Carl Sagan. Count me in with Carl on this one... Our government just needs to fund N.A.S.A. More. Bottom line. America is too caught up in what's happening now to plan for the future. One of these days we're g


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#3 - djequalizee (02/16/2013) [-]
Our government just needs to fund N.A.S.A. More. Bottom line. America is too caught up in what's happening now to plan for the future. One of these days we're going to need N.A.S.A. more than any government stimulus package or the military or anything along those lines. At the very least the government can take small amounts of funding from different branches and pool it into N.A.S.A. which will eventually be our greatest asset.
User avatar #23 to #3 - theycallmeloye (02/16/2013) [-]
10/10 couldn't agree more. What happens when Earth runs out of room? The way the birth rate is increasing, it won't be long. Also, CO2 emissions: Unless scientists can perform nuclear fusion in the next few decades. We're as good as toast (literally. We're gonna destroy the ozone layer protecting us from harmful UV rays). #ProjectColonizeMars2030
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User avatar #26 to #3 - hasanaat (02/16/2013) [-]
Government response: Nah, subsidizing failing bushiness and oil companies who generate billions in profits is our priority, not asteroid mining, moon minerals, or going to other plantes.

**** corporations and their strangle on the gov.
User avatar #27 to #26 - djequalizee (02/16/2013) [-]
And then boom. We run out of non-renewable resources.

We're digging ourselves a hole that we aren't going to be able to get out of.
User avatar #36 to #3 - thedustlord (02/17/2013) [-]
For sure, I'd rather know what the rocks in space look like than build cleaner power plants.
User avatar #132 to #36 - junkmanrs (02/17/2013) [-]
You missed the point, it isn't just about finding nice space rocks, NASA is a driver for technological advancement like no other force on the planet.
#137 to #36 - djequalizee (02/17/2013) [-]
Good luck stopping a comet with a cleaner power plant.
Good luck stopping a comet with a cleaner power plant.
User avatar #140 to #137 - thedustlord (02/17/2013) [-]
Likewise, good luck stopping the energy crisis with a telescope.
User avatar #144 to #140 - djequalizee (02/17/2013) [-]
>Implying NASA only studies space.

You obviously have no idea what NASA is capable of. One of these days, the world is going to be in a crisis. It's only a matter of time. I'm not saying that resources and clean energy aren't important, i'm saying that we're really taking NASA for granted. At the very LEAST NASA deserves double the money that they're getting right now. In the end they're our greatest asset. They can't even properly fund the NEO program at their current budget rate.
#133 to #36 - whargarbler (02/17/2013) [-]
Oh, look. Another moron who has no idea what NASA actually does.
User avatar #4 to #3 - toughactintinactin (02/16/2013) [-]
Even if you divert like %2 of the military budget to NASA, that money would go a long way.
User avatar #5 to #4 - djequalizee (02/16/2013) [-]
Exactly. The military budget is about 590 billion. N.A.S.A. gets 17.7 billion.

I mean come on. We have more than enough for military.
User avatar #30 to #5 - buttinspecter ONLINE (02/17/2013) [-]
But the military would never be willing to give it up. They'd be too paranoid which is mostly why they strived for military careers in the first place.
User avatar #6 to #5 - cousin ONLINE (02/16/2013) [-]
I don't live in America, but I do know the military and NASA make massive discoveries.
The universities around the globe do as well. I think the universities should be funded more because the people making the discoveries do it because they want too. They find it interesting. There are also a lot more different minds, different view points etc.
User avatar #7 to #6 - djequalizee (02/16/2013) [-]
I agree with that too. I'm not saying our military is a bad thing, i'm saying that it gets such way more money than it needs. We need to focus on research and advancement. And if we colonize another planet, we won't need to worry about a military.

Unless cosmic warfare
#117 to #7 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
A huge amount of technological innovation came about directly due to the military. Hell, we'd be 30 years behind on computer technology if it weren't for the need to crack enemy codes.
User avatar #121 to #117 - djequalizee (02/17/2013) [-]
Yes, this is true as well. Like i said, i'm not against the military in any way, shape, or form. Just upset that we keep pooling all this extra money into the military while NASA doesn't even get enough to support its NEO program.
User avatar #15 to #3 - kamehamehanurd (02/16/2013) [-]
The brilliant minds at NASA are able to do so much with so little. If we spent as much money on NASA as we did for ******* world wide paper clips sales. NASA would be So. Much. More.
#35 - dickticklerluv (02/17/2013) [-]
We should really think about putting a roller coaster inside the white house.

-George Washington
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#136 - gameshredder (02/17/2013) [-]
I don't really have any sort of opinion on marijuana, but this actually sounds like a good idea.
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Mah ***** Bill Gates up in this bitch
#62 - freight (02/17/2013) [-]
mfw i love mary jane
#66 to #62 - gare (02/17/2013) [-]
there you go.
User avatar #10 - thisisspartah (02/16/2013) [-]
so then pot smokers can literally go to mars
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User avatar #34 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]
Marijuana opens your mind.

The reason why it was illegal is because close minded people never gave it a chance...
User avatar #64 to #34 - pandation (02/17/2013) [-]
Weed isn't some drug that magically makes you a deeper thinker or a philosopher when you smoke it. It's a drug that is related to problems with memory and learning; distorted perception; difficulty in thinking and problem solving; loss of coordination; and increased heart rate. To say weed "opens your mind" is a stoner argument with absolutely no basis especially when the most common arguments for even medical weed is increased appetite and decreased pain.
User avatar #78 to #64 - pandation (02/17/2013) [-]
I like weed and all (living legal in CO) but give credit where it's due and don't where it's not.
#103 to #78 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
Here's the way I see it. People say (generally the same demographics who advocate against cannabis legality) we should all be allowed to have guns, as the person behind it is the one responsible for its operation. The same thing applies the cannabis use. The person behind the joint is responsible for his own actions. The difference is, when weed is misused, it is only the person himself feeling the detrimental effects. A gun misused can result in 20+ dead school children. Now, I'm not advocating against guns; in fact the opposite is true. All I'm saying is that if we want to live in a country where people are given the benefit of the doubt around tools which can straight up butcher large groups of people within minutes, we should do the same for things whose potential for harm is minuscule in comparison.
User avatar #108 to #103 - pandation (02/17/2013) [-]
I'm not against weed at all. I think that as citizens and members of society, we should be trusted with the responsibility of making our own decisions. I voted yes for marijuana legalization in my state and am pleased that it passed. I enjoy occasional joints but arguments like "it opens/frees your mind" is downright retarded.
#112 to #108 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
Hey, I wasn't arguing anything you said, I read the comment I replied to. I'm not even giving my stance as to what the effects of the drug are. All I'm trying to do is put out one of the many viewpoints on the matter.
User avatar #115 to #112 - pandation (02/17/2013) [-]
If anything I was agreeing with you. There are statistics that favor both sides of gun control or weed but in the end I'd have to support the argument of civil responsibility.
User avatar #42 to #34 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
Weed makes you stupid... The reason people don't die from it is because they're too comfortable to do stupid things.
User avatar #44 to #42 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]
I've been smoking Marijuana for 7 years.

I graduated Highschool while everyone else was dropping out

And I'm now in college, and I get off my ass at 5 am to go to work everyday.

Marijuana doesn't make you stupid, it's entirely up to the person themselves.

Don't blame the drug, BLAME PEOPLE.
User avatar #59 to #44 - sweatycups (02/17/2013) [-]
Technically, even though this isn't why its illegal, but weed does kill brain cells.. So it actually does take away from your train of thought and mentality but not enough to leave you brain dead.
User avatar #95 to #59 - Faz (02/17/2013) [-]
Actually thats false, the test in which they did to check if marijuana kills braincells was flawed, they used a gas masks on monkeys and forced the monkeys to smoke like 60 joints in a 5minute period without any oxygen, the marijuana wasn't the thing which killed braincells but the lack of oxygen which did. No credible study has ever been done which proves marijuana kills brain cells.
User avatar #70 to #59 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
Not vegetable rain dead. Like Leo from "That 70's Show" brain dead.
User avatar #90 to #70 - Faz (02/17/2013) [-]
Im like 100% sure your entire knowledge of marijuana must come from that show with how stupid you are sounding.
User avatar #94 to #90 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
I know right? I'm so stupid trying to tell people weed is bad.
User avatar #100 to #94 - Faz (02/17/2013) [-]
But...but....its not bad with correct used. Im not trying to big myself up here or anything but i definitely know more about marijuana than 99% of people in the world since i have done a lot of research into it and the side effects of marijuana come only from over use, having it once a week is actually good for you but smoking it everyday is where it becomes bad, it does not kill brain cells or make you an idiot but it makes you paranoid, antisocial and lazy.
User avatar #116 to #100 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
In moderation, a lot of things won't hurt you. That doesn't change the fact that just saying that means people will just change how many marijuanas they inject.
#106 to #94 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
So what's your stance on guns?
User avatar #111 to #106 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
Stricter background checks.
Longer waiting periods.
If you have a history with any anger related mental illness, no gun for you.
Hollow points shouldn't be available to anyone outside the military.
All in all, just don't give guns to anyone.
User avatar #48 to #44 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
You're trying to get us to change our views on a drug.
That's pretty stupid.
#76 to #48 - marijanelover [OP](02/17/2013) [-]
Alcohol is a drug, cigarettes are a drug, aspirin is a drug. Heck even coffee is a drug, medically speaking. I think you miss understand what drug means.
User avatar #82 to #76 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
>Implying I don't think those are drugs.
>Implying I don't think alcohol is worse than weed.
>Implying I'm not against cigarettes either.
>Implying I drink coffee.
Also coffee isn't a drug, the caffeine in it is.
User avatar #155 to #82 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]
Alcohol IS worse than weed.

Alcohol was illegal at one point, remember?

And there are WAY more alcoholics than there are pot-heads.

Marijuana doesn't crash your car and kill pedestrians, or beat your wife with a belt...
User avatar #87 to #82 - marijanelover [OP](02/17/2013) [-]
Not implying anything, simply stating facts.
User avatar #49 to #48 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]
Nope. I'm asking you to look at both sides of the story.

Only looking at one side of the story isn't just stupid, it's ignorant.
User avatar #50 to #49 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
An isolated incident doesn't match millions of brain dead stoners.
User avatar #53 to #50 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]

Lack of knowledge or information: "he acted in ignorance of basic procedures".

nescience - darkness - dark
User avatar #56 to #53 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
Yes, you already said that. That doesn't change my point.
#65 to #56 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
No, it clearly doesn't. It remains an ignorant point.
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#71 to #42 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
You must smoke a lot of weed then.
User avatar #73 to #42 - marijanelover [OP](02/17/2013) [-]
I've been smoking medically for 8 years. Yet i have 2 university degrees and continue to advance at a rapid pace in my place of work. Oh and my last IQ test gave me a result of 167.

I am living proof that you are wrong.
User avatar #79 to #73 - harrytheheadcrab (02/17/2013) [-]
Like I said before, an isolated incident doesn't equal so many people smoking weed and becoming retards.
User avatar #102 to #79 - marijanelover [OP](02/17/2013) [-]
I think your the one stating isolated incidents. Now I'll grant you that a lot of teenagers smoke weed in order to turn stupid. in this case the weed is the excuse to act stupid, and is not the thing making those idiots stupid in the first place.

I can give you a VERY long list of extremely successful, talented and intelligent pot smokers: Carl Sagan, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Bill Nye, Bill Maher, Neil Degrass Tyson, Ted Turner, Clarence Thomas, Micheal Phelps, Newt Gingrich, Jon Stewart, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Woody Harrelson, Al Gore. And that's leaving out the vast majority of the sports and entertainment businesses.
User avatar #39 to #34 - Faz (02/17/2013) [-]
The reason its illegal is due to money. Firstly it was because of logging companies, now its because of pharmaceutical companies.
User avatar #40 to #39 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]
Actually, William Randolph Hearst ran a smear campaign of racism...

That's how it became illegal.
#91 to #40 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
Before then the term used to refer to the plant was either cannabis or hemp exclusively. They started saying marihuana to, I **** you not, equate it with dirty mexicans.
User avatar #41 to #40 - Faz (02/17/2013) [-]
William Randolph Hearst, a news paper publisher whos paper came from logging companies.
User avatar #43 to #41 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]
True. He ran the campaign to protect the timber industry.

But it was mainly racism that made people hate it...
User avatar #46 to #43 - Faz (02/17/2013) [-]
Yeah that and many other lies told about it, the most known (maybe more so than the claim it made white women want to date black guys) is probably "reefer madness" the total lie that one puff of the devils lettuce and you will turn crazy.
User avatar #47 to #46 - oottovann (02/17/2013) [-]
"Marijuana will turn the negro and Mexican into a blood-thirst animal. They will believe they are the white man."

^Actual article headline that started "reefer Madness"
#22 - popkornking (02/16/2013) [-]
A quote by Carl Sagan you say?
User avatar #31 to #22 - coolcalx (02/17/2013) [-]
Carl Sagan was an avid marijuana smoker and legalization proponent.
User avatar #134 - junkmanrs (02/17/2013) [-]
Carl Sagan, to me, is one of the greatest people to ever live, his kindness and profoundness is overwhelming, he spoke against war and the advancement of nuclear weapons, and perhaps most importantly he was a popularizer of science, making complex scientific concepts understandable to the average person.
User avatar #54 - CHARGERZ (02/17/2013) [-]
I post one these carl sagan marijuana stuff and i get hate and thumbed down WTF
User avatar #67 to #54 - marijanelover [OP](02/17/2013) [-]
Next time post it in Stoner Humor first, It gives you a leg up at the start, making sure you don't get thumbed down into oblivion.
#124 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
I'll see an astronaut one day and be like, my highness in high school made you
#63 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
I never understood all the stoners when they were talking about how pot expands their minds. No it doesn't. It makes you think "how big is space" is a deep, intellectual viewpoint on life.
#99 to #63 - anon (02/17/2013) [-]
and your claims are based upon...
#154 to #63 - misocontra (02/17/2013) [-]
Obviously you've never smoked good weed
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User avatar #135 - dreamthrow (02/17/2013) [-]
NASA is becoming obsolete: Space exploration will be privatized.
User avatar #147 to #135 - konradkurze (02/17/2013) [-]
and as son as corporations get space travel, everything out there will be sold to us at a premium
User avatar #148 to #147 - dreamthrow (02/17/2013) [-]
which will then fund more exploration and possibly colonization.
But for right now, they are only interested in cheaper and more reliable methods of exploration
User avatar #149 to #148 - konradkurze (02/17/2013) [-]
once the corporations take over space exploration, they'll colonise other planets with assholes like them
in that case, bring on the aliens to kill us all
User avatar #151 to #149 - dreamthrow (02/17/2013) [-]
Fiction has ****** your mind.
User avatar #153 to #151 - konradkurze (02/17/2013) [-]
take a look at the world around you
asshole corporations promoted usa invading the middle east to steal oil....

you must know the split second anything valuable is found in space, corporations will demand exclusive rights to it
User avatar #159 to #153 - dreamthrow (02/19/2013) [-]
The thought process of a space company is going to be way different than a normal corps'. SpaceX for example is run by a man who is the coolest guy since Tesla; that gives private space travel a good look forward. Even Virgin Galactic is rather charismatic.
User avatar #160 to #159 - konradkurze (02/19/2013) [-]
well yes, anything begins with good intentions but does gradually become just money farming as corruption sets in

as for Tesla, he was a pretty cool guy, he wanted people to have access to technology for free......the greedy bitches in power refused that and discarded him and his research
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User avatar #158 to #135 - thatguyontheright ONLINE (02/18/2013) [-]
along with everything else.
#2 - anonmynous (02/16/2013) [-]
Oh God please tell my that Carl Sagan actually said this
User avatar #11 to #2 - marijanelover [OP](02/16/2013) [-]
He did! I found a recording of it somewhere. Can't for the life of me remember where I heard it, but he said it.
User avatar #12 to #11 - marijanelover [OP](02/16/2013) [-]
Plus the guy was a hippie in the 60's.
User avatar #1 - xzynth (02/16/2013) [-]
Wise words.
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