Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rocking the scam

Maybe we can sell the real lunar rocks on e-Bay to help close the deficit?

I mean like at $2 million a pound the 840 pounds of rock would fetch $1.68 Billion.

Hmmm.  Not enough, figure in inflation and sell them for $2 Billion a pound.  That'll fetch $1.68 Trillion.  Mo' bettah.

CA woman touting moon rock for $1.7 million stung by NASA
by Robert Jablon, Associated Press -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — She promised the moon, for a sky-high price. He wasn't buying.
A woman who tried to sell what she said was a rare piece of moon rock for $1.7 million was detained when her would-be buyer turned out to be an undercover NASA agent, officials said Friday.

The gray rocks, which are considered national treasures and are illegal to sell, were given to each U.S. state and 136 countries by then-President Richard Nixon after U.S. moon missions and can sell for millions of dollars on the black market.

NASA investigators and Riverside County sheriff's deputies detained the woman after she met Thursday with an undercover NASA investigator at a restaurant in Lake Elsinore, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the sheriff's office said. The investigation was conducted over several months.