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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You brought up Columbus and declared it was great for Western civilization. Since you trivial literal genocide of entire races of people and mass slaughter in South, Central and North America, there is nothing to say other than again stating that Columbus did not sail off just to see what was out there. She sailed for India - and failed. In addition to mass genocide and extinctions of human races - a OK with you apparently - the result also was many, many wars.
    And created the United States in the process. I'd call that a win.

    I also didn't bring up Columbus, one of you guys did.

    As I already told Buck, the simple fact of the matter here is that the analogy you are trying to make doesn't work. We know just as much about "where we are going" as Columbus ever did, and are just as likely to accomplish things we might not have intended to do when originally setting off.

    There also aren't any Native Americans to oppress in space, so that whole self-righteously indignant line of dialogue is a non-starter from the word go.

    Cut the nonsense. This whole tangent is a poorly thought out red herring and you know it.

    You don't have a plan. You have a movie script, like thousands of other movie scripts about space.
    No, you have no plan. You simply want to stand still for all eternity and get pissy when anyone else tries to pass you by.

    I'm sorry, but the fact of the matter is that people are simply going to ignore your impotent protestations and keep moving forward anyway whether you like it or not.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    personally i would want to go to maybe the second colony to the planet. The first will just be getting started and will be like a test prep for the second, and will likely have alot of problems.
    Now there's a thinking man!

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I tried it... it sucks.
    Coffee and liquor apparently works a decent amount if you can convince people around you you are good
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

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    And created the United States in the process. I'd call that a win.

    I also didn't bring up Columbus, one of you guys did.

    As I already told Buck, the simple fact of the matter here is that the analogy you are trying to make doesn't work. We know just as much about "where we are going" as Columbus ever did, and are just as likely to accomplish things we might not have intended to do when originally setting off.

    There also aren't any Native Americans to oppress in space, so that whole self-righteously indignant line of dialogue is a non-starter from the word go.

    Cut the nonsense. This whole tangent is a poorly thought out red herring and you know it.



    No, you have no plan. You simply want to stand still for all eternity and get pissy when anyone else tries to pass you by.

    I'm sorry, but the fact of the matter is that people are simply going to ignore your impotent protestations and keep moving forward anyway whether you like it or not.

    You are mistaken. The space program is not accelerating along the lines of putting humans in space. Astrophysics will continue on its evolution past that. Science and technology is going to continue at breakneck speed in real directions, not kindergarten science pipedreams - no matter how hard you stomp your feet in protest.
    Last edited by joko104; 12-13-13 at 12:32 AM.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Coffee and liquor apparently works a decent amount if you can convince people around you you are good
    I am good, at nothing... that is why I drink.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Newt Gingrich proposed a space station on Mars - and was laughed out of the race..
    The human race or the space race? Not the horse race!!
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Now there's a thinking man!
    Then you aren't talking to me...
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am good, at nothing... that is why I drink.
    Are you at least good at drinking?
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Are you at least good at drinking?
    Damn... I think that I am.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    And created the United States in the process. I'd call that a win
    Created the United states????
    Columbus no more created the United States than Evil Knievel "created" The Snake River Canyon.
    He fell into it in a failed attempt to get to the other side missing his goal by a factor of at least 4.
    A lost Italian, sailing for a Spanish Queen, looking for Asia, bumps into Cuba and "created " the USA?... WOW!
    WTF have you been smoking? Washington and Jefferson must be revolving in their graves
    I've heard it all now...
    Last edited by Buck Ewer; 12-13-13 at 02:20 AM.

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