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In what particular way did this lead to job creation?

I'm just asking:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.

The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling - however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.

"NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications," the grant abstract states. "We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa."

Stimulus funds used to teach South Africans how to wash up after doing the nasty seems to be good use of our tax paying dollars don'tcha think?

I can see November from my back yard.


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Proves once again that our ... (Below threshold)
Bill Fabrizio:

Proves once again that our government is run by a bunch of "dicks"!

So the UN workers get stimu... (Below threshold)
914:

So the UN workers get stimulus finances to wash up after a hard days work.

Hope and change baby.

Perhaps I'm being too harsh... (Below threshold)
914:

Perhaps I'm being too harsh on the UN? However, this would be great "hands on" useful training.


"however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011."


Recovery summer= The mindless continuation of liberal mental illness.

Please explain to me where ... (Below threshold)

Please explain to me where in the U.S. Constitution this kind of mindless drivel is permitted! These liberals are a bunch of sanctimonious cretins!

Ah, leftism, is there anyth... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Ah, leftism, is there anything it can't cure?

I can google the likely re... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

I can google the likely results in thirty seconds, and save the taxpayers $800,000. Post-coital washing in all probability won't do any good, might even make the situation worse.

water which has a neutral pH, may encourage viral survival and possible infectivity.

HIV apparently needs to be in a fluid to cross the mucosa to infect cells, Gray said. If the HIV-contaminated fluid dries, its infectivity may decrease. Adding water could resuspend HIV to make it more infectious.


OMG! Has President Obama lo... (Below threshold)
SER:

OMG! Has President Obama lost Steve Crickmore?

Perhaps we should ask Speak... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Perhaps we should ask Speaker Pelosi why this isn't being funded by PRIVATE donations.

Oh, that's right, NO ONE WOULD BE THAT DUMB with their own money!

Sorry the "WON" has let you... (Below threshold)
914:

Sorry the "WON" has let you down Steve and it is called "mode of transmission".


As for stimulating employment, maybe our first black president "Der Shleekmeister" would have been better at this type of "job growth" hee hee'..

I see more spending in the ... (Below threshold)
engineer:

I see more spending in the future because of this. Now the women libbers are going to demand that an equal or greater amount of stimulus money go for 'female genital washing after sex'.

I guess he knew something w... (Below threshold)

I guess he knew something we didn't...

"Nancy's busy with her mop, cleaning up someone else's mess. And we don't want someone sitting back saying, 'You're not holding the mop the right way.'

Speaking to his critics Obama asked, "Why don't you grab a mop? Why don't you help clean up?"

Question: Did Obama ever wa... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Question: Did Obama ever wash after what he did to US the past two years?

"Question: Did Obama eve... (Below threshold)
914:

"Question: Did Obama ever wash after what he did to US the past two years?"

No, but he's not done screwin us yet.

"Question: Did Obama ever w... (Below threshold)
Bill Fabrizio:

"Question: Did Obama ever wash after what he did to US the past two years?"

And it's not consential sex!

I used to have a girlfriend... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I used to have a girlfriend that would never let this happen.

Well, it created a job for ... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

Well, it created a job for some hack, bureaucrat "washing" instructor!!!

And that AFL-CIO slug boss ... (Below threshold)
Chai Author Profile Page:

And that AFL-CIO slug boss accuses the GOP of wasting money??? Good grief, this is the stupidest spending boondoggle I've ever heard of except maybe paying off the union thugs.

This is just a small drop i... (Below threshold)

This is just a small drop in the large bucket of scum that is government spending - both stimulus and non-stimulus. If you want an eye-opening education on how your tax payer money is being spent, I suggest you access grants.gov which is a centralized system where notices of funding availability are posted for many federal agencies. You can subscribe and get an email every day that lists new competitive funding announcements. In fact, some new Obama care opportunities have already been published. Just take your blood pressure meds (if you can still afford them). There are even "competitive" funding opportunities announced that are limited in who can apply for them ('the entity named in such and such a law passed by Congress'). Go read them. Then also go to the federal agency's sites and look at who has been funded previously and for what activity. Fun stuff.

Its interesting that Coates... (Below threshold)
epador:

Its interesting that Coates doesn't seem to reference the 2007 study found that waiting 10 minutes before washing was better than washing right away (which greatly increased the risk of HIV transmission). While the postulate at the time was that leaving the penis wet longer caused increased transmission, I would bet that further manipulation and scrubbing might be the culprit. But who knows. Doesn't appear that Dr. Coates is paying attention to that issue, for some reason.

It looks like he's been getting Millions of Dollars a year in NIH grants for this for many years.

And WHY did this post come ... (Below threshold)
epador:

And WHY did this post come right after "cleaning up their mess for them?"


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Wait... is there more than ... (Below threshold)
Steve:

Wait... is there more than one way to wash that thing?

Apparently there were only ... (Below threshold)
Murgatroyd:

Apparently there were only 250 actual African males in the study. They spent more than $3,000 per ... uh, unit just to see whether those guys could be persuaded to wash and not pass on a fatal disease to their partners.

Frankly, I'm not feeling all that charitable toward Africa any more.

"We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa."

In other words, washing every single time is necessary because these clowns aren't willing to be circumcised. Wouldn't it be simpler to bribe the SOBs with that $3,000 to get trimmed?

"I can see November from my... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

"I can see November from my back yard."

Can you see Russia too?

Did Barney Frank help get f... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Did Barney Frank help get funding for this?

Did Barney Frank help get f... (Below threshold)
just bob:

Did Barney Frank help get funding for this?

He was the washer in cheif.




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