Re: Money dumped in vast amounts for space? Reply #25 – 2021-04-01, 07:02:21 Quote from: OakdaleFTL on 2021-03-31, 19:22:31Quote from: ersi on 2021-03-30, 11:52:49It was the show when they did weed on camera.And to provide silly talking-points to flat-earthers, cynical greenies, an' a certain Scot whose name we won't mention! But, ersi, riddle me this: Was the "discovery" of America less a feat and fortuitous boon because Isabella finance it? Elon Musk is not discovering anything. The entire latter half of last century was the space age. Space has already been discovered and all the relevant technology has been invented. Musk's Spacex is deploying the existing technology and calling it invention and discovery.Quote from: OakdaleFTL on 2021-03-31, 19:22:31(You thought Trump was the naif who got the job -candidate, then presidency- by bluster and buffoonery?Yes, Trump bluffed himself to the presidency. Bluster and buffoonery is his style of managing anything and everything. Putin's army of hackers helped a bit too, which might have been the tipping point.These facts are not worrying by themselves. Rather, it is worrying that in USA such behaviour goes completely unpunished.Same with Musk. It should have been somebody's job in his team to secure the licences to start drilling the city's underground. Well, breaches in the area of construction - particularly including outrageous breaches - go mostly unpunished here too.Why do you seem like a fan of Musk? He is not even American.Quote from: OakdaleFTL on 2021-03-31, 19:22:31Thanks for recommending Aristotle on politics to me!There are those who assume that Ἀθηναίων πολιτεία is misattributed to Aristotle. I am solidly in that camp. I don't like anything written by Aristotle, but I like that book very much, so I'm sure it is not by Aristotle.