posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 05:16 PM
reply to post by crazyewok
Technically, the only real spending in our budget should be military spending.
No, we don't need a military as large as it is. Now, given that our military winds up doing an extraordinary amount of disaster relief, I can see
some argument for disaster resistance strategies research. However, a lot of people don't realize how much of the advances we enjoy do come from
prior military and space program applications that have been taken over by outside firms and researched for private use.
Also, as I said, there just isn't much market for something that may not ever be used, anywhere in anyone's lifetime.
Sure we all know about Yellowstone and the New Madrid and now this slump danger from Hawaii, but they've always been a danger. Is there any real
reason to pump a bunch of money into something that may not ever happen, not in our lifetimes, or our children's, or their children's? And then may
not even be effective when/if the event does ... There's a point at which preparing for any risk begins to look a bit mad and you have to sort of
throw your hands in the air and let God sort it out.