From: Albert Baier <albertgbaier.nul> Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:00:33 -0500 Archived: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 07:44:31 -0400 Subject: Re: SETI Summary >From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:27:23 +0000 >Archived: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:37:47 -0400 >Subject: Re: SETI Summary >Here's the deal, plain and simple. One of the primary funders of >SETI was businessman Paul Allen. It was obvious that SETI was >not fulfilling its mission statement - i.e., finding signals >from other civilizations. To a business man like Allen, he was >cutting his loses with SETI and putting his money where there is >a promise of a healthy return for his investment. Paul Allen's Foundation contributed ~$25M (coffee money for him) for the initial construction of the telescope array. He's not a trustee, and he's not involved with day-to-day operations, AFAIK. He's moved on. Besides, most of the $18M/year budget comes from the government. Once seti.org is gone, I'll bet the ATA will be running again. I'm sure a university could operate it for a mere fraction of what the entrenched SETI bureaucracy costs, and they won't be using it to find ET radio signals. Once I read the tax return, I know _I_ won't be contributing. Albert Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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