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1 posted on 04/25/2013 7:40:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Why pray tell are we giving tax dollars to universities that have more money in their endowment funds than we have in the U.S. Treasury?


2 posted on 04/25/2013 7:50:36 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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AKA Top 10 Libtard Universities.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 7:51:53 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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If people of any political stripe know one thing about Eisenhower's farewell address, it's his warning about the "military-industrial complex." Libs especially love to spout the phrase whether or not they're even aware of its origins, and it's the one thing libs will give Ike any credit for.

Yet, curiously, political discourse conveniently forgets the other potential menace that Ike warned of in that speech: the scientific-technological elite. Specifically, Eisenhower observed:

"...Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."

The next time a lib, particularly an academic cries about, "the military-industrial complex," find out if they know who coined the term and if they agree with the speech in which it first appeared ;-)

4 posted on 04/25/2013 8:00:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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I should have gone to UCSD. Idiot self.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 8:44:56 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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4. University of Pennsylvania> Total federal R&D grant money: $707 million...when I was there years ago there was a Professor of Psychology who was doing research trying to show one measure of schizophrenia was a certain "inefficiency" in thinking processes. A large wooden crate sat in the basement hallway of College Hall for several years containing an EEG machine, costing tens of thousands of dollars, which he had purchased for his studies with federal grant monies but never used. One day another crate showed up to take its place beside the first - another EEG machine purchased with a renewal of the grant and probably like that first, never used - at least by the time I left both crates still sat there unopened - and that was back in the days when the country wasn't yet broke.....
10 posted on 04/25/2013 9:07:44 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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A little surprised to see UW-Madison up there; with all the radical baloney coming out of that campus, you’d think the government would steer clear.

Guess that would make too much sense.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 11:39:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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