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To those who think a government wouldn't fake a moon landing.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MyUsernameHere, Sep 25, 2008.


  1. MyUsernameHere

    MyUsernameHere ?????????????

    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
  2. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
  3. Nice. :D
     
  4. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Soooo.....
    Exactly how old were those gymnasts??? :eyebrow::eyebrow::eyebrow::scowl:
     
  5. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    The gymnasts were 16...that was reaffirmed in the published communications between the Chinese astronauts and mission control. Here's the excerpt from the official transcript:

    So as you can see there is no doubt.

    bc
     
  6. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I find this to be completely reasonable...


    ...anybody?
     
  7. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    You guys do realize that it's not at all uncommon anywhere to have news stories prepared in advance, right?
    News outlets do this in order to be able to "break" stories first. IE - if you have something pre-prepared so if it all goes according to plan, you just "click" the button and the stories released. It makes you look great.
    It was just someone too fast on the trigger is all, no conspiracies. Not that I wouldn't put it past the Chinese gov't, but this really isn't news at all.
     
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL

    Right, but canned stories are generic - this one was a fabrication.
     
  9. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    +1. They actually made up quotes and details.
     
  10. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I agree with you, but this is more than just a canned story, they made up dialogue between astronauts etc. This is like releasing a canned story of some famous persons death a day early and including their last words.
     
  11. edmidlifecrisis

    edmidlifecrisis Registered mediocre bass player Supporting Member

    Nah, they've just managed to bend time, that's all...
     
  12. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    It's a side effect of that new atom smasher! We're all gonna die! :bag:
     
  13. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Not with detailed dialog!
    Please try to keep up. :eyebrow:
     
  14. right, because at no point in a space launch will the words "one minute to go", "air pressure is normal" be uttered. It's just a story that had been prepared ahead of time, and presumably accidentally published a couple days early.

    Articles being published early isn't thta uncommon, probably a rookie in the department messing things up by accident.
     
  15. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    And the Chinese media is so well-trusted to be 100% completely honest and forthright? Eek
    This whole story was pre-fabbed to be released as "new" news. The same as we do here albiet with a little less BS, but there have been a few nice slip-ups here as well.
    It's silly and perfectly illustrates how the Chinese media may work, but certainly not a govt conspiracy to fake the launch and project.

    keeping up on this side...keeping up :)
     
  16. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
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  17. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Right. That's why this is all a "given".
    It's about a communist govt. intention of reporting a glowing account of their technological achievment...regardless of how it actually turned out. That's what makes this laughable.
     
  18. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Well...sort of.
    Dewey was the "projected" winner as they went to press. It just didn't end that way.
     
  19. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    The chinese media also projected the launch to be a success.

    It just did happen to end that way, as well.
     
  20. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    hahahaha
     

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