> The surface of Mars is several hundred times larger than the Australian
> Desert, so of course the desert would be cheaper. Come up with a fair
> comparison why don't you. Then again, since the Australia project would
> probably be delayed for centuries and go into cost overruns because of
> legal and protest action by environmentalists, not to mention the
> inefficiency of a socialist government, Mars might actually be cheaper.
That commie, pinko Australian Liberal Party... socialist scum.
The evils of each age always seem self-evidently right at the time.