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MountainMan
01-16-2010, 02:54 PM
I would like to try and keep politics out of this thread if possible and I will post a poll in a bit but I was just watching "Mega-Engineering" on the Discovery Channel and the show was all about building an intercontinental railroad underneath the Bering Sea, connecting Russia and the North American continent. Of course they were trying to go into detail about all the major conflicts with such a project.

For practical reasons, we know that whatever project that comes down the pike, they can say it will be a multi-national effort but reality shows that it is the United States that picks up 90-100% of the bill on these contracts.

For me, I would like to see an effort to colonize the ocean floors., I want to see vast communities of people living underwater, mining and farming the resources down their for OUR benefit.

What projects would you like to see and why and like I said, a poll is forthcoming.

AmPat
01-16-2010, 03:00 PM
I'd settle for getting our own oil off our continents before China sucks it all up.:mad: Sorry, it's difficult to keep this apolitical when politics is the ONLY reason we aren't doing it.

MountainMan
01-16-2010, 03:01 PM
I'd settle for getting our own oil off our continents before China sucks it all up.:mad: Sorry, it's difficult to keep this apolitical when politics is the ONLY reason we aren't doing it.

Can you at least try? I am trying to get an idea for projects that we haven't already started but sorry, we already can offshore oil drill. Im talking BIG projects like what JFK did with the space program.

MountainMan
01-16-2010, 03:04 PM
And for the Warhammer 40K fans out there, I forgot to add the option of building "hive cities".....:D

Articulate_Ape
01-16-2010, 03:06 PM
Other: Alchemy. We could use the gold.

wilbur
01-16-2010, 03:09 PM
A balanced budget. The other options are probably more realistic though.

MountainMan
01-16-2010, 03:10 PM
A balanced budget. The other options are probably more realistic though.
:rolleyes: I tried to start a non political thread here folks. Can you please put politics aside for just a fucking moment?

Articulate_Ape
01-16-2010, 03:48 PM
:rolleyes: I tried to start a non political thread here folks. Can you please put politics aside for just a fucking moment?


Oh. In that case, I got nothin'.

Sonnabend
01-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Mars.

Get all our eggs out of one basket, colonise and work from there. Build the ships in orbit.

CaughtintheMiddle1990
01-16-2010, 05:11 PM
And for the Warhammer 40K fans out there, I forgot to add the option of building "hive cities".....:D

OT but Warhammer 40K FTW...Not to be OT but do you also like Warhammer Fantasy?

And on topic--Colonizing Mars. We need to make the futuristic US envisioned in the 30s-50s a reality. It's the 21st century, let's make it the 21st century our grandparents and great grandparents dreamt it wouldbe. We got so sidetracked with Vietnam, all the social crises and even now with distractions such as gay marriage and whatnot that we've lost sight of greater goals, of making greater dreams a reality.

If I was President I'd love to revolutionize America--not politically, but scientifically, architectually--Make us a nation of the world's greatest scientists, engineers, thinkers--We need people who have bold but realistic dreams. We live in 2010 much like we did in 1960, with mainly superficial things changed and some social changes. Our buildings and cities are for the most part much the same. We've lost the sense of awe that scientific discovery once brought. The 21st century dreamed about in the 50s and early 60s never arrived.

There was a time and a generation who felt that America could do anything it put it's resources to--I agree with that. But we lost that optimism and that bold inventiveness with a cynical and whiny generation brainwashed by anti-Americans in the 60s that was more interested in smoking dope than getting shit done. Even now, there's so much cynicism as to what America is, or the state she's in or the mistakes she made in the past, that we've lost dreaming--We've gone from talking about what great things America could do to Marxist professors teaching my generation and our nation's children about the ''horrible things evil capitalist America did (two hundred years ago).''

We should conquer space. If we don't do it first,some other nation will, and that would be a tragedy.

Rockntractor
01-16-2010, 05:22 PM
Colonize the bottom of the ocean with all the people who want to spend money on big projects with money we don't have! Concrete boots anyone?

stsinner
01-16-2010, 05:25 PM
I watch COPS and other reality justice shows regularly, and there are people on there who are arrested that just ooze worthless and have cold, dead eyes.. You just know that they will never, ever make a contribution to society and will always just be someone to watch out for and arrest again..

I chose the space station with people living there because it would be a good place to send these people in order to rid society of this constant threat hanging over us. Otherwise we just allow them to exist among us until they inevitably commit their next crime, serve their time and repeat the cycle.. A colony in space would be perfect! If you've ever watched a reality prison show, the prisoners kind of self-promote and appoint people in various positions within their little society..

patriot45
01-16-2010, 06:00 PM
I went for the sky elevator to outer space! How cool is that! It has to be glass walled and no musak, very doable for this, cost is no problem Admin.!! :D