Your Stimulus Dollars at Work: Cocaine for Monkeys

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  1. Dont Taz Me Bro
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    Yes, you read that correctly. Wake Forest University was given a grant for $71,623 to “study the effects of self-administering cocaine on the glutamate system on monkeys.” Ah, but that's not all. Wake Forest also received a grant in the amount of $147,694 to study “preliminary data on the efficacy of integral yoga for reducing menopausal hot flashes.” Wake Forest lies in Congressman Mel Watt's (D) district. I wonder who appropriated those earmarks.

    There is also $50,000 for the American Dance Festival, Inc. and $250k to preserve an insect collection.

    Can anybody tell me how any of this is supposed to stimulate the economy? That was the purpose of the stimulus bill after all, hence the reason it was referred to as the stimulus bill, or more appropriately, the porkulus bill. Perhaps this is why after spending billions of dollars it hasn't done jack.

    Hot Flashes, Dead Bugs, and Cocaine for Monkeys: The 10 Worst Federal Stimulus Projects in North Carolina | John W. Pope Civitas Institute
     
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    That's awesome.

    Science at work.
     
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    but look at the big picture, they created or saved 10 jobs!!
     
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    Spendulus !
     

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