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Did our Federal government pay $140,000 to study pig feces in China?

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If $140,000 was the biggest waste of federal tax dollars we'd be in great shape. Unfortunately there's a bipartisan consensus for spending a trillion dollars a year on the military, more than the next thirteen nations combined.

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Stars to that!
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Hear hear!!
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Obamas working on shrinking the militairy ._.
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No it was far from the biggest waste but it was one of many many wastes.
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I would rather we spend trillions on military and not need it then to cut back so much that we could possibly be in harms way. North Korea?
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North Korea's a threat only to its neighbors. How much of the trillion dollars goes to protecting against that?
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Bigred is another example of the right-wings true stance on the budget issue. While they claim they want us to cut spending and to balance the budget what they really mean is cut spending on things they don't like such as science, education, healthcare, and helping the helpless, but spend away on defense and corporate welfare, they don't care how much we waste on those.
It's that mindset that allows trillions to be spent on going to war but then cuts funding for care of our disabled soldiers returning home.
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I say cut EVERY branch of goverment 10% and then start from there
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Bush spent too mutch Obamas spending too mutch it's unsustainable
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Agreed Bud.
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That wouldn't suprise me.

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they are stupid like that,soo...

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Read DDX's post below, then tell us who's stupid.
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yes yes we did ;/

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See DDX's post below, and turn that frown upside down!
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Yep, and I can't wait for the book to come out. 'Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Chinese Pig Feces'. What a total waste of OUR money.

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Put down the hash pipe and read DDX's post.
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Well, if we would stop importing food from China, we wouldn't have to spend ridiculous amounts of money on checking out their sh!t. If China's government is not regulating the food industries, let them feed it to their own population. Why should we be governing the policies of other countries?
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Well I hope we aren't importing pork from China, since we produce so much of it ourselves, and its not healthy.
The danger is bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Even if we're not concerned about the Chinese people, I don't think bacteria respect national boundaries. If there's any chance of that $140,000 preventing a plague of superbugs, its a great bargain.
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Yes they did and there are many like it a hundred forty thousand to find a new condom.College courses that are paid with fed funds that teach 69 way to use saran wrap for sex. The list goes on an on.

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No prob! We can print more!
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$140,000 to prevent an untold number of unwanted children, without abortion, sounds like a great investment to me.
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A million five to teach first graders sex education is just not right.
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$1.5 million divided by 300 million Americans is half of one penny per person. So whether it's "right" depends entirely on whether it's age appropriate.
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Of course it wouldn't make sense to those lacking in the cranium department. I mean pffft, it's just science. The most dummies know about science is the dung spewing from their TV. Which is usually quite far off from the original correlation of a science journal. China is the top poultry producer in the world. In order to meet demands, farmers have been in the practice of inducing antibiotics into their pig stocks in order to produce healthier and quicker growing pigs. Studying the feces, we've been able to find large amounts of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. If this bacteria is introduced to humans.... Well you wouldn't care anyway. Cause Murica! Bama takin mah guns!

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Where in our constitution does it say our taxes must be used to study science? I love listening to you book smart people that have zero in common sense.
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Where's the common sense in a constitution that prevents government spending on science? But I suppose the threat of super-bacteria, like that of global warming, doesn't exist, since our holy constitution doesnt explicitly give the government the ability to do anything about it.
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Global warming??? That's such a bunch of bull they had to change the name to climate change, as if the climate doesent change.....
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bigred50 firmly believes that scientists are evil.
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Yes and they also spent abunch on shrimp on a treadmill

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Maybe DDX can explain how this too is a function of government.
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I prefer having $1000 dollars to study how conditions of water affect shrimp population than $10,000 on a single missile used to hit dummy targets for military training. But hey, what do I know. I enjoy different variety of real food, not like you who's planning to eat GM cornmeal for the rest of your life.
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We could always abolish the department of agriculture, useless libby dung. More for the military. Murica!
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Shrink the militairy I don't give a crap
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I mean what the hey do we need it for nobody could ever take over Murica too many guns in Murica
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I k is this will be flagged but seriously you guys are idiots.
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They spent 867 million dollars on how snails mate too. No wonder we have no money. But yet, the Whitehouse tours are terminated. Its our house!

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It surely couldn't top the $10,000.00 spent on electronic talking urinal cakes for the Michigan highway patrol to remind them to was their hands! Waste is waste, when will we demand better of our government?

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