You deserve extra points for not saying Ender's Game.
The only thing that made me think of Ender's Game was the word "preteen". Using video games to train/recruit soldiers always makes me think of The Last Starfighter.
considering Miami Vice was pulling these kinds of numbers in the '80s. Granted, it was only for one actor, but still.
I think all 6 stars of Friends were pulling in $1M/episode at the end of its run. What was once outrageous is now common place. I guess that is progress of sorts.
nobody saw Logon's Run here? Am I that old...?
You might be. I certainly am. I fondly remember the movie but didn't think the spin-off TV series was all that good.
Makes sense. The only people who should be allowed access to "root" are those who won't use it unless it is unavoidable.
I do like the idea of doing more stuff at the State level, and a century ago much of that would have been done at the State level. So I'm all for moving in that direction.
But this discussion is about financing, and isn't this proposal just shifting the burden of paying for them from one layer of Government to another? That isn't really a savings, which is most likely Ron Paul's objective. Since most States already have balanced budget requirements, that would be good for the long term. But don't just dump it in the lap of the States as part of some knee-jerk reaction. A budgetary shell game is not in the best interests of the Nation, and since most States are broke right now, robbing Peter to pay Paul ain't going to work.
BTW: I'm just focusing on the funding issue. I know that this is actually more complicated than just funding.
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