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A Real State of the Union

OneForFreedom Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 5:58 PM
TommyMaq, why did the Challenger's o-rings become brittle when they were cold? Why weren't o-rings used that would not have this defect? You'll find that it's directly traceable to EPA requirements (I believe in the cases of the Challenger and Columbia, the EPA waived the requirements, but NASA wanted to "do the right thing.")
We've heard another State of the Union speech, and my president said grand things like:

"Think about ... a future where we're in control of our own energy ... I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China ... I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning ..."

Actually, he said that in 2012. I write before this year's speech, but he says basically the same thing every year: With more spending, government can fix everything.

But I have this dream -- one where my president walks to the podium, and he instead...