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  •  With respect, "keeping technology bottled up"... (1+ / 0-)
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    Josiah Bartlett

    ...is not the goal of National Strategic Priority. In the very classic sense, it is insuring that the nation retains the productive capacity to build, distribute and supply needed material to "forces in the field." More broadly, it is creating  and maintaining the capacity to critically think, problem solve and innovate, which is actually a long term investment in Education more than any other single factor.

    And let me suggest that the Russians "getting the bomb", the Chinese having the world's fastest super computer and deciding to exploit the "global drone market" are all examples of successful National Strategic Priority policy execution for them. Given how we have essentially demolished our capacity to "hot house" cutting edge technologies, we won't be decrying our loss of technological superiority much longer.

    We'll just accept it as the way things are.

    We long ago discarded Publicly Financed Basic Research as a National Strategic Priority, and China and India will battle each other to be the recognized leaders in that regard, perhaps before the end of THIS decade.

    Occupy Wall Street AND K Street!!!!

    by Egalitare on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 06:21:30 AM PDT

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    •  Rare earth protection (0+ / 0-)

      Key to the manufacturing of military capacity are rare earths. China controls the manufacture of rare earths and the US which used to lead the world lost that control. This has an impact on manufacture of electronics which are vital to defense.

      Practice tolerance, kindness and charity.

      by LWelsch on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 11:49:51 AM PDT

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