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Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
« on: December 21, 2013, 08:35:07 AM »
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 12:45:12 PM »
What, exactly, is wrong with Number 5? It's NASA's job to search for intelligence and study alien life forms.

Not their fault they have to go to Congress to get a base line of what intelligent life is not.
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 02:24:24 PM »
The problem is they couldn't get a base line. :thud:
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"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 03:34:55 PM »
Anyone recall Sen William Proxmire and his Golden Fleece awards?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Fleece_Award

Those awards ended in 1988 and not one thing has changed. If anything they have gotten worse.
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 05:34:45 PM »
Common core teaches we are all going to die from global warming so why not a cartoon? :silly:
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 06:16:03 PM »
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Re: Wastebook: 13 insane government programs funded with your money
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013, 10:44:45 PM »
What, exactly, is wrong with Number 5? It's NASA's job to search for intelligence and study alien life forms.

Not their fault they have to go to Congress to get a base line of what intelligent life is not.

Actually, the item is a little more intriguing:  the funding was to run a seminar for NASA personnel to explain to them how the legislative process affects executive agencies, and in particular how it affects NASA.  That isn't necessarily a bad thing, although I have no idea whether spending $3 million on it was excessive or appropriate.


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