Giant Woop!

wealthy landing

Competition among billionaires has actually landed a rocket on earth.

Almost 50 years ago, the United States sent men to the moon, landed them there, and brought them safely back to earth, just like president Kennedy envisioned, and less then ten years after he envisioned it.

Today, Billionaires are sending spacecraft into near earth, and landing them, with the hope that someday, we’ll be sending other very wealthy people into space for a sort of amusment park ride, and returning them safely to earth.

I don’t really have anything against Elon Musk, the Virgin guy, or the Amazon guy following their spacey dreams, but I think the government did pretty well in the past, and I’ll bet you it could have even come up with reusable rockets by now.

So…

Do we really need billionaires to create our future, or would a government, elected by the people, as it was in the past, work better to educate our kids without burying them in debt, and build the great innovations that can get us out of the mess the giant corporations have created for us?

Today, we have a handful of un-elected, plutocrat Kings telling our – sort of – elected leaders to ignore us.

Happy Holidays though. It’s actually – sort of – snowing in Utah for a change. You won’t have to worry about having a “White Christmas”, unless the rain melts it. :)

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on December 23, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    I actually thought this post would get some banter.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on December 23, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    I miss cav. :(

  3. #3 by Richard Warnick on December 24, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    I’m still convinced that manned spaceflight is a waste of money. But of course, that makes it perfect for the 1 Percent because they have most of the money.

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on December 24, 2015 - 5:29 pm

    They’ve been getting some beautiful images back from Pluto. I didn’t think it would be as interesting as it is.

    • #5 by Richard Warnick on December 25, 2015 - 3:35 pm

      Robot space exploration is great, accomplishes all scientific goals, and is a lot cheaper than manned missions.

  5. #6 by Larry Bergan on December 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm

    I understand they had to abort a mission to Mars the other day due to malfunctioning instruments.

    I don’t know Richard, it would be awfully interesting to see a manned mission to Mars at some point.

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