Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Man Who Sells the Moon

In this New York Times clip we will meet the realtor of the moon. Dennis Hope, a Nevada man who has made a living "selling" plots of land on the moon. He bases his business on honesty and to date has sold over 600 million acres on the moon at $24.00 per property. The loop hole that he believes gives him the right to sell land on the moon is the use of the word nation instead of individual in article 2 of the 1967 outer space treaty, no nation by appropriation shall have sovereignty or control over any of the satellite bodies. Most experts refuse to acknowledge him as a legitimate owner of the moon. What do you think? Is he a genius, or a scam artist?

-Ras M.


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  2. He's not so much a scam artist as a jerk-off. By literally no one's authority does he own any interstellar property. By his own authority, with absolutely no legitimacy, he has claimed ownership of several planets and two moons within our solar system, and sold plots of land on the moon. Since he is not claiming to own the moon via any agreement with any governments, and he says right up front that he owns it because he said so in 1980, he is not "scamming" anyone. Nevertheless, he should be beaten in a public square for the sheer absurdity of his "real-estate" ventures..
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