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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:33 AM
To the contrary, we also very much disagree on whether the government has any such role in protecting us from space objects. Like so many things, that is best done by others. If space objects are external so are germs to all of us. The logic is the same for both space and health and I want government inviolved in neither.

With science today largely funded by government, you knew it wouldn‘t be long before the recent asteroid encounter in Chelyabinsk, Russia would lead to well-meaning, but mostly hysterical cries that we MUST DO SOMETHING about it;  “something” that costs a lot of money; “something” that involves thick scientific studies; and- the best part- “something” that promises no results for the fifty-to-a-hundred thousand years of program costs, run by the central and federal  government of the US-of-A.

If we don’t do “something,” NOW they’ll say, we’ll risk plague, locusts, drought and the usual assortment of frogs lets loose by the...