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kengr
Aug. 3rd, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
Sun, 14:40: Photo: fightforspacefilm: NASA and the Obama administration say that we are going to Mars in the 2030s. The... http://t.co/GpwYkAs5eW

What it would take is getting the public to understand that the money isn't being "wasted on space". It's being spent down here on earth. And it provides jobs. Not just for scientists, but for technicians, engineers, manufacturing (somebody has to make the parts, and mine/make the materials for the part).

Heck even janitors and food workers. Somebody has to clean the places and feed the people.

And then there are all the folks those folks buy goods and services from.

The fact that the new science and technology from the space program will be creating jobs decades down the road is just icing on the cake.


kengr
Aug. 3rd, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
Mon, 01:20: chances-of-indigo: just-shower-thoughts: All cops should have body cams with a button that they are told... http://t.co/igH1FsfGO9

Alas, there really *are* times when a cop has a legitimate reason to not have to camera on. Talking to a confidential informant, for one.

So that could get informants *killed* if somebody they were informing on had access to the police video storage.

I'll note that the other reasons I can think of all involve the person the cop is talking to or about to talk to wanting privacy.

BTw, that's one of the big problems with body cams for cops. The privacy of others. Like victims of sexual assault. Or other things where the victims have a definite right to privacy. But they way many folks want the videos stored & accessed would not give them that. (Note: "fixes" that require the person to go on the record about not wanting the video available are just as bad, because that statement *alone* can make them a target of their abusers. Or of slimy "reporters")

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