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Should we have a means to defend Earth from asteroid?

Yes.
Dan Robitzski10 hours ago
Flying Blind
Earth is defenseless against asteroids that could cause utter annihilation, says former NASA astronaut Russell “Rusty” Schweickart.
No, he didn’t spot any hostile extraterrestrials during his time in space. Schweickart told Business Insider at last month that he’s concerned about Earth’s inability to spot and monitor potentially-disastrous asteroid impacts.
See link.
https://futurism.com/astronaut-nasa-earth-defenseless-asteroids?utm_source=Digest&utm_campaign=e9f5241fc1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_04_07_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03cd0a26cd-e9f5241fc1-246828637&mc_cid=e9f5241fc1&mc_eid=7cec7e2d75

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Kravenhead
Absolutely.
We're a society of instant gratification and direct returns for investments, so I'm not surprised a project like this is on the back burner. Plus, allocating less than adequate funds is difficult.
People talk about NASA getting funds for this or that, but fail to mention that when all things are factored in, funding overall is down.
For example, they might say NASA got more funds for such and such this year than they did last year, but when the dollar's buying power is figured in, it's less.
Political chicanery.

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