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Is there any chance the moon could become the new Australia?

Asked by Jonesn4burgers (7105 points ) March 28th, 2014

The Q regarding crime in space inspired this question, or rather, the question and its answers.
Could a biosphere built on the moon be a place for hard core criminals?
Would there be a chance of the U.S. or any country considering exile to the moon a prison option?
Could it be made $$$ feasible with the installment of any plan, program, or equipment?

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Symbeline's avatar

We’d have to be able to build something on the moon first. We’re a long way from being able to do that I think.
Haha but what does that have to do with Australia?

johnpowell's avatar

If it was doable I think the wealthy libertarians would claim it first and ironically use public funds to finance their spacegasm of freedom.

Ron Paul 2012

ucme's avatar

Imagine how high the kangaroos would leap, boiiiiiiiiing!

filmfann's avatar

The cost of sending prisoners to the Moon would be prohibitive.
However, the value of just sending them to Australia should not be discounted.

GloPro's avatar

@ucme Your brain works in wonderful ways :-)

Seek's avatar

I still vote we build walls around Utah and stick them all there.

Not like anyone would miss Utah.

ucme's avatar

@GloPro it’s a gift, I know :)

GloPro's avatar

I vote Kansas. Unless they’re gay… Which might become a possibility for someone with a life sentence.
I would miss Zion, Bryce, Arches, Moab… Utah is pretty cool landscape. Kansas, not so much.

johnpowell's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr :: I was going to say the same about Florida. :-)

Seek's avatar

@filmfann I’m not sure, I’ve never seen it. But I hear the beer is weak and the people are crazy.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@ucme, did you know your avitar is right side up while you are composing, and you flip when you hit the answer button? It figures. When you hit the answer button, I usually flip too. You are already way out there.

Symbeline's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers Haha I noticed that too. Guy’s trippin’ bawlls! XD

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@gailcalled Great link! Thanks!

johnpowell's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr :: I lived in Utah for a few months when I was 15. The place was mental and the beer was shit and heavily regulated. The kids in my high-school drove over state lines to get proper malt liquor like Eazy-E drank. My 15 year old hell

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@GloPro, Kansa? That wouldn’t work. What woud we do with the dutchess?

ucme's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers I like it, I like it a lot.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

When I lived in Utah, we just drank Jose Cuervo, and went four wheelin’.
I can’t believe I’ve been hijacked to Utah!

Seek's avatar

@johnpowell – I’d let you have Florida, but the walls would just sink into the Gulf. Too much maintenance.

johnpowell's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr :: I’m poor and hate sales tax with a passion. I will die in Oregon.

Seek's avatar

I love the idea of Oregon. Like to visit some day at least.

johnpowell's avatar

If you ever do you and your kid have a floor to sleep on. Possibly an air mattress if you are willing to unpack some boxes.

Seek's avatar

We’ll just put Hubby on the roof. haha.

johnpowell's avatar

Since there is three you can have my bed during the duration of your visit.

Oregon is actually lovely. I can see mountains capped in snow to my right and the ocean is 90 minutes to my left.

And no sales tax. We do tax the fuck out of homeowners. They cover the difference. But it is bullshit that a homeless guy that had to scrounge up change for a burger at Burger King has to deal with sales tax. That guy will pay 100% of his income on sales tax. Might as well tax landowners that should have some extra income per month since they are probably doing better than begging.

Juels's avatar

Considering how many people would pay big $$$ to visit/live on the moon, turning it into a prison would be a waste.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

We were willing to meet the costs to stick a camera out there.
So, in regards to the financial aspect of my question, you can’t think of ANY way to offset the cost? How about prison football pay per view?

Judi's avatar

@Seek, you know the invitation is always open! You might just have to come and run my non profit dream.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

HELL-OH OH! Lunar project over here. Reservations is at motel8.com

Seek's avatar

@Judi I’m so there.

cazzie's avatar

We had a joke about Australia when I lived in NZ. They were (and still are) so anti-immigrants there was one politician who suggested creating a wall around the country. We (the Kiwis) said, that sounds good. Make it about 10 feet thick and 20 feet high. Then, fill it with water.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
A little mean, but FUNNY. I never heard that before. Thankyou for sharing

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