“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CDC in full "CYA" mode

Like everybody else even remotely associated with health-care in this country, even the NIH is covering it's ass on the Ebola scare, specifically why they don't have a plentiful, fool-proof vaccine. Because it is a massive, government bureaucracy, the bean-counters there whine that it's because of funding shortages that they couldn't afford to produce a vaccine. Well, here's what they did have enough money to do.......

From Breitbart.com...

-$2.4 million for a new condom design whose inventor is now being investigated for fraud,

-$939,000 to discover that male fruit flies prefer younger females,

-$257,000 to create a companion website for first lady Michelle Obama's White House garden,

-592,000 to determine that chimpanzees with the best poop-flinging skills are also the best communicators, and another $117,000 to learn that most chimps are right-handed.

-$325,000 to learn that marriages are happier when wives calm down more quickly during arguments with their husbands

-$548,000 to find out if 30-something partiers feel immature after they binge drink while people in their mid-20s don't.

And that's only a short list of the outrageous nonsense that gets funded by pointy-headed bureaucrats at the NIH, with tax money that was forcibly taken at gunpoint from any citizen who has a job.

And here's some helpful advice on how to save three quarters of a million dollars studying handedness in monkeys: for the price of a notebook, pen, and a ticket to the local zoo, observe with which hand they throw their poo and masturbate. 

I don't know the cost of developing an Ebola vaccine, but cut out the idiotic research that IS being funded and you'll have a nice start on Ebola.