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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    So you would have no problem not using a single applied material advancement that was derived from the space program?
    So, you don't have a problem pumping the same amount of cash into the military, either, right?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you don't have a problem pumping the same amount of cash into the military, either, right?
    Depends what they are using it for. Buying existing weapons to fight enemies that don't exist is rather stupid. The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances. But there's a significant difference in what NASA does and what the military does. NASA generally spends greater proportions of its budget on research. The military spends its money on all kinds of stuff. Your question is invalid because the two organizations are not apples to apples comparisons. Come back when you want me to discuss two similar organizations.

    Tell me how buying a conventional bomb is as material advancing as [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction_stir_welding]Friction stir welding[/ame]
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    And the Internet.
    That is Al Gore Yo.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Depends what they are using it for. Buying existing weapons to fight enemies that don't exist is rather stupid. The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances. But there's a significant difference in what NASA does and what the military does. NASA generally spends greater proportions of its budget on research. The military spends its money on all kinds of stuff. Your question is invalid because the two organizations are not apples to apples comparisons. Come back when you want me to discuss two similar organizations.

    Well, not really. There are quite a few military discoveries than we use everyday. A lot of our medical advances were discovered during battlefield surgeries, especially when dealing with trauma. Medicine, appliances, meterology, optics, vehicles. Who do you think invented the can opener?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, not really. There are quite a few military discoveries than we use everyday.
    Do I need to pay for your local community college English comprehension classes? This is getting out of hand.

    Notice I said this: "The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances."

    You saying "not really" and then discussing every day applied material military advances is not a good sign you can understand the English Language after you quoted a post agreeing with your statement.

    A lot of our medical advances were discovered during battlefield surgeries, especially when dealing with trauma.
    Did I say otherwise, or you are simply not able to understand the written English language?

    Again, notice this from the post you quoted: "The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances."

    Medicine, appliances, meterology, optics, vehicles. Who do you think invented the can opener?
    For the third time:

    "The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances."

    How does that suggest I disagree with anything you said?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post

    Tell me how buying a conventional bomb is as material advancing as Friction stir welding
    You're totally unaware of the civilian applications of TNT? Please, tell me you're smarter than that. You're going to let alotta people down if you're not.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Do I need to pay for your local community college English comprehension classes? This is getting out of hand.

    Notice I said this: "The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances."

    You saying "not really" and then discussing every day applied material military advances is not a good sign you can understand the English Language after you quoted a post agreeing with your statement.



    Did I say otherwise, or you are simply not able to understand the written English language?

    Again, notice this from the post you quoted: "The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances."



    For the third time:

    "The military like NASA has resulted in a great many applied material advances."

    How does that suggest I disagree with anything you said?

    Well, actually, you said:

    Your question is invalid because the two organizations are not apples to apples comparisons. Come back when you want me to discuss two similar organizations.
    I never said, "not really".

    Who can't read?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, actually, you said:

    I never said, "not really".

    Who can't read?
    You again. NASA does not fight wars. NASA does not buy warfare bombs nor use. NASA does not train soldiers to kill people (well, aliens but that's just speculation). NASA does not buy tanks. NASA's primary job is not to defend the US. While there are military uses for NASA research, NASA is not in the business of defending the US. It is in exploration and research.

    You're totally unaware of the civilian applications of TNT? Please, tell me you're smarter than that. You're going to let alotta people down if you're not.
    Oh boy. You ask if I can't read after showing you can't. Do you realize that NASA is a civilian organization? Again, the apples to oranges issue you seem unaware of. Me citing TNT as used by a CIVILIAN organization and you insulting me on not knowing the uses of it by a named civilian organization is pretty much uber-fail on your part.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You again. NASA does not fight wars. NASA does not buy warfare bombs nor use. NASA does not train soldiers to kill people (well, aliens but that's just speculation). NASA does not buy tanks. NASA's primary job is not to defend the US. While there are military uses for NASA research, NASA is not in the business of defending the US. It is in exploration and research.



    Oh boy. You ask if I can't read after showing you can't. Do you realize that NASA is a civilian organization? Again, the apples to oranges issue you seem unaware of. Me citing TNT as used by a CIVILIAN organization and you insulting me on not knowing the uses of it by a named civilian organization is pretty much uber-fail on your part.

    How does any of that support the argument that you're trying to make? really, how?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How does any of that support the argument that you're trying to make? really, how?
    It would help if you understood the English Language.

    Is NASA's primary job to defend America from foreign powers? No.
    Is the US military's primary job to defend America from foreign powers? Yes.

    Does NASA buy in large quantities tools for waging war? No.
    Does the US military buy in large quantities tools for waging war? Yes.

    Is NASA primarily focused on waging war? No.
    Is the US military focused on waging war? Yes.

    Has NASA ever waged a war? No (well, not that we know of)
    Has the US military ever waged a war? Yes.

    Do you notice a pattern here? I, in the post you claim doesn't support my argument show how NASA does not engage in activities the US military does. And you claim none of that supports my claim that the organizations are not the same.

    Huh. Two organizations which fulfill two very different roles are not the same? Imagine that!

    And thanks for proving again you do not understand the written English Language.

    And it's amusing how you discussed material advanced when you BOLDED my part about how both organizations do different things.
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