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Porn surfing rampant at U.S. science foundation
Washington Times ^ | 9/29/2009 | Jim McElhatton

Posted on 09/29/2009 7:57:08 AM PDT by markomalley

Employee misconduct investigations, often involving workers accessing pornography from their government computers, grew sixfold last year inside the taxpayer-funded foundation that doles out billions of dollars of scientific research grants, according to budget documents and other records obtained by The Washington Times.

The problems at the National Science Foundation (NSF) were so pervasive they swamped the agency's inspector general and forced the internal watchdog to cut back on its primary mission of investigating grant fraud and recovering misspent tax dollars.

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For instance, one senior executive spent at least 331 days looking at pornography on his government computer and chatting online with nude or partially clad women without being detected, the records show.

When finally caught, the NSF official retired. He even offered, among other explanations, a humanitarian defense, suggesting that he frequented the porn sites to provide a living to the poor overseas women. Investigators put the cost to taxpayers of the senior official's porn surfing at between $13,800 and about $58,000.

"He explained that these young women are from poor countries and need to make money to help their parents and this site helps them do that," investigators wrote in a memo.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; corruptdems; democrats; fraud; govwatch; moralabsolutes; napl; obamaregime; waste
That's a new one. Surfing porn for humanitarian reasons...
1 posted on 09/29/2009 7:57:09 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Are these the same liberals who fund every global warming scam that comes across their desks?


2 posted on 09/29/2009 7:58:06 AM PDT by GOPJ (UN mixing democracies & dictators' is like mixing ice cream and shit-all of it stinks.(Steyn))
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To: markomalley
"He explained that these young women are from poor countries and need to make money to help their parents and this site helps them do that," investigators wrote in a memo.

Liberals have sooooo many excuses - for themselves...

3 posted on 09/29/2009 7:59:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (UN mixing democracies & dictators' is like mixing ice cream and shit-all of it stinks.(Steyn))
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To: markomalley

Science foundation

Geeks checking out broads what are the chances


4 posted on 09/29/2009 7:59:47 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: markomalley

A liberal sexually exploits third world girls, then says it’s for their own good.

Heck, sounds like all liberal aid to me.


5 posted on 09/29/2009 8:00:49 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: markomalley

Disturbing, but hardly breaking news.


6 posted on 09/29/2009 8:01:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: GOPJ
Are these the same liberals who fund every global warming scam that comes across their desks?

Don't forget the part where they call us greedy, unfeeling and mean-spirited right wingers in between all that global warming funding.

7 posted on 09/29/2009 8:01:50 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: markomalley
When finally caught, the NSF official retired. He even offered, among other explanations, a humanitarian defense, suggesting that he frequented the porn sites to provide a living to the poor overseas women. Investigators put the cost to taxpayers of the senior official's porn surfing at between $13,800 and about $58,000.

"He explained that these young women are from poor countries and need to make money to help their parents and this site helps them do that," investigators wrote in a memo.

He is now the director of charitable overseas giving at the Clinton Foundation. < /sarc, but wouldn't be too surprising>

8 posted on 09/29/2009 8:01:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: markomalley

Toss this bureaucratic nightmare along with all the other worthless central government organizations into the Potomac.


9 posted on 09/29/2009 8:02:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: markomalley

Can’t scientists be horny too? ( sarc.)


10 posted on 09/29/2009 8:02:29 AM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Candor7
Funny sarc.

But on a serious note, STAY OFF the taxpayers clock when getting your jollies Mr. Scientist!!
11 posted on 09/29/2009 8:04:40 AM PDT by mentor2k
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To: IbJensen

We need Robin Williams to redo the movie:

“Moscow on the Potomac.”


12 posted on 09/29/2009 8:05:13 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: markomalley
Employee misconduct investigations, often involving workers accessing pornography from their government computers, grew sixfold last year inside the taxpayer-funded foundation that doles out billions of dollars of scientific research grants, according to budget documents and other records obtained by The Washington Times.

"We were just doing research for our grant application. Really!"

13 posted on 09/29/2009 8:05:54 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: markomalley

14 posted on 09/29/2009 8:08:25 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: markomalley

Government has no business funding anything with our money.

Charitable donations used to be the responsibility of the individual. Now that government has taken over, corruption has exploded, and government hands out grants for the dumbest things imaginable, like arts, so some lazy unwilling to work pot head can take a picture of a cross in a glass of urine and call it art.


15 posted on 09/29/2009 8:09:18 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Just another Joe

Heck, wouldn’t be surprised at them doing “research”. Seriously, at a place like the Kinsey sex research foundation, they could justify that they were doing research on sex matters.


16 posted on 09/29/2009 8:09:42 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: markomalley
one senior executive spent at least 331 days looking at pornography on his government computer and chatting online with nude or partially clad women without being detected

Damn public servants with their private offices. In the private sector, your cube would be exposed and you couldn't get away with this crap!

17 posted on 09/29/2009 8:16:52 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: markomalley
often involving workers accessing pornography from their government computers, grew sixfold last year inside the taxpayer-funded foundation that doles out billions of dollars of scientific research grants,

The way things have been going lately (AGW, for example) it might be a better deal for the taxpayers to give them carte blanche on the porn -- and cut off their grant-funding authority! ;-)

18 posted on 09/29/2009 8:17:51 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Dahoser
Don't forget the part where they call us greedy, unfeeling and mean-spirited right wingers in between all that global warming funding.

Here's an easy one for the FBI - these guys need to pay the taxpayers back - they weren't authorized to "help our the poor" sex workers in other countries...

19 posted on 09/29/2009 8:18:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (FBI & MSM search for "racist using "N" word, while O'Keefe and Hannah expose real crimes.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

I do differ here, I consider Basic Research to be a infrastructure investment, but in the Hard Sciences and Engineering. I do agree with you with the arts though.


20 posted on 09/29/2009 8:23:09 AM PDT by John Will
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To: markomalley

How does ANY Gov computer access Porn? DoD computers are locked down so tight that one can barely make an internet connection.


21 posted on 09/29/2009 8:28:52 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: John Will
I consider Basic Research to be a infrastructure investment, but in the Hard Sciences

Well then for sure these activities qualify as "hard sciences." (cough)

22 posted on 09/29/2009 8:30:43 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: markomalley; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

They just need to call it a “study” and get a grant to do this.

for example, think of how much carbon footprint is saved by not cutting down trees or pressing DVDs of porn and just watching it electronically.

PS taxpayers in Indiana fund the Kinsey institute.


23 posted on 09/29/2009 8:31:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: mentor2k
Agreed.

Why should we pay for their jollies?

24 posted on 09/29/2009 8:33:03 AM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: US Navy Vet
How does ANY Gov computer access Porn?

Clinton & Gore: "GOOD Question. Very good question... now I have to be going, too much iced tea..."

25 posted on 09/29/2009 8:33:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: markomalley

LOL! Typical bureaucrat response. I know someone who does work for a university heavily involved in medical research. He said it is all about grant writing to get money from Uncle Sam. He said the incompetence is off the charts. Almost no oversight.


26 posted on 09/29/2009 8:35:16 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: markomalley

The Science Foundation can’t be very technically inclined. There are hundreds of software systems and packages for sys-admins to install on internal networks that monitor and/or block porn sites, provide summaries to supervisors, even down to the keystrokes and pages being viewed. I’m very surprised. My company invested in this 15 years ago and web abuse went to almost zero. The Science Foundation is sadly outdated and deserves this negative publicity.


27 posted on 09/29/2009 8:37:11 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Dahoser
Don't forget the part where they call us greedy, unfeeling and mean-spirited right wingers in between all that global warming funding.

I am soooooooo tired of the middle class putting of braces for their children so these frigging criminals can waste our tax dollars.

28 posted on 09/29/2009 8:46:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (FBI & MSM search for "racist using "N" word, while O'Keefe and Hannah expose real crimes.)
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To: markomalley
That's a new one. Surfing porn for humanitarian reasons...

Hmm.. Suppose Mrs WBill would buy it?

Better to just play it safe.....

29 posted on 09/29/2009 9:03:10 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Fractal Trader

A while back I had some time to kill in DC so I went to the MLK public library to use the internet. The computer lab was filled with homeless guys checking out porn. I remember laughing because the browser history on the computer I got was filled with sites like “BlackTail.com” and “BootyMamas.com.” Such a wonderful use of our tax dollars.


30 posted on 09/29/2009 9:09:58 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: markomalley

just doing research, I’m sure..


31 posted on 09/29/2009 9:28:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: markomalley

“suggesting that he frequented the porn sites to provide a living to the poor overseas women”

I think that’s why Mother Teresa was so fond of her gigolos.


32 posted on 09/29/2009 9:58:50 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Carry_Okie

The National Science Foundation must be a key component to Obama’s Stimulus Package.


33 posted on 09/29/2009 10:18:20 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Pathetic. You'd think that the "best and brightest" would at least know enough to use a proxy server.


34 posted on 09/29/2009 10:35:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: markomalley

It also tells you just how “busy” these government employees are.


35 posted on 09/29/2009 10:38:26 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: markomalley

36 posted on 09/29/2009 10:40:30 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: markomalley

this will be front page headline and then healthcare will be pusshed into stealth.


37 posted on 09/29/2009 10:46:25 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: markomalley

We the People have allowed the Washington Boyz to become waaaay tooo comfortable...in that they no longer even recognize their employer.


38 posted on 09/29/2009 10:49:12 AM PDT by mo
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The National Science Foundation must be a key component to Obama’s Stimulus Package.

Where is Tim Curry when you need him?

39 posted on 09/29/2009 11:16:19 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: markomalley

That’s not news. It will be news if science surfing becomes rampant at a porn foundation.


40 posted on 09/29/2009 1:42:31 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: markomalley

Newsflash - it’s rampant in DOD too and no, NOT just the civilians....


41 posted on 09/29/2009 7:01:39 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Fides et Audax)
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