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We haven't recovered from the depression yet, I think spending money on this till things get going would be unwise. I suppose we could borrow more money so all our tax money goes to interest instead of half of it.
We are going to need our money to help people after the disasters that are happening everywhere.
I guess these scientists can only see what is in their minds.
If someone says that this venture will boost the economy, I think we should send them to see Santa. Building roads and businesses that create necessary products that we use will be a better way to do that.
reply to post by lostbook
they encountered E.T. them E.Ts told them not to go there.
the moon has a dark side which cannot be seen from earth called the dark side of the moon.
thats where all their bases are.
to cut it short; there has been 3 astronauts who went there after the incident and never came back.
from that point on man didn't go there anymore, only robots.
I think it is a poor way to invest money to stimulate the economy.
Men have not been to the moon, only rovers. And it's only gonna be rovers. It's possible that one day man will walk on the moon but so far it's still way out of reach.
So you are saying the men we sent were actually ROBOTS
reply to post by eriktheawful
I agree but have to add...At this time it is like this. With proper conditioning and advancing computer science the schools will be obsolete within twenty years, or one generation.
I study a lot on the net but there is a downfall to that. I can not pronounce some of the words correctly, and I did not hear the words when I made the mental image of them so I keep wanting to pronounce them wrong. This means that in order for this computer education to work they will need to straighten out all the pronounciation shortfalls now in societies. Make words sound like they look, simplifying language. Also, I see that different sciences often have different names for the same thing, the reasoning behind this is to protect the science not to promote knowledge.
Another fifty years and we may be taught directly from a computer tied to our brain when we are young. Living a lifetime of experience within six months.
reply to post by lostbook
This is an invitation to out-think and out-do the chinese. The americans must do it the "american way".
The Moon.."done that, been there". It will be a great excuse for a president to make his mark in history, just like JFK did. He said to go to the Moon not because it is there but because it is hard.
Now, we space exploration lovers need a bold US president with the cohones to promise an ASAP manned mission to Mars..
I do not know much about the mechanics of economy but would such an undertaking not provide jobs for ten of thousends people? If so, one could say that the timing of the chinese couldn't be better for the american worker.
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The cost of mining asteroids is too high according to studies I have read. It is much cheaper to mine here on earth. It will never be cost effective in my mind. It would be cheaper to put people seperating the trash.
If some rich person is BSed into believing that this mining is a viable venture, he deserves to be broke. It is an upcoming scam.
Iron getting rarer and rarer? Recycling is much better. My knowledge states that iron is an element, it will usually stay as iron in one form or another. Boy, you sure are convinced that we need these programs. The scientific conditioning is working better on some than others. We are led to believe we need to explore outerspace by those who rely on this for their income and continued employment. We are being led to believe a lie.edit on 24-12-2013 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)
those who rely on this for their income and continued employment
Cause god forbid we have a new area of economic growth and a sector of high skilled jobs ! O no! We need high unemployment and low skilled labour jobs.
No wonder America is full of uninspired dimwitts. No sense of wonder or exploration.edit on 24-12-2013 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Blue Shift
with such little time spent there, how would they know if anything useful was on the moon.