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These things always help putting the world and its issues into perspective.
Yeah. You tell 'em. Because that really excuses the government for doing a piss poor job and wasting taxpayer money to favor their corporate buddies.
Sure. Why not.
If this was a chunk of the Berlin-wall, it might fetch a different price for starters, but would probably be sold due to the amount of frantic collectors for cold war memorabilia. This might just show us that, at this point in time, we just aren't that interested in the old space programs. Maybe in another 50 years that strip of flag will fetch (equivalent of the time) a couple of million dollars (or whatever currency is in use at the time).
Anyway, as is usual these days, I think this is just a sign of something else currently trending.