Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time to cut the crap Mr. President.

68 Nobel prize winners think you should vote Obama for science. (Letter attached below)

Well I say:  Gov. Mitt Romney for president of the United States of America.

It's about time that we cut spending, especially spending money that we don't have; we need to cut those crappy programs and get to serious science.

Mittens will cut science projects such as:

-- $3 million to watch shrimps ability to run on a treadmill
-- $3 million has been granted to researchers at the University of California at Irvine so that they can play video games such as World of Warcraft. The goal of this "video game research" is reportedly to study how "emerging forms of communication
-- The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the University of New Hampshire $700,000 this year to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows
-- $615,000 was given to the University of California at Santa Cruz to digitize photos, T-shirts and concert tickets belonging to the Grateful Dead.
-- $239,100 to study how Americans use the Internet to find love. So far one of the key findings of this "research" is that the Internet is a safer and more discreet way to find same-sex partners.
-- $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.
-- $1.8 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars went for a "museum of neon signs"
-- $35 million was reportedly paid out by Medicare to 118 "phantom" medical clinics that never even existed.
-- $137,530 to create a "recession-themed" video game entitled "Layoff".
-- $600,000 to the Minnesota Zoo to develop an online video game called "Wolfquest".
-- $800,000 in "stimulus funds" to study the impact of a "genital-washing program" on men in South Africa.
-- $20 million helping students from Indonesia get master's degrees.
-- $175,587 "to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior".
-- $500 million on a program that will, among other things, seek to solve the problem of 5-year-old children that "can't sit still" in a kindergarten classroom.
-- $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly. The grant was issued on November 5, 2008 under the close watch of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed !
-- $2 billion each year to U.S. farmers for not farming their land.
-- $400,000 to find out why gay men in Argentina engage in risky sexual behavior when they are drunk.
-- $500,000 awarded to Alaska Airlines "to paint a Chinook salmon" on the side of a Boeing 737.
-- $592,527 in federal funding last year to discover the origins behind chimpanzees and their desire to throw food and feces at passersby.
-- $198,000 grant to research whether social media programs such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn make people happy

Just to name a few !
Talk about being disconnected from real life !  
As a scientist I do not approve of these people.  
I endorse good science, science that gives to the People of America.
This is how Obama has been spending the money that belongs to the nest 3 generations.

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An Open Letter to the American People discovery and invention.
As winners of the Nobel Prizes in science, we are proud of our contribution to the  extraordinary advances American science commitment to scientific research  the next generation of Americans will not make and benefit from future  discoveries.  President Obama understands the key role science has played in building a prosperous America, has delivered on his promise to renew our faith in science-based decision making and has championed  investment in science and technology research that is the engine of our economy. He has built strong programs to educate young Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and programs to provide Americans the training they need to keep pace with a technology-driven economy. His opponent supports a budget that, if implemented, would devastate a long tradition of support for depends, as never before, on innovation. He has also taken positions that privilege ideology over clear scientific evidence on climate change. As a nation we must continue the investments that revolutionized agriculture, invented the Internet, gave us modern medicine and enabled a strong national defense. Abandoning this tradition would be ways to science and innovation, we urge you to join us in working to ensure the reelection of President Obama.

Alexei Abrikosov, Physics '03
Peter Agre, Chemistry '03
Sidney Altman, Chemistry, '89
Philip Anderson, Physics, '77
David Baltimore, Medicine '75
Paul Berg, Chemistry, '80
J. Michael Bishop, Medicine, '89
Elizabeth Blackburn, Medicine, '09
Günter Blobel, Medicine, '99
Nicolaas Bloembergen, Physics, '81
Linda Buck, Medicine, '04
Mario Capecchi, Medicine, '07
Martin Chalfie, Chemistry, '08
Leon Cooper, Physics, '72
James Cronin, Physics, '80
Robert Curl, Chemistry, '96
Johann Deisenhofer, Chemistry, '88
Edmond Fischer, Medicine, '92
Val Fitch, Physics, '80
Jerome Friedman, Physics, '90
Murray Gell-Mann, Physics, '69
Walter Gilbert, Chemistry, '80
Donald Glaser, Physics, '60
Sheldon Glashow, Physics, '79
Roy Glauber, Physics, '05
Joseph Goldstein, Medicine, '85
Paul Greengard, Medicine, '00
Carol Greider, Medicine, '09
David Gross, Physics, '04
Robert Grubbs, Chemistry, '05
Roger Guillemin, Medicine, '77
John Hall, Physics, '05
Leland Hartwell, Medicine, '01
Alan Heeger, Chemistry, '00
Dudley Herschbach, Chemistry, '86
Roald Hoffmann, Chemistry, '81
H. Robert Horvitz, Medicine, '02
David Hubel, Medicine, '81
Eric Kandel, Medicine, '00
Brian Kobilka, Chemistry, '12
Roger Kornberg, Chemistry, '06
Leon Lederman, Physics, '88
Robert Lefkowitz, Chemistry, '12
Rudy Marcus, Chemistry, '92
John Mather, Physics, '06
Craig Mello, Medicine, '06
Mario Molina, Chemistry, '95
Douglas Osheroff, Physics, '96
Arno Penzias, Physics, '78
Martin Perl, Physics, '95
David Politzer, Physics, '04
Stanley Prusiner, Medicine, '97
Burton Richter, Physics, '76
Richard Schrock, Chemistry, '05
Hamilton Smith, Medicine, '78
Oliver Smithies, Medicine, '07
George Smoot, Physics, '06
Thomas Steitz, Chemistry, '09
Jack Szostak, Medicine, '09
Joseph Taylor Jr, Physics, '93
Charles Townes, Physics, '64
Roger Tsien, Chemistry, '08
Daniel Tsui, Physics, '98
James Watson, Medicine, '62
Carl Wieman, Physics, '01
Eric Wieschaus, Medicine, '95
Frank Wilczek, Physics, '04
Robert Wilson, Physics, '78
The views expressed in this letter represent those of the signers acting as individual citizens. They do not necessarily represent the views of the institutions with which they are affiliated. The Medicine award is for "Physiology or Medicine."

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