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Taxpayer-Funded Science: Rats, Cocaine, and Miles Davis Edition

idontxst Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 7:45 PM
PS. I'm not biased but I have been reading alot..... Read a little more and you will find some of these lies quickly, as the Times Union did: http://blog.timesunion.com/opinion/when-the-facts-ruin-a-good-spin/19179/ --- oh and by the way, that amount of money (1.4 mil to Albany Med) cited by IDA by no means went solely to this one project (as a reporter, I did my duty). That money actually funded almost a hundred various projects, some of which didn't have anything to do with rats or music) to help drug addicts over the course of several years, as I learned when I looked for the FACTS... How about we tackle the real problems Ms. Hicks...

Last year, scientists made a crucial discovery: yes, coked-out rats are more likely to appreciate the complexities of Miles Davis than are sober rats. I can almost hear Jack Kerouac's "Duh," from beyond the grave.

The study was intended to further research on ending drug dependency, but its findings seem...redundant. And who foot the bill for this most pressing of experiments? Why, you, of course!

Taxpayers may feel kind of blue when they discover their dollars went to fund a study to determine rats like to bop to the music of Miles Davis while hopped up...