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TrialByVideo

HailBGale!
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Trade radio was doing my head in..... I've been watching the IBAC hearings...
*smile* politicians and their political flunkies.... a law unto themselves!
Makes you wonder how much time is actually spent doing the job WE pay them to do!
 

artball

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Hey look over there..Aussies in space!
“Australia’s rover will catch a ride on the rocket to the moon and then it will be operated whereby it will collect the lunar soil – then NASA will determine the level of oxygen in the soil for us then to determine how is it that we can actually sustain human life on the moon,” Ms Price said.

Thank You Melissa Price... geezuz... what year is this ?! it's embarrassing ...
 

AngryAnt

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how is it that we can actually sustain human life on the moon

Narrator voice-over - you can't

One of my current bugbears is the fantasy of setting up a colony on Mars. 1% earth's atmosphere density and it's all CO2. 50 times the solar radiation of earth so you would have to live in dwellings coated by CO2 ice and a metre of soil, so no windows. Also if you go outside you get a fatal dose of radiation after about three years, so you'd have to use drones to do stuff outside. The soil is toxic. Temperatures subzero. 38% Earth's gravity means your muscles will waste away you'll get cardiovascular problems.

As per this video "Mars is awful and you almost certainly don't want to go there".

 
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BT Tiger

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The whole living on Mars is just a marketing ploy by Elon Musk. He doesn't use standard marketing, he IS the marketing. Cult of personality.

So when he talks about sending people to Mars he's really just drawing attention to his own businesses.
 
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TT33

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The whole living on Mars is just a marketing ploy by Elon Musk. He doesn't use standard marketing, he IS the marketing. Cult of personality.

So when he talks about sending people to Mars he's really just drawing attention to his own businesses.


NASA has been pushing the Mars barrow for almost 50 years, I recently read book about Neil Armstrong & it was part of Nasa's agenda way back in the late 60s early 70s. Musk is very much a late comer to the equation.
 

AngryAnt

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NASA has been pushing the Mars barrow for almost 50 years, I recently read book about Neil Armstrong & it was part of Nasa's agenda way back in the late 60s early 70s. Musk is very much a late comer to the equation.

Yes, there's always the assumption that we can solve these problems when the time comes, which may be true! Anyone who thinks we can burn this planet then terraform Mars to make it habitable is nuts though. This place is the best place in the universe to live, for us.

And I say this as a scifi nut who loves the idea of interstellar travel.
 
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AngryAnt

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Howard at least had a vision - a selfish, insular vision, but he was effective at pursuing it.

Abbott didn't really have vision, just a desire to return to the values of the British Empire, but he was at least passionate about it.

Turnbull had a vision to turn the Libs towards an environmentally conscious future - couldn't get it done, but now the LNP have admitted they have to go that way after wasting the last decade on denialism.

But ScoMo really is the proverbial hollow man. Barbeques, fake cooking at home pictures, that's all he's got. The most vacuous, meaningless campaign promise of all time.


And he's done nothing since, so he's lived up to that promise.
 
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jb03

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Howard at least had a vision - a selfish, insular vision, but he was effective at pursuing it.

Abbott didn't really have vision, just a desire to return to the values of the British Empire, but he was at least passionate about it.

Turnbull had a vision to turn the Libs towards an environmentally conscious future - couldn't get it done, but now the LNP have admitted they have to go that way after wasting the last decade on denialism.

But ScoMo really is the proverbial hollow man. Barbeques, fake cooking at home pictures, that's all he's got. The most vacuous, meaningless campaign promise of all time.


And he's done nothing since, so he's lived up to that promise.
I think we have forgotten how bad abbott was.
 
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22nd Man

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