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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 Skateguy View Post
    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.
    Yup. I think if there is anything of commercial importance, it can be left to the private industry. Honestly, at lest for the time being I think the only viable sort of thing would be space tourism. There's obviously no point in trying to get to space to mine crap now because there's no way to turn a profit on it.

    I'm still holding out for the space casino.
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post

    I'm still holding out for the space casino.
    Or hash bars on the moon. This would provide a whole new meaning to... getting high
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    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.
    Tang was from 1957, and there is no need to go into Space in order to build a computer. Mar will be much more expensive than the Moon. (We pay for this with our Tax dollars, remember) and has nothing we need bad enough to justify the expense. "To just go see what is there" type ventures, should be payed for, buy the people that want to go. Not me.
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Spending tax dollars on space travel is unconstitutional.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Spending tax dollars on space travel is unconstitutional.
    One could make a case that it is authorized under Article I, 8, clause 8, I suppose.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    In 1969, going to the moon was a powerful symbol of American dominance. Today, it would be an empty symbol of American dominance. And a massively expensive one.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    One could make a case that it is authorized under Article I, 8, clause 8, I suppose.
    Which is? This?
    ."To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;"

    http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec8.html
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
    It's tenuous, but the Constitution has been mangled far worse than that before.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    It's tenuous, but the Constitution has been mangled far worse than that before.
    Read the entire sentence.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Read the entire sentence.
    I agree, but I could see the case being made by others.

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