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Scientist Bemoans Criticism of Gov Funded Duck Genitalia Research
Breitbart ^ | 4/3/13 | William Bigelow

Posted on 04/04/2013 11:36:24 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

In an article for Slate, scientist Patrica Brennan defended her government-funded research into duck genitalia, paid for by the National Science Foundation. She lamented the fact that 88.7 percent of respondents to a Fox News online poll were against the government funding her study. Brennan's research examines duck rape and how females' genitalia have evolved to prevent insemination because the male ducks' penises spiral counterclockwise while females' vaginas spiral clockwise. Who knew the feminist movement could be inspired by ducks?

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TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: govtwaste; longduckdong
Like the NEA the Nat'l Science foundation is nothing more than a glorified money-laundering racket. On a recent episode of Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern claimed that roasted duck d*cks are rather tasty. I'll try anything once ;)
1 posted on 04/04/2013 11:36:24 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Scientists on welfare.

Like everything else, let them pay their own way


2 posted on 04/04/2013 11:42:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Impala64ssa

I want a Government Grant that will allow me to %itchslap every dumb butt scientist who comes up with stuff like this.

What do you think my odds are of getting approved? Would it help if I said “but it’s for the children!”


3 posted on 04/04/2013 11:45:10 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Eisenhower’s Farewell speech. Everyone knows about the “military industrial complex part”. They never seem to remind us of the other part, “The Government/university research complex”

“kin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”


4 posted on 04/04/2013 11:48:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: GeronL; Impala64ssa

> Scientists on welfare.

Soon science grants will be available via EBT cards.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 11:51:57 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Hey Patrica! There's a guy over on another thread that thinks he's a Mermaid. Go study that!
6 posted on 04/04/2013 11:52:47 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Impala64ssa

A few years ago I was watching a show about seals in Hawaii. The narrator mentioned that the man studying the seals was being supported by a grant from a university.

I thought wouldn’t it be nice to spend my days being payed to count seals in Hawaii. I would wear board shorts and sunglasses and ride around in a Zodiac. I would draw pictures of seals. I would give them cutesy little names. All on somebody else’s dime.

Wouldn’t life be sweet?


7 posted on 04/04/2013 11:53:39 PM PDT by Daaave ("Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends")
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To: Impala64ssa

#%@& a duck on your own time, doc!


8 posted on 04/05/2013 12:00:48 AM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Being an Engineer, and amateur scientist, throughout the last dozen or so years, I have come up with any number of ideas to meld my hobbies with various vogue concepts like global warming to create high dollar grants to fund my interests and early retirement. Unfortunately, being a conservative, my morals and scruples, prevent me from forcing other conservatives to fund my personal endeavors which would benefit nobody but myself (though I don’t have a problem with Demonrats paying). But if anybody wants to voluntarily contribute, call me at 555-3126.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 12:14:11 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Shadowstrike
I want a Government Grant that will allow me to %itchslap every dumb butt scientist who comes up with stuff like this.

No no no no no.

You're doing it all wrong.

Here. Let me help.

"I propose an important study on the psychological effects of violent rhetoric and behavior directed against a significant subset of the population of government-associated scientific research personnel, based on an experimental protocol. This important study will help us better understand the psychology of such violence, including its lasting effects, and will point the way toward a more satisfactory resolution of conflicts generated as a result of research activities by the experimental population, and by the responses from those adverse to the relevant activities."

"Study length is projected at 2 years, with a required budget of $3.2 million."

Now. Farm that out to as many government grant-makers as possible.

When you get funded, let me know. I want to be a research assistant.

10 posted on 04/05/2013 12:19:31 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Jyotishi

lol.

Selling Used Taco’s to the masses


11 posted on 04/05/2013 12:40:36 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Impala64ssa
Back in the old days American Indians passed on the story of Coyote and the Duck Sisters ~ and in there was an understanding of the relative corkscrew configurations of the males and females.

Why that's the case is a different story and I doubt the researcher quite figured it out.

After all, if a Duck Sister didn't like Coyote she could just FLY AWAY 'cause she's a Duck.

See, I picked that knowledge up for less than $5.00

12 posted on 04/05/2013 1:07:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Impala64ssa
"In the meantime, while we engage in productive and respectful discussion of how we envision the future of our nation, why not marvel at how evolution has resulted in such counterintuitive morphology and bizarre animal behavior."

It's my take that the most bizarre animal behavior is on display every day, free of charge, in governments around the world. No need to pester the ducks. BTW, who knows for sure it's duck rape? Maybe they just like it rough. Who are we to judge?

13 posted on 04/05/2013 3:04:33 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Impala64ssa
Brennan's research examines duck rape and how females' genitalia have evolved to prevent insemination because the male ducks' penises spiral counterclockwise while females' vaginas spiral clockwise.

Sounds like Todd Akin was right, at least in the case of ducks.
14 posted on 04/05/2013 3:16:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Impala64ssa

“Brennan’s research examines duck rape and how females’ genitalia have evolved to prevent insemination because the male ducks’ penises spiral counterclockwise while females’ vaginas spiral clockwise.”

Even if it’s consensual they must have to drink a lot of wine first to make that setup work.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 3:29:07 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Brennan's research examines duck rape and how females' genitalia have evolved to prevent insemination because the male ducks' penises spiral counterclockwise while females' vaginas spiral clockwise.

"Words fail me."

16 posted on 04/05/2013 3:38:17 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: PLMerite

Righty tighty lefty loosey?


17 posted on 04/05/2013 3:42:52 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jeff Winston

Hahahahahahahahahahaha....

I think I know what Jeff Winston does for a living...:)

(SOMEONE has to write all those grant applications, though, right?)


18 posted on 04/05/2013 3:49:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Jonah Hex

The picture fails too


19 posted on 04/05/2013 3:49:50 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Most of these scientists make welfare mothers look like pikers.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 4:22:10 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Impala64ssa

But of course what Obama cuts are funds for air traffic controllers and tours of the White House.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 4:48:56 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Overheard on “drake’s list:” Well-hung Mallard looking for a left-hand thread ...


22 posted on 04/05/2013 4:52:16 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: PLMerite

This is the story of Joe McClock,
The only guy with a corkscrew &%@#.
He spent his life in a desperate hunt
For the only girl with a corkscrew *$!%.
He found that girl, and then fell dead,
For her corkscrew *$!% had a lefthand thread.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 4:53:03 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck..................


24 posted on 04/05/2013 6:01:07 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Daaave
Thirty years ago some guy was given a grant to play a flute underwater for the porpoises.

There was a Reader's Digest article about the same time which exposed how the government gave away grant money for the most frivolous reasons.

25 posted on 04/05/2013 6:56:12 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: Jeff Winston

Perfect, and you’ve got a deal :)


26 posted on 04/05/2013 8:47:06 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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