Shrimp boats from heaven? Well, who knows, but goodness, what a sign! We need boats. There is a 140-minute launch window every day. Here's the URL of a NASA support document containing the official daily launch windows for the Cassini mission, which begin October 6th, 1997 at 4:38:26 am:
Shrimp boats. You heard the news. Even if we only delay it by one day, or one week we'll have more of that hard-to-get media publicity than we could possibly have imagined. Even just a week's worth of protests, by just one boat, might be all that we would need to wake people up, wouldn't it? To get worldwide press? It's time to explore the possibilities of a shrimp-boat solution. Such a protest is a very legitimate form of protest, historically speaking. It's just too obvious, too easy, too effective. Handed to us on a silver platter. Too non-violent. Too good. We should all rent/buy/beg/borrow/build boats and have an offshore party that lasts as long as we need.
If it can be done once, it can be done again. And now it HAS been done once and all the Air Force could do was drop a"please-move" request via streamer onto the deck of the boat. Let's do it again. NASA: Start printing streamers.
Thanks to Mark Elsis, Robert Cherwink, and especially to "MATT" who was the first to suggest it, and thanks in advance to everyone who likes this idea and spreads the word.
Please distribute this email message anywhere and everywhere...
STOP CASSINI newsletter
(Now in it's 33rd issue...)
STOP CASSINI web site
50 Articles, 50 NASA gif images, prior newsletters posted.
Largest and oldest STOP CASSINI web site in the world.
Next issue (#34)
Previous issue (#32)
********* SUBSCRIPTION INFO *********
To subscribe to this newsletter just email me at
with the words:
SUBSCRIBE STOP CASSINI NEWSLETTER
Please include something else:
It can be an indication of where
you found our newsletter, or what you
read that made you want to subscribe, but
you do NOT need to include your name.
To unsubscribe email me and say
UNSUBSCRIBE STOP CASSINI NEWSLETTER
Published by Russell D. Hoffman electronically.
Available at the source by blind carbon copy
subscription ONLY--free. Subscription list never
sold or bartered or divulged (except if by
government order, and then only after
exhausting all legal arguments against such
disclosure). Subscribing in no way
constitutes endorsement of our positions and
may indicate opposition!
Copyright (c) Russell D. Hoffman.
May be freely distributed but please include all
headers, footers, and contents or request
permission to excerpt. Thank you.