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I told you so!
9th-Apr-2011 05:40 pm
"Dear friends of the Earth Observatory,

As you may know, the U.S. government is facing a shutdown due to the
end of funding. As a result, the Earth Observatory site will not be
updated for the duration of that shutdown (and may not be available at
all) which may begin tomorrow, Saturday April 9.

We hope that there will be a quick resolution to this crisis and we
thank you for your continued patronage."


No, seriously, wtf guys?  Is this GOP/tea party shit?
9th-Apr-2011 10:42 am (UTC)
I see the person above me explained the issue very well, but I wanted to jump in for the sake of clarification and say that Obama did not shut down NASA; his budget just proposed a shift from NASA's focus on space exploration, which is very expensive.
9th-Apr-2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Thankyou for the clarification. But I'm not sure I understand why cutting the space exploration budget would shut down a website that seemed purely educational and info-sharing? Could they have pulled the plug on NASA completely?
9th-Apr-2011 11:28 am (UTC)
No, I'm sorry, I was kind of confusing there: I was more addressing that first comment here, which I presume was about "Obama shutting down NASA," which is one of the rumors flying around since he proposed that budget. The site you posted about was thinking they would be down due to the issues in that second comment up there, about the budget standoff. But they reached an agreement at the 11th hour, so it should be fine.
9th-Apr-2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
They needed the couple of million to fund mandatory Arabic language education in Texas Public schools. (that's true)
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