Re: $35 billion Mars vs. $68 billion California rail
Date: 07-17-2017 - 04:30
> Why would space exploration be cheaper than old rail tech on earth?
That question assumes facts not in evidence.
That $35 billion figure to go to Mars does not even include most of the tasks needed to get there. But even if it did, it is still just a spitball number put out there by the project's proponents - no actual evidence presented!
Same thing with the high speed rail - except that the $68 billion number has already long been proven to be Bullsh!t. Even so, anybody with any brains already knew it from the getgo anyway - no evidence there either!
It's not that Cal- Rail couldn't have been built for that, or even for less; but that given all the BS politics in California, it never would get built at all - at any price; also that what few fragments did get built, would be useless segments from no-where to He!!-N-gone.
Oh well - it's only money. And it does grow on trees - just ask any California politician!
Too bad the tree species Californicus Monetarus has been put of the endangered species list because of over harvesting.