Re: [furries-290] A Few Ambitions

From: Amaroq
Sent on: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:56 PM
There's something I want to say here that would probably be more fitting as a response to the previous topic. But it would be negative if I brought it up there, and positive if I brought it up here, so I choose to do it here.

Someone said that greed is one of the things that will destroy the human race. But THIS is what greed really is. Just wanting something for yourself. Having an ambition and following it. If you remove all of the negatives that people always package in with that concept, greed is really a good thing. Greed brought us every innovation we have, and lifted our standard of living from the point where we were dying in our teens and twenties to the point where we can relax on over 100 degree days due to air conditioning, electricity, and we have this amazing system called the internet, and computers that we're using to instantly talk to each other right now. Etc etc etc etc etc.

People wanting something for themselves and working for it is what lifted us up. Not what will destroy us. Whether it's Henry Ford inventing the assembly line, or his employees working on it. Everyone who wants something and works for it not only lifts themselves, but lifts society up as a secondary consequence. So dream big, and if you really think you can do it, pursue those dreams. Who knows. You might be the, or one of the, people who does finally bring the rest of us to the moon someday.

(It's not in a bank's greedy self-interest to lend to people who can't pay it back. Because if the person doesn't pay it back, the bank loses money. It's traditionally the bank's own ass on the line when they lend, which means they have to be careful about who they lend it to. But government guaranteed loans, the existence of the Fed, and other interventions in the economy, made it so the banks didn't have to worry about going under if they made bad loans. Essentially, some goody two-shoes said "It's greedy and evil that banks won't lend to people who can't afford it",  implemented a government policy that makes it so banks can/have to lend to those who can't afford it, and now we're blaming the banks instead of the government, where the blame really lies.)
 
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~Amaroq Wolf

From: Keeko <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, August 29,[masked]:17 AM
Subject: Re: [furries-290] A Few Ambitions

I like the idea. XD It's not a bad thing to have such lofty goals, I totally want to see moon colonies happen, and I wish you the best of luck!
On Aug 28,[masked]:04 PM, "Alex Maurin" <[address removed]> wrote:
And now for something completely different:

http://www.spacex.com/falcon_heavy.php

What do you guys think about the idea of a lunar colony complete
with hotels and condos?

Would you consider moving to the moon?

The colonies would probably be underground and pressurized, and the
industry would largely the mining of titanium and exotic metals, and
maybe even helium-3.

Although helium-3 is theoretical, the titanium export would bring in
the money necessary to build in enough manufacturing equipment and
planetary support to construct additional pylons-- i mean factories on
the moon, and allow us to build entire cities with multiple mining
operations across the lunar surface.

Something I'm going to shoot for with my degree in mathematics is to
attempt building up enough capital to found a lunar colony.

Yes, I know it's highly ambitious, but I have an actual shot at doing
it.

With a degree in mathematics, i can balance between finance and actuary
science, and astrophysics and aeronautics.

This way, i can make the money necessary to get the funding i need to
actually put together a business plan to colonize the moon.

I can see it now: low gravity bouncing fursuiters parading in a space
hotel on the moon.. x3



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