NIH Scientists and Bureaucrats Received $350 Million In Drug Patent Royalties Donated from the Big Pharmaceutical Companies They Regulate and Boost Since 2009 But Are Slow-Walking Reports of How Much They've Received in the Past Five Years

They're fighting to keep all of the monies NIH employees are taking from private businesses secret, even though these are supposedly public employees and there is an obvious conflict-of-interest when they take money from companies they are, for example, granting emergency-use authorizations to that could be worth, literally, billions of dollars.

They are fighting to withhold any details of the amounts paid from the last five years, and even for the years they disclose, they will only report the total sums dispersed to NIH employees in aggregate -- they refuse to say who got how much.

The National Institutes of Health received verified royalties amounting to $134 million from 2009-2014, with more yet to be revealed.

The NIH is in the midst of fulfilling a Freedom of Information Act request detailing the royalty payments of its various leaders since 2010.


Open the Books CEO Adam Andrzejewski announced the revelations on Monday. The nonprofit organization filed the FOIA request last September, receiving 1,200 pages of heavily redacted royalties from 2009-2014 that add up to 22,100 royalty payments to 17,000 NIH scientists. With the redaction, it is impossible to tell how much each scientist received, only the aggregate total of each department, which adds up to $134 million.

Another set of 1,800 royalty pages, meant to cover 2015-2020, has yet to be handed over to Open the Books, but it estimated that payments reached a total of $350 million by 2020. The nonprofit organization is also in a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services for failing to comply with three FOIA requests, including this most recent one.

In 2005, Fauci admitted that it was strange for public servants to be taking money from companies they were supposedly regulating and donated money he received that year to charity, he claimed.

You can bet no one's donating the money since then to charity, because they're fighting like tigers to keep these payments hidden from public view.

More from OpenTheBooks.com:

Since the NIH documents are heavily redacted, we can only see how many payments each scientist received, and, separately, the aggregate dollars per NIH agency. This is a gatekeeping at odds with the spirit and perhaps the letter of open-records laws.

We found agency leadership and top scientists at NIH receiving royalty payments. Well-known scientists receiving payments during the period included:

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the highest-paid federal bureaucrat, received 23 royalty payments. (Fauci's 2021 taxpayer-funded salary: $456,028 ).

Francis Collins, NIH director from 2009-2021, received 14 payments. (Collins' 2021 taxpayer-funded salary: $203,500)

Clifford Lane, Fauci's deputy at NIAID, received 8 payments. (Lane's 2021 taxpayer-funded salary: $325,287)

In the above examples, although we know the number of payments to each scientist, we still don't know how much money was paid -- because the dollar figure was deleted (redacted) from the disclosures.

It's been a struggle to get any useful information out of the agency on its royalty payments. NIH is acting like royalty payments are a state secret. (They're not, or shouldn't be!)

Consider how NIH is using taxpayer money to try and keep taxpayers ignorant and in the dark:

1. NIH defied the federal Freedom of Information Act law and refused to even acknowledge our open records request for the royalty payments. We filed our FOIA last September.

2. NIH used expensive taxpayer-funded litigation to slow-walk royalty disclosures (releasing the oldest royalties first). Although the agency admits to holding 3,000 pages, it will take ten months to produce them (300 pages per month). With Judicial Watch as our lawyers, we sued NIH in federal court last October.

3. NIH is heavily redacting key information on the royalty payments. For example, the agency erased 1. the payment amount, and, 2. who paid it! This makes the court-mandated production virtually worthless, despite our use of the latest forensic auditing tools

NIH is essentially telling you, the taxpayer, to pay up and shut up. They'll run things. They have forgotten that they work on behalf of the American people.


The agency has become a lot more secretive since 2005.

In 2005, the Associated Press successfully used FOIA to crack open the NIH royalty database. They found 900 scientists collected $9 million in royalties. Furthermore, 51 scientists NIH royalty recipients were then working on experiments involving inventions for which they were already being paid.

Among the 51 scientists doing experiments involving inventions for which they were being paid royalties was Anthony Fauci, then- and current director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci received $45,072.82 between 1997 and 2004 for a patent license on an experimental AIDS treatment. NIH funded that treatment with $36 million.

To this day, Fauci continues to receive NIH-approved perks without a lot of accountability. For example, in February 2021, Fauci received a $1 million prize from the Dan David Foundation in Israel for "speaking truth to power" during the Trump administration.

Today, NIH is a revolving door of tens of billions of dollars in government grant-making coupled with hundreds of millions of dollars in private -- non-transparent -- royalty payments.

There needs to be a lot more sunshine on this potentially unholy alliance.

When a federal bureaucrat pops up on television giving us health instructions, who has paid them and for what research and technology? When a patient agrees to a clinical trial or experimental treatment, what financial interests are involved?

Rather than relentless redactions and prolonged court battles, it's past time for the government to disclose royalty payments as a matter of routine.

NIH needs to come clean with the American people and open the books on the line-by-line royalty payments to the agency and its scientists.

Note: We reached out to NIH for comment and received no response.

Just highlighting this:

To this day, Fauci continues to receive NIH-approved perks without a lot of accountability. For example, in February 2021, Fauci received a $1 million prize from the Dan David Foundation in Israel for "speaking truth to power" during the Trump administration.

While we at least know about that one -- because it was publicly awarded, instead of secretly insinuated into Fauci's bank accounts -- civil servants should not be allowed to accept "prizes" which amount to, in essence, a cash bounty (or bribe) awarded by a partisan organization for taking a political position for or against the president.

Fauci's been a government bureaucrat all his life. He joined in 1968, straight after his medical residency.

Why would he have royalties in any private company's patents?*

Remember, Anthony Fauci has previously lied under oath, or, let us say, made false statements while testifying to Congress. He claimed that all of his financial records were publicly available.

In fact, they're almost entirely redacted.

So yes, they're "available," in redacted form where everything is blacked out.

And I imagine that all of his "royalty payments" from the pharmaceutical companies he's granting little favors and EUAs to would be in those blacked-out sections, huh?

What kind of jerkwater third-world banana republic corrupt junta shithole country are we running here?


* So he worked in a government lab for a while. Assuming he did some work there that was patentable -- how do medical patents from the seventies continuing paying out to this day? Medical patents are short. (Like Fauci.)

When's the last time this bureaucrat was in the lab inventing stuff?

And why the F*** is this hidden?

Posted by: Ace at 06:16 PM




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1 I miss being mad about the last thing.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 06:17 PM (dscaa)

2 Eebidy.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 12, 2022 06:18 PM (aaGzp)

3 well it's not really a country - at least not a nation - anymore

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 12, 2022 06:19 PM (w0NJk)

4 What is it Ace says?

Must. Be. Nice.

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2022 06:19 PM (MGUf8)

5 "What kind of jerkwater third-world shithole country are we running here?"


A lucrative country for the nomenklatura.

Posted by: mr tmz at May 12, 2022 06:19 PM (rJ48h)

6 The grift. It just comes so naturally to these turds.

Posted by: Iris at May 12, 2022 06:20 PM (DibdT)

7 Felchi is corrupt as fuck

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 12, 2022 06:20 PM (XvPQV)

8 Some lampposts are underutilized.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 12, 2022 06:20 PM (KyzAj)

9 And Fauxci is one of many.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 06:21 PM (aIbh3)

10 Some type of time machine that JJ Sefton must be working.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2022 06:21 PM (iDcra)

11 Fauci really will say anything he needs to say at any moment. He is better at it than Biden, though

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2022 06:21 PM (Ynyl9)

12 We all float in the jerkwater.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:22 PM (Y5qcH)

13 Maybe one day, we'll representatives and senaotrs that actually want to unfuck what their predecessors have done. And by that, i mean eliminate these useless corrupt agencies and make it against federal law for those emoloyees to ever work as any type of public employee ever again.

Posted by: BifBewalski's Phone at May 12, 2022 06:22 PM (iyfle)

14 Tricksy Undernood.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:23 PM (yQpMk)

15 *looks at post timing*

Yeah this seems legit.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 12, 2022 06:24 PM (b2nrj)

16 What is not stated here:

These fuckers work on our dime inventing drugs and treatments.

Then, they get to sell these formulas to big pharma.. who gets a fucking patent on the work done on our dime!

And the cherry on top, is these public scientists get legal kickbacks from big pharma!!

How could anything be more fucked up than this arrangement????

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM (CjFDo)

17 Didn't we use to call these bribes?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM (yQpMk)

18 *looks at post timing*

Yeah this seems legit.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

My guess. Ace was in phuck off mode and set the blog on autopilot.

Posted by: BifBewalski's Phone at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM (iyfle)

19 This post can't decide if it's a bottom or a top.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (QzpS1)

20 17 Buying tickets to the policemen's ball.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (lz5hY)

21 In the evil private sector, you don't get legal kickbacks for your patents unless you own the company. That is just one reason the government is good and wholesome.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (iDcra)

22 And the cherry on top, is these public scientists get legal kickbacks from big pharma!!

How could anything be more fucked up than this arrangement????
Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM (CjFDo)
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Darn right!

Posted by: Dan Crenshaw and Nancy Pelosi at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (5pTK/)

23 no i just made the time 16:20 instead of 18:20 because I thought that six twenty must be 16:20

Posted by: ace at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (0G13K)

24 He needs to be put in a cage with sand fleas* and his arms tied behind his back.




*poison snakes*

Posted by: Infidel at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (DTZWs)

25 Tricksy undernood is an understatement.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (jv87l)

26 This post is a total Power Bottom.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2022 06:27 PM (iDcra)

27 This post can't decide if it's a bottom or a top.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (QzpS1)
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Watch it, we don't want to be accused of homophonia again!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 12, 2022 06:27 PM (5pTK/)

28 no i just made the time 16:20 instead of 18:20 because I thought that six twenty must be 16:20
Posted by: ace

Is ok. Except for garrett, the rest of us still think you're the bee's knees

Posted by: BifBewalski's Phone at May 12, 2022 06:27 PM (iyfle)

29 My guess. Ace was in phuck off mode and set the blog on autopilot.
Posted by: BifBewalski's Phone at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM (iyfle)

Maybe he is getting laid.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (aIbh3)

30 Thought I was in the new thread. Ended up in the old thread. My head hurts.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (nxdel)

31 23 no i just made the time 16:20 instead of 18:20 because I thought that six twenty must be 16:20
Posted by: ace at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (0G13K)

Some should make a clock app for computers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (Y5qcH)

32 What kind of jerkwater third-world banana republic corrupt junta shithole country are we running here?
Posted by: Ace at 06:16 PM


Yes

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (MFphb)

33 "i just made the time 16:20 instead of 18:20 because I thought that six twenty must be 16:20"

16:20 = 4:20. Uh huh ace. Spark up time.

Posted by: fd at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (vrz2I)

34 Haven't news come out the Drug Mafia been pouring in profits the last 2 years of Covid?

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (2JoB8)

35 Some should make a clock app for computers.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (Y5qcH)



Brilliant!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (yQpMk)

36 Make blood eagles great again.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (3AD8C)

37 If I cash the check after normal working hours, I'm not, at that moment, a public employee.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 12, 2022 06:29 PM (RieKn)

38 no i just made the time 16:20 instead of 18:20 because I thought that six twenty must be 16:20
Posted by: ace at May 12, 2022 06:26 PM (0G13K)
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Okay, we have definitive proof: Ace has a time machine.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 12, 2022 06:29 PM (5pTK/)

39 "Okay, we have definitive proof: Ace has a time machine."

Or a buzz.

Posted by: fd at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (vrz2I)

40
This is appalling. I'm an inventor on a number of patents that became commercially successful. I never received anything except an inventor award ($100) when the application was filed.

Neither I nor any of the other inventors on those patents are bitching about it. It's our job to invent things. So why are bureaucrats getting royalties?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (/U27+)

41 Have read most of Kennedy's "Real Anthony Fauci." Hyperbolic in places and badly in need of editing, but it lays out a good case for the structural problems. Chief among them goes beyond the direct (more visible) corruption of NIH and other direct regulars, but the "Principal Investigators" themselves who run the major trials at the major research institutions.

Most of them are run by researchers who build their fiefdoms from Big Pharma cash, and get lots of little grifts along the way. Creates huge incentives to get favorable results for patented medications, and to design studies to tank results for generic competitors.

There is such a thing as "medical ethics" but is there anything like a "research Code of Ethics" that anyone actually tries to codify and enforce?

Posted by: Zek at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (OzNIz)

42 33 "i just made the time 16:20 instead of 18:20 because I thought that six twenty must be 16:20"

16:20 = 4:20. Uh huh ace. Spark up time.
Posted by: fd at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (vrz2I)

ace is Elon Musk and the Ghost of Endor?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (b2nrj)

43 31 Can't think of how many times I wonder what the time is, fumble around for my glasses so I can see the clock on the cable box, and ignore that thing in the bottom right corner of the lap top screen.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (lz5hY)

44 this current thing is what is happening!

Posted by: DB at May 12, 2022 06:31 PM (geLO8)

45 How could anything be more fucked up than this arrangement????
Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM (CjFDo)

Hey! I "found" 40,000 dollars in this guys trunk!
It's mine now bitchez!!

Posted by: LEO using whats available to its advantage at May 12, 2022 06:31 PM (MFphb)

46 Gotta run. Smash is giving me a gimlet eyed glare to come help teach tang soo do class. I'd rather sit on my 3rd point of contact and socialize with you lot.

Later.

Posted by: BifBewalski's Phone at May 12, 2022 06:31 PM (iyfle)

47 There is such a thing as "medical ethics" but is there anything like a "research Code of Ethics" that anyone actually tries to codify and enforce?
Posted by: Zek at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (OzNIz)

Yeah, Fauci's wife runs that department at NIH.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:31 PM (Y5qcH)

48 Since the NIH documents are heavily redacted, we can only see how many payments each scientist received, and, separately, the aggregate dollars per NIH agency. This is a gatekeeping at odds with the spirit and perhaps the letter of open-records laws.

To borrow a lying liar's phrase "Democracy Dies In Darkness".

And the darkness is deafening. Wassup, WaPo?

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 06:32 PM (F0YaR)

49 40
This is appalling. I'm an inventor on a number of patents that became commercially successful. I never received anything except an inventor award ($100) when the application was filed.

Neither I nor any of the other inventors on those patents are bitching about it. It's our job to invent things. So why are bureaucrats getting royalties?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (/U27+)

Well you're contracted to invent things, they're bribed to let you invent things.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 12, 2022 06:32 PM (b2nrj)

50 I'm heavily invested in a small biotech with a drug (Vicineum) that the FDA refuses to approve despite it having been proven safer and more effective than Merck's highest-selling & most profitable drug of all time (Keyboard), as demonstrated in phase 3 clinical trials for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

Like with the covid vaxx bullshit & suppression of therapeutics, these ghouls are happy to kill as many people as necessary to line their pockets. That's what I call SCIENCE Fauci ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2022 06:33 PM (MGUf8)

51 Hmmm....every company in the world requires you to sign an assignment doc for all job-related IP you produce at work. How are these people getting anything?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 06:33 PM (RkC6l)

52 Our local AM radio morning host had the guy from Open the Books on this morning to discuss this story. Actual journalism can be a great thing. Maybe that little gnome Fauci will finally get shit-canned (unlikely, but it would be nice).

Posted by: PabloD at May 12, 2022 06:33 PM (4FTnU)

53
The future 'Have you or a loved one suffered injury or death as a result of vaccination' late night advertisements are gonna be lit.

But Fauci, the diminutive troll with micro-penis will skate.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 12, 2022 06:33 PM (dQvv7)

54 *sweats nervously in front of analog clock*

Posted by: 25 year old neck beard at May 12, 2022 06:33 PM (aIbh3)

55 backdealing whore cocksuckers in Big Govt.

Who would have thunk that?

Posted by: uncle handsy Joe at May 12, 2022 06:33 PM (yrol0)

56 Fauci's been a government bureaucrat all his life. He joined in 1968, straight after his medical residency.
___________

IIRC, Fauci did a very brief residency (just a year), at his med school's hospital, before jumping into "public service" as a government bureaucrat. So he basically went straight from school to the NIH.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:34 PM (k4dH2)

57 Odd, I recall when I worked for the Federal Gov, being told that any patents developed on their time belong to the government.

And also that I'm not allowed to develop things on my own time related to the work I was doing.

Wonder how NIH managed to get around the rules that apply to all the other scientists and engineers?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 12, 2022 06:34 PM (5p7BC)

58 > In the evil private sector, you don't get legal kickbacks for your patents unless you own the company.

I forget which company it was, but I heard about one of those big engineering companies like Raytheon or 3M where it was tradition to give new engineers a sort of joke card with a dollar bill inside. The card would say something like, "This is payment for the patents you're going to create for us."

Posted by: bonhomme at May 12, 2022 06:34 PM (eyxn4)

59 Are Americans pissed off yet?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 06:34 PM (kf6Ak)

60 Can't think of how many times I wonder what the time is, fumble around for my glasses so I can see the clock on the cable box..
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Sorry to be the harbinger of bad news, but the day is coming when you will find that you are already wearing your glasses.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 06:34 PM (tUVP/)

61 IIRC, Fauci did a very brief residency (just a year), at his med school's hospital, before jumping into "public service" as a government bureaucrat. So he basically went straight from school to the NIH.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:34 PM (k4dH2)



So, not really a doctor.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:34 PM (yQpMk)

62 All grift, all the time. Aren't we all suckers for going to work everyday

Posted by: A dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 12, 2022 06:35 PM (/6GbT)

63 >>> These fuckers work on our dime inventing drugs and treatments.

Then, they get to sell these formulas to big pharma.. who gets a fucking patent on the work done on our dime!

And the cherry on top, is these public scientists get legal kickbacks from big pharma!!

How could anything be more fucked up than this arrangement????
Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM (CjFDo)


There was some software named NASTRAN. It was a fortan routine written by NASA/NACA I forget which. Well, there were some funky things that went on between the government and MSC so a bunch of companies sued for a claim on some of the software because we kind of all paid for some parts of NASTRAN. The claimants won and relevant parts were sent to a company that formed around offering an alternative called NX Nastran. I think there were some mandated cost restructuring too but I forget.

MSC will probably just buy them out eventually, all these companies like siemens and MSC and dassault are just getting bigger gobbling up smaller tools.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 06:35 PM (QzpS1)

64 Well at least once the effects of antibody dependent enhancement and off-target autoimmune disease become better known, Trump will at last get credit for the vaccines.

Posted by: Zek at May 12, 2022 06:35 PM (OzNIz)

65 Fauci is a scientist like I'm a pussy chiropractor.

I can adjust your chakras for a nickle.

That's a lot cheaper than the town price.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 06:35 PM (F0YaR)

66 Maybe that little gnome Fauci will finally get shit-canned (unlikely, but it would be nice).
Posted by: PabloD at May 12, 2022 06:33 PM (4FTnU)

That fuck has been there for a lifetime. Getting shit-canned now is not going to cut it.

Someone up thread had a good idea.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 12, 2022 06:35 PM (MFphb)

67 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:36 PM (x8kT3)

68 Okay, we have definitive proof: Ace has a time machine.


Or he just can't tell time.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 12, 2022 06:36 PM (jv87l)

69 *kneels*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:36 PM (yQpMk)

70 Mens rea status: rea

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 12, 2022 06:36 PM (+R5dc)

71 I don't necessarily have a problem with government scientists getting some royalty payments for inventing something. In theory, it keeps good scientists from leaving for the private sector. I do have a huge problem when the same scientists use their positions to push the exclusive use of expensive, profit-harvesting drugs over cheaper, more effective drugs.

Posted by: PabloD at May 12, 2022 06:37 PM (4FTnU)

72 So, not really a doctor.
___________

He graduated Cornell Med in 1966, and joined NIH in 1968. He did his internship and then a 1-year residency in internal medicine (at his med school's hospital), then took a government job and magically became an expert immunologist.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:37 PM (k4dH2)

73 ZOD IMPERIAL.
Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:36 PM

*considers comment*

*considers nic*

*nods*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 06:38 PM (RkC6l)

74 >>I can adjust your chakras for a nickle. That's a lot cheaper than the town price.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 06:35 PM (F0YaR)

You misspelled "nickel."

(Points at exhausted gorillas)

Assemble five. Kill him. Quickly, ice cream is getting soft.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:39 PM (x8kT3)

75 This is appalling. I'm an inventor on a number of patents that became commercially successful. I never received anything except an inventor award ($100) when the application was filed.

Neither I nor any of the other inventors on those patents are bitching about it. It's our job to invent things. So why are bureaucrats getting royalties?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 06:30 PM (/U27+)


I'm named in one patent. My company gave me a dollar.

I had to pay taxes on it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 06:39 PM (F0YaR)

76 then took a government job and magically became an expert immunologist.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:37 PM (k4dH2)

Nowaday you can be an expert with 20 minutes of googling and a twitter account. By that standard he's old school.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 12, 2022 06:39 PM (MFphb)

77 RIP Randy Weaver, whose wife and baby were murdered by the F.B.I. at Ruby Ridge.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:39 PM (k4dH2)

78 For some reason, Fauci was interviewed in 2017, shortly after DJT was sworn in.
He said at that time that DJT would have to contend with a pandemic during his term.
How would he know that unless he was planning it?
I've been searching for that little video clip.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 06:39 PM (jTmQV)

79
I don't necessarily have a problem with government scientists getting some royalty payments for inventing something.

_________

I do.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 06:40 PM (/U27+)

80 >>*nods*Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 06:38 PM (RkC6l)

You'll be at the NoVAMome?

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:40 PM (x8kT3)

81 RIP Randy Weaver, whose wife and baby were murdered by the F.B.I. at Ruby Ridge.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer



Fuuuuuuuuck.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 12, 2022 06:40 PM (jv87l)

82 What should happen? Every penny should be clawed back by the govt. What will happen? Zip and the next shiny news thing.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2022 06:40 PM (lgeFv)

83 Fauci has a date with the Devil I am very sure, he has signed tens of thousands death warrents

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 06:40 PM (2JoB8)

84 ZOD IMPERIAL.
Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:36 PM

Schedule may have changed. I may be available to pre-game the MoMe that Friday evening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 06:41 PM (RkC6l)

85 Any company I ever worked for, if you invented something on company time, the company owned it.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 06:41 PM (jTmQV)

86 78 For some reason, Fauci was interviewed in 2017, shortly after DJT was sworn in.
He said at that time that DJT would have to contend with a pandemic during his term.
How would he know that unless he was planning it?
I've been searching for that little video clip.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 06:39 PM (jTmQV)


I heard Gates said something similar. It may be worth noting that both Fauci and Gates were investors in Moderna, which had a patent for a gene sequence unique to coronavirus before the pandemic.

Posted by: Emmie at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (6RgRK)

87 I don't necessarily have a problem with government scientists getting some royalty payments for inventing something.

_________

I do.
Posted by: Hadrian

Ageed.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (jv87l)

88 The biggest reason they ignored natural immunity was to F up the control group data.

Posted by: Zek at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (OzNIz)

89 You'll be at the NoVAMome?
Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:40 PM

Definitely. See me at 84.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (RkC6l)

90 What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (yQpMk)

91 RIP also for R. Weaver. The first time I ever knew of how evil our govt can be and I was pretty young at the time.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (lgeFv)

92 You misspelled "nickel."

(Points at exhausted gorillas)

Assemble five. Kill him. Quickly, ice cream is getting soft.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:39 PM (x8kT3)


Gorillas can't shoot for shit. You've watched too many Planet Of The Apes propaganda flicks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 06:43 PM (F0YaR)

93 I'm a VP of Internal Audit and my team isn't allowed to accept anything from those they audit. Nothing. They are welcome to take people to meals, but we always pay.

The mere appearance of a conflict of interest would undermine what we do. Every government job *should* have the same standard.

Posted by: Eternity Matters at May 12, 2022 06:43 PM (U7Mqa)

94 In 2005, Fauci admitted that it was strange for public servants to be taking money from companies they were supposedly regulating...

Reminds me of the scene in "The Big Short" where Jamie Shipley talks to a woman who works for a government agency that regulates the banks. And she's bragging about getting out and going to the work in the private sector for a bank.

Shipley asks her, "aren't there some kind of laws against that, working in the same industry you were just regulating?" Her answer was to laugh and tell him no and to not be so naive or something.

Kinda like how Democrats go to work in the media and media "journalists" go to work in the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 12, 2022 06:43 PM (Do5/p)

95 I wonder how many people the FBI has killed, lawful or no, since its inception

Posted by: DB at May 12, 2022 06:43 PM (geLO8)

96 90 What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (yQpMk)

Come up with scary reasons for more govt. spending and power.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:43 PM (UuD2k)

97 That's reason #978 that we need less government. Every little bit you add will be wildly inefficient and corrupt.

Posted by: Eternity Matters at May 12, 2022 06:43 PM (U7Mqa)

98 Isn't there a patent law suit pending between Moderna and the NIH?

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2022 06:44 PM (iA3kn)

99 If they were good scientists, wouldn't they have jobs in the private sector?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:44 PM (yQpMk)

100 >>What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?

Posted by: G'rump928(c)


to defeat HYDRA
duh

Posted by: DB at May 12, 2022 06:44 PM (geLO8)

101 So why have 2nd rate scientists on the government payroll?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:44 PM (yQpMk)

102 >>84 ZOD IMPERIAL.
Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:36 PM
Schedule may have changed. I may be available to pre-game the MoMe that Friday evening.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 06:41 PM (RkC6l)

Mi casa su casa. dontcuttheredwire@yahoo.com.

Would be good to see you again.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:45 PM (x8kT3)

103
In Germany, corporate inventors do get a royalty on patents on which they're an inventor. I was talking to our European attorney and he said it was a pain in the ass. He was always having to referee fights among scientists as to who should be an inventor. And the old bulls would block implementation of any new technology because it would take away their rice bowl.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 06:45 PM (/U27+)

104 90 What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:42 PM (yQpMk


If I had the text handy, I would quote a passage from CS Lewis' That Hideous Strength.

Posted by: Emmie at May 12, 2022 06:46 PM (6RgRK)

105 > MSC will probably just buy them out eventually, all these companies like siemens and MSC and dassault are just getting bigger gobbling up smaller tools.

I worked for Siemens for a little while. What a joke of a company. For their software testing of medical devices, they don't call it testing. If you called it testing, then you'd have to adhere to certain standards they weren't prepared to adhere to.

Most of their software was written by Engineer types (think EE, not Software Engineers.) It showed. Most of those old farts took a couple of C classes 30 years ago and never updated their skillset. Reading most of their brand new code was like reading 40 year old banking code.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 12, 2022 06:46 PM (eyxn4)

106 This article is about America's Two Class System.

Posted by: kraken at May 12, 2022 06:46 PM (Vr12I)

107 This entire post has been deemed dangerous misinformation and must be removed immediately.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2022 06:46 PM (bg3iC)

108 Mi casa su casa. dontcuttheredwire@yahoo.com.

Would be good to see you again.
Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:45 PM

Sounds good. I'll touch base when things firm up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 06:47 PM (RkC6l)

109 Ab girl in the ab girl ad on the front page looks very healthy. I'm not sure what she's advertising tho.. I can only assume it's an ad for ab girl herself, for like birthday parties and bar mitzvahs and what not. Book now!

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 06:47 PM (0fVbu)

110 > RIP Randy Weaver, whose wife and baby were murdered by the F.B.I. at Ruby Ridge.

I'm glad he can see them again.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 12, 2022 06:47 PM (eyxn4)

111 Lol! Amazon was selling children's apparel that said "I love cock!" on it.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9frphf

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:47 PM (UuD2k)

112 RIP Randy Weaver, whose wife and baby were murdered by the F.B.I. at Ruby Ridge.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer
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We should not forget altogether, Striker, Randy's dog. Those of us who have devoted dogs, and who witnessed masked, camo'd, intruders shooting our dog, might well instinctively return fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 06:48 PM (vDH+g)

113 Lol! Amazon was selling children's apparel that said "I love cock!" on it.


Didn't even have the decency to put a South Carolina logo on it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:48 PM (yQpMk)

114 Here's the quote from That Hideous Strength:

"The real thing is that this time we’re going to get science applied to social problems and backed by the whole force of the state, just as war has been backed by the whole force of the state in the past. One hopes, of course, that it’ll find out more than the old freelance science did; but what’s certain is that it can do more.”

Posted by: Emmie at May 12, 2022 06:49 PM (6RgRK)

115 If they were good scientists, wouldn't they have jobs in the private sector?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:44 PM (yQpMk)

Hard to tell when they're on that good a screw. You can be good and also smart enough to get your bread buttered. Doesn't mean they have high integrity.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 06:49 PM (dscaa)

116 54 years of scamming the taxpayer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2022 06:49 PM (bg3iC)

117 106 This article is about America's Two Class System.
Posted by: kraken

I was gonna vote for John Edwards back in 2007

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 06:49 PM (kf6Ak)

118 Reading most of their brand new code was like reading 40 year old banking code.

Just curious since I know absolutely nothing about this stuff, but what language are the "learn to code" people learning these days? I am guessing its not Minx 0.8.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2022 06:50 PM (lgeFv)

119 Reading most of their brand new code was like reading 40 year old banking code.
Posted by: bonhomme
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I rate this: False

Posted by: Cobol at May 12, 2022 06:50 PM (vDH+g)

120 Fauci has investigated and found no wrongdoing. Case closed. Shut up.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (bg3iC)

121 It may be worth noting that both Fauci and Gates were investors in Moderna, which had a patent for a gene sequence unique to coronavirus before the pandemic.

I don't think Moderna has ever brought drug to market except the mRNA "vaccine"

Posted by: free tibet at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (ft44D)

122 NIH scam reminds me of a Dilbert cartoon where the programmers get a bonus for every bug in their code they find. Wally, puts down his coffee mug and walks away saying he is going to code himself a new car.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (/8Fir)

123 110 > RIP Randy Weaver, whose wife and baby were murdered by the F.B.I. at Ruby Ridge.
Posted by: bonhomme at May 12, 2022 06:47 PM (eyxn4)

Bit off a bit more than they could chew.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (x8kT3)

124 117 106 This article is about America's Two Class System.
Posted by: kraken

I was gonna vote for John Edwards back in 2007
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 06:49 PM (kf6Ak

Heh, he was so right and so wrong. Rare talent, that one.

Posted by: kraken at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (Vr12I)

125 ace is Elon Musk and the Ghost of Endor?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!




I've never seen them in the same place, so . . .

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (YnEiF)

126
Just curious since I know absolutely nothing about this stuff, but what language are the "learn to code" people learning these days? I am guessing its not Minx 0.8.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk
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Java, would be my guess.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (vDH+g)

127 Spent the better part of yesterday waiting for road service to fix my flat tire.

Discount Tire, today, said my spare was built in 2001 [it came with the truck] and that even though it looked good I should replace it. [It was probably older than the kid advising me]

So, they fixed my flat for free and rotated the tires for free and sold me a new, correct full size, spare for $65.00.

Yeah, I always shop Discount Tire.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (GLpYJ)

128 What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?


==


We need them.

Posted by: Ministry of Truth at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (V13WU)

129 I know people who are employed and all they know is Visual Basic.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (jTmQV)

130 91 RIP also for R. Weaver. The first time I ever knew of how evil our govt can be and I was pretty young at the time.
_____________

At least there was a pretense of accountability back then. The feds (actually, the taxpayers) paid a $3 million wrongful death settlement to the family, and an FBI official went to prison for destroying key evidence in the case.

If the same thing happened today, Merrick Garland would have just thrown Randy Weaver in prison indefinitely on some trumped-up bullshit charges (after publicly smearing him as a raaaaacist and white supremacist terrorist), and the FBI official who destroyed evidence would have been promoted to be head of the FBI.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:52 PM (k4dH2)

131 Boy928 makes his living mostly writing JavaScript these days.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:52 PM (yQpMk)

132 If you approve my $5 million grant, I will put your name on one of our patents and send you royalty checks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2022 06:52 PM (bg3iC)

133 99 If they were good scientists, wouldn't they have jobs in the private sector?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:44 PM (yQpMk)


They expect results!

Posted by: Ray Stantz at May 12, 2022 06:52 PM (/6GbT)

134 129 I know people who are employed and all they know is Visual Basic.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (jTmQV)

I can't find anyone that knows Visual Basic.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:53 PM (UuD2k)

135 >>> Heh, he was so right and so wrong. Rare talent, that one.
Posted by: kraken at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (Vr12I)

Silky Pony

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 06:53 PM (0fVbu)

136 What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?
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We need top people...experts to advise us.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (id1Da)

137 Java? As I said I know nothing, but I thought that was an old one too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (lgeFv)

138 https://tinyurl.com/3672k86p
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Even if you don't normally check this out see #16 video

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (2JoB8)

139 I’ve used VB a little bit. Mostly in comms work.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (aIbh3)

140 So I am listening to War Room Pandemic 1852 and Bannon has Naomi Wolf on. She has gone full New World Order takeover of American sovereignty via WHO, the open border letting in Afghan & Ukrainian men of fighting age being distributed across the country, & the midterms being cancelled or stolen via mail in voting.

She also noted that she is learning marksmanship. Apparently, the whole world is now upside down.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (MFZ8i)

141 Hey all, little prayer request.

Looks like my wife and I both got covid in last two days, it's feeling like a butt kicking for just like the first time.

We are in the middle of fixing a house we bought and moving out of a rental home all before Memorial Day when my daughter graduates HS.

Not the best time to be basically laid up and sealed in our house. I'm not going to do any 14 day thing but trying to not spread it.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (aMA7g)

142 >>"The real thing is that this time we’re going to get science applied to social problems and backed by the whole force of the state, just as war has been backed by the whole force of the state in the past. One hopes, of course, that it’ll find out more than the old freelance science did; but what’s certain is that it can do more.”Posted by: Emmie at May 12, 2022 06:49 PM (6RgRK)

The first part of that is indisputable (and unimpressive). The second part does not make sense. Actually, none of it makes any sense at all.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:55 PM (x8kT3)

143 Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (aMA7g)


Good luck and prayers up. Like all colds, stay hydrated.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:56 PM (yQpMk)

144 In 2021, Colorado’s FBI field office ranked No. 1 for bank robberies in the country.

Posted by: DB at May 12, 2022 06:56 PM (geLO8)

145 144 In 2021, Colorado’s FBI field office ranked No. 1 for bank robberies in the country.
_____________

Committing them or investigating them?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:56 PM (k4dH2)

146 Committing them or investigating them?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:56 PM (k4dH2)


It's a fair question.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 06:57 PM (yQpMk)

147 hmm
they blame the panic-pandemic, and drugs

Posted by: DB at May 12, 2022 06:57 PM (geLO8)

148 Pelosi gets royalties for a device she uses to pound America in the a55.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 06:58 PM (Y274z)

149 In 2021, Colorado’s FBI field office ranked No. 1 for bank robberies in the country.
_____________

Committing them or investigating them?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer
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Probably for simply taking the call, 'Okay. we'll get someone over there...it may be a few days...'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 06:58 PM (id1Da)

150 In 2021, Colorado’s FBI field office ranked No. 1 for bank robberies in the country.
Posted by: DB at May 12, 2022 06:56 PM (geLO

The side cash is nice. Sometimes the poppy harvest isn’t so great.

Posted by: FBI at May 12, 2022 06:58 PM (aIbh3)

151 Good luck, TexasDan.
You will both get better soon.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 06:59 PM (jTmQV)

152 Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (aMA7g)

I will pray for you and your wife, Dan. I think my spouse and son have just had that, and were feeling miserable.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 06:59 PM (fF2aM)

153 104 90 What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?
Posted by: G'rump928

I'm not a fan either but with no oversight you get the Boeing Max 737.

The government stopped employing experts and let the companies tell them if everything was A-OK or not.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2022 07:00 PM (aMA7g)

154 TexasDan- Sounds like your plate is full. As suggested above, lots of liquids, rest. Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 07:00 PM (NZ1lp)

155 Thanks guys.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2022 07:02 PM (aMA7g)

156 >>Gorillas can't shoot for shit. You've watched too many Planet Of The Apes propaganda flicks.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 06:43 PM (F0YaR)

Assemble 500 monkeys and 500 typewriters, you'll get 'Ulysses."

Assemble five gorillas high on bath salts, you'll get a Florida happy hour.

But your point is taken.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 07:02 PM (x8kT3)

157 >She also noted that she is learning marksmanship. Apparently, the whole world is now upside down.
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (MFZ8i)

We're living through one of those once in a century-ish political realignments. Wild times.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 12, 2022 07:05 PM (+cjJb)

158 Was just watching the weather, the humidity is2%. The swamp cooler is working great tho.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 12, 2022 07:05 PM (Pu/aU)

159 36 Make blood eagles great again.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at May 12, 2022 06:28 PM (3AD8C)

----
Not Psaki's tits .....

Posted by: Ciampino at May 12, 2022 07:06 PM (qfLjt)

160 " scene in "The Big Short" where Jamie Shipley talks to a woman who works for a government agency that regulates the banks. And she's bragging about getting out and going to the work in the private sector for a bank."

yeah, and Raines and Gorelick made millions in bonuses as they sold junk as AAA when they were with Fannie/Freddie Mac (forget which). They were leveraged 25:1 ... they kept their huge bonuses, despite damage housing collapse caused.

BUT from there, the banks got bailed out, and the QE trillions started rolling in. Some mark that as the point the country ended ... rich have just been getting mega-rich sucking the country dry. ... Next maybe collapse and they buy everything cheap? idk, but they claim we will own nothing.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 07:06 PM (Cus5s)

161 Firearms Policy Coalition
@gunpolicy
Under a new bill in New York, the state police would check the federal no-fly list every year, and if anyone with a gun license is on it, their license will be immediately revoked and the police will take their guns until they're no longer on the list. https://t.co/A5b7lO1bqJ
3:53 PM · May 12, 2022

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 12, 2022 07:06 PM (MFZ8i)

162 Randy Weaver wasn't exactly a perfect person, but he and his family certainly didn't deserve what happened.
The USA used to be a place where you could go be a hermit, a recluse, and live unmolested, regardless of your beliefs.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 07:06 PM (jTmQV)

163 Prayers up, TexasDan.

Posted by: Catherine at May 12, 2022 07:07 PM (ZSsrh)

164 37 If I cash the check after normal working hours, I'm not, at that moment, a public employee.


----
Yes you are. Even if you are moonlighting.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 12, 2022 07:07 PM (qfLjt)

165 How much you wanna bet a bunch of these "royalties" deals are handed out the same way as book deals, as thinly-veiled bribery for no real work done or expected?

Posted by: Cortillaen at May 12, 2022 07:08 PM (4Acrv)

166 86 with 26% humidity here, not quite ready for this heat yet

Posted by: A dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 12, 2022 07:08 PM (/6GbT)

167 What kind of jerkwater third-world banana republic corrupt junta shithole country are we running here?

A corrupt one of course.

jerking the water up in buckets from
the supply to the engine. jerkwater trains
connecting small middleofnowhere towns.


So woo woo

Posted by: DaveA at May 12, 2022 07:08 PM (FhXTo)

168 He claimed that all of his financial records were publicly available.

In fact, they're almost entirely redacted.


That statement is inaccurate.
The records are there you just can't see them.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:09 PM (GLpYJ)

169 Looks like my wife and I both got covid in last two days, it's feeling like a butt kicking for just like the first time.

We are in the middle of fixing a house we bought and moving out of a rental home all before Memorial Day when my daughter graduates HS.

Not the best time to be basically laid up and sealed in our house. I'm not going to do any 14 day thing but trying to not spread it.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2022 06:54 PM (aMA7g)


Don't be ashamed to ask for 'time relief' due to covid; you might find the other parties involved might be sympathetic.

And as to optimum financial outcomes, sometime ya gotta settle for less. According to some estimates I've seen, 90% have already had an experience with the coof. Including quite a few in my circle of F&F. And me. It ain't all that; I never even went to the docs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 07:09 PM (F0YaR)

170 Wish we could "Operation Warp Speed" this audit of pharma's influence on NIH.

Posted by: Coki at May 12, 2022 07:09 PM (Ziyvf)

171 Texas Dan, Prayer for speedy recovery and a little salt over the left shoulder for added insurance.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 12, 2022 07:10 PM (eZmZf)

172 And here I thought I couldn't loathe him more.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM (GbPPJ)

173 Under a new bill in New York, the state police would check the federal no-fly list every year, and if anyone with a gun license is on it, their license will be immediately revoked and the police will take their guns until they're no longer on the list.

How is that remotely due process?

Posted by: Zek at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM (OzNIz)

174 When I had the coof, no doctor would even allow me a visit.
"Keep that sh*t away from us!" they all said.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM (jTmQV)

175 165 How much you wanna bet a bunch of these "royalties" deals are handed out the same way as book deals, as thinly-veiled bribery for no real work done or expected?
Posted by: Cortillaen at May 12, 2022 07:08 PM (4Acrv)

===
Or lucrative speeches that no one attends.

Posted by: Coki at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM (Ziyvf)

176 In 2021, Colorado’s FBI field office ranked No. 1 for bank robberies in the country.
_____________

Committing them or investigating them?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 12, 2022 06:56 PM (k4dH2)

yes.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 12, 2022 07:12 PM (VwHCD)

177 How in the holy name of God is this legal?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 07:12 PM (3NKiY)

178 52 Our local AM radio morning host had the guy from Open the Books on this morning to discuss this story. Actual journalism can be a great thing. Maybe that little gnome Fauci will finally get shit-canned (unlikely, but it would be nice).
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But we don't want him just fired or made to retire, we want him in jail. If nothing else he lied on many occasions. Also that thing about Trump having an epidemic on his watch.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 12, 2022 07:13 PM (qfLjt)

179 We are the Government-You are here for us.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 12, 2022 07:13 PM (eZmZf)

180 Under a new bill in New York, the state police would check the federal no-fly list every year, and if anyone with a gun license is on it, their license will be immediately revoked and the police will take their guns until they're no longer on the list. https://t.co/A5b7lO1bqJ
3:53 PM · May 12, 2022
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 12, 2022 07:06 PM (MFZ8i)

Sounds nice, comrade. Let's try the same scrutiny on voter roles yearly

Posted by: A dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 12, 2022 07:13 PM (/6GbT)

181 Biden's hair looks like possum fur.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 07:14 PM (Y5qcH)

182 Under a new bill in New York, the state police would check the federal no-fly list every year, and if anyone with a gun license is on it, their license will be immediately revoked and the police will take their guns until they're no longer on the list.

How is that remotely due process?
Posted by: Zek at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM (OzNIz)

It’s banana republic shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 07:14 PM (aIbh3)

183 Norm Macdonald filmed an hour of new comedy material in 2020 when he was very ill and went into the hospital for surgery related to his cancer. He survived that operation, but of course we know he died last September.

The new material will be released on May 30, 2022 and is called: "Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special", and will be on NetFlix, if you can stomach that platform.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 07:16 PM (xIb8A)

184 How in the holy name of God is this legal?

"First get the guns then worry about due process."

-- ???

Posted by: Oddbob, SuperMaxiMAGA with Wings at May 12, 2022 07:16 PM (nfrXX)

185 Under a new bill in New York, the state police would check the federal no-fly list every year, and if anyone with a gun license is on it, their license will be immediately revoked and the police will take their guns until they're no longer on the list.


==


HAHAHAHA !!!

Posted by: Ministry of Truth at May 12, 2022 07:16 PM (V13WU)

186 *drops creepy sock

Posted by: runner at May 12, 2022 07:16 PM (V13WU)

187 And here I thought I couldn't loathe him more.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM (GbPPJ)


Jellied gasoline prices are thru the roof. Flamethrowers are no longer cheap to operate.

The spiders celebrate.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 07:17 PM (F0YaR)

188 Or lucrative speeches that no one attends.
Posted by: Coki at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM


Or those books that noone read.

Posted by: "Big Mike" Soetoro at May 12, 2022 07:17 PM (a3Q+t)

189 At the university where I don't teach any more, but I am teaching this term because I need the beer money, the students have finally returned to publishing a campus newspaper. It's about what you'd think, but ya gotta give the students props for trying.
The big story is the recent spike in Covid. After several weeks at 8/week, it popped to 16, then returned to 4.
OMG!
In a population of about 4500.
And this was over Spring Break.

Sigh.
Maybe next term I can teach a class on Relevance of Modern Information 101.

Posted by: Diogenes off Site at May 12, 2022 07:18 PM (JVb4L)

190 The first part of that is indisputable (and unimpressive). The second part does not make sense. Actually, none of it makes any sense at all.
Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 06:55 PM (x8kT3)


In the book, those were the schemes of the elites to take over the world.

Posted by: Emmie at May 12, 2022 07:19 PM (6RgRK)

191 My guess. Ace was in phuck off mode and set the blog on autopilot.
Posted by: BifBewalski's Phone at May 12, 2022 06:25 PM


Since scuttlebutt is that it's Ewok mating season, could that be pluck off mode, as part of his pre-mating appearance preparation ritual?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 12, 2022 07:20 PM (a3Q+t)

192 IT GREW BY 400% DIOGENES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 07:20 PM (3NKiY)

193 This is shocking

Posted by: Kat_man at May 12, 2022 07:20 PM (0SIK0)

194 I hate these people more every day. There is coming a day when all things done in secret will be shouted from the rooftops and there will be nowhere to hide. Maranatha!

Posted by: Tobekiwi at May 12, 2022 07:20 PM (anR+m)

195 My guess. Ace was in phuck off mode and set the blog on autopilot.


==


WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ? NO PENGUINS ??!

Posted by: runner at May 12, 2022 07:21 PM (V13WU)

196 They’re going unleash hell this summer.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 07:21 PM (aIbh3)

197 Your Govt at Work

FDA clears ultra-thin panties that women can wear while receiving oral sex that will protect their partner from contracting STIs from infected genitals

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:22 PM (GLpYJ)

198 Ready to be corrected, but cannot imagine how any USG employee can or is able to get outside $ - not earned from prior employment or activity - while a USG employee.

And even if there *is* outside income stream earned from prior activity, if that activity is related to the person's government responsibilities, obviously a complete disengagement from all of that is required, or that position cannot be filled by that person. Duh. This is at the very first step of the most basic "appearance" of conflict of interest.

And of course none of this jaw-dropping s**t even touches on the revolving door problem, of post-USG employment rewards from industry.

When there are no ethics and no standards, and no institutions to even head-fake restoring or enforcing them, the Swamp is ..... just about everything. *This* is the sort of where-do-you-start ubiquitous corruption that has stymied efforts to help Third World countries clean up.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2022 07:22 PM (OTzUX)

199 >>> Under a new bill in New York, the state police would check the federal no-fly list every year, and if anyone with a gun license is on it, their license will be immediately revoked and the police will take their guns until they're no longer on the list.

How is that remotely due process?
Posted by: Zek at May 12, 2022 07:11 PM (OzNIz)

It’s banana republic shit.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 07:14 PM (aIbh3)


Next they'll confiscate based on who's banned on Facebook or some other social credit system. They are taking higher positive rights and subbortinating them to a wide medley of negative rights by no other means than mere frigging fiat.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 07:23 PM (0fVbu)

200 Don't they have meds that will clear up those STDs?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:23 PM (GLpYJ)

201 197 Your Govt at Work

FDA clears ultra-thin panties that women can wear while receiving oral sex that will protect their partner from contracting STIs from infected genitals

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:22 PM (GLpYJ)

So... a wearable dental dam?

I am sure these will get as many sales as dental dams.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 07:23 PM (3NKiY)

202 'And why the F*** is this hidden?'

Do you really need to ask?

Because if the truth was known we'd line them all up against a brick wall or along a ditch and shoot the bastards for crimes against humanity and the citizens of the US.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at May 12, 2022 07:24 PM (qZdIZ)

203 I'm torn. I always tell my kids that the reason there are so many cereals at the store is because there's money in it. If there was no money in cereal, the cereal aisle would be empty. So thank heavens there's money in it.

We want $ in medical research. We want the very best and brightest and that type is not going to work for free. At the same time, what's going on is ridiculous. And Fauci can't be "the best and the brightest."

Posted by: 496 at May 12, 2022 07:24 PM (U1eOr)

204 197 Your Govt at Work

FDA clears ultra-thin panties that women can wear while receiving oral sex that will protect their partner from contracting STIs from infected genitals

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:22 PM (GLpYJ)

Better idea: Don't get infected genitals.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 07:24 PM (UuD2k)

205 All of this is perfect in a sense.

We pay Fauci to make a disease, then we pay Fauci to mitigate the disease, then we pay him royalties to "cure" disease....and on an installment plan!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 12, 2022 07:24 PM (ESjRY)

206 runner. no penguins, bats, otters, dogs or cats. You will get aardvarks and like it.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 12, 2022 07:24 PM (eZmZf)

207 runner. no penguins, bats, otters, dogs or cats. You will get aardvarks and like it.
Posted by: Ben Had a


NO !!

Posted by: runner at May 12, 2022 07:26 PM (V13WU)

208 I thought this was a nice article about Norm MacDonalds's
(He was mentioned above) Christian faith:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8vyx4u

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:27 PM (fF2aM)

209 NY State just chucks out the 2nd Amendment and moves on

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 07:27 PM (2JoB8)

210 We want $ in medical research. We want the very best and brightest and that type is not going to work for free. At the same time, what's going on is ridiculous. And Fauci can't be "the best and the brightest."
Posted by: 496 at May 12, 2022 07:24 PM (U1eOr)

Just like most everything else, it’s being worn as a skin suit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 07:27 PM (aIbh3)

211 If PETA were actually about ethical treatment of animals they would be picketing in front of Fauci's office and house every day. But they are just about grift and making life harder for normies. "NO pets for you peons, live w/o that emotional booster." And we will pass laws to make meat and eggs cost way more by making the farms meet goofy feel good square footage requirements.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 12, 2022 07:27 PM (3cGpq)

212 NY State just chucks out the 2nd Amendment and moves on

So that woman that wanted to turn her snizz into an AR-15...not so keen on that any more I imagine?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 12, 2022 07:27 PM (ESjRY)

213 "FDA clears ultra-thin panties that women can wear while receiving oral sex""

Strong enough for a man
But made for a woman

Posted by: Guy with a bulge in his panties at May 12, 2022 07:28 PM (vrz2I)

214 The No Fly list is pretty arbitrary.
Romney had a bunch of people placed on it when they booed him on one of his flights.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 07:28 PM (jTmQV)

215 Also - apropos the psaki discussion earlier: instead of motorboating it would be paddleboating.

Posted by: 496 at May 12, 2022 07:29 PM (U1eOr)

216 I think it might have been Truck Monkey who came up with this comment, but it was pretty funny and accurate. Instead of "Your Government at work" he called it "Your government at twerk" Remember that stupid singer and actress twerking?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:29 PM (fF2aM)

217 New York State Police, Firearms Licensing Division to TSA. Here's that list of suspects you should put on the no fly list. We know it's rather lengthy but what do you expect with every registered Republican gun owner in the state.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 12, 2022 07:29 PM (lz5hY)

218 Dr. Mehmet Oz
@DrOz
Right now, the @CDCgov is NOT funded to study gun violence in this country. It's time we treat shootings as a public health problem. Contact your congressperson today to demand they fund the #CDC to comprehensively study gun violence. #EndTheBan http://congress.gov
11:13 AM · Mar 14, 2018

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 12, 2022 07:29 PM (MFZ8i)

219 206 runner. no penguins, bats, otters, dogs or cats. You will get aardvarks and like it.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 12, 2022 07:24 PM (eZmZf)

Baby aardvarks are kind of cute.

https://tinyurl.com/3k54wcb4

They may not hold hands when they sleep, but that is not a requirement.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 07:30 PM (3NKiY)

220 The No Fly list is pretty arbitrary.
Romney had a bunch of people placed on it when they booed him on one of his flights.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 07:28 PM (jTmQV)

A petty man.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 07:30 PM (aIbh3)

221 John F'n Kerry has ploughed more Psaki ground than a rented mule.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 12, 2022 07:31 PM (eZmZf)

222 A petty man.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 07:30 PM (aIbh3)

A weak weathervane. With hair.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 07:31 PM (3NKiY)

223 Chlamydia. Infertility.
Gonorrhea. Infertility.
Hepatitis B. Cancer or death.
Herpes. Recurring sores.
HIV (AIDS) Death.
HPV & Genital Warts. Cancer.
Syphilis. Brain damage or death.
Trichomoniasis. Other STDs.

Cheers

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:31 PM (GLpYJ)

224 >>> FDA clears ultra-thin panties that women can wear while receiving oral sex that will protect their partner from contracting STIs from infected genitals

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:22 PM (GLpYJ)

They've invented saran wrap!

[Commercial opens]
Hey honey I have this bowl of half finished pasta I'd like to put back in the fridge, I'd like to cover it but I can't find a lid that fits. What's that dear? Oh I know! [ZIP, FLOOP, shimmy shimmy] Here you go sweetheart. Oh thanks hon' it fits perfect and the elastic keeps a tight seal.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 07:32 PM (0fVbu)

225 NO !!
Posted by: runner at May 12, 2022 07:26 PM


Calm down.

* slides another warm double-chocolate chip cookie AND a wee dram of cold milk through the USB port to runner, in an effort to limit any spontaneous mostly-peaceful demonstrations in that AO. *

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 12, 2022 07:32 PM (a3Q+t)

226 I guess AG Garland would send out the law if you protested outside Fauci's house-or rather "houses" I assuming that like all these grifters he has several homes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:32 PM (fF2aM)

227 Trichomoniasis. Other STDs.

Cheers
Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:31 PM (GLpYJ)

I had to look up this one. As a gal I knew once said 'rotten cooch.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 07:32 PM (3NKiY)

228 One trait of Fascism was the collaboration between Industry, and Government.

Sure looks that way here, just in the Medical Industry.... or Big Pharma as some of us call it.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2022 07:33 PM (oHd/0)

229 What is the point of Government Scientists anyway?
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Government Scientists are an essential part of the political equivalent of a water cycle. For shorthand purposes, we can call Government Scientists/Officials Fauci or Biden; let's use Fauci It works like this. A Private Sector entity (these are often known as a Pfizer) needs a blow job form the government and pays money to a Fauci who then launders that cash by buying something, a waterfront house. We call these Bernies. The cost of the Bernies leaves the Fauci feeling all broke and sad because he now needs a big boat for the lake. Facui then calls up Pfizer to let it know that their current pending approval his hitting some rough waves and having a boat would sure help ride them out...

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 12, 2022 07:33 PM (2mSQi)

230 ey fund the #CDC to comprehensively study gun violence. #EndTheBan http://congress.gov
11:13 AM · Mar 14, 2018
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe
-------------------

That's the old Dr. Od not the new and improved Dr. Od.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:33 PM (GLpYJ)

231 @210 - you're correct and I don't know the answer.

Nobody is going to cure cancer unless there's a buck to be made, and I'd like to cure cancer. But if there's money, there will be grifters and dirt bags.

Increased transparency coupled with repercussions for grifting would be a start bt this is the government. That's not going to happen.

Posted by: 496 at May 12, 2022 07:33 PM (U1eOr)

232 #218 - is that real, and when was it? Not that the timing matters much. But if Oz is *that* far into ignorant idiocy on a big topic, well.

I'd say such gun-grabbing lunacy would be a political death sentence in PA, but now, who knows. Was stunned enough when Toomey (teaming with Manchin!) beclowned themselves on gun crap. Country is so unrecognizable in so many bad ways.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2022 07:34 PM (OTzUX)

233 In defense of the money paid by companies to the NIH, those monies are licensing fees for NIH inventions that companies develop into products and make a profit on. It is a return on NIH research where those licensing fees fund NIH functions and a capped amount goes to the the inventor. Not an excuse but there is always bureaucracy and limited number of employees that can handle these FOIA requests. Especially when they involve licensing matters that may include business confidential information.

Posted by: KungPow at May 12, 2022 07:34 PM (Oa5p4)

234 Judas sold his soul for 30 pieces of silver.

Betrayal pays far better now.

But the rewards in the next life are just the same.

Hell is your destination cvcksuckers unless you completely repent.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 12, 2022 07:34 PM (tgbtq)

235 Duncanthrax- Ameliorator.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 12, 2022 07:34 PM (eZmZf)

236 Trump tries to slow Kathy Barnette momentum in Pennsylvania's Senate primary
https://politi.co/3NffkVD

"Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats," Trump said in a statement on Thursday. "She has many things in her past which have not been properly explained or vetted, but if she is able to do so, she will have a wonderful future in the Republican Party - and I will be behind her all the way. Dr. Oz is the only one who will be able to easily defeat the Crazed, Lunatic Democrat in Pennsylvania. A vote for anyone else in the Primary is a vote against Victory in the Fall!"

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at May 12, 2022 07:34 PM (MFZ8i)

237 218, if that's true I don't see that as being a winning stance in PA. or anywhere else...

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 07:35 PM (jTmQV)

238 Hmmm. The site just blipped for me.

They must have changed something.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 07:36 PM (3NKiY)

239 Even if New York would return firearms after removal from the no fly list, what fees would they impose? What condition would the gun be in? Before I got married, I was living in the barracks. Had a pistol checked in at the indoor shooting range/armory the Air Force provided, even to us jarheads. I had a real nice, and I mean nice, S&W Model 41. Went down to check it out and do a little shooting and there were a couple soon to be rust fingerprints on that beautiful bluing, and I could have sworn I cleaned it after last use. Told them I was taking it home to Ohio and it stayed in my barracks room after that.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 12, 2022 07:36 PM (lz5hY)

240 >>Hell is your destination cvcksuckers unless you completely repent.\Posted by: Anna Puma at May 12, 2022 07:34 PM (tgbtq)

You didn't seek coordination on your foul-mouthed memo, but this desk nonconcurs. Consider living a world that doesn't agree with you.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 07:37 PM (x8kT3)

241 134 129 I know people who are employed and all they know is Visual Basic.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 06:51 PM (jTmQV)

I can't find anyone that knows Visual Basic.
----
I did some of that. But I'm not a programmer by profession. I did like vbscript.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 12, 2022 07:37 PM (qfLjt)

242 There is absolutely no difficulty in ensuring 1) that resources flow to critical problems to try to solve them and 2) that government is not compromised by conflicts of interest. The rules and principles are obvious and simple, and have been followed in many areas for years.

This idea of actually serving USG employees making $ from *any* outside activity related to their duties is mind-blowing.

Then again, a few years ago about 95% of what happened in the Trump years (by the FBI, judicial branch, State employees, on and on) was inconceivable.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2022 07:37 PM (OTzUX)

243 >>> Nobody is going to cure cancer unless there's a buck to be made, and I'd like to cure cancer. But if there's money, there will be grifters and dirt bags.

Increased transparency coupled with repercussions for grifting would be a start bt this is the government. That's not going to happen.
Posted by: 496 at May 12, 2022 07:33 PM (U1eOr)


I just never believe this. Who wouldn't want to be the person who cured cancer? And I can see a completely altruistic path to a cure personally but if you can't believe that surely you could see simple vanity as a big driver.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 07:37 PM (0fVbu)

244 Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:22 PM (GLpYJ)

This may be a stupid question, but why would you want to have sex through saran wrap or even without it with someone with genital herpes that is transmissible?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:37 PM (fF2aM)

245 Oh, I don't mean you personally, Braenyard. It was a general question.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:38 PM (fF2aM)

246 218 Wouldn't surprise me The Wizard of Oz was a gun grabber

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 07:38 PM (2JoB8)

247 Chlamydia. Infertility.
Gonorrhea. Infertility.
Hepatitis B. Cancer or death.
Herpes. Recurring sores.
HIV (AIDS) Death.
HPV & Genital Warts. Cancer.
Syphilis. Brain damage or death.
Trichomoniasis. Other STDs.

Cheers
Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:31 PM (GLpYJ)

I'll take Women of the DNC for $1000 Alex.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 12, 2022 07:38 PM (VwHCD)

248 Anyone who wants the CDC to get involved with the 2A is dead on arrival.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, dispensing occasional bits of wisdom at May 12, 2022 07:38 PM (jTmQV)

249 Pennsylvanians love gun grabbers

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 07:39 PM (2JoB8)

250 I can't find anyone that knows Visual Basic.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 06:53 PM


Hopefully you're not seeking VB for DOS 1.0, so are you talking pre- or post-DotNet?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 12, 2022 07:40 PM (a3Q+t)

251 Any royalties should go to general fund in Treasury, not individuals. We don't need incentives for *public "servants"* to do their f***ing jobs. If they don't want to do them, they can work elsewhere. Any NIH inventions or breakthroughs are public property. No other part of government rewards individuals for just doing their jobs.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2022 07:40 PM (OTzUX)

252 >>I'll take Women of the DNC for $1000 Alex.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 12, 2022 07:38 PM (VwHCD)

"Dirty whores."
(BZZZT)
"In the form of a question."
"What is 'dirty whores,' Alex."

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 07:40 PM (x8kT3)

253 FDA clears ultra-thin panties that women can wear while receiving oral sex that will protect their partner from contracting STIs from infected genitals

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:22 PM

The Beaver Dam(TM)?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 07:40 PM (RkC6l)

254 the commie alternative in PA will be Shrek Fetterman or Conor Lamb.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 12, 2022 07:41 PM (aIbh3)

255 236 Trump tries to slow

"She has many things in her past which have not been properly explained or vetted,

but if she is able to do so, she will have a wonderful future in the Republican Party - and I will be behind her all the way. ...
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe
-----------------------

Trump just told her what to do - air it out, overcome it.
If she does that and Oz loses he will help her.
Sound about right.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 07:41 PM (GLpYJ)

256 251 Any royalties should go to general fund in Treasury, not individuals. We don't need incentives for *public "servants"* to do their f***ing jobs. If they don't want to do them, they can work elsewhere. Any NIH inventions or breakthroughs are public property. No other part of government rewards individuals for just doing their jobs.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2022 07:40 PM (OTzUX)

Next thing you know, the DOJ lawyers will want a part of the civil judgments they get directed into their own pockets...

Posted by: Nova local at May 12, 2022 07:41 PM (exHjb)

257 Roberts

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 07:42 PM (RkC6l)

258 Hi All,

Russia threatening Finland made me recall the winter war and continuation war which did not go well for Russia. The Finn Mosins have been rattling around in the safe. The B barrels, Valmets and Sako's can sense the elites are propaganda marching us into war. One B Barrel remarked..."We work just as well ogainst elites as we do Russians..just sayin".

Posted by: Whistling past the Graveyard at May 12, 2022 07:42 PM (cCxiu)

259 Said before, This year is the time to go for your best conservative candidate, Leftists won't get anywhere near real votes their opponents will. The difference between Conservative subtleties hardly matters compared to the Marxists

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 07:43 PM (2JoB8)

260 249 Having lived in PA, I have found that a lot of PA voters do love gun grabbers. You have a lot of Fudds, the hunters who couldn't care less about the 2A as long as they keep the ought six and shotgun. Had a landlord that was like that. Showed him an AR180 I picked up in a trade and he was aghast at me having a "Machine gun". Guy would go on a killing frenzy every deer season, along with a half million other Pennsylvanians.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 12, 2022 07:43 PM (lz5hY)

261 The Beaver Dam(TM)?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 07:40 PM (RkC6l)

-----
Damn that's funny

Posted by: 496 at May 12, 2022 07:43 PM (U1eOr)

262 "No other part of government rewards individuals for just doing their jobs." - myself

Well, now I remember what I still find mind-blowing - "bonuses" for federal employees. WTFF? If you don't like your government job, quit and do something else.

The most important and effective govt. work is done by people who do it as a public service. They're not looking for "bonuses", or even awards. I well recall the (polite) snickers from all of us when at a certain job the career guy sort of sheepishly said we all qualified for some award. He didn't bring it up again.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2022 07:43 PM (OTzUX)

263 rhomboid, we don't need any gov't entity withholding anything from the public--but here we are.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 12, 2022 07:44 PM (eZmZf)

264 Our Governor matters the most yet as posted earlier today still on fence, but whomever gets the primary will be all for them.

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 07:45 PM (2JoB8)

265 Rand Paul blocks the Ukraine payoff

good move

Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2022 07:45 PM (us2H3)

266 nood


cafe

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 07:46 PM (0fVbu)

267 Damn that's funny
Posted by: 496 at May 12, 2022 07:43 PM

My work here is done.

*looks around for CBD*

*sips shaken Manhattan*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 12, 2022 07:46 PM (RkC6l)

268 Nude cafe

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 12, 2022 07:46 PM (gR5Gl)

269 Consider living a world that doesn't agree with you.
Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 07:37 PM (x8kT3)

If she's mentioning hell as a possibility a lot of the world doesn't agree with her, including you.

Hope you are feeling slightly better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:46 PM (fF2aM)

270 >>Guy would go on a killing frenzy every deer season, along with a half million other Pennsylvanians.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 12, 2022 07:43 PM (lz5hY)

And yet. Pennsylvanians are weird. Brother in law lived there until he retreated to FL. Almost as weird as Marylanders...

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 07:46 PM (x8kT3)

271 Wonder if much of it is hidden by Public Law 114-255 - December 13, 2016 130 Stat 1003 114th Congress -
An Act To accelerate the discovery, develop and delivery of 21st century cures, and for other purposes.

312 pages in length, the short title may be cited as "21st Century Cures Act." (Lots of 'high risks, high rewards cited therein.) Contains, for example:

Title I, Sec. 1001 (b). National Institutes of Health Innovation Account is established in the Treasury to carry out NIH Innovation Projects. (Direct transfer of funds from the general fund of the Treasury, fiscal year 2017 through fiscal year 2026.)
Title V - Savings, Sec. 5010. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Drawdown
Title XIV - Mental Health & Safe Communities. And on and on... Huge; massive programs; massive amounts of $ involved, prizes, Intramural Loan Repayment Programs...

Does require a GAO Report - Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the NIH to attract, retain, and develop emerging scientists..

Posted by: Lola at May 12, 2022 07:48 PM (NIYa7)

272 >>If she's mentioning hell as a possibility
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:46 PM (fF2aM)

No.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 07:49 PM (x8kT3)

273 Yes; I got that Zod-that you don't believe in hell. I got that some time ago, somewhat bright girl that I am, but I am glad you are feeling better and apparently able to go to the NovaMoMe

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:53 PM (fF2aM)

274 Randy Weaver, RIP.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 12, 2022 07:54 PM (a3Q+t)

275 >>273 Yes; I got that Zod-that you don't believe in
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2022 07:53 PM (fF2aM)

No.

Posted by: ZOD at May 12, 2022 07:57 PM (x8kT3)

276 can we print the names of the people who awarded this $1 million prize to Fauci? And why isn't Fauci being forced to give this money to the US treasury?

Posted by: mercury at May 12, 2022 08:10 PM (l7rT0)

277 Whores.

Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

Posted by: Ju at May 12, 2022 08:44 PM (aTmM/)

278 " (Fauci's 2021 taxpayer-funded salary: $456,028 )."

So how many beagles did he kill to 'earn' -that-...?

Posted by: the last to post at May 13, 2022 12:42 AM (pVc69)

279 I would be genuinely *shocked* if payments over 12 years actually total $350 million (only ~$30 million/year across hundreds of scientists?!?). That is a pittance, and they aren't even counting ex-NIH folks.

Posted by: Doug at May 13, 2022 12:52 AM (6rTF7)

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Posted by: baseband at May 14, 2022 03:06 PM (A6ZtY)

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