Archive for Friday, September 30, 2005

Help at home

September 30, 2005


To the editor:

Never mind putting a man on the moon, let's help eliminate hurricanes that cause disasters. Instead of our rocket scientists being in outer space, let them retrain to stop weather disasters and terminal diseases of THIS world. Why spend precious tax dollars on outer space when we need help on this planet?

In the meantime, the rest of us can conserve gas, pray for the victims, thank God it wasn't us, give money, food, blood, water, clothing, housing or whatever we can to help them. Our closets, attics and garages probably need some cleaning anyway. The local food pantries, such as LINK and Penn House, need nonperishable foods, too.

Mary Ann Kieffer,



Jamesaust 12 years, 8 months ago

I just wish monies and those brilliant scientific minds were turned towards the prevention of more everyday, infuriating problems. I personally have never been bothered by a hurricane in my life but every month when i look in the roomcorners --- dust bunnies!

BTW - precious tax dollars are not spent "on" outer space but "on" basic human knowledge and understanding, which pays immense benefits to all of us, including some specifically of benefit to hurricane victims -- uh, improved radar, satellite imagery, communications systems, air transport engineering, etc.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 8 months ago

you suppose there was a transistor or several thousand, involved in her writing this post? did she cook on teflon? get all the velcro out of her house.
eliminate her benefits from: satellite weather data; geostudies of earth's condition; any GPS equipment. does her car have onstar?
has she made a long distance phone call?
okay, yes, let's stop spending on space and while we're at it, pull out all the benefits from previous space research.

this is a letter from some one either with an agenda (link etc) or just ignorant as dirt. oh, sorry, we know more about our dirt because of satellite based radar studies too...

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