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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Posted By CotoBlogzz 07-18-2010
When President Kennedy set the nation’s eyes on the moon even though there were no obvious ways to get there, NASA found a way.
More recently, New NASA's Mission - Muslim Self-Esteem a 21st Century bridge to the Muslim World and a way to build its self-esteem - while Islam, with all the greatness it represents, is always in danger of losing balance by letting violence have a place, reject the notion that women are humans and letting religion slide away into mere outward observance and ritualism – talk about Mission Impossible for NASA!
However, if any one can do it, NASA rocket scientists can and NASA has come through-again!
To meet the new mandate, NASA is scheduled to unveil a new design of the US Flag on September 11, 2010, but before proceeding, it may be interesting to review the challenge NASA faces:
The national flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton, referred to specifically as the union, bearing fifty small, white stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars alternating with rows of five stars. The fifty stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy and became the first states in the Union. The US Flag is also known as the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory and The Star-Spangled Banner.
Old Glory has long been a symbol of American Exceptionalism, the notion that the United States has a special place on the planet, and in history. This notion dates back to Alexis de Tocqueville, in his famous book "Democracy in America." "The position of the Americans is ... quite exceptional," he wrote in 1831, "and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be placed in a similar one."
While many people have embraced the notion of American Exceptionalism, many others at home and abroad, take exception and in many cases make it a point to burn the US flag on certain occasions, as a reminder that the US is just like any other country. The noted author wrote, "American Exceptionalism makes our imperialism altruistic, our plundering of the world's resources a healthy exercise of capitalism and ‘free trade.'"
about American exceptionalism, he said: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." The president himself when abroad, bows to kings and apologizes for American Exceptionalism, in essence agreeing that the United States is no different than any other country in the world and or history, for that matter.
NASA hopes that just like the Lunar Landing, which was 99.99% off course, the administration will be able to unveil the new US flag by September 11, 2010, at the same time that a Mosque is scheduled to symbolically open right at ground zero in New York City.
The New Flag gets rid of the union – a message to the rest of the American states, such as Arizona, that the country is ruled not by single states, but by a central planning committee. The red and blue colors also go away and only the white remains – the message is intended to be a symbol of apology to the rest of the world for the far-right idea of American Exceptionalism, and a new symbol of world peace, as in “don’t shoot, we are not armed, we apologize, we give up”.
The center of the new US flag is said to contain a crescent moon in the middle enclosed in a circled formed with letters in Arabic saying something like “if you know math, thank a Muslim”
While not all the details surrounding the design of the new US Flag can be confirmed, we now have the reassurance than NASA can indeed tackle Mission Impossible, with success – as if we needed to be reminded!