Month: April 2014

US astronauts should use trampolines to get into space, Russian official says

US astronauts should use trampolines to get into space, Russian official says

I’ve been saying for at least two years that we need to NOT cut back on funding for space, but rather double or triple our funding for space.  And between our falling out with Russia, and the growing space threat from China…  Its time we got our act together and make space a priority. 

U.S. drug fighters see Afghan opium skyrocketing as troops pack up

U.S. drug fighters see Afghan opium skyrocketing as troops pack up

So much wasted effort..  I was there in Afghanistan when things were really ramping up in the counter-narcotics area.  Its all part of that threat financing; the correlation between spring harvest of the poppy fields, to where the profits go…to arms and funding of organizations like the Taliban and Al Qaeda. By pulling out so prematurely, we’re letting things go back to normal in the poppy fields…which is SO stupid.  Again, the fact that Obama didn’t secure a “status of forces agreement” in Afghanistan is mind-boggling dumb.  Hopefully we’ll get a second chance to do that with the new President…once that’s decided in their upcoming run-off election.  Its critical we get that agreement in place…or all we fought for will have been for nothing.