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Why not scrap the space program and feed the hungry and hire teachers?

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June 16, 2019 / By Alease
Question: The space program is a waste of tax money and is for the ego of Phd scientists and the elite of America. eri: you do not think the space program is not of a military type nature like placing multiple nuke war heads in space ready for launch. Many of those rocket tests are also for carrying nuke warheads . I keep hear this drop in the bucket cost,well you tell that to some poor kid with not enough to eat or millions of people sufferig now because of not finding a job. This money would be well spent exploring for energy sources as we approach paying $5.00 for a gallon of gasoline. The space program has not saved one child or made life better for any person on this planet but is a Star Wars adventure played out for the MIT, Harvard, Yale crownd to stroke their egos. You people try to compare the space program to the war in Afganistan, Iraq and well I am against this waste also. I am a Vietnam vet and served in the Infantry 101 Airborne Hue-Phu-Bai and wounded in combat and I hate wars. I also hate the waste of money such as the space program and these resources could be used for a more produ The rich in this country already pay 70% of all taxes collected and 40 million people in the USA pay no income tax.You have shake down cons like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who make millions by threatening boycotts to white businesses. The 20 billion wasted by NASA could be used to build roads, schools and parks for famillies to picnic on the weekend and gyms, skate parks for youths in America which just might keep them out of trouble. Have you been to a nursing home lately and seen the human misery and how we treat our senior citizens. You people are dreaming of flying off in space to a new world but it will never happen and it has been proven no planet wihing light years can sustain life. Its okay to be a dreamer we all were once but to waste hard earned tax money so a bunch of mathmaticians and engineer have a job is absurd.
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Tristin Tristin | 1 day ago
Everyone always thinks that getting rid of NASA means the money goes to their favorite cause. The truth is, it would just be another drop in the bucket for the war. You know, killing people. No, the space program is not a waste of money. Also, unless you never go to a doctor, or had a teacher, or went to an accountant, or ever plan to use the services of any person with even a basic education, you can drop the whole 'elite' crap. It's a GOOD thing that people who studied something are the ones running that particular thing. Grow up.
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Tristin Originally Answered: How often should you feed kittens. if one cat is always stilling food does that means she is hungry?
It could mean that she is hungry. If she is gobbling up all of the food you put down, you might not be putting enough out for the 2 kittens. Going by the guidelines on the bag alone is not always the thing to do. The guidelines are more like an estimate because the amount to feed each cat depends on the certain cat. I have 23 cats and each one eats a different amount than what the bag suggests. With my cats' weights it says to feed them 1/2 cup day. Some eat that and some will only eat about a 1/4 and a couple want a little more than 1/2. The best thing to do is put out more food than necessary and watch them. I don't know your kittens weights, so I can't give you a figure. Just take what the bag says and double that. And if there is still no food left, then you will have to keep putting out food until only a few pieces remain which will mean that there is enough in the bowls. Another reason could be because of the food. If you are feeding them a brand that comes from walmart or petsmart (with the exception of Blue Buffalo) then the food is the problem. Brands that are sold in walmart or petsmart (with the Blue exception) are very low quality foods that have a lot of fillers which means a cat has to eat twice or three times the normal amount in order to get all the nutrients they need and become full. You can try switching them to a good food like Blue Buffalo or another top quality food (see www.petfoodratings.net and try only the foods with 4 or more stars) and see if this solves your problem. Also, when you buy a high quality food, even though it cost a little more, you're actually saving money because the cats eat less which means less bags a paycheck you have to buy. Another thing, if the more dominant cat still hogs the food, is to feed them separately. Take the submissive cat into another closed off room and feed him/her so that they are getting the food they need daily. As far as keeping them off the counters, the best thing to do would be to buy an xmat. You can google it. You buy as many as you need (they're around $10 to $15 each) and place them wherever you want to set the boundaries. This is better than using a spray bottle because with the bottle, they learn to behave when you're there or they'll get sprayed but once you're gone that means the bottle is gone too and they can do what they want. With the mat, it has raised bumps all over it and when they step on it it "pricks" their feet and feels uncomfortable and they learn to stay away from it. it's kind of like us running barefoot over sharp rocks. It hurts and we learn to wear shoes next time. Hope this helps!

Reilly Reilly
Do you really think that scrapping the space program is going to make a blind bit of difference? NASA got less than $20 billion in the last budget. Sounds a lot, until you consider that programs for feeding the hungry and education and defence got HUNDREDS of billions of dollars. Vast resources are already being poured into those issues. The space program is not the waste of funds you ignorant people believe it to be. [Edited to add] >>you do not think the space program is not of a military type nature like placing multiple nuke war heads in space ready for launch. Many of those rocket tests are also for carrying nuke warheads .<< The fact that the same technology is used to launch men and missiles is irrelevant. Rockets are best for both. Do you complain about the testing of jet engines because as well as passenger aircraft they are used on combat planes? >>This money would be well spent exploring for energy sources<< I suggest you take some time to actually read up on the space program at some point. One of its goals IS related to the search for new energy sources. >>The space program has not saved one child or made life better for any person on this planet<< Absolute rubbish. The technological advances driven by the space program have found their way into everyday life by this point. Do you think our improved weather prediction and geological understanding has not helped save lives? What about GPS systems and improved global communication? What about the medical research carried out on many space flights? The small fraction of the budget spent on space programs has generated huge returns. >>You people try to compare the space program to the war in Afganistan, Iraq and well I am against this waste also.<< Fine, focus your energies on protesting about those, in which they spend NASA's entire annual budget in less than a month.
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Meed Meed
Did you know: - the total military defense budget for 2012 is $676 billion - the entire space program in the US for 2012 is $18 billion a year (less than 3%) So if they took just 10% of that massive defense budget (which includes weapons research) that would be almost 4 times the total NASA budget. Imagine how far that would go to feed the hungry and hire teachers.
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Johnnie Johnnie
Hi Joe, When it comes to the budget, the space program is a drop in the bucket NASA and the EPA are just about the lowest priority and receive just about the least amount of money. and the EPA budget has just been drastically reduced. I do think human space exploration should be greatly curtailed, but I would like robotic missions increased. The biggest amount of money in the budget far and away goes to the military. They are spending $57,000 per second in Afghanistan alone. you might want to click on the link below for a perspective. http://www.truemajority.org/oreos/
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Habakkuk Habakkuk
NASA directly employs 11,000 people... that's 11,000 families that aren't hungry, It also employes another 35,000 government contractors in its various locations, so that's 46k hungry families its feeding. When you ALSO consider the outside contracts with manufacturing, industrial, electrical and engineering company which help design make and fabricate parts and materials, NASA is probably helping to support another 250 to 300 THOUSAND families> NASA is not some huge tower that has people up on the top floor throwing money up into space. We are not launching shuttles full of cash and letting it freeze on the dark side of the moon. The communications satellites that made it possible for you to post this message were launched by NASA. Next time you feel like talking about disabling NASA, type it up on a sheet of paper and post it on a bulletin board at your school/church/job. now, actually FEEDING a poor person... THAT'S an actual waste of money.... there's an old saying that if you give a man a fish he'll eat for a day and if you teach a man to fish he can eat for a lifetime.. Well, lets be honest for a minute shall we? If we teach a man to use condoms or a woman to use birth control pills and we CUT OFF their welfare checks so they cant breed another generation of democrats.... we wont have to teach their 10 or 12 kids to fish, now will we?
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Habakkuk Originally Answered: Isn't it fruitless to feed hungry children in poor, underdeveloped countries?
There are many fundamental problems with the current international model. You have mentioned one. Pouring aid into poor nations will not fix their problems in the long run. It is more like a subsidy to American food producers or whatever the money is used for. It is also a convenient PR tool. Improvements in infrastructure which is harder to do would be a better investment strategy but the biggest problem would still lye in corruption and incompetency. This is a problem with human capital. One way to approach this is with more foreign education options, yet that does not guarantee anything either. To address your original question: yes it is pointless and does not help the country develop in any way whatsoever.

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