Sunday, April 27

Red Horse Radio: episode 135
The Indie Gentlemen’s Podcast
1. Theme Song “Red Horse Rising” by X-Proph3t
2. What I have been up to during my vacation.
3. Upcoming Red Horse Radio “Bonus shows” With Jack Massacre!
4. Sold out of Jamais Vu and the Whiskey Rebellion.
5. How to support the show “Where is your donate button”
6. Red Horse Radio t-shirts:
7. “The Simple Minded Rant Heard Around the World” debacle.
8. This dude is arguing with himself about his idea of what he thinks I think I believe in. And it is hilarious.

Some of the stupid things our tax money pays for:
In 2011, the National Institutes of Health spent $592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.
The National Institutes of Health has spent more than 5 million dollars on a website called Sexpulse that is targeted at “men who use the Internet to seek sex with men”. According to Fox News, the website “includes pornographic images of homosexual sex as well as naked and scantily clad men” and features “a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.”
The General Services Administration spent $822,751 on a “training conference” for 300 west coast employees at the M Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
If you can believe it, the federal government has actually spent $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
The U.S. Agency for International Development spent 10 million dollars to create a version of “Sesame Street” for Pakistani television.
The National Science Foundation spent $198,000 on a University of California-Riverside study that explored “motivations, expectations and goal pursuit in social media.” One of the questions the study sought an answer to was the following: “Do unhappy people spend more time on Twitter or Facebook?”
The federal government actually has spent $175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”.
In 2011, $147,138 was given to the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan. Their best magic trick is making U.S. taxpayer dollars disappear.
In 2011, the federal government gave $550,000 toward the making of a documentary about how rock and roll contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union.
The National Institutes of Health has contributed $55,382 toward a study of “hookah smoking habits” in the country of Jordan.
The federal government gave $606,000 to researchers at Columbia University to study how heterosexuals use the Internet to find love.
A total of $133,277 was recently given to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games for video game preservation. The International Center for the History of Electronic Games says that it “collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography.”
The federal government has given approximately $3 million to researchers at the University of California at Irvine to fund their research into video games such as World of Warcraft.
In 2011, the National Science Foundation gave one team of researchers$149,990 to create a video game called “RapidGuppy” for cell phones and other mobile devices.
In 2011, $936,818 was spent developing an online soap opera entitled “Diary of a Single Mom”. The show “chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead despite obstacles that all single mothers face, such as childcare, healthcare, education, and finances.”
The federal government once shelled out $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.
The U.S. Postal Service once spent $13,500 for a single dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
In 2011, the Air Force Academy completed work on an outdoor worship area for pagans and Wiccans. The worship area consists of “a small Stonehenge-like circle of boulders with [a] propane fire pit” and it cost $51,474to build. The worship area is “for the handful of current or future cadets whose religions fall under the broad category of ‘Earth-based’, which includes Wiccans, druids and pagans.” At this point, that only includes 3 current students at the Air Force Academy.
The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $400,000 to study why gay men in Argentina engage in risky sexual behavior when they are drunk.
The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.
The National Institutes of Health once spent $800,000 in “stimulus funds” to study the impact of a “genital-washing program” on men in South Africa.
The National Science Foundation recently spent $200,000 on a study that examined how voters react when politicians change their stances on climate change.
At this point, China is holding over a trillion dollars of U.S. government debt. But that didn’t stop the United States from sending 17.8 million dollars in foreign aid to China in 2011.

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