Response to Failure To Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson’s Space Tourism Fantasy:
Space travel can’t remain the exclusive domain of national governments any more than ocean travel could. Sooner or later, this needs to be taken out of the hands of beaurocrats and handed to people insane enough to cross the Pacific in a canoe.
Response to Why Russia Turned Against The Gays:
If you want to encourage something, then you take steps to encourage it. Wasting a lot of energy trying to discourage something else is not productive. Trying to bully some random 3rd party does nothing to help your alleged goals. This is all about “pandering to the base”. It’s the same kind of nonsense that Republicans do. They do it for the same exact reasons. If the Russians think that they are being “anti-West” then they are sadly deluded. Putin is acting just like Bush/Romney/Ryan/Santorum.