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Fri, 8 Jul 2011

Return on Investment

— SjG @ 8:38 am

On the date of the last scheduled shuttle launch, I started thinking about return on investment.

NASA’s entire cumulative budget, from 1958 through the present, in dollars (adjusted to 2007 value), has been $843 billion.

Our little adventure in Iraq has cost over $1 trillion.

Which has done more for us as a nation?

Wikipedia page on NASA’s budget
Wikipedia page on Iraq war expenditures.


Mon, 3 Nov 2008

“Yes on 8” Ads seen here

— SjG @ 11:55 pm

So the “Yes on 8” bigots are spending a lot on advertising, and Google ads for “Yes on 8” are evidently showing up here.

All I can say is ignore ’em. I think I’m forbidden by Google to say anything that would encourage you to click on them to cost the bastards more money. If that were to somehow happen, I’ll donate any click revenue from those ads to an appropriate organization like GLAAD. Not that I’ve ever seen any click revenue… But the “Yes on 8” people are evidently bidding high, so maybe it’s possible. Or maybe I just need to get rid of the Google ads. They ain’t doing me any good, except for sometimes their humorous juxtaposition.

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