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Old 8th Feb 2015, 16:39
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3rd World Space Programme

It might make you a bit dizzy, but still, it shows promise...

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Old 8th Feb 2015, 17:01
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Don't knock it, it's better than any thing the UK's had since 1973!
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 17:12
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And Michigan farmers are ahead of the curve too:

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Old 8th Feb 2015, 17:13
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India is third world but they are capable of putting a man on the moon. Much more advanced than the UK.
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Yes, we really must keep sending them money.......
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 17:29
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Don apron Advanced? You obviously have never been there. It is a country of squalor, bigotry and poverty not to mention corruption on a massive scale. Just your average 3rd world country.Compare the Indian infant mortality rate to the UK and tell me again how advanced India is. (46 per 100000 as opposed to 4 per 100000) A space programme at the cost of thousands of dead infants.

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Old 8th Feb 2015, 17:33
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That's no way to speak about the UK.
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Oh I've done time down there alright, don't worry about that. There is all that you described but also tremendous wealth. No I don't agree with it either but there ya go.
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 20:37
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Sorry but more advanced than the UK?

I think that we can all agree that when they have sorted out the plumbing and sewage and can give a decent healthcare to everyone of their citizens then they can to try and put a man on the moon.

Im sure we would have a crack Space program if we stopped funding the NHS, let a big percentage of the population live in squalor and use what is basically slave labour.

Read this and tell me how advanced India is.

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-...ameful-squalor
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 21:22
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Don apron - If you have been in India why make such an idiotic statement?
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What makes India a third world country is the fifty million citizens still shitting in the street.
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 22:21
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Technically they are advanced, that's a fact like it or not. So why would that be idiotic to say so. I don't agree the UK should be sending them aid.
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 23:07
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Watching Guy Martin earlier he quoted Gandhi who said "sanitation was more important than independence."
So maybe we should be sending our aid in the form of Armitage shanks and Osmasoil.
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This device reminds me of concepts like the the Focke Wolfe Triebflugel.
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What makes India a third world country is the fifty million citizens still shitting in the street.
...and soon the moon.
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Old 9th Feb 2015, 08:29
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I'm with Don on this one ....

India is just another one of those places with a crazy combination of high tech and absolute, grinding, Stone Age poverty, a nation with a space program, but also with people fighting it out over the right to a certain patch of sidewalk to sleep on, for example.

The USA has benefited from many Indians coming over with very high skills to work in aerospace and IT, just to name two things.

We have a lot of first-generation immigrants who start out running motels, for example. I once startled this hotelier chap near Boston by first guessing his family name, "Patel," and then asking about that delicious smell wafting out of the kitchen, what turned out to be a batch of fresh samosas.

He offered me one, served by his pretty young daughter, when I ate it and pronounced it good. (Father, mother, and daughter had been watching me eat it, expecting me to fall over screaming that I'd been poisoned, since it tasted nothing like a Big Mac.) Just to check, they gave me a second one, which I also ate! Amazing!

I think I was the first American they had ever met who knew anything about the Patels of Gujurat, or what a samosa is. I later told them that I had worked with a guy in Nigeria, ex-Uganda, whose family had come from Gujurat, so that I was not quite as green as all that when it came to knowing a bit about India.

I bet that the pretty daughter is in school right now, finishing her Master's degree. The kind of work ethic you come away with from having seen some of your people sleeping on the sidewalk, and others of your people launching rockets, you won't get that from America but from India.
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Old 9th Feb 2015, 09:26
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Yup, having one people launching rocktets to the moon while others sleep on the sidewalk, the Americans succesfully proved the concept some 45 years ago...

They stopped the moonflights...
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Well they were ordered to do that by the real bosses of America who live at area 51,well that what a bloke on youtube says anyway.
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Originally Posted by cattletruck View Post
...and soon the moon.
Post of the month winner right there.
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