Archive for August 1, 2014

John Boehner said: “I would rather kill myself than raise the minimum wage.” Well, “make my day Mr. Speaker, pull the frigging trigger.”

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Speaker Boehner could help millions of Children, Women and Men if he would follow through and carry out his threat. It is written: “There is no greater love than to lay down your life for another,” if you follow through, think of  the millions you would have laid down your life for.

 

Suicide is intentionally causing one’s own death and is usually committed out of despair that may be attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Human beings in the modern era may also be driven to take their own life due to seemingly overwhelming stress factors such as the inability to cope with interpersonal relationships or financial difficulties.

 

 

Mental health experts are constantly making efforts to prevent suicides including limiting access to firearms, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic situations. For Speaker of the House John Boehner, it is the prospect of the government attempting to improve the economic situation of underpaid workers that drives him to consider suicide.

 

 

 

Boehner seriously wants Americans earning minimum wage to stay in poverty and has no plan to allow a vote on raising the minimum wage. When Boehner was head of the House Republican Conference in 1996, he said, “I’ll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill” during an interview with the Weekly Standard. Four months later President Bill Clinton signed a minimum wage increase of 90 cents from $4.25 per hour to $5.15 despite Boehner’s objections and suicide threat even though the bill contained Republican demands for tax breaks for businesses. Boehner voted against another wage hike in 2007 when Democrats took over the House that raised the minimum to its current rate of $7.25.

 

 

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NASA announces Mars 2020 rover payload to explore the Red Planet as never before!

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The next rover NASA will send to Mars will carry seven carefully selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations.

 

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.

NASA announced the selected Mars 2020 rover instruments today at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Managers made the selections out of 58 proposals received in January from researchers and engineers worldwide. Proposals received were twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past. This is an indicator of the extraordinary interest by the science community in the exploration of Mars. The selected proposals have a total value of approximately $130 million for development of the instruments.

The Mars 2020 mission will be based on the design of the highly successful Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, which landed almost two years ago and currently is operating on Mars. The new rover will carry more sophisticated upgraded hardware and new instruments to conduct geological assessments of the rover’s landing site, determine the potential habitability of the environment, and directly search for signs of ancient martian life.

 

“Today, we take another important step on our journey to Mars,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.” While getting to and landing on Mars is hard, Curiosity was an iconic example of how our robotic scientific explorers are paving the way for humans to pioneer Mars and beyond. Mars exploration will be this generation’s legacy, and the Mars 2020 rover will be another critical step on humans’ journey to the Red Planet.”

Scientists will use the Mars 2020 rover to identify and select a collection of rock and soil samples that will be stored for potential return to Earth by a future mission. The Mars 2020 mission is responsive to the science objectives recommended by the National Research Council’s 2011 Planetary Science Decadal Survey. 

“The Mars 2020 rover, with these new advanced scientific instruments, including those from our international partners, holds the promise to unlock more mysteries of Mars’ past as revealed in the geological record,” said John Grunsfeld from NASA Headquarters. “This mission will further our search for life in the universe and also offer opportunities to advance new capabilities in exploration technology.”

 

The Mars 2020 rover also will help advance our knowledge of how future human explorers could use natural resources available on the surface of the Red Planet. An ability to live off the martian land would transform future exploration of the planet. Designers of future human expeditions can use this mission to understand the hazards posed by martian dust and demonstrate technology to process carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to produce oxygen. These experiments will help engineers learn how to use martian resources to produce oxygen for human respiration and potentially oxidizer for rocket fuel.

“The 2020 rover will help answer questions about the martian environment that astronauts will face and test technologies they need before landing on, exploring, and returning from the Red Planet,” said William Gerstenmaier from NASA Headquarters. “Mars has resources needed to help sustain life, which can reduce the amount of supplies that human missions will need to carry. Better understanding the martian dust and weather will be valuable data for planning human Mars missions. Testing ways to extract these resources and understand the environment will help make the pioneering of Mars feasible.”

The selected payload proposals are:

 

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http://www.astronomy.com/news/2014/07/nasa-announces-mars-2020-rover-payload-to-explore-the-red-planet-as-never-before

MARS 2020 ROVER AUGUST 01 2014