Globalist = Free Trade, Open Borders, Multiculturalist, Anti-White Racist, Hypocrite, Sophist, Deceiver, Manipulator, Warmonger, Vulgar Culture, Morally Depraved......Enemy
Death to Globalists
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Agree or disagree at that time, the space program had tentacles of technological advancement that reached far and wide. The benefits that we each reap almost hourly from things in space now, or technologies advanced on the ground, is mind-boggling in scope.
This HSR brings none of that to the table. It will inspire virtually no new industry. Its value lies soley in whether it will be a prudent investment in addressing transportation needs. All surveys say "No". I would argue that this thread is full of common sense that says "No".
Regardless, comparison to the space program was very weak.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith