questionsif we could travel through interstellar space to…

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yes. I'm sick of all the freeloaders and moochers and regulations. I'd love to live somewhere where people live/die based on their ability to work hard and make smart decisions.

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@kamikazeken: Well said, I would be down for a society reboot/settling opportunity. Limitless possibilities.

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absolutely. it's the only way to escape those damn "charity" telemarketers.

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As long as I could bring my wife. She'd kick my ass if I went without her.

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Already have....it was very interesting unfortunately the unstable.... Oops I always said to much......errrrr....nothing to see here....just move along....

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Will other planets still be around after December, 2012?

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are you inviting me to Terra Nova?

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Absolutely. I firmly believe in Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song":

Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

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even if another planet that would support life as we know it existed, what makes you think it would be available for us to take over? or that the current inhabitants wouldn't just kick our buts to the curb or make us into slaves? or that there aren't "people" there that are just as annoying as we are? why do you think humans should be the dominant race? we've already almost ruined one planet, isn't that enough?

and no, i wouldn't go even if you could ensure a wonderful life. afraid of missing ground underrneath my feet (not of flying just the lack of ground)

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@kamikazeken: You do realize the people sponsoring the trip would be in charge and probably have the same rules and regulations since the ones here work to keep the populous in-line right?

Yeah it sucks, but we cannot go backward as we move forward into chaos.

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Don't do it. Earth is in a plural Z sector. The one you leave may not be the one you finally get back to. Thanks for the tip, Arthur Dent!

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Only if somebody has invented super strength Dramamine by then! Not a good flyer.

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@belyndag: You wouldn't be flying, technically. My issue is length of journey.

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@kamikazeken: So, a planet where only the strong survive? What if you became truly disabled, through no fault of your own. You tried to work, despite your disability, but, after a few attempts, realized it was useless. Would you then expect to be left homeless, starving and without medical care?

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@drsilentg: Oh my, I had almost forgotten about that. Not worth remembering I guess though...what do you think?

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I can't get my husband to move out of state, I couldn't imagine trying to get him to a new planet.

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@agent019: that's what the people sponsoring the original American colonies thought. People eventually decided screw them and declared independence. Then we had a nice run of nearly 200 years of freedom.

I would hope I have a family to take care of me in such a situation, as people used to do here in the United States before government decided it was the solution to everything. Either way, I don't consider the truly disabled freeloaders, just those that are able-bodied and of sound mind who take more from society than they contribute.

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I never said "where only the strong survive". I'd like to live in a place where people who made a conscious decision to be irresponsible could meet their darwinian fate.

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@kamikazeken: I agree about the able-bodied & sound of mine "freeloaders" who take advantage of the system. Fortunately, they are only a small portion of those who receive assistance. Unfortunately, they get all of the publicity. I don't know the statistics on other states, but in mine, 86% of those receiving assistance due to single parent, low income status are only "on" the system (except for medical insurance for their children) for 18 months or less. In all those cases; the system worked as it was meant to; people get help to get them through a tough time until they can support themselves and their families. What I'd like to see is a reduction in the amount of "corporate" welfare; taxbreaks, loopholes, etc., for these huge companies that make mega profit and get away with paying next-to-nothing in taxes.

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@kamikazeken: As to taking care of family members, I wholly agree and, that does happen more than people realize. The problem they run in to is that people are living longer, often due to new medications. So, what used to be a 6 month process might now take 6 years or longer and often it means that someone has to stop working in order to stay home to provide the care. In today's world it is tough, if not impossible, (due to debt in place before the need for caring for the family member arose) for a family to get by on one income. It's a tough situation for everyone.