[meteorite-list] NASA SETI Misappropriation of Tax Payer Funds
From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 14:04:43 -0700 (PDT)
Yes, our tax burden is at record levels. 28% collectable capitol gains plus
15% FICA plus multiple fees(taxes) attached to nearly everything including the water we drink; What an outrage!? Remember this when you bid on meteorites on
eBay. Since they are collectables like gold, silver and platinum, the
seller is being taxed at the highest possible capital gains tax rate
which is expected to go up depending on who is elected.
Who says the middle class isn't being squeezed harder than ever before?? To see our hard earned money wasted on frivolous pursuits like blimp rides under the name of science beyond ridiculous.
Some of my thoughts as unlisted private home and cell phones are ringing off the hook incessantly with political robocalls trying to get my vote.
----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Hup? <gmhupe at centurylink.net>
To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 1:10 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] NASA SETI Misappropriation of Tax Payer Funds
To All Concerned US Tax Payers...
I have been troubled by what is a clear misappropriation of US tax payer funds by NASA/SETI. At a time of this country's financial crisis, this is no time to squander our tax dollars!!
We have all seen and read about 'The Blimp" that was, as stated in the article link below, "... a NASA-hired airship." Not only are they using a privately owned "Blimp" for frivolous and far-fetched 'research', but they are also giving free joy rides to private citizens as stated from the article, "Glenn Rivera [a private citizen] was invited by astronomers [NASA/SETI] to hunt for more meteorite crash-landing sites from a NASA-hired airship."
In recent conversations, I and many of my colleagues and some NASA scientists (who wish to remain anonymous), have all concluded that finding meteorites [of any size] is completely impossible and a waste of tax payer dollars! How can one think you can spot a black rock the size of a dime, a golf ball or even a basketball from an altitude of 1000 feet?
The only entity that benefits from these dream hunts is the private company who owns "The Blimp". They get paid by NASA for use of "The Blimp" and they also benefit from all of the free advertising with their logos and web addresses emblazoned on the sides of "The Blimp"!
As far as I am concerned, hunting for meteorites floating in the sky is full of hot air!
Here is the link the the article I reference:
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