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  •  Philosphically, can one condemn Blackwater and... (2+ / 0-)
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    Bensdad, Shuksan Tahoma

    ...not SpaceX as well?

    Or privately-run, taxpayer-supported, K-12 schools?

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. http://www1.hamiltonproject.org/es/hamilton/hamilton_hp.htm

    by PatriciaVa on Sun May 27, 2012 at 06:14:12 PM PDT

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    •  While SpaceX isn't inherently bad ala BlackWater (2+ / 0-)
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      PatriciaVa, Andrew M

      The concept of billionaires beholden to nobody building rockets and controlling space is terrifying to me.

      •  There are restrictions such as ITAR and the Outer (2+ / 0-)
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        JeffW, Andrew M

        Space Treaty, which affect private operators. Of course that doesn't prevent Elon Musk from succeeding in a secret plan to start a moon base and use a Big Honking Space Laser to extort Trillion-Gajillion-Kachillian dollars from us.

        -We need Healthcare Reform... but i'm selfish, I Need Healthcare reform-

        by JPax on Sun May 27, 2012 at 06:47:59 PM PDT

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