what are some of the others? There arent any resources beyond H3 thatweve discovered so far that would make a "mining colony" feasible. there is some zircon but hell, thats all over the home base .
Newt is just being Newt, hes getting himself primed to shoot himself in his foot.
Better Hi Def TV?
Really, the only real reason I see for such a colony now is for emergency reasons, like setting up a series of launch bases to take out some NEO's or prepare to wipe out another Tunguska event. However, think we will be ready by "Newt's second term end?"
I think he just waxes Newtistically