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Do We Need This Government
Agency? ´Let Me Google That´

National Public Radio, by S.V. Date

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/19/2014 4:30:52 AM

Why would anyone pay for something when the exact same thing is available for free? The answer seems obvious, yet the question remains relevant for an obscure federal agency still pursuing its Cold War mission in the age of the search engine. Say you wanted to know more about supersonic retro-propulsion wind tunnel testing. Or ancient land use in the Maya Lowlands. Or a 1996 hazardous waste characteristics scoping study. OK, you don´t really want to know about these things, but someone did, and someone did the research. Back in 1950, Congress created an agency to find that research. The National Technical


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steph_gray, 5/19/2014 6:55:07 AM     (No. 9853887)

I remember when people used to say this "exact same" thing about premarital sex.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 5/19/2014 7:26:29 AM     (No. 9853909)

S. V. makes a good point as far as it goes. Take it on home and get rid of NPR. I listen to many radio stations for which money is NOT deducted from the income taxes I pay. All it would mean is that those libs will have to find real work.

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