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  •  A bit OT, but I've a response for those quacks (8+ / 0-)

    that usually shuts them the hell up. It doesn't really convince them, most of them are too far gone for that, but it does make them think about what they're really talking about.

    The Soviets would never have let us get away with it.

    They would have noticed something was up. They were watching very closely we can be sure, and probably among other things looking for fakery. They would've loved nothing more than to declare to the world on the front page of Pravda that we were frauds.

    Instead they were praiseful of the Apollo 11 mission. Calling Armstrong the "Tsar" or something like that.

    Of course they may have been in on it too.

    If that is true then the Cold War never happened, and much of 20th century history is false.

    That's what you're really saying.

    A long time ago I found out in conversation that a long-time friend thought the moon-landing never happened. He was very adamant about it, and I was extremely disappointed and angry because I had respected this guy. We were going back and forth and eventually I thought of that meme and threw it down, in probably a more divisive and disdainful tone than I should have. But he shut up immediately. Just said "huh" and didn't say another word about it. When two minutes before we had been pretty much yelling at each other playing CT evidence-whack-a-mole about ongoing laser experiments and moon rocks and such, we moved on to other things and that was that. We never talked about it again, and I haven't seen him in years. I wonder sometimes if he still believes that. I sure as hell hope not.

    The same thing has happened with a few of my co-workers over the years. I make no secret that I'm uber-interested in space and talking about space and thinking about space. Plus I'm in a position of some authority so most of them wouldn't dare talk about it around me if they were "moon-truthers". But there were three that did, and they met my wrathful and immediate response about how they are basically saying that the superpowers of the world spent as much or more energy covering up the moon landing as they would have actually going (which they fucking did dammit). They shut up very quickly and didn't talk about it again.

    Felt fucking great I'm here to tell you.

    "Every book is like a door"

    by Hammerhand on Mon May 06, 2013 at 07:37:36 PM PDT

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