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    Flat-Earther Daredevil Killed in California Desert Rocket Crash

    I'm sure you must remember when this idiot made the news last year or so.
    https://news.yahoo.com/flat-earther-...042503074.html

    Looks like he fell flat.

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    The earth may not be flat, but it's certainly hard and dense on impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    The earth may not be flat, but it's certainly hard and dense on impact.
    And has a gravitational pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    The earth may not be flat, but it's certainly hard and dense on impact.
    And 3-D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    I'm sure you must remember when this idiot made the news last year or so.
    https://news.yahoo.com/flat-earther-...042503074.html

    Looks like he fell flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    I find that flat-earthers, birthers, Holocaust deniers and other conspiracy theorists are skating on thin ice in more areas of their lives than just one.
    They're not playing with a full deck, they're not running on all 8 cylinders, the lights are on but nobody's home, the elevator's not reaching the top floor, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And has a gravitational pull.
    Which inherently makes large bodies of mass round. Certainly worse ways to die though.

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    Looked like his chute blew off on launch. Reports say he was probably unconscious when he lawndarted in, so I guess it was painless at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayold View Post
    Looked like his chute blew off on launch. Reports say he was probably unconscious when he lawndarted in, so I guess it was painless at least.
    Lawndarted. He gets points for style, there, and he should also qualify as a Darwin candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayold View Post
    Looked like his chute blew off on launch. Reports say he was probably unconscious when he lawndarted in, so I guess it was painless at least.
    Thatís their way of easing our pain. No way of knowing that, and Iím sure from the speed of impact not much to study.
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    Amazing that someone with the means and motivation thinks the world is flat but good for him for having the courage to be who he wants to be. Most people are dumbed down by conforming.
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    It's not like everyone couldn't see this coming.

    What the hell is going on??? We eschew science and create our own "facts". For what???

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    I feel kinda sorry for the guy. I watched the documentary Rocketman on Netflix and I couldn't help but wonder how many mental disorders this guy had. He lived alone with a bunch of cats and spent every last penny trying to build these steam powered rockets. He lost his job, went bankrupt, and was so focused on his goal, he apparently wasn't even worried about his own life. Think about that. How obsessed with something would you have to be, to give your own life. It's crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    I find that flat-earthers, birthers, Holocaust deniers and other conspiracy theorists are skating on thin ice in more areas of their lives than just one.
    This is a great documentary about flat earthers, in many cases they get involved, make a name for themselves in their community in some way, that identity becomes impossible to walk away from and they double down. In other areas of their lives, they're just boring, ordinary people, but in this one, they're celebrities.

    The ending is a classic demonstration of denial. It was a far more entertaining film than I expected.

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    ^^
    I saw that documentary on Netflix a few months ago. Yeah, the debunk themselves and still deny it. How about that guy with the $20K gyroscope experiment to attempt to prove that the earth is stationary? He said if the earth is rotating on a 24 hr cycle he should get 15į of rotation on the gyroscope. That's exactly what he got twice. Still in denial.

    I guess the only people that will be attending his funeral will be other flatards.

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    Probably a good thing he didn't make it up there or he'd have seen his theory was bunk... saved hisself a lot of disappointment.
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    I watched the video of this and was just shocked that a) a media outlet sponsored this guy. b) they enabled him to do this stunt without proper safety equipment or a backup evidently c) proceeded to let public in so that his death could be broadcast through twitter reducing the need for their stupid show in the first place.

    Everything about this just reeks of lack of professionalism, obviously because flat earth..

    Though as I recall this guy cared less about flat earth, and was just using that cause to fund his assertion that NASA and the government wastes money on bureaucracy when he could launch his own spaceship with minimal funds and stick it to the man. He was like a Jeff Bezos, just with way less money. I guess in the end he showed that bureaucracy and oversight has one benefit that his little enterprise was lacking: redundant safety mechanisms. Ultimately it looks like the only thing they were able to stick it to was some poor creosote bushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    ^^
    I saw that documentary on Netflix a few months ago. Yeah, the debunk themselves and still deny it. How about that guy with the $20K gyroscope experiment to attempt to prove that the earth is stationary? He said if the earth is rotating on a 24 hr cycle he should get 15į of rotation on the gyroscope. That's exactly what he got twice. Still in denial.

    I guess the only people that will be attending his funeral will be other flatards.
    It's impressive, in a horrible kind of way. Plus, it explains the collective mind in the political continuum of this country, and also others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    I guess in the end he showed that bureaucracy and oversight has one benefit that his little enterprise was lacking: redundant safety mechanisms.
    NASA doesn't have a history of culpability here?

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    I wonder if his last words were "Crap it is round"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    I wonder if his last words were "Crap it is round"?
    I imagine that his last words were the oft repeated famous last words, "Oh shit!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    Flat-Earther Daredevil Killed in California Desert Rocket Crash
    yeah right, daredevil. more like moron...


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    The thing is, there's no way that tiny rocket ship of his was even capable of reaching a high enough altitude to see the earth's curvature. It takes a lot of fuel and a much bigger more powerful rocket. This guy was a 100% complete fool.

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    Mark my words, his family is going to sue his sponsors.
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    In fact, for Mike, the earth is not round, nor flat.

    It is concave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    The thing is, there's no way that tiny rocket ship of his was even capable of reaching a high enough altitude to see the earth's curvature. It takes a lot of fuel and a much bigger more powerful rocket...
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    only an idiot would by a plane ticket when you could make your own rocket...


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    I imagine that his last words were the oft repeated famous last words, "Oh shit!"
    Right before that, he pulled the ripcord for his chute and saw a bunch of dirty laundry fly out. Then, "Wrong duffel bag!"

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    The thing is, there's no way that tiny rocket ship of his was even capable of reaching a high enough altitude to see the earth's curvature. It takes a lot of fuel and a much bigger more powerful rocket. This guy was a 100% complete fool.
    IIRC, he was developing this in phases to eventually reach 62 miles altitude. This one wasn't meant to go more than a few thousand feet up. Thank Dog he didn't get something to fly higher & longer, only to crash down and do meaningful damage.

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    Mark my words, his family is going to sue his sponsors.
    Hopefully his flattard enablers too.
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    You could send a hobby grade balloon to the stratosphere with a camera on it for a pittance. School kids the globe over do it all the time. Heck I bet you could walk into a hobby shop and purchase everything needed to a take a pic of Earth's curvature for <$150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Right before that, he pulled the ripcord for his chute and saw a bunch of dirty laundry fly out. Then, "Wrong duffel bag!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    only an idiot would by a plane ticket when you could make your own rocket...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    You could send a hobby grade balloon to the stratosphere with a camera on it for a pittance. School kids the globe over do it all the time. Heck I bet you could walk into a hobby shop and purchase everything needed to a take a pic of Earth's curvature for <$150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    NASA doesn't have a history of culpability here?

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    I think NASA definitely has proved in the past and probably currently that even with redundant safety systems, that safety is never assured when you are strapped to a very large combustible machine held together with lightness and thrust through the atmosphere at ridiculous velocities, nor once slipped the surly bonds of gravity does safety not become doubly important lest an errant meteoroid end your reliance on O2 for maintenance of your life.

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    the guy crashed his rocket and buried himself all at the same time. augured right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Right before that, he pulled the ripcord for his chute and saw a bunch of dirty laundry fly out. Then, "Wrong duffel bag!"

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    He was a virtual Don Quixote of Rocketry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Right before that, he pulled the ripcord for his chute and saw a bunch of dirty laundry fly out. Then, "Wrong duffel bag!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catmandoo View Post
    Hey, I know that movie. Pretty obscure Costner movie.
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    Honest, never heard of that. I thought I was being original there.
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    That Wile E Coyote cartoon DIRTJUNKY posted earlier is so true for Mad Mike the flatard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    The thing is, there's no way that tiny rocket ship of his was even capable of reaching a high enough altitude to see the earth's curvature. It takes a lot of fuel and a much bigger more powerful rocket. This guy was a 100% complete fool.
    Yeah, he would have had a better, higher view from any of the easier peaks in any of his neighboring states.

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    I think he was working up to the point where he could improve his rocket to the degree that he could reach the Karmon line, but he fell far short. No Icarus, that Mad Mike., although they BOTH have something in common....
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    When youíre shooting rockets up in the air during testing, you gotta remember to counter balance the weight of a human on one side when you finally decide to strap yourself to it. His body weight caused the rocket to roll and take a downward plunge back to earth. Itís not like itís rocket science or anything, oh wait....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Yeah, he would have had a better, higher view from any of the easier peaks in any of his neighboring states.

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    Reading back, I'm not sure why all the hate for this guy. Who cares if he believed the Earth was flat. People believe in all sorts of wacky shit, like socialism or an invisible man in the sky. I could go on forever.
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    he tried to shoot himself 5000 feet into the air in a rocket powered go-kart. we're astonished, we're not hating...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    he tried to shoot himself 5000 feet into the air in a rocket powered go-kart. we're astonished, we're not hating...
    People at work are astonished I ride my bike down a mountain as fast as I can. They're also astonished that eventhough I live in sunny Southern California, I choose to live where it dumps snow.

    My post was based on the name calling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Reading back, I'm not sure why all the hate for this guy. Who cares if he believed the Earth was flat. People believe in all sorts of wacky shit, like socialism or an invisible man in the sky. I could go on forever.
    Not sure if thereís much hate up there. I do know that he obviously had a mental illness that wasnít addressed professionally. I get that he had a belief, he chased it as his number one goal in life. Itís hard to condemn a man for his beliefs. Itís hard to condemn a man with mental illness.

    I think itís hard for most to believe he had such a goal and a belief given the scientific findings and proof of the earth. Iím sad he pursued such a belief to the ultimate end. He lived a long life, he remembered as a man of determination in general. Some as a God, others as a nutcase. I just wish him peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catmandoo View Post
    Hey, I know that movie. Pretty obscure Costner movie.

    Costnerís first movie. Sort of an ROTC Animal House. Filmed in the Big Bend area of Texas. Alpine, Maria, etc. worth a look if itís on a free streaming service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Reading back, I'm not sure why all the hate for this guy. Who cares if he believed the Earth was flat. People believe in all sorts of wacky shit, like socialism or an invisible man in the sky. I could go on forever.
    It's not that we hate him. We just have no respect for him and people like that.

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    It's not just him though, I hate all steam punks. It's 2020, dork.

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    I could never hate a guy like that. I know LOTS of crazies, and most of them are folk I could live with as neighbors.
    Unless they're tweekers who are explosive hobbyists. It's better if they live a few miles from anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    It's not that we hate him. We just have no respect for him and people like that.
    I have huge respect for the dreamers, however crazy. I don't have respect for those that never follow their dreams and die in their mom's basement.

    I rode solo all over Icelands interior with zero communication to the outside world for a week in a hostile environment. I was told I was a moron, an idiot and stupid by people I consider stupid for spending the weekend watching sports or cars drive in circles around a track. If I would've died on that trip it wouldve been glorious. In fact, I'm going to do it again.

    I recently went back, solo again, but that trip involved dive bars and a barfight with Eastern Europeans. Some have said I was an idiot but to me it was glorious. I left with a nice dot on my cheek that's now a scar. My Icelandic souviner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    I could never hate a guy like that. I know LOTS of crazies, and most of them are folk I could live with as neighbors.
    Unless they're tweeters who are explosive hobbyists. It's better if they live a few miles from anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I have huge respect for the dreamers, however crazy. I don't have respect for those that never follow their dreams and die in their mom's basement.

    I rode solo all over Icelands interior with zero communication to the outside world for a week in a hostile environment. I was told I was a moron, an idiot and stupid by people I consider stupid for spending the weekend watching sports or cars drive in circles around a track. If I would've died on that trip it wouldve been glorious. In fact, I'm going to do it again.

    I recently went back, solo again, but that trip involved dive bars and a barfight with Eastern Europeans. Some have said I was an idiot but to me it was glorious. I left with a nice dot on my cheek that's now a scar. My Icelandic souviner.
    Well, what I mean is the kind of people that I have no respect for are the conspiracy theorists, flat earthers are riding just about every conspiracy bandwagon there is. And I mean people like anti-vaccers, holocaust deniers, moon landing deniers, 911 truthers, etc. I have no respect for any of them.

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    I was joking. I've literally never seen a Netflix and have no idea who this guy is.

    I did like parts of post #18 though. Speaking of documentaries there are some really good ones on the Challenger disaster. In them it chronicles how a bloated bureaucracy led to the death of 7 astronauts. Don't get me wrong though I'm truly fascinated by all things cosmology and NASA has done amazing work advancing our knowledge.

    The flip side of that is to what end? One need not dig very deep into nature before being presented with the incomprehensible. That Neil deGrassi Tyson sure is optimistic though. I love how he speaks in absolutes about that of which we know nothing. I'm more of a Carl Sagan man myself. Now there was a guy less concerned with his own celebrity and more interested in preventing the human race from self destructing. "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    Well, what I mean is the kind of people that I have no respect for are the conspiracy theorists, flat earthers are riding just about every conspiracy bandwagon there is. And I mean people like anti-vaccers, holocaust deniers, moon landing deniers, 911 truthers, etc. I have no respect for any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I laugh at people who believe in everything the media spoon feeds them. Everything must be questioned.
    There is a difference between questioning, and ignoring.

    I mean, what if his passion was veterinary medicine? Instead of questioning rocket science, he questioned the medical establishment? Instead of using using known methods and experts, decided to experiment on dogs, cats, and horses just to prove all those doctors wrong?

    Would you still defend his outlandish ideas?

    There is a massive difference between being a skeptic, and being stupid. This guy was stupid.

    Did you go out to Iceland, questioning everything we know about science? Did you decide to just show up, figure out how to build your own shelter, kill animals for clothing (without even knowing how, just that you can)? Or did you show up knowing the proper gear and knowledge to survive and enjoy? I presume you were prepared. Knowing the weather, knowing what clothes to bring, knowing where to go. This guy just ignored everything we KNOWN to be true, even what it could be confirmed in easy methods. Even basic rocketry and modeling would have taught him a ton of lessons first.

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    I meant tweekers! Thank you, auto-correct.
    I know, just being silly.

    So "tweeters" is now officially part of our language, huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I have huge respect for the dreamers, however crazy. I don't have respect for those that never follow their dreams and die in their mom's basement.

    I rode solo all over Icelands interior with zero communication to the outside world for a week in a hostile environment. I was told I was a moron, an idiot and stupid by people I consider stupid for spending the weekend watching sports or cars drive in circles around a track. If I would've died on that trip it wouldve been glorious. In fact, I'm going to do it again.

    I recently went back, solo again, but that trip involved dive bars and a barfight with Eastern Europeans. Some have said I was an idiot but to me it was glorious. I left with a nice dot on my cheek that's now a scar. My Icelandic souviner.
    until you do it with a rocket engine strapped to your back, you're not even in this guys league. comparing yourself to him is pointless and futile...


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    You guys do realize he faked his own death, right? Don't be so gullible.

    No wait, the government tampered with his rocket so it would crash; he was on the verge of proving the world is flat and certain parties have a lot to lose if that gets out.
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    While I admire Vader taking the high road, I have to go with the haters on this one. The reason we call these folks f$&@ing morons is because they willfully ignore easily observable data, not to mention thousands of years of astronomy and physics.
    I watched that show on Netflix and the first thing the dude does is point over to Seattle from a few miles away to "prove" that the Earth is flat. All he had to do is grab some binoculars and watch a ship sail away, gradually disappearing hull first over the horizon. But no, these people don't really want to know the truth, they just want to be part of an attention getting social club.
    Sure, FE ers are pretty harmless, but the problem is that many of them are also GW deniers, Christian Fundamentalists, anti-vaxxers, people who ignore basic science at the expense of all of us. Come on people, we're trying to have a civilization over here!
    The irony is that it seems like the more information we have at our fingertips, the dumber we become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALE View Post
    While I admire Vader taking the high road, I have to go with the haters on this one. The reason we call these folks f$&@ing morons is because they willfully ignore easily observable data, not to mention thousands of years of astronomy and physics.
    I watched that show on Netflix and the first thing the dude does is point over to Seattle from a few miles away to "prove" that the Earth is flat. All he had to do is grab some binoculars and watch a ship sail away, gradually disappearing hull first over the horizon. But no, these people don't really want to know the truth, they just want to be part of an attention getting social club.
    Sure, FE ers are pretty harmless, but the problem is that many of them are also GW deniers, Christian Fundamentalists, anti-vaxxers, people who ignore basic science at the expense of all of us. Come on people, we're trying to have a civilization over here!
    The irony is that it seems like the more information we have at our fingertips, the dumber we become.
    I respect this guy. He was not a flat earther, he just used them to fund his rocketry. He wanted to see space, achieve something that was monumental and didn't have the cash that Bezos or Musk had to do so. He sought whomever was sucker enough to put money in his campaign, and based on the general rinkydink methods he employed he was only able to source funds from noted morons. Using the conspiracy folks cash he reached for the stars. They lost money, and he achieved notoriety, unfortunately mostly posthumously.

    Sometimes the drive to do something is so strong that a person will do or say anything that gets them there. He wanted to do this, found suckers, and did that. I applaud his persistence but seriously doubt his intelligence and whether someone should have stepped in and at minimum halted his rapid progress based on the fact that there was a serious self harm aspect here. Still he went out with a bang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BALE View Post
    The irony is that it seems like the more information we have at our fingertips, the dumber we become.
    'nuf said.

    Kinda like giving enough rope to hang oneself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I know, just being silly.

    So "tweeters" is now officially part of our language, huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Reading back, I'm not sure why all the hate for this guy. Who cares if he believed the Earth was flat. People believe in all sorts of wacky shit, like socialism or an invisible man in the sky. I could go on forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    I respect this guy. He was not a flat earther, he just used them to fund his rocketry. He wanted to see space, achieve something that was monumental and didn't have the cash that Bezos or Musk had to do so. He sought whomever was sucker enough to put money in his campaign, and based on the general rinkydink methods he employed he was only able to source funds from noted morons. Using the conspiracy folks cash he reached for the stars. They lost money, and he achieved notoriety, unfortunately mostly posthumously.

    Sometimes the drive to do something is so strong that a person will do or say anything that gets them there. He wanted to do this, found suckers, and did that. I applaud his persistence but seriously doubt his intelligence and whether someone should have stepped in and at minimum halted his rapid progress based on the fact that there was a serious self harm aspect here. Still he went out with a bang.
    Yeah, they are riding just about every conspiracy bandwagon that there is out there. I've even seen some of these imbeciles use anti-semitism too, some sort of Jewish conspiracy. Check out this short video. It's from a YouTube channel called "All Gas No Brakes". I'm sure you'll do some face palming and eye rolling when you watch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    If it makes a difference, I got the reference the first go-around. Lol
    I almost didn't add the second part because thought it might be too obscure. If anyone was going to get it, I knew it would be you, DJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalk View Post
    There is a difference between questioning, and ignoring.

    I mean, what if his passion was veterinary medicine? Instead of questioning rocket science, he questioned the medical establishment? Instead of using using known methods and experts, decided to experiment on dogs, cats, and horses just to prove all those doctors wrong?

    Would you still defend his outlandish ideas?

    There is a massive difference between being a skeptic, and being stupid. This guy was stupid.

    Did you go out to Iceland, questioning everything we know about science? Did you decide to just show up, figure out how to build your own shelter, kill animals for clothing (without even knowing how, just that you can)? Or did you show up knowing the proper gear and knowledge to survive and enjoy? I presume you were prepared. Knowing the weather, knowing what clothes to bring, knowing where to go. This guy just ignored everything we KNOWN to be true, even what it could be confirmed in easy methods. Even basic rocketry and modeling would have taught him a ton of lessons first.
    When I showed up, I made it up as I went along, riding hiking trails in the national parks. There was no mountain bike scene like there is today. The bike shops were only equipped to deal with road bikes also. And the country was empty. It wasn't the tourist hot spot is is today. There was easily 10x the people in winter than when I biked there in late summer and this last time I dont think I met a single Icelander in Reykjavik. All the service help is from Eastern Europe and rest were tourists. I still had fun getting shit faced and bar hopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    ^^^ I said, "I know. Now, you're funny too."
    Ha! That used to be a semi-regular exchange between me and my college roommate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    When I showed up, I made it up as I went along, riding hiking trails in the national parks. There was no mountain bike scene like there is today. The bike shops were only equipped to deal with road bikes also. And the country was empty. It wasn't the tourist hot spot is is today. There was easily 10x the people in winter than when I biked there in late summer and this last time I dont think I met a single Icelander in Reykjavik. All the service help is from Eastern Europe and rest were tourists. I still had fun getting shit faced and bar hopping.
    ok, ok, you're a moron too. is that the validation you're looking for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    ok, ok, you're a moron too. is that the validation you're looking for?
    I like adventure in strange places with strange people. There was an issue of BIKE magazine featuring Iceland that inspired the trip. Sadly most of their epic trail photos were staged and right off the highway. I also have a strict solo travel policy so I can do whatever I want whenever I want without people bitching about the suffering I enjoy. Too far, too hot, too cold, too chunky...I dont want to hear it. Besides racing it's been over ten years since I've rode a trail with another rider and that was only because they were on the Cannell shuttle. I'll keep on being a moron. My next adventure is a round of the Irish Enduro Series, thence the Dublin pub crawl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I like adventure in strange places with strange people.
    the thing is, you are doing something that thousands and thousands of people around the globe are also doing. there is really nothing inherently dangerous about your travels. you use a proper mindset and you follow logic. you're still nowhere near this guys league...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    the thing is, you are doing something that thousands and thousands of people around the globe are also doing. there is really nothing inherently dangerous about your travels. you use a proper mindset and you follow logic. you're still nowhere near this guys league...
    I'm no rocket scientist and neither was he.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I'm no rocket scientist and neither was he.
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