While I understand the sentiment that we probably shouldn't spend resources trying to colonize space if we can't even get our shit together here on Earth, we may have already passed the point of no return. So isn't there a moral imperative to try to give our descendants some hope for the future?
Why It's Important To Vote, Even If It's Just To Donkey/Spoilt Ballot: Politicians worry about number of people who vote. Every spoilt ballot gets put into the "undecided" category for next time. The more POTENTIAL voter, the harder the candidates will have to work next election to win yours.
I don't know that much about Mexican food, but it occurred to me today to cook my leftover chorizo into the black beans (from a can) that I was cooking with a little diced onion. Worked out great, so then this evening I made a sofrito (sliced onions, diced garlic, and diced sweet pepper) to go with the leftovers of that.