But Mike, Jonas Salk was NOT working for the government when he developed the vaccine for polio. Today, the government spends $ 100's of millions in pursuit of the cure for cancer, the vast majority of which is mis-targeted with little or no plan of clinically trialing any finds. Not to mention the absolute morass of the FDA.
Mike, you suggested that homo sapiens are the only species that kills without reason. I'm not sure that is a true statement. I've seen stray cats kill other species when it wasn't required for their survival. I've seen "nature" films showing the young of a species being taught to kill an animal that would not be eaten.
The SHOCKING crime you spoke of sounds like a perversion of imagined "survival" skills.
One good thing about the "old" west: you could smoke cannabis without risking arrest.
Mike, quit longing for the "good old days" when good guys supposedly wore white hats and the bad, black.
The days of the old west were days of killing and swindling -- native Americans, immigrants, and everyone else.
hope you will comment on Sunday about the white boy that was killed by 3 black boys BECAUSE THEY WERE BORRED. DUNCON, OKLAHOMA