Today’s political post
This is so awesome.
get owned shitnerd
Not to mention a lot of jobs are involved in a project like that so it’s not like people are being kept from work because of this, and who knows how many jobs may be created in the future because of things learned from stuff like this, and so forth.
In short: “James” and the pic creator there are dumbasses.
Giving numbers without checking those numbers? Check.
Not looking at the bigger picture of just how many jobs the production and launch of Curiosity provided, from gathering the resources to building the components to assembly to actual launch? Check.
Not looking at the WAY bigger picture of how better rovers on Mars could help us find things, like previously undiscovered resources (scarce on Earth) or even land (growing scarcer every day on Earth) that we could maybe one day colonise? Check.
Passive-aggressive asshattery? Check.
*sigh* Some people have no damn vision.
Maybe if we didn’t fuck up the earth so badly we wouldn’t need to go to Mars. And even if we found extra resources, it would cost billions to get them and bring them back.
Plus it only creates jobs for engineers and scientists (who are doing pretty damn well in this recession compared to the rest of us.)
I don’t hate NASA. I agree that the US Military has an overblown budget. But I think we need to fix the planet we’re on before we find another planet to fuck up.
Idk (and this is the part that’s going to get me cussed out by every history major) but it all feels like a futuristic Manifest Destiny.