Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Notable Date In History



Rate Hike

City bus fares are going up in July here in Tucson. A one-way regular fare is rising from $1.25 to $1.50, and the fare for senior citizens and low-income riders is rising from forty cents to fifty cents. The City Council voted 6 to 1 for this rate hike. The single dissenter voted "No" because he wanted the low-income fare to rise to sixty cents instead of fifty cents.

When I lived in Jacksonville, Florida senior citizens could ride the City Bus at no charge. There is a great difference in the attitudes of the city fathers of Jax when compared to the dictatorial rulers of Tucson, Arizona. Or so it seems to me.


Update on Space Shuttle Placements

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday announced the facilities where four shuttle orbiters will be displayed permanently at the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program. Shuttle Enterprise, the first orbiter built, will move from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. The Udvar-Hazy Center will become the new home for shuttle Discovery, which retired after completing its 39th mission in March. Shuttle Endeavour, which is preparing for its final flight at the end of the month, will go to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Atlantis, which will fly the last planned shuttle mission in June, will be displayed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex in Florida.


Madalyn Murray O'Hair was once known as The Most Hated Woman In America...

Godless In America is a nine-minute video (with old clips) that tells her story well.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"There is no God.
There's no heaven.
There's no hell.
There are no angels.
When you die,
you go in the ground,
the worms eat you."


In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
--Robert Green Ingersoll

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