Thid Barker - Victor, IDMarch 27, 2019 10:19 a.m.Utefan60 :
Americans are doing better than ever! Unemployment is at record lows, even for
minorities. Taxes are down and wages are up! Our economy is the envy of the
world! Why would any rational American want to go back to food stamps, growing
poverty and unemployment?======Nice try at trumpian
deflection. Ute's comment was about losing health care.But if
you don't have health care you can afford and then become sick, I guess
poverty and food stamps will come along with it will come right along with the
illness. And unemployment might, too, if you are unable to work. Is
that what you really want?
A real leader would be working to help the millions of Americans get affordable
insurance. That's what real leaders would do.As the GOP
attacks millions of people's abilty to get health care, Social Security,
Medicare and Medicaid this is just another deflection from their lack of doing
what is right for America. They are not leaders. They are not
working for the betterment of America or it's citizens.The GOP
and Pence have supported tax give aways to the ultra rich and corporations at
the expense of middle America. Trillions of deficit under
Trump/Pence....That's trillions more under their supposed leadership. Now
this moon deal?
Is Mexico going to pay?
This is all distraction. Aside from the question, "Why?", it is quite
apparent that the news cycle requires change now that Donald Trump wants to
eliminate the Affordable Care Act, cut Social Security and Medicare
significantly, and make the lives of Americans more miserable. What better way
to take our attention off the #1 issue of the day than by setting a goal that
the United States achieved fifty years ago.Since the Mueller
investigation concluded with the release of the Barr report, the results of
Mueller's report have yet to be made available to the American public.
Although AG William Barr has given his assessment, people wonder if it was his
place to give. Since Barr is a political appointee and has previously written on
the issue of obstruction prior to his appointment, one wonders what was
discussed in his interview with Trump regarding his position on Mueller's
forthcoming report? Is Barr Trump's Roy Coen?Certainly the
controversy is far from over and dominates the news today. It is easy to think
the request to return to the moon will eliminate interest in the Mueller
report's findings, North Korea, and the political mess on the border. It
doesn't look encouraging
Why spend the money on this? Don't we have more important things to
support with tax dollars?
Our divided nation would have a tough time pulling together to go to the moon.
Our vice President failed to give a good reason to pull together and go to the
moon while criticizing the Govt agency that would get him (us??) there. Not a
great way to build a team or a nation. I am inspired by the recent
rocket launches by Space X and the expected launch by Boeing in April. NASA and
private industry have made interesting partnerships. Space X may be the one to
give us the leadership we need to get to Mars... and it makes you wonder who
else will be along for that ride...
First: There is good military justification to have a small space station
orbiting the moon to keep an eye on the Chinese/Chinese-military escapades on
the back side of the moon. Second: In addition, the moon would be a
good place to develop and test mars lander rocket stages. The moon's escape
velocity is about half that of Mars, 2.4 KM/sec vs 5 KM/sec. The difference, as
far as booster development utility, being the lack of atmosphere on the moon.
Third: Testing mars-journey space craft could be well tested in the
space between earth and the moon. Send Elon Musk's new 7 person crew
module, with 2 to 7 crew members on multi-loop elliptical orbits around earth
and the moon. Such missions could also be resupply missions for lunar orbiting
observation stations. Typically, most of the previous comments on
this article fling off on political tangents to vent against Pres. Trump. In
other words, they are off topic.
VP Pence provides no scientific justification for sending human astronauts on a
risky mission when robots can do it safer and cheaper. For someone who
identifies as pro-life, he is ready to put adult humans at risk for what appears
to be nothing more than an exercise in national prestige. Granted, this
administration could use some accomplishment we can all be proud of. We already
know how to send humans to the moon. We did it with 1960s technology.
It's nothing new. The blueprints are still around somewhere in a file
cabinet with some packets of Tang. Since then we have sent one-way unmanned
ventures much farther with spectacular results. How much more prestigious would
it be to send an unmanned mission to the moon with the capability of returning
home with samples? That is an advancement.
Can we please send pence and trump on the first available trip?
Here we are, chasing China.The reason Trump and Pence are so
insistent on this is because China just did it. They landed on the dark side of
the moon on January 3rd - the first country on Earth to do so. Pence
wants to spend a ton of money to prove that we can do it too. I
think that is pretty short-sided, not to mention embarrassing. Years
ago, Russia launched Sputnik and it was a sensation. So what did Kennedy do? He
set our sights even higher. He challenged us to go to the Moon. He made that
happen. Sure, we also launched satellites into orbit, but we accomplished so
much more and became the world leaders in space.Trump has no
vision...he has us playing catch-up. China is moving into the place of world
leader that the U.S. used to hold.China created their own TPP when
Trump pulled out. China is set to outperform its own Paris climate accord pledge
- moving quickly to become self-sustainable using renewable energy resources
while making progress on its efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses. China is
working with Russia and the EU to create their own Iranian deal and avoid U.S.
sanctions after Trump tore up that treaty.All while Trump tweets
insults and nick-names.
Managers deal with facts. Leaders deal with possibilities. Managers create value
today. Leaders create value tomorrow. It so refreshing to have real leaders in
America again! America is blessed to have the leaders we do, because without
them our future would be bleak! Never has America had such a bright future!
Thank you Donald Trump and Mike Pence!
"Pence calls for landing US astronauts on moon in 5 years."And why not? Its not his money.