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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Glom on October 28, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
Well that was light watching.

Maybe Schindler's List next to round off a romantic evening?
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General Discussion / Re: Searching for Skylab
« Last post by dwight on October 28, 2017, 08:47:01 AM »
The news of Paul Weitz hit us very hard. It looks like we got his last ever TV interview, and that is an honor I can assure you, is one I never wanted. He originally didn't want to participate, but I managed to convinced him that his story was one that needed to be told. He spoke with us at great length, as did his son Matthew. Both were graceful and highly interesting. Paul Weitz will be sorely missed.
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The Reality of Apollo / Apollo through the eyes of the Netherlands
« Last post by apollo16uvc on October 27, 2017, 04:07:53 PM »
The Dutch national broadcasting company was very keen on broadcasting the Apollo missions.

I have found the following broadcasts online:
This NOS broadcast with Apollo 11 was live recorded at someone's home with a video recorder. As NOS has reused their own tapes, this is the only reason the broadcast still exists today.

Apollo 11: https://www.npo3.nl/apollo-11-nos-16-t-m-21-juli-1969-1-uur-40-min/27-12-2010/WO_VPRO_041613


 
Apollo 17 Part 1: https://nos.nl/video/450281-nos-uitzending-apollo-17-deel-1.html
Apollo 17 Part 2: https://nos.nl/video/450663-nos-uitzending-apollo-17-deel-2.html
Apollo 17 Part 3: https://nos.nl/video/450665-nos-uitzending-apollo-17-deel-3.html
Apollo 17 Part 4: https://nos.nl/video/450283-nos-uitzending-apollo-17-deel-4.html
Apollo 17 Part 5: https://nos.nl/video/450284-nos-uitzending-apollo-17-deel-5.html
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by gillianren on October 27, 2017, 11:09:25 AM »
Actually, one of the laws that personally benefits me is from the Nixon administration--that's when automatic cost of living adjustments to Social Security began.  If I'm reading this right, my payments will go from $685 a month to $700 a month next year.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Glom on October 26, 2017, 06:12:05 PM »
This program is not light watching. That was one screwed up chapter that was.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by jfb on October 26, 2017, 05:47:16 PM »
Holy...

I'm watching this BBC Four series about the Vietnam War.

Just got to the bit about how Nixon sabotaged peace talks in the runup to the 1968 election to help his campaign. That is so low real numbers can't quantify it. At least Trump hasn't yet gone that low.

That we know of.  Yet.  Mueller's investigation is still ongoing.

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Though after seeing the bit about John McCain's captivity, it makes Trump's remarks about McCain all the more despicable. Still not as bad as extending a terrible war for personal political gain though.

The sad thing is that apart from that and Watergate (and the secret bombings, and...), Nixon was one of the more effective Presidents of the 20th century (along with Johnson, who was also a complete reprobate).  He normalized relations with China, signed off on establishing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, established programs to treat drug addiction as a public health issue as well as a law enforcement issue, etc., etc. 

Yes, he was a nasty, venal, bitter, paranoid sonofabitch, whose advanced his career through dirty tricks and character assassination, and honestly we'd be better off as a nation had he stayed a small-time lawyer in California, but Nixon was not going to be small-time.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Glom on October 26, 2017, 03:05:56 PM »
Holy...

I'm watching this BBC Four series about the Vietnam War.

Just got to the bit about how Nixon sabotaged peace talks in the runup to the 1968 election to help his campaign. That is so low real numbers can't quantify it. At least Trump hasn't yet gone that low.

Though after seeing the bit about John McCain's captivity, it makes Trump's remarks about McCain all the more despicable. Still not as bad as extending a terrible war for personal political gain though.
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The Hoax Theory / Re: A few simple questions for conspiracy theorists
« Last post by gillianren on October 26, 2017, 11:38:11 AM »
You need to provide a sample of your services before the bidding begins in earnest.

It would probably be cheaper to pay me to admit being paid than to pay Jay, if we were both being paid.
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The Hoax Theory / Re: A few simple questions for conspiracy theorists
« Last post by Halcyon Dayz, FCD on October 25, 2017, 09:03:30 PM »
Why don't I have a Maserati?
And a villa at Lake Como?
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