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Jon Stewart “You know, if you define mass shootings as four or more people getting shot at one time, we’ve had nearly 250 so far this year.  We’ve only had 260 days.  Our mass shooting average is 96%.  Our mass shooting scores shouldn’t be that much higher than out math and science scores.”

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Bill Nye, The Science Guy on Real Time with Bill Mahr “South Africa has a space program because they know that if they get eight thousand PhD people running around in South Africa, their quality of life is going to go up.  So everybody, we have a mission going to Jupiter, that’s going to swing by Earth on October 9th, don’t miss it, if you can.  We have a mission, people say what’s your favorite planet?  Pluto, OK we’re gonna go to Pluto.  We’ll be there in 2015.  These things take an extraordinary amount of time.  We spend one and a half billion dollars on planetary science.  How long does it take us to spend one and a half billion in Afghanistan?  Twenty minutes?  A half hour?”