Gold!: The Asteroids. Good

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Robert_Stephens, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Robert_Stephens
    Offline

    Robert_Stephens BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,045
    Thanks Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Las Cruces, NM
    Ratings:
    +92
  2. dilloduck
    Offline

    dilloduck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    53,240
    Thanks Received:
    5,552
    Trophy Points:
    1,850
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +6,403
    Are we going to sell the gold to Martians ?
     
  3. The T
    Offline

    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    48,072
    Thanks Received:
    5,473
    Trophy Points:
    1,773
    Location:
    What USED TO BE A REPUBLIC RUN BY TYRANTS
    Ratings:
    +5,502
  4. Robert_Stephens
    Offline

    Robert_Stephens BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,045
    Thanks Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Las Cruces, NM
    Ratings:
    +92
    Yes. Very.

    These hotbeds of minerals and other resources is the next step, once our planet has been mined, in another 1000 years or so. But the steps should be taken now to head that way.

    I'm glad to see so many outfits developing vehicles to be thrown up to low Earth and to the asteroids and moon as well.

    Robert
     
  5. bitterlyclingin
    Offline

    bitterlyclingin Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3,076
    Thanks Received:
    415
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Ratings:
    +449
    Gonna be a tough nut to crack, fellas. Weight is a critical element in aeronautics and even more critical in space flight. I can remember one young engineer rushing into the assembly area with the first completely machined experimental fuel control housing he had been designing to weigh it and exclaiming "Good! I was only ten grams off on the finished weight!"
    Gold, if I remember correctly is a fairly heavy element. Imagine landing, loading up, firing your rockets and not being able to leave the asteroid.
     
  6. RoadVirus
    Offline

    RoadVirus <insert pithy title here>

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Messages:
    5,277
    Thanks Received:
    574
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Illinois
    Ratings:
    +583
    I'm waiting for Obama to come out and say we should let the Chinese have the mining rights to the moon.
     
  7. Big Fitz
    Offline

    Big Fitz User Quit *****

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    16,917
    Thanks Received:
    2,473
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,475
    You do realize that if this plan was possible at this time, you would do to Gold what the Thunder Bay Ontario Amethyst mines did to the price of Amethysts. Dropped it from a precious to semi-precious stone nearly overnight.

    Soon 30 trillion would mean little to nothing.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,323
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +915
    I hear it tastes like chicken. Gold teefs for ebbybuddy !
     
  9. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    22,571
    Thanks Received:
    2,558
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +5,673
    Tell it to the gold standard proponents. They seem to think it's money and not just a commodity, like other metals. It's value is in its scarcity, not because of some intrinsic "monetariness".
     
  10. Big Fitz
    Offline

    Big Fitz User Quit *****

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    16,917
    Thanks Received:
    2,473
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,475
    on this point... rare as it is... we agree.
     

Share This Page