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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

An astounding list of the ridiculous crap our government does fund....


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‣ $3,000,000 for World of Warcraft: tax $ funded UC Irvine researchers' screen time
‣ $800,000 on studying significance of genital-washing
‣ $2,500,000 on a Super Bowl commercial that was so terribly produced that it was banned after it aired
‣ $1,000,000 on Zoo Poetry: "increasing environmental awareness" by creating poetry in four different zoos
‣ $175,000,000 on buildings that have been vacant for years
‣ $765,828 on pancakes: tax dollars subsidized an IHOP in an "under-served" area of DC
‣ $442,340 studying behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam
‣ $168,766 studying monkeys who throw their poop
‣ $914,000 studying romance novels: topics included "Team Edward or Jacob?"
$5,000,000 studying the drinking habits of college students on game days
‣ $5,000,000 on hipster parties with the goal of ending smoking
‣ $2,000,000 for the Department of Agriculture to fund an internship program. The program hired ONE full-time intern.
‣ $120,000,000 paid to dead federal employees
‣ $2,600,000 to encourage Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly
‣ $505,000 to promote specialty hair and beauty products for cats and dogs
‣ $27,000,000 to teach Moroccans how to make pottery
‣ $300,000 to encourage Americans to consume caviar made in Idaho
‣ $200,000 on a "tattoo removal progam" in CA
‣ $60,000 for the IRS to create a parody film of Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island
‣ $1M per year for NASA to create food menu for Mars mission that is decades away
‣ $202,000 to determine if Wikipedia is sexist
‣ $242,600 to study effects of cocaine on honey bees
‣ $4,900,000 to dress students up in fruit costumes and encourage them to eat healthy
‣ $495,000 on commercials to create jobs that never created any jobs
‣ $250M training 60 Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State
‣ $10M on creating two video games aimed at fighting obesity (FOR REAL)
‣ $900,000 studying social interactions of guppies
‣ $6.3M for VA facility in California to buy artwork
‣ $10M to studying dog tail wagging
‣ $325,000 to build a robot squirrel
‣ $2.5M on coasters for bars that say "IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING"
‣ $31M on first class flights in 4 years for the Department of Health and Human Services alone



I've said this here at this forum and many times elsewhere: all the partisan bickering is stupid. The Government are NOT good stewards of our money but if they actually were, we could probably have some National Healthcare or Free Higher education, or any number of shit people bitch about here on a weekly basis.

So yeah, bickering about the costs of a a border wall - barrier, fence- fucking moat or whatever - when our elected morons approve spending on BILLIONS of dollars of questionable, if not downright stupid, causes, programs, commercials and studies.....seems even dumber.

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Reply An astounding list of the ridiculous crap our government does fund.... (Original post)
Steelydamned Jan 2019 OP
Carlos W Bush Jan 2019 #1
Steelydamned Jan 2019 #2
bruiserboy Jan 2019 #4
Carlos W Bush Jan 2019 #5
bruiserboy Jan 2019 #6
Paradigm Jan 2019 #3
Wyntir Jan 2019 #7
Steelydamned Jan 2019 #8
nolidad Jan 2019 #9

Response to Steelydamned (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:59 PM

1. You consider genital-washing to be ridiculous?

Ever hear of fumunda cheese?

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:01 PM

2. I consider...

..spending 800k on a Captain Obvious like study to be ridiculous yes.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:35 PM

4. Buy a cheese grater

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Response to bruiserboy (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:38 PM

5. A wire brush works just as well.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:42 PM

6. LOL

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Response to Steelydamned (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:18 PM

3. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of those worthless studies

were being performed by corrupt career politician friends and family members.

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Response to Steelydamned (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:50 PM

7. I am

Sure that cocaine was used on the bees....

They can't even hold a straw to snort it.

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Response to Wyntir (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:32 PM

8. I know...

...it sounds like something from the Onion but, I actually went and looked some of these up before I posted. The geeking bees one especially


Cocaine Tolerance in Honey Bees

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3669089/

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Response to Steelydamned (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:51 PM

9. If we had good stewards in D.C. there would be not talk of universal health care

nor free college- bewcause they would have the intelligence to realize that those things are prohibited to the fed by the Constitution. States and cities can do it- but the fed cannot!

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