On August 5, 2011, NASA sent its Juno Probe on a 5 year trip to Jupiter. This is a taxpayer funded mission that has these goals, as set by NASA:
Determine how much water is in Jupiter's atmosphere, which helps determine which planet formation theory is correct (or if new theories are needed)
Look deep into Jupiter’s atmosphere to measure composition, temperature, cloud motions and other properties
Map Jupiter’s magnetic and gravity fields, revealing the planet’s deep structure
Explore and study Jupiter’s magnetosphere near the planet’s poles, especially the auroras – Jupiter’s northern and southern lights – providing new insights about how the planet’s enormous magnetic force field affects its atmosphere.
Are you, as a taxpayer, impressed by this mission? If the answer is yes, you are a moron. What is the need to know about how much water exists in Jupiter's atmosphere? Who cares what the temperature and cloud motions are doing on Jupiter? And finally, who cares if the magnetic force field on this planet even exists? This is just another of those crazy projects developed by the "MIT set" to provide taxpayer money to keep "Egg Heads" employed. They are not interested in Free Enterprise. They are not interested in "living" in the "real world", and having to compete, and maybe finding that all their education in "Space Subjects" is something that qualifies them to hold the flag on road construction projects (the one that says, "Slow. Men Working"). I know. I must be riding on "The Crazy Train" again, because your school teachers, from grade school to college, have impressed on you how smart "Space Scientists" are, and how we need to know all about outer space so that in the event something "bad" happens here on earth, we can populate other planets. Yawn, Yawn. Aren't these the same teachers who belong to a union, and are, 99%, members of the Democratic Party? Now be logical. If you were told that you had to get into your car and drive from New York to California, you would scream, "I can't sit in a car for 3 days. I need to take a plane." But these smart MIT guys have a 5 year trip planned to a planet that holds no possibility of "normal" earth life, and you as a taxpayer don't even complain, much less scream. So, based on what we now know about "space", we must conclude that travel to a planet that can accommodate "normal" earth life is years, and years, and years, beyond Jupiter. So doesn't logic "kick in", and make you want to change NASA's goal to that of finding Big Foot, instead? Sure seems more logical to me. But here is the real laugh about this Jupiter Probe: "The probe is carrying some unusual passengers: three Lego mini figures. All three figures have a history with Jupiter. One of them is made to resemble Jupiter himself, the Roman thunder god that inspired the naming of the planet. Another is Juno, the sister (and wife… ick) of Jupiter, and obviously who the probe is named after. The last is a mini Galileo, the legendary astronomer who first observed Jupiter’s moons. Galileo was also the name of the last probe NASA sent to explore Jupiter, which arrived there in 1995." (PCMag.com. article by Peter Pachal, August 5, 2011). I am not making this stuff up. It is real, and this space probe, after circling Jupiter for 11 months, will crash on that planet. Now just tell me the value of sending these Lego men to circle Jupiter for 11 months, and crashing them on that planet? People who believe in space travel are suffering from a serious mental illness. And taxpayers who fund such nonsense are "Blind Sheep". "What luck for rulers that men do not think."
Lord Howard Hurts