A Question For The Scientists On BP

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    BP is soon to turn over $500 million to someone for the purposes of studying the long-term effects of the oil spill on the Gulf. The Obama Administration wants the money divided among Gulf states governors for distribution to scientists.

    Some fear this will render the $500 million a pork barrel, and that scientists outside the Gulf states will be excluded from participating.

    What say you? What is the best way to distribute these funds IYO?


    Gulf oil spill: Planned distribution of BP research funds worries some scientists - latimes.com
     
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    Let BP do it, its their money. If it is made political someone will try to shut up the people that disagree.
     
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    Conceited money grubbing "scientists" that never held a real job i.e. contributed to the GDP.

    Research/grant/"funneled" monies are their bread and butta. Fuck 'em.
     
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    Yah, them thar pointey headed Librul Scientists never done nothin' fur us. It was the holy roller preachers and good Conservative politicians that invented the instruments we communicate our hatred of those intellectual snobs on.
     
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    Quantum Windbag, this is an appealing idea, but if BP controls the distribution, then won't they also have control over the results? I dunno why we can't just allow the CDC or NIH or whatnot to make these awards?
     
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    Are not those Gulf state governors RepubliCON$? Why would Obama give pork to the GOP? It seems everything Obama does is called pork by some radical extremist somewhere.
     
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    Louisiana has a Republican governor, edthecynic. Dun know about the others, and don't care. Who do you think should distribute these funds?
     
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    Some studies suggest nearly 80% of all inventions ever. Were invented for making war :)
     
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    Perry in Texas, Crist in Florida, and Barbour in Mississippi are also GOP governors.
    If the money is "pork" why would Obama be giving it to the GOP????? Obviously it is not pork.
    And what limits these governors to use only scientists from their respective states????
    Someone seems to be trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.
     
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    So you feel fears these governors will strain to keep the awards in-state are unfounded?
     

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