NASA Spends $420 Million to Discover My Back Yard
One of the first images back from the latest trip to Mars shows this patch of ground. I would gladly have allowed NASA to send a probe to my back yard in August. It would have found the same thing: red, rocky, lifeless soil. I'm all for exploring. I love it in fact, so no problems there. But spending $420 million dollars got me thinking on other big projects we, as a nation, need to be moving on, quickly.
I guess I'm at a point where I'm fed up with the federal government and
big oil for not harnessing all the power of their respective resources
to perfect and finish the development of alternative fuel technologies. The Congress should open up oil exploration off the shores of our
nation and allow for the sideway drilling technology into the Denali
National Forest in Alaska to provide us with oil, and time to perfect alternative fuel source technology: water, wind, solar, hydrogen.
A large percentage of the obscene profits being raked in these
days by big oil should be diverted to alternative fuel technology development, mandated by law. If we are going to be paying $4-$5 a gallon for fuel (which has been the case in Europe for years, by the way). I'd like to think that at the end of the day the profits from these sales will result in stable, alternative fuels that do not require me to be putting cash into the pockets of nations and terrorist groups that would love to kill me and destroy my nation. We put a man on the moon in less than ten years. We can
get this job done too.