Feds Spending $191,995 on ‘Farm Theater’

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The federal government is spending nearly $200,000 to teach older farmers about safety using “reader’s theater.”

“Farm Theater: A Novel Safety Strategy Approach for Agricultural Communities” is a new project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University of Kentucky began the four-year study in September.

USDA Misspent $2.4 Billion on Food Stamps This Year

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued over $2.4 billion in improper payments on food stamps in fiscal year 2014, according to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). In a report detailing the agency’s financial statements for the year, the OIG accounted for improper payments made from the most high-risk Food …

House Committee Demands Answers on Truthy Project

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The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent a letter to the head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, demanding answers about the origins of the nearly $1 million taxpayer-funded project to track “misinformation” on Twitter.

USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”

The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.”