Maybe we should’ve just sat with our thumb up our arse whilst the Soviets and Chicoms landed on the moon first too ehh — whilst waiting for a pure “commercial” vulturely-funded endeavor?
Was the Apollo program a tax-funded boondoggle as well?
When you planning on releasing your own DARPAnet?
I don’t care what you sit with up your arse.
If you want to compare Algae-Gazprom with NASA that’s your (idea) of business too.
Far as I’m concerned, you and your kind can sit and credit Al Gore for the successes of Apple and Microsoft as well. I’m sure you figure his invention of the internet was at least an inspiration for THOSE WHO GOT THE DAMNED HARD WORK DONE ON THEIR OWN IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
My suggestion is that you put your own money (if you have any) where your mouth is (if it ain’t to far up your arse to get to already), and hurry out there and invest in some of these Democrat jackpots.
Oh, and be sure to let us know when you and Barry roll out your “Five-Year-Plan” for your grand state-sponsored successes, okay? As he has noted, and I’m sure you are excited about, he (and you) only have another five years left.
As far as my “DARPAnet”—mister, I own my own business, I make my own money, I pay my own bills, I tend to my own affairs. I hope that’s still okay with you and Barry.
>> When you planning on releasing your own DARPAnet?
Unlike space travel, the Internet was an inevitability like the light bulb and phone. Not a good example of taxpayer funded initiatives. The JFK Moon effort was a quasi Military operation.
I’m a big proponent of NASA, but I view NASA as an extension of the Military in terms of resource requirements, security, deregulated operating liberty, etc.
The notion the govt must be involved in the advancement of society if there’s to be any is a fallacy save the Military/NASA scenarios.