[Zombies] off-topic: okay this isn't a chain letter this time

Mike Wennmacher silksmd at insightbb.com
Thu Jun 16 12:44:24 EDT 2005


That was my first guess.  Maybe if the DoD people had more PBS educational programs to watch as children, they wouldn't screw up a simple process like INVENTORY.  

Silks
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chris Treadway 
  To: zombies at hollyfeld.org 
  Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:13 AM
  Subject: Re: [Zombies] off-topic: okay this isn't a chain letter this time


  Where...


  Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report [PDF] showing that between 2002-2004, the Department of Defense declared $33 BILLION worth of purchased goods to be "excess" - materials it didn't need or didn't end up using. Not only did DoD accumulate a surplus of materials about half the size of the total budget of the Department of Education or the Department of Health and Human Services, but it also lost weapons critical to our national security, and bought duplicates of materials that it had thrown away.




  On Jun 15, 2005, at 3:52 PM, Mike Wennmacher wrote:


    My question is, "where will the extra money from the cuts be going?"  Of 
    course, I can take a few guesses.... and those guesses don't beat out sesame 
    street.


    Silks


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Jon Whitney" <turbid at turbid.com>
    To: "the Black Hole" <coil at hollyfeld.org>; "the blessed low list" 
    <low at blessed1054.com>; "nagNagNAG" <nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org>; "Zombies" 
    <zombies at hollyfeld.org>; "Cloud-Zero" <cloud-zero at cloud-zero.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 12:15 PM
    Subject: [Zombies] off-topic: okay this isn't a chain letter this time




    I know those chain letters went around for years asking people to sign
    petitions to keep public broadcasting on the air, this isn't a chain
    letter and nobody's asking for your email address to put on a spam list.


    The US House of Representatives are about to cut 45% of public funding to
    PBS.  The cuts include:
     - A $100 million reduction of funds to the Corporation for Public
    Broadcasting (CPB), which passes federal funds on to local public
    broadcasters like WGBH. This represents a 25% reduction in funding.


     - Eliminating the highly successful Ready to Learn program, which
    provides crucial support for PBS children's shows, including WGBH's
    Arthur, Postcards, from Buster, and Between the Lions as well as Sesame
    Street, Dragon Tales, and other popular educational programs enjoyed by
    millions of children and families across the US.


     -  The elimination within two years of all federal money for the CPB.


    Please call your congressional legislators - WGBH, based in Boston, has
    put togeter this mini-website with more info on what's being proposed and
    what to say when you call or write the offices.


    Please see www.wgbh.org/takeaction


    Thanks for your attention.




    jonwhitney
    TURBID.COM


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