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The colonization of Mars vs. solving the problems at home

I am a space advocate and sci fi junkie. I look at the night sky like a teenage boy peeks at Playboy. The curiosity and wonder within me burns as red as that elusive rocky world next door.... And now, in this glorious age of technology, the dreams of Kim Stanley Robinson and geeks world round is finally becomming a reality. The colonization of Mars is just around the corner, and although many are thrilled, some are hesitant and even sour about the prospect. An argument aganist a human-occupied Mars is based on the belief that Earth has far too many problems, that are far more urgent and necessary to address, then the satisfication of curious scientists and hopeful investors. So, what do you think? Shall humanity step beyond our watery world and onto a rusty alien desert, or should we focus our efforts on Earth and find solutions to our dire issues before considering such a endeavor?

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    Aug 10 2013: There are a billion solutions to any problem.
    Reduce your efforts to persuade organizations to do it your way and do it yourself.
    Lobby any organization that restricts your freedom to reduce its interference in your life.
    And make public the oppression of any organization that thinks it knows what is best for you and forces you to do it their way.
    Faith, Family, Friends, Fellowship, Freedom are yours and yours alone.

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