Protestors have given Congress a reason to approve the United States Space Force.
I've learned through Hawaii News Now that for the past two weeks, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) protestors have blocked astronomers at existing Mauna Kea telescopes from accessing the summit.
It's estimated the radical protestors have cost scientists a year's worth of discovery, which could potentially include asteroids that could wipe all of mankind off the face of the planet.
Just for the record, it's estimated that 200 asteroids will come close to Earth in 2019 alone.
Millions of dollars worth of equipment is also in jeopardy because technicians can't reach the observatories.
Protesting against a new structure is one thing, but to put the entire world in danger is selfish. It's terrible that people are acting like this in 2019.
- Ben Gutierrez. "Astronomers at existing Mauna Kea telescopes frustrated as research is delayed by TMT conflict." hawaiinewsnow.com. July 27, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2019.