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feasible near term Venus settlements?
I draw your attention, if I may, to the ""peace dividend" from the early 1990s, that was supposed to accrue from the end of the Cold War. This dividend was to have been the difference in defense spending permitted by a reduction in tensions. As events showed, whatever the magnitude of the savings (more so in Western Europe and in Russia than in the U.S.), they were not appreciably directed toward infrastructure, education, or health care. Rather, if memory serves, it was used for tax cuts and other uses with little, if any, long-term benefits (at least in the U.S.).

"I'd much rather see you on my side, than scattered into... atoms." Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe

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RE: feasible near term Venus settlements? - by radtech497 - 12-24-2014, 05:45 AM

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