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Apollo And Modern America´s Can´t-Do Spirit
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/18/2014 10:54:57 PM

Cultural Inertia: Remember how 45 years ago we were suddenly able to say: "If we can send a man to the moon, why can´t we (fill in the blank)"? If only we could say the same today. It´s worth remembering Neil Armstrong´s July 21, 1969 "giant leap for mankind," if only as a measure of what the country used to be able to accomplish, but increasingly can´t do today. When President Kennedy announced his goal of "sending a man to the moon and returning him safely to earth" in less than nine years, it was a laughably audacious promise. By May 1961,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Subal, 7/18/2014 11:07:56 PM     (No. 9930973)

And we have the knuckle dragger in the White House pumping the ´can´t do´ inertia!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/18/2014 11:13:15 PM     (No. 9930978)

Obama´s American Spirit: If we can put a man on the moon, why can´t we improve a Muslim´s self esteem?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: toddh, 7/19/2014 10:17:27 AM     (No. 9931429)

´a massive army of NIMBY and "public interest" groups´

Barack Obama was a Public Interest Research Group PIRGasite.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/19/2014 10:26:04 AM     (No. 9931447)

Watch the movie Apollo 13 and you´ll see the American can-do spirit. Today, in such a situation, you would need an army of government advisers and a perfect ´diverse rainbow´ of employees to save the space module and astronauts.

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