Tuesday, April 19, 2011
... because before long it will cost a crap ton to buy it. Helium is not a renewable resource, and because it is needed for certain scientific activities that cannot work with other elements, we should maintain a stockpile again. What happened to our last stockpile? The government is selling it away, artificially lowering the price. We need to save this element for things that matter, not making a piece of rubber float around for a few minutes before a kid lets it go. Just wait until we have to start removing it from the atmosphere... that will be fun. Like the mythical tar sands of Canada.