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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:29 AM

23. Absolutely!

I only wish politicians had a backbone to tackle an annulment. Sadly, they have no spine for such an endeavor. Is there any polling that shows support for such a path by the American electorate? I'd like to see it.

The damage that has already been done to the United States of America will take decades to repair, if ever.

Otherwise, allowing these criminals to continue to gut the US of its moral authority not to mention screwing the middle class which is no longer a "thing" and anyone not filthy rich already out of our financial security and medical care for now and the future, does lead to your conclusion that America is over and done.

Once upon a time I marveled at what our country was achieving. Trips to our neighbor the Moon, Mars and beyond inspired me and others to pursue our science degrees and work for the likes of NASA. I dreamed that one day I would be able to go to space. I also thought that most certainly we would be on Mars with human exploration teams on the Red Planet.

Sadly, with the help of mostly repukes our space program was gutted. Now, the budget for NASA is but a fraction of 1% of the total government budget. That sorry ass level of support gets us no where, at least anytime in my future.

Just research NASA. ESA and other partners trying to get the James Webb space telescope off the ground. Late by a couple of decades and way over budget, problems with the technology and lack of appropriate funding levels makes me wonder if it will ever get out to its planned orbit at L2. NASA has requested more funding. But the US Congress isn't likely to pony up the extra funds. I think the only way forward is to have NASA partners take over the project.

Besides, chemical rockets don't get you very far into deep space and are generally too slow in any case. What we need if we are going to survive as a species is to become a space traveling race. It would be a sad day to see the Chinese or other countries be the first boots on other worlds. According to recent developments with the Chinese push on to the Moon with a lander and rover on the far side means that they are taking the lead in space exploration. We in the US are content on watching The Price Is Right" and wasting money on junk we don't need.


This is only a little bit of my anger at what is happening now here in the US.

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