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(Government Technology)   Obama's policy, which essentially defers space operations to private industry, has diminished one of America's greatest exports - the belief that in America anything is possible   (govtech.com) divider line 302
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2011-07-08 04:19:18 PM
Defunding NASA, was started LONG before Obama was elected. But go ahead subby, continue to blame Obama for everything.

The rest of us know, everything is really your fault.
 
2011-07-08 04:24:38 PM
I thought the fact that President Obama was in fact the President pretty much proved that anything is possible in America?
 
2011-07-08 04:25:38 PM
The shuttle's time was up, but the fact that for now that NASA is no longer in the business of manned space flight for the foreseeable future is downright depressing. It used to be a point of national pride for us to be leaders in space exploration. It's really, really a sad day for this country.
 
2011-07-08 04:27:00 PM
Where's the money going?
 
2011-07-08 04:27:24 PM
The world quit believing that after Vietnam.
 
2011-07-08 04:29:12 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Where's the money going?


Abortion clinics and FEMA death camps.
 
2011-07-08 04:32:43 PM
Manned space missions are now sufficiently safe and well understood that private industries are taking over what was formerly only done by governments.

Why do Republicans hate the free market?
 
2011-07-08 04:33:07 PM

mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: Where's the money going?

Abortion clinics and FEMA death camps.


Well, that seems like money well spent.
 
2011-07-08 04:33:22 PM

mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: Where's the money going?

Abortion clinics and FEMA death camps.


We can either colonize other planets or control the population here.
 
2011-07-08 04:39:30 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Well, that seems like money well spent.


Barbigazi: We can either colonize other planets or control the population here.


It's jobs, am I right?
 
2011-07-08 04:40:35 PM

mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: Well, that seems like money well spent.

Barbigazi: We can either colonize other planets or control the population here.

It's jobs, am I right?


Unless you're a NASA engineer.
 
2011-07-08 04:46:04 PM

mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: Well, that seems like money well spent.

Barbigazi: We can either colonize other planets or control the population here.

It's jobs, am I right?


Unemployed go first.
 
2011-07-08 04:48:52 PM

Nabb1: Unless you're a NASA engineer.


I'd have a hard time imagining that guys with aero-space engineering experience cannot find a private sector job. For one, there are manned space programs in the private sector that could likely use them, and secondly I'm sure there are other industries which could use their talents. Automotive, for instance. I'd like to see what those guys could do for the EV world.

Could be an exciting opportunity.
 
2011-07-08 04:49:15 PM

Nabb1: It used to be a point of national pride for us to be leaders in space exploration. It's really, really a sad day for this country.


We can still do that unmanned, and I feel that the most important thing we can do for space exploration is to pour all that money (and more) into the R&D side.

We need magnetic shielding and more efficient propulsion if we're ever going to exploit Mars and the asteroid belt.
 
2011-07-08 04:49:36 PM

Nabb1: mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: Well, that seems like money well spent.

Barbigazi: We can either colonize other planets or control the population here.

It's jobs, am I right?

Unless you're a NASA engineer.


Who do you think is running the death camps?
 
2011-07-08 04:50:15 PM

mitchcumstein1: Nabb1: mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: Well, that seems like money well spent.

Barbigazi: We can either colonize other planets or control the population here.

It's jobs, am I right?

Unless you're a NASA engineer.

Who do you think is running the death camps?


ACORN Union thugs?
 
2011-07-08 04:53:49 PM

jbuist: Nabb1: Unless you're a NASA engineer.

I'd have a hard time imagining that guys with aero-space engineering experience cannot find a private sector job. For one, there are manned space programs in the private sector that could likely use them, and secondly I'm sure there are other industries which could use their talents. Automotive, for instance. I'd like to see what those guys could do for the EV world.

Could be an exciting opportunity.


Sounds speculative at best to me. Our political leaders completely lack any vision beyond short term political gains. That much is clear. Space exploration is likely one of our most important undertakings for humanity. If we have a long term future, it lies in one day getting off this rock. It's like JFK said, "We choose to do these things not because the are easy, but because the are hard." Or, "hahd."
 
2011-07-08 04:54:55 PM

bighasbeen: mitchcumstein1: Nabb1: mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: Well, that seems like money well spent.

Barbigazi: We can either colonize other planets or control the population here.

It's jobs, am I right?

Unless you're a NASA engineer.

Who do you think is running the death camps?

ACORN Union thugs?


Would also accept SEIU Union thugs.
 
2011-07-08 04:57:06 PM
Haven't the 'anything is possible' in America people always said that good only happens in private enterprise?
 
2011-07-08 04:57:08 PM

Nabb1: Space exploration is likely one of our most important undertakings for humanity. If we have a long term future, it lies in one day getting off this rock. It's like JFK said, "We choose to do these things not because the are easy, but because the are hard." Or, "hahd."


I thought that was why Rice played Texas?
 
2011-07-08 04:58:36 PM

mitchcumstein1: Nabb1: Space exploration is likely one of our most important undertakings for humanity. If we have a long term future, it lies in one day getting off this rock. It's like JFK said, "We choose to do these things not because the are easy, but because the are hard." Or, "hahd."

I thought that was why Rice played Texas?


No, I think that was for money.
 
2011-07-08 05:02:34 PM

Nabb1: "We choose to do these things not because the are easy, but because the are hard." Or, "hahd."


It took me many years to figure out Kennedy said "...in this decade..."
 
2011-07-08 05:12:32 PM
And Rosemary stil got a lobotomy.
 
2011-07-08 05:33:34 PM
Obama absolutely shares the blame, among many others who brought us to this point. Fark them all.
 
2011-07-08 05:33:54 PM
the belief that in America anything is possible

That would including privatizing the space program, no?
 
2011-07-08 05:39:37 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Where's the money going?


It's going to fund a war for a week.
 
2011-07-08 05:42:59 PM
Are you still using wooden galleons to transport cargo across the ocean?
 
2011-07-08 05:46:30 PM
Oh don't worry, the GOP is working feverishly to ensure that the world holds no regard for the American government or nation anymore. But hey, at least we won't have socialism.
 
2011-07-08 05:49:54 PM
So let me get this straight - this week our outrage is that Obama is letting the free market take over non-essential government operations?

I give up on this country.
 
2011-07-08 06:06:24 PM

TheR0CK: Defunding NASA, was started LONG before Obama was elected. But go ahead subby, continue to blame Obama for everything.

 
2011-07-08 06:32:41 PM

Nabb1: mitchcumstein1: Nabb1: Space exploration is likely one of our most important undertakings for humanity. If we have a long term future, it lies in one day getting off this rock. It's like JFK said, "We choose to do these things not because the are easy, but because the are hard." Or, "hahd."

I thought that was why Rice played Texas?

No, I think that was for money.


I'm pretty sure it's kind of like those frat parties where they ask out a bunch of ugly women and pretend to like them, only to ridicule them in the end. But here Texas beats the living sh*t out of Rice, and Rice keeps coming back year after year after year.
 
2011-07-08 06:47:52 PM
I'd really like to hear from Farkers who were old enough in 1969 to really get the gravity (heh) of what America had just accomplished with the moon landing. I mean, a president basically demanded that the country put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Damn if the nation didn't pull it off. What an immense and unifying moment of pride that must have been despite incredibly ugly social and political turmoil!

/yeah so it's a shuttle thread
 
2011-07-08 06:48:27 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: So let me get this straight - this week our outrage is that Obama is letting the free market take over non-essential government operations?


WHY OBAMA PRIVATIZE GIVENMRNT WHY
 
2011-07-08 07:07:17 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: So let me get this straight - this week our outrage is that Obama is letting the free market take over non-essential government operations?

I give up on this country.


THIS
 
2011-07-08 07:30:55 PM
I really hope the people biatching about Obama's turning space exploration over to the private market aren't the same ones who claim that government is bad at everything it does and that government functions should be taken over by private industry.

It might expose the fact that the people pushing privatization of government functions aren't really thinking for themselves. They're just parroting the talking points of those who believe that government services are only bad when politically-powerful industry players don't reap enormous profits from government contracts.

War? That principally benefits KBR, Halliburton, Raytheon and other private contractors. We've gotta keep it going.

Social Security? That only benefits the American public. Industry isn't getting rich off of it. It must be stopped right away.
 
2011-07-08 07:31:58 PM
Absolutely everything government does should be privatized, unless Obama has indicated that he wants to do it. Then it's clearly another of Bonghit Soterrible HUSSEIN FartShamALamADingDong's attacks on the strength of Amurca.
 
2011-07-08 07:34:49 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Where's the money going?


The fu*king TSA.

Also: Iraq has much of it on pallets.
 
2011-07-08 07:36:04 PM
Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu and Einstein and Morobuto and Buddy Holly and Aristophanes...and all of this...all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars.
 
2011-07-08 07:49:15 PM
So...free market bad?
 
2011-07-08 07:51:27 PM
So the Free Market can't do anything?
 
2011-07-08 07:53:29 PM
Well now NASA can focus on Muslim outreach.
 
2011-07-08 07:53:56 PM
America can still do anything...As long as it doesn't cost any money.
 
2011-07-08 07:54:14 PM
I find it amusing that we are now dependent on the Soyuz, a SOVIET space vehicle. Viva capitalism.
 
2011-07-08 07:54:23 PM
"anything is possible"

Like private enterprise building TWO completely new rockets and a man-rated space capsule for less than the cost of a single Shuttle launch.

Way to go, Obama!
 
2011-07-08 07:54:51 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: So let me get this straight - this week our outrage is that Obama is letting the free market take over non-essential government operations?

I give up on this country.


^^^THIS.

/My first "THIS."
//I feel dirty.
///But satisfied.
 
2011-07-08 07:55:08 PM

TheR0CK: Defunding NASA, was started LONG before Obama was elected. But go ahead subby, continue to blame Obama for everything.


No it wasnt, liberal.
 
2011-07-08 07:55:08 PM
FTFA: I'm no fan of the Space Shuttle program. It was shockingly expensive - reportedly $196 billion over 40 years - wasteful and largely without purpose

Wait until this guy hears about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan!



/also, STFU you useless douchebag.
 
2011-07-08 07:55:44 PM
www.shabbir.com
 
2011-07-08 07:56:36 PM
Nixon was allowed to axe the funding for the last three moon missions. Even though the rockets and equipment was all bought and paid for already, meaning the actual funding required for the missions was minimal. Then he also slasehed R&D funding for a better space station and the shuttle itself. Then even though it was explicitly stated the Shuttle had a service life of 25 years, Reagan didn't ever approve the funding either. And now the follow up to the Hubble might be stranded on Earth. That's called doing it very very wrong.
 
2011-07-08 07:56:51 PM
We were supposed to go off to Moon and Mars, and the program was underay. Obama stopped that and substituted outreach to Muslims to make them feel good about their contributions to science and technology.
 
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