Skip to comments.NOAA sought magician, now wants plans to disappear
Posted on 05/03/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A federal agency needs illusionist David Copperfield to help escape from criticism over now-canceled plans to hire a speaker to train agency leaders using "magic tools."
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in hot water because on May 1 it posted a notice seeking a magician motivational speaker for a June leadership conference in suburban Maryland. The agency said presentations should include "physical energizers, magic tricks, puzzles, brain teasers, word games, humor and teambuilding exercises." It asked for the performer to create "a unique model of translating magic and principals of the psychology of magic, magic tools, techniques and experiences into a method of teaching leadership."
In an eight page bid solicitation, the agency in charge of weather, climate and oceans said it wanted to use the emotional intelligence techniques of a prominent Harvard professor who has written five books, but misspelled his name.
The posting came weeks after the General Services Administration was embroiled in a scandal involving a Las Vegas conference that cost nearly $1 million and included a mind reader.
Congressmen and senators called NOAA's plans frivolous and ridiculous. House Science Committee Chairman Ralph Hall, R-Tex., gave NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco a week to...
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These agencies never have to worry about budgets like businesses do, it appears. So they spend like mad on this sort of fluff that private businesses bought back when they were flush but are now rejecting in droves.
No doubt needed to trick the public into believing there actually is such a thing as “Global Warming”......
Or this expert in the subject: Ex-Hill-Murray hockey coach accused of stealing sticks from store, selling them to players.
Being a[n alleged] thief as well as a hockey expert, he's overqualified if anything for the job of motivating NOAA/GSA types.
And yet, I can’t get office supplies because “we don’t have the money”.
the only guy better at making money disappear in the blink of an eye is Obama.