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Ron Paul's spending plan to cripple science funding

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Integral, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Integral

    Integral Can't you hear it?

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    No surprise, but worth the mention.

    source

    Any Paul fans want to justify this? I mean, the science and statistical services are two of the parts of the government that work reasonably well...
     
  2. Berzerker

    Berzerker Deity

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    sure, we cant afford to keep spending $$$

    and frankly I'm not thrilled paying taxes to subsidize corporations
     
  3. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I keep saying this: Ron Paul has a lot of good ideas, but also a lot of horrible ones.
     
  4. Murky

    Murky Deity

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    He is too much of an Ayn Rand libertarian for my tastes. He would put his ideology before country.

    The economy could crash hard, with people dying of starvation in the streets and he would just smile for the cameras like nothing was wrong.
     
  5. uppi

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    He wants to close NIST? Is he craz...oh...nevermind...
     
  6. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    He puts ideology before REALITY. In a lot of cases this leads to very good ideas, but.. in a lot of cases it also leads to really stupid ones.

    Any leader or potential leader who puts ideology before reality shouldn't be in charge of ANYTHING. No matter what the ideology is.
     
  7. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    Lies of the parasites. Do not listen to Atlas and his rabble: Rapture is on the rise.
     
  8. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Well, with him, you either get a new age of great growth or a depression not seen since the dark ages. I'm willing to take that gamble.
     
  9. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    Easy. It doesn't matter if government works. It's evil mob rule, so it must be abolished.

    If you don't see this you're either irrational or just not the brilliant intellectual Paul is.

    You sound like the "either men can get pregnant or they cannot, so there's a 50% chance of it happening" guy.
     
  10. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    No, we could just stalemate and nothing happens, which is true for most of the time actually.
     
  11. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    Super irony here: his district (TX-14) includes Galveston. Galveston's claim to fame was pretty much caused by a lack of NOAA.
     
  12. Lone Wolf

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    If these egghead "scientists" are so brilliant, then they can get by and do their research and what-not without taxpayer money.

    Besides that, as a Russian Nationalist, I support the weakening of American science.
     
  13. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    Name one country that benefited from having stronger science than its neighbors. You can't, and neither can I because I was educated in America.
     
  14. Murky

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    The Netherlands?
     
  15. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    I think America had quite a nice scientific advantage over the Japs circa '45 ;)
     
  16. Berzerker

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    or lack of a plane, or radio...
     
  17. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    It doesn't matter if we can afford it. Cut something else, or raise taxes. If you give a flying frak about the future of the country at all, you don't cut science.
     
  18. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Hurricane's don't happen in a matter of minutes, they take days upon days to move, adequate time for a warning to get out pre-radio.
     
  19. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    They had full knowledge of a storm since Cuba along with instant communication (telegraph).
     
  20. Berzerker

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    Convince the people who oppose those cuts too

    Now the future is in jeopardy without govt grants? How'd we get this far?

    Hurricanes aint nearly that slow and you wouldn't find many sailors willing to sail around the ocean trying to stay ahead of a storm to warn people on distant shores.

    I dont even know what your point is, somebody said the NOAA was needed (in 1900?) to spare Galvestonians the worst of a hurricane. I said a plane or radio would have served the same purpose had they been available (and immensely cheaper)...
     

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