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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:42 PM

I want to cut defense overall

but I see no problem with spending some of that on defending space infrastructure(satellites, etc) and focusing more on advanced technologies(larger space ships, engines to move them and shielding) that could help humanity finally move outwards. Think about it for one second:

1. We could finally have a respectable space station to replace the international space station that will likely be going out of commission within the next 5-10 years. There's no way the republicans are going to fund an replacement so that means we're stuck totally on earth.
2. We could have the ability to send people to mars and the moon in numbers that will make it more then a one off and maybe even create colonies. I know earth firsters are against this, but making it happen means hundreds of billions of dollars in increase economic development and higher paying jobs.
3. Kids and young adults being able to look up and that will motive them to go to college to become scientist. This will once against increase the size of the economy.

Nasa is starved to the bone and will never be able to do it.

If we move outwards we will have something of a space force one day anyways. Hell, at this very moment three branches of the military already do have some focus on it,,,so really this is just bringing them together.

I don't support violence in space but realize that there's a larger picture.

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Matthew28 Aug 2018 OP
maxsolomon Aug 2018 #1
marble falls Aug 2018 #2
Matthew28 Aug 2018 #3
marble falls Aug 2018 #4
Matthew28 Aug 2018 #5
Matthew28 Aug 2018 #6

Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:58 PM

1. BANNED!



why in the world would you be banned for this?

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Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:11 PM

2. Right. Fancy flying an X-wing, do we?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:25 PM

3. It would be nice

if we wish to get people to other planets.

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:27 PM

4. Lets fix our problems here before we decide to inflict them on Mars.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:30 PM

5. We could do both

You do realize that the jobs to make mars possible will increase the size of our economy and probably do a great deal in fixing things on earth? More scientist and techs going into those fields will do even more of the same.

Basic economics 101. Food stamps going to the stores is yet another economic grower in the same sense. Think about it.

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:32 PM

6. China

building cities and investing in science, education, etc are why their economic growth is 7+%. The libertarian economic ideas of there's only infinite money within the pool doesn't work in reality.

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