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Lots of cases in the trucking industry where the driver becomes fed up, and simply walks away from their rig. Challenge for the trucking companies is to keep track of everything. Burden for the customer is to insure the load, and to be careful whom they trust.
Something this valuable should be guarded. It just floors you the chances people take with money the public helped contribute.
Only a couple hundred for a GPS tracking device? Might have been a good investment? I suppose it is only half a mill of taxpayer money, so no big deal, plenty of that where it came from?
What is the U doing spending 500,000 on a telescope. We need to do this type of research for what reason? This is what is wrong with our educational system.
What other educational organizations was the U partnering with on this study? None? Hmmm, why is studying Antarctica important to the U? Could they lower the cost by partnering with someone else? No wonder tuition is skyrocketing. Hope they had insurance.
Don't worry...it'll show up on Ebay or Craigslist. Or maybe the next episode of Pawn Stars.
$500,000 piece of equipment and they couldn't send someone with it? Um, duh!
Thank God it was a privately held business in the private sector that lost the load. Can you imagine the uproar if this had been a governmental agency that had transported and lost this equipment? Maybe the invisible hand of the market has the equipment.....
Some of the comments here show why the U.S. is ranked 17th in science and presumably still falling.
elmore - even a CASLA read of the article will tell you that Antarctica isn't the subject of study. Go ahead, read it again. They will be a quiz later.
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