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Newt Promises 'Permanent US Base on Moon' if he's Elected: (now we're talking!)

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 06:31 PM
I thought we got rid of that program. For a country who's broke, I can't see HOW we can afford it. We'll probably have to hitch a ride with Russia and I highly doubt they would transport materials for a US base, when you know they have been trying to outdo us for years

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 06:56 PM
Indeed, it's scary that there are many people who trust and even admire that bag of hot air.

The US can't figure out what to do with outrageous healthcare costs, and that has to be simpler than exploration of deep space -- somebody pass an aspirin, please.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:05 PM
The moon base will be where Newt will keep the people he arrests (including his ex-wives). Guantanimo is for amateurs.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:10 PM
possibly....we already have one there.Then he just needs to hook up a dog and pony show and the money can be funned into a more "useful" purpose.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:15 PM
Over 14 trillion in debt. Shrinking GDP. And we're in the middle of the worst economic crash ever witnessed by Humankind.
Yeah, lets go to the f***ing MOON!

Is the guy smoking crack or what?

Wait, this is the same country that elected Bush, twice.

Forget I said anything

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 08:09 PM
Ron Paul's response to this via Twitter:

We shouldn't go to the moon, we should send some politicians! #CNNdebate #tcot #RonPaul

Ron Paul's Twitter account

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 09:46 PM
Newt, perchance did your friend Mr. Adelson ever mention to you something like, "Newt, if you were president, I could be the first person to open a casino on the moon!", or did he shower you with money because you said he'ld get the first lunar license for a casino?

And, Newt, I know you want to offer govt money as prizes to incentivize this venture, but did you have to say "If we do it right, it'll be wild and it will be just the most fun you've ever seen," I dunno, that makes you sound kind of ...kind of... well, kind of like how some of the crazy people I know talk, after they've told me about their outlandish idea, not based in reality but in their mind, and they're so sure the whole world will find it wild and the most fun they've ever see!

I have a feeling that maybe you have a secret fantasy to have Mr. Adelson also be the first to open a legalized lunar brothel next to his casino, where you have all the wild and most fun times, without the wife around. And you'll be the first POTUS to go to the moon and you can write a huge book all about it and you can make millions of dollars being the historian for the project and you'll get to use your Tiffany's account at Mr. Adelson's casino mall. What a wild and crazy guy you are, Newtie!

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 09:54 PM
reply to post by anon72

Ah , this might be a Dumb question to some here , but where is the Money coming From to Pay for this Base ? Last time I checked , the Country is in the Hole for 15 TRILLION Dollars.............

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:05 AM

Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

NEWS FLASH for Newt. We can't build a base on the moon because we CANNOT GET THERE. The last vehicle we had with even a marginal ability to be modified to the task is now sitting in museums or mothballed for national archives.

You forgot about Atlas and Delta. These are much better suited for the task than Shuttle ever was, and can be upgraded quite cheaply and quickly to even surpass Shuttle capacity. Not to mention that it would allow NASA to parasite on endless DoD budgets.
edit on 26/1/12 by Maslo because: (no reason given)

It;s not about thrust to get to Orbit, it's about the ship to leave orbit in with humans in it...and able to land and preferably fly BACK at some point in the future. It's that ship part we don't have, unless the Military DOES have the fruits of a parallel space which case it's time to share and make a few leaps and bounds.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:09 AM
You can't even live on the moon unless you have some sort of breathing apparatus so whats the point? Here on Earth we don't have that problem seriously Newt is way off...Space travel wont happen until this time...One of my favorite animes of all time..Cowboy Bebop...2071

I just hope the music is this cool
edit on 27-1-2012 by KonquestAbySS because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:10 AM
reply to post by anon72

He is just pandering to some of the younger romantic Ron Paul supporters.

I promise you this is pandering and voting for Gingrich based on this would be a huge regret when it, not only doesn't, but can't see fruition.

This is one of those super low blow promises, like saying I will give every american a million dollars if I get elected.
I promise this is one hundred percent not true. It would take use that several years just to get back into space on our own.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:15 AM
This promise is a 100% bluff, we all know newt will never get a 1st term, even newt knows he will never get a 2nd term, therefore the promise will always be void.

Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of moon bases, in fact I loved the moon base idea the first time I heard it, when it was George W. Bush's.

Obama cancelled it in an attempt to look thrifty all while the 15 trillion debt remains, despite Obama's good or bad intentions Romney is right on this one, we can't afford it right now, get rid of the 15 trillion debt, then we can talk seriously about moon bases.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:15 AM
These guys are a joke and will say anything to get elected.
I laughed when I heard that. And the idiots in the audience actually believed him!... no words to describe the stupidity of people.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:20 AM
Lol, the moon...

I don't even know where to lol, what an idiot and you guys actually seeing a spark of light in this are deluded. Just going to the moon is complicated, expensive and pollutes like hell.

First things first, Columbus didn't come to America in a paddle boat. We simply do not have the means to make space travel efficient and productive.

Do we really need anything from the moon? No spices there, other then a billionaires dream vacation, I don't any thing plausible and worth it. And who's gonna pay to give those billionaires a base on the moon?!

Newt Promises 'Permanent US Base on Moon' if he's Elected: (now we're talking!)

Yeah now we're talking crazy!!!

Free energy, peace on earth...then lets think about space I don't mean the moon!
The moon, lol...

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:22 AM
...Over 40% of US population is on food stamps, on under breadline income levels and desperate
- Vas tracks of the US has been repossessed with Detroit, a ghost town where houses go for $700 regularly
- Homeless fill the streets
- US industrial production has fallen to almost ZIP with everything coming from China, made from any old stuff, toxic or not.
- And the whol.e country is utterl bankrupt

...So let's spend all the cash that's left on building a rocket ship to the Moon! Great idea! Solves every problem! Yep, now AMerica will really be able to go out in style as its population riot and starve.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:24 AM

Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
reply to post by anon72

How someone who joined ATS in 2009 can fall for the obvious lies and eternal babble of this pig faced moron is beyond my comprehension. He is the manifestation of corporate greed, dishonesty and disgrace of nowadays US of A.

And millions of people are still going on foodstamp where is Newt going to get the Money to do this all?

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:30 AM
Anyone remember Gil Scott Heron's "Whitey On The Moon"

This guy still hits it with this one...decades later...

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:32 AM
I love the idea of a vacation house by a pristine lake somewhere. I'd like to have one in 7-8 years.
Of course, right now my husband is unemployed, and I'm disabled and only have part time work.
We're broke, ain't gonna happen.

That's the way it is.
He's crazy.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:51 AM
He should promise a permanent base on, or better yet, in side the center of the SUN.

If he can promise sun tourisim, he has my vote!

edit on 27-1-2012 by sicksonezer0 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:14 AM
More grandiose than promising Moonbase Alpha, Newt says that once he has 13,000 Americans up there, he'll have it (the entire moon) declared the 51st State. This would violate several international agreements. Can you imagine future Presidential candidates taking rockets back and forth to the Moon to campaign for voters there?!

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