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mikassyna
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02 Apr 2013, 2:09 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/0 ... d%3D292486

I love this idea, however here my inner nerd is in direct conflict with my practical side which screams: NO MORE NEEDLESS GOVERNMENT SPENDING!



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02 Apr 2013, 2:25 pm

mikassyna wrote:
my practical side which screams: NO MORE NEEDLESS GOVERNMENT SPENDING!


That is not your practical side--that is your "heard to many anti-government argurments" side. This is precisely the kind of thing that government should be spending money on.

What else is government for, besides war?



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02 Apr 2013, 3:48 pm

If government didn't fund research, a lot of research simply wouldn't happen at all.



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02 Apr 2013, 4:41 pm

every dollar spent on the human genome project has brought back dozens of dollars to our economy. don't consider it an expenditure. consider it an investment, and a good one at that.



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02 Apr 2013, 5:58 pm

I already made a post about this.
http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt227662.html

FYI one of the goals is to find a cure or treatment for Autism.



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02 Apr 2013, 6:02 pm

Funny thing is the actual whitehouse press release includes Autism as one of the items they wish to cure, but the news article edits this out.