New age

this is an interview of Neil DeGrasse Tyson one of my absolute favorite scientists and political speakers (whom i feel would actually be able to make some real changes in this country given the chance though i doubt he'd actually want to do it)
I want to also make a statement that i believe he is correct in much of what he says. we need to put more money into space and science technology and make that a focus of the american people. it will help us advance to a new age, a new frontier which will bring us to the next age of man. we must advance beyond the known and stop bickering amongst ourselves about the trivial pursuits that we have created. it should be a goal of ours to get into space because in truth this may be our one and only shot to ever do so. we have a chance to expand our species to new planets, so why are we not taking that chance?

as always please comment and give me your opinions! I'll be bringing such content to all of you and giving my opinions on them from now on as my original posts in order to stimulate not only ideas but debates in polotics and science! i'm looking forward to these posts and i can't wait to hear what everyone has to say!

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    politics: the reason why the people who should be running the country don't want to run the country

    • December 26, 2012, 10:10 am
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    You want more money in those departments, according to Tyson vote republican.

    i couldn't for environmental issues but i will be looking at it for the next election. i think it's at least worth taking a look at as part of the bigger picture.
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 12:11 am
    Yet republicans made sure the EPA had more money than the democrats do.
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 9:39 am
    but based off policy and mitt romneys own stance on the environment i couldn't justify it. he said he wanted a no regrets policy and would have made major changes to protective acts. i couldn't trust him to flip once he was in office he needed to show us he would try and help it once he was in
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 12:14 pm
    Just remember, an epa with no money does no good. to have money we need a strong economy. as is we are about to go off the cliff. ask yourself, who do you trust more with the environment, the US or China? If the answer is the US, we need an economy to the epa may get funding. what Romney wants is energy independence for the US. That means more drilling, and more coal plants. Either we dig here and the US gets the money, or we dig in some other part of the world, and they get the money.
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 12:19 pm
    you don't seem to understand how against oil and coal i am, concentrate on echo friendly energy now and not only can we achieve energy independence that way but we can save our country from tearing itself apart to get at the resources below (you should take a look at that new matt damon movie it's going to be very interesting to see how the public reacts as the movie is about fracking and the damage it can cause)
    aside from that the only reason we are in this mess is that republicans aren't negotiating or taking the deals offered. obama is being more than reasonable and it seems to me that they just are to stubborn to work with him. maybe you can explain there logic to me because i'm not seeing it. i maintain that obama is being quite reasonable about this.
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 12:46 pm
    Oil and coal make modern life. Without it the world would be very Different. Without these things the world today would come to a stop. So if you are against these things I take it you also are agains cars, trucks, electricity, petroleum jelly, fresh food in the market, ambulances, and much more.
    Also the question also remains would you rather buy these coma daddies from countries who want to kill you or make them in the US?
    As for Obama...when is he going to pass a budget for his first term???
    To answer your questions about Obama and the negotiations, what fair compromises has he offered? Remember being the president is not the same as being a king. Obama must work with the house and senate not command them. It's also much easier for one man to change than it is for the house and senate. I honestly would like to know what Obama has done to work with the other side, like he promised.
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 2:21 pm
    "Vote Republican! We'll give a slightly higher insignificant amount of funding for important research!"
    - Ertrov December 26, 2012, 4:23 pm
    drawing that association is pathetic, i'm against oil as it harms the environment but i'm not dumb enough to say we don't need it. i said we need to invest in echo friendly technologies. not that we need to move back a century in time by stopping all oil drilling. we obviously stil need it. so please remove your head from your ass and talk to me like an adult (and i will talk to you like that for making such an insane and bullshit statement to me such as saying i'm against cars trucks etc.)
    and to answer you no i don't want to drill anywhere, we need to obviously but we need to put extreme regulations on the drilling that does occur and pull unneeded handouts to big oil companies, they make more than enough already with an economy that can't survive without it, they need no more than that. even when they are replaced by echo friendly sources they will have more than enough to survive and thrive in the world, they don't need to be given anything.
    and obama has already raised the tax hike to those making $400,000 congress needs to make a counter offer that is within reason. honestly they are being ridiculous and need to come to an agreement. negotiations need to come from both sides
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 4:24 pm
    Yet dr Tyson disagrees with you, and I with he.
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 4:32 pm
    First question. this is only about coal and oil. So you want to continue to give money to countries that want to kill you and not make the US energy independent?
    It would seem we are having two different conversations. You are talking about the world you want and I am talking about the world as is.
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 4:38 pm
    i'd prefer not to honestly and honestly i see the reasoning behind drilling here. but i also know oil companies and i know where this could lead us. so no i don't want them to drill here. i want them to give fair wages and compensation to those they already get it from. the way i see this world we can either recognize there's something wrong and try to fix it (what i'm proposing) or we can continue doing the same bullshit only this time in our country (what you're proposing)
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 5:33 pm
    Before I answer that gem of a comment, and so that I too know what you are talking about, what bullwhip have I said?
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 6:01 pm
    nothing, well aside from you saying i have some vendetta against all of modern life but i'll let that slide.
    you have yet to say any bullshit but what you propose (digging in the US) will be a continuation of the same bullshit going on in other countries. the entire idea pisses me off so yes i consider it bullshit. will it be a necessary step? possibly, but if it can be avoided i would like it to be. which is why i want to invest in echo friendly energy. you can attempt to sound as conceded as you'd like but the fact remains that i would prefer the most progressive method possible with as minimal drilling as possible. something you yourself should be concerned about as well. i get that oil and coal are important but this isn't the full solution to americas energy problems. what i propose is an important part of it and should be our long term goal. not something that is just written off to do later. we need to start it now and give it the chance to get to the level it will need to be at in the next decade so that it is poised to take over when it is needed. (this will happen at some point, we need to get ready for the future and the future lies in the hands of echo friendly energy not oil and coal. those resources will run out one day. i wish to be prepared before that day comes.) is there a reason we should not be preparing ourselves for the future?
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 6:52 pm
    That takes us back to my point. As is we have a choice. Buy energy from other countries or make it here. You say you are concerned about the environment yet you won't say who you want providing the energy you are using now. Who do you want with the energy money! The middle east with their record of treating people and the environment friendly or the US, where there are rules. We're the money dies not go to some one trying to kill you. I love that you think coal and gas are such demons, yet enjoy their benefits just like everyone you look down at. As for long term goals I am with you. Everyone is with you. If there can be found a better way to power the world capitalist are with you.
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 8:08 pm
    oh don't get me wrong man, i admit i still get the benefits and enjoy them. but i'm honest with myself about how bad it is. and the reason i never said where i'd like the oil to come from is i'm not sure where i would like it to come from. sorry but the truth is i'm not sure. i could see benefits for both sides of the argument and draw backs to both as well. given opposing circumstances i would choose the one i thought sounded like the better of the plans. basically what i'm saying is i'm flexible and could change my opinion given the right circumstances and if they would compromise. but as it is i don't believe oil companies should be let into the usa under current guide lines. we would need to make these heavily restrictive and make sure they understand that the restrictions will be enforced. it would have to be under heavy scrutiny to make sure that no laws are broken. i say this because oil companies have a tendency to mess up where they are and spills are way to common. the potential damage to people in america is very real so i would need to see those changes before i support them drilling here. these actions should already be enforced heavily on drilling outside the US so i need to know that they will be. until they can i will not support giving them more land to drill on.
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 8:45 pm
    So you want drilling in other countries that don't respect the earth and don't respect their employees as much as the US does. The US is not perfect but is much better than most countries that produce oil.
    - johnecash December 26, 2012, 8:54 pm
    no i want them to be more strictly regulated before they are given any new areas to work in. and as stated above i want them to put in place better regulations now in other countries as well.
    - 24paperwings December 26, 2012, 9:59 pm
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