that Trump has only dreamed of. He got his parliament to pass a law allowing him to rule by decree indefinitely and without any parliamentary oversight.

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