Here’s a New Year’s Gift for you ~ a zero G guided tour of the International Space Station by Space Station Commander Sunita Williams. The space station is a living example of International cooperation which has yet to be achieved on planet Earth ~ where America is still engaged in the longest war in US history in Afghanistan ~ but the human spirit cannot be quenched
by Allen L Roland
This is one cool and informative video !
In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on November 18,2012.
The tour includes scenes of each of the station’s modules and research facilities with a running and charming narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is still ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.
Just hours later she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
Here’s the 25 minute must see Video:
Meanwhile, The United States is still engaged in the longest war in US history in Afghanistan ~ which is, in reality, all about full spectrum dominance. Current count Americans killed in action in Afghanistan 2170, Total Wounded (to 9/30/12) 17,674.
Here’s a 14 minute Real News recent interview with William Engdahl, economist and author, that spells out the still ongoing main points:
- There is no conceivable threat in Afghanistan to any interest of the US.
- The US objective in Afghanistan is a permanent military presence in western Asia much like the US has in Japan and Korea.
- “Taliban” means ANYONE in Afghanistan who wants foreign occupiers out.
- It’s still all part of an ongoing megalomanic and self-defeating maniacal agenda
Happy New Year and good luck, fellow earthlings ~ we’re going to need it until we learn to cooperate with one another .
However, the human spirit cannot be quenched ~ and music may just be the bridge.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” Albert Einstein
About the Author: Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web site at AllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts a Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations via email at [email protected].
Allen L Roland, PhD is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a heart-centered spiritual consultant, author, and lecturer who also shares a weekly political and social commentary on his website at AllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements as well as private consultations via email at [email protected].
Roland is a twin who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, survived a dysfunctional family, pursued and lived his dreams, including becoming a Navy supersonic carrier pilot, finding himself by fully opening his heart, writing three books, siring four children ~ and still living his ultimate dream by making a difference from a place of love, celebration, and service.
His Ph.D. dissertation THE UNIFIED FIELD was chosen by Common Boundary and Noetic Science Institute, in their 1998 national dissertation contest, as one of the top three finalists for combining spirituality and psychology. His ongoing heart-centered work as a consultant with veterans with PTSD is the most satisfying work of his life. Allen’s online newsletter, columns, and radio broadcasts are committed to the truth ~ as he sees it ~ for only the truth is revolutionary.