If it's crap ... We'll tell you
This discussion is a place where you can come and rant about what you hating on that day. For example if you are suck in traffic and want to rant about, or you in a movie theater and there is a person on the phone and you can't watch the fucking movie, or you hate when people don't wash there hands after using the bathroom, well go right ahead. Whatever you hating on let it go and feel better after it.
Today? Well, today I'm hating that everyone wants to fucking piss their pants over yet another robot on Mars.... And yet, we haven't done a single damn thing in regards to getting men back on the moon since Dec of 1972. It's been almost 40yrs and not ONE SINGLE TRIP to the moon. We can launch probe after probe, robot after robot, orbit after orbit... and yet, ONE trip to the moon and back is out of the question? Hey, if the "shuttles" were supposed to be so fucking great, why couldn't one of them at least gone AROUND the moon and back? Apollo 13 did it, and their spacecraft was screwed all to hell!
So, my "hate" for the day... Is that NASA wants to praise itself on yet another robot on Mars. But not one single thing has been done in 40 years to put a man on the closest body in space to us, the moon.
Unless we're talking helium-3 mining, there's little point in going back to the moon. We've already been there; what ground would we be breaking by re-treading familiar territory? It makes more sense from a scientific exploration standpoint to focus our time and energy on exploring the next celestial enigma. NASA has a very limited budget, and to make the best use of it, they'll want to aim for making as many significant scientific discoveries as possible. Mars has more potential for that than the moon, and it is simply more cost-effective at this point in time to send rovers and probes than manned expeditions.
Spending Truths. Not sure you really want to go back to spending 5% of the US federal budget on NASA like during the Apollo program.
Hahaha, yeah, 5% of the National Budget, holy shit. That would almost pay for ten minutes of the war in Afghanistan.
Let's keep spending 54% of the National Budget on our military.
Why spend a couple billion dollars to send humans to other worlds, create a slew of amazing inventions as bi-products, inspire millions of people for years to come, and further the progression of mankind, when we can spend a couple trillion dollars to murder people for living on top of our oil?
It's not like NASA creates jobs and stimulates economic growth... except it does...
I wouldn't consider Apollo a cost effective method of doing research and development, more like brute force, but am A-OK if you want to redirect military spending.
To be fair, back in the Apollo days, they didn't have access to the incredibly advanced robotics and sensor technology that we do today. So, if NASA's budget were increased (a few billion from the military budget wouldn't hurt), I doubt they would suddenly jump to manned expeditions. That money could go toward innovations in shuttle propulsion technologies, more advanced rovers and probes, perhaps even a helium-3 mining operation on the moon. All of which would make future manned missions (which would very likely, as Chig suggests, result in groundbreaking scientific breakthroughs, inspiration for the public, technological advancements, and as a result, economic growth) more cost-effective.
I honestly don't see how increasing NASA's budget would be harmful, considering advances in science and technology have always, directly or indirectly, spurred economic growth and increased quality of living. Props to Chig for posting those informative articles. To add to that, I'd like to post Neil deGrasse Tyson's testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation:
Ummm ... OK. I'm hating that there are nude shots of the Australian model Miranda Kerr, and all I can do is STARE (and maybe move something).
I want her on my bed, naked, damnit!
Seen nude pics...meh.
I know what you mean man
today I am hating the fuck out of landlords, they give you till 2pm to get the fuck out your apt then move in with the cleaners and start moving your shit around when your at your car moving boxes at noon. Fuck up my plans for getting showered, fuck up my plans for my remaining shit and generally fuck up my day by making me have to finish packing in the building hallway then have the fucking nerve to complain about some shit that was broke when I moved in and not mention the shit I have fixed since then. Fuck you arsehole.
time will tell if the new land lord is a cunt or not but for now, they are ALL CUNTS!!