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L'autista
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Sep 23, 2003
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#32
Two billion dollars to go to Mars. It could have been spent so much better here on Earth. Anyone disagree?
I don't buy that bullcrap argument. If you follow the logic of financial exclusivity, we would never support the arts, public parks, festivals, and inspirational culture as long as there are more deserving starving children in the world who should get that money.
 

JuveJay

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Mar 6, 2007
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#37
Two billion dollars to go to Mars. It could have been spent so much better here on Earth. Anyone disagree?
No. Hedging our bets on Earth is ridiculous when there are a dozen things out there that could destroy life on Earth in an instant.

Plus, $2Bn is a fart in the wind.
 

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L'autista
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Sep 23, 2003
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#39
No. Hedging our bets on Earth is ridiculous when there are a dozen things out there that could destroy life on Earth in an instant.

Plus, $2Bn is a fart in the wind.
Shall we calculate the Return on Investment when Ferdinand & Isabella financed Cristoforo to stumble on the New World?
 

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