Wednesday, August 04, 2010

More stimulus pork

More stimulus pork (CNSNews):
-- $554,763 for the National Forest Service to replace windows in a closed visitor center at Mount St. Helens;

-- $762,372 to create “Dance Draw” interactive dance software;

-- $1.9 million for international ant research;

-- $1.8 million for a road project that is threatening a pastor’s home;

-- $308 million for a joint clean energy venture with BP, a highly unpopular firm since the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico;

-- $3.8 million for a “streetscaping” project that has reduced traffic and caused a business to fire two employees;

-- $16 million to help Boeing clean up an environmental mess it created in 2007;

-- $200,000 to help Siberian communities lobby Russian policymakers;

-- $39.7 million to upgrade the statehouse and political offices in Topeka, Kan.;

-- $760,000 to Georgia Tech to study improvised music;

-- $700,000 to study why monkeys respond negatively to inequity;

-- $363,760 to help NIH promote the positive impacts of stimulus projects;

-- $456,663 to study the circulation of Neptune’s atmosphere;

-- $529,648 to study the effects of local populations on the environment…in the Himalayas.

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