Nobody should have any qualms about mining anything on the Moon
Apparently you didn't see the shit-fit people were throwing several years ago when we deliberately crashed a probe into the moon to observe the composition of the regolith it kicked up. Dumping trash on the moon they said. Ridiculous, but there are apparently quite a few people on Slashdot who had this opinion.
2017 cannot come fast enough.
You don't actually believe this will change anything, do you?
Tobacco company execs should be publicly flogged.
The guy was 83. Most people who don't smoke die before then.