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So for two days someone is telling the

world I believe in fairy dust but finally says I am a good person yet I still believe in fairy dust.
I reply I don't think they are a good person but my reply is subject to our impartial jury system and is hidden.
Then the person says for the record they did not alert on me. I can't thank them because the rule states that I can't reply in a thread were I have a hidden post.
So if the poster is reading this I take it back. You are a good person too.
To the jury, I don't hold a grudge you are only following orders.
Man isn't it fun to play junior high again?

In about 1 hour NASA will launch OCO-2 to measure man made greenhouse gases. I am sitting here

waiting to watch the launch from my back yard. Launch is at 2:56 AM Pacific time.

After a lengthy hiatus, the workhorse Delta II rocket that first launched a quarter of a century ago and placed numerous renowned NASA science missions into Earth orbit and interplanetary space, as well as lofting dozens of commercial and DOD missions, is about to soar again this week on July 1 with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) sniffer to study atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).

OCO-2 is NASA’s first mission dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas and the principal human-produced driver of climate change.

The 999 pound (454 kilogram) observatory is equipped with one science instrument consisting of three high-resolution, near-infrared spectrometers fed by a common telescope. It will collect global measurements of atmospheric CO2 to provide scientists with a better idea of how CO2 impacts climate change.
OCO-2's Delta II Rocket, First Stage At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the mobile service tower rolls away from the launch stand supporting the first stage of the Delta II rocket for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission. Three solid rocket motors (white) have been attached to the first stage. The photo was taken during operations to mate the rocket's first and second stages. Credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin

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