France and US creating a space force

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Preparing a space battle against a returning messiah?

Macron announces creation of French space force

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A mainstream media outlet in France says :
The French Ministry of Armies will recruit science fiction writers and futurists

Link in French

Unbelievable..

The Trump administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military by 2020, but the proposal was scorned by opponents and may struggle to get liftoff in a divided Congress.

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Well, we are going to be a spacefaring people sooner or later. Why not start now? The first ones up there have the most to gain. I just saw a program about some private companies that want to start mining operations on the moon, and the infrastructure and shuttling operations that would be natural adjuncts to it.

We already have the first "space tourists" signing up at Spacex. Pretty soon we'll have cruise ships sailing along the Karman-line so people can glimpse the curvature of the Earth, and maybe even in low-orbit!

It's so exciting!

If the military forces didn't keep in the forefront of all of this, then they'll end up behind. Being an American, I am probably a little spoiled in not minding a few soldiers here and there to keep anyone from doing something dangerous, i.e. sabotage or terrorism. Although, that will be an eventual problem, regardless. It's human nature.

It will still be worth it, though. Anyone pooh-poohing the creation of space forces today will look like total Luddites to future generations.
 





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Preparing a space battle against a returning messiah?

Macron announces creation of French space force

Link

A mainstream media outlet in France says :
The French Ministry of Armies will recruit science fiction writers and futurists

Link in French

Unbelievable..

The Trump administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military by 2020, but the proposal was scorned by opponents and may struggle to get liftoff in a divided Congress.

Link
Wow, just wow.

I wonder if predictive programming has anything to do with it, with movies about moving to or living in space (Elysium, The Martian, etc) and Elon Musk's desire to visit and potentially live on another planet, etc.

I think the money could be better spent on healthcare or paying down the national debt. Ha ha. It's already so out of control that there is no way to pay it off or even make a significant dent in it. So spend it on the people living here and now.
 





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Wow, just wow.

I wonder if predictive programming has anything to do with it, with movies about moving to or living in space (Elysium, The Martian, etc) and Elon Musk's desire to visit and potentially live on another planet, etc.

I think the money could be better spent on healthcare or paying down the national debt. Ha ha. It's already so out of control that there is no way to pay it off or even make a significant dent in it. So spend it on the people living here and now.
It’s most likely that the space force is just a ruse to get the rich off-planet because they know they are destroying Earth. They are obsessed with getting off because they know what is happening to the planet is not sustainable.