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DEBATE GOES ON
In response to the May debate, “Should we return
to the moon?” (Response results as of May 17,
2018: 49% Yes, 51% No.)
NO Our government (and NASA) needs to
follow the same rules we do: ( 1) Do the stu; that
needs to be done before the stu; you want to
do; and ( 2) have a good reason to spend
Considering that a single moon mission costs
more than $100 billion in today’s dollars, imagine
what could be done with [applying] that money
toward our schools, health care or homelessness
issues. Exploration of somewhere you’ve already
been (several times, in fact) is wasteful.
—Michael Jones, from facebook.com/Costco
YES Mankind’s future is out there. Humans
haven’t even left low earth orbit since the ’70s
because we wasted time and money on the
space shuttle program. Go back to the moon and
prove that the Apollo landings were not fake.
—Mitch Nelson, from facebook.com/Costco
The road best traveled
The trips that are recounted in “The road best
traveled” [May 2018] are no doubt memorable.
But we should not overlook road trips in the
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of
our great country. I am sure that Connection
readers submitted road trips from those areas
One should also remember road trips that
one can take in the great state of Ohio.
—Steve Moses, Cincinnati, Ohio
We were definitely surprised that we did
not receive any road trip candidates from
those areas. We were hoping for a greater
geographic spread/coverage, and would
definitely have included those other areas
if they had been submitted.—Editor
I guess you could call my husband and me
“super road trippers.” We’ve been doing
it for 30 years and have been to all 50 states,
as well as all but one of the Canadian provinces
and territories (Nunavut). We have driven from
the Pacific to the Atlantic, from the Gulf of
Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. My favorite road
trip was throughout Alaska, the Northwest
Territories and the Yukon. We even drove to
the Arctic twice on that trip, both times along
one-way, 500-mile-long unpaved roads. Now
that’s a “road less traveled”!
We have visited many Costco stores along
the way. We especially like to sample the
regional di;erences at the food courts, such as
bratwurst and Italian sausage in the Michigan/
Wisconsin/Minnesota areas. The Canadian
food courts have the most variety, such as
poutine and French fries.
—Linda M. Smith, San Diego, California
I enjoyed the May 2018 Tech Connection.
If I may make one suggestion going forward;
please include some sort of statement about
“drone” etiquette as well as possible FAA regulations and requirements covering operation.
—George White, Apple Valley, California