I found this info via Creative Minority Report. What??? $3.6 million of taxpayer money went to a study on dope-smoking, menstruating monkeys? Alright, if this wasn't so absurd I'd be laughing. Okay, folks I know that we know that we are in a recession or in an extremely fragile, weak recovery from a recession but it is obvious that these freaking clowns in Washington don't have a clue that we are suffering through a recession and that our government piggy bank is broke. This is totally absurd! We obviously need to do some more house cleaning in congress come next election.
CNS News reports:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), has spent $3,634,807 over the past decade funding research that involves getting monkeys to smoke and drink drugs such as PCP, methamphetamine (METH), heroin, and cocaine and then studying their behavior, including during different phases of the female monkeys’ menstrual cycles.
The study also uses “interventions” as “treatment models” for monkeys who have been taught to use drugs.