Tomahawks Over Turtles: Congress and Obama Administration Move To Slash NOAA Budget

Wondering where the money is coming from for our three wars, including the over $1 billion for the latest war in Libya? Well, as we spend billions on the wars (including one for an oil-rich nation which has refused to re-pay any of the costs), the White House is slashing domestic programs. A good comparison is that the cost to date of the Libyan war is basically what Congress is about to cut from the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The cuts from Congress are above those asked by the Administration. Trillions of cuts are being worked out in light of budget shortfalls.

Hundreds of millions will be cut from the Joint Polar Satellite System, a reorganized satellite system and hundreds of millions more will be cut from NOAA’s Operations, Research and Facilities budget. NOAA is already a lean organization with an expanding mission. Other countries are increasing oceanic and weather monitoring to protect lives and property. However, with yet another war launched by President Obama, we can hardly be tossing away money on the environment and science while tossing cruise missiles at Tripoli.

Source: Science Mag

182 thoughts on “Tomahawks Over Turtles: Congress and Obama Administration Move To Slash NOAA Budget”

  1. You said 1990….Turley’s first year…..So LIAR…………..

  2. All sound like tier 4 law school students….. No top 25 writers in this crew no matter what they profess.

  3. OS,

    I just thought I should what would you say…Trap him…Kdponzi is quite illusive….

    Not that I know much…I swear there are plenty of people smarter than I ever cared to be….

    But I know what I dime looks like…

  4. AY and others; Kdiarrhea no more went to law school than my granddaughter’s pet hamster. Don’t waste time on it. If the troll wants to make claims, it is up to the troll to prove the claims or expect to be either ignored or ridiculed. Anyone who has been to law school would be better equipped to engage in debate, but it has fallen down miserably in that department. The Koch crime family really should demand their money back.

  5. Raff,

    GWU-Law School until the mid 90’s was called the National College of Law…Professor Turley started in 1990….There is no way that Kderosa…went to GWU when Turley was in his first year in 1990 as as that year if I recall at that time Berkley was No 1… I could be wrong….But the law school was not named GWU….

  6. You are as slippery as whale blubber on an Eskimo Wedding night Kdnoid…

  7. you have the incentive to falsify, get to it. I believe we flip flopped with columbia a few times. Berkely was up there too.

  8. Well if Turley was in his first year it was 1990 if I recall……and GWU was there but GWU Law School was not….do your research….

  9. Kdnoid,

    Sorry, that was either Berkley, Duke or Stanford….Back in 1990 GW Law was not even around….there may have been a law school but it was not named GWU….You are full of it…

  10. Actually, it was ranked #1 for IP law back then, which is what I went for. That must be how I’m able to form coherent arguments, and you, sadly, are not. Someone must have taken your LSAT’s.

  11. Kdnoid,

    So you went to a # 25 or not ranked law school is what you are saying…So what was the name of the law school then….

  12. Yours Kdaponzi was never….You must have majored in Psychology…This I do believe…Major Personality Disorders….I presume it is to find out why you act the way you do…

  13. Well Kd,

    I only applied to 1 undergraduate school…was recruited by 2 others…I only applied to one Law School…never did apply to seminary….the Bishop was a friend of the family….BTW, the Undergrad school I went to school of business is # 1 and # 3 in the colleges I graduated from….I wanted a change of pace and went to a # 10 or 11 Law School at the time….so…what can you say…I see your major was not English, neither was mine….

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