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Date: 12/11/09 12:00 PM

85 Responses to High-Res Photos From NASA`s STS-129 Mission [Pics]

  1. Profile photo of breezy2
    breezy2 Male 40-49
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    December 9, 2009 at 4:57 am
    Link: High-Res Photos From NASA`s STS-129 Mission - Beautiful! Stunning! Spectacular!
  2. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    Woah!
  3. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    Freaking incredible. It`s hard to believe that we`re retiring the shuttle next year. It`s had a good run.
  4. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    Very nice, we need to support Obama and get our Earth healthy!

    .

  5. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    nice...
  6. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    That is so cool.
  7. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    i can see myself in #2!
  8. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    StarDagger said

    "Very nice, we need to support Obama and get our Earth healthy!"

    *smack* Seriously? You had to being him into this‽ What the hell, man‽ Stay on topic!

    That said - these are amazing - The ISS is one of those things that you understand is up there, you see it from time to time when they want to show it off at night with the panels extended, but you don`t actually APPRECIATE it until you see it in a photograph that`s that high quality.

    There are PEOPLE in that thing!

  9. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    SilverThread "Freaking incredible. It`s hard to believe that we`re retiring the shuttle next year. It`s had a good run."

    You call 14 dead astronauts "a good run?" I`m all for the space program, but the shuttle was a big stinking pile of $#!+. Good riddance.

    We need a new heavy lifter NOW! Don`t count on Obama and the Democrats to fund it unless they can figure out a way to funnel the money to ACORN and SEIU.

  10. Profile photo of green_btrfly
    green_btrfly Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    wow, that last one is just... amazing... I wanna go to space now!!!
  11. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    Our Earth is fine and healthy as it is. Whomever is telling you it`s not it lying to you to get money.

    I have even higher quality photos downloaded straight from NASA, Check out their website sometime. Most are large enough you could make sofa size prints from them. (Takes a really big printer) :-)

  12. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    photoshopppppppppppped

    I mean that`s cool.

  13. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Lol crackrjack you are truly an idiot if you actually think that.

    Those pictures are pretty amazing though, especially the last one.

  14. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    "Our Earth is fine and healthy as it is. Whomever is telling you it`s not it lying to you to get money."

    Hypothesis of rednecks: Scientists made up global warming so giant corporations could steal your money.

  15. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    3rd pic is my favorite. it reminds me of starwars haha
  16. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    I <3 my job. :D
  17. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    I think we should launch Obama into space and leave him there.
  18. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    oh yeah OldOllie, because who needs money for healthcare reform, bringing our troops home (2012, we hope), education reform and college tuition reform?

    hell, lets just give it all to NASA! all the programs are taking cuts, ALL of them.

    I would hate to see anything happen to the space program, but if push comes to shove, I would rather be able to get sufficient medical treatment, see my friends in one piece from the war(which includes them coming home, physical and mental care), my little brothers and god kids to be able to attend school for a full day with more than adequate teachers and school supplies in the classroom, and for them to get a college education at a reasonable price than speculations about whether Mars might be inhabitable or not. Maybe I`M the crazy one.

    no one group in government is to blame for any one thing, Dems AND Repubs are at fault for a lot of poo.

    and about ACORN and such, no program is perfect, but they are trying their damnest to help thos

  19. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    i love photos from space, they just make me smile.
  20. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    "One of the great revelations of the modern age is the image of the earth, finite and global, carrying the whole human population through the oceans of space and time". Or something along those lines.
  21. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    "i love photos from space, they just make me smile."

    Me too. It`s very peaceful and serene looking. I love that kind of environment. :)

  22. Profile photo of bomberouno
    bomberouno Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    fishgul69, will you marry me?

    that was awesome

  23. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    so amazing. :(
  24. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    "I would hate to see anything happen to the space program, but if push comes to shove, I would rather be able to get sufficient medical treatment, see my friends in one piece from the war(which includes them coming home, physical and mental care), my little brothers and god kids to be able to attend school for a full day with more than adequate teachers and school supplies in the classroom, and for them to get a college education at a reasonable price than speculations about whether Mars might be inhabitable or not. Maybe I`M the crazy one. "

    NASA`s budget this year was $17.2 billion. Just 17.2. A tiny, tiny fraction of the healthcare reform, or the stimulus package, or the war. And the benefits the space program has on science (which we are falling behind in) and economy (which is also in the gutter) are far beyond the price.

  25. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    If it weren`t for NASA, we wouldn`t have scratch-proof glass, memory foam, ear thermometers, shoe insoles, smoke detectors, cordless tools, water filters, or any kind of long-distance communication technology.

    It was the space race that created the telecommunications industry that produced the Internet. Think of where we`d be if NASA`s modest budget had been cut years ago.

  26. Profile photo of Arbniter20
    Arbniter20 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    catbarf, i agree with you. just think: im sure youve seen deal or no deal. (sucky show btw) if 17 of those people put together their million dollar winnings, they could pay for NASA. and what`s the point of being educated if there is no place to use it? computers can`t create, or imagine. but they can do everyday things. so forget about being educated, a computer can do that. but a computer can`t wonder. :D
  27. Profile photo of Arbniter20
    Arbniter20 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    and to old ollie, they did good. i mean, we regret the deaths of the astronauts, but the shuttles did WAY better than expected. They were only supposed to last around 5 years. but no. they lasted for 20. And the ISS is humanity on the right track. from there, we can do expirements in space that we couldn`t do in a shuttle, and it shows that Earth can be *somewhat united.
  28. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    Thats so cool!
  29. Profile photo of The_Texican
    The_Texican Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    You`re mixing your b`s and m`s again Arbniter.
  30. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    I demand a space station for Christmas. One with lasers.
  31. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    Even though its called the ISS, the Americans seem to be far ahead in the `space exploration` business (to my knowledge). But even then, as catbarf says, it takes up a very small part of the Economy and provides a lot.

    The trouble I think is that not that many people *want* to go to the moon again or to Mars. If there is public interest, the politicians will follow it.

  32. Profile photo of seabass101dg
    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    This is very spectacular! I still can`t help but wonder what this does to advance humanity...
  33. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    just think: im sure youve seen deal or no deal. (sucky show btw) if 17 of those people put together their million dollar winnings, they could pay for NASA.

    17000 of them, Arb. 17000.

  34. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    just think: im sure youve seen deal or no deal. (sucky show btw) if 17 of those people put together their million dollar winnings, they could pay for NASA.

    That analogy is awful. There haven`t even been 17 million dollar winners.

  35. Profile photo of ulfnir
    ulfnir Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    Love that last photo best.
  36. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    Humanity, you`ve made me proud. *wipes tear*
  37. Profile photo of thetoastking
    thetoastking Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    oh, spaceships. great.
  38. Profile photo of Arbniter20
    Arbniter20 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    ok, different analogy. if bill gates is worth 50 billion, the year`s funding for NASA is only 1/2907th of his NW. So, he could fund NASA for almost 300 years, if he had the same amount of money and the funding stayed the same. Still, it`s not much. and when do I mix my x`s and b`s?
  39. Profile photo of Arbniter20
    Arbniter20 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    ooooh i see what i did wrong. i thought it said million. :D oops well he could fund it for only 3 years. poo. i disproved myself D:
  40. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    Dear Earth,

    Oooooooh.. aaaaaah...

    Sincerely, Humanity.

  41. Profile photo of ImTakingOver
    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    You call that high-res?
    lol. Still cool.
  42. Profile photo of Fritolicious
    Fritolicious Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    I`m not sure how the last one is from STS-129 if it`s been my desktop background for over two years now...

    Still though, incredible pictures.

  43. Profile photo of v_ataraxic
    v_ataraxic Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    I knew I always wanted to be an astronaut.
  44. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    lmao, think about it. Were humans meant to be doing this sort of thing? Traveling into space? As much as i hate most of the world right now, it`s things like these that make you think lets see how far we can really go. Yeah i know, humans have been going into space for about 50 years, but come on...into SPACE. Id love to go there :D
  45. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    Bunch of smart cookies, i tells ya :P
  46. Profile photo of 420foy
    420foy Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    that is drating beyond cool
  47. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    i love the mountains

    i love the clear blue skies

  48. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    the last one is breath taking
  49. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    This just proves that humans can go far.

    We just need to wake the hell up.

  50. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    ElSombrero, we haven`t gone far. We`ve maybe tipped our toe into the ocean. And not even really anywhere close to that.
  51. Profile photo of Lauryn
    Lauryn Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    some aweesome pics!
  52. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    Wow... Just... wow...
  53. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    I always wondered why I don`t see satellites and space junk in these pictures of space
  54. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 12:44 am
    Very nice, we need to support Obama and get our Earth healthy!

    .

  55. Profile photo of Bearfoot
    Bearfoot Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2009 at 2:48 am
    Shaboinkin> Becuase most space junk is too small to see in pictures like this if I"m not mistaken.
  56. Profile photo of RedAftrshock
    RedAftrshock Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 3:15 am
    they are sick pictures! but how did they get a photo of the shuttle from up there? is the shuttle space junk? or it being shot from the space centre/satellite remotely?
  57. Profile photo of Samsonite219
    Samsonite219 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 3:38 am
    interesting
  58. Profile photo of buxco215
    buxco215 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 3:48 am
    Maybe they can take a picture of the Earth after it blows up on 12/21/2012! :D
  59. Profile photo of saintnickxii
    saintnickxii Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 3:48 am
    i believe the shuttle was shot from the ISS.
  60. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 4:05 am
    My god, these are stunning...
  61. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2009 at 4:08 am
    buxco215 ~ "Maybe they can take a picture of the Earth after it blows up on 12/21/2012! :D"

    What are you, a fu*king idiot, or are you trying to make a topical joke about a lame recent movie?

  62. Profile photo of MAC64
    MAC64 Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 4:51 am
    I just love space pictures!

    @ buxo 216 - :D
    @ Negative One - Google 2012 (not the lame movie).

  63. Profile photo of MAC64
    MAC64 Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 4:55 am
    LOL, sorry for spelling your name wrong buxco215.
    I have a hangover. :P
  64. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 5:38 am
    People actually believe in 2012? I thought the IAB community was somewhat intelligent...
  65. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 6:15 am
    "Hypothesis of rednecks: Scientists made up global warming so giant corporations could steal your money. "

    Climate Gate E-mails

    I`m sure the media is sheltering you from this information. They admit to "Tricks", "hide the decline", and "deleting data".

    The last ten years the global temperature has dropped. And if you haven`t noticed, The last couple of winter have been colder than normal.
    And Al Gore is getting wealthy while burning 10 times the energy of a normal house.

  66. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 6:45 am
    "Carter, I can see my house!"
  67. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2009 at 8:22 am
    The last ten years the global temperature has dropped.

    Utter bollocks, a downright lie. Eleven of the last twelve years rank among the top 12 warmest years in the instrumental record. Fact.

  68. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 8:26 am
    CARBONATED HORSE SEMEN
  69. Profile photo of turbopuppy
    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2009 at 8:40 am
    Global warming is about statistics. If you cant see the forest thru the trees just back up a little. "A Decade" is nonsense. Look at 100 yrs. Look at 1000 yrs. If you look at 10,000 to 50,000 yrs, you will find temperatures have been steadily rising all along. Go back farther and you will see hot summers in Siberia camels would get uncomfortable in. Sea levels have fluctuated wildly over millions of years in range. The current Sea level is historically LOW. If sea levels rise, insolation will evaporate larger oceanic areas and the earth will cool. THINK!
  70. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2009 at 8:50 am
    i agree with turbopuppy but unneccesary triple post.

    but back to the post - love the last pic.

  71. Profile photo of Nickel_Creek
    Nickel_Creek Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 8:57 am
    Utter bollocks, a downright lie. Eleven of the last twelve years rank among the top 12 warmest years in the instrumental record. Fact.

    instrumental record? ever thought back about 1000000 years when dinosaurs were alive? 120 degrees avg.
    oh, and you know that co2 is less that one percent of one percent of the atmospheres makeup

  72. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Makes ya feel kinda small.
  73. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Whether or not you agree with the global warming scenario, how can anybody with a conscious disagree with making every effort to ensure future generations clean water and air?
  74. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2009 at 10:29 am
    @ CrakrJak, The e-mails you cite don`t disprove the science. If you`re in your 40`s chances are you`ve witnessed global warming first hand. Plants that were indigenous to your south now probably fluorish in your back yard.
  75. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 10:45 am
    Wow, awesome pics! Love the last one!
  76. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2009 at 10:54 am
    Utter bollocks, a downright lie. Eleven of the last twelve years rank among the top 12 warmest years in the instrumental record. Fact.

    instrumental record? ever thought back about 1000000 years when dinosaurs were alive? 120 degrees avg.
    oh, and you know that co2 is less that one percent of one percent of the atmospheres makeup

    Well, it was a direct retort to a specific claim. And yes, climate change on a geological timescale is one thing. The RATE at which we are seeing climate change and alteration of our atmospheric makeup right now is, best we can tell, completely unprecedented in the geological record. And dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, not 1.

  77. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Still so cool!
  78. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    man im used to IAB creation/evolution arguments and political arguments... this is a breath of fresh... CO2
  79. Profile photo of GizzieySykes
    GizzieySykes Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 5:26 pm
    last pic ftw!!! freakin` gorgeous!!!
  80. Profile photo of OMGitsJASON
    OMGitsJASON Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    weve actually gone down 0.039 degrees in the past 2 years
  81. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    i actually have the last one as my desktop bg
  82. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    Just. Plain. Gnarly.
  83. Profile photo of weresphinx
    weresphinx Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    the third god, just beatiful
  84. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    December 14, 2009 at 10:31 am
    Proof positive that Global warming is real:

  85. Profile photo of elaklok
    elaklok Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2009 at 11:45 am
    sicck aas shiiet!!

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