Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.
And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.
The endless battle
Emo feels post
I just got some pretty bad news. As many of you know, my father survived cancer and went into remission in January 2013. Today he found out that the cancer has likely returned in his liver and his lungs. (This is a man who does not smoke or drink, mind you.) While at his doctor’s today, he also found out that the illness he’s been battling for 10 weeks is a staff infection. For now, he has been referred to an advanced cancer research center, Roswell Park Cancer Institude, and put on medication to help fight the infection. Monday, he will be getting more information about the entire situation. In the meantime, my stepmother has asked me to help spread the word about his gofundme page. They are asking for help paying for travel costs between the cancer center and their home. (It is about a 3 hour drive each way, and they also need to rent a vehicle and possibly stay in a hotel sometimes.) If you have a couple extra dollars to spare, it would really help out my dad during this very difficult time. If you don’t, positive vibes and/or prayers are appreciated Thank you
Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this.
This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!
This is actually some great info! Why can’t they teach this kind of thing in school??
Wow, I’ve taken health and sex ed three times during my educational process and never learned any of this. Thanks.
Definitely some important information here!
this is supa awesome. i do think it should be noted that side effects of EC *really* vary. when I took EC I didn’t have any symptoms whatsoever.
ya’ll are monsters
#this is the most disturbingly normal photo of famous people i have ever seen #they look like a bunch of cousins at a book shop #stop ruining the illusion of show business guys #you’re supposed to look famous all of the time
You can take the most respectful, sensitive people, give them Cards Against Humanity, and in a few minutes they’ll be laughing about genocide.
Ellen doing what we all would if we were Oscar hosts
Greatest Selfie of all time.