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  • So Many Studies, So Little Credibility (California)

    05/07/2014 8:30:51 AM PDT · by aimhigh
    Fox & Hounds ^ | 05/07/2014 | Kevin Dayton
    Policy organizations on both the Left and the Right receive commissions and funding from foundations and other non-profit organizations established as social welfare organizations. But the Left in California gets two additional sources of funding: union-affiliated labor-management cooperation committees and public agencies. Public agencies seem eager to fund projects that will justify spending more taxpayer money and increasing government authority. For example, consider the $1,590,000 in grants awarded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (of the San Francisco Bay Area) on February 5, 2014.
  • NIH Spent $464,272 to Find Out Why Gay Men Get Syphilis in Peru

    02/04/2014 12:12:09 PM PST · by managusta · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars studying male sex workers in Peru, including more than $400,000 to determine why gay men get syphilis in the South American country. “Syphilis remains an uncontrolled infectious disease globally, with high prevalence and incidence in certain high risk populations, affecting more than 20 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru,” according to the grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “The incidence of syphilis in MSM in Peru is about 9 cases per 100 person-years,” it said. “We are proposing a study to improve...
  • Duke Energy Fine for Bird Kills is All Show, No Substance

    12/02/2013 12:32:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 2, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    Last week’s punishment/settlement between the Department of Justice andDuke Energy over bird deaths caused by itswindturbines gives evidence that the Obama administration needed a scapegoat, to defuse accusations that it applies a double-standard in enforcement of wildlife laws. The Friday before Thanksgiving both parties announced that Duke would pay $1 million for the deaths of more than 160 birds that are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The incidents occurred over the last four years at two Wyoming sites operated by the utility’s Duke Energy Renewables subsidiary. “This case represents the first criminal conviction under the Migratory Bird Treaty...
  • NIH Offering Grants to Study 'Palliative Care' for the Elderly

    10/02/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/1/13 | About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS Barbara Hollingsworth - See more at:
    (CNSNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting applications for federal grants worth up to $275,000 to research ways to provide elderly patients with “palliative care” – even in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units. Palliative care is commonly understood to mean medical treatment that focuses on relieving symptoms, including pain, instead of trying to treat or cure the underlying disease. But researchers will not be studying the use of palliative care to relieve the suffering of dying patients. “Hospice and end-of-life settings are not included within the scope” of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the grant...
  • Obama campaign manager Jim Messina joins company awarded millions in federal cash

    09/25/2013 11:00:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2013 | Lachlan Markay — Wash. Free Beacon
    A former top White House official and the head of President Obama’s personal advocacy group is joining the board of a green energy company backed by a major Democratic donor that recently received millions in federal contracts. LanzaTech announced Wednesday that Jim Messina, Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, reelection campaign manager, and the head of his retooled campaign apparatus Organizing for Action was appointed to the company’s board of directors. “Jim’s proven ability to merge technology, messaging, and communications in support of ideas that transcend ‘business as usual’ will help us continue our mission of reshaping how our world...
  • Government Sex Education and More -- for the Birds [Snark intended]

    06/09/2013 10:47:26 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 9, 2013 | Dan Miller / Ima Librul
    More Federal studies and grants are needed and we can't wait. Editor's note: This is a guest post by the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He recently explained some of his difficulties in growing pineapples and focuses here on other major problems and opportunities facing modern American society. We are privileged to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential Librul such as the Senator. He is a charter member of President Obama’s Go For It Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also...
  • Top 10 Universities Getting the Most Government Money

    04/25/2013 7:40:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/25/2013 | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess
    The federal government gave out more than $40 billion for research and development (R&D) to universities across the country in fiscal 2011. Universities depend heavily on federal funding, with many of the top programs relying on the government for more than 60% of their R&D budgets. As a result, many research program directors fear that the federal cuts promoted by the sequester will hurt future funding. A few of the top schools received a disproportionate share of the governmentÂ’s spending on grants for R&D. Of all 896 schools that received federal money for R&D, approximately 20% of those funds went...
  • Incompetence and Dysfunction Rampant at Energy Department

    04/22/2013 1:26:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 22, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    “Ineptocracy” is a new Internet-popularized word in wide circulation, which came to my inbox with the following definition: “A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.” Clearly the word’s creation was inspired by the current presidential administration, where the ineptocrats abound. And as NLPC has documented for 4+ years, nowhere has that been more evident than in President Obama’sDepartment...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Taxpayers Have Spent $7.2 Million on Chechen- Related Grants Since 2007

    04/22/2013 8:28:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/13 | Wynton Hall
    As media ruminate about Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s possible motives in the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, one that can be laid to rest is any suggestion that the U.S. has failed to assist financially the countries associated with the ethnic Chechen terror suspects. A review of U.S. federal tax grants and international aid reveals that American taxpayers have spent tens of millions funding humanitarian efforts in Chechnya, Dagestan (Dzhokhar’s birthplace and the current home of his father, Anzor), and Kyrgyszstan (Tamerlan’s birthplace). Since 2007, the United States has given at least $7,197,095 in
  • Washington company plans five wind turbines off Coos Bay (DOE Grants)

    04/20/2013 3:05:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | April 20, 2013 | AP
    A Washington company intends to moor five wind turbines off the Oregon coast, and hopes the project dovetails with a separate proposal for liquefied natural gas.
  • Study: 37 Percent of Employed College Graduates Didn’t Even Need Their Education

    01/29/2013 12:03:09 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:55 AM 01/29/2013 | Robby Soave
    With record numbers of college graduates underemployed in jobs that don’t actually require degrees, economists are joking that even aspiring janitors may soon have to get master’s degrees to compete for jobs. A study released Monday by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity found that 37 percent of employed graduates didn’t need to attend college at all to successfully perform their current jobs. The study was co-authored by Dr. Richard Vedder, an economics professor at Ohio University and director of CCAP; Jonathan Robe, a CCAP researcher; and Christopher Denhart, an economics student at the university. “Just as a bachelor’s...
  • 11 States Getting $1.5B to Set Up Obamacare Exchanges, But Half the States Won’t Do It

    01/18/2013 6:30:39 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1-18-2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is giving another $1.5 Billion in taxpayer money to eleven states to build their new health insurance exchanges. But it appears that half the states will let the federal government do it for them. The “Exchange Establishment Grants” announced on Thursday will go to California, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Vermont. “These states are working to implement the health care law, and we continue to support them as they build new affordable insurance marketplaces,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Starting in 2014, Americans in all states...
  • Sen Coburn: DHS Security Grants not Funding Security Measures

    12/09/2012 8:43:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/12 | AWR Hawkins
    On Dec. 5, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released a report providing an overview of the $35 million the Department of Homeland Security has spent on grant programs since 2003. Ostensibly, the money was to be spent in a way that enhanced public security. Thus the money is labeled "security spending." However, what Coburn discovered is that the money is often not enhancing security in any way. And because funds are limited, the specious spending Coburn discovered is actually "making our nation less secure by directing scarce dollars to low-priority projects and low-risk areas." In the report, Coburn lists multiple examples...
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/28/2012 8:43:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 72 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Victor Medina
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.
  • Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loans ('Where's da free loot?')

    11/15/2012 4:20:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NJ ^ | 11/15/12 | Terrence T. McDonald
    Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loansBy Terrence T. McDonald / The Jersey Journal updated November 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM **SNIP** But that’s not helpful, said Wayne Lyons, 52, owner of Soul Flavors Restaurant on Grove Street. The restaurant was closed for five days because of Sandy, which caused floods that destroyed equipment in the restaurant’s basement, Lyons said. Lyons said he was hoping for grants instead of loans, saying the federal government “bailed out Wall Street,” so they should bail out small businesses. FEMA declined to comment.
  • Obama Boosts GM With Fleet Sales; Localities Buy Police Cars With Federal Money

    08/02/2012 10:08:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 2, 2012 | Mark Modica
    General Motors announced an increase in government purchases of 115% in July. This follows June's jump in government fleet sales of 79%. Just what's going on? GM has claimed that it is localities (mostly for police vehicles) and not federal purchases driving the increases, but aren't localities struggling with their budgets? Why do the nation's police forces all of a sudden need new vehicles? A little research uncovers that the Obama Administration is once again being generous with federal grants to localities to purchase new cars, with one of the primary end recipients of taxpayer money being GM. It seems...
  • Shooting suspect had federal grant, university says

    07/21/2012 8:34:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 21, 2012
    DENVER –  The University of Colorado says shooting suspect James Holmes had a federal grant to study neuroscience. University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said Saturday that Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get National Institutes of Health grant money. She didn't know how much money he got. The NIH says the university decides who gets the grants. Criteria for receiving the grant weren't immediately clear. Montgomery says Holmes took an oral exam at the end of the semester that all students must pass to continue in the program. She says privacy laws prevent the school from...
  • Obama's Green Jobs Don't Materialize (Paul Chesser interview on FBN)

    06/01/2012 11:43:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 1, 2012 | NLPC Staff
    VIDEO Interview 4:47 minutes NLPC Associate Fellow Paul Chesser was interviewed on Fox Business Network's Willis Report on Thursday. Here's a transcript: Gerri Willis : Joining me now, Paul Chesser, Associate Fellow at the National Legal and Policy Center. Hey Paul, welcome back to the show, always great to have you here. Paul Chesser : Great to be here. Gerri Willis : Let me tell you, this is crazy, is it not? I want to just show folks with some of these companies that got loans from the Department of Energy - the jobs that were promised but never delivered....
  • Looks Like Subsidized A123 Execs Want to Cash In

    05/18/2012 11:39:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 18, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    As taxpayer-backed electric car battery-maker A123 Systems reported a $125 million 1st quarter loss this week and its stock price dipped to near its 52-week low, the executives that were just awarded big raises and parachutes look like they want to cash in and sell the company. Officials with the Massachusetts-based manufacturer, which received a $249.1 million grant from theDepartment of Energy but this week said the ability for the company to continue is a “going concern,” also announced they retained an outside adviser for “evaluation of strategic alternatives.” Translation: they’re looking to sell. If they are successful, A123...
  • Taxpayers Subsidize Forbes 'Green' Billionaires' Schemes

    05/15/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 15, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The three top U.S. tycoons on Forbes’s “Green” billionaires list have received billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for their clean technology companies, after they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for political campaigns and lobbying. Two of the moguls, Elon Musk and Vinod Khosla (in photo), are technology pioneers based in California with net worths of $2 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively. The third, Christy Walton, is the widow of the late John Walton who was an heir to the Walmart fortune. Forbes says she is “the world’s richest woman” is worth $24.8 billion. Significant percentages of Musk’s...
  • Over-Stimulus, EV Indifference a Lethal Mix for Battery Companies

    04/23/2012 11:21:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 22, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The Obama Administration has over-stimulated the electric vehicle battery market, as companies inspired by the flow of federal stimulus support don’t have enough customers for their products. The government promise of a coming electric car (and truck) revolution, thanks to moves such as President George W. Bush’s signature to approve a $7,500-per-electric-vehicle tax credit and Congress’s passage of the Recovery Act, instigated a buildup of capacity and inventory for batteries. Now putrid EV sales – including the newly introduced Ford Focus electric – have put their battery makers in peril, according to the Detroit Free Press . “A looming...
  • Infinite Taxpayer Money Needed for Electric Truck Company's Survival

    04/20/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 20, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Despite a new report out of the United Kingdom that says the future of the business is bleak without government subsidies, a three-year-old unprofitable electric truck company that received $32 million in U.S. taxpayer stimulus plans to raise more money via an initial public offering. Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles was launched in January 2009, and despite its lack of track record and the inexperience of its leadership, theDepartment of Energy awarded the company$10 million in August 2009, and an additional $22 million in March 2010, for an electric truck demonstration program. The company was little more than a...
  • NIH under fire for grants toward creation of homoerotic website

    04/19/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Gennie · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Judson Berger
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars over the past decade to fund the construction of an HIV-prevention website that, among other sexually explicit features, includes a graphic image of homosexual sex and a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets. The grant money went to a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota that created a site called Sexpulse. The goal was to draw in what are termed MISM -- or "men who use the Internet to seek sex with men" -- in order to educate them and...
  • Can Taxpayer-Subsidized Battery Maker A123 Survive?

    03/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 6, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The taxpayer-funded ($279 million) battery supplier that gave big raises and parachutes to its executives shortly after it cut “Green jobs” at its Michigan factories, reported last week it would suffer big losses again for 2011. A123 Systems , whose fortunes were entwined with those of electric vehicle startup manufacturer Fisker Automotive, also announced it would look to China and India in order to survive. A123 also received grants and tax credits from Michigan that could total more than $135 million. The company said it would realize a loss of $257.7 million for last year, compared to the $152.6...
  • RESPECT project may provide grant possibilities for teachers

    02/26/2012 11:06:02 AM PST · by usalady
    Examiner.com ^ | 2/26/12 | Martha
    If you are a teacher currently in a classroom or want to return to the profession, a grant may be the avenue to obtaining funding to cover further training or retraining.
  • Modern dancers, bed-bug battlers, earth worshipers get EPA ‘environmental justice’ grants

    01/06/2012 9:57:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/6/12 | Frank York
    In 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency provided $1 million in grants to 46 different non-profit and tribal organizations to promote what it called “environmental justice.” Since 1994, a little-noticed EPA program has handed out a total of $23 million in such grants to 1,253 organizations, for stated purposes that observers are questioning. President Bill Clinton and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were responsible for implementing “environmental justice” as part of the EPA’s mission. In early 1990, following a lobbying push by the CBC, the EPA established the Environmental Equity Workgroup. In 1994 it was renamed the Office of Environmental Justice.
  • Rep. Smith: 'Obama Adminstration's Bias Against Catholics Is an Affront to Religious Freedom'

    12/02/2011 8:59:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12-2-11 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – House Republicans sharply criticized the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday for "politicizing" federal grants that benefit victims of human trafficking. Why was the most experienced and top-rated grant applicant -- the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops -- not selected, while lower-ranked groups got the money instead? The answer is discrimination, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) told the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee: “If you are a Catholic or other faith-based NGO, or a secular organization of conscience, there is now clear proof that your grant application will not be considered...under a fair, impartial, and...
  • DOE IG: 100+ stimulus-related criminal probes

    11/02/2011 9:15:54 AM PDT · by Third Person · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | November 3, 2011 | Darius Dixon
    The Energy Department's inspector general has launched more than 100 criminal investigations related to 2009 economic stimulus spending. In written testimony prepared for delivery to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Inspector General Gregory Friedman said the investigations have involved "various schemes, including the submission of false information, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, and other improper uses of Recovery Act funds." So far, the investigations have led to five criminal prosecutions and brought in "over $2.3 million in monetary recoveries," Friedman said. "This includes a series of cases involving fictitious claims for travel per diem resulting in...
  • Electric car UK sales sputter out

    10/21/2011 8:19:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Guardian News ^ | 21 October 2011 | Adam Vaughan
    Figures show that only 106 electric cars were bought in 2011 third quarter through 'plugged-in car grant' scheme. Hopes that £5,000 government grants would make 2011 "remembered as the year the electric car took off" have been dashed with the release of new figures showing uptake of the greener cars has sputtered out. ... The number of electric vehicles in the UK stands at just 1,107, a tiny chunk of the country's 28.5m cars. But the government had hoped to incentivise take-up with the launch of grants of up to £5,000
  • Fraud case targets grants awarded by President Obama’s friend

    09/21/2011 1:58:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept 21 2011 | By CHRIS FUSCO & DAVE McKINNEYStaff Reporters
    The indictment of a Chicago nurse accused of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for her personal use has turned a spotlight on an Illinois state agency that awarded her money while it was headed by one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, records show. Under Whitaker, the Illinois Department of Public Health awarded Margaret A. Davis — the former program director of the Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association — a no-bid contract and seven AIDS- and cancer-related grants that became part of her $500,000 cash-siphoning scheme, prosecutors say. According...
  • GenPhar president charged with fraud ($31k illegal contribs to Goober)

    09/20/2011 11:08:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 9/19/11 | Glenn Smith
    The president of local biotechnology firm GenPhar is accused of defrauding the federal government out of at least $3.6 million the company received to research vaccines against deadly diseases. The charges are contained in federal indictments unsealed today that also accuse GenPhar president Jian-Yun Dong and his estranged wife of making at least $31,000 in illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and his political action committee. Dong, who also is chief executive officer of GenPhar, is accused of submitting false claims to federal agencies, converting grant funds to his own use and committing wire fraud to scam the...
  • PostHeaderIcon Gates Foundation Water Energy Vision

    08/14/2011 9:22:43 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 8 replies
    The healthy growth of mankind depends on continuously decreasing the cost of water and energy everywhere.Nice thought. Why mention it?Its a mission statement.For who?Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett — and through them America’s billionaires. Why Bill Gates? Why Warren Buffett?As to Bill Gates, his passion; According to a recent interview Understanding science and pushing the boundaries of science is what makes me immensely satisfied. What I’m doing now involves understanding maths, risk-taking. The first half of my life was good preparation for the second half.’ Now in the context of the interview he was...
  • U.S. Considers Funding Various Mexican Energy Projects

    08/09/2011 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 9, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. Considers Funding Various Mexican Energy Projects By Steve Peacock, U.S. Trade & Aid MonitorThe U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) is weighing whether it should help finance a trio of energy projects in Mexico; however, prior to making those decisions, the agency will award consulting contracts to U.S. vendors to assess the viability of those respective endeavors. The first initiative is titled the Zacatecas Wind Power Project Feasibility Study, whose stated objective is to: enable the development of a 70 MW wind power generation project in the Municipality of Zacatecas. The Feasibility Study will allow the Grantee to assess...
  • Amtrak Blows $1 Bil In DHS Grants To Protect Against Terrorism

    08/04/2011 10:30:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 8/4/11 | staff
    Last Updated: Thu, 08/04/2011 - 12:54pm Despite getting more than $1 billion from the U.S. government to bolster security, the nation’s passenger train system—known as Amtrak—remains vulnerable to a terrorist attack because the money wasn’t spent efficiently to adequately protect the most vulnerable stations. It’s the last thing Americans need to hear in the tumult of an epic budget crisis and record-high unemployment, that tax dollars were wasted by yet another incompetent government agency with a bloated budget. It’s an old, worn out story that gets repeated way too often. In this case the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) failed...
  • Foundation Center(Great tool for looking up tax returns)

    07/20/2011 5:33:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    Foundation Center:Look Up Organizations-990 finder directs you to an organizations IRS returns
  • EPA Announces National Grants to Train Jobseekers

    07/12/2011 7:26:39 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    epa ^ | July 12, 2011 | Staff (Stacy Kika )
    "EPA Administrator Announces National Grants to Train Jobseekers in Green Jobs and Clean Up of Contaminated Sites" Today in Atlanta, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that EPA is awarding more than $6.2 million in national environmental workforce development and job training grants to 21 grantees… Twenty-one governmental entities and non-profit organizations in twenty states are receiving up to $300,000 each to train individuals in the cleanup (and) other environmental skills… We’re looking to the people and community organizations who know these areas best to find the places where green jobs and environmental protection are going...
  • Radical Muslim Cleric Lied to Qualify for U.S.-Funded College Scholarship

    04/12/2010 6:39:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies · 594+ views
    Fox news ^ | April 12, 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    Anwar Awlaki, now believed to be an Al Qaeda recruiter hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack and the attempted Christmas Day jet bombing. The American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, considered by some to be one of the most wanted terrorists behind Usama bin Laden, was educated in the United States with taxpayers money, an ongoing Fox News investigation has found. Awlaki, now believed to be recruiting for Al Qaeda from hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack...
  • EPA Gives Millions In Foreign Handouts

    06/30/2011 10:27:17 AM PDT · by radioone · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6-28-11 | editorial staff Corruption Chronicles
    The Obama cabinet secretary who launched a costly program to make America’s minority communities green has sent millions of taxpayer dollars to environmental causes overseas, including China, Russia and India. Ranking members of a congressional energy committee call it “foreign handouts” amid record deficits, soaring unemployment and a looming debt ceiling in the U.S. The money—$27 million since 2009—has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is headed by Lisa Jackson. The cash was issued via 65 foreign grants that don’t even include Canada and Mexico, according to a report issued this week by the House Energy and...
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gave $1.29 Million to China

    06/02/2011 3:12:51 PM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | June 2, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    The Environmental Protection Agency has given at least $1,285,535 in grants to China to promote environmental research in the country. In all, the EPA issued six grants that went to China, most of which pertained to researching methane in Chinese coal mines and reducing carbon emissions in China, a communist dictatorship long criticized by human rights groups. Two of those grants were awarded during the Bush administration; four were awarded during the Obama administration. The issue, at a time of mounting debt and deficits, is about fiscal responsibility, said Robert Gordon, senior advisor for strategic outreach for the Heritage Foundation,...
  • EPA Doles-Out Taxpayer Dollars to Environmentalist Activist Groups

    05/19/2011 1:49:27 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 16 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 5/19/2011 | Robert Gordon
    By the EPA’s own grant database, over the last ten years, the agency has bellied up to the bar and bought drinks for many of its friends at the taxpayers’ expense. Within the past decade, the EPA awarded or continues to have open more than 7,500 grants, totaling $3,847,160,250 to non-profit groups alone.
  • Solving the College Affordability Problem

    04/04/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2011 | Dan Lips
    How much should a college education cost? According to the College Board, the average cost of earning a degree at a private, 4-year university is now more than $100,000. If tuition prices continue to rise as quickly as they did during the past decade, a college degree will cost more than $200,000 by the time today’s third-graders are applying. That price tag is enough to cause most parents to break into a sweat. Is a college degree really worth this cost? Some bright minds think Americans are paying way too much. In fact, Bill Gates--one of the country's most famous...
  • Outrage! US Government Funding La Raza with Your Tax Dollars

    03/11/2011 3:54:51 AM PST · by opentalk · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 11, 2011 | Mike Piccione
    The United States government is funding the National Council of La Raza with our tax dolla La Raza, which literally means in Spanish “The Race,” is a radical organization that advocate open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. I pulled and analyzed the tax return Form 990 the form filed by 501(c) 3 organizations to the IRS, and here is what was reported: Government Grants (contributions) to the National Council of La Raza 2008 Tax Returns, (October 1 2008 to September 30, 2009) $5,136,535
  • City decries proposed federal block-grant cuts

    03/01/2011 1:00:29 PM PST · by Oratam · 6 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | March 1, 2011 | Daniel Massey and Amanda Fung
    Proposed massive cuts by House Republicans to the federal housing budget would cripple the city's ability to prevent its affordable housing stock from falling into disrepair, housing officials and advocates warned Tuesday. At a time when 100,000 units of affordable housing are overleveraged and at risk of deteriorating, Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed eliminating funding of Community Development Block Grants, the stream of money that pays for the inspectors and other personnel who administer the city's aggressive code enforcement program.
  • Stimulus funds aim to help kick cigarettes (Campaign also bitter on sugar)

    02/18/2011 8:20:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    New York City is pouring hundreds of thousands of federal dollars into television ads telling people they’re better off knocking back a glass of seltzer water or fat-free milk than chugging a soda — part of hundreds of millions of dollars from President Obama’s economic stimulus package devoted to getting Americans to change their behavior by eating more veggies, kicking cigarettes and picking up dumbbells. In the latest spot, part of a $870,000 stimulus-funded “Pouring on the Pounds” campaign, a narrator warns that while it may seem harmless to have “midmorning soda, a sweetened tea at lunch, a frozen coffee...
  • HHS grants 500 new healthcare waivers

    01/26/2011 5:29:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    the hill ^ | 1/26/11 | Jason Millman
    A week after Republicans announced plans to investigate waivers granted to organizations for healthcare reform provisions, President Obama’s health department made public new waivers for more than more than 500 groups. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is granting temporary waivers to organizations that would not be able to meet the reform law’s new requirement for annual coverage limits. As of last week, HHS had granted waivers to 222 organizations covering 1.5 million individuals. Though the number of groups receiving waivers has now more than tripled, the number of individuals covered by the waivers increased just 600,000 to...
  • Yes, Virginia, you do have to produce those 'Global Warming' documents

    01/06/2011 10:44:04 AM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/5/2011 | Christopher C. Horner, David W. Schnare & Robert Marshall
    Today, Virginia taxpayers, a state lawmaker and a public interest law firm are asking the University of Virginia to produce important "global warming" records under that state's Freedom of Information Act. These are records the school no longer denies possessing but nonetheless refuses to release, even to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. They address one of the most high-profile claims used to advance massive economic-intervention policies in the name of "global warming." In response to a previous FOIA request, U.Va. denied these records existed. However, during Cuccinelli's pre-investigation under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act ("FATA"), a 2007 law passed unanimously...
  • Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On

    12/21/2010 9:37:16 AM PST · by FromLori · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/21/2010 | Michael Snyder
    You are not going to believe some of the things that the U.S. government is spending money on. According to a shocking new report, U.S. taxpayer money is being spent to study World of Warcraft, to study how Americans find love on the Internet, and to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam. Not only that, but money from the federal government is also being used to renovate a pizzeria in Iowa and to help a library in Tennessee host video game parties. These are just some of the examples in a new report on government waste from Senator...
  • Subsidizing Sanctuary Cities: Feds Reimburse for Illegals When Locals Obstruct Enforcement

    11/09/2010 5:30:27 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies
    prnewswire ^ | 11/08/10 | The Center for Immigration Studies
    Subsidizing Sanctuary Cities: Federal Government Reimburses for Jailing Illegals, Even When Locals Obstruct Immigration Enforcement WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Center for Immigration Studies Memorandum finds that the Department of Justice annually awards millions of dollars in grants to local governments to compensate for the cost of jailing illegal aliens, even when those governments have policies obstructing immigration law enforcement or encouraging illegal settlement. The report includes a list of the 27 sanctuary jurisdictions receiving grants in 2010. The grant program, known as the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), doled out a total of $400 million...
  • EPA Funnels Taxpayer Money to Dozens of Liberal Community Activist Groups

    10/13/2010 9:03:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 13, 2010 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Environmental Protection Agency recently listed 76 community groups and government agencies that will share almost 2 million taxpayer dollars in the form of "environmental justice grants."The grants – around $25,000 each -- will fund projects that help people living in poor, minority communities increase recycling, avoid heat stroke, improve indoor air quality, "reduce carbon emissions through weatherization," and participate in "green jobs" training programs.But beyond the EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment, the grant money will boost the coffers, and perhaps the influence, of some far-left groups.The EPA defines “environmental justice” as the...
  • DOE giving $575 million in carbon capture grants

    09/07/2010 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Sac. Bee ^ | 9/7/10 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON - The Energy Department said Tuesday it was awarding $575 million for carbon capture research-and-development projects in 15 states. The experimental technique involves storing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground, in an attempt to reduce pollution blamed for contributing to global warming. "This is a major step forward in the fight to reduce carbon emissions from industrial plants," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "These new technologies will not only help fight climate change, they will create jobs now and help position the United States to lead the world in clean coal technologies, which will only...