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Car buyers haven't been this unhappy in a decade.More cars are selling, but the buyers aren’t happy.
Even though car sales are up, reaching towards totals not seen since before the credit crisis, all of those new car owners aren’t exactly happy with their purchases.
Owner satisfaction stood at 79 out of 100 points, down 3.7% from last year and the lowest score in a decade. Of the 27 brands tracked American Customer Satisfaction Index Automobile Report, 15 saw their satisfaction rating go down this year, according to NBC News.
A major reason for the drop in customer happiness? Recalls. There were a record 64 million recalls in 2014, led by the huge recall scandal at General Motors. Prices are also up, making it more difficult to meet customer expectations.
Foreign cars did better than American cars, with 77 percent of car models that received above-average satisfaction ratings being imports.
More cars are selling, but the buyers aren't happy.
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‘A little girl is dead’: Mum’s #BlackLivesMatter Facebook rant at protests
A mum has set her sights on #BlackLivesMatter protesters in the US – saying they are standing up for the wrong people.
In a video which has been viewed more than four million times, Peggy Hubbard said marchers should be standing up for innocent people killed every night in St Louis.
Her comments came after a nine-year-old girl was shot and killed on Tuesday night.
The following day, thousands of protesters took to the streets after an 18-year-old was shot and killed by police.
Peggy Hubbard speaking in the video (Picture: YouTube)
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In the video, she states: ‘Last night, who do you think they protested for? The thug, the criminal, because they’re howling, ‘police brutality.’ Are you kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality?
‘A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.’
Peggy Hubbard in the video (Picture: YouTube)
How did I miss Peggy Hubbard's hateful video where she plays GOP politics with #BlackLivesMatter?
— Yukio Strachan (@boldandworthy) August 23, 2015
#PeggyHubbard a voice of reason in a sea of irrational human beings. Standing up for the truth is very noble. The truth will set you free
— Zips-Sparklepipe (@inqusitiontime) August 23, 2015
I don't like that Peggy Hubbard's video is described as a "rant" – what it is is a powerful speech.
— Kendall Forbes (@KendallForbes) August 23, 2015
Nothing gets a Klansman hard like a raging sistah with hidden motives hating on #BlackLivesMatter Good Job Peggy Hubbard #ChexInDMayleBeech
— ren-A-gade (@RenagadeGirl) August 23, 2015
Hat tip to #PeggyHubbard who says she's from the "Madea school of hard knocks." More of us should be: #Toughasnails
— glenda lahaye (@jerinsmommacita) August 23, 2015
Peggy Hubbard said the same shit I've been preaching for over a year now.
— napLORD (@prycegod) August 23, 2015
I have a new hero: Peggy Hubbard. America needs more people like her!!
Dave Burke for 23 Aug 2015 2:41 pm
'Do you think the police are out here for fun? Do you think they’re out here for games?'
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The hottest American presidency since the 19th century: George W. Bush’s
In 1922, a headline appeared in The Washington Post that would seem very much at home today.
The report focused on a report from an expedition undertaken in Norway, as uncovered. It wasn't widespread warming of the sort we see today.
But, interestingly, that period was also uncommonly warm in the United States. Some of the hottest Junes, Julys and Septembers in recorded American history happened in 1921 and 1922, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And that leads to a weird phenomenon.
Preliminary estimates suggest that the July just completed, July 2015, was the warmest month in recorded history. Not just the warmest July; not just the warmest in the United States -- the warmest month that mankind has ever measured. In light of that, and given President Obama's focus on the warming climate, we were curious which American president actually oversaw the hottest period in United States history.
The answer? Warren Harding.
This is not a sex joke. Harding was president from 1921 until his death in 1923. And averaging the average temperature of every month for which he was president, his administration was the hottest in U.S. history.

(Notice that the vertical axis begins at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, to highlight the change. We assigned months to whichever president held office for the majority of said months. Also, this is only for the lower 48 states.)
That's misleading, though. Unlike most presidents, Harding had an imbalance between the summer months in which he was in office and the winter months. He was president during three Julys (1921, 1922 and 1923) but only two Januarys, for instance. (A similar effect can be seen with John Kennedy, whose presidency was also cut short and wasn't a round number of years.) That, and the fact that some of those months were unusually hot, skews his average.
A better measure is comparing months to the long-term baseline average temperature in each month. In other words: Compare how hot each January was to the norm for Januarys. If you do that calculation since the McKinley administration (data goes back to 1895), you get a rather messy chart that looks like this.

But that measure allows us a better means of comparison. If you average how much each month of each president's tenure deviated from the norm -- which helps avoid things like presidents who were in office during more summer months than winter ones -- things look different.

The president who oversaw the hottest America? George W. Bush -- though Barack Obama is a close second. On average, each month of Bush's administration was 1.4 degrees warmer than the same month was from 1901 to 2000.
The more striking pattern in that last graph, of course, is how the last four administrations -- since George H. W. Bush -- have been much warmer than any administration prior.
The Post's 1922 report wasn't related to climate change. This trend probably is.
Philip Bump writes about politics for The Fix. He is based in New York City.
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FOR TODAY'S TEENS, FRIENDSHIPS CAN START DIGITALLY: 57% of teens have met a new friend online. Social media and online gameplay are the most common digital venues for meeting friends
Teens, Technology and Friendships
Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends
By Amanda Lenhart
This report explores the new contours of friendship in the digital age. It covers the results of a national survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. The survey was conducted online from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9, 2014, and Feb. 10 through March 16, 2015, and 16 online and in-person focus groups with teens were conducted in April 2014 and November 2014.
For today’s teens, friendships can start digitally: 57% of teens have met a new friend online. Social media and online gameplay are the most common digital venues for meeting friends
For American teens, making friends isn’t just confined to the school yard, playing field or neighborhood – many are making new friends online. Fully 57% of teens ages 13 to 17 have made a new friend online, with 29% of teens indicating that they have made more than five new friends in online venues. Most of these friendships stay in the digital space; only 20% of all teens have met an online friend in person.
Boys are more likely than girls to make online friends: 61% of boys compared to 52% of girls have done so.
Older teens are also more likely than younger teens to make online friends. Some 60% of teens ages 15 to 17 have met a friend online, compared with 51% of 13- to 14-year-olds.
The most common spots for meeting friends online are social media sites like Facebook or Instagram (64% of teens who have made a friend online met someone via social media), followed by playing networked video games (36%). Girls who have met new friends online are more likely to meet them via social media (78% vs. 52% of boys), while boys are substantially more likely to meet new friends while playing games online (57% vs. 13% of girls).
Text messaging is a key component of day-to-day friend interactions: 55% of teens spend time every day texting with friends
The vast majority of teens (95%) spend time with their friends outside of school, in person, at least occasionally. But for most teens, this is not an everyday occurrence. Just 25% of teens spend time with friends in person (outside of school) on a daily basis.
For many teens, texting is the dominant way that they communicate on a day-to-day basis with their friends. Some 88% of teens text their friends at least occasionally, and fully 55% do so daily. Along with texting, teens are incorporating a number of other devices, communication platforms and online venues into their interactions with friends, including:
Instant messaging: 79% of all teens instant message their friends; 27% do so daily.
Social media: 72% of all teens spend time with friends via social media; 23% do so daily.
Email: 64% of all teens use email with friends; 6% do so daily.
Video chat: 59% of all teens video chat with their friends; 7% video chat with friends daily.
Video games: 52% of all teens spend time with friends playing video games; 13% play with friends daily.
Messaging apps: 42% of all teens spend time with friends on messaging apps such as Kik and WhatsApp; 14% do so every day.
Video games play a critical role in the development and maintenance of boys’ friendships
Overall, 72% of teens ages 13 to 17 play video games on a computer, game console or portable device. Fully 84% of boys play video games, significantly higher than the 59% of girls who play games. Playing video games is not necessarily a solitary activity; teens frequently play video games with others. Teen gamers play games with others in person (83%) and online (75%), and they play games with friends they know in person (89%) and friends they know only online (54%). They also play online with others who are not friends (52%). With so much game-playing with other people, video gameplay, particularly over online networks, is an important activity through which boys form and maintain friendships with others:
38% of all teen boys share their gaming handle as one of the first three pieces of information exchanged when they meet someone they would like to be friends with; just 7% of girls share a gaming handle when meeting new friends.
Of teens who have met a friend online, 57% of boys have made a friend playing video games. That amounts to 34% of all teenage boys ages 13 to 17.
Much more than for girls, boys use video games as a way to spend time and engage in day-to-day interactions with their peers and friends. These interactions occur in face-to-face settings, as well as in networked gaming environments:
16% of boy gamers play in person with friends on a daily or near-daily basis, and an additional 35% do so weekly. That amounts to 42% of all teen boys ages 13 to 17.
34% of boy gamers play over the internet with friends on a daily or near-daily basis, and another 33% do so weekly. That amounts to 55% of all teen boys ages 13 to 17.
When playing games with others online, many teen gamers (especially boys) connect with their fellow players via voice connections in order to engage in collaboration, conversation and trash-talking. Among boys who play games with others online, fully 71% use voice connections to engage with other players (this compares with just 28% of girls who play in networked environments).
All this playing, hanging out and talking while playing games leads many teens to feel closer to friends.
78% of teen online gamers say when they play games online it makes them feel more connected to friends they already know. That amounts to 42% of all teens ages 13 to 17.
52% of online-gaming teens feel more connected to other gamers (whom they do not consider friends) they play with online. That amounts to 28% of all teens ages 13 to 17.
Gaming boys are more likely than girls to report feeling more connected to other networked gamers.
84% of networked-gaming boys feel more connected to friends when they play online, compared with 62% of girls.
56% of boy gamers feel more connected to people they play networked games with who are not friends, as do 43% of gaming girls.
Teen friendships are strengthened and challenged within social media environments
Social media also plays a critical role in introducing teens to new friends and connecting them to their existing friend networks. Some 76% of teens ages 13 to 17 use social media and:
64% of teens who have met at least one new friend online report meeting a friend through social media.
62% of teens share their social media username as one of the first pieces of information they share as a way to stay in touch when they meet a brand new friend.
72% of all teens say they spend time with friends on social media; 23% say they do so every day.
Social media helps teens feel more connected to their friends’ feelings and daily lives, and also offers teens a place to receive support from others during challenging times.
83% of teen social media users say social media makes them feel more connected to information about their friends’ lives.
70% of social media-using teens feel better connected to their friends’ feelings through social media.
68% of teen social media users have had people on the platforms supporting them through tough or challenging times.
But even as social media connects teens to friends’ feelings and experiences, the sharing that occurs on these platforms can have negative consequences. Sharing can veer into oversharing. Teens can learn about events and activities to which they weren’t invited, and the highly curated lives of teens’ social media connections can lead them to make negative comparisons with their own lives:
88% of teen social media users believe people share too much information about themselves on social media.
53% of social media-using teens have seen people posting to social media about events to which they were not invited.
42% of social media-using teens have had someone post things on social media about them that they cannot change or control.
21% of teen social media users report feeling worse about their own life because of what they see from other friends on social media.
Teens face challenges trying to construct an appropriate and authentic online persona for multiple audiences, including adults and peers. Consequently, many teens feel obligated to project an attractive and popular image through their social media postings.
40% of teen social media users report feeling pressure to post only content that makes them look good to others.
39% of teens on social media say they feel pressure to post content that will be popular and get lots of comments or likes.
Some conflict teens experience is instigated online
68% of teen social media users (52% of all teens) have experienced drama among their friends on social media.
26% of all teens have had a conflict with a friend over something that happened online or over text messages.
Girls are more likely to unfriend, unfollow and block former friends
When friendships end, many teens take steps to cut the digital web that connects them to their former friend. Girls who use social media or cellphones are more likely to prune old content and connections:
58% of teens who use social media or cellphones have unfriended or unfollowed someone they used to be friends with, and 45% of teens have blocked an ex-friend.
63% of girls who use social media or cellphones have unfriended or unfollowed an ex-friend, compared with 53% of boys.
53% of social media- or cellphone-using girls have blocked someone after ending a friendship, compared with 37% of boys.
Teens spend time with their closest friends in a range of venues. Texting plays a crucial role in helping close friends stay in touch
Along with examining the general ways in which teens interact and communicate with their friends, this report documents how and where teens interact with the friends who are closest to them. These “close friend” relationships loom large in the day-to-day social activities of teens’ lives, as 59% of teens are in touch with their closest friend on a daily basis (with 41% indicating that they get in touch “many times a day”).
School is the primary place teens interact with their closest friends. However, these best-friend interactions occur across a wide range of online and offline venues:
83% of teens spend time with their closest friend at school.
58% spend time with their closest friend at someone’s house.
55% spend time with their closest friend online (such as on social media sites or gaming sites or servers).
Teens also use a wide range of communication tools to get in touch with their closest friend.
49% of teens say text messaging (including on messaging apps) is their first choice of platform for communicating with their closest friend.
20% say social media is their first-choice communication tool when talking with their closest friend.
13% say phone calls are the method they would choose first to talk with their closest friend.
6% say video games are their first-choice platform for talking with their closest friend.
Teens who live in lower-income households are more likely than higher-income teens to say they use social media to get in touch with their closest friend. Lower-income teens, from households earning less than $30,000 annually, are nearly evenly split in how they get in touch with these friends, with 33% saying social media is the most common way they do so and 35% saying texting is their preferred communication method. Higher-income teens from families earning $30,000 or more per year are most likely to report texting as their preferred mode when communicating with their closest friend. Modestly lower levels of smartphone and basic phone use among lower-income teens may be driving some in this group to connect with their friends using platforms or methods accessible on desktop computers.
Smartphone users have different practices for communicating with close friends
Nearly three-quarters (73%) of teens have access to a smartphone, and smartphone-using teens have different practices for communicating with close friends. Teens with smartphones rely more heavily on texting, while teens without smartphones are more likely to say social media and phone calls are preferred modes for reaching their closest friend.
58% of teens with smartphone access prefer texting when communicating with their closest friend, while just 25% of teens without smartphone access say the same.
29% of teens without smartphone access say social media is the most common way they get in touch with a close friend; 17% of smartphone users say the same.
21% of teens without smartphones say they make phone calls to their closest friend as a primary mode of communication, compared with 10% of smartphone users.
Girls are more likely to use text messaging – while boys are more likely to use video games – as conduits for conversations with friends
Compared with boys, girls tend to communicate more often with friends via texting and instant messaging:
62% of girls spend time with friends every day via text messaging, compared with 48% of boys.
32% of girls spend time with friends every day using instant messaging, compared with 23% of boys.
On the other hand, boys are much more likely than girls to interact and spend time with friends while playing video games:
74% of teen boys talk with friends while playing video games together, while 31% of girls report the same.
22% of boys talk daily with friends while playing video games, compared with just 3% of girls.
Phone calls are less common early in a friendship, but are an important way that teens talk with their closest friends
Some 85% of teens say they spend time with friends by calling them on the phone, and 19% do so every day. The perceived intimacy of the phone call as a communication choice means teens are less likely to use it immediately upon meeting a new friend, but they often prefer it when talking to close friends.
About half of teens (52%) indicate that a phone number for calling is one of the first three things they would share with a new friend, but just 9% indicate that this is the first thing they would share.
And when teens want to talk to their closest friend, phone calls are the second most popular method overall, with 69% of teens citing phone calls as one of their three choices.
84% of black teens say phone calls are one of the three most common methods they use to get in touch with close friends, compared with 69% of whites and 63% of Hispanic teens.

August 6, 2015
Teens, Technology and Friendships
By Amanda Lenhart

In the past generation, parents, policymakers, advocates and journalists have paid particular attention to the possible pathologies that can arise from youths’ use of digital tools – from fears about online predators and bullying, to young adults’ purported narcissism, to the allure and distractions of screen-based life. Less attention has been focused on how teens have woven their technology use into the fundamentals of their social lives, particularly where friendships start and relationships deepen.
Friendships are a critical element in the lives of teens. The teen years are marked by the increasing importance of peers and friends in teens’ social and emotional lives. Friends supplant parents and other adults as the central relationships for teens. And, as with many elements of our modern world, the creation, maintenance and conflicts of these critical peer relationships have moved, at least partially, onto interactive digital platforms like texting, online video gaming and social media. Previous qualitative research1 has shown the importance of digital media in teens’ friendships in helping to create “always-on intimate communities.”2
This report fills in the details and quantifies the ways teens use digital tools in the context of friendships. It follows the arc of friendships and explores the role of social media, video games and mobile phones at each phase. It starts with the way teens use digital technology to meet and make new friends, addressing how and where teens meet other teens, and what modes of communication teens use to stay in touch with newfound friends.
The report then looks at how teens use digital media to maintain their friendships. Much of the focus here is on an individual teen’s closest friend. The report investigates the ways in which teens communicate with their closest friend and where they hang out digitally and in person.
After that, the report does a deep dive into the role of specific digital platforms. It looks at teens and their practices with video gaming as they relate to friendships. It also shows the import and meaning of social media as a site of teens’ interactions with friends.
The study ends by looking at conflict among friends and what happens when friendships end – particularly, the role digital media plays as friendships break apart.
The report details the results of a national survey of teens ages 13 to 17. Throughout the report, the word “teens” means those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. This report also covers the findings from 12 in-person and four online focus groups of teenagers that were conducted in the spring and fall of 2014.
boyd, d et al. (2010) “Friendship” in Ito, Mizuko, et al., “Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media,” MIT Press, pages 79-116 ↩
Ibid, page 114 ↩

Next: Chapter 1: Meeting, Hanging Out and Staying in Touch: The Role of Digital Technology in Teen Friendships
American teens don't just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.
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THIS GREAT COUNTRY GAVE NIKOLA TESLA AND THOMAS EDISON, BUT BUT YESTERDAY...Hitchhiking Robot That Crossed Nations Fails to Last 2 Weeks in U.S.
Paul Darrow—Reuters The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT, seen here during its cross-Canada trek in 2014, was destroyed on Aug. 1, 2015 two weeks into its attempted trip across the U.S., according to its creators
Vandals in Philadelphia bring Hitchbot's adventure to an untimely end

A hitchhiking robot eager to explore America has met its demise just two weeks into its cross-country journey.
HitchBOT was vandalized in Philadelphia overnight on Saturday after exploring parts of Massachusetts and New York, Canadian researchers David Smith and Frauke Zeller shared on the project’s website. The friendly robot, who sports yellow polka dot boots and a smiley-face LED screen, had hoped American humans would shuttle it around the country to see Times Square, pose with the Lincoln Statue and tour Walt Disney World, among other destinations on its bucket list.
“Sometimes bad things happen to good robots,” HitchBot’s creators wrote. “We know that many of hitchBOT’s fans will be disappointed, but we want them to be assured that this great experiment is not over. For now we will focus on the question ‘what can be learned from this?’ and explore future adventures for robots and humans.”
The hitchhiking robot is an experiment to see how humans interact with robots. HitchBOT previously journeyed across Canada and Germany without incident, in addition to enjoying a three-week vacation in the Netherlands.
Vandals in Philadelphia bring Hitchbot's adventure to an untimely end
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Reverend Franklin Graham says ‘every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalised and they do their killing to honour their religion and Muhammad.’
Four innocent men from the United States Marine Corps were killed and three others were wounded in the recent Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting committed by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, and Reverend Franklin Graham is seeking prayers for the victims and their families.
Graham also proposed a solution to the problem: Stop Muslim immigration to America.
"Once again our country has come under attack. Pray for the family members of those killed and for those injured in the vicious shootings in‪ Chattanooga today. What a tragedy. May the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort care for each one of them as only He can," Graham wrote on his Facebook page.
In a follow-up post, Graham sought to protect his countrymen from further attacks by suggesting that all immigration of Muslims to the United States be stopped until the threat posed by Islamic militants has been settled. He said the killings were all committed by "a radical Muslim whose family was allowed to immigrate to this country from Kuwait."
"We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad," he said. "Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalised and they do their killing to honour their religion and Muhammad."
Graham recalled that during World War 2, America did not allow Japanese and German nationals to immigrate to America. The outspoken American evangelist is urging political leaders to take action and implement the same policy in order to protect the lives of Americans.
"Why are we allowing Muslims now? Do you agree? Let your Congressman know that we've got to put a stop to this and close the flood gates. Pray for the men and women who serve this nation in uniform, that God would protect them," he said.

Czarina Ong 18 July 2015
Four innocent men from the United States Marine Corps and three others were wounded in the recent Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting committed by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, and Reverend Franklin Graham is seeking prayers for the victims and their families.
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Angry Black Mom’s Viral Video: ‘Police Brutality? How About Black Brutality?’A six-minute obscenity-laced attack on black thuggery has gone viral and was viewed 1.6 million times in less than 24 hours.

African-American mom Peggy Hubbard, married with several children, turned on her phone camera sometime Wednesday and let the black community have it, along with the protesters and rioters in St. Louis who protested the death of a young criminal who allegedly pulled a gun on a cop serving a warrant.
From my heart!
Posted by Peggy Hubbard on Thursday, August 20, 2015
You’re hollering that black lives matter bullshit? It don’t matter. You’re killing each other.
Last night, who do you think they protested for? The thug. The criminal, because they’re hollerin’ ‘police brutality.’ Are you fucking kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality? You black people—my black people—you are fucking the most violent motherfuckers I have met in my life.
Hubbard is reacting, not just to the riots, but the shooting of a 9-year-old girl who died in a drive-by shooting as she did her homework in her own home, a murder that protesters aren’t taking to the streets about.
According to local news, “Jamyla Bolden was killed doing homework on her mom’s bed and her mother was also wounded when someone began firing into their Ferguson home around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.”
Hubbard’s reaction:
A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered… Yet you trifling motherfuckers are out there tearing up the neighborhood I grew up in.
Hubbard’s video is a cry of the heart from a woman who sees “murder, murder, murder” every day and night in the St. Louis media, what she accurately describes as “black on black” crime.
A good part of the video is personal. Apparently, her son is serving time, and she has no sympathy for the turn he took in his life.
“I told my children. If you fuck up, if you go to jail, I’m not getting you out. You will stay there. You will do the time. I’m not puttin’ nothin’ on your books, comin’ to visit you. I ain’t sending you magazines. I ain’t doing shit for you because I did everything for you out here and you chose to go in there. Fuck you. I’m from the Madea school of justice.” Madea is a reference to a now iconic character created by top-ranking director Tyler Perry.
Hubbard defends the police. “You’re yelling, ‘Fuck the police?’ Fuck you. You’re shootin’ at the police. Police drops your ass. Oh, poor so-and-so. He died due to police brutality. 127 homocides later ya’ll want to holler ‘police brutality.’ Black people. You’re a fucking joke. You’re tearing up communities over thugs and criminals.”
“You think the police are out here for fun? You think they’re out here for games. They’re not going to tuck you in. They’re not going to give you a cookie and sing you a lullaby. No, they’re going to put a cap in your ass. You shoot at them, they’re gonna shoot at you… their job is to serve and protect, not serve and die.”
Reactions have been remarkable. Views of the video are ticking up 100,000 every ten minutes or so. They now stand at more than 2,500,000 and went up 200,000 as this story was prepared. Facebook shares are north of 130,000.
Most of the comments on Hubbard’s Facebook page are from other African-Americans and are enthusiastic. Some complained about the obscenities, but many want her to run for office.
“Excellent job. As real as it gets! Thanks!”
“The real problem. Thank you for speaking out. love go’s out to my sister!”
“Amen to everything she said”
“Peggy you spoke the truth..proud of you lady
“A damn great woman speaking only truths!!! She is one of the few great people out there taking a stand for the right things in this life… Thanks to her from all of us!”
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A 6-minute obscenity-laced attack from Peggy Hubbard on black thuggery has gone viral and was viewed 1.6 million times in less than 24 hrs.
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Fortune hunters flock to Polish town after alleged find of Nazi gold train.German and Pole, who claim to have made the find, are demanding 10% fee in exchange for whereabouts of legendary train and contents
Part of a subterranean system build by Nazi Germany where, according to Polish lore, a train loaded with gold and weapons vanished at the end of second world war.
A city in south-western Poland is in a state of high suspense following claims made by two men that they have found a Nazi train packed with gold. Local authorities in Wałbrzych said they were investigating the reports, as fortune hunters from around Europe were making their way to the town in the hope of enjoying some of the potential spoils – or at least witnessing the discovery of what could yet turn out to be a spectacular historical find.
The men, reported to be a German and a Pole, have appointed a lawyer to negotiate with the authorities for a 10% finder’s fee for the train and its contents. Local news site Wiadomości Wałbrzyskie said the train contained up to 300 tonnes of gold, as well as a batch of diamonds, other gems and industrial equipment. The men said only once they have secured their fee in writing will they reveal the whereabouts of the train.
“This is a find of world significance, on a par with [discovering] the Titanic,” said Jarosław Chmielewski, the lawyer who has written to the parish council on the men’s behalf, to Radio Wroclaw.
Pole and German claim to have found missing Nazi loot train
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According to local legend, an armoured train packed with treasure from the then German city of Breslau (now Wrocław in Poland) was driven into a tunnel in a hillside near a medieval castle near Wałbrzych as the Red Army was approaching and the Allies were carrying out air strikes in the final days of the war.
Authorities seemed to be taking the claims seriously on Thursday evening, according to local media, despite warnings from some historians that they may be dealing with a hoax. Many in the city believe there may well be truth in the claims, not least because they would confirm rumours that have circulated for the past 70 years of the existence of gold and treasures in the tunnels and shafts of the mining region.
There are widespread reports that Nazis hid the spoils – many of which were stolen from Jewish families – in the final days of the war, when there was no chance to transport them west.
The council confirmed receipt of the letter, a copy of which was published on the local news portal. Local media reported that meetings have taken place between representatives of the police, fire brigade and military. Experts have warned that the train may be full of explosives and may also be mined. “We are on alert should we need to take any specific security measures,” a police spokeswoman told Polish TV station TVN24.
“If the train does actually exist, there’s a significant chance it is mined,” council chairman Jacek Cichura told the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. “It could also contain a large amount of methane gas”.
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In 1945, an estimated 100 tonnes of gold bullion was found hidden in a salt mine near Merkers, south-west Germany. It is said 300 tonnes of gold is on the train. Photograph: Byron H. Rollins/AP
Gazeta Wyborzca referred to an anonymous source who described to the paper how the treasure hunters had used ground-penetrating georadar technology to locate the train. According to the source, the train was found 70 metres below ground. Other reports have placed the train more specifically under a disused railway station in Walim, a small rural community nine miles south-east of Wałbrzych. Radio Wrocław said it was 150m (494ft) long.
In May, a cloak-and-dagger drilling operation apparently took place in the village, leaving six large drill holes in the ground, according to mayor Adam Hausman, despite the fact that no excavation licence had been issued.
Speculation that Walim is the site of the treasure has only intensified thanks to witnesses who vividly recall seeing a convoy bearing the insignia of the Third Reich back in 1945.
But even Chmielewski, who admits he knows nothing about the train itself, has warned of hyping the find too much. “No one knows what’s inside the train. I’m quite surprised that everyone talks of gold the whole time. It could be that it simply contains quite pedestrian industrial materials,” he said.
Local amateur historians have been wading in, but can only really confirm the locals’ belief that two trains laden with gold existed. “It’s an old perennial to say you know where the train is, but so far no one has ever managed to prove the existence of these trains,” local historian Joanna Lamparska told TVN24. But she said that treasure or no treasure, if a German train was indeed uncovered, it would be an unbelievable discovery.
Previously, talk of Nazi treasure in Walbrzych led to speculation that the long-lost Czarist Amber Room, which treasure hunters have sighted in plenty of other locations was to be found in the region, more specifically, in a tunnel leading to Walbrzych castle. Despite searches, nothing has ever been found.
Andrzej Gaik, who takes tourists on guided tours of the old castle, said for years he had clung to the belief that the “golden train”, as locals refer to it, existed, and even went on a search for it himself, but in vain. He voiced his scepticism that there was anything in the latest reports. “I don’t believe that anyone has ever come close to finding the train,” he told Polish television.
But the men’s claims, even if they are never verified, will only help to fuel the insatiable quest of second world war treasure hunters who seek to uncover the loot reportedly stashed away by Hitler’s henchmen. Hunts have extended over the decades to caves, lakes, dungeons and bunkers across the former Third Reich, although finds are extremely rare.
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From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind. For Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitchell that plotline is less fiction than it is reality. The sixth man to walk the surface of the moon told Mirror online that he believes peace-keeping aliens visited our planet to prevent a nuclear war between Russia and the United States.
The idea sounds far-fetched, but Mitchell claims that military insiders viewed strange flying crafts cruising over U.S. missile bases and the White Sands facility in New Mexico, the site of the first-ever nuclear bomb detonation in 1945.
“They wanted to know about our military capabilities,” he said. “My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.”
Mitchell, who grew up near the famous Roswell site in New Mexico, said that he has heard from various Air Force officers who claim UFOs were a regular site during the Cold War.
“They told me UFOs were frequently seen overhead and often disabled their missiles,” he added. “Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their (test) missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft.”
Some are understandably skeptical about this theory that diplomatic aliens have traveled the cosmos to disarm U.S. military weapons.
“Given that the Universe is around 14 billion years old, if we’re being visited, it’s unlikely we’re dealing with a civilization just a few hundred years ahead of us, so stories of aliens managing to disrupt a few of our weapons tests are far-fetched,” Nick Pope, former Ministry of Defense UFO researcher, told Mirror online. “Chances are they’d be millions of years ahead of us and could do anything they wanted to.”
From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind.
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VW's new Golf SportWagen diesel bucks conventional U.S. preferences.
In a U.S. auto market dominated by gasoline-powered trucks, SUVs, crossovers and family sedans, Volkswagen is taking a contrarian stand by introducing a new model of its diesel station wagon.
Yet despite great reviews and near-hybrid fuel economy, slim sales of its Golf SportWagen TDI demonstrate that Volkswagen still must bridge the wide gap between the appetites of American consumers and their European counterparts.
U.S. drivers like gasoline vehicles that provide ample passenger and cargo space, and offer a broad line of sight from above the road. That has led to a growing preference for trucks, sport-utility vehicles and crossovers, which made up 54% of U.S. auto sales during the first half of this year, up from 51% a year earlier, according to industry data.
"The SUV is now what the station wagon was 50 years ago," said Erich Merkle, the sales analyst at Ford Motor Co.
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI is a throwback to simpler times
That's why station wagons make up only 1.1% of the U.S. auto market, according to auto information company
Undeterred, Volkswagen earlier this year released a redesigned Golf SportWagen, which is sold most often with a diesel engine. The wagon, which replaces a previous version called the Jetta SportWagen in the U.S., represents a niche of a niche.
But it's a formula that VW says works.
"It is a profitable car and a profitable blending concept," said Marcel Zirwes, a powertrain manager for Volkswagen Group of America.
The latest version is less expensive, lighter and more fuel efficient — and, with a nod to the tough competition from crossovers, has more cargo space.
"Our expectation is that we will grow sales," said Stuart Gardner, Volkswagen's product manager.
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VW has confidence in selling diesel cars in the U.S. Led by the Jetta with 20% of the diesel market, it has the three top sellers, according to an analysis by The wagon is fifth at about 5% of the diesel market through the first five months of the year.
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The Golf SportWagen "appeals to people who want utility and fuel economy but don't want to be lumped in with the Toyota Prius and RAV4 buyers," said Dave Sullivan, an analyst at consulting firm AutoPacific. "It is a great alternative that won't win any sales races."
It helps that Volkswagen — the world's largest car manufacturer the first half of this year — developed the vehicle in Europe, its home market. About 50% of the cars there run on diesel. Small station wagons, which provide cargo space but can still navigate the continent's narrow streets, remain popular. VW sold more than 180,000 diesel station wagons in Western Europe last year.
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The Golf's 150-horsepower diesel engine is a fuel sipper but provides some punch. The wagon has a federal fuel economy rating of 34 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving. Its efficiency shines in highway driving, where it gets 42 mpg versus 40 mpg for the Prius station wagon.
SportWagen customers "want something fun to drive, they want good fuel economy and they don't want to give up the versatility," Gardner said.
Although VW sells gasoline and diesel SportWagen versions, more than 80% of U.S. buyers take the diesel option despite the starting price of $24,595, $3,200 more than the gas model.
Still, Volkswagen sold only 6,000 of the diesel wagons in the U.S. through the first half of this year. During the same period Honda sold 163,000 CR-V gasoline crossovers, almost as much as the VW brand's entire first-half U.S. sales.
@obispan Just like I replied to to @henri b, Can you provide a reference to this? I love my '03 Diesel Golf and will go for the Sports wagon but this worries me. Are you saying this is a known problem? My Golf, other than me replacing the timing belt & the fuel injection at 116k...
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With an eye to the sales numbers logged by the CR-V, Ford Escape and other popular crossovers, most automaker marketing departments meticulously avoid calling their cars "station wagons," Sullivan said. Car designers also mask styling notes that might prompt a vehicle to be called a wagon, even when it serves the same function.
"Look at the Subaru Outback. It's really a station wagon jacked up a few inches," Sullivan said.
Volkswagen is positioning the wagon as the "sportier utility vehicle" — a reference to its driving dynamics. VW wants people to equate its versatility with its sporty nature.
VW also wants to break negative consumer perceptions of station wagons. Volkswagen sponsored the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, featuring the SportWagen prominently. The idea was to change the perception of wagons just like Discovery was seeking to change the perception of sharks.
In marketing its wagon, Volkswagen must overcome another obstacle for the U.S. market — the diesel engine.
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Interstate truckers use rigs with diesel engines because of their proven reliability and great fuel economy, but everyday American drivers shy away from diesel passenger cars. They accounted for just 1.2% of car, minivan and SUV sales in the U.S. last year, said.
Consumers have many high fuel-economy gasoline vehicle options without paying the premium for a diesel engine, or worrying about where to find the fuel, said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with There's also the fear of mistakenly pumping gasoline into the car, which would trigger expensive repairs to the engine.
"There is a limited diesel audience in the U.S., so there are only so many more incremental sales VW will achieve with their diesel variant of the Golf wagon," Caldwell said.
And while diesel fuel is widely available, consumers need to be mindful of the cost. Gas stations don't price diesel as uniformly as gasoline and it can vary by roughly 50 cents a gallon even between stations just a few blocks apart. Nationally, it's slightly more than the price of regular gas, but in California, where refiners charge more for a special blend of cleaner gasoline required by law, diesel is often less expensive than gas, sometimes by as much as 50 to 75 cents a gallon.
Zirwes said Volkswagen is aware of the challenges convincing reluctant drivers that diesel makes sense in America. Including its luxury Audi brand, the company accounts for about 80% of the diesel cars sold in the U.S., he noted.
But he attributed the difficulties to the bad reputation that diesel developed from the smoky, noisy engines of a generation ago. And he believes that once more consumers become aware of the improvements in emissions, power and quietness — and as the nation moves toward stricter federal fuel economy standards — the technology will catch on.
Already, diesel does have its fans.
"You can get really high fuel efficiencies for long-distance driving," said Max Baumhefner, an automotive expert with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "It can make a lot of sense and is available in sporty cars that hybrids haven't touched."
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Volkswagen'a Golf SportWagen TDI enjoys great reviews and near-hybrid fuel economy but still has meager sales. (James Halfacre / Volkswagen)
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THE BEES ARE SHOWING BETTER DESIGN AND WISDOM...Transfer of Immunity from Mother to Offspring Is Mediated via Egg-Yolk Protein Vitellogenin
No shot needed, bees vaccinate their babies naturally
When a bee is born, they are already “vaccinated” against some diseases found in their environment. This immune system priming is passed along to the larvae from the queen bee via a blood protein called vitellogenin.
When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don’t have a choice — they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. And now for the first time, scientists have discovered how they do it.
Researchers from Arizona State University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä and Norwegian University of Life Sciences made the discovery after studying a bee blood protein called vitellogenin. The scientists found that this protein plays a critical, but previously unknown role in providing bee babies protection against disease.
The findings appear today in the journal PLOS Pathogens.
“The process by which bees transfer immunity to their babies was a big mystery until now. What we found is that it’s as simple as eating,” said Gro Amdam, a professor with ASU’s School of Life Sciences and co-author of the paper. “Our amazing discovery was made possible because of 15 years of basic research on vitellogenin. This exemplifies how long-term investments in basic research pay off.”  
Co-author Dalial Freitak, a postdoctoral researcher with University of Helsinki adds: “I have been working on bee immune priming since the start of my doctoral studies. Now almost 10 years later, I feel like I’ve solved an important part of the puzzle. It’s a wonderful and very rewarding feeling!”
How it works
In a honey bee colony, the queen rarely leaves the nest, so worker bees must bring food to her. Forager bees can pick up pathogens in the environment while gathering pollen and nectar. Back in the hive, worker bees use this same pollen to create “royal jelly” — a food made just for the queen that incidentally contains bacteria from the outside environment.
After eating these bacteria, the pathogens are digested in the gut and transferred to the body cavity; there they are stored in the queen’s "fat body" — an organ similar to a liver. Pieces of the bacteria are then bound to vitellogenin — a protein — and carried via blood to the developing eggs. Because of this, bee babies are "vaccinated" and their immune systems better prepared to fight diseases found in their environment once they are born.
Vitellogenin is the carrier of these immune-priming signals, something researchers did not know until now.
First edible vaccines for bees
While bees vaccinate their babies against some diseases, many pathogens are deadly and the insects are unable to fight them.
But now that Amdam and Freitak understand how bees vaccinate their babies, this opens the door to creating the first edible and natural vaccine for insects.
“We are patenting a way to produce a harmless vaccine, as well as how to cultivate the vaccines and introduce them to bee hives through a cocktail the bees would eat. They would then be able to stave off disease,” said Freitak.
One destructive disease that affects bees is American Foul Brood, which spreads quickly and destroys hives. The bacterium infects bee larvae as they ingest food contaminated with its spores. These spores get their nourishment from the larvae, eventually killing them.
This disease is just one example where the researchers say a vaccine would be extremely beneficial.
Why this discovery is important to humans
It’s widely known that pollinators, including bees, are facing serious environmental dangers.
During the past six decades, managed honey bee colonies in the United States have declined from 6 million in 1947 to only 2.5 million today. Not only are bees affected by diseases, they have been decimated by a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder. Researchers don’t know exactly what causes this, but pesticides, pests, pathogens and nutrition problems may all be contributing factors.
According to a 2014 report by the U.S. government, pollinators are instrumental for a healthy economy and critical to food security, contributing 35 percent of global food production. In North America, insects pollinate 87 of the top 115 food crops and honey bees are vital in keeping fruits, nuts and vegetables in our diets.
Humans depend on bees and other pollinating insects for a huge portion of their food supply. Insect vaccines could play an important role in helping to combat colony collapse disorder, in addition to fighting a variety of diseases.
All egg-laying species have vitellogenin
This discovery could have far-reaching benefits for other species, as well as substantial, positive impacts on food production. All egg-laying species, including fish, poultry, reptiles, amphibians and insects, have vitellogenin in their bodies.
The food industry could implement the use of natural vaccines that would not only be inexpensive to produce, they could easily be used in developing countries.
“Because this vaccination process is naturally occurring, this process would be cheap and ultimately simple to implement. It has the potential to both improve and secure food production for humans,” said Amdam.
This study was funded by several Academy of Finland grants 265971, 251337 and 252411, as well as Norwegian Research Council grants 180504 and 191699.
ASU School of Life Sciences is an academic unit of ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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APOLLO 11 LANDS THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON IN 1969- HONOR THE NATIONAL MOON DAY & SUCCESS OF AMERICAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.U.S. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during Apollo 11.
(Originally published by the Daily News on July 21, 1969. This story was written by Mark Bloom.)
HOUSTON, July 20 - Two men landed on the moon today and for more than two hours walked its forbidding surface in mankind’s first exploration of an alien world.
In the most incredible adventure in human history, these men coolly established earth’s first outpost in the universe, sending back an amazing panorama of views to millions of awed TV viewers.
With his camera recording the fantastic, totally unreal scene for his home planet, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong climbed down a nine-rung ladder from the cabin of the landing craft called Eagle, and became the first man to step on the moon. It was 10:56 p.m., New York time.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong exclaimed.
Nineteen minutes later, Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. joined Armstrong on the surface, and cried: “Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, a magnificent desolation.”
In the two hours and 16 minutes between the time Armstrong stepped on the surface and the pair were back inside Eagle’s cabin, research was begun. It may unlock many secrets of the universe and provide clues to how it all started.
The astronauts collected more than 50 pounds of lunar rocks and soil, the most valuable payload science has ever known.
Many scientists on earth believe that when these rocks are studied on earth they will show a record of the solar system as it was when it was formed - untarnished by wind and weather in the airless wastes of the moon.
The astronauts left two self contained, automated scientific experiments on the moon. One will answer the age-old question of whether the moon is internally active, like the earth, or cold and inert like a meteorite.
The two men planted the American flag on the moon - not as a sign of acquisition of territory but as a sign of the nation which was willing to spend the energy and money to carry out this adventure.
And they got a warm telephone call of congratulations from President Nixon, 240,000 miles away on earth. He said their feat “inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth.”
They succeeded in landing on the moon on man’s first attempt, fulfilling the nation’s goal of a manned lunar landing by the end of the decade.
But they still must return to earth, and the tension was already building up for tomorrow’s critical moment at 1:50 p.m. - the instant when Eagle’s ascent engine must fire, or Armstrong and Aldrin will be marooned on the moon.
If all goes well, Apollo 11 will splash down in the Pacific 1,200 miles southwest of Hawaii next Thursday afternoon.
Moment of Ages
The astronauts’ feats combined into the moment of the ages, the light paint of man’s eternal search for new worlds.
It was the climax of centuries of dreams, centuries of science, centuries of faith, climaxing man’s slow and painful steps toward unlocking the secrets of his universe.
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It was also the climax of an American dream, a challenge to the nation to be first in the realm of space, to be first to land a man on the moon.
Finds Powdered Surface
After Armstrong cautiously descended from the lunar vehicle, he said:
“The surface is fine and powdered, like powdered charcoal to the soles of my boots… I can see my footprints of my boot in the fine particles.”
Armstrong began his momentous walk more than six hours after the lunar module swept to another celestial body.
Takes Over Controls
In the final 300 feet, Armstrong took over the manual controls when he saw that the computer-run automatic pilot was sending the small, spider-like craft toward a boulder-strewn area.
As a result, when Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility at 4:17:45 p.m., New York time, Armstrong had only 45 seconds of hover time left. But he signaled the arrival in a typically matter-of-fact message to Houston.
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
It was 10:51 p.m. when Armstrong climbed from Eagle’s cabin onto the “porch” of the vehicle - the landing atop the nine-rung ladder leading to the surface.
“How’m I doing?” asked Armstrong.
“You’re doing fine,” said Aldrin.
At 11:15 p.m., after Armstrong had described the powdery soil on the surface and collected a two pound sample of rocks in case the walk had to be cut short, he was joined on the surface by Aldrin.
Both descents and the astronauts’ activities outside the vehicle were beamed to the earth on live TV.
As he started down the ladder. Aldrin commented:
“I’m making sure not to lock it (the hatch) on the way out.”
A Good Thought
“That’s a good thought,” said Armstrong.
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NASA photo shows the lunar module, with Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, as it approaches the Apollo 11 command module for a rendezvous with the Earth in the background.
As he reached the surface, Aldrin commented: “It sure is powdery.”
“Isn’t this fun?” asked Armstrong.
“The rocks are rather slippery,” said Aldrin.
“There seems to be no difficulty in moving around,” said Armstrong. “I suspect it is even easier than simulations… on the ground. Simply no trouble to walk around.”
Checks for Damage
Armstrong, taking huge, graceful strides, inspected the footpads and legs of the lunar module to make sure there was no damage.
Aldrin said: “You have to be careful in leaning in directions you want to go… You have to cross your foot over to stay underneath where your center of mass is.”
He continued: “Say, Neil, didn’t I say you would see some purple rocks?”
“You found some,” asked Armstrong.
“Yes,” said Aldrin.
While taking the first two-pound rock sample, Armstrong said he ran into a very hard surface directly underneath the powdery top soil. “But it seems to be a very cohesive material of the same sort.”
He described the soil as having “a certain beauty all its own - like (the) desert of the U.S. It’s different but very pretty.”
At 11:26 p.m., about half an hour after Armstrong reached the surface, he unveiled a plaque commemorating the feat.
Signatures on Plaque
The plaque bore the signatures of the three astronauts and President Nixon.
The astronauts’ walk on the moon, highlighted when they raised the American flag, all but eclipsed their earlier feat of landing on the lunar surface.
The epic moment came after Armstrong and Aldrin flew Eagle away from Columbia, the Apollo 11 command craft piloted by Mike Collins, and started downward.
“Eagle has wings,” said Armstrong.
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Apollo 11 commander Neil A. Armstrong inside the Lunar Module while on the lunar surface.
Armstrong said Eagle steered its way past a football field-sized crater bristling with big boulders and rocks which would have been hazardous.
Earth control said the touchdown point, though about four miles east of the planned point, was well within the safety guidelines set forth in the mission rules.
The pilot said he had to take over from the auto-targeting computer in the last 150 feet “and fly manually over the rock field to find a reasonably good area.”
“It looks like there’s a collection of just about every variety of shape, angularity, and every variety of rock you could find,” said Aldrin. “The color is dark and it varies pretty much depending on how you’re looking at it.”
Aldrin continued: “There doesn’t seem to be much of a general color at all, and it looks as though some of the rocks and boulders, of which there are quite a few in the near area, look as though they’re going to have some interesting colors to them.”
Everything control reported that everything was “go” for Eagle in every respect, and the astronauts were given permission to stay at least 10 hours.
Climax of an American Dream
It was the moment of the ages in the long history of man’s exploration, his eternal search to explore new worlds.
It was the climax of centuries of dreams, centuries of science, centuries of faith, and of man’s slow and painful steps toward unlocking the secrets of his universe.
It was the climax of an American dream, a challenge to the nation to be first in the realm of space, to be first to land a man on the moon, and to do it before the end of this decade. It was done with almost six months to spare.
Man’s final push to the moon began with President Kennedy’s speech to Congress on May 25, 1961: “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.”
The steps to the moon today began at 12:53 p.m. when the astronauts received the word from earth control: “Apollo 11 you are go for undocking.”
“Roger, understand,” replied Armstrong, not a trace of nervousness in his voice.
“Both vehicles look very good,” said earth control.
At that point, Apollo 11 swept around behind the moon for the 12th time since the astronauts flew into lunar orbit yesterday, and began preparing to head down the surface.
Cable to Borman
Apollo 11 was in a near circular orbit about 70 miles above the pock-marked, barren stretches of the moon.
As all this was happening, Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman received another cable from Mystslav V. Keldysh, president of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, reporting that Luna 15, the unmanned spacecraft keeping Apollo 11 company, had changed its orbit around the moon again.
When Apollo 11 emerged from the eastern rim of the moon and was back in radio contact with the earth, Armstrong reported: “Eagle’s undocked and looking good.” Eagle and Columbia separated at 1:47 p.m., not to rejoin for more than 24 hours.
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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

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