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NASA's Aquarius Launched To Help Map the Oceans' Salt 64

Posted by timothy
from the pepper-mines-have-all-been-mapped dept.
oxide7 writes "NASA launched a satellite featuring an brand-new instrument which will be able to measure the saltiness of Earth's oceans. Data from the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft will help scientists understand better the processes that drive ocean circulation and the movement of freshwater around the planet."
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NASA's Aquarius Launched To Help Map the Oceans' Salt

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  • by fast turtle (1118037) on Sunday June 12, 2011 @09:50AM (#36417342) Journal

    It's not just the right that feels we'd be better off defaulting but over 63 percent of American's according to a recent article. The initial poll indicated that over 45 percent feel that way but after they changed the questions and run the poll again, the answers resulted in over 60 percent response saying default and be damned about it.

    Yes people in this country are getting tired of the ever growing debt due to the war and funding things like NATO (10billion per quarter), Israel (several billion per year) and would rather we get our own house in order and take care of ourselves instead of everyone else.

    Personally, I'd love the Feds to default and give us a reason to kick most of the damn idiots out of office for a change while going back to either a Gold or Silver standard. Yes it would hurt lots of corps and China but who gives a damn about them? I certainly don't because the only faith in the Dollar is now backed by the Military only, not something real.

  • by bmo (77928) on Sunday June 12, 2011 @10:05AM (#36417410)

    The NWS is going around fucking begging for fucking GOES replacements and those are the fucking sats we use to predict the fucking weather, you know, fucking hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, etc? You know, the shit that affects our economy? And just like this, understanding how the ocean fucking works will help us understand what happens to fishing stocks and weather and a whole lot of other things so that we may FUCKING PLAN AHEAD FOR THE FUCKING FUTURE.

    Fuck you and your FUCKING SHORT TERM OUTLOOK.

    HOW ABOUT YOU DIRECT YOUR FUCKING RAGE AT THE FUCKING 5 OR SO UNPRODUCTIVE FUCKING WARS WE'RE FUCKING DOING (IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, AND PROBABLY SOME SHIT THAT HASN'T HIT THE FUCKING NEWS YET), YOU FUCKING MORON?

    YES, I'M FUCKING MAD. FUCK YOU AND ALL OF YOUR TYPE. WE CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO DO THIS SHIT, UNLIKE THE FUCKING WARS WHICH ARE A FUCKING WASTE. SINCE YOU'RE SO FUCKING FOND OF THE 50s, WHY DON'T YOU READ IKE'S FUCKING SPEECH?

    AND WE ARE NOT FUCKING BROKE. YOU KNOW WHAT'S BROKE? THE FUCKING CUT-TAXES-AND-SPEND-MOAR-ON-FUCKING-WAR DO-NOTHING-ABOUT-REAL-PROBLEMS REPUBLICANS.

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    BMO

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