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  •  Moon? Really? Where's the moolah? No Dinero (1+ / 0-)
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    enhydra lutris

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up !

    by Churchill on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:26:02 AM PST

    •  no worries; Newt left us plans for a moon colony (3+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, enhydra lutris, Churchill

      and for mining Mars.  He can't be wrong; he's a genius.  We know this because he told us so and he is a genius, you know

    •  NASA already has the budget (8+ / 0-)

      and it is a tiny, tiny portion of the federal budget. Honestly, the things NASA does with the pitence we give them is nothing short of miraculous. The last time NASA had much more than 1% of the federal budget we put boots on the moon.

      This isn't a big slice of the pie that is preventing us from supporting other programs, this is a vital program that supports research, development, innovation and jobs right here in America. We could do a hell of a lot worse with 2 or 3% of the federal budget than to spend it at NASA. Especialy considering the eventual necessity of expanding human civilization beyond Earth. It's always risky to keep all your eggs in one basket.

      "Ruin comes when the trader, whose heart is lifted up by wealth, becomes ruler" - Plato, Republic

      by sixeight120bpm on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:04:09 AM PST

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