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Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Take: Syria - May 31, 2012


My Take: Syria
Thursday, May 31, 2012
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    This is and has always been some really sad, troubling news out of Syria that really makes one irate over watching these innocent women, children and men being slaughtered in their homes and in the streets.
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    I’m not sure what it is going to take to make the world wake up and do something besides run their mouths over all this mess… But I’m still holding hope in the belief that the world will finally wake up and step in and SERIOUSLY do something about all these Syrian Massacres/War Crimes.
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    Yeah… you’re a real hero there, President Obama. NOT!!! You never have and NEVER will be the man President GW Bush was when he was in office either. I say this because President Bush put right ahead of politics and Party. You, President Obama… Not so much.
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    It seems to me that you’re too dang worried about your reelection this year and the political winds of the day to worry about anything like this.
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    President Obama, I just got to ask you... How in the world do you sleep at night knowing that 1000’s are being murdered in Syria… and you’re not seriously trying to end it? HOW!!!?
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    It took the World Powers and bad politics to pull you into the Libyan conflict… so I guess that’s about what it is going to take to get you off your duff and do something this time around too.
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    God forbid you lose face in the political arena and look weak, again… LIKE YOU REALLY ARE!
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AubreyJ………
Aubrey J. Fawcett
AubreyJ.org
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Image Credit: Iran Press TV website

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Latest SpaceX News
Dragon to Depart Station early Thursday morning
Original Post Date:  Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Image Credit: SpaceX
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The Expedition 31 crew of the International Space Station spent much of the day Tuesday working with the SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle, reviewing procedures for the departure of the first commercial spacecraft to visit the station and packing it with items for return to Earth.
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Dragon, which delivered 1,014 pounds of non-critical cargo on its demonstration flight to the station, was cleared unanimously Tuesday by the station’s Mission Management Team for unberthing early Thursday.
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In reverse order of how Dragon was captured and berthed Friday, the crew will use the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach the vehicle from the Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony node at 4:05am, move it away from the station and release it at 5:35am for return to Earth. The SpaceX team in Hawthorne, Calif., will run Dragon through about five hours of orbital operations before commanding it to a splashdown for recovery off the California coast.

Note: I’m pretty sure the above times are Central. But… just in case… You might check in an hour or so early in case I’m wrong or they get going earlier than said. It Happens!!!)
Looks to me like Dragon will be coming down sometime between 8:30am CDT and 11:30am CDT. More on this sometime this evening…
But for now, keep up with the latest at links below...
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Watch the Mission LIVE at

NASA Schedule on landing
- Coverage of the SpaceX/Dragon Unberthing from the ISS
1:30am - 2:30am CDT
- Coverage of the SpaceX/Dragon Deorbit Burn and Pacific Ocean Splashdown
9:15am - 11:00am CDT
(AGAIN: I’m pretty sure the above times are Central. But… just in case… You might check in an hour or so early in case I’m wrong or they get going earlier than said.)
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* Keep up with the Latest Mission Info
From NASA HERE
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POST UPDATE:
Thursday, May 31st
10:45am CDT
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10:42am CDT is the official Splashdown Time for Dragon this Thursday morning. Congrats go out to ALL the SpaceX team and NASA on a VERY successful, 1st time commercial mission.
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Welcome Home Dragon!
AubreyJ………
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All info compiled from the NASA.gov website
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Round three of USELESS TALKS in Russia in a few weeks - Everyone, (but mainly Israel,) all hush-hush


Image Credit IAF

Next round, (round three,) of USELESS TALKS is due to continue in the Russian Capital of Moscow, on June 18th/19th.  And with everyone, (but mainly Israel,) all hush-hush on everything… well………
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I had these comments, in part, in my last 2 post on topic:
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Post One (After 1st meeting I wrote) - There better be some serious results come out of the next meeting in Baghdad this coming May 23rd… For if it is all the same as has happened in past meetings, all talk and achieving no hard results at all, well… Times Up!!! And all hell’s going to surely break loose…

Post Two (After the 2nd meeting I wrote) -  These gullible IDIOTS for Diplomats we have… who have gone through two highly unproductive meetings in the past month… and the best they can come out of them with is that they see HOPE in the promise of another meeting... NEXT MONTH!
YOU DUMB A$$ES!
I’ll say it one more time…
Times UP… End Game’s UP!
Iran is SOOO fixing to get the crap bombed out of them.
Any day now too…

I’ll also note that I have said in past post that I thought many at the top in Israel would have surely come out and trashed the Obama Administration as they have done many times before… but I was wrong.  After the last meeting in Iraq… NOTHING!

So… the way I see it… If history holds true… whenever Israel gets into that lockdown of the mouth/info mode… you can usually bet that someone is fixing to get their BUTTS KICKED! Any day now too…

AubreyJ………
Aubrey J. Fawcett
AubreyJ.org
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Presidential Election 2012 - Texas Primary


Today we have the
Texas Primary
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Romney Campaign file photo
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While waiting on the election results to come in tonight… check out these reports I ran across earlier today
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- FoxNews.com brings us the following report and it starts off like this… Mitt Romney, after weathering an onslaught of rotating primary challengers over the course of the last year, is poised to clinch the Republican presidential nomination as early as Tuesday… In doing so, his campaign will complete its shift, from knocking off Republican rivals one by one to challenging a single Democratic opponent, President Obama…
Read this report in full HERE
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- The Washington Post has this report and it starts off like this… This day is mostly about math for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney… Not fuzzy math or new math but the simple one-plus-one addition kind of math. By day’s end, if all goes as expected, the former Massachusetts governor will finally have a mathematical lock on the Republican presidential nomination… Never mind that he’s been the frontrunner since the Iowa and New Hampshire contests in January and the presumptive nominee since his last major opponent — former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum — suspended campaigning on April 10… Even so, “I need to get 50.1 percent or more” Romney said ahead of the Tuesday GOP primary in Texas expected to push him above the required 1,144 delegate threshold…
Read this report in full HERE
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States left to vote - (Pledged/Unpledged) Delegates up for Grabs:
Today, Tuesday, May 29th we have Texas voting (152/3). On June 5th we have 5 primaries and they are California (169/3), New Jersey (50/0), Montana (0/26), New Mexico (20/3) and South Dakota (25/3). Utah (40/0) will be the last state to vote and that will be on June 26th.
Keep up with the latest at…
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-- Delegate Count Totals --
    As of Wednesday morning
            May 30th, 2012
       Info tallies from Fox News/AP
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CANDIDATE
DELEGATES
1)  Mitt Romney
1191 - WINNER!
2)  Rick Santorum
265
3)  Newt Gingrich
138
DELEGATES NEEDED
1,144
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POST UPDATE:
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
9:00pm CDT
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CONGRATS MITT!
You FINALLY did it!!!
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Now that this part of the election cycle is finally over, (our OFFICIAL Candidate to run against President Obama is Mitt Romney,) let’s move on now with making Obama a ONE TERM PRESIDENT!
AubreyJ………
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NOTE: I will not be posting on the elections coming up in June simply because Mitt has already won the nomination. But… you can still keep up to date with the latest election news and results at links above…
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Photo for the Day - May 28, 2012

A U.S. Army paratrooper provides overwatch security to fellow paratroopers and Afghan soldiers after a firefight in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, May 17, 2012. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. Insurgents use the agricultural areas surrounding Combat Outpost Giro for various activities.

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

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On this Memorial Day
I take a Moment to Honor
Our most Recent Fallen Heroes
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We do not see it in the MSM much these days… but many of our bravest are still giving their all in Afghanistan.
True American Heroes… Each and every one of them.
AubreyJ………

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day 2012


Memorial Day is more than just a well-earned
Three-day weekend
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Image from Arlington National Cemetery Face Book Page
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During his Memorial Day proclamation, issued on Friday, May 25th… President Obama said… “Memorial Day is a time for Americans to honor the memory of the service members who died in the nation’s wars and an opportunity to pray for the day when such wars no longer occur.”    Read more HERE
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During his Weekly Address to the nation, on Saturday, May 26th… President Obama said in part… “In town squares and national cemeteries, in public services and moments of quiet reflection, we will honor those who loved their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it.     Read more HERE
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Memorial Day Message
“What does Memorial Day mean to you?”

Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Charmin of the Joint Chiefs, delivered this message on the eve of the 2012 Memorial Day holiday.
This video posted on YouTube by DODvClips 
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Take a moment this Memorial Day to honor all of those that gave their all in the service of this great country of ours.
God Bless Them All.
AubreyJ.........
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Have a safe Memorial Day/Weekend everyone

Friday, May 25, 2012

After two highly unproductive meetings… diplomats can only HOPE in the promise of another meeting... NEXT MONTH!


IAF file photo
Friday, May 25, 2012
* Here’s an interesting report I ran across today at DEBKA.com and it starts off like this… Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Iran’s nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for nuclear negotiations with Iran….
Read the rest at link below…
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* The following is from YNETnews.com and it goes in part like this… Even though Wednesday's talks were unproductive, diplomats saw hope in the promise of another meeting.
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"It is clear that we both want to make progress and that there is some common ground," European Union foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton, who is formally leading the talks, told reporters. "However, significant differences remain. Nonetheless, we do agree on the need for further discussion to expand that common ground."
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Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, offered a lukewarm assessment of Wednesday's negotiations, in light of European and American refusal to lift tough sanctions against Iran as Tehran had hoped. "The result of the talks was that we were able to get more familiar with the views of each other," Jalili told reporters…
You can read their full report at link below with even more wonderful news out of Iran…
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My Take on part of the YNET News report:
Are these Dumb A$$es for REAL!!!?
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These gullible IDIOTS for Diplomats we have… who have gone through two highly unproductive meetings in the past month… and the best they can come out of them with is that they see HOPE in the promise of another meeting... NEXT MONTH!
YOU DUMB A$$ES!!!
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I’ll say it one more time…
Times UP… End Game’s UP!
Iran is SOOO fixing to get the crap bombed out of them.
Any day now too…
AubreyJ………
Aubrey J. Fawcett
AubreyJ.org
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

SpaceX Mission Updates: Thursday, May 24, 2012


SpaceX Mission Updates
SpaceX/Dragon on track for Station Rendezvous/Berthing
EARLY Friday Morning, May 25th
- NASA TV’s LIVE Coverage starts: 1:00am CDT
Post Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Image Credit: SpaceX
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While we wait for Friday’s Hookup
Watch some LIVE Video from the ISS
Note: Video feed may cut off from time to time, but check back… It’s on more than not!
WATCH NASA TV at link below this video for the LIVE Coverage
Scroll down for NASATV
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POST UPDATE:
Well good early Friday morning, all
Dragon Authorized to Proceed Toward Station
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 01:27am CDT
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The International Space Station mission management team completed a thorough review of the progress of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and at 9:38pm CDT unanimously authorized the International Space Station and Dragon flight control teams to proceed toward rendezvous and berthing about 10:20am CDT Friday morning. [The actual Capture Time will be around 6:30am CDT.]
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The SpaceX mission management team reported all spacecraft systems are ready for the final stages of rendezvous and completion of the final COTS demonstration objectives… and space station managers reported the orbiting outpost is ready for the commercial spacecraft's arrival.
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Dragon has nearly completed its fly-around of the station, crossing behind the station and beginning its final approach.
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POST UPDATE:
Has this been COOOL to watch or what!!!?
Station Crew Captures Dragon
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:41am CDT
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The International Space Station Expedition 31 crew successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon capsule with the station's robotic arm at 8:56am CDT. The feat came 3 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 23 seconds after the mission's launch. The station was 251 miles over northwest Australia when capture occurred.
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Would like to add that it isn't over yet… The actual final berthing process of Dragon to the ISS will still not be over for another hour or so… but it looks to me to be getting near the end now! Still going on though so keep watching!
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NASA TV coverage began at 1am CDT this EARLY Friday morning and is still on.
Click out the LIVE Video coverage below…
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POST UPDATE:
Well--That’s about it for the day…
Station Crew Captures/Berths Dragon to ISS
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:15am CDT
 Image credit: SpaceX
At 11:02am CDT, DRAGON was officially… finally hooked up to the International Space Station.
Official, final Berthing Time 11:02am CDT
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Well THAT was a LONG Night and morning… No I had to take a few hrs nap in between… lol Getting old man!
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NOTE: I’m not going to do another post on Dragon until it is time to come home in a few days. But… keep up with the latest on the mission, Hatch opening/closing and such at links below…
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That’s it for me…
AJ OUT!
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Watch the Mission LIVE at
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-- NASA TV’s SpaceX/Dragon Mission Schedule --
Friday, May 25th
1:00am CDT - SpaceX/Dragon ISS Rendezvous and Berthing Coverage begins
Saturday, May 26th
5:30am CDT - SpaceX/Dragon Hatch Opening Coverage begins
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* Keep up with the Latest Mission Info
From NASA HERE
* Read info about overall mission- HERE
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AubreyJ………
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All info compiled from the NASA.gov website
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OK… One more time!
In case you missed it…
Station Crew Video of the Dragon Grapple and Berthing
Expedition 31 crew members aboard the International Space Station captured this video of the approach, grapple and berthing of the SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module.
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Photo for the Day - May 24, 2012 - Carpenter's Flight


-- Carpenter's Flight --
50 years ago today, Scott Carpenter flew the second American manned orbital flight on May 24, 1962. He piloted his Aurora 7 Spacecraft through three revolutions of the earth. 
In this photo, taken on May 24, 1962, Astronaut Scott Carpenter looks into his Mercury-Atlas 7 Spacecraft, the Aurora 7, before being inserted to begin the launch.
(Translation… “I gotta do WHAT?”)
Image Credit: NASA
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012


SpaceX Mission Updates
SpaceX Reports Dragon Ready for Station Flyby
Flyby of ISS is planned for EARLY Thursday Morning, May 24th at 2:47am CDT
-NASA TV’s LIVE Coverage from: 1:30am - 6:00am
Post Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Image Credit: SpaceX
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reported today that the company's Dragon Cargo Capsule is ready for a demanding set of tests and maneuvers [EARLY] Thursday morning.
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“All systems green,” Musk tweeted. The maneuvers are slated to include a flyby of the International Space Station that will include communications and navigation system evaluations. The Dragon, which is carrying supplies for the station, lifted off Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to begin a demonstration mission to show it can take cargo to the orbiting laboratory.
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Watch Mission LIVE at
NASA TV’s LIVE Coverage of tonight’s Flyby
 From: 1:30am - 6:00am
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* Keep up with the Latest Mission Info
From NASA HERE
* Read info about overall mission- HERE
* SPACEX.com - Live Video/Info HERE
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POST UPDATE
Dragon Completes Today's Demonstration Objectives
6:34am CDT
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The SpaceX Dragon capsule, visible through International Space Station’s cameras, passed directly below the orbiting complex at a distance of 2.5 km at 6:24am CDT, fulfilling all demonstration objectives for the day. A final height adjustment burn to depart the vicinity of the Space Station will occur at 6:57am at which point Dragon begins its “racetrack” trajectory to re-approach the station for grapple and berthing attempts on Friday.

NOTE: I will have a new post up in morning and NASATV’s schedule on coverage time too
In case you missed it -- Here it is again…
SpaceX Dragon Closes in on Space Station
The SpaceX Dragon capsule closes in on the International Space Station for a series of tests to clear it for its final rendezvous and grapple, Friday.
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Stayed up all night to see a DOT!!!
Yeah… I do so LOVE this stuff!
Lol
AubreyJ………
See ya Friday! Should be a good show…

Info compiled from the NASA.gov website
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