posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:06 PM
Well, my thread last week about the $1.5 M government grant to study why 75% of U.S. lesbians are obese was closed (with no specifics other than it
wasn't an appropriate topic for discussion on ATS).
My take on that study was that during this time of cutbacks, economic crisis and closed WH tours, WHY was our government continuing to spend taxpayer
money on such frivolous studies (IMO)?
Now, we have another such taxpayer- funded study...(and I hope the moderators will see that by pointing out this latest example of wasteful government
spending, that I am, in no way, attempting to impugn the homosexual community, or even alcoholics (after all, both groups are taxpayers as well, and
deserve to see their hard-earned money spent responsibly by their government.
AGAIN, I am ONLY criticizing THIS government's continuing course of wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars during these tough economic times. I
believe this is a topic definitely worth discussing on ATS...now, more than ever.
$2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher 'Risk for Hazardous Drinking'?
(CNSNews.com) - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.7 million to study why lesbians are at a higher “risk for hazardous
drinking.” The University of Illinois has received grants since 2009 for its project, "Cumulative Stress and Hazardous Drinking in a Community of
Adult Lesbians," which aims to develop “culturally sensitive” strategies to prevent lesbians from being drunks. “Studies using both probability
and nonprobability samples provide ample evidence of lesbians' vulnerability to hazardous drinking,” the grant’s description reads. “However,
very little is known about the factors that increase lesbians' risk for hazardous drinking.”
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