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Old 03-01-2017, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default How does that thing called "gravity" work?

The stupid, it hurts: Massachusetts Democrat objects to SpaceX because rich people will control the moon and throw rocks at the earth which will kill people because of kinetic energy.

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U.S. House candidate Brianna Wu, a Massachusetts Democrat, is worried that people will drop rocks from the moon that will hit the earth and kill people.


http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/28/...gravity-works/
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:19 AM   #3
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The stupid, it hurts: Massachusetts Democrat objects to SpaceX because rich people will control the moon and throw rocks at the earth which will kill people because of kinetic energy.





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Old 03-01-2017, 02:04 PM   #6
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You cannot fix that kind of stupid.
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Dumb...as a rock. I can only imagine the amount of scorn and derision we would have seen if a Republican. That said, it's pretty hard to top Christian fundamentalists when it comes to lack of scientific knowledge and an uncanny ability to ignore facts that are right in front of their faces. There are a number of such persons in Congress and droves of them in state legislatures, which is a bit scary.
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More to the point, WHY? If I'm rich and I'm mining the moon for resources, why would I kill off my customer base?
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Seems plausible.

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Meh , not worried at all , I live down under , but to be safe lets
impose moon travel restrictions on people carrying rocks .

Then again they can only drop rocks at night when the moon is up
come daytime it works the other way .



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Meh , not worried at all , I live down under , but to be safe lets
impose moon travel restrictions on people carrying rocks .

Then again they can only drop rocks at night when the moon is up
come daytime it works the other way .



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Australians should really be the ones worrying

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If you are down under, the rocks have further to fall, so more kinetic energy (lets not introduce terminal velocity into the discussion).
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If you are down under, the rocks have further to fall, so more kinetic energy (lets not introduce terminal velocity into the discussion).
Since Australia is on the bottom rocks fall away from the earth.
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Since Australia is on the bottom rocks fall away from the earth.
Hey PottyLeaks , that was an Australian military secret .

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