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Thread: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I love it. We can't sustain managing this downturn in our economy because we are already an overextended empire. And, some people want us to spend spend spend to get to the moon again so that we can spend spend spend to try and increase and sustain an even bigger empire. Cute.
    I wonder what the British would have to say about that
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I wonder what the British would have to say about that
    "Been there, done that, got the t-shirt."

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    In light of the sentiment you often endorse, arguing for government intervention... on the moon... is quite stunning. In an attempt to stay consistent, how about we wait until the private sector has the means in which to fully fund the notions expressed in previous posts? You know, let the free market work.

    Something tells me if the federal government were to subsidize such an endeavor, you would be one of the first to complain about "intrusion/intervention".
    Spot on. It's totally, philosophically a contradiction.

    Let private investors collaborate if this is such an economically worthy endeavor.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    If anything is profitable, then Private enterprises will find, and exploit it. --so far, travel is the only thing that is deemed cost effective by Private investors. and they gamble with their own money--Not mine and yours.
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    In the 1960's, the space program created many things of value. I especially liked "Tang".
    How about computers? The space race was instrumental in the development of computers was it not?

    I say on to Mars. Been there done that with the moon.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I love it. We can't sustain managing this downturn in our economy because we are already an overextended empire. And, some people want us to spend spend spend to get to the moon again so that we can spend spend spend to try and increase and sustain an even bigger empire. Cute.
    Just in case you missed it, or maybe you're not talking about the United States, but the United States is not now, has never been, and never will be, an empire.

    Perhaps you should learn what words mean before you use them? Just because you see other people using words wrongly does not excuse you from repeating their mistake.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Just in case you missed it, or maybe you're not talking about the United States, but the United States is not now, has never been, and never will be, an empire.

    Perhaps you should learn what words mean before you use them? Just because you see other people using words wrongly does not excuse you from repeating their mistake.
    Why don't you address his point instead of getting anal about his use of the world "Empire?"

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Some of whom advocate for 'small government'. I find that a contradiction.
    I"m all for "small government". We should finance the necessary and Constitutional space exploitation program by dismantling the illegal Social Security program. The net effect on government will be shrinkage.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I"m all for "small government". We should finance the necessary and Constitutional space exploitation program by dismantling the illegal Social Security program. The net effect on government will be shrinkage.
    So take the SS money... money in which people have already paid, and spend it on space exploration. How Machiavellian of you

    You are aware of the ramifications? You know, millions of retired Americans without an income to pay their bills, live out the rest of their lives.
    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.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    So take the SS money... money in which people have already paid, and spend it on space exploration. How Machiavellian of you

    You are aware of the ramifications? You know, millions of retired Americans without an income to pay their bills, live out the rest of their lives.
    They should get jobs and stop being lazy socialists who take tax money from the poor discriminated rich.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 01-28-10 at 09:09 AM.

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