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Old 09-08-2011, 07:58 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
During the last election, when McCain was ahead in the polls, it seemed that the media had more positive stories on Obama and negative on McCain and vice versa. That's all it would take, but I'm probably reading too much into it.

I'm hoping that it really has been like this all the time, and we're just more aware of it as we age and have more time for thinking.
I don't know. But maybe you just have to look for it:

Congress approves patent overhaul bill | Reuters

In a 89-9 bipartisan vote, the Democratic-led Senate passed the measure which had cleared the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives in June.
So I guess they can come together when the bill makes sense (I sure hope this one does!)?


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Old 09-08-2011, 08:13 PM   #62
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Yes, we have lost it. Years ago we went from barely being able to put an unmanned satellite into orbit to putting men on the moon in eight years. Today, the estimate is that even if Congress was willing to fund it, it would take 12-15 years to duplicate project Apollo. This is true despite all the advances in technology.

We lack leaders with vision. Vision other than getting reelected and getting more for their the Big Boys who have bought their vote.

The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
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