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« on: February 26, 2013, 07:33:49 PM »

Feb 26, 2013

Allowing the sequester would be a disaster, but the American public doesn’t seem too concerned about it. The American public has something they should call Republican Manufactured Crisis Fatigue Syndrome. It’s kind of hard to get worked up over a problem that would disappear if people just act rationally. The problem is that some of those people have to be Republicans.

Republicans tend to take most of the blame whenever there’s a government shutdown. That’s because, without Republicans, there never would be a government shutdown. Hello! If there’s a fire, the first person you blame is the know pyromaniac. Something burned down? Chances are it’s that guy who is always lighting matches and giggling.

Lindsey Graham says that he would be willing to support revenue increases as part of a sequester deal. Uh Lindsey, just because you’re the biggest nut on Benghazi doesn’t mean the Tea Party is giving you permission to make sense on the sequester.

A group of prominent Republicans has signed a legal brief to the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. Technically, it’s called an amicus brief, or a “friend-of-the-court” brief. Heck, most Republicans would refuse to sign that just because it sounds gay. The people signing this brief are friends of the court, AND friends of Dorothy. The brief cites previous Supreme Court decisions, including Citizens United. That’s the law for you—they’re promoting something right using the logic employed to do something else wrong.

In Colorado, a gun nut has been arrested for sending harassing and threatening emails to a state representative who is working on gun control.  One of man’s emails threatened the rep and another lawmaker by using Gabbie Giffords’ name. He wrote “Hopefully somebody Gifords both your asses with a gun.” And he misspelled “Giffords.” Amazing!  He made up a term… and he still managed to misspell it. How hard is that?
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 04:36:00 AM »

The only crisis is having Obama remain in office.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 06:03:24 AM »


More Government Waste: $1.2 Million to Pay Senior Citizens to Play World of Warcraft

On February 20th, 2013, in Waste, by Rusty Weiss



With the President once again calling for tax hikes to avert his looming sequestration, the House has decided to publish examples of government waste to show that spending cuts are more essential than generating new revenue off the backs of hard-working Americans.
 
Today’s example:  Tax dollars to pay seniors to play video games.
 
That’s right.  The National Science Foundation was awarded a $1.2 million grant to pay seniors to play the video game, World of Warcraft.
 
Via the House:
 

The President and Senate Democrats claim they have cut all the spending they can in their recent proposal, yet seniors continue to be paid to play video games.
 


CBS News reported on the study last year:
 

If Grandma’s favorite game is bingo, it may be time for a change. A new study suggests that the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft may keep aging brains sharp.
 
For the study, researchers from North Carolina State University’s Gains Through Gaming lab tested 39 adults between ages 60 and 77.  Twenty of those adults played World or Warcraft for 14 hours over the course of two weeks. The other 19 formed a control group that did not play WoW. The cognitive function of all the participants was tested both before and after the two-week study.
 
World of Warcraft for 14 hours, at a price tag of $1.2 million.
 
Which begs the question, why would the government use taxpayer money to pay seniors to do something that Occupiers would have done for free in their Mom’s basement?
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 06:33:28 AM »


More Government Waste: $1.2 Million to Pay Senior Citizens to Play World of Warcraft

On February 20th, 2013, in Waste, by Rusty Weiss



With the President once again calling for tax hikes to avert his looming sequestration, the House has decided to publish examples of government waste to show that spending cuts are more essential than generating new revenue off the backs of hard-working Americans.
 
Today’s example:  Tax dollars to pay seniors to play video games.
 
That’s right.  The National Science Foundation was awarded a $1.2 million grant to pay seniors to play the video game, World of Warcraft.
 
Via the House:
 

The President and Senate Democrats claim they have cut all the spending they can in their recent proposal, yet seniors continue to be paid to play video games.
 


CBS News reported on the study last year:
 

If Grandma’s favorite game is bingo, it may be time for a change. A new study suggests that the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft may keep aging brains sharp.
 
For the study, researchers from North Carolina State University’s Gains Through Gaming lab tested 39 adults between ages 60 and 77.  Twenty of those adults played World or Warcraft for 14 hours over the course of two weeks. The other 19 formed a control group that did not play WoW. The cognitive function of all the participants was tested both before and after the two-week study.
 
World of Warcraft for 14 hours, at a price tag of $1.2 million.
 
Which begs the question, why would the government use taxpayer money to pay seniors to do something that Occupiers would have done for free in their Mom’s basement?
 Tagged with Government Waste, Grant, National Science Foundation, Seniors, Taxpayer Money, World of Warcraft

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it appears this was a study? I can't see the link.

If so, it  is examining cognitive decline and mental activity, which is quite a burden on society. Dementia's whatever the etiology and form are serious illnesses that cost alot of money to treat, and there hasn't been much headway in slowing progression.
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