Who else is tired of both political parties?
Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:05 AM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:20 AM
|QUOTE (El_Diablo @ Monday, Apr 8 2013, 06:48)|
it could always be worse...
imagine if you were stuck with the name Reince f*ckin' Priebus.
Think that's bad? We have the honourable Councillor for Derby, Mr. Baggy Shanker.
What a guy.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:54 PM Edited by Adler, 08 April 2013 - 05:01 PM.
|QUOTE (Melchior @ Monday, Apr 8 2013, 00:19)|
I know what pork is, but research funding isn't pork. Pork is when the federal government funds local projects.
Also I see nothing wrong with any of that research funding.
Yeah there's nothing wrong about pointless research that should make any alarms flash in your head, but I'd rather the funding be allocated to more useful research. Opportunity cost and all.
One of the entries in that Wiki article I found pretty amusing though:
|National Institute for Mental Health for spending $97,000 to study, among other things, what went on in a Peruvian brothel; the researchers said they made repeated visits in the interests of accuracy.|
Yesss "accuracy." Well played.
I realize what you mean now, but I usually pair pork with other wasteful spending. My mistake. I still find that pork usually refers to wasteful local projects all the same, which might in fact be less useful than pointless research. Isn't it a little strange to find federal taxpayer money be allocated to local interests?
Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:22 AM
Both parties are comparable to heads or tails; either way, it's the same coin.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:35 AM Edited by GTAvanja, 09 May 2013 - 07:38 AM.
Your politicians completely lack any long term strategy and critical thinking skills. A bunch of morons are running your country.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:31 PM
|QUOTE (Melchior @ Monday, Apr 8 2013, 19:19)|
|Also I see nothing wrong with any of that research funding.|
Me neither actually.
|-$1.8 million on a study to find out why pigs smell. Really?|
-$219,000 to teach college students how to watch TV.
-$1 million to study potatoes
- Pigs were studied for their odour because many people have issues with the smell making farming of pigs and owning them an issue, some farms were probably closed/had to fight legal battles because of bad smell bothering nearby people.
The study on the smell is so that they can find a way to neutralize it so it isn't so bothersome and livestock farms can be near housing.
-I'd like to see a source for that.
- Now saying that studying potatoes is a waste is pretty silly I think, especially when you provide no context. Perhaps a chemical in potatoes can be used to treat cancer, or cure paraplegics or something like that, these are obviously just examples, But I could think of several dozen possible reasons to study potatoes.
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