Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Our Tax Dollars At Work

We've all read about the incredibly wasteful things our tax dollars will be funding thanks to that brilliant (and urgent) stimulus package (that doesn't seem to be stimulating shite!) Mormon crickets and Murtha's airport to nowhere, but could THIS possibly be true? My kids' kids will be paying off a debt that paid to curb alcoholism in Chinese hookers?!

"...The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

Dr. Xiaoming Li, the researcher conducting the program, is director of the Prevention Research Center at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

The grant, made last November, refers to prostitutes as "female sex workers"--or FSW--and their handlers as "gatekeepers." (source)

More CHANGE I could have done without.

(On a lighter note...I wish I was Asian so I could wear that shirt)

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