Who will solve the problems?

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    Watching Morning Joe, there was a Republican Senator from Florida complaining about the dispersant used to disperse the oil from the Gulf disaster. Several times, he said the government should get Universities and colleges involved to do studies on the effects of these chemicals on the food chain.

    I’ve heard many people talking about going “nuclear” as a source of energy. That will take scientists and engineers.

    Electric cars, not something you can make in your garage.

    Education is expensive. Educating scientists and engineers is very expensive.

    For a country that depends on the educated, why is there so little support for education?
     
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    That's your problem right there.
     
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    We spend more in real dollars per pupil on education than ever in the history of this country. It's not lack of money - it's the bullshit progressive propaganda curriculum.

    As to who is the best at creating new products: The Private Sector.

    Get the Government out of the way of Investors and Entrepreneurs.
     
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    EXACTLY. No more grants. No more public education and no more continued ed for veterans.
    Get the damn govt out of everything.
    Fucking brainwashed dolt.
     
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    Yeah, watching a balanced program with a non-crazy conservative as its host, is a problem for the wingnuts! They can't have you thinking for yourself now. Eat your O'Limbeck pablum and don't say ANYTHING beyond "ditto"!!!
     
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    God you guys are dumb. True dumbass.

    boedicca, start writing down the inventions that came from NASA and were picked up by the private sector and I suspect you will be surprised.

    Don't let me tell you, go find out on your own before you make another stupid comment. What the fuck are you? Blond?

    The right has no respect for education. What a shame. They will forever depend on the Democrats to take care of them, feed them, clothe them. It's too bad your vote doesn't match your contribution to society. We wouldn't have to worry about Republicans and their ruinous policies. Pity.
     
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    Many years ago I ran across a quote. It was attributed to Machiavelli at the time but I have not been able to confirm this. It goes:

    There are three kinds of people. Those who can learn without help. People who can learn with help. And people who can't learn.

    It isn't education that is expensive it is schooling that is expensive. And we assume that schooling is the primary means of education. What do you think a "smart" kid would learn by building one of these?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rbwhPohLVs]YouTube - REAL WORKING MODEL ENGINE[/ame]

    The printing press came into use just a few decades before Machiavelli was born. Now we have computers and the Internet. They can be a new method of education or they can be a new way to waste time. For me schools did not make science very interesting especially in grade school. But I discovered science fiction at age 9. And that was long before Star Wars which is NOT SCIENCE fiction.

    The Project Gutenberg eBook of All Day September, by Roger Kuykendall.

    Celestia: Home

    All_Day_SCI-fi - - All_Day_SCI-fi

    Keeping the grade schools from killing children's curiosity is the major hurdle. After that maybe it is just a matter of getting out of their way. :lol:

    psik

    ps - Star Wars is not Science Fiction
     
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    some of us could make an electric car in our workshop.
     
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    If God had wanted man to fly he would have given us rocket powered farts.
     
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    "Mourning Blow" is that show with the hot talking head who takes dictation direct from the White House on her BlackBerry right?

    Nice job of "thinking for herself"! :lol:
     

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