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Predicting Trillions Lost from Defense Department Sickness
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Wasteful Spending in Afghanistan, says U.S. Watchdog
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."
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8-ft Wall to Escape Prince's Beverly Hills Harem Away from Harem
Humanitarian Crisis for Syrian Refugees in the
Balkans, Remembering the Yugoslav Wars
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
- Eisenhower didn't believe the Military Industrial Complex was to blame for the Cold War. He laid the blame on communism: "A hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method."
- Eisenhower felt the Military Industrial Complex was necessary, but feared its power if left unchecked.
- A principled Republican, Ike was also skeptical of agricultural and research programs fostered by the federal government. He did not consider military industrial interests uniquely insidious, but rather he distrusted government expansion generally.
Although NIH is a provider of huge federal research grants, it only funds research into the harm of classic hallucinogens rather than their potential benefit. Funding for their clinical use is largely supported by non-profit organizations like Heffter Research Institute and MAPS.
HUGE Speaker for "Breaking Through," TEDMed 2015: Mindfulness, Psilocybin, & Spirituality Psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths