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(ABC)   Our federal government has commissioned a study to study studies. Conclusion...study studying studies is flawed. Fark needs a "facepalm" tag   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 43
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2012-05-12 12:30:37 PM
To be fair, Dr Xzibit has a flawed premise.
 
2012-05-12 12:46:59 PM
Yo dawg.
 
2012-05-12 12:54:09 PM
We must study this further
 
2012-05-12 03:48:18 PM
STUDYCEPTION
 
2012-05-12 03:51:25 PM
www.allmystery.de
 
2012-05-12 03:51:38 PM
i660.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-12 03:53:42 PM
As a government worker I feel the pain. Probably 20% of my time is spent building responses to Congressional mandated bullshiat instead of something productive.Congress requires all kinds of this crap in the name of "oversight" and it's as good as throwing money out the window. No matter what we report, the pols just do what they want anyway.
 
2012-05-12 03:54:43 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: STUDYCEPTION


We must conduct a deeper study of BWAAAAMMM!
 
2012-05-12 03:54:53 PM
They should have sent it to the Federal Redundant Department of Redundancy.

/ Or the Department of Erroneous Reports and Purposelessness (DERP for short)
 
2012-05-12 03:56:25 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-12 03:59:29 PM
What a meta waste of time.
 
2012-05-12 03:59:59 PM
Recursion thread?

www.seccs.org
 
2012-05-12 04:01:53 PM
If the DOD is anything like a certain state university, if a certain department doesn't use all their allotted funding in a given year, the following year their budget is cut, or doesn't receive an increase. This leads to a spending spree at the end of the year on the most dubiously related items for the department, many of which end up in private possession.
 
2012-05-12 04:02:36 PM
d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net
 
2012-05-12 04:03:22 PM

Pharmdawg: If the DOD is anything like a certain state university, if a certain department doesn't use all their allotted funding in a given year, the following year their budget is cut, or doesn't receive an increase. This leads to a spending spree at the end of the year on the most dubiously related items for the department, many of which end up in private possession.


So, the system is working.
 
2012-05-12 04:07:08 PM

iheartscotch: They should have sent it to the Federal Redundant Department of Redundancy.

/ Or the Department of Erroneous Reports and Purposelessness (DERP for short)


No it's the...
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2012-05-12 04:07:20 PM
There is criticism that the government spends too much time and money on studies. When there is an attempt to address this in a systematic manner, it's criticized.

what would you Jr. GAO's have them do to solve this problem? Randomly end studies? Shouldn't the validity of the requirements of each study be logically reviewed first?

Sure this attempt may have been a clusterfark but that doesn't mean its an inherently bad idea.
 
2012-05-12 04:11:14 PM
Those responsible for sacking those who have just been sacked, have been sacked.
 
2012-05-12 04:13:04 PM
Most research studies end with the sentence "more research is needed."

I have conducted a study and, bucking this trend, concluded with the statement, "no additonal research is needed. This is troof, and if you choose to pursue this finding further, it is simply coals to newcastle and you are a cotton-headed ninnymuggins."

\published in the journal of psychosocioanthropolitics.
 
2012-05-12 04:14:15 PM

aerojockey: Those responsible for sacking those who have just been sacked, have been sacked.


/Tiny fist of rage
 
2012-05-12 04:14:35 PM

Apos: We must conduct a deeper study of BWAAAAMMM!


THE STUDY'S COLLAPSING
 
2012-05-12 04:19:08 PM
The comments on TFA are not surprising.

We really need to do a better job of educating our kids on civics. The amount of power people believe the president has is amazing.
 
2012-05-12 04:23:15 PM
This issue requires more study.
 
2012-05-12 05:02:28 PM

RedVentrue: This issue requires more study.


If you ever get a chance to read some Defense Acquisition University material, what you will learn is that our government has become so averse to ever seeing 60 Minutes (or its cousins) show up that we will spend tens of millions of dollars to make sure that we don't mis-spend ten thousand.

It is the epitome of "Penny-wise, pound a fool".
 
2012-05-12 05:19:14 PM
Actually, studying the process of creating studies is a great idea. Given that this isn't done very often I can see that it takes a few tries to get it right.
 
2012-05-12 05:44:46 PM
It's probably cheaper to just chuck the f*cking studies and guess... However, do you really want these geniuses trying to figure out the environmental impact of a dam or a pipeline if the only consideration they have is JOBS, MONEY, CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

We make fun of them, always have and always will... But, we need these studies or Rep. Barton will probably try to force us to have gay sex with an incandescent light bulb while jerking off to dinosaur porn or something.
 
2012-05-12 06:13:33 PM
Well. Now we know for sure.
 
2012-05-12 06:21:29 PM
Clearly we need a study to study studies that study studies.
 
jtr
2012-05-12 06:54:33 PM
Dumb greened headline is dumb. Needs more dawg
 
2012-05-12 07:08:20 PM
To bad the federal gubment can't make a study to study the federal gubment's study study study.
 
2012-05-12 07:15:45 PM
Study
 
2012-05-12 07:30:03 PM
For about $250mln, or, so, I'd be totally willing to study how cats decide where in the house -- upstairs, downstairs, on the couch, the bed, alongside the radiator -- they take their naps. For that kind of money, I'd devote just about all my waking hours to the project, just watching, and waiting, and collecting the data. Naturally, there'd be a lot of down time for me, as kitty's sleep most of the day. But, I'm prepared for that. I'm totally willing and committed to the project. All that needs putting in place now is the funding, state, federal, private, NGO, whatever. I'm ready! Call me when you get the cash!!
 
2012-05-12 07:40:12 PM
What is funny is that I am reading this thread instead of studying. And everyone is like "study, studying, study, study," and I'm all like "OKAY FINE I WILL"
 
2012-05-12 08:05:52 PM
I've got a study headache...
 
2012-05-12 08:12:55 PM
Dr. Seuss lives!

www.oceangalleries.com
 
2012-05-12 08:17:33 PM

edmo: As a government worker I feel the pain. Probably 20% of my time is spent building responses to Congressional mandated bullshiat instead of something productive.Congress requires all kinds of this crap in the name of "oversight" and it's as good as throwing money out the window. No matter what we report, the pols just do what they want anyway.


I feel your pain. I used to work for the government. I would take calls from congress critters asking me why we did something. Usually the answer was, "Because congress mandated that we do it that way."
 
2012-05-12 09:04:29 PM
www.wearysloth.com

Study, study, study, or bonk-bonk!

/hotbonked
 
2012-05-12 09:08:59 PM
If I had kids I would kill them and myself immediately given the state of this country.
 
2012-05-12 10:00:02 PM

jmr61: If I had kids I would kill them and myself immediately given the state of this country.


Jesus...I have children myself and I worry for their future as well. Only advice I can give is study history and make correlations between events in the past and now. Then decide which path to take regarding what's best for you and your childrens safety and future. Event's are heading towards extremist mode, however, that might not mean the worst. Or a gulag, nevertheless, gulag's make great shelter against the elements.
 
2012-05-12 11:01:52 PM
I would be skeptical as to the facts and how they were presented by the article - after all, any retarded leeching U.S. Congresstard can make a career of misframing well-considered and important and useful and budget-trivial federal research grants to make them sound silly and outrageous to the Congresstard's sucker constituents - and perhaps suspecting the reporter was trying to gin up exaggerated outrage over the dramatically-presented mundane.

But... then I perused this heroic journalist's archives. No evidence of empty emotion-harvesting opportunism here.

a.abcnews.com

/How is this important scholar not anchoring a FoxNews show?
 
2012-05-12 11:20:17 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-05-13 12:07:54 AM

itsfullofstars: There is criticism that the government spends too much time and money on studies. When there is an attempt to address this in a systematic manner, it's criticized.


I don't think that anybody is criticizing the government for attempting to exercise some oversight over these studies rather they are being criticized for being so comically inept in the attempt.
 
2012-05-13 11:10:27 AM

Voiceofreason01: itsfullofstars: There is criticism that the government spends too much time and money on studies. When there is an attempt to address this in a systematic manner, it's criticized.

I don't think that anybody is criticizing the government for attempting to exercise some oversight over these studies rather they are being criticized for being so comically inept in the attempt.


I think the real issue is that the majority of Americans don't trust the government anymore, for good reason. So a study of a study of a study headed up by the fed is laughable. They're too discreditted.
 
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