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Offline Quesi

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NASA says to pray
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:40:22 PM »
Yeah folks.  It has really come to this.  Apparently, some NASA vips were testifying in front of Congress, and were asked what NASA would do if a huge asteroid were heading straight for earth. 

The answer was "pray."
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/government-hands-tied-small-asteroids-article-1.1293000

You see, this is what happens when you don't fund scientific research.  NASA's budgets have been slashed, in every department, and there are not adequate resources going into any projects.

So rather than developing strategies to save planet earth, we are left with the prayer option. 

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Re: NASA says to pray
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 04:45:59 PM »
And that is not going to change anytime soon.  A great nation reduced to arguments about the costs of White House tours, Easter egg hunts, and care for returning vets and old people.  The GOP has done an excellent job of taking us in the direction of meritocracy.
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Re: NASA says to pray
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 06:27:36 PM »
The Bush/Cheney/Norquist/Limbaugh doctrine.
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Re: NASA says to pray
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 09:15:07 PM »
There are people in other countries that the US needs/wants to kill.  We don't want some asteroid getting to them first.  So we'll spend billions of dollars to make sure that doesn't happen.
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Re: NASA says to pray
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 11:26:33 AM »
So much for last-ditch expeditions like in the movie Armageddon.  We're now like Susie Storm in the second Fantastic Four movie, trying to get her husband to focus on their marriage instead of unimportant things like keeping the Earth from being destroyed.
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