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The best thing the space program bought us was not a thing! The greatest benefit of both "man-in-space" and unmanned exploration of space were the hundreds of thousands of kids in the '60s and '70s who studied science.
Every single dollar spent on the space program was also spent right here on the ground, where it's needed.
That money gave us reliable weather satellites so we can see when storms are going to hit and batten down the hatches, better bearings and seals to make our cars more powerful and use less gas.
That money gave us dozens of advances in computing, hardware and software. That money gave us sunglasses, smoke detectors, cordless drills. That money gave us pacemakers, much of medical imaging, helped us know how to make things both light and strong, and took air travel from being unsafe and noisy through to the smooth safe cheap comfort of the jet age.
Those hundreds of thousands of kids are now hard at work, making our lives more enjoyable, safer and longer; curing cancer; working to understand and repair our environment; hard at work in the automotive industry inventing the next kind of engine that we'll use in our cars when the oil runs out.
What does going back to the Moon or Mars buy us? Do you want the long list or the very long list?
How about better ways to keep our homes warm in winter and cool in summer while paying less for every power bill?
Better protective clothing for all those hardworking men and women who do the tough jobs to keep this country running. Smart fabrics that have the potential to revolutionize the clothes we wear. Further advances in solar power, batteries, power transmission systems. And, of course, the big one, the search for tiny microbial life on Mars, perhaps hidden in subsurface water, that has the potential to rewrite the book of life, and give us medical insights we can't even begin to imagine.
And it's cheap, folks. NASA gets $60 dollars from the average taxpayer, which works out to $1.25 a week or $0.18 cents per day.
In fact, the total sum spent funding NASA over the past 52 years to date ($458.197 Billon; divided by 52 years, it spreads out to $8.811 billion per year) is less than the $752 billion "stimulus" bill for the Banking, Mortgage and Automotive industries.
It's also less than the $196 billion we flush down the toilet each year in beer consumption (200 million gallons, or 50 billion pints a year at the going Pub rate of $3.87 plus tax per pint).
It's also less than the $100 billion worth of food that we as a nation throw away each year while millions of our fellow countrymen go hungry. Is that NASA's fault? No, but poor thinking and consumeristic spending for the sake of spending is.
We get all the above for $0.18 cents a day that every American spends, through their taxes, on the space program. And that money is spent right here on Earth.
The investment's all here, but the returns are, literally, out of this world.
Toda, I am right with you. I was going to start a petition myself, not only for our dogs here in Moore county being left outside tied to a tree but for all the places dogs are being gassed. Can you help with that also?
I could use your help to spread the word about Susie's Law. I would love for animal abuse to be a felony with jail time which it is not in NC, currently. Please email me at mooreco4susie @gmail.com
Tommy, please don't get too discouraged. You are doing the right thing. Even if you reach ONE person at a time, eventually, your efforts will pay off. We need people like you.
You simply don't get it. I'm not talking about the gift of the software to Moore County being a drop in the bucket for Southern Software, I'm saying that the licensing fees, updates, customer support, etc., for which the County pays is a drop in the bucket for Southern Software. SS has hundreds, probably thousands of clients. When looked at in that perspective, the income from the County is very, very, insignificant.
I want to apologize if you feel that I have attacked you personally. I don't think that I have. I do disagree with you opinion on conflicts of interest, and on how the jail is being financed. You do a lot of research, and base your comments on that research and the research of others. But, what are you left with when there are errors in the documentation you site?
I believe that the definition of conflict of interest is too vague for board members voting on jail construction to be considered a conflict of interest. It would be a similar situation if you were on the board and voted on awarding a construction contract to a party that you have no ties to, but then they procure and use a subcontractor that is a relative of yours.
I guess everyone will just see how it turns out. I do believe that politics is without a doubt a dirty back scratching business. Why else would politicians spend millions to get a job that pays thousands?
Again I apologize if you feel that I have personally attacked you. I just disagree with you opinion on the jail and on the conflict of interest. I have been accused of being against the constitution. I have read it, and many interpretations of it. I fail to see anywhere in there that a public vote must be taken on financing a jail. How does that affect an inalienable right? Inalienable rights are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If a local government selling bonds to fund capital improvements infringes on those, then certainly any taxing by the government, local, state, or federal would be unconstitutional.
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Man I hate all of this has happened but I was doing it for a good reason an now I am being looked aat like scum people don't understand yes i should have had less I didn't realize it was going to be so much this was my first time trying this I thought it was safer than buying it bc you dont know what ur getting and who ur dealing with I miss my baby bad we are great parents I just made a mistake that I wouldnt make again unless it were to be legized
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The IRS came yesterday to get there money they took all the money out of my buisness account they told me if I didn't give them 20000 they would take my trailer and stuff I gave them all the money I had in my buisness I don't know what im going to do to finish the jobs I have going i told them to give me a week an I would be finished with some of the jobs an I would give them the money but the said now or the take every thing they could sale and I would have to pay 45000 instead of 20000 it sucks bad I work so hard 70 to 90 hours a week pay taxes I wasn't selling the stuff so I didn't think you had to pay taxes on something I wasn't making money on
I'm always pleased to see your comments in this venue - don't know what happened to my comment yesterday, but nothing you had said had offended me.
I went to Aberdeen School with a Tommy Davis, and wonder whether you might be the same person...
Dr. Who? Know nothing wussies who hid behind anonymity while rambling about nothing...while giving advice. Ignorance perhaps?
I'm not sure what you're talking about.
Keyboard muscles!! That's all you are. You can dish it, but your weak minded being cant take. If I'm condescending then what are you? You have the spine of a snake, which is suiting considering. You lack tact. I have no desire to be corrupted by politics, thank you though. You are close minded. I know you don't think so but you've put yourself in a box that doesn't allow for open minded thinking. Keep drinking the kool-aid. Sip it up!!!! Hahahaha!!!
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