Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Drones can fight terrorists by SAVING lives. The lives of Elephants.

Protecting elephants from poachers in Africa has national security benefits.  Drones armed only with cameras have proven effective at deterring poachers who are now killing nearly a hundred elephants a day.  
Profits from poaching aid terrorists and criminal activities that are directly related to corruption.  Corruption that undermines stable governments and efforts to reduce poverty which are both key to eliminating the breeding grounds of violent extremists. 
 Funding these 'angle drones' should not be left to well intended donors hoping to save Elephants from extinction.  These drones should be paid for by the US Department of Defense counter terrorism budget.


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