... how we could put a man on the moon 40 years ago but cannot close a leaky pipe now.
We spent years and millions of dollars to send a man to the moon. We did not wake up one day and tell nasa to send someone to the moon in a week.
Explorer 1 was launched January 31, 1958.
Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the movie studio in Arizon...er, the Moon on July 20, 1969.
That's a fairly quick turnaround from when JFK beat his fist on the podium and said we will have a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. I bet a bunch of NASA engineer's a$$es snapped shut that day
As far as the oil, I can't believe a plan wasn't already
in place. Always plan for the worst case scenario and all the other problems will already be taken care of.