We pay $8 billion a year for this?

We pay $8 billion a year to these guys and this is what we get? Hardly seems worth the price. Bonus fun: let’s get rid of Dante’s Divine Comedy while we’re at it.

One Response to “We pay $8 billion a year for this?”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    In the game of chess it is not a good idea to simply throw away a piece. It gives the opponent an advantage.

    If geopolitics were considered global chess, a nation’s representation at the UN must be considered a “chess piece”. However in this case I see no advantage or redeeming value in retaining this piece. Perhaps someone can enlighten me to the contrary?

    As for Dante, I would not be surprised if his work is not eventually banned. The march of totalitarianism is inexorable.

    For example:

    “Last week, President Obama signed into law the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. This law permits Secret Service agents to designate any place they wish as a place where free speech, association and petition of the government are prohibited. And it permits the Secret Service to make these determinations based on the content of speech.”


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