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Thread #93009   Message #1790391
Posted By: Amos
23-Jul-06 - 12:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
Subject: RE: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
Bush changes NASA mission statement - no longer interested in protecting our home planet
by John in DC - 7/22/2006 08:38:00 PM

After having given the shaft to blacks, women, Latinos, gays, people who have Parkinsons and Alzheimers, the budget, the environment, the military, veterans, New Orleans, Iraq and oh so many more, now they're giving the shaft to the entire planet Earth.

NASA quietly had its mission statement changed last February by the White House, who deleted the phrase "to understand and protect our home planet." NASA scientists were surprised to learn of the change. "Without it, these scientists say, there will be far less incentive to pursue projects to improve understanding of terrestrial problems like climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions."

As we quoted Charles Barkley the other day, "I used to be a Republican, before they lost their minds."