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With more missions to Mars and the moon planned, researchers are forgetting the importance of the needs of people on Earth

A recent report done by the National Research Council has found that the U.S. satellite system that monitor's the environment and climate needs on Earth must undergo vast upgrades or scientists may lose ability to accurately forecast hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and winter storms. The report also called for NASA to launch 17 new satellites to launch by 2020. NASA and NOAA now have 25 satellites in orbit that specifically only conduct environmental measurements and observations – however, many of them are working past their initial expected service time.

“This is the most critical time in human history, with the population never before so big and with stresses growing on the Earth,” said Richard Anthes, co-chair on the committee which wrote the report.

The National Research Council of the National Academies also warned that by 2010, the number of instruments on satellites for Earth-observing purposes will be cut by around 40 percent.

The NOAA yearly budget of $1 billion per year for environmental satellites must continue to remain available to the organization. Spending $3 billion per year on new equipment and satellite missions through the year 2020 would sufficiently get Earth-observation back on the level it needs to be, according to space officials.



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RE: UH oh
By Grast on 1/18/2007 12:43:45 PM , Rating: 1
How many so called innocent Germans and Japanese were killed in WW2 during daylight bombings of cities? Anwnser: None, all of the germans and japanese during WW2 were our enemy and enemy combantance. That is the reason we won those wars. We understood the only way to win was to destroy them.

I do not buy your argument that only a few of the Iraqis are responsible. They for the majority are supporting the terrorist either by active helping or simply going along with them.

You do not understand the idea of war. The idea of war is to kill your perceived enemy. That is the reason war is supposed to be avoided.

You stated I would sacrifice millions. I would say that I am removing millions of soldiers and collaborators. This is the difference between me and you. I am willing to make the hard decision and protect your freedom. If we played the game by your standards in the end, these very so called innocents would stand by and let the terrorist cut off you head.

The real world is brutal. Living in a delusional world were everyone can get along is only going to get your self killed.

Peace through superior firepower.


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By Ringold on 1/18/07, Rating: 0
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RE: UH oh
By rushfan2006 on 1/19/2007 9:12:09 AM , Rating: 2
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How many so called innocent Germans and Japanese were killed in WW2 during daylight bombings of cities? Anwnser: None, all of the germans and japanese during WW2 were our enemy and enemy combantance.


Note to self: Tell my grand father that he and his WW2 buddies are damn liars, no innocent Germans or Japanese existed or will killed in bombing runs in WW2 -- because someone said so on an Internet forum. ;)

Seriously, where the hell do you get this shit?

LOL

[quote]You stated I would sacrifice millions. I would say that I am removing millions of soldiers and collaborators. [/quote]

No I think you are taking what the guy said out of context. Yes he stated he'd kill ever soul in Iraqi if it meant it would assure freedom for his kid and all American's...but this was an expression of his convictions of saying "I'd do what needed to be done, if it came to that." Which is, different than someone saying I want to murder everyone in Iraq.

You are having a heated debate with the OP, so you are taking out of context the parts the benefit your argument in order to "fight back". (This is what everyone does - so its normal).





RE: UH oh
By rushfan2006 on 1/19/2007 9:16:04 AM , Rating: 2
Ugh..sorry for the confusion post I had both comments on a notepad to copy in...

This part, was suppose to go to the "other guy"...

quote]You stated I would sacrifice millions. I would say that I am removing millions of soldiers and collaborators. [/quote]

No I think you are taking what the guy said out of context. Yes he stated he'd kill ever soul in Iraqi if it meant it would assure freedom for his kid and all American's...but this was an expression of his convictions of saying "I'd do what needed to be done, if it came to that." Which is, different than someone saying I want to murder everyone in Iraq.

You are having a heated debate with the OP, so you are taking out of context the parts the benefit your argument in order to "fight back". (This is what everyone does - so its normal).





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