> eawckyegcy@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Sam Wormley wrote:
> > > The whole of the manned space program (per year) costs less than
> > > what humans spend on chewing gum (per year).
> > Cool! But tell us: which chewing gum manufacturer(s) is(are) running
> > around, making threats of jail or, ultimately, death to everyone who
> > doesn't pay them money?
> Which means what?....
Which means that people make a free choice about chewing gum, but are
tightly constrained when it comes to an incompetently managed "manned
space program" funded exclusively by expropriated wealth^H^H^H, excuse
Or is Mr. Wormley suggesting that it is time for NASA to break its
fanatically tight suckling from the public teat and begin to act like
these aforementioned "chewing gum" people? If _they_ can make a profit
on the free market, why can't NASA? Just what value has the "manned
space program" actually obtained, anyways?
I doubt it though, as it sounds more like Wormley just wants it both
ways: to criticize and to cheerlead at the same time. A weird