posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:33 PM
Continuing on from my last post.
Let's pretend we came up with enough money to provide students a basic lunar campus. The people all around the world pitched in and we came up
with enough money to build the first school on the moon.
First thing to consider is these kids need to eat, every day, several times a day. They need water, they need food and they need a place to
exercise so they do not lose their muscle mass.
That means WE, the people who sent them there to learn, have a responsibility to ensure those needs are met.
Ever see those commercials for the SPCA, lady gets on the screen showing you abused animals then asks you to agree to a $20 dollar a month donation.
and people give.
How about on PBS when they ask for pledges to keep the hundreds of stations running, and producing the shows they create. and people give
What if they instead showed you the students living in a lunar dormitory? Learning things that were impossible to know in the confines of the Earth.
What if they told you that your $20 dollar monthly donation helped insure the supplies they needed to survive were delivered to them.? Would you
donate? Please do not answer for other people only answer for yourself... would YOU donate.
We now have space companies, they are here, they still do not know why they are here, but they are.
The government can get things into space for about $3500 a pound. We all know that number can come down a lot if privately done. That means that we
can send our students a ton of food for about $700,000, but lets call it an even million dollars to make math easier.
Do you remember happily paying $3000 for a 100mhz computer, $200 for a 16mb stick of ram?
Do you doubt that the costs of what I am putting forth to you will decrease as time goes on and technology improves? Also keep in mind the great
expense we go through right now, to bring people together to play sports at the Olympics, money thrown right out the window for no other reason than
to see who swims the fastest on that given day,
It is all about the numbers really isn't it?
There are 311 million people in the USA alone. If the donations averaged for each person in America just $1, we could send 311 tons of food. That
breaks down to about 1700 pounds of food a day.
The American people alone could feed over 100 students on a lunar campus.
If the whole world is in on it, the numbers become staggering. There are 750 million people in Europe, almost 25 million in Australia and 1.3 billion
The power of 1 measly dollar can take us from being stuck on earth to our kids becoming the first people living on the moon. But not if we sit around
waiting for the government to do it for us, we can do it for ourselves for just a dollar. Now imagine if that number averaged out to $2 or $5.