Comrade RD recently shared a cup of tea with me, and at one point the conversation turned to a governmental agency that ostensibly has the mission of advancing science and technology for military applications. Sad to say, in my friend's judgment that organization has lost its way. As s/he describes it, half of the outfit now provides welfare payments to favored academics, while the other half is so obsessed with immediate applications that its slogan might as well be "Death Rays Yesterday!"

TopicOrganizations - TopicScience - TopicHumor - TopicPersonalHistory - 2005-08-01

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