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    @PoliticalSpice haha it was a big ball of proof of welfare income letters that Clinton sent to Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac. Wow our housing market crash truly could be felt globally.
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    @PoliticalSpice
    Now that's funny! I do think we need more eyes on the sky. We can only monitor tiny fractions at a time. An asteroid with a trajectory straight for earth could very well be missed until its to late and does damage and kills people. Did anyone know that comet was coming that exploded over Russia? They don't actually have to impact to do damage and wound or kill people, as shown in Russia.
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    @BelinKS no from what I read, they didn't see that one coming. And I agree with you that it'd be a good idea to step up the level of observation. You're right, it doesn't have to actually hit the ground. The Tunguska meteor exploded about 4 miles above the ground and flattened 800 square miles of forest....and I mean leveled. Imagine if that happened over a population!
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    It depresses me that NASA funding is on the chopping block. Space exploration is the future of our species, whether anyone wants to admit it or not. Things like exploring Mars with a rover is something that I can attach myself to, unlike our bloated budget on Welfare and Defense spending. On the first? If people really did use it as a crutch and continue on making themselves better? Welfare would be something I could support. Defense spending going to companies like Haliburton and Boeing isn't something I really support either. People on here will claim that I don't support our troops? That money isn't going to our troops and there is my problem with it. You think its patriotic to get behind cutting huge checks for defense contractors? Then you are an idiot.

    Hopefully the private sector will continue to make space exploration a reality. Props to them! We're behind you.
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    Agreed. people have forgotten that the "off shoots" of space explorations are cell phones, computers, gps.....etc. They most likely think that they just magically appeared and work.....
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    One of the reasons that NASAs budget is under threat is because they collect a lot of the data that leads to the conclusion of climate change. The satellites that collect that data are old, and soon will fail. If they are not replaced, then climate deniers will be able to say that no data is available to disprove their views.

    (Is that too paranoid?)
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    @harold_lloyd You are right on the money with that one. The anti-science crowd will stop at nothing to derail their enemy.
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    I believe funding should be allocated for space and science research, but I don't think is really relevant to the topic at hand. Now, our government knows of no other way to fix issues than by taxing or banning, never really going after the root cause. We have to admit at some point that there are things that we have NO control over. If an asteroid flying in space at 15,000 mph wants to hit Earth there is nothing that Bruce Willis or Barack Obama can do to stop it. Nature runs it course however it wants, it changes it's climate how it pleases, it destroys whatever it wants and driving a Prius will not stop it. Hell, they didn't even know this object was barreling towards earth until it was too late.
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    Not for nothing, but it wasn't Obama mentioned in the article, it was two Republicans. I know that you and others love bringing him up in every single article Politix posted, but this time it was the Good Ol Party that led the charge.
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    @zachsquatch And I didn't say you did. So perhaps you should simmer down. I merely mentioned the fact that you and others bring his name up in almost every article on Politix and that is the truth.
    I didn't see you say anything about the Republican congressmen in this article? Why not?
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    Hahahha.# weeks ago the Repugs wouldn't spent 20 cents on anything a now their willing to sponsor spending billion to save their Azz....Hahhahahaha
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    @PoliticalSpice Dang it i hate to give Bush that Much credit,But i am willing to share all of the Credit with Golden Glow John Bonner,He is almost as bright at the meteor was.
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    NASA gets half a cent per dollar in tax revenue? As a marine you should know defense spending is the bottomless pit of taxpayer dollars.
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    @kirbstomp1 1970,end of my enlistment got stuck as supply sgt for 3 months. End of the quarter, had 32,000 left in budget to return to division, was told to spend it any way i could, i bought garbage cans for the battalion..... I Know what you mean
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    @marine1 Ain't that the truth? Your budget for anything has to be spent by the end of the year, and they put the pressure on hard to achieve that too.
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    @marine1
    If you knew it was wrong, why did you do it? No, I don't mean disobey a lawful order, but if you had, for instance, asked for it in writing, as is your right, you might have affected the outcome favorably. At the very least, you could have dropped a copy to your Senators and Rep.
    If you had done that, or something similar, you would be my hero.
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    This is something that can easily be done and as our space program has shown, it spurs growth of our private industries and technology. We have to put out a radar net around our entire solar system and track the movements of all of the asteroids smashing around out there. We have the technology to change their course but we can't do that if we don't know they are targeting us.
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    Global warming crap ain't working out for them , so now it's on to draining the taxpayers for another 'science fiction' project . If we are lucky , before BO & his billionaire 'puppetmasters ' have their way ' globally'- we'll be hit by the big one . IMHO , I would much rather gather my family & children together for the END than to see them entrapped into a lifelong servitude under elitist, socialist oppression. No joke!
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    @DARSB - You are correct there , most politicos at that level of Gov't. march in lockstep . Not only BO but all presidents (IMHO), are owned & controlled & little more than figureheads to do their bidding. Like hogs all feeding at the same trough .
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    Science and space is the future of mankind as a whole. It would be the norm for America to be exceptional, step forward, and lead the way in a profitable manner.
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    @zachsquatch - its not profitable immediately, but once something is created, and reproduced easily, is always profitable. Whatever that may be in space exploration, most likely mining for precious metals on other satellites of the sun.
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    @zachsquatch Remember that the next time you 1) talk on your cell 2) use GPS 3) use that computer your on.....just to name a few!
    War is not profitable, not for US. Foreign aid is not profitable, not for US. Tax exemptions for companies leaving America or who are already profitable are not profitable, not for US....
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    It wasn't a meteor, it was a drone strike.

    Gosh, do I have to teach all of you tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists EVERYTHING?
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    This Obama has killed NASA!!! and thousands of JOBS!! Oh well, he's for Gays and Gun control, and abortions, So I guess that is all that matters.
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    Humanity should come in togetherness on this one. We as the human race are one trillion times smaller than a grain of sand in our Milky-way. 700 thousandths of our years have passed since the last planetary alignment took place like the one that is about to take place. For the last 42 years my mother and my sisters have been looking at this the equations just tell us very scary scenario. I hate posting long boring posts. There's plenty of sites you could read all you want on this particular subject. start with our own NASA.
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    Absolutely, we are currently defenseless if a meteor large enough to wipe us out or cause widespread destruction were to be on a path with Earth. We need to put our brightest minds together and figure out how to avert that catastrophe. We may never have to use this knowledge, or we may have to use it in the next few decades. We don't know. We should be on the safe side.
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    I voted "yes" for funding but only with the conditions of the funding being specifically limited to find a way to deflect/redirect.
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    Umm wasn't it Obama who cut Nasa ? or did George Bush make him do it.?

    Lawmakers should have hearings on how Obama got reelected.
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    Watching the reaction of the Russians that filmed the various video feeds found around the Net, makes me glad we never went to war with them. Almost all of them just continue what they were doing as if nothing was even happening. There is no panic, no screams, hell in one video a group of Russians start laughing at the windows being blown out.
    They are either tough... or very possibly all drunk. ;)
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    I know right? If I saw that thing I would be making immediate U turn. Instead, in the one video, the guys stops for a red light and then just keeps going.
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    Oh, hell no....you liberals have already blamed Bush. But a Russian politician has blamed Barack Husssein Obama...claimed he was testing a weapon.
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    @SignifiedNBlue Some Russian national politician went on a rant about this being a US weapons test...he claims that nothing from space ever hits the Earth. Just a bunch of BS. He sounds like a couple of the wingnut politicians we have. Everything is a conspiracy.
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    Typical knee-jerk response of politicians, pandering to the clueless scared masses who want a shepherd to protect them. Reminds one of a Simpson's episode where Tang and Kodos took the appearance of Clinton and Dole in 96. Hilarious!
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    who cares, when the time comes we will be slammed by a meteor and seeing it 3 weeks before it happens will do nothing but cause lunacy in the streets!
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    It's a waste of money! God is in control of the universe anyway! What could we do if a meteor the size of earth came crashing into us? Nothing!
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