[meteorite-list] Found or Not-Found Wherever

From: Peter Richards <pedrichards_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 06:00:13 -0500
Message-ID: <CAENymwBfq31WgF2NuT8tvbZM7-Pa5-Gph-+0DpgmZXgtAWJ_=w_at_mail.gmail.com>

So, basically, if the oft-discussed laws, that may or may not be in
place, today, are actually in place, if you're not a landowner (with a
certain amount of good fortune,) and only a person with a decent eye
for the irregular, or as most of us would probably say "special," you,
to make a living(/"profit") in the meteorite-field, must A. Attend a
university (which is costly,) and succeed there before become a
paid-professor, B. Somehow find a way to search for ocean-floor
meteorites in international waters, C. "Swindle" landowners to allow
you to gain possession of meteorites which had been their property,
but they didn't know about, D. Find a country that is "lax on science,
and the ethics of extraterrestrial minerals," E. Catch a meteorite
like an outfielder, such as with a specialized glove for the task (or
does that qualify as "goaltending,") or F. Have the capitol and
knowledge to invest in meteorites that will appreciate? Anyway, not to
beat a dead horse, but some of us may have invested our time
specializing in a rather expensive hobby... then all of a sudden:
"psych!" or "get out of the country." Tough world, sometimes, isn't
it? Are we sure whoever ideated about making it only possible to
collect rocks on public land as a hobby was accountable enough to
deserve the responsibility? Of course all of us aren't sure of it, but
would there not be some poetic justice to somehow finding this person,
then somehow preventing them from "making their living" with that
ostensibly "(public) service" of legislating.
just in a funk here (and thanks for reading,)
Peter Richards
Received on Mon 09 Jun 2014 07:00:13 AM PDT

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