The steam-powered rocket was scheduled to take off in Amboy, California, a ghost town in the Mojave Desert along route 66, but Hughes couldn’t get permission from the Bureau of Land Management to conduct the launch. Hughes claims he was given verbal permission over a year ago while awaiting final approval from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
“It’s still happening. We’re just moving it three miles down the road,” Hughes told The Washington Post Friday. “This is what happens anytime you have to deal with any kind of government agency. I don’t see [the launch] happening until about Tuesday, honestly. It takes three days to set up… You know, it’s not easy because it’s not supposed to be easy.”
A spokesperson for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) told the Washington Post that there were no official records of contact between the agency and Hughes and that he had not requested the special recreation permit required to conduct the launch.
“Someone from our local office reached out to him after seeing some of these news articles [about the launch], because that was news to them,” BLM spokesperson Samantha Storms said, as cited by The Washington Post.
Hughes, who had previously claimed, “There’s no difference between science and science fiction,” and that “John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons,” is an amateur scientist who made his first manned rocket in 2014.
He’s only a recent convert to Flat-Eartherism, which may have been spurred on by a failed Kickstarter campaign which only managed to raise $310 of the target of $150,000. His conversion was made on-air, after he called into a radio show that is popular among the flat-Earth community.
“We were kind of looking for new sponsors for this. And I’m a believer in the flat Earth,” Hughes told the host. “I researched it for several months. They have not put a man in space yet,” Hughes said. “There are 20 different space agencies here in America, and I’m the last person that’s put a man in a rocket and launched it.”
Hughes does, however, employ round-Earth technology (or just technology) for his vehicle.
“I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”
Hughes has secured another, privately-owned launch site for his 500mph (804kph), mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert which he hopes will draw much-needed attention to the movement and will mark the first step in his flat-Earth space program. He hopes to garner enough funding to conduct a journey into the atmosflat to finally disprove the vast intergovernmental, interagency conspiracy shielding us from the truth: that we live on a flat disc, floating in space, surrounded by a giant ice wall.
Bobby Hutt died of cancer in October 2014, after suffering for over a year. His sisters say the Vermont Department of Corrections “killed him” by waiting until the cancer got so bad that Bobby’s leg broke beneath him.
Like many people who have lost a loved one to cancer, his sisters look back on his decline with a mix of love and despair.
Bobby’s older sister, Melissa Dumont, and younger sister, Janice Hutt, spent most of 2014 fighting to bring Bobby home.
He found out about his diagnosis in January 2014, as an inmate at a privately owned prison in Arizona contracted by the Vermont Department of Corrections. Before his diagnosis, Bobby spent months requesting medical care for a pain in his leg. One day in November 2013 as he put his pants on in his cell, his sisters say, Bobby’s femur snapped.
He was sent to emergency surgery in a nearby hospital. According to a lawsuit filed by his sisters, the bone in his leg was visibly abnormal during surgery. Bobby wasn’t told about his cancer for weeks after that.
That’s one of those things his sisters still seethe about. They haven’t forgiven the Vermont Department of Corrections officials who they say allowed this to happen, or the prison staff who missed opportunities to get their brother the help he needed.
“I think if they had acknowledged when he broke his femur that he had cancer and had started treatments then, he may have had more time with us,” Dumont says.
“Or if they had actually done an X-Ray when he first started complaining about his leg,” Janice Hutt adds. “You know, maybe he wouldn’t have broken it. Maybe it wouldn’t have spread, and he’d still be here.”
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Senate Vote on Trumpcare Delayed
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Polls show strong public opposition to House and Senate versions.
They’re thinly veiled wealth transference schemes from ordinary Americans to business and high-net-worth households – not legitimate healthcare plans, vitally needed to assure everyone in the country is afforded proper care when ill or injured.
Consumer and patient advocacy groups, thousands of doctors, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, religious leaders, drug abuse treatment centers, virtually all governors, every undemocratic Democrat in both houses, and two Republican senators are against the measure – joined by their GOP colleague Ron Johnson in opposing a motion to proceed to debate, the first floor step before a final vote is called.
Johnson expressed concern about Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying “don’t worry about some of the Medicaid reforms. They are scheduled so far in the future they will never take effect.”
Not so if Trumpcare is enacted. John McCain’s surgery on Friday, followed by recovery in Arizona delayed a Senate vote for the second time.
GOP Senate critics Rand Paul and Susan Collins announced their opposition to the measure. Support from all other Republicans senators are needed for passage, an uncertain prospect, largely because of unacceptable deep Medicaid cuts.
Before McCain’s surgery, McConnell said he wanted debate and passage of the bill this week. Without support from at least 50 GOP senators, it won’t happen.
It’s unclear how long delay will last. As of Monday, no date is scheduled for debating and voting on the measure.
On Friday, the insurance industry lobby and association representing Blue Cross Blue Shield plans expressed opposition to one of the provisions in the revised Senate bill.
The Indivisible advocacy group called for a July 18 Kill the Bill Day of Action – calling on its members and supporters to show up in offices of senators in their home states and around the states nationwide.
“Statewide will be the gold standard,” the organization said, adding “(t)his action will mirror similar events happening in DC at the key senators’ Capitol Hill offices.”
If Trumpcare is enacted, millions more than already will be uninsured, most others way underinsured. House and Senate versions are abominations.
Universal coverage for all Americans is the only equitable solution.
Proper healthcare is a fundamental human right, not a commodity based on the ability to pay the way things are now.
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It’s always the fault of the gun and never the human who committed the shooting. A gun cannot shoot itself, yet once again, things are ripe for more gun control laws. Deregulating silencers would have also had exactly zero effect on this incident. But leave it to the hoplophobes to twist around gun laws.
Via SHTF Plan
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