Talk about throwing crap in the air!!!...

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    Your tax dollars at work under the Obama administration LITERALLY involves monkeys throwing their crap around!
    Truly amazing that people are STILL paying TAXES after literally CRAPPY expenditures like this:

    A stunning amount spent on stupid studies like Why do chimps throw their poop? – Almost $600,000 of your tax dollars was sent to the folks who studied chimpanzee poop tossing, plus $198,195 paid to find out if “tweeting” makes people happy… It’s all HERE.

    Feces -Throwing Reveals Communication Skills in Chimps – (GA) $592,527
    Chimpanzees will often throw food or feces at passersby.
    Taxpayers have funded a study to figure out the origins of this odd behavior.
    William Hopkins, at Agnes Scott College, and researchers at the Yerkes National Primate
    Research Center (associated with Emory University) used a portion of the $600,000 from the National Institutes of Health in 2011 to assist their study of throwing behavior in chimpanzees and its neurological origins.

    Chimpanzees are one of very few organisms that can throw objects, which zoo visitors can often observe. For example, one of the investigators‘ research papers says,
    ―Some of the chimpanzees will pile faeces or wet chow in their cage and wait for
    visitors to pass by before throwing this at them.
    http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=b69a6ebd-7ebe-41b7-bb03-c25a5e194365
     
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    Senator Tom Coburn? Yeah, right...
     
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    how is the president responsible for the bridge to nowhere in alaska, shill?

    the president has no line-item veto and has to sign bills that come through unless he wants to kill the entire bill.

    you have issues...blame your teatards.
     
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    But you don't see the president talk about government waste, it's just spend, spend, spend.
     
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    HE hired the head of the national institute of HEALTH!
    You don't think that idiocy runs down hill?
    Your hire people that think like YOU do and If Obama is OK with throwing YOUR tax dollars in a SHITTY USE OF MONEY.. and YOU approve???
    Obviously YOU don't pay any taxes!
    Cause anyone that works hard for their money would be CRAZY to approve this kind of CRAPPY spending!!

    Obviously NOT your money! Cause smart people WoULD in times like these with the FEDERAL Govt running $1 trillion in dEFICITS!!! And this mentality running the place???

    You guys are totally crazy !
     
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    Obama was just trying to create a shovel ready job. Someone had to clean the poop up you know.
     
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    Even if I agreed with Tom Coburn on other issues, these anti-science screeds would really irritate me (the report itself, decorated with eye-catching clip art and gross distortions, is also taxpayer-funded).

    The researchers didn't spend $600,000 on chimps throwing feces. They spent "a portion" on studying that phenomenon. That means somewhere between $600,000 and $0. And for the record, the study wasn't literally about monkeys throwing feces-- it was literally about apes throwing feces.
     
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    This reminds me of the Golden Fleece award that involved studies of how huskies could go from warm climates to the cold of Alaska, and adapt their metabolism in a matter of a day or so. The Senator objecting to the study talked about scientists sticking thermometers up the butts of dogs. Only when another Senator pointed out that the studies intent was to find a way to adapt our soldiers metabolisms quickly to an Arctic climate in case a war forced us to put a large force in the Arcitic in a hurry did Senator Proxmire have to retract some of what he had said.

    You can take any scientific study, and find some way to make it seem silly. What is silly, is someone posting anti-science idiocy on the internet. And not even capable of realizing the irony of that.
     
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    science bad! Especially if it involves studying why chimps throw feces...because then we might better understand conservatarians.
     
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    LOL. Might have a point there.
     

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