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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:10 AM

36. Holier than thous

To paraphrase a commercial from the '60s:

If we can make oxygen on Mars, why can't we keep giving billions in subsidies to Exxon, Big Pharma, etc.?*

Results from Space exploration? Really? I guess people think most of the super tech we have today was just the result of a few "smart" people working for private corporations. Wonder where they got their ideas? Probably from a million people working on the Space Program and its adjuncts in the '50s, '60s, 70s, 80s etc.

Not to mention the fact that Today's Pioneers like Musk and his rockets didn't have to go through the rugged testing NASA used to allow him to produce his craft. If he had to spend the kind of money to test from scratch over and over, he'd probably stick to state of the art cars. Oh wait! Wonder where the technology came from for those? Maybe someone just pulled it out of their...

And the age old BS of we could have used that money for something better is just that, BS. We would have just spent it on gas companies and more tax breaks for those who already have enough.

Yeah, I"m sure Congress would have said to take that 30 billion to go to the moon and give it to the poor! Just like they'd say something similar today...like let's help people who have Covid or let's fix our infrastructure instead of a 2 trillion dollar tax break for those who don't need it! We can't even get 50% to agree on those items. At least we got something out of the moon money - as you type on your phone or computer.

My mother-in-law used to think they just too that 30 billion and burned it in the backyard in the '60s. She never gave a thought to the fact that her husband had a great job working for a company that NASA contracted out to - along with millions of others like him. She and millions of other families at the time ate well and lived well for a middle class Americans because of the Space Program

Sorry for the rant. People can be short-sighted and willfully uninformed.

*If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make a great cup of coffee?

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