[meteorite-list] NASA SETI Misappropriation of Tax Payer Funds

From: Jodie Reynolds <spacerocks_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 15:05:21 -0700
Message-ID: <1468209595.20121102150521_at_spaceballoon.org>

Hello Greg and List!

It was my understanding that the airship rides were contributed. Is
there reliable information that they're plunking down NASA-dollars
for that? Because I agree - that'd be pretty criminal.

Believe me, no one could possibly be any crankier about
misappropriation of tax-payer dollars than I! I just want to make
sure we string up the "right ones".

--- Jodie

Friday, November 2, 2012, 1:10:15 PM, you wrote:

> 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:
> http://novato.patch.com/articles/hunt-goes-on-for-more-meteorites#photo-12000260

> Best Regards,
> Greg

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Best regards,
 Jodie                            mailto:spacerocks at spaceballoon.org
Received on Fri 02 Nov 2012 06:05:21 PM PDT

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