Just a quick comment in poli-ticks before some careful science reminiscences as a near fossil here, I am surprised that FMR takes the liberal horse for a ride when the Supreme Court has fried our golden egg in a simple formerly criminal advocating of wrong-natured dominion of the poli-ticks domain with a freeing of the most wealthy from constraints of what should be a
'one man, one dollar, one vote' ,
law process as was decided by millions over a century of clear thinking by the population.
The people will now carry the poli-ticks around on their torsos as an injury without a medical/law protection any further.
Can we tolerate this very common expression of the illegal dominion of the many by the few?
Is this type of 'protected monarchical/monologuing' behavior not the motivating basis for the formation of our nation in the first restructuring of the colony-states as a collective? Did I forget to condition my observation with the acknowledgement that that point of history turned on the allowance for only the property owners, only the men, and only the wealthy able to express themselves as loud and micro-manging the many disenfranchised from birth to death?
After careful rebuilding of our odd first nation;
We the lower classes seem to be watching the from the curb a series fine and shiny limousines carrying the real 'movers' of dominion as they tie knots in the legal processes, and reduce our equality of a hand built
'one man, one dollar, one vote'
attempted national construction, to a humorous stature as a land of illusion and relative return to ownership of the votes of the many tens of millions to the hands of a few millions(many truthfully not human, and therefore not able to sustain the qualities of citizenship).
Can I be blinded by the greed of a few millions? Shall we discuss the making of a new nation?
The S.C. decision should have been accompanied by a legally required estimation of the altered voting patterns it generated. That should have been a requirement minimum admission by the court and those involved in the calculated, conscripted, decision.
In regard to science, I have in my distant memory, a day when I visited a company owned by someone I had met for the first time. I was just in grade school, and in a short tour of the manufacturer, I received a few samples of the finest satellite bulbs used in early orbiters of the new dawn of space exploration. While not a rare item socially really, for me it was the finest technology items I had ever possessed. They were an intrigue with an occasional battery for years as I became understanding the rare place the other bulbs had been placed, in the early years.
Now I have purchased LED flashlights, LED strobe-like flashers, and laser pointers more powerful than we may have ever possessed without the benefit of U.S. funding of basic and applied space and science research.
Even the work of universities and private medicine would not be the same story without basic space sciences research and development.
Energy research is one of the cornerstones of problem solving in the space sciences and will be generalized over time.
Hopefully more careful planning can reduce the amount of information and management secrecy that dominates our routines these days. Public funding has given most an equal share of much of the newer space returns, and is a good method of augmenting an education for all persons.
Returning to the Moon is another opportunity for yet another public repository of common open science availability.
What's up for later today?