Re: SPACE: rumors

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 16:04:38 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 6/22/2000 11:18:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > Conversely, it's
> > a great big commons that you're free to rape- materials extracted would
> > be yours, ya just can't claim real estate.
> Are you condoning raping a planet of it's resources - or just suggesting it?
> Just curious.

No, I was just pointing out the flip side of "no territorial claims"-
extraterrestrial resources are essentially without owners, and nothing
in the outer space treaty directly prohibits mining and fabrication. Of
course, the moment anyone starts to do so, the predictable socialist
"heritage of all mankind" argument would be brought forth amidst much
hue and cry.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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