Philadelphia etiquette for a papal visit. From Newsworks.
The Pope is coming to Philadelphia
Now that we know what a disaster city planning has been, we can all sit back, feel smugly superior, and stroll the quiet streets, since we've cleverly scared everyone off and Philadelphia will be just one big sidewalk cafe for the weekend.
Picnic baskets and coolers are not allowed in the Francis Fest Zone, by the way.
September 26-27, 2015.
Mars: Gilligans Island for the 21st Century
Mars; the final frontier.
...if you plan to be one of those Mars One colonists. For humanity at large, it's approximately the third frontier, depending on whether you start counting with John Glenn's sub-orbital flight. Or the fourth frontier, if you start with those Russian dogs and monkeys.
Who would want to do this? This woman seems perfectly sane.
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On the other hand, a British paper reported the rumor that some of the colonists plan to grow weed and bogart the whole planet. That actually would make a great movie.
What happens, however, when faster ships are developed in ten or twenty years? Or are they counting on that?