N.B. I’m going to post random thoughts on weekends. We all need to laugh, learn, and think in small amounts on weekends, and this is my small contribution
There are approximately 300,000,000 people in the U.S.
The U.S. is spending roughly $275 million* per day on the Iraqi war.
Celestron Nexstar 5″ Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo scopes cost $799 plus shipping.
If the U.S. government spent on its people what it spends in Iraq in one day every person in America could own a nice GoTo telescope.
(I really don’t understand why every school in America can’t have a nice telescope.)
*Does anyone know a better reference?
With regards to a good reference on the cost of the Iraq War, see http://costofwar.com Note however that while the reference listed may be more accurate technically, your’s is better. 🙂
Thanks so much for that reference!
Doonsbury speaks a lot of truths that really make a person think.