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The New Pig Book

 
 
Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2006 07:45 am
The 2006 Congressional Pig Book is the latest installment of Citizens Against Government Waste's (CAGW) 16-year expose of pork-barrel spending.

This year's list includes: $13,500,000 for the International Fund for Ireland, which helped finance the World Toilet Summit; $6,435,000 for wood utilization research; $1,000,000 for the Waterfree Urinal Conservation Initiative; and $500,000 for the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta, N.C.

http://www.cagw.org/images/content/pagebuilder/179632.jpg It's here: The 2006 Pig Book.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2006 08:55 am
Thanks Walter. The Pig book is always an eye-opener.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2006 11:51 am
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This year's list includes: $13,500,000 for the International Fund for Ireland, which helped finance the World Toilet Summit; $6,435,000 for wood utilization research; $1,000,000 for the Waterfree Urinal Conservation Initiative; and $500,000 for the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta, N.C.



I think the International Fund for Ireland is also committed to stopping the IRA as well as providing decent sanitary accommodations for third world countries. A lot of contries don't have extra water to waste on flushing urinals.

I'm not sure who gets the cash for "wood utilization research" but wood can be a valuable cash crop for third world countries.

Sparta, NC, will get an economic boost from the Teapot Museum. Like other small American cities, revitalizing downtown is necessary for the local economy.

Yes, pork is pork--but research out-of-context may be more protein than swill.
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ilovejqx
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2006 07:44 am
what is a Pig Book?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2006 07:49 am
ilovejqx wrote:
what is a Pig Book?


Actually, it should be the pig book.

From the link above:
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The Congressional Pig Book is CAGW's annual compilation of the pork-barrel projects in the federal budget.


(And "pork barrel" means a government project or appropriation yielding rich patronage benefits (from Merriam-Webster).

Similar is done in a lot of other countries, the publications there, however, are called differently.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 11 Apr, 2006 03:51 pm
Waste problems:

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35976/story.htm


Sewage, sewage everywhere
And not a cure in sight.
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octane
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2006 12:52 pm
In 2005 it's a baby , now its too Razz delicious
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