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    I'm tired of theoretical arguments based entirely on opinion and speculation. We've had enough of that nonsense already. It's high time we begin basing policies and procedures on real demonstrable facts.

    I don't mean to pick on you per se, this has been going on for a long time. But I do think it's time to put an end to it.

    We need to begin basing our decisions on what can be actually shown to work. The world is replete with examples of policies and procedures. Some have worked well, others have been utter disasters. Too much of our legislation here in the US is done in a vacuum. We end up ignoring the successes and failures to analogous decisions that have already been tried elsewhere. We can not lead the world if we are oblivious to it.

    "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government" -Thomas Jefferson

    by Phil In Denver on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 10:36:46 AM PST

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