January 1st, 2015
08:43 PM ET

American innovation is in trouble

By Fareed Zakaria

If you ask people in Silicon Valley what makes it work, they will talk about many things — the ability to fail, the lack of hierarchy, the culture of competition. One thing almost no one mentions is the government. And yet, the Valley’s origins are deeply tied to government support. The reason there were so many engineers in California in the 1950s and 1960s was because large defense companies had attracted them there. Most of the legendary start-ups that fueled the computer revolution — Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel — got off the ground largely because the military, and later NASA, would buy their products until they became cheap and accessible enough for the broader commercial market. GPS, the technology that now powers the information revolution, was developed for the military.

And then there was government funding for research, which is sometimes thought of simply as large grants to universities for basic science but often was far more ingenious. My favorite example comes from Walter Isaacson’s fascinating new book, “The Innovators.” In the 1950s, the U.S. government funded a massive project at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, employing equal numbers of psychologists and engineers who worked together to find ways “that humans could interact more intuitively with computers and information could be presented with a friendlier interface.” Isaacson traces how this project led directly to the user-friendly computer screens of today as well as ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet.

Federal funding for basic research and technology should be utterly uncontroversial. It has been one of the greatest investments in human history. And yet it has fallen to its lowest level as a percentage of GDP in four decades.

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  1. rupert

    My granddaddy used to get us pastrami all the time but he moved to Israel.

    January 6, 2015 at 8:49 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Lmao. Good one, rupert. Most intelligent thing I ever heard from you. Really.

      January 6, 2015 at 8:58 am | Reply
    • Kurt Kork

      Muther fokkin a zzholes

      January 6, 2015 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • rupert

      Hardy har har

      January 6, 2015 at 10:47 am | Reply
  2. Philip

    It's a no-brainer. If Ebola victims should be quarantined then so should AIDS victims be. Duh.

    January 6, 2015 at 8:51 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Magic Johnson should have been quarantined and not allowed to spread his AIDS among over 3000 women. By his own admission he did this. So Stfu.

      January 6, 2015 at 8:53 am | Reply
  3. Buff Garret

    I thought for a moment this was the psychiatric wing of a mental hospital.

    January 6, 2015 at 9:13 am | Reply
    • Philip

      So. Your thinking abilities are weak is all.

      January 6, 2015 at 9:24 am | Reply
      • Kurt Kork

        But you enjoy his strong d ikk up your a zz eh hindoo boy

        January 6, 2015 at 10:21 am |
  4. Philip

    Who here is stupid enough to think Ebola victims should be quarantined but the much deadlier AIDS victims should not be.
    A show of hands, please.

    January 6, 2015 at 9:16 am | Reply
  5. Buff Garret

    Hey you a zzholes out there talking s hit. Go raipe your sisters or something. Jobless monkeys.

    January 6, 2015 at 9:17 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Hey there, Buffy. Say something significant or stfu. M'kay?

      January 6, 2015 at 9:24 am | Reply
      • Kurt Kork

        Like f ukking your muther filipo

        January 6, 2015 at 10:25 am |
  6. Philip

    Quarantine AIDS victims the same as Ebola victims. Duh.

    January 6, 2015 at 9:25 am | Reply
  7. Philip

    Seriously. Why are ALL of you onboard with quarantining Ebola victims but were not so concerning the much more deadly AIDS victims?
    Answer me, someone. Thank you inadvance.

    January 6, 2015 at 9:56 am | Reply
  8. Philip

    Why are you all for quarantining Ebola victims but not AIDS victims? Come on, now. Don't be shy. Explain yourself, @banasy for one.

    January 6, 2015 at 9:58 am | Reply
  9. banasie*

    My cousin banasy is revising the computer systems at the library for quicker book retrival.
    She cannot be disturbed right now Philip.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:05 am | Reply
  10. Philip

    I've never been able to get anyone to answer my question above, btw. So don't feel bad if it stumped you. OK?

    January 6, 2015 at 10:09 am | Reply
  11. banasie*

    She once told me that she fears Ebola more than AIDS because some of the dirty people in the library sneeze and cough. And she thinks that some Ebola germs fly into the air and she may breath them.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:09 am | Reply
  12. banasie*

    But when she fools around and cheats on her hubby, she makes sure that the dude's thing has a little raincoat. So AIDS is not a problem for my cousin banasy.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:12 am | Reply
    • Philip

      A condom would have to cover your entire body in order to be effective against the AIDS virus, Donna. That virus is found in all human excretions, not just semen. Stop daydreaming your answers.
      Tell me. Why quarantine Ebola victims but not people like Magic Johnson.

      January 6, 2015 at 10:16 am | Reply
  13. Buff Garret

    Hey you hindoo muther f ukkers out there. Get a job. Go f ukk your sisters.
    Hey Chrissty b eetch enjoying s ukking Blue Saffron's d ikk. Lol

    January 6, 2015 at 10:15 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Shut up rupert.

      January 6, 2015 at 10:18 am | Reply
      • Kurt Kork

        Fukk yourself you cok sukkin curry cokroach

        January 6, 2015 at 10:20 am |
      • rupert

        It's wasn't me Phillip

        January 6, 2015 at 10:40 am |
  14. Buff Garret

    Hey Philip, banal a ss holie go s ukk Modi bollz.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:16 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Hey Buffy. Your mom said to bring her purse back right away or no more using her PC to harass news blogs.

      January 6, 2015 at 10:21 am | Reply
      • Kurt Kork

        Hey philip Modi just raiped your mother

        January 6, 2015 at 10:22 am |
  15. Kurt Kork

    LMFAO. These stinking skunks from India really think they are americans. Frikkin donkeys.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:19 am | Reply
  16. Philip

    Why quarantine Ebola victims but not the thousand times more deadly AIDS victims. Someone please tell me why. Thank you.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:19 am | Reply
  17. banasy©

    Philip,

    My last post on this blog was at 8:44 pm last night.

    Do you understand what that means?

    January 6, 2015 at 10:22 am | Reply
    • Kurt Kork

      That you were busy raiping your muther

      January 6, 2015 at 10:25 am | Reply
      • banasy©

        Aren't you the clever little Adam! Who's the clever boy? Who's the cleverest little man? You are!

        January 6, 2015 at 10:28 am |
      • Kurt Kork

        Bend over phagg

        January 6, 2015 at 10:31 am |
      • banasy©

        Who's the cleverest little troll on CNN? You are, Adam! Who's daddy's little money depleter? Who costs daddy millions in bribes? You do, little man! Oosha boosha boosha, such a good little troll!

        January 6, 2015 at 10:41 am |
      • rupert

        @Philip,banasy called u adam. She is calling u a troll too

        January 6, 2015 at 10:54 am |
      • banasy©

        Banasy did not call Philip "Adam".

        Read much?

        January 6, 2015 at 10:59 am |
    • Philip

      Yes. It means that you are ignorant. Answer my question, please.

      January 6, 2015 at 10:28 am | Reply
      • Kurt Kork

        S ukk my d ikk first. Cokroach f ukker

        January 6, 2015 at 10:29 am |
      • banasy©

        It means you're a homophobic who was talking to the troll all night, and as such, showed just what an ignorant ass you truly are.

        Tell me, did Ryan White deserve to be quarantined?

        Have that SCOTUS decision about this handy?

        Uganda has the highest rate of AIDS, correct? Wall off that country?

        January 6, 2015 at 10:35 am |
      • Philip

        Lookit banasy ignoring the question again. Why do you support quarantining Ebola victims but not AIDS victims, Donna. Answer me please.

        January 6, 2015 at 10:37 am |
      • Kurt Kork

        F ukk you muther fokker. Go tickle your azz

        January 6, 2015 at 10:39 am |
      • rupert

        Who is Ryan white

        January 6, 2015 at 10:43 am |
      • banasy©

        Look at Philip being an ignorant ass again and ignoring repeated requests for that SCOTUS information.

        I don't support taking civil rights away from any US citizens because Philip finds them "icky".

        Is that a plain enough answer for you, you ignorant ass?

        January 6, 2015 at 10:48 am |
    • rupert

      No. I don't know. What does it mean?

      January 6, 2015 at 10:37 am | Reply
  18. Kurt Kork

    :::20% of women or 140 million women have been gang raiped in India

    :::60% of men or 420 million men in India think that gang raiping and burning the wife alive for dowry by spraying kerosene and lighting her up is acceptable.

    :::Only 1% of raipes in India are reported.

    :::There is a raipe every 2 seconds in India

    ::: 85% of women in India have been groped, their breasts pulled like pork and a ss fingered

    ::80% of hinddoous track to rail tracks to defecate in India

    :: 95% of hinddoous in India don't have toilets

    January 6, 2015 at 10:27 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Shut up Kirk. Americans are the rapypingist people of all time. According to the DoJ, Americans raype over 246,000 men, women, boys and girls every year. And the vast majority of raype cases are kept secret from police by dysfunctional family members.
      Interestingly, of the women rayped in India, over 98% were rayped by a family member or a neighbor they knew.

      January 6, 2015 at 10:31 am | Reply
      • Kurt Kork

        Did Rodman f ukk your mother

        January 6, 2015 at 10:33 am |
      • Philip

        No. Rodman took a bribe from the Illuminati who control the entire world's music and entertainment business. And went to N. Korea and put on a private show exactly as he was told to do.

        January 6, 2015 at 10:35 am |
      • Kurt Kork

        Same same. He f ukked your muther too

        January 6, 2015 at 10:36 am |
  19. Kurt Kork

    Hindoo innovations

    :::20% of women or 140 million women have been gang raiped in India

    :::60% of men or 420 million men in India think that gang raiping and burning the wife alive for dowry by spraying kerosene and lighting her up is acceptable.

    :::Only 1% of raipes in India are reported.

    :::There is a raipe every 2 seconds in India

    ::: 85% of women in India have been groped, their breasts pulled like pork and a ss fingered

    ::80% of hinddoous track to rail tracks to defecate in India

    :: 95% of hinddoous in India don’t have toilets

    January 6, 2015 at 10:32 am | Reply
  20. Philip

    Why do stupid Americans want puny little Ebola victims quarantined but not great big hige AIDS victims? Because Americans have been dumbed-down and made stupid is why.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Of course. Everybody in America but you is dumbed down, right? Only you have the super-secret answers to the world and its inner workings...only you know the "truth." You, the "enlightened" one.

      /sarcasm

      January 6, 2015 at 11:09 am | Reply
  21. Kurt Kork

    Hindoos from India busy innovating

    :::20% of women or 140 million women have been gang raiped in India

    :::60% of men or 420 million men in India think that gang raiping and burning the wife alive for dowry by spraying kerosene and lighting her up is acceptable.

    :::Only 1% of raipes in India are reported.

    :::There is a raipe every 2 seconds in India

    ::: 85% of women in India have been groped, their breasts pulled like pork and a ss fingered

    ::80% of hinddoous track to rail tracks to defecate in India

    :: 95% of hinddoous in India don’t have toilets

    January 6, 2015 at 10:35 am | Reply
  22. Kurt Kork

    Come on chrissty. Dont hide behind names. Papa is waiting. Come s ukk d ikky. Lol

    January 6, 2015 at 10:37 am | Reply
  23. Andiamo

    These comments are the reason why America is a world power and the rest third world. We will make sure it stays that way. God Bless America.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:51 am | Reply
  24. Philip

    @Donna Banass. People with Ebola or AIDS are not "icky" you dumb broad.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:58 am | Reply
    • Philip

      They are victims of deadly viruses and so need to be quarantined. Duh.

      January 6, 2015 at 10:59 am | Reply
      • banasy©

        For how long? For life? How very Nazi of you, PEDo.

        Only you would want to quarantine a large group of people with a manageable disease for life....perhaps in one of your "FEMA" camps?

        January 6, 2015 at 11:04 am |
      • Sanjay Sutra

        Wait wait

        A SAMPLING OF SOME 114 FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA:

        1. National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)

        2. United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)

        3. Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)

        4. Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)

        5. Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)

        6. Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)

        7. Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)

        8. Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)

        9. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

        10. Karbi People's Front (KPF)

        11. Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)

        12. Bircha Commando Force (BCF)

        13. Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)

        14. Adivasi Security Force (ASF)

        15. All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)

        16. Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)

        17. Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)

        18. United Liberation Front of Barak Valley

        19. United National Liberation Front (UNLF)

        20. People's Liberation Army (PLA)

        21. People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)

        22. The above mentioned three groups now operate from a unified platform,

        23. the Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF)

        24. Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)

        25. Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)

        26. Manipur Liberation Tiger Army (MLTA)

        27. Iripak Kanba Lup (IKL)

        28. People's Republican Army (PRA)

        29. Kangleipak Kanba Kanglup (KKK)

        30. Kangleipak Liberation Organisation (KLO)

        31. Revolutionary Joint Committee (RJC)

        32. National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)

        33. People's United Liberation Front (PULF)

        34. Kuki National Army (KNA)

        35. Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA)

        36. Kuki National Organisation (KNO)

        37. Kuki Independent Army (KIA)

        38. Kuki Defence Force (KDF)

        39. Kuki International Force (KIF)

        40. Kuki National Volunteers (KNV)

        41. Kuki Liberation Front (KLF)

        42. Kuki Security Force (KSF)

        43. Kuki Liberation Army (KLA)

        44. Kuki Revolutionary Front (KRF)

        45. United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF)

        46. Hmar People's Convention (HPC)

        47. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

        48. Hmar Revolutionary Front (HRF)

        49. Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA)

        50. Zomi Revolutionary Volunteers (ZRV)

        51. Indigenous People's Revolutionary Alliance(IRPA)

        52. Kom Rem People's Convention (KRPC)

        53. Chin Kuki Revolutionary Front (CKRF)

        54. Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)

        55. Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)

        56. People's Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)

        57. Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)

        58. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)

        59. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)

        60. Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)

        61. Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)

        62. Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)

        63. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

        64. Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)

        65. All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)

        66. Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)

        67. Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)

        68. Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)

        69. Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)

        70. Dashmesh Regiment

        71. Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)

        72. Khalistan National Army (KNA)

        73. National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)

        74. All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)

        75. Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)

        76. United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)

        77. Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)

        78. Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)

        79. Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)

        80. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

        81. Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)

        82. Tripura Defence Force (TDF)

        83. All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)

        84. Tribal Commando Force (TCF)

        85. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

        86. All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)

        87. Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF) Socialist Democratic

        88. Front of Tripura (SDFT)

        89. All Tripura National Force (ATNF)

        90. Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)

        91. Tiger Commando Force (TCF)

        92. Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)

        93. Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)

        94. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

        95. Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

        96. National Militia of Tripura (NMT)

        97. All Tripura Bengali Regiment (ATBR)

        98. Bangla Mukti Sena (BMS)

        99. All Tripura Liberation Organisation (ATLO)

        100. Tripura National Army (TNA)

        101. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

        102. Borok National Council of Tripura (BNCT)

        103. Mizoram

        104. Bru National Liberation Front

        105. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

        106. Arunachal Pradesh

        107. Arunachal Dragon Force (ADF)

        108. Left-wing Extremist groups

        109. People's Guerrilla Army

        110. People's War Group

        111. Maoist Communist Centre

        112. Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)

        113. Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Janashaktih

        114. Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)

        January 6, 2015 at 11:06 am |
    • banasy©

      I never said they were, PEDo.

      January 6, 2015 at 11:01 am | Reply
      • Philip

        So then. Why quarantine victims of Ebola but not victims of AIDS? Ebola kills hundreds while AIDS goes on killing millions.
        You have not answered my question. You took a simple question and turned it into a dog fight, again, instead of simply answering.

        January 6, 2015 at 11:05 am |
  25. rupert

    U hindoo raip ists from india

    January 6, 2015 at 10:58 am | Reply
  26. rupert

    PEDo.

    January 6, 2015 at 11:05 am | Reply
  27. Sanjay Sutra

    A SAMPLING OF SOME 114 FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA:

    1. National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)

    2. United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)

    3. Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    4. Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)

    5. Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)

    6. Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)

    7. Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)

    8. Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)

    9. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    10. Karbi People's Front (KPF)

    11. Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)

    12. Bircha Commando Force (BCF)

    13. Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)

    14. Adivasi Security Force (ASF)

    15. All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)

    16. Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)

    17. Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)

    18. United Liberation Front of Barak Valley

    19. United National Liberation Front (UNLF)

    20. People's Liberation Army (PLA)

    21. People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)

    22. The above mentioned three groups now operate from a unified platform,

    23. the Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF)

    24. Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)

    25. Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)

    26. Manipur Liberation Tiger Army (MLTA)

    27. Iripak Kanba Lup (IKL)

    28. People's Republican Army (PRA)

    29. Kangleipak Kanba Kanglup (KKK)

    30. Kangleipak Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    31. Revolutionary Joint Committee (RJC)

    32. National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)

    33. People's United Liberation Front (PULF)

    34. Kuki National Army (KNA)

    35. Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA)

    36. Kuki National Organisation (KNO)

    37. Kuki Independent Army (KIA)

    38. Kuki Defence Force (KDF)

    39. Kuki International Force (KIF)

    40. Kuki National Volunteers (KNV)

    41. Kuki Liberation Front (KLF)

    42. Kuki Security Force (KSF)

    43. Kuki Liberation Army (KLA)

    44. Kuki Revolutionary Front (KRF)

    45. United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF)

    46. Hmar People's Convention (HPC)

    47. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    48. Hmar Revolutionary Front (HRF)

    49. Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA)

    50. Zomi Revolutionary Volunteers (ZRV)

    51. Indigenous People's Revolutionary Alliance(IRPA)

    52. Kom Rem People's Convention (KRPC)

    53. Chin Kuki Revolutionary Front (CKRF)

    54. Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)

    55. Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)

    56. People's Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)

    57. Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)

    58. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)

    59. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)

    60. Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)

    61. Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)

    62. Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)

    63. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

    64. Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)

    65. All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)

    66. Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)

    67. Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)

    68. Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)

    69. Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)

    70. Dashmesh Regiment

    71. Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    72. Khalistan National Army (KNA)

    73. National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)

    74. All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)

    75. Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)

    76. United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)

    77. Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)

    78. Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)

    79. Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)

    80. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

    81. Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)

    82. Tripura Defence Force (TDF)

    83. All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)

    84. Tribal Commando Force (TCF)

    85. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

    86. All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)

    87. Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF) Socialist Democratic

    88. Front of Tripura (SDFT)

    89. All Tripura National Force (ATNF)

    90. Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)

    91. Tiger Commando Force (TCF)

    92. Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)

    93. Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)

    94. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

    95. Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

    96. National Militia of Tripura (NMT)

    97. All Tripura Bengali Regiment (ATBR)

    98. Bangla Mukti Sena (BMS)

    99. All Tripura Liberation Organisation (ATLO)

    100. Tripura National Army (TNA)

    101. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

    102. Borok National Council of Tripura (BNCT)

    103. Mizoram

    104. Bru National Liberation Front

    105. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    106. Arunachal Pradesh

    107. Arunachal Dragon Force (ADF)

    108. Left-wing Extremist groups

    109. People's Guerrilla Army

    110. People's War Group

    111. Maoist Communist Centre

    112. Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)

    113. Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Janashaktih

    114. Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)

    January 6, 2015 at 11:05 am | Reply
  28. palintwit

    If I were Sarah Palin I'd stick my hand in a garbage disposal.

    January 6, 2015 at 11:07 am | Reply
  29. Philip

    115. United Boy Scouts of India. (UBI)

    January 6, 2015 at 11:07 am | Reply
  30. chri§§y

    @ philip you didnt have a post at 8:44 last nite. And @ better tomorrow, THIS is the only name i post under! @ CNN would you PLEASE check this out and make a public announcement on this forum on your findings??? You have always been my favorite news source even before the blogs but this place is out of control now and i would like to have it known publicly that it is NOT I that has been jacking everyones names. And i would also like you to publish the REAL perpetrators name!!!! Thank you in advance!

    January 6, 2015 at 11:07 am | Reply
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