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March 2013

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Voyager 1 has exited the Solar System

DailyMail Online: More evidence emerges to show Voyager 1 has exited our solar system to become the first man-made object to reach deep space

This is a tremendous milestone. It’s amazing that Voyager 1 and 2 are still both functioning and able to communicate after 35+ years, especially with the technology they had in the 70’s.

Each only has 68 kilobytes of computer memory. To put that in perspective, the smallest iPod – an 8-gigabyte iPod Nano – has 100,000 more storage space. Each also has an eight-track tape recorder. Today’s spacecraft use digital memory.

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NewMax.com: U.S. Wars Leave 225,000 Dead, Cost $4.4 Trillion: Study

NewMax.com: U.S. Wars Leave 225,000 Dead, Cost $4.4 Trillion: Study

U.S. wars launched since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have left 225,000 dead and cost up to $4.4 trillion, according to a new study by university researchers.

The study published by Brown University this week focused on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and counter-terrorism campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen, which came in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

The authors argued that governments almost always go to war underestimating the potential duration and costs of a conflict while overestimating “the political objectives that can be accomplished by the use of brute force.”

These are staggering numbers and with the results that we have gotten, it really does bring into question whether or not war is the answer to any question.