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Maybe if the Chinese beat us to it Americans will get excited about space again...

LOL! lachen.gif I freaking love this guy!
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Because the people that have food want to go to mars and grow food there too. I don't even mean that sound mean or evil...it is just the way it is. If all we did is devote all our resources to helping people who need help...the "haves" would never have any more. In this case it isn't even money or power they want more of...they want more knowledge and that always is going to have to come first in my book; so long as no one is rounding up homeless people to experiment on. There is a difference between actively hurting and just not helping.
Else all we would do is volunteer in soup kitchens and never get any where.

Knowledge is Power my friend.
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I like how whenever a huge scientific proposition is made, such as this, people come in stating the most obvious of hurdles. If they truly are contemplating doing that huge scientific proposition, I'm sure they would have thought of that problem that you, random internet poster, immediately thought of rolleyes.gif
    
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The Chinese and Americans need to work together on this project so we can get a Panda Express set up pronto!
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Awesome.. but I feel so bad for being more afraid of China even if this is a cool project for humanity frown.gif

Any colony on Mars will form their own government as soon as physical independence can be attained, regardless of who put them there. It's just way too far to keep direct control (unless the whole thing is just a military base on Mars, put there to control the soldiers they send?).
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My local shops stock Mars bars (copyright infringement hell - here I come...) biggrin.gif

dunx

P.S. The sooner we can get off this planet..... we can ruin another ! redface.gif
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Awesome.. but I feel so bad for being more afraid of China even if this is a cool project for humanity frown.gif

Any colony on Mars will form their own government as soon as physical independence can be attained, regardless of who put them there. It's just way too far to keep direct control (unless the whole thing is just a military base on Mars, put there to control the soldiers they send?).
I think complete independence would be far further into the future when travel to and from is much more accessible, and at that point they would be able to keep it under control better. Then again a bunch of scientists cutting themselves off from the rest of humanity as soon as reasonably possible doesn't seem like a bad idea... wink.gif
    
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I think complete independence would be far further into the future when travel to and from is much more accessible, and at that point they would be able to keep it under control better. Then again a bunch of scientists cutting themselves off from the rest of humanity as soon as reasonably possible doesn't seem like a bad idea... wink.gif

So the Martian colonists will be ejecting "space tea" from the cargo hold in protest of Earth Tax's. It makes sense.
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OMG SPACE WEED!
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& why would they want to do that ?
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