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We're never going to run out of fresh water. Gold and platinum are both primarily here to look nice and helium isn't a massive concern.
So he was right. Spend that money on... I don't know, feeding people who live in places where all there is to eat is sand? Oh but then, you want that platinum necklace don't you?
Fix our own planet before going outwith it.

I would like to hope my tax dollars would not go towards feeding people who get in line to be fed everyday, as that doesnt help them
    
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There are things much more important than finding stuff in space.
Break a leg in the US and you are screwed.

Not even close to true. Where do you get these sorts of stories?

If _anyone_ has a broken leg (even an illegal immigrant) you can go to the emergency room and get immediate treatment.

I also am in support of NASA and have already written my representatives.
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post #23 of 135
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Well fresh water is a concern. Read up on it a little...
As for gold and platinum, they aren't only for jewelry. The computer you're using now needs some of those metals as well as Rare Earth Elements, which can be found in abundance in outer space. We first have to find them if we're to hope to get them.
Reported for insult.
As for the answer; that money could go towards many of your essential services (ei: education, healthcare etc.) or even your debt. But making enemies world wide has its price I guess.

By all means report away. I never insulted you. thumb.gif I did however criticize your libel and use of exaggeration as stupid and poorly chosen. And would do so again. I don't know anything about you, and wouldn't deign to hurl an unfounded accusation. I leave that to other people.thumb.gif

As for your rebuttal? Thanks for reinforcing my conviction that you spoke without any knowledge of the subject, and instead of admitting to your ignorance presented your opinion opinion as fact while managing to insult an entire country. Well done.
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NASA's yearly budget for 2012 is estimated to end up around a little more than $16 billion, still, nothing compared to the military. I wonder what the people of Earth could discover if they quit fighting like idiots and spent that money on science?
You might be getting the $2 billion number from the Mars Curiosity mission, I believe it was around $2 billion.

This, this, a thousand times. I recall reading that article here on OCN recently about the dude wanting to build a working starship enterprise, and kept thinking how sad it was it wouldn't get off the ground. Someone find us some global peace please.
Edited by Senator - 10/15/12 at 1:42pm
    
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So the US docent want anything to do with space. So when other nations have a huge economic boom from mining asteroids and stuff the US will still be struggling with the same problems we have today.
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The economy is crumbling. Even if the program is cheap compared to any other budget, the fact stands that the US is enormously in debt with no prospects of recovery and shouldn't be spending money on it. It's ridiculous to even argue about it; this is like trying to decide if you should stop buying a movie every week, while you're spending $1300 a week on other luxuries and going into unrecoverable dept. Yes, cut the NASA budget, and yes, fix the rest of your other issues; the answer isn't "no, don't cut NASA because we're ignoring our other problems that are burying us in dept anyway."
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Cut all programs and reinvest that money into higher education's research expenditures. While we still lead the world when it comes to overall R&D spending, we are losing out on per capita spending.
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Thread cleaned.

Please do not discuss religion or politics on Overclock.net.
Edited by Riou - 10/15/12 at 6:05pm
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Thread cleaned.

Please do not discuss religion or politics on Overclock.net.
So if there is any fight about politics or religion should we report it ?
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So if there is any fight about politics or religion should we report it ?

This thread will likely be getting monitored now anyway..
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So if there is any fight about politics or religion should we report it ?

I agree with the no discussion of politics/religion. It always leads to huge flame wars and thread derailment. And in this case, the thread about the RFID tags for school ID's also needs to be closed, or at least warned, that thread has gone on for PAGES now with "liberal this" and "conservative that" and "hahaha america fails" etc.

As for this topic. We need programs like NASA, this planet can't sustain us forever.
 
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