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http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Hayabusa-21101 C'mon, everyone knows that warp drives will be available in the next 50 years. After World War 3, a scientist will launch a space ship capable of warp 1, which in turn will be detected by some Vulcans. Thus warp travel and alien encounter will happen in 1 night.
If you are lucky you might see some people from the 24th century helping out here and there
What? A TNG reference in a board full of SW fans ? It is Saturday night, I am bored, bring it on ;)
I would not mind seeing the Cantina done REALLY well and paying 180 for it to be honest.
I would not mind them doing a Cloud City REALLY well and have it be the replacement for the DS.
This is a whole different animal than funding a space program, which would be real expenditures in materials and labor not able to be reclaimed. Here is a recent article that summarizes it concisely:
And there's a chart in this wikipedia article that also breaks out the repayments:
I'm not sure if you still categorize this as government spun data, but I'm pretty sure the data is accurate as you can painstakingly check the balance sheets of the banks in the quarters that they repurchased.
The real travesty is that the human race has not been able to come together to make these advancements, and instead nations waste time and money on duplicating work. I think eventually we will collaborate, probably when faced with the realization of our imminent demise. My hope, then, is that it won't be too late.
This is a tangent, but this is a real great quote from Hammerbacher, the former research scientist at Facebook: "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks."
By the way, a strong motivation for finding life, or the evidence of prior life, is to understand and develop the conditions to sustain it. Even if it turns out that our Mars exploration yielded nothing promising, the mission itself advanced space exploration and the processes we use to gather and evaluate data. Landing on the moon just to walk on it didn't yield much value, but the technologies we developed to reach that goal, such as long range communications, and inspiring a generation of scientists are what was important.
Predictions on discontinuing NASA and the dollar's secondary market value?
I think this type of discussion is excellent, however this is a LEGO forum.
So.. lets try and get back on the LEGO topic.... politics, dollar value, government can be discussed elsewhere please..
Just to add: There's an interesting documentary called Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars that is worth checking out.
Hidden in plain sight:
Over $16 Trillion (yes, that is Trillion with a T) has been loaned to the banks in the past few years.
It is all funny money, and I suppose the banks have to give it back at some point, but the truth is much uglier than TARP.
Now as a side note, I get it, I really do. If they had not done so, our very way of life would have ended 4 years ago. So they had to do it.
Why? Because events have been happening over the past 40 years that set this up. We shouldn't have left the gold standard, we shouldn't be allowing the Fed to control the money supply, and we sure as heck shouldn't allow the banks to do this:
But we did, so they had no choice. It will be interesting to see in 10-20 years what becomes of all this.
And while doing so, no one watches the other hand (or most people don't).
Old trick, works well.
So yes, TARP is fine. But TARP isn't the issue.
"Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun"
Those may well last a lot longer now that they aren't on sale.
2 weeks is my guess, but really I'm just tossing darts at the dart board on this one.
On topic, I am not touching IS or DS as I do not think I can sell a LEGO set for $400 or $600 even after OOS. There, more IS and DS for you guys. Btw, I heard DS is retiring soon....
Since those were short term loans, they have all been repaid as shown in a chart in the same doc you linked:
I sense where you are wanting to go with wording like "lied to", "truth", "didn't tell anyone", "buried", but I don't think that's an exercise fit for this forum.
Once 2x is reached, the rise to 3x and 4x will be quicker.
I think that the 10143 is a better looking model for display (I know a lot think 10188 is better looking) but if I can pick up the newer one and in few years I can swap for older one might a be a move I'd consider.
May the Force be with you... Always...
Minecraft was a bit of an anomaly, but I do not think BTTF will be a failure at all.
I think this is what happens if LEGO keeps a set out forever.. will they sell? Sure but most that would be willing to pay the 150 already have them with only a handful of new buyers, where as I'm sure many more people will buy the Palace Cinema regardless if it is at 150 IMO( although I would wait for them to be on sale as would most here)..