Archive for May, 2009

U.S. Will Pay $2.6 Million to Train Chinese Prostitutes to Drink Responsibly on the Job

May 17, 2009

Amazingly, the title of this post is not from the Onion but an actual news article:

Flag of the People’s Republic of China (CNSNews.com) — The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

Dr. Xiaoming Li, the researcher conducting the program, is director of the Prevention Research Center at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

I’d love to see that grant application:

Dear Uncle Sam,

Please send me $2.6 million to get drunk and hang out with hookers.

Thank you in advance.

Dr. Li.

Women not your thing? Well Uncle Sam will pay you to hang out with gay guys too:

Government researchers are spending more than $400,000 in taxpayer money to hit the [gay] bars in Argentina.

The National Institutes of Health are paying researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk — and just what can be done about it.

The funniest thing is I know a ton of very talented cancer researchers that work 70+ hours a week and don’t get anywhere near that level of funding.

Source:
U.S. Will Pay $2.6 Million to Train Chinese Prostitutes to Drink Responsibly on the Job, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Edwin Mora

U.S. Government Funds $400,000 Study on Gay Sex in Argentina Bars, Fox News, Friday, May 08, 2009

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On gun registration

May 4, 2009

Numerous examples disprove gun-control propaganda. Hawaii has had licensing and registration of guns for about 50 years. After all of the administrative expenses and inconvenience imposed on gun owners, police there cannot point to a single crime that has been solved as a result of those programs. Given Hawaii’s remote island geography, this should be an ideal place to keep track of guns because movement in and out of the state is limited and legal importation is controlled. If registration is going to work anywhere, it should work there. Unfortunately, criminals seem to be able to get their hands on guns virtually anyplace in the world.

Other jurisdictions with a history of strict handgun bans, such as the District of Columbia and Chicago, have even required registration of hunting rifles and shotguns for more than 20 years. Neither the District nor Chicago can point to any crimes that have been solved using registration records.

The same rules apply across the border. Canada, which has imposed registration of handguns since the 1930s, does not have much to show for it. In 2006, when the Liberal Party under Prime Minister Paul Martin controlled the government, it was admitted in parliamentary debate that just three crimes in 70 years had been solved as a result of registration. A couple of those cases were debatable because other independent evidence helped solve the crimes. According to the Canadian Ministry of Public Safety, just 4 percent of Canadian handgun murders in 2005 and 2006 were committed with registered handguns, and none of those were registered to the people who committed the crimes. As for long-gun registration, at least as of 2006, not a single violent crime had been solved through registration.

Sources:
Washington Times, EDITORIAL: ‘We want them registered’, Democrats are going after guns, Monday, April 13, 2009

Just Campaign Words: Flip Flopping on the Evils of Bush & Capitalism

May 3, 2009

Things that were once evil under Bush and capitalism during campaign time become standard practice post campaign:

Military tribunals

Debt
Once “pay as you go” is not $114,000 in interest for every man woman and child and a greater debt than every president since WWII?? (N2S – check source). The total liabilities of the United States government, including future social security and medicare payments that the U.S. government is already committed to pay out, now exceed 65 TRILLION dollars, which is more than the entire GDP of the whole world.

Traditions

Sources:
Newt’s Take, Thu, 16 Apr 2009, Former House speaker on media’s coverage of tea parties and Obama’s
Digg: 65 Trillion – U.S. Debt Exceeds The GDP Of The Entire World