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Old January 9, 2013, 07:20 PM   #24
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"Tears are not arguments."

Originally Posted by Giffords
Wise policy has conquered disease, protected us from dangerous products and substances, and made transportation safer.
1. Not clear, and borderline incorrect. (She's probably talking about Smallpox.) Most people involved in microbiology and immunology who publish on the subject seem quite fearful that we are nearing a post-antibiotic era.

2. Protected from dangerous products and substances? Really? Bad Pharma

3. Made transportation safer? The greatest breakthrough in several generations of motor vehicle travel, self-driving cars, was not a policy decision, but was jump-started by DARPA's Grand Challenge last decade, and is now being pursued most notably by Google. Government Policy hasn't really driven that.
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“Who are you?” “A friend. I'm here to prevent you from making a mistake.” “You have no idea what I'm doing here, friend.” “In specific terms, no, but I swore an oath to protect the world...” (continuum)
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