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What does the lack of funding for research mean to most humans and Scientist (researchers)?

I found this interesting but troubling. I think unfortunately most people are unaware and couldn't care less. Until their families suffer from incurable disease. Everyone should care now.
See link.
http://bigthink.com/purpose-inc/science-grant-writing-101?utm_source=Big+Think+Weekly+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=c963e25b8e-Woody_Guthrie_7%2F14%2F12&utm_medium=email

2319 day(s) ago

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Kravenhead
Personally, I think the people in Washington are clueless when it comes to science and technology.
Most of our leaders have backgrounds in Law.
That's why nothing gets done; all they do is what lawyers are trained to do... argue.
Lawyers would argue over the color of the sky providing they have a client paying them to do so.
Special interest groups are their clients.
That's where the big payoffs are.
The rest of us are just people milling around the courtroom.
If it wasn't for our vote, they'd ignore us altogether.
Lawyers aren't like the characters you see in the movies or on TV.
Essentially, they're trained deceivers.... they lie for a living.



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Kravenhead
2317 day(s) ago
I don't blame you for being angry.
The leadership in Washington is morally and ethically bankrupt.
Nearly every decision is influenced by campaign contributors and lobbyists.
In other words, our leaders are bought and paid for mouthpieces, representing a very small percentage of the population.
Lobbying and campaign funding is the first thing that needs to be reformed, if we're to regain a government that represents "The People".
The gravy train folks that are currently in power aren't going to do that.
They'll talk about it, and bat it around a bit to pacify the public, but whatever they actually do, it won't be enough, or it'll just be a smokescreen. It'll be, for the most part, business as usual.
These crooks have to go.

philosopher
2317 day(s) ago
I have noticed the radical influence of the Wall street movement too. What the United States of America really needs is a moderate President/Congress that answers to and works for the majority of legal American's. To Hell with China and other nations that think we owe them. To Hell with people that come here illegally. To Hell with companies that call themselves American but resource jobs out of the US. To Hell with Runsfield and people that support Monsanto. To Hell with people like Romey that helped to send jobs to other nations. Than lie and say they were No longer in charge. To Hell with everyone who placates Terrorist, Monsanto or any company or nation before the United states of America. We should never trust them. Both candidates, both parties and Congress are morally corrupt.
I do not like Obama but I do not like Romey. Romey changes his mind every five minutes. He is a complete phony and I distrust religionists people. I want America to be run by what is best for the majority. I want common sense, logic, documentation and Science to guide our leaders. Not religious fascism and nonsense. Romey is too Wishy Wooshy and can not be trusted. Considering his insurance law in Massachusetts he is a hypocrite.
We may be in debt to China but we forgave their debt to us and it is time we remind them of this. We don't owe the world a living on the back of the American Middle Class. We have to stop allowing China to produce American products and put the needs of LEGAL American's first.
I hate the L and R extremist equally.
I oppose violence we must force change in another way.
I wish people would refuse to support any candidate that does not stand up for what I wrote above. I can not respect anyone who thinks I am wrong. I don't want to hate them but my gut distrust them. My gut is usually right.
Romey like Bush supports the one percent wealthiest at the expense of the Middle Class. Obama supports too many values of the extreme Left. They placate Terrorist and nations that support them.
I could write a book on why they are both wrong for the US.
Obama, Romey, Ryan, Christie, Walker, Como I wish them and all of congress to reap what they sew. I admit if, I could I make them all endure what I have.
I worked until the birth of my autistic son. My husband has worked hard to meet our needs. Unlike some of our family we are not Millionaires
Even the wealthiest people I know with autistic family members need Government help. Even the private schools for autistic people receive Government funding. Despite that they raise funding. The attitude of people like Ryan, Christie, Bush, Palin is morally wrong. I pray they suffer as I have. Karma is a bitch.Regan reap what he sewed. Too dam bad if, people dislike what I know. Kennedy also reap what he sewed.
If God exist Bush, Ryan and the rest of the morally corrupt will never buy their way into Heaven. All Terrorist and those that support them will burn in Hell.
I can not help my anger Kraven.
Happy Sunday Karven.

Kravenhead
2318 day(s) ago
The Occupy movement has a few people that have had it with both parties, but like most "movements" most of the people hanging out are there just because it's an event.
Plus the radical left has wormed it's way in as well.
The left wants it to be the left's response to the radical right Tea Party.
If that happens, then it's just more of the same nonsense we've been suffering for decades.
The right versus the left with people taking sides.
We need more options.
A force that turns the hose on these 2 parties of Bozos.

philosopher
2318 day(s) ago
I find people like us on AO too and sometimes I wish you are there. I think our numbers are growing.
LOL let us know when you figure out what we can do.
Both candidates and parties disgust me and I don't wish to vote for either. I wish I had a solution.

Kravenhead
2318 day(s) ago
That is the million dollar question, and I don't have a definitive answer.
I used to think that I was A-political.
It's really not that so much as I'm so disgusted by both parties, I can't get behind anyone that belongs to them.
It's like listening to a lawyer defending a client that you personally know to be guilty.
How frustrating is that?... Plenty.
So, I shut them off.

philosopher
2318 day(s) ago
I agree Karven. I find it uncanny sometimes how much I agree with and often say what you write. Despite that you live in Minnesota and I live in New York. I think many other intelligent American's agree with us. I chat with some on AO. The million dollar question is how can we unite and force constructive change.
I oppose violence but I also oppose both parties and 99% of Politicians.

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