Triad on Apr 9 2009, 02:31 AM, said:
We need recourses not excuses and the reality is, that between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter there is enough Platinum to put a rings around planet Earth and make it look like Saturn. Here is the thing it is there and we do not count it?? No one else is actually claiming it and honestly the closest thing to us, in this solar system may be some fish.
seax..In Mexico they celebrate the Day of the Dead. Such an event is not a part of Christian society but rather an influence of the prior culture. There are certain things that the Masses when confronted with the need for change do not allow to be extinguished. At certain times in history this was a factor, when addressing the needs of a much larger population certain fundamental ideas are changed.
I agree completely and am glad you brought it up concerning governments role in research and developement. I failed to mention that in my previous post and a good example is satellites. Every night when we watch Cable or Dish Network it is a product of taxpayers money turned over to the private sector thus creating a new industry (jobs). Many entities in the private sector would not have the funding to develop the technology.
No doubt in my mind mountains of resources are literally at our fingertips in space and perhaps on the moon. Hopefully, when we figure out how to efficiently and safely travel to move personel and resources there we will achieve a vast treasure trove of wealth. You know someone told me one time...everyone is talking about energy and the lack of...it's further from the truth.. the whole universe is made up of energy..how can it be in short supply...what is in short supply is the drive to utililize it and to tell the truth....the same applies for resources.
There has been a blending of cultures even in Christianity. Christianity is nothing more than a blend with pagan customs. Multicuturalism is definitely a factor and should respected and understood by everyone in the process of capitalism and a more worldly economy. I think it can be achieved and satisified with the right attitudes and understanding to work to everyones needs.
Hope I make any sense...sometimes I tend to ramble.