posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 02:43 AM
Actually my boyfriend brought me home a National Geographic from work and it does state that the money does come from all over the world.
I did read on other websites that the money was privately donated. This just makes me think that alot of people, that have no knowledge of anything,
just type stuff to make it seem better/worse than it actually is, just to make the arguments tilt more their way. So at this point I have no idea what
to believe anymore. The people working on it say nothing will go wrong, and a lot of regular everyday people think we're doomed.
I admit that I'm a little nervous still, and now reading that it is taxpayer money from around the world, I do really think it is kind of a waste,
especially short-term. I thought it was a bunch of rich physicists running this whole thing, maybe using their money or maybe the money CERN has. The
money aspect of this does make my feelings change a little. With all the talk of gas prices, economy problems, prices of food rising, etc-its honestly
a questionable decision that they decided to give some of our tax money to build the LHC. While my family here hasn't been impacted by gas prices or
anything, I do feel for the people who are hurt by this, since my mom and dad got really behind on their mortgage, and have turned off everything
except for the water, electricity, and gas. I'm lucky that my boyfriend has a pretty good job working for the paper, and the worse things get, the
more news there is.
I hope something good does come from all this though. I now have to look for more information. Even though America pitched in on this, it's not
really in the news as much as you think it would be.
Does anyone know why they don't set a specific date as to when it gets turned on? Are they going to just decide one day that it's ready to start and
turn it on and then tell us later? It seems weird that the startup date is so unclear.