Skip to comments.Feds Give Theater Co. $700K For Climate Change Play
Posted on 10/11/2010 5:46:19 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
Last Updated: Wed, 10/06/2010 - 3:40pm
Still tainted by a major scandal involving officials who view pornography on taxpayer time, the federal agency that funds science research and education has awarded a New York theater company $700,000 to finance a show about climate change.
The perplexing arts grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) was first reported in a brief that appeared in the Sunday Arts section of the New York Times. The one-paragraph announcement even mentions that the grant is a rare gift to an arts organization from a federal agency that pays for science, engineering and mathematics research and education.
The NSF was created by Congress 60 years ago to promote the progress of science and advance national health. With an annual budget of about $7 billion its the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering. The agency also funds about 20% of all research conducted by U.S. colleges and universities.
Financing stage productions is not part of the NSFs mission nor should it be. The $700,000 play is based on a book called This Beautiful City and tells the story of a photojournalist who vanishes while working in the Panamanian rainforests. The theater company says it plans to use the taxpayer money on the development and evaluation of the show as well a tour and educational programs.
The NSF is still reeling from a major computer porn scandal that rocked all levels of the agency last year. In a scathing report to Congress last fall, the agencys inspector general revealed that NSF employees spend significant portions of their workdays watching, downloading and e-mailing pornography without ever being caught or disciplined. The porn surfing has cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, according to investigators.
It’s only money, there is unlimited supply from the peasants
None of this propaganda works. Everyone knows that it is just to raise taxes and control the sheeple.
Yeah, it’s not like we could use that money to secure our borders, something the government is supposed to do per the US Constitution.
Everyone involved in making this grant at the NSF should be looking for a job.
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