Are Republicans lying? Or they just don't know?

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    R2 is capable of speeds more than four times faster than R1, is more compact, is more dexterous, and includes a deeper and wider range of sensing.

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    Every week, I get these NASA Tech Briefs. They go on about what is being developed at NASA.

    Then I come to the USMB, and I read right wing comments about NASA not developing much. Scientists on the dole who do nothing. Pork. Innovation comes from the private sector.

    Are they wrong? Are they lying? I thought government couldn't do anything right.

    Then there are all those comments about education. Do those scientists from NASA have education? Why are they always called "Doctor"?

    So, NASA is proof that government can do something right or it isn't. Do right wingers make government fail to prove it doesn't work?

    I worked at NASA for two weeks about 20 years ago. It was at "White Sands". A lot of immigrants. The doctor in charge of the department I was working at was from Transylvania and that's no joke. One thing I can say, the place is crawling with liberals.
     
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    Ignorance and dishonesty are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they emcourage each other
     
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    Ah, but if they are ignorant, are they really being dishonest. Is a lie a lie if you don't know it's a lie?
     
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    Oh, the staggering irony of this colloquy! [​IMG]
     
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    It is just as dishonest to lie to yourself, as it is to lie to others.

    Reason and logic do not apply to the irrational
     
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    I think the right wing sees technology as "magical".
     
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    Oh, the staggering idiocy of the prior post.
     
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    Yeah.......they do kinda encourage each other, don't they?

    Most people on the GOP side are scared of anything not like them. Good example is Islam, so that is why they lie to everyone about the Muslim threat by using hyperbole, and that generates fear which is what keeps everyone from learning about it.

    Me? When all this shit started back in 2001, one of the first things I did was to start checking up on Islam and all those people over there, because as an active duty military member, I figured I should at least understand the competition.

    Another example is white people back in the 50's being scared of black people, which caused lots of racist bullshit to happen. Why? It's easier to brutalize a group if you make everyone ignorant of the facts about them and use that ignorance to generate fear, which caused many white people to shun blacks in the 60's.

    Today, we've also got the "gay threat" which is homosexuals (supposedly) wanting to turn our kids gay and they can't serve in the military because they'll be trying to convert others.

    Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    Yeah, ignorance and dishonesty is what you use to generate fear and control.
     
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    Ignorance and dishonesty. Fear and control

    The Axis of Wingnuttery
     
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    What some call "threat" and "fear", others call, "Family values" and "morals".
     

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