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originally posted by: neo96
Taxpayers paid for one scientist to have a bee sting his penis
Th'at's just soooo wrong.
originally posted by: neo96
Remember this: Capitalism as it stands in the US and many other countries on the planet is slavery, with chains made of debt and worry instead of iron and steel.
And no capitalism isn't slavery.
It's the ONLY economic model in the world were a person can become their own master.
originally posted by: jimmyx
right....because this represents all or most government spending....shakes head
Maybe it's a sinister plan for future torture of detainees!
Washington Times is rarely factual.
ETA: Apparently this was a study on pain index of bee stings, granted funding for the research by the student's university out of the government grant the school receives.
Can you define science that is wasteful versus beneficial? You can't know how beneficial a study is until it is completed and the results compiled. Of all the topics and things people complaining about government wasting money on, science is probably the dumbest. Just because you don't find the information useful doesn't mean that it can't be useful. Nothing dumber than calling increasing the human knowledgebase a waste of money.
I mean you are complaining about $50,000 spent on a study while the government is dumping BILLIONS into wars, death, destruction, and other stuff that we find questionable. Get your priorities straight...
Hmm... that does seem a little odd ... taken out of context.
Oh well, valuable information about bee stings and penises, I guess.
Sometimes science advances in great steps ... sometimes in smaller units.
What about the billions of $$ used to underwrite mega-churches, Christian Schools, Universities, etc?
What about the funds that Fundie State governors illegally scam from the Fed for private (usually Christian) Schools?
Could this be an instance of selective outrage?
All I can really say is "thank god they're not spending it on more wars, or funneling it to corporations."
A bit of an odd thing to waste money on at present time, but it could be worse.
originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: Krazysh0t
That in no way refutes the assumption that the government should seek out to find more important studies and uses of tax payer money than.......having a bee sting some dude on his tallywacker.
If you sit in a room brainstorming and that's the best use of money you can come up with, it's an utter embarrassment.
originally posted by: peter_kandra
a reply to: paxnatus
Exactly how does one get a bee sting in the penis? Doing a little skinny dipping? That hurts just thinking about it.
I wonder how much of this is use it or lose it funding prior to the end of the fiscal year, so they dust off some old grant proposals from the shelf and fund them.