When Politicians Intervene: NASA’s Budget Refocusing Ends US Space Exploration Program [Reader Post]

Some number of years ago, over twenty as I remember, the late (and IMHO great) Paul Harvey said that for every dollar spent at NASA, the return was seven dollars. So with that quote in my mind, the final Space Shuttle launch a few days ago, and Obama refocusing the NASA budget, I want to examine Obama’s NASA policy, as well as identify/review some of the daily benefits that we all derive from the NASA budget and space exploration.

Don't Be A Dissatisfied Customer Of Goldman Sachs, Obama Might Just Light You Up

The New Sovereign Investment Fund of Libya or of Colonel Qaddafi, there is no distinction in the money funds of Libya or Qaddafi, invested $1.3 Billion with Goldman Sachs; the bank used the funds on stock options at a variety of international banks and a collection of currency bets. Two years later, the Libyan fund had lost 98% of its value and was worth only $25.1 million.

Officials of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund were upset with Goldman Sachs and accused them of malfeasance; mainly, for making trades without authorization and misrepresenting investment deals.

Obama Wants Access To Your Phone

There are those who would say these must be the words of an authoritarian tyrant.

We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

Barack Obama, July 2, 2008, Colorado Springs, CO.

Arcade of Fools [Reader Post]

Really folks . . . absolutely not one of us here expect that the chaos in Egypt is going to miracle of miracles ORGANIZE into a viable Opposition Party . . . just ain’t gona happen. The logistics alone are unsurmountable, the corruption of the “opposition leaders” would begin instantly and in the end . . . is there any doubt what the results would be? Chaos is the opposition party.

Is there a way to organize chaos . . . NO. Can it be used productively and constructively . . . Yes. Look no further than the Tea Party.

Against All Odds

The country that became Williston Lake before the Peace River Damn was built in 1968. Now this mountainous lake, with depths up to 145 meters has tested the steel of many men. Sometimes the lake wins, but with the right attitude, you can survive almost anything.