That’s right, if we dumped the space program we could invade Iran tomorrow and have money left over to poke a stick at North Korea.
I don’t understand what this has to do with what *I* said. I was merely talking about starvation, housing shortages, population booms, healthcare problems.
Simply return all your pagers, cell phones, landline phones, internet service, satellite radios, television, and any other service requiring satellites. After all, without a space program we wouldn’t have satellite communications.
Actually, satellite would only be needed for long distance landline calls. Other wise, calling locally, to someone hooked up with the same company, will create a loop from your phone to the the other person you’ve called. If it’s a long-distance call, then your voice is digitized and combined with millions of other voices on the long-distance network. Your voice normally travels over a fiber-optic line to the office of the receiving party, but it may also be transmitted by satellite or by microwave towers.
See, only in one instance is a satellite used instead of microwaves or fiber optics.
And as for the rest of the stuff - I don’t have a pager, cell, home internet service, or satellite radio. Not all stations to television need a satellite. People were watching television before there were satellites. My job has internet to connect everyone, but it was done at one time WITHOUT the use of internet, and could be done again. :p