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(CNSNews)   Obama admin funds $1.5 million dollar study to find out why lesbians are fat. Fark: It's sequester-proof   (cnsnews.com ) divider line
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2013-03-12 09:19:28 AM  
Thread full of false dichotomies, false equivalencies, red herrings, and strawmen from the left.  And the right's premise - that Obama himself decided to give this grant to fat lesbians is absurd. Just another day at Fark.

It would be so nice if each side could admit that "their team" sometimes farks up.  I mean really, you've got thousands of politicians making decisions every day.  There's bound to be a bunch of stupid decisions made by jackasses.

The only thing worse than religion becoming politics is politics becoming religion.
 
2013-03-12 09:20:26 AM  

Jesda: Don't care. Waste of money. I'd rather pay for food stamps and drones over Pakistan than this garbage.


are.....are you trolling?

/Poe's law is in full effect
 
2013-03-12 09:21:33 AM  
The study is sequester-proof like our first moon landing was sequester-proof: done deal before the sequester.

My guess that about non-redfingernail-havin' non-lipstick-wearin' lesbians identify somewhat as men and thus put on weight to more fit a male body image.  Similarly, a proportion of male guys try to assume a female body identity type and thus are more likely to lose the muscle and the weight and be thinner.  Mystery solved.  Now where's my share of the $15 million?
 
2013-03-12 09:24:48 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: BillCo: They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.

Ok, I have to admit that was funny.

You're improving, Bill!


It's really heartwarming to see Farkers from both sides of the political aisle finally finding common ground in their rabid, abject misogyny.
 
2013-03-12 09:25:41 AM  

sigdiamond2000: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: BillCo: They are not fat because they are lesbians, they are lesbians because they are fat.  There is a difference.

Ok, I have to admit that was funny.

You're improving, Bill!

It's really heartwarming to see Farkers from both sides of the political aisle finally finding common ground in their rabid, abject misogyny.


Hey, if you don't like it, go back to Russia!
 
2013-03-12 09:27:56 AM  
My guess is sh*t food and lack of exercise exacerbated by the fact that lesbian sex need not require much exertion.  How's the helium fund getting along?
 
2013-03-12 09:30:01 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Nobody would blink about an obesity study, which is what it is. Add in the word lesbian and it's pearl clutching time.


I cant speak for others but for me its a waste of money at a time we should not be wasting money, not about teh ghey
 
2013-03-12 09:30:09 AM  

SlothB77: Britney Spear's Speculum: 1.5 million for a study that could help save billions in health care costs down the road

i love how every study related to health is going to save us billions in the future.  If even half the studies we have done saved us 1/10 the savings we expected from them, our health costs would be negative by now and we'd be getting paid to eat doughnuts by pharmaceutical companies.

This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.


I like how you people ignore the 500 billion dollar gorillas in the room
 
2013-03-12 09:30:16 AM  
It is quite amazing how social science can live only off federal grants. Also amazing the amount of studies that have been found to be wrong or filed with fake survey data. Off to see the progress of the study repeatability effort going on to show social science fraud.
 
2013-03-12 09:31:20 AM  

sigdiamond2000: It's really heartwarming to see Farkers from both sides of the political aisle finally finding common ground in their rabid, abject misogyny.


Yes, never state the obvious about anybody other than rich white men, you horrible, thoughtless, sexist pigs.  *snort*
 
2013-03-12 09:32:16 AM  
Most likely it's due to their rejection of patriarchal society's "oppressive standards of beauty" so they actively reject the modicum of self-control required to avoid becoming obese.
 
2013-03-12 09:33:47 AM  

WhippingBoy: Most likely it's due to their rejection of patriarchal society's "oppressive standards of beauty" so they actively reject the modicum of self-control required to avoid becoming obese.


.......I've seen threads get deleted for less. Just saying
 
2013-03-12 09:34:49 AM  
I heard this from a defendant on Judge Judy, its as true now as it ever was:

"Women fall in love with their ears, not their eyes."

In other words, men have higher standards when it comes to physical appearance, gay or straight.
 
2013-03-12 09:35:08 AM  
Good thing there are cutting active duty educational benefits.
 
2013-03-12 09:35:13 AM  
I am truly amazed by the governments lack of priorities.

/No, not really.
 
2013-03-12 09:35:41 AM  
And yet the little kids are shut out of the White House.
 
2013-03-12 09:36:59 AM  
It's in the semen.

Pay me!
 
2013-03-12 09:37:29 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: ManRay: Funding a fat study over EMTs and firefighters?
At least we know where the Government's priorities are.

Um, aren't most firefighters employed by local government?  And don't most EMTs work for private ambulance companies?  Really not sure how a million dollars to a study can effect either of those things.

And good work CNS, you've found about 1/100th of a single F-35 worth of wasteful spending.  Congrats.


I was using the President's logic, not mine. He was was the going on about first responders being furloughed. I agree, it made no sense to me since there are mostly a state or local level function.
 
2013-03-12 09:39:13 AM  
Go be a lesbian somewhere else?
 
2013-03-12 09:40:50 AM  
I can answer for free.  Lesbians are horrendously ugly, fat, etc. and can't find a man (hence the term "unbreedables") so they turn to other ugly women to rub their pussies to make them have babbies.
 
2013-03-12 09:41:39 AM  

Tman144: I heard this from a defendant on Judge Judy, its as true now as it ever was:

"Women fall in love with their ears, not their eyes."


I didn't know money was that loud.
 
2013-03-12 09:43:54 AM  
I categorically refuse to click on a CNS link.  What is this study actually about?
 
2013-03-12 09:44:03 AM  

oryx: Go be a lesbian somewhere else?


depends on how attractive they are
 
2013-03-12 09:45:36 AM  

MyRandomName: It is quite amazing how social science can live only off federal grants. Also amazing the amount of studies that have been found to be wrong or filed with fake survey data. Off to see the progress of the study repeatability effort going on to show social science fraud.


Shouldn't the word "science" be in quote marks? A la social "science".
 
2013-03-12 09:45:46 AM  
Perhaps this will lead to study on why Walmart shoppers are so fat. Not just fat, mobility cart fat.
 
2013-03-12 09:46:15 AM  
Troll:Conservatives will biatch, yet be to ignorant to realize that this money is attempting to find a direct link between homosexuality and an unhealthy lifestyle.  Thus is the plight of the cognitively challenged.

Troll:  Shouldn't need to spend money to study why fat chicks can't get a man.

Serious: Still no cure for cancer.
 
2013-03-12 09:47:16 AM  

Cletus C.: Perhaps this will lead to study on why Walmart shoppers are so fat. Not just fat, mobility cart fat.


easy. health problems (stemming from being fat and lazy)
 
2013-03-12 09:47:45 AM  
Here's the thing about race and gender based "movements".  If you need to shock, annoy, get a reaction from or get the approval of your oppressors, your movement is probably a joke.  The only revolution that ever amounted to a damn was when the bridge that tenuously straddled the chasm between rich and poor finally fell into the canyon and the latter went rogue.  The rest are just things that the former sell, promote and keep close to a boil in order to keep poor people barking at each other instead of them.  I don't care if you f*ck albino goats in a leather harness on Lent, but the lard on your ass is your problem and the endless prefab drama surrounding your "lifestyle choices" interest almost nobody.  Nor should they.  Try the rice cakes.
 
2013-03-12 09:52:01 AM  

bunner: Here's the thing about race and gender based "movements".  If you need to shock, annoy, get a reaction from or get the approval of your oppressors, your movement is probably a joke.  The only revolution that ever amounted to a damn was when the bridge that tenuously straddled the chasm between rich and poor finally fell into the canyon and the latter went rogue.  The rest are just things that the former sell, promote and keep close to a boil in order to keep poor people barking at each other instead of them.  I don't care if you f*ck albino goats in a leather harness on Lent, but the lard on your ass is your problem and the endless prefab drama surrounding your "lifestyle choices" interest almost nobody.  Nor should they.  Try the rice cakes.


For example, the Donald funding White House tours.
 
2013-03-12 09:52:18 AM  
LMAO I find it incredibly interesting that if I do a google search on this article I cannot not find it being covered on Any major news site. Not NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC News, NY Time, NY Post, Fortune, WSJ, The Register, CSPAN or......drum roll....FOX News. I can only find it on rightwing nut job websites. Not saying it is not a credible story but my daddy use to tell me if sometime quacks like a duck............
 
2013-03-12 09:52:24 AM  
The real truth is that all  fat guys are really just lesbians.

fatamericans.net

Yum...
 
2013-03-12 09:53:06 AM  

FLMountainMan: Thread full of false dichotomies, false equivalencies, red herrings, and strawmen from the left.


Such as?
 
2013-03-12 09:53:20 AM  
...since it's from CNS, I'm gonna go on record and say that the probability that every word in the headline is a lie is quite high.
 
2013-03-12 09:53:48 AM  

ph0rk: Aren't all NIH grants sequester proof once awarded? This passed the NIH approval process, the story is where?


Sequester-proof? No.
Although there haven't yet been any hits yet on already-awarded grants, it remains to be seen how fiscal year 2013 funds may be reduced for these grants. Here's a letter from NIH extramural funding basically saying 'we don't know exactly what cuts need to happen just yet, but there's a distinct possibility that your institution may be forced to renegotiate the awarded research funds.'
 
2013-03-12 09:53:52 AM  

skozlaw: FLMountainMan: Thread full of false dichotomies, false equivalencies, red herrings, and strawmen from the left.

Such as?


It's a Fark thread. If not right now, then just give it some time.
 
2013-03-12 09:54:23 AM  

Sybarite: HotWingConspiracy: I think this is the actual grant request

To be honest, I don't know what they're hoping to learn here because we already know that fat flocks together. It's a social thing.


Also a gravity thing.


More a surface area to volume thing
 
2013-03-12 09:54:55 AM  

SlothB77: Britney Spear's Speculum: 1.5 million for a study that could help save billions in health care costs down the road

i love how every study related to health is going to save us billions in the future.  If even half the studies we have done saved us 1/10 the savings we expected from them, our health costs would be negative by now and we'd be getting paid to eat doughnuts by pharmaceutical companies.

This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=n--ne2aeVRI #t =46s

Try again.
 
2013-03-12 09:55:16 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like NPR.
CNSNews.com is  not funded by the government like PBS.

In other words, they are funded by tightass bigoted assholes.



Yes, becuase it is bigoted to question te stupid use of tax payer funds.

Or maybe, just maybe, they are aking why we are using tax dollars to study why lesibans are fat?  Is there a separate tax payer funded study about the metabolic rates, psychology and diet of asexuals (and if so why)?  What makes lesbos so special they deserve their own fat study?

Will this evolve into a separate, tax payer funded, program to provide dietary counseling and nutrition to meet the specific needs of the lesbo community?

How any homeless coudl be fed and sheltered for $1.5 million?  How many government employess could avoid furlough?  How many days of White House tours would pay for?  How many holes of golf would Obama be able toplay for $1.5 million.   How many more celebrities could they hire for Michelle's birthday?
 
2013-03-12 09:55:46 AM  
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.

Oh, surprise surprise. A post on fark is needlessly hyperbolic and has little to do with the source material. I know it's been a slow devolution from silly headlines to mostly troll posts only, but when is enough enough?
 
2013-03-12 09:55:59 AM  

JackieRabbit: jso2897: What part of "across the board" don't these retards understand? That's why letting this happen was a bad idea.
But, they stuck it to Obummer, and that's all that really matters.
2014, assholes. It's coming sooner than you think.

It appears that some people don't understand how NIH grants work. The money has already be allocated. The "across-the-board" part of the sequester is just political bullshiat and many programs are exempt.

The Obama administration actually has nothing whatsoever to say about who or for what the independent committee that makes these grant determinations fund. They are prohibited from doing so by law, so that scientific research will not be politicized. And, $1.5M is a very small NIH grant.


I think you may have misunderstood the thrust and meaning of my remark, and at whom it is directed. Read it again (if you care), and think carefully.
 
2013-03-12 09:56:55 AM  

vingamm: LMAO I find it incredibly interesting that if I do a google search on this article I cannot not find it being covered on Any major news site. Not NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC News, NY Time, NY Post, Fortune, WSJ, The Register, CSPAN or......drum roll....FOX News. I can only find it on rightwing nut job websites. Not saying it is not a credible story but my daddy use to tell me if sometime quacks like a duck............


Probably.  A lot of MSM news farms skim the blogowank, though.  Could be malarkey or just too fresh.  At the end of the day it's 90% propaganda, 7% haircuts, 2% piss poor sentence structure and 1% news.
 
2013-03-12 09:57:43 AM  
Geez I can save them $1.5M: they are fit because they want to appear attractive to men who care more about looks. So gay men are fitter, and lesbian women are fatter as they don't give a crap.

Book it, done.
 
2013-03-12 09:58:36 AM  
This study, like the close door button in an elevator, will do nothing.

Get in line behind submitter
 
2013-03-12 09:59:22 AM  

JollyMagistrate: Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.

Oh, surprise surprise. A post on fark is needlessly hyperbolic and has little to do with the source material. I know it's been a slow devolution from silly headlines to mostly troll posts only, but when is enough enough?


Exactly! Oh when oh when is Fark going to start posting actual news. Most of the current posting are actually non-news, or "not news" as it were.
 
2013-03-12 10:00:47 AM  

FlashHarry: CNS news? let me guess... just like eric cantor's "obama's paying people to play WoW!!!!" claim, which was really a study of alzheimer's disease, there's a wee bit more to the story.


Came here to say this. Glad to see that someone else beat me to it.

/Not to mention, the WOW thing only cost $5k and was the study used (with no federal funds) as the pilot study to obtain the grant.
//Not surprising, it actually yielded positive results.
 
2013-03-12 10:01:43 AM  
Gay women and hetero men are more likely to be fat than hetero women and gay men, on average?  Hmmm, wonder if it has anything to do with the idea that men are more picky about looks than women...
 
2013-03-12 10:02:01 AM  
CNS "News?" I thought moronic, right-wing, propaganda outlets only got green lit on the Politics board. You know, for "balance."
 
2013-03-12 10:05:47 AM  

MagicianNamedGob: CNS "News?" I thought moronic, right-wing, propaganda outlets only got green lit on the Politics board. You know, for "balance."


I think the modmins are trying to balance out the HUFFPOs' on the main page
 
2013-03-12 10:07:20 AM  

FlashHarry: CNS news? let me guess... just like eric cantor's "obama's paying people to play WoW!!!!" claim, which was really a study of alzheimer's disease, there's a wee bit more to the story.


Yeah, you don't actually have to click on a CNS link to know they're lying.

I guess they're consistent, at least...
 
2013-03-12 10:07:23 AM  

JackieRabbit: It appears that some people don't understand how NIH grants work. The money has already be allocated. The "across-the-board" part of the sequester is just political bullshiat and many programs are exempt.


I just want to point out here that the NIH is NOT EXEMPT from the sequester.  Some previously allocated money can't be reallocated, but scientific funding, by the NIH, NSF, NOAA, NIST, etc. have all been hit with IMMENSE cuts.  $2.3 billion from NIH means around 2500 less grants this year, which means that salaries for  maybe tens of thousands of people are gone, plus basic research can't get done.

Yeah, hurr durr lesbian fatties, but this is actually a real problem.  Republicans probably scoffed at giving a couple million toward studying pond scum in hot springs, but that research allowed the discovery of Taq polymerase and the development of PCR, which has since allowed the creation of millions of dollars in industry, with uses everywhere from gene therapy to cancer research to criminal justice to paternity testing.

Funding of basic science, even when it doesn't seem to have any point, can lead to breakthroughs of tremendous importance down the road.  This is why we don't let politicians decide who gets grants.
 
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