How to fix a bike inner tube

No one likes a flat tire. Especially when its because of a cheap product like Slime inner tubes. A bike is a mode of transportation to whatever your heart desires. You can ride into good health, work, school, shopping, or fun activities, while getting a nice body the whole time. Bike riding also helps save the earth from toxic chemicals of vehicles. 

Your bike must be maintained daily. Everyone wants there bike to be able to ride when necessary. I had a flat tire, and decided to try something new. The Slime inner tube was a horrible product. I placed the inner tube on my bike and they began to deflate a mile from my house. The did not have a whole, the valve was clogged. The slime only works well if you start inflation with the inner tube pump nozzle at 12:00 or north. If you start off inflating the inner tube  this way the slime will fall to the bottom of the tire. This way your tube,or air pump won’t be clogged. 

I was not aware of any of this. I used 2 Slime Inner Tubes. The would not inflate all the way. I inflated with the pump south at 6:00. Not only did the inner tube value get clogged but so did my foot bike pump. Thank fully I was able to save my foot air pump. The Slime Inner Tubes I  purchased will be going returned to the store. However, I did purchase Slime tube liner protectors, which seem to be working well. As for my inner tube I’ll stick with heavy duty, or the plain rubber. I may have to replace it but at least it works. Hopefully my slime inner tube protector strips will be better than the Slime Inner Tube can ever be. 

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Frying Chicken Covered or Uncovered

Yesterday I saw Martha Stewart frying chicken covered, in a cast iron skillet on her show. Tonight I’m frying chicken, and I decided to give it a try. I may not have a cast iron skillet yet but I do have a cover.
I’m preparing this meal as we speak. I did begin frying with the chicken covered the first five minutes of cooking.

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However, I noticed once I opened the lid, the chicken appeared to be boiling in the oil. Now I like my fried chicken crispy. So this was not working for me at all. As I left the lid off, the chicken steamed less, causing less condensation in the oil, and more deep frying.  Yet I do think the lid on the first few minutes helped cook the chicken through some. But I’m finishing off lid off.

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So now that it’s done I can see the difference in the crispness of the chicken I fried. The chicken I kept covered came out good but not as crispy as I like.

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The chicken I only covered the first five minutes came out deliciously crispy and crunchy, yet it’s still moist inside.

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Stung By A Jellyfish

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So it was a fun day at the beach. I was swimming with family, and feeling the sand beneath my feet. As I was on my back in the water, floating in the sun. I suddenly got stung. My cousin said. “oh it is just a piece of kelp.” She laughed, but I knew better. I began to swim closer to shore. I knew to get away from what stung me before it came back for more.  Time passed on and I enjoyed the rest of the day, of the end of my South Beach Miami Spring Break. The next morning when I woke up in bed I realized it was no mistake. It was a jellyfish after all. A maniwar or blue box had stung me with one testicle for sure. This one distinctive line with its testicle shape. Is proof of my encounter with a jellyfish sting.

Scripture Oppression In The Bible Part 2

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Since the beginning of life on earth, the female has been the reason why most of the world’s species have come into existence. Without fertility life cannot exist. However, males have come to feel inferior to the female’s power. Males have found ways to fool women into feeling inferior to them. The driving point to males dominance throughout time has been to keep women scared by fear. Religion and cultured aspects of nature have been the main points of inferiority.
Women have fought for equality in society, even up until today’s day in age. The Woman’s Rights Movement, began in 1864 in the United States of America. This movement changed the lives of women. It made women able to vote, and become considered an equal part of society. There are many countries where women must be fully covered, silent, and subordinate to men. This is because males inferiority for the power of women, and their capabilities. Let’s face it testosterone causes most men only to think with their testosterone, brain, or penis. However, the females womb, and estrogen, causes her to use her heart, to nourish the cycle of life through love. Each individual’s chemical balance in their body, depicts their human capabilities, not their sexual organs.
As we take a look through life, religious indoctrination has been the cause of most of humanities oppressions. Woman specifically are have been taught to be of less value than man. Now in today’s society many stigmas for this way of thinking are being destroyed daily. Humanity is begining to realize whether you are male, femal, or transgendar, each individual’s life is of equal value. Woman can play any sport, or do job that a man can. And vice versa. For instance today men can be nurses, and women can be professional football players. People no longer allow gender to determine how great you are, or can be.

Here in the following verse women are cursed with childbirth pain. They are also to be ruled like an animal by man. Yet these are the words of a living “god”, who later in 1Chorinthians says all are one in “his body”.
16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
Genesis

Here Lot’s daughters are worth being raped by a mob of men, to save two angels. If “god” is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, why can’t he save Lot’s daughters, and the angels from being raped by a mob. These scriptures make it ok for Christian men to rape women.

1 The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,
2 and he said, “See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way.” They said, “No, but we will stay in the street all night.”
3 He urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.
5 They called to Lot, and said to him, “Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them.”
6 Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him.
7 He said, “Please, my brothers, don’t act so wickedly.
8 See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don’t do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
Genesis

This verse shows how women are property in scripture and not humans. Women are considered by Christians to be worth as much as a donkey, or ox.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
exodus

This scripture states it is the job of a female servant, to sexually please her master. Here women are shown as powerless sex objects.

7 “If a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go out as the male servants do.
8 If she doesn’t please her master, who has married her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her.
9 If he marries her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights.
11 If he doesn’t do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money.
Exodus

These verses a provoke women being slaves, and they may be sold for money. That’s are sexual objects at any mans desire according to scripture.

11 and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and would take her to you as wife;
12 then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;
13 and she shall put the clothing of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that you shall go in to her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.
14 It shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her.
Deuteronomy

These verses make it ok to humiliate women, who are not virgins, even if you can’t prove they are not virgins.

13 If any man takes a wife, and goes in to her, and hates her,
14 and accuses her of shameful things, and brings up an evil name on her, and says, “I took this woman, and when I came near to her, I didn’t find in her the tokens of virginity;”
15 then shall the father of the young lady, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the young lady’s virginity to the elders of the city in the gate;
16 and the young lady’s father shall tell the elders, “I gave my daughter to this man to wife, and he hates her;
17 and behold, he has accused her of shameful things, saying,’I didn’t find in your daughter the tokens of virginity;’ and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity.” They shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
18 The elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him;
Deuteronomy

28 If a man find a lady who is a virgin, who is not pledged to be married, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the lady’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has humbled her; he may not put her away all his days.and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor’s wife: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.
Deuteronomy

11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets;
12 then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall have no pity.
Deuteronomy
“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”–1 Tim. 2:11-14
But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.
5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved. 1Corinthians

Women in this scripture must be silent in public. They only may talk to their husbands at home. Women must not speak in public.
34 let your wives keep silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the law also says.
35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.
1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 11 “Christ is the head of every man, and a husband the head of his wife, and the head of Christ is God.”
1 Corinthians 11:7-9:”For a man is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman but woman for man. For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.”

1 Corinthians 14:34-35: “…women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, and must be in submission. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; because it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.”t

This scripture makes man in charge and women must submit.

Ephesians 5:22-24: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife…wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”

After reading all these examples of the holy bible’s scriptures, we find our answer as to why women are oppressed. Any loving “god” should not treat humans like property, out of love. Women are considered property in religious doctrine. Mainly because “god” was created by man, and does not exist. Man wrote the bible, inspired by a “god” that does not even protect his women followers. Woman’s power is supposed to be controlled by man, as if they can not think for themselves. In some countries women are killed for going to school. Today woman are standing up for their freedom, and power. Women are showing men they deserve respect. As time passes and religion fades, women gain more, and more power in the world.

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Defining Transgender & Third Gender

Living gay, or transgender, is not a choice, or lifestyle, it is who people are. As humans everyone’s feelings, and emotions, are intertwined within our personalities from birth. The American Psychologists Association (APA) defines the word transgender “as an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior, does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else.” Even as children LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual,Transgender, Queer) people grow up knowing who they want to be; and what measure they will take to be or not to be who they truly are in society. Environment, culture, and religion, shape humans into choosing whether or not to accept themselves for who they truly are. Accepting society’s view over our personal views, can cause LGBTQ individuals to be trapped, and not live truthfully, in society. These people are held captive by the rules of society. Some of them never fully engage in life, because of fear of not being accepted. They usually live as LGBTQ in secrecy, on the down low (DL) causing more harm to them, than good. There are no gender rules, but there are gender roles. Wikipedia defines third gender/third sex, as “individuals who are categorized (by their will or social consensus) as neither man, nor woman. Although biology usually genetically determines whether a human’s biological sex will be male, or female, intersex people are born as well.
Third gender and LGBTQ individuals’ transitions can be different for each person. Some people transition where you can not tell their gender identity, and with some you can. Either way there are no rules, of what you have to do to be a male, female, or intersex. An individuals sexuality, or gender do not determine, a persons capabilities in life. The only decision is what kind of human do you want to be?
According to the APA, “people use clothing, hairstyle, voice, behavior, and body characteristics, to communicate their gender identity to others.” Here are suggestions for what can be changed in order to transition your gender identity.
1. Clothing
Buy clothing that makes you feel suitable, and comfortable, in your gender type. Make sure your style of dress expresses the gender perception that you want to perceive. There are many styles, and colors, to choose from. You can mix and match clothing to make up your own style. My clothing varies daily. However, I make sure I wear what I want, and not what someone else wants. Perception is everything, what people see you as is what they will associate you with.
2. Hair
Whether short or long, colored or not, make your hair fit you. Don’t be scared to try something new. Cutting my hair marked the beginning of my journey for my transition. Once I cut my hair I felt free, and more masculine. It made me more secure in the gender role I am. For male to female transition (MTF) you may even consider growing your hair, and using extensions, or wigs.
3. Voice
Some people learn how to speak in higher or lower octaves. Practicing voice levels, exercises your voice to be able to go higher, or lower. You can strain your voice talking in a way you are not used to. Voice exercise will make your voice able to sound more feminine or masculine.
4. Physical Appearance of the Body
Working out and getting fit prepares your body to be the best new you can be. If you’re looking for a masculine appearance you may body build using weights, or calisthenics? If you’re looking for a feminine look, you may trim down with cardiovascular exercises like jogging, or bicycling. Masculine transition would more likely build muscle. While a feminine transition would tone down to be slender. Or you can do both, I personally toned down to build muscle, that would show.
5. Perception/Behavior You will see your behavior change as you gain confidence in your new look. The mind is the center of your transition. You can have a great appearance; however, if your perception is not right than you can’t fully transition. The mind makes the body look the way it perceives it to be. Make sure you research, and learn what you are, so you can be who you are. The more you learn, the more confidence you will build, making you stunningly marvelous to be who you are.

Notes: Wikipedia http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_gender, American Pshycologist Association(APA) http://wwwapa.org/topics/sexuallity/transgender.aspx

Is Heaven Designed for Bishop Eddie Long?

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Americans all over the United States have turned their televisions to BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) cable station and seen Bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, preaching or doing a commercial, at one point in time. Leading a mega church with over 25,000 members the prominent Bishop Long is hard to miss. In 2004, one month after voters approved an amendment in the state of Georgia’s constitution that banned gay marriage; Bishop Long led his congregation in a march of over 25,000 people against gay rights. Long is one of the most vocal activists against gay rights, and gay marriage in the Black Church.
For attempting to set such a strong example of heterosexual role modeling for Black Christians in Church today Bishop Long failed. In September of 2010 multiple allegations of four young men in their twenties, accused Long of sexual misconduct. The young men had evidence of how Long abused his spiritual guidance for youth. The evidence Bishop Long faced was in the cell phone messages, texts, and portraits, he exchanged with the four young men. Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris, Anthony Flagg, Spencer LeGrande, and one anonymous young man, accused Long of seducing them as teenagers, and using church funds to do it. Long gave the four teenagers cash, cars, trips across the world, and gifts in exchange for sexual favors. It all began when Bishop Long befriended the teenagers between the ages 14-16 years old.
When Bishop Long spoke to his congregation of New Birth, for the first time after these allegations, Bishop Long vowed to fight the charges, and his day in court would come. While outside the church Long’s spokesperson refused any comment, and his legal team began instantly negotiating with plaintiffs.
In May of 2011 Bishop Long settled out on this same case he claimed he would fight. It was reported that Long settled the payout with an amount between 15-25 million dollars. Importantly the settlement was with a gag order.
This case is one of many that happen regularly in Black Churches across the U.S.A. Even though this case could have opened a much needed dialogue in the Black Church and Community on such topics as AIDS, homosexuality, and molestation, it could not because of the gag order. Yes the victims were compensated, but the Black Church was not. By silencing problems of importance, the stigmas in the Black Church have gotten worst. In late September, in Atlanta when Long was accused, 20 ministers gathered to pray especially for Bishop Long, and not one of them prayed for the four young men. These men were turned away by the Black Church, when they should have been loved. Bishop Long was even crowned like a king by Jewish leaders, while one of the young men attempted to committed suicide.
Religious leaders are treated as “gods” in more cases than one. But even “gods” make mistakes. But how they are even crowned gods when they prey, molest, and rape, young children. Where is the justice for our children? By leaving Bishop Long in the pulpit it says religious leaders can do whatever they want even if it’s wrong, and get away unscathed. However, humans are all equal. Religion is a choice for adults; however, it is forced on our children to believe. Yet, no one protects our children when they are violated, by the “gods”, preachers, priests, prophets, evangelists, bishops, apostles, and popes, we tell them to trust. Due to forgiveness, if violators, rapists, and murderers, or Bishop Long repents they can go to heaven. Where is the validation for the victims. So religion teaches as long as you apologize, you can do anything and still be rewarded. Victims are forced in a hell with the pain of seeing their rapist, molester,or murderer, rejoicing in heaven. It’s time for equality in our world today. The truth of religions lies needs to be recognized, in the Black Church, and Community, in order for them to move forward. It will come as evidence continues to wake humans from their willful ignorance, into learning truth.

Homosexuality and Gay Marriage in the Bible

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The United States of America is supposed to be home of the free. However, everyone in America is not free to live. Today there are couples with and without children in the U.S.A. that are not allowed to express their love for each other in matrimony, because of religion. The last portion of church connected to state is seen through today’s views on gay marriage. President Barak Obama fully supports gay marriage, and publicly states this. While religious leaders like Pastor Curtis Knapp at New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas are totally against gay marriage. Pastor Knapp even went as far as to file a work order for the U.S. Government to kill all homosexuals (LGBT). You can hear Pastor Knapp state his views in his sermon at http://www.sermonaudio.com/playopup.asp?SID=527121350272 . This hot topic of legalizing gay marriage or not, is a decision that will pull apart or bind church and state,
Moreover, since most Christians claim the bible says no to homosexuality, let’s check out the truth of their statement. We will see if their religious word states gay marriage is wrong. Here’s what I learned on homosexuality in the bible:

Leviticus 20:13 KJV
If a man also lies with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely to be put to death: their blood shall be upon them.

An abomination in Hebrew is tow’ebah. According to Strong’s Greek/Hebrew Dictionary tow’ebah means something morally disgusting, but also has a strong implication of idolatry. Condemnations in Leviticus are more a condemnation of idolatry rather than homosexual acts themselves.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanders nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Here in this text when Paul writes about Men having sex with men it is in reference to male prostitutes not homosexuality. According to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, the Greek word for male prostitute is malakos which means soft to the touch. However, in the bible malakos is used metaphorically in a negative way to refer to catamite. A catamite is defined as a boy kept for sexual relations with men, or as a male prostitute. Catamite is translated to English as a homosexual offender, which in Greek means the word arsenokoites which means sodomite. A sodomite is a person who engages in any kind of unnatural sex, but especially homosexual intercourse. The word arsenokoites refers to the men who kept catamites. No where in the bible does it say that it is not ok for adults to have sex with or marry adults of the same-sex, The bible was telling men to stop having sex with, and prostituting children.

Mark 7:20-23 KJV
And he said, that which cometh out of man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

As we read Mark &:20-23 we find that there are more sins punishable by no entrance into heaven listed in the bible. According to Wikipedia only 31-33% of the world’s population is Christian, but the number declines daily. More people are learning the truth about how religions started, and seeing the evidence that they are man-made. So what happens to the other 22% Islam, 22% non believers (atheist, agnostic, freethinkers, secular, and humanists), 14% Hinduism, and 5.9% Buddhism, that are not Christian, and do not practice Christian beliefs. You see the bible has been translated 42 different times from its original state. There are also 38,000 types of Christianity practiced worldwide today. So how can a religion that is so confusing, because it has an imaginary origin be an answer for everyone? Christianity should have no more control over U.S. Government. The bible states no proof of homosexuality amongst adults wanting to marry. The freedom of gay marriage in America will begin to show people who Christians don’t control the world or think for everyone.

Notes: KJV Holy Bible, http://en.m.wikepedia.org/wiki/list_of_religous_populations, http://www.twopaths.com/faqhomosexuality.htm

Priceless Lifestyles

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     No one on this earth is perfect.  People are constantly striving for perfection.  Everyone wants to be on top in wealth and success.  Religion, politics, and culture, control everything, unless you do not participate.  Everyone wants to be the best, at whatever they do.  There are many different categories, and practices, of politics, religion, and cultures.  People who engage on these 3 aspects, of life all want their group to be known as the best.  Wealth, respect, and power, are given to the greatest practice, or category of living life. 
     Money has become an exchange for time, and life.  Humans become unaware  that they are placing their money into a system pooled money pyramid.  Basically unknowingly giving money in exchange for an even amount of value.  The money circulates the world yet, it is not distributed evenly amongst its people. Some people on earth live in poverty, with inadequate food, water, education, and shelter. While ither people have such excess they waste it.
     Humans have forgotten that regardless of technology, we are fed by the earth not the stores we see. The earth supplies every living things needs and wants. The earth’s habitation gives life free will. Without the earth humans would no longer exist. 
     It seems that most humans distrust, fear, or envy each other, causing a constant fight for power, and control, in society. It’s a matter of whose the best. People don’t realize that religion, political stance, or culture do not create life. Life creates itself through nature, regardless of human existence. Humans are responsible for enjoying nature’s beauty, they are not on earth to destroy life, because they did not create it. Yes, humans have become intelligent enough to recreate life, in most of its forms. The only reason not in every form is because humans do not know the full recipe of life.
    

Worlds Largest and Most Mysterious Bug

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Its bigger than the phone.

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It has antennas.

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Are those feathers?

On the night of Friday January 20, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Fl; Mz Danee Miami, King Era, and Chef Gaban Wheeler, were getting in the truck for an outing. Mz Danee Miami says, “look what is that on the hood of the truck”? They all began to look at the creature on the hood in amazement, not believing thier eyes. King Era said, “what is it”? They decided it was something that no one had ever seen before. Mz Danee Miami gave the idea to keep it. So King Era, and Chef Gaban, got the unknown creature into a container. Due to the science lab being closed until monday, the three decided to not hold this marking in history until then. They have discovered a new creature. It is part bird, and part insect. The pictures have no justice on the beauty of the creature in person. History has made its mark with the largest bug, or insect. The proof is shown as it lays next to a cell phone.

They Discovered Another Earth

Gliese 581 C is the first planet discovered in the universe with water like earth. The super earth planet is named after its red dwarf sun star about 1/3 the size of the earth’s sun. Gliese 581 C is 5.6 times the earth with 50% water. Found in the Milkyway galaxy, in consellation Libra, this planet is the 87th one closest to the earth’s sun.
Life as we know it is now expanding. People now will be able to take a vacation on Gliese 581 C, or maybe even live there. Humans now have a way to maintain life outside of earth. Lets say there is an alien invasion, or what if the apocalypse begans. Would humans want to take a rocket uhaul to live on Gliese 581 C.
One thing we won’t have to worry about is food. With water present on the planet greenhouses will not be a necessity. People will actually have a chance at living there.
Life as we know it is now not an endangered species.