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  •  None of that innovation would have happened (7+ / 0-)

    without the Internet. Which was originally DARPANet. Which was funded by that DARPA, as in the D stands for Defense Department.

    I'm sure there are reverse parallels. The US army vs. a bunch of Teahadists in Yorktown drag, for instance. Unfortunately many of the things the government does well, like weather prediction, public schools, public safety, road and bridge building and hopefully soon single payer healthcare, aren't flashy and sexy and don't have equivalents you can point and laugh at in the private sector.

    Steal a trillion, too big to fail. Steal a thousand, go to jail.

    by Omir the Storyteller on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 11:51:24 PM PST

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