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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

UPDATE: SCOTT SAUL IS A GREAT TRIAL LAWYER. ETHICAL. HONEST AND ALL AROUND GOOD GUY.
In the comments section of the last post, someone mentioned a disbarred lawyer with a first name of "saul". Other people began commenting about "Saul" being unethical and dishonest. In this day of Google, those comments could unfairly reflect on Scott Saul. We have fixed the issue as follows: 1- we removed the comments about "Saul", but not the comment with his full name. 2- With this update, it should- Google wise- knock the other comments out in any search, especially since we have deleted them.

We do our best to make sure innocent people don't get caught in the google shrapnel of dishonest comments (unlike the JAA blog which does not moderate comments). So hopefully this helps Scott Saul, who, as any judge or lawyer in Dade-Broward-West Palm, wherever, will tell you is an excellent, thorough, honest, talented, and all around great lawyer.


If you know what a "1201 alarm" and "1202 alarm" are then you, like us, think that 45 years ago on July 16, 1969, we as the human race neared the pinnacle of achievement when we blasted off from earth on an adventure that would end  four days later (July 20, 1969) with us landing two men on the moon.  What we did as the human race, and what the United States did, is truly remarkable, especially when considering 1969 technology. One man of vision, President Kennedy, challenged our country, and we responded with the greatest achievement in this history of this nation and the world. 

Watch the video. At about 30 seconds, the first of three 1201 and 1202 alarms occur. The alarm, which was the computer saying that it had too much to do and was going to start disregarding less important tasks and reboot, could have resulted in an abort. Despite the tens of thousands of hours of training, Armstrong and Aldrin  had a 1201 and 1202 alarm thrown at them only once  during any of the hundreds of simulated moon landings in the simulator- on the last day of training. 





Consider that the average age of the men in mission control was 26. 
And one of those 26 year olds was a man named Steve Bales. Bales recalled the alarms from the final SIM, and because the mission control team had trained so superbly, Bales who otherwise was not in the "go/no-go loop" stepped in, and knew immediately that in the parlance of NASA that they were still "go on that alarm." Bales communicated the "go" to Charlie Duke, the Capcom guy- the guy at NASA speaking to Aldrin and Armstrong, and Armstrong took manual control of the LEM while the computer rebooted. 

Then comes the real drama. At 3:45 of the video you quickly hear Duke say "30 seconds" which is the amount of fuel left. 30 seconds. A world away. Armstrong flying the LEM vertically by the seat of his pants over a big crater, burning fuel, the computer furiously re-booting, and as Duke famously an laconically  drawled once the Eagle had landed: "You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue down here" because they were all holding their breath. 

Amazing drama. A way too cool former Naval Aviator bringing his craft down with a few seconds of fuel left before disaster,  on ....the MOON! 

Humans were on the moon. Just stop and think how remarkable that was and is. And  if we can do that, what can't we do? We can cure any disease, fix any problem, reverse global warming, stop losing rain forests, and have world peace. We can do anything (except quicken the lines into the REGJB) because we put men on the moon. This was the world we grew up in. 

What a day. What an achievement. The best we are as a country and as a race of humans on this small blue and green planet. 

See You in Court. 

BLAST OFF



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

26. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Nice

Anonymous said...


Scott Saul is a great attorney and his comments on this blog are always using his name and he is the bravest among us for doing so.

This never would have happened Rumpole if you would have been a tad smarter about what you allow posted. What was the point of the other similar named Saul post. It was worthless drizzle and had no place in your blog. Whether it was truthful and accurate, is irrelevant. You have an obligation, because of google and other search engines, to use better judgment in what gets posted. Whoever posted that other crap has a personal issue with those two folks. Fine, let that person deal with them personally. It had no place on your blog.

Make a better decision next time.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE .....

The 11th JNC announces that they are accepting applications for two open seats: Judge Gayles and Judge Bloom's seats. Deadline to file your application is August 6, 2014.

All persons interested in applying must deliver a complete application and 10 copies to:

Christine Hernandez-Baldwin, Chair
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office
1350 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

The deadline for submitting an application is August 6, 2014, by 5 p.m. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website at www.flabar.org and the Office of the Governor at www.flgov.com. The inclusion of a photograph is encouraged. Please do not submit three-ring binders.

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Rumpole said...

1136. Point taken. I try my best. I am not always correct. (Except on cross).

saul got shumied said...

Rumpy shumied saul. Both of them. hahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed at how they managed to land on the moon.
They did so much back then, before all of this 'modern' technology that we have now.
And to think the mission control guys were 26.
My 26 year old secretary called the copier repair people out on Monday morning because our machine wasn't working - I was in over the weekend and turned the power button off when I left.
Maybe we should hope there's more intelligent life out there somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Funny but, not even crossed my mind that Scott Saul was the dishonest lawyer....

DS said...

Remember staying up late ( or early) and watch the Moon landing w my family and the rest of the world

Kenneth Weisman said...

I beg to differ on the topic of Scott Saul. On numerous occasions I have had the unfortunate experience of lunching with Mr. Saul. I have seen Mr. Saul engage in deception, subterfuge and slight of hand parlor tricks to gain an upper hand on supposedly "evenly split" portions of lunch meats, sandwiches, and frozen desserts. On one occasion he secreted a rack of ribs in his briefcase along with two corn muffins.

Anonymous said...

The "moon landings" were a superbly done cinematographic production that earned a secret Oscar for special effects in the Academy Awards, which was not publicitized for obvious reaons. The entire librari of films, docummnents, props and utensils relating to this productions is uder the care, custody and control of Mr. CJ Milton Hirsch to safekeep for future generations.